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The First Era, also called the First Age,[1] was a time period lasting 2920 years. This article is a chronological record of First Era events, from the founding of the Camoran Dynasty to the assassination of Emperor Reman Cyrodiil III.

First Era[]

Undetermined date/works in progress

  • Daggerfall defeats the Akaviri Invasion ("If Daggerfall had not spent its first thousand years preparing for the battles of the next thousand years, it is indeed conceivable that the Iliac Bay today might be Akaviri.")[2]

1st Century[]

1E 0[]

1E 20[]

1E 68[]

  • The last visit from Atmora to Tamriel occurs: two ships, largely laden with corpses.[7]

2nd Century[]

1E 113[]

  • Harald is born. He later becomes the first Nordic ruler.[8][9]

1E 139[]

1E 140[]

  • Skorm Snow-Strider finds Forelhost devoid of life, the cultists previously inhabiting the fortress having slit their own wrists or been poisoned. He loses half his men to poisoned water found within the monastery.[10]

1E 143[]

1E 198[]

3rd Century[]

1E 200[]

1E 221[]

1E 221+[]

1E 222[]

1E 227[]

  • The Gradual Massacre begins.[13]

1E 240[]

1E 240+[]

  • At some point after 1E 240, King Gellir becomes High King of Skyrim and conquers the weakened Dwemer city states across the land.[15]

1E 242[]

1E 243[]

1E 246[]

1E 263[]

  • Several Ayleid princes continue to rule, as vassals of the new Empress.[24]

1E 266[]

4th Century[]

1E 340[]

1E 355[]

1E 358[]

  • The Direnni Hegemony occurs, during which Skyrim loses significant amounts of land to the Direnni.[11]

1E 361[]

  • Alessians gain control of the Empire, and enforce the Alessian Doctrines of Marukh throughout the Empire.[24][28]
  • Ayleid lordships are outlawed.[24]
  • Little resistance to this, and so most Ayleids simply left Cyrodiil, and many are absorbed into the native population of Elves in Valenwood.[24]

1E 369[]

1E 376[]

  • The traditional rule of Yokuda's emperors is overthrown. Each successive emperor, though they maintained the status of figurehead of the empire, had their powers very much reduced. Since then, 300 years of almost continuous civil war ensues between the Yokeda warlords, warrior monks and brigands, all fighting each other for land and power.[30]

1E 393[]

5th Century[]

1E 401[]

1E 415[]

1E 416[]

1E 420[]

1E 448[]

  • Rislav Larich, the future King of Skingrad, is born to King Mhorus.[28]
  • Queen Lynada, Rislav's mother, dies shortly after giving birth to her son.[28]

1E 452[]

1E 461[]

1E 472[]

  • The formerly warring Kingdoms of Skingrad and Kvatch declare peace.[28]
    • It can be presumed that the children, Rislav and Belene, daughter of King Justinius of Kvatch were married here to make peace.[28]

1E 477[]

  • Clan Direnni gains control of significant portions of Hammerfell and Skyrim.[11]

1E 478[]

  • Battle of Sungard: The High Chieftain of Skyrim (Kjoric the White) is killed by Emperor Gorieus.[28]
  • Rislav Larich is known to be in Kvatch, with Belene.[28]
  • A great plague sweeps through Cyrodiil, wiping out King Mhorus and the rest of the Larich family, excepting Dorald, who had survived, as he was in Imperial City, as a priest of Marukh.[28]
  • Dorald returns home and assumes the throne of King of Skingrad.[28]
  • Dorald cedes the kingdom of Skingrad to the Empire, as he had been taught by the Alessian monks of Marukh that "to resist the Empire was to resist the Gods."[28]
  • Rislav Larich rides from Kvatch with his wife and two dozen of the King of Kvatch's cavalry, they arrive at Skingrad and easily defeat the city's guards, as they hated the new ruler. He kills Dorald, and is crowned King of Skingrad.[28]
  • Rislav Larich vows to fight Emperor Gorieus, despite having little experience at either warfare or kingship. When Gorieus arrives, he tells him that his force is "too large for Skingrad" and to "Next time, write before you come."[28]
  • Rislav defeats the army of the Emperor, using archers to pick off an army that has no choice but to follow him.[28]
  • The Direnni clan is inspired by these events and starts making plans to rebel.[28]

