City-Face was one of the eight monster children from the unholy union of Molag Bal and Vivec. Originally known as Ha-Note, the mysterious beings of the Adjacent Place - known as the Grabbers, who had never built a city of their own - grew jealous of Vivec's marvelous city and thus transformed him into the being known as City-Face. Vivec, in an act of subterfuge, removed this error of the Grabbers, but then proceeded to stab City-Face with the Ethos Knife, killing him. City-Face was equated with the Numidium of the Dwemer. The act of Vivec killing City-Face with the Ethos Knife inspired the creation of the Buoyant Armigers' daggers.
Clavicus Vile, also known as the Prince of Trickery and Bargains, the Consummate Politician of Oblivion, the Master of Insidious Wishes, Child-god of the Morningstar, and Nycot, is a Daedric Prince whose sphere is the granting of power and wishes through ritual invocations and pacts. He is seen as one of the more "sophisticated" of the Daedric Princes, and often appears in the guise of a jovial Skaafin, a race of horned Daedra that inhabit the Fields of Regret, his realm in Oblivion.
Clavicus finds eternity to be "boring", so he finds entertainment in watching mortals and occasionally meddling in their affairs. He has been known to be the patron to vampires, gracing them with social stature, reason and savvy, allowing them to not only live among regular mortals, but to hold powerful positions in society. However, not all of Vile's machinations are necessarily insidious; he has been known to reward those who, on his direction, eliminate threats to the general public (while still serving his own interests).
Vile is rarely seen without his loyal companion, Barbas. Barbas typically assumes the form of a dog, but is also known to appear as a Scamp named Creeper. The two are so close, Barbas is almost universally depicted alongside his master in artwork and statuary. In fact, Vile has been known to store up to half his power within Barbas. These facts have led to speculation that the pair are, in fact, two halves of the same being.
The Corrupt ManEdit
The Corrupt Man is an obscure entity viewed as a pawn of the Adversary. The Skaal of Solstheim engage in a ritual dance every 5th of Last Seed to commemorate the victory over this entity. During their training, Skaal warriors practice dances using their preferred weapons. Maul-focused warriors perform a special dance on this day to mark their triumph over the Corrupt Man.
Troubled Thoughts of a Corrupt Man is a book penned by the fabled prisoner of Evergloam, who also wrote Sanguine's Rites and Realms. These writings discussed realms of Oblivion without Daedric Princes, often leading to their destruction due to their unguided paths. Signs of these ill-fated planes appeared in the reflective waters of the Myriad Realms of Revelry or within Quagmire's dreamscapes, extensively documented in these two books. The connection between these texts and this entity remains uncertain.