Almalexia, also known by the daedric initial Ayem, was one of the three demi-gods constituting the Tribunal. Popularly loved among the Dunmer as Merciful Healing Mother, Goddess of the Dunmer in the Tribunal of gods, she resided in Morrowind's capital Mournhold and cast her benevolent influence over all of her race. Almalexia's closest followers were those of House Indoril, who until recently formed the main ruling class of Mournhold, and thus all of Morrowind. Almalexia was wife to Indoril Nerevar and later, consort of Vivec.
After her husband's death, the councilors of Nerevar and the Tribunal of Vivec, Almalexia, and Sotha Sil came to power among the Dunmer. They then went against Nerevar's dying wish by using the profane Tools of Kagrenac on the Heart of Lorkhan in order to steal its divine essence for themselves. Together, known as Almsivi, they achieved great heroism with their divinity, but it was also their undoing; because they worked deeds of good against the evil of the Heart they were weakened even before the return of Dagoth-Ur, Nerevar's nemesis. Dagoth-Ur, who had also stolen power from the Heart, acted in accordance with its evil and grew stronger.
In 1E 2920, Almalexia and Sotha Sil banished Mehrunes Dagon from the destroyed city of Old Mournhold after an epic battle. In this year Almalexia also predicted in her dreams the end of the Four-Score War as well as the end of the Reman Dynasty.
Almalexia was considered to be the mother figure of the Tribunal. She looked after, healed, and nurtured her children, but was known to be strict when they strayed. The Ordinators of House Indoril were her tools to achieve this purpose. It is possible that Almalexia established the Ordinators' belief that the weakness of the Tribunal was caused by a lack of faith and religious fervor among its people.
When the Nerevarine came to Mournhold after Dagoth-Ur's fall, Almalexia sought to trick, entrap, and destroy him, perhaps in the vain hope of recovering what was once hers. She first turned on Sotha Sil in her madness and slew him in his Clockwork City, then unleashed its mechanical inhabitants in a reign of terror, for which Sotha Sil took the blame. When she faced the Nerevarine, who was carrying Nerevar's ancient blade Trueflame, her powers failed her, and she died in the Clockwork City.
- ^ Book Eleven of 2920, The Last Year of the First Era-Sun's Dusk — Carlovac Townway
- ^ The Arcturian Heresy — The Underking, Ysmir Kingmaker