It's that time of year again, when we all excitedly rush as fast as possible to Steam's front page to catch some sick deals, only to see it crash miserably due to the traffic. Yes, you guessed right—it's the annual Steam Summer Sale! This year, you can catch a good number of games in The Elder Scrolls series for a discount of 25-50%, as follows:
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Game of the Year Edition) – 50% off (originally $14.99, now $7.49)
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Game of the Year
Edition) – 50% off (originally
$14.99, now $7.49)
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Game of the Year Edition Deluxe) – 50% off (originally $19.99, now $9.99)
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition – 50% off (originally $39.99, now $19.99)
- ESO: Morrowind (expansion on…
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Hi all, Atvelonis here. I'm writing this blog to clarify some of the confusion about the wiki's policies on character images. For the purposes of this blog, I will be speaking mainly about the more recent games, such as Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim, and Online; many older titles, such as Arena and Daggerfall, cannot conform to these standards. Images from such games are considered exceptions to the following rules.
We do not have a specific requirement for the resolution of a character image, as long as the height of the image is 720 vertical pixels or greater. Formerly, the requirement was that all character images in applicable games must be exactly 600×1000 pixels. However, we decided several months ago that this rule prevented editors using lowe…
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So I decide to look forwork in Whiterun.The Jarl had put outabounty ona giant.I gladlygo afterthe giant and realize it may be more difficult than I thought.There were two mammoths with the giant.I know the moment I attack the giant the mammoths will attack as well.So I wait and see the giant go into a cave by himself.Sneaking I follow him into it,scout the location making sure he is the only creature there and slay him.I loot his chest and his body,then make my leave.On the way out I seeone of the mammoths still in the camp.I actcalmly so not to get its attention,But I bumped into the other mammoth in the process.Naturally this caused both mammoths to attack me.While trying to figure out how to handle this,yet another giant shows up,most l…Read more >
Wow. I can scarcely believe it myself.
This blog post brings up 100,000 edits here on this very wiki.
I've been here for quite a while now - ever since I adopted this wiki and became its founder all the way back in 2011. In that time, I've seen quite a number of other staff members come and go - and I'd like to thank each and every one of them (and indeed, for the regular editor as well), for their hard work and contributions over the years.
Every one of you is what has made this wiki the great site it is today.
However, I would like to give a special shout out to Keira and my kids - without whom I probably wouldn't be here today. (Love you all). To all my other friends and family - thank you for putting up with me :P
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Here's a breakdown of the new content for the Elder Scrolls that we learned through E3 2017.
Firstly - there are some new DLCs that will be coming out shortly for .
Namely, these are Horns of the Reach (what should be a dungeon-based DLC set in Skyrim, and The Elder Scrolls Online: Clockwork City - a full DLC chapter likely expanding upon what already occurs in Clockwork City in .
There will also be Paid Mods that can be bought and used for PC/Xbox One/PS4 - bought using credits, rather than cash. (This is a re-attempt at what was previously tried on Steam).is getting some new content shortly.
Heroes of Skyrim is a new DLC coming to Legends 29th June 2017.
Finally - for Nintendo Switch has been confirmed, and shown - and Amibos can be used (Li…Read more >
The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, the game's most recent expansion, has finally launched today; the PC pre-release is now completed, and the game is available on all platforms. If you've ever wondered what Vvardenfell looked like 700 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, now's your chance to do so!
If you're keen to help out, we're requesting anyone and everyone give us a hand to get content out ASAP for this game—if you're interested, head over to The Elder Scrolls Wiki:Morrowind Project for more. It's worth noting that, at the time of writing this blog, Xbox Users are unable to play, as Xbox Live is currently down.Read more >
As of today, June 1st, 2017, The Game of the Year Deluxe Edition of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, the fourth game in The Elder Scrolls series, is available for purchase DRM-free on the GOG ("Good Old Games") store, which is a similar platform to Steam.
Oblivion is the sixth title in the series to be sold on GOG, alongside The Elder Scrolls: Arena (1994), The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall (1996) An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire (1997), The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard (1998), and The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (2002).
