The Parabolic Kalpa

Shortly after the idea of Kalpas (essentially, a span of time which both ends and begins in the creation of the world and the destruction of the last one) was introduced into Elder Scrolls Lore, I posited that the closer an event is to the beginning/end, the closer it is to divinity and magical events. Charted with time on the X axis and divinity on the Y, each kalpa becomes a parabola, and the overall flow of time a sine wave.

Though this didn’t really end up bearing out in the later games, it’s still an interesting theory.

The image that appears here is a recreation of the original 2010 version, which had far worse spelling.

Parabolic Kalpa graph