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.

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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 Elysium 56 minutes ago. 6029 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

Akatosh-Auriel-Alduin discussion/question

Started by James Logan Huggins. Last reply by Chris Diokno yesterday. 26 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

Dunmer War Paints

Started by Dorian. Last reply by Phil yesterday. 3 Replies

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

Elder Scrolls: Flora and Fauna Quiz

Started by Kiralla. Last reply by Valen Immeliodus on Thursday. 14 Replies

Here is the next in the series. For myself, I tend to pay less attention to such 'unimportant' matters as plants and animals than to story or lore. Do you? The results may tell the tale ...…Continue

Tags: Lore: Quiz

On Magic: Racial Attitudes and Aptitudes

Started by Kynareth. Last reply by Valen Immeliodus on Wednesday. 15 Replies

Racial Attitudes and Aptitudes for MagickaEach individual has a supply of magicka inherent to them, though many may not know how to tap into it (King Edward, Part…Continue

Tags: Lore: Magic

On Magic: Origins and Applications

Started by Kynareth. Last reply by Gar Shara on Tuesday. 26 Replies

What could burning an attacking draugr, drinking a health potion to heal a saber cat gash, or raising a dead thrall have in common? Each scenario would be impossible without magicka.  Yet where does this very useful essence originate?  And what…Continue

Tags: Lore: Magic

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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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