The Ultimate Skyrim Thread!

Game:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Platforms:
Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC

Developers:
Bethesda Game Studio

There are five different types of Quests and you can easily sort them out with your journal:


Main Quest


Imperial Legion and Stormcloaks Quests


Daedric Quests


Thieves Guild Quests


Miscellaneous Quests

All in which have very challenging and fun quests to do. I will proceed to sort out the quests.

Main Quest

Unbound: Escape Imperial custody and a dragon raid.
Before the Storm: Inquire about the dragon attack on Helgen.
Bleak Falls Barrow: Retrieve the Dragonstone from an ancient Nordic barrow.
Dragon Rising: Investigate a Dragon sighting near Whiterun.
The Way of the Voice: Meet the Greybeards
The Horn of Jurgen Windcaller: Retrieve a Greybeard artifact from Ustengrav.
A Blade in the Dark: Prove you are Dragonborn to Delphine by slaying the dragon Sahloknir.
Diplomatic Immunity: Infiltrate a party at the Thalmor Embassy.
A Cornered Rat: Locate Esbern
Alduin’s Wall: Locate the prophecy within Sky Haven Temple.
The Throat of the World: Receive a lesson from Paarthurnax.
Elder Knowledge: Locate an Elder Scroll.
Alduin’s Bane: Exploit the Time Wound to learn Dragonrend.
Season Unending: Enforce a ceasefire to secure Dragonsreach.
(optional) Paarthurnax: Deal with a potential threat.
The Fallen: Capture and interrogate one of Alduin’s allies
The World-Eater’s Eyrie: Battle through Skuldafn Temple to reach Alduin’s portal to Sovngarde.
Sovngarde: Seek out Alduin within Sovngarde.
Dragonslayer: Put an end to the World Eater.

Bards College

Tending the Flames: Unveil the truth about a deceitful King and become a member of the Bards College.
Finn’s Lute: Return an invaluable lute to the Bards College
Pantea’s Flute: Find a missing flute for Pantea.
Rjorn’s Drum: Retrieve a drum for Giraud Gemane.

College of Winterhold

College Objective Quest

First Lessons: Join the College of Winterhold
Under Saarthal:Uncover the mysteries beneath this ancient ruin.
Hitting the Books: Find the books needed to identify the artifact found in Saarthal.
Good Intentions: Find and consult the Augur of Dunlain.
Revealing the Unseen: Use the Oculory of Mzulft to divine the location of Magnus’ staff.
Containment: Deal with the aftermath of the Eye’s powersurge.
The Staff of Magnus: Retrieve the Staff of Magnus to battle the Eye.
The Eye of Magnus: Reclaim the College and contain the Eye.
Aftershock: Put an end to the rupture caused by the Eye of Magnus

Optional Quests

Arniel’s Endeavor: Help Arniel Gane with his research
Brelyna’s Practice: Help Brelyna Maryon by allowing her to practice her spells on you.
Enchanting Pick-Up: Sergius wants you to pick-up an item from a client for enchanting.
Fetch me that Book!: Fetch a book for Urag gro-Shub
Filling Soul Gems: Bring a Filled Grand Soul Gem to Sergius Turrianus.
J’zargo’s Experiment:Help J’zargo test out a fiery new spell
Onmund’s Request: Help Onmund negotiate the return of a family amulet from Enthir.
Out of Balance: Purify the focus points for magical energy around the College.
Restocking Soul Gems: Help Sergius Turrianus to fill his stock with soul gems.
Rogue Wizard
Shalidor’s Insights: Discover the writings of Shalidor and benefit from his wisdom.
Tolfdir the Absent-Minded: Help Tolfdir find his missing alembic.

Master Skill Quests

Alteration Ritual Spell:Find the Fang and use it to get Heartscales from a dragon for Tolfdir.
Conjuration Ritual Spell: Find a Sigil Stone by summoning a daedra and learn more about Conjuration
Destruction Ritual Spell: Learn the most powerful Destruction spells Skyrim has to offer.
Illusion Ritual Spell: Find some books about Illusion Magic to learn Master Spells
Restoration Ritual Spell: Find the Augur of Dunlain and learn more about Restoration Magic

Companions

Main Quests
Take Up Arms: Prove you are worthy to join the Companions.
Proving Honor:Claim a Fragment of Wuuthrad from Dustman’s Cairn.
The Silver Hand: Join the ranks of The Circle and clear Gallows Rock of werewolf hunters.
Blood’s Honor: Claim the head of a Glenmoril Witch for Kodlak Whitemane.
Purity of Revenge: Retrieve the Fragments of Wuuthrad and wipe out the Silver Hand
Glory of the Dead: Cure Kodlak’s spirit and prove yourself as a true Companion.

Dark Brotherhood

Delayed Burial: Convince a farmer to help fix a stranded jester’s broken wagon wheel.
Innocence Lost: Help an orphan child achieve the ultimate demise of the owner of his old orphanage.
With Friends Like These…: Repay your debt to the Family, and show you are willing to kill on command.
Sanctuary:Pick up your first contracts as a Brotherhood member.
Mourning Never Comes: Make contact with someone wishing to hire you, then assassinate the target.
Whispers in the Dark: Spy on the Night Mother’s keeper to see if he is planning sabotage against the Brotherhood.
The Silence Has Been Broken: Meet Amaund Motierre inside Volunruud and see who he wants assassinated.
Bound Until Death: Assassinate Vittoria Vici at her own wedding.
Breaching Security: Kill and frame the son of a high ranking Imperial guard.
The Cure for Madness: Confront the traitor among the Dark Brotherhood.
Recipe for Disaster: Assume the identity of the famous Gourmet in an effort to assassinate the Emperor.
To Kill an Empire: Attempt to assassinate the Emperor disguised as the Gourmet.
Death Incarnate: Assist Brotherhood members in the fight against the Penitus Oculatus assault.
Hail Sithis!: Finish what you started and assassinate the real Emperor.

Contract Quests

Kill Narfi: Kill a hapless beggar in Ivarstead.
Kill Beitild: Kill Beitild.
Kill Ennodius Papius: Kill Ennodius Papius.
Kill Hern: Kill Hern, a reclusive vampire.
Kill Lurbuk: Silence a terrible bard, permanently
Kill Deekus
Kill Ma’randru-jo
Kill Anoriath
Kill Agnis
Kill Maluril: Kill Maluril in Mzinchaleft
Kill Helvard
Kill Safia: Kill a pirate captain on her own ship

Other Quests

Destroy the Dark Brotherhood!: Finish the Dark Brotherhood and rid Skyrim of their kind.
Where You Hang Your Enemy’s Head…: Restore the Dark Brotherhood’s sanctuary.
Torturing the prisoners in the torture chamber will give you 4 treasure drops around Skyrim. They contain between 1000 and 2000 gold each.

