An overview of the various eras:
- The Dawn Era – The birth of time itself. Different from the Merethic Era.
- Mythic Era or Merethic Era – Includes creation of Time and Nirn, the Aedra, Daedra, and the races of Tamriel.
- The First Era – Includes both the First and Second Empires. (The First Empire, either the Ysgramor Dynasty of Skyrim or the Alessian Empire; the Second, the Reman Dynasty)
- The Second Era – Also known as the "Common Era," includes the rule of the Akaviri Potentates, as well as the 400-year time period known as the Interregnum. The Elder Scrolls Online and Redguard take place in this era.
- The Third Era is the Empire of Tamriel, ruled by the Septim Dynasty, and lasts 433 years. Arena, Daggerfall, Morrowind, and Oblivion all take place during this era.
- The Fourth Era is the era that occurs after the end of the Septim Dynasty, and includes the events in Skyrim.
- The brothers Anu and Padomay enter into the Void, and time begins.
- They give birth to their own Souls, Anui-El and Sithis, whose interplay creates the Aurbis.
- Lorkhan and Auriel are the first spirits born into the Aurbis, Lorkhan wanders and Auriel creates time.
- The Original Spirits or et'Ada emerge within the Aurbis are either aligned with Anu (Anuic spirits) or Padomay (Padomaic spirits).
- Lorkhan, a Padomaic spirit, travels the Aurbis and conceives the concept that Mundus should be created.
- Lorkhan then tricks/convinces other et'Ada to join him. Those that do become the Aedra and those that don't become the Daedra.
- The Aedra create 12 worlds of creation. Some creation myths believe each world is a God. These 12 worlds are molded together to create Nirn.
- Many of the Aedra die during the creation with some becoming mortals to ensure the continuation of life on Mundus whilst some become the Ehlnofey or "Earthbones", the Laws of Nature.
- Many of the Aedra flee back to Aetherius, which is a part of Aurbis, and become the Magne-ge, tearing holes in Oblivion.
- Auri-El establishes the first kingdoms of the Old Ehlnofey on Atmora and the supposed land Aldmeris. These lands are where the Aldmer originate.
- A large number of Aedra are disappointed and angry with the creation of Mundus and seek revenge. These include the ancestors of Elves - the Old Ehlnofey, whose leader was Auri-El and whose heroes included Trinimac, Phynaster and Syrabane.
- Auri-El sought out Lorkhan in battle and warred with him. Lorkhan's followers included the ancestors of Man - the Wandering Ehlnofey and whose heroes included Kyne, Tsun, Stuhn, Jhunal.
- Atmora is conquered by the armies of man.
- The great war ends when Trinimac tears Lorkhan's heart out and Auri-El fires it into the sea with his bow.
- The war causes the mega-continent on Nirn to become flooded and fracture into smaller continents and islands.
- The lands inhabited by the Wandering Ehlnofey, which include Akavir, Atmora, and Yokuda, become isolated. These lands are where the Tsaesci, Atmorans and Yokudans originate.
- Some Wandering Ehlnofey remain on Tamriel, they become the Nedes.
- The Old Ehlnofey remain on the supposed land Aldmeris and become the Aldmer.
Merethic timeline provided by the Imperial Library
Circa ME 2500
- Supposed date of construction of the Adamantine Tower (also known as the Direnni Tower) on Balfiera Island in High Rock, the oldest known structure of Tamriel. Earliest historical date in unpublished Elvish chronicles.
Early Merethic Era
- Aboriginal beastpeoples (ancestors of the Khajiit, Argonian, and other beastfolk) live in preliterate communities throughout Tamriel.
Middle Merethic Era
- The Aldmer leave the supposed doomed and now-lost continent of Aldmeris (also known as 'Old Ehlnofey') and settle in Tamriel. First colonies are distributed widely along the entire coast of Tamriel. Later, inland settlements were founded primarily in fertile lowlands in southwest and central Tamriel.
- The sophisticated, literate, and technologically advanced Aldmeri culture drove the primitive beastfolk into the jungles, marshes, mountains, and wastelands.
- The Adamantine Tower is rediscovered and captured by the Direnni, a prominent and powerful Aldmeri clan. Crystal Tower is built on Summerset Isle and, later, White-Gold Tower in Cyrodiil.
- One of these Aldmeri Explorers, Torval the Pilot, explores and charts Tamriel sea-lanes and the River Niben, located in southern Tamriel. He sails deep into central Cyrodiil, and acquires the Eight Islands (the site of White Gold Tower) from the beastfolk natives for the secret of literacy.
- Aldmeri explorers map the coasts of Vvardenfell, building the First Era High Elven wizard towers at Ald Redaynia, Bal Fell, Tel Aruhn, and Tel Mora in Morrowind.
- The Ayleids flourish in the jungles surrounding White Gold Tower (present day Cyrodiil). Ayleids, also known as the Heartland High Elves, preserved the Dawn Era magicks and language of the Ehlnofey.
- Ostensibly a tribute-land to the High King of Alinor, Cyrodiil was often so isolated from the Summerset Isles as to be its own sovereign nation.
Late Middle Merethic Era
- The Dwemer, a free-thinking, reclusive Elven clan devoted to the secrets of science, engineering, and alchemy, established underground cities and communities in the mountain range (later the Velothi Mountains) separating modern Skyrim and Resdayn/Morrowind.
- The Late Middle Merethic Era is also the period of the High Velothi Culture.
- The Chimer (ancestors of the modern Dunmer, or Dark Elves), dynamic, ambitious, long-lived Elven clans devoted to fundamentalist ancestor worship, followed the Prophet Veloth out of ancestral Elven homelands to settle in the lands now known as Morrowind.
- Despising the secular culture and profane practices of the Dwemer, the Chimer also coveted the lands and resources of the Dwemer, and for centuries provoked them with minor raids and territorial disputes.
- Trinimac (strongest of the Altmeri ancestor spirits) and his people (who became the Orsimer or the Pariah Folk) try to halt Velothi dissident movement. However, Daedric Prince Boethiah, as one of the masterminds of the movement, eats Trinimac. Trinimac's body and spirit are corrupted, and he emerges as Daedric Prince Malacath. The rest of his people are changed as well. They are now known as Orcs.
Late Merethic Era
- Velothi high culture disappears on Vvardenfell Island. The earliest Dwemer Freehold colonies date from this period.
- Degenerate Velothi devolves into tribal cultures, which, in time, evolves into the modern Great Houses of Morrowind, or persists as the barbarian Ashlander tribes. The only surviving traces of this tribal culture are scattered Velothi towers and Ashlander nomads on Vvardenfell Island. The original First Era High Elven wizard towers along the coasts of Tamriel are also abandoned about this time.
- The proto-Nords in the final migration from Atmora (also known as 'Altmora' or 'the Elder Wood' in Aldmeris) settle in northern Tamriel. Nordic hero Ysgramor, leader of a great colonizing fleet to Tamriel, develops a runic transcription of Nordic speech based on Elvish principles, and is the first human historian.
- Ysgramor's fleet lands at Hsaarik Head at the extreme northern tip of Skyrim's Broken Cape.
- The Nords build there the legendary city of Saarthal.
- The Elves drive the Men away during the Night of Tears, but Ysgramor soon returns with his Five Hundred Companions.
Late Merethic Era - Circa 1E 660
- An immortal hero, warrior, sorcerer, and king variously known as Pelinal Whitestrake, Harrald Hairy Breeks, Ysmir, Wulfharth, Hans the Fox, etc., wanders Tamriel, gathering armies, conquering lands, ruling, then abandoning his kingdoms to wander again.
Undetermined Date/Works In Progress
- Daggerfall defeats the Akaviri Invasion ("If Daggerfall had not spent its first thousand years preparing for the battles of the next thousand years, it is indeed conceivable that the Iliac Bay today might be Akaviri.")
- The earliest recordings of the Psijic Order is recorded, telling the tale of the renowned Breton sage and author Voernet, traveling to the Isle of Artaeum to meet with Iachesis, the Ritemaster of the Psijics.
- King Harald orders a campaign against the remaining Snow Elves in the region near Lake Honrich.
- One of the last remnants of the Dragon Cult is discovered in the secluded monastery of Forelhost by one of King Harald's armies.
