Lore:Oracle

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The Oracle
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The Oracle
Race and Gender Redguard Female
Resided in Dragontail Mountains
Appears in Daggerfall

The Oracle (sometimes Oracle of Hammerfell) was a wise woman and seer from Hammerfell in the Third Era.[1] Although blind, she was said to be the wisest woman in Tamriel, and traditionally served as counselor to the monarchs of Sentinel.[2] She "gave [her] eyes to the gods", but gained the ability to see the future "through their eyes".[3] The Oracle was assisted by a former noble known as the Acolyte.

A book written by the Scenarist Guild, The Daggerfall Chronicles, was found in a shrine to the Oracle after being smuggled out of their guildhall in the Dragontail Mountains.[4]

History[edit]

The Oracle

In 3E 402, the Oracle was the Chief Counselor of the advisers to King Camaron of Sentinel when a land dispute with Daggerfall began brewing into the War of Betony. The Oracle counseled the king against war, foreseeing death and defeat, but was rebuffed and banished from the court.[5] Sentinel lost the war and Camaron was killed.[1]

The Oracle was on good terms with Sentinel during the reign of Queen Akorithi.[1] During this period, she foresaw an attempt on the life of an uncooperative noble, whose death would cause havoc in the region. Upon the recommendation of the Archmagister of the Mages Guild, the Oracle (via her Acolyte) secured the services of an agent of the Blades, though it is not known how this adventure ended.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Events of Daggerfall
  2. ^ NPC dialogue in Daggerfall
  3. ^ The Oracle's dialogue in Daggerfall
  4. ^ Daggerfall CD inlay advertisement
  5. ^ Newgate's War Of BetonyVulper Newgate
  6. ^ Oracle quest in Daggerfall