Happy 20th Anniversary, Imperial Library!

September 1, 2018
Written by: Lady Nerevar

On this day in 1998, the Imperial Library got its humble start as Xanathar’s Library, a fan page dedicated to the worlds of Dragonlance and the Elder Scrolls, as well as Xan’s fan fiction and D&D in general. In the many years that followed, with the help of numerous dedicated fans, the Library transformed into the premier source for Elder Scrolls lore from both in and outside the games.

Thanks goes out to all our librarians and assistants, past and present, for their unique and innumerable contributions to this place: Xanathar, Sinder Velvin, Zeph, Raptormeat, Qwerty, Attrebus, B, Lorus, Adanorcil, Pilaf the Defiler, Proweler, Tailin Sero, Stygies VIII, Fiore1300, Acer, and Laurelanthalasa. Our article creators, contributors, and Forum Scholars Guild members also deserve heaps of praise – thought there are too many of them to list, this place would not be the same without them. We also owe thanks to everyone that has ever contributed information, submitted a tip or correction, helped us transcribe or track down media, or otherwise helped us out in even the smallest of ways. It takes a village. And, of course, to all the writers and artists whose work is housed in these pages – we wouldn’t be here without you!

Finally, a very special thank you to Xan for kicking this all off –  I believe that Elder Scrolls would be much worse off had you not started your humble fansite two decades ago.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we will be hosting contests and giveaways throughout the month of September to commemorate the history of the Library and the Elder Scrolls lore community as a whole. I hope you’ll join us in our celebrations.

Happy birthday, TIL! Here’s to twenty more!

~ Lady Nerevar

News post announcing the opening of Xanathar’s Library
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