The Pits is a realm of Oblivion created and ruled by the Daedric Prince of Pestilence, Peryite. 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.
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.
|Planes of Oblivion|
|Daedric Princes' planes||Apocrypha (Hermaeus Mora) • Ashpit (Malacath) • Coldharbour (Molag Bal) • Colored Rooms (Meridia) • Deadlands (Mehrunes Dagon) • Evergloam (Nocturnal) • Hircine's Hunting Grounds • Moonshadow (Azura) • Realm of Boethia • The Pits (Peryite) • Quagmire (Vaermina) • Myriad Realms of Revelry (Sanguine) • Scuttling Void (Namira) • Shivering Isles (Sheogorath) • Spiral Skein (Mephala)|
|Pocket Realms||Chimera of Desolation (Mehrunes Dagon) • Havoc Wellhead • Infernace • Levinace • Lord Velian's Plane • Maelstrom (Fa-Nuit-Hen) • Gaiar Alata (Mankar Camoran) • Realm of the Hist • Soul Cairn (Ideal Masters) • Takubar • Umbriel • Village of the Lost (Molag Bal)|