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  • Of Things to Come

    Posted Tue at 11:20 PM by A Shadow Under the Moons

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  • Memoirs of Mundus: The Amulet of the Lich

    Posted October 15 by Tenebrous

    Memoirs of Mundus: The Amulet of the Lich, An Orc Fairy Tale Ian S. McClure   Once upon a time, there was a stronghold in the Jerall Mountains, whose name has been lost thanks to time, and to humans' meddling with our history. Though this stronghold was once mighty, it had fallen on hard tim...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter XIV: Old Buzzard

    Posted October 15 by The Long-Chapper

    1st of Sun's Dawn, 4E 202   “You will owe me a lot more than just one case of Black Briar for this, Veteran.” Griped Eorlund Grey-Mane.   “Get your hammer out of your arse, you old nag.  Here’s your coin.” Skjor replied, handing the smith an addit...

  • The Parting Glass, Chapter One

    Posted October 15 by StopTalkingAtMe

      The Parting Glass Part OneThe Rats of Bravil "All the money that e'er I had,I spent it in good company.And all the harm ever I done,Alas! it was to none but me,And all I have done for the want of wit,To memory now I can't recall,So fill to me the parting glass,Good night and joy be with yo...

  • The Parting Glass -- TOC

    Posted October 15 by StopTalkingAtMe

    "Let's get something straight before we begin: almost everything you have ever heard about me is a lie."   In the year 394 in the Third Era a ragged little five-year-old boy came into the care of a Breton woman running an ill-reputed wayside in on the road between Skingrad and Bravil. This is...

  • Darkening Sky, Chapter 10

    Posted October 15 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 10                         Lencius knew from the moment they came that his letter hadn’t gone through quickly enough.             ...

  • UJON, Book Ten - In Which An Uninvited Guest Arrives

    Posted October 14 by Gnewna

    13th Sun’s Dusk, College of Winterhold   Finally a moment to myself. Not entirely surprised that Mercer is a duplicitous bastard, although I’ll admit the extent of it is, well, more than I expected. I woke up outside the barrow with a painful, but mainly healed, throat. Karliah wa...

  • Den of Thieves - ToC

    Posted October 13 by DeltaFox

    The year is 4E 201. and Skyrim is at war. The Legion fights against the rebel Stormcloaks for the control of the province while the Thalmor manipulate the events from the shadows. To make the situation worse, the dragons have returned after thousands of years to bring about the destruction of Nirn. ...

  • UJON, Book Nine, Part Two

    Posted October 10 by Gnewna

      8th Sun’s Dusk, Solitude   Spent the night in the Winking Skeever. Slept very little, when I did drift off I woke – within minutes, I’m told, from the most horrible, unsettling nightmares. And yet I remember nothing but the vaguest details, only the feeling of terror...

  • The Adventures of San-daro: Chapter 3

    Posted October 9 by Paul

    If you’ve been following along with this guide we’ve covered character creation – including race and class choice – and the very beginnings of getting to grips with the basics of the game once you step out into Tamriel.   Our titular character, San-daro has survived th...

  • Unabridged Journal of Nerussa, Book Nine, Part One

    Posted October 8 by Gnewna

      5th Sun’s Dusk “One of the guards made some smart comment yesterday about ‘conjuring him up a warm bed’… I’m starting to think a spell like that might actually be worth…” he shuddered “studying.” Nerussa screwed her eyes up, hop...

  • Darkening Sky, Chapter 9

    Posted October 8 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 9                         Pain washing over him, wrapping around him, encompassing him like a foul-smelling blanket.              ...

  • PoTM: Chapter 21, More Tea

    Posted September 30 by The Lorc of Flowers

    Testimonials on Mushroom Towers By Minerva Calo, Associate Chronicler   The Telvanni, the most mysterious of the Great House in all respects, features one of the most looming curiosities - both literally and figuratively - the mushroom structures which they live and work within. The House ...

  • The Adventures of San-daro: Chapter 2

    Posted September 29 by Paul

      During the course of the tutorial you are going to start levelling up – you will go from level 1 to level 2 by something an innocuous as picking the lock on the slaver hut on Firemoth Island. This will give you your first major choice after starting the game – namely where to p...

  • CoTD, Book 1 - Chapter II: Left for Dead

    Posted September 28 by Nao

      Faelireth Faelireth awoke with a gasp that echoed throughout the room, resonating the same fear and anguish occupied in her breath. The light from above seared her eyes. Pain palpitated in her head steadily with her toiling heart. The past tangled with the present as she struggled...

  • Darkening Sky, Chapter 8

    Posted September 27 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 8                         For the first time since he drank of the Clear Flask, Harrow felt his heart race over sixty beats per minute.           ...

  • PoTM: Chapter 20, Serpent Rising

    Posted September 26 by The Lorc of Flowers

      Celestial Serpent, hear my prayer!   Oh, Serpent, who descends from the sky, listen to my unworthy voice and raise me up.   Oh, Serpent, who sheds the Worldskin to return us to a simpler, better time, hear my humble words and make a place for me in your nest.   Oh, Ser...

  • ESO - Assassin's Path - ToC

    Posted September 25 by DeltaFox

    Elder Scrolls Online Tale Assassin's Path   It is the year 582 of the Second Era. The Emperor of Tamriel has dissapeared and three great alliances are formed to conquer Cyrodiil and take control of the Ruby Throne: Aldmeri Dominion, Ebonhearth Pact and the Daggerfall Covenant. To make things...

  • Light & Shadow

    Posted September 24 by SpottedFawn

        The Headache   He was reluctant to part with the Gauldur amulet. But Ossien had enjoyed its benefits for long enough. Though his home directly outside of Whiterun’s capital could accommodate even the most zealous of hoarders, Ossien knew when to keep something—...