As the version on GOG is DRM-free, you do not require any sort of activation or internet connection whatsoever to play the game. This is not the case with most Steam games, in which you are simply borrowing the software from the…Read more >
I created a new character yesterday, with a somewhat unique build. He wears robes, shock magic in the right hand, and a shield in the left. I use Flesh spells to defend myself besides the shield, and thus I'm interested in the perk Mage Armour. Would this work with a shield equipped?Read more >
A fight between two of the Greatest Warriors of all the Tamriel! The Nord and the Redguard.
The Nords are a race of fair-skinned humans that are the direct descendents of the Atmorans, from the frozen continent of Atmora, and the Nedic peoples native to Tamriel. Nords, along with Redguards and Orcs, are more muscular than most other races and normally have paler skin. They have developed a resistance to cold, most likely from tundra life in Skyrim.
Skilled at the art of war, the dark-skinned natives of arid Hammerfell are natural athletes that excel at swordplay and anything demanding strength and endurance. Prideful and fierce, both on the battlefield and in political circles, the Redguards prefer adventuring and displays of heroism as oppo…
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Its that time again, folks.
As has been tradition, every 10,000 edits I write a blog post.
So, here's 90,000th edit.
With it, I'd like to request that everyone help out with the Morrowind Project, so we can get information about the ESO Chapter up as quickly as possible.
That's about it, really.
Happy editing, everyone!
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Just a quick note to say that the NDA is now lifted for
If you were in the beta, or you have early access, we request your help on getting as much content on Morrowind up on the wiki as quickly as possible - be it quest names, character names, locations, whatever - every little bit helps.
Thank you in advance.
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Jarl Elisif the Fair or Jarl Ulfric Stormcloak who is more fit to rule Skyrim?
Elisif the Fair is the Jarl of Haafingar and the widow of High King Torygg, the last elected High King of Skyrim prior to the Stormcloak Rebellion. While Elisif is the head of court at her palace in Solitude, the majority of her courtly duties are handled by her steward, Falk Firebeard. Bolgeir Bearclaw serves as her Housecarl, while Bryling and Erikur serve as her Thanes. It was after Torygg's death, at the hand of Ulfric Stormcloak, that Elisif became the Jarl of Solitude, and following her assumption to power in Solitude, Elisif would work in close cooperation with the Third Empire against Ulfric Stormcloak and the Stormcloak Rebellion. The true reasons for El…
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One of Skyrim's mystery. Narfi is a beggar who lives in the ruins of his family home in Ivarstead. He's insane and rumble about his missing sister, the same you can find by doing your own investigation - Well, her skeleton. Interesting thing, Narfi is a quest giver since he's the one asking for the investigation (The Straw that Broke) but also the target if you're a member of the Dark Brotherhood (Contract: Kill Narfi). Sounds unusual? What happened to her and why is Narfi a potential kill for the DB? I've listed some theories, facts and thoughts.
City guards, bandits or hunters?
If you did the quest you know that Reyda is underwater, near the bridge. All that's left of her body is her skeleton and some loot : her necklace (let's keep that o…
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Sometimes things happen while playing Skyrim that makes me wanna say what the hell.Or did that really just happen? Here are some of those incidents.A while back I was playing as a female dunmer when I came across a tower full of forsworn.I manage to kill them all and come across a dungeon like room.In a cage is a hagraven.I decidewhat the hell and I release her.Of course I have my sword ready if she decides to fightback instead of running away like a spriggan I had recently released from necromances.To my shock she engages conversation with me.She explains that her traitor sister locked her up here,and this was her tower once.She then makes a deal with me,if I help herkill the traitor sister,she will reward me.So I follow her to a room an…Read more >
For a Paladin Build, you will have to choose either an Imperial Race or a High Elf. You can also choose Nords and Redguards. The other races are not suitable for this build. You will have to start your paladin character at level 20-25 with Master/Legendary difficulty. You should wear Dwarven Armor Chest piece, gauntlets and boots. The Chest piece should have the increase health enchantment, the boot should have the increase stamina/increase carry-weight enchantment. The gauntlets should have increase one-handed enchantment. You should wear an amulet with increase magicka enchantment and a ring with fortify restoration enchantment. You should wield the Dawnbreaker (or any other one-handed weapon. But this is ideal) and the Spellbreaker (or …Read more >
Greetings! Julia from Fandom's German office here.
