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Before 3E 427

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Third and Fourth

"You are the Nerevarine. You are the Chosen. You can't fail."
―Ghosts of previous Nerevarines to the Nerevarine.[src]
The Nerevarine (not to be confused with a nerevarine) is the legitimate reincarnation of Indoril Nerevar as well as the player character and protagonist of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, and its expansions Bloodmoon and Tribunal.


For the Tribunal's treachery, Azura proclaimed that Nerevar would be reincarnated to right wrongs in Nirn. The Tribunal had merely brushed this off, and many years would pass before any of them took it seriously.[source?]

The Ashlanders continued to believe in the possible reincarnation of Nerevar despite opposition from the Temple. Several people appeared claiming to be the Nerevarine, but none fulfilled the Nerevarine Prophecy. In 3E 426 the Nerevarine, a prisoner born to uncertain parents under a certain sign, was sent by the ailing Emperor to Morrowind, and arrived in the port town of Seyda Neen.[source?]

The emperor in question, Uriel Septim VII, sent the prisoner to Seyda Neen to probe whether this prisoner was the Nerevarine. He also did for his own benefit as he set the prisoner up as a member of the Blades, which led to the protagonist doing a few favors for the Empire while being under strict supervision.[source?]

Surprising for most, the prisoner exhibited signs of being the Nereavarine and eventually was persuaded to fulfill the prophecy by garnering the support of the Great Houses and Ashlander tribes. Eventually, the Nerevarine accomplished their goal of defeating Dagoth Ur, in turn bringing about the eventual fall of the Tribunal.[source?]

Events of MorrowindEdit

The Nerevarine first arrives in Morrowind from the Imperial City for unknown reasons, though likely because the emperor believed he fulfilled the prophecy. They are awakened from their slumber by a Dunmer known as Jiub, who states that they have arrived in the province of Morrowind. Soon, a guard escorts the Nerevarine to a Census and Excise office in the town of Seyda Neen on the island of Vvardenfell, where the player creates their character. After that, the Nerevarine receives a package for Caius Cosades, who makes the Nerevarine a member of the Blades.

Caius provides the Nerevarine with a few tasks that revolve around seeking information about a few major plot points: the Sixth House,the Nerevarine cult, and the prophecy. Specifics are available about the Sixth House which turns out to be House Dagoth, an ancient great house which was destroyed in the War of the First Council.

To gather information about the Nerevarine cult the Nerevarine seeks out an Ashlander, Hassour. He learns that the Nerevarine cult is the belief that Indoril Nerevar will be reincarnated and will reinstate the worship of Azura, Boethiah, and Mephala; cast down the Tribunal; and destroy Dagoth Ur. Hassour talks about the Urshilaku Tribe, which are the most zealous of Nerevarine worshipers, which will most likely provide the most guidance to the Nerevarine. The Nerevarine receives notes from Hassour and gives them to Caius. Caius tasks the Nerevarine with going to the Urshilaku Camp. The Nerevarine goes and the wise woman rejects his assertion that he is the Nerevarine.

Caius later tells the Nerevarine that a House Dagoth base has been discovered near the settlement of Gnaar Mok and that they need to venture to the Buckmoth Legion Fort. Once at the fort, the Nerevarine learns from Raesa Pullia that a group of her soldiers, sent to investigate the cavern of Ilunibi, were ambushed by minions of House Dagoth under the control of Dagoth Gares, who spared one soldier to tell all that Dagoth Ur has risen again. The Nerevarine then goes to the cavern of Ilunibi, where with his last breath Gares curses the Nerevarine with Corprus. The Nerevarine journeys to Tel Fyr, where the great wizard Divayth Fyr lives, to ask him for a cure. The wizard exchanges the cure for magical boots received from Yagrum Bagarn, residing in the Corpusarium. The cure removes the negative effects of corprus while keeping the benefits.The Nerevarine then returns to Balmora, where Caius Cosades reveals that he is bieng recalled to Cyrodiil. As a final task, he sends the Nerevarine to Vivec City to find Mehra Milo.

Caius also promoted the Nerevarine to head of the Blades in Vvardenfell, and gave them his house as a base of operations. The Nerevarine headed to Vivec City, only to find out that Mehra Milo had gone missing. In the Ministry of Truth, they eventually succeeded in saving Mehra. After escaping the city, they traveled to Ebonheart, where they found a way to the monastery of Holamayan. At the monastery, the Nerevarine gained three books from Gilvas Barelo. After that, they traveled to the Ashlanders' camp, where they spoke to Nebani Maesa. She then gave them three tasks; the last one to head to the Cavern of the Incarnate, where the Moon-and-Star is found. Azura then speaks to them and gives them her blessing, proving that the Hero is truly Nerevar reborn.

Now, the Nerevarine has to be declared Hortator by the Great Houses and by the Ashlander tribes. After becoming Hortator of the tribes and Great Houses, they were given a message saying to speak with the leader of the Tribunal Temple on Vvardenfell, Tholer Saryoni, in Vivec City. Once the Nerevarine had met with the High Priest, Tholer arranged a meeting with Vivec. During the meeting, Vivec gave the Nerevarine Wraithguard, one of the tools of Kagrenac, and one of the three weapons used to make the Tribunal gods, but also used to kill Dagoth Ur by destroying the Heart of Lorkhan, as Dagoth Ur's lifeline is connected to the Heart. The Nerevarine soon went to Ghostgate, where they found the other tools, Keening (Morrowind) and Sunder. They then fought in Red Mountain, severing the Heart from the mortal plane and killing Dagoth Ur in his fortress and saving all of Morrowind from the Blight and the golem Akulakhan. After conversing with Dagoth Ur, it is revealed that Dagoth Ur planned to connect all mortals to the Heart, thus allowing him to control them. But thanks to the Nerevarine, his plans failed, and died with him and his house.


In The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, the Hero of Kvatch can overhear that the Nerevarine has left on an expedition to Akavir, but has not been heard from since their departure. Officially, their fate is uncertain.



  • In The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn, Neloth seemingly confirms the Nerevarine's gender as male.[1]
  • If the Nerevarine is still alive today that makes him one of the oldest living Elder Scrolls protagonists, alongside the Hero of Kvatch, if he became Sheogorath.

See alsoEdit



  1. Dialogue with Neloth

Events of Morrowind

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