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 Post subject: Hall of Stories
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:59 am 
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In a lot of the nordic ruins, there are the halls with the puzzle doors. I believe a npc call it the hall of stories. I cant really make out and of the pictures, do they actually tell a story?


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 Post subject: Re: Hall of Stories
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I believe they do, however, I'm not sure what the story actually entails...My guess would be that it is the story of those who lived there. In what way, I have no idea...might be a story about their greatest hero or heroine, or something like that. I could probably have a look. I'll be back soon for editing when I do come up with something :)

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 Post subject: Re: Hall of Stories
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I'm pretty sure it's just a stylised version of Snow White and the 7 Dwarves.


Or Queen Potema and the 7 Dwemer, whatever.

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 Post subject: Re: Hall of Stories
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In the Creation Kit there are only a couple pieces called StoryWall, so whatever it is there are only one or two stories that could be told.

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All of them are either of Potema or Tiber Septim, both in the same pose with several followers bowing before them. Theoretically it's a cool concept, but Bethesda didn't do much with it.

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Wait, just how old are these ruins? I was under the impression that many of them were built and abandoned long, long before the Third Era.


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 Post subject: Re: Hall of Stories
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I know the ones in Reachwater cave show at least 4 different characters. Each one seems to be wielding a different element (one looks like he is holding lightning, another fire). One looks like a dragon priest but thats it.


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I was wondering the same thing myself when first playing the game, I examined the walls for awhile seeing if I could get something out of it, but sadly, effort was wasted.


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If I can recall, they're depictions of dragon priests. Considering that all of the Nordic ruins that house Halls of Stories are former dragon-worshipper temples, and that the dragon priests had more power than even kings and jarls, it only makes sense that these walls would be praising them.

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I examined the one in Bleak Falls Barrow closely, and I have decided.

One wall is a depiction of Boba Fett being thrown into the Sarlac pit.

The other wall is Brian Griffin doing the Peanut-Butter Jelly dance.

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 Post subject: Re: Hall of Stories
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Wait, just how old are these ruins? I was under the impression that many of them were built and abandoned long, long before the Third Era.


That's what I thought too, but then I began to look at them more carefully and realized they're mostly of Potema. The one in Skuldafn is of Alduin, I think.

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I'm pretty sure one of them is meant to be Alessia. Or maybe not..it's too early. A female figure surrounded by Moths would logically be her, but she prayed to Kynareth, so it may be Kynareth. One of them might be Magnus or Julianos - the mage figure. One of them has snakes on his head. He may be the Serpent/Sep/Shor/Lorkhan, or he may be meant to represent some Akaviri figure, even though these tombs predate their arrival by a very long time so it's unlikely.

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