  • The Adventures of San-daro: Chapter 0

    Posted September 23 by Paul

    This one does not to look in mirror to know that she is pretty One of the questions often asked is: ‘Does race matter in ESO?’. In most cases, what people mean by that question is whether the choice of race (which is made at character creation and then locked in) will negatively affec...

  • The Adventures of San-daro: Chapter 1

    Posted September 20 by Paul

    This one thinks that Fonten might come to regret drinking so much happy juice, no?   ...and, may San-daro be bold enough to opine 'Look what the cat dragged in..'?   Firemoth Island is small crescent-shaped outcrop just off the coast of Seyda Neen in the Inner Sea. If you played ...

  • Legend of the Mojave - ToC

    Posted September 20 by DeltaFox

    Well, for the past several months, I was struggling a bit about which story to write. I posted a few ToCs here and there, but that didn't really kick off. I got writers block, and while I did have the genral plot of my stories planned out, I didn't know what to write in between. So, I decided to tra...

  • A.D.W.D. Chapter 28: First Dates

    Posted September 18 by Exuro

    A few more turns and the roast should be cooked through, Valus thought in amusement as he watched a bundle of damp cloth rotate before the hearth fire in the afterglow of a full stomach and warm shelter. Kaera had wolfed her share of the meal down in half the time and was now hoping that a rotisseri...

  • Goddahl Glass-Back

    Posted September 18 by Legion

                The instruments of killing delight that Goddahl Glass-Back had so proudly used in his decades of vampire hunting laid now out of arm’s reach, broken in two. He cried out in rage, unwilling to accept that even though he was alive, he had lost. His echo ...

  • Blood on the Sand - Skirmish

    Posted September 16 by Felkros

    Sylos squinted at the sun, judging its position.   “We’ve got only a few hours till the sun’s down, I want this whole camp packed up by nightfall!” He groaned at the voice of his commander. Their ragtag “army” was much more freeform and less discipline...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 28

    Posted September 16 by Caladran

    Chapter 28   Ciel’nn viewed the small room with a minor interest —  this room belonged to a Dunmer mage. Why was he there, he had not slightest clue, but he continued to observe. A dark, expensive robe was neatly folded on the bed and a pair of enchanted shoes was put next ...

  • Darkening Sky, Chapter 7

    Posted September 15 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 7                         Relnar couldn’t sleep.                   He turned over, shivering under his f...

  • A Kiss, Sweet Mother - Part 2: Hands Bloodied

    Posted September 13 by Teineeva

    20th of Evening Star, 4E195, Windhelm   Why is it taking him so long? She shivered as a late evening breeze ran down the abandoned street and through her unkempt hair. If something happened to him she would never forgive herself or that Calixto creep. She had asked Aventus to climb in throu...

  • Blood Line - Episode One

    Posted September 13 by BlueDremora

    Episode One - A Sudden Decision   Vikram woke with a jolt from a sleep he’d never meant to have. The fire had burned low. Dozing off again ey Vikram, he thought to himself, I’m the bloody guard I have to stay awake. He took of his deerhide mittens and scooped up a handful of sno...

  • A.D.W.D. Interlude: The Fox and the Hare

    Posted September 13 by Exuro

      High in the mountains of Haafingar a white hare crested a bank of snow under clear skies. Its nose twitched at the heavy scent of iron drifting through the air and it hopped towards the source, a red spreading from a form surrounded by virgin powder. Atop the blanket of its own life, a fox t...

  • The Railroad - ToC

    Posted September 12 by DeltaFox

      It is the year 2289. It has been two years since the Brotherhood of Steel entered the Commonwealth and started a war against the Institute. Two years since Boston found peace. Two years since we liberated the last synth. We thought that our fight was over and many of us left. Deacon, Glory...

  • Blood Line - Prologue

    Posted September 12 by BlueDremora

    Prologue   The faint clatter of two pairs of footsteps echoed through the cavernous arches of the subterranean hall. It was a place of darkness and terror, a place chosen by the Count for the nostalgic fear inspiring emptiness that hung about the ancient rooms. The Count loved old crypts, a...

  • Chasing Death: Epilogue

    Posted September 11 by The Lorc of Flowers

      The tavern was slowly becoming crowded as the city’s guards ended their daily patrolling and crashed for the night at Winking Skeever’s, to let off some steam, as well as with people who just ended their day, looking for a drink or just a hot meal. There was a strange atmospher...

  • Chasing Death: Chapter 8, Black and White

    Posted September 10 by The Long-Chapper

      “You can't save him,” Decimus suddenly said, with a voice clear and strong and Äelberon frowned, involuntarily taking a step back. He felt the dark magic rising as a midnight tide, drowning the room and Decimus was right at the middle of it. He had tried to stop it with hi...

  • Darkening Sky, Chapter 6

    Posted September 10 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 6                         ‘Yamayubi!’ Harrow shouted, his voice tinged with frustration as he brought his hand down in a smiting motion. The dummy in front of him remained standing...

  • Chasing Death: Chapter 7, The Catacombs

    Posted September 10 by The Lorc of Flowers

      All four of them were staring down the hole in the wall, down the stairs drowning in darkness. Decimus could swear the darkness was calling to him, inviting him to plunge into its cold embrace and let it swallow him whole between its welcoming thighs.   He suddenly shook his head, c...

  • The History of Reynard the Fox ≈ Chapter 3

    Posted September 9 by Mr.Smail

    Some minutes after finishing my fine meal of poultry, I then came to be walking through the stone paths within this new land of Skyrim. The air of this land was thin and clear, crisp and clean. It failed to portray quite the sense of security as the stuffy warmth of Cyrodiil, yet I have always found...

