ESO AUA: Variety Pack 4

ESO brings the puzzles

In another edition of Ask Us Anything Elder Scrolls Online gets a lot of questions about the games lore and how it intertwines with other Elder Scrolls games. 

For any lore nerds out there it is quite a little treasure trove. For instance what is the lifespan of a member of the elven race who is unnaffected by life prolonging magic? 200 to 300 years, of course.

It goes without saying that slavery is bad. Does that hold true across Tamriel? Why yes, yes it does. Of course barbarians still have slaves but the civilised realms have outlawed slavery and all its forms. The exception being Morrowind, where the Dunmer still keep slaves. Under the Ebonheart Pact they were forced to free their poor Argonian slaves, which means the majority of the Dark Elve's slaves are now Khajiit.

Speaking of Dunmer, some high ranking Dark Elves may be making future appearences in ESO. Particularly Sotha Sil and his pupil Vivec. For those who do not know those two, Sotha Sil is arguably the strongest Dunmer wizard in Elder Scrolls lore and a man with a whole bunch of titles. Vivec is his companion and pupil. During the time ESO is set, the two are taking care of pressing matters that have never really been talked about. Lore nerds rejoice!

Speaking of elves, if anyone misses the Ayleid ruins from Elder Scrolls: Oblivion you should be excited to know that they will be appearing once again in Elder Scrolls Online. The only areas that were not settled by the ancient elves were Skyrim, Morrowind and Summerset.

Any self respecting ES fan knows the importance of books, "The Lusty Argonian Maid" anyone? Whether these books are purely for entertainment or award the reader with a boost to some skills they have been a big part of ES lore for a long while now. Of course Elder Scrolls Online will not be any different in this regard.

Lastly for the lore section is nothing less than the Dragonborn. Will there be Dragonborn in ESO? Can you learn shouts? Sadly... no and no. There has not been a Dragonborn for a long time, long enough for thu'ums to be considered a legend from the distant past. If they only knew!

Apparently ESO will also have puzzles! Now what these "puzzles" will actually be has yet to be described. I can't help but let my mind wander. I hope these puzzles add a level of complexity and Elder Scrolls style to what could otherwise be just another group dungeon in an mmo.

Read the full AUA here, and with beta invites rolling out more in the coming months dont forget to sign up for beta if you haven't already.

Peyton "FluidD" Montgomery


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