Technical Difficulties

If you are having trouble downloading the podcast at the moment, it’s because the servers have temporarily closed access because of an overload of traffic. I guess it’s a good thing, but it still is a bit of a pain. I am working on a fix. Bear with me.

UPDATE: I’ve uploaded the most recent episode to our SoundCloud account, so you can listen to it there for the time being. You will find a widget on the episode’s page.

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Season Two Ends with Zombies, Vampires and Werewolves

We end our second season this week with an exploration of the various different kinds of undead (and also werewolves) that we see across Tamriel.

You can find the episode here, along with a lengthy list of some great in-game sources of information about these various topics.

Not all of the sources can be found in Skyrim, but you can find them all on either the UESP or the Imperial Library.

The War of the Red Diamond

When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. Oh wait, wrong fantasy universe. Anyway, in our most recent episode we talk about the civil conflict that arose when Potema Septim tries to weasel her son onto the throne of Tamriel. Harsh words are traded, hundreds and hundreds of people die, and the Septim family is torn apart.

You might want to glace at this Septim family tree while you listen, or before you listen, as the extended lineage of Tamriel’s ruling family can be, at times, confusing.

An ELDER LORE Double Feature!

Surprise! This week we have not one, but two brand new episodes for you to check out. We’re wrapping up our work on specific Tamrielic provinces with a double feature: Argonia in our sixteenth episode, and High Rock and Orsinium in our seventeenth.

Technically, Orsinium does not hold provincial status in the Empire. It is a smaller autonomous city-state within High Rock that the Orcs call home. It has been the cause and victim of much conflict in the region throughout time, which makes that episode a must-listen for any fans of the Bretons or the Orcs.

We learned about Yokuda and Hammerfell in our episode called Gods and Heroes of Yokuda, Morrowind in our ALMSIVI and Great Houses episode, Elsweyr in our episode about the Khajiit, Skyrim in our first episode, and the Summerset Isle and Valenwood in our episode about the Aldmeri Dominion. We’ve also discussed some nations that aren’t in Tamriel. Yokuda is discussed often in the aforementioned episode, our Skyrim episode touches on Atmora as well, and we also did a full show about Akavir, the mysterious dragon land out east.