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Skyrim (MOD) Legacy of the Dragonborn: Shattered Legacy Quest issue

This is a problem I am having with a quest in the Legacy of the Dragonborn. I ran across the quest giver for shattered legacy. The quest giver Byron confronts you randomly, and the next step is to ...
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Etymology for Atronach?

What is the origin of the terms Atronach and Atromancy? Do they have no realistic origin, or is there a real world connection?
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Why is necromancy banned in the Mages Guild?

According to this question, the Mages guild got disbanded because people think they were involved in the Oblivion Crisis and that they don't allow necromancy. It said that when Hannibal became Arch ...
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Did people in Tamriel really live for about thousands of years?

According to this question, NPC's from Morrowind and Oblivion are moved to Skyrim. Since Morrowind takes place in 3E 427, Oblivion takes place in 3E 433, and Skyrim takes place in 4E 201; these people ...
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Is Solthsteim part of Morrowind or Skyrim?

According to both DLCs in Morrowind and Skyrim, you visit Solthstiem. In Morrowind the island looks like part of Skyrim because of it's snowy biomes and trees. In Skyrim it looks like part of ...
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Are the Akaviri like the Japanese people of the real world?

I found out about the Akaviri, who live in a continent just east of Tamriel called Akavir. I heard they had something to do with the Blades, a group of warriors who used to fight dragons and protect ...
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What happens if a Non-Dragonborn wears the Amulet of Kings?

When I heard of the Amulet of Kings in Oblivion, I wanted to learn more about it. I found out only the one with the dragon blood, also known as the Dragonborn, can wear it as Baurus said just after ...
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Why did the Thalmor decide that the Talos worship should be banned

When I learned about the Civil War in Skyrim, I learned, that the imperials and Stormcloaks are in war, I also found out about the Thalmor, who started the great War in Cyrodiil and forced the Empire ...
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Extinction of the dwarves

I was playing some of the elder scrolls games like Morrowind and Skyrim when I found out about the dwarves. I wanted to explore their ruins and kill many of their robots. Then I found out later why I ...
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What or who is Amaranth?

I'm a big fan of the Elder Scrolls series and wanted to read something about the lore. Quite fast I ran into Amaranth. Can someone please explain what or who this is?
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Elder Scrolls Lore: Oghma Infinium

I got curious about the Oghma Infinium, so I looked around in some forums then I found something about a text writen in Portuguese, in the Oghma. It was about the Dwemer, icebergs, the Septimus-guy... ...
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Are there any in-game examples of babies/toddlers or interracial breeding in the Elder Scrolls universe?

Edit: I removed the somewhat "silly" parts that I originally included in the question for fun, since it appears some people didn't appreciate it. In the Elder Scrolls games I played previous to ...
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Elder Scrolls Lore: Are Sheogorath and Pelagius the Mad the same person?

When I was playing Oblivion: Shivering isles and Skyrim, I thought that Sheogorath and Pelagius the Mad are the same person. If they do so, how did Pelagius became a Daedric Prince?
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Where do soul gems originate?

On Nirn (or at the very least in Tamriel), soul gems seem to be extremely common as they're found in almost any shop anywhere. As I remember, the only source of new soul gems is the geode mining ...
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When were headshots possible in the series?

I play The Elder Scrolls: Tamriel Unlimited a lot and in the forums there has been a (ridiculous) demand of enabling locational damage for bows. As this is not possible, because in that MMO the ...
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How do I use “centeroncell” on a cell name with an apostrophe in it?

For example I typed player->coc "caius cosades' house" but that hasn't worked at all. Tried replacing the apostrophe with a dash, underscore, and deleting it entirely but still doesn't work.
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The “Oblivion prophecy”

There are known prophecies for Nerevarine and the Dragonborn. Is there any prophecy for the guy in Oblivion known as the Champion of Cyrodiil or the Hero of Kvatch?
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Why is Necromancy legal in Tamriel?

In The Elder Scrolls series, Necromancy is legal in most places in Tamriel (the main exception being in the province of Morrowind, although they make it clear in The Elder Scrolls III that this is ...
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Why is soul trapping black souls considered immoral in the elder scrolls?

In TES lore, soul trapping humanoids is related to necromancy and is believed to be immoral. However, soul trapping creatures is perfectly acceptable. According to Skyrim Wiki, this is because: ...
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Who or what is Mystara?

In TES IV: Oblivion, beggars will occasionally say "Blessings of [one of the Nine Divines] upon ye" after you have conversed with them. They will also occasionally say "Blessings of Mystara upon ye". ...
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How are both Jyggalag and Peryite the Daedric Prince of order?

I've played Skyrim through several times (as a good guy and a bad guy) and while I'm waiting for the next game, I decided to play Oblivion. I'm really impressed with the continuity between the two ...
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Afterlife destination in Nirn?

For Nords, if they died in honorable death, they will spent their afterlife in Sovngarde. And for werewolves their souls will be claimed by Hircine for his Hunting Ground. Even captured souls in soul ...
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Political Dominance in Tamriel

Who owns each province of Tamriel ? Yes, Skyrim belong to the Nords, Hammerfell belong to the Redguard, Black Marsh to Argonians and all of that. But It's not really this way that it works, since ...
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What actually happens in “Azura and the Box”?

In the story, "Azura and the Box", what exactly did Nchylbar learn about Azura's powers?
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Are there any clues about the “location” of Sovngarde?

Are there, in any material related to the Elders Scrolls, any clues about the locations of Sovngarde? Is it a piece of Oblivion, or a hidden part of Nirn where souls can manifest themselves, or ...
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What exactly happened to get the Mages Guild Disbanded?

I see bits of text saying that the College of Winterhold was not affected by the disbanding of the Mages Guild. But what is the story of the disbanding of the Mages Guild? What happened? Why was it ...
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What happened in the 200 years between Oblivion and Skyrim?

Is there any information (in-game, or externally) about the significant events that transpired in the realm of Tamriel between Oblivion and Skyrim? At the end of Oblivion, the empire's bloodline died ...
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What's the deal with Akatosh?

So I know that the dragon on the Elder Scrolls cover is Akatosh. I know he is the so called "father" of the lesser gods. But whats his deal? Where did he come from? What did he do? I'd love to get ...
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Elder Scrolls lore before starting Skyrim

I am waiting for Skyrim but I never played any other games of the Elder Scrolls series. Where can I find more info about the lore of Elder Scrolls series, in general, so that I can start reading ...
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Gameplay differences between Morrowind and Oblivion?

I played the hell out of Morrowind, but that's not saying much - it's a massive game overflowing with additional user-generated content. I've never played Oblivion, nor had much interest in it once I ...