1E 479[]

1E 480[]

1E 482[]

1E 498[]

  • End of the "Late Ayleid Period," as the Alessian Order gains power and influence while the Elves of High Rock lose it.[24][19]
  • The Direnni Clan falls out of power.[11]

6th Century[]

1E 500[]

  • A song is made about Wulfharth of Atmora. Following the death of King Hoag Merkiller of the Alessian armies at Glenumbria Moors, Wulfharth is made King following the Pact of Chieftains.[38][42]
  • High Rock is freed from Aldmeri tyranny around this time.[19]

7th Century[]

1E 609[]

  • King Thagore of Daggerfall defeats the army of Glenpoint.[2]
  • Daggerfall becomes "the preeminent economic, cultural, and military force in southern High Rock, a position the kingdom has precariously kept ever since."[2]
  • Mansel Sesnit becomes prominent in Redguard society.[30]

1E 617[]

  • Mansel Sesnit is assassinated, and a commoner takes over the government. Randic Torn continues Sesnit's work, solidifying much of the Empire.[30]

1E 660[]

  • Mauloch is defeated at the Battle of Dragon Wall at this time, and legend credits the eruption of Red Mountain eight years later to his ensuing rage.[43][20]

1E 668[]

  • Historian Borgusilus Mailer theorizes that it was in this year that the Dwemer enclaves were called together by one of their powerful philosopher-sorcerers, possibly "Kagrenak," to embark on a great journey, one of such sublime profundity that they abandoned all their cities and lands to join the quest to foreign climes as an entire culture.[44]
  • Red Mountain erupts, and the Sun's Death occurs.[20]
  • It is supposed that the "Sun's Death" event greatly affected the Nirnroot plant species.[45]

1E 675[]

8th Century[]

1E 700[]

1E 720[]

1E 734[]

  • Frandar's father dies.[30]

1E 737[]

1E 750[]

  • By this approximate year, Frandar Hunding has won over ninety battles; having killed his opponents in each, he is deemed "virtually invincible with a sword."[30]

1E 760[]

1E 771[]

1E 776[]

  • Divad Hunding leaves the Hall of the Virtues of War in anger, breaks his swords, and vows to "become an acrobat in a traveling circus."[51]

1E 780[]

1E 792[]

9th Century[]

1E 800[]

  • It is suggested that Wayrest was founded at around this time.[53]

1E 803[]

1E 808[]

1E 874[]

10th Century[]

1E 907[]

1E 937[]

  • Gaiden Shinji (Blademaster) is quoted as saying "The best techniques are passed on by the survivors."[60]

1E 948[]

  • First official historical reference to Wayrest, a letter by King Joile, to Gaiden Shinji of the Order of Diagna, which reads: "The Orcs have been much plaguing the Wayresters and impeding traffic to the heart of that land."[53]

1E 950[]

1E 973[]

1E 980[]

1E 983[]

  • The city of Evermore is founded by the River Horse Bretons.[67]
  • The Bjoulsae River opens and much trade occurs, spurring on technological advancements such as writing.[11]

1E 989[]

  • Wayrest has a significant boost in population and size, growing from a small village to a large city.[11]

11th Century[]

1E 1030[]

1E 1033[]

12th Century[]

1E 1100[]

  • Farangel Gardner, from a successful mercantile family, is proclaimed as the first King of Wayrest after being accepted by ambassadors from the Camorian Empire. The city would then have four major dynasties in later times: that of Gardner, Cumberland, Horley, and finally Septim.[53]
  • Wayrest becomes a city-state.[11]

1E 1102[]

1E 1188[]

13th Century[]

1E 1200[]

  • The Middle Dawn begins.[UL 2]
  • The Marukhati Selective accidentally (or purposefully) create a Dragon Break that lasts one thousand and eight years. The few texts that survive this period are known to conflict with each other greatly due to the lack of a linear timeline.[47][UL 2]

1E 1250[]

14th Century[]

1E 1301[]

15th Century[]

1E 1427[]

