Lore:First Era

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Note: The First Era of Tamriel is also sometimes referred to as the First Age.[1][2] The early-to-middle part is known as the Classical Period.[3]

First Century[edit]

1E 0 — The Camoran Dynasty is founded by King Eplear.
1E 20 — The Psijic Order first appears in recorded history.
  • The Breton sage and author Voernet writes of his trip to the Isle of Artaeum to meet with Iachesis, the Ritemaster of the Psijics, the counselors of kings and proponents of the "Elder Way," taught to them by the original race that inhabited Tamriel. The historical account makes Voernet one of the earliest known Bretons in history.[6]
1E 68 — The last Atmoran "invasion" arrives in Tamriel.
  • Two Atmoran ships laden with corpses beg to make port in Tamriel, marking the final hostile action from the continent.[7]

Second Century[edit]

1E 113Harald is born.[nb 1]
1E 140Harald's forces stumble upon and attack Forelhost, the last stronghold of the Dragon Cult.
  • When Harald's army breaches the stronghold, most of the cultists commit suicide by poisoning the stronghold's water supply, which also ends up killing much of the attacking force.[8]
1E 143Harald is crowned High King of the Nords.
  • Harald, the 13th descendant of the legendary Ysgramor's line, relinquishes his ancestral holdings in Atmora, and consolidates Skyrim as an independent kingdom with Windhelm as its capital. He is later recognized as the first historical ruler of the Nords.[9][10]
1E 184 — King Harald establishes the first Moot of the Nords.[11]
1E 198 — The Scouring of Wendelbek.

Third Century[edit]

1E 200Khosey writes the Tamrilean Tractates.
  • Khosey transcribes a firsthand account of the discovery of the Bretons by a Nordic hunting party.[13] The Tractates also mention what is believed to be the earliest recorded ancestor of House Tharn, one "Tharanus Ye Redde-Hand", who historians assert may have served the Ayleids as a clerk.[14]
1E 221 — High King Harald dies at the age of 108.
  • With Harald's death, his eldest son Hjalmer becomes the next High King of Skyrim.[9][15]
1E 222 — High King Hjalmer dies.
1E 227 — The Gradual Massacre occurs.
  • One of the participants in the massacre was the notorious Tharhan the Mutilant. Later scholars theorized that Tharhan and the Tharn ancestor Tharanus Ye Redde-Hand were one and the same.[14]
1E 240 — The Skyrim Conquests occur.
1E 242 — The Alessian Slave Rebellion erupts in Cyrodiil.
  • Alessia, also known as the Slave Queen, leads the predominantly human slaves against the Ayleid Empire, with the help of the Nords and some rebel Ayleid rulers. They eventually conquer all of Cyrodiil.[19][20][21][22]
1E 243 — Taking of the White-Gold Tower.[23]
  • The White-Gold Tower finally falls into the hands of the rebels, marking the end of Ayleid supremacy in Cyrodiil, and the Slave Queen Alessia founds the Alessian Empire. The remaining Ayleids that opposed Alessia seek refuge with Valenwood's Camoran Dynasty and the Direnni in High Rock, while the rebel Ayleid lords who sided with Alessia continue to rule parts of Cyrodiil as vassals of the new Empress Alessia.[22] Some famous human heroes are Morihaus, who leads the attack of White-Gold Tower, and Pelinal Whitestrake, who single-handedly defeats many of the Ayleid kings, including the Ayleids' demigod champion Umaril the Unfeathered.[21]
  • From 1E 243 to 498, the new kingdom of humans, under the rule of Empress Alessia and her descendants, prospers and rules the nearest kingdoms of Colovia. They build a strong national identity as they gradually become more united. The Empress Alessia creates the new religion of the Eight Divines, fusing the pantheons of the Nords and Cyrodiilic tribes, who followed Altmeri deities.[19]
1E 244Kyne's Aegis is founded by Fuldimar Hookhand.[24]
1E 246Daggerfall City is founded.
  • The north half of the Iliac Bay, including the current province of High Rock, is conquered by invading Nords, who bring a rough sort of civilization with them. One of the Nords' first civilized acts is a census - the Book of Life. Listed on page 933 of the book is this entry: "North of the Highest bluffs, south of the moors, west of the hills, and east of the sea is called DAGGERFALL. 110 men, 93 women, 13 children under 8 years of age, 58 cows, 7 bulls, 63 chickens, 11 cocks, 38 hogs live here."[25]
1E 266 — Empress Alessia dies.[26]

Fourth Century[edit]