- Skorm Snow-Strider finds Forelhost devoid of life, the cultists previously inhabiting the fortress having slit their own wrists or been poisoned. He loses half his men to poisoned water found within the monastery.
- The Scouring of Wendelbeck, a battle during the Narfinsel Schism, occurs, marking the war's climax.
- King Harald dies at 108 years of age.
- The Moot is created.
- Hjalmer, the son of King Harald, takes his throne.
- In the years following King Harald's death, Dwemer of Skyrim discovered a considerable source of raw Aetherium in Blackreach.
- An alliance between four Dwemer cities of Arkngthamz, Raldbthar, Mzulft, and Bthar-zel (now known as Deep Folk Crossing) is created to oversee the extraction, processing, and study of Aetherium.
- The Dwemer construct the Aetherium Forge under the city of Bthalft.
- The Aetherium Wars take place between the Dwemer city states of Skyrim. It lasts for several decades.
- King Vrage begins the Skyrim Conquests, which involves the annexation of Morrowind and High Rock.
- At some point after 1E 240, King Gellir becomes High King of Skyrim and conquers the weakened Dwemer city states across the land.
- Alessia, her demigod lover, Morihaus-Breath-of-Kyne, and Pelinal Whitestrake, start the Cyrodiilic human uprising against the Ayleid.
- White-Gold Tower falls. This is seen as the symbolic end of the Ayleid Empire.
- Alessian Empire of Cyrodiil is officially formed. (The "First Empire")
- First recorded use of Daggerfall to describe the capital in Iliac Bay, however, "there is sufficient archaeological evidence to suggest that it existed as much as a thousand years before that."
- Several Ayleid princes continue to rule, as vassals of the new Empress. From here until 1E 498, Ayleids would continue to have minor influence, in what can be called the "Late Ayleid Period".
- The Apotheosis of Alessia.
- Alessian articles and Calendars begin from this year.
- Belharza the Man-Bull is appointed Emperor by the Elder Council.[source?]
- Belharza becomes the Second Emperor of the Alessian Empire.[source?]
- The Direnni Hegemony occurs, during which Skyrim loses significant amounts of land to the Direnni.
- Alessians gain control of the Empire, and enforce the Alessian Doctrines of Marukh throughout the Empire.
- Ayleid lordships are outlawed.
- Little resistance to this, and so most Ayleids simply left Cyrodiil, and many are absorbed into the native population of Elves in Valenwood.
- The Wild Hunt takes place, and King Borgas of Winterhold is killed.
- War of Succession begins.
- Skyrim begins to lose its holdings in High Rock and Morrowind.
- The traditional rule of Yokuda's emperors is overthrown. Each successive emperor, though they maintained the status of figurehead of the empire, had their powers very much reduced. Since then, 300 years of almost continuous civil war ensues between the Yokeda warlords, warrior monks and brigands, all fighting each other for land and power.
- The Holy Brothers of Marukh lead by Abbott Cosmas to Malada, with the intent of cleansing it.
- Indoril Nerevar and Dumac Dwarfking form an official alliance to together protect Resdayn against the Nordic Invasion.
- Olaf One-Eye becomes High King of Skyrim after defeating Numinex.
- The Pact of Chieftains is signed formally.
- Rourken Clan of Dwemer arrives in Hammerfell, arriving in the "Deathlands".
- Dwemer establish Volenfell as their capital.
- Rislav Larich, the future King of Skingrad, is born to King Mhorus.
- Queen Lynada, Rislav's mother, dies shortly after giving birth to her son.
- The Kingdoms of Skingrad and Kvatch had formerly been at war with one another, but peace is declared in this year.
- It can be presumed that the children, Rislav and Belene, daughter of King Justinius of Kvatch were married here to make peace.
- Battle of Sungard: The High Chieftain of Skyrim (Kjoric the White) is killed by Emperor Gorieus.
- Rislav Larich is known to be in Kvatch, with Belene.
- A great plague sweeps through Cyrodiil, wiping out King Mhorus and the rest of the Larich family, excepting Dorald, who had survived, as he was in Imperial City, as a priest of Marukh.
- Dorald returns home and assumes the throne of King of Skingrad.
- Dorald cedes the kingdom of Skingrad to the Empire, as he had been taught by the Alessian monks of Marukh that "to resist the Empire was to resist the Gods."
- Rislav Larich rides from Kvatch with his wife and two dozen of the King of Kvatch's cavalry, which he defeats easily, as the guards hated the new ruler. He kills Dorald, and is crowned King of Kvatch.
- Rislav Larich vows to fight Emperor Gorieus, despite having little experience at either warfare or kingship. When Gorieus arrives, he tells him that his force is "too large for Skingrad" and to "Next time, write before you come."
- Rislav defeats the army of the Emperor, using archers to pick off an army that has no choice but to follow him.
- The Direnni clan is inspired by these events and starts making plans to rebel.
- Raven Direnni secures final victory of the reformists at Glenumbria Moors.
- "The Last King of the Ayleids" joins the battle at Glenumbria Moors, on the side of the Direnni clan was decisively defeated by the Alessians. Nenalata is a possible resting place for this final Ayleid king, although this is uncertain.
- End of the "Late Ayleid Period," as the Alessian Order gains power and influence while the Elves of High Rock lose it.
- A song is made about Wulfharth of Atmora. Following the death of King Hoag Merkiller of the Alessian armies at Glenumbria Moors, Wulfharth is made King following the Pact of Chieftains.
- High Rock is freed from Aldmeri tyranny around this time.
- King Thagore of Daggerfall defeats the army of Glenpoint.
- Daggerfall becomes "the preeminent economic, cultural, and military force in southern High Rock, a position the kingdom has precariously kept ever since."
- Mansel Sesnit becomes prominent in Redguard society.
- Mansel Sesnit is assassinated, and a commoner takes over the government. Randic Torn continues Sesnit's work, solidifying much of the Empire.
- Theory: (by Borgusilus Mailer, Historian) that the Dwemer enclaves were called together by one of their powerful philosopher-sorcerers, possibly "Kagrenak", to embark on a great journey, one of such sublime profundity that they abandoned all their cities and lands to join the quest to foreign climes as an entire culture.
- Red Mountain erupts, and Sun's Death occurs.
- It is supposed that the "Sun's Death" event greatly affected the Nirnroot plant species.
- A Dragon Break occurs; as such, no account of what transpires at Red Mountain in this year is necessarily any more accurate than any other.
- Battle of Red Mountain.[source?]
- War of the First Council ends: A religious conflict between the secular Dunmer Houses Dwemer and Dagoth and the orthodox Dunmer Houses Indoril, Redoran, Dres, Hlaalu, and Telvanni. The First Council was the first pan-Dunmer governing body, which collapsed over disputes about sorceries and enchantments practiced by the Dwemer and declared profane by the other Houses."
- Disappearance of the Dwemer. ca. 1E700
- The Ghostfence is created by the Tribunal.
- Frandar's father dies.
- By this approximate year, Frandar Hunding has won over ninety battles; having killed his opponents in each, he is deemed "virtually invincible with a sword."
- Divad The Singer, Son of Frandar Hunding, and "most well known of Redguard heroes," was born in this year.
- Divad the Singer enters the "Hall of the Virtues of War" and begins his training there.
- Divad the Singer leaves the "Hall of the Virtues of War" in anger, breaks his swords, and vows to "become an acrobat in a travelling circus."
- Frandar Hunding, retired and living as a hermit in Mount Hattu, writes his book, the Book of Circles, a book for Sword-Singers to emulate his fighting style.
- Gaiden Shinji (Blademaster) is quoted as saying "The best techniques are passed on by the survivors."
- First official historical reference to Wayrest, a letter by King Joile, to Gaiden Shinji of the Order of Diagna, which reads: "The Orcs have been much plaguing the Wayresters and impeding traffic to the heart of that land."
- The Siege of Orsinium begins. (This last reference mentions this occurrence, although, it does not make a reference of the year this occurred, and elsewhere, it suggests the events of the book took place in 1E 675)
- Gaiden Shinji dies during the Siege of Orsinium.
- The memory stone of Makela Leki is found at Bankorai Pass in this year, which depicted the Battle at Bankorai Pass.