Imperial Legion

Joining the Legion: Pledge allegiance to the Empire and take up arms against the Stormcloaks.
The Jagged Crown: Find the Jagged Crown for the empire
Message to Whiterun: Deliver the message that will decide Whiterun’s allegiance.
Battle for Whiterun: Protect Whiterun from the Stormcloak invasion.
Reunification of Skyrim: Re-unite Skyrim under the leadership of the Imperial Empire.
A False Front: Divert the Stormcloaks by forging Imperial troop movement documents.
The Battle for Fort Dunstad: Storm Fort Dunstad and drive out its Stormcloak occupiers to claim The Pale for the Empire.
Compelling Tribute: Convince the Steward of Riften to provide intelligence needed for Legion operations in the Rift.
The Battle for Fort Greenwall: Storm Fort Greenwall and drive out its Stormcloak occupiers to claim The Rift for the Empire.
Rescue from Fort Kastav: Rescue the imprisoned Legionnaires and retake the fort for the Empire.
The Battle for Fort Amol: Storm Fort Amol and drive out its Stormcloak occupiers to claim Whiterun Hold for the Empire.
Battle for Windhelm: Fight with the Imperial Legion to put down the Stormcloak Rebellion, capture Windhelm, and bring Ulfric to justice.

Stormcloaks

Joining the Stormcloaks: Prove yourself worthy of joining the Stormcloaks.
The Jagged Crown: Find this crown for Ulfric Stormcloak
Message to Whiterun: Deliver an axe to a Jarl
Battle for Whiterun: Take Whiterun in the name of the Stormcloaks
Liberation of Skyrim: Drive the imperials from Skyrim!
Rescue from Fort Neugrad: Rescue Stormcloak soldiers from the Imperials and capture the fort.
Compelling Tribute: Blackmail a Talos worshiper into helping the Stormcloaks
The Battle for Fort Sungard: Take this fort in the name of the Stormcloaks
A False Front: Find, then deliver some forged documents to the imperials
The Battle for Fort Snowhawk:Take this fort for the Stormcloaks
The Battle for Fort Hraggstad: Take this fort for the Stormcloaks
Battle for Solitude: The final push to free Skyrim of the Imperials

Thieves Guild

A Chance Arrangement: Help teach a merchant to mind his own business.
Taking Care of Business: Help Brynjolf collect some debts for the Thieves Guild
Loud and Clear: Send a message to a former Thieves Guild client.
Dampened Spirits: Put Maven Black-Briar’s competition out of business.
Scoundrel’s Folly: Squeeze a reluctant informer for information.
Speaking With Silence: Track down the Dunmer behind the Guild’s misfortunes.
Hard Answers: Help translate Gallus’ journal.
The Pursuit: Break into Mercer Frey’s house and search for clues.
Trinity Restored: Become one of the Nightingales, Nocturnal’s guardians.
Blindsighted: Stop Mercer Frey.
Darkness Returns: Make it through the Pilgrim’s Path and return the Skeleton Key to its rightful place.

Delvin’s Quests

The Bedlam Job: Steal a set amount of golds worth of items.
The Fishing Job:Steal an item right from a target’s pocket
The Numbers Job: Alter business ledgers at various businesses.

Vex’s Quests

The Burglary Job: Retrieve a special item for a client
The Shill Job:Plant evidence against a target.
The Sweep Job: Rob a house of several specific valuables
The Heist Job: Steal a particular item from a shop

Other Quests

No Stone Unturned: Restore the Crown of Barenziah
Under New Management: Become the Guildmaster of the Thieves Guild

Main Cities:
Dawnstar
Falkreath
Markarth
Morthal
Riften
Solitude
Windhelm
Whiterun
Winterhold

Attributes:

Health

The total damage the player can take before dying
Represented by a red bar at the bottom center of the screen
Regenerates 0.70% of your maximum Health each second both inside and outside combat.

Magicka

The magical energy used to cast spells
Represented by a blue bar at the bottom left of the screen
Regenerates 3.00% of your maximum Magicka each second outside of combat and 0.99% inside combat.

Stamina

The player’s physical energy, used for sprinting and making power attacks (among other things)
Represented by a green bar at the bottom right of the screen
Regenerates 5.00% of your maximum Stamina each second outside of combat and 1.75% inside combat.

Each time you level up, you can choose to increase one attribute by ten points.

Races:

Altmer


Homeland
Summerset Isle

Abilites/Powers
+50 Magicka
Power: Highborn
Additional Spell: Fury

Initial Skill Bonuses
+10 Illusion
+5 Alteration, Conjuration, Destruction, Enchanting, Restoration

Argonian


Homeland
Black Marsh

Abilites/Powers
Resist Disease 50%
Water Breathing
Power: Histskin

Initial Skill Bonuses
+10 Lockpicking
+5 Alteration, Light Armor, Pickpocket, Restoration, Sneak

Bosmer


Homeland
Valenwood

Abilites/Powers
Resist Poison 50%
Resist Disease 50%
Power: Command Animal

Initial Skill Bonuses
+10 Archery
+5 Alchemy, Light Armor, Lockpicking, Pickpocket, Sneak

Breton


Homeland
High Rock

Abilites/Powers
Resist Magic 25%
Power: Dragonskin
Additional Spell: Conjure Familiar

Initial Skill Bonuses
+10 Conjuration
+5 Alchemy, Alteration, Illusion, Restoration, Speech

Dunmer


Homeland
Morrowind

Abilites/Powers
Resist Fire 50%
Power: Ancestor’s Wrath
Additional Spell: Sparks

Initial Skill Bonuses
+10 Destruction
+5 Alchemy, Alteration, Illusion, Light Armor, Sneak

Imperial


Homeland
Cyrodiil

Abilites/Powers
Imperial Luck
Power: Voice of the Emperor

Initial Skill Bonuses
+10 Restoration
+5 Block, Destruction, Enchanting, Heavy Armor, One-handed

Khajiit


Homeland
Elsweyr

Abilites/Powers
Claw Attacks
Power: Night Eye

Initial Skill Bonuses
+10 Sneak
+5 Alchemy, Archery, Lockpicking, Pickpocket, One-handed

Nord


Homeland
Skyrim

Abilites/Powers
Resist Frost 50%
Power: Battlecry

Initial Skill Bonuses
+10 Two-handed
+5 Block, Light Armor, One-handed, Smithing, Speech

Orc


Homeland
Orsinium

Abilites/Powers
Power: Berserker Rage

Initial Skill Bonuses
+10 Heavy Armor
+5 Block, Enchanting, One-handed, Smithing, Two-handed

