"With you died our last hope for justice. Tharn is now free to do as he will. It saddens me to see the beautiful land of Tamriel rotting from within. Goodbye, (Player's name). I wish you peace in the afterworld..."
―Ria Silmane[src]

Ria Silmane player dead

Ria Silmane was an Imperial apprentice to Imperial Battlemage Jagar Tharn in 3E 389.


Ria Silmane's Death (Arena)

Jagar Tharn kills Ria Silmane.

When Jagar Tharn took control of the Empire in 3E 389, Ria Silmane tried to warn the Elder Council of his treachery. However, before she could, Tharn used the Staff of Chaos and destroyed her corporeal body.[1]

Using her powers as a sorceress, she fought going to the afterlife and instead appeared to the Eternal Champion in the Imperial Dungeons as an incorporeal spirit. She would have gone to the Elder Council instead, but she was killed close to Talin, and appearing to the Elder Council would have taken too much of her energy. She told the champion of Tharn's betrayal, freed him from his cell, and set him on his quest to obtain the Staff of Chaos. The more she used her powers after that, the shorter she could remain in the world, so she only appeared to the champion in his dreams from then on, which required less energy.[1]

In 3E 399, the Eternal Champion finally obtained all 8 pieces of the Staff of Chaos, and defeated Jagar Tharn in the Imperial Palace. Ria Silmane then let herself enter into the afterlife.[1]


  • It is written, and Silmane herself states that Silmane was executed by Tharn with the Staff of Chaos,[2] while in-game he is depicted as killing her with some sort of spell with his hand.



Start a Discussion Discussions about Ria Silmane

  • of Ria... and Ria.

    21 messages
    • Ria Silmane is a Sorceress. Ria (skyrim) is a Warrior. They were just out of names and reused it for Skyrim or something.
    • this thread is 4 years old, let it rest in peace.
  • Ria Silmane... Guardian Angel...

    • Does she remind you of angerl from Borderlands? I feel like she could be fleshed out more in a similar manner to Angel.