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What's on your mind?
I remember when doing the Battle of Whiterun for the Stormcloaks (back when I was a fanatical Stormcloak fanboy before I read the lore of TES and switch sides), I remember Vignar Grey-Mane saying that he will restore the worship of Talos in Whiterun. When you ask about the subject, he says "It was Talos that helped us win back the city. I'm as sure of that as the sun rising in the morning. Might even build a new temple and put Heimskr in charge of it. Hah! I bet he'd like that.". The question is WHERE Vignar will build this temple of Talos in Whiterun? My guess is that he would eject everyone from the temple of Kynareth, destroy the temple and build the temple of Talos in its place and the Gildergreen would be removed to give place to a HUGE statue of Ulfric Stormcloak (the "hero" who made this possible). Such is the way of the Stormcloaks, fighting for religious freedom while denying religious freedom of the others, just like they did with the Reachmen.
What about you? Do you agree? Do you disagree? Discuss.
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Anu the everything, Order, Stasis, Stillness- these are the qualities given the name Anu. And then there's Padomay. Chaos, Change. Qualaties given the name Padomay.
The brothers existed in the Void as equal counterparts. The Void itself isn't, it is only void, if the Void is then it isn't. Without Padomay there is no Anu and without Anu there is no Padomay, this we know. I consider Anu as the void, so, in the beginning there was not a void in which existed Anu and Padomay, but only Anu- before He was Anu, He just was. It was Padomay that brought the concept of change and created Anu the concept of still. Padomay changed the nature of Anu and Himself by becoming and creating these concepts.
Chaos always comes from stillness, stillness doesn't create chaos, chaos changes the nature of stillness. Stillness cannot change chaos because it would be something other than stillness to act on something.
Please tell me why I'm right and/or wrong
Who do you think all maker of the skaal really is and how he fits in with other gods of tamriel? I think he might be related to the one god worshipped by the allesian order or maybe even anu himself
Is the LDB immortal?
Considering dragons are immortal and he has the soul of one, I'd assume he is but im not so sure.
Just finished doing all the quests for Grandnaster Onin dres and I'm not sure where to go from here. No other quest has started unless I bypassed a main quest person! Wanting to finish the EP quests before doing the Main quest.
After all these years of playing Skyrim I'm still managing to find new ways of playing that I haven't tried before. I rarely use either shields or staves much, but I have had Block as a focus in this latest playthrough, and I just finished the College of Winterhold questline which forces you to use the Staff of Magnus. So, I just happened to equip the staff and my shield at the same time and thought "Gee, that looks really cool 😯".
And it turns out that it's not totally impractical either, especially with all the Block perks which can help keep enemies at a distance.
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So I was having fun I basically attempted speedrunning the db questline and it was pretty successful and so after I went to the part where your supposed to kill Astrid I used healing hands as a joke and of course Astrid died and of course her body disappeared after I completed the whole questline(because it despawned or whatever you call it) and so after completing it I decided to go on a killing spree(novice mode to kill as much people as possible) and then I went to dead body cleanup and Astrid's body wasn't there and then when I reloaded the save before I killed people I saw her body next to the *alive guard that i killed but then reloaded the save and so I fast travelled and I saw a person far away behind a rock in the crouching animation and then when I went closer it looked like Astrid's burnt body then it just disappeared so I then reloaded my first save even before I "killed" Astrid and I saw the crouching person again and when I got closer it was Astrid and then it disappeared so I quit the game and I never play on that file again and to this day she lurks just crouching doing something(maybe taking a shit?)
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Hildoro had no idea where he was. All he could remember was his name: Hildoro Volnis, and that he was a Dark Elf. He was struggling to get up off the dirt ground but eventually he rose. In front of him lay a broken down wagon with a dead Khajiit sitting by it. He looted the wagon, which had food and a couple books. He took iron armor off the Khajiit’s body and a battleaxe and got dressed. He knew that he must’ve been on the wagon with the Khajiit. They must’ve been friends.
Hildoro set off onto the road where he ran into a river. There he decided to walk off the road and into the woods. Hildoro tried to remember what was happening but he couldn’t. He made his way back onto the road where he walked for a mile until he spotted a city overlooking a river. Windhelm, he thought he made his way toward the bridge in front of city. Hildoro opened the doors.
