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In the starfield trailer theres a small detail indicating where the anticipated tes vi will take place (i found this on instagram so it may be fake. If anyone would like to fact check please do so)
So, this has never happened to me but starting since yesterday, everytime I enter the Temple of Mara and Vilkas (soon-to-be-spouse) shows up my game crashes. This has never happened to me before. I even stood in the same spot or wandered around with no sleeping or waiting. It still crashed. I made a new game to see if it was just something wrong with that games file or something but it still happened today. I also disabled all my mods to see what it would do but still happened as well. Anyone have an idea on what to do??? Should I try marrying someone else to see if its just a glitch with Vilkas?
Also I play on XB1 so I don't think I can use console commands.
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.
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You would think with all the different types of fluara and fauna and fungas there would be more 'drugs' in the games apart from skoma/moon sugar I can't think of anything else I just found it a but werid because irl we've been using mind altering drugs since the dawn of man
So we now know when starfield is going to be released. Which means we can get a much better idea when our beloved elder scrolls VI is going to be released. Has anyone noticed it’s roughly three to four years between each big title of Bethesda’s?
Morrowind-2002Oblivion-2005 fallout 3-200& Skyrim-2011 fallout4-2015 fallout 76-2018 starfield-2022 TESVI will most likely be 2025-2026.
So I'm playing Elder Scrolls V and I've stole a bunch of stuff from Jorrvaskr. I came back to Jorrvaskr to get the Stone of Barenziah, but then Farkas greets me with his usual ''You've been taking things that aren't your own'' dialog. I pay the money to Farkas, but he continues initiating dialogue with me, but instead of it being about stealing it's the same opening dialog you'd get by just talking to him. I leave Jorrvaskr, go to the Temple of Kynareth, and steal some health potions, but Farkas the crazy nut has followed me to the temple and is continuing to bother me. I am now standing by Sleeping Tree Camp with a chatty Farkas who has followed me outside of freaking Whiterun. What do I do? Can I kill Farkas? Trap him somewhere? Load a save?
I just keep finding things i missed previously i just found this new thuum and its absolutely hilarious and had me confused for a while that some was shouting insults at me...any more unique shouts that one may miss?
Is there any specific reason why the Creation Club for Skyrim isn't covered here? Over on Nukapedia it's not really considered canon, but it's still covered just in case someone needs information about the items or quests in it. I thought it would probably be the same here since I heard that Skyrim's CC content was a lot better than Fallout 4s, but I can't see any pages about it.
For a while many people have assumed that a trademarked name by Zenimax called "Redfall" would be the name for TES 6, combining words like "Redguard" and "Daggerfall". However it was revealed yesterday during E3 that the name Redfall has nothing to do with TES, rather it's a vampire hunting game created by Arkane Studios.
I've gotten to the point in Skyrim where I need to have Serana help get the Elder Scroll. She stands at the docks in front of her castle. (Keep in mind, I've left my followers at my house.) I'm alone when I go to speak to her.
Serana: "I'm ready if you are."
"Let's go to the castle's secret entrance."
Serana: "Well, I don't take just anyone into the secret place where I grew up.."
Serana: "Get rid of this interloper and you and I can be on our way. "
Serana: "I'll wait for you at the dock."
I don't understand - I've reset my console, my game, and even stopped playing this save for a few months because I got stuck and couldn't move, I obviously got out now though. I cannot complete the game unless I figure out to fix her. Help is greatly appreciated.
I don't know about you, but whenever I finish off the Civil War questline, I try to finish it off in a special way. After all, it's not just a regular death, the whole war has been building up to this one moment.
I personally have two methods I'm fond of. The first one is getting the Executioner's Axe(available in Solitude) and killing them with that. Another method I use(though not mutually exclusive) is to get the Dead Thrall spell, and make the loser of the war my permanent puppet.
A few days ago I killed a revered dragon and when looted was a daedric battleaxe in its inventory. I dont know to you guys but I think this has got to be one of the rarest droppings Ive gotten so far from playing Skyrim.
Hi everyone. I'm here for help because I'm having trouble with my mods in Skyrim again (I'm playing the Special Edition on Xbox One); I've had a mod that increases moving speed and it has been working for a long time now with no complications and it still works on my older save files. The problem is that when I started a new game, the mod wouldn't work for some reason. I didn't change the load order for it or my other mods before I made the new game so I'm not sure why it isn't working. I've tried to change the load order after it wouldn't work by placing it higher and then lower in the load order but neither seemed to help. The only possible mod I thought could have been conflicting with it was another mod I had that made sprinting cost zero stamina, and so I tried placing the speed mod both below and above it, but neither worked when I started a new game. And it really puzzles me because, again, I wasn't ever having trouble with it before and they were fine. I really have no idea how to fix this, so I was wondering if anyone had any ideas, if it's okay to ask.