Redguard


Homeland
Hammerfell

Abilities/Powers
Resist Poison 50%
Power: Adrenaline Rush

Initial Skill Bonuses
+10 One-handed
+5 Alteration, Archery, Block, Destruction, Smithing

Skills:

Magic

Alteration
Conjuration
Destruction
Enchanting
Illusion
Restoration

Combat

Archery
Block
Heavy Armor
One-Handed
Smithing
Two-Handed

Stealth

Alchemy
Light Armor
Lockpicking
Pickpocket
Sneak
Speech

The Map of Skyrim:

Map

Achievements:

All Achievements

Complete Unbound

Complete Bleak Falls Barrow

Complete The Way of the Voice

Complete Diplomatic Immunity

Complete Alduin’s Wall

Complete Elder Knowledge

Complete The Fallen

Complete Dragonslayer

Join the Companions

Become a member of the Circle

Complete Glory of the Dead

Join the College of Winterhold

Complete Revealing the Unseen

Complete The Eye of Magnus

Join the Thieves Guild

Complete Darkness Returns

Returned the Thieves Guild to its former glory

Join the Dark Brotherhood

Complete Bound Until Death

Complete Hail Sithis!

Join the Stormcloaks or the Imperial Army

Capture Fort Sungard or Fort Greenwall

Capture Solitude or Windhelm

Complete 10 side quests

Complete 50 Misc Objectives

Chop wood, mine ore, and cook food

Pick 50 locks and 50 pockets

Successfully persuade, bribe, and intimidate

Select a Standing Stone blessing

Find 13 Standing Stones

Buy a house

Escape from jail

Get married

Make a smithed item, an enchanted item, and a potion

Bounty of 1000 gold in all nine holds

Have 100,000 gold

Clear 50 dungeons

Get a skill to 100

Discover 100 locations

Read 50 Skill Books

Acquire a Daedric Artifact

Collect 15 Daedric Artifacts

Absorb a dragon soul

Absorb 20 dragon souls

Learn all three words of a shout

Learn 20 shouts

Reach Level 5

Reach Level 10

Reach Level 25

Reach Level 50

These are all the achievements for right now. With future Downloadable Content there will probably be more.

Easter Eggs

Alice In Wonderland

During the quest The Mind of Madness the player encounters Sheogorath having a tea party in the middle of a forest. This is a reference to Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Annie

During the quest Innocence Lost when you enter the orphanage, you will hear Grelod the Kind shout at the children “What do you say?” To which they respond “We love you Grelod, thank you for your kindness!”. This is very similar to the movie “Annie”, in which the orphans were always asked “WHAT DO YOU SAY?” and the response was always “We love you Miss Hannigan”.

[details=Arthurian Lore]In a small lake between Whiterun and Silent Moons Camp, there’s a skeleton arm sticking above the water holding a sword, possibly a reference to The Lady of the Lake in Arthurian lore. This is the middle lake of the three lakes in a row.
Just outside of Rebel’s Cairn, northwest of Rorikstead, you will find a sword in a stone, referencing Arthurian lore and the sword Excalibur.
After starting the Ill Met By Moonlight quest you will hunt down a white stag which is found in many Arthurian stories symbolizing adventure and the hunt[/details]

Choose Your Own Adventure

Kolb & the Dragon is a book written in the style of Choose Your Own Adventure

Cicero

In the Dark Brotherhood Quest line, you will encounter an assassin named Cicero. This is likely a reference towards the Roman philosopher and statesman Cicero, who was a close friend of Cassius, one of the assassins of Caesar, and openly endorsed the assassination after it had passed.

[details=Dungeons and Dragons]If you go back up the road from Riverwood to where you came out of after the prologue, there is a cave called “Embershard Mine”. This refers to the popular Dungeons and Dragons podcast that Mike Krahulik, Jerry Holkins, Scott Kurtz, and Wil Wheaton played in to showcase the new fourth edition of the game. In it, Scott Kurtz’s character, Binwin Bronzebottom, refers to how his dwarven father stopped drinking because the Embershard family of dwarves stole their mine. A note found on a skeleton refers to the same, but with a Nordic, not dwarven, theme.
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Earthsea

The lore about Shouts has some elements of similarity to the way magic works in Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea novels and stories. Both of them depend on the language of dragons, where speaking the name of something in that language gives you control over it. The general concept of the dragons’ long absence and return is also reminiscent of the plot of “The Farthest Shore,” the third book in Le Guin’s famous Earthsea quadrilogy. Further, the fourth book in the quadrilogy, “Tehanu,” includes a character named Therru, a young woman who is said to be “a double being, half human, half dragon.”

Galaxy Quest

During The Black Star Quest, the Innkeeper in Winterhold will complain to Nelacar about conducting experiments at the Inn – “Your last [experiment] turned inside-out and it exploded” – a quote taken from the movie Galaxy Quest.

The Hangover

The quest A Night To Remember may be an homage to the movie The Hangover. In the quest, you travel around Skyrim looking for your drinking buddy Sam and cleaning up all the problems you created while you were drunk.

Hunt the Wumpus

The possible follower Belrand occasionally mentions a game he played as a child, “Seek the Wumpus”, a name likely derived from the classic computer game Hunt the Wumpus.

Indiana Jones

When Athis is asked why he joined the companions, his response is “fortune and glory, friend. Fortune and glory.” This is a reference to a very similar line from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Interview with the Vampire

In the Dark Brotherhood, there is a vampire named Babette. In Anne Rice’s novel “Interview with the Vampire,” Babette is the protagonist’s first love interest. The body of a young girl, however, is a reference to Claudia, the protagonist’s “daughter” who was over 70 years old in the body of a 7 year old.

Legend of Sleepy Hollow

During the night, the PC may encounter a Headless Horseman, referencing Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. There seems to be no set spawn point for him, and can spawn anywhere between 10PM and 5AM. He appears as a headless ghost armed with a War Axe, and has a spectral horse. The PC cannot interact with him, though he may be followed. Hostile NPC’s and creatures will attack him as he passes, but he ignores them. Wherever he appears, he will always make his way to Hamvir’s Rest, and will disappear as soon as the player enters Hamvir’s Rest and engages the hostile undead in the area. If morning comes before Hamvir’s rest is reached, the Headless Horseman always speaks of an “abrupt end” to the “game”, likely referring to your chasing him all over Skyrim.

Legend of Zelda

At one point, the Companion Farkas says to the player “It’s a secret to everybody”, a phrase popularized by the The Legend of Zelda video games.

Love Potion No. 9

In the quest Salt for Arcadia, the player delivers Frost Salt to the alchemist Arcadia, who says she intends to use it to create a love elixir. This is likely a nod to the 1992 movie Love Potion No. 9, where the love potion at issue turned out to be concentrated salt.

