Hi guys, i've got a lore question that bugs me every time i try to play a lore-accurate bosmer. as i'm sure most of you are aware, the Bosmer religion contains something known as the green pact, which essentially means that plant life is sacred and may never be damaged or eaten, making the bosmer purely carnivorous. however, i don't know whether mushrooms are included in this pact. after all, in our world, mushrooms are not plants. it may be though that biology in the TES universe is different ant that mushrooms are seen as plants by the bosmer. what do you guys think; can the bosmer eat mushrooms without violating the green pact? feel free to share your thoughts on the matter below.
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We all know that dragon names are generally made up of three words put together, also generally one syllable each (ex: Al du in; paar thur nax; od ah viing). I have seen a few in game exceptions that I don’t specifically remember. I’ve always wanted to make a dragon name for myself, but all the ones I have created are way six or more syllables, and don’t match the in game “rule”. Each of the three words in the dragon name regard a trait of the dragon, so how would the dragon have been named when it was young, before it’s true traits are shown? Are there any accounts in Skyrim history of young dragons? So really, what makes a dragon name, and how would you make your own name?
In your opinions, which events had the biggest impact on present-day Tamriel? It can be more than one because there tons of events that causes wars and conflicts leading to more conflicts.
Do you think the K'Sharra Prophecy was fulfilled (assuming the HoK had completed Sheogorath's quest)? The three signs did come to pass, however, the world did not end. I think it was fulfulled, even though the world didn't end. However, since it is unknown whether Sheogorath's quest was completed by the Hero, it possibly wasn't fulfilled.
In order for someone to be able to light the Dragonfires and wear the Amulet of Kings, they have to be Dragonborn (have dragon blood).
Do you think dragons (who have dragon blood) would be able to wear the Amulet of Kings/light the Dragonfires?
So this question is inspired by a recent post asking about mundus' solar system and the only figures in this system are Nirn, the planets that the divines make up, The sun (where magnus went to aetherius) the stars (where the rest of the magna ge reteurned to aetherius) and secunda and masser (Lorkhans body) all of these bodies have a diety associated as their body. But who is Nirn? Lorkhans heart being in red mountain makes me think it'd be Lorkhan but can Lorkhan really make up secunda, masser, and Nirn? If it isnt Lorkhan then who?
Is Nirn a planet? If it is are there other planets in the "solar system"?
What are dragon mounds made out of? I was playing Skyrim the other day and I wondered why people who knew how to forge dragonbone armor didn’t just dig up all the dragon bones they could find. Is there some sort of magic surrounding the burial mounds or are they made out of really tough material?
The land of black marsh, a land left behind in time, a land home to trees and reptiles, a land more mysterious than most, a land of dead species, a land of plagues, a land of poverty, a land that has suffered from slavery and racism. This shows what could and shouldn’t happen with plagues, bandits, wild elf’s, and home to a species that know slavery more than every other. Dark elf’s and the septum empire used this as a slavery heaven and prison. Yet it still stands. It may be backwater but think of the hardships this land has suffered.
Would you consider Anu to be Anuic and Padomay to be Padomaic? Personally, I don't think they can be considered Anuic/Padomaic since the terms regard entities that are associated with Anu/Padomay, and I don't think the connection Anu/Padomay has to itself can classify it as Anuic/Padomiac.
What are the provinces of Tamriel ranked based on military, economy, and influence. (Note that Orsinium isn't on the list and I'm ranking them based on power during the 4 Era)
1 Cyrodiil: Cyrodiil has lots of influence, the highest economy from trading, and the biggest military.
2 Summerset Isles: They have the most diverse military from warriors to mages, they have influence after taking over lots of Tamriel, and lots of resources from taking over.
3 Black Marsh: They are mysterious and we don't know much about them but there military took over lots of Morrowind and they also took over Mehrunes Dagons oblivion portals in Black Marsh.
4 Hammerfell: They have one of the coolest militaries because of duel-wielding which is fast and high damaging.
5 Skyrim: Skyrim has a really powerful military and is wealthy but they are vulnerable because of the civil war.
6 High Rock: We don't know a lot about them but they probably have a powerful military because they have the most powerful mages.
7 Elsweyr: They also got taken over by the Aldemeri Dominion which probably means they have a weak military.
8 Morrowind: They used to be powerful but the red year and eruption of red mountain pretty much destroyed Morrowind.
9 Valenwood: They are at the bottom because they rely on the Aldemeri dominion and got taken over very easily.
Dragon souls can only be absorbed by another entity that possesses a dragon soul. They reach no afterlife and cannot be trapped in a soul gem. However, there is evidence that suggests Dragonborns can be soul trapped (Chasing Echoes) and that Dragonborns can reach their racial afterlife (the Dragonborn from the Hall of Valor).
