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Camonna Tong

The Camonna Tong is the local crime syndicate of Vvardenfell. The group is fiercely opposed to any foreign presence whatsoever on Vvardenfell, and all its schemes are designed to get rid of outlanders. Outlanders are tolerated as slaves only. Though they have proven a strong distaste towards foreigners, they have, on at least two occasions, been unable to pass up the business potential working with foreigners can hold. They have also been involved in the Skooma Trade in at least one instance.

The Camonna Tong, through Orvas Dren, controls Hlaalu councilors in Suran and Vivec. Although House Hlaalu is, on the outside, the most Imperial minded of the Great Houses, major decisions cannot be made unless the xenophobic Camonna Tong explicitly agrees, or unless their connection to the House is broken somehow. The Camonna Tong at one time made secret deals with House Dagoth (Orvas Dren had considerable sympathy towards House Dagoth's ideologies).

Camoran Dynasty

The Camoran Dynasty was an aristocratic dynasty that ruled Valenwood for much of its history. One of the earliest known dynasties in Tamriel, its founding by King Eplear is an event traditionally regarded as the beginning of Year Zero of the First Era. Eplear's success in uniting the inherently wild Bosmer has been argued to be one of the greatest military feats in Tamriel's history. The Camorans remained in power for centuries afterwards, even resisting the aggressive expansion of the Alessian Empire, until Valenwood was conquered by the Second Empire in 1E 2714 following years of unrelenting warfare and the devastation of the Thrassian Plague. The Camoran Dynasty survived, but the Empire broke its influence by granting independence to Valenwood's lesser nobles.

When the Second Empire fell in 2E 430, the Camorans unsuccessfully attempted to reestablish their reign, but Valenwood's territories had drifted too far apart culturally to be united and the region descended into conflict. Valenwood would briefly achieve unity under Camoran rule only twice during the Interregnum, and then only as a member of the first and second Aldmeri Dominions. At the time of the first Aldmeri Dominion in the Sixth Century of the Second Era, Aeradan Camoran was crowned king and joined the Dominion to defend his realm against encroaching Colovians in the north. A dispute over the succession between the Camoran heirs in 2E 830 led to the intervention of the Altmer and the crowning of Camoran Anaxemes, who pledged fealty to the king of Alinor and thereby ushered in the second Dominion. Anaxemes was then forced to cede much of his power to the Thalmor, a congress of Bosmeri chieftans and Altmeri diplomats who proved modestly effective until Tiber Septim swept them away.

Under the Third Empire, the Camorans retained the throne of Valenwood as figurehead monarchs. The year 3E 249 saw another dispute arise over the Camoran succession, a dispute which soon escalated into a massive war that threatened the whole of the Empire. One claimant to the throne, Camoran Kaltos, conquered most of Valenwood in two years with the aid of Haymon Camoran, also called Haymon Hart-King, another claimant and Kaltos's chief advisor and sorcerer. Against Kaltos's wishes, however, Haymon declared war on the people of Colovia and marched his armies north. Kaltos pleaded with Haymon to return to Valenwood, but Haymon betrayed him and claimed the Camoran throne for himself, thus becoming the Camoran Usurper. The Usurper's armies ravaged western Tamriel for nearly twenty years, driving through Hammerfell all the way to High Rock while Kaltos unsuccessfully fought to stop him. At last the Principality of Dwynnen marshaled the other city-states of High Rock and joined forces with Camoran Kaltos to defeat the Camoran Usurper at the Battle of Firewaves; Haymon Hart-King was killed in the battle.

Census and Excise

The Census and Excise is an establishment operated by the Empire in an attempt to manage census counting for tax/excise purposes. Imperial taxes are based on head counts of citizens; Census and Excise is responsible for both head counts and tax assessment and collection. Census and Excise officers also administer many Imperial licenses, e.g. importation, mercenary company incorporation.

They are typically found in ports across Tamriel, such as Seyda Neen in Vvardenfell.

Citadel of Ebonarm

The Citadel of Ebonarm is the religious order devoted to worshipping Ebonarm, the God of War. They are allied with the Fighters Guild and they are enemies of the Temple of Stendarr. They lead a Templar Knightly Order called the Battlelords. Fighters Guild guildhalls in the Alik'r region of Hammerfell are used as places of worship by the Citadel, and are considered holy ground.

