There are many theories on how Lorkhan created Nirn; ranging from the other Aedra agreeing to willfully help, to Lorkhan tricking them into it. However, it is universally acknowledged that the Aedra gave their energy and power for it, and that the majority gave up on the project after realizing the cost, and that those who did not, became the Eight Divines In The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Mankar Camoran proclaims that Nirn is possibly an extension of the realm of Oblivion.
Two moons, Secunda and Masser, orbit Nirn. They are Lorkhan's sundered halves. Masser, Nirn's larger moon, revolves around Nirn. It can be spotted that in Oblivion and Skyrim, Secunda, Nirn's smaller moon, revolves around Masser.
Axial tilt and climateEdit
It is never stated, but can be assumed, that Nirn's axial tilt is negligible, since days and nights remain more or less the same length throughout the year, even in the northern part of Skyrim. There also appears to be minimal variation in climate from month to month.The northern regions are iced. The land of Atmora, far to the north of Skyrim is said to be primarily frozen plain. Skyrim, and by some extension, Bruma, are typically snowy, especially farther north, towards Winterhold and mages college there. Towards the center of the planet lies Elsweyr and Black Marsh, relatively tropical and warm locations.
Snow and rain are common forms of precipitation on Nirn. Certain areas in northern Tamriel, such as Skyrim and Solstheim, experience rare celestial weather called "Aurora".
The planet contains a notably large continent, Tamriel, which is where all of the Elder Scrolls games take place. With another similarly large continent to the east named Akavir. The land masses are separated by the Padomaic Ocean, a massive saline body of water.
To the north of Tamriel is the cold, barren land called Atmora, which is where the Nords of Tamriel hailed from. To the west of Tamriel lies Yokuda, which was the former homeland of the Redguards of Tamriel. To the south-west of Tamriel lies Pyandonea.Summerset Isles and is where the Altmer, or "High Elves", hail from after they abandoned their original homeland of Aldmeris. Redguards before they rendered it uninhabitable.
Atmora is a barren and freezing wasteland. It is this extreme cold that caused the water of the Sea of Ghosts that borders Tamriel and Atmora to become icy. This frozen land is also where the Nords of Skyrim are originally from, although not many trips back are made.
Next to nothing is known about the geography of Akavir. We are aware that the continent is split into four warring kingdoms, each boasting its own race: Tang Mo, Kamal, Ka Po'Tun, and Tsaesci. Akavir is known to have been a home to dragons.  The Blades, originally from Akavir where they were known as the Dragonguard, but turned to serve Reman Cyrodiil in their search for a Dragonborn.
Pyandonea is the island-continent located to the far south-west of Tamriel and home to the elusive Maormer. The island consists of dense rain forests which provide shelter for the southern water spirits. Due to its populace being Merrish, there is speculation that Pyandonea may in fact be part of Tamriel.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Lunar Lorkhan
- ↑ Spirit of Nirn
- ↑ The Monomyth
- ↑ Varieties of Faith in the Empire
- ↑ The Annotated Anuad
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Events of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- ↑ Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Atmora
- ↑ Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Skyrim
- ↑ Events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- ↑ The Imperial Library
- ↑ The Imperial Library