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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 10th Anniversary Edition Revealed

No, you're not seeing things, Todd's gone and done it again; another edition of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been revealed! It was announced this week that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition will be dropping on November 11, 2021, in time for the 10th anniversary of the original release of Skyrim.

The Anniversary Edition includes The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition as well as 74 creations from the Creation Club. Altogether, this is around 500 individual elements (quests, items, armor, houses, etc).


If you already own Special Edition or you are an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, you will have the option to purchase an upgrade to the Anniversary Edition for your Special Edition. Otherwise, you will receive access to Fishing, Survival Mode, …


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Atvelonis Atvelonis 30 July
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How to Use the Fandom API to Moderate Your Wiki's Discussions

This blog contains information about the Fandom Discussions API. I update it periodically from a transcluded document in my userspace called User:Atvelonis/Bot/Discussions API, where I keep my bot files. If you have questions or clarifications about this documentation, please leave me a message on my talk page or reach out to me on Discord (Atvelonis#9495).

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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 17 July
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 33

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30th of Frostfall


The first snows had come early but only as a harbinger of what was to follow later.  The temperature, however, required anyone but the hardiest Nords to don their hats and gloves and furs and heavy cloaks earlier than was usual.

I returned to my cottage long enough to reacquaint myself with it, unpack my belongings, and to fill the remainder of my book shelves and commission new ones to hold the many volumes I brought back from Cyrodiil.

"You have free rein, Nabil." I said.  "I will stay with my sister in Whiterun for several days.  You need not worry about disturbing me with your work."

"This one is happy to see Noxaura return." The Khajiit said.  "But Nabil's heart is heavy to see Noxaura so abused."

“It is n…



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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 17 July
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 32

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28th of Hearthfire


I returned to the land of the living with no memory of where I was or how I came to be there.  My eyes were bandaged, as was one of my hands, but my ears continued to function and the sound of a man and a woman praying quietly were quite clear.  The motion of my hand as it explored the bandage on my face interrupted the prayers in mid-sentence.

“Do not stir, sister.” Giselle’s voice said.  “All is well; or, at least, as well as can be expected.  Above all, do not touch your face, or your neck or your head.  And avoid using your left hand and arm.”

“That is a rather extensive list.” I said as I removed my undamaged hand from my eyes and concentrated on simply breathing in and out.  My mouth and throat were qu…



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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 16 July
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 31

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There was traffic, but luckily no one who recognized Kurst; at least no one who Kurst recognized.  It had not occurred to me that there was a danger of him being recognized this close to his home.  He had concealed his armor under his borrowed cloak, and rudimentary fur chaps concealed his legs, but he could not change his face or the way he sat a horse or comported himself.  My own cloak was pulled close around me to conceal my own unique armor, but my hood remained lowered so that all could see my darker appearance.

“I do not believe a bonnet suits me in any way.” He said as he adjusted his borrowed headgear again.

“I like it.” I said with a smile.  “It gives you a dashing quality.”

“It cannot begin to compare to your marve…


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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 10 July
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 30


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24th of Hearthfire


Aric had given Jordis leave to arrive separately at the stables.  It would take a short time to load our remaining baggage into the wagon, and for the eight members of our party to arrive from the temple, and there was no point in robbing Jordis and Rafel of their last few hours together.

The stable master had taken the mock warning he received to heart and had employed four of the city guard to watch our wagon and belongings.  Our draft horse, which had done little more than walk the nearby pasture in the recent weeks, was equally excited and reluctant to be roused out of his warm stable so early.  Eventually Kolmas and his charges and Jordis arrived, and the stable area was abuzz with activity and convers…




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The relation between Time and the Aurbis

In this Blog I will provide my understanding of information from various texts that revolves around the Aurbis.

I'd like to note that the claims on this blog contain only my interpretation of in-game texts, not anything that should be treated as absolute facts.

In order to better understand the information and explanations that will be discussed in this blog it is important to understand that Alduin is the Aurbis- the Elder Scrolls' universe. I have explained this claim in my previous blog post; Alduin and his nature. I recommend checking it out in order to properly understand the claims that will be mentioned in this blog.