- The combined armies of Daggerfall, Sentinel, and the Order of Diagna combine, causing the fall of Orsinium.
- The legendary Reachman known as Red Eagle is said to have existed around this time.
- Empress Hestra attempts to expand the empire into The Reach and High Rock.
- Farangel Gardner, from a successful mercantile family, is proclaimed as the first King of Wayrest after being accepted by ambassadors from the Camorian Empire. The city would then have four major dynasties in later times: that of Gardner, Cumberland, Horley, and finally Septim. 
- The Middle Dawn begins.[source?]
- The Marukhati Selective accidently (or purposefully) create a Dragon Break that lasts one thousand and eight years. The few texts that survive this period are known to conflict with each other greatly due to the lack of a linear timeline.[OOG 1]
- Battle of Duncreigh Bridge: The "famous victory" of Anticlere's Duke over the neighboring hamlet of Sensford is celebrated in High Rock each year by the people marching down Sensford's main street. This results in numerous injuries on both sides, even when it doesn't provoke a brief war between the two "knightly orders" of the two villages. The battle itself achieved nothing, because both villages still boast about their ruling families' antique lineage.
- The Middle Dawn ends.[source?]
- After one thousand and eight years of conflicting nonlinear time the Dragon Break ends.
- War of Righteousness: Alessian war begins.
- Lake Canulus, amongst other locales, is destroyed.
- End of the Alessian Order.
- Most of the historic texts of this time were destroyed during the War of Righteousness.
- War of Righteousness significantly reduces the population of Daggerfall.
- Most of Wayrest is forced to move within the high walls of the city, to protect themselves against Pirates, the Akaviri, and the Thrassian Plague.
- Akavir attacks Tamriel.
- Battle of Pale Pass is fought. Akaviri army defeated.
- Reman Cyrodiil becomes Emperor of the Cyrodiilic Empire.
- The Winterhold Rebellion breaks out; the Dragonguard take no action,—this is because doing so would violate their Oath of Allegiance—and supplies to them are cut.
- Kalien, a rejected member of the Dragonguard, sacks Winterhold and lays siege upon Sky Haven Temple.
- Sky Haven Temple learns that Reman Cyrodiil II is Emperor, suggesting he was already an emperor.
- The Battle of Argonia is fought, and the Cyrodiilic Empire defeats the Argonians in what is to be their last organized army.
- The Argonians retreat to Helstrom.
- Reman Cyrodiil II is crowned Emperor.
- Black Marsh is officially incorporated into the Cyrodiilic Empire.
- Alduin's Wall officially begins construction.
- Work on Alduin's wall slows when several craftsmen are dismissed from service.
- Grandmaster of the Dragonguard visits Sky Haven Temple, to investigate rumors of the cost of Alduin's Wall, and consequently writes a Writ of Requisition for more supplies.
- Reman III succeeds to the throne.[source?]
- Empress Tavia (wife of Reman Cyrodiil III) is sent to Gideon, Black Marsh, and accused of treason.
- Beginning of the War of the Uvichil, a war between the Sload of Thras and the Altmer of the Summerset Isles.
- The End of the War of the Uvichil, a war between the Sload of Thras and the Altmer of the Summerset Isles.
No Date Determinable
- The Dark Brotherhood is formed from a then-religious order, the Morag Tong, during this time. The Morag Tong were worshippers of the Daedra spirit, Mephala, at this time.
- One of the very few works on the Ayleids is published by the University of Gwilym Press, by Tjurhane Fyrre, with a book entitled Nature of Ayleidic Poesy.
- Potentate Versidue Shaie, ruler of Tamriel, is faced with a disintegrating empire, with "the vassal kingdoms throughout Tamriel reaching a new height of rebellion and openly challenging his rule."
- The kingdoms refuse to pay taxes, and lead sorties against Imperial garrisons in many countries.
- the Imperial fortress Dawnstar is destroyed.
- Council of Bardmont is held, whereby the Imperial Council is gathered, and martial law is declared.
2E 283 - 2E 320
- Potentate Versidue-Shaie begins a bloody process of wiping away all opposing resistance to the Empire, expending the majority of his legions, and nearly all of the Imperial gold, in the process.
- Elsweyr, the Khajiit kingdom, is created after Keirgo of Anequina and Eshita of Pellitine combined their long-feuding kingdoms, and created a class struggle that briefly threatened to draw in outside intervention.
- Dinieras-Ves "The Iron", a relation of Versidue Shaie, presented both himself and a host of warriors before the Potentate, suggesting an order of mercantile warriors-for-hire, who could be hired by nobility in lieu of a standing army, and that the "employment would be temporary, and a percentage of the fee would go to the Potentate's government, thus putting salve on two of Versidae-Shaie's (sic) greatest pains.
- The Guilds Act is passed: "In the 321st year of the Second Era, the Potentate gave his approval to the Guilds Act, officially sanctioning the Mages, together with the Guilds of Tinkers, Cobblers, Prostitutes, Scribes, Architects, Brewers, Vintners, Weavers, Ratcatchers, Furriers, Cooks, Astrologers, Healers, Tailors, Minstrals (sic), Barristers, and the Syffim."
- The Guild of Fighters was established under the section four of the "Guilds Act", the charter first confirmed under Potentate Versidue-Shaie in this year.
- Morag Tong assassinate "Potentate Versidae-Shae" (sic). The Morag Tong had become so drunk with murder that they literally wrote the words "Morag Tong" in blood on the walls.
- Morag Tong is outlawed throughout Tamriel.
- A note about the Morag Tong is found beneath the floorboards of an abandoned house in the Nordic village of Jallenheim in this year. It was said that the house had belonged to "a quiet cobbler, who was whispered by some to have been a Morag Tong member."
- It is discovered that the town of Cormount may be filled with potential Camoran heirs, resulting in a mass immigration.
- The earliest known mention of the Dark Brotherhood, found in the diaries of Arlimahera. However, it is possible that the organization existed before 2E 360.
- A Maormer fleet is spotted off the coast of Alinor, Summerset Isles, and Altmer King Hidellith ordered his army to give chase.
- The Reachmen, led by Durcorach the Black Drake, first of the Longhouse Emperors, are defeated by the Breton kingdoms after their failed invasion of High Rock, and are slain.
- The kings of Daggerfall, Wayrest, Shornhelm, Evermore, and Camlorn sign the first Daggerfall Covenant. The second Daggerfall Covenant was signed in 2E 567.
- Jorunn, the future High King of Skyrim and leader of the Ebonheart Pact, is born to Queen Mabjaarn Flame-Hair.
- Knahaten Flu begins, initiated at Stormhold.
- Knahaten Flu spreads quickly to the rest of Black Marsh, harshly affecting the population there. Strangely, the Argonians were immune to the flu.
- Altmer Princess Ayrenn disappears on the way to the College of Aldmeri Propriety.
- The Crimson Ship flees Black Marsh, loaded with flu-infected Kothringi refugees. After being turned away from every port, they were never seen again. This is remembered by the Day of Shame in Hammerfell, where no one leaves their houses.
- Emeric is crowned King of Wayrest.
- King Ranser's War, a brutal civil war between the Breton kingdoms of Wayrest and Shornhelm, takes place.
- The Second Daggerfall Covenant is signed at the end of King Ranser's War.
- A massive force of Akaviri led by Ada'Soom Dir-Kamal lands in Skyrim and immediately sacks the city of Windhelm, causing the death of Nurnhilde, sister of Jorunn, and Jorunn's mother Mabjaarn.
- A large army led by Jorunn and Wulfharth the Ash-King, march to Riften. After Dir-Kamal learned that Riften was fortified, he bypassed the city attacked Mournhold instead.
- Dir-Kamal was then trapped between Jorunn And Wulfharth's forces and a Dunmeri army led by Almalexia. With the timely aid of a phalanx of Argonian battlemages, the Akaviri were driven into the sea where they drowned by the thousands.
- Jorunn is crowned High King of Skyrim.
- The Ebonheart Pact is formed after the total defeat of the Akaviri.
- Varen Aquilarios overthrows Emperor Leovic, last of the dynsaty of Reachmen known as the Longhouse Emperors, and conquers Cyrodiil. After legalizing Daedra worship, Varen sparked a rebellion against Leovic. After a long and bloody war, Varen kills Leovic in his throne room and declares himself Emperor.
