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Examples of Getting Crap Past the Radar in The Elder Scrolls series.

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  • Coming at a time when PC games were not subject to much censorship at all, Arena and Daggerfall have a lot of "crap" right out in the open. Included are soft nudity, a graphically detailed sex scene in a book, blackmailing a noble by threatening to reveal his Brother–Sister Incest, killing children, and more.
  • Morrowind:
    • Includes the in-game book series The 36 Lessons of Vivec. Penned by the Man-God himself, they include, among other things, multiple barely-concealed allegorical descriptions of gay sex between Vivec and the Daedric Prince of Domination and Corruption (whose sphere includes Rape and Violation), Molag Bal. "Biting of spears" and "piercing of the second aperture" indeed.
    • The Lusty Argonian Maid is a semi-pornographic play detailing an Interspecies Romance between an Argonian and an avatar of the writer.
    • Potions of "Restore Endurance" can be found in quite a few bedrooms throughout the game.
  • In Oblivion, it's quite obvious what Mirabelle Monet in Anvil gets up to behind closed doors. She even says that the beds in her inn are "reserved for seamen".
  • Skyrim:
    • Molag Bal is once again involved. One of his most infamous acts (which is really saying something) was to perpetrate the first rape, turning the innocent woman (Lamae Beolfag) into the first vampire, who proceeded to rape and kill the nomads who cared for her, bringing undeath into Mundus (the mortal plane). The series only uses thinly-veiled inferences to rape, with his actions toward Lamae referred to interchangeably as "ravaged", "defiled" and "mutilated". Skyrim also never uses the team "rape" outside of in-game books, but conversations with Serana state that the process of becoming a Vampire Lord is a very humiliating and traumatizing act of "defilement", and also happens to be gender-targeted towards women.
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    • A sequel to The Lusty Argonian Maid appears, as does a Gender Flipped version for the ladies, The Sultry Argonian Bard, in the Dawnguard DLC.
    • Haelga, owner of the bunkhouse in Riften and a notorious, um, "worshiper of Dibella", keeps a horker tusk under her bed. Consider the approximate size and shape of a horker tusk if you're confused. Horker tusks can also be found in the bedrooms of several other female NPCs in the game as well. (Sometimes along with strips of leather...)
  • The Elder Scrolls Online introduces Flicks-His-Tongue, a prostitute working out of the Windhelm Outlaws Refuge, and Deechee-Noo, a promiscuous mage in the Orsinium DLC.

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