Blademaster Gaiden Shinji (?b - ?d)
A hero of the First Era and the leader of Order of the Diagna who was killed in the Thirty-Year Siege of Orsinium. In the Annals of Daggerfall, King Joile's letter to Gaiden Shinji of the Order of Diagna contains the following reference: "The orcs have been much plaguing the Wayresters and impeding traffic to the heart of the land." The date given for the letter was 1E 948. Shinji also found the Arena of the Imperial City, and was its original Blademaster. He is well-known for saying, in 1E 947, that "The best techniques are passed on by the survivors...". The combatants of the Arena refer to him in a manner most would reserve for gods, often saying things like "by Shinji", "Shinji be with us", and "for Shinji's sake".
Gallus Desidenius was an Imperial thief who became Guild Master of the Thieves Guild in Skyrim during the Fourth Era. He purportedly maintained strong ties with many influential families in Skyrim, which allowed the Guild to operate relatively safely. He was also a member of the Nightingale Trinity, along with Karliah, with whom he had a romantic relationship, and Mercer Frey. The three of them swore an oath to Nocturnal to protect the Skeleton Key, which holds the Ebonmere portal open at the Twilight Sepulcher. Gallus was the author of The Nightingales.
Over time, Gallus became suspicious of Mercer's behavior. Mercer, in turn, became aware of Gallus' scrutiny. Though he was unable to find hard proof, Gallus became convinced that Mercer was responsible for desecrating the Twilight Sepulcher and stealing the Skeleton Key. Before he could dig any further, Mercer arranged a meeting, where he betrayed and murdered Gallus. Gallus' spirit became the last of the Nightingale Sentinels and defended the Sepulcher alone for about 25 years. For more information, see the lore article.
 King Gardner Farangel (?b - ?d)
 Garridan Stalrous (?b - ?d)
Garridan Stalrous, Knight-Errant of Farmantle Glens, was a famous knight who lived some time in the late Third Era. He is best known for his failed quest to retrieve the Everflow Ewer, which resulted in his death and the creation of Garridan's Tears.
 Gauldur (?b - 1E ?d)
Archmage Gauldur was a powerful and renowned conjurer who lived in Skyrim during the opening days of the First Era. His aid and counsel were sought by many. A major source of his power was his magical amulet.
Though Gauldur was wise, wealthy, and honorable, his sons Jyrik, Mikrul, and Sigdis Gauldurson resented living in their father's shadow. They killed Gauldur in his sleep and split the amulet between them. Consumed by power, the three brothers laid waste to the surrounding villages until High King Harald sent Archmage Geirmund and a company of battlemages to stop them, which they finally did after a great effort and many casualties. Because of the destruction caused by Gauldur's family, King Harald ordered the Gauldur name struck from all historical records. But despite this age-long campaign to wipe out all mention of Gauldur, whispers of the legend survived, although bards still refused to tell the tale four thousand years later. For more information, see the lore article.
Gedna Relvel was once a powerful sorceress, who was condemned for studying and practicing forbidden magics. She was laid to rest in the ruins of Old Mournhold, but she cheated death and became a lich. Many years later, in 3E 427, her tomb was unsealed. She then attempted to spread the Crimson Plague, a disease which was thought to have been stamped out in the Second Era, throughout the city of Mournhold by infecting rats. The lich was destroyed by the Nerevarine before the disease could spread to more than a few people.
 Archmage Geirmund (?b - 1E ?)
Archmage Geirmund was an Archmage of Windhelm and Personal Battlemage to High King Harald. He doesn't appear in the history of the First Era until after the sons of Archmage Gauldur killed their father, stole his powerful amulet, and began terrorizing Nordic villages across Skyrim. They caused so much havoc that Harald sent a company of battlemages led by Geirmund to stop them. The battle was devastating, but eventually Geirmund and his company forced the brothers to flee and tracked them down, one by one. Geirmund's forces suffered great losses in each encounter, but finally, only the middle child, Sigdis, was left standing. When he could flee no more, Sigdis challenged Geirmund to a duel in the fields near Ivarstead, a challenge which Geirmund was honor-bound to accept. Geirmund was slain, but he managed to take Sigdis with him, bringing an end to the Gauldursons' rampage.
