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  • This place is House of Orsimer Glories, the place to be for knowledge boners and lorcasms. It is managed by Karver gro-Phil and Teineeva
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    Last Post by Ebonslayer
    January 18

    Ask your lore questions here

    This is a general discussion topic for anyone to ask questions about lore.
    Ask away...and hopefully other members of this group will answer 
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    Last Post by Phil
    October 15, 2016

    The Archives

    Welcome to The Archives, a dusty heart of House of Orsimer Glories. Here you will find tomes long forgotten by history or recently written. Every article created in The Tamriel Vault's Lore Group is arranged according to their associated tag beneath ban...
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    Last Post by Phil
    August 4, 2016

    Lore Resources and FAQ

    For beginners the vast world of TES lore can be a daunting place. Thankfully there are numerous resources we can use to ease us on our path to enlightenment. Below are a list of sites which can help you find the information you are looking for. Also,...
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    Last Post by Idesto a'Shinbira
    June 25, 2016

    The Catalogue of Skyrim Books

    RP/Lore Event: House of Orsimer Glories

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    Last Post by Teineeva
    13 hours ago

    Legendary Figures: Thukhozod the Eternal

    Few legends among the Orsimer inspire more respect and fear than the legend of the great Thukhozod. This great and powerful necromancer has been around for generations, apparently ageless and undying. Of course, for every story where an Orc has seen o...
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    Last Post by Phil
    Mon at 4:43 AM

    Lilmothiit Lore

    The Lilmothiit is a fox-like beast race that once lived in Blackmarsh until a flu (supposedly created by the Argonians to purge their homeland of invaders) wiped them and a few other races of the globe. They were a nomadic race and such left little to no ...
  • 45 replies
    Last Post by Phil
    January 20

    Miraak's Chant

    Miraak's Temple by Spirit-Alu
    Miraak's Chant is possibly the best thing in the Dragonborn DLC but what does it mean? This little lore shot aims to shed some light on it for those less familiar.
    If you would prefer to hear Miraak himself repeat hi...
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    Last Post by Phil
    January 19

    The Nuances of Dibella

    Rosayna hurried to take a look at the Bosmer's wounds on his leg and chest. Dishelved  but still beautiful, she was one of the favorites at the brothel, who had learned her healing skill along with her more vocational skills at the House of Dibella. ...
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    Last Post by Karver the Lorc
    January 17

    Necromancy: The Great Debate

    “Only the foolish and the fearful refuse to grasp power due to its source. They call us evil, but we are merely prudent. They call us irresponsible, but we understand the concept of risk and reward. They claim we bring terror and misery to the wor...
  • 177 replies
    Last Post by Phil
    January 13

    Lore Article: The Importance of Talos

    After the complete and total defeat of all his opponents, Septim began using Numidium to crush the neutral royal families of Tamriel so that he could enthrone only persons he knew to be loyal. His Imperial Battlemage was furious at this use of his creat...
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    Last Post by Bonelord
    January 11

    Rituals of the Night: A treatise on the uses of Nightshade

    Most inhabitants of Cyrodiil, Elsweyr and Skyrim are probably familiar with the delicate flower depicted here; the Nightshade.
    While people tend to simply refer to the flower of the plant when they use the name Nightshade. It is actually the name of th...
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    Last Post by Justiciar Thorien
    December 20, 2016

    Kyne and Y'ffre

    You are doom-driven. Kogaan Akatosh. The very bones of the earth are at your disposal. ~ Paarthurnax
    Hold, Alduin on the Wing! Sister Hawk, grant us your sacred breath to make this contract heard! Begone, World-Eater! By words with older bones than you...
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    Last Post by Bonelord
    December 6, 2016

    Anglo-Saxon Skyrim and the Religious Implications of Thus

    All along, we've been saying that the basis of the Nord's homeland was the Medieval Danes, commonly referred to as Vikings. We made this assumption because of shield-brothers and maidens, round shields, Viking-ish weapons, Futharkian names and Jarls. But ...
  • 11 replies
    Last Post by Sindeed
    November 23, 2016

    A Metaphorical View of Dragons

    This post is the product of some internal musings. Actually, I feel like Septimus Signus. :D Be warned: what follows is the ravings of a man who has been plague with insomnia over the last few days. Feel free to ignore, engage, correct, or call me an id...
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    Last Post by Rylasasin
    November 17, 2016

    Is Michael Kirkbride reliable?