Minecraft

At the top of Throat of the World you can find a Notched Pickaxe which provides a bonus to Smithing. The name (Notch is the nickname of the creator of Minecraft), the tool (the pickaxe is a commonly used tool in Minecraft), and the bonus (a major part of Minecraft is to create your own equipment) are references to Minecraft.

[details=Monty Python]On occasion, during melee combat with an NPC you may hear them state, “'Tis but a scratch!” This may be in reference to the film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail when Arthur wounds the Black Knight.
During the execution of Roggvir, someone in the crowd yells “Get on with it!” This is another possible reference to a recurring joke in Monty Python productions.[/details]

Nightmare Before Christmas

Beneath the Goldenglow Estate, in the sewers, the player will come across the skeletons of 5 deer and a human, in front of a cart. This is possibly a reference to The Nightmare Before Christmas, in which Jack Skellington rides a sleigh pulled by skeletal reindeer.

[details=Norse Mythology]High Hrothgar, the sanctuary on top of the Throat of the World, may have gained its name from Hroðgar, a legendary Danish king.
During the quest Tending the Flames, the player is required to find a poem, a part of the “Poetic Edda”, which is a reference to the book of Norse mythology by the same name.
The dragon priest Volsung is most likely a reference to the feared Nordic king Völsung
It might also be a reference to the “Völsunga saga” in ancient Nordic mythology. the saga is about a dragon named Fafne guarding a chest of gold. The Völsunga saga had a reference in Oblivion as well.
In the quest “Promises to Keep” you are able to get a birth certificate mentioning Sleipnir, the grandfather of Frost. Sleipnir is the eight-legged horse of Odin in Norse mythology.
Sovngarde is clearly a reference to the Norse “Asgård” and the great building/hall at the “end” would be “Valhalla” or “Valaskjalf”, so called “Hall of Valor” (in-game) would be Shor’s hall , a reference to that “Valaskjalf” would be Odin’s residence in Nordic Mythology.
One of the dragon priests, Volsung, is named after a hero in Norse Mythology. Also, Sigurd, the assistant at Belethor’s General Goods in Whiterun, shares the name with another hero of Norse mythology. Sigurd is also the grandson of Volsung, by way of his father Sigmund.
Sigmund broke his sword Gram in combat, and years later, it was mended for Sigurd, who slew the dragon Fafnir with it. This presumably inspired the beginning of Glory of the Dead, in which Wuuthrad is mended for the player.
Tsur is an obvious wordplay on Sutr, an Elder Giant from Norse Mythology.[/details]

Pac Man

In Endon’s house in Markarth, there is a shelf where Garlic, Glow Dust, Sliced Goat Cheese, and a Slaughterfish egg are arranged to resemble Pac-Man eating several pac-dots.

Pete's Dragon

When you first enter Riverwood an old women shouts “a dragon! A dragon! I swear I saw a dragon!” This is a reference to the song in the children’s film Pete’s dragon.

Pied Piper of Hamelin

In the quest Dampened Spirits, you encounter a not-quite-sane mage named Hamelyn, whose journal describes how he has created an army of skeevers. This may be a reference to the famous story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

Poltergeist

In the quest “The House of Horrors” when you become locked in the abandoned house in Markarth and the poltergeist activity starts there are a load of chairs stacked in a precarious manner on a table. This is probably a reference to the famous scene in the 1982 movie “Poltergeist” where the entities haunting the family’s house do exactly the same thing.

Red Dwarf

In the quest ‘The Mind of Madness’ Pelagius’ Confidence and Paranoia are manifest as actual beings fighting each other. This is similar to an early episode of the british Sci-Fi Comedy, Red Dwarf, when during the episode ‘Confidence and Paranoia’ Dave Lister contracts a mutated disease and his Confidence and Paranoia are made into human form as an effect of his illness, during which time they strive to undermine and eventually kill one another.[/details]

[details=Shawshank Redemption]You can talk to Enthir at the College of Winterhold and say “I understand you’re an elf who knows how to get things”. This is a reference to the 1994 film adaption of Stephen King’s “The Shawshank Redemption”.

[details=Star Trek] An NPC called Temba Wide-Arm makes an appearance, in reference to a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode called “Darmok”, where an alien who only speaks in allegories repeatedly says, “Temba, his arms wide”. She is a Nord residing at the Ivarstead sawmill.
In the book Great Harbingers, Cirroc the Lofty is listed as the first Harbinger of the Companions to be an outsider. The name alludes to Cirroc Lofton, the actor that played Jake Sisko in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
When speaking to Urag gro-Shub (the librarian at the College of Winterhold), he will eventually say “But at the same time, all of it is true. Even the falsehoods. Especially the falsehoods.” This is likely an homage to this exchange between Garak and Bashir in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
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[details=Star Wars] If you venture in to Bleakcoast Cave, you will find inside some interesting things. The first is a Snow Troll; once you have found and killed the Snow Troll, nearby will be a skeleton hanging upside down from the ceiling with a sword on the ground. This is a reference to Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, in which Luke Skywalker finds himself trapped by a Wampa in a cave and uses the force to reach for his lightsaber. A similar reference appeared in the Morrowind expansion Bloodmoon.
During quests Follower will sometimes say “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.” A line also used by actors in nearly every Lucas Film.[/details]

Three Billy Goats Gruff

Directly south of Markarth, near Pure water run, there is a stone bridge near a waterfall. If it is your first time there, you will see three goats; upon looking under bridge, you will find a dead troll. This is a reference to the children’s story “Three Billy Goats Gruff” (a similar reference was also found in Oblivion).

William Shakespeare

Peryite, the god of plague and pestilence, has a shrine dedicated to him on a cliff in the wilderness of the Reach. In an alcove at the base of the cliff to the southeast, two corpses can be found with poisons and a dagger lying between them, a reference to William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (and to the famous line in Act 3, scene 1, 90–92).

Downloadable Content:

[details=Dawnguard]The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard is the first official add-on for the fifth installment in the Elder Scrolls series, Skyrim.
Released first for the Xbox 360 on 26 June 2012, and later on 2 August for PC, Dawnguard revolves around an ancient prophecy predicted by an Elder Scroll. Foretelling the eternal obfuscation of the sun, the scroll gave instructions on how to perform a magic ritual with a mythic bow and a special blood sacrifice. A legion of vampires known as Clan Volkihar, lead by Lord Harkon, seek to actuate the prophecy by performing the ritual; the Dawnguard, a faction of crossbow-wielding vampire hunters counters their aims. Skyrim’s Dragonborn protagonist chooses whether to join the Dawnguard and prevent Nirn for being plunged in irrevocable night, or assist the vampire coven with realizing their malevolent ambition.
Introduced in Dawnguard are two unique skill trees, one for vampirism noted as “Vampire Lord” and one for lycanthropy.
Twenty-two quests featured in the plug-in; twelve exist in the main quest, with several optional side quests. A few repeatable, radiant quests can also be completed. The questline forks at “A New Order”, where allegiance between the Volkihar Clan and the Dawnguard must be selected. Choice of side is irreversible.

