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[edit] First Century

3E 0 — Beginning of Third Era
3E 12 — "Encyclopedia Tamrielica" is published
  • "Encyclopedia Tamrielica" is first published in 3E 12, during the early years of Tiber Septim's reign.[2]
3E 20Destri Melarg Born
  • Born as simply Destri in the city-state of Rihad, Destri Melarg would become a well-known historian and translator of old Redguard verse.[3]
3E 38Emperor Tiber Septim Dies, Emperor Pelagius Crowned
  • Tiber Septim, conqueror and ruler of all of Tamriel for 38 years, dies and is succeeded by his grandson, Pelagius.[1]
3E 39Destri Melarg Enters the Imperial City
  • Destri Melarg, famed Redguard historian and translator, enters the Imperial City to study at the age of 19 and takes the last name of Melarg.[3]
3E 41Emperor Pelagius Dies, Empress Kintyra Crowned
  • Emperor Pelagius is assassinated by the Dark Brotherhood. Having no children, the crown passed to his second-cousin.[1]
3E 48Empress Kintyra Dies, Emperor Uriel I Crowned
  • Empress Kintyra dies. Kintyra's son is crowned after her death, the first Emperor of Tamriel to use the Imperial name Uriel.[4]
3E 64Emperor Uriel I Dies, Emperor Uriel II Crowned
  • Emperor Uriel I dies and the kingdom is taken over by his son, Emperor Uriel II, the Fifth Emperor. Tragically, the rule of Uriel II is cursed with blights, plagues, and insurrections. The tenderheartedness inherited from his father does not serve Tamriel well, and little justice is done.[1][4]
3E 67Potema, future Queen of Solitude is born
  • Born the second of four children, and the only daughter, to Pelagius Septim II. Potema is better known as the Wolf Queen.[5]
3E 82 — Emperor Uriel II Dies, Emperor Pelagius II Crowned
  • Emperor of Tamriel, son of Uriel I, dies after 18 years of ruling. The Emperor is succeeded by his son, Pelagius II. Pelagius II inherits not only the throne, but the debt from his father's poor financial and judicial management.[1][4][6]
3E 99 — Emperor Pelagius II Dies, Emperor Antiochus Crowned
  • The Emperor of Tamriel, son of Uriel II, dies after 17 years of ruling Tamriel. His son, Antiochus, now reigns over the kingdom. His reign is rife with civil wars, surpassing even that of his grandfather, Uriel II.[4][7][5]

