|Jagar Tharn, imperial battlemage to the Uriel Septim,
Emperor of Tamriel, betrays Uriel by using an artifact called the
Staff of Chaos to imprison Uriel in an alternate dimension. Tharn
then assumes the Emperor's identity and place on the throne.
and one of Uriel's associates, Ria Silmane, discover Tharn's treachery,
and threaten to expose him. Tharn kills Ria and imprisons you in
the Imperial dungeons. Ria's ghost helps you escape and teleports
you to your home province. Meanwhile, in an effort to ensure the
Emperor never returns, Tharn breaks the Staff of Chaos into eight
pieces and hides them throughout the eight provinces of Tamriel.
task is to recover the fragments of the Staff of Chaos from eight
dungeons scattered throughout Tamriel. The final piece of the Staff
of Chaos must be recovered from the Dwarven works at the fire mountain
Dagoth Ur in the province of Morrowind. The location of this dungeon
is unknown, but the King of Ebonheart consults ancient lore, and
sends you to recover a special Dwarven hammer, known as Ghiron's
Hammer. When this hammer is delivered to the King, he strikes a
magical anvil with the hammer, producing a magical tone that indicates
the location of the dungeon where the final piece of the Staff of
Chaos is hidden.
collecting the final piece of the Staff of Chaos from Dagoth Ur,
the player re-assembles the Staff of Chaos and returns to the Imperial
City to confront Jagar Tharn. When Jagar Tharn is defeated, the
player releases the Emperor from his magical imprisonment, restoring
him to the Imperial throne.