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6 years, and I’m still in love.

Lise —  February 13, 2018 — 4 Comments


It feels kind of weird to dedicate a title like that, and a blog post like this to a video game, but that is just how it is. For six years now, one game has been with me since day one when it was released, and i have yet to grow properly tired of it. It’s the fifth game in a series, it is a role playing game and its landscapes really reminds me of the ones we have here in Norway. Some have even called it a Norway simulator when they walk through the woods in game. It is far from a hundred percent accurate, but it is pretty close. The mountains I see in the game, I can also see across the river from where I live. Not exact duplicates, but very similar.

Got a guess about what it is? What I’m talking about is the fifth installment in the Elder Scrolls series published by Bethesda, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

The first time i played it was when my roommate at the time brought the game home from work, left it in the living room and then went to sleep. I grabbed the game, stuffed it into his Playstation 3 and 17 hours later i was still playing as eagerly as when I first picked up the controller. I kind of regret sitting in front of the TV screen for that long but boy, i just got immersed in it. I had of course played through some of its predecessors, Morrowind and Oblivion, but there was just something about it that captured my heart. It must be the role playing aspect, and the amazing scenery, both above and below ground. Alternatively in a different realm, even.


With the addition of mods and expansions a while later, there was always something new that could be added to the game and it just gives it more and more replayability. I don’t think any of my play throughs have been the same and I’m still discovering things years later.

If you haven’t tried it before and you enjoy role playing/adventure games and dragons, you should give Skyrim a try. I’m sure you wouldn’t regret it. unless you really don’t have time to get sucked into an amazing world. You can follow the storyline of the Dragonborn, or you can just live your life as a hunter.. Or you could be a ruthless assassin or the master of the thieves guild. It is pretty much your imagination that is the limit. With the remastered version, and even a Virtual Reality version to pick from, I’m sure you would find one of them to love.

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Sometimes we find theories that are a bit wacky, or some that doesn’t even sound plausible. But a fan theory is a fan theory, and I’m eager to share more!

Disclaimer; I do not want to sound condescending towards anyone who comes up with these theories, it’s all in good fun and i really enjoy reading what they write.

1. The Dwemer escaped Nirn and entered our world, the games are made to be actual Elder Scrolls.

In my previous post about fan theories, i presented a few plausible theories about the Dwemer, theories that were actually lore friendly and would make sense, but this one is just all sorts of crazy. Here is an excerpt from the original text.

When we purchase a copy of The Elder Scrolls, we are doing it more literally than we realize. The games aren’t named after the artifact within them; the games are the artifact. They are The Elder Scrolls. They are items which we can use to see how every choice made by a single character can influence it’s world, minutely or on a grand scale. They are windows into every possible occurrence within that world. The Elder Scrolls are the Elder Scrolls.

Some contributed to the conversation by saying the Dwemer escaped to our reality, created an optical computer for us to read the Elder Scrolls without being injured. Now, the tool they do use is what we know as a lexicon, so that is as far away from computers as you can get.

On the wiki it says that only technological aid can let you read the Elder Scrolls unharmed. Now the Dwemer are supposed to have invented a device that does this, and if you follow this theory it means only one thing: the Dwemer invented the Computer.

I do not believe in it, not one bit, but it would be kinda cool if turned to actually be true.

2. Miraak was the author of ‘Letter from a Friend’?

The Dragonborn receives this letter after completing “Dragons rising”, and before the Dragonborn DLC was released, people were speculating about the mystical, masked man. They speculated that Miraak sent the letters to encourage the Dragonborn to get stronger so that he would have a worthy opponent to fight.

Another theory is that it is Hermaeus Mora himself that sends the letters, seeing as he wants the Dragonborn to eliminate Miraak and be his new Champion. There has been no official statements about any of this so it will remain a mystery.

3. Tamriel is Earth?

Another theory that is a bit ‘out there’. I’ll include the original text below since its fairly short.

What if…

Tamriel was Earth, long abandoned?

Like, if the Elder scrolls were super computers that store knowledge way beyond human comprehension?

Or if dragons were scientifically resurrected dinosaurs that could understand human speech?

What if the races of Elves were genetically altered humans?

And magic was simply science?

Freezing of Atmora? Polar ice caps expanding do to less pollution.

And the Daedra were aliens from another dimension?

What if the destruction of Yokuda, the Redguards’ home continent was nukes :nuke: ?

And the ability to use the Thu’um? Scientifically altered vocal cords!

Anyone one else have crazy theories about Skyrim or Tamriel and tamriel they’d like to share?

Im so envious of how imaginative fans can be sometimes. To even have the imagination to think of something like this would be great, but it would also result in me being incredibly paranoid about everything. If all of this has happened in real life, on Earth, I’m pretty sure we would know about it already, unless it is treated like Area 51. It would have been cool if it was on Earth in the games, but i, personally, want fantasy games to have their own universes. I play games to escape reality, not alter it.

