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Our blog and podcast have been around for two years this month (January)! In commemoration we have re-designed our blog, now featuring the amazing artwork of Alexey Rudikov. Google him, now.

To date, we have had over 140,000 views to our blog. Our best day was June 5 2012 when we had just over 800 views in a single day. Most of those views were for our episode on the Morag Tong and the Dark Brotherhood.

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The Iliad and the Elder Scrolls

As we prepare our next season, one of our listeners has decided to help us bridge the gap by sending to us a paper he’s written examining the lore of the Elder Scrolls universe when contrasted with Greek mythology.

Tamriel, also known as “Dawn’s Beauty” in the Elven tongue, or “Tah’zukhan” in the language of the Dragons; is the continent on which all The Elder Scrolls games take place. Tamriel is a land of many unique natives, and even more mysteries and conflicts. Many have experienced this world through their own adventures, but completely overlooked many hidden secrets. In The Elder Scrolls mythology there are hundreds of undeniable similarities to that of Greek mythology, acting as an example as to how our understanding of Greek mythology may have changed.

The paper, in its entirety, is available now!

C0DA, Part Two of Two (and the Ending of the Fifth Season)

Cave, by Manuel Dupong

We close up our fifth season by wrapping up our discussion of C0DA. C0DA has polarized the lore community for a number of reasons. Some people rejoice that the idea of canon has been destroyed, as it seems to be a constantly recurring question as time goes on. Others see no need to have interesting discussions about existing Elder Scrolls lore if as long as there is no canon. What’s to say something did or did not happen, when we can all have our own Elder Scrolls canon. What do you think?

Listen to the episode now…

C0DA, Part One of Two

Apocalypse, by Ksenia Mamaeva

C0DA is a comic book written by Michael Kirkbride and illustrated by numerous really excellent artists (as seen above) that takes place during the Fifth Era. If you are planning on reading the script (art isn’t finished yet) then don’t bother listening to this episode until you have done so. I would highly recommend reading it, over hearing me talk about it. Seriously.

In this first of two episodes we tackle the first half (about) of the script, in summary. In our second part we will finish up the summary, and discuss briefly what the implications are.

Faolan, the Red Eagle, Lord of the Reach

It was past mid-day when the Wanderer passed through Rorikstead. He could be seen bent and hobbling up the easterly road. He was well known in that small farming village, for he had passed through many times before. The children knew him as a man of many stories, and often looked for his arrival expectantly. These were simple people, who didn’t bother themselves much with the doings of the wider world. As such, the children were always wanting for stories of dragons and wizards and great battles.

The call went up as soon as the Wanderer was spotted, and soon he was surrounded by excited children. He seemed reluctant at first, as if he was on his way somewhere important on some grand errand and could sacrifice no time to stop and spin tales, but eventually he relented. The road had wearied him greatly, and he could use the rest.

He sat at the foot of a great tree, off the road a ways, and slumped and grumbled until he was comfortable. The children sat around him, waiting eagerly to hear his story.

Listen to the whole episode here…

The Siege of Sky Haven Temple

Late in the First Era, during the reign of Emperor Kastav of the Reman Dynasty, Imperial forces laid siege to the great northern temple of the Dragonguard. Over time, the event was forgotten and the annals that recorded such events grew old and rotted. Over 600 years passed, and a scribe known as Brother Annulus took it upon himself to copy the texts over before they were lost completely. What follows are accounts of the actions of the Dragonguard between the years 2800 and 2819, beginning with the siege of Sky Haven Temple and ending with the dedication of Alduin’s Wall.

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