Inside he saw a building. Next to it was a sign that said “Candlehearth hall”. He walked inside a saw stairs. To the right of them was a bar. The woman at the bar turned towards him.
”Move along!” She demanded.
Hildoro checked his pocket, he had no gold.
“Calm down! I’m just looking for work.”
”Oh here, bandit’s again. Lost Knife Hideout, let me mark it in your map!”
Hildoro handed over his map and she marked it.
”Thanks!” He said on his way out.
He walked outside of the city and onto the road. “Are these the people who attacked me?” He thought. He walked on the road by a river until he saw a shack. It was old and abandoned. Hildoro wanted to loot it so he walked towards it. Suddenly, he heard a loud roar behind him. He turned to be face to face with a sabrecat. He charged the cat with his axe but it seemed to do nothing. Hildoro ran to the river instead and crossed it. He climbed a hill to a road where he ran for a while.
Hildoro stopped running when he saw a lumber mill. He decided it was a good idea to stop there and take a break. Hildoro ate his food in peace until a lady approached him.
”Hi! We don’t get too many visitors here so it’s kinda lonely. Who are you?”
”Im Hildoro, I’m looking for Lost Knife Hideout. Do you know where that is?”
Her face darkened “Oh. I wouldn’t go there if I were you, but it’s right south of here! Also if you need rest you can use that house. It hasn’t been used since all the men who worked here left for the war.”
”Thanks!” Hildoro said and walked towards the door and entered into a broken down room with old beds. The food was new though so Hildoro ate until he was tired and lay down to go to bed.
He woke up early in the morning and left a note of his departure at the ladies door. He left and walked until he saw a waterfall. It was a beautiful sight. He stood at the edge for a good while. He felt this could be the last pretty sight he would ever see. He wondered (and hoped) if he was good at fighting before he lost his memory. Hildoro turned and left before he thought any more of it. He was going to his possible doom
In the nordic pantheon one of the most ambiguous deities is orkey, in some tales about him he is shown to be this satan like God and in others he is more shown to be a bit of a trickster rather than inherently evil
And as I was reading up about him even the wiki doesn't give a definitive answer on what God he is based off, one of the options is arkay but when you read about orkey in books he doesn't seem very 'aedric' or 'good. He is also described as malakath which still doesn't exactly fit as malakath doesn't typically seem to care so much about humans.
I seen somewhere else that orkey could possibly be trinnimac which is a pretty intriguing thought but that still doesn't exactly fit
Does anyone have some ideas about what he is or who exactly is orkey because the nords make it clear that orkey is one singular God not a bunch of gods mixed together
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Does anyone know if there’s a piece of armor or enchantment that increases stamina regen. I just barely started leveling up my block skill and I am running out of stamina fast even while wearing the locket of saint jiub.
vampire clan Noxiphilic Sanguivoria:
Unlike other vampiric diseases such as Porphyric Hemophilia and Sanguinare Vampiris found in skyrim, vampires of this strain are not weakened by daylight, but are instead strengthened during the night and have to feed more often than most vampires if they want to be at the highest level of strength they can obtain, effectively making them Ripper type rank of Vampires as the hunger is quite an addiction.
given all this information in mind, why do you think the volkihar clan vampire made it to be the most powerful position that they are within skyrim, and not this vampire faction instead?
the only indication in skyrim of this faction of vampire that exists is Hurt and Hurne, they own the saw mill near falkreath hold and can be frequently seen outside basking in the sun on their property, but also Sybille Stentor within solitude she's mostly within the blue palace during the day but she has no issue walking in sunlight, however they are never seen feeding and their supposed "strength" is mediocre at best.
Hurt and Hurne do eventually have an contract put on them through the dark brotherhood, and Sybille Stentor puts out a hit on the a nearby vampire clan lair called Pinemoon Cave.
in this cave there is an area where it looks like they gather to meet each other, unknown for what reason this exists, it looks kind of like the inside of a church, of course i can speculate that it was meant for vampires to either worship molag bal or it was used as a hub to prey on the citizens of who walked the roads to and from solitude, i believe these vampires are not full blooded but they are higher rank when it comes to their ability to defend themselves.
we know within the lore that every vampire clan is essentially at war with each other, but in skyrim it's only seen through this little mission Sybille Stentor sends you on, and after this it pretty much never shows up again in the game.