To commemorate his courage, Harald ordered a tomb built for Geirmund, and had Sigdis interred there, as well, so that he would be forever guarded by the one who slew him. The tomb was built on an island in Lake Geir, which takes its name from the fallen Archmage. Sadly, no bards sing of Geirmund's sacrifice; King Harald began an age-long campaign to erase all knowledge of the Gauldur tale so that his powerful amulet would not be reforged and used to threaten Skyrim once more. However, the "Forbidden Legend" survived through the ages, and in 4E 201, the Last Dragonborn disturbed Geirmund's tomb in order to retrieve Sigdis' portion of Gauldur's amulet. Geirmund did not seem to mind, although the draugr Sigdis took great exception.
 Knight-Paladin Gelebor (?b - ?d)
One of the last known Snow Elves to exist. What started as the last small faction of Snow Elves taking refuge from the Falmer and Nords, over time their numbers had been reduced to only two, Gelebor and his brother Vyrthur. His duty as Knight-Paladin was to guard the wayshrine at the Chantry of Auriel in the Forgotten Vale. Long ago the Chantry was over run by the Falmer, and Vyrthur was taken. Gelebor believed his brother was corrupted by the Falmer; however, Vyrthur contracted vampirism and survived. When the Last Dragonborn and Serana went to the Vale in search of Auriel's Bow, Gelebor would only release it if they managed to kill Vyrthur. After the deed was done, he gave them the bow and continued to serve Auriel for the rest of his days.
 High King Gellir (?b - ?d)
Gellir was High King of Skyrim in the First Era. Little is known about him or his reign, except that he ruled at least several decades after King Harald, whose reign ended in 1E 221. He led the Nords to conquer several Dwemer city-states in the province, though the Dwemer would retake them about a century later.
 Giraud Gemane (?b - ?d)
The Dean of History at the Bards College in Solitude in and around 4E 201. He researched and taught musical history at the College, and was reportedly instrumental in saving the annual festival known as the Burning of King Olaf when Jarl Elisif the Fair planned to have it discontinued. Giraud compiled the popular song book Songs of Skyrim.
 Gor Felim (2E-? - 2E-?)
Gor Felim, also known as Marobar Sul and Anthil Morvir, was a playwright known for writing "penny dreadful romances", light entertainment for the elite of the old Imperial capital. He lived in Cyrodiil during the Interregnum. Under the pseudonym of Marobar Sul, in 2E 670 he published a series of seven books about the Dwemer. The series was presented as serious scholarly work, but was in fact just Ashlander, Argonian and Nibenese peasant tales, recasted in Dwemer guise. The series was debunked during the scholarly renaissance of the Third Empire, as early as the reign of Empress Katariah, but it created the popular image of the Dwemer in the eyes of the common folk of Tamriel.
 Emperor Gorieus (1E-? - 1E-?)
Emperor of the Alessian Empire. His coronation in 1E 461 was a sparse ceremony attended by most famous figures of the day. One of his coronation guests, High King Kjoric the White of Skyrim, would later rebel against him, and Gorieus' forces killed him in the Battle of Sungard. His military defeat at the hands of King Rislav Larich of Skingrad began the downfall of the Alessian Empire.
 Gormlaith Golden-Hilt (?b - ?d)
Gormlaith Golden-Hilt was a Nord hero and Tongue in the Merethic Era. She was an accomplished warrior; at least four dragons fell to her blade during the legendary Dragon War. Gormlaith, Felldir the Old, and Hakon One-Eye were the leaders of the rebellion against Alduin, and the first mortals to learn how to wield the Thu'um. Together, they fought against Alduin atop the Throat of the World. Finding that they had no means to achieve a final victory, the companions successfully sent the wyrm forward through time using an Elder Scroll, though Gormlaith was killed before they could banish him. Thousands of years later, the spirits of Gormlaith and her compatriots assisted the Last Dragonborn in the final battle against their nemesis in the realm of Sovngarde.
 Gortwog gro-Nagorm (?b - ?d)
Gortwog gro-Nagorm is the Orc-lord of Orsinium and the chieftain of the Minat Orc tribe. He founded the independent nation of Orsinium for the Orcish race in 3E 399. For centuries prior to this date, the Orcs had been homeless. He bought the letter Emperor Uriel Septim VII sent to Queen Mynisera of Daggerfall, and which was stolen by the Thieves Guild. His motivations were to use the letter as a pledge to bargain more independence for Orsinium. For more information, see the lore article.
King Gothryd was born in 3E 381 to King Lysandus and Queen Mynisera, rulers of Daggerfall. He was married to Princess Aubk-i of Sentinel and became the new King of Daggerfall after the death of his father in 3E 403. Gothryd was not as loyal to the empire as Lysandus had been.
