- 1 Balagog gro-Nolob (?b - ?d)
- 2 Jarl Balgruuf the Greater (?b - ?d)
- 3 Barbas
- 4 Queen Barenziah (2E 893 - ?d)
- 5 Barilzar
- 6 King Belharza the Man-Bull (?b - ?d)
- 7 King Bendu Olo (?b - ?d)
- 8 Archmaster Bolvyn Venim (?b - 3E 427)
- 9 High King Borgas (?b - 1E 369)
- 10 Brandyl Tenvanni (4E 6 - ?d)
- 11 Emperor Brazollus Dor (?b - 1E 2877)
- 12 Lord Bridwell (?b - ?d)
- 13 Duke-Prince Brindisi Dorom (?b - 1E 2920)
- 14 Lady Brisienna Magnessen (?b - ?d)
- 15 References
Balagog gro-Nolob (?b - ?d)
Jarl Balgruuf the Greater (?b - ?d)
Balgruuf the Greater was the Jarl of Whiterun, and a direct descendant of King Olaf One-Eye. An admirer of the Greybeards, Balgruuf made the pilgrimage to High Hrothgar in his youth. He carried on a rivalry with Ulfric Stormcloak since they both were young. He had multiple children, including Frothar, Dagny, and the youngest Nelkir. While considered to be an honorable warrior who put his heart and soul into his service, he was also not considered a patient man. Following the White-Gold Concordat, which Balgruuf had no influence in negotiating, he was purportedly given chests of gold and told to accept the terms. However, he continued worshipping Talos privately, and according to Nelkir, hated the Thalmor as passionately as the Stormcloaks. For more information, see the lore article.
Barbas is the Hound of Clavicus Vile. He is a shapeshifting Daedra, although he most commonly takes on the form of a dog. Barbas acts as a repository for half of Vile's power. According to Vile, he likes being a dog—as well as many other things—on sunny days. "When he's like this, I think he's somewhere else. It's all quite significant, of course... But who knows what it means." Although Vile is always depicted along with Barbas, the Prince often grows tired of him and abandons him. While Barbas seems to be subservient to Clavicus Vile, he also often warns people against Vile's plots, suggesting he has some discretion and free will. He sometimes takes the form of a musically talented scamp merchant named Creeper.
In 2E 582, a novice Altmer mage named Pircalmo was hired by the Bosmer inhabitants of Willowgrove to clear the nearby forest. However, Pircalmo's ability with magic was limited by his constant mistakes. Before attempting to cast his spell, the mage wished for it to "work well". Unbeknownst to him, his wish was granted by Vile, who had an ancient and forgotten altar inside a nearby cavern. Pircalmo's spell "worked" in that it summoned a horde of dangerous atronachs to burn down the forest. Having seemingly failed the contract, Pircalmo's wife was duly taken by the local Bosmer to be killed and eaten. Fortunately, the Soulless One discovered the altar, which Barbas had been inexplicably bound to due to the mage's wish. The Soulless One then smashed the altar, freeing Barbas and dispelling the atronachs before Pircalmo's wife could be harmed. That same year, Barbas appeared as Creeper when an Orc merchant named Zagrugh summoned a scamp to act as his assistant. Zagrugh ran a general store beneath the city of Mournhold, in a Dunmeri ancestral crypt which had been taken over by outlaws. He had hoped that a summoned Daedra would be more loyal than his previous assistants, who had all stolen from him. Mysteriously, Zagrugh was later found dead, and Creeper stepped in to manage the store.
When Cyrus visited Vile's realm in 2E 864, Barbas showed a fondness for the Redguard and shapeshifted his face to imitate Cyrus'. Circa 3E 427, Barbas took on the form of Creeper to live and trade with a group of Orcs in Caldera, Morrowind. In 3E 433, Vile tasked the Champion of Cyrodiil with recovering the Umbra Sword. Barbas foresaw the ruin that the sword would bring to Vile's realm of Oblivion, and left Vile's side to manifest as a dog statuette. Through the statuette, Barbas communicated with the Champion in an attempt to dissuade the Champion from bringing Vile the sword, although this attempt proved futile. Umbra later stole much of Vile's power and created Umbriel, leaving the Prince's realm crippled. When Sul and Prince Attrebus Mede visited Vile's realm circa 4E 40 to bargain with the Prince, Barbas helped in negotiations.
