As with other games in The Elder Scrolls franchise, the game will be set in the continent of Tamriel and feature a storyline indirectly connected with the other games. The game will be set a millennium before the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and 800 years before The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, with the Daedric Prince Molag Bal appearing as the main antagonist as he attempts to conquer all of Tamriel. Most of the continent of Tamriel will be playable in the game (although much of it will be locked off for expansion content), and players will have the opportunity to join any of the three factions warring over the throne of the Emperor of Tamriel: The Aldmeri Dominion (represented by a bird of prey), composed of Altmer, Bosmer, and Khajiit; the Daggerfall Covenant (represented by a lion), composed of Bretons, Redguards, and Orcs; and the Ebonheart Pact (represented by a dragon), composed of Dunmer, Nords, and Argonians.