The first method works with Morrowind Patch Project 1.6.4 or higher and the second works for lower versions of the patch or unpatched versions of Morrowind.
- Get the Goldbrand from Boethiah's quest and 11,171 . When the Nerevarine has precisely 11,171 and Goldbrand, they will see a message box saying "Go to Hell, Carolina!"
The second method in the unpatched version of Morrowind is much more complicated.
- Get the Goldbrand from Boethiah's quest.
- Become a vampire.
- Do the "Shashev's Key" quest for Sirilonwe in the Ald'ruhn Mages Guild.
- Carry exactly 11,171 before talking to Sirilonwe again.
- Once the Nerevarine does all of the steps, they will receive the message, "Go to Hell, Carolina!" while talking to Sirilonwe, and the Goldbrand will change into the Eltonbrand.
- The easter egg was created by Mark Nelson—BlueDev, who is a Duke Basketball fan. Their greatest victory was a 111–71 win; Elton Brand, who shares a name with the blade, is a former Duke Basketball player and the No. 1 pick in the 1999 NBA draft.
- Eltonbrand is objectively superior to Goldbrand, doing 10 more damage, with two additional enchantments, as well as 100 uses of its enchantments, as opposed to Goldbrand's 10.
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