The Elder Scrolls Universe is constantly growing and attracts more and more players, on- and offline. That is why we think it is a great idea to ad custom-made videos to key "gateway" pages.
If we do this right, these will draw the viewer in, providing either a concise visual summary of the page in video form, or drilling into a particular facet of the given character, game or game element.
We would like to ask the community to help us prepare a short video script draft for The Dark Brotherhood. Our video team will produce a great video from this script using clips or stills for illustration. I talked to Atvelonis about this idea yet and I am sure this can be an interesting test.
So here's the…
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Update: the NDA is now lifted, as the early access servers have been opened to PC/Mac players.
As of today, April 17th, 2017, ZeniMax has officially begun the closed beta for The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind. If you were invited, you should have received an email from ZeniMax and an invitation to a private forum to report bugs encountered in the upcoming expansion.
Please note, however, that by accepting the invitation, you are agreeing not to discuss anything about your experience playing the expansion until the NDA (non-disclosure agreement) is lifted. This extends to adding information to the wiki; any closed beta content that is found on the wiki will be removed.
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Favorite Daedric Prince: Sheogorath
Favorite weapon: Daedric War Axe of the Inferno
Favorite cheat: "tgm"
Gold (Approx.) in Skyrim: 1000000+ (I'm addicted, please help.)
Favorite enemy: Ebony Warrior (DLC)
Favorite DLC: Dawnguard (I fucking love being a vampire!)
Favorite friend: Ysolda (Female) and Marcurio (Male)
Least favorite enemy: Draugr Death Overlords
Least favorite friend: Septimus Signus
Favorite Daedric Artifact: Wabbajack/Skeleton Key (Tied)
Least favorite Daedric Artifact: Masque of Clavicus Vile
Favorite guild/cult (Joinable): Thieves' Guild
Favorite guild/cult (Unjoinable): Mythic Dawn
Least favorite guild/cult (Joinable): College of Winterhold
Least favotire guild/cult (Unjoinable): Morag Tong (DLC)
Feel free to say your favorites (as a c…
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In exciting news, today Bethesda have officially announced a new elder scrolls game is in the works.
Little is known at this time, however, once more comes to light, we will update you.
Here's what we know so far:
First of all, this game will be released EXCLUSIVELY on the Oculus Rift. The reason for this is that Bethesda's owners, Zenimax, have a wonderful relationship with this company. (As an example, see this article from Polygon.
Secondly, we know that Bethesda are going back to their roots somewhat. Their best game in the series to date is Morrowind, so they are going to feature animations from this game. To this end, They excitedly confirmed earlier today, they will be hiring renowned animator Lapri Lofos, (Who I have written about prev…Read more >
I was wondering how to easily get gold. Like what is the fastest, best, and no steal way to get at least 50,000 gold in less than a day (irl)?Read more >
Each Elder Scrolls game involves a Hero. The ones that charge (or sneak) in and save the world or a select corner of it from whatever menace is threatening it in that particular game. But their roles are a bit more pivotal than just doing that. They are typically not just saving the world, but also making a choice to do so. Add to this the notion that the Hero always starts each game as a Prisoner, and you have some interesting implications.
When Lorkhan planned to create Mundus, it's possible that he did so to force limitations on the spirits of the world so that they can transcend them. Someone who has never known limit, like the unbound et'ada, cannot overcome them, and therefore cannot transcend their current state. This is the heart of…
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Hi, this is just a list of lore locations that don't have pages. To look for information on these locations, check the references or go to The Imperial Library website and search them by name. This can be useful for anyone who wants to add to the wiki but doesn't know where to start. I hope this helps, and happy editing. --Vincentius1 (talk)
PS, for the locations in the Novels, you're gonna have to get the book if you want to get more incite on these locations.
