The Nerevarine, also known as the Protector of Morrowind, is the supposed reincarnation of Indoril Nerevar as well as the player character and protagonist of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, and its expansions Bloodmoon and Tribunal.
Background[edit | edit source]
In the aftermath of the Battle of Red Mountain, either as punishment for using Kagrenac's Tools or for killing Nerevar, Azura proclaimed that Nerevar would return to punish them and right the Tribunal's wrongs.
Over time the Tribunal Temple persecuted those who believed that Nerevar would return, and knowledge of what the Tribunal had done and pre-Tribunal worship dwindled. Despite this, several Ashlanders continued to believe in Nerevar's return despite opposition from the Temple. Several people appeared claiming to be the Nerevarine, but none fulfilled the Nerevarine Prophecy.
In 3E 427 the Nerevarine, a prisoner born to uncertain parents under a certain sign, was sent by Uriel Septim VII to Morrowind, and arrived in the port town of Seyda Neen. This was done to set the prisoner up as a member of the Blades, and fulfill the Nerevarine prophecies in such a way as to benefit the Empire.
Events of Morrowind[edit | edit source]
On arrival in Seyda Neen, the prisoner is ordered to deliver a coded package to Caius Cosades, which contains information about their role and identity. The Nerevarine is then tasked with finding information about the Nerevarine Cult, the Sixth House and the Dissident Priests, all of which provide information about the Nerevarine.
The trials which the Nerevarine has to pass are as follows:
- On a certain day to uncertain parents Incarnate moon and star reborn. This relates to the Nerevarine's birth on a certain day to uncertain parents, and is fulfilled by virtue of the character's birth.
- Neither blight nor age can harm him. The Curse-of-Flesh before him flies. During the course of their travels, the Nerevarine meets Dagoth Gares, who curses them with corprus disease. Divayth Fyr then removes the symptoms of the disease, although the Nerevarine still has the disease, which renders them ageless.
- In caverns dark Azura's eye sees. And makes to shine the moon and star. At Sul-Matuul's bidding, the Nerevarine travels to the Cavern of the Incarnate and recovers Nerevar's ring.
- A stranger's voice unites the Houses. Three Halls call him Hortator. In the face of mounting threats from Dagoth Ur, the Nerevarine convinces members of Houses Hlaalu, Redoran and Telvanni to make them hortator, a war leader to fight Dagoth Ur.
- A stranger's hand unites the Velothi. Four Tribes call him Nerevarine. From the proofs of the previous trials undertaken, the Ahemmusa, Erabenimsun, Urshilaku and Zainab tribes proclaim the prisoner the Nerevarine.
- He honors blood of the tribe unmourned. He eats their sin, and is reborn. The Nerevarine defeats a variety of enemies from the Sixth House, culminating in raids on their citadels around Red Mountain and defeating Dagoth Ur and his Ash Vampire kin.
- His mercy frees the cursed false gods, Binds the broken, redeems the mad. During the final battle in Red Mountain, the Nerevarine destroys the Dwemer enchantments on the Heart of Lorkhan, rendering the Tribunal mortal again, before killing Almalexia, who had murdered Sotha Sil.
Fate[edit | edit source]
Following the fulfillment of the prophecies, the Nerevarine vanished. In 3E 433, there are rumors that the Nerevarine has left on an expedition to Akavir, and has not been heard from since their departure.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn, Neloth seemingly confirms the Nerevarine's gender is male, although former employee Michael Kirkbride later stated about the quote, "That line was a mistake a designer made in haste. Consider it a glitch."[UL 1]
See also[edit | edit source]
- Indoril Nerevar – the person that was reincarnated as the Nerevarine
- Failed Incarnate – a person suspected to be the Nerevarine, but turned out fake
- Nerevarine Prophecy
- Vvardenfell Crisis
- Ashlander (Morrowind)
- The Seven Visions
- The Seven Curses
- The Stranger
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (mentioned only)
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (mentioned only)
References[edit | edit source]
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind – Dialogue with Vivec
- The Battle of Red Mountain – Vivec
- Nerevar at Red Mountain – Tribunal Temple
- Notes from Huleeya
- Events of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
- Decoded Package – Glabrio Bellienus
- The Seven Visions
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind – Dialogue with Nibani Maesa
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind – Dialogue with Divayth Fyr
- Plan to Defeat Dagoth Ur – Vivec
- Events of The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal
- Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Morrowind – Imperial Geographic Society
- Rumors overheard in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- Dialogue with Neloth
- A Life of Uriel Septim VII
|Hortator of Resdayn|
|Indoril Nerevar||3E 427–Present|
|Main Series||Eternal Champion • Hero of Daggerfall • Nerevarine • Hero of Kvatch • Last Dragonborn|
|Spin-offs||The Apprentice • Cyrus • Master Tunnel Rat • Hero of Dawnstar|
Soul of Conflict • Vestige • The Forgotten Hero • Fugitive
|See also||Sheogorath • Champion of Cyrodiil • Dragonborn • The Hero Cycle|