[2] During the early adult years of Barenziah, the races of Mer were a lot less fertile than man and beastfolk, with female mer usually becoming fertile around 18–19 years of age. The names in this generator have been divided into two types of names. There are a few other mer, such as the Maormer and Falmer, that are believed to be related to these races of mer as well. Yes I agree, Altmer passives are disappointing. [14], The closest translation available for Orsimer is Orc[15] (c.f. When you play Altmer and Dunmer they aren’t that far off from one another. If the Dunmeri aging process is relatable to that of Men, his complexion suggests that he is approximately of late-middle-age. The most recent Pocket Guide to the Empire debunks a commonly-made claim that the Maormer were evicted by the Altmer. [23] The Ayleid were also responsible for building the White Gold Tower, which today stands at the heart of the Imperial City. Statue of Topal the Pilot, an Aldmer hero. The surviving Snow Elves escaped the genocide bestowed on them by the Nords and Dwemer slavery by hiding in religious sanctuaries like the Chantry of Auri-El. At least they didn't get something completely useless like stealth detection.... After Bosmer passives were trashed, I really don’t want those of Altmer or Dunmer touched, even if other races might be stronger. The Bosmer, as a group, are less haughty and cultured than Altmer, and more attuned to nature. The same goes for recovery, Bosmer’s 258 Stam Recovery is much better than Khajiit’s 85 bi-stat recovery and the worthless 100 health recovery. According to Alfe Fyr, the Dunmer Divayth Fyr is a "4000-year-old wizard." The Ayleid, also known as the Wild Elves,[20][7] or Heartland High Elves,[21][7] were an offshoot of the Aldmer that inhabited the highlands of central Tamriel. Not much is known about them at all. [1] Mer are also conditionally fertile, which means that they only conceive when population pressure is low, so expanding populations do not force them to explore or war with other neighbors. Mer are capable of living for a thousand years, although few ever actually live that long due to disease and violence. Either way, he gets 5% damage reduction the vast majority of the time when I’m attacking. )[citation needed] When used in combination with other words from the Aldmeri tongue, it simply means "a type of people," and is translated into common as "elf," or sometimes as "ones" (e.g., "first ones"). [citation needed] While civilized mer claiming to be Ayleid still appear in Tamrielic history until well into the Second Era, most scholars believe the race has either died out, or at best consists of scattered, primitive tribes hiding deep within the Cyrodilic forests. This Bosmer was tortured to death. The Altmer consider themselves the most civilized people on Tamriel, a statement which is difficult to refute outright. This puts him at an age of over 600 years, if this sentence is not an exaggeration. They are slightly frailer in appearance than other "men," if they can be considered as such, just like the elven races. He did not disappear as he was in the realm of Oblivion at the time. Dunmer in Skyrim.. Dunmer in Online.. Generally speaking, the mer believe themselves to be direct descendants of the Aedra,[citation needed] having been tricked by Lorkhan into giving up their immortality to create the world. The Orsimer mage and librarian, Urag gro-Shub, states that if he didn't take his work seriously, most books in The Arcanaeum "would've been burned to ashes or dissolved to nothing before the Third Era." Islands come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. [22] They lived primarily in what is now northern Cyrodiil, during the Mythic and early First Eras. The Dunmer, more commonly referred to as Dark Elves in the rest of Tamriel, are the dark skinned elves originating from the province of Morrowind. Examples of Mer, an Altmer (left) and a Dunmer (right). [9], The Cantemiric Velothi were a race of Mer that inhabited Black Marsh. Amongst the few Snow Elf survivors, they prefer the name Snow Elf over their original name of Falmer, as it tends to refer to their now degenerated brethren, which the survivors call The Betrayed. [citation needed] Originally termed Manmer by the Aldmer,[citation needed] they were treated as lower-class citizens until the Nords took control of Skyrim. [9] At the time of the publication of the Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition in 3E 432, many living Altmer still remembered Tiber Septim's conquest of Summerset, thus putting them at an age of over 400 years. Of the mer race, there are multiple sub-races currently existing on the Tamrielic continent. [UL 1]. [24] After a revolt by their human slaves approximately 200 years into the First Era,[21] the bulk of the Ayleid were eventually driven south, to the Summerset Isles, where they were assimilated into the Altmer. A traditional Bosmer poem, "Meh Ayleidion," means "One Thousand Benefits of Hiding,"[25] so Ayleid may translate into Hidden Ones. In this case though, it's based on Slavic mythology while making use of Eastern European (more specifically Polish) culture and history as inspiration. The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine, Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition, Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Summerset