Factions
The two main factions central to the add-on are the Dawnguard, an order of vampire hunters dedicated to eradicating Vampires, and the Volkihar Clan a shadowy group of Vampires who seek to blot out the sun.

Quests
The main questline consists of 12 quests that take place across Skyrim and beyond. 9 side quests for each faction are available along with 4 additional side quests that are unrelated to the storyline.

Characters
Over 80 new characters are introduced in the add-on, most of whom are members of the newly added factions.

Locations
23 new locations are included throughout Skyrim, including 2 large completely new areas: The Soul Cairn and Forgotten Vale.

Creatures
Several creatures and variants of existing creatures are added, including the new maximum level Legendary Dragon, Frost Giant and Chaurus Hunter.

Magic
A plethora of Dragon shouts, blessings and spells are introduced along will full perk trees for Lycanthropy and the Vampire Lord.

Weapons
19 new weapons, including the long awaited Dragonbone Weapons set, along with a variety of crossbow bolts and arrows.

Armor
5 new armor sets are introduced into the add-on, not to mention several unique pieces in both light and heavy variants.

Items
5 new alchemy ingredients, several new books and pieces of jewelry along with some unique items.
Storyline
The story of The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard involves the return of a Volkihar vampire lord named Harkon, who seeks to end the tyranny of the sun. Harkon intends to use the power in the ancient Elder Scrolls to accomplish his goal, while an order of vampire hunters known as the Dawnguard seek to stop him.
The Dragonborn is given the option either join the Dawnguard and help defeat Harkon or join forces with the Volkihar vampires.
Dawnguardcan be started by listening for rumors or asking Hold Guards about a group of vampire hunters who are recruiting. This will steer the Dragonborn in the direction of Fort Dawnguard and the add-on will begin.
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[details=Hearthfire]The Elder Scrolls V: Hearthfire is the second official add-on for the fifth installment in the Elder Scrolls series, Skyrim.
Released for the Xbox 360 on September 4th, 2012. Hearthfire focuses around purchasing land and designing, building and maintaining a homestead. The option to hire stewards, carrige drivers and a personal bard are also available. With five pre-built purchasable houses already present in Skyrim, it’s now possible to own property in every hold, except Winterhold.
In addition, an adoption mechanic has been introduced that allows the Dragonborn to adopt children and raise them in the newly built home, provided there is room for them. In addition, previously bought homes can be altered to have a children’s bedroom fitted into them.[/details]

Dragonborn

The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn is the third official add-on for the fifth installment in the Elder Scrolls series, Skyrim.
The plot involves traveling to the island of Solstheim and the return of a mysterious former Dragon Priest called Miraak, one-time ruler of the island. Unlike the ancient Dragon Priests of Skyrim, he’s purportedly the first individual to be gifted with the dragon blood, much like the Dragonborn, and possesses the ability to absorb Dragon souls.
The main questline also features traveling to Apocrypha, realm of Hermaeus Mora, Daedric Prince of forbidden knowlege. Here the Dragonborn must recover the mysterious Black Books in order to learn new powers and stop Miraak.
In addition, the add-on features a plethora of new quests, characters, dragon shouts, armor, weaponry and the ability to tame and ride Dragons.

The maximum level is 81.

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Races

Altmer (High Elves)

Homeland
Summerset Isle

Abilites/Powers
+50 Magicka
Power: Highborn
Additional Spell: Fury

Initial Skill Bonuses
+10 Illusion
+5 Alteration, Conjuration, Destruction, Enchanting, Restoration

Argonian

Homeland
Black Marsh

Abilites/Powers
Resist Disease 50%
Water Breathing
Power: Histskin

Initial Skill Bonuses
+10 Lockpicking
+5 Alteration, Light Armor, Pickpocket, Restoration, Sneak

[U]Bosmer (Wood Elves)[/u]

Homeland
Valenwood

Abilites/Powers
Resist Poison 50%
Resist Disease 50%
Power: Command Animal

Initial Skill Bonuses
+10 Archery
+5 Alchemy, Light Armor, Lockpicking, Pickpocket, Sneak

Breton

Homeland
High Rock

Abilites/Powers
Resist Magic 25%
Power: Dragonskin
Additional Spell: Conjure Familiar

Initial Skill Bonuses
+10 Conjuration
+5 Alchemy, Alteration, Illusion, Restoration, Speech

Dunmer (Dark Elves)

Homeland
Morrowind

Abilites/Powers
Resist Fire 50%
Power: Ancestor’s Wrath
Additional Spell: Sparks

Initial Skill Bonuses
+10 Destruction
+5 Alchemy, Alteration, Illusion, Light Armor, Sneak

Imperial

Homeland
Cyrodiil

Abilites/Powers
Imperial Luck
Power: Voice of the Emperor

Initial Skill Bonuses
+10 Restoration
+5 Block, Destruction, Enchanting, Heavy Armor, One-handed

Khajiit

Homeland
Elsweyr

Abilites/Powers
Claw Attacks
Power: Night Eye

Initial Skill Bonuses
+10 Sneak
+5 Alchemy, Archery, Lockpicking, Pickpocket, One-handed

Nord

Homeland
Skyrim

Abilites/Powers
Resist Frost 50%
Power: Battlecry

Initial Skill Bonuses
+10 Two-handed
+5 Block, Light Armor, One-handed, Smithing, Speech

Orc (Orsimer)

Homeland
Orsinium

Abilites/Powers
Power: Berserker Rage

Initial Skill Bonuses
+10 Heavy Armor
+5 Block, Enchanting, One-handed, Smithing, Two-handed

Redguard

Homeland
Hammerfell

Abilites/Powers
Resist Poison 50%
Power: Adrenaline Rush

Initial Skill Bonuses
+10 One-handed
+5 Alteration, Archery, Block, Destruction, Smithing

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[details=Open Me]Easter Eggs

Alice In Wonderland

During the quest The Mind of Madness the player encounters Sheogorath having a tea party in the middle of a forest. This is a reference to Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Annie

During the quest Innocence Lost when you enter the orphanage, you will hear Grelod the Kind shout at the children “What do you say?” To which they respond “We love you Grelod, thank you for your kindness!”. This is very similar to the movie “Annie”, in which the orphans were always asked “WHAT DO YOU SAY?” and the response was always “We love you Miss Hannigan”.

