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A modern dreugh

According to the teachings of Mankar Camoran, Lyg was ruled by the dreugh in the Dawn Era.[1] The tyrannical dreugh-kings enslaved the "nineteen and nine and nine" oceans of Lyg and fought constant border wars among themselves.[1] This correlates with the teachings of the Tribunal Temple, which state that Molag Bal had served as the chief of the dreughs in a form that was "spiny and armored and made for the sea", the after-image of which was reborn in Tamriel and known as the Ruddy Man.[2]

Mehrunes Dagon is said to have been created and imbued with hope by the Magna Ge in the bowels of Lyg. Dagon then raised a "red legion" in rebellion and destroyed the Towers of CHIM-EL GHARJYG, casting down its cities and destroying the continent. In this way, Dagon "freed" Nirn from Creation.[1] Replicating this mythic event was the main goal of Camoran's Oblivion Crisis in 3E 433, when he succeeded in temporarily breaking Akatosh's covenant, destroying the Crystal Tower, and bringing Dagon to Tamriel.[3][1][4]

Notable Places[edit]

Said to have been "crushed with coldsalt" and thereafter called Hor.
The "old City of Chains" destroyed by "newbone-warmth".
Galg and Mor-Galg
Two cities destroyed in the same "single night of day".



  1. ^ a b c d Mythic Dawn Commentaries 4Mankar Camoran
  2. ^ 36 Lessons of Vivec, Sermon 28Vivec
  3. ^ Events of Oblivion
  4. ^ Rising ThreatLathenil of Sunhold
  5. ^ Exegesis of Merid-NundaPhrastus of Elinhir
  6. ^ The Song of Pelinal, v 7

Note: the following references are not from official sources. They are included to provide a rounder background to this article, but may not reflect established lore.

  1. ^ Michael Kirkbride's Reddit AMA