Lore:Helm of Oreyn Bearclaw

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The Helm of Oreyn Bearclaw or the Helm of Kharag gro-Khar[1] is a prized artifact which once belonged to the legendary Valenwood hunter, Oreyn Bearclaw.[2] Although legends claim that Bearclaw performed many great deeds, these were falsely credited and were actually performed by his friend, an orc named Kharag gro-Khar.[3] After Bearclaw's demise, caused by the Knahaten Flu, his helm stood as a monument of his stature, although it was eventually lost after his clan split.[2] The helm itself is an enchanted skull, which is said to improve the wearer's agility and endurance.

Some time during the Second Era, during the reign of King Kurog, Kurog commissioned this helm to be recovered by Myvryna Llothri. Myvryna recovered it from Bloody Knoll, but was soon killed by Naryu Virian, a Morag Tong assassin. Naryu gave the helm to Gadnuth Oreyn, who presumably returned it to Valenwood. [1]

In 3E 427, Malacath sent the Nerevarine to end Bearclaw's bloodline and undeserved fame. The supposed last descendant of the false Elven hero was Farvyn Oreyn. Farvyn knew of his ancestor's falsehood, and sought to perform heroic deeds to justify his own fame. With his death, Malacath believed the family line to have ended and rewarded the Nerevarine with the helm.[3] The Nerevarine then sold the helm to Torasa Aram, who put it on public display in the Mournhold Museum of Artifacts.[4]

Some time after the events of 3E 427, the helm was brought from Morrowind to Cyrodiil and given to Modryn Oreyn, another descendant of Bearclaw who was unknown to Malacath.[5] Modryn was the second-in-command of the Cyrodilic branch of the Fighters Guild. In 3E 433, after the Blackwood Company almost ruined the guild, Modryn gave the helm to the new Master of the Fighters Guild, who replaced Vilena Donton. Modryn hoped that the new Master would restore the Oreyn name to glory by wearing the helm of his ancestor.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c d Naryu's Journal/OrsiniumNaryu Virian
  2. ^ a b Tamrielic LoreYagrum Bagarn
  3. ^ a b Events of Morrowind
  4. ^ Events of Tribunal
  5. ^ a b Events of Oblivion