1E 330 — The Druids of Galen flee High Rock
1E 340Valenwood forms a trade treaty with the Alessian Empire.[4]
1E 355 — Clan Direnni rises to prominence.
  • Clan Direnni, the only known High Elven ruling family remaining in human lands, claims power in High Rock through political maneuvering and various machinations.[15]However, some consider their rule in the years leading up to its establishment as part of the Direnni Hegemony as well.[30][31][32]
1E 358 — Skyrim attacks the Western Reach
  • Emperor Ami-El of Cyrodiil lends his forces to Skyrim in a military campaign against the Direnni Hegemony in the Western Reach. Anti-Aldmer sentiments rise as Skyrim loses more and more of Greater Bretony to the Direnni.[UOL 1]
1E 361 — The Alessian Doctrines are enforced.
  • The Alessian Order becomes the dominant political factor in the Alessian Empire, and their doctrines are enforced throughout Cyrodiil and northern Tamriel.[22] The doctrines impose the very strict religious teachings of the prophet Marukh, who, after reportedly receiving visions from the ghost of the Slave Queen Alessia, begins to question Elven rule, calling for a suppression of Elven elements within the pantheon of the Eight Divines.[33] The Order enforces strict codes of behavior which preclude most forms of entertainment.[34] The remaining Ayleid lordships, once tolerated by the Alessian Empire, are abolished.[22]
1E 369 — High King Borgas dies.
1E 374 — The Ayleid vassal-state of Nenalata is massacred by the Alessian Order.
  • Nenalata, the last remaining Ayleid city in Cyrodiil is given an ultimatum to leave the province or face extermination. King Laloriaran Dynar gathers those who wished to leave and begins an exodus to the lands of the Direnni Hegemony. Shortly afterwards the Alessian Army arrives at Nenalata and massacres all who choose to stay behind.[22][35]
1E 376 — The traditional Yokudan emperors are overthrown.
  • The traditional tenets of the Yokudan Empire are overthrown, and although each successive emperor remains a figurehead for the empire, his powers are very much reduced. The Redguard people see 300 years of almost continuous civil war between provincial lords, warrior monks, and brigands, all fighting each other for land and power before the appearance of the hero Hunding.[36] [nb 3]
1E 393 — The Alessian Order sacks Malada, an ancient Ayleid temple.[26]

Fifth Century[edit]

1E 416 — The Nords are driven out of Morrowind.
  • The united Chimer and Dwemer drive the Nords out of modern-day Morrowind, which was then called Resdayn. Nerevar and Dumac become leaders of the First Council of Resdayn, and it flourishes under their leadership. Peace among the Chimer and the Dwemer brings unprecedented prosperity to their land.[23][37][nb 2]
  • The Dwemer clan Rourken rebel against this alliance with the Chimer and self-exile themselves. According to legend, "the Rourken chieftain threw his mighty hammer, Volendrung, across Tamriel, promising to lead his clansmer to 'wherever it should fall.'" The land where they would arrive was thus called Volenfell (i.e., Hammerfell).[38]
1E 420 — The Skyrim War of Succession ends.
  • The Skyrim War of Succession ends with the Pact of Chieftains. The war resulted in Skyrim losing control of the other provinces in northern Tamriel, and though their borders continue to shift occasionally, they never regain their former stature.[17]
  • Olaf One-Eye is crowned High King of Skyrim.[39]
1E 420 — Clan Rourken settles in Volenfell.[40]
1E 448Rislav Larich is born.[34]
1E 452 — Olaf One-Eye dies.[39]
1E 461 — Coronation of Emperor Gorieus of the Alessian Empire.
After 1E 461 — Ryain Direnni buys Balfiera and begins a process of gradually conquering vast parts of High Rock, Hammerfell and Skyrim.[34]
1E 463 — The destruction of Corinthe's Grand Archive
1E 470 — Approximate date of the discovery of the Flask of Lillandril.
  • A group of elves living in the port city of Lillandril discover a magical flask with the ability to absorb all magic cast at it.[42]
1E 472Skingrad and Kvatch cease feuding.
  • After decades of skirmishing over common territory, Skingrad and Kvatch reach a peaceful resolution, presumably due to a royal marriage.[34]
1E 477 — After years of fighting, Clan Direnni conquers High Rock and large parts of Skyrim and Hammerfell.[15][34]
1E 478Kjoric the White dies.
1E 478 — King Rislav Larich of Skingrad routs an Alessian army led by Emperor Gorieus.
  • Following a plague that swept through Western Cyrodiil, King Mhorus Larich of Skingrad dies and the throne of Skingrad passes to his eldest surviving son, Dorald, an Alessian priest who immediately cedes the kingdom to the Empire. Outraged, Dorald's younger brother, Rislav, executes Dorald and is crowned the new king. Emperor Gorieus mobilizes his army to reclaim Skingrad for the Empire, but his forces are ultimately routed by Rislav's well-positioned archers and the timely assistance of King Justinius of Kvatch. Rislav's feat inspires additional acts of defiance against the Empire: the other kings of the Colovian West form an alliance with Skingrad and Kvatch, Ryain Direnni outlaws the Alessian Reform in High Rock and mounts incursions into Imperial territory, and Skyrim under High King Hoag Merkiller joins the resistance.[34]
1E 480Ysmir Wulfharth takes the throne in Windhelm.[43]
1E 480 — The Direnni push back the Alessians.
1E 482 — The Battle of Glenumbria Moors
  • The battle between the Alessian Order and the Direnni Elves of High Rock, under the command of Aiden Direnni. The Order is soundly defeated by the Elves at the cost of much of the Elven power in High Rock. The Nord High King Hoag Merkiller is killed during the battle.[22]
  • The province of Skyrim, under the new High King Wulfharth, submits to a fiery reinstatement of the traditional Nordic pantheon. Alessian temples are destroyed, and remnants of its priesthood seek refuge in the Heartlands.[45]
1E 484The Hollow City is created.
  • After a trap by Molag Bal, a city near Nenalata is pushed through Nirn and into Coldharbour. Wards from Meridia prevent Bal from interfering with the city, creating a permanent pocket free of his influence within Bal's own realm.[35][46]
1E 498 — Elven power in High Rock is ended.

