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Questions tagged [the-elder-scrolls-series]

A series of high-fantasy open world role playing games by Bethesda. Use this tag for questions that span multiple games, or for lore questions outside the scope of individual games. For questions about an individual game, use the game's tag instead.

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Elder Scrolls lore - Godhead in existing dream possible? Recursive dreaming?

As far as I understand correctly, the whole of the Elder Scrolls universe is a dream by the Godhead that reached Amaranth. Some people inside this universe achieved CHIM. Realizing they are part of a ...
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Who declares the end of the end of the Era in the Elder Scrolls series?

Each era in Tamriel is marked by a historical event, like how Martin Septim ended the Oblivion Crisis, marking the end of the 3 Era. One thing that confused me is WHO declares the end of Eras?
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Where the summoned creatures come from?

In Elder Scrolls Oblivion and Morrowind you can summon a skeleton or a zombie to aid you in battle but where they come from? I find logical other creatures such as imps, atronachs and dremoras are ...
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Geopolitical Maps in Elder Scrolls Over Time

I'm looking for a tracking method of the geopolitical story in the Elder Scrolls saga. Ideally there would be an animated map (a gif for example), with the map evolving to track each empire/dynasty ...
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What does this hand and number represent?

I'm playing Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and I just noticed something I've never seen before. On my Hand-to-Hand skill description, there is a hand with a number 4 in the lower right corner: It's there ...
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Are you Dragonborn in any Elder Scrolls Games other than Skyrim?

Is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim the only Elder Scrolls game where you are Dragonborn, and if so, are there other Dragonborns in the other games?
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How can the Oghma Infinium be considered evil or dangerous?

From many sources, the Oghma Infinium is considered evil or dangerous. I would like to know why. It is a book. In real life, a book can be considered evil or dangerous for the following reasons. It ...
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What traits do the Dwemer have in Elder Scrolls' lore?

I'd like to know what traits the Dwemer have in terms of character creation on the ES games. For example, Wood Elves are good at archery. Is it known what the Dwemer were good at?
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Bethesda Launcher update problem

I'm trying to install & update Bethesda Launcher on Windows 7 x32. Every time I run it, it fails, stating There was an error downloading the required files. Please check install directory ...
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If the past Emperors were Dragonborn, were they able to shout or absorb dragon souls, or is it different?

So I found out starting in Oblivion, that the past Emperors were Dragonborn and only allowed to wear the Amulet of Kings without it slipping off. In order for them to be Dragonborn, they must light ...
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Skyrim Lore: Is the Dragonborn lore of emperor lineage already existing in Oblivion or supplemented later for Skyrim?

I started playing Skyrim and not Oblivion in the ES series. Are there other interesting facts or lores deliberately supplemented to the universe from Morrowind > Oblivion and also other Oblivion > ...
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Why do Khajiit speak in the third person?

I've noticed in both Skyrim and Elder Scrolls Online that Khajiit don't use first-person pronouns, instead saying things like "Khajiit will follow" or "this one will head north." Is there a reason ...
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Are there Dwemer ruins in High Rock?

I'm currently trying to put together the backstory for my Skyrim character. She's a Breton, who was born in High Rock. I've been thinking about including in her backstory that she lost her mother in a ...
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Etymology for Atronach?

What is the in-game origin of the terms Atronach and Atromancy? Do they have any realistic origin, or did they just come to be?
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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 Solthsteim. In Morrowind the island looks like part of Skyrim because of its snowy biomes and trees. In Skyrim it looks like part of Morrowind,...
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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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What is the political status of each of the Tamriel provinces?

Who owns each province of Tamriel as of 4E 201 (when TES V: Skyrim takes place)? Yes, Skyrim belongs to the Nords, Hammerfell belongs to the Redguards, Black Marsh to Argonians and all of that. But ...
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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 ...