|“||And so the First Dragonborn meets the Last Dragonborn at the summit of Apocrypha. No doubt just as Hermaeus Mora intended. He is a fickle master, you know. But now I will be free of him. My time in Apocrypha is over. You are here in your full power, and thus subject to my full power. You will die. And with the power of your soul, I will return to Solstheim and be master of my own fate once again. Kruziikrel! Relonikiv! Now!||„|
|~ Miraak to the Dragonborn.|
He was voiced by Peter Jessop.
In the Merethic Era, when the dragons were still dominating mortals on Nirn, Miraak lived as a dragon priest in Solstheim, an island located to the northwest of Morrowind and northeast of Skyrim. At some point before his death, he turned on his dragon masters by killing them and devouring their souls. Around the same time, he came under the service of Hermaeus Mora, the Daedric Prince of Knowledge and Fate. After his death, he started to live in Apocrypha, Hermaeus Mora's plane of Oblivion.'
Events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
After the Dragonborn has completed their trial with the Greybeards, they get attacked by three cultists in a random city (most likely Riften). After killing the cultists and examining their bodies, the Dragonborn finds the orders given by Miraak to kill the "False" Dragonborn. They then travel to Solstheim to find the reason for this attack. There they come in contact with the Skaal, a clan of Nords native to the island. Their Shaman, Frea tells the Dragonborn that Miraak has started to take control over the people of Solstheim. The Dragonborn goes in a quest to cleanse the All-Maker Stones and find the Black Books of Hermaeus Mora. After reading the last Book, the Dragonborn is transported to Apocrypha where they defeat Miraak once and for all.
- His name in draconic language means "Allegiance-Guide".
- Since he's a Dragonborn a well, he is capable of absorbing slain dragon's soul to regain his strength.
- Unlike other dragon priests in the game, Miraak is not an undead and fights like a human.