Main article: Easter Eggs

The following are Easter Eggs found in The Elder Scrolls Online:

Popular CultureEdit



The Brothers GrimmEdit


  • During the quest "Into the Vice Den," Hadran talks about how in his caravan "everybody's gotta watch everybody else," this is a reference to a monologue in the movie Casino.[1]

Dear JohnEdit

Duke Nukem/They LiveEdit

  • Guards will occasionally comment, "I love to crush skulls and eat sweetrolls, and I've no more sweetrolls." (paraphrased from the original quote which goes, "I'm here to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and I'm all out of gum.")


Game of ThronesEdit

Harry PotterEdit

Lord of the RingsEdit

  • In Toothmaul Gully, a character named "Gollum" could be heard saying "Precious" during the beta,[2][3] though this was later removed.
  • In Auridon (Vulkhel Guard), different characters talk about wanting fish, raw and wriggling, similar to Gollum.
  • Long Lost Lore features ancient writing that can only be revealed by fire, which is similar to Sauron's Ring.

One Fine DayEdit



  • The datamined book Song of the Diamond Sword is a reference to the "I Can Swing My Sword" song by Tobuscus, a popular YouTuber who has made hundreds of Skyrim gameplay videos. It has not been added to the game yet.

The Princess BrideEdit

  • The quest, The Trial of the Ghost Snake, indicates that the rodents searched for in the quest are of an unusual size, a reference to the "rodents of unusual size" from the movie.

The Walking DeadEdit

Winston ChurchillEdit

The FugitiveEdit

  • Jorckleif in the Davon's Watch Outlaw's Refuge remarks: "I'm innocent, I tell you, innocent! It wasn't me. I could never commit such a heinous crime! It was the tailless Argonian, it must have been! But will the Guard listen to me? No! I'll have to find that Argonian myself...," referencing the "It wasn't me! It was the one-armed man!" plot from The Fugitive.

Star WarsEdit

  • There are two references to the scene where Luke Skywalker is trapped in the cave on Hoth, where he was suspended upside-down with a layer of ice, and his Lightsaber is in the snow beneath him.
    • Towards the end of Broken Helm Hollow in the Rift, after defeating Skullcrusher, to your right is a small alcove with a troll. To the left of the troll, is a skeleton hanging from the icy ceiling by its feet and a sword protruding from the ice beneath it.
    • In a cave behind a frozen waterfall in Wrothgar, a skeleton can be found hanging upside-down from an layer of ice, with a sword beneath it.
  • In the Daedric Shrine of Ramimilk, part of the The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind expansion, the charred body of Anakin Skywalker can be seen across the lava pool, attempting to crawl away, a homage to his duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.confirmation needed

How to Train Your DragonEdit

Previous gamesEdit

A Night to RememberEdit

Fishy StickEdit

  • The food item Fishy Sticks can be created and eaten. They are a reference to Fishy Sticks given out to members as an award on the Bethesda Official forum, and have also been mentioned by various characters in previous games.
  • The default name for the Palomino Horse is "Fishystick."


  • Three-Toes, a character in Bleakrock, will comment, "Mudcrabs, Delicious creatures," if spoken to. This is a reference to a popular non-player character comment, "Mudcrabs. Vicious Creatures."

Rare plants & artifactsEdit

The Elder Scrolls III: MorrowindEdit

The Elder Scrolls IV: OblivionEdit

The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering IslesEdit

The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimEdit

The Lusty Argonian MaidEdit

  • There is an in-game explanation supposedly explaining how this book came to be.
  • There is also a ship, called The Rusty Argonian Blade, a soundalike reference to this same book.
  • A contraband item known as the "Lusty Argonian Maid" Art Folio can be found. It's description says, "A well-worn book of stimulating images illustrating the popular tale of "The Lusty Argonian Maid."