In the Dragon Language, the word "Zii" is used to refer to dragon souls, while souls in the afterlife are reffered to as "Sil". This might suggest that dragon souls are different from the other type/s of souls, maybe dragon souls are not even souls, but the closest thing dragons have to a soul. If this is so, it might be possible for Dragonborns to possess both a soul (Sil), and a dragon soul (Zii), which will explain how it is possible that there is evidence that suggest they have a soul that behaves like that of a dragon (the fact that they can absorb dragon souls) and a soul that behaves like that of a mortal (one that can be soul trapped and reach an afterlife).
If a normal person’s soul fills a soul gem, but the Dragonborn is different, what kind of soul gem would they fill?
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Worshipped by many, trusted to guide, power enough to help or harm the masses...
Alas, that description applies equally to both Daedric Princes and the Nine Divines alike 😉
Consider the following in regards to both:
1) Which group truly has more influence and hold over the people of Nirn? Of Nirn itself?
2) Are all Daedric Princes INHERENTLY evil?
3) Are all Divines INHERENTLY good?
With these questions to guide, let’s jump right in to our analysis On Princes and Divines 😉
Essentially, do the Anticipations/Reclamations share the same Is that ALMSIVI shared?
I always wondered, what mythology ES takes place?
I might've missed something but does anyone know the measurement of the planet of Nirn? Is it larger than Earth? The same size? Smaller? In the real world this distance has been calculated by using tall buildings and their shadows in early civilization. Is there any example of that happening in TES?
Alduin is invulnerable unless Dragonrend is being used against him. It is likely that it is due to his divine power/him being a god that he is invulnerable, with Dragonrend weakening him and removing his invulnerability. However, it is never explained why Alduin is invulnerable, it is definitely not only a game mechanic since Paarthurnax provides us with quotes that prove that the shout weakens Alduin and make him vulnerable. I think that Alduin's invulnerability comes from him being a god, because gods in TES exist beyond the concept of time, and furthermore, beyond cause and consequence as well. Therefore, as a god, Alduin cannot be damaged by anything as long as he exists beyond cause and consequence.
Quotes by Paarthurnax regarding Alduin's invulnerability and Dragonrend's effects over him:
"He is too strong on the wing! Bring him to gol with Dragonrend!"
"Now, Dovahkiin! Now he is vulnerable!"
Gods exist beyond time:
"Perhaps for other gods, the completely immortal ones, it is only like that being asleep. Out of time. Me, I exist at once inside of time and outside of it. It's nice never being dead, too. When I die in the world of time, then I'm completely asleep. I'm very much aware that all I have to do is choose to wake. And I'm alive again. Many times I have very deliberately tried to wait patiently, a very long, long time before choosing to wake up. And no matter how long it feels like I wait, it always appears, when I wake up, that no time has passed at all. That is the god place. The place out of time, where everything is always happening, all at once." Quote by Vivec
Gods exist beyond cause and consequence:
As for time, cause, and consequence, let's just say that the laws of the Dragon God do not apply to Oblivion. Oh, it's useful to adopt the trappings of duration when dealing with mortals, so you'll find Maelstrom quite familiar in that regard. We know how lost you feel away from the hand of Akatosh! Quote by Fa-Nuit-Hen from Loremaster's Archive: The Maelstrom Arena - Part Two
(it isn't explicitly mentioned that gods exist beyond cause and consequence, but since Fa-Nuit-Hen (a Demiprince) chooses whether he wants to "adopt the trappings of duration", and since gods exist beyond time, I think it is safe to assume this to be true.
The last line of the Dark spirits reads:
"A spirit of vengeance. It has no will of its own, as it was born from Azurah's grief after the death of Fadomai and Lorkhaj. None can summon this spirit save Azurah, Boethra, and Mafala, for only they know its true name. It sometimes appears in songs as a black panther, a warrior in ebony armor, or as a hidden sword."
Who do you think this passage refers to? I personally believe it could refer to Sithis but I am unsure, of course we are all unsure as we can only guess
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Despite the allure of the Dark Brotherhood, it’s unlikely that any of us see them as a “force for good” 😂 Yet, we know from lore that this shadowy faction all started as a splinter group, born from the ranks of an organization much older...and perfectly legal: The Morag Tong.
If you have a chance, check out the abridged history on their page 😎
Then, consider the following as fuel for our discussion:
1) Could the Morag Tong ever be considered “moral” in any way? Why or why not?
2) Did a legalized process of formal assassination make the act acceptable, whether moral or not?
3) Is the Dark Brotherhood truly, morally worse than the Morag Tong?
I’m excited to hear y’all’s thoughts as we begin our Philosophical Exploration of the Morag Tong 😉