[edit] Second Century

3E 110 — War of the Isle
  • The province of Summerset is nearly lost under the leadership of Antiochus. The united alliance of the kings of Summerset and Antiochus only manage to defeat King Orgnum of the island-kingdom of Pyandonea due to a freak storm. Legend later credits the Psijic Order of the Isle of Artaeum with the magic behind the storm.[8]
3E 111 — Knights of the Nine Founded
3E 112 — Emperor Antiochus Dies, Empress Kintyra II Crowned
  • Emperor Antiochus dies after a 13 year rule and his daughter, Kintyra II takes the throne. Her first cousin Uriel III, son of Queen Potema of Solitude, accuses Kintyra of being a bastard, alluding to the famous decadence of the Imperial City during her father's reign. When this accusation failed to stop her coronation, Uriel bought the support of several disgruntled kings of High Rock, Skyrim, and Morrowind, and, with Queen Potema's assistance, coordinated three attacks on the Septim Empire. The first attack occurred in the Iliac Bay that separates High Rock and Hammerfell. Kintyra's entourage was destroyed and the Empress was taken captive.[10][11]
3E 114 — Empress Kintyra II Reportedly Dies
  • Empress Kintyra is reportedly slain after being captured by Uriel III. In truth the Empress is held captive until she dies in her cell in 3E 123 (23rd of Frostfall, now named the day of Broken Diamond).[5][12]
3E 119Pelagius III Born
  • The future emperor of Tamriel is born.[11][13]
3E 121Uriel III Proclaimed Emperor
  • Empress Kintyra II had been reportedly killed several years ago while in prison and the battle between the empire and Uriel III with his alliance of unhappy kingdoms of High Rock, Skyrim, Morrowind and Queen Potema. In the third major and final attack, the Imperial City itself was taken over in only a fortnight. At this time, Uriel III proclaimed himself Emperor of Tamriel. He improperly named himself Uriel Septim III even though his true name was Uriel Mantiarco from his father.[1]
3E 121 — War of the Red Diamond
  • This war was between the three surviving children of Pelagius II: Potema, Cephorus, and Magnus, and their offspring. Potema, of course, supported her son Uriel III, and had the support of all of Skyrim and northern Morrowind. With the efforts of Cephorus and Magnus, High Rock turned. Hammerfell, Summerset Isle, Valenwood, Elsweyr, and Black Marsh were divided, but most kings supported Cephorus and Magnus.[13][14]
3E 123, 23 Frostfall — Empress Kintyra II Dies in Her Cell
  • Although reported to have died in 3E 114, Empress Kintyra dies in her cell in 3E 123. The 23rd of Frostfall is now named the day of Broken Diamond after her memory.[12]
3E 127 — Emperor Uriel III Dies, Emperor Cephorus I Crowned
  • Uriel III was captured at the Battle of Ichidag in Hammerfell. En route to his trial in the Imperial City, a mob overtook his carriage and burned him alive within it. His captor and uncle continued on to the Imperial City, and by common acclaim, was proclaimed Cephorus I, Emperor of Tamriel. Cephorus' reign is marked by nothing but war. By all accounts, he was a kind and intelligent man, but what Tamriel needed was a great warrior, and that he was. It took an additional ten years of constant warfare for him to defeat his sister Potema.[15]
3E 133Destri Melarg Dies
  • Destri Melarg, famed Redguard historian and translator, dies at the age of 113, leaving numerous unfinished histories and untranslated verse.[3]
3E 137Potema, Queen of Solitude Dies
  • It took ten years of constant warfare for Emperor Cephorus to defeat his sister Potema after becoming emperor of Tamriel. The so-called Wolf Queen of Solitude died in the siege of her city-state.[5][13][16]
3E 140 — Emperor Cephorus I Dies, Emperor Magnus Crowned
  • Cephorus never had the time during the war years to marry, so it was his brother, the fourth child of Pelagius II, who assumed the throne. The Emperor Magnus was elderly, and the business of punishing the traitorous kings of the War of the Red Diamond drained much of his health.[13][16]
3E 145, 8th of Second Seed — Emperor Magnus Dies, Emperor Pelagius III Crowned
  • Legend accuses Magnus' son and heir Pelagius III of murder, but that seems very unlikely. For no other reason, Pelagius was King of Solitude, following the death of Potema, and seldom visited the Imperial City. Almost from the start, Pelagius III, sometimes called Pelagius the Mad, was noted for his eccentric behavior. He embarrassed dignitaries, offended his vassal kings, and, on one occasion, marked the end of a grand ball by attempting to hang himself.[11][16]
3E 153, 2nd of Suns Dawn — Pelagius III Dies
  • After being taken from the throne due to his madness, Pelagius III was sent to a series of healers and asylums until his death at the age of thirty-four. He died on a warm night in Suns Dawn after a brief fever, in his cell at the Temple of Kynareth, located on the Isle of Betony. The 2nd of Suns Dawn, which may or may not be the anniversary of his death (records are not very clear), is celebrated as Mad Pelagius, the time when foolishness of all sorts is encouraged.[11][13]
3E 153 — Empress Katariah Takes Over Throne
  • Katariah, Duchess of Vvardenfell and long-suffering wife of Emperor Pelagius III was finally awarded the regency of Tamriel as Empress Katariah I. Some consider the ascendancy of this Dunmer woman as the end of the Septim bloodline, others see the death of Kintyra II as the true mark. Her defenders assert that though Katariah was not descended from Tiber, the son she had with Pelagius, was, so the chain does continue. Despite the racist assertions to the contrary, Katariah's forty-six year reign was one of the most glorious in Tamriel's history. Uncomfortable in the Imperial City, Katariah traveled extensively throughout the Empire, as no Emperor ever had since Tiber's day. She repaired much of the damage that broken alliances and bungled diplomacy had created. The people of Tamriel came to love their Empress far more than the nobility did.[11][13]

