The Profound Mark, the Elder Scrolls story
Wanna go the The Battlespire, kids?
Vurg-Shl Yelish was born and raised in an orphanage in Cheydinhall. Although he was an Orc he favored the book over fighting. After spending a few years in the orphanage, he met Nexius, a small Nibenese Imperial who was also bookish and smart. The two became friends and had long discussions about Arkay, learning what they can from the Priest. While Nexius was more interested in The many Divines. Vurg was enveloped in the thought of summoning and conjuring. The two stayed friends till their late teen years when Vurg convinced Nexius to join him in leaving and visiting the Arcane University in the Imperial City. Vurg was much more daring than Nexius, and a lot smarter if you could believe it. The two spent some time at the University studying and practicing when Nexius joined the Cult of the Moth Priest. Vurg was sad to see his best friend go but he knew Nexius would be happy studying the scrolls. Vurg grew into the ranks of the University so much so he became the most eccentric teacher for the school of Conjuration. In an effort to bring more knowledge to his students he had, well, not the best idea….
In breaking the rather delicate portal to The Battlespire, where Battlemages are trained, even the Potentates for the position of Imperial Battlemage (Vurg was one of the 6-and-a-half, one was in training) are trained and housed. Most of the trainees made it back to Mundus safely, and the portal was lost… but not destroyed.
It was revealed that the Thalmor had control of the Battlespire (see [[And the world waits.. | And the world waits..]]). Yurg was forgotten about for quite a while, until he was saved by the Dragonguard from the mega-prison of Gideon. He was to be their way home from Oblivion, as Nexius and him had been friends his whole life.
Upon Oblivion, the Dragonguard learned that he was some sort of brilliant Conjurer that had been the same age during the Great War, and built something called OYARSA (see Apocrypha) to win the Great War. It did. Sort of. In the end, not a lot of answers were to be had about Yurg, just his creation OYARSA. It had the soul of Yagrum Bagarn inside it. The Yagrum they met was fake. Why would such lengths be taken to keep OYARSA a secret? Why would it be made?