Isles, Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: Wild Regions, Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Cyrodiil, Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: Aldmeri Dominion, Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Morrowind, Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: Hammerfell, Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Black Marsh, https://elderscrolls.fandom.com/wiki/Mer?oldid=3126933, A group of related races of sentient beings which developed from the, A member of one of the aforementioned elven races (though exceptions do exist, such as the. [26] At some point, possibly after their disappearance in 1E 700, their name was corrupted in the Imperial speech into "dwarf," although the Dwemer did not appear to resemble traditional dwarves in any meaningful way. [26], The Dwemer, which translates roughly as Deep Ones,[4] were a scientifically advanced group of mer who rejected much of the traditional Aldmer teachings to emphasize science and mage-craft over god worship. High Elf passives are really good for my Magplar in PvP. Known to be strong, intelligent, quick, aloof, and reserved, but considered by some to be ill-fated. I doubt they’ll get a buff, since they are the top damage race for Magicka builds (beating Dunmer by about 0.2%), but they do need something IMO. There is nothing left to be done. Most of the present-day elves live on the continent of Tamriel. There are some internecine conflicts among these native factions (e.g., between the Ashlanders of Vvardenfell and the Tribunal Temple, and enmity between Ashlander tribes). [30], The Maormer, or Sea Elves,[31] also known as Tropical Elves,[16] are a race of exotic elves that inhabit the tropical land of Pyandonea, a group of islands well to the south the Summerset Isles. Every Orc has a specific job and is obligated to perform it. The Bretons are a race of humans with elven ancestry, mostly through Nordic or Nedic concubines captured by the Aldmer during their conquest of Skyrim during the First Era. As the name suggests, the Bosmer inhabit the wooded areas in southwest Tamriel, particularly the Valenwood. [8] The Altmer were also taught how to naturally live another hundred years by Phynaster, the Hero-god of the Summerset Isles. Furthermore, most mer—even females—are taller than most men. The Orcish culture and society revolve around tightly-knit tribes. [citation needed] The Bretons are considered primarily human, but inherit the magical affinity of their elvish blood. The rules of the Code are simple: don't kill, don't steal, and don't attack people without reason. The Dunmer, or Dark Elves,[4] are a somewhat isolationist race of mer populating the northeast portion of the continent, Morrowind, and in particular the huge volcanic island of Vvardenfell. Not counting liches, or divine sorcerers like Vivec." Knight-Paladin Gelebor is a Snow Elf who has lived over 4,000 years. Then also for The Undead, Dunmer, Redguards, Orsimer. [19] Only the chiefs are allowed to have wives, and due to this, they often have several. Their opinions on their mortality differ from race to race, but none, save for the Dunmer, consider it a "gift" in the way humans do. [citation needed], The exact translation of Ayleid is not certain, as they spoke a language which has been mostly lost to history. Uupse Fyr claims that "he's probably the oldest and most powerful wizard alive. They are believed to be the only race of mer on Tamriel that did not descend from the original Aldmeri inhabitants, but instead branched off from the Aldmer before their arrival and immigrated to Tamriel independently.[26]. [citation needed]. It was Boethiah (along with Mephala) who told them the truth of Lorkhan's test, and who defeated Auri-El's champion, Trinimac. Drastically different culturally and physiologically from men and beastfolk, Mer are genetically capable of interbreeding with the former, and while rumors of the latter exist, they are unproven. These include; Altmer, Bosmer, Dunmer, Orsimer, Dwemer, Chimer, Snow Elf, and Ayleid. They are particularly well-suited to hunting and ranging activities in the deep forests. Divayth Fyr, a Telvanni wizard who has lived for over 4,000 years. [28][29] Centuries of life underground have caused the Falmer to adapt to their harsh environment. The only exception to this, of course, are the Bretons, as they are believed to have been a mix of the Aldmer and the Nedes. If at least it would linger for like 5 seconds after performing a channel or cast. Altmer, in the ancient Aldmeri tongue, means "High One",[4] though the Altmer themselves would say "Cultured One". Their skin is a pale grayish tone and they move with a hunched posture. "[citation needed] The term is analogous to the way humans use the word man. Instead, they broke off from the ancient Aldmer when their immortal wizard-king, Orgnum, began a revolt. With 200 years being old and 300 years being very old. - Recruitment based on religion - You need to convert foreign settlements before you can recruit new units there. [10] According to Uupse Fyr, there may be some Altmer/Aldmer on Summerset Isles who are over 4000 years old. [citation needed] They are a race that hails from the mysterious Summerset Isle. 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