"Pay no attention to the Shrew of Taneth. She'll say the Tel Var stones are "key to locking away the Daedra." Why not ask the good Lady Cinnabar how much she plans to charge for each key? More than her horrid books, I'd wager."
―Phrastus of Elinhir[src]

Phrastus of Elinhir is an Imperial scholar, well-known for the many books he has published on the Daedra and various other topics, and his questions-and-answers sessions he has with various others interested in the history and lore of Tamriel

He is a bitter rival of Lady Cinnabar of Taneth, another fellow scholar. They both can be found in the Imperial City Sewers.


Phrastus authored the following books:


  • Unlike his rival, Phrastus is a strong believer in the concept of The Towers. He says that tampering with the Tel Var Stones may well result in the destruction of Mundus, as they have a strong connection to the White-Gold Tower.
  • Phrastus is featured prominently in the Loremaster's Archive articles which are published every week on the Online website.