In short, the Yokudan and Argonian creation myths depict Alduin as a fusion of Anu and Padomay, and as such, they also d…

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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 4 July
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 29

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23rd of Hearthfire


“It will take a good portion of the day, but it will correct a serious error on my part.” Aric said.  “I should have delayed our departure when last we were here until my work was truly completed.”

“I have not your skill in enchanting, but I will assist you in any way possible.” I said.

It was mid-morning when Aric and I emerged from our room for our late breakfast, a breakfast that was nearly concluded when Runa joined us for an even later meal.

“What is the matter with your neck?” she asked me as she sat down.

“My neck?” I asked as my fingers searched for the source of her concern.

“You have been bitten by something while you slept.” She said.

My fingers identified the suspect area.

“You are only partially cor…



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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 4 July
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 28

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22nd of Hearthfire


“Remember; do not wait until the roads are impassable.” I said to my mother.

“I have been known to take journeys and arrive successfully without your advice, dear.” my mother said in reply as she reached up and brushed the stray hairs away from my face.

“Never fear, lady.” Rafel said.  “I will ensure that we make an early start, and arrive in Whiterun well before the snows set in.  Your mother will be safe with me.”

“You are certain I do not ask too much of you?” I asked the battle mage.

“I had it in my mind already to visit Skyrim in the near future.” Rafel said as his eyes went to Jordis.  “I am happy to have a traveling companion along the way.”

My mother and I embraced one last time before I climbed up int…



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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 4 July
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 27

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19th of Hearthfire


“We knew he would not let us leave without taking his revenge.” I said.

“Yes.” Aric said.  “But I underestimated the number of men he had at his disposal.”

“He was referred to as a Hedge Lord, beloved.” I said.  “Surely that argued a certain number of men.”

“I take your point.” Aric said.  “But the term is more loosely used in Skyrim.  This man was a hedge lord indeed.”

We were required to wait until the morning to make a full count.  And it took some time for my three attendants in dark blue to find the body of the man that was the objective of their search.

“That’s Zedrick, your Grace.” Kolmas said, pointing to a man a bit older than Aric who was wearing what under other circumstances would be considered out…



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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 26 June
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 26

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18th of Hearthfire


“Sisters, I have never seen your armor shine so brightly.” I said to the two housecarls.

“We applied extra effort in our polishing.” Jordis said.  “It is not every day one is in the presence of the Emperor.”

“Not every day for most.” Rigel said with a smile.  “Some of us meet him regularly.”

“You have met him only once before.” Joris said.  “How often must you bring this up?”

“As often as you bring up Silent Moons battlefield.” Rigel replied.

“Do you two truly still argue over this?” Lucia asked.  She had returned quite late after escorting Rene back to the Mage’s guild hall; quite late, but also quite happy.

“Sisters, you are radiant.” I said as I looked at her and Runa.

“You are also, sister” Lucia replied, “T…



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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 26 June
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 25

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17th of Hearthfire


“This one’s heart was broken when she heard of Noxaura’s ordeal.” The Khajiit said as we sat in the private dining room over the remains of our breakfast.  “Nahana thanks the Gods to see Noxaura looking well.”

“I thank you, my friend.” I replied.  “I am much recovered.  A host of friends aid me in my recovery.”

It was indeed a group effort that I had to thank for my recovery, aided by my own healing spell and one of Aric’s small potions, both of which were administered as I retired on my own rented bed with Aric a warm and familiar comfort by my side.

“We removed her bandages this morning.” Aric said to the Khajiit and Elven pair that was visiting us to share their news.  “She and my daughter Lucia resemble …



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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 26 June
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 24

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16th of Hearthfire

“You are a mirror image of what I must have resembled as I lay in bed after my own battle.” Lucia said from where she sat at the edge of my borrowed mattress, her smile and her laugh both lifting my spirits.

“That is true, though I lack the bandages on my torso that you required.” I said as I glanced under the covers at my naked form.

“Gods,” I said, “It was not Rafel that removed my bloody clothing, was it?”

Lucia’s smile and laughter increased.

