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1''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' has ''many'' examples of {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.----* Sithis, referred to as a "[[PowerOfTheVoid great void]]", is a force representing chaos, change, and limitation. Sithis is described as an equal but opposing force to Anui-El, "the soul of all things", making Sithis is the ''antithesis'' of all things. [[MindScrew Sithis Is Not.]] Unlike the many other personified deities in the series, Sithis is most commonly described as a "force" representing chaos and change.* The [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Princes]] are [[BlueAndOrangeMorality alien beyond mortal understanding]], though they can take any form they like, and so will often [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith take a humanoid form to deal with mortals.]] Gender has no actual meaning to them and some appear as female, but they are [[SheIsTheKing referred to as "princes"]] as a whole. [[AboveGoodAndEvil They also don't share the sense of "good" and "evil" mortals have]]. How they feel about the mortal races varies from Prince to Prince; many enjoy being worshiped, some just enjoy [[JerkassGods toying with mortals' lives for their own amusement]], but all of them have demonstrated a willingness to reward mortals they find particularly helpful, loyal, or amusing. Some especially eldritch examples:** Hermaeus Mora is the Daedric Prince of Knowledge, specializing in [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow Things Man Was Not Meant To Know]]. Unlike most of the other Princes, he doesn't bother with [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith a form comfortable to mortals]] and instead resembles a more typical abomination. In ''Skyrim'', he appears as a "Wretched Abyss" -- a living dark vortex. In the ''Dragonborn'' DLC, he appears in a truly mind shattering form with a seemingly infinite amount of tentacles and eyes. He also claims to be one of the "oldest" of a class TimeAbyss beings, forming out of "discarded ideas" during creation. ** Behind Azura's veil of [[BigGood benevolence]] and pleasing female form, there are hints that she may be something ''much'' more eldritch. She may be a sort of 'cosmic force' of [[TrueNeutral True Neutrality]], primarily concerned with maintaining a sort of metaphysical balance in the universe. Her perceived "benevolence" is merely the result of her actions benefiting mortals more often than not. ** Like Azura, there is some indication that [[FallenAngel Meridia]] is something...''more'' than what she appears behind her ([[ProudBeauty intentionally chosen]]) pleasing female form and generally "good" actions toward mortals. According to the ''[[ Magne-Ge Pantheon]]'', the actions of the "Chrome Device" (implied to be [[ThePowerOfTheSun Magnus]] or possibly [[GodOfGods Anu]]) have caused her "real" role in history to be lost. It also states "Of all of the Greater Spirits, it is Merid that we should most revere. For what if she forsakes us?" Further, she is the only one listed to have her pronouns capitalized in the work in the "{{God}}" with a capital "G" sense.* The Hist are a race of [[TimeAbyss ancient]], [[WiseTree sentient]], [[HiveMind hive-minded]], giant spore-trees found in Black Marsh. It is said that the Hist were the original inhabitants of Tamriel, and that they were originally from one of the 12 "Worlds of Creation" that were shattered by [[TheAntiGod Padomay]] and then coalesced by [[GodOfGods Anu]] to create Nirn. They are believed to [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow possess "unfathomable" knowledge]] from the earliest eras of creation and even possess some sort of [[TheOmniscient foresight into future events]]. They are worshiped by the [[LizardFolk Argonians]], who claim the Hist gave them their souls, and are who are mentally influenced and physically altered by consuming the sap of the Hist. They are believed to be utterly [[BlueAndOrangeMorality alien and utterly incomprehensible]], even for those ''who have achieved CHIM'' (a state of what is essentially awake lucid dreaming that can alter reality, and a full understanding of the universe), something which can't even be said about the likes of Hermaeus Mora.* The Ideal Masters are mysterious immortal beings who [[WasOnceAMan were once powerful mortal sorcerers]] during the Merethic Era. After finding their mortal forms to be too weak and limiting, they entered Oblivion as [[EnergyBeing beings of pure energy]] and settled an area of "chaotic creatia", forming the [[SpiritWorld Soul Cairn]]. The Ideal Masters are most infamous for their [[YourSoulIsMine trafficking in souls]], especially "Black" sapient souls. All souls trapped in soul gems end up in the Soul Cairn and are considered property of the Ideal Masters. In the rare instances they do take form, they take the form of giant crystalline soul gems which can drain the souls of mortals who get too close. They possess a HorrorHunger for more souls, which they often sate by making deals with mortal {{necromancer}}s that exchange souls for great power. (These deals also usually [[DealWithTheDevil involve the souls of the necromancers themselves]], though they [[ManipulativeBastard may not be aware of this]] when they strike the deal.)