- Varen Aquilarios seeks to legitimize his claim to the Ruby Throne and forms the Five Companions to find the long-lost Amulet of Kings in the hopes that Varen could make himself Dragonborn. The Five Companions consisted of Lyris Titanborn, Mannimarco, Sai Sahan, Varen Aquilarios, and Abnur Tharn.
- After two years of searching, the Five Companions finally recover the Amulet of Kings from Sancre Tor.
- The Soulburst takes place. Mannimarco, one of the Five Companions, betrays Varen Aquilarios during his attempt to use the Amulet of Kings to become Dragonborn, corrupting the ritual and breaking the covenant with Akatosh that sealed Nirn from Oblivion. A massive explosion of arcane energy, the Soulburst, erupted in the Imperial City, causing Varen to vanish. Mystical aftershocks swept across Nirn, causing mages to die or go mad. The Daedra appeared in greater numbers than ever before and the constellation of the Serpent, signifying chaos, appeared so large that it dominated the night sky.[OOG 2]
- The barrier between Nirn and Oblivion is destroyed, allowing Molag Bal to begin the Planemeld and begin deploying Dark Anchors into Tamriel to merge Nirn and Coldharbour together into one single, nightmarish hellscape.
- The Five Companions flee and split up. Varen went into hiding, creating a false identity. Lyris is captured by Molag Bal, and she is sent to Coldharbour as a slave. Sai Sahan fleed and managed to hide the Amulet of Kings in Sancre Tor, but later on he too suffered the same fate as Lyris. Mannimarco begun sacrificing souls to Molag Bal, including the Vestige's. Abnur Tharn fleed and continued to rule as Overlord of Nibenay.
- Altmer King Hidellith dies.
- Queen Ayrenn returns to Summerset Isles, and becomes Queen of Alinor. After seeing the instability and chaos in Tamriel caused by man, she forms an alliance with Valenwood and Elsweyr to create the Aldmeri Dominion.
- The Three Banners War begins between the First Aldmeri Dominion, the Daggerfall Covenant and the Ebonheart Pact, sparking one of the most brutal conflicts Tamriel has ever seen.
- Events of The Elder Scrolls Online take place.
- Ulvul Llaren escapes from Nuulion.
- Altmer forging secrets become publicised, ruining the reputation of Nuulion.
- Ancient Tales of the Dwemer is presumed to have been published in the Interregnum between the fall of the First Cyrodilic Empire and the rise of Tiber Septim; it was "originally presented as a serious, scholarly work based on research in the archives of the University of Gwylim.
- Rimmen secedes from The Mane of Elsweyr (The Elsweyr Nation) in this year, during the Interregnum.
- The heirs to the Camoran Throne begin to fight over the Valenwood throne.[source?]
- The Aldmeri Dominion is recreated after the events of The Elder Scrolls Online, with both Valenwood (Bosmer) and Summerset Isles (Altmer) combining forces, and the Elsweyr Confederacy (Khajiit) striking a treaty with the Dominion.
- The Battle of Sancre Tor takes place, with Nord and Breton forces crossing the borders into Cyrodil. They set up their headquarters at Sancre Tor, and taunt Cuhlecain's general, Talos, into attacking them.
- Breton assassins decide to counterattack Talos, and set fire to the Imperial Palace, with Cuhlecain inside it; they also "slit the throat of General Talos". However, "from the smoldering ruin he came, one hand to his neck and with Cuhlecain's Crown in the other."
- General Talos has already changed his name to Tiber Septim, and has begun his conquest of Tamriel.
- One of General Talos' commanders, Beatia of Ylliolos, and her Lieutenant, Ascutus, are ambushed on their way to Porhnak, where a Legion was stationed. They are ambushed by Nords ("the warchiefs of Danstra").
- The last High King of Sentinel, King Thassad II, dies.
- A'Tor is crowned King. and begins a bloody retribution on the Forebears who killed his father.
- The story of The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard takes place.
- The Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition is published by the Imperial Geographic Society.
- Hammerfell joins the Septim Empire,, although concessions are made after a revolt in Stros M'kai.
- Dagoth Ur and his kin, the Ash Vampires, awaken.
- The Tribunal are prevented from reaching the Heart Chamber, and their powers begin to weaken.
- Tiber Septim's rule ends with his death, at 108 years of age.
- Pelagius Septim becomes Emperor of Tamriel.
- Pelagius Septim II arrives at the High Rock city state of Camlorn, with the intention of wooing Princess Quintilla, who is also an accomplished sorceress. Instead, he learns about a werewolf that is plaguing the city, where he stays until the birth of their first child.
The Wolf Queen mentions the following rulers:
- Daggerfall: Ruled by Mortyn, son of Gothlyr.
- Silvenar: Position held by Varbarenth, son of Varbaril.
- Lilmoth: Lady Ioa rules this. Normally, the position is ruled by a Warlord.
- Potema Septim (then 14), daughter of Pelagius Septim II, and granddaughter of current emperor Uriel Septim II, marries the 62-year-old Nordic King of Solitude, Mantiarco, in an arranged marriage.
- Pelagius Septim II dies, and Antiochus Septim is crowned Emperor.
- Quintilla dies, with her only regret "being that she will not live to see Uriel Septim III be crowned as King of Solitude.
- Potema Septim tries to blackmail Antiochus Septim into not accepting the position of Emperor. Learning from the mistakes of the past, he instead produces evidence of his own, showing a forgery of hers to clear the way for her son to be King of Solitude, and she withdraws her attempts.
- The Nordic King Mantiarco of Solitude dies, as predicted by the sorceress and Dowager Empress Quintilla.
- University of Gwylim translates "Opusculus Lamae Bal ta Mezzamortie" (A brief account of Lamae Bal and the Restless Death).
- Antiochus continues to mismanage the Empire.
- Magnus Septim is now married to Cyrodiil Queen Hellena, and both are suitably managing the affairs of the Black Marsh, from Lilmoth.
- Cephorus Septim and his wife Bianki were ruling the Hammerfell Kingdom of Gilane with a healthy brood of children.
- Potema Septim makes negotiations with the Psijic Order to deal with the upcoming Pyandonean attack of Tamriel, negotiating a deal for their help for eight million .
- The War of the Isle takes place between the Altmer of Summerset Isles, and the Maormer of Pyandonea.
- Iachesis is still the head of Psijic Order.
- The Knights of the Nine is founded by Sir Amiel Lannus, after his triumphant return from battle in the War of the Isle.
- During a rare visitation from his sister Potema and nephew Uriel, Antiochus, who had suffered from several illnesses over his reign, lapsed into a coma.
- The Elder Council prepares for the ascension of Antiochus' fifteen-year-old daughter, Kintyra, to take the throne.
- Pelagius Septim III is born in Wayrest, son of Magnus Septim and his wife Hellena.
- Kintyra II becomes the next Empress of the Septim Dynasty.
- Queen Potema Septim gathers her forces for the rebellion against the Empire, for what will later be called the War of the Red Diamond.
- Some sources claim that the War of the Red Diamond began in this year.
- Kintyra II is captured by Queen Potema's forces. Uriel Septim III proclaims himself as the new Emperor of Tamriel.
- The War of the Red Diamond begins.
- Broken Diamonds suggests that Kintyra II was in reality murdered on the 23rd of Frost Fall in this year.
- The Battle of Ichidag takes place - Uriel Septim III and his forces fight against Cephorus Septim in Hammerfell.
- During this battle, Uriel Septim III is captured by Cephorus.
- Battle of Falconstar - Queen Potema fights against Magnus Septim.
- En route to his trial in the Imperial City, Uriel Septim III is burned alive inside his prisoner's carriage by an angry mob. Cephorus Septim is proclaimed Emperor.
- In return for their pledges of allegiance to the Empire, the nobility of Skyrim, High Rock, Hammerfell, the Summerset Isle, Valenwood, Black Marsh, and Morrowind demanded and received a new level of autonomy and independence from the Empire.
- The Knights of the Nine order is officially disbanded, likely a result of the actions of Berich Vlindrel, who was also a former Knight, and first of many to leave the Order.
- Potema dies "after a month-long siege on her castle," at the age of 70.
