The divines NEVER created mundus. Have you people forgotten who sithis is? Sithis himself is the void, the universe itself. The divines didint create the universe.
Wait, until Mundus was created the divines and Daedra were the same thing correct? The only thing that seperated them was this one event? And then the Divines lost a large sum of their power. Wouldn't that make the Daedra more powerful automatically since they never lost any power?
extremely powerful. because they are gods, but they might be like daedric princes in terms of difficulty to defeat. Mehrunes Dagon got destroyed by Akatosh
The Daedric Princes are only more powerful than their Aedric counterparts because of the Aedra's sacrifice of power to make Nirn.
This can be seen most notably in Online, when Akatosh bestows his power to the Vestige in the form of the Amulet of Kings. It first requires a sacrifice to even give you that power, then once the Vestige has this power, he's barely able to one hit mortal creatures.
Let alone the fight with Molag Bal, while the Vestige did take him down, it took quite a few blows before old Bal did come down. And even then, you could partially attribute the victory to the Vestige's own combat prowess.
Madman97 wrote: As the Divines seem to be incapacitated from the creation of the world, I woud still say pretty powerful. Probably would have to become a Divine yourself, which my dragonborn plans to. Ive already completed everything else in the world and saved the world more times than Tiber Septim, Hero of Kvatch, the other protagonists in the Elder Scrolls combined, so I might as well ascend to godhood. Dragonborn, God of Awesome.
Tiber Septim didn't become a divine through merit alone, even though he united all of Tamriel, perhaps a grander feat than defeating Aldiun. In fact, he forced himself to god-hood through the use of extraordinarily powerful artifacts which are unable to be acquired again, and nothing else exists equal to said artifacts. The number of times one saves the world is irrelevant. You need powerful magic, a treacherous demeanor, and no opposition.
The Iron Lancer wrote: extremely powerful. because they are gods, but they might be like daedric princes in terms of difficulty to defeat. Mehrunes Dagon got destroyed by Akatosh
Not destroyed per sey, just banished. Deadra don't die.
(the following statements are from somebody who is a noob in Elder Scrolls lore compared to you guys and girls, but considers himself to know a pretty good amount of lore compared to the casual player. You have been warned.)
I believe that at the base level, the Daedra are the most powerful beings, followed by the Magna-Ge, and then the Aedra. I believe this because as you know, the Daedra straight up refused to give their powers up to form Mundus and Nirn and stuff, so they still have all their power. The Magne-Ge began to help in the formation of Nirn and Mundus, but stopped after realizing how drained of power they would be afterwards, so they lost a good amount of power, but not all of it. The Aedra sacrificed all their power in the creation of Nirn and Mundus, leaving the Daedra at the top of the power tree, the Magna-Ge in the middle, and them, the Aedra, at the bottom. But what I think makes the Aedra more powerful than the Daedra is the fact they have enormous amounts of worshippers. Yes, the Daedra do have worshippers. But nothing compared to the amount the Aedra have, as most of the Daedric Princes are evil and malevolent, and the practice of Daedra worship is highly frowned upon in most places in Tamriel. This is what I think brings the power of the Divines up way above that of the Daedra, because worship=power. That is why the Thalmor and High Elves want to ban Talos worship, not only because they personally do not believe him to be a Divine, but also because by cutting off his worship they literally weaken him.
Thanks for listening to my noob response, please correct me on anything I said that is not in the lore or is wrong, because I just pulled all of this from my head and what I knew, and I didn't do any delving and stuff.
Assassin'sArt wrote: A shard of one daedric prince isn't as powerful as a full divine.
A shard of any daedra is more powerful than the comatose daedra, and remember, not all Aedra became the divins of the Aurbus. They used immense amounts of their power creating Lorkhan's dream and killing him after, while the Daedra used little to none with the exception of Meridia (ex magne ge, helped create the Aurbus) and Clavicus Vile, who has split his soul several times (Barbus, Umbra) but even so, that is a part of him. Most of Nirn was not the creation of the divines, but rather those of the Aedra not powerful enough to escape. The Elnofey and what became the elements and physics of the world. Those are, which people seldom remember, are the gears that move the world forward, even becoming modern man and mer.
What do you think?