ES Lorebites ~ further reading

Well, this is the last in the ES Lorebites series before early access begins.  I would like to continue the series once the excitement of launch has calmed down some.  So, are there any aspects of the Elder Scrolls lore / world you would like me to cover?  Let me know in comments 🙂 Further reading:…

ES Lorebites ~ Birthsigns and Stones

In Morrowind and Oblivion you choose one of 13 birthsigns (each corresponding to a constellation) for your character which give bonuses to either attributes or magicka or give a unique ability.  These are a permanent unchangeable effect. For Skyrim, the birthsign system was changed to Standing Stones which represent one of the 13 constellations (which…

ES Lorebites ~ M’aiq the Liar

Introduced in Morrowind as an Easter Egg who comments on aspects of the games, particularly on features which did not make it in and they are often quite funny.  He also appears in Oblivion and Skyrim and is set to make an appearance in the Elder Scrolls Online.  (Click the links for full dialogue and…

ES Lorebites ~ the moons

Nirn has two moons which dominate the sky.  The larger red moon is known as Masser and the smaller silver moon is known as Secunda. The moons are not celestial bodies as we would understand them, but rather they are the remains of Lorkhan and we perceive the results of his death.  (I think I…

Elder Scrolls Lorebites

Short introductory posts to the lore of Elder Scrolls, links to further information are provided. Why do I start as a prisoner? What are the Elder Scrolls? Nirnroots the Moons M’aiq the Liar Birthsigns and Stones Further Reading

ES Lorebites ~ Nirnroot

As far as I can tell, Nirnroots only appeared in Oblivion and Skyrim (and will be present in The Elder Scrolls Online too).  In both games the amount you collect is tracked under the achievements page, there are quests associated with them and they can be used for alchemy too.  The Elder Scrolls is set…

ES lorebites ~ what are the Elder Scrolls?

Simply put they are ‘Tamriel’s mystical tomes of knowledge that told of its past, present, and future’.  For a full definition, I’m just going to quote from the UESP : [they] are scrolls of unknown origin and number which simultaneously archive both past and future events. The number of the Scrolls is unknown not because of…

Elder Scrolls lorebites

I’ve decided to start writing some short posts about the lore of the Elder Scrolls (with links for further information) as I’ve realised that in all this time, a lot of the lore hasn’t actually sunk in 😛   Seriously, I’ve been playing a Bosmer (wood elf) since 1996 and I only found out a few…