"Only one of you will earn the glory of facing the Hunter himself in battle while the Bloodmoon lights the sky. The others have gone ahead, so only you remain to begin. Beware, mortal--my hounds are about, and they hunger for blood. Perhaps I will see you soon."
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A new Grand Melee began on May 28th at 12pm ET. Like always, players battle with their best decks until achieving either nine wins or three losses (whichever comes first). Entry costs six Event Tickets or 1000 Gold per run for a maximum of three runs. Participants receive the Caldwell card back after completing their run; the top 1000 will receive a premium version. The event ends May 31st at 12pm ET.
On May 24th, a special Blackwood-themed One Shot of Critical Role was hosted at 10pm! You can see the playback now on Twitch as well as on YouTube just after. In addition, another session of #EverythingisContent was hosted on May 28th at 7pm. Because I'm way behind on Critical Role I haven't gotten to the One Shot yet, although I'm already sure it's epic!
The launch of Console Enhanced was pushed back a week in order to split up Update 30/Blackwood and Console Enhanced in case of issues that arose. It is now set to launch on Tuesday, June 15th; the release of the other patches will continue to be at their scheduled times of June 8th on consoles. You can read the full bit here.
A preview was released for Rockgrove, an up-coming 12-person trial coming as part of Blackwood. A new daedric cult has invaded the ancient city, taking no prisoners as they enact a dark ritual. Real all about it here.
A concurrent preview was released for Update 30 as well. With this update comes a change to the tutorial, for as their character is created the tutorial usually relates to the most recent chapter that is owned; now moving forward, it will take place at the same location on the Isle of Balfiera.
A blog was released regarding an upcoming stream for the Blackwood release. Starting on June 1st, several members of the ESO team will join the stream to discuss a host of things involving the upcoming expansion. You can check out the information regarding that here.
TES Wiki News
This week had some nice edits like usual from some usual suspects and some rarer folk as well.
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This week at Wikia was pretty quiet, although next week appears to be much busier than the previous few.
Announcing The Downstream – A new Twitch stream was announced in a short blog this week. This extends coverage from Community Connect.
Release Highlights - May 24-25, 2021 – A variety of fixes encompassing the two days, including illegibility when highlighting text on dark-themed wikis, more unsolicited emails fixes, and work toward image serving to show relevant images as page imbeds.
For the moment that covers this late update. And so, until next time; happy editing!
In the 201st year of the 4th Era,
The Civil War in Skyrim raged on with the Stormcloaks Leader Ulfric Stormcloak captured the Stormcloaks morale was weakened by the capture of their leader but even though their Leader had been captured the Stormcloacks kept fighting. And as the Wagon that carried Ulfric Stormcloak, Ralof of Riverwood, Lokri of Rorikstead, and an unnamed Prisoner who would find out he or she was the Last Dragonborn of course many accounts of Travelers very due to the records of the Dragonborn being over exaggerated due to Bards and countless scholars wanting more fame. So what we do know is that the Dragonborn defeated Alduin the World Eater. And that the Dragonborn learned their power from the Gray Beards and that they helped Ulfric Stromcloak kick the Empire out of Skyrim. And they helped countless people of Skyrim, that either had Good intentions or Ill. So back to the Story at hand just before the execution of The Last Dragonborn,Alduin The World Eater came and attacked Helgen and ended up freeing the Prisoners in the process, many Imperial Soldiers perished that day as well as a few Citizens who were living in Helgen at the time of the Attack. And so the Dragonborn escapes Helgen with the help of Ralof of Riverwood, the two went through Helgen Keep to take cover from the ongoing attack by Alduin,they traveled through the caverns until they stopped to help two of their fellow Stormcloaks escape from their Imperial tortures then they headed to the end of the cavern only to find Alduin flying past them luckily he didn’t see them. End of Volume 1,
Since the beginning of time when Ackatosh breathed his breath on Nirn Alduin The World Eater has been waiting to devour Nirn in the days of Old when Men and Dragons fought those who fought a Dragon perished but then Ackatosh gave the Power of the Voice to the Mortals of Nirn and those men and women were called Dragonborn to understand how the voice is supposed to be used we must understand that Urgan Windcaller believed that the Voice was supposed to be only used to Worship the Gods only then would it be justly used. Let’s now take a look at one of the Imperial dynasties of the Empire of Cyrodiil the Septim Dynasty was the first Dynasty to rule the Empire but did you know that the entire Septim Bloodline was Dragonborn for this is why this section is important, to understand why the Dragonborn is so enriched in Cyrodiilic culture and our own here in Skyrim for it was Talos who united the First Empire, for he was also Dragonborn Miraak was the first Dragonborn which the Last Dragonborn defeated him in Apocrypha which is Hermasous Mora’s plane of Oblivion. While we’re on the topic of Miraak and of the many high ranking Leaders of the Dragon Cult Knew the Power of the Voice, for Mirraak was part of the Dragon Cult Ulfric Stormcloak as well knew the Power of the Voice which he used to stagger then Kill High King Torag and this is what sparked the Stormcloak Rebellion. And that is why the Skyrim Civil War happened it was because Ulfric killed the High King of Skyrim there are many accounts which say he used the voice to shout Torag apart but that’s just Imperial propaganda it was also a rallying cry as well for that is why The Stormcloaks kicked the Empire out of Skyrim. But what really happened during Torag’s final moments on Nirn? Did Ulfric use his voice only to stagger Torag; or was it Ulfirc’s blade that killed Torag? Read the next installment to find out. The End of Volume 2,
In the last Volume I explained the reason behind the Stormcloak Rebellion and the meaning behind the Dragonborn.
