Jaciel Morgen and Deyanira Katrece are two Daedras encountered in Shade Perilous or Level 4 of Battlespire. Greater Nocturnal Jaciel Morgen is the mistress of Lesser Nocturnal Deyanira Katrece, and the two are heavily implied to have intimate feelings for one another. In order for the player to advance from Shade Perilous, Jaciel Morgen must be awakened from her desolate suspended state. After talking with Deyanira Katrece, the player learns that the only way to shock Jaciel from her all-consuming despair would be to banish Deyanira to the Void. Deyanira willingly submits herself to being banished by the player in hope that her sacrifice would be enough to revive Jaciel Morgen. Upon realizing Deyanira has been banished by the enchanted dagger that the player carries, the Greater Nocturnal momentarily shifts from great sadness to burning rage over the loss of her beloved companion. Jaciel calms down after the player explains what happened and agrees to help the player escape Shade Perilous.
A video of this scene (starting at 10:30) detailing the dialogue with Jaciel Morgen and Deyanira Katrece can be found here.
LGBTQ references in this game series:
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall (1996): Jaciel Morgen and Deyanira Katrece
An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire (1997): Pun/joke about the Khajiiti Navy; NPC same-sex spouses; Lord Killbar
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (2002): Vivec; Uncle Crassius Curio; Argonians; Daedric Prince Boethiah; Mephala; Molag Bal; Buoyant Armigers
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011): Bjornolfr and Hrodulf, Same-sex Relationship Options
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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006): Ahzirr Trajijazaeri; Viranus Dolton and Eduard Hodge; Dumag Gro-Bonk; Pelinal; City-Swimmer
The Elder Scrolls Online (2014): Bameli the Pure; Hadrill Diina; Jakarn; Arlie Edrald, Frederick and Dulkhi; Make-Many-Waves and Sendrasa Llarys; Goveled Herendas; Captain Linwen and Faenir; Hartmin and Mirllir; Snaehild; Sind and Tand; Davilia Ralas; Captain Rana and Sargeant; Seyne; Erirus Cine and Therich Roielle; Little Leaf
See also QRM’s entry for this game.
- Battlespire: Deyanira Katrece. (n.d.). The Unoffical Elder Scrolls Pages. Retrieved from http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Battlespire:Deyanira_Katrece
- Battlespire: Jaciel Morgen. (n.d.). The Unoffical Elder Scrolls Pages. Retrieved from http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Battlespire:Jaciel_Morgen
- Lady Nerevar. LGBTQ in the Elder Scrolls (n.d.). Retrieved from http://ladynerevar.tumblr.com/post/92855271360/lgbtq-in-the-elder-scrolls
- Lore: Jaciel Morgen. (n.d.). The Unoffical Elder Scrolls Pages. Retrieved from http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Jaciel_Morgen
- Xan. (2010, July 16). Shade Perilous (Elder Scrolls Battlespire). The Imperial Library (Website). Retrieved from http://www.imperial-library.info/content/jaciel-morgen
- Sinder Velvin. (2010, June 17). Shade Perilous (Elder Scrolls Battlespire). The Imperial Library (Website). Retrieved from http://www.imperial-library.info/content/shade-perilous
- Vazz. (2012, June 1). ‘An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire (pt10) – Level 4 – Is it over yet?’. Youtube. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBIEAZf2sbU