“No.” she answered. “Rafel carried you up to this room, placed you on this bed, and then barred the door with a ward and allowed no one entry, fearing other members of his guild might also be cultists.  He sent a servant to the arboretum to fetch reinforcements, but …


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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 12 June
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 21

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Our party of five walked northeast towards the city jails while my purchases, with the aid of two youths who were employed by the Merchant’s Inn, traveled southwest to our lodgings.

“Our efforts are probably for naught.” I said.  “But I confess that I took pleasure in the charade.”

“As did I.” Aric said.  “You have a devious mind, madam.  But do not underestimate our chances.”

“Would Rene have offered her assistance if they had seen through my deception?” I asked.

“The look she gave both me and the Thane was the genuine article.” Ensim said.

“I would watch your back, milord.” Toinen said, “And stay out of dark alleys.”

“It is sound advice for all of us.” Aric said.  “But the Reverend Mother sets her own trap, so we are not the o…


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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 12 June
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 22

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15th of Hearthfire


Our collection of wounds from the night before were varied but none of them were serious, requiring only ointment, bandages, and a small amount of healing potion.  Healing potion washed down with ale or wine, depending upon preference, as well as a late night supper of bread and cheese and a vow of silence from the night attendant, who had heard from his daytime counterpart the tales of the Prefect and her clandestine missions in defense of the Empire; a vow of silence strengthened by gold.

Sulla was in residence in the city jail, but not before being informed that any expectation of assistance from within the city guard would be unfulfilled.

“He recognized none of you.” I said to Ensim, Toinen and Kolmas.

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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 12 June
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 23

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“Forgive me for my lateness, sir.” I said to Jofarr at the entrance to the mage’s guild hall.  “It took longer to slip away than I had expected.”

“You are here now madam, which is all that matters.” Joraff said before addressing Rigel.  “I will see her safely returned to you, warrior.  Never fear for her safety while she is in my care.”

The Divines detest a liar. I thought, but your sins are much greater than that.

“Do not stay too long, sister.” Rigel said to me.  “We depart early, and you need your rest, and I can only divert the Thane for so long.”

“You depart tomorrow, madam?” Jofarr asked after Rigel had departed.

“Sadly, yes.” I said.  “The Thane’s business is concluded, and he believes we are under some vague threat. …


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Idk what badges do but I want them anyway so this is a blog

I'm pretty sure that today is June 10th, 2021.

My brain can only comprehend Skyrim and ESO but ESO has cringe microtransactions and it takes up 100 gb. I've tried Oblivion but now I'm stuck on the main quest and I move too slow to prompt exploration. Tis' the way of the heavy armor class I guess. Ok byeeeee

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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 2 June
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 20

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14th of Hearthfire


“Who are the two women who sit there, across the room from us?” I asked the morning attendant as he collected the remainder of our breakfast.

The two women, who were slightly younger that I was, had already glanced at us several times, and I was convinced that their smiles, giggles, and whispered conversation must certainly be about me and Aric.

“They arrived yesterday afternoon, Prefect.” The man answered.  “While you were meeting with the Emperor.” He said in a louder voice meant to be heard by the entire common room.  “They have the room next to yours.”

Gods. I thought.  Last night.  They heard us.

“It is not the first time that others have heard you pray to the Gods in both that manner and at that volume.” …



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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 2 June
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 19

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The room we entered was smaller but still large, as was the number of people within it.  But for every eye present, there was only one point of focus; the elderly, bearded, stately figure dressed in somewhat subdued clothing who sat at the far end of the room, speaking to a man a woman and a teenaged girl.

“Please wait here.” The man who escorted us in said as he pointed to an area to stand.

“Kurst was correct.” I said.  “This room was certainly used to store food at some point.  It is positively cold.”

“We are surrounded by a great deal of stone.” Aric said.  “And the castle is built on an excellent foundation of rock.”

“There are no chairs but for the one on which the Emperor sits.” I said to Aric as the man walked up to an …


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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 24 May
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 18

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12th of Hearthfire


“You will return them to me immediately or the Magistrate in Chorrol will hear of this.” The Prioress Selvia Varo said in increasing volume and pitch.

