History VideoGame / TheElderScrollsOnline

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** Abnur Tharn, a supporting character in the main story, is an ancestor of the BigBad of TheElderScrollsArena.
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* ComeToGloat: When you meet Mannimarco in Coldharbour, he asks if you have come to gloat at his torment.


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* HaveYouComeToGloat: When you meet Mannimarco in Coldharbour, he asks if you have come to gloat at his torment.
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* AlmostDeadGuy: After the quest "The Final Assault", one of the final quests in the main questline, [[spoiler:King Lalorian Dynar is dying, but he lives long enough to thank you for your help and say how proud he is that his final day was spent protecting Nirn, and he gives you his sword.]]


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* ComeToGloat: When you meet Mannimarco in Coldharbour, he asks if you have come to gloat at his torment.


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* ItHasBeenAnHonor: Several characters say something to this effect before The Final Assault; Skordo the Knife says it nearly word-for-word.


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* ShapedLikeItself: Cadwell at one point says, "I love magic! It's so magical!"
22nd Mar '17 11:35:37 PM Duckling
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* Jorunn the Skald-King, the High-King of Skyrim and one of the leaders of the Ebonheart Pact.

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* ** Jorunn the Skald-King, the High-King of Skyrim and one of the leaders of the Ebonheart Pact.
22nd Mar '17 11:34:57 PM Duckling
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*** Jorunn's example is odd as he himself inherited the throne of Windhelm after the death of his elder sister Nurnhilde, who by all accounts was well-loved by their people.



** In Glenumbra, you can run into Stibbons for a short world quest - is tailoring supplies are all lost in a wolf (and werewolf) infested pass. Upon getting them, [[spoiler: You meet his wife, a Lion Guard, on the other side, to whom you turn them in and complete the quest. She treats him like a baby, implying that he sleepwalked, but with the implication he was trying to escape. Poor guy.]]

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** In Glenumbra, you can run into Stibbons Odei Philippe for a short world quest - is his tailoring supplies are all lost in a wolf (and werewolf) infested pass. Upon getting them, [[spoiler: You meet his wife, a Lion Guard, on the other side, to whom you turn them in and complete the quest. She treats him like a baby, implying that he sleepwalked, but with the implication he was trying to escape. Poor guy.]]
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* AlwaysCheckBehindTheChair: Treasure chests are often found hidden in out-of-the-way locations.

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* AlwaysCheckBehindTheChair: Treasure chests and Thieves Troves are often found hidden in out-of-the-way locations.



** Similarly, many tanks are [[Main/DragonKnight Dragon Knights]], who have good durability and AoE options.

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** Similarly, many tanks are [[Main/DragonKnight Dragon Knights]], who have good durability and AoE [=AoE=] options.



* AnotherSideAnotherStory: Once you beat the main quest, you can go through one of the other two faction's main quests with the same character. This is justified with some Daedric magic, and the question "what would have happened had you washed up on a different beach?" Once you complete the second faction's quests, as well, you can do the third faction's quests.

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* AnotherSideAnotherStory: Once you beat the main quest, you You can go through one of the other two faction's main quests with the same character. This is Previously available only after completing the main quest, this was justified with some Daedric magic, and the question "what would have happened had you washed up on a different beach?" Once you complete the second faction's quests, as well, you can do the third faction's quests.



* BribingYourWayToVictory: The ESO Plus optional subscription is often accused of being this, as it gives you bonuses to experience gain, gold accrual and access to DLC, which in turn grants access to quests and dungeons that offer equipment unavailable to regular players.

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* BribingYourWayToVictory: The ESO Plus optional subscription is often accused of being this, as it gives you bonuses to experience gain, gold accrual and access to DLC, which in turn grants access to quests and dungeons that offer equipment unavailable to regular players. The xp/gold gain is small enough to be a nice bonus but not a significant advantage, however, and anyone can buy the DLC outright, as with most games.



* CartographySidequest: The PlayerCharacter's map already includes the entirety of Tamriel's geography (or at least the game's avaliable zones), so achievements are given for discovering the points of interest in a zone, completing caves, and completing a certain number of quests in each zone, not by discovering terrain.
* ChargedAttack: You can charge an attack by holding down the button longer; this makes the attack more powerful and restore either stamina or magicka.