[details=Arthurian Lore]In a small lake between Whiterun and Silent Moons Camp, there’s a skeleton arm sticking above the water holding a sword, possibly a reference to The Lady of the Lake in Arthurian lore. This is the middle lake of the three lakes in a row.
Just outside of Rebel’s Cairn, northwest of Rorikstead, you will find a sword in a stone, referencing Arthurian lore and the sword Excalibur.
After starting the Ill Met By Moonlight quest you will hunt down a white stag which is found in many Arthurian stories symbolizing adventure and the hunt[/details]

Choose Your Own Adventure

Kolb & the Dragon is a book written in the style of Choose Your Own Adventure

Cicero

In the Dark Brotherhood Quest line, you will encounter an assassin named Cicero. This is likely a reference towards the Roman philosopher and statesman Cicero, who was a close friend of Cassius, one of the assassins of Caesar, and openly endorsed the assassination after it had passed.

[details=Dungeons and Dragons]If you go back up the road from Riverwood to where you came out of after the prologue, there is a cave called “Embershard Mine”. This refers to the popular Dungeons and Dragons podcast that Mike Krahulik, Jerry Holkins, Scott Kurtz, and Wil Wheaton played in to showcase the new fourth edition of the game. In it, Scott Kurtz’s character, Binwin Bronzebottom, refers to how his dwarven father stopped drinking because the Embershard family of dwarves stole their mine. A note found on a skeleton refers to the same, but with a Nordic, not dwarven, theme.
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Earthsea

The lore about Shouts has some elements of similarity to the way magic works in Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea novels and stories. Both of them depend on the language of dragons, where speaking the name of something in that language gives you control over it. The general concept of the dragons’ long absence and return is also reminiscent of the plot of “The Farthest Shore,” the third book in Le Guin’s famous Earthsea quadrilogy. Further, the fourth book in the quadrilogy, “Tehanu,” includes a character named Therru, a young woman who is said to be “a double being, half human, half dragon.”

Galaxy Quest

During The Black Star Quest, the Innkeeper in Winterhold will complain to Nelacar about conducting experiments at the Inn – “Your last [experiment] turned inside-out and it exploded” – a quote taken from the movie Galaxy Quest.

The Hangover

The quest A Night To Remember may be an homage to the movie The Hangover. In the quest, you travel around Skyrim looking for your drinking buddy Sam and cleaning up all the problems you created while you were drunk.

Hunt the Wumpus

The possible follower Belrand occasionally mentions a game he played as a child, “Seek the Wumpus”, a name likely derived from the classic computer game Hunt the Wumpus.

Indiana Jones

When Athis is asked why he joined the companions, his response is “fortune and glory, friend. Fortune and glory.” This is a reference to a very similar line from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Interview with the Vampire

In the Dark Brotherhood, there is a vampire named Babette. In Anne Rice’s novel “Interview with the Vampire,” Babette is the protagonist’s first love interest. The body of a young girl, however, is a reference to Claudia, the protagonist’s “daughter” who was over 70 years old in the body of a 7 year old.

Legend of Sleepy Hollow

During the night, the PC may encounter a Headless Horseman, referencing Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. There seems to be no set spawn point for him, and can spawn anywhere between 10PM and 5AM. He appears as a headless ghost armed with a War Axe, and has a spectral horse. The PC cannot interact with him, though he may be followed. Hostile NPC’s and creatures will attack him as he passes, but he ignores them. Wherever he appears, he will always make his way to Hamvir’s Rest, and will disappear as soon as the player enters Hamvir’s Rest and engages the hostile undead in the area. If morning comes before Hamvir’s rest is reached, the Headless Horseman always speaks of an “abrupt end” to the “game”, likely referring to your chasing him all over Skyrim.

Legend of Zelda

At one point, the Companion Farkas says to the player “It’s a secret to everybody”, a phrase popularized by the The Legend of Zelda video games.

Love Potion No. 9

In the quest Salt for Arcadia, the player delivers Frost Salt to the alchemist Arcadia, who says she intends to use it to create a love elixir. This is likely a nod to the 1992 movie Love Potion No. 9, where the love potion at issue turned out to be concentrated salt.

Minecraft

At the top of Throat of the World you can find a Notched Pickaxe which provides a bonus to Smithing. The name (Notch is the nickname of the creator of Minecraft), the tool (the pickaxe is a commonly used tool in Minecraft), and the bonus (a major part of Minecraft is to create your own equipment) are references to Minecraft.

[details=Monty Python]On occasion, during melee combat with an NPC you may hear them state, “'Tis but a scratch!” This may be in reference to the film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail when Arthur wounds the Black Knight.
During the execution of Roggvir, someone in the crowd yells “Get on with it!” This is another possible reference to a recurring joke in Monty Python productions.[/details]

Nightmare Before Christmas

Beneath the Goldenglow Estate, in the sewers, the player will come across the skeletons of 5 deer and a human, in front of a cart. This is possibly a reference to The Nightmare Before Christmas, in which Jack Skellington rides a sleigh pulled by skeletal reindeer.

[details=Norse Mythology]High Hrothgar, the sanctuary on top of the Throat of the World, may have gained its name from Hroðgar, a legendary Danish king.
During the quest Tending the Flames, the player is required to find a poem, a part of the “Poetic Edda”, which is a reference to the book of Norse mythology by the same name.
The dragon priest Volsung is most likely a reference to the feared Nordic king Völsung
It might also be a reference to the “Völsunga saga” in ancient Nordic mythology. the saga is about a dragon named Fafne guarding a chest of gold. The Völsunga saga had a reference in Oblivion as well.
In the quest “Promises to Keep” you are able to get a birth certificate mentioning Sleipnir, the grandfather of Frost. Sleipnir is the eight-legged horse of Odin in Norse mythology.
Sovngarde is clearly a reference to the Norse “Asgård” and the great building/hall at the “end” would be “Valhalla” or “Valaskjalf”, so called “Hall of Valor” (in-game) would be Shor’s hall , a reference to that “Valaskjalf” would be Odin’s residence in Nordic Mythology.
One of the dragon priests, Volsung, is named after a hero in Norse Mythology. Also, Sigurd, the assistant at Belethor’s General Goods in Whiterun, shares the name with another hero of Norse mythology. Sigurd is also the grandson of Volsung, by way of his father Sigmund.
Sigmund broke his sword Gram in combat, and years later, it was mended for Sigurd, who slew the dragon Fafnir with it. This presumably inspired the beginning of Glory of the Dead, in which Wuuthrad is mended for the player.
Tsur is an obvious wordplay on Sutr, an Elder Giant from Norse Mythology.[/details]

Pac Man

In Endon’s house in Markarth, there is a shelf where Garlic, Glow Dust, Sliced Goat Cheese, and a Slaughterfish egg are arranged to resemble Pac-Man eating several pac-dots.