  • Chasing Death: Chapter 6, Proudspire

    Posted September 9 by The Long-Chapper

      They were standing in front of a door, the silent and disturbing aura of Solitude hanging heavily on their shoulders and Decimus looked at the Altmer standing next to him. Äelberon was just as tired as Decimus, the Mer was only better at hiding it. The events of the day were resting o...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 275 The Final Piece of the Puzzle

    Posted September 9 by Sotek

    Chapter 275 The Final Piece of the Puzzle   The mere mention of Kul-et’s name was enough to bring Sotek’s feet to a stop. His eyes closed tightly as he turned around to Sasha so he could ask her about the new Companion member. “What about Kul-et?”   “We&r...

  • Cyrodiil Chronicles - ToC

    Posted September 8 by DeltaFox

    Coming in from High Rock, a ship from the East Empire Company stops in the port of Anvil on the west coast of Cyrodiil. Aboard the ship is an Imperial hailing from Wayrest. Traveling for the past eight months, he has been looking for the infamous Grey Fox. The man that has murdered his entire fami...

  • Chasing Death: Chapter 5, The Investigation

    Posted September 7 by The Lorc of Flowers

      I’m going to kill him, club him to death. Shove his head up his nose and I don't fucking care it's not possible! What the fuck was he thinking? Decimus roughly slammed the door to the small quarters in the dungeon where Ronnie was waiting for him. The Mer didn’t even flinch at ...

  • Chasing Death: Chapter 4, Terms of Release

    Posted September 7 by The Long-Chapper

    The dungeon guards, clad in Solitude’s red, bowed slightly in his presence and he acknowledged them with a curt nod as he glided gracefully down the stone steps leading deep into the bowels of Castle Dour, his arms folded backwards at the elbows. His favorite position for them and part of hi...

  • Frozen Tears: Chapter 2

    Posted September 6 by Felkros

    Arlya’s POV   This wasn’t happening. I blinked. I blinked again, keeping my eyes closed this time. When I opened them, the student was still there.   “You put on the magic ring you found in the ancient ruins. The ruins we found had a secret extension, which is now bei...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 27

    Posted September 6 by Caladran

      Chapter 27   The Daedra looked at him with a careless expression. It was a different one and its mouth moved, but Ciel’nn couldn’t hear a thing. The only thing he heard was the time distortion struck in the distance. Is this in the same reality as in the previous dream? ...

  • Chasing Death: Chapter 3, The Albino

    Posted September 6 by The Lorc of Flowers

      Belrand yawned before taking another sip of his watered mead. That it was watered did nothing to warm his still chilling bones, but it was morning, and while he enjoyed his mead like any other Nord, drinking it so early was just not proper. A table nearer to the large central hearth would&...

  • Chasing Death: Chapter 2, Incidents

    Posted September 6 by The Long-Chapper

      The Winking Skeever was nearly empty with the exception of a few either brave enough or foolish enough patrons. And there was a very thin line between courage and idiocy. Some were already so drunk they couldn't even put together a coherent sentence and the rest were slowly getting there. ...

  • Tales of a Quite Peculiar Cat Vol. II

    Posted September 5 by Meli

    By Rubyn Frey   In many ways Ji'sari was a typical Khajiit, they have a tendency towards very sweet things and also to develop various abilities that may cause them to cross paths with the authorities. Often as a very young kit, Ji'sari wished to test herself but also had a yearning for som...

  • Chasing Death: Chapter 1, The Cave of Skulls

    Posted September 5 by The Lorc of Flowers

    They were standing in front of the cave's mouth, among the bones of three no longer animated skeletons, with wind howling around their bodies and Decimus couldn't help himself anymore. He spit. The saliva was carried by the wind to his left where Belrand was standing and the Nord mercenary jumped ...

  • Chasing Death - Table of Contents

    Posted September 4 by The Lorc of Flowers

      O'Death, of ice cold hands, of cruel brands. Come and dance, with your adamance.   Spare me another day, In Solitude faraway, spare me another betray, in Solitude of stone and clay.   O'Death, I have learned your name, a flickering of cold flame, as darkness came, ...

  • Chasing Death: Prologue

    Posted September 4 by The Long-Chapper

      The tavern was slowly becoming crowded as the city’s guards ended their daily patrolling and crashed for the night at Winking Skeever’s, to let off some steam.   An Imperial man sitting at the bar was observing all the people at their tables, chatting, enjoying their dri...

  • Mor's Lament for Alessia

    Posted September 4 by Paws

    I see you still upon your star-patterned path A banner ever-burning On snow-dusted sighs I hear your laugh   From Aetherius adjourning.   You're like Secunda's light on my nose hoop here Unobtrusively allusive I withdraw more every passing year   Under summer's sun, reclusiv...

  • The Newer Edda: Chapter 3

    Posted September 3 by Casey

    Chapter Three: Concerning Bergrimr’s Dispute with Jarl Hralfdan Hralfdanson of Markarth          Now when at last Bergrimr had shouted himself hoarse and called Orm indoors to release him from the bonds Dortgljot had bound him with, he was furious to find that she ha...

  • Darkening Sky, Chapter 5

    Posted September 2 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 5                         Ambarro stood still as a statue, his facial muscles bulging as he strained.                &nb...

  • Rust

    Posted September 1 by Legion

    Blistered amber rustperverts our soil. Sand and dustof the bones of giants;shining steel beams.The american dreamhas collapsed.   Man's miscreations​ ​judged with contempt;Mother, Matriarch --eyes unveiled,casts asideher impartial scales.   Parables of the Heart (TOC)

  • Tales of a Quite Peculiar Cat Vol. III

    Posted September 1 by Meli

    By Rubyn Frey   As Ji’sari grew, so did her tendency to be where she should not, her eavesdropping giving her access to information that the lower class Khajiit could never dream of knowing. This led to a deepening distrust of the ruling Khajiit and the Altmeri who kept them in their ...