- Kavas Rim Pass
- Totambu (Yokuda)
Since its original reveal almost two years ago at E3 in June 2015 and its public beta in July 2016, The Elder Scrolls: Legends has long been anticipated for an official release. After undergoing a number of changes and improvements, on March 9th, 2017, the game is now officially out of beta on PC. It is planned to be released on a number of other platforms, listed below:
- March 23, 2017 for iPad
- April 2017 for Android
- May 2017 for Mac OS
- Summer 2017 for Mobile phones
The first expansion for the game is called The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood and will be released on April 5th. It contains over 25 new chapters, which are split into 3 maps, and playsets of 40 exclusive cards. A complimentary Doom Wolf mount is included, and those who pre-purchase it w…Read more >
Hi. I need some help buying Breezehome. The Steward died. Vinegar is Jarl. Can I still buy the house? PS I play on 360Read more >
Hello everyone, this is about the upcoming content for The Elder Scrolls: Legends, which is called "The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood ", here are the details:
- There will be over 25 missions for the new story and 40 new cards.
- The player will be hired by a merchant to infiltrate the Dark Brotherhood
- The storyline will be based from Cicero's Journals from The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
- The storyline will be split into 3 parts which can be bought with cash or gold, or all three can be purchased for $19.99 which also includes the Doom Wolf mount for The Elder Scrolls: Online (PC/Mac only).
- The official release will be in April 5.
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Bethesda has recently removed the "Beta" tag on The Elder Scrolls: Legends, other than that, Bethesda had announced further details:
- Legends will be released also for Android and IOS
- Legends will get a new Campaign titled "Fall of the Dark Brotherhood".
- More info on "Fall of the Dark Brotherhood" coming soon
- The release dates for the other platforms are as followed:
Android Phones-Early Summer
- For more details, go to the official page
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I was an idiot when i first played Skyrim. I saw the High Elf and the description and though "ooh magic sounds fun". i used the stupidest idea for a character, a sneaking, heavy armored, spellsword, assassin, thief, High Elf. i went to riverwood and did the first thing everybody does in skyrim, i killed a chicken. i didnt realize my last save was exiting that cave in helgen. i went back to riverwood, and i accidentally stole something from alvor, when i was trying to hold it. i didnt fight, i didnt reload i held a iron dagger in the air and ran away. I put down the controller and never played till 2 years later, 2013 when i saw it at wal-mart and thought "hey didn't i play that at my cousins? maybe i should get it" nedless to say i got it,…Read more >
I almost have platinum on the Skyrim: Special Edition for PS4. One of the remaining trophies is for returning the Thieves Guild to its former glory. Problem. I can't do the Bedlam jobs for Delvin. Every single one no matter if it is Raven Rock, Solitude, or Windhelm, still glitches. I have gotten over 1,500 worth of gold in Raven Rock. 1,000 worth in Solitude. 600 worth in Windhelm. I just can't get these Bedlam jobs. Does someone know how to fix this glitch?
Update: Quit Windhelm Bedlam Job and did a Numbers Job. Completed that and came back and asked for a Bedlam Job. Took it and it was Windhelm again. This time it worked.Read more >
I noticed an interesting set of similarities in Skyrim that I call "The Strange Triangle".
Several Elder Scrolls games have Easter eggs or other references to famous fantasy or sci-fi books, films or series. The Star Trek saga is also a common reference point, with a number of quests in Oblivion named in a way very similar to episode titles (e.g., "Where Silence Has Lease" vs. "Where Spirits Have Lease"). So let's include Star Trek into the triangle!
Altmer in the Elder Scrolls are quite different from the High Elves of J. R. R. Tolkien. They are tall, thin and have pointy ears – but that is roughly where the similarities end. Rather than singing and enjoying their long lives, they scheme and plot in Tamriel, using diplomacy and secret agent…Read more >
As of today, February 6th, 2017, the Homestead update—part of Update 13—for The Elder Scrolls Online is released for players on PC/Mac. The update will be released for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on February 21st.
Update 13 adds several homes purchasable by players in many different provinces and for a variety of prices. You can see a list of the available homes here. After obtaining relevant achievements, the houses may be purchased with in-game gold , or alternatively you can buy a house directly with Crowns from the Crown Store.