[edit] Third Century

3E 200 — Empress Katariah Dies, Emperor Cassynder Crowned
  • Katariah's death in a minor skirmish in Black Marsh is a favorite source for conspiracy-minded historians. The sage Montalius' discovery of a disenfranchised branch of the Septim family's involvement with the skirmish was a revelation indeed. When Cassynder assumed the throne at the death of his mother, he was already middle-aged. Only half-elven, he aged like a Breton. In fact, he had left the rule of Wayrest to his half-brother Uriel due to poor health. Nevertheless, as the only true blood relation of Pelagius, and thus Tiber, he was pressed into accepting the throne.[13][11]
3E 202 — Emperor Cassynder Dies, Emperor Uriel IV Crowned
  • To no one's surprise, the Emperor Cassynder's reign did not last long. In two years, he was dead. Uriel Lariat, Cassynder's half-brother, the child of Katariah I and her Imperial consort Lariat, left the kingdom of Wayrest to reign as Uriel IV. Legally, Uriel IV was a Septim: Cassynder had adopted him into the family when he had become King of Wayrest. Nevertheless, to the Council and the people of Tamriel, he was a bastard child of Katariah. Uriel did not possess the dynamism of his mother, and his long forty-three year reign was a hotbed of sedition. Uriel IV's reign was a difficult and long one. Despite being a legally adopted member of the Septim family, and despite the Lariat family's high position—indeed, they were distant cousins of the Septims—few of the Elder Council could be persuaded to accept him fully as a blood relation of Tiber. The Council had assumed much responsibility during Katariah I's long reign and Cassynder I's short reign, and a strong-willed alien monarch like Uriel IV found it impossible to hold their unswerving fealty. Time and time again, the Council and Emperor were at odds; and time and time again, the Council won the battles. Since the days of Pelagius II, the Elder Council had consisted of the wealthiest men and women in the Empire, and the power they wielded was ultimate.[17]
3E 247 — Emperor Uriel IV Dies
  • The Council's last victory over Uriel IV was posthumous. Andorak, Uriel IV's son, was disinherited by vote of Council.[15][13]
3E 247 — Emperor Cephorus II Crowned
  • Cephorus II was chosen as emperor by vote of Council, since he was a cousin more closely related to the original Septim line than was Emperor Uriel IV 's son, Andorak. Cephorus had been a Nordic king. For the first nine years of Cephorus II's reign, those loyal to Andorak battled the Imperial forces. In an act that the sage Eraintine called Tiber Septim's heart beating no more, the Council granted Andorak the High Rock kingdom of Shornhelm to end the war. Andorak's descendants still rule that land.[17]
3E 249Camoran Usurper Invades
  • Of course, Cephorus II had foes that demanded more of his attention than Andorak. From out of a nightmare, in the words of Eraintine, a man who called himself the Camoran Usurper (rumored to be a lich) appeared. The Usurper led an army of Daedra and undead warriors on a rampage through Valenwood, conquering kingdom after kingdom. None could resist his onslaughts, and as month turned to bloody month, fewer even tried. Cephorus II sent more and more mercenaries into Hammerfell to stop the Usurper's northward march, but they were bribed, turned into undead, or slaughtered. The result was a great regional victory and an increase in hostility toward the seemingly ineffective Empire.[17]
3E 253 — Undead Reign in Dwynnen
  • The region of Dwynnen found itself under the rule of a lich and his armies of undead. They were defeated by Othrok, the future Baron of the land.[18]
3E 266 — Lord of Reich Gradkeep (Anticlere) Dies
  • The Lord of what is now called the Anticlere region fell deathly ill and died later in the year. This was one of the reasons why the resistance to the Usurper was so slow to develop in High Rock.[18]
3E 267 — Camoran Usurper Defeated
  • The Baron Othrok and his less legendary allies, the rulers of Ykalon, Phrygias, and Kambria, changed this unfavorable perception. News of the Usurper's barbaric treatment of captives and abuse of conquered lands, mostly true, spread rapidly through their territories. Within a few months, the greatest navy to date assembled along the High Rock edge of the Iliac Bay. The tales of how the combined forces of High Rock defeated the endless army of the Camoran Usurper is certainly worthy of a lengthy book in itself and perhaps best left to public imagination. They were helped by good fortune, the weather worked against the Usurper, which is reason in itself to attribute divine intervention.[18]
3E 268 — Emperor Uriel V Crowned
  • Uriel V changed the perception of a weak Empire away from internal strife and embarked on a series of invasions, beginning almost from the moment he took the throne.[17][19]
3E 271 — Uriel V Conquers Roscrea
  • Part of a campaign against the small islands lying between Tamriel and Akavir.[17]
3E 276 — Uriel V Conquers Cathnoquey
  • Part of a campaign against the small islands lying between Tamriel and Akavir.[17]
3E 279 — Uriel V Conquers Yneslea
  • Part of a campaign against the small islands lying between Tamriel and Akavir.[17]
3E 282 — Uriel V Captures Black Harbor in Esroniet
  • Part of a campaign against the small islands lying between Tamriel and Akavir.[17]
3E 284 — Uriel V Conquers Esroniet
  • Part of a campaign against the small islands lying between Tamriel and Akavir.[17]
3E 288 — Uriel V Invades Akavir
  • Uriel V embarked on his most ambitious enterprise, the invasion of the continent kingdom of Akavir. This endeavor was ultimately a failure, for two years later Uriel V was killed in Akavir at the Battle of Ionith and four legions were lost along with most of the invasion fleet. Nevertheless, Uriel V holds a reputation second only to Tiber as the great warrior emperor of Tamriel.[17][19]
3E 290 — Emperor Uriel V Dies, Emperor Uriel VI Crowned
  • Uriel V is killed in Akavir on the battlefield of Ionith. His son, Uriel VI, was but five years old. In fact, Uriel VI was born only shortly before his father left for Akavir. Uriel V's only other progeny, by a different woman, were the twins Morihatha and Eloisa, who had been born a month after Uriel V left. The consort Thonica as the boy's mother was given a restricted Regency until Uriel VI reached his majority. The Council retained the real power, as they had ever since the days of Katariah I. The Council so enjoyed its unlimited and unrestricted freedom to make laws (and profits), Uriel VI was not given full license to rule until 307, when he was 22 years old.[17][19]