  • Blood Line - Overview

    Posted September 1 by BlueDremora

            Prologue.................................................. Single Drop Episode One............................... A Sudden Decision Episode Two......................................................... WiP Episode Three................................ Yet to be co...

  • Missing Traces: The Last Tharn

    Posted August 31 by Medieval

    Hello!,  Here is my entry for TSC's Book and Terminal Event, it have took me around five days to finish the writing, I was reading lore and thinking it well, is an in-game book mostly about history, is an investigation, also have a small reference related to my TES FAN story I'm creating,I hop...

  • Newer Edda: Chapter Two

    Posted August 31 by Casey

    Chapter Two: Concerning Bergrimr’s Dispute with The Men of the Reach       The tale tells now of how Bergrimr and Dortgljot raise their children, one after the other, and of how they became. Orm was the eldest son, and took after his father in all things. Calm and slow to anger...

  • Newer Edda: Chapter One

    Posted August 31 by Casey

    Chapter One: Concerning Thane Bergrimr Anksson and How He Left the Court of Falkreath       In the frozen northlands of Tamriel during the early fourth era there lived many families of farmers and sailors who found difficulty in plowing and sailing through ice, and so often a villa...

  • Newer Edda: Introduction

    Posted August 31 by Casey

          They of Skyrim tell that in the olden days when there was civil-war upon the land, and also cultists, vampires, and dragons or any other number of miscreants making overt gestures towards the Ending of Nirn, there was nowhere else to be found in any time a merrier band of murder...

  • The Newer Edda: ToC

    Posted August 31 by Casey

      Welcome, reader dearest, to an on-going romp parodying the ancient Icelandic and Hero saga's of the Norse.      The Newer Edda ToC   Vo.1 - The Lay of Bergrimr     Introduction  Chapter One: Concerning Thane Bergrimr Anksson and How He Left the ...

  • War Bear

    Posted August 31 by Legion

    Rivers brown from mining ore, bloody war; grizzly bear, brown dyed black: sludge and gore. Heavy coat, shoulders sag. Old bear; dragon stalks you, common mare. The forest holds its breath; blue eyes reflect green and foes unseen. Cautious step. Exhale -- Trapped.     Parables o...

  • The History of Magic, Part 1 - Noble Phantasms

    Posted August 31 by Dragonborn1921

    Disclaimer: So this isn't a book based off of TES Lore but instead the Lore of Fate/Elder Scrolls, a rather large project I'm working on at the moment that spans Character Builds, Roleplaying Profiles, Stories and more. It's still something that I wanted to post for the TSC Event even if it doe...

  • Tales of a Quite Peculiar Cat Vol. I

    Posted August 30 by Meli

    By Rubyn Frey   Our tale begins in Elsweyer, with a kit who was a little too curious, finding herself amongst the feet of the elders in the markets or climbing onto the low sloping roofs and finding hiding spots to overhear the more noble Khajiit or visiting Justicas.   Our kit, Ji's...

  • Tales of a Quite Peculiar Cat - TOC

    Posted August 30 by Meli

      Welcome dear readers as I, Rubyn Frey, bestow upon you the most fantastical, but true tales of the Khajiit known only as Ji'sari. Yes, 'tis true, a Khajiit, that is now a legend in her own lifetime, stories of her feats of adventure in Cyrodiil and Skyrim will shock or bedazzle the unwary....

  • Crown in the Snow: a History of Winterhold

    Posted August 30 by soly

    A History of Winterhold in Skyrimby Korir the Embittered4E 204 The storied city of Winterhold, once the preeminent economic, cultural and political centre of Skyrim, is today reduced to a ghost of its former glories, befitting the cursed sea it stands beside. In this tome, I chronicle the histo...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 274 A Betrayal of Trust

    Posted August 28 by Sotek

    A Betrayal of Trust    Sotek sighed then fell silent as he watched Aela head back to Whiterun. She slinked passed the tree line wearing a shawl of disgrace, forged by her own actions. Now that he was alone with Sasha, the female Shadowscale, Sotek focused on other matters; his own h...

  • In Both Life and Death

    Posted August 27 by Golden Fool

    He squinted, as what little light that had managed to make its way through the smattering of planks that passed for a roof, finally crept its way across his eyes. That it had moved this far since he woke told him he’d been lying awake for roughly half an hour, in the past he would have quite l...

  • Wasteland Recipes Vol 1

    Posted August 26 by SpottedFawn

      Sitting on top of an explosives crate, you find a stack of papers held together with bits of yarn. It’s a recipe book!   Curious, you leaf through it.       Got sick of eating salisbury steak all the friggin time. Made these recipes. Plenty of food out there...

  • A.I.I- Chapter 7, Making Plans

    Posted August 25 by Selafyn Froststep

    Author Note- Occasinal bad language “Ok, I'm weak as shit for the time being but I've gotten coin and letters to each hold. I will have mercenaries coming to here fairly soon. Until then, I smith.”   Ria looked up quizzically from reading through a notebook.   “Selaf...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Twenty-Six - Plans Are Made

    Posted August 25 by SpottedFawn

    Plans Are Made     It wasn’t Meridia. Why would a Daedric Prince who hated the unnatural create a seal to wear his soul away? To contain his power, instead of simply killing him?   Kjeld turned the page, and flinched at the horrific illustration of a horned, demonic creat...

