Elder Scrolls Lore


Elder Scrolls Lore

Founded by former member and Loremaster Vix, the Lore group endeavors to raise awareness and discuss topics stemming from the colorful mythos of the Elder Scrolls universe.

Hosted by Matt Feeney, Phil and Tom.

Location: Skyrim
Members: 963
Latest Activity: 12 hours ago


So, another seeker of knowledge enters our realm. This is Apocrypha, where all knowledge is hoarded. Perhaps you'll prove clever enough to uncover the secrets hidden here. If so, welcome. Perhaps you are a fool or a coward. If so you are in peril. Escape before Apocrypha claims you forever!

Amongst the infinite stacks and shelves of this library of forbidden knowledge you will find: 

The Directory

Many scholars and loremasters have been ensnared by the lure of learning the secrets that only Hermaeus Mora possesses. Here are those secrets...

Term Syllabus

Pages float on a mystical wind that cannot be felt. Every book has a black cover with no title...


Some areas of the realm are consumed by darkness. Missing pages and blank floating tomes fill the air...

Ask A Lore Question

The spirits of mortals who lingered too long in search of answers haunt these maze-like halls. Beware, lest you join them for eternity...

Posting Rules

The Seekers who guard the eternal mysteries require certain conditions be met before a manuscript will added to the towering stacks...

Just For Fun

Test your knowledge by taking on these devious quizzes...

Resources and Frequently Asked Questions

In the event Apocrypha does not have the answers you seek, these may help you on your quest...

Discussion Forum

Ask your lore questions here

Started by Paul. Last reply by shaun higgins 12 hours ago. 5934 Replies

This is a general discussion topic for anyone to ask questions about lore.Ask away...and hopefully other members of this group will answer Continue

Make an Mer/Elf race.

Started by Destructo-Mancer. Last reply by Destructo-Mancer on Wednesday. 3 Replies

Okay so I LOVE Mer in the Elder Scrolls and in my mind I think of all the Mer races and what else possible races there could be. So I decided to make a discussion about it and I hope i'm not the only one who has fantasies about different Mer too. If…Continue

Creating Chrysamere in Skyrim

Started by beancounter. Last reply by Tom Nov 14. 12 Replies

OK, first I am not sure where this post should go.  But I figure this is a Lore question.First off I loved the Chrysamere Sword!  A plain, simple yet powerful blade.  Sadly, it only appeared in Morrowind.  (never played any of the earlier TES games…Continue

Tags: Lore: Artifacts, Lore: General Discussion

Dunmer War Paints

Started by Dorian. Last reply by shaun higgins Nov 13. 1 Reply

Hi all! First, I m a new member here , just joined and I have a dilemma which concerns war paints. Dunmer in paticular, my favourite race in TES. Thing is I m a RP er and I cant use war paints or tatoos unless I know what they mean or symbolise.…Continue

Akatosh-Auriel-Alduin discussion/question

Started by James Logan Huggins. Last reply by Tom Nov 11. 3 Replies

Hello! I am an avid reader of elder scrolls lore, but by no means a lore buff. I like to read the books I come across, and I am trying to better understand the way the divines work in the ES universe. I know it is left deliberately obscure by…Continue

Tags: Auriel, Akatosh, Alduin

Debate: Legitimacy of Stereotypes?

Started by Matt Feeney. Last reply by Chris Diokno Nov 11. 55 Replies

*This only pertains within the realm of the Elder Scrolls.There is a stereotype for nearly every race within the Elder Scrolls; whether it's drunk and stupid Nord, the thieving and sneaky Khajiit, and self-centered and ego-centric Altmer. They get…Continue

Tags: Lore: General Discussion

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Comment by shaun higgins on November 8, 2014 at 4:59am

I liked the question on the Hist.

Comment by Phil on November 8, 2014 at 4:16am

There's a few interesting Argonian related facts in the latest Loremaster's Archive...

Comment by Tom on November 2, 2014 at 5:46pm

I was thinking of writing up another Lore Article on Amaranth, Enantiomorph, CHIM, and similar metaphysical acts. Is anyone else working on something similar already?

Comment by Phil on October 23, 2014 at 4:18am

I've got the wants.

Comment by Kiralla on October 23, 2014 at 1:33am

Ooh, Edd, those look awesome.

Comment by Edd the Lumberjack on October 22, 2014 at 2:15pm

Well, this is interesting. Elder Scrolls lore books... By Bethesda. 

Comment by Phil on October 2, 2014 at 1:45pm

Hello Alistar. Shoot me a PM if you'd like to discuss it in private. Alternatively, have a look at the posting rules which might give you some idea.

Comment by Alistar on October 2, 2014 at 1:42pm

Hello people of the Elder Scrolls community. I'm not too familiar with this whole, Lore business. Let's just say this, I know what Lore is and I know how it operates. I just don't get the full concept of how to make a lore discussion approved. I'd really like some guidance on that particularly topic. Thanks!   

Comment by Phil on September 21, 2014 at 3:33pm

Hey Gaius  People are sometimes really busy, especially now Billy and Ponty have a new CB Event going on. A great way of getting people interested in what your doing is to pose a question in the Ask a Lore Question thread or start a discussion about an aspect of lore you wish to get opinions on.

Comment by Gaius Julius Caesar on September 21, 2014 at 2:41pm

Hello people, I would like to recruit some more people to help me create my builds, why am I commenting this here you may ask, that is because all you need to do is research about certain things, I already have some helping me on this but more is always better with things like this! Please message me if your interested in helping. 


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