Sixth Century[edit]

1E 500 — The reign of High King Ysmir Wulfharth.
  • The approximate date for the earliest legends of King Wulfharth[45] (he actually first appeared in the history books in 1E 480).
1E 533High King Ysmir Wulfharth dies.[43]
1E 580 — A great fire occurs on the fortieth birthday of Baron Montclair.[50]
  • Stoneglow Enchantments crafted Sparkle Sticks for the occasion, which had inadvertently caused the fire.

Seventh Century[edit]

1E 609 — King Thagore defeats Glenpoint.
  • King Thagore of Daggerfall defeats the army of Glenpoint and becomes the preeminent economic, cultural, and military force in southern High Rock, a position the kingdom has precariously kept ever since.[25]
1E 609Mansel Sesnit becomes Elden Yokeda.
  • Mansel Sesnit comes to the fore as the Elden Yokeda, or military dictator of the Yokudans, and for eight years successfully gains control of nearly the whole empire.[36]
1E 617Mansel Sesnit is assassinated.
  • Sesnit, the military dictator of Yokuda, is assassinated and a commoner, Randic Torn, takes over the government of the Yokudans. He rules for 120 years.[36]
1E 660 — The Lefthanded Elves invade The Systres archipelago.
  • The Lefthanded Elves arrive from Yokuda and began their conquest of the archipelago.[51][52]
1E 660Battle of Dragon Wall
1E 668The War of the First Council; Vvardenfell erupts.
  • The first eruption of Morrowind's gigantic volcano, since known as Red Mountain. Ash spews into the sky and hides the sun for a year. This year is also called Sun's Death or the Year of Winter in Summer.[53][54]
1E 670 — Iliath Temple is converted to worship the Tribunal.[55]
1E 676Mount Firesong errupts.

Eighth Century[edit]

1E 700Battle of Red Mountain.
1E 700 — The Dwemer disappear.
1E 720Frandar Hunding is born.
1E 734 — Frandar Hunding's father dies.
  • At the age of 14, Frandar loses his father in one of many insurrections, and is left to support his mother and four brothers.[36]
1E 737 — Emperor Randic Torn of Yokuda dies.
  • Torn's death comes after 120 years of rule. After his death, a vicious civil war breaks out.[36]
1E 760Divad Hunding is born.
1E 776 — Divad Hunding becomes an acrobat.
  • Divad Hunding, frustrated by his father's absence, quits his training at the Hall of the Virtues of War and becomes a circus acrobat (and later a notable bard).[60]
1E 780 — Frandar Hunding writes the Books of Circles.
  • Frandar Hunding, thinking himself invincible, becomes a hermit retiring to a cave in the mountains of high desert to write his philosophy of the Way of the Sword in the Book of Circles.[36]
1E 780 — The War of the Singers.
  • Emperor Hira attempts to wrestle control of the empire from the people by exterminating the sword-singers. Frandar Hunding leads the resistance and crushes his army at the foot of Mount Hattu. Shortly after, Frandar, his son, and his army migrate to Hammerfell as the first warrior wave - the Ra Gada.[36]
1E 785 — The Ra Gada exterminate the Lefthanded Elves of Y'ffelon.
  • Warriors of the First Ra Gada arrived in the Systres and annihilated the starving remnants of the invading force before sailing east to claim Hammerfell.[51][52]
1E 792 — Defeat of Hiradirge.
  • A renegade band of Ansei called the Hiradirge were defeated in battle.[7]
1E 792 — The destruction of Yokuda.
  • Yokuda sinks, supposedly at the hands of the Hiradirge.[40] The bulk of the refugees flee east to the island Herne, while the rest continue on to Hammerfell.[38] There isn't much left of the continent except for several islands.

