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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 Teineeva
    Thu at 11:58 AM

    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 
  • 12 replies
    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,...
  • 114 replies
    Last Post by Idesto a'Shinbira
    June 25, 2016

    The Catalogue of Skyrim Books

    RP/Lore Event: House of Orsimer Glories

    Pages are being filled...
    Alchemy: 
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    Last Post by RuinedCrown
    Thu at 5:30 PM

    Lore: Which Way Do You Swing?

    The TES world is full of rich Lore, but what makes it so unique is that it is interpreted through the various people's eyes. Every god is different, every history lesson varies from race to race. So eventually, everyone will pick their point of view, thei...
  • 18 replies
    Last Post by Veloth the Prophet
    Thu at 5:25 PM

    Witchmen of the Reach

    Reachmen, Madmen of Reach, Witchmen of High Rock, Forsworn. But who are they? In Skyrim we just meet with a one faction, Forsworn, but they aren't the only representatives of their race. Yes, race. They are similar to Bretons, sharing most of the same b...
  • 21 replies
    Last Post by Phil
    Thu at 3:20 PM

    Of Ashlanders and Their Ways

    Who are the Ashlanders? They are the nomadic people of Morrowind, but what are their beginnings? Everything started at Summerset Isles, when the Prophet Veloth led a group of Altmer from the Summerset Isles. These Elves later became the Chimer under the...
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    Last Post by Tom
    February 17

    What makes a slave a slave?

    I have no doubt many of you either played or at least know something about Morrowind, especially the fact that Dunmer are owning slaves, mostly Khajiit and Argonians, with an Orc here and there. While it is quite a morally debatable topic it is not what...
  • 26 replies
    Last Post by KaiserSoSage
    February 7

    Lore Search: Where´s my source?!

    Ok, ok. I give up. So me and Phil spent pretty much whole evening looking for one source we know that exists. We both remember a certain line but that´s it. We both remember that Dunmer were burying some shit in the corners of their houses. Phil rem...
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    Last Post by Karver the Lorc
    February 3

    Orc Clans

    Orc Clans 
    Northern Tamriel has been home to Orcs since the Dawn Era and there have been many clans, both big and small, with each clan being slightly different. In Skyrim, we saw four Orc clans which were pretty much similar to each other, but ESO ...
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    Last Post by Teineeva
    January 28

    Tribes of the Saxhleel

    “Tribes of the Saxhleel” A speech by Matthaeus Belladonc to the other resident scholars of the House of Orsinium Glories.
    There are few races as mysterious as the Saxhleel, or argonians as they are known in the common tongue. While I believe ...
  • 14 replies
    Last Post by Teineeva
    January 24

    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
    January 23

    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...
  • 8 replies
    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...
  • 9 replies
    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...
  • 14 replies
    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...
  • 8 replies
    Last Post by Veloth the Prophet
    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 Prophet
    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 ...
  • 15 replies
    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...