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** There are some references to Arena lore; Arena was originally conceived as a game where you go around fighting gladiator teams, and each town had a named team. Some of the random factions you come across in ESO are named after one of those teams, and the team names in the Morrowind expansion's battlegrounds also come from there.
* CartographySidequest: The PlayerCharacter's map already includes the entirety of Tamriel's geography (or at least the game's avaliable zones), so achievements are given for discovering the points of interest in a zone, completing caves, and completing a certain number of quests in each zone, and finding a particular character in each zone, not by discovering terrain.
* ChargedAttack: You can charge an attack by holding down the button longer; this is called a heavy attack and makes the attack more powerful and restore restores either stamina or magicka.



* CityGuards: Prior to Update 6, guards were just in cities to help make cities appear more populated. Update 6 adds unkillable guards, specifically named "(City Name) Guard" or "(Alliance) Guard". When you've got a bounty the guards will come after you when they see you, either to collect the bounty or to attack you depending on your heat.

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* CityGuards: Prior to Update 6, guards were just in cities to help make cities appear more populated. Update 6 adds unkillable guards, specifically named "(City Name) Guard" or "(Alliance) Guard". When you've got a bounty the guards will come after you when they see you, either to collect the bounty or to attack you depending on your heat.heat (which varies based on how recently you've committed a crime and how big your bounty is.)



* EmoteAnimation: Over a hundred of them. One of the most popular is /lute, which has your character play one of the bard songs on the lute.

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* EmoteAnimation: Over a two hundred of them. One of the most popular is /lute, which has your character play one of the bard songs on the lute.



** This is also the reason the Khajiit joined the Dominion: the Altmer helped them when the Knahaten Flu stuck, and explained that they'd need the help of the Khajiit to defend Tamriel from invaders. To quote the lorebook "The Eagle and the Cat": ''"To fight against mutual enemies - ah, that was a logic we Cat-folk could understand."''

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** This is also the reason the Khajiit joined the Dominion: the Altmer helped them when the Knahaten Flu stuck, struck, and explained that they'd need the help of the Khajiit to defend Tamriel from invaders. To quote the lorebook "The Eagle and the Cat": ''"To fight against mutual enemies - ah, that was a logic we Cat-folk could understand."''



* FantasticRacism: The game is riddled with it. The Ebonheart Pact consists of the [[OurElvesAreBetter Dunmer]] and the two races that were their worst enemies before the [[EnemyMine Akaviri Invasion]]. The Veiled Heritance in the [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri Dominion]] see the [[OurElvesAreBetter Bosmer]] and [[{{Catfolk}} Khajiit]] as lesser races (although they seem to hate every other race just as much and even a classist attitude towards working class Altmers and below). Many human members of the Daggerfall Covenant still struggle to accept that the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]] are a sentient race. Those are just a few examples. Needless to say, most characters despise races from the other alliances.

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* FantasticRacism: The game is riddled with it. The Ebonheart Pact consists of the [[OurElvesAreBetter Dunmer]] and the two races that were their worst enemies before the [[EnemyMine Akaviri Invasion]]. The Veiled Heritance in the [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri Dominion]] see the [[OurElvesAreBetter Bosmer]] and [[{{Catfolk}} Khajiit]] as lesser races (although they seem to hate every other race just as much and even a classist attitude towards working class Altmers Altmer and below). Many human members of the Daggerfall Covenant still struggle to accept that the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]] are a sentient race. Those are just a few examples. Needless to say, most characters despise races from the other alliances.



* FishingMinigame: It's possible to fish, and achievements can be unlocked for catching all the rare fish in a particular area. The achievements for catching all the fish in a faction actually earn you a dye color for your armor, as well.

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* FishingMinigame: It's possible to fish, and achievements can be unlocked for catching all the rare fish in a particular area. The achievements for catching all the fish in a faction actually earn you a dye color for your armor, as well.and if you get the Master Angler achievement for catching all fish in all zones you can get a boat decoration for your Homestead house.



* GameMod: Fans can make ones that alter the UI.