Clan Dagon

Clan Dagon is a Daedric clan led by Mehrunes Dagon, the Daedric Prince of Destruction. The clan is based in the Deadlands. Dremora Clan, Shardai Clan and Xivilai's Clan are all in the service of Clan Dagon.

During the Imperial Simulacrum, Dagon attempted an invasion of the Battlespire. The clanless Seducers were accepted into Clan Dagon to aid in this endeavor. However, the conquered realms left the clan overextended. Imago Storm of Dremora Clan disapproved of Dagon's acceptance of the Seducers and his tolerance of the antics of Faydra Shardai and Xivilai Moath, and viewed this as an unfortunate divergence from his otherwise prudent policies. Following the unnecessary invasion of the Shade Perilous, Storm allied himself with an apprentice battlemage from the Battlespire in order to restore Clan Dagon to its normal stability. He supplied the apprentice with the protection of Dremora Clan, along with the incantory neonymics of Faydra, Xivilai, and Dagon. The apprentice tricked Xivilai and successfully banished Faydra and Dagon to the Void, which allowed Storm to temporarily take control of Clan Dagon and relinquish its hold on several realms. This ultimately resulted in the destruction of the Battlespire.

College of Whispers

The College of Whispers is one of the organizations formed after the dissolution of the Mages Guild at the start of the Fourth Era, the other being the Synod. The two groups are rivals, and constantly strive to earn the favor of the Elder Council. The College played a part in defending the Imperial City from Umbriel circa 4E 40. The organization participates in research, and is known to summon daedra.

Both the College of Whispers and the Synod have attempted to create alliances with the College of Winterhold, but despite pressures the independent organization has remained neutral.

College of Winterhold

The College of Winterhold is a school for magic in the city of Winterhold. Its campus is imposing and fortress-like, arranged around a large central courtyard and reachable only across a narrow stone bridge. It functions much like the Mages Guild in other parts of Tamriel, but is a resolutely independent establishment separate from the Guild. The College holds documents dating back as far as the late Second Era, though the College itself is even older. It is said to have been founded in the First Era by the legendary mage Shalidor, although it is one of many dubious feats attributed to him.

The College is a selective institution, which allows entrance only to those students who prove themselves adept at the magical arts. However, once a student earns admittance, they are granted more freedom of experimentation than in the Mages Guild, with even Necromancy regarded as an acceptable arcane practice. The College's main building is the Hall of the Elements, which is used for all kinds of magical practice. It holds the famous Arcanaeum library as well as the Arch-Mage's quarters, while accommodations for students and faculty are provided in separate buildings. Beneath the college campus lies the Midden, a remnant of the college's past where many of its greatest secrets lie.


Os Companheiros são um grupo de guerreiros que assumem contratos públicos e privados para o povo de Skyrim e que supostamente seguiram a tradição dos Quinhentos Companheiros de Ysgramor. Por mais que ambos grupos ofereçam serviços semelhantes, a Guilda dos Lutadores históricamente teve uma presença marcante em Skyrim até o que parece ser uma substituição deles pelos Companheiros na Quarta Era. Sua base é na cidade de Passo Branco, junto com o salão de hidromel de Jorrvaskr.Os membros de elite estão incluídos no Círculo de Jorrvaskr, e o conselheiro e árbitro principal é conhecido como o Precursor, depois de Ysgramor, o "precursor de nós todos" e o único verdadeiro líder reconhecido dos Companheiros. Cada novo Precursor é escolhido pelo último.

Para saber mais sobre os Companheiros e sua história, veja o artigo da lore.

Crimson Scars

The Crimson Scars were a group of vampiric assassins who split off from the Dark Brotherhood during the year 3E 421.

They were founded by Dark Brotherhood member Greywyn Blenwyth, who, after receiving a "vision" from Sithis, conceived an elaborate coup whereby he would infect the ranks of Dark Brotherhood with Porphyric Hemophilia, eventually creating enough vampires to overthrow the Black Hand. Unfortunately for Blenwyth, one of the Brotherhood members he turned, a Dunmer named Silarian, betrayed the Scars to the Black Hand. The Hand then ordered the second "Purification" in the history of the Dark Brotherhood, which destroyed the Crimson Scars, leaving Greywyn and Rowley Eardwulf as the only survivors.


