Wulf, the fifty-second Emperor of Tamriel, husband of Rigmor Ragnarsdottir, The High Queen of Tamriel, and father to Empress Kintyra Cyrodiil III, was a complex figure. His love for Rigmor was all-consuming and celebrated in countless bardic stories, poems and songs. Their love was not the only influence that shaped the man who would be so pivotal in Nirn’s history, but it was undoubtedly the most powerful!
Wulf was a tool of The Divines, and they used him to resolve issues they deemed a threat to Nirn or themselves. When they did not need him, they left Wulf to do as he wished within certain restrictions. Restrictions whose need only came to light long after Wulf reluctantly adhered to them.
Wulf aided Daedric Lords but on his terms. He never once ‘obeyed’ a command from any of them. He was the greatest mortal enemy to many of them.
An endless pursuit of knowledge consumed much of Wulf’s time. Knowledge he hoped would help him regain his identity. For The Divines had stripped him of his early years. Blanked his mind of all that came before Helgen.
The constant yearning for Rigmor dominated much of Wulf’s thoughts. The Divines promised him they would be together once more. As a lover, a friend or an enemy, they could not say, only that their future meeting must occur for the sake of Nirn.
These volumes consist of chosen passages from his journals. A select group of very learned and well-credentialed individuals of all races and from all continents have collectively decided what readings are essential in understanding him as an individual and the decisions he made.
These journal entries must be read in context. When each journal entry is written needs to be understood in terms of Wulf’s knowledge and experience at that point of his life. To not recognise their context is to diminish their value as a learning tool greatly.
Some of his naivety, ignorance and wrongful conclusions may seem incredulous to you and make you wrongfully question the intellect of this great man. It is always easier to appear wise after others have found the truth for you. It is easy to look a fool when pursuing a truth not yet discovered.
A complete set of Wulf’s journals can be found in the appropriately named volumes, “The Complete Journals of Wulf.”
An annotated set of Wulf’s journals can be found in the equally appropriately named volumes, “The Annotated Journals of Wulf.”
Master Savirien-Ves, Chief Archivist, Nirn College of History.