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* GameMod: Fans can make ones that alter the UI.UI or record data (such as one of the most popular add-ons, "Master Merchant", which tracks guild store sales in all the guilds that you're in so that you can get an idea of the going price for an item.)



* HorseOfADifferentColor: Guar, bear, and senche mounts are available in the cash shop.

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* HorseOfADifferentColor: Guar, bear, and senche Various unusual mounts are available can be purchased in the cash shop.shop: guar, bears, senche, wolves, camels, and even a kagouti, elk, and saber-toothed cat. Some are even more unusual, as they might not be a true animal but rather an atronach or spriggan.



* HyperactiveMetabolism: While healing is usually reserved for potions (and even those heal instantly and give a small regeneration effect for a few seconds), eating food grants buffs to your maximum health, stamina and/or magicka instantly, and can be done as fast as you want with no repercussion whatsoever. [[CutsceneIncompetence Of course]], when you actually have a quest involving a drinking contest, expect your character to [[VomitIndiscretionShot puke]] after three drinks and pass out after five.

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* HyperactiveMetabolism: While healing is usually reserved for skills and potions (and even those heal instantly and give a small regeneration effect for a few seconds), eating food grants buffs to your maximum health, stamina and/or magicka instantly, and can be done as fast as you want with no repercussion whatsoever. [[CutsceneIncompetence Of course]], when you actually have a quest involving a drinking contest, expect your character to [[VomitIndiscretionShot puke]] after three drinks and pass out after five.



** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] as of the Dark Brotherhood DLC. Due to changes administered as part of the patches, Stamina builds have a distinct advantage against magicka builds...for the time being.



* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: One of the skill types is One-Hand and Shield. Blocking with a shield (as opposed to your own weapon) can absorb more damage and potentially save your life, specially in PvP situations. It's almost a necessity for tanking too, as its skill line contains one of the two ways to DrawAggro in the game.

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* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: One of the skill types is One-Hand and Shield. Blocking with a shield (as opposed to your own weapon) can absorb more damage and potentially save your life, specially especially in PvP situations. It's almost a necessity for tanking too, as its skill line contains one of the two ways to DrawAggro in the game.



* {{Microtransactions}}: The Crown Store. It offers cosmetic items such as pets, and costumes as well as items that can be obtained in-game, such as food/drink/potions, mounts, mount riding skills and crafting books (all of which thankfully don't take huge amounts of {{Grinding}}). It also offers the Imperial Edition of the game (adds the ability to be the Imperial race, plus has a few items) and the Adventurer Pack (which adds the ability to play any race in any alliance - something previously only available from preordering the game - and also contains a few items).

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* {{Microtransactions}}: The Crown Store. It offers cosmetic items such as pets, and costumes as well as items that can be obtained in-game, such as food/drink/potions, mounts, mount riding skills and crafting books (all of which thankfully don't take huge amounts of {{Grinding}}). It also offers the Imperial Edition of the game (adds the ability to be the Imperial race, plus has a few items) and the Adventurer Pack (which adds the ability to play any race in any alliance - something previously only available from preordering the game - and also contains a few items).items), and DLC.



* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: There is a Dark Seducer in Coldharbour who [[spoiler:does not want a mortal to suffer, feeling that he is too noble to even deserve a fate. Considering that Daedra don't even care if another of their kind tries to manipulate mortals, it's quite surprising that one will go out of her own way to help a mortal with nothing to gain.]]

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* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: There is a Dark Seducer in Coldharbour who [[spoiler:does does not want a mortal to suffer, feeling that he is too noble to even deserve such a fate. Considering that Daedra usually don't even care if another of their kind tries to manipulate mortals, it's quite surprising that one will go out of her own way to help a mortal with nothing to gain.]]



** On the Aldmeri Dominion side, Queen Ayrenn and Razum-Dar's backstory seems to be full of these. Often in reference to the time they adventured together.

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** On the Aldmeri Dominion side, Queen Ayrenn and Razum-Dar's backstory seems to be full of these. Often these, often in reference to the time they adventured together.



