History VideoGame / TheElderScrollsOnline

10th Jan '17 12:13:14 PM NubianSatyress
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** Several races, such as the Nords, Bretons, and Orsimer, will mock the fact that some monarchs/leaders are women. In particular, Jorunn the Skald-King continuously mocks Queen Ayrenn. It's also considered a scandal that a great warrior hero of Orsimer hero may have been a woman.

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** Several races, such as the Nords, Bretons, and Orsimer, will mock the fact that some monarchs/leaders are women. In particular, Jorunn the Skald-King continuously mocks Queen Ayrenn. It's also considered a scandal that a great warrior hero of Orsimer hero may have been a woman.



* HeelFaceBrainwashing: In the Wilderking subquest, the player meets a Veiled Heritance agent named Aranias who was forced to join the Heritance in an attempt to assassinate the Wilderking. To foil the attempt, a Spinner in service to the Wilderking will send you into Aranias's story (basically her memories) to change her recollection so that you were her best friend and with her along every step of the way. Several times, the Spinner makes it clear that you are ''not'' going back in time and changing the past, merely changing what Aranias ''believes'' happened so that she'll trust you in the present.

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* HeelFaceBrainwashing: In the Wilderking subquest, the player meets a Veiled Heritance agent named Aranias who was forced to join the Heritance in an attempt to assassinate the Wilderking. To foil the attempt, a Spinner in service to the Wilderking will send you into Aranias's story (basically her memories) to change her recollection so that you were her best friend and with her along every step of the way. Several times, the Spinner makes it clear that you are ''not'' going back in time and changing the past, merely changing what Aranias ''believes'' happened so that she'll trust you in the present.
10th Jan '17 11:27:22 AM NubianSatyress
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* HeelFaceBrainwashing: In the Wilderking subquest, the player meets a Veiled Heritance agent named Aranias who was forced to join the Heritance in an attempt to assassinate the Wilderking. To foil the attempt, a Spinner in service to the Wilderking will send you into Aranias's story (basically her memories) to change her recollection so that you were her best friend and with her along every step of the way. Several times, the Spinner makes it clear that you are ''not'' going back in time and changing the past, merely changing what Aranias ''believes'' happened so that she'll trust you in the present.
10th Jan '17 10:17:58 AM NubianSatyress
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** The Altmer, even at their most tolerant, are proud eugenicists with other elements of fascism. In particular, it's considered [[CategoryTraitor betrayal]] to marry or breed outside of their race, as they consider themselves the last "pure" example of the original Aldmeri. Less extreme Altmer may oppose the slavery, oppression or dehumanization (so to speak) of other races, but they still see them as unevolved, impure or child-like.
10th Jan '17 10:09:47 AM NubianSatyress
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Taken UpToEleven, since this takes place in nearly every province in Tamriel.
** The Great Houses of Morrowind casually engage in the slavery of Argonians and Khajit, with some of them abandoning the practice (publically) as a requirement of the Ebonhart Pact.
** The Orsimer chiefs practice polygyny, which the protagonists will constantly question (speaking with one of the wives, for example, will often imply that they're unhappy but lying to themselves). The DoubleStandard is also addressed from time to time, with some Orcs justifying why polygamy applies to men but not to women.
** Several races, such as the Nords, Bretons, and Orsimer, will mock the fact that some monarchs/leaders are women. In particular, Jorunn the Skald-King continuously mocks Queen Ayrenn. It's also considered a scandal that a great warrior hero of Orsimer hero may have been a woman.
** The Bosmer typically uphold the Green Pact, which maintains that plant life is sacred while animal/humanoid lives are expendable. Not following the Pact is considered the highest sacrilege, aside from one faction of Bosmer {{Combat Pragmatist}}s who don't uphold the Pact due to wartime rules. The tenets of the Pact also impact Bosmer diet, making them strict carnivores and at times even cannibals.
** The Khajit and Bosmer both have a positive outlook on theft, with there even being a common law about it called the Right of Theft. This law dictates that if a theft were clever or skillful enough, the thief may demand some sort of payment or boon from the victim. The victim's debt even applies to a new thief, if they take the item from the original one, as this is a plot point in a questline.
** The Khajit celebrate casual drug use and usage of Moon Sugar, a narcotic substance which is a key ingredient of skooma (although they look down upon skooma itself as it's MUCH too addicting). Several important rites of passage or ceremonies for ascension into positions of power involve going on Moon Sugar-induced {{Vision Quest}}s.
10th Jan '17 8:43:40 AM rmctagg09
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* NotSoDifferent: Each of the three alliance leaders have very similar backgrounds. All three traveled across Tamriel before becoming rulers (Ayrenn was an adventurer, Emeric was a caravan guard, and Jorunn was a traveling skald) and something unexpected caused their rise of power and the creation of their faction (Ayrenn returned and claim her birthright after her father's death and brought her two adventurer companions to help, Emeric married Maraya instead Rayelle and created a trade alliance with Hammerfell and the Orcs, the death of Jorunn's sister and mother during an Akiviri invasion made him next in line as Skyrim's High King and teamed up with the Dunmer and Argonians to drive them away).

