Not to be confused with The Covenant, Daggerfall Covenant, or Convention.

The Covenant was an event that took place on the deathbed of the Slave-Queen Alessia in 1E 266.[1][2] The following is quoted of the Covenant in the Trials of St. Alessia:[3]

Akatosh drew from his breast a burning handful of his Heart's blood, and he gave it into Alessia's hand, saying, 'This shall also be a token to you of our joined blood and pledged faith. So long as you and your descendants shall wear the Amulet of Kings, then shall this dragonfire burn -- an eternal flame -- as a sign to all men and gods of our faithfulness. So long as the dragonfires shall burn, to you, and to all generations, I swear that my Heart's blood shall hold fast the Gates of Oblivion.

Other texts describe Shezarr or Lorkhan as being the deity to participate in the Covenant with Alessia,[UL 1] with one describing Lorkhan as the same deity as Akatosh.[UL 2] This is also alluded to in The Song of Pelinal, Book VIII, wherein the Shezarrine[4] Pelinal Whitestrake appears to be speaking to Alessia in place of Shezarr or Akatosh.[5][note 1]


  1. The book Remanada describes Alessia as the "sweet wife of Shor and of Auri-el," presumably in reference to this.


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  1. The Imperial Library: Amulet of Kings
  2. Amulet, Amulet, Who Put Her into the Amulet?

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