Balagog gro-Nolob (?b - ?d)
 Balgruuf the Greater (?b - ?d)
Balgruuf the Greater was the Jarl of Whiterun in 4E 201, and a direct descendant of King Olaf One-Eye. An admirer of the Greybeards, Balgruuf had journeyed to High Hrothgar in his youth, though his attempts to learn the use of the thu'um did not succeed. He carried on a rivalry with Ulfric Stormcloak since they both were young. He had multiple children, including Frothar, Dagny, and the youngest Nelkir. While considered to be an honorable warrior who put his heart and soul into his service, he was also not considered a patient man. Following the White-Gold Concordat, which Balgruuf had no influence in negotiating, he was purportedly given chests of gold and told to accept the terms. However, he continued worshipping Talos privately. For more information, see the lore article.
Barbas is the Hound of Clavicus Vile. He is a shapeshifting daedra, although he most commonly takes on the form of a dog. Barbas acts as a repository for half of Vile's power. According to Vile, he likes being a dog—as well as many other things—on sunny days. "When he's like this, I think he's somewhere else. It's all quite significant, of course... But who knows what it means."
Although Vile is always depicted along with Barbas, the Prince often grows tired of him and abandons him. While Barbas seems to be subservient to Clavicus Vile, he also often warns people against Vile's plots, suggesting he has some discretion and free will. When Cyrus visited Vile's realm in 2E 864, Barbas showed a fondness for the Redguard and shapeshifted his face to imitate Cyrus'. Circa 3E 427, Barbas took the form of a musically talented scamp merchant named Creeper. Creeper lived and traded with a group of orcs in Caldera, Morrowind. In 3E 433, Vile tasked the Champion of Cyrodiil with recovering the Umbra Sword. Barbas foresaw the ruin that the sword would bring to Vile's realm of Oblivion, and left Vile's side to manifest himself as a dog statuette. Through the statuette, Barbas communicated with the Champion in an attempt to dissuade the Champion from bringing Vile the sword, although this attempt proved futile. Umbra later stole much of Vile's power and created Umbriel, leaving the Prince's realm crippled. When Sul and Prince Attrebus Mede visited Vile's realm to bargain with the Prince, Barbas helped in negotiations.
By 4E 201, Vile had forsaken Barbas out of annoyance. Barbas, in the form of a dog, was left wandering the Pine Forest of Skyrim. This limited the Prince's power, making it so that he could only manifest in Tamriel close to one of his shrines. Residents of Falkreath took notice of the stray mutt, and when the Last Dragonborn approached him, Barbas revealed his identity and asked the Dragonborn to help him reconcile with Clavicus. The two journeyed to the Prince's shrine in Haemar's Shame. After killing off the vampire worshippers, Vile had the Dragonborn retrieve the Rueful Axe, an artifact of the Prince's. Vile then presented the Dragonborn with a choice: keep the axe and kill Barbas in his mortal form, banishing him for a few centuries and allowing Vile to use his full power; or continue with the original deal, forcing the Prince to take both the axe and Barbas back. It is unknown which option the Dragonborn chose.
Barenziah was Queen of Wayrest and Queen Mother of Morrowind. She was born in Morrowind in 2E 893 and, over time, became a legendary figure across Tamriel. Barenziah was the wife of Symmachus and King Eadwyre of High Rock. With Symmachus, she was the mother of King Hlaalu Helseth (in 3E 376), who was to become King of Morrowind in 3E 425, and Morgiah (in 3E 384). She had a third child with a bard called Nightingale, who was widely believed to be Jagar Tharn, but was in fact master thief Drayven Indoril. The child, Dralsi, was left with a midwife and later reunited with her father. When she was very young, Barenziah also had a short love affair with Tiber Septim, and became pregnant. The emperor had the child aborted because he did not want to endanger his legitimate children's right to succession.
In the dawn of the year 3E 389, Barenziah and her Morrowind court began to notice the Empire mysteriously deteriorating in their presence, causing civil unrest in Mournhold. After fruitless investigations, she took her children and went to the Imperial City to get down to the bottom of it all, leaving Symmachus in charge of her capital city. Through her magic and witty suspicion, she found that Emperor Uriel Septim VII was actually an impostor, indeed none other than his battlemage, Jagar Tharn. Remaining calm, Barenziah actually befriended the evil battlemage in order to gain his confidence, but began to devise a subtle plot against him with King Eadwyre of High Rock, who also realized that the Emperor was indeed an impostor. They were assisted by the spirit of Ria Silmane, who communicated to them in their dreams, as they investigated the location of the pieces of the Staff of Chaos, which would destroy Jagar Tharn and bring Uriel Septim VII back from the realm of Oblivion. Ria Silmane then relayed this information to another friend of hers, later known only as the Champion, to collect the pieces of the staff, which would later destroy Jagar Tharn in 3E 399.