* In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', BigBad [[PhysicalGod Dagoth Ur]] and his Sixth House minions. He's using the divine powers he channels from the [[GodIsDead heart of a dead god]] to twist his followers into BodyHorror abominations and spread a magical disease. Further, very much steeped in dream-imagery as he "sleeps awake" at Red Mountain. "The Dreamer Is Awake" is often found scrawled by the mad cultists in their strongholds. To further get into esoteric "lore speak": [[spoiler:The implication is that Dagoth Ur has discovered an unspeakably dangerous middle-ground between [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence CHIM]], [[TheOmnipotent Amaranth]] and [[CessationOfExistence Zero-Sum]] where he exists in a godlike state because of his awareness of [[GodOfGods Anu]]'s Dream but, unlike CHIM where he exists as one with it and maintains his own individuality, Amaranth where he exits the Dream to make his own, or Zero-Sum where he simply fades into the Dream, Dagoth Ur's ''twisted, traumatized and broken mind is being imprinted on the Dream of Anu'']]. Through Corprus, the manifestation of Dagoth's will, he is turning Anu's Dream into his own. * Alduin, BigBad of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', is a draconic PhysicalGod who [[spoiler:is capable of eating the souls of the dead in [[WarriorHeaven Sovngarde]] and the only things that have been known to stop him are an [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scroll]] and [[HunterOfHisOwnKind the Dragonborn]] themself]]. There's a reason he's called "World Eater"; he was [[BeastOfTheApocalypse born to destroy the world]]. Lesser [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]] are no less eldritch in every way save for their physical appearance. Dragons are [[TheAgeless ageless]] and ancient, having "[[TimeAbyss always been]]," and possess immortal, [[DragonsAreDivine divine]] souls. They cannot be truly killed unless that [[YourSoulIsMine soul is absorbed]] by another dragon (or Dragonborn), and by using their [[LanguageOfMagic magical language]], they can cause small scale [[RealityWarper reality warping]]. The very ''concept'' of "finite", "mortality" or "entropy" is [[BrownNote harmful to them]]. They might not even be truly dragons, but physical manifestations of aspects of the God of Time, [[TopGod Akatosh]]. Thus, they may be more like [[DragonsAreDemonic demons]] or [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] than traditional reptilian dragons.* The Numidium, a dwarven HumongousMecha powered by the Heart of Lorkhan, the universe's "dead" creator god. Every time it (or a piece of it) does ''anything,'' it creates what are in-universe referred to as "[[TimeCrash Dragon Breaks,]]" where reality and time is warped and can split into several different timelines that occur ''all at once.'' Examples of things happening in its wake include a mortal ascending to godhood, a section of Elsweyr being turned into a temporal toxic waste dump, a six-year siege being compressed into an hour, and ''an entire race simply ceasing to exist.''* The entire ''[[EldritchLocation universe]]'' of the Elder Scrolls turns out to be this, once you examine and take apart its "hurling disk" structure.[[note]]The universe is apparently shaped like a giant wagon wheel, with Nirn at its "hub" and the Aedra and Daedra making up the "spokes" that support the universe and keep it from tearing apart at the seams.[[/note]] The largest Dragon Break in Nirn's history occurred when an extremist cult attempted to change the nature of Akatosh, the god of time, by purging him of "unfavorable qualities." The ritual to do so apparently resulted in the destruction of the "hub" of the aforementioned hurling disk, resulting in an event called the Middle Dawn, during which [[RealityIsOutForLunch the laws of reality needed to walk out of the room for a cigarette break.]] No one is quite sure what happened during the Middle Dawn, but accounts include gods walking among men, the sun changing color, battles that occurred for some being remembered as never happening by others, and ''children giving birth to their parents.'' The kicker? This went on for ''1008 years.'' Not even the usually omniscient Elder Scrolls know what exactly happened, with their glyphs simply disappearing then viewers attempt to look back that far, and the only method for determining how long the Middle Dawn lasted was by examining the phases of Nirn's moons, which, being made from pieces of the aforementioned "dead" creator god Lorkhan, were not susceptible for the influence of time and thus remained the only (mostly) certain constant.


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