The story begins with the player's character in prison in The Imperial City. Emperor Uriel Septim VII, accompanied by his bodyguards, is fleeing from assassins who have killed his sons. By chance, Septim's escape route goes through the player's cell and you are able to follow them and escape yourself. During the escape, the Emperor tells you that he has seen you in his dreams and gives you The Amulet of Kings, an important heirloom. He tells you to find the monk Jauffre and give him the Amulet. The emperor is then assassinated. After finding Jauffre, you are told that Septim had an illegitimate son named Martin who is working as a monk in the city of Kvatch. As the only remaining heir to the throne, Martin must use the Amulet to light the Dragonfires that protect Cyrodiil from Daedra, inhabitants of the Daedric realm of Oblivion. Upon reaching Kvatch, you find that it is under attack by the Deadra. You enter the Oblivion gate, a portal between Tamriel and Oblivion, and remove the ... Written by
The fate of the world rests in the hands of one. Find him and close shut the jaws of oblivion.
Did You Know?
As a reference to Julius Caesar, whom Patrick Stewart
has played as, Emporer Uriel Septim spouts numerous quotes from the play itself in the final moments before his death. See more
Several female dark elves, when asked about "rumors", will talk about a break in at the palace. They say what is subtitled, but once the line is finished you can hear "wait, let me try that again" and the entire line is repeated while the dark elves don't move their lips. See more
Well done, champion. Your progress is swift and sure, perhaps you will reach me after all. You think I mock you? Not at all. In your coming, I hear the footsteps of fate. You are the last defender of decadent Tamriel, I am the widwife of the Mythic Dawn, Tamriel Reborn. I welcome you, if you truly are the agent of fate. I tire of the self-style who set themselves in my path only to prove unworthy in the event.