“Madam, you are mad.” Kurst said from his saddle.

“We have neither seen them, nor do we know when they have gone.” I said to the highly agitated woman.

We had departed early, our route following the main road southeast to the Imperial City.  The sun, therefore, was still early in its own journey through the morning sky when we again passed by the Priory.  Unlike our last passage the Prioress virtually pounced upon is as we arrived.

“Two girls, traveling on foot with few provisions, cannot have gotten far without assistance.” Aric said.  “They said nothing to yo…



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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 24 May
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 17

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11th of Hearthfire


“It is clear that we must not engage these cultists without assistance.” Aric said.  “The only reason that Noxaura and I fared as well as we did was because of Lucia’s assistance.”

“Lacking an army of powerful mages, summonings are our best source of reinforcements.” I said.  “I have a passing knowledge of summonings, as does the Archmage.  With his assistance, I will modify the spells on both my rings to trigger something other than bound weapons.”

“It is an excellent idea.” Rafel Drunel said.  “If you daughters had been so equipped, they would have fared better.”

“That is True.” Aric said.

“It significantly reduces the time to summon aid.” I said, “though it is the nature of these devices and the enchantmen…



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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 24 May
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 16

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Oh, Divine Force,

Spirit of All Creation,

Highest Personality,

Divine Presence, manifest in every living being.

Supreme Soul manifested as the Divine Mother and as the Divine Father

I bow in deepest reverence.


“You will know it by heart soon enough.” I said to Anja.  “It is the first Divine Utterance all Novices learn.”

Divine Mother I know refers to Mother Cybele.” Anja said.  “But who is Divine Father?”

Suretta smiled, as did I.

“Sister, has there yet been a Novice that has not asked that question?” I asked Suretta.  “I recall clearly when I asked it of Mother Pevel.”

“I asked it of Mother Oranius.” Suretta said.

“It is the first Divine Utterance to be learned because it is one of the oldest.” I said.  “The identity of Divine Father ha…



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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 13 May
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 15

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10th of Hearthfire



Both the injured women slept peacefully during the night and continued to do so this morning.  Rigel and Jordis sat watch and watch, not allowing the women to be alone.  Jordis left her post finally, bound for her own bed, when Giselle arrived to relieve the housecarl and assume her duty.

Aric and I had each risen from our bed during the night to check on his daughters’ condition.  Each of us observed two women, heavily bandaged, but breathing deeply and easily, still under the effect of Aric’s healing potion, and my healing spell.

“You are forbidden from stirring for yet another hour.” I said to him as I slipped out of bed and began to dress in the morning.  “The Countess rises much later than Archmage or …




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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 6 May
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 14

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9th of Hearthfire



“Your village should be safe, at least from these forces.” Aric said to those villagers who chose to assemble so early to bid us farewell.  Owing to Rigel’s practice of beginning weapons practice before her watch had reached its end, and the resulting noise, it was a fair sized group.


“You must decide for yourselves where your futures lie.” Aric said to the two youths we have rescued so many months ago.  “I was not much older than either of you when I decided that the small community that was my home was no longer large enough to hold either my imagination of my ambition.  I will ensure that both of you have resources in Chorrol on which you may draw whatever you may decide.”

“Thank you, milord, for rescuing…





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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 6 May
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 13

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“Captain Kurst will have Kolmas under his command during the second watch.” Aric said to Ellne’s father.  “He will require someone from your village to complete his number.”

“I can take on that task.” The man said.

“It should be someone who can defend himself, if required.” Aric said.

“Give me a stout club, milord, and I will do my duty.” The man replied.

“Very well.” Aric said.  “It only remains to fill the third watch, which I will command.”


The hour was later and growing later.  Ellne was returned to her family, and the comfort of her own bed.  Lucien and Adrian’s return was somewhat delayed as they assisted in the protection of their village, their serious faces, those portions that could be seen past their helms, and their…



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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 6 May
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 12

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8th of Hearthfire



The sun had begun to climb the morning sky, a sky totally devoid of clouds, bringing the promise of a hot day, and a level of discomfort for those of us who chose to wear armor.  Rigel continued her practice of waking our five soldiers in training in the middle of her watch, which was still the last watch of the night.

