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Hermaeus Mora, the Daedric Prince of Fate and Knowledge, hoards information in his halls of Apocrypha.

/r/teslore maintains a list of Apocryphal texts, but since they are reddit posts by ordinary users, they are at risk of deletion. Hermaeus provides a means of collecting and archiving /r/teslore Apocrypha.

Hermaeus works by scraping established index lists on /r/teslore, including the Compendium wiki pages and the weekly Community Threads in which new entries are announced, and collects the Markdown source of the referenced posts.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'hermaeus'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install hermaeus


Hermaeus can be used in other Ruby scripts via top-level methods, or via the mora executable.

On first run, mora will deliberately crash and complain that the config file is missing. It will create a sample configuration file for you to edit, at $HOME/.hermaeus/config.toml.

This file needs to be populated with reddit credentials so Hermaeus can log in. The [client] section of this file has five keys, each of which have comments explaining what they should hold. mora will crash with somewhat helpful (I hope) error messages if any of these fields are missing, as well. Once you have filled in the configuration file with correct values, mora will run properly.


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install.


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.