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 Post subject: Re: Skyrim mysteries
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:30 am 
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I want to know why even when everyone lives in a world full of magic some people still are skepticle of a cave, tomb, or house being haunted or some magical being existing.

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 Post subject: Re: Skyrim mysteries
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This is not a "What is canon and what is not" thread.

Keep on topic please people.

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 Post subject: Re: Skyrim mysteries
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This is not a "What is canon and what is not" thread.

Keep on topic please people.


But, I am on topic. :-|

I want to know the story behind Castle Volkihar. It's just such an enchanting castle. :) I want to know weather all the debris around it is just from it's age or if it was bombarded in a battle of some kind. I just want to know all of it's history. And I want to know why Lord Harkon just uses one part of the castle. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Skyrim mysteries
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Wasn't talking about you ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Skyrim mysteries
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How did Hamal get the experience to be the master trainer for enchanting? Usually the master trainers are people who make their living out of whatever the discipline is. Given the way Dibella's faithful are portrayed in this game, I'm very...curious as to what exactly it is that she enchants...


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 Post subject: Re: Skyrim mysteries
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I hated the fact that the elderscrolls are used as major plot maguffins in skyrim, I kinda liked the fact that the elder scrolls play a very minor role in the other TES games, its wonderfully ironic. I guess the creators of skyrim didn't get it.... must have been an all american team.


Of course it's an American team. It was made by an American company, in America.


And they made all the other Elder Scrolls game, too.




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You do know there are more than just americans in america? that other nationalities can get jobs in america too? like working for a game developer for example.....


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 Post subject: Re: Skyrim mysteries
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I just thought of another thing Why don't the Thalmor at Northwatch Keep investigate Castle Volkihar?

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 Post subject: Re: Skyrim mysteries
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Well it's not like the Volkihar worship Talos...


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 Post subject: Re: Skyrim mysteries
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Most likely because the Thalmor know that it would harm Skyrim if no-one would check the clan. That and they may have not been aware of it.

Why Tulius order the captured stormcloaks to be taken to Helgen? I'm sure that Solitude would have been a much better place and it would have been hard for Ulfric to escape. Unless Alduin attacked Solitude instead.

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 Post subject: Re: Skyrim mysteries
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They wanted him dead, not captured. Frankly they were going about it irrationally just by taking him as far as Helgen, let alone all the way to Solitude.


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 Post subject: Re: Skyrim mysteries
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@Dov, just like many vampire controlled regions, it's just best to leave them alone regardless of who you are. Really people only hunt them down when they become too much of a problem or are too close to a city. The Volkihar were more or less a clan you just wouldn't bother>_> they alone could trigger a war with the nation.. but it's the fact they play it safe and are less of a menace to society than rouges. Still, only certain groups would boldly hunt down vampires directly>_> and most don't live long enough to tell stories.

What I really want to know is how Winterhold looked long before it's collapse. It was once a great city that boasted power like many of the stronger holds we see currently.. yet look at it now.. it barely can even compete with a mere village. No signs of any great walls or buildings, just a few houses and the remains of the former..

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 Post subject: Re: Skyrim mysteries
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What I really want to know is how Winterhold looked long before it's collapse. It was once a great city that boasted power like many of the stronger holds we see currently.. yet look at it now.. it barely can even compete with a mere village. No signs of any great walls or buildings, just a few houses and the remains of the former..


It's going to be in TES:O, but not at launch.


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 Post subject: Re: Skyrim mysteries
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Why does Unmid Snow-Shod wear elven armor?


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 Post subject: Re: Skyrim mysteries
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Why does Unmid Snow-Shod wear elven armor?

Perhaps it was a gift from his elven lover, Anuriel.

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^ He needed it for "combat training".


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Hrolf Alfblod wrote:
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Why does Unmid Snow-Shod wear elven armor?

Perhaps it was a gift from his elven lover, Anuriel.

In hindsight, that does make sense.

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^ He needed it for "combat training".

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 Post subject: Re: Skyrim mysteries
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How did Hamal get the experience to be the master trainer for enchanting? Usually the master trainers are people who make their living out of whatever the discipline is. Given the way Dibella's faithful are portrayed in this game, I'm very...curious as to what exactly it is that she enchants...

Remember the Stallion's Potion that you deliver to Raerek? And Frida in Dawnstar says "A Stamina Potion maybe? Popular with young men."

So I'm guessing that Hamal enchants rings, or possibly pendants, with Fortify Stamina ;).

Here's a mystery... well, sort of. How come Fethis Alor has a rather upper-class accent, and his daughter Dreyla has an "I'm a chirpy Cock-er-nee" accent reminiscent of Dick van Dyke in Mary Poppins? You'd have thought that whoever was in charge of voice acting would make sure that characters in the same family had similar accents!

Okay, some actual mysteries:

Why does everyone in Raven Rock complain they are poor, yet they are able to give you two orders of magnitude too much money for completing quests? 2000 septims for delivering 10 samples of sujamma? Really? 10,000 septims for killing one poor undead dude in a fort? REALLY?

How can your character ever "destroy" the Dark Brotherhood when you don't kill two of the members? The metaphysical laws that govern Skyrim prevent you from killing Babette, the child vampire; and practicality stops you from killing Cicero, because he isn't in the Falkreath Sanctuary at the time? Couldn't Babette (and possibly Cicero, depends how sane he is at the time) simply reform the Dark Brotherhood if they wanted to?

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baratron wrote:
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How did Hamal get the experience to be the master trainer for enchanting? Usually the master trainers are people who make their living out of whatever the discipline is. Given the way Dibella's faithful are portrayed in this game, I'm very...curious as to what exactly it is that she enchants...

Remember the Stallion's Potion that you deliver to Raerek? And Frida in Dawnstar says "A Stamina Potion maybe? Popular with young men."

So I'm guessing that Hamal enchants rings, or possibly pendants, with Fortify Stamina ;).


Somehow I'm imagining that "Glass Handcuffs of Major Binding" are probably involved at some point as well...

As for Babette and Cicero, I can't see them being the most effective recruiters. One looks like a little girl and the other is...offputting to say the least.


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Yeah but the one who looks like a little girl is a vampire, so... Probably breaks in her favor on the recruitment front.


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If you're with the Dawnguard, how does Serana feed?


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If you're with the Dawnguard, how does Serana feed?


Large supply of Blood Potions? Bandits maybe? :P

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Or the Dragonborn themselves. The pair do end up very close by the end of the questline.


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If you're with the Dawnguard, how does Serana feed?

Like from how I could likely assume from other series' friendly vampires.. probably by donation or volunteer. It wouldn't phase me once if the DB willingly gave his blood and the Dawnguard would have little issue protecting her(and keeping an eye over her). Granted bandits and enemies would be acceptable, but she'll have to make sure their dead afterwards too

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It would be interesting to see a future ES game that addressed the idea of people who voluntarily allow vampires to feed on them. Like a quest involving rumours of an affair between two townsfolk that turns out to actually be a feeding arrangement kept secret for fear of persecution.

Also, I'm now imagining the Dragonborn and Serana sharing some really awkward dialogue after he has "donated blood" to her where he asks if he tastes okay.


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