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No one knows what happened to the Dwemer, it's one of the biggest mysteries of the Elder Scrolls universe. If you play through the game Morrowind, you will learn just about everything we know about the Dwemer and what happened to them. The rest you can find in scattered in-game books. Basically, back in the First Era (~3500ish years ago) there were no ...


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As the Thieves Guild is a guild, operating like a union, there will be diplomatic and litigious implications of being a member, and identifying yourself as one. The fact that the Thieves Guild is by this point an officially recognised entity (see Third Century) supports this, and it seems as though the behavior of the guild is in some way sanctioned, if not ...


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According to a Reddit thread, the locks were intended to keep the higher Draugr Lords/Dragon Priests entombed, and requires at least enough intelligence to be able to read the key. I know that there have been many people who criticized the Draugr claw puzzle locks, saying that it was dumb to put the solution of the lock on the key. If it is so easy to ...


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I found a site that talks briefly about it (http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Dwemer See:The aftermath of the Battle of Red Mountain). According to legend, after Lorkhan tricked or convinced the Aedra to create the mortal realm, they tore out his divine heart and threw it down to Nirn, to be hidden forever. Tensions had begun to flare between the Chimer ...


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Theoretically any trained mortal could use the power of the Thu'um or Dragon Shout. What was required was the dragon word and meditation/understanding about how the word interacted with the world at large. Years of meditation was required for most humans to learn to use even one Word of Dragon Speech. Kynareth was the one who granted the power to use the ...


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Just to add to the other answers, there are conflicting accounts of what actually happened. The Tribunal Temple has an agenda to further itself by legitimizing the deification of the Tribunal/Almsivi Almalexia, Sotha Sil and Vivec. There is another faction of the Temple, called the Dissident Priests, whose teachings align with that of the Ashlanders. Each ...


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Like many other things governing the behavior of the Daedra, the lit Dragonfires are more of a metaphysical "rule" than an actual magical shield. What they do is prevent two things: As long as the Dragonfires are lit, the Daedric Princes cannot enter Mundus in their TRUE form. Obviously, they have since found all manner of ways to work around that ...


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Fura Bloodmouth from the Dawnguard expansion to Skyrim is a Volkihar vampire who says that she sleeps: I feed when I'm hungry, I sleep when I'm tired and I kill whenever I'm in the mood. These are the things important to me. The in-game book Immortal Blood, which is available in Oblivion, Skyrim, and The Elder Scrolls Online, discusses the varieties of ...


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The armour provides a number of useful enchantments for a thief. The full set of armour provides: Carrying capacity increased by 20 Pickpocket success is 15% better Lockpicking is 15% easier Prices are 10% better Clearly all of these enchantments will make thieving a lot easier. Regarding making them stand out Yes the thieves guild will identify them as ...


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Lore: Magic -uesp.net Magic is the general term used for the focusing of raw energy into various properties and for various purposes. This raw energy, often referred to as magicka, flows from Aetherius into Mundus by way of the sun and stars, and from it the Mundus was created. Magicka comprises every spirit, it is the energy of all living things and can be ...


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The necromancy lore page at UESP seems to indicate that a soul IS required to animate a corpse. Typically, this soul manipulation is accomplished by binding a soul to a physical form which has been prepared by the necromancer. Necromancers actually prefer that the original soul has fully departed the body. See this extract from On Necromancy: As to ...


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[Azura's Star] is also the most powerful soul gem in the game, being able to hold Vivec and Almalexia souls. –elderscrolls.wikia; Morrowind If (yes) you could trap gods in Morrowind, I don't see why you couldn't trap dragons in Skyrim. However to truly kill a dragon in order to release its soul, one must either be a dragon or Dragonborn. The Firstborn of ...


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Paarthurnax didn't do anything directly when Alduin returned; he waiting at the Throat of the World for the Dragonborn. Paarthurnax had always been subordinate to Alduin; he likely knew a direct confrontation would not go well for him. In fact, he seems to know full well that the only way to defeat Alduin is for the Dragonborn to learn the Dragonrend shout, ...


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Although the canonicity of The Elder Scrolls Online game is up for debate; the Development team of ESO answered this question on one of their "Ask Us Anything" sessions: Elves live two to three times as long as humans and the “beast-races” (Orcs, Khajiiti, Argonians). A 200-year-old Elf is old; a 300-year-old Elf is very, very old indeed. Anyone older ...