This partly spawned from a previous discussion, from @Dionysus01 . Hey, not my fault the subject is extremely interesting! I also don't expect this theory to be right in any way because, as Arniel puts it:
"I'm no tonal architect, of course!"
Anyways, I'd like to talk about Arniel's fate, what exactly happened to him as a result of his experiment.
For those that don't know (somehow), one of the side quests in the College of Winterhold is to help one of the prestigious wizards there, Arniel Gane. In this quest (or series of quests with the same name), you help Arniel acquire the different items he needs to do his experiment. The first item is Keening (which may or may not be the original, check out the previous discussion for more on that) and the second is a Warped Soul Gem. (You also have to get 10 dwemer cogs, but that's not important). His experiment is a replication of what is believed to have caused the Dwemer to disappear (using the Tools of Kagrenac on the Heart of Lorkhan).
However...it's not a complete replication. A warped soul gem isn't the Heart of a God, Arniel only uses one of the Tools, and they're not at a Tower (which idk...might've been important). So it's completely possible and reasonable to assume the experiment could have different results, which Arniel himself confirms.
From what we see of Arniel's fate, he becomes a form of spirit that is noticeably different (at least in my eyes) than the others that appear in game (other spirits are a more pure blue whereas Arniel is a see-through very light blue, almost white). Arniel can be seen wondering the College grounds when not summoned by the player. This is noticeably different than the Dwemer, who completely vanished, never seen walking the world as spirits.
Now...why is all that? What did his experiment exactly do and why?
Let's talk first about the items he uses, specifically Keening and the Warped Soul Gem. Keening has undoubtly changed since it's appearance in Morrowind, which may or may not have contributed to the difference in effects. However I think what is more relevant is the fact that Arniel only used Keening. The other tools had a purpose when using it with the Heart, explicitly mentioned purposes and possible unmentioned, and without those necessary tools, it's obviously going to be much harder or impossible to achieve your goal, like anything that needs tools. Notice in Arniel's experiment how it takes multiple tries for Arniel to get the experiment to work. He progressively gets angrier with each attempt and hits the soul gem harder. With the tools in mind, I think Arniel could have accidently used Keening in the same way that Sunder was used in a proper ritual. I would argue that a big hammer like Sunder would be used for large powerful hits while Keening "fine-tunes" it. What this makes me think is that, by not following the proper ritual, the effects began to change and this might be what caused Arniel to become a shade in general.
The Warped Soul Gem however might be why Arniel gets bound to the player. The definition of warped (as an adjective) is "abnormal or strange; distorted". In other words, this is an abnormal, strange, and distorted soul gem. Okay, but we obviously know that. But think on that for a moment. What does a distorted soul gem actually do? A distorted soul gem isn't a used up or unusable one, and still contains magical power, evidenced by the experiment itself. A distortion would be like a change in the effects of a regular soul gem, but most likely still reflect the original. My personal theory is that instead of trapping a soul inside of the gem like normal, it did a reverse effect where the soul is ejected out and becomes bound to the closest living creature, thinking its what activated the soul trapping mechanism of soul gems. Being the only person allowed to see the experiment, the player would be this person.
This is just my rambling thoughts about the experiment though and trying to identify the small details of the larger experiment. To try and make sense of what we see with what we know. Let me know if I'm missing anything, or if there's conflicting information! This is really one of the most interesting things that happens in Skyrim for me!
Happy Sunday Wiki lurkers and members, hope you lads and lassies remember how this goes. But if not, here's a reminder.
I will give you a short story with bits of dialogue describing your current situation. At the end you'll be given four choices. Place the letter of your vote in the comments and then we will be on to the next story. Please read the whole story as well as any notes below it. Enjoy!
In the previous story you all selected: A. Proceed cautiously with the robed man into the inn
Despite your gut feeling that you should get away from this man, you nod and head into the inn with him. As you walk into the room you feel instantly warmer from the fire within the room. The robed man walks up to the bar and the innkeeper looks as if she's on edge, wanting to get away from the man just as you felt.