* NostalgiaLevel: Eastmarch in general, to ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''.
** One particular Ebonheart Pact questline will take players [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim back to Skuldafn where they need to access a portal to Sovngarde.]]
** Most of the playable areas of Tamriel would count since the game is largely an even mix of nostalgia locations and new areas. Stros M'Kai, for example, is one for ''The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard''. A future update will allow players to revisit the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Clockwork City of Sotha Sil as well as the entirety of Vvardenfell.]]

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* NostalgiaLevel: Eastmarch in general, to ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''.
** One particular Ebonheart Pact questline will take players [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim back to Skuldafn where they need to access a portal to Sovngarde.]]
** Most
Many of the playable areas of Tamriel would count since the game is largely an even mix of nostalgia locations and new areas. For instance:
** Eastmarch and The Rift in general, to ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. One particular Ebonheart Pact questline will take players back to Skuldafn where they need to access a portal to Sovngarde.
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Stros M'Kai, for example, M'Kai is one for ''The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard''. A future update will allow players Redguard''.
** The ''Morrowind'' expansion's release date was chosen for its closeness
to revisit TES III's 15th anniversary, and it features the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Clockwork City island of Sotha Sil as well as Vvardenfell, with plenty of references to the entirety of Vvardenfell.]] original game.



* PlayerVersusPlayer: Players are able to fight one another in battles for keeps and other such fortifications, with a particularly huge arena being the Imperial City itself, with 100 v 100 battles. This isn't surprising, considering the main creative talent were behind ''VideoGame/DarkAgeOfCamelot''.

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* PlayerVersusPlayer: PlayerVersusPlayer:
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Players are able to fight one another in battles for keeps and other such fortifications, with a particularly huge arena being the Imperial City itself, with 100 v 100 battles. This isn't surprising, considering the main creative talent were behind ''VideoGame/DarkAgeOfCamelot''.''VideoGame/DarkAgeOfCamelot''.
** One of the updates added the ability to challenge another player to a 1-vs-1 duel.
** The ''Morrowind'' expansion introduced battlegrounds, which are 4-vs-4-vs-4 arena matches.



* {{Retcon}}: In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena'' Cyrodiil was depicted as a tropical rainforest rather than a MedievalEuropeanFantasy-standard grasslands-and-forests region as in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' and ''Online''. ''Oblivion'' and out-of-game sources justified it with Tiber Septim using CHIM[[note]]Heimskr's speech quotes the pertinent part of the specific out-of-game source and the Mythic Dawn Commentaries part 3 gives the same explanation[[/note]], but ''Online's'' calling it the result of FutureImperfect (a [[MemeticMutation "transcription error"]]), to much derision from lore-minded fans. The game also changes many established elements of the main series both visually and story-wise in order to fit the game's vision.

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* {{Retcon}}: In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena'' Cyrodiil was depicted as a tropical rainforest rather than a MedievalEuropeanFantasy-standard grasslands-and-forests region as in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' and ''Online''. ''Oblivion'' and out-of-game sources justified it with Tiber Septim using CHIM[[note]]Heimskr's speech quotes the pertinent part of the specific out-of-game source and the Mythic Dawn Commentaries part 3 gives the same explanation[[/note]], but ''Online's'' calling it the result of FutureImperfect (a [[MemeticMutation "transcription error"]]), to much derision from lore-minded fans. The game also changes many established elements of the main series both visually and story-wise in order to fit the game's vision. Although, that's nothing new for Elder Scrolls.



* RunningGag: The game continues some that have made regular appearances in the ES games: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=najAPgy0TWQ M'aiq the Liar appears once again]], and you can bake sweetrolls and Fishy Sticks. And yes, The Lusty Argonian Maid also makes its return.

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* RunningGag: The game continues some that have made regular appearances in the ES games: games:
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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=najAPgy0TWQ M'aiq the Liar appears once again]], and you can bake sweetrolls and Fishy Sticks. And yes, The Lusty Argonian Maid also makes its return.



** 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

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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 spacespace.



* WarriorPoet: Jorunn the Skald-King, the High-King of Skyrim and one of the leaders of the Ebonheart Pact.

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Jorunn the Skald-King, the High-King of Skyrim and one of the leaders of the Ebonheart Pact.