Pete's Dragon

When you first enter Riverwood an old women shouts “a dragon! A dragon! I swear I saw a dragon!” This is a reference to the song in the children’s film Pete’s dragon.

Pied Piper of Hamelin

In the quest Dampened Spirits, you encounter a not-quite-sane mage named Hamelyn, whose journal describes how he has created an army of skeevers. This may be a reference to the famous story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

Poltergeist

In the quest “The House of Horrors” when you become locked in the abandoned house in Markarth and the poltergeist activity starts there are a load of chairs stacked in a precarious manner on a table. This is probably a reference to the famous scene in the 1982 movie “Poltergeist” where the entities haunting the family’s house do exactly the same thing.

Red Dwarf

In the quest ‘The Mind of Madness’ Pelagius’ Confidence and Paranoia are manifest as actual beings fighting each other. This is similar to an early episode of the british Sci-Fi Comedy, Red Dwarf, when during the episode ‘Confidence and Paranoia’ Dave Lister contracts a mutated disease and his Confidence and Paranoia are made into human form as an effect of his illness, during which time they strive to undermine and eventually kill one another.[/details]

[details=Shawshank Redemption]You can talk to Enthir at the College of Winterhold and say “I understand you’re an elf who knows how to get things”. This is a reference to the 1994 film adaption of Stephen King’s “The Shawshank Redemption”.

[details=Star Trek] An NPC called Temba Wide-Arm makes an appearance, in reference to a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode called “Darmok”, where an alien who only speaks in allegories repeatedly says, “Temba, his arms wide”. She is a Nord residing at the Ivarstead sawmill.
In the book Great Harbingers, Cirroc the Lofty is listed as the first Harbinger of the Companions to be an outsider. The name alludes to Cirroc Lofton, the actor that played Jake Sisko in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
When speaking to Urag gro-Shub (the librarian at the College of Winterhold), he will eventually say “But at the same time, all of it is true. Even the falsehoods. Especially the falsehoods.” This is likely an homage to this exchange between Garak and Bashir in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
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[details=Star Wars] If you venture in to Bleakcoast Cave, you will find inside some interesting things. The first is a Snow Troll; once you have found and killed the Snow Troll, nearby will be a skeleton hanging upside down from the ceiling with a sword on the ground. This is a reference to Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, in which Luke Skywalker finds himself trapped by a Wampa in a cave and uses the force to reach for his lightsaber. A similar reference appeared in the Morrowind expansion Bloodmoon.
During quests Follower will sometimes say “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.” A line also used by actors in nearly every Lucas Film.[/details]

Three Billy Goats Gruff

Directly south of Markarth, near Pure water run, there is a stone bridge near a waterfall. If it is your first time there, you will see three goats; upon looking under bridge, you will find a dead troll. This is a reference to the children’s story “Three Billy Goats Gruff” (a similar reference was also found in Oblivion).

William Shakespeare

Peryite, the god of plague and pestilence, has a shrine dedicated to him on a cliff in the wilderness of the Reach. In an alcove at the base of the cliff to the southeast, two corpses can be found with poisons and a dagger lying between them, a reference to William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (and to the famous line in Act 3, scene 1, 90–92).

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Easter Eggs

Alice In Wonderland

During the quest The Mind of Madness the player encounters Sheogorath having a tea party in the middle of a forest. This is a reference to Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Annie

During the quest Innocence Lost when you enter the orphanage, you will hear Grelod the Kind shout at the children “What do you say?” To which they respond “We love you Grelod, thank you for your kindness!”. This is very similar to the movie “Annie”, in which the orphans were always asked “WHAT DO YOU SAY?” and the response was always “We love you Miss Hannigan”.

Arthurian Lore

In a small lake between Whiterun and Silent Moons Camp, there’s a skeleton arm sticking above the water holding a sword, possibly a reference to The Lady of the Lake in Arthurian lore. This is the middle lake of the three lakes in a row.Just outside of Rebel’s Cairn, northwest of Rorikstead, you will find a sword in a stone, referencing Arthurian lore and the sword Excalibur.After starting the Ill Met By Moonlight quest you will hunt down a white stag which is found in many Arthurian stories symbolizing adventure and the hunt

Choose Your Own Adventure

Kolb & the Dragon is a book written in the style of Choose Your Own Adventure

Cicero

In the Dark Brotherhood Quest line, you will encounter an assassin named Cicero. This is likely a reference towards the Roman philosopher and statesman Cicero, who was a close friend of Cassius, one of the assassins of Caesar, and openly endorsed the assassination after it had passed.

Dungeons and Dragons

If you go back up the road from Riverwood to where you came out of after the prologue, there is a cave called “Embershard Mine”. This refers to the popular Dungeons and Dragons podcast that Mike Krahulik, Jerry Holkins, Scott Kurtz, and Wil Wheaton played in to showcase the new fourth edition of the game. In it, Scott Kurtz’s character, Binwin Bronzebottom, refers to how his dwarven father stopped drinking because the Embershard family of dwarves stole their mine. A note found on a skeleton refers to the same, but with a Nordic, not dwarven, theme.

Earthsea

The lore about Shouts has some elements of similarity to the way magic works in Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea novels and stories. Both of them depend on the language of dragons, where speaking the name of something in that language gives you control over it. The general concept of the dragons’ long absence and return is also reminiscent of the plot of “The Farthest Shore,” the third book in Le Guin’s famous Earthsea quadrilogy. Further, the fourth book in the quadrilogy, “Tehanu,” includes a character named Therru, a young woman who is said to be “a double being, half human, half dragon.”

Galaxy Quest

During The Black Star Quest, the Innkeeper in Winterhold will complain to Nelacar about conducting experiments at the Inn – “Your last [experiment] turned inside-out and it exploded” – a quote taken from the movie Galaxy Quest.

The Hangover

The quest A Night To Remember may be an homage to the movie The Hangover. In the quest, you travel around Skyrim looking for your drinking buddy Sam and cleaning up all the problems you created while you were drunk.

Hunt the Wumpus

The possible follower Belrand occasionally mentions a game he played as a child, “Seek the Wumpus”, a name likely derived from the classic computer game Hunt the Wumpus.

Indiana Jones

When Athis is asked why he joined the companions, his response is “fortune and glory, friend. Fortune and glory.” This is a reference to a very similar line from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Interview with the Vampire

In the Dark Brotherhood, there is a vampire named Babette. In Anne Rice’s novel “Interview with the Vampire,” Babette is the protagonist’s first love interest. The body of a young girl, however, is a reference to Claudia, the protagonist’s “daughter” who was over 70 years old in the body of a 7 year old.