  • CoTD, Book 1 - Chapter I: Judge, Jury, and Executioner

    Posted August 25 by Nao

    Aelina Sibellius All she felt was pain.   Twisting and convoluting and maiming her. Pummeling and beating and thrashing her. Thump. Thump. Thump. With each harsh bounce, it washed over her body like wildfire, scalding her very flesh. Colors merged in her vision as she peeled her ey...

  • The Myth of the Missing Thirteenth

    Posted August 24 by Amornar

    (A second entry from me for a Skyrim based book for the TSC Book and Terminal Event and a....preview myth/prophecy for a potential build and blog-based story I might be doing in the future. Enjoy!)   The Myth of the Missing Thirteenth   Dark stone walls soared to the cosmos, disappeari...

  • Atom's Proclamation

    Posted August 24 by Amornar

    (My Fallout 4 Entry for the TSC Book and Terminal Event and a preview for what is likely my next FO4 build. Enjoy!)   The following message has been found on countless terminals scattered across the Commonwealth in recent weeks, overritting all of their previous software programs and config...

  • ToC The Hunter and The Prey

    Posted August 24 by Vezrabuto

     Dealing with the Undead is never an easy Task.This is a Story about a young Breton Girl called Momo and her Fox companion Frostbite Investigating strange Abductions near Morthal and what they discover is grim.    The Hunter and the Prey vol 1    The Hunter and the Prey ...

  • The Hunter and The Prey Vol.6 Finale

    Posted August 24 by Vezrabuto

    Momo inhaled and started coughing She took a look at her arm. The Deep Blue Veins in her Arm started to turn into a deathly looking Green. She fell to her Knees while hearing a Scream. Frostbite using his last strength and willpower jumped and bit the Necromancers Neck freezing his head from the nec...

  • The Hunter and The Prey Vol.5

    Posted August 24 by Vezrabuto

    Momo took her bow of her back and loaded an Arrow "I Despise people like you, always using others for youre Personal gain, Im Sick of It. "Foolish Girl if you had seen what i saw during my years as a Traveler you wouldnt even dear to question my ways. the Civilians started runing at the two Adventur...

  • The Hunter and The Prey Vol.4

    Posted August 24 by Vezrabuto

    "You played around with Magic you couldn't grasp and Turned yourself into a Fox, thats quite amusing actually". "I'll show you an idiot. im going to freeze you to the bone" said Frostbite while showing his teeth. The Man broke out in laughter. "Do you even realise how bad this Situation is for you?....

  • The Hunter and The Prey Vol.3

    Posted August 24 by Vezrabuto

    Following the sound of the Pickaxes, Momo and Frostbite found the missing Civilians hitting a wall. Momo walked up to one of them and put her hand on one of the Civilians shoulder. "Lets get out of he........". She stopped as she felt the the cold bodys Head slowly turn. "h..help meeee" Momo stumble...

  • The Hunter and The Prey Vol.2

    Posted August 23 by Vezrabuto

    Momo gasped as She saw two corpses in a River of blood on the floor. the Smell was horrible. Momo inspected the bodies and muttered " about one week old, i assume Bandits attacked them". Momo got back up and walked slowly around the Manor. While searching the Manor Momo jumped up due to a Noise in t...

  • Radioactive - Chapter 1: Paint it Green

    Posted August 23 by DeltaFox

      A new day dawned as the morning sun showered Diamond City with it's light when it finaly got over the Wall.The green stadium wall was separating the citizens of Diamond City from the dangers of the Commonwealth. The people of DC were already at the centre market and eating at the Noodle st...

  • First Draft: Lessons in Tamriellian Cuisine

    Posted August 23 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    *NOTE: This is a very early concept of mine. Readers of R.T.H.L. might already know that I devote a fair amount of my attention to cuisine when writing. I have always been quite interested in the various forms of food found in the land of Tamriel, from the more orthodox ones derived from mainstream ...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 16) Fire

    Posted August 22 by William McNee

      The sound of raised voices woke her from her sleep. Despite all she had endured at his hands, her hearing was still as sharp as ever. There was an argument ensuing somewhere in the dank dungeon and she was able to catch bits of it through the moaning and cries of pain of the other prisoners ...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 26

    Posted August 22 by Caladran

    Chapter 26 He carefully mixed the ingredients for the advanced health potion. He took the vial gently into his hands when the door was abruptly opened — Maltrys stormed into the study room and his twisted face looked at Ciel’nn. “Brewing potions again! Just like your mother!&rdq...

  • The Hunter and The Prey Vol.1

    Posted August 21 by Vezrabuto

    It was a Moon lit Night. The Moon reflected from the murky Water inside the Swamps surrounding Morthal. "I hate Swamps" whispered Momo while slaping the Mosquito on her Neck. "Well you accepted the Bounty, its youre own fault" replied Frostbite. Momo pulled a Piece of Paper out of her...

  • Well Rested

    Posted August 20 by Amornar

        The Saga of Scales: Table of Contents Previous Entry: Reflection in Blood     28th of Sun’s Height   It has been nearly two weeks since we left Markarth. Exactly how Scales escaped the supposedly impenetrable fortress that is Cidhna Mine to this day he sti...

  • Radioactive - ToC

    Posted August 20 by DeltaFox

      Radioactive follows a Diamond City security guard and his team as they try to find a way to stop a new super mutant cult created by the Children of Atom. This journey will take them from downtown Boston, to the frozen wastes outside the city and to the mysterious Far Harbor. How will a few...

  • Reflection in Blood

    Posted August 20 by Amornar

      The Saga of Scales: Table of Contents Previous Entry: A long time coming.....       Ancient scales garbed in loss, wrought in pain, wrapped in chains Thrown back to pick, back to chisel, back to mine Freedom won and freedom lost Slave, prisoner, just different titles ...

