Archcanon Tarvus Indoril, more commonly referred to as simply Archcanon Tarvus, was a Dunmer male who served as archcanon of the Tribunal Temple during the Interregnum in the Second Era. Growing up as a member of House Indoril, Tarvus was drawn to the words of Lord Vivec the Warrior-Poet—one of three divine rulers of Morrowind—and joined the Tribunal Temple in order to serve him. While training as an acolyte, he sought to eventually become a Buoyant Armiger, but Vivec persuaded him to pursue the life in the priesthood instead. The diligence and dedication he displayed in his service to the Tribunal convinced Vivec to select Tarvus as his new archcanon, the youngest in history at the time of the Interregnum.
From his office in the Hall of Wisdom, located within the Temple Canton of Vivec City, Archcanon Tarvus provided counsel to Vivec and directed Tribunal operations in the Vvardenfell region of Morrowind. He also oversaw construction of Vivec City, initiated studies into the feasibility of creating a new Ebonheart in Vvardenfell, and wrote several books describing the militant orders of the Tribunal Temple. In the year 2E 583, Tarvus directed the Vestige's investigation into the origins of a mysterious illness afflicting Vivec.
Early LifeEditApproximately 220 years old during the events of the Three Banners War,[UL 1] Tarvus Indoril was likely born to Dunmer parents around the year 2E 363. He spent his formative years as a member of House Indoril, one of the five Great Houses that dominated Morrowind. This conservative and orthodox upbringing instilled within him a belief in the racial and cultural superiority of the Dunmer, a suspicion of foreign outlanders, and reverence for the traditions of the Tribunal Temple. Aside from House Indoril, the sermons and exploits of Lord Vivec the Warrior-Poet—one of the three Living Gods that constituted the Tribunal—also greatly influenced Tarvus. The ideals of chivalry, duty, and honor embodied by Vivec resonated with Tarvus and inspired much of his future development.
As a member of House Indoril and a devotee of Lord Vivec, Tarvus felt pressured to dedicate his life to the service of the Tribunal Temple. Casting aside his youthful inclination towards adventure and poetry, he became an acolyte of the Temple and underwent the basic training it required of its servants. After the completion of his training, Tarvus sought to join one of the militant orders responsible for defending the Tribunal and enforcing its will throughout Morrowind. Although he briefly considered enlisting with the Ordinators, Tarvus primarily aspired to join the Buoyant Armigers—an adventurous and roguish order of warriors that served as the personal champions of Vivec and protectors of the Vvardenfell pilgrimage routes—due to their personal service of Vivec. Vivec, however, personally intervened and convinced Tarvus to join the priesthood instead.
Throughout his career with the Temple, Tarvus demonstrated tremendous aptitude for both his spiritual and administrative duties. This aptitude, combined with his diligence and dedication to the Tribunal, resulted in his rapid advancement through the ranks of the Tribunal Temple hierarchy. Eventually, Tarvus achieved the rank of Archcanon—the highest religious office in Vvardenfell during the Second Era—following the death of his predecessor. By granting him the signet ring and office that signaled his new position, Vivec also bestowed upon Tarvus the distinction of being the youngest canon to attain the rank of archcanon.
The Divine InquiriesEdit
- On Moving Ebonheart
- Ordinators: A Comprehensive Guide
- Buoyant Armigers: Swords of Vivec
- Archcanon's Journal
InteractionsEdit[?] [?] [?] [?]
|Main Quest: Divine Conundrum|
"Ah, Outlander. Lord Vivec trusts too much to put his faith in one such as you, but who am I to question my God? I suppose he sent you to me so I could put you to work? Did he say which task he wants us to accomplish first?"
Lord Vivec said he needed to perform a divination ritual. "Ah, yes. We do need to perform a ritual to reveal the nature of the... phenomenon that vexes Lord Vivec. Now, listen closely. I hate to repeat myself"
|Main Quest: Divine Inquiries|
"Such displeasure and disappointment! Nothing works even though every calculation is precise. And now an interruption. How infuriating! Wait, wait. Sometimes the Great Gear turns from frustration to oppurtunity..."
Do you know anything about divine energy? "Divine energy? I'll have you know I participated in Lord Sotha Sil's Nine Analyses of the Exalted Enigmas. But we have more important matters. I'm about to determine the correlation between color and time, and I could use another set of hands."
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 Archcanon Tarvus Interview
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Events of The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 The Living Gods
- ↑ On Moving Ebonheart
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Buoyant Armigers: Swords of Vivec
- ↑ Ordinators: A Comprehensive Guide
- ↑ Notes on Racial Phylogeny
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 Great Houses of Morrowind