"Good afternoon sir... What... What can I get you?" The innkeeper asked with a tone of worry in her voice
"Two mugs of ale and a warm slab of mutton" the robed man replied in a very monotone voice, unlike the worried tone he used when talking to you. He placed 14 septims on the bar and walked over to a table on a far corner of the inn, far from anyone else. He gestures you to sit with him. You do so, despite the same feeling of fear towards him. He seems to pick up on your distress
"Are you alright? You look as if you've seen dagon at your doorstep"
You take a moment to respond
"Yes... Yes I'm fine. Just still a little cold is all"
Your food is brought over as well as your drinks. The robed man however does not seem to buy your response. He pauses for a moment then a look of realization grows onto him
"Oh I'm a fool!" his hand glows blue and as he releases it the feeling of dread and fear is gone.
"My deepest apologies! I had a light fear spell aura around me so I could make my way up to winterhold and back down to Cyrodiil without much interference. I assumed you would had your guild necklace on protecting you from basic illusion auras like that but you don't seem to have it on. Nor any normal clothes really... Why are you all the way up here friend?"
You feel much more at ease now that the spell is gone. Though most of your memories are still obscured, you now trust this man as he seems to be your friend. Then the thought crosses your mind that this newfound comfort could be but another illusion. You decide to trust until youre give a reason not to
"I'm not quite sure. I don't know anything actually... I woke up here in winter hold, but I don't remember anything before that, truly nothing. I seem to remember speechand some basic knowledge but otherwise I'm as baffled as you." you reply. The robed man scratches his chin and responds to you after pondering your answer for a moment
"That's very strange... In that case I suppose i should introduce myself. I'm Ganthir, we grew up together in Skingrad, we both just joined the mages guild, about a month ago. Youre an alteration apprentice, you've had a knack for it since we were kids. I last saw you a week ago down in the college, you were working on some adaptive soul gem project to drain the power of a soul to generate raw magicka. Maybe something went wrong with that?"
You figure it might make sense. And experiment like that certainly has the capability to go wrong. Maybe even wipe ones memory. But you don't remmeber much about any of it to form any solid conclusions
"I suppose that may make sense if that's the case... But like i said I don't remember anything. My head doesn't really hurt so I don't think it had anything to do with a physical impact. But that's not the weirdest part. The real question is how I wound up here rather than somewhere in cyrodiil if something went wrong with an experiment" You reply
"That is strange. In that case I'm out of solid ideas. But if your memory loss is magic induced we need to get it reversed quickly. The longer we wait the harder it'll be to have reversed. I could try and see what happened and try to reverse it here, or at least figure out what happened by delving into your obscured memories. However I haven't done anything like this before... So it does have a certain amount of risk. We're also right by the college, we could try that as well but if you don't recall, the mages guild and the college had a bit of a fued a few years back. So they may not be keen to help us. And if they do and they find out that may be even worse. Or we could go down to the guild and get master Yuri to do it for you. He's much more skilled than me, but by that time it may be too late to recover them. What do you say?"
You certainly want your memories back, but not only do you have to make a choice of which way to try to recover them, you're still uncertain of whether or not anything your supposed friend says is true. Your comfort may just be yet another illusion. But it seems you must choose
What do you do?
A. Allow Ganthir to try and recover your memories himself
B. Journey to the guild and allow master Yuri to help
C. Go to the college and attempt to get help recovering your memories
D. Reject Ganthirs help alltogether and try to recover your memories on your own
E. (If you have another choice you'd like to see, state it below and if enough people state they want your comment to be the official choice it will be so)
Your soul has been transferred to the world of Nirn. You can choose your race and where your born.
What is your story?
What's the reason for you being there?
The Keening we see in Skyrim is slightly different from the one encountered in Morrowind. One main difference between the two is the fact that Skyrim's Keening doesn't kill the wielder, only damages them. This fact is acknowledged by Arniel (iirc), and as such is not likely simply a game mechanic. The fact that the enchantment is different, and not as potent/powerful in Skyrim as it is in Morrowind might suggest the Keening we see in Skyrim is not the same as the one from Morrowind. But even if it is not the real Keening it isn't necessarily a worthless fake that has no magical significance.
The Elder Scrolls Legends: Return to Clockwork City reveals to the players that Sotha Sil created duplicate versions of each of Kagrenac's tools, maybe even used his superior technology, power, and intelligence to minimalize the damge they inflict upon the wielder. I personally do believe the Keening we see in Skyrim is the original one, but if not, maybe it actually is Keening II.
I am doing oblivion and I have made it to cloud ruler temple during the quest “weynon priory” and the two dudes just stand around and do nothing so I can’t make progress on the quest.
How do I fix this?