Ninth Century[edit]

1E 800 — Earliest date of Wayrest City
  • It is difficult for historians to declare a certain date for the foundation of Wayrest. A settlement of some variety had been existent where the Bjoulsae River feeds the Iliac Bay, possibly since the 800th year of the First Era. The traders and fishermen of Wayrest were surrounded by hostile parties: the Orc capital of Orsinium had grown powerful to the north, and the Akaviri pirates and raiders crowded the islands to the west. There is no mystery to Wayrest's name. After the fighting most travelers had to endure passing through the eastern end of the Iliac Bay, the little fishing village on the Bjoulsae was a welcome rest.[61]
1E 808Ra Gada arrive again in Hammerfell.[62]
  • A second warrior wave of Yokudans, the Ra Gada, drives the beastfolk and Nedic peoples from Volenfell. Over time, the name "Ra Gada" becomes corrupted into "Redguard", and the race claims Hammerfell as their homeland. The beastfolk refugees escape from Hammerfell and join the Orcs at Orsinium.[7]
  • These Ra Gada are predated by those belonging to the Silverhoof Horsemen, who arrived in the early Sixth Century of the First Era.[63]
1E 853 — The Corelanya Clan are exterminated by Yokudan colonists
  • Led by King Xakhwan of Yath, the Yokudans face the Corelanya clan at the Ash'abah Pass and finally drive them from Hammerfell. King Xakhwan was killed during the conflict and was succeeded by one of his sons.[64][65]
1E 874 — Warlord Thulgeg's army of Orcs and Goblins are driven from Hammerfell by the Yokudans

Tenth Century[edit]

1E 900Northpoint is founded
  • Captain Yric Flowdys establishes Northpoint around 1E 900 [67] as a waystation to accommodate trade route vessels, although some sources state it was established during the 9th century.[68]
1E 907 — The Direnni repel an attempted Redguard invasion.
  • Vilified by their former vassals, the remnants of the Direnni clan repel an attack on the Isle of Balfiera.[48]
1E 946 — Creation of Shinji's Credo
1E 948King Joile writes to Gaiden Shinji proposing an assault on Orsinium.
  • Recorded in the Annals of Daggerfall, the letter contains the following reference: "The Orcs have been much plaguing the Wayresters and impeding traffic to the heart of the land.".[61]
1E 950 — Assault on Orsinium begins.
  • The annihilation of the Orcish capital Orsinium begins through the joint efforts of Daggerfall, the new kingdom of Sentinel, and the Order of Diagna. It takes constant effort over 30 years to drive the Orcs from their capital.[70][71]
1E 973 — The Memory Stone of Makela Leki is found.
1E 980Orsinium is defeated.
  • The annihilation of the Orcish capital Orsinium by a joint effort of Daggerfall, the new kingdom of Sentinel, and the now extinct Order of the Diagna.[70][71] The scattering of the Orcs from southeastern High Rock made the river route to the Bay more accessible.[61] Over the next several years, with the Bjoulsae River opened, inter-provincial trade flourishes. Within a decade, the village of Wayrest is transformed into a major city.[15]
1E 983Evermore is founded.

Eleventh Century[edit]

1E 1029High Rock is admitted into the Alessian Empire.
  • After the legions of Empress Hestra deposed King Styriche of Verkarth, Styriche fled west with his infamous Gray Host of vampires and werewolves, pillaging along the way. The Gray Host was halted by the Bangkorai Garrison of High Rock, and Hestra's forces killed the survivors. Impressed by the Bangkorai Garrison's actions, Hestra allowed High Rock to be admitted into the Empire.[66] House Dorell of Northpoint and House Montclair are granted a barony.[68][74]
1E 1030The Legend of Red Eagle.
1E 1033Alessians take on piracy in Black Marsh.
  • Empress Hestra, fed up with the pirates hiding in the depths of Black Marsh, calls for the head of the most famous brigand, "Red" Bramman, as part of a larger campaign. Their incursion provided some of the first outsider accounts on the true culture of the land of the Argonians.[76]
1E 1051 — Vinicius Imbrex becomes Archbishop of Chorrol.
  • During his 36 year tenure, he authors a list of "abominations" that should be slain in the name of Stendarr.[77]
1E 1085 — Earliest known appearance of Skingrad in genealogical records.
  • Though it is certainly much older, Skingrad is first mentioned in ancient genealogical records around this time.[78]

Twelfth Century[edit]

1E 1100 — The kingdom of Wayrest is founded.
  • Wayrest's rapid expansion following the defeat of Orsinium in 1E 980 culminates the merchant power earning the right to be called a kingdom.[61]
1E 1102 — Warlord Ceyran dies
  • A minor Ayleid warlord rumored to be a devotee of Molag Bal, he is best known for building and losing three separate dominions during his long life. He was killed by an unknown assassin.[79]
1E 1152 — Earliest known appearance of Bravil in records.
  • Though the Ayleids had long settled the Bravil region,[80] and humans presumably settled the area soon after displacing them, Bravil is first mentioned in genealogical records around this time.[78]
1E 1167 — Earliest known appearance of Bruma in records.
  • Though it is likely much older, Bruma is first mentioned in ancient genealogical records around this time.[78]
1E 1188Fervidius Tharn becomes Arch-Prelate of the Alessian Order.[14]

Thirteenth Century[edit]