- Potema, just before she dies, gives Pelagius Septim III a soul gem, "infused with the spirit of a werewolf."
- Pelagius Septim III is appointed titular head of Solitude following the death of Queen Potema.
- The War of the Red Diamond ends.
- Sir Casimir murders a beggar. The Gauntlets of the Knights of the Nine lie at the Chorrol Chapel, where he was killed.
- Magnus Septim dies.
- Pelagius Septim III leaves Solitude to become Emperor.
- Jolethe Direnni, Pelagius' sister, takes over the throne of Solitude.
- Katariah Ra'athim rides with Pelagius to be crowned Empress.
- A Dance in Fire infers that Magnus Septim was Emperor this year (250 years before 3E 397). This can probably be attributed to the large time difference between the two dates.
- The Siege of Abernanit takes place.
- The last reported sighting of any of the Knights of the Nine is that of Sir Amiel. He was reported by a passing traveler to have been living alone in the Priory of the Nine.
- Pelagius, also known as Pelagius the Mad, dies in his asylum, age 34.
- Katariah becomes Empress.
- Sir Amiel dies, leaving a note as to how to find the pieces of the Knights of the Nine Artefacts.
- During the reign of Uriel Septim IV, the Imperial Council, in an attempt to clean up the issues surrounding property rights in Skyrim, decreed that "any man without a Liege who occupied a castle for more than three months would be granted the rights and titles of that estate. The reason for this was to discourage absent and foreign landlords.
- Cephorus Septim II is declared Emperor of Tamriel by the Elder Council, denying the dying wish of Uriel IV, who wished that his son, Andorak Septim, be crowned.
- The "Forebear" Redguard Cities of Rihad and Taneth request aid from Elinhir to fight against the Camoran Usurper, but are denied.
- The people of Dwynnen are reported to have been ruled by "a Lich and its armies of zombies, ghosts, vampires, and skeletons." (NOTE: Source states that this date has been "agreed upon by archivists").
- Battle of Firewaves occurs in and around Dwynnen, despite it not having a sea port.
- High Rock actually begins building defenses against the Camoran Usurper. The reason for the delay was that the "primary powers of the Bay were ruled by particularly inept monarchs - Wayrest and Sentinel both had kings in their minority (EDITOR: Children), and Daggerfall was torn by contention between Helena and her cousin Jilathe. The Lord of Reich Gradkeep (now Anticlere) was deathly ill through 266 and finally died at the end of the year. There were, in short, no leaders to unite the province against the Usurper."
- Eight separate, minor landowners make deals with the Camoran Usurper to allow them to keep their land.
- The reign of the Camoran Usurper is ended.
- Rosacrea is conquered by Uriel Septim V. Rosacrea is likely a small "island-kingdom" that "lies between Tamriel and Akavir."
- Cathnoquey is conquered by Uriel Septim V. Cathnoquey is likely a small "island-kingdom" that "lies between Tamriel and Akavir."
- Yneslea is conquered by Uriel Septim V. Yneslea is likely a small "island-kingdom" that "lies between Tamriel and Akavir."
- Esroniet is conquered by Uriel Septim V. Esroniet is likely a small "island-kingdom" that "lies between Tamriel and Akavir."
- Prince Bashomon, the ruler of Esroniet, surrenders to Uriel Septim, allowing him to concentrate fully upon the planned Akavir attack.[source?]
- Commodore Fasil Umbranox of Anvil begins to turn his attention towards the Red Sabre, a powerful fleet of pirates.
- Uriel Septim V departs for Akavir, intending to conquer it.
- Morihatha Septim and Eloisa Septim (twins) are born.
- Uriel Septim V is killed in the Battle of Ionith.
- At five years of age, Uriel Septim VI is crowned as Emperor of Tamriel.
- Imperial Consort Thonica rules the Empire as Regent.
- Uriel Septim VI is officially given full license to rule, having reached his "majority" age at 22. Thonica's Regency ends.
- Uriel Septim VI gains dominance over the Elder Council and Thonica, having used his powers to reestablish the defunct spy network and his personal guard units to bully members of the Council.
- Uriel Septim VI falls from his horse during an accident, and later dies from his injuries.
- Morihatha Septim becomes Empress.
- Morihatha Septim is assassinated. Argonian Councillor Thoricles Romus is found guilty of this crime (despite declaring innocence), and he is executed.
- Pelagius Septim IV becomes Emperor.
- Eadwyre is born.
- The University of Gwylim Press, publishes and distributes a book called Frontier, Conquest, and Accommodation: A Social History of Cyrodiil, better known as Frontier, Conquest.
- Irlav Moslin signifies his knowledge of the Daedric Alphabet.
- Uriel Septim VII is born.
- Mynisera is born.
- Lysandus is born.
- The Book of the Dragonborn is written by the Prior Emeline Madrine of the Order of Talos at the Weynon Priory.
- Uriel Septim VII is crowned Emperor at age twenty-two after his father, Pelagius IV, dies.
- Camaron, future King of Sentinel, is born in Hammerfell.
- Birth year of the Eternal Champion.
- Birth year of Hero of Daggerfall.
- Prince Enman, second son of Uriel Septim VII, is born.
- Prince Ebel, third son of Uriel Septim VII, is born.
- It is at this year or earlier (50+ years before the events of Oblivion) that Count Janus Hassildor, a powerful mage, and his wife are infected by vampires.
- The King of Camlorn, who is at the time of his death writing a letter to the Emperor to inform him of Jagar Tharn's treachery, is assassinated.
- Jagar Tharn imprisons Uriel Septim VII in another dimension (Possibly Oblivion) and, using Illusion magic, impersonates him.
- Elysana is born.
- Fighting in the Five Year War moves closer and closer to Fort Sphinxmoth.
- The Black Year occurs, during which the people of the Parikh Tribe ally themselves with the Altmer and begin a rampage throughout southeastern Valenwood.
- The events of A Dance in the Fire, A Clerk's Adventures in Valenwood, take place in this time.
- The events of The Elder Scrolls Travels: Shadowkey take place at this time.
- Events of The Elder Scrolls: Arena.
- Events of An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire take place during this time.
- End of the Five Year War. In "most fair accounts, the war lasted four years and nine months."
- Orsinium, "a vast tract of land between Menevia and Wayrest", passes ownership to the Orcish people, following a Judges ruling that a contest shall take place, between Lord Bowyn, a Breton, and Gortwog gro-Nagorm, an Orc.
- Orsinium applies for Provincial status, and makes peace with its long-time enemy, Wayrest.
- Uriel Septim VII is rescued from the imprisonment of Jagar Tharn.
- A census of Daggerfall reveals that there are currently 110,000 people living in the capital city. This is compared with the original population of 211 people.
- Events of The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall.
- Kazagh, a Khajiit slave, kills a number of slavers, particularly around the city of Tear. He is helped in this by Peliah, the daughter of a slaver named Serjo Dres Minegaur.
- Charwich moves from Bhoriame to Kambria, both in High Rock, in search of Azura's Star, and proceeds to search for it from there.
- Vvardenfell Territory, previously a responsibility of the Temple preserve under Imperial protection, becomes an Imperial Province District.
- The Warp in the West occurs, drastically altering the Illiac Bay. This is an example of a Dragon Break.
- Sentinel gains the regions of "Abibon-Gora in the west, to Satakalaam in the east, at the mouth of the Bjoulsae River.
- Dagoth Ur recaptures Keening and Sunder.
- Dagoth Odros and Dagoth Vemyn defeat Almalexia and Sotha Sil in battle.
- The events taking place in Greywyn's Journal occur in this year.
- The Crew of the Emma May mutiny against the captain, except for Blakeley, who is still loyal to him.
- The Levitation Act is passed throughout the Empire that banned the use of levitation magic.
- The Brown Book of 3E 426 is written, as is the Red Book of 3E 426, and the Yellow Book of 3E 426.
- The Telvanni Council reminds Duke Vedam Dren and other Great House members that the Council takes no action against its members, according to its ancient laws and customs.
- The Telvanni Council objects to the injunctions being placed on the slave trade, which it claims are "guaranteed by the terms of the Treaty of the Armistics, and Telvanni Council will not entertain any discussions of abridgments of those rights."
