Titus Mede I was an Emperor of the Third Empire. He was the Emperor during the events of The Infernal City and Lord of Souls. His personal brand was a wolf’s head, his most trusted men had a tattoo painted into their body.[OOG 1] Titus had a lean face, strong chin, and green eyes.
Titus Mede came to power after the Oblivion Crisis and Martin Septim's sacrifice, which ended the Septim Dynasty. He came from humble origins, but he elevated his status over the years. He was a soldier in an outlaw army, a warlord in Colovia, a king in Cyrodiil, and finally Emperor.
After some time, Mede took the Imperial City by force with less than a thousand men, usurping the current emperor at that time, Thules the Gibbering, and becoming Emperor of Tamriel. He routed Eddar Olin's army northward thrust with barely twice that, and hammered what remained of the empire back together.[OOG 2][OOG 3]
Firstly he was seen as a conqueror, unworthy to be the Emperor. Most members of the Elder Council were in favor of Thules but Titus's close associate Hierem convinced them to see Titus more as liberator than conqueror. He kept Hierem around because he didn't have a choice. Hierem was the most important man in the empire besides him, so Titus put Letine Arese in the minister's office to spy on him and warn the Emperor about any threat.
When his son Attrebus was born, Hierem proposed to make him look like a hero. He was risen being told that he was a great warrior and a hero, but Titus didn't stop it even when he grew up. Gulan used to report the Emperor every time Attrebus went to be a hero in the wrong place and he would do something to stop it.[OOG 5]
Attrebus tried to convince Titus to allow him go to Black Marsh to stop Umbriel. Titus did not see any threat in Umbriel, so he forbid Attrebus to embark in such adventure. However, he sent scouts and mages to investigate the flying city.[OOG 2]
Attrebus disobeyed his father's orders and marched into Umbriel. However, he was betrayed by Radhasa, and his men were ambushed. Radhasa made it look as if they had killed the prince. She beheaded a body and dressed it with Attrebus' clothes. Titus had to identify the body, but he thought that it did not feel like his son. His suspicion was further corroborated by Inspector Colin, who explained that it looked like someone wanted to make them think the prince was dead.[OOG 5]
Colin contacted the Emperor again when he discovered that Hierem could be behind the Umbriel Crisis and his son's kidnapping. Titus could not risk confronting Hierem without solid evidence, so he ordered Colin to continue investigating. He offered Colin a key to Hierem's ministry and rooms.[OOG 3]
Titus received a letter from Vuhon demanding him to evacuate the Imperial City. Titus refused to abandon the heart of the Empire, so he sent the legions to stop Umbriel. The attack on the flying city failed, but Attrebus and Sul destroyed the Ingenium and Mere-Glim guided Umbriel into the Realm of the Hist. Titus was proud of his son, and he planned to tell everyone about his feat. However, Attrebus thought that it would be better to give credit to The College of Whispers and The Synod. They had worked together and it could be a start to their reconciliation.[OOG 6]
Due to Titus Mede not being of the Septim dynasty and the dire state the Empire was in, many of the Imperial provinces left the Empire, leaving it with only seven of the nine counties of Cyrodiil and Skyrim, before Titus Mede reclaimed Leyawiin, Bravil, Hammerfell, and High Rock.
Titus Mede had one known son, Attrebus Mede, and is the ancestor (unknown distance) of Titus Mede II, who later became Emperor during the time period in which The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim takes place. He also had a brother who created a Longhouse in the settlement of Ione.
- "Well, then, why are we discussing this? Hierem, can you tell me why we’re discussing this?"
- "It’s not the girl, it’s the adventure. It’s the book they’ll write about it, the songs they will sing."
- "That’s true. But... I am a father, also. I forget that sometimes."
- "You really have returned a man. More than that—a prince."
- ↑ An Elder Scrolls Novel: Lord of Souls, part one chapter one
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 An Elder Scrolls Novel: The Infernal City, part two chapter one
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 An Elder Scrolls Novel: Lord of Souls, part one chapter eight
- ↑ An Elder Scrolls Novel: Lord of Souls, part three chapter four
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 An Elder Scrolls Novel: The Infernal City, part two chapter seven
- ↑ An Elder Scrolls Novel: Lord of Souls, epilogue
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|Thules the Gibbering||4E 17 - 4E ??||Attrebus Mede|