  • Songs of the Return, Volume 9, The Tale of the Vedrfolnir

    Posted August 20 by Paws

    Among the legendary vessels and crews from the massive shipyards of Jyljyrfyk to make the journey south across the whale road -  the Kaal Kaaz, the Chrion, the Sadon Reyth, the Harakk, the Fallowfire, the Jorrvaskr and the most exalted crew of our lord Ysgramor’s ship, the Ylgermet - ther...

  • A long time coming....

    Posted August 20 by Amornar

       The Saga of Scales: Table of Contents Previous Entry: You sure? Fine. I'll stand watch.     A low, dangerous hiss escaped between the teeth of the hulking saxhleel as he stalked into the house, shoulders sway from side to side as his whole body twisted to take in every ...

  • You sure? Fine. I'll stand watch.

    Posted August 20 by Amornar

      The Saga of Scales: Table of Contents Previous Entry: Scorned     14th of Midyear   Scales woke me forcefully this morning. Out of instinct….or perhaps not...I lashed out and kicked him as hard as I could, narrowly missing his face. Blasted lizard is like kickin...

  • The Harbinger's Tales Vol I

    Posted August 20 by Sotek

            My first entry for the TSC Book and Terminal Event A big thanks to Legion for sorting out the cover. It looks much more natural than before. Sotek Loyal Hound of Hircine

  • Outwit Myself

    Posted August 20 by The Lorc of Flowers

    Outwit Myself Mumblings of one of the residents of Shivering Isles How long has it been, friend?   Too long.   Years, won't you say? When we were young and naive.   You were, not me. You were always the weak one.   I was powerful, but afraid. Afraid of the dark, o...

  • Pink Sloads

    Posted August 19 by Legion

    Editor’s introduction:   Even if the tales in the annals of Tamriel amount only to myth, it would be folly to ignore the moral lessons they urge. In the tales of the Daedric lord, Sheogorath, we learn that his madness was the result of jealous gods lashing out at his true form, Jyggalag...

  • Walking Air

    Posted August 19 by The Lorc of Flowers

      I would like you to look around, feel the scorching heat of the desert, feel its every grain shift against each other. The desert is relentless, always marching, always walking at different angles. More so than we. The mighty sands of the Alik’r are unforgiving, but that doesn't mean...

  • ESO Short Stories; 06

    Posted August 19 by Caladran

    Story 06   The shadows of evening crept across Belkrath as the folk were still busy to make last moment deals with the merchants.  A few deals were struck before the folk went on their separate ways. Ciel’nn shifted in his place, when Vevan spoke, or was it a hiss, “I don&r...

  • Scorned

    Posted August 19 by Amornar

    The Saga of Scales: Table of Contents Previous Entry: An Orc follows to the Death     8th of Midyear   Disgusting! These women, these priestesses of Dibella….daedric whores every one of them! Scales and I, we returned to Markarth with the child. Who was not where she wa...

  • An Orc follows to the Death

    Posted August 19 by Amornar

    The Saga of Scales: Table of Contents Previous Entry: My blood's calm. I prefer it boiling.   5th of Midyear   I have been traveling with Scales for...about a week now. Things are...I am not sure how to put this...interesting? adventurous? complicated. Complicated is certainly true...

  • Legacy of the Star-Travellers

    Posted August 19 by KaiserSoSay

      Legacy of the Star-Travellers   By Sephellus Yvarn Synod Scholar of the Lambda Convent   Aetherius is commonly known to scholars and mages as the origin of magic and arcane arts. During the Reman Dynasty, there have been many recorded attempts of expeditions into Aetherius mad...

  • Frozen Tears: Chapter 1

    Posted August 19 by Felkros

    Arlya’s POV   Today is a day for reflection. For the past. I was planning on researching a bit more into Restoration magicks, planning on getting the proper salts needed to help with the Destruction magicks. But the memories are relentless, and all I can do is wait for Urag to finish st...

  • Alduin is Real and Shoor is Akatosh

    Posted August 19 by Dragonborn1921

    So, some of you mite have read my pa's book, Alduin is real and he ent Akatosh. It shoor was a real good story, but he's not the smartest Pa around and he just don't really no that much about how things are. Now shoor, you can say, "but Thromgar, you can't just say your Pa was a dum man", and I ain'...

  • My blood's calm. I prefer it boiling.

    Posted August 18 by Amornar

    The Saga of Scales: Table of Contents Previous Entry: Hell hath no fury.....   28th of Second Seed   A strange visitor came to the stronghold today, an argonian, big one too. Marched right up to the front gate and demanded entry. Mother, always the watchful guardian of Mor Khazgur b...

  • The Heart of Pellitine

    Posted August 18 by Paws

        "The Trickster God has had more tales told about him than there are grains of sand in Anequina. Listen well, kittens, to another story of Rajhin, the Purring Liar. It is a true account, for it was told to this one by a friend of a friend of a friend...."   Jone and Jode gl...

  • A Refutation of "The Madmen of the Reach"

    Posted August 18 by Legion

    A Refutation of 'The "Madmen" of the Reach'Francis Rowland, Imperial ScholarSecond Seat of the First Division of the Guild of Imperial Scholars for Furthering Facts   No doubt many have read the essay by my colleague Arrianus Arius, ‘The Madmen of the Reach: A Cultural Treatise on the F...

