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The dwemers and Lorkhan's heart.

  • Member
    March 25, 2015

    The Heart did not remain hidden, however. During the First Era, while excavating caverns under Red Mountain in Morrowind, the Dwemer located Lorkhan's Heart. At the time, the Dwemer were pursuing the goal of attaining divinity through the combined effort of magic and science, and their High Priest Kagrenac believed that Lorkhan's Heart was the key.

    Kagrenac proceeded to build a huge mechanical being, a golem named Numidium, which he intended to power with Lorkhan's Heart. Before he could do so, however, the Chimer attacked the Dwemer, a battle which resulted in the disappearance of the Dwemer and the conversion of the Chimer into the Dunmer. However, Numidium survived its creator's disappearance, and would play a key role in many future events.

    In conclusion, they disappeared after finding Lorkhan's heart in the climax of the war (1E 700). But the doubt is, which was the power of Lorkhan's heart? Is it possible that Lorkhan's essence was still alive in the heart?

  • March 29, 2015
    Pretty sure his "heart" is just a cool soul gem. Like the amulet of kings.
  • Member
    March 29, 2015

    I know very little of Lorkhan's heart, but to address this one: Is it possible that Lorkhan's essence was still alive in the heart?

    Lorkhan's essence is the spirit of Nirn. It "impregnated it with the measure of its existence and a reasonable amount of selfishness" and is "cursed to walk the world in many phases.