  • Battle of Duncreigh Bridge: The "famous victory" of Anticlere's Duke over the neighboring hamlet of Sensford is celebrated in High Rock each year by the people marching down Sensford's main street. This results in numerous injuries on both sides, even when it doesn't provoke a brief war between the two "knightly orders" of the two villages. The battle itself achieved nothing, because both villages still boast about their ruling families' antique lineage.[19]

23rd Century[]

1E 2200[]

1E 2208[]

  • The Middle Dawn ends.[UL 2]
  • After one thousand and eight years of conflicting nonlinear time, the Dragon Break ends.[47]

1E 2260[]

24th Century[]

1E 2305[]

1E 2321[]

1E 2331[]

  • After ten years of warfare, the War of Righteousness comes to an end[9]

28th Century[]

1E 2702[]

1E 2703[]

1E 2704[]

  • The Reach is split between High Rock and Skyrim by Reman Cyrodiil in order to stop the Reachmen from forming plots against him, and to stop any one entity or group from gaining full control over the region's silver mines.[UL 3]
  • Reman Cyrodiil solidifies his control over his territories.[22]

1E 2714[]

1E 2762[]

1E 2790[]

1E 2794[]

29th Century[]

1E 2801[]

1E 2804[]

1E 2805[]

1E 2806[]

1E 2809[]

1E 2811[]

1E 2812[]

1E 2813[]

  • Work on Alduin's wall slows when several craftsmen are dismissed from service.[79]
  • The language Cyrodilic replaces High Elven as the dominant language for legal documents in Tamriel.[11]

1E 2815[]

  • Grandmaster of the Dragonguard visits Sky Haven Temple, to investigate rumors of the cost of Alduin's Wall, and consequently writes a Writ of Requisition for more supplies.[79]

1E 2816[]

  • General Bucco's legion is depleted to a mere six cohorts. Reinforcements are brought in to aid his conquest but are instead used to build a supply highway.[81]

1E 2818[]

1E 2820[]

1E 2823[]

  • General Sardecus reacquires all the territory lost in General Bucco's retreat.[83]

1E 2828[]

  • A widespread forest fire, later known as the "Great Burn" occurs in Black Marsh, forcing General Sardecus to retreat from the region. Sardecus dies in the process.[84]
  • General Lucinia Falco is placed in command of the legion shortly after Sardecus' death.[85]

1E 2833[]

  • The "Falco Doctrine" is put in full effect, completely revising the Imperial battle-plan in the Blackwater War.[85]

1E 2834[]

  • The Blackwater War evolves into a guerrilla conflict.[85]

1E 2836[]

  • The Argonians inexplicably stop fighting and return to their homes, bringing an informal end to the Blackwater war.[85]

1E 2837[]

  • The Second Empire annexation of Argonia is complete, officially creating the province of Black Marsh.[63][85]

1E 2840[]

1E 2843[]

1E 2851[]

1E 2871[]

1E 2877[]

1E 2899[]

30th Century[]

1E 2903[]

1E 2911[]

1E 2917[]

1E 2920[]


See also[]


  1. Plaque outside the Palace of the Kings: "Olaf One Eye; Reigned 1E 420–452; Subdued the foul dragon Numinex, reunited Skyrim after the War of Succession, and conquered the barbarous Reach."
  2. A tomb in Sancre Tor says: "Here lies Reman of Cyrodiil. He defeated the Akaviri Horde and brought peace to Tamriel. 2762."
  3. A tomb in Sancre Tor says: "Here lies Reman II of Cyrodiil, crowned Emperor of Tamriel in the year 2812. He fell in battle against the Dark Elves, in the fifty-seventh year of his age, after a reign of thirty-nine years and eight months wanting a day.
  4. A tomb in Sancre Tor says: "Here lies Reman III, last Emperor of the Cyrodiils, the scourge of the Dark Elves, who was cruelly slain by treachery, in the year 2920. He reigned forty-three years."