1E 1261 — Astia Hexos of the Imperial House Hexos prepares a report on Madam Whim, a Mazken trader and information broker from the newly discovered realm of Fargrave.[81]
  • House Hexos establishes a business relationship with this Mazken and soon begins trading operations within the realm.[81]
1E 1270 — Merchant-Lord Etien Lenac claims the throne of Wayrest by supposedly bribing the nobility.[82]

Fourteenth Century[edit]

1E 1301 — Sack of Skywatch
1E 1306 — Hyperagonal Collapse Incident
  • Twenty-seven Psijic Monks are converted into thin films of glistening liminal particles after an incident at the Eldbur Monastery for Mystic Inquiry on Summerset Isle.[84]

Fifteenth Century[edit]

1E 1427Battle of Duncreigh Bridge
  • The battle between Anticlere and the neighboring hamlet of Sensford. It is celebrated each year by Anticlere with a march down Sensford's main street, usually resulting in many injuries and sometimes brief wars between the towns' knightly orders. The battle ultimately achieves nothing, as both sides continue to boast of their own antique lineage.[13]

The Dragon Break[edit]

The longest Dragon Break ever known, sometimes called the Middle Dawn, is said to taken place across Tamriel for one thousand and eight years.[85] Some scholars think the whole matter was the result of an error in a timeline.[86]

Twenty-Third Century[edit]

1E 2200 — The Sload release the Thrassian Plague.[33][87]
  • For the next several centuries, this brutal plague devastates more than half of Tamriel's population, concentrated along the western coast nearest to Thras.[7]
1E 2241Bendu Olo proclaims his intent to punish Thras for the Thrassian Plague.
  • The Colovian Sailor-King of Anvil petitions the Alessian Empire for commission and received it in short order. With the blessing of the emperor, Olo claimed the title of baron-admiral of the Imperial fleet and began assembling an armada of retaliation.[88]
1E 2243 — Bendu Olo begins building the All Flags Navy fleet of ships.
  • Within two years of his proclamation, the baron-admiral and the founding members of the All Flags Navy arrive in the Systres Archipelago and begin assembling the Systres Shipyards in Gonfalon Bay.[88]
1E 2249 — Bendu Olo completes his first compliment of All Flags Navy ships
  • The naval base and the All Flags fleet stand ready to make war upon the Sload.[88]
1E 2250 — The All Flags Navy wages war on the Sload
  • What began as skirmishes in the early 1E 2250s transitioned to all-out war by 1E 2258.[88]
1E 2260 — The All Flags Navy launch their final assault on Thras
  • After claiming several major victories at sea against the Sload and their great sea beasts, Olo and his great fleet (comprising ships from every nation of Tamriel) sails against the Sload in retribution for the Thrassian Plague, sinking their kingdom with mighty magics.[88][73][89]

Twenty-Fourth Century[edit]

1E 2305High Rock secedes from the Alessian Empire.
  • In response to the excesses of the Alessian Order, High Rock secedes from the Alessian Empire, over a thousand years after being admitted. The Bangkorai Garrison successfully fends off the wrathful Legions of Piety and Grace under Abbot-General Priscus Mactator, who had been sent to forcibly reclaim the wayward region.[66]
1E 2321 — The War of Righteousness begins.
1E 2327 — The Systres Isles is purchased by a consortium of High Rock coin-barons.
  • The Colovian Estates' wealth was completely exhausted by 1E 2326. To raise additional capital for the war, Colovian kings began selling non-essential territory, including the Systres Isles. Led by Duchess Martinne Guimard, coin-barons purchased the archipelago for an undisclosed sum.[90]
1E 2331 — The War of Righteousness ends.
  • After a decade of conflict, the War of Righteousness concludes and the Alessian Order and Empire are dissolved. The Empire's former territories solidify their independence, and its heartland, Cyrodiil, splits into Eastern and Western halves that continue to diverge culturally over the following centuries.[33]

Twenty-Fifth Century[edit]

1E 2484Mount Firesong erupts for the second time in recorded history.
  • The catastrophic explosion shattered the ancient shipyards of High Isle, completely destroyed a burgeoning settlement on Amenos, cracked the All Flags Navy monument, and claimed the lives of nearly one-third of the archipelago's inhabitants.[91]
post-1E 2484 — The Green Years
  • A short but significant renaissance of druidic faith in the Systres following the eruption of Mount Firesong. The Stonelore Circle saved the island folk from the brink of death and helped them create a sprawling pastoral and agricultural community that supplanted the rule of the noble class and coin-barons.[91]

Twenty-Eighth Century[edit]

