Lore:Lamae Bal

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Lamae Bal
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Lamae Bal as seen in ESO
Race Nede Gender Female
Resided in Skyrim, Coldharbour
Appears in ESO
"The first vampire came from Molag Bal. She... was not a willing subject. But she was still the first. Molag Bal is a powerful daedric lord, and his will is made reality.Serana

Lamae Beolfag (better known as Lamae Bal or the Blood Matron) was a Nedic priestess of Arkay who found herself brutally raped by Molag Bal in the wilds of Skyrim.[1][2] Once Molag Bal finished his attack he left a single droplet of blood on the injured girl's brow before disappearing back into Oblivion.[1]

Shortly afterward the comatose Lamae was discovered by a tribe of human nomads, who took her in and attempted to care for her wounds. As the tribe tended to the young woman, they noticed her injuries begin to rapidly heal on their own. Horrified, the tribe attempted to cremate Lamae, but as the pyre was lit Lamae awoke from her coma. She had become the very first vampire.[1][2]

Disoriented and enraged, Lamae began to massacre the nomads. She eviscerated the women and children, and raped the men as savagely as Molag Bal had raped her. After finishing her rampage, Lamae began to return to her senses. Horrified at her recent actions and what she had become, she desperately prayed to Arkay for help. But no matter how many time she called upon him Arkay did not answer. Embittered by Molag Bal's attack and Arkay's subsequent betrayal, Lamae cursed them both and began to turn Arkay's followers to spite him.[1][2]

Lamae later founded a cult of vampires, its core tenet being hatred for both Arkay and Molag Bal. She considered the members her children, who referred to her as Mother Lamae. Those infected with vampirism who found their way to the cult's headquarters in Coldharbour[citation needed] would be given the option to engage in the cult's initiation ritual known as the Rite of the Scion. During the Rite, vampires would experience visions of Lamae's past and would profane symbols of Arkay and Molag Bal. After the first part of the ritual was completed, the initiate would submerge themselves in a pool of water and be completely drained of their blood by the cult's priests. If the initiate was deemed worthy, Lamae Bal herself would appear and revive them with her own blood, enhancing their powers and making them a full member of her coven.[2][3]

Lamae was seemingly the progenitor of the Lyrezi, Selenu and Vraseth bloodlines, which are named after Nedic tribesmen whom she raped.[2]



  1. ^ a b c d Opusculus Lamae Bal ta MezzamortieMabei Aywenil, Scribe
  2. ^ a b c d e Events of ESO
  3. ^ Rite of the Scion