[edit] Fourth Century

3E 307Emperor Uriel VI Takes Control
  • It was not until Uriel VI was 22 years old that he was given full license to rule. He would spent the next six years strong-arming the Elder Council, until eventually, he could boast with conviction that he truly ruled Tamriel.[20]
3E 313Emperor Uriel VI Dies, Empress Morihatha is Crowned
  • Uriel VI fell from his horse and could not be saved by the finest Imperial healers, his beloved 25-year-old sister Morihatha took the throne.[20]
3E 314Pelagius IV is born
3E 319Arslan II Born
3E 331 — The second edition of "A Pocket Guide to The Empire" is published
  • Recognizing the changes that had taken place in the empire in the 375 years since the first edition was published, the Empress Morihatha commissions a second edition to update the original version and remove its propagandist tone.[22]
3E 335Eloisa Dies
  • Eloisa, sister of Empress Morihatha, dies of fever.[20]
3E 336Nulfaga Born
3E 339Empress Morihatha is Assassinated, Emperor Pelagius IV Crowned
  • Assassins kill Empress Morihatha who is succeeded by her nephew Emperor Pelagius IV.[20]
3E 340Eadwyre Born
3E 346Uriel Septim VII Born
  • Future Emperor, Uriel Septim VII is born.[4][23]
3E 353Mynisera Born
3E 354Lysandus Born
3E 368Emperor Pelagius IV Dies, Uriel Septim VII Crowned
  • When Emperor Pelagius IV died, after an astonishing twenty-nine year reign, Tamriel was closer to unity than it had been since the days of Uriel I. Uriel Septim VII then succeeded him, and continued with the unification of Tamriel.[20]
  • Camaron, future King of Sentinel, is born.[21]
  • Carolyna, future Queen of Wayrest and wife to Eadwyre, is born.[21]
3E 369Akorithi Born
3E 370Eternal Champion Born
  • The hero who stopped Jagar Tharn's rule over Tamriel is born.[4]
3E 370 — Work begins on The Daggerfall Chronicles
3E 375"The Agent" Born
3E 376King Helseth Born
3E 377Arslan II Dies
3E 381Gothryd Born
3E 384Morgiah Born
3E 386Aubk-i Born
3E 389Emperor Uriel Septim VII Betrayed by Jagar Tharn
3E 391Symmachus Dies
3E 392Greklith is born to Camaron and Akorithi, rulers of Sentinel.[21]
3E 393Lhotun Born
3E 396Regional Wars Throughout Tamriel
  • A series of regional wars occur throughout Tamriel.
3E 396 — The Arnesian War
  • After a slave revolt, Morrowind forces destroy the armies of Black Marsh. With Symmachus deceased, Queen Barenziah, rightly fearing for her life, fled across the Empire to the High Rock kingdom of Wayrest. The Queen abdicated her throne, leaving it to her uncle Athyn Llethan, a House Hlaalu noble.
3E 397 — Umbra' Keth Destroyed
  • A Shadow of Conflict being created by the ongoing War of Bend'r-mahk was destroyed by an unknown hero wielding the power of the seven Star Teeth.
3E 399Jagar Tharn is Defeated; Orsinium founded
  • A mysterious champion defeated the Battlemage in the dungeons of the Imperial Palace and frees Emperor Uriel Septim VII from his other dimensional cell.
  • Gortwog gro-Nagorm founded the nation of Orsinium and began fighting for its independence.

[edit] Fifth Century

3E 401Nulfaga Finds the Mantella
