History Franchise / TheElderScrolls

9th Aug '16 8:10:52 AM BeerBaron
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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler:Almalexia does ''not'' take the loss of her godhood well in ''Tribunal.'']]

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** Played Straight for the Tribunal after their connection to the Heart of Lorkhan was severed. According to Vivec, the faith of their followers allows them to exist with a trace of their divinity in tact. Even before their connection was severed, Vivec intentionally set this up when he froze a rogue moon (hurled by Sheogorath) above [[{{Egopolis}} his new city]]. He stated that it is held in place by the faith of his followers, and if that faith should wane, it would fall. ([[ColonyDrop Guess what happens]] when he disappears early in the Fourth Era?)
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: GoMadFromTheRevelation:
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[[spoiler:Almalexia does ''not'' take the loss of her godhood well in ''Tribunal.'']]


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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Played with by Barenziah, the Queen Mother of Morrowind and former lover of Tiber Septim with whom she got pregnant. Barenziah wanted to keep the child. As a bastard child from a Dunmer mistress would be very inconvenient for the Emperor, he basically forced his healer to magically abort it against her will. This became a plot point in the story as the story implied she also had trouble conceiving later in life due to the [[ImmortalProcreationClause limited fertility of Dunmer]] and the trauma of the event.
9th Aug '16 7:57:15 AM BeerBaron
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* GlobalCurrency: Septims, which are simple gold coins, throughout the series. Justified for the first four games as all of Tamriel was united under one Empire. Played with in ''Skyrim'', where Septims are still the accepted currency in the parts of Skyrim who have broken away from the Empire and are currently engaged in civil war. Possibly Justified there as well, as destabilizing the economy by introducing a new currency would have detrimental effects on the war effort.


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* GodIsEvil: While many in-game claim this to be the case for the Daedra, the truth is far more complex.
* GodJob:
** The Tribunal of Morrowind tapped into the power of the [[GodIsDead Heart of Lorkhan]] to achieve divinity, as did their mortal enemy (and former friend) Dagoth Ur.
** Tiber Septim, founder of the Third Empire of Tamriel, ascended to godhood as Talos, the Ninth Divine, upon the death of his mortal form. Exactly how this occurred has been debated by lore scholars (in-universe and out) ever since.
** At the end of the ''Shivering Isles'' expansion for ''Oblivion'', [[spoiler: the PlayerCharacter does this by assuming the mantle of Sheogorath, the MadGod. Sheogorath as encountered in ''Skyrim'' is heavily implied to have been the PC from ''Oblivion'']].
* GodsNeedPrayerBadly:
** Played Straight in the case of the Aedra. They gave up so much of their power during the creation of Mundus that only the faith of their followers keeps them "alive." (Though the truth may be even more complicated than that.)
** Averted by the Daedra, who are truly immortal thanks to having not given up any of their power during the creation of Mundus. Worship does seem to increase their power, however. This is made even easier for them as they tend to represent well known abstracts or emotions (Destruction, Madness, Knowledge, etc.) so that the world can never truly be without them as long as there are mortals present.
** This is one of the motivations behind the Thalmor outlawing Talos worship. The stated reason for this is that the Thalmor refuse to accept that a human could achieve godhood, although it is suggested that destroying Talos by depriving him of worship is one stage in the Thalmor's grand plan to destroy Mundus and AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence.
9th Aug '16 7:35:46 AM BeerBaron
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* GateOfTruth:
** Hermaeus Mora's plane of Oblivion, Apocrypha, is an infinite library containing all the world's knowledge.
** The Elder Scrolls themselves are a portable version. They allow one to glimpse the very fabric of reality and decipher knowledge. They come with some rather nasty side effects, however, including blindness and madness.


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* GenderEqualsBreed: The race of a mixed-breed child is determined almost entirely by the mother, with few of the father's racial traits making it through (with certain, often important exceptions). The Argonians are the only race not to share evolutionary origins with the others and are mutually infertile with everyone except each other, while Khajiit happen to be directly related to Wood Elves, with certain types of Khajiit being virtually indistinguishable from them.


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* GeniusLoci: The Daedric Princes and their realms (planes of Oblivion) are one in the same. The humanoid forms the Princes take are merely projected avatars which they can change at will.


