2014: the year of Elders Scrolls & Dragon Age

Well for the first three months of the year, all I could think about was Elder Scrolls.  Even to the extent of starting very enjoyable replays / noodling around of Morrowind, Oblivion & Skyrim.  I love this world so much – the freedom and exploration, the sneaking and thieving, killing things with a bow…  Finally, Elder Scrolls Online…

crappy town(s) where you’re the hero

A while back I was reading the news that the Firefly Online Big Damn Hero package will entitle you to have an adventure in said crappy town and earn a statue of yourself.  I loved that episode… but it got me to thinking.  In all the games I’ve played, I’ve been the hero in many…

My character(s)

Post 16 of blaugust My main character is always a wood elf.  She is always a rogue type, either ranged or dual wielding. assuming of course the game gives you these choices.   For a RPG type game, I won’t play it at all if I don’t have at least have a gender choice.  I’ve got…

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…