The Aureal (or Aureals), more commonly known as Golden Saints, are Daedric humanoids who appear as men or half-clad women with golden-hued skin wearing golden armor and a winged helmet. They serve under the command of the Daedric Prince Sheogorath. Their home is Brellach in the Shivering Isles, but despite their name, they have little love for the mortal inhabitants of the Shivering Isles. The Aureal are a proud, arrogant race, quick to anger and cruel in their punishment. There is no question that they view all in the Isles as inferior, and make no effort to hide this in their interactions.
They are a matriarchal society, tending to look down upon all males. Even male Golden Saints consider themselves and other males to be lesser.
The Aureal make up one half of Sheogorath's army, along with the Mazken. The two groups have a great rivalry, each believing they are Sheogorath's favored. The Aureal are charged with guarding Mania. In times of peace, they act as guards, patrolling the realm for criminals and hostile creatures. In times of war, they favor swords, waraxes, their golden heavy armor, and are placed under the command of the Duke of Mania. The Aureal have a seven tier hierarchy, ascending from lowest to highest in rank as follows: Auren, Auredel, Aurmok, Aurmokel, Aurig, Malaurig, Pelaurig and Aurmazl.
In 3E 433, the Aureal's wellspring in Brellach was taken by Order, which turned the Aureal defenders to stone. Sheogorath sent his Champion to Brellach, where he was able to destroy the Order Crystals and rescue the Aureal. The Champion earned their respect, and later their adoration when Sheogorath was freed from his curse and the Champion became the new Madgod.
- The term "Aureal" was first introduced in Shivering Isles, the expansion for TES IV: Oblivion. They were only referred to as "Golden Saints" in TES III: Morrowind.
 See Also
- Golden Saint Names
- For in-game information, see the Shivering Isles article or the Morrowind article.