I, too, see it much more as a blessing that adds but doesn't replace. I think it's far more likely that Argonians (originally also Ehlnofey descendants like anything else and mutated through hist-sap. MK made a few comments on everyone being capable of being Argonian as long as the Hist make them so, which fits very well with that imo.) get a soul like any other black-souled being at birth and take in the Argonian memories through hist-sap (water is memory, hist-sap is a fluid and likened to creatia; mythic energy, the matter of Oblivion). Not sure what it says in Infernal City and who says it, but they could just be wrong. A being without a soul is a husk unless they have a replacement like the Vestige.
There's some more time-traveling in TES: Meridia possibly sends the Vestige back to experience the other alliances (but that got real wonky with some patches that allowed you to play everything at the same time), books from the future are pulled into the Second Era through Apocrypha because time is weird in Oblivion, the Konahrik mask might be retrieved from a past version of the Labyrinthian shrine, sailing to Yokuda and Akavir is supposed to enable at least time-warping travel, Alduin was sent to the future (although he is a god of time, so that might have something to do with it), and the Vestige puts on some armor and relives past events but is apparently able to change them.
Sounds like you never attempted to dig into it. Plenty of people understand it, you don't need to whine about it everywhere.
Almost everything related to Amaranth and CHIM has been written by MK, including all 37 Lessons. Disregarding him is nonsensical.
Alteration is a completely different thing. Since it's just a form of magic, it's very limited in comparison, and it doesn't help you achieve the end goal of Amaranth where you become a Godhead. You aren't even enlightened with that magic smh.
@Frozen: Not sure if you're trolling, the Godhead isn't related to reality outside of literary influences and some meta metaphors that don't exist for the TES universe.
@Ashley: The old Dream doesn't cease to exist when somebody achieves Amaranth, that's been confirmed by MK who wanted to write a story after Vivec and Jubal had done it. There's also no reason for it to end.
I doubt Hjalti gave much of a shit about the Divines telling him to conquer anything, assuming they even did that. He did what he did because he was power hungry (which could admittedly be a side effect of being dragonborn, so linked to Akatosh...) and came out on top of every other god.
According to Douglas Goodall, both of these books are nonsensical letter strings.
A queen of Morrowind probably has access to a lot of skilled restoration mages, and she might be a capable sorceress herself. Maybe she was also exceptionally lucky.
"Elves live two to three times as long as humans and the “beast-races” (Orcs, Khajiiti, Argonians). A 200-year-old Elf is old; a 300-year-old Elf is very, very old indeed. Anyone older than that has prolonged his or her lifespan through powerful magic."
The Divines do not need to be the original et'Ada; Arkay was a mortal [Source and Source] and the Eight were heavily tampered with by the Marukhati, especially Akatosh, who was cleansed of the "elven taint". The only requirement for being a Divine is that the Imperial Cult acknowledges one as such, otherwise they could just call them Aedra. Note the distinction between god and capital D Divine.
^It's right here: "You have discovered the thirty-seventh Sermon of Vivec, which is a bending of the light, long past the chronicles of the Hortator who wore inconstant faces and ruled however they would, until apocalypse."
^^It's one of many timelines. If you'd rather have them survive, they'll survive.
Nah, he'd just have eradicated the padomaic element of the universe and replaced it with his City. It's roughly outlined in the Truth in Sequence books. It's probably also how he made the Coldharbour Compact, they feared him.
Princes are too powerful to be killed by anything but things like Numidium, who wiped out most gods during Landfall. Sotha Sil threatened to destroy them too and might have been able to, if he had continued his Clockwork City.
The stuff with daedra returning to the waters of Oblivion is about lesser daedra. A Prince is their realm, they don't require avatars at all times to be active.
@Ashley: Aedra and Daedra switching roles etc. comes from the text/RP "On Boethiah's Summoning Day" and is untrue. The only thing that happened and was somewhat like that is the creation of new Princes and Gods, e.g. Auri-El, Dagon, Phynaster.
In addition to Jauffre's comment, man and beast have approximately the same life expectancy. Source for all of it: https://help.elderscrollsonline.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1515/
The common reading is that most souls go to the Dreamsleeve, where they are wiped and inserted back into new mortals. I'd disagree with the Dreamsleeve part, but an arkayn cycle of birth and death is likely to exist. The memories of those souls are turned into water/go into water.
Fewer souls are sent to the afterlives, Argonians should typically return to the Hist.
The warriors of Sovngarde/the Hall of Valor wait for the next Dawn Era after Alduin has destroyed the world. They then join Shor in his battle against whichever Aka-spirit is currently leading the elves in the War of Manifest Metaphors. Very Valhalla-like, with Nord heroes as the Einherjar.
The Towers don't just keep time linear, they solidify all of Mundus by giving the land around themselves stability. Because they keep Mundus up, Aka can't escape and uncoil. So that seems to be akin to what the Keeps do.
They might be similar in another regard; Towers also have the ability to draw creatia from Aetherius (but mostly Oblivion), something the Daedra also kinda did when they made their realms. If you tweaked the Tower system a bit, it could be possible that the Keeps created links to Mundus instead of Aetherius.
He literally eats it.
^Do you actually have anything to support that theory? All evidence we have refutes the notion that the Aedra are dependent on worship, they act completely without shrines, reach even outside Mundus. They became the Earthbones, which is probably what you mean with "the energy flowing through Mundus", but they aren't dead at all.