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?

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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.