Legend of Sleepy Hollow

During the night, the PC may encounter a Headless Horseman, referencing Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. There seems to be no set spawn point for him, and can spawn anywhere between 10PM and 5AM. He appears as a headless ghost armed with a War Axe, and has a spectral horse. The PC cannot interact with him, though he may be followed. Hostile NPC’s and creatures will attack him as he passes, but he ignores them. Wherever he appears, he will always make his way to Hamvir’s Rest, and will disappear as soon as the player enters Hamvir’s Rest and engages the hostile undead in the area. If morning comes before Hamvir’s rest is reached, the Headless Horseman always speaks of an “abrupt end” to the “game”, likely referring to your chasing him all over Skyrim.

Legend of Zelda

At one point, the Companion Farkas says to the player “It’s a secret to everybody”, a phrase popularized by the The Legend of Zelda video games.

Love Potion No. 9

In the quest Salt for Arcadia, the player delivers Frost Salt to the alchemist Arcadia, who says she intends to use it to create a love elixir. This is likely a nod to the 1992 movie Love Potion No. 9, where the love potion at issue turned out to be concentrated salt.

Minecraft

At the top of Throat of the World you can find a Notched Pickaxe which provides a bonus to Smithing. The name (Notch is the nickname of the creator of Minecraft), the tool (the pickaxe is a commonly used tool in Minecraft), and the bonus (a major part of Minecraft is to create your own equipment) are references to Minecraft.

Monty Python

On occasion, during melee combat with an NPC you may hear them state, “'Tis but a scratch!” This may be in reference to the film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail when Arthur wounds the Black Knight.*During the execution of Roggvir, someone in the crowd yells “Get on with it!” This is another possible reference to a recurring joke in Monty Python productions.

Nightmare Before Christmas

Beneath the Goldenglow Estate, in the sewers, the player will come across the skeletons of 5 deer and a human, in front of a cart. This is possibly a reference to The Nightmare Before Christmas, in which Jack Skellington rides a sleigh pulled by skeletal reindeer.

Norse Mythology

High Hrothgar, the sanctuary on top of the Throat of the World, may have gained its name from Hroðgar, a legendary Danish king.*During the quest Tending the Flames, the player is required to find a poem, a part of the “Poetic Edda”, which is a reference to the book of Norse mythology by the same name.The dragon priest Volsung is most likely a reference to the feared Nordic king VölsungIt might also be a reference to the “Völsunga saga” in ancient Nordic mythology. the saga is about a dragon named Fafne guarding a chest of gold. The Völsunga saga had a reference in Oblivion as well.*In the quest “Promises to Keep” you are able to get a birth certificate mentioning Sleipnir, the grandfather of Frost. Sleipnir is the eight-legged horse of Odin in Norse mythology.*Sovngarde is clearly a reference to the Norse “Asgård” and the great building/hall at the “end” would be “Valhalla” or “Valaskjalf”, so called “Hall of Valor” (in-game) would be Shor’s hall , a reference to that “Valaskjalf” would be Odin’s residence in Nordic Mythology.*One of the dragon priests, Volsung, is named after a hero in Norse Mythology. Also, Sigurd, the assistant at Belethor’s General Goods in Whiterun, shares the name with another hero of Norse mythology. Sigurd is also the grandson of Volsung, by way of his father Sigmund.*Sigmund broke his sword Gram in combat, and years later, it was mended for Sigurd, who slew the dragon Fafnir with it. This presumably inspired the beginning of Glory of the Dead, in which Wuuthrad is mended for the player.*Tsur is an obvious wordplay on Sutr, an Elder Giant from Norse Mythology.

Pac Man

In Endon’s house in Markarth, there is a shelf where Garlic, Glow Dust, Sliced Goat Cheese, and a Slaughterfish egg are arranged to resemble Pac-Man eating several pac-dots.

Pete's Dragon

When you first enter Riverwood an old women shouts “a dragon! A dragon! I swear I saw a dragon!” This is a reference to the song in the children’s film Pete’s dragon.

Pied Piper of Hamelin

In the quest Dampened Spirits, you encounter a not-quite-sane mage named Hamelyn, whose journal describes how he has created an army of skeevers. This may be a reference to the famous story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

Poltergeist

In the quest “The House of Horrors” when you become locked in the abandoned house in Markarth and the poltergeist activity starts there are a load of chairs stacked in a precarious manner on a table. This is probably a reference to the famous scene in the 1982 movie “Poltergeist” where the entities haunting the family’s house do exactly the same thing.

Red Dwarf

*In the quest ‘The Mind of Madness’ Pelagius’ Confidence and Paranoia are manifest as actual beings fighting each other. This is similar to an early episode of the british Sci-Fi Comedy, Red Dwarf, when during the episode ‘Confidence and Paranoia’ Dave Lister contracts a mutated disease and his Confidence and Paranoia are made into human form as an effect of his illness, during which time they strive to undermine and eventually kill one another.

Shawshank Redemption

You can talk to Enthir at the College of Winterhold and say “I understand you’re an elf who knows how to get things”. This is a reference to the 1994 film adaption of Stephen King’s “The Shawshank Redemption”.

Star Trek

An NPC called Temba Wide-Arm makes an appearance, in reference to a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode called “Darmok”, where an alien who only speaks in allegories repeatedly says, “Temba, his arms wide”. She is a Nord residing at the Ivarstead sawmill.*In the book Great Harbingers, Cirroc the Lofty is listed as the first Harbinger of the Companions to be an outsider. The name alludes to Cirroc Lofton, the actor that played Jake Sisko in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.When speaking to Urag gro-Shub (the librarian at the College of Winterhold), he will eventually say “But at the same time, all of it is true. Even the falsehoods. Especially the falsehoods.” This is likely an homage to this exchange between Garak and Bashir in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Star Wars

If you venture in to Bleakcoast Cave, you will find inside some interesting things. The first is a Snow Troll; once you have found and killed the Snow Troll, nearby will be a skeleton hanging upside down from the ceiling with a sword on the ground. This is a reference to Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, in which Luke Skywalker finds himself trapped by a Wampa in a cave and uses the force to reach for his lightsaber. A similar reference appeared in the Morrowind expansion Bloodmoon.*During quests Follower will sometimes say “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.” A line also used by actors in nearly every Lucas Film.

Three Billy Goats Gruff

Directly south of Markarth, near Pure water run, there is a stone bridge near a waterfall. If it is your first time there, you will see three goats; upon looking under bridge, you will find a dead troll. This is a reference to the children’s story “Three Billy Goats Gruff” (a similar reference was also found in Oblivion).

William Shakespeare

Peryite, the god of plague and pestilence, has a shrine dedicated to him on a cliff in the wilderness of the Reach. In an alcove at the base of the cliff to the southeast, two corpses can be found with poisons and a dagger lying between them, a reference to William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (and to the famous line in Act 3, scene 1, 90–92).

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