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"My estates, my titles, my own life - it's all forfeit now. All in the name of preserving the Empire. I swear by all the gods, Mannimarco will pay dearly for this. "
―Abnur to the Vestige, after escaping the Castle of the Worm

Abnur Tharn is father to Clivia Tharn, the Empress Regent of Tamriel. He is known as High Chancellor and Overlord of Nibenay, he is an original member of the Five Companions, and also the Imperial Battlemage of the Elder Council.[1]

Abnur is 164 years old and has at least 16 children.[2] It is unknown how he has lived that long, as Imperials often die earlier from old age.


He is a decisive man, and is part of a line of secret Daedric worshippers, which is just one more reason why the Alliances wish to dispose of him. His family is working with the Necromancer Lord Mannimarco in order to combine Nirn with Coldharbour, Molag Bal's Daedric Realm, after realizing the threat posed by the Ebonheart Pact, Aldmeri Dominion and Daggerfall Covenant.[1] However, Abnur, despite sharing his family's traditions of Daedra worship, despises Mannimarco due to his involvement in the Soulburst

He is known to have personally tortured Ayrenn prior to her becoming queen, and this is one reason for the Aldmeri Dominion deciding to try and conquer Cyrodiil.[1]

He is the ancestor of Third Era Imperial Battlemage, Jagar Tharn, the progenitor of the Imperial Simulacrum who ruled the Empire for 10 years before the Eternal Champion freed Uriel Septim VII from Jagar's prison.

Chronicles of the Five CompanionsEdit


After Abnur infused the Vestige with divine power with the Amulet of Kings, he helped the remaining Companions reach safety. After this he fled with the Amulet and returned to the Imperial City to attempt to harness the Amulet's power. According to Meridia, the relic's power will be dormant for several generations, and Abnur will not succeed, but will try nonetheless.





  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 January 18, 2013. The Elder Scrolls Online (Lawrence Schick). Alliances at War
  2. Chronicles of the Five Companions 4
  3. 23 January, 2014 Voice Cast Announced

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    • I doubt it is common knowledge of how old Abnur Tharn is among others in the ESO universe. Bare in mind, Abnur doesn't actually 'look' 164 and...

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