The Crowns are what is left of the old ruling class of Yokuda. They can be found mostly in northern and inland Hammerfell and are known for still honoring the ancient Redguard ways. During the Common Era, the Crowns fought a fierce civil war against the Forebears.


The Crusaders are the Knights of Stendarr, God of Mercy. They protect the temples of Stendarr and act as his compassionate blade when the situation demands. Their faction self-description is:

We, the Knights of Stendarr the Merciful call ourselves the Crusaders, for it is our sacred duty to protect the Temple and fights its battles. While we firmly espouse the Temple's philosophy of compassion and charity, we recognize that if the Temple is weak, it cannot realistically survive. Only those of great combat ability and proven devotion to the Temple and the God Stendarr are eligible for possible membership in the Crusaders.

Cult of Emperor Zero

The Cult of Emperor Zero was started by Tiber Septim. The cult worships Emperor Cuhlecain, the Emperor Zero. Cuhlecain is responsible for appointing Tiber Septim (then Talos) as his general and the retaking of the Imperial City, both of which were crucial in the restoring of the Cyrodilic Empire.

Cult of the Ancestor Moth

Before the Cult of the Ancestor Moth (also called the Order of the Ancestor Moth), the Cyro-Nords had long exported ancestor-silks, simple but exotic shawls woven with the silks of the gyspy moth and inscribed with the genealogy of the buyer. For the cult, the ancestor and moth became synonymous. The singing and hymnal spirits of one's forebears are caught in the special silk-gathering ritual. The swishing of the silk material during movement reproduces the wonderful ancestral chorus contained in the silk. It became a sacred custom among the Nibenese, which persists to this day. The higher order Monks of the cult are able to forgo the magical ritual needed to enchant the silk and instead merely wear the moths themselves. They are able to attract the ancestor-moths through the application of ground bark from the moth's favorite tree, and through chanting inaudible mantras which they must constantly maintain to keep the moths in contact with them.

The members of the cult are, by tradition, the only people allowed to read the Elder Scrolls, a privilege which eventually strikes them blind. They care for the Imperial Library (also called with Elder Library) within the White-Gold Tower in the Imperial City. They are known to be reclusive and have hidden, or at least out of the way, sanctuaries scattered throughout Tamriel.

In 4E 175, the Elder Scrolls mysteriously disappeared from the Imperial Library and were scattered across Tamriel by forces unknown. Members of the Cult set out to search for them and return them to the White-Gold Tower.

Cursed Legion

The Cursed Legion of High Rock was a legendary traveling militia of Orc warriors that existed before the founding of Orsinium. They served as champions of the Orcs, enforcing whatever borders they could for the proliferation of their people. The only known person who purportedly rode with the Cursed Legion is an Orc named Tunner. According to Orsinium and the Orcs, "Old Tunner" was an elderly servant to a Wayrest nobleman in 3E 399, but he had once been a trainer to other Orc warriors (presumably during his service in the Cursed Legion).

Cyrodiil Vampyrum Order

The Cyrodiil Vampyrum Order, simply called "Our Order" by its members, is a powerful Cyrodilic tribe of vampires. Much like the Imperials, the order has ousted all competing clans from the Imperial Province and become the single dominant bloodline within its borders. Members of the order are experts of concealment and political manipulation, so much so that the clan's true name is unknown, having been lost to history. What they lack in numbers, the vampires make up for in influence and the manipulation of society. The clan consider themselves to be a civil fraternity and see all other vampiric tribes as inferior, although they remain wary of the more enlightened clans such as the Glenmoril Wyrd or the Whet-Fang sodality. The order has a strict conduct to ensure discretion among its members. The order honors its Dual Patrons: Molag Bal the Kin-father, who all vampires owe their existence to; and Clavicus Vile, who they owe for their successes and social stature, and who helps them control their blood craving.

The clan is made up of members who are influential in society and have procurement in politics. It is implied they are an ancient clan whose creation preceded their control of Cyrodiil from the rival bloodlines. As in the case of Janus Hassildor, they do not tolerate scattered nomadic vampires who are either alone or have nests and factions of their own as they could challenge their authority if crossing into the province.