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  • HeavyTank - December 1, 2011 4:12 a.m.

    Being a massive fan of Elder Scrolls lore myself, I still found this immensely useful since there are SO MANY books in Skyrim and I don't know which ones to read to actually get bits of story and not fake porn stories (although "The lusty Argoniam maid" is really funny). To be honest, I find the Nord's indignation justified if indeed the Emperor signed a treaty that was exactly like the original one after winning a battle of significant importance... So Ulfric's beliefs may be extreme, but the Empire had it coming. I'm planning on playing Morrowing one of these days to get the full picture. The Emperor might've been a sod, but at least you can have the satisfaction -SPOILERS OMG SPOILERS OMG- of murdering his successor in Skyrim -SPOILERS END-
  • Melam - November 30, 2011 11:22 p.m.

    Remember Matt, if anyone points out any flaws in the continuity or accuracy of your wonderful timeline, all you have to do is find a way to blame everything you got wrong on CHIM.
  • Crabhand - November 30, 2011 10:22 p.m.

    This is a really good recap for those who don't go skimming through extra material.
  • wampastompa - November 30, 2011 9:24 p.m.

    This is incredibly helpful, trying to keep track of all the different elves is making my head spin
  • rooster2814 - November 30, 2011 8:01 p.m.

    Great article. Thanks.
  • D0CCON - November 30, 2011 6:29 p.m.

    I loved this. This is like when I dived into Portal's backstory after being intrigued by it and even manages to add to the complexity of the Civil War (although I've already won it for the Empire in my game). I picked up on a lot of this, but the details were nice. I've made a second character who will join the Stormcloaks and the amazing thing is I can feel just as justified fighting for them as I can fighting for the Empire (although I wished they'd realize they should be taking their anger out on the Thalmor and fighting them, not the Empire).
  • Stabby_Joe - November 30, 2011 5:31 p.m.

    Then there's the changes to the Dark Brotherhood... AHH! Too many details! How are the writers doing all this?! Great article BTW!
  • TheInvincibleDragon - November 30, 2011 5:25 p.m.

    I never liked the Altmer anyway. they are too freakin' arrogant. Glad to take them down a notch. Other than that, good recap. I was really wanting to know what happened between Oblivion and Skyrim.
  • QuickSticks45 - November 30, 2011 5:21 p.m.

    Now it all makes sense, i've never had the time to sit down and read all of the books but i'm really glad that someone had the balls to go and write out the whole history, thank you
  • pr0tostar - November 30, 2011 5:15 p.m.

    Thank you for this, Matt! I'm new to TES with Skyrim because friends with opinions I trust wouldn't shut up about it. This gives me a nice roundup of all I've bee.n mission without having to waste a day skimming through wikis lol. Buw ow, now I wanna play Morrowind to see how that Ministry-meteor incident plays out!
  • pr0tostar - November 30, 2011 5:17 p.m.

    Eem, don't mind my dyslexic fit of a comment there, I'm exhausted... lol. Great article, carry on.
  • Bakinshake - November 30, 2011 5:14 p.m.

    I hate the thalmor! I was a high elf in oblivion and I still am in skyrim and everyone is pissed at me! Although I do feel like a rebel when i kill them
  • n8dogg - November 30, 2011 5:03 p.m.

    makes me feel like an ass for being the hero of oblivion.
  • FlagrantPilgrim - November 30, 2011 4:48 p.m.

    Awesome article.
  • Manguy17 - November 30, 2011 4:47 p.m.

    Great article, I thought i knew most of it already. But this shed some more light on the situation.
  • TheRandomFool - November 30, 2011 4:45 p.m.

    You forgot to mention the bit about the Mages' guild disbanding, and the whole "Giant Flying DeathCity of Undead Daedra" deal. Might be a bit important.
  • Fenderstat - November 30, 2011 4:41 p.m.

    Those Thalmor are so damn smug! Bethesda have created an enemy so deliscously devious, underhanded and sneaky that I love to hate them. i go out of my way to kill any non essential thalmor and release any prisoners they are escorting. I also strip them naked and leave them in piles along the road, roleplaying a real empire loyalist, one who doesn't hide behind a truce which f*cks them over, much like a murderous zorro. Once I get my hands on a kill essential npc mod i'm making my way to that embassy and slitting that ambassadors throat and leaving it in the middle of solitude for all to see.
  • Fenderstat - November 30, 2011 4:43 p.m.

    Btw Nice one Nevarine. Real hero of morrowind you were!
  • Soulibon - November 30, 2011 4:40 p.m.

    And it comes full circle.
  • DualWieldingIsNotFeasible - November 30, 2011 4:39 p.m.

    Well, now I can make sense of which wars people keep saying they're still mad about.


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