1E 2702Wayrest moves to Gardners Estate.
  • The entire population of the city is forced to move into the walled estate of the Gardners as protection against pirates, Akaviri raiders, and the Thrassian Plague.[61]
1E 2703 — The First Akaviri Invasion occurs
1E 2703 — The Second Empire is established
  • Following the defeat of the Akaviri by Reman I, the Cyrodiils find themselves not only united as a nation, but responsible for the further protection of the northern human kingdoms at large.[33]
1E 2704 — Emperor Reman I divides the Reach between High Rock and Skyrim
  • In an attempt to limit the possibility of the Reachmen uniting against him, Emperor Reman Cyrodiil divided their territory between the provinces of Skyrim and High Rock. The natives resisted fiercely, and there was never a decade when the troops of Solitude or Evermore wouldn't be sent in an attempt to pacify them.[93]
1E 2704 — The Green Years are abolished by Emperor Reman I
  • On 11 Sun's Dusk, emissaries of the newly formed Reman Empire arrive on the shores of Gonfalon Bay and decree that the archipelago is once again the lawful property of Cyrodiil before and reinstating Breton coin-barons as the rulers.[94]
1E 2714Valenwood is conquered by the Second Empire.
  • After centuries of unrelenting warfare along the border with Cyrodiil and a plague from Thras, the land of the Bosmer finally falls to the Second Empire.[4] Although the province became occupied by the Imperial Legion and the Kingdom of Grahtwood was established, they continued to experience resistance from some natives for several years.[95][96]
1E 2729 — The city-state of Southpoint was founded on the 1st of Rain's Hand.
  • After Governor Zantonius had fought a raid of Wood Orcs at Reman's Bluff, he was awarded a plot of land for a fort. But he converted it into a fortified settlement, which later became Southpoint.[97]
1E 2762 — Emperor Reman I dies.[98]
1E 2762 — Emperor Kastav is crowned.[99]
1E 2790Tjurhane Fyrre is born.
  • The great Ayleid (Wild Elf) sage Tjurhane Fyrre is born.[100]
1E 2794 — Reman II is born.[98]

Twenty-Ninth Century[edit]

1E 2801 — Emperor Kastav takes hostages in Skyrim.
  • Emperor Kastav orders the Dragonguard to seize hostages from Markarth and Hroldan to ensure that the jarls would meet their conscription quotas. This is the latest in a series of such orders, and the official objections of the Master at Sky Haven Temple are denied per usual.[101]
1E 2804 — The Winterhold Rebellion begins.
  • A rebellion breaks out in Winterhold. The Dragonguard refuses orders to be sent to suppress the revolt, as it violates their Oath of Allegiance.[101]
1E 2804 — Emperor Reman II assumes the throne of Cyrodiil.
  • Reman II deposes the incompetent Kastav and is credited with negotiating an end to the Winterhold Rebellion and leading the Second Empire into a golden age. He would later begin a war of conquest against Argonia and Morrowind.[102] His coronation took place later in 1E 2812.[98]
1E 2805Sky Haven Temple is besieged.
  • An Akaviri commander named Kalion, rejected from the Dragonguard, is sent to suppress the Winterhold Rebellion. The locals soon besiege the Dragonguard's temple in the Reach, as they do not distinguish between Akaviri. The siege is lifted one year later.[101]
1E 2811 — The Blackwater War begins.
1E 2812 — Kastav dies.
  • After living in exile for several years, the deposed emperor dies in the Murkmire region of Black Marsh.[104]
1E 2812 — Construction of Alduin's Wall begins.
1E 2813 — Cyrodilic replaces High Elven.
  • Across Tamriel, Cyrodilic, the precursor to the modern Tamrielic language, replaces High Elven as the language of all legal documents.[15]
1E 2815 — Reports of dragons persist in Skyrim.
1E 2818 — Construction of Alduin's Wall is completed.
1E 2820Eric of Guis lives among the Altmer.
  • The emissary of the Second Empire wrote many vitriolic rants against the denizens of Summerset Isle during his time there. These were later accepted as "reliable" accounts by human scholars of the Third Era.[105]
1E 2820 — Governor Pomptinus is appointed the ruler of Craglorn by Reman II
  • During his administration he built the sewers beneath Elinhir, considered to one of his greatest public works undertaken.[106]
1E 2837 — The province of Black Marsh is created.
  • The Second Empire succeeds in seizing a large part of the swamplands of Argonia to create the province of Black Marsh. Its provincial status was revoked after the dissolution of the Second Empire.[87]
1E 2840 — The Four-Score War begins.
1E 2843 — Emperor Reman II dies.
  • According to the inscription on his tomb in Sancre Tor, he dies "in battle against the Dark Elves".[98]
1E 2843 — Emperor Brazollus Dor is crowned.
  • The little-known Brazollus Dor disdains the responsibilities of governing, preferring to spend his time at his country estate near Skingrad while his Potentate, Sidri-Ashak, handled all matters of state. This is said to be the emperor's wisest decision, as Sidri-Ashak proved to be a gifted administrator and man of integrity.[99]
1E 2871Dragonguard slay the dragon Krahjotdaan in the southern Jerall Mountains.[107]
1E 2877 — Emperor Reman III is crowned.[98]
1E 2899 — Empress Tavia is accused of treason and imprisoned in Black Marsh.