“It has the additional benefit of insuring that there are no late risers in our party.” Aric said.

“I cannot tell you how much I yearn for a late rise in a feather bed.  Or an afternoon nap in my shady hammock, the sound of the waterfalls lulling me to sleep.” I said.

“You will soon be too busy running an ever expanding temple complex for late rises.” Aric said.  “But you will, at least, still …




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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 6 May
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 11

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“By my count, this is the third time you have simply walked up to an enemy force and engaged them in conversation.” Runa said.

I was about to reply but took a moment to consider.

“Do you include the watchtower?” I asked.

“Four times.” She replied.

“It does appear to be a pattern.” Aric said.

“It is my idiom, sir.” I said.  “A saber cat cannot change the color of her fur.”

“I am a great admirer of the fur found on this particular saber cat.” Aric said.

“For the love of the Gods, let us agree between which hours of the day that flirting is allowed, and which it is not.” Runa said.

“In addition, a show of strength invites challenge, and an equal strength in opposition.” I said.  “I prefer to seek, at least at the start, a softer appr…


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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 28 April
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 8

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They all needed treating in some form or another, but the man named Dirge was struck a harsh blow in the head and was almost certainly concussed.

“Now sir.” I said to the shorter man, whose name was Gorag, “You must tell me everything, holding nothing back.  That you did not take up arms against us in the dungeon below is in your favor.  That you did not threaten to hurt the children on the road also speaks in your favor.  “But for your part in the rest, there must be justice before there can be the possibility of forgiveness.”

“You mention your family.” Lucia said.  She had removed her helm, revealing her golden hair, and her beauty had its usual effect.  It took, by my count, five seconds before one of the men found his vo…


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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 28 April
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 10

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7th of Hearthfire

“They fled in such haste that they left a lantern and a helm behind.” Aric said after he had returned from investigating the site from which we were observed, with the two objects in hand.

“They had sufficient cause.” Jordis said.  “It is not right that we were not woken.  Archmage and Archpriestess alike, you should know better.”

“I apologize, sister.” I said.  “By the time I had become myself, they had fled.”

“It was my place to wake you.” Aric said.  “I chose otherwise.  We know now that we are under observation.  Both of you will ride to the fore, and you must be sharp lookouts.  For that, you must rest when it is your turn, and not assume more than your share of burden.”

“You could not identify them, or a…


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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 28 April
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 9

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6th of Hearthfire


“We will exhaust your small blue healing potion at this rate.” I said to Aric as we resumed our journey early, having said our farewells to Gaius, Pilus, and their village.

“I can brew more.” Aric said with a small smile.  “I have the ingredients at hand.”

“They all seemed better this morning.”  I said.  “Ennis as well.  He seemed easier in his mind.”

“That was almost certainly a result of his speaking with you, and from you hearing his confession.” Aric said.  “They all benefited most from that unburdening.”

“I do not know with any certainty whether the Divines give a priest or priestess any special privilege in such things, but for those people who believe so, it eases their burden.”

“And surely it is the con…



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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 28 April
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The Guardian Defender oc Cyrodiil - Chapter 8


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They all needed treating in some form or another, but the man named Dirge was struck a harsh blow in the head and was almost certainly concussed.

“Now sir.” I said to the shorter man, whose name was Gorag, “You must tell me everything, holding nothing back.  That you did not take up arms against us in the dungeon below is in your favor.  That you did not threaten to hurt the children on the road also speaks in your favor.  “But for your part in the rest, there must be justice before there can be the possibility of forgiveness.”

“You mention your family.” Lucia said.  She had removed her helm, revealing her golden hair, and her beauty had its usual effect.  It took, by my count, five seconds before one of the men found his vo…



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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 28 April
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 7

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“He is either stronger than he looks, or his comrades carried him.” Captain Kurst said as we stared at the dead brigand laying by the road.  “Does he look familiar, your Grace?”