- Sixth House assassins begin assassinating prominent Imperial citizens and House Hlaalu sympathisers.
- Velanda Omani sells his house to Indrele Rathryon.
- The events of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind take place.
- The Nerevarine is discovered, and at the same time the Prophecy of the Nerevarine is revealed to be true.
- The Nerevarine reclaimed the Moon-and-Star from Azura, proving himself to be the true Incarnate of Nerevar.
- The Nerevarine became the Hortator and united all three Great Houses to oppose Dagoth Ur.
- Dagoth Ur is killed at Red Mountain by the Nerevarine.
- The events of The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal take place.
- The events of The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon take place.
- An Addendum is added to the Mages Guild charter: "Any guild member commiting a crime against the Guild is to be suspended immediately. The suspension may be lifted at the discretion of the Steward of the Council of Mages. Any guild member receiving multiple suspensions may, at the determination of the council, be summarily and permanently dismissed from the guild."
- Mages Guild Charter changed by Arch-Mage Hannibal Traven to include a provision that all candidates for membership of the Mages Guild must first gain acceptance from all the Guild Hall stewards.
- Mages Guild distributes the schools of magic to different Guild Halls. For instance, Alteration is taught at Cheydinhal.
- Farwil, son of Cheydinhal's Count Andel Indarys, forms the Knights of the Thorn.
- The events taking place in Grommok's Journal occur in this year.
- 12th of Rain's Hand: Grommok, Lewin, and Syndelius explore Fort Wariel, after which they travel north to the Ayleid Ruin of Trumbe and discover a locked box that they cannot open easily.
- 13th of Rain's Hand: After opening the cask, they discover an Akaviri sword which they name "Dawnfang" and "Duskfang", on account of its varying colors at different times. Grommok claims the sword for his own.
- The events of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion take place during this year.
- The Oblivion Crisis occurs.
- Uriel Septim VII is killed by a Mythic Dawn agent.
- A new hero stands up and greatly aids the Septim dynasty and the Empire.
- Martin Septim is crowned as the Emperor.
- Martin Septim sacrifices himself in the Imperial City to banish Mehrunes Dagon from Nirn and save the people of the Empire.
- Martin Septim's death ends the Third Era and begins the Fourth.
- End of the Septim Dynasty; destruction of the Amulet of Kings.
- Attack on the Mages Guild. The Necromancer Mannimarco wages war on the Mages Guild, almost succeeding before being killed by the new High Wizard.
- An Elder Scroll is successfully stolen from White-Gold Tower by a member of the Thieves Guild.
- The Oblivion Crisis occurs.
- The Oblivion Crisis comes to an end.
- High Chancellor Ocato unsuccessfully attempts to bring the Empire a new Emperor after the Oblivion Crisis.
- The events of The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine take place.
- The events of The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles takes place.
- Baar Dau falls from the sky due to the disappearance of Vivec. Causing the complete destruction of Vivec City.
- Red Mountain erupts and the Red Year begins.[OOG 4]
- The Argonian invasion of southern Morrowind begins.
- Dunmer refugees use the Dunmeth Pass to travel into Skyrim, and Refugees' Rest is decreed to be a monument.
- The Armorer's Challenge is written.
- The Thalmor came into power of Summerset Isle. Summerset Isle is renamed to Alinor, but is still referred to as Summerset Isle outside the Third Aldmeri Dominion.
- The government of Valenwood is overthrown by the Thalmor sympathizers. The Bosmeri, allied with the Empire, were unprepared. Valenwood becomes a Thalmor territory.
- The Third Aldmeri Dominion severs all ties with the Empire.
- A great warrior from Windhelm, Vundheim, dies. His son, Deroct, lights a candle above the hearth in his home in his honor. The building later becomes known as Candlehearth Hall.
- The Night of Green Fire occurs. Altmer dissidents fleeing the Dominion are massacred by Thalmor agents in Sentinel.
- Umbriel appears, terrorizing Tamriel, starting with Lilmoth.[OOG 5]
- Umbriel besieges the Imperial City, but is stopped before Vuhon can emancipate the city from Oblivion.
- Coup against the Elsweyr Confederacy takes place. Elsweyr is divided into the kingdoms of Anequina and Pelletine, as extensions of the Aldmeri Dominion.
- The people of Riften overwhelm the city guard and kill Hosgunn Crossed-Daggers, the "black-hearted" Jarl.
- An Argonian invasion fleet arrives on Solstheim.[source?]
- The Ambassador of the Aldmeri Dominion orders the Empire to step down from power. The Empire resists, and the Great War between The Empire and the Aldmeri Dominion begins.
- Aldmeri Forces led by Lord Naarifin invade Hammerfell and Cyrodiil. The city of Leyawiin falls, and the city of Bravil is besieged.
- A 2nd Aldmeri Force, led by Lady Arannelya, cross western Cyrodiil and invade Hammerfell. The Redguards in Hammerfell, divided by civil war and disorganized, put up little resistance. The southern coastline falls to the Aldmeri forces as the Imperial Legions in Hammerfell retreat North into the Alik'r Desert.
- Aldmeri Forces advance into Cyrodiil to capture the Imperial City.
- Cyrodiil: The cities of Bravil and Anvil in Cyrodiil both fall to Aldmeri Forces. Naval battles ensues in Lake Rumare surrounding Imperial City and along the Niben River leading to the Rumare.
- Hammerfell: The entire southern coastline falls to the Aldmeri Forces with the exception of Helgathe.
- Cyrodiil: Aldmeri Forces cross the Niben and advance towards Imperial city through the eastern bank surrounding Imperial city from the east, south, and west.
- Hammerfell: The siege of Hegathe is broken. Imperial Forces make a stand in Skaven to fight off the advancing Aldmeri soldiers. Skaven falls to the Aldmeri. However, the victorious Aldmeri force is severely weakened by the advance through the desert, and is unable to continue their campaign.
- Cyrodiil: The Thalmor leadership decides to focus their forces in the Cyrodiil campaign.
- Imperial City falls to the Aldmeri forces.
- The Reach and Markarth falls to the Reachmen in The Forsworn Uprising and is ruled as an independent kingdom.
- The Battle of the Red Ring takes place as the Empire embarks on a campaign to retake Imperial City, which fell to the Aldmeri Dominion the previous year. The battle was an Imperial victory, but not without heavy losses.
- Exhausted from war, the Empire negotiates a peace treaty and signs the White-Gold Concordat with the Aldmeri Dominion, thus ending the war. The terms of the agreements are the surrender of the remaining territory still occupied by Aldmeri Force, and the banning of the worship of Talos. Thus, the Great War ends.
- As a result of the White-Gold Concordat, relationship between the Imperials of Cyrodiil and the Redguard of Hammerfell deteriorated. Although allies during the war, the Empire is forced to renounce Hammerfell as an Imperial province.
- All the Elder Scrolls housed in the libraries of White-Gold Tower vanish, and are scattered across Tamriel by unknown means.
- Ulfric Stormcloak and his militia retake the The Reach and Markarth from the Reachmen. The surviving Reachmen flee to the hills of the Reach and became known as the Forsworn.
- As a follow up to the White-Gold Concordat, the Second Treaty of Stros M'kai is signed, which decrees that Aldmeri occupation forces are to withdraw from Hammerfell.
- Madanach is captured by Jarl Igmund and imprisoned in Cidhna Mine.
- Raven Rock's Ebony Mine completely dries up.
- Alisanne Dupre considers reopening the Black Marsh city of Archon as a training facility for the Shadowscales, but never goes through with it.
- The Dark Brotherhood's Wayrest Sanctuary is destroyed by corsairs, and all assassins within are killed.
- The city of Bravil erupts into violence as a result of a war between two skooma traffickers.
- The Lucky Old Lady statue is destroyed.
The events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim take place this year.
- Civil War begins in Skyrim.
- Dragon Crisis
- Alduin returns on the 17th of Last Seed, first attacking the town of Helgen.
- The Last Dragonborn emerges and takes on the task of defeating Alduin and the dragons.
- Alduin escapes to Sovngarde after being defeated by the Dragonborn at the Duel atop the World.
- Alduin is slain by the Dragonborn during the Battle of the Tongues.
- Civil War ends.
