Game Trivia

  • The NPC Erik The Slayer is named after Erik West, who's online alias was "Immok The Slayer". Bethesda was so impressed with his knowledge of Oblivion that they gave him an in depth tour of Bethesda studios and decided to create a character based on Erik. Erik died of cancer in May 2011, and never got to see the release of Skyrim. The Tour of Bethesda's workspace was set-up by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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  • Did you know the word "Dovakiin" does not mean dragonborn. It really means Dragon Kind Hunter Born?

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  • The armbands of the game's Dragonplate Armor read "Jonahlobe" in the dragon language. Jonah Lobe is a character artist at Bethesda.

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  • You may find Ma'Liq The Liar randomly. His words might sound strange, but they actually make sense if you think out of the game. You're so into the game that you think he's talking about something in-game, but most of his sentences are about the game development and how things are programmed. Sometimes he might talk about lore from previous games since he was also on the previous TES games.

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  • "Where are the Dwarven people ?" You may ask after mid game. Well, the first answer you'll find is the revolution of the Falmer. Yes, the Falmer killed hundreds of Dwemer (Deep-Elves) but that would never be enough to wipe out the wisdom and power of the Dwemer. Not from a tribal revolution. There are many other theories, but let's go straight to the most logical and most accepted theory (yes, it's a theory, there is no official lore). It is known that the Dwemer always wanted to ascend, to be so perfect that they wouldn't reside on Mundus. They had many hype artifacts such as the Heart of Lorkhan which was used as an energy source to the Brass Tower (only mentioned on Skyrim). The Brass Tower was basically a mechanical god. Let's call it that. So, they went so far in mixing technology with magicka that they ascended into a different dimension. Maybe into a realm in Oblivion, or somewhere among the gods.

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  • It is mentioned by a member of the council in Solitude that if Ulfric Stormcloak asked the High King Torygg to join him against the Empire, Torygg would have joined him. His death was unnecessary and actually made the war harder for the Nords. It happens that King Torygg and Ulfric were good friends, and Torygg had a special respect for Ulfric.

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  • The Falmer were emprisioned so long underground that they got blind. That so, you can Sneak right in front of them, but beware, they are very sound sensitive, and any of their pets will detect you.

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  • The Falmer found in Dwarven Ruins were actually Snow Elves emprisioned by the Dwemer. If you have the Dawnguard DLC installed you will come across 2 unchanged Snow Elves in the Dawnguard Quests.

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  • The Seekers found in the Apocrypha realm were actually wise men who gave their souls to Hermaeus Mora, the Daedric Prince of Knowledge and Fate in order to waste their eternity learning from the forbidden books.

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Famous Quote

  • I used to be an adventurer like you. Then I took an arrow in the knee.

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  • Guards: Let me guess, Someone stole your sweetroll!

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  • Paarthurnax: What is better - to be born good, or to overcome your evil nature through great effort?

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  • Guard: My cousin is out fighting dragons. And what do I get? Guard duty.

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  • Guards: No lollygaggin'.

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  • FUS-RO-DAH

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  • Bandit: You never should have come here!

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  • Nazeem: Do you get to the Cloud District very often? Oh what am I saying? Of course you don't.

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  • "A bit of this, a bit of that" - Merchant

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  • Have you tried mercenary work?
    It might suit you.

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  • Nazir: You stink of death my friend. I salute you.

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  • Jon Battle-Born: You know what's wrong with Skyrim these days? Everyone's obsess with death.

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Connection to Other Media

  • In the grand hall of Volkihar Keep, there is a display case with a Hagraven's Claw, Sabre Cat's Eye, Daedra's Heart, Dog's Ribcage, and Gold Ring. This is a reference to Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, where you are required to gather Dracula's Nail, Eyeball, Heart, Ribcage, and Ring.

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  • In Endon's house in Markarth, you can find a shelf where a wedge of cheese and a few pieces of garlic are arranged to look like Pac-Man eating Pac-Dots.

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  • During the quest "Proving Honor", if the Dragonborn asks Farkas if the companions are werewolves, he'll say "It's a secret to everybody", a reference to the famous line from the NES title The Legend of Zelda.

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  • There is an item called the Notched Pickaxe. This item is a reference to Markus "Notch" Persson, owner of the company Mojang, creators of Minecraft.

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  • In the lake known as Bleakwind Basin you would see a skeletal arm and hand holding a sword. That is a reference to the Lady Of The Lake in King Arthur legends.

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  • While in the Soul Cairn, souls may be heard uttering "death is but a door; time is but a window. I'll be back." These are the memorable last words of Vigo the Carpathian in Ghostbusters II (1989).

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  • In Bleakcoast Cave when exploring, you will see a skeleton hanging on the ceiling and you will see a frost troll near it as well as a green enchanted sword. That is a reference to Star Wars Episode 5 (V) The Empire Strikes Back where Luke was hanging upside down and a Wampa was nearby. Unfortunately the person didn't make it unlike Luke did, but you can take the sword

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  • In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Darmok,", Picard must learn to cooperate with an alien who only relates concepts through the use of metaphor and allegory. Temba Wide-Arm, the proprietress of Ivarstead's sawmill, gets her moniker from one of the alien's phrases: "Temba, his arms wide".

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