Lore:Aicantar of Shimmerene

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Aicantar of Shimmerene
Race Altmer Gender Male
Resided in Shimmerene

Aicantar of Shimmerene was an Altmer author from Shimmerene, and the Sapiarch of Indoctrination active around 2E 582, whose works mainly consisted of propaganda for the first Aldmeri Dominion.

He was responsible for several works of propaganda relating to the Alliance War, namely Crimes of the Daggerfall Covenant, Regarding the Ebonheart Pact, An Unusual Alliance and Welcome to New Aldmeri Irregulars. He is also the author of several official Thalmor documents, such as a handbill regarding Dominion etiquette and responses to inquiries submitted to the Presidium of Aldmeri Cultural Illumination and Dissemination. Arguably Aicantar's most notable work is Before the Ages of Man, a chronicle of the Dawn and Merethic Eras which survived in popular literature well into the Fourth Era.

Around 2E 583, Aicantar was the subject of an assassination plot in Shimmerene. The Daedra-worshipping Court of Bedlam recruited Apraxic Mer—outcasts forced to live in the city's sewers—whom they attempted to persuade into murdering Aicantar, hoping to cause discord and turmoil in Shimmerene. The plot was uncovered by a newcomer, however, who killed the Court of Bedlam's agent in Shimmerene, putting an end to their scheme.[1]


  • Aicantar of Shimmerene is not to be confused with Aicantar, the nephew of the famed scholar Calcelmo of Markarth.

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  1. ^ Events of ESO: Summmerset