  • Nulfaga of Daggerfall, High Rock, finds the exact location of the Mantella
  • A census of Daggerfall is taken which places the population at nearly 110,000.
3E 403Lysandus, King of Daggerfall, is brutally murdered in a cunning trap set by Lord Woodborne of Wayrest.
3E 405 — Investigation into Murder
3E 414Vvardenfell Territory is opened for settlement
  • Previously a preserve administrated by the Temple since the Treaty of the Armistice, Vvardenfell was largely uninhabited and undeveloped. Vvardenfell was reorganized as an Imperial Provincial District and King Llethan of Morrowind revoked the centuries-old Temple ban on trade and settlement. A flood of Imperial colonists and Great House Dunmer came to Vvardenfell. This also opened up exploitation of valuable resources like Glass and Ebony.
3E 417 — The 'Miracle of Peace', also known as 'The Warp in the West' occurs
  • A mysterious event taking place between the 9th to the 11th of Frostfall in which the forty-four independent kingdoms, counties, baronies, and duchies surrounding the Iliac Bay were condensed into four: Daggerfall, Sentinel, Wayrest, and Orsinium.
3E 421Greywyn founds the Crimson Scars.
  • Greywyn, a member of the Dark Brotherhood, believes that Sithis has ordered him to remove all non-vampires from the Dark Brotherhood. To achieve this goal Greywyn founds the Crimson Scars. The Crimson Scars are later killed by the Black Hand when Greywyn's plans are discovered.
3E 423Corvus Umbranox, Count of Anvil disappears.
3E 426 — Tax revolt in Balmora.
  • Due to high Imperial tax rates and tariffs on trade, the people of Balmora revolt. The revolt was forcefully put down and accounts of the event differ. House Hlaalu, the dominant Great House in Balmora, claimed that it was "suppressed without undue harm to life and property". House Redoran, concerned that the revolt might spread to their territory, claimed that the revolt was suppressed "after significant property damage and loss of life".[25][26]
3E 427 — Blight Curse Begins
  • In 3E 427, the Morrowind government, already weakened in power over questions of authority, was further threatened by the re-awakening of the ancient curse of the Blight from the giant volcano Red Mountain, or "Dagoth-Ur". This is also the date when the reincarnation of the Chimer war hero Nerevar, the legendary Nerevarine arrived at Vvardenfell under order of the Emperor, being destined to kill Dagoth-Ur and bring peace to Morrowind.
3E 427 — Discord among the Tribunal
3E 427 — The Time of the Bloodmoon Prophecy
  • Once every era, the Daedric Prince Hircine performs a ritual hunt on the frozen island of Solstheim. This is foretold by the Bloodmoon Prophecy. The Nerevarine is chosen to play a part in it, and ultimately defeats Hircine at his own game.
3E 432 — The third edition of "A Pocket Guide to The Empire" is published
  • Published to update the second version and reflect the large changes that had taken place, especially following Warp in the West. Ordered by Uriel Septim VII and promulgated under the authority of the Imperial Geographical Society.
3E 433Oblivion Crisis and assassination of Uriel Septim VII