“He looks all too familiar, Captain.” I said.  “He resembles all of the men who recently sought my life, and who killed my father.  Past that, I cannot say.  He may have been on the road when we came upon the captive children, but I cannot be certain.”

“What will we find when we finally meet them?” Lucia asked.  “A small group, or a large force.”

“A large force would have returned and razed the village for this.” Aric said as he nodded at the dead brigand.  “Whatever force we find, they were not anxious to return to that village.”

“But their friends wi…


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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 24 April
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 6

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5th of Hearthfire



“One hour of training each morning, another hour each evening.” Aric reminded the two youths.  “Any member of our party who bears arms will tell you how important it is to train properly under the supervision of a proper instructor.”

“Yes, milord.” Lucien and Adrian said in unison.

The sun had just recently risen, and it was technically still Rigel’s watch, when the sound of sword play again filled our camp.  Aric and Captain Kurst had a brief word before both joined the line of students as the two housecarls called out the sequence.

I assumed that when it came time for mock battles that I would again face Runa, but it was Captain Kurst whose face opposed mine.  He held a sword worthy of any noble, a sword th…




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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 24 April
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 5

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“I cannot make up my mind whether the lack of an ambush is a good sign or a bad one.” I said after we had resumed our journey west, Aric and I now at the front of the column with Kurst.

“We are a well-armed force.” Kurst said.  “They could never have assembled a force large enough to challenge us in so short a time and move them swiftly enough to arrive ahead of us.”

“It might have been possible for them to move archers into positions in the hills above us as we passed through the dell just before we cleared the wood.” Aric said, “But it would be a difficult attempt, and they would be exposed to retaliation.”

“The only assassins who have knowledge of what Noxaura is capable of are in custody.” Lucia said.  “Anyone following u…


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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 24 April
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 4

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4th of Hearthfire


“She inquired, several years ago, no longer satisfied with the simple explanation.” Aric said, as we waited for Runa and her kinsman to return from his family home.  “And so, I inquired as well.  The head of the orphanage wrote in reply, sending a letter addressed to Runa, containing what was known of her parents.  She nearly wore the letter out from reading and rereading.”

“Such a blessing from the Divines, then, for her to meet a kinsman with whom she shares blood.” I said.

It was necessary to make such a show of packing and loading that any observers that were without question monitoring activities around the Mother House would see that their prey was about to become mobile, and therefore more exposed.  I…



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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 22 April
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The Book of Noxaura - Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil



  • 1 The Book of Noxaura - Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil
    • 1.1 Prologue
    • 1.2 Preface
    • 1.3 Acknowledgements
    • 1.4 Part 1
    • 1.5 Part 2
    • 1.6 Part 3
    • 1.7 Part 4

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Noxaura, High Priestess and Custos Urbi of Skyrim and Heimdall Aric Belrud Aamutähti, Dragon Born, Archmage, Companion, and Thane travel to Cyrodiil to return two teen boys who were kidnapped by bandits, and to attend Noxaura’s investiture as High Priestess of the Maetreum of Cybele.

But a great evil preys upon the villages of Cyrodiil, an evil that will tolerate no interference, especially when that interference comes courtesy of two visitors from across the border. Nox and Aric soon learn the price for their meddling and must draw upon all their skill and cunning if they are to defeat this evil that…





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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 19 April
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 3

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3rd of Hearthfire


“Children, you all look wonderful.” I said to the eight children that were finishing their breakfast amidst an overabundance of noise.  “Take care not to spill food on your new clothes.”

“Yes, your Grace.” Could be heard in various forms from various voices.

“It is the benefit of youth that they can recover from such an ordeal so quickly.” Said the priestess who was in charge of their well-being.

“They were fortunate.” I said.  “The two young men in our company suffered the same fate.  They were abused by their captors for four months before they were rescued.  It will have been over nine months that they will have been away from their families when we finally return them.”

“It was not fortune that guided you …




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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 2

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2nd of Hearthfire


The Mother House continued to be a beehive of activity as each of the children were identified by name, age, and village of residence; and as visitors continued to arrive through the large front doors.


“Countess, what a rare blessing.” Mother Oranius said to the woman that was surely too young to be the reigning authority for Bruma.  “It has been too long since you graced our home with your presences.”