  1. War of the First Council
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 A History of Daggerfall
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Eras
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Valenwood
  5. Before the Ages of Man
  6. Fragment: On Artaeum
  7. Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Atmora
  8. 8.0 8.1 Frontier, Conquest, and Accommodation: A Social History of Cyrodiil
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: Cyrodiil
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Skorm Snow-Strider's Journal
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 The Daggerfall Chronicles
  12. Ayleid Survivals in Valenwood
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 House Tharn of Nibenay
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: Skyrim
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 The Aetherium Wars
  16. Katria's Journal
  17. King Edward, Book X (a work of fiction)
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 The Legendary City of Sancre Tor
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: High Rock
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: Morrowind
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Morrowind
  22. 22.0 22.1 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Cyrodiil
  23. 23.0 23.1 Shezarr and the Divines
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 The Last King of the Ayleids
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Elsweyr
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Black Marsh
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 The Chronicles of the Holy Brothers of Marukh, Volume IV: The Cleansing of the Fane
  28. 28.00 28.01 28.02 28.03 28.04 28.05 28.06 28.07 28.08 28.09 28.10 28.11 28.12 28.13 28.14 28.15 Rislav the Righteous
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: Aldmeri Dominion
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 30.7 Redguards, Their History and Their Heroes
  31. On Oblivion
  32. 32.0 32.1 The Dragon Break Reexamined
  33. Nerevar at Red Mountain
  34. Many more references to this[citation needed]
  35. Olaf and the Dragon
  36. 36.0 36.1 Plaque outside the Palace of the Kings (see above)
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition
  38. 38.0 38.1 Shor's Tongue
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 39.6 39.7 Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: Hammerfell
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 40.3 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Hammerfell
  41. The Final Lesson
  42. 42.0 42.1 The Five Songs of King Wulfharth
  43. 43.0 43.1 Varieties of Faith in the Empire
  44. Ancient Tales of the Dwemer, Part VI: Chimarvamidium
  45. Nirnroot Missive
  46. 46.0 46.1 Poison Song, Book I
  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 Where Were You When the Dragon Broke?
  48. 48.0 48.1 Dwemer Inquiries Vol I
  49. War of the First Council
  50. The Ash King
  51. 51.0 51.1 51.2 Divad the Singer
  52. 52.0 52.1 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Yokuda
  53. 53.0 53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 Wayrest, Jewel of the Bay
  54. 54.0 54.1 [citation needed]
  55. 55.0 55.1 55.2 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: High Rock
  56. 56.0 56.1 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Thras
  57. 57.0 57.1 Bangkorai, Shield of High Rock
  58. Once
  59. The Bretons: Mongrels or Paragons?
  60. The Elder Scrolls: Arena
  61. 61.0 61.1 The Pig Children
  62. 62.0 62.1 Newgate's War of Betony
  63. 63.0 63.1 63.2 63.3 Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: Wild Regions
  64. 64.0 64.1 64.2 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Orsinium
  65. 65.0 65.1 From The Memory Stone of Makela Leki
  66. The Wolf Queen
  67. The Royal House of King Eamond
  68. 68.0 68.1 The Legend of Red Eagle
  69. Ceyran, Warlord of Rulanyil's Fall
  70. 70.0 70.1 70.2 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Summerset Isles
  71. 71.0 71.1 71.2 The Song of Pelinal, Book VII
  72. History of the Fighters Guild
  73. Fighters Guild History, 1st Ed.
  74. 2920, vol 06 - Mid Year
  75. 75.0 75.1 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Akavir
  76. Reman Cyrodiil's tomb in Sancre Tor (see above)
  77. The Wild Elves
  78. 78.0 78.1 78.2 Reman Cyrodiil II's tomb in Sancre Tor (see above)
  79. 79.00 79.01 79.02 79.03 79.04 79.05 79.06 79.07 79.08 79.09 79.10 79.11 79.12 Annals of the Dragonguard
  80. The Blackwater War, Volume 1
  81. The Blackwater War, Volume 3
  82. 82.0 82.1 The Blackwater War, Volume 4
  83. The Blackwater War, Volume 5
  84. The Blackwater War, Volume 6
  85. 85.0 85.1 85.2 85.3 85.4 The Blackwater War, Volume 7
  86. Reman II: The Limits of Ambition
  87. Atlas of Dragons
  88. 88.0 88.1 Reman Cyrodiil III's tomb in Sancre Tor (see above)
  89. 2920, vol 07 - Sun's Height
  90. Fire and Darkness: The Brotherhoods of Death
  91. 2920, vol 11 - Sun's Dusk
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