3E 433 — Corvus Umbranox Reappears

  • After 10 years, Corvus Umbranox reappears as the Count of Anvil.
  • The curse of the Gray Cowl of Nocturnal is removed, allowing its bearers to retain their identities.
  • A new Gray Fox leads the Thieves Guild. History is rewritten by the use of an Elder Scroll, and the Cyrodilic branch of the guild flourishes.
3E 433 — Death of Mannimarco
3E 433 — New Listener of the Dark Brotherhood
  • Internal strife caused by a traitorous Speaker results in the assassination of half of the Black Hand and the purification of the Cheydinhal sanctuary. The Night Mother appoints a new Listener after the traitor is killed.
3E 433 — Reformation of the Knights of the Nine
  • Following daedric attacks on clergymen, an unknown pilgrim receives a vision of Pelinal Whitestrake, reunites the Crusader's Relics, and reconstitutes the Knights of the Nine.
3E 433 — Replacement of Sheogorath
  • The Daedric Prince Sheogorath's curse is broken, allowing him to remain as Jyggalag. Sheogorath's champion takes on the title of Mad God and supplants the Daedric Prince.

[edit] References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Brief History of the Empire, Part IStronach k'Thojj III, Imperial Historian
  2. ^ The Dragon Break Re-ExaminedFal Droon
  3. ^ a b c Notes For Redguard HistoryDestri Melarg
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Tamriel Timelines, The Daggerfall Chronicles — Ronald Wartow
  5. ^ a b c d Biography of the Wolf QueenKatar Eriphanes
  6. ^ The Wolf Queen, Book TwoWaughin Jarth
  7. ^ The Wolf Queen, Book ThreeWaughin Jarth
  8. ^ The Wolf Queen, Book FourWaughin Jarth
  9. ^ The Knights of the NineKaroline of Solitude
  10. ^ The Wolf Queen, Book FiveWaughin Jarth
  11. ^ a b c d e f The Madness of PelagiusTsathenes
  12. ^ a b Broken DiamondsRyston Baylor
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h Brief History of the Empire, Part IIStronach k'Thojj III, Imperial Historian
  14. ^ The Wolf Queen, Book SixWaughin Jarth
  15. ^ a b The Wolf Queen, Book SevenWaughin Jarth
  16. ^ a b c The Wolf Queen, Book EightWaughin Jarth
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Brief History of the Empire, Part IStronach k'Thojj III, Imperial Historian
  18. ^ a b c The Fall of the UsurperPalaux Illthre
  19. ^ a b c Report: Disaster at IonithLord Pottreid, Chairman
  20. ^ a b c d e f g Brief History of the Empire, Part IVStronach k'Thojj III, Imperial Historian
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Royal Family Tree, The Daggerfall ChroniclesRonald Wartow
  22. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Seat of Sundered Kings: ForewordImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  23. ^ The Black Horse Courier, Special Edition
  24. ^ Daggerfall CD inlay advert
  25. ^ Yellow Book of Great House Hlaalu
  26. ^ Red Book of Great House Redoran
  27. ^ The Infernal City, page 34

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