During the beginning of Barenziah's negotiations in the Imperial City, Symmachus was slain by revolting peasants in Mournhold. During her time in the Imperial City, it was King Eadwyre who comforted her, and confirmed her suspicions about Jagar Tharn. In 3E 396, after revealing to Ria Silmane the final locations of the pieces of the Staff of Chaos, they fled across the Empire to the High Rock kingdom of Wayrest, now enemies of Tharn, but safe, as his efforts were focused on thwarting the Champion. Feeling that Mournhold was completely overrun by rebels, the Queen abdicated her throne of Morrowind, leaving it to her uncle Athyn Llethan, a House Hlaalu noble. She then married the elderly Eadwyre, became Queen of Wayrest, and played a role in bringing an end to the Imperial Simulacrum.
She once again returned to Mournhold at the dusk of the Third Era, this time as Queen Mother, removed from the political spotlight.
Barilzar was a powerful and ancient lich lord, known as the creator of the Mazed Band. A powerful mage, he created the ring in the middle of the Second Era as a means of teleportation, but the true capabilities of the ring were terrible. The circumstances of his death are unknown, but it is thought that he died while attempting to use the Band after it had been cursed and stripped of its power. Barilzar became a lich and was sealed within an abandoned crypt in Old Mournhold. He was determined to protect the ring with his own life, to ensure it would never be used again. In the late Third Era, the cave-in blocking his crypt was excavated at the orders of Almalexia, linking it to the temple sewers beneath the city of Mournhold. Barilzar was slain in 3E 427 by the Nerevarine, who had been sent by Almalexia to retrieve the ring.
 King Belharza (?b - ?d)
 King Bendu Olo (?b - ?d)
The Colovian King of Anvil who led the All Flags Navy against the Sload of Thras shortly after the Thrassian Plague of 1E 2200. Syrabane is said to have aided him in this victory, which is marked as the time when Colovia began to overshadow eastern Cyrodiil, leading to the War of Righteousness. His notes became a rare source of information on the Sload, and were disseminated by scholars for many years.
Archmaster of House Redoran who resided in Ald'ruhn during the years prior to the destruction of Dagoth Ur. He was renowned as a strong, ruthless leader, credited for securing Redoran holdings during the opening of Vvardenfell, and for moving the Council to Ald'ruhn. He was killed in a duel after refusing to name an outlander as Hortator.
Borgas of Winterhold was a Nordic High King and the last in the line of the Ysgramor dynasty. He is also believed to have been the last monarch to wear the legendary Jagged Crown. During his reign, he outlawed the traditional Nordic pantheon of deities in favor of doctrine based on the Alessian Order in Skyrim. An act that would become known as the "shadow of King Borgas" which lasted for over a hundred years until it was violently reversed by High King Wulfharth.
He was also one of Marukh's chief supporters, however as the prophet's teaching began to spread, hostility grew between the Camoran Dynasty of Valenwood and the Empire. Borgas traveled to Cyrodiil to urge a joint war against the Bosmer, but fell victim to Valenwood's infamous Wild Hunt. Eric of Guis wrote that he was killed for the "iniquities" of his Alessian faith. His body was secretly returned to Skyrim and buried with the Jagged Crown in the Nordic tomb of Korvanjund.
Also known as Brand-Shei. The sole heir to House Telvanni. He was raised by Argonians and his identity kept from him. In 4E 201, he discovered his true identity with the help of the Last Dragonborn.
 Emperor Brazollus Dor (?b - ?d)
 Lord Bridwell (?b - ?d)
General of the army during the reign of King Lysandus of Daggerfall during the War of Betony. He was also head of the Knights of the Dragon, and protector of the city and royal family of Daggerfall.
The destruction of the city was an act of revenge by his former mistress, Turala. The Duke banished her upon discovering that she was pregnant with his child, and she wandered across Tamriel until ending up in Phrygias, High Rock where she joined the Skeffington Coven of witches. When the coven was destroyed, she was tricked into believing that the Duke was responsible and invoked Dagon to take revenge.
The Duke is commemorated by the plaza that bears his name in the rebuilt city of Mournhold.
 Lady Brisienna Magnessen (?b - ?d)
A highly skilled Blades agent and sister of the leader of the Blades at the time, who is only known as the Great Knight. She was a friend of Ulvius Tero, the Blades Archivist and author of The Warp in the West, and played a substantial role in that strange event (she was in or near Wayrest when the event occurred. She was in the employ of the Queen Mother Mynisera when she was still queen of Daggerfall. In that function she was also the contact person between Mynisera and Emperor Uriel Septim VII. Her official status was that of an ambassador of the Emperor, but it was an open secret that she was an emissary of the Blades in Daggerfall. After Lysandus' son Gothryd ascended the throne of Daggerfall, she went into hiding. She has evidently caught some of the public's imagination, as she's featured as a character in the popular historical fiction Mystery of Talara.
- ^ a b Events of Skyrim
- ^ The Chronicles of the Holy Brothers of Marukh, Volume IV-Or, The Cleansing of the Fane
- ^ a b Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: The Wild Regions — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
- ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Ra Gada: Hammerfell — Imperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
- ^ Varieties of Faith in the Empire — Brother Mikhael Karkuxor
- ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: Cyrodiil — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
- ^ Red Book of Great House Redoran
- ^ Events of Morrowind
- ^ Book Three of 2920, The Last Year of the First Era-First Seed — Carlovac Townway
- ^ a b Events of Daggerfall
- ^ The Daggerfall Chronicles — Ronald Wartow