* WideOpenSandbox: The game world is said to be even larger than that of ''Skyrim's'' and consists of most of Tamriel, though not all will be available at the start.

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* WideOpenSandbox: The game world is said to be even at least a dozen times larger than that of ''Skyrim's'' and consists of most of Tamriel, though much (though not all will be available at the start.all) of Tamriel.



* WorldOfBadass

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* WorldOfBadassWorldOfBadass: Just about every person and every creature can fight.
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* IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect: Raynor Vanos says on Stirk, ''"According to my calculations, the chances that the leaders of the three alliances can reach any kind of agreement is seven-hundred-and-fifty-six-thousand to one."''

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* IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect: Raynor Vanos says on Stirk, does this:
** On Stirk:
''"According to my calculations, the chances that the leaders of the three alliances can reach any kind of agreement is seven-hundred-and-fifty-six-thousand to one."''
** In the Chapel in the Hollow City: ''"The probability that any of us will survive this adventure, based on every calculation I could reference, is exceedingly infinitesimal. Could be worse, I suppose.
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* IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect: Raynor Vanos says on Stirk, ''"According to my calculations, the chances that the leaders of the three alliances can reach any kind of agreement is seven-hundred-and-fifty-six-thousand to one."''
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** [[spoiler: Meridia]] often plays this, [[spoiler: but is still as ruthless as any other [[BlueAndOrangeMorality Daedric Prince]].]]

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** [[spoiler: Meridia]] often plays this, [[spoiler: but is still as ruthless as any other [[BlueAndOrangeMorality Daedric Prince]].]]



* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Most melee moves by enemies ''will'' hit you, no matter how much you try to dodge it - you can be ten feet away and a tiger swiping its claws will still make contact somehow.
** 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.
* ContinuityNod: Most of Molag Bal's generals that can appear at Dark Anchors appeared in previous games; [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Lord Dregas Volar, Hrelvesuu, Menta Na, Gedna Relvel]], [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Kathutet, Amkaos, Ranyu, Anaxes, Medrike]], and [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Velehk Sain]].

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* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: TheComputerIsACheatingBastard:
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Most melee moves by enemies ''will'' hit you, no matter how much you try to dodge it - you can be ten feet away and a tiger swiping its claws will still make contact somehow.
** 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) [=MMORPGs=]) is useless here.
* ContinuityNod: ContinuityNod:
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Most of Molag Bal's generals that can appear at Dark Anchors appeared in previous games; [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Lord Dregas Volar, Hrelvesuu, Menta Na, Gedna Relvel]], [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Kathutet, Amkaos, Ranyu, Anaxes, Medrike]], and [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Velehk Sain]].



* CosmeticAward: Completing most achievements will net you a new dye color. If you obtain certain champion ranks, you will unlock a special costume to wear, and you will earn the Emperor's Regalia if you become Emperor. Razak's Wheel, a dungeon in Bangkorai, has a quest that gives you a Dwemer Spider vanity pet as a reward.

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* CosmeticAward: Completing most achievements will net you a new dye color. If you obtain certain champion ranks, you will unlock a special costume to wear, and you will earn the Emperor's Regalia if you become Emperor. Razak's Wheel, a dungeon in Bangkorai, has a quest that gives Several dungeons and quests also can give you a Dwemer Spider vanity pet as or a reward.skin.



* TakeItToTheBridge: You cannot swim across the Niben River due to [[BorderPatrol slaughterfish]] killing you; you are forced to cross it at one of three bridges. These create natural chokepoints where many battles occur, particularly at Alessia Bridge.



* TheReveal: [[spoiler: The Prophet turns out to be the previous Emperor who got Tamriel into this whole mess.]]

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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: TheReveal: The Prophet turns out to be the [[spoiler:the previous Emperor who got Tamriel into this whole mess.]]
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* {{Angrish}}: High Kinlady Estre does this when you first speak to her in Coldharbour if you previously thwarted her attempt to depose Queen Ayrenn:
-->'''High Kinlady Estre:''' I'm here because of you, you vile, sniveling, sorry excuse for a... argh!
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