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Type Realm
Realm Aurbis
Subregions See Planes of Oblivion
Appears in Battlespire, Redguard, Oblivion, Shivering Isles, Oblivion Mobile, Skyrim, Dragonborn, ESO, Legends, Blades

Oblivion, sometimes known as Hell,[1][2][UOL 1] the Outer Realms,[3][4] the Netherworld or the Nether Planes,[5][UOL 2] is a realm within the Aurbis, and is mainly inhabited by the Daedraet'Ada who did not contribute to the creation of the Mundus.

There are at least sixteen major Planes of Oblivion, each ruled over by one of the Daedric Princes,[6] and over 37,000 other documented planes, including chaos realms and pocket realities,[7] although there exists far more than that, with accounts from the Daedra describing the minor realms in Oblivion as overall being infinite in both number and complexity.[8][9] Most realms are maintained by greater Daedra, although some are ruled by mortals who have ascended to immortality—like the Ideal Masters.[10] The realms of the Daedric Princes can be very extensive, with some even being described as endless in size. [11][12][13] Indeed, it has been said that, just like Apocrypha, all proper Oblvion realms are infinite in size. [14]

Oblivion is described as a different universe or a different dimension in relation to Mundus.[15][16] The Oblivion scholar Telbaril Oran described that what the mortal senses perceive while in an Oblivion realm is crafted from illusion and metaphor, the result of their mind attempting to make sense of the surrounding chaos. Because of this phenomenon things like the "grass" one might perceive while in an Oblivion realm, are actually just the memory of that thing as interpreted by the mortal mind.[17]

The 17 main Daedric planes, along with the Daedric Princes they are associated with, are:

Each plane is different in appearance, depending upon the nature of its ruler. They can range from beautiful to desolate; some are even too strange for mortal comprehension.[10] According to the Dremora Lyranth, they share little in common and are "the very definition of change and variation, manifesting all possibilities, and validating all understanding and misunderstanding".[18] The rulers associated with the different realms of Oblivion are implied to be able to sense what goes on in their respective planes, and the presence of visitors to their realms.[19][20]


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