  • TSC Event: The Beast of Black Marsh

    Posted August 18 by Amornar

    Greetings all! This is my Elder Scrolls book submission for the TSC's Book and Terminal Event. Inspired by my current Skyrim character and the subject of my (shameless plug) blogs entitled the Saga of Scales which you can find here. Enjoy! (click pages for the bigger, much more eye friendly version...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 273 Strengths and Weaknesses

    Posted August 18 by Sotek

    Chapter 273 Strengths and Weaknesses    Once they left Whiterun, Sotek paused and lifted his head up as he smelt the breeze blowing easterly from the plains. Such an action caught Aela’s attention. As she watched his tail happily flap about she giggled and spoke softly, not wishing...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 272 A Long Time Ago

    Posted August 17 by Sotek

      A Long Time Ago   Sotek gazed at the fire for a few seconds then nodded, accepting the situation for what it was; a bad one. “Aela, Vilkas, Farkas, please sit at the table. Aela I would request that you sat next to the Harbinger. You might be needing his support. You’re n...

  • Darkening Sky, Chapter 4

    Posted August 17 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 4                         ‘Healers!’ Takarro yelled as his grandson began to thrash around uncontrollably.             &nbs...

  • Hell hath no fury.....

    Posted August 16 by Amornar

    The Saga of Scales: Table of Contents Previous Entry: Brothers in Iron Bonds 20th of Second Seed The thane woke up this morning. After three days I must confess I had began to lose hope. His breathing had been so shallow when I pulled him from the swamp and dragged him back to the cabin. The th...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 25

    Posted August 16 by Caladran

    Chapter 25   Shattered crystals and old tomes floated slowly around the place. The perilous bridge, made of black glass went across the bottomless chasm. The bridge had a gap in the middle. The ruins of broken towers were in the distance. Ciel’nn knew they were somewhere in Oblivion a...

  • Darkening Sky, Chapter 3

    Posted August 16 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 3                         Cloud Top was more derelict than Torako remembered.                   ‘Fifty y...

  • CoTD, Book 1 - Prologue: The Sojourner

    Posted August 15 by Nao

          AELINA SIBELLIUS Aelina Sibellius knew Morrowind like the back of her hand.   She knew how the Velothi Mountains wound down the land with its arid hills that rolled gracefully through the range, separating Morrowind from other provinces. She knew how the bro...

  • KopisGaming's ToC

    Posted August 15 by KopisGaming

    The Chronicles of the Dovahkriid     Born in the Summerset Isle in the year 387 of the first era, Satan grew up in the slums of Alinor, and being a underfed, poor, and not as physically capable as his peers, he was always the one who was mistreated; the entire town spat at him and called...

  • Chronicles of the Dovahkriid

    Posted August 15 by KopisGaming

      Born in the Summerset Isle in the year 387 of the first era, Satan grew up in the slums of Alinor, and being a underfed, poor, and not as physically capable as his peers, he was always the one who was mistreated; the entire town spat at him and called him a “Pathetic half-breed.” ...

  • Brothers in Iron Bonds

    Posted August 14 by Amornar

    The Saga of Scales: Table of Contents Previous Entry: Like a House of Cards.....   Under Jone and Jode the hunter crept Fur, as night, leathers oiled and dark, in shadows cloaked By ebony blade and ebony bow he came The hunter, eyes wide, nostrils flared, paws silent as the grave The...

  • Jaeger: Chapter Nineteen: The Hold of Eastmarch

    Posted August 14 by Wulfhedinn

    - Strong as the BearSwift as the StagSilent as the WolfTrue as the EagleSuch is the way of a Jaeger - Eastmarch Hold, Near WindhelmAfter leaving Heljarchen Creek, the fellowship has set out for Windhelm with Wih-Ju in tow. - We strode along a lightly cobbled path that had been covered with a ...

  • Chronicles of the Dovahkiin - ToC

    Posted August 14 by Nao

      In my four centuries on Mundus, I have devoted my life to discovering the truth of historical events and exposing it to the rest of Tamriel through detailed reports and written documents. I was inspired to write my first narrative, “Surrounded by Red: An Account of the Champion of Cy...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 24

    Posted August 14 by Caladran

    Chapter 24   … should have done it like you were told…  … a simple contract and you took it. You said you’d do it.Ciel’nn was standing in a dimly lit cavern and held the dark scroll, with a black seal on it, in his hands. The place was in an isolated lo...

  • Frozen Tears: Prologue

    Posted August 14 by Felkros

    Jarl Balgruuf studied the letter, a headache already forming. Another push from Tullius to side with the Empire. The general was getting impatient, and Balgruuf wasn’t sure how much longer he could delay his answer. Pushing the letter aside, he studied the latest series of dragon attacks, seei...

  • Frozen Tears TOC

    Posted August 14 by Felkros

        Threads of fate intertwine. A thief, bleeding whole cities dry. A husband, grief stricken, driven by vengeance.  A mage, determined to return to her home, and burn the Thalmor to the ground. A war, leaving widows and orphans in its wake. A Dragonborn, not yet seen.  ...

  • The Saga of Scales Table of Contents

    Posted August 13 by Amornar

    The Saga of Scales-of-Iron Argonian Brute Act I   Entry I: The Hunt is On....   Entry II: Nipping at the Heels....   Entry III: Like a House of Cards.....   Entry IV: Brothers in Iron Bonds   Entry V: Hell hath no fury....   Entry VI: My blood is calm. I...

  • Like a House of Cards.....

