I have fixed a couple of the episodes that people seem to be having the most trouble downloading. I’ve provided new links for the Numidium and Myth and Cosmology episodes. If you come across other broken episodes, just let me know and I will get around to fixing them. I have also been emailing listeners links to episodes if they have trouble accessing them, which I would be happy to continue doing.
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?
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.
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.
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.
We tackle the varying accounts of the story of how Olaf One-Eye rode the dragon Numinex back to Whiterun, imprisoning it deep within the keep (which would henceforth be known as Dragonsreach). Some say he was a great hero the likes of which will never be seen again, others say he was a treacherous liar. Decide for yourself after listening to our newest episode!
In our newest episode we have two different pieces of creative community lore-work. We begin our episode with a reading of The Withering, a short piece narrated by a rogue Hist in Elsweyr during the war between the Ehlnofey in the Merethic Era. It tells the story of the annihilation of the Hist during said conflict. Special thanks to Reddit user xenoposeidon for writing such a fantastic piece.
In the second part of this episode we listen to rottendeadite‘s reading of Dementor’s great goblin creation myth called This Many Goblins Left the Cave. I would strongly recommend checking out some of rottendeadite‘s other readings as well, specifically he has read all of the 36 Lessons of Vivec.