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 >