- The College of Winterhold discovers the Eye of Magnus, which nearly destroys the city of Winterhold.
- The Infamous Eyes of the Falmer were stolen by the Thieves Guild.
- The Dark Brotherhood is either destroyed by the Dragonborn or the Emperor Titus Mede II is assassinated by them.
- The Harbinger of The Companions, Kodlak Whitemane dies.
- Owner of the White Phial, Nurelion died after the White Phial have been recovered to its former glory.
- The Gildergreen in Whiterun returns to its former glory.
- The events of The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard take place.
- The events of The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn take place.
- Miraak's influence takes hold of the inhabitants of the isle of Solstheim.
- The First Dragonborn and the Last Dragonborn battle atop the Summit of Apocrypha. Miraak is then killed by Hermaeus Mora when it becomes clear that the Last Dragonborn would prevail.
- The plot to kill Councilor Lleril Morvayn by House Severin is revealed and subsequently stopped.
- Raven Rock is saved from an Ash Spawn attack, and Ildari Sarothril's plan to get revenge on Neloth is foiled.
Examples of timeline conflicts
Due to the nature of history itself, sometimes dates and events come into conflict. This occurs in real life frequently, but this also occurs in The Elder Scrolls lore occasionally, too. The following are some examples where this was the case:
- The rule of King Harald is recorded as starting in 1E 143 and lasting for 78 years until his death in 1E 221, however the Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: Skyrim mentions Skyrim was under his rule in 1E 113, which was also the year of his birth: "In the 113th year of the First Era, the entirety of modern Skyrim was under the reign of King Harald." This makes it unclear if Harald was crowned High King at birth in 1E 113 or if the Pocket Guide is simply incorrect.
- A Dance in Fire states: "It seemed as if the palace had always housed the Atrius Building Commission, the company of clerks and estate agents who authored and notarized nearly every construction of any note in the Empire. It had stood for two hundred and fifty years, since the reign of the Emperor Magnus." This would mean he was Emperor in 3E 147, which conflicts with several other reports which state that it was Pelagius Septim III at this time.
- Disputes surrounding the death of Kintyra II; some put it at 3E 114, while another puts it at 3E 123.
- Disputes surrounding the date that Uriel Septim III was sworn in as Emperor.
- Disputes surrounding the date of the Camoran Usurper.
- Slight dispute about the date that the Mages Guild was created (Fighters Guild disputes the date of the "Guild Act" by one year).
- Some events are also results of Dragon Breaks. See that page for more details about this.
- The Wolf Queen, Book III states that Pelagius Septim II died in 3E 98, not 3E 99, as is generally believed.
- Two books claim that Pelagius Septim II was born on 314 and 319 in the Third Empire.
- Oblivion, in Sancre Tor, has Reman Cyrodiil II's rule starting at 1E 2812.Annals of the Dragonguard puts it at earlier than 1E 2806.
- The death of Kintyra Septim (former Queen of Silvenar, Valenwood) is listed by some sources as 3E 48, while some other sources list it as 3E 53.
- The ending of the Stormcloak and Imperial Legion civil war in Skyrim before the Dragonborn and Greybeards' truce meeting in the main quest Season Unending conflicts with the timeline stating that the civil war ends before Alduin is defeated. Possibly meaning that the civil war is meant to end after Alduin is defeated in the main quest Sovngarde. Expanding on this - why would the truce meeting in the main quest Season Unending occur in Skyrim if it had nothing to do with the main quest in the first place. The only plausible explanation is that the civil war ended shortly after the truce meeting and the events of Alduin's defeat being right after.
- Some of these events may have slightly innacurate dates. For example the death of Harkon may have occured shortly after 4E 201.
- The Third Era Timeline states Katariah died in 3E 200, but Brief History of the Empire, Book II indicates that her death was in 3E 199. However, the latter does not explicitly state the year of her death.
- It is generally believed that Savirien Chorak died in 2E 430, however, one source claims that he died in 2E 431.
- The Pocket Guides state that the Nords were pushed out of Morrowind in 1E 416, however The Daggerfall Chronicles set the year of expulsion at 1E 401.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: High Rock
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 A History of Daggerfall
- ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Eras
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Valenwood
- ↑ Before the Ages of Man
- ↑ Fragment: On Artaeum
- ↑ Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Atmora
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 Frontier, Conquest, and Accommodation: A Social History of Cyrodiil
- ↑ 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: Cyrodiil
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 Skorm Snow-Strider's Journal
- ↑ Ayleid Survivals in Valenwood
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 House Tharn of Nibenay
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: Skyrim
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 The Daggerfall Chronicles
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 The Aetherium Wars
- ↑ Katria's Journal
- ↑ King Edward, Book X (A work of fiction)
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 The Legendary City of Sancre Tor
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 19.2 Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: Morrowind
- ↑ 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Morrowind
- ↑ Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Cyrodiil
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 Shezzar and the Nine Divines
- ↑ 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 23.8 The Last King of the Ayleids
- ↑ 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Elsweyr
- ↑ 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Black Marsh
- ↑ 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 The Chronicles of the Holy Brothers of Marukh, Volume IV: The Cleansing of the Fane
- ↑ 27.00 27.01 27.02 27.03 27.04 27.05 27.06 27.07 27.08 27.09 27.10 27.11 27.12 27.13 27.14 27.15 Rislav the Righteous
- ↑ 28.0 28.1 28.2 Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: Aldmeri Dominion
- ↑ 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 Redguards, Their History and Their Heroes
- ↑ On Oblivion
- ↑ 31.0 31.1 31.2 The Dragon Break Reexamined
- ↑ Many more references to this
- ↑ Olaf and the Dragon
- ↑ 34.0 34.1 Plaque outside the Palace of the Kings: "Olaf One Eye; Reigned 1E 420 - 452; Subdued the foul dragon Numinex, reunited Skyrim after the War of Succession, and conquered the barbarous Reach."
- ↑ 35.0 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 35.6 Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition (Replace with separate pages)
- ↑ 36.0 36.1 Shor's Tongue
- ↑ 37.00 37.01 37.02 37.03 37.04 37.05 37.06 37.07 37.08 37.09 37.10 37.11 Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: Hammerfell
- ↑ 38.0 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Hammerfell
- ↑ The Final Lesson
- ↑ 40.0 40.1 The Five Songs of King Wulfharth
- ↑ 41.0 41.1 Varieties of Faith in the Empire
- ↑ Ancient Tales of the Dwemer, Part VI: Chimarvamidium
- ↑ 43.0 43.1 Nirnroot Missive
- ↑ 44.0 44.1 Poison Song, Book I
- ↑ 45.0 45.1 45.2 Where Were You When the Dragon Broke?
- ↑ The War of the First Council
- ↑ The Ash King
- ↑ 48.0 48.1 48.2 Divad the Singer
- ↑ 49.0 49.1 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Yokuda
- ↑ 50.0 50.1 50.2 50.3 50.4 50.5 Wayrest, Jewel of the Bay
- ↑ 51.0 51.1 51.2 51.3 ?
- ↑ 52.0 52.1 52.2 52.3 52.4 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: High Rock
- ↑ 53.0 53.1 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Thras
- ↑ Once'
- ↑ The Bretons: Mongrels of Paragons?
- ↑ 56.0 56.1 The Elder Scrolls: Arena
- ↑ 57.0 57.1 The Pig Children
- ↑ 58.0 58.1 58.2 Newgate's War of Betony
- ↑ 59.0 59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: Wild Regions
- ↑ 60.0 60.1 60.2 60.3 60.4 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Orsinium
- ↑ 61.0 61.1 61.2 61.3 61.4 61.5 61.6 61.7 61.8 61.9 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- ↑ 62.0 62.1 From The Memory Stone of Makela Leki
- ↑ The Wolf Queen
- ↑ 64.0 64.1 The Legend of Red Eagle
- ↑ 65.0 65.1 65.2 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Summerset Isles
- ↑ 66.0 66.1 66.2 The Song of Pelinal, Book VII
- ↑ 67.0 67.1 67.2 67.3 67.4 67.5 67.6 History of the Fighters Guild
- ↑ 68.0 68.1 68.2 68.3 68.4 68.5 68.6 Fighters Guild History, 1st Ed.
