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

Shezzarine/Nerevarine/Dragon Born

Started by Teej. Last reply by Teej 10 hours ago. 6 Replies

So I'm new to this whole Lore discussion page, and I'm pretty new to this website as well.However, after reading some stuff about Shezzarine/Nerevarine, and knowing somewhat the deal with the whole Dragonborn thing, is it possible that all three of…Continue

Ask your lore questions here

Started by Paul. Last reply by Ylva Endran 12 hours ago. 8296 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

Dealing with inconsistencies: Clan Volkihar

Started by Lissette. Last reply by Lissette 13 hours ago. 50 Replies

Hi, this is a spring board topic from the Lore questions thread that Phil asked either me or Veloth to post. The whole thing stems from Veloth the Pilgrim's question, which I'll quote below. I was wondering, do we know when and where Lord Harkon…Continue

Tags: lore, Serana, Harkon, Dawnguard, Volkihar

What are Dragons?

Started by Phil. Last reply by Lissette 21 hours ago. 36 Replies

I thought it'd be fun if we'd take a look at and discuss what these…Continue

Tags: Lore: Metaphysics, Lore: General Discussion, phil

Daedra Dossier: Mehrunes Dagon

Started by Phil. Last reply by Phil on Monday. 48 Replies

This particular Daedric Prince has a huge amount of lore written about him, more than I could possibly do justice to in one article. With that in mind this dossier is intended to be a reference tool containing many potentially helpful links as well…Continue

Tags: Phil, Lore: Daedra, Daedra Dossier

Dagoth-Ur: Bad Guy Or Just Misunderstood?

Started by Veloth The Pilgrim. Last reply by Phil Aug 25. 38 Replies

So while I was over on Elder Scroll Classics I had some thoughts on Dagoth-Ur and decided to write them down to see what others think. Sorry for it being slightly rambly.To understand Dagoth-Ur you have to realize that in Velothi\Dunmer…Continue

Tags: Dunmer

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Comment by Phil on August 25, 2015 at 6:39pm

New Loremaster's Archive is up, Archeology and the Races of Tamriel.

Interesting lore on some lost races.

Matt take note: Some Yokudan Walkabout lore within

Comment by Phil on August 15, 2015 at 2:26am

I love the sexy slither of a lady snake. from Lisa Needs Braces on Vimeo.

Redguard lore: Learning to love that Sep!

Comment by Veloth The Pilgrim on August 14, 2015 at 6:44pm

How did It get this far without me liking the Lore section?

Comment by Phil on August 11, 2015 at 6:08pm

New Loremaster's Archive: Politics and the Imperial City. Imperial Bloodlines, Imperial Battlemage lore, Imperial "races", Black Soul gems, Imperial Politics! Good times!

Comment by Phil on August 10, 2015 at 6:25pm

I really think you should brainstorm all this in one place Matt. It would make a fun discussion as we pile in with sources about the various beliefs in Redguard culture - like a Yokudam Mega-Thread who's front page can be updated every time something new occurs to you.

Comment by Matt Feeney on August 10, 2015 at 3:58pm

Maybe. The Redguards are from the previous kalpa and the original Walkabout is how to survive the destruction of the current kalpa. Maybe Diagna was the one who lead Redguards into the next kalpa, although I always assumed that job went to Frandar and Divad.

Also Diagna's cult formed before the Redguards left Yokuda. Maybe his original cult formed because he was the HoonDing and then he achieved permanence after crossing over into the next kalpa.

Comment by Veloth The Pilgrim on August 10, 2015 at 3:26pm

I always presumed the Sideways Blade was a reference to the Walkabout since in the Monomyth it's described like this:

As Satakal ate itself over and over, the strongest spirits learned to bypass the cycle by moving at strange angles. They called this process the Walkabout, a way of striding between the worldskins. 

Comment by Matt Feeney on August 10, 2015 at 3:12pm

Not sure. I remember mentioning to you that Leki might be a bizarre version of Julianos since she's the master of aberrant swordsmanship which involves stuff like mathematics-based sword techniques.

But really, Leki and Diagna are probably the two major Yokudan gods we know the least about. Leki was put on MK's top 10 list and I really, really want to know why. And Diagna is really seeming like a Yokudan Tiber Septim or maybe even a Reman. Cyrodiil. I was thinking Diagna's title as Lord of the Sideways Blade might be a reference to the bizarre techniques that Yokudans used, but Leki is already the God of Aberrant Swordsmanship. Then there's the Twenty-Seven Snake-Folk Slaughter which is when the Cult of Diagna started up. Maybe that's when he transcended. Or maybe he just did something so badass people thought he was a god but he's actually not.

I know Lady Nerevar wrote some pretty cool stuff on the old Yokudan timeline, including fleshing out Diagna and the Twenty-Seven Snake-Folk Slaughter. Still hesitant to accept that though, even though it is a really fun read. Here's the link.

Comment by Phil on August 10, 2015 at 2:53pm

Another one: Satakal. Kalpa. I guess that one makes sense since Satakal is the Yokudan eater of kalpas.

Holy shit. Diagna. Diagonal. How did I not see that? This changes...well nothing, I guess...

Huh  nice spot.  Have you got enough insight into Yokudan gods to form an article with insights like those above? Small details like those are often the things which start clicking into place when a new mention is made in lore.

Comment by Phil on August 9, 2015 at 3:52am

Anyway I came here to say I'm going to start my Orsimer lore article tomorrow and hopefully be done some time next week. 

Nice one Shaun  Looking forward to it.



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