By 4E 201, Vile had forsaken Barbas out of annoyance. Barbas, in the form of a dog, was left wandering the Pine Forest of Skyrim. This limited the Prince's power, making it so that he could only manifest in Tamriel close to one of his shrines. Residents of Falkreath took notice of the stray mutt, and when the Last Dragonborn approached him, Barbas revealed his identity and asked the Dragonborn to help him reconcile with Clavicus. The two journeyed to the Prince's shrine in Haemar's Shame. After killing off the vampire worshippers, Vile had the Dragonborn retrieve the Rueful Axe, an artifact of the Prince. Vile then presented the Dragonborn with a choice: keep the axe and kill Barbas in his mortal form, banishing him for a few centuries and allowing Vile to use his full power; or continue with the original deal, forcing the Prince to take both the axe and Barbas back. It is unknown which option the Dragonborn chose.
The Mad God Sheogorath dislikes Barbas, and may have plans to kill him with hemlock.
Queen Barenziah (2E 893 - ?d)
Queen Barenziah is one of the most famous figures of the Third Era. She became the first Queen of Morrowind, a vassal ruler to the Emperor of Tamriel. Her consort was Symmachus, former general of Emperor Tiber Septim (and the Emperor himself was rumored to be one of Barenziah's former lovers). Though her position was largely ceremonial for most of the Third Era, the couple were said to be popular with the people of Morrowind. The Queen was considered a loyal vassal throughout the era, and sided against Uriel Septim III and Queen Potema during the War of the Red Diamond circa 3E 120. However, circa 3E 391, she went into exile due to unrest in her province. Symmachus was killed in a riot, and she was forced to abdicate her throne to her uncle Athyn Llethan. Of all her adventures, she is most well-known for going on to help thwart the impostor Jagar Tharn and bring about an end to the Imperial Simulacrum by 3E 399. She married King Eadwyre of Wayrest, who she had forged a bond with while working to defeat Tharn and free the captive Emperor Uriel Septim VII. In 3E 417, she and Eadwyre were among the political leaders of the Iliac Bay who sought to acquire the Totem of Tiber Septim from an agent of the Blades, and who benefited greatly from the ensuing Miracle of Peace, or "Warp in the West". Barenziah claimed ignorance on what exactly transpired during this mysterious two-day phenomenon. Several years later, when Eadwyre died, she returned to Morrowind, where her son Prince Helseth soon became King, while she took on the title of Queen Mother. Her other child, Princess Morgiah, had already gone on to become Queen of Firsthold. She may have had other children, one of many disputed facets of her life. For more information, see the lore article.
Barilzar was a powerful and ancient lich lord, known as the creator of the Mazed Band. A powerful mage, he created the ring in the middle of the Second Era as a means of teleportation, but the true capabilities of the ring were terrible. The circumstances of his death are unknown, but it is thought that he died while attempting to use the Band after it had been cursed and stripped of its power. Barilzar became a lich and was sealed within an abandoned crypt in Old Mournhold. He was determined to protect the ring with his own life, to ensure it would never be used again. In the late Third Era, the cave-in blocking his crypt was excavated at the orders of Almalexia, linking it to the temple sewers beneath the city of Mournhold. Barilzar was slain in 3E 427 by the Nerevarine, who had been sent by Almalexia to retrieve the ring.
King Belharza the Man-Bull (?b - ?d)
A little-known ruler in Cyrodiil during the First Era. His reign was evidently troubled by large Ayleid hordes. He lived at the time of Saint Alessia, and "intimate correspondence" between them is held in the Library of Dusk.
King Bendu Olo (?b - ?d)
The Colovian King of Anvil who led the All Flags Navy against the Sload of Thras shortly after the Thrassian Plague of 1E 2200. Syrabane is said to have aided him in this victory, which is marked as the time when Colovia began to overshadow eastern Cyrodiil, leading to the War of Righteousness. His notes became a rare source of information on the Sload, and were disseminated by scholars for many years.
