: The world of Tamriel has been at war for many years between men and mer of all races and nationalities, vying for dominance. But there is one irrefutable fact: The Dragons rule the land with an iron fist. Or did until the knowledge of the Thu'um
was bestowed upon a dark and violent Dragon priest known as Miirak.APPEARANCE
: Tall, elegant, handsome in a brutal sort of way, Miraak stands apart from most creatures, man, beast or deity. He has a powerful presence, his eyes, the color of a winter sky, well capable of making any man to cower, no matter his bravery or standing. His deep voice has commanded dragons to come down from the sky, and has little issue in making common mortals to bend to his will. He is an Altmer Elf, and as such has the traditional pointed ears and long flowing hair of a white/blonde shade, and built tall and lean.SEXUALITY
: Fluid PERSONALITY
: Miraak is a very arrogant and rash individual, believing that his Dragonborn heritage sets him above his former dragon masters. Miraak proves to be fiercely independent and seems to be motivated solely by his lust for power. This can be seen not only through his initial betrayal of the Dragons at the height of their power, but also through his ease in the manipulating and almost destroying of his fellow Dragon Priests. Ultimate Power is his aim, and nothing will stop him from achieving it.HISTORY
: During the period of time when dragons ruled over mortals, Miraak served as a dragon priest on the island of Solstheim. He came into possession of a Black Book which in turn led him to servitude under Hermaeus Mora, the Daedric Prince of Knowledge and Fate, who taught him a means to great power: a dragon shout capable of bending dragons to his will.
With this forbidden knowledge in his possession, Miraak turned on his dragon masters, using it, and his power as Dragonborn, to devour their souls to become ever more powerful. During the Dragon War, the ancient Nord heroes Hakon One-Eye, Gormlaith Golden-Hilt, and Felldir the Old had pleaded for Miraak to use his power as Dragonborn to assist them in defeating Alduin. However, Miraak refused to do so and instead attempted his own rebellion against the dragons. Because of his betrayal, the dragons razed his temple on Solstheim.
His rebellion was unsuccessful and he was defeated by another Dragon Priest named Vahlok who was then made his jailor, restraining him to Solstheim. Other accounts mention that just as Vahlok was about to kill Miraak, Hermaeus Mora saved him by transporting him to the realm of Apocrypha. The truth was far more complex, as he tumbled through the void and into the Veil.POWERS
With the voices of dragons, Miraak can breathe fire, ice or lightning, move with the speed of the wind, tearing the world asunder with a whisper, among many, many other skills. He possessed it before, but as a (temporary) servant of Alduin, it has been improved in power, control and diversity.Silver Tongue:
A part of his gift from Alduin, the Thu'um
enters his voice even as he speaks, bending minds and thoughts to his will with only his words. Only the strong of mind can resist his influences, and even then, it requires a great deal of conscious mental, and even physical effort to fight against his influence.Magic:
Trained in the arts of magic, Miraak has no compulsion over using it, from the simplest spells to the darkest arcane incantations to achieve his goals.SKILLS
A charismatic leader even before Alduim made him magnetic, he has a capacity for great thought, especially when it comes to all matters military. Tactics, both on the battlefield and in rooms of power, come as a second nature to him, and he always has a knack for drawing the most out of his followers.Melee:
While mildly gifted in the field of ranged combat, Miraak transcends the concept of melee warfare. As a fighter, his fighting style is beautiful, poetry in motion, almost masking his brutal efficiency, speed and deadly purpose. Miraak knows or has known an equal to his prowess with any weapon.FLAWS
Despite his great intelligence, or perhaps because of it, Miraak has difficulty with the concept that he might be wrong in any way. As such, if he is manipulated, he will be incapable or unwilling to see it, as he believes that he would have seen through any attempt at manipulation.Weakness:
While he is incredibly fast and agile, Miraak isn't very physically strong. In melee, it works out for him, but it also means that heavy armor on a strong opponent would make it difficult for him to end the fight quickly. In close quarters, where his speed might be hampered and agility lost, he would be at a definite disadvantage.INVENTORY
: Perhaps the most significant piece of Miraak's inventory is his sword (Pictured). Called Lightfang, the blade was forged from the bones of a dragon, the greatest that Miraak ever killed, and infused with the heart of a Daedric prince. While possessed of no particular enchantments, it functions like a staff, allowing Miraak to focus his Magica through it, making for many hundreds of different incantations to be applied to it with a whisper. It is also nigh-unbreakable, be it with heat, cold, magic or other weapons. It is a hand-and-a-half sword, long and yet light in Miraak's hands and heavier than a mountain in the hands of any other.