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Lore:Arms of Chaos

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Arms of Chaos

The Arms of Chaos consist of two staves: the Arm of the Sun and the Arm of the Moon. This pair of staves was created by a descendant of Loreth the Fangler, who sought to recreate the legendary magic of the Staff of Chaos.[1]


These staves harnessed the power of the sun and moon respectively, and recreated the Staff of Chaos's ability to allow travel to other worlds. This was done through the use of Sigil Stones, the source of the staves' power; an Orange Sigil Stone was embedded in the Arm of the Sun, and a Green Sigil Stone was affixed to the Arm of the Moon. The staves served as powerful weapons in their own right, with the Arm of the Sun bearing powerful fire, frost and shock enchantments, and the Arm of the Moon having the ability to demoralize a target or drive them into a frenzy. Believing the staves to be possessed by some unknown madness, their creator ultimately dismantled the artifacts, leaving them lifeless.[1]

A mage named Ellane subsequently came into possession of the Arms of Chaos at some point in the Fourth Era and became obsessed with restoring them. She successfully identified that Sigil Stones were the source of the staves' power, and seemingly used a Blue Sigil Stone to create a necklace known as the Warlock's Mark which allowed for travel to Oblivion and increased skill at Conjuration. However, the Sigil Stone was later removed from the necklace. After Ellane's death, her research was continued by her apprentice, Hyenril, who similarly became obsessed with restoring the two staves. Hyenril hoped to use the Sovereign Band, Ellane's ring of summoning which grants its wearer increased magicka, to summon three Guardians of the Sigil Stones and obtain the necessary Stones.[1] However, she was killed in 4E 201 while visiting the Skeleton-infested Skytemple Ruins north of the College of Winterhold.[2]

Later that year, the Last Dragonborn came upon Hyenril's corpse and research notes, together with the dismantled Arms of Chaos and Warlock's Mark. After tracking down Ellane's sunken coffin at the bottom of Pilgrim's Trench to obtain the Sovereign Band, the Dragonborn succeeded in summoning and defeating three Dremora to obtain the necessary Sigil Stones and reforge the artifacts.[2]


Arm of the MoonEdit

Arm of the Moon

Arm of the Moon is a magically imbued staff designed to instill fear or frenzy among the enemies of its wielder.[3]

Arm of the SunEdit

Arm of the Sun

The Arm of the Sun is a staff enchanted to scorch the enemies of the caster, while also intermittently shocking and freezing them.[4]


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