Archmagister Gothren was a male Dunmer and the was Archmagister of House Telvanni. As distrustful as most Telvanni are of outlanders, Gothren was far more so. He was executed by the Nerevarine (ironically, murder is the Telvanni way, as they believe that might makes right), as he stood in the path of the Nerevarine prophecy.
Lord Graddock was the ruler of Reich Gradkeep in High Rock. He attempted to negotiate a peace treaty, known as the Treaty of Reich Gradkeep, between Sentinel and Daggerfall during the War of Betony. The treaty was rejected, however, and in the violent aftermath Graddock and nearly his entire family were killed.
 The Gray Fox
The Gray Fox, a mysterious master thief, had been the leader of the Thieves Guild in Cyrodiil for three hundred years by the time of the Oblivion Crisis. Although some doubt his existence, it was commonly believed that he was a single person, while in fact a series of different people had actually held the title throughout the years. The persona of the Gray Fox is created by the Gray Cowl of Nocturnal, which was originally stolen from Nocturnal by Emer Dareloth, the first Gray Fox. Nocturnal cursed the cowl to steal the identity of the wearer. Once a person dons the cowl, the curse transforms them into the Gray Fox and their original identity is lost. The cowl had been passed from one guildmaster to the next, preventing the guildmaster from appearing in public due to the infamous reputation of the Gray Fox.
In 3E 433, Hieronymus Lex, a Watch Captain of the Imperial Guard, began a personal vendetta to bring the Gray Fox to justice, although the Thieves Guild eventually conspired to put an end to his hunt. The current Gray Fox, previously Count Corvus Umbranox of Anvil, had spent 11 years attempting to break Nocturnal's curse, and eventually succeeded. His best thief stole an Elder Scroll from the Imperial Palace, and used its power to re-write history. Without the curse, the Thieves Guild had flourished, and the Cowl's power to hide one's identity could be fully manipulated. The persona of the Gray Fox continued to lead the guild, with the Cowl being passed down from the redeemed Count Umbranox to the master thief who aided him.
Greklith was born to King Camaron and Queen Akorithi of Sentinel in 3E 392. He is brother to Aubk-i and Lhotun. He was the firstborn male child of the royal couple and therefore formally heir to the throne of Sentinel. For more information, see the lore article.
Greywyn Blenwyth was a vampire who became one of the most notorious murderers in the history of Tamriel. Sometime within his life, he joined the Dark Brotherhood, then, after receiving a "vision" from Sithis, he conceived an elaborate coup whereby he would infect the ranks of Dark Brotherhood with Porphyric Hemophilia, eventually creating enough vampires to overthrow the Black Hand. He dubbed his splinter faction the Crimson Scars after the unusually vicious neck lacerations left behind by his assassins and their jagged teeth. Unfortunately for Blenwyth, one of the Brotherhood members he turned, a Dunmer named Silarian, betrayed the Scars to the Black Hand. The Hand then ordered the second "Purification" in the history of the Dark Brotherhood, which destroyed the Crimson Scars, leaving Greywyn and Rowley Eardwulf as the only survivors.
 Gromma the Hairless (?b - ?d)
 Lord Gyrnasse (?b - ?d)
A Lord of Sollicich-on-Ker, a town in the Summerset Isle, in the Second Era. Responsible for executing the father of the first Archmagister Vanus Galerion for smuggling books and teaching people to read.
- ^ Poison Song, Book I — Bristin Xel
- ^ The Pig Children — Tyston Bane
- ^ a b Wayrest, Jewel of the Bay — Sathyr Longleat
- ^ Loading screens in Oblivion
- ^ Loadings screens in Skyrim
- ^ The Mirror — Berdier Wreans
- ^ Dialogue of Arena combatants in Oblivion
- ^ Events of Tribunal
- ^ SPECIAL EDITION!-EMPEROR AND HEIRS ASSASSINATED!
- ^ Events of Dawnguard
- ^ Events of Skyrim
- ^ Collected Essays on Dwemer History and Culture--Chapter 1-Marobar Sul and the Trivialization of the Dwemer in Popular Culture — Hasphat Antabolis
- ^ Rislav the Righteous — Sinjin
- ^ Events of Morrowind
- ^ The War of Betony — Fav'te
- ^ The War of Betony — Vulper Newgate
- ^ a b Events of Oblivion
- ^ Sixteen Accords of Madness, v. XII
- ^ Galerion The Mystic — Asgrim Kolsgreg