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"Reman (The Cyrodiil): Culture god-hero of the Second Empire, Reman was the greatest hero of the Akaviri Trouble. Indeed, he convinced the invaders to help him build his own empire, and conquered all of Tamriel except for Morrowind."
Mikhael Karkuxor[src]

Emperor Reman Cyrodiil was the legendary founder of the Reman Empire, the second Cyrodilic and one of the biggest Empires to cover Tamriel. His dynasty lasted for two hundred years, and in that span it annexed all the kingdoms of Tamriel, save for Morrowind. He is known to have conquered Valenwood and the Summerset Isles during his lifetime.[1]


During the Alessian Slave Rebellion, the divine hero Pelinal Whitestrake was said to have screamed out Reman Cyrodiil's name during a battle, millennia before the future leader's birth.[2] According to a mythical source, Reman was conceived by King Hrol and the spirit of Alessia. The mound on which Reman was conceived would soon turn into a large hill over a span of nine months, later dubbed Sancre Tor. The shepherd Sed-Yenna would climb the hill after hearing an infant's cries, allegedly finding him with the Amulet of Kings upon his forehead and naming him Reman, meaning "Light of Man."[3]

Reman rose to prominence during the Akaviri Invasion during the First Era, after he successfully routed them at the Battle of Pale Pass. Upon their defeat, the Akaviri invaders recognized him as Dragonborn and swore unceasing loyalty to him. In fact, it was the Akaviri who did the most to promote his standing as Emperor, although Reman himself never took that title in his lifetime.[4]

As late as the first century of the Third Era, Reman is known to have been worshipped, alongside Talos, as a "conqueror god."[5] He was known to have possessed the Amulet of Kings, and passed it onto his successors. Upon his death, he was entombed within Sancre Tor.[6]

Although his surname was Cyrodiil, the province was not actually named after him. Rather he took the ancient Ayleid name of the heartlands—Cyrod—as his surname.[7][2][8]


Reman Cyrodiil is sometimes worshiped by Imperials as Reman the Worldly God, the cultural god of the Second Empire.[9] Alongside Talos, he is considered a "conqueror god" of the Imperials.[5] By the late Third Eras, very few citizens of the Empire revered Reman as a god. Following the White-Gold Concordat, it is likely that worship of the Worldly God was banned.


  • In Dawnguard, one of the souls in the Soul Cairn may mention having been tricked by someone and saying they were one of Reman's court wizards.


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