“Do not chide me too sharply, your Grace.” The Countess replied.  “You know that there is not one minute of my day that is not allocated.  It appears that the same can now be said for my nights.  I received a very late report of a band of warriors conducting a wagon load of children and a prisoner through the …





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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 19 April
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The Guardian Defender of Cyrodiil - Chapter 1

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1st of Hearthfire

“It has been many years since I was here last.” Aric said.  “It was then that I was taken prisoner and transported to Helgen.”

“That was your penultimate visit, surely.” I answered.  “You most recent visit was when you discovered the checkpoint the Thalmor had erected.

“Discovered is one way to describe it.” Jordis said.  “They killed every renegade Thalmor and Imperial manning the illicit outpost that opposed them.  Rikke said their bodies, what remained of them, were scattered far and wide.”

“Those soldiers appear to be of the official variety.” Lucia said, nodding in the direction of the four men wearing the armor of Imperial Legionnaires.

“They have at least cleared the bodies from the roadway.” Aric said.…



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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 14 April
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Preview of The Guardian Defender Cyrodiil - Chapter 1

Noxaura, High Priestess and Custos Urbi of Skyrim and Heimdall Aric Belrud Aamutähti, Dragon Born, Archmage, Companion, and Thane travel to Cyrodiil to return two teen boys who were kidnapped by bandits, and to attend Noxaura’s investiture as High Priestess of the Maetreum of Cybele.

But a great evil preys upon the villages of Cyrodiil, an evil that will tolerate no interference, especially when that interference comes courtesy of two visitors from across the border. Nox and Aric soon learn the price for their meddling and must draw upon all their skill and cunning if they are to defeat this evil that reaches even to the Imperial City, an evil that will require the High Priestess of Skyrim to assume a new mantle: Noxaura – Guardian Defender…

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Poison Coffee Poison Coffee 22 March
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How I became a TES LORE nerd

It all started when I was just a young kid, I was in to RPG games and decided I wanted something.. New. Something different from your typical fairies and goblins, after hours of scrolling the web, I found OBLIVION. I saw it, and I just knew it was for me! I bought the game of the year edition from a nearby arcade. I ran home, put it in my good old Xbox 360, and started to play, I spent COUNTLESS hours playing it, killing bandits and deadra. Soon enough, skyrim came out. I tried it, and notice some of the same lore/characters from oblivion were in it! I decided to do a research project on it for my high school presentation, I spent over 500 hours on each game. And at least 60 hours of research! So after showing it to my class, I came home t…

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Stygies VIII Stygies VIII 25 March
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Community Interviews: LadyNerevar


LadyNerevar is a known member of The Imperial Library's staff and a long-time member of the general The Elder Scrolls community, especially the part that likes discussing and researching lore. You might have met her at r/teslore, UESP, various forums or The Imperial Library itself. She has created multiple projects that benefit creators and other fans, which we will mention during the interview. We've had the honor to talk to LadyNerevar about those projects and her background. Enjoy the read!


Stygies VIII: Let's start with the beginnings. What were you researching at the very beginning, when you started being involved with TES lore?

LadyNerevar: I think the lore was what made me obsessed with Morrowind in the first place, even I didn't know t…

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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 21 March
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A High Priestess of Skyrim - Chapter 39

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16th of Sun's Height

"Except for the figure at its center it is a copy of the monument that stands above the final resting place of General Tullius." Aric said.

"Does that figure hold a little girl as this one does?" Samuel asked

"Did General Tullius have children?" Sara asked.

"I believe it is the most beautiful monument I have ever seen." I said.

It was, indeed, a most beautiful monument, with a most beautiful figure at its center. A figure of an Imperial sergeant holding a little girl in his arms. The flowers and candles that we had just arranged on its base added to the beauty. My tears where they had fallen upon the stone were still visible, but rapidly drying in the afternoon summer heat.

I hope you paid the stone …

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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 21 March
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A High Priestess of Skyrim - Chapter 38

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21st of Rain's Hand

"You are back to your old self." Serana said. "Did you wait a sufficient amount of time beforehand?"

