An Imperial Prefect studies his battle plans

Imperials are the well educated and civilized men of the cosmopolitan province of Cyrodiil. Although not as physically impressive as some of the other races, the Imperials have a confident authority about them that they have been able to use to their advantage with the surrounding nations.


Also known as Cyrodiils, Cyrodilics, Cyro-Nordics and Imperial Cyrods, the well-educated and well-spoken Imperials are the natives of the civilized, cosmopolitan province of Cyrodiil. Imperials are also known for the discipline and training of their citizen armies, and their respect for the rule of law. Though physically less imposing than the other races, the Imperials have proved to be shrewd diplomats and traders, and these traits, along with their remarkable skill and training as light infantry, have enabled them to subdue all the other nations and races and erect the monument to peace and prosperity that comprises the Glorious Empire. Their hegemony has waxed and waned throughout the eras, and most historians refer to three distinct Empires, the ends of which each mark a new epoch in Tamrielic history.

From Slave to Master

When the Imperial race emerged from the original Nibenese tribesman and the Nedic immigrants, they were subjugated by the Ayleids, or Wild Elves of Cyrodiil. They remained as slaves for decades before creating a rebellion that overthrew their elven masters, creating the first human empire. Although short lived, this early empire was disrupted through civil war, splitting Cyrodiil into two distinct cultures: the Eastern Nibenese and the Western Colovians. Since then, the Imperials and their ever changing Empire have had some part in the birth of each Era.

Diplomats and Soldiers

Known for their impressive citizen armies, the Imperials are exceptionally disciplined and treat the law with the utmost respect. Banners of the Imperial Empire can be found in nearly every province of Tamriel, although recent years have proven to be a struggle to maintain their power.

As shrewd diplomats and remarkable negotiators, the Imperials have had great success subduing other nations, bringing peace and prosperity to many societies. When their authority is questioned, their martial prowess and extraordinary organization of their military usually makes quick work of any dissenters.

Imperial Names

Imperials have both given names and family names.

Male Names

Aventus, Baro, Caius, Decentius, Ennodius, Floretius, Gaius, Helvius, Iniel, Janus, Kastav, Luther, Mallus, Nermus, Octavius, Pelagius, Rallus, Sergio, Titus, Valgus, Xander, Zedrick

Female Names

Alexia, Astria, Britta, Cania, Dynari, Ettiene, Faustina, Gemma, Herminia, Isobel, Julitta, Lyra, Mariana, Nebia, Peregrina, Rona, Selena, Tertia, Una, Viera, Vitrroia, Ysabel

Family Names

Aerius, Amatius, Berne, Caro, Deltian, Felannus, Gratius, Herennius, Jannus, Loran, Mallius, Nuccius, Rian, Silver, Tunifus, Urgelian, Valga, Wavrick

Imperial Traits

Your Imperial character has certain characteristics in common with other Imperials.

General Traits

Trait Value Description
Attribute Score Increase Personality +2 Your Personality score increases by 2.
Age ~100 years As a human race, Imperials live to an average age of 100.
Alignment Any Lawful Alignment The militant Imperials are often lawful good, but sometimes lean towards neutral, given their stringent laws and institutions.
Size Medium Imperials range from 5 to 6 feet tall, and vary in build.
Speed 30 ft. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Tool Proficiency -- --
Languages Tamrielic & two of your choice You can speak, read, and write Tamrielic and two standard languages of your choice. Imperials typically learn the languages of other peoples they deal with.

Unique Traits

Trait Effect
Diplomat You gain proficiency in the Persuasion skill.
Imperial Cunning When you make an Intelligence, Personality, or Willpower saving throw, you can use your reaction to gain advantage on the roll. Once you use this trait, you must complete a long rest before you are able to use it again.
Imperial Luck You gain two Luck Dice, which is a d6. You can expend one Luck Dice to add it to an attribute check, attack roll, or saving throw you make. You can wait until after you roll the d20 before deciding to use the Luck Dice, but must decide before the GM determines whether the roll succeeds or fails. You regain your expended Luck Dice when you finish a long rest. You can never have more than two Luck Dice from this trait at a time.
Legion Combat Training You are proficient in Blunt, Hand-to-Hand, and Long Blade.
Subrace Two subraces are found within Cyrodiil: Colovians and Nibenese. Choose one of these subraces.

Imperial Subraces

Colovian Subrace Traits

The Cyro-Nords that settled in the west created the Colovian Estates, and in turn call themselves Colovians. They are typically more rugged and hardy than their Nibenese counterparts. They are uncomplicated, self-sufficient, and extremely loyal to other Colovians.

Trait Effect
Attribute Score Increase Your Strength score increases by 1.
Star of the West Your hardy upbringing lets you push past the normal boundaries of exhaustion. When you are exhausted, you suffer the effects of one level less than your current level of exhaustion. For example, at 1st level, you suffer no adverse effects.

Nibenese Subrace Traits

The Imperials that settled in the East, by the Nibenay, became the Nibenese. This area was brought together by the Alessian Order and maintains strong merchant guilds. Nibenese are proud cosmopolitan people who maintain strong relationships with the other provinces through merchant guilds. They are more given to the studies of magic, philosophy, and the evolution of ancient tradition. Many outfit themselves in garish clothing, tattoos, and brandings.

Trait Effect
Attribute Score Increase Your Intelligence score increases by 1.
Voice of the Emperor You know the friends cantrip. Additionally, once between long rests, you are able to use this cantrip without your target knowing it was cast on them.