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The Realm of Peryite

"Peryite’s pits have always been inaccessible to mortals. Our only real knowledge of them comes from reports of the other diabolical Princes. It is said that Peryite guards the lowest orders of Oblivion and that his summoners are to regard his likeness to Akatosh as some primordial and curious jest."
Imperial Census of Daedra Lords[src]

The Pits is a realm of Oblivion created and ruled by the Daedric Prince of Pestilence, Peryite.[1] It is here in which the lowest orders of Oblivion are guarded. With a few exceptions, the realm is usually unreachable via mortal devices, and due to the lack of accessibility the majority of information regarding this realm is derived from the reports of other Princes.[OOG 1]

During the Oblivion Crisis in the 433rd year of the Third Era, five of Peryite's worshipers performed a ritual at his hidden shrine in an attempt to summon the Daedric Prince. Instead, the ritual backfired, sending all five to The Pits; effectively trapping them. Peryite later tasked the Hero of Kvatch with recovering the souls of the five worshippers. The Hero succeeded in saving the souls of the five and returning them safely to Tamriel, earning the favor of Peryite.[2]

201 years later, the Last Dragonborn was assigned the task of killing the Bosmer mage Orchendor, who was formerly among Peryite's followers, but who had since upset the Prince. Upon his death by the hands of the Dragonborn, Orchendor's soul was sent to the Pits, where Peryite exacted his wrath upon him.[3]


  1. Dialogue with Peryite
  2. Events of "Peryite"
  3. Events of "The Only Cure"
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. Imperial Census of Daedra Lords

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