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This sandbox is being used to list The Elder Scrolls media sorted by chronological order.

The list excludes:

  • Unofficial Lore, dubious canon, non-canon material, and cancelled games (unless stated why otherwise)
  • Media that doesn't follow an in-universe narrative (game manuals, game guides, art books, The Skyrim Library, Tales of Tamriel, the Official Cookbook, etc.) (unless stated why otherwise)
  • Media that could be set at any point during their respective game's timeline (Morrowind's plugins, Oblivion's plugins, Hearthfire, Skyrim's Creations, Legends' puzzles, etc.) (unless stated why otherwise)

2E - The Elder Scrolls Online[edit]

Base Game and Related Media[edit]

Order Title Time Setting Release Date Type Notes
1 Gathering Force: Arms and Armor of Tamriel 19th of Morning Star, 2E 578 - Last Seed, 2E 578 04/04/2014 Book Only available as a part of the The Hero's Guides to The Elder Scrolls Online. Limited release, with only 10,000 produced. An online copy can be read here.
2 Kyne's Challenge: A Hunter's Companion 4th of First Seed, 2E 578 - 2nd of Sun’s Height, 2E 581 04/04/2014 Book Only available as a part of the The Hero's Guides to The Elder Scrolls Online. Limited release, with only 10,000 produced. An online copy can be read here.
3 The Improved Emperor's Guide to Tamriel 6th of Rain's Hand, 2E 578 - 19th of Last Seed, 2E 581 04/04/2014 Book Only available with the physical version of the Imperial Edition of ESO. An online copy can be read here.
4 Agents and Reagents: The Bounty of Mundus Begins on 2nd of Sun's Height, 2E 578 04/04/2014 Book Only available as a part of the The Hero's Guides to The Elder Scrolls Online. Limited release, with only 10,000 produced. An online copy can be read here.
5 The Elder Scrolls Online 2E 582 04/04/2014 Video Game
5.1 The Elder Scrolls Online: Imperial City 2E 582 31/08/2015 DLC Takes place, at most, between the Shadow of Sancre Tor and Council of the Five Companions quests in ESO's main storyline

Notes[edit]

  • Though the four books listed above are sorted in chronological order, from when each book starts, the "correct" reading order is in reverse:
  • A character that appears in The Improved Emperor's Guide chronologically appears in the Agents and Reagents before they appear in the former.
  • Plot elements that occur in the Kyne's Challenge chronologically occur after the The Improved Emperor's Guide.
  • Because of Kyne's Challenge's connection with The Improved Emperor's Guide, it is recommended to read the final book, Gathering Force, after The Improved Emperor's Guide and Kyne's Challenge.

Add-Ons and Related Media[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Although the following media, including the base game, can be played/read in any order, and in-game dialogue accommodates this, due to the nature of ESO's abnormal perception of time compared to other Elder Scrolls media, and each of the following media's connections to each other, playing/reading them in the order they were released makes the most sense chronologically.

2E - Redguard[edit]

Order Title Time Setting Release Date Type Notes
1 Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition Published 2E 864 31/10/1998 Book Only available with the physical version of Redguard. An online copy can be read here.
2 The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard - The Origin of Cyrus! 2E 864 31/10/1998 Comic Book An online copy can be read here
3 The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard 2E 864 31/10/1998 Video Game

Third Era[edit]

Order Title Time Setting Date Released Type Notes
1 Arena Player's Guide 1st of Hearthfire, 3E 389 25/03/1994 Game Manual The "Introduction" section of the manual conveys a more detailed version of the intro cutscene in the game itself
2 The Elder Scrolls: Arena 1st of Hearthfire, 3E 389 - 3E 399 25/03/1994 Video Game The Deluxe Edition is the definitive version of Arena as it contains voice-acting and higher-quality cinematics
3 The Elder Scrolls Travels: Shadowkey 3E 397 11/11/2004 Video Game
4 An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire 3E 398 30/11/1997 Video Game
5 Daggerfall User's Guide "Weeks" before 4th of Morning Star, 3E 405 - 4th of Morning Star, 3E 405 31/08/1996 Game Manual The "History" section of the manual conveys a more detailed version of the intro cutscene in the game itself and the events leading up to the beginning of the game
6 The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall 4th of Morning Star, 3E 405 - 9th of Frostfall, 3E 417 31/08/1996 Video Game Although the intro cutscene takes place "weeks" before the events of the game itself, the game itself begins on the stated date
7 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Begins on 16th of Last Seed, 3E 427 01/05/2002 Video Game
8 The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal 3E 427 06/11/2002 Add-On
9 The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon 3E 427 03/06/2003 Add-On
10 The Elder Scrolls Travels: Stormhold 01/08/2003 Video Game Although no year is given as to when this game is set, it can be assumed it is set around the same time as Morrowind as they have several similarities
11 The Elder Scrolls Travels: Dawnstar 26/08/2004 Video Game Although no year is given as to when this game is set, it can be assumed it is set around the same time as Stormhold as they have several similarities
12 Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition Published 3E 432 20/03/2006 Book Only available with the Collector's Edition of Oblivion. An online copy can be read here
13 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Begins on 27th of Last Seed, 3E 433 20/03/2006 Video Game
14 The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine 3E 433 21/11/2006 Add-On
15 The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles 3E 433 27/03/2007 Add-On

Fourth Era[edit]

Order Title Time Setting Date Released Type Notes
1 The Elder Scrolls: Legends - Isle of Madness Fourth Era 24/01/2019 DLC Although no year is given as to when this DLC is set, in-game dialogue suggests it is set after the events of Shivering Isles
2 An Elder Scrolls Novel: The Infernal City Circa 4E 40 24/11/2009 Book Although no year is given as to when this novel is set, the blurb on the back of the book says it is set "four decades after the Oblivion crisis"
3 An Elder Scrolls Novel: Lord of Souls Circa 4E 40 27/09/2011 Book Although no year is given as to when this novel is set, the blurb on the back of the book says it is set "forty years after the Oblivion crisis"
4 The Elder Scrolls: Legends - The Forgotten Hero 4E 175 09/03/2017 Video Game
5 The Elder Scrolls: Blades Circa 4E 175 2019 Video Game Although no year is given as to when this game is set, in-game events suggests it takes place shortly after the Great War ends in 4E 175
6 The Elder Scrolls: Legends - The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood 4E 188 05/04/2017 DLC
7 The Elder Scrolls: Legends - Return to Clockwork City 4E 201 30/11/2017 DLC In-game dialogue and events suggest this DLC takes place shortly before, and during the early moments of, Skyrim
8 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Begins on 17th of Last Seed, 4E 201 11/11/2011 Video Game The Special Edition is the definitive version of Skyrim as it contains more content via the Creation Club
9 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard 4E 201 26/06/2012 Add-On
10 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn 4E 201 04/12/2012 Add-On