The Tel Mora Independent Press is run by a collection of die-hard Elder Scrolls fans who volunteer their time to ensure that our publication is a success. We are 100% non-profit, don’t believe in advertising revenue, and thrive solely on passion for the franchise and love for the written word. While a vast majority of our content comes from various members of the community, spanning from casual artists and writers to well-known lore aficionados, the editorial staff of The Tel Mora Independent Press is detailed below.
Editor in Chief
I’ve been involved in the Elder Scrolls community since Morrowind, which was also my first foray into the lore. I’m an English Education major with experience in journalism, including photography, newswriting, cartooning, and publication design. I’ve been on staff of multiple publications, from high school newspapers to collegiate campus publications and beyond. In particular I served as the Art Director for The Easterner at Eastern Washington University and was on the staff of Spokane Falls Community College’s The Communicator which won an Online Pacemaker Award.
I’ve penned works such as SL0DA, The Sload Creation Myth, and Dreams, Perceptions, and other Philosophies. My favorite authors are HP Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, and Bram Stoker, and many of their literary mannerisms tend to find a place in my writing.
As the Editor in Chief, it is my responsibility to make sure The Tel Mora Independent Press is as professional and polished as possible. I’m in charge of overseeing all aspects of the publication, including page design, website management, and acquiring content for both the website and the publication itself.
I’ve been a fan of Elder Scrolls since Morrowind, but I didn’t take the deep dive into the lore until about 6 years ago. I learned of CHIM, the Dreamer, and The Tower and the world of Elder Scrolls opened up to me. Now it’s incredible the amount of esoteric lore I now know and there is still so much more for me to learn.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, which I feel gives me some understanding of the cultures of Tamriel and beyond, particularly how cultures relate to myth.
My interests in Elder Scrolls mostly focus on its mythology and metaphysics. I am particularly interested the Structure of the Dreamsleeve, its Dreams and the Sharmat, or Aggregate as it is also known.
I have written the Songs of the Sharmat and I am the creator of the Esrimer, of which I have published only one story, Ka Creation Myth: Temple of the Perfect Tone.
Pen Name: Khajiiti M&M
I’ve been enthralled with The Elder Scrolls series since TES IV: Oblivion. I immediately fell in love with the religions and mythologies of the races of Tamriel—no Spirits are more fascinating than the Daedric Princes and no mortals are more intriguing than the Khajiit. I was always an amateur lover of TES’ lore, but I was welcomed into an online community by several Lorebeards in the late summer of 2018. I’ve learned so much and there’s still farther to go—for now, “Lorekitten”—and I’ve found my niches: the Daedric Prince Namiira and poetic apocrypha written in syllabic verse. I’m a graduate student earning my M. S. in Marriage & Family Therapy and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. The only hobby I’ve ever managed to keep in my life is reading: fantasy, horror, poetry, history, theology, mythology, and, obviously, psychology; my favorite authors include J. R. R. Tolkien, Michael White, Stephen King, and John Milton. A lifetime of reading and academia has given me an eye for literary detail, which helps me serve the Tel Mora Independent Press as one of the copy editors.
I’m a longtime Elder Scrolls fan, gaining my first experience in the franchise with Daggerfall and Arena simultaneously. I work in Information Technology which gives me an edge as The Tel Mora Independent Press’s Web Editor.
My specialties in the Elder Scrolls lore community include Bosmer lore, Sotha Sil, and general metaphysics.
I boarded the Elder Scrolls’ deep parabolic spiral-shaped hype train with Skyrim, and have studiously experienced the entire main series, first out of curiosity, second out of endearment. I fell in love with Oblivion and Morrowind and after a while found myself asking questions such as “Who did this? How is this so?” and “Why is Vivec such a jerk?”
And so I became enthralled by the lore, began study, and even wrote a few of my own pieces. You can often find me in Elder Scrolls groups on social media, doing my best to answer lore questions, or on Reddit, where I do my best not to look like a complete idiot in front of the Loremasters.