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Skyrim is a RPG game for PC, PS3 and XBOX 360 released on 2011. Use in conjunction with [the-elder-scrolls] tag.

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Was the Accession War common knowledge in Skyrim in 4E 201?

In Dragonborn, one of the possible dialog options implies that the Last Dragonborn is ignorant of the Argonians having invaded Morrowind. I find this problematic for a number of reasons: The ...
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Other old vampires in Skyrim?

In the expansion of Skyrim, Dawnguard, one has to escort Serana to her family's castle. Upon arrival, her father Harkon says that his covenant is one of the oldest vampire covenants in Skyrim. Does ...
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What would happen to the Dragonborn's soul if they died after doing some of the faction quests that involve Daedric Princes?

In a few places throughout Skyrim it's hinted or otherwise stated that those who follow a Daedric Prince end up in that particular Prince's form of the afterlife in their plane of Oblivion. So ...
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What's the average lifespan of the Mer races in The Elder Scrolls?

In the game franchise "The Elder Scrolls", I always assumed that Mer (the various Elf races) had a lifespan comparable to humans. However, in the game Skyrim there is an elderly Dark Elf farmer named ...
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Is Lorkhan an aedra?

In Elder Scrolls lore, is Lorkhan considered an et’ada or a creation of Sithis or Padomay, similarly to how Auri-El is the soul of Anui-El which is the soul of Anu?
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What was the purpose of the dragon claw door locks in Skyrim?

In Skyrim, many Draugr tombs have doors locked with a dragon claw key. For some reason the lock combination is written on the key. What was the purpose of these locked rooms? Was it.. To keep people ...
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How did Durnehviir get his name?

Durnehviir is an undead dragon met in the Soul Cairn during the events of Dawnguard. His name, according to translates roughly as "curse never dying." This is an apt name, for Durnehviir resents ...
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Skyrim book (possibly in-game) about a boy trained by a Khajiit to become a sneak thief

I'm looking for a book, possibly from in-game, that takes place in Skyrim. I don't have all the details, other than a boy trained by a Khajiit to become a sneak thief or something similar. I think ...
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Do vampires in Nirn need to sleep?

Do vampires in the Elder Scrolls universe need to sleep? The closest information I could find was this dialog from the game Skyrim, spoken by Lord Harkon: With the world in shadow, we would never ...
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Can a soul-trapped body be reanimated without giving it a new soul?

In the game Skyrim, it’s possible to reanimate almost any dead body, including bodies that have been soul-trapped. From a lore perspective, this doesn’t make sense to me: if you trap a target’s soul, ...
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Can any soul gems hold a dragon soul?

In the Dawnguard questline, Serana offers to do a partial soul trap on the Dragonborn. But being a dragonborn, he/she has the soul of a dragon. Can a dragon soul be fully contained in a soul gem? ...
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What Happened to the Dwemer?

In TES: Skyrim, there are numerous Dwemer ruins located in various parts of the region, but the Dwemer themselves are mysteriously absent. What happened to them? I seem to remember reading or ...
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What did Paarthurnax do when Alduin returned?

Paarthurnax is the leader of the greybeards who lives on top of the Throat of the World. He tells the Dragonborn he specifically stays there because it is where Alduin was defeated in the First Age, ...
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How does magic work in The Elder Scrolls?

Often, it seems as though magic is cast by force of will, but in past games there was a spell called "Silence" that temporarily prevented the casting of magic. However, also in past games, it was ...
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Why were numerous Daedra able to enter Nirn even after the Dragonfires were re-lit?

According to Oblivion lore, the dragonfires protect Nirn from invasion from the Planes of Oblivion. From The Amulet of Kings: The high and haughty Ayleids relied on their patrons, the treacherous ...
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Why do thieves wear unique and highly recognizable Thieves Guild armor?

Members of the Thieves Guild wear identifiable and unique guild armor in Skyrim. If you wear any set of Thieves Guild armor, guards will say: "I know Thieves Guild armor when I see it. You're not ...
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Why did the Greybeards consider the Elder Scrolls blasphemous?

On the wiki, it is mentioned that the Greybeards consider the very existence of the Elder Scrolls to be a blasphemy. Why is this?
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How are users of the Thu'um that aren't Dragonborn explained?

I've been playing The Elder Scrolls series for quite some time, and something occured to me the other day. According to TES V: Skyrim, Jarl Ulfric Stormcloak killed the King of Skyrim with a Shout. ...
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What is the importance of the number nine?

In the base game (without DLCs): There are nine holds in Skyrim. There are nine Dragon Priests. There are nine Divines (if you count Talos). There are nine Shadowmarks. There are nine types of ...
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