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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 ...