Miraak (Dragon Language: Mir-Aak, “Allegiance-Guide”) is the main antagonist in The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn The first of the known Dragonborns (according to him locals from Solstheim and Hermaeus mora) and also a dragon priest.
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In the time in which dragons had supreme power over mortals Miraak was dragon priest for the island of Solstheim. He was granted the Black Book which eventually led him to service under Hermaeus Mora who was who was the Daedric prince of Knowledge and Fate, who taught him the means of immense power that was a dragon’s shout capable of manipulating dragons to his desires.
With this secret knowledge that he had, Miraak turned on his dragon masters and used the knowledge, as well as its power, as Dragonborn to devour them in order to grow ever more powerful. In the Dragon War, the ancient Nord heroes Hakon One-Eye Gormlaith Golden-Hilt as well as Felldir the Elder had begged for Miraak to utilize the power of Dragonborn to aid them in defeating Alduin. But Miraak did not want to help and instead fought to rebel against dragons. In the wake of his deceit that he had committed, the dragons destroyed the temple of his temple on Solstheim.
His revolt was not successful and his rebellion was defeated by a different Dragon Priest known as Vahlok whom was appointed his jailer who restraining him from Solstheim. [11 There are other accounts that say that as Vahlok was planning to kill Miraak Hermaeus Mora rescued the man by transferring Miraak to The realm of Apocrypha. The dragons appointed Vahlok as the new ruler over the entire island however the appointment was made before Vahlok was required to swear a oath to guard against the return of Miraak and earned the name “The Jailor. ” 2
In the meantime, Miraak stayed in the realm of Apocrypha until he was able to accumulate enough influence and power for him to go back to Solstheim and eventually, he was capable of doing within the 4E of 201.
Miraak is often portrayed as a rather confident and reckless person and believes that his Dragonborn heritage is superior to his previous dragon masters. When he meets Miraak, the Last Dragonborn, Miraak claims that as compared to them they’ve only killed “few dragons” and do not yet fully comprehend the capabilities of the Dragonborn like him (unless you have completed the quest entirely, in which case has been accomplished and in that the case Miraak will admit to his admiration for Dragonborn Dragonborn). Miraak also believes that he is above the rule of Hermaeus’s Mora. Miraak has also been described as an person who seeks power, and was willing to in the past, to bind himself to the lordship of Hermaeus in order to gain knowledge that is forbidden and power.
Perhaps because of his arrogance, Miraak is shown to be an extremely powerful person and was not only able overcome the Dragons who he was serving and defeat them, but also adept at devouring several of them prior to his demise. A total of twenty-one Dragon bones can be found in and around his temple.
Miraak shows himself to be fiercely independent and appears to be driven solely by his desire for power. This is evident not just in his first betrayal of the Dragons at the peak in their strength, but in his resistance to the consequences of Apocrypha because it is believed that all who go there are entangled by their own curiosity and are unable to escape and return, while Miraak was unaffected.
In his final fight against the Dragonborn He claims that Hakon along with the other Nord heroes wanted to use him in order to kill Alduin but he decided not to do so due to the reasons he had. If Alduin had already been defeated when he met him, he’ll declare that he could be killed by the World Eater by himself in a further display of his arrogance.
After starting the mission ” The Way of the Voice,” two Cultists will summon and inquire of the Dragonborn to confirm if they really are Dragonborn. After this conversation, they’ll strike. Once they have been killed the note that contains an order to be killed by their “False” Dragonborn in order to be able to Miraak is found on their bodies. The quest is taken to Solstheim Island. Solstheim.
When you arrive on the island If you ask around, Raven Rock will lead to someone suggesting that it is suggested that temple of Miraak be examined. It will be discovered that Miraak has taken over the inhabitants of Solstheim by using Miraak’s The All-Maker Stones.
The Temple of Miraak
Miraak faces his Last Dragonborn.
Miraak himself is encountered by Miraak for the first time towards the conclusion of the adventure. When they find The Black Book: Dreaming Dreams within the temple’s depths and the Dragonborn are transported back to Apocrypha in the realm of Hermaeus’s Mora. In a flash, Miraak will strike the Dragonborn to the ground and declare that they don’t know the power of the Dragonborn. Then, he says they will wait for his return, just like all of Tamriel prior to directing his hunters to bring his Dragonborn home to Nirn and ride off on the back of a dragon.
If the Dragonborn take down a dragon, even if the dragon already had a soul, whether in Solstheim or Skyrim, Miraak will briefly appear to mock the Dragonborn to take over the soul of the dragon, then vanish.
At the Summit of Apocrypha
Miraak returns one more time at the conclusion of the quest, to take down his fellow Dragonborn as well as eat their souls in order to bring them back to Solstheim. Miraak starts with a brief monologue while his dragons, Relonikiv and Kruziikrel are seated in the arches that are nearby.
During the fight, dragons circling the top. Every time Miraak is in danger of dying the king will summon an individual dragon and devour its soul in order to restore his health. After the three dragons are consumed, he will be defeated.
In the aftermath of the loss, Hemaeus is seen, threatening the man with a tentacle and expresses his displeasure. Then Miraak is destroyed, leaving an emaciated unrecognizable skeleton. Hermaeus Mora is then able to transfer his position to Last Dragonborn. The Dragonborn then absorbs the soul of Miraak which gives him between five to ten dragon souls as well as any souls that Miraak might have taken. As a result of the soul’s absorption, the Dragonborn can only remain as dead skull and The Dragonborn cannot be in a position to see the face of Miraak without removing the mask using command from the console.
It is possible to climb the Mount Sahrotaar in order to then take a flight to the top of the mountain which is where Miraak reside. Be aware that while you’re there, you’ll be able to kill a few people in one island; but it’s not necessary. You’ve probably seen that the dragon has an established path, which means that sooner or later you’ll encounter your foe. Your arrival will shock him and you will have the chance to strike the first punch.
The battle will be fought according to the same pattern – once Miraak’s health is reduced to a certain amount (around 30 percent) and he teleports to an inaccessible spot on the map. He will then take the souls that is of one or the other nearby Dragons (therefore healing injuries). The process repeats four times. The final one that dies will be Sahrotaar which may attempt to attack you prior to it (using Bend Will again, which will cause him to die).
The strategy to defeat Miraak can be fairly simple – remain close to him as feasible and then attack him when you’re in close-range combat (he’s much more dangerous in an open fight). The opponent can employ a variety of spells, including electricity, but it’s not a great choice in a regular battle. If you only have some healing potion and you are capable of fighting well, you’ll be perfectly fine.
If Miraak is left with low health and there aren’t any other Dragons within the region, Hermaeus Mora will show up and take him down. In this way, the main tale that is Dragonborn can conclude. Before leaving the unfriendly world in Apocrypha look for the body of the attacker and place your book placed in the middle of the room to earn another reward. You can make use of the dragon souls you have collected (11 total) to obtain poorly distributed skill points. This extremely handy feature is able to be utilized for as many times as you would like (by going back to the spot).