Archmaster Bolvyn Venim (?b - 3E 427)
Archmaster of House Redoran who resided in Ald'ruhn during the years prior to the destruction of Dagoth Ur. He was renowned as a strong, ruthless leader, credited for securing Redoran holdings during the opening of Vvardenfell, and for moving the Council to Ald'ruhn. He was killed in a duel after refusing to name an outlander as Hortator.
High King Borgas (?b - 1E 369)
Borgas of Winterhold was a Nordic High King and the last in the line of the Ysgramor dynasty. He is also believed to have been the last monarch to wear the legendary Jagged Crown. During his reign, he outlawed the traditional Nordic pantheon of deities in favor of doctrine based on the Alessian Order in Skyrim. This act would become known as the "shadow of King Borgas" and lasted for over a hundred years until it was violently reversed by High King Wulfharth.
He was also one of Marukh's chief supporters, however as the prophet's teaching began to spread, hostility grew between the Camoran Dynasty of Valenwood and the Empire. Borgas traveled to Cyrodiil to urge a joint war against the Bosmer, but fell victim to Valenwood's infamous Wild Hunt in 1E 369. Eric of Guis wrote that he was killed for the "iniquities" of his Alessian faith. His body was secretly returned to Skyrim and buried with the Jagged Crown in the Nordic tomb of Korvanjund.
Brandyl Tenvanni (4E 6 - ?d)
Also known as Brand-Shei. The sole heir to House Telvanni. He was raised by Argonians and his identity kept from him. In 4E 201, he discovered his true identity with the help of the Last Dragonborn.
Emperor Brazollus Dor (?b - 1E 2877)
A little-known member of the Reman Dynasty who succeeded Reman II and preceded Reman III. He reportedly had a habit of personally leading combat from the vanguard of his forces. Disinterested in matters of state, Brazollus Dor spent most of his reign at his country estate near Skingrad, preferring to let his Potentate Sidri-Ashak run almost all of the Empire's affairs. This has been noted as Dor's only wise decision, for Sidri-Ashak proved to be a particularly adept administrator.
Lord Bridwell (?b - ?d)
Duke-Prince Brindisi Dorom (?b - 1E 2920)
The destruction of the city was an act of revenge by his former mistress, Turala. The Duke banished her upon discovering that she was pregnant with his child, and she wandered across Tamriel until ending up in Phrygias, High Rock where she joined the Skeffington Coven of witches. When the coven was destroyed, she was tricked into believing that the Duke was responsible and invoked Dagon to take revenge.
The Duke is commemorated by the plaza that bears his name in the rebuilt city of Mournhold.
Lady Brisienna Magnessen (?b - ?d)
A highly skilled Blades agent and sister of the leader of the Blades at the time, who is only known as the Great Knight. She was a friend of Ulvius Tero, the Blades Archivist and author of The Warp in the West, and played a substantial role in that strange event (she was in or near Wayrest when the event occurred). She was in the employ of the Queen Mother Mynisera when she was still queen of Daggerfall. In that function she was also the contact person between Mynisera and Emperor Uriel Septim VII. Her official status was that of an ambassador of the Emperor, but it was an open secret that she was an emissary of the Blades in Daggerfall. After Lysandus' son Gothryd ascended the throne of Daggerfall, she went into hiding. She has evidently caught some of the public's imagination, as she's featured as a character in the popular historical fiction Mystery of Talara.
- Events of Skyrim
- The Chronicles of the Holy Brothers of Marukh, Volume IV - Or, The Cleansing of the Fane
- Biblioteca do Crepúsculo: Livros Raros
- [[Lore:Guia de Bolso do Império, 1º Edição/The Wild Region|]]
- [[Lore:Guia de Bolso do Império, 3º Edição/Hammerfell|]]
- Variedades da Fé no Império — Irmão Mikhael Karkuxor
- Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: Cyrodiil — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
- Red Book of Great House Redoran
- Events of Morrowind
- Events of Skyrim
- Book Three of 2920, The Last Year of the First Era - First Seed — Carlovac Townway
- High King Emeric Answers Your Questions — High King Emeric
- Events of Daggerfall
- The Daggerfall Chronicles — Ronald Wartow