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"Boethiah showed them the lies of the et'Ada, the Aedra, and told them Trinimac was the biggest liar of all, saying all this with Trinimac's voice! Boethiah told the mass before him the Tri-Angled Truth. He showed them, with Mephala, the rules of Psijic Endeavor."
The Changed Ones

The Psijic Endeavor, often abbreviated as The Endeavor, and possibly, the Tri-Angled Truth,[OOG 1][1] is a method in which one can transcend mortal boundaries set in place by immortal rulers to achieve the state of existence known as CHIM.[OOG 2]

Contrary to popular belief, the Psijic Endeavor shares no legitimate ties with the Psijic Order save for a namesake, which are both based off of the Ehlnofex root-word, PSJJJJ, that being the ineffable and ever-changing action that is Padomay.[OOG 3][OOG 4] However, the Psijic mages were said to have their own interpretation of the Endeavor which they recorded in the Scroll of Adompha.[OOG 5] How exactly the Endeavor is achieved is not fully known, but it has been said that there is a shared "Old Way" which is taught by the Psijics, and a "New Way."[OOG 6]


"Others think that Lorkhan created the world as the testing ground for transcendence; to them the spirit realm was already a prison, and that true escape is now finally possible."
Spirit of Nirn

The Psijic Endeavor was the original basis of the teachings of the Prophet, Veloth, whose "anti-laws" were inspired by the teachings of Mephala, Boethiah, and Azura, who wished to show their followers the lies Trinimac had attributed to Lorkhan.[1][OOG 2]

It is described as being a process of reaching glorious apotheosis where "time itself is bent inward and outward into a shape that is always new" allowing its users to acquire states of existence that reach beyond the abilities of even the gods. This state, which resides at the end of the Endeavor, is known as CHIM.[OOG 2] The immortal wizard, Divayth Fyr, had reason to believe that the Psijic Endeavor may have played a role in the disappearance of the Dwemer due to their utilization of Lorkhan's Heart.[OOG 6]

The Dunmer associate Lorkhan with the Endeavor, believing that it was he who originally conceived the idea that the spirit realm was a prison, that being the reason he created the mortal realm, to be a new testing ground for transcendence.[2][3] According to Vivec, Lorkhan was the first being to ever learn of, and utilize, the said process. Lorkhan first began his Endeavor by traveling to the end of the Aurbis, and then looking back upon it sideways, creating the infinite and godly image known as the Tower. After viewing the Tower, Lorkhan was inspired to create Mundus, a reflection of its own creators, so that others could learn of the Psijic Endeavor, and how not to fail it.[OOG 2][OOG 7] Vivec's teachings seem to imply that the Psijic Endeavor can be achieved through Lorkhan's Heart, as it holds a "secret Tower," which can only be seen by looking at the Heart sideways.[4]


Notice: The following are out-of-game references. They are not found in any in-game books, but can still be considered part of The Elder Scrolls lore and are included for completeness.
  1. Loveletter From the Fifth Era, The True Purpose of Tamriel
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 More on the Psijic Endeavor
  3. Concerning the Psijic Order and the Psijic Endeavor
  4. Source of Chaos
  5. The Xal-Gosleigh Letters
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sotha Sil's Last Words...
  7. ...the Tower

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