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Emperor-Potentate Versidue-Shaie
Race Tsaesci Gender Male
Died 2E 324
Reign 1E 2920-
2E 324
Previous Ruler Reman III
Next Ruler Savirien-Chorak
Resided in Imperial City

Versidue-Shaie was a prominent Tsaesci who served as the Akaviri Potentate of the late First Era. Though initially the Emperor's trusted advisor,[1] he took over the Imperial throne after Reman III died, and declared martial law. In the Second Era, the Potentate had The Rose built on the ruins of Blackrose, which was still the most secure and notorious prison on Tamriel by the end of the Third Era.[2] He passed the Guild Act in 2E 321, three years before his death, allowing what would become the Fighters Guild to be formed so merchants and vassals could protect themselves in lieu of a standing army.[3][4] The Guild Act also ratified other guilds, notably the Mages Guild.[5] He was assassinated in Senchal, apparently by the Morag Tong, as their name was drawn on the wall in the Potentate's blood.[6][7][8] He was then succeeded by his heir, Savirien-Chorak.[3] He was a character in the popular historical fiction 2920, The Last Year of the First Era.


  1. ^ 2920, The Last Year of the First EraCarlovac Townway
  2. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The War with the Trees: Argonia and the Black MarshImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  3. ^ a b History of the Fighters Guild
  4. ^ Fighters Guild Charter
  5. ^ Mages Guild Charter
  6. ^ Mysterious Akavir
  7. ^ The Brothers of DarknessPellarne Assi
  8. ^ Fire and DarknessYnir Gorming