"Such a lascivious smile should not be worn by someone who made quite as much noise last night as you did." I said, matching her smile with my own.

"She drank the potion, and I cast the spell just before we put out the candle and went to sleep." Aric said. "Prior to that, no activity we might have engaged in, except possibly for fashioning an entire set of plate armor, would have been noticeable to either of you."

"I did not set the sleeping arrangements, Patron." Jenassa said as she smiled at Aric and Serana in turn.

"No, but neither did you object, unless your repeated invoking the names of the Gods…

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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 20 March
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A High Priestess of Skyrim - Chapter 37

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20th of Rain's Hand

"There is someone on the stairs." Jenassa whispered.

The sun had only just risen. Jenassa and I were packing our few belongings, but we had not yet donned our armor.

The final steps of our plan were all that remained.

"You must arrive as two simple warriors, and you must depart so." Aric said during our final planning session on board the Dainty Sload. "It will be noticed if Janessa departs on her own, otherwise I would spirit you to Proudspire Manor in secret and you could resume your previous incarnation in the comfort of a warm bath."

"How long until it is safe to revert to my natural appearance?" I asked.

Aric smiled at me and lightly took my hand in his. "Must you revert at the first opportunity?…

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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 20 March
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A High Priestess of Skyrim - Chapter 36

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“If you continue to speak as you always do, your disguise as a simple warrior will fail.” Jenassa said as our route exited the hills above Solitude and joined the main road.  “You must cease to speak like a Priestess and begin to speak like a warrior.”



We traveled a short distance as a party of four after leaving the Corsair vessel before we were forced to split into our final groups of two.

“Past this point observation is possible.” Aric said.  “Our route will pass north of the embassy, yours must pass south.  It is likely you will be observed, but if you keep to your route you will raise no suspicions.  Travelers who prefer a shorter route and do not fear the increased danger often take the paths you will travel.”

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A High Priestess of Skyrim - Chapter 35

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19th of Rain’s Hand


“It will cost you extra, Milord.” The Captain of the Dainty Sload said after Aric informed him of our altered route.  “That island is crawling with vampires.”

“vampires do not crawl Captain.” Aric replied, “and there are now only two vampires remaining on that island.  If I may borrow your phrase, the island is now crawling with Dawnguard.”

“I will take your word for it, Milord, but we won’t touch there.” The Captain said.  “I will have you rowed to the dock in the skiff, since you won’t be taking the horses.”

“That will serve very well.” Aric answered.  “Jenassa will remain on board.  There will be an additional member in our party when we return.”



The plan had been set when Jenassa visited us late…


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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 20 March
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A High Priestess of Skyrim - Chapter 34

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18th of Rain’s Hand



“Well, Thane, your visits seem marked by delay.” Idgrod said in lieu of a greeting.  “My messenger to you yesterday evening was considerably delayed in her return.  And when Aslfur investigated why she tarried so long on our front porch what did he discover?  Your Son sir, and my Daughter, standing and laughing and chatting away as if it were the middle of the day rather than the middle of the night.  They will both no doubt suffer ill health if they persist in this nocturnal behavior.”

“I understand you concern, Jarl.” Aric replied, the smile growing on his face.  “I was myself put at personal physical risk as your message was delivered through the hands of the Son you mention, who flung it at me…



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BrenPaidhi BrenPaidhi 20 March
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A High Priestess of Skyrim - Chapter 33

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“He will be away for a few days only.” Aric said to Freya.  “We will ride west into the hills to Labyrinthian and then turn north to rejoin the main road to Morthal.”

“I understand.” Freya said.

“Our guest in the stables will have fewer roommates.” Samuel said as he climbed into his saddle.

“It will be a blessing for his former roommates.” Freya said with a smile.

“I do not think it likely at this point that Runa and her party will arrive here.” Aric said, “but if I am mistaken, she will know where we have gone.”

“If they arrive soon after you depart, they can follow your trail and overtake you if they chose.” Freya said.

“It is good that the Whiterun guard are here to escort the wagon and the prisoner.” Aric said.  “Kee…

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