    I've recently been reading some of Kirkbride's posts, and some of them are very interesting. But are these a reliable source? Some sound interesting, but others are outlandish and downright silly (the Void Nights being a eugenics experiment, a sword techn...
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    Last Post by Veloth the Ashkaari
    November 13, 2016

    What Are Most Elite Warriors For Each Race?

    I was wondering who people think are the best warriors of each race. 
    Tsaesci - Dragon Guard. 
    Cyrodil - Pentius Oculatus? It used to be the Blades but not anymore. However the Oculatus seem more like spies than warriors so maybe the Order of ...
  • 65 replies
    Last Post by Veloth the Ashkaari
    October 28, 2016

    Redguard Braintstorming Thread

    Alright, following Phil's suggestion, I decided I would post a 'mega-thread' to put all my random thoughts in one place. Stuff revolving around Redguard culture and religion that I just randomly think of. Of course, you can contribute as well. If I think ...
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    Last Post by Phil
    October 21, 2016

    Legendary Figures: Queen Barenziah

    Queen Barenziah. One of the most famous figures of Third Era. A queen that became a prominent voice in several Provinces of the Septim Empire, namely Morrowind, Cyrodiil and High Rock. Stories circulated about her, rumors were whispered and, frankly, most...
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    Last Post by Veloth the Ashkaari
    October 18, 2016

    The Shadow of Rajhin: The Khajiit Who Stole The World

    Did Rajhin Use Shadow Magic To Reach Godhood?
    In Elder Scrolls when people often reference a god who stole his power there are usually talking about Vivec or to a lesser extent Talos (which is strange since they both steal\stole just as much). But there ...
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    Last Post by Karver the Lorc
    October 15, 2016

    Daedra Dossier: Clavicus Vile

    , in exchange for the artifact, Eydis would side against the Tong, and stand with the Thieves Guild. When one drinks the Bittercup's nectar, it improves the attribute they are most capable at, and damage the one they are least capable at. It is unknown if...
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    Last Post by Karver the Lorc
    October 15, 2016

    Scale of Tamriel and Skyrim along with Traveling Times.

    How large is Skyrim? Tamriel? In the game? In the lore?
    In the game the longest diagonal is 3.5 mi +/-0.5 mi depending on the source. Below is one from Matt Sutton

    The game is a very condensed form of the Skyrim from lore for obvious developme...
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    Last Post by Tolveor Deschain
    October 15, 2016

    The History of the Dunmer: v2 Religion, Part 2

    It is something no other race of man, mer, or betmer better suited to a life of slavery than one of contemplation, could claim with as much certainty as we Dunmer: Our gods were real and they walked amongst us. The Temple’s relationship with the Tri...
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    Last Post by Django
    October 15, 2016

    The History of the Dunmer: v2 Religion, Part 1

    One thing n’wah have difficulty understanding about the sublimely subtle ways of the Dunmer mind is how we could accept the Tribunal as gods and abandon traditional ancestor worship despite the mysterious and controversial circumstances of the Tribu...
  • 6 replies
    Last Post by Django
    October 15, 2016

    The History of the Dunmer: v1, Part 2

    In Part One of this history I recounted the long history of my people from the early days of their exodus from the degenerate Summerset Isles, led by the enlightened Saint Veloth, up until their heroic defeat of the filthy Nords. I tri...
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    Last Post by Django
    October 15, 2016

    The History of the Dunmer: v1, Part 1

    To say that understanding the Elven myths and creation is an important step in understanding their behavior as a people would be understating the matter.

    So began the noted scholar, the Fox of Pellitine, in his seminal volume Creation, The Al...