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You already got your answer on your Reddit question asking the same thing. The series is called The Adventures of Eslaf Erol, of which there are four books: Beggar, Thief, Warrior, and King.


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In Morrowind (game in the same series as Skyrim) player as well was able to turn into a vampire. After that, he/she was still able to sleep but after each resting screen a message describing a nightmare would show, in example: First nightmare: You dream of someone sleeping peacefully in his bed, when a shadowy, gaunt figure silently enters the room. ...


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What is an Aedra? The designations of Gods, Demons, Aedra, and Daedra, are universally confusing to the layman. They are often used interchangeably. –Aedra and Daedra, first appearing in Morrowind The people of Tamriel often use Aedra interchangeably with other terms for deities, and there isn't a universally recognized definition of whom they are (...


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We don't know about Skyrim, but in Morrowind there were at least three other covenants: The Berne Clan is a vampire clan led by Raxle Berne based in the Dwemer ruins of Galom Daeus (near a lava lake west of Tel Uvirith, west-northwest of the Erabenimsun Camp). These vampires are the true masters of the night. Sliding through the darkness, invisible in the ...


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"Silence" is not unique to The Elder Scrolls, for example both Dota and League have silences. It seems to just be a general convention across many universes and not actually related to verbalizing spells.


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Because everything to do with the Thieves Guild is extremely poorly written. A thorough deconstruction begins here, but the short of it is, nothing said or done by anyone in relation to the Thieves Guild makes any sense. I'd never noticed the guards saying such (because I leveled enchanting, and so I had much better equipment available by the time I ...


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According to the wikipedia article The Elder Scrolls are by nature unstable: The actual number and placement of elder scrolls fluctuates constantly as it is said that they technically exist and do not exist at the same time. This makes their predictions difficult to cite authoritatively because entire scrolls or entries can change or vanish as events ...


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If you play the Stormcloak questline, you'll notice that in the final battle at Solitude, Ulfric uses the words of power, "fus ro dah". Ulfric used unrelenting force to weaken Torygg before finishing him off. It's also made clear that Ulfric studied for some time with the Greybeards. Any mortal can learn the words of power, but it takes years to master them. ...


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TL;DR: The "trope" of "Light/White vs Dark/Black" is different from one to the other. Dark Souls uses this more as a physical descriptor, whereas The Elder Scrolls uses it as an adjective for morality. Additionally, In Dark Souls, yes; it is specific to Humans, in TES, it is not. Firstly, in Dark Souls, Humanity and Souls are very ...


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Okay, it's hard to be certain for the Dragonborn because, ultimately, his/her history has not been written yet. But, if we look at The Champion of Cyrodiil, there is fairly strong evidence that they became Sheogorath. The hints of this are in Sheogorath's dialog in Skyrim itself. From this reddit thread: https://elderscrolls.fandom.com/wiki/Thread:398774 ...


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Aedra ("our ancestors") are those et'Ada who partook in the creation of Mundus. They were originally tricked by Lorkhan into sacrificing parts of their essence and binding it to the world, so it is ambiguous whether Lorkhan could be counted as one of them, from this point of view. However, since Lorkhan's essense became also a part of Nirn after he was ...


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Ulfric Stormcloak was in fact recruited to be a Greybeard but refused, he had the capabilities so be one , he trained for 10 years meditating and slowly mastering his thu'um but what I know is that he didn't agree with their way of life that the Thu'um was a way of finding enlightenment, he left and later became the Jarl of Windhelm. If we are talking about ...


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I have an answer that should satisfy all possible questions, and some things that weren't necessarily asked, but should be cleared up. Yes it is possible for all mortals to learn to use the Thu'um, however it requires years of study. Some other people such as the Ebony Warrior have demonstrated this skill, though it isn't entirely clear where he learned the ...


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Ulfric is a great and powerful leader. While it is not clear exactly how long it took him to learn the Thu'um that killed the High King, it is made clear that Ulfric studied with the Greybeards. Being Dragonborn only makes it easier to learn the Thu'um. As to why the Dark Brotherhood doesn't make use of them? Probably no one within its ranks is strong ...


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