Umbriel

Title

Umbriel

Subject

The city of Umbriel from The Elder Scrolls novels, The Infernal City and Lord of Souls

Description

Umbriel was a city ripped from the realm of Oblivion. It is described as a large, conical landmass that would slowly float around the continent of Tamriel. Its inhabitants would begin their lives as worms in cocoons and would not be born before they developed into a fully-grown adult of some lifeform, often human or elf. Individuals would be assigned their vocation upon birth. Life in Umbriel revolved around serving its Lords food which ranged from physical food to the energy of souls. The island would send creatures called Larvae that would take control of any humanoid below and transfer their soul to the city to either be consumed by its Lords or be used as energy to keep the island aloft. The humanoids who had their souls taken would transform into an undead soldier.

Creator

Greg Keyes

Source

"The Infernal City" and "Lord of Souls" by Greg Keyes

Publisher

Del Rey Books

Date

2009 - The Infernal City publication
2011 - Lord of Souls publication

Contributor

Nicholas Lenz

Rights

Bethesda Softworks

Format

Print

Language

English

Type

Fantasy fiction

Files

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Citation

Greg Keyes, “Umbriel,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed August 9, 2022, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/399.