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  • As we all know, when the atmorans arrived in mereth they brought with them their own animal gods and beliefs, dragons being chief among them. However this doesn't make sense because dragons had a heavy presence in akavir at the time of ysgramor, once the atmorans settled in mereth which they named Skyrim, dragons came to tamriel because they were getting their asses handed to them in Akavir.


    Now how does this fit in? The atmorans when they lived in atmora had a pantheon with dragon being chief, there were no dragons in atmora. please explain

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    • Dragons were in Atmora.

      In Atmora, where Ysgramor and his people came from, the dragon priests demanded tribute and set down laws and codes of living that kept peace between dragons and men

      -The Dragon War

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    • I am more curious about the part where it says that Ysgramor brought the religion with him, while at the same time it says the earliest migrants of Atmora did. Wasn't Ysgramor pretty much the last migrant together with his 500 Companions? I have a whole slew of questions like this, but have yet to find the proper place for them. 

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    • Armandhas wrote:
      I am more curious about the part where it says that Ysgramor brought the religion with him, while at the same time it says the earliest migrants of Atmora did. Wasn't Ysgramor pretty much the last migrant together with his 500 Companions? I have a whole slew of questions like this, but have yet to find the proper place for them. 

      Ysgramor was the first actual Atmoran to arrive in Tamriel. While some sources say Nedes arrived from Atmora hundreds of years before, they were most likely native to Tamriel to begin with.

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    • But if that is the case, who brought the Dragon Cult to Tamriel? His return brought with it the changing of Era's, starting the Ysgramor Dynasty. Just over a hundred years later, the Cult was being wiped out by Harald. And the Dragon War, which was against the Dragons and their followers, was in the late Merethic Era.

      That leaves a mere hundred year, in my understanding at the very least, between the destruction of the last remnants of the Dragon Cult and the very latest conclusion of the Merethic Era. That seems like such an incredibly short time for the Dragon Cult to built all those incredible structures, while they were being hunted down no less.

      Or am I missing something?

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    • The Dragon Cult was the main religion of Atmora and was most likely first brought to Tamriel with Ysgramor. Sometime during the reign of the 12 kings between Ysgramor and Harald, the Dragon Cult gained a large amount of power in Skyrim, ruling with the same powers kings did. They would rule with this power until they were wiped out in the Dragon War.

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    • That I understand, and I just found where my mistake lies. I believed that Ysgramor's return heralded the First Era, but it was Eplear of Valenwood uniting the Bosmer that did. So Ysgramor was of the Mertehic Era with no clear date to his life and death. I just found the 139 years to be incedibly short for the Cult to become as large as they did if they were being hunted down like they were. But it appears that I was mistaken in that regard and had mistook his Empire for the beginning of the First Era. Mainly because he was known as the first historian.

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    • Dragons were almost certainly likely to have existed in Atmora.  Dragons were able to have presence in multiple continents, namely Akavir.

      Also, the fact that the Dragon Cult was brought into Skyrim, along with almost any Nordic ruin having some reference to Dragons (including Saarthal, the oldest one), might also back up the thought.


      There is even a possibility (theory) that Dragons played a role in the demise of Atmora (could they have had a psrt in the freezing?).

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    • My  biggest question is how the dragons were involved in the war with the snow elves? and the rest of tamriel, why don't we hear anything from the other races about the dragons? 

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    • Because there are conflicting sources regarding the Dragon Cult and how widespread it was. Some claim that it, and the Dragons themselves, lorded over the entirety of Tamriel (possibly Nirn), while others restrict its influence solely to Skyrim. Because of the unreliable narrator, we do not know.

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