Elder Scrolls Lore


Elder Scrolls Lore

This plane of Oblivion is Apocrypha, the place to be for knowledge boners. It is managed by three beings, Matt FeeneyTom and Phil. While each is independent, together this triune make up the over-soul of a knowledge-hoarding Hermaeus-Mora like entity.

Representing HoonDingery, Thu'umery and Imperiority - the ending of the words is MATTOMPHI.

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So, another seeker of knowledge enters our realm. This is Apocrypha, where all knowledge is hoarded. Perhaps you'll prove clever enough to uncover the secrets hidden here. If so, welcome. Perhaps you are a fool or a coward. If so you are in peril. Escape before Apocrypha claims you forever!

Amongst the infinite stacks and shelves of this library of forbidden knowledge you will find: 

The Directory

Many scholars and loremasters have been ensnared by the lure of learning the secrets that only Hermaeus Mora possesses. Here are those secrets...


Some areas of the realm are consumed by darkness. Missing pages and blank floating tomes fill the air...

Ask A Lore Question

The spirits of mortals who lingered too long in search of answers haunt these maze-like halls. Beware, lest you join them for eternity...

Posting Rules

The Seekers who guard the eternal mysteries require certain conditions be met before a manuscript will added to the towering stacks...

Just For Fun

Test your knowledge by taking on these devious quizzes...

Resources and Frequently Asked Questions

In the event Apocrypha does not have the answers you seek, these may help you on your quest...

Discussion Forum

Ask your lore questions here

Started by Paul. Last reply by Vazgen 4 hours ago. 7677 Replies

This is a general discussion topic for anyone to ask questions about lore.Ask away...and hopefully other members of this group will answer Continue

Are the Ashlanders similar to Native Americans?

Started by Forgotten Rogue. Last reply by Matt on Thursday. 14 Replies

I have just began brushing the surface of Ashlander history and noticed a similarity between the nomadic Dunmer and the Native American people who first inhabited N. America.  The primary points of comparison are religion, survival traditions, and…Continue

Tags: Lore: General Discussion, Lore: Dunmer

Fate of the Falmer

Started by Vazgen. Last reply by Ben C Jun 30. 13 Replies

Disclaimer: This is an article of our former member, renown Loremaster Vix, acknowledged by Bethesda themselves. It ended up being deleted and I'm merely reposting it.The Falmer, commonly known as Snow Elves, have always been one of those…Continue

Tags: Lore: Falmer, Lore: Historical Events

Lore Article: The Shezarrine

Started by Tom. Last reply by Egbron Sinori, the Wizard Jun 16. 35 Replies

The matter of the Shezzarine is frequently mentioned in these forums; who and what they/it are, what it means, and why they’re important. Thus I present my first Lore article. “The children of Fadomai tore out the Heart of Lorkhaj and hid it deep…Continue

Tags: Wulfharth, Whitestrake, Ysmir, Tiber, Septim

Valenwood Lore Quiz: Have a go!

Started by Phil. Last reply by Stallord Jun 15. 26 Replies

Another of Lady Nerevar's quizzes, this time about the Bosmer and their homeland.Here you go, good luck! Post your certificate in the replies and help…Continue

Tags: Lore: Quiz

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Comment by Tom 23 hours ago

Almost all the ebony in Tamriel is from Morrowind. Part of the treaty between the Empire and Morrowind/Great Houses/Tribunal was just for ebony mining rights and shipments to the Empire.

Comment by ShyGuyWolf 23 hours ago
Thanks for clearing it up, he is currently wearing a full set of Ebony armor that he ordered from a certain lady for a fee.
Comment by Matt Feeney 23 hours ago

Bonemold use is widespead in Morrowind; Dragonbone just seems like a step up from. I'm pretty sure Dunmer also have an affinity with Ebony (might be wrong), which is in Dragonbone stuff. So yeah, it works just fine.

Comment by ShyGuyWolf yesterday
Hey guys, I was thinking that my Dunmer DragonKnight in Skyrim would look good in Dragonplate armor with the heavy Dawnguard helmet for the knightly look. Is that lore friendly in anywhy?
Comment by Tae-Rai on Saturday

Guess who just got this? I hope I can pull some new things from it 

Comment by Vazgen on June 8, 2015 at 4:36pm
Comment by Matt Feeney on May 16, 2015 at 12:22am

Ugh, a Cyrodiilic priest. Why must you advertise this abomination on our good Lore group?

Comment by Phil on May 15, 2015 at 11:35pm

The new Loremaster's Archive: Rituals of the Divines is up, this time a humorous bishop of Akatosh answers questions.

Comment by Phil on May 11, 2015 at 12:51pm

Lol, seriously? This is not a coincidence.

Comment by Phil on May 7, 2015 at 3:34pm

That could be it but why not challenge us and say "I think you're wrong"? I'd welcome that and will happily state my sources or try and explain how I have arrived at a conclusion, like I was doing with Mannimarco a few pages of questions back.

If I can't remember something I usually use TIL to find the original source, but r/teslore is a good resource for MK quotes because he was quiet active there up until a month or so ago.



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