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This plane of Oblivion is Apocrypha, the place to be for knowledge boners. It is managed by three beings, Matt FeeneyTom and Phil. While each is independent, together this triune make up the over-soul of a knowledge-hoarding Hermaeus-Mora like entity.

Representing HoonDingery, Thu'umery and Imperiority - the ending of the words is MATTOMPHI.

Location: Skyrim
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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...


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

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

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

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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...

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Ask your lore questions here

Started by Paul. Last reply by Chris Diokno 6 hours ago. 7431 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

Pseudo-Lore: The Towers and Tower Stones

Started by Vazgen. Last reply by Lissette May 15. 69 Replies

Disclaimer: This is an article of our former member, renown Loremaster Vix, acknowledged by Bethesda themselves. It ended up being deleted and I'm merely reposting it.First and Foremost:With the conspiracy theories going around and the usual…Continue

Tags: Lore: Non-Canon

Argonians! Test you knowledge in this Lore Quiz.

Started by Phil. Last reply by Phil May 7. 59 Replies

How much do you know? Test yourself here:Argonian Lore QuizLet us know how you got on in the comments below by embedding your certificate. Did you…Continue

Tags: Phil, Lore: Quiz, Argonian Week

HoonDing: The Unyielding Serpent

Started by Matt Feeney. Last reply by Matt Feeney May 5. 18 Replies

Good day everyone. So this was an interesting revelation I had a few days ago. Now I'm obviously a huge fan of the Redguards, but you guys have also probably noticed that I hold particular interest in the God of Make Way, HoonDing.He's quite a…Continue

Tags: Lore: Redguard

Mara and the Ritual Stone

Started by AncienTzSlayeR. Last reply by AncienTzSlayeR May 1. 116 Replies

What is the connection between Mara and the Ritual? Is there something in game,…Continue

Tags: Theories, Stone, Ritual, Mara

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Comment by Matt Feeney on May 16, 2015 at 12:22am

Ugh, a Cyrodiilic priest. Why must you advertise this abomination on our good Lore group?

Comment by Phil on May 15, 2015 at 11:35pm

The new Loremaster's Archive: Rituals of the Divines is up, this time a humorous bishop of Akatosh answers questions.

Comment by Phil on May 11, 2015 at 12:51pm

Lol, seriously? This is not a coincidence.

Comment by Phil on May 7, 2015 at 3:34pm

That could be it but why not challenge us and say "I think you're wrong"? I'd welcome that and will happily state my sources or try and explain how I have arrived at a conclusion, like I was doing with Mannimarco a few pages of questions back.

If I can't remember something I usually use TIL to find the original source, but r/teslore is a good resource for MK quotes because he was quiet active there up until a month or so ago.

Comment by Tom on May 7, 2015 at 3:17pm

Maybe they don't like our answers and think we're wrong.

Hate to break it to folks, but when I don't know an answer off the top of my head, I search UESP, /teslore, and Imperial Library for similar questions or relevant materials.

Comment by Phil on May 7, 2015 at 3:13pm

It worries me Tom. I chalked it up to coincidence but those two aren't the only examples, I think it happened a few months back too. I don't understand why anyone would trust the faceless mass of redditers over folks here. There are only about 5 or 6 names on r/teslore I trust anyway, the rest I doubt have learned anything first hand through source reading. I rarely post either, by far my most active site on the net is here. Or xhamster

Have we lost trust? If so how?

Comment by Tom on May 7, 2015 at 3:07pm

I noticed this as well, but I figured it was just coincidence. Not sure if I think it isn't still coincidence, though.

I'm mostly a lurker on that subreddit, though.

Comment by Phil on May 7, 2015 at 3:02pm

We have a genuine lore problem on our hands, ladies and gents, and I won't pretend I'm not pissed off about it. I've noticed how quiet it is in here recently but that isn't unusual as we've gone through dips in activity before. No, what's troubling me is how many TSB related discussion are appearing on r/teslore.

Just yesterday I mentioned how MK said there wouldn't be a TES game set in any beast race land, 24 hours later we get this.

Over the last few weeks we've had a few debates spring up about the Aedra lacking conscious agency. We get this.

So what's going on? Why would anyone here trust random subredditers over people from TSB? Also, if I say something why would someone go there to find the source I was drawing upon rather than just ask me? Is it a lack of trust? If so it is unfounded and insulting.

Comment by Tom on May 7, 2015 at 2:02pm


Comment by Albino on May 7, 2015 at 1:56pm

So, has anyone pointed out that "Apocrypha" is spelled wrong in the Information section at the top? It's spelled as "Apocyrpha" there. :P


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