An overview of the other additions that come alongside homesteads in Update 13 can be found here, or from the original Patch Notes.
- Homestead is Now Live for PC & Mac! – 6 February 2017
- Homestead: Basics Guide – 6 Feb…
Today the Update 13 will be relesed for The Elder Scrolls: Online for PC/Mac servers only, meanwhile for XboxOne/PS4 it will be released on Tuesday, Febuary 21. Now it is time to buy your house and settle in a corner of Tamriel, Enjoy.Read more >
Hello everyone, I just wanted to inform you guys that we remember how many information reguarding the Dark Brotherhood DLC for The Elder Scrolls: Online was missing. I am trying to slowly give each quest a deep background just like those we have in Skyrim . Check out the page to see deeper backgrounds come in soonRead more >
Homestead has been released on The Elder Scrolls: Online PC/Mac and a few more weeks for it to be released for Xbox One/PS4. This is a quick review over what this free update introduced us to and how it will be working for console:
- Nearly 40 uniquely themed homes you can settle
- Over 2,000 individual decorative and furniture
- Furnishing Crafting
- Master Crafting Writs
- Four new Motifs
Updates for the gameplay
- PVP itemization
- An overall balance pass across all classes and skills
This is a deeper review on how the Homestead system will function
- The player starts with the tutorial and is housed in a local Inn, the player can expand from here
- Homesteads will not be available in DLC zones with the exception of the Morrowind expansion
- The player can buy limitle…
After teasing the release of something big with a few teaser trailers and a blog on their social media on the 29th, the Elder Scrolls Online website has officially confirmed a new DLC: Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind with a trailer. Included within this DLC are:
- Over 30 hours of new gameplay
- The new nature magic-based class Warden.
- The largest landmass added at this point in time, with locations ranging from mushroom forests to Vivec City .
- A new trial in the Telvanni Tower of Tel Fyr and the Clockwork City .
- Brand new fast-paced PvP mode that pits 4v4v4 in an arena.
Preordering this DLC will net you the Discovery Pack, which contains:
- Exclusive Warden costume – a costume for all classes that matches the Warden's outfit.
- Dwarven War Dog – a uniqu…
UPDATE: The new chapter is The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, and takes place on Vvardenfell. Read the blog post here.
Today (Jan 29) the official Elder Scrolls Online Twitter and Facebook accounts have posted some short teaser videos. These videos depict a black mass, likely volcanic rock, with audio of rumbling and blowing winds. In the first video, it is merely the rock structure with a few embers appearing from within it. In the second video, the rock structure has opened a bit further, with more of its orange contents visible, and a date for a Twitch stream (January 31st, 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST) overlayed on top. A third video, posted on January 30th, has the same audio and footage, but more parts of the crack are filled with lava, and…Read more >
What's up Tamriel?! Jacob here with my new blog page "The Life of a Mage." First and foremost... I have no idea what a blog is, but I'm going to assume it's similar to a vlog, which is something I do often. Alrighty then, let's get past this lame intro and start with my actual blog.
Everyone in Tamriel seems to despise the mages, but for those of us on Earth, connected to Tamriel by magical portals called, "Gaming Systems," they are really cool.
So, for any player looking to become a mage in Skyrim, they may want to consider the best race options for the task. Here are the best ones:
- High Elf | They automatically begin with Lvl bonuses in Alteration, Conjuration, Destruction, Illusion, Restoration, and Enchanting skills. They also begin wit…
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Hello, everyone. I'm Scout Trooper 164, and I'm a contributor to this wiki. I'm mostly here to apologize for my lack of edits to this wiki, and also for my 2 year absence. The following reasons explain why.
1. During the Canon ending of the war discussion, I felt like I was being crushed because I believed that the Storm cloaks would win in the war, and some folks just acted rude to me, even though I tried to just say my opinion.
