Elder Scrolls
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Throughout Tamriel's history, there have been several major human empires.

Nordic Empire[]

Main article: Nordic Empire

The first empire of the Nords, while often traced back to Ysgramor in the Merethic Era, actually did not truly begin until the Skyrim Conquests of High King Vrage's reign. It ended with the death of High King Borgas of Winterhold.[1]

Alessian Empire[]

Main article: Alessian Empire

The Alessian Empire, often called the "First Empire," was founded by the slave queen Alessia after she led a slave rebellion against the Ayleid in heartland Cyrodiil.

Reman Empire[]

Main article: Reman Empire

The Second Empire was a combination of two distinct dynasties spanning almost 600 years: The Reman Dynasty and the Akaviri Potentate.

Septim Empire[]

Main article: Septim Empire

The Septim Empire, Third Empire, was founded by Tiber Septim in the Second Era. It was mostly ruled by the Septim Dynasty, its end marking the beginning of the Fourth Era. At its height, the Empire spanned across the entire continent of Tamriel, and administered feudal control through the nine provinces, with an Emperor or Empress acting as supreme ruler. After the Septim Dynasty ended the Empire began to decline in power.

Mede Dynasty[]

Main article: Mede Dynasty

After Martin Septim's death, the Elder Council struggled to maintain the Empire. The Empire was eventually taken over by a Colovian warlord named Titus Mede I, after he seized the crown and conquered the Imperial City during the Stormcrown Interregnum.