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* NotSoDifferent: Each of the three alliance leaders have very similar backgrounds. All three traveled across Tamriel before becoming rulers (Ayrenn was an adventurer, Emeric was a caravan guard, and Jorunn was a traveling skald) and something unexpected caused their rise of power and the creation of their faction (Ayrenn returned and claim claimed her birthright after her father's death and brought her two adventurer companions to help, Emeric married Maraya instead of Rayelle and created a trade alliance with Hammerfell and the Orcs, the death of Jorunn's sister and mother during an Akiviri invasion made him next in line as Skyrim's High King and teamed up with the Dunmer and Argonians to drive them away).
10th Jan '17 8:26:07 AM NubianSatyress
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* NotSoDifferent: Each of the three alliance leaders have very similar backgrounds. All three traveled across Tamriel before becoming rulers (Ayrenn was an adventurer, Emeric was a caravan guard, and Jorunn was a traveling skald) and something unexpected caused their rise of power and the creation of their faction (Ayrenn returned and claim her birthright after her father's death and brought her two adventurer companions to help, Emeric married Maraya instead Rayelle and created a trade alliance with Hammerfell and the Orcs, the death of Jorunn's sister and mother during an Akiviri invasion made him next in line as Skyrim's High King and teamed up with the Dunmer and Argonians to drive them away).


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* NotSoDifferent: Each of the three alliance leaders have very similar backgrounds. All three traveled across Tamriel before becoming rulers (Ayrenn was an adventurer, Emeric was a caravan guard, and Jorunn was a traveling skald) and something unexpected caused their rise of power and the creation of their faction (Ayrenn returned and claim her birthright after her father's death and brought her two adventurer companions to help, Emeric married Maraya instead Rayelle and created a trade alliance with Hammerfell and the Orcs, the death of Jorunn's sister and mother during an Akiviri invasion made him next in line as Skyrim's High King and teamed up with the Dunmer and Argonians to drive them away).
10th Jan '17 8:20:23 AM NubianSatyress
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* ReverseArmfold: This is a stock animation that characters will use in dialogue. Most typically, it's some sort of person of nobility or importance. Queen Ayrenn and [[spoiler:Meridia]] are notable examples.
24th Dec '16 8:52:32 AM BreadBull
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** If an enemy chases a player too far away, they'll start running back to their starting position. While they're doing this, they can't be hit by any attack, even ranged ones.

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** If an enemy chases a player too far away, they'll start running back to their starting position. While they're doing this, they can't be hit by any attack, even ranged ones. This essentially means HitAndRunTactics such as kiting (normally frequent in MMORPGs) is useless here.
16th Dec '16 2:34:17 PM Asvarduil
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** Mounts get in on the action too! You can train one skill by one point daily, for 250 gold. You choose between [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin speed]], stamina which behaves like a defensive stat as well as increasing your mount's sprint capacity, and [[BoringButPractical carry capacity]], which augments your bag space
16th Dec '16 2:30:31 PM Asvarduil
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** [[HitPoints Health]], as noted above in HealthMeter, determines how hard you are to kill, but influences your Health Regeneration.
** Magicka is in essence Mana, and determines not only how many spells you can cast, but how powerful they are.
** Stamina is a lot like Magicka, in that it determines how many physical abilities you can use, but their effectiveness. [[MundaneUtility Dodge Rolls, Blocking, Sprinting, and breaking CCs also consume Stamina]].

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** [[HitPoints Health]], as noted above in HealthMeter, above, determines how hard you are to kill, but influences your Health Regeneration.
** Magicka is in essence Mana, and determines not only how many spells you can cast, but how powerful they are.
are. More Magicka also causes your Magicka Regeneration to be stronger.
** Stamina is a lot like Magicka, in that it determines how many physical abilities you can use, but also their effectiveness. [[MundaneUtility Dodge Rolls, Blocking, Sprinting, and breaking CCs also consume Stamina]]. [[RuleOfThree Similarly]] to Health and Magicka, higher Stamina means more Stamina Regeneration.
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