History Headscratchers / TheElderScrollsVSkyrim

13th Aug '16 1:28:33 AM Gukkor
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** Alduin is destined to devour the present world, as recorded in legends. Those who know who Alduin is would also know the role he takes on in the legends. As for the rest, he's just this really scary looking dragon that wants to turn them roasted beef.

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** Alduin is destined to devour the present world, as recorded in legends. Those who know who Alduin is would also know the role he takes on in the legends. As for the rest, he's just this really scary looking dragon that wants to turn them into roasted beef.



** The problem is that Alduin is neglecting his duties. Alduin's sole purpose is to destroy the world at the proper time. However, Alduin became arrogant with his power and, back in the Merethic Era, became an oppressive dictator. Now in the Fourth Era, Alduin's trying to do destroy the world like he's supposed to, except now the problem is that it's not even the proper time for the world to end. The Dragonborn is basically Akatosh's way of telling his unruly son to stop goofing around and do his chores.

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** The problem is that Alduin is neglecting his duties. Alduin's sole purpose is to destroy the world at the proper time. However, Alduin became arrogant with his power and, back in the Merethic Era, became an oppressive dictator. Now in the Fourth Era, Alduin's trying to do destroy the world like he's supposed to, except now the problem is that it's not even the proper time for the world to end. The Dragonborn is basically Akatosh's way of telling his unruly son to stop goofing around and do his chores.


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** It's not that they don't believe her, it's that they don't trust her. Fourth-Era Nords have developed a cultural prejudice against any kind of magic (Thu'um and alchemy notwithstanding). While practitioners of magic aren't actively persecuted and are even tolerated in certain roles like court wizard, the general populace tends to get at least a bit leery whenever the subject comes up. The citizens of Morthal, being commoners of likely limited education, would naturally lump Idgrod's visions in with magic. Combine that with all the problems the town is facing, and you have a recipe for unrest.
12th Aug '16 3:15:53 PM ShaSam
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** Well, yeah. If the Falmer have detected you and are shooting their toothpicks at you, chances are you rushing at them with a sword or trying desperately to summon a little fireball, undoubtedly with your armor going clank, clank, clank, the entire time. You make a lot of noise in the heat of battle. Sure, you can crouch and silently move around a bit and they'll keep shooting, but I don't think you can explain that with in-game logic.
26th Jun '16 1:41:47 AM Wolf101
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** Okay, let's go over this one more time. The emperors (Alessian, Reman or Septim) being dragonborn has nothing to do with genealogy, and even less to do with genetics. You get to be dragonborn through providence, that is "because Akatosh says so". Alessia formed the covenant that made her dragonborn. Only those who renewed the covenant, either by relighting the dragonfires or turning into a golden dragon god, were dragonborn emperors. Potema was never empress, thus never dragonborn.
25th Jun '16 1:23:21 AM Zaptech
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** Potema was not directly part of Tiber Septim's line. She was the descendant of his brother, Agnorith. Since she wasn't a direct descendant of Tiber Septim, she didn't inherit the Dragonborn bloodline. She was technically part of the succession and did have royal blood as a descendant of the Septim family, but not being directly descended from Tiber Septim himself, she doesn't benefit from the covenant with Akatosh. In addition, the dragon blood is generally passed down to the legitimate rulers who possess the Amulet of Kings. Since Potema never had the Amulet, she wouldn't have gained the covenant with Akatosh either.
22nd Jun '16 12:27:20 AM ChaoticQueen
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* Isn't Potema a Dragonborn? The lore was pretty clear that all members of the Septim bloodline were Dragonborn, from Talos all the way down to Martin. It doesn't make much since that her soul isn't absorbed when she's defeated in the catacombs.
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19th Jun '16 4:21:14 AM Texonidas
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* Soul gems are mined. They can be recovered from Geode Veins in Blackreach, and presumably through regular mines elsewhere. They can also be created directly in the Soul Cairn, presumably for use by necromancers. As for people being okay with it, they clearly are, considering how blase everyone is about enchanting equipment with souls; DeliberateValuesDissonane and all that. Serana notes that ''usually'' only black soul gem souls go to the Soul Cairn; white souls just become energy, unless its some weird circumstance like Arvak.

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* Soul gems are mined. They can be recovered from Geode Veins in Blackreach, and presumably through regular mines elsewhere. They can also be created directly in the Soul Cairn, presumably for use by necromancers. As for people being okay with it, they clearly are, considering how blase everyone is about enchanting equipment with souls; DeliberateValuesDissonane DeliberateValuesDissonance and all that. Serana notes that ''usually'' only black soul gem souls go to the Soul Cairn; white souls just become energy, unless its some weird circumstance like Arvak.
15th Jun '16 6:26:21 AM DarthWalrus
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* The [[AnimalWrongsGroup idea that animals can be considered people]], is a extremely new concept.
22nd May '16 9:51:27 PM Kythereia
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*** Well, Ulfric trained with them, and he's pretty big on Talos. The Greybeards aren't totally isolated from everything and everyone, they're just not very chatty.
22nd May '16 9:48:25 PM Kythereia
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*** There's also the Doylist answer: that you can potentially complete the entire civil war quest before doing "Diplomatic Immunity", the part of the main plot that requires you to make small talk at Elenwen's party. After that, well...
2nd May '16 10:07:45 PM Kythereia
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** I would think that once the Dovahkiin understood what 'Ro' meant, he/she could simply apply it to another shout if he/she knew it could work. But no, I don't think he/she would have to relearn the word.[[/folder]]

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** I would think that once the Dovahkiin understood what 'Ro' meant, he/she could simply apply it to another shout if he/she knew it could work. But no, I don't think he/she would have to relearn the word.word.
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