I also briefly talked about Miraak and the Dragon Cult. Today I’m going to delve deeper into Skyrim’s Civil war and Solstiem’s Dragon Cult history and the Blades.
In the 4th Era in The Year of 201 Ulfric Stormcloak murdered High King Torygg with The Power of The Voice. And started the bloodiest battle in the History of all of Skyrim. It was even bloodier than the Dragon Cult War that ended The Rule of Dragons in Skyrim. Ulfric Stormcloak was let into the City by a local who was well known to have supported Ulferic’s Ideals.Once this man let Ulfric in, Ulfric Stormcloak then made his way to The Blue Palace to challenge High King Torygg to a duel for who would be High King of Skyrim. Once they began to fight Ulfric used the power of his voice to knock down Torygg so that Ulfric could then kill him with his blade.( This is the most accepted conclusion of Torygg’s death by all Scholars). Once he was slain in battle many of the Guardsmen rushed to the Blue Palace’s gate only to be shouted at by Ulfric. Ulfric made his way out of the City and hopped on a Horse hopping to escape the Town Guard he did but a few days later he was caught in a Imperial Ambush and was taken to Helgen to be executed. But just before his execution Alduin The World Eater appeared seemingly out of nowhere and began attacking Helgen. We do not know his motives, maybe he was trying to defeat The Dragonborn who would later use an Elder Scroll which would send him into the future where one day he would fulfill his prophecy of total annihilation.
And now we will talk about The Dragon Cult. The Dragon Cult was the most powerfulest Empire in The history of Tamriel. And they had many Strongholds and many members. “Ah but what happened to them? you may ask.”
During The Dragon Cult War their society collapsed and The Organization began to crumble. Today Many of their Strongholds can be found throughout Skyrim and Solstheim.
That concludes the 3rd chapter in Volume 4 we will talk about The Blades.
The End of Volume 3,
I know its done to death but I'm curious how people think of this close to a decade after its original release.
Ive looked at both sides and understand both but I tend to side with the Stormcloaks. I play mainly Nord, Dark Elf or Argonian and dislike the racists in Wilhelm and agree that more Stormcloak Jarls are bad compared to the 2 super unlikable Maven and Siddgier.
Still I side with the Stormcloaks. Every race has xenophobic or bigoted views and I don't see Ulfric as one. I don't see Ulfric being seen as a Thalmor asset negating his views and supposed reasons for why he fights. I see him challenging the old high king as justified in the culture that the Empire prefers to ignore. Besides, the empires of the elder scrolls always fall and are reformed, the Stormcloaks winning makes more lore sense to me.
I think that's it :P be safe.
Edit: Took our some modern day references to prevent toxicity.
I have always wondered about the power of the tribunal mostly vivec and almalexia they are living gods maybe not as powerful as the deadra princes but are still divine at the very least and they even pushed back mehrunes dagon then why did morrowind lose to the empire of cyrodiil? What could the empire have done that even vivec couldn't stop they didnt even have the numidium before this and its not like almalexia and vivec are reclusive gods in temple no they actively participated in the war so can someone explain this disparity