Lore:Kamal (race)

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The Kamal are a race of snow demons who live in Akavir.[1] The word means "Snow Hell".[2]

The snow demons spend the winter frozen solid, but when summer comes they thaw out and attack Tang Mo, always unsuccessfully.[2] In 2E 572, the Kamal invaded Tamriel under their king, Ada'Soom Dir-Kamal,[3] reportedly searching for a person or object they called the "Ordained Receptacle".[4] The Kamal fleet bypassed Morrowind entirely and landed near Windhelm in Eastern Skyrim, catching the Nords off-guard and sacking the city.[5] Oddly, the Kamal army then headed south but ignored Riften, marching into the Stonefalls region of Morrowind. There, at a coastal coral reef known as Vivec's Antlers,[6] they were surrounded by a Dunmer army led by Almalexia and a Nord army led by Prince Jorunn.[4][5] The Kamal fought ferociously, hoping to last long enough for their fleet to arrive and evacuate them, but at the last moment a phalanx of Argonians joined the fray. With the aid of a tidal wave summoned by Vivec,[6] the Kamal were obliterated by the three unlikely allies.[4][5][7]

This was not the last Tamriel would see of the Kamal, however. Sometime before 2E 812, remnants of the Kamal invasion force who had somehow survived the slaughter at Vivec's Antlers resurfaced in Cyrodiil, seizing the Ruby Throne from the successors of the warlord Attrebus. The Kamal were soon joined by the Akaviri of Rimmen, who had previously fled to Elsweyr to avoid Attrebus' persecution. The Kamal and Rimmen Akaviri attempted to rebuild the Empire, but the effort was doomed to failure.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: Other LandsImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  2. ^ a b Mysterious Akavir
  3. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: SkyrimImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  4. ^ a b c The Second Akaviri InvasionYngmaer Raven-Quill, Historian Royal of the Bards' College, Solitude
  5. ^ a b c Jorunn the Skald-KingHelgreir Lute-Voice, Bard of Windhelm
  6. ^ a b Events of ESO
  7. ^ Guide to the Ebonheart Pact
  8. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: The Elsweyr ConfederacyImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864