- ↑ 2920, vol 06 - Mid Year
- ↑ 70.0 70.1 70.2 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Akavir
- ↑ 71.00 71.01 71.02 71.03 71.04 71.05 71.06 71.07 71.08 71.09 71.10 71.11 71.12 71.13 71.14 Annals of the Dragonguard
- ↑ A tomb in Sancre Tor says: "Here lies Reman of Cyrodiil. He defeated the Akaviri Horde and brought peace to Tamriel. 2762."
- ↑ 73.0 73.1 73.2 The Wild Elves
- ↑ 74.0 74.1 74.2 74.3 Atlas of Dragons
- ↑ 2920, vol 07 - Sun's Height
- ↑ 76.0 76.1 76.2 76.3 Fire and Darkness: The Brotherhoods of Death
- ↑ 77.0 77.1 77.2 77.3 77.4 77.5 The Brothers of Darkness
- ↑ The First Scroll of Baan Dar
- ↑ 79.0 79.1 Ghraewaj and the Harpies
- ↑ Effects of the Elder Scrolls
- ↑ 81.0 81.1 81.2 81.3 Imperial Charter of the Guild of Mages
- ↑ Galerion the Mystic
- ↑ Galerion's Ninth Law
- ↑ The Black Arts on Trial
- ↑ Mannimarco, King of Worms
- ↑ Feyfolken, Book I
- ↑ 87.0 87.1 87.2 Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: Elsweyr Confederacy
- ↑ Fighters Guild Charter
- ↑ 89.0 89.1 89.2 The Rise of Cormount
- ↑ The Faerie
- ↑ Chronicles of the Five Companions 4
- ↑ 92.0 92.1 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Pyandonea
- ↑ 93.0 93.1 93.2 93.3 93.4 Ayrenn – The Unforeseen Queen
- ↑ War of Two Houses
- ↑ 95.0 95.1 Light Armor Forging
- ↑ Collected Essays on Dwemer History and Culture. Chapter 1: Marobar Sul and the Trivialization of the Dwemer in Popular Culture.
- ↑ 97.0 97.1 97.2 Death Blow of Abernanit
- ↑ Battle of Sancre Tor
- ↑ 99.0 99.1 Ice and Chitlin
- ↑ Events of The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard
- ↑ 101.0 101.1 101.2 101.3 101.4 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Foreword
- ↑ 102.0 102.1 102.2 102.3 102.4 102.5 102.6 102.7 Dagoth Ur's Plans
- ↑ The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
- ↑ The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind ― dialogue with Artisa Arelas
- ↑ 105.00 105.01 105.02 105.03 105.04 105.05 105.06 105.07 105.08 105.09 105.10 105.11 105.12 105.13 Brief History of the Empire, v 1
- ↑ The Arcturian Heresy
- ↑ The Art of War Magic
- ↑ Remanada
- ↑ Hospitality Papers
- ↑ Notes for Redguard History
- ↑ 111.0 111.1 111.2 111.3 111.4 111.5 111.6 111.7 111.8 111.9 Biography of the Wolf Queen
- ↑ 112.0 112.1 The Wolf Queen, Book I
- ↑ 113.0 113.1 The Wolf Queen, Book II
- ↑ 114.0 114.1 114.2 The Wolf Queen, Book III
- ↑ 115.0 115.1 115.2 115.3 115.4 The Wolf Queen, Book IV
- ↑ Opusculus Lamae Bal
- ↑ 117.0 117.1 117.2 117.3 117.4 117.5 117.6 The Knights of the Nine
- ↑ 118.0 118.1 118.2 118.3 118.4 The Third Era Timeline
- ↑ 119.0 119.1 119.2 The Wolf Queen, Book V
- ↑ 120.0 120.1 120.2 120.3 120.4 120.5 The Madness of Pelagius
- ↑ 121.0 121.1 The Wolf Queen, Book VI
- ↑ 122.0 122.1 Broken Diamonds
- ↑ 123.0 123.1 The Wolf Queen, Book VII
- ↑ 124.0 124.1 124.2 124.3 124.4 124.5 124.6 The Wolf Queen, Book VIII
- ↑ 125.0 125.1 125.2 125.3 125.4 Brief History of the Empire, Book II
- ↑ The Knights of the Nine
- ↑ Sir Amiel's Journal
- ↑ Tal Marog Ker's Researches
- ↑ Daravyn the Gray's Long Forgotten Note
- ↑ The Rear Guard
- ↑ 131.0 131.1 131.2 131.3 131.4 131.5 131.6 131.7 131.8 Brief History of the Empire, Book III
- ↑ 132.0 132.1 The Refugees
- ↑ 133.0 133.1 133.2 133.3 133.4 The Fall of the Usurper
- ↑ 134.0 134.1 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Skyrim
- ↑ 135.0 135.1 135.2 135.3 135.4 135.5 135.6 Report: Disaster at Ionith
- ↑ Cap'n Dugal's Journal, Book I
- ↑ Cap'n Dugal's Journal, Book III
- ↑ 138.0 138.1 138.2 138.3 138.4 138.5 138.6 138.7 138.8 Brief History of the Empire, Book IV
- ↑ Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Arena Supermundus
- ↑ Bible of the Deep Ones
- ↑ The Book of the Dragonborn
- ↑ Dialogue with Janus Hassildor
- ↑ Mystery of Talara, Book IV
- ↑ The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall Manual
- ↑ 145.0 145.1 Interviews With Tapestrists vol. 18: Cherim's Heart of Anequina
- ↑ Mixed Unit Tactics
- ↑ Words and Philosophy
- ↑ A Dance in the Fire, Book I
- ↑ Shadowkey Map
- ↑ The Elder Scrolls Travels: Shadowkey
- ↑ The Argonian Account, Book I
- ↑ Events of An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire
- ↑ 153.0 153.1 How Orsinium Passed to the Orcs
- ↑ Last Scabbard of Akrash
- ↑ Charwich-Koniinge Letters
- ↑ Charwich-Koniinge Letters, v4
- ↑ A Short History of Morrowind
- ↑ The Warp in the West
- ↑ Greywyn's Journal
- ↑ Log of the Emma May
- ↑ Overheard conversation in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: "He's getting older, but he can still teach a bit about Alteration. He's been teaching it since before the Levitation Act of 421."
- ↑ 162.0 162.1 162.2 Brown Book of 3E 426
- ↑ Red Book of 3E 426
- ↑ Yellow Book of 3E 426
- ↑ Deed to Indrele's House
- ↑ 166.0 166.1 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
- ↑ 167.0 167.1 167.2 167.3 The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon
- ↑ Assassination!
- ↑ Events of Oblivion
- ↑ Rising Threat, Vol. III
- ↑ 171.0 171.1 The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles
- ↑ 172.0 172.1 Lymdrenn Tenvanni's Journal
- ↑ 173.0 173.1 Rising Threat, Vol. IV
- ↑ Decree of Monument
- ↑ The Armorer's Challenge
- ↑ 176.00 176.01 176.02 176.03 176.04 176.05 176.06 176.07 176.08 176.09 176.10 176.11 176.12 176.13 176.14 176.15 176.16 176.17 176.18 176.19 The Great War
- ↑ Dialogue with Elda Early-Dawn
- ↑ Sinderion's Field Journal
- ↑ 179.0 179.1 History of Raven Rock, Vol. II
- ↑ 180.0 180.1 180.2 180.3 History of Raven Rock, Vol. III
- ↑ Loading Screens in Skyrim
- ↑ Of Crossed Daggers
- ↑ 183.0 183.1 The Bear of Markarth
- ↑ Dialogue with Dexion Evicus
- ↑ Thonar's Journal
- ↑ 186.0 186.1 Cicero's Journal, Volume I
- ↑ 187.0 187.1 187.2 Cicero's Journal, Volume II
- ↑ Cicero's Journal, Volume III
- ↑ Where were you when the Dragon Broke? (Kirkbride)
- ↑ 24 August, 2012. The Elder Scrolls Online - Facebook Page. Introduction to the Lore of the Elder Scrolls
- ↑ Richton's page on the Official Archived Redguard Website
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 An Elder Scrolls Novel: Lord of Souls
- ↑ An Elder Scrolls Novel: The Infernal City States this took place 43 years after the Red Year, which is established as occurring in 4E 6 (see above)