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* GhettoName: The Redguards get some of these throughout the series, with exactly how many varying from game to game. By ''Skyrim'', their names are drawn almost exclusively from their North African/Arab FantasyCounterpartCulture.
* GhibliHills: Tamriel's unsettled areas are quite beautiful indeed, though still crawling with all sorts of hostile wildlife (and worse.)
* GiantEnemyCrab: Mud Crabs are a common giant crab species frequently found near water all across Tamriel. Historically, there were the "Emperor Crabs," whose shells are used as houses by the Dunmer in Morrowind. (Emperor Crabs are, unfortunately, stated to be extinct.)
* GiantMook: Enemies larger than even the biggest of the playable races are encountered all over Tamriel. They range from actual Giants, to Ogres and Minotaurs, to Dwemer creations such as Steam Centurions.
9th Aug '16 6:38:26 AM BeerBaron
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* GambitPileup: The various faction questlines in the games usually have some of this going on. Most often, it's a corrupt faction leader scheming to achieve (evil or at least amoral) goals at the expense of the faction itself. Often, their plans would have gone off without a hitch if the PlayerCharacter hadn't come along to act as a SpannerInTheWorks.
3rd Aug '16 2:11:37 PM morenohijazo
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* IncrediblyInconvenientDeity: Daedric quests can get this way. Kill a bull netch with a fork to please Sheogorath! Fake the apocalypse for Sheogorath! Cast a spell of mass disrobing at a dinner party for Sanguine. Commune with Boethia at his shrine (on the sea floor). Kill and soul-trap one member of every sapient race for Hermaeus Mora. You are not repulsive enough to worship Namira. The Shivering Isles expansion to Oblivion takes this to the next level as you travel to the plane of Sheogorath (where attempting to grow a beard attracts divine punishment).
15th Jul '16 6:34:41 AM BeerBaron
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* GameFavoredGender: Generally averted throughout the series, with a minor exception here or there, usually relating to a single quest. For 99% of the games, the player character's gender makes no difference whatsoever.
15th Jul '16 2:38:21 AM Dark_Lord_
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* SerratedBladeOfPain: Daedric weapons.

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* SeriousBusiness: In [[GameMod modding]] scene, [[StopHavingFunGuys some people]] treat lore accuracy in mods as this. If they encounter a mod that does not fit into the style of the gameworld and established lore, like for example anime or Star Wars based mods, they will surely post a comment to let everyone know how this mod is complete trash and an offense to the entire Elder Scrolls franchise. Instead of, you know, simply choosing not to use the mod and moving on to mods they do like.
* SerratedBladeOfPain: Daedric weapons.weapons are this in Skyrim.
20th Jun '16 8:24:08 AM BeerBaron
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** Ysgramor created the earliest empire of men in Tamriel, after he and his 500 companions traveled to Skyrim from Atmora. They slaughtered the native Falmer and expanded into High Rock and Morrowind at the height of the empire.

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** Ysgramor created the earliest empire of men in Tamriel, after he and his 500 companions traveled to Skyrim from Atmora. They slaughtered the native Falmer and expanded into High Rock and Morrowind at the height of the empire. The Nords of Skyrim still revere him to this day.



** Reman I Cyrodiil founded the Reman empire, the second great empire of men out of Cyrodiil. (There is some debate as to whether the province was named after him, or if he took the name of the province.) He was the first to be recognized as a "Dragonborn" emperor and his empire conquered most of Tamriel, failing only to conquer the Altmer (protected by their powerful magicks) and the Dunmer (protected by their [[PhysicalGod Physical Gods]].

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** Reman I Cyrodiil founded the Reman empire, the second great empire of men out of Cyrodiil. (There is some debate as to whether the province was named after him, or if he took the name of the province.) He was the first to be recognized as a "Dragonborn" emperor and his empire conquered most of Tamriel, failing only to conquer the Altmer (protected by their powerful magicks) and the Dunmer (protected by their [[PhysicalGod Physical Gods]].Gods]]).
18th Jun '16 12:28:49 PM Generality
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* EthnicGod: Many of the races worship many of the same gods, but they manifest as different aspects. For instance, Stendarr is known as the god of mercy in the Imperial and Aldmeri pantheons, but his Old Nordic aspect Stuhn can be better understood as the god of ransom.
16th Jun '16 8:12:10 AM BeerBaron
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* FuturePrimitive: The Falmer have degenerated from graceful snow elves into a race of blind, subterranean Morlock-like beasts with a primitive, xenophobic tribal culture. Possibly it has something to do with the dwarves, who forced them to blind themselves with poison in exchange for saving their race from genocide, used them as servants and slaves, and may have performed experiments on them that caused them to mutate into their present form.
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