Ada'Soom Dir-Kamal, also known as The King Among Demons,[1] was a Kamal general and the leader of his race for a period of time during the Second Era.[2][3] He was responsible for the Akaviri invasion of both Skyrim and Morrowind.[1][4]

History[edit | edit source]

Early Life and Journey to Tamriel[edit | edit source]

Dir-Kamal was born on the continent of Akavir. At some time prior to 2E 572, Ada'Soom amassed a large army of Kamal warriors and sailed west to the neighboring continent of Tamriel. Nordic interrogations of his captured soldiers yielded little results as barely any of them spoke Tamrielic, though one report revealed that Dir-Kamal was searching for something or someone known as the Ordained Receptacle. Dir-Kamal lead his army through the Sea of Ghosts and passed by the coasts of the House Telvanni peninsula of Morrowind, Vvardenfell, and Solstheim.[5]

Skyrim[edit | edit source]

Dir-Kamal's ships landed at the mouth of the White River, north of Windhelm.[5] In 2E 572, Dir-Kamal attacked the northeast coast of Skyrim.[4] Ada'Soom was responsible for the sacking of Windhelm whilst in Skyrim,[2] and only the Palace of the Kings was left undestroyed, although it was heavily damaged. During this battle, the Queen, Mabjaarn Flame-Hair, and her short-lived successor, Princess Nurnhilde, were killed.[4]

Morrowind[edit | edit source]

Ada'Soom is also known to have fought in Morrowind against the Tribunal. It is said that Almalexia summoned help from the Underking in order to defeat the Akaviri army. It has also been suggested that the Underking was actually Wulfharth, but this fact is disputed.[3] In actuality, Jorunn the Skald-King helped the Tribunal, with his Nordic army, and the help of Wulfharth. Along with Argonian shellbacks, the three races fought off the invasion at Stonefalls and crushed Dir-Kamal's army.[4] This led to the formation of the Ebonheart Pact, which would participate in the Three Banners War ten years later.[6] Dir-Kamal was then killed at Red Mountain by Almalexia and the Underking in 2E 572.[1]

Legacy[edit | edit source]

Ada'Soom Dir-Kamal is still remembered on Tamriel as the most famous member of his race. Following his death, many of his remaining soldiers fled to Rimmen in Elsweyr in an attempt to hide from the Interregnum Emperor Attrebus, who ordered that all foreigners in Cyrodiil be executed. The Khajiit gladly provided Dir-Kamal's remaining warriors a safe haven in their city. Years later, the remnants of Dir-Kamal's warriors resurfaced and seized the Imperial Throne from Attrebus' successors. Allied with the Khajiit, the Kamal attempted to rebuild the Empire, but the operation was deemed a failure.[7]

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