Thirtieth Century[edit]

1E 2902 — Reign of Jinninji-ri, Mane of Elsweyr.[108]
1E 2906 — The Khuras mines collapse.
  • The extensive mines in Glenumbra, once famous as a source of crystals and gems, are abandoned after a ceiling collapse renders most of the tunnels inaccessible.[109]
1E 2911 — The War of the Uvichil begins.[83]
1E 2917 — The War of the Uvichil ends.[83]
1E 2920Gilverdale is destroyed by Molag Bal.
1E 2920 — The last year of the First Era.


  • 1.  Several sources conflate Harald's reign with his entire life. The book Frontier, Conquest accredits the years 1E 113 to 221 to him (108 years), and both the Daggerfall Chronicles and 1st Edition Pocket Guide state that he died at the age of 108, meaning that 1E 113 must have been the year of his birth. The 3rd Edition Pocket Guide also states "In the 113th year of the First Era, the entirety of modern Skyrim was under the reign of King Harald", suggesting his birth and reign coincided. A stone etching in Windhelm states that his rule in Windhelm began in 1E 143.
  • 2.  The Daggerfall Chronicles has some differences in its timeline. It refers to Vrage as the youngest son of Hjalmer. In the light of the clear statement in King Edward, Part X, it seems this is a mistake and both were sons of Harald. It also traces the Nords' expulsion from Morrowind and High Rock to 1E 401.
  • 3.  Yokudan dates are usually given in books in "the old way of reckoning". Using information from Destri Melarg's book Divad the Singer, however, any Yokudan date can be translated to its Tamrielic equivalent by subtracting 1636. It should be noted that these dates may not be completely accurate, since Melarg isn't exact in his statement.
  • 4.  There's some suggestion that the events surrounding Gaiden Shinji and the Siege of Orsinium occurred several centuries before the tenth century. A loading screen in Skyrim dates Shinji's Credo back to 1E 490, not 946. The Poison Song, Book I takes place in 1E 675, but treats the Siege of Orsinium as having already occurred.


