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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Morrowind cover art
Publication Information
Developer(s) Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher(s) Bethesda Softworks
Game engine NetImmerse/GameBryo
Release date Microsoft Windows
  • NA May 1, 2002
  • EU May 2, 2002

Xbox

  • NA June 6, 2002
  • EU November 22, 2002
Genre Action role-playing,Open world
Modes Single Player
Rating(s) ESRB: T
PEGI: 12
USK: 12
Platform(s) PC, Xbox
Game Information
Setting Vvardenfell, Morrowind
Time Period 3E 427
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"Each event is preceded by Prophecy. But without the hero, there is no Event."
Zurin Arctus, the Underking

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is the third chapter in The Elder Scrolls series of role-playing games (RPG) developed and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is set in and around the province of Morrowind, in particular the island of Vvardenfell.

The game was released for PC on May 1, 2002 in North America and May 2, 2002 in Europe. The Xbox version was released on June 6, 2002 in North America and November 22 in Europe. It is available for the PC and Xbox. It is backwards compatible on the Xbox 360.

Story

In the beginning cinematic, a sentence can be seen: "Many Fall, But One Remains". The story begins with Azura speaking of a prophecy that a great hero that has been long dead, named Nerevar, would be reincarnated to unite and liberate the tribe of Dunmer (Dark Elves). The player assumes the role of this person of legend, but it is an open-play game, meaning that they do not have to follow the storyline if they do not wish to; they may do anything they wish. The player can follow the main quest for honor and glory, become a nimble thief and steal for a living, join the mages' guild and become the archmage, be an assassin and sneak through the shadows, become a noble Great House member, and even turn into a vampire.

Gameplay

Character System

Birthsigns

There are thirteen birthsigns to choose from in Morrowind to have the hero be born under, each with its own special abilities and sometimes spells.

They are divided into three categories: Charges, Guardians, and the Serpent, which stands alone.

Races

Men

  • Nords: The people of Skyrim. They have a great resistance to frost.
  • Imperials: Natives of the civilized, cosmopolitan province of Cyrodiil. The Imperials are well-educated and well-spoken. Imperials are also known for the discipline and training of their citizen armies. Imperials have proved to be shrewd diplomats and traders, and these traits, along with their remarkable skill and training as light infantry, have enabled them to subdue all the other nations and races, and to have erected the monument to peace and prosperity that comprises the Glorious Empire.
  • Bretons: Bretons are the human descendants who hail from the province of High Rock. They are pure spell weavers and are advanced in all the Arcane arts. While lacking in physical skill, they make up for it with their ability for both resisting and casting spells that overwhelm most enemies.
  • Redguards: Natives of the arid Hammerfell. Dark skinned and agile, Redguards are proficient with most warrior skills, including the use of Armor, heavy or light, and melee weapons of all types.

Mer

Main article: Mer
  • Altmer: The haughty, tall, golden-skinned peoples of Summerset Isle are called High Elves, the Ayleid referred to them as Salache, but they call themselves Altmer, or the "Cultured People". Altmer are adept spellcasters.
  • Bosmer: The Bosmer are the various barbarian Elven clan-folk of Valenwood, a forested province in southwestern Tamriel. In the Empire, they are often collectively referred to as Wood Elves. Bosmer prefer Archery and sneaking, making them good thieves, rangers, and assassins.
  • Dunmer: The dark-skinned, red-eyed natives of Morrowind, often called Dark Elves, are diverse and talented in their skills, ranging from adept mages, to accurate archers, even dabbling in swordcraft. Dunmer make good spellswords and Nightblades for this reason.
  • Orcs: The Green Skinned "Barbarians" also known as the "Corrupt Elves", hailing from the city of Orsinium in High Rock. Axes and heavy armor encompass the primary battle-skills of the Orcs.

Beast Races

Beast Races cannot wear shoes, boots or full helmets; specializing in Heavy Armor is not for them.

  • Khajiit: The Khajiit are a race of feline humanoids hailing from the province of Elsweyr, well known for their keen intelligence and Agility. Clever and stealthy, Khajiit make excellent assassins and thieves.
  • Argonians: Reptilian denizens of Black Marsh, little is known and less is understood about the Argonians, except that they can breath underwater. Both male and female Argonians, like the Khajiit, make skilled assassins due to their proficiency with blades, sneaking, lockpicking, and alchemy. More intelligent than their male counterparts, female Argonians also can be adequate mages.

Skills

When building a character, skills are assigned as being major or minor. Raising major skills, by doing the activity, levels up the character. Ten points increase in major skills levels one up by one level.

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Start a Discussion Discussions about The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

  • What happened to the Nerevarine?

    136 messages
    • Um for all we know they could all be alive i mean wasn't the vampire option in all the games? it was in daggerfall and because all endi...
    • 64.112.205.219 wrote:Um for all we know they could all be alive i mean wasn't the vampire option in all the games? it was in daggerfall ...
  • Has anyone played Morrowind on Xbox 360?

    2 messages
    • How does the game hold up on console? I played it ages ago on pc, but I've been thinking about finding a copy as it was so good. Anyone played it?
    • I have, it plays well, its still an other game, so it suffers from those kinds of things. But if you are OK with older graphics you have noth...

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