2. I really don't know how I can continue contributing here on this wiki. I only know knowledge of Skyrim and Oblivion, and that's pretty much where it ends. I have no intention of purchasing Online because it was a mess when it first came out, and I really don't think Online would fit in the Elder Scrolls universe. …Read more >
Some thoughts I had a while back on /r/teslore about Anu, Padomay, Magnus and the Thalmor. Hopefully processed into something useful, but I still feel like there's more to this ball of wool...
Traditionally in TES lore, “Anuic” and “Padomaic” are terms associated with change and stasis respectively. It is assumed that the “Anuic” forces are those for the status quo, for keeping things as they are. However, if we look at the behaviour of Anu himself in the events of the Anuad, we see that it is not a static attitude, but an explicitly backward-looking, regressive thing, which is not the absence of change, but change oriented to make things as they were.</p>
Anu’s actions in the Anuad are entirely based on his love of Nir . He fights Padomay …Read more >
At Nintendo's event unveiling their new console, Todd Howard, director and executive producer at Bethesda Game Studios, officially announced the Nintendo Switch port of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The day after, Nintendo revealed it will be available this fall.
The Switch is Nintendo's upcoming gaming tablet, effectively filling the role of both console and handheld. This means The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be the first game of the main series to make it to a portable platform in its full glory, outside of The Elder Scrolls Travels series. The Nintendo Switch will launch on March 3rd.
- Nintendo of America on Twitter
- Skyrim on Nintendo Switch on Bethesda.net
A repost of something I put up on /r/teslore a few months ago. Let me know if you have any thoughts!
The Nordic pantheon begins, and ends, with death. And both of these are the same thing: a dragon.
This is quite different from most human religions and their attitude to the dragon god; Alduin is not a protector like Akatosh, as Thromgar Iron-Head eloquently points out, he is a destroyer. But he is also the 'wellspring' of the Nordic pantheon, according to Varieties of Faith. How are these two attitudes reconciled? I think the answer is to be found in the Dragon Cult and its impact on the Nords' society.
The Skyrim dragon cult was allegedly very different to the Atmoran dragon cult, of which Ysgramor was a part. I believe that it was only when…
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- We all do and think things that we don't want to tell other about in Skyrim, but eventully, we do Skyrim Confessions. Believe me, some of the stuff people do are weird and funny. Here's my Skyrim Confession list.
- When I first saw a Dark Elf, it looked like they had Blue Skin, so I immideatly went: "OH MY GOD THEY LOOK LIKE GRAND ADMERIAL THRAWN!" because I am a huge Star Wars Nerd. (Grand Admerial Thrawn was the main antagonish in the Star Wars Book Heir to the Empire by Timmothy Zain, and the two books after it)
- I like to imagine Khajiit's as children, because we never see any Khajiit children, and since Khajiit's look like cats, its funny to imagine Khajiit's when they where kids, because they where all once a kitten.
- I love to think what Had…
This is a repost of a post I made a while back on /r/teslore.
IceFireWarden's fantastic piece on the Prolix Tower got me thinking about how the Walking Ways interact with what we understand of as religious faith. It is still there in Tamriel, just a little different from what it is on Earth.
Proof Denies Faith
While many of the gods in Tamriel have priests, the interaction that mortals have with their gods (whether Aedra or Daedra) is on quite a different level to what it is for Earth religions. Because the existence of the Daedra is obvious, and the existence of the Aedra can be strongly inferred, there is little room for the kind of faith that is "being sure of what we hope for, being convinced of what we do not see." (Hebrews 11:1). Even l…Read more >
One of the things that I really wanted to get from this Wiki is the ability to look at a list of characters to find what I'm looking for. When it comes to Followers, this doesn't exist, so I thought I'd make a page to give me said list.
- Behold! List of Followers (Skyrim)
This page lists all Followers in a single table that can be sorted based on what the player is looking for. That is, we can sort all followers based on Race, Class, Level Cap, who we can Marry, can they be a Steward, etc.
For people that like to play thieves and assassins, it can be particularly helpful to know which followers they can use without fuss. But I'm a bit stumped as to how to go about it.
If you're looking for a follower that you can use, which format would help yo…Read more >
I've been here since Morrowind, but I'm pretty new to the wiki. So I just wanted to say hi! So..... yeah........ k bye!Read more >