The Elder Scrolls is a popular RPG video game series. Starting in 1994, it has 5 main games and several spinoffs. The main titles in the series are Arena, Daggerfall, Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim. Spin-offs to the main series include Online, Redguard, Battlespire and Travels. Set on the Continent of Tamriel, each game is set in a different region/country and deals with a different threat, starting of course with the hero being a prisoner.

The previous head writer of The Elder Scrolls, Michael Kirkbride, left Bethesda after Oblivion, but still writes lore articles for the Imperial Library and Bethesda forums. He also wrote an open-source graphic novel called the C0DA, set in the world of The Elder Scrolls and focusing on the coming of the new Amaranth. Bethesda has stated that the canonicity of his outside works "depends." Many of his out-of-game works appeared in Online, making them canon.

Power of the Verse

The Elder Scrolls is a formidable and very powerful verse. The main hero of each game is capable of fighting mountain-busting and even continental threats, as well as magic that allow for hax. The verse has many powerful gods who are multiversal reality warpers as well as a few primordial beings and a supreme being.

It's arguable that all of the main heroes of the Elder Scrolls are capable of reaching a state known as CHIM, realizing that all of reality and their very existence is a mere dream, but still maintaining a sense of self-identity, granting them vast control of it and existing above the et'Ada, but still below the Amaranths.


At the top of the hierarchy is the Godhead, who creates an infinite number of Amaranths, both next to each other and before and after each other. There are three known Amaranths - Satakal, Anu & Padomay. Each Amaranth is a godlike being - creating. surrounding and encompassing an entire existence. One such creation of an Amaranth is the Aurbis.

The forces below Anu & Padomay are their souls, Anui-El & Sithis. The beings below the former are called the et'Ada (Aedra, Daedra & Magne-Ge).

The Aurbis consists of three parts - Mundus, Oblivion and Aetherius. The Aedra reside in Mundus, the Daedra reside in Oblivion, and the Magne-Ge in Aetherius. Mortals reside on the planet called Nirn.

It's well established that everything in the setting except Nirn is infinite. The gods are infinite in size and mass. Mundus, Oblivion & Aetherius being a higher infinite than said gods with Oblivion having infinite realms of infinite size that manifest all possibility.

Please read the official cosmology and Loremaster Q & A's for more detail.

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