10: C0DA (Part Two)

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? Leave your comments here.

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2 responses to “10: C0DA (Part Two)

  1. I love your podcast. I have listened to all of them at least twice now and I am itching for more. Please tell me you are still actively working on the new episodes. Best of luck to you. Thanks again for all your great work.

  2. I discovered your podcast earlier this week and I’m already through Season 2! You are doing fantastic work, and I hope you’re continuing to make more content. I do have a request for something that I have yet to see covered anywhere, and perhaps you can shed some light on it for me. It may be a little

    My question is this: How is morality established in the Elder Scrolls universe? In most religions in our real world, right and wrong/good and evil are dictated by a deity. But it is said that the Daedra are neither good nor evil but have the capacity for both, and the Aedra are generally considered holy only because they took part in the creation of Nirn, not because of any intrinsic goodness necessarily. Anu and Padomay are more forces than they are individuals, and those of stasis and change. Even CHIM does not deal with morality, but rather – it would seem – gaining power. So is right and wrong determined by the personal pursuit of power? That is how Tiber Septim (allegedly) ascended to divinity. How can one say, “You stole from me; that is wrong,” or, “Do not murder,” if the moral law all seem to subscribe to has not been given from a higher power? You could only correctly say, “You have inhibited my pursuit of power, and that personally offends me,” and the truth of morality would be relative to the individual. In our real world, some say it was dictated by God and written on the hearts of man; others say it is the product of needing to survive together and therefore naturally evolved. But the Elder Scrolls universe clearly has divine origins, so morality must have been given down and not merely evolved. But by whom was it given, and how is it known to all intrinsically?

    I’m not sure if this question even makes sense in the context of The Elder Scrolls, but it is one that I am genuinely curious about. I would love to know how to play the games in an in-game morally correct way, if that makes sense. Thank you for all of your work, and keep it up!

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