  1. ^ Ennbjof's Nord Burial quest in Morrowind
  2. ^ Hasphat Antabolis' dialogue in Morrowind
  3. ^ Honor's Rest loading screen
  4. ^ a b c Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Wilds Remain: ValenwoodImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  5. ^ Before the Ages of ManAicantar of Shimerene
  6. ^ Fragment: On ArtaeumTaurce il-Anselma, 3E 400
  7. ^ a b c d e Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: Other LandsImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  8. ^ Skorm Snow-Strider's JournalSkorm Snow-Strider
  9. ^ a b c Frontier, ConquestUniversity of Gwylim Press, 3E 344
  10. ^ Memorial plaque in Windhelm
  11. ^ King's Belt Plate antiquity description
  12. ^ Ayleid Survivals in ValenwoodCuinur of Cloudrest, 4th Tier Scholar of Tamrielic Minutiae
  13. ^ a b c Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: High RockImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  14. ^ a b c House Tharn of NibenayCount Opius Voteporix
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h The Daggerfall Chronicles — Ronald Wartow
  16. ^ a b King Edward, Part X — Anonymous
  17. ^ a b c Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: SkyrimImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  18. ^ a b The Legendary Sancre TorMatera Chapel
  19. ^ a b Shezarr and the DivinesFaustillus Junius
  20. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Seat of Sundered Kings: CyrodiilImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  21. ^ a b c The Song of Pelinal
  22. ^ a b c d e f g The Last King of the AyleidsHerminia Cinna
  23. ^ a b Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: All the Eras of Man, A Comprehensive History of our HistoryImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  24. ^ Kyne's Aegis loading screen in ESO
  25. ^ a b c A History of DaggerfallOdiva Gallwood
  26. ^ a b c Cleansing of the Fane
  27. ^ Trials of St. Alessia
  28. ^ The Amulet of KingsWenengrus Monhona
  29. ^ Wyrd and Druid — Archdruid Barnabe's Discourse with Mainlanders, 2E 553
  30. ^ a b Systres History: Volume 1Trilam Heladren, Associate Dean of Eltheric History, University of Gwylim
  31. ^ Exodus of the DruidsDruid Laurel of the Stonelore Circle
  32. ^ Druid Ryvana's dialogue in ESO
  33. ^ a b c d e Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: CyrodiilImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  34. ^ a b c d e f g h Rislav The RighteousSinjin
  35. ^ a b A Life of Strife and StruggleKing Laloriaran Dynar
  36. ^ a b c d e f g h Redguards, History and HeroesDestri Melarg
  37. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: MorrowindImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  38. ^ a b c Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: HammerfellImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  39. ^ a b A stone etching in Windhelm
  40. ^ a b Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Ra Gada: HammerfellImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  41. ^ Origins of the Khajiiti Martial TraditionTendwuayne, Sapiarch of Foreign Customs
  42. ^ Elven Artifacts vIIIIth-Mok
  43. ^ a b Memorial plaque in Windhelm
  44. ^ The Final LessonAegrothius Goth
  45. ^ a b Five Songs of King Wulfharth
  46. ^ The Groundskeeper's dialogue in ESO
  47. ^ A Warning to the Aldmeri DominionErystera Ligen
  48. ^ a b The Bretons: Mongrels or Paragons?Phrastus of Elinhir
  49. ^ OnceBeredalmo the Signifier
  50. ^ The description of House Montclair Celebratory Sparkle Stick in ESO
  51. ^ a b c Secrets of AmenosMiramel Charascel, Chairperson of the Gonfalon Bay Historical and Social Society
  52. ^ a b Systres History: Volume 2Trilam Heladren, Associate Dean of Eltheric History, University of Gwylim
  53. ^ a b Varieties of Faith...Brother Mikhael Karkuxor of the Imperial College
  54. ^ The Nirnroot MissiveSinderion
  55. ^ Iliath Temple loading screen in ESO
  56. ^ The Battle of Red MountainVivec
  57. ^ Nerevar at Red Mountainthe Tribunal Temple
  58. ^ Dwemer Inquiries Vol IThelwe Ghelein, Scholar
  59. ^ The Falmer: A StudyUrsa Uthrax
  60. ^ a b Divad the SingerDestri Melarg
  61. ^ a b c d e Wayrest, Jewel of the BaySathyr Longleat
  62. ^ Holidays of the Iliac BayTheth-i
  63. ^ The Horse-Folk of SilverhoofDoctor Nabeth al-Gilane, Khefrem Academy of Yokudan Heritage
  64. ^ Prince Haqmir's dialogue in ESO
  65. ^ The Initiation quest in ESO
  66. ^ a b c Bangkorai, Shield of High Rock — King Eamond
  67. ^ Northpoint Founding Coin antiquity codex entry in ESO
  68. ^ a b Northpoint: An AssessmentChancellor Regina Troivois
  69. ^ A cistern in the Imperial City Arena
  70. ^ a b The War of BetonyVulper Newgate, 3E 404
  71. ^ a b Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: OrsiniumImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  72. ^ From The Memory Stone of Makela LekiMakela Leki
  73. ^ a b The Royal House of King EamondSeneschal Derric Andras of Castle Evermore
  74. ^ Hildune's Secret Refuge loading screen in ESO
  75. ^ The Legend of Red EagleTredayn Dren
  76. ^ a b c Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The War with the Trees: Argonia and the Black MarshImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  77. ^ The Four AbominationsVinicius Imbrex, Archbishop of Chorrol, 1E 10511087
  78. ^ a b c Imbel Genealogy
  79. ^ Ceyran, Warlord of Rulanyil's FallMerethic Society
  80. ^ Daughter of the NibenSathyr Longleat
  81. ^ a b Meet the Character - Madam WhimAstia Hexos
  82. ^ Kingmaker's Trove antiquity codex entry in ESO
  83. ^ a b c Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Blessed Isle: Alinor and the SummersetsImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  84. ^ Eldbur Ruins loading screen in ESO
  85. ^ Where Were You ... Dragon Broke — Various
  86. ^ The Dragon Break Re-ExaminedFal Droon
  87. ^ a b Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: The Wild RegionsImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  88. ^ a b c d e Systres History: Volume 3Trilam Heladren, Associate Dean of Eltheric History, University of Gwylim
  89. ^ Journal of Tsona-EiTsona-Ei
  90. ^ Systres History: Volume 4Trilam Heladren, Associate Dean of Eltheric History, University of Gwylim
  91. ^ a b Systres History: Volume 5Trilam Heladren, Associate Dean of Eltheric History, University of Gwylim
  92. ^ Legacy of the DragonguardKiasa-Veda, the Chronicler of Blades
  93. ^ The Improved Emperor's Guide to Tamriel: Northern Bangkorai and the MountainsFlaccus Terentius, 2E 581
  94. ^ Systres History: Volume 6Trilam Heladren, Associate Dean of Eltheric History, University of Gwylim
  95. ^ The Fall and Rise of Reman's BluffPraetor Aemilianus Lector
  96. ^ Cathedral of the Golden Path loading screen in ESO
  97. ^ The Founding of Southpointthe Provincial Office of Governor Zantonius
  98. ^ a b c d e f Epitaph on a tomb in Sancre Tor
  99. ^ a b High King Emeric Answers Your QuestionsHigh King Emeric
  100. ^ The Wild ElvesKier-Jo Chorvak
  101. ^ a b c d e f Annals of the DragonguardBrother Annulus
  102. ^ Reman II: The Limits of AmbitionHigh King Emeric
  103. ^ The Blackwater WarValenca Arvina, Historian-in-Residence at Gwylim University
  104. ^ Emperor Kastav's Epitaph — Honor Guard Captain Sadineras-Kor
  105. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: Aldmeri DominionImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  106. ^ Elinhir Sewerworks loading screen in ESO
  107. ^ Atlas of DragonsBrother Mathnan
  108. ^ Shazah's dialogue in ESO
  109. ^ Mines of Khuras loading screen in ESO
  110. ^ a b c 2920, The Last Year of the First EraCarlovac Townway

Note: The following references are considered to be unofficial sources. They are included to round off this article and may not be authoritative or conclusive.