Lamae Bal, also known as Lamae Beolfag, "Mother" Lamae, or the "Blood-Matron," was the first recorded pure-blood vampire in Tamrielic history and one of the last known surviving Nedes.
Lamae Beolfag was a Nedic tribeswoman who was raped by the Daedric Prince of domination and enslavement, Molag Bal. It is recorded that after the ordeal, Molag Bal shed a droplet of blood on her brow and left her to die.. She was a worshipper of Arkay.
Lamae was discovered by a tribe of nomads, who took care of her and attempted to heal her wounds. Despite their best efforts, however, she appeared to have died within a fortnight. The tribe then prepared to set her body aflame in a funeral pyre, but as it was still burning she rose up and emerged as the first pure-blood vampire. Enraged, she slaughtered the nomads by ripping out the throats of the tribe's women, eating the eyes of the children, and raping the men in a crazed act of violence.
As she was the first individual granted vampirism directly from Molag Bal himself, she became known as a Daughter of Coldharbour. This developed into a tradition among Molag Bal worshipping cults which dictated that females be offered to him on his summoning day. Few survive the ordeal, but those who do emerge as pure-blooded vampires. Being selected as an offering was considered to be an honor that is not rejected lightly.
She had also made her own cult of vampires in the Blood Matron's Crypt, where select few individuals would learn of Lamae's past and curse Arkay and Molag Bal. Upon completing the tasks, the initiate would go into a pool and have their blood drained out by the cult's priests. Lamae herself would then appear and turn the initiate into a vampire.
"My beautiful abomination, how you shine in the dark. Now listen. I must warn you."
- Speak, and I will listen. "Relish this new life I have given you. Feed and grow powerful. Find others of our kind. Form families. Bring new children into the fold!"
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (mentioned only)
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (mentioned only)
- The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard (mentioned only)
- The Elder Scrolls Online