4. Skeletons are weak because people didn’t want to drink milk.

This is the most hilarious theory of them all. Throughout the games, people always call others weak and ‘milk drinkers’, as if drinking milk was a bad thing. In this post they write about this, that skeletons simply are the weakest enemy because no one wanted to drink milk and be seen as weak themselves. So in the end their bones are really weak because they never received the nutrient they needed and that actually kind of makes sense. I’m sure that people have thought of this before, but it was hilarious enough for me to want to share it.

There are a lot of conspiracy theories out there about the Elder Scrolls games, published by Bethesda. I have picked out a few of my favorites to display here, some are mind boggling and others just sound straight up plausible.

1. The stories take place in the future, not in the medieval times.

The game does take place on another planet and we dont know what date it is on earth. (assuming that nirn is in another galaxy and isnt in a completely different dimension) If this theory is true then you could add people from the future and it would be canon.

This theory both makes sense, and doesn’t at the same time. I found this comment in a thread discussing a few points, one of them being the lack of firearms. Some say that the magic they have is enough, while others say that since the magic in Skyrim is “dumbed down” compared to the one being practiced in Cyrodiil. There are a lot of factors to consider, one being that maybe Skyrim, and Tamriel in general, isn’t the ideal place to forage any components needed to create gunpowder, and two, that they just don’t need guns. However about the whole future aspect, it is possible, but just not very likely, in my opinion, unless the world took a step back technology wise.

2. The disappearance of the Dwemer.

For this one there are three “accepted theories”.

– They sent themselves into a plane of Oblivion.

– They were transported to a plane of Oblivion by Azura, held captive and possibly killed.

– They just ceased to exist.

All of these just rub me the wrong way. With the Snow elves, we know they evolved into the Falmer after a long time of being underground, but with the Dwemer, the disappearance seem to be so abrupt! Honestly, if it is true that they disappeared into Oblivion, i would be slightly disappointed and glad to know at the same time. There is so much that could have happened that it is not easy to try to figure it out unless Bethesda decides to address it.

3. Sheogorath is the Hero of Kvatch?

Some fans are speculating that Sheogorath might in fact be the Hero of Kvatch from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. This is further built on by Sheogorath naming the Hero the new Sheogorath in the events of the Shivering Isles expansion, and also this paragraph from the Sheogorath Wikipedia page.

Sheogorath’s dialogue in Skyrim may suggest that he is the Hero of Kvatch; that character became Sheogorath in the events of the The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles. This is referenced twice by Sheogorath, first with his mention of having been at the Oblivion crisis “for that whole sordid affair” and also with his mention of his position being passed down from him to himself every few thousand years. However, it is also possible that, being an insane Daedric Prince, he was able to watch the events and literally passes the title of Madgod from himself to himself.

It’s a bit out there, but as all other theories, it is plausible!

4. Skyrims bug jars will trigger the apocalypse

There was not a lot written about this one, but i will include the original text just so you can see how insane it is.

Dragons, demons, alternate dimensions…there’s a lot threatening the lives of the people living in The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim. However, the biggest threat could potentially come from some bug jars adorned with runes. There have been many different explanations as to the purpose of these mysterious jars, but the most popular theory is that the jars are part of a massive ritual meant to bring on the Elder Scrolls apocalypse. This one is a little too complicated to explain without writing an essay, but it involves dragon slaying, transmutation circles, and mass murder.



I have definitely thought about theories myself over the years, but none of those are worth mentioning at all!

What are your favorite fan theories about games? Are they too good to be true? Too insane? Let me know in the comments below!

The infernal city was written by Greg Keyes and published in 2009. It is one out of two novels Keyes has written, based upon the story of the 2006 video game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.


Four decades after the Oblivion Crisis, an unknown mass appeared on the coast of Black Marsh during a powerful storm. Meanwhile, a Dunmer assassin named Sul awakens from a nightmare in which he and Colin, a young Inspector for the Penitus Oculatus, inspected the area where Attrebus was attacked. He discovered a decapitated and charred body with Attrebus’ Imperial signet ring, but thought it was too convenient to be authentic. Meanwhile, Attrebus awoke tied up and riding a horse.

During the attack, Annaïg lost the locket that connected her to Coo, but accidentally acquired Qijne’s invisible, possibly biological, blade, which wrapped itself around her forearm and extended as she wished. In an outdoor area of Umbriel that Glim discovered called the Fringe Gyre, he found trees that appeared to be related to Hist, since he could hear them murmuring.

They traveled to Water’s Edge for supplies, and while there Attrebus tried to garner support from an old friend, Captain Florius Larsus. Florius agreed to join Attrebus, but while waiting for him in a tavern Attrebus was attacked by a group of people hired by the same that hired Radhasa and her allies to kill him. He found that one of the men that attacked him worked for Florius and ran back to find him sitting at a table, a knife wound in the base of his skull.

Glim and Annaïg back on Umbriel, defeated. They spent a few hours together before saying their goodbyes, and Annaïg headed back to the kitchen. She promised Glim that, while all they could do was continue to move forward, eventually they would be free. She then resolved to become stronger and more ambitious in order to survive.


The infernal city is very good if you have some sort of knowledge about the game and/or the lore. I’m sure you could enjoy it without the prior knowledge too but i imagine some things would not make a lot of sense. Either way, i would recommend the novel, it was a great read.

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