    Posted August 13 by Amornar

    The Saga of Scales: Table of Contents Previous Entry: Nipping at the Heels....    10th of Second Seed Fuck these nords! Fuck their country, fuck their snow, and fuck their piss reeking people. Morons! Idiots! I would sooner trust a skeever than another one of these fucking snowbacks! T...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 271 Serve More Than One Master

    Posted August 13 by Sotek

    Serve More Than One Master    Sotek looked straight at Kodlak and Aela. Both of them met his stance with anger, their eyes glared with fury. Moving back from the possible onslaught, Sotek held his hands up and pleaded his case. “I haven’t done anything. H...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 270 The Trials of Sotek:- The Provider

    Posted August 12 by Sotek

    The Trials of Sotek... The Provider   The next morning, as Sotek entered the hall from downstairs, he was surprised to see the Harbinger sitting at the table. Kodlak motioned to the Argonian, asking him to sit at the table. “Ah, there you are. Take a seat youngling. It would seem ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 269 Home Fires Burning

    Posted August 11 by Sotek

    Home Fires Burning   As Aela and Sotek headed down the steps from Dragonsreach, Aela held his arm, pulling him back. “Wait a second”.   Sotek stopped then turned to her. He tried to apologise but he really had no idea what to say. Explaining things afterwards never came in...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Twenty-Five - Redbelly Mine

    Posted August 11 by SpottedFawn

    Redbelly Mine Content Warning: Language, Spiders   "Let me guess, someone stole your sweet roll?"   Odfel glowered at the helmeted guard, unable to see the insolent eyes behind the cold metal, though the tone got through with ease.   "What good are guards if they won’t ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 268 Divine Intervention

    Posted August 10 by Sotek

    Divine Intervention    It was still dark outside when Aela was woken up by a loud ominous snoring. She walked up to the bars and peered through to see Vilkas asleep in the chair. She quietly unlocked the cell door then crept up to him. Drawing her dagger, she gently held it against his t...

  • Jaeger: Chapter Eighteen; Makes-Many-Potions

    Posted August 10 by Wulfhedinn

    -Strong as the BearSwift as the StagSilent as the WolfTrue as the EagleSuch is the way of a Jaeger - I woke up the following morning to find a cool breeze washing in through the ajar window. Snow had built up on the windowsill, covering it in a blanket of white powder. I dragged myself out of be...

  • The Scaled River

    Posted August 9 by Paws

    The sun dips with a last solemn splash Light drips and falls as I watch the final flash Time loses meaning, each season winter Happiness evaporates or gets frozen like water Crystals of love captured in time Whose details fade as the surface loses its shine The Dragon coils and uncoils with...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 267 Jailhouse

    Posted August 9 by Sotek

          The first person Kodlak saw as he re-entered the hall was Aela. She was leaning against a pillar with one foot tucked behind her. Both her arms were folded across her chest as she glared across the hall. Kodlak took a deep breath then walked sternly over to her. “Aela,...

  • Fate/Elder Scrolls: Chapter 2, Servant of Light

    Posted August 8 by Dragonborn1921

    Previous Entry: War Rises All Mages have an Origin and an Element...two defining qualities that sum up everything that is that person and shapes their Magic into directions that no other individual can match unless they share the same Origin and Element. Origins are not a simple thing to expla...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 266 The Dance of Death

    Posted August 8 by Sotek

          In the hall of Jorrvaskr, Kodlak was the first to wake up, or at least he thought he was. The moment he climbed the stairway he saw Aela sitting at the main table eating breakfast. “Morning Harbinger”.   “Morning, I trust you didn’t stay out to...

  • Jaeger: Chapter Seventeen: Heljarchen Creek

    Posted August 8 by Wulfhedinn

    -Strong as the BearSwift as the StagSilent as the WolfTrue as the EagleSuch is the way of a Jaeger - In The Midst of the Snowy Tundras of The PaleWulf and his companions are making their way to Windhelm - I strode through the freshly fallen snow that blanketed the ground like a coat of white. My...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 23

    Posted August 7 by Caladran

    !! Viewer's discretion advised!! Chapter 23 The door was heavy and it didn’t budge when he tried to push it open. His lower lip quivered. He was afraid of the dark, especially when sealed in a tomb with probably, angry ghosts of the past. This tomb happened to be a Dres tomb. Ciel’nn...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 265 A Short Farewell

    Posted August 7 by Sotek

      As soon as Aela got back to Whiterun, she approached Farkas who was in the training area with Ebony, Sam, Saber and the Argonian girl, Kul-et. The Harbinger, Kodlak was sitting outside watching them train. “Farkas I need a word when you got a minute”.    ...

  • Jaeger: Chapter Sixteen; Farewell

    Posted August 6 by Wulfhedinn

    - Strong as the BearSwift as the StagSilent as the WolfTrue as the EagleSuch is the way of a Jaeger - - A Day Later, Back in Solitude -Wulf, furious at the Thalmor and the Imperials, is searching for Aldis. Aela has Paws for the day.  - I stamped through the courtyard, his feet echoing a...

  • The Definitive Guide On Lycanthropy

    Posted August 6 by Wulfhedinn

    - My first encounter with Lycanthropy came at the age of seventeen. I was naught but a young lad living on a simple farm in the auburn forests of the Rift. My mother, a simple woman, a widow, and parent of three, was out working the little farm our late father had left us. Mother was old, and tir...

  • Nipping at the Heels....

    Posted August 6 by Amornar

    The Saga of Scales: Table of Contents Previous Entry: The Hunt is On....  6th of Second Seed: It took most of the day but I picked up what is clearly a segment of what looks like the argonian pulling himself from the sea. Luckily in this hellscape what might be a soft spot in the mud durin...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 15) The Jagged Crown

    Posted August 6 by William McNee

    The group of Stormcloaks rode over the rise and saw the ruin of Korvanjund before them. Ralof bade them all dismount and got a couple of the soldiers to guard the horses while the rest of the group carefully sneaked over the rocks towards the ruins. From what they could see, there were no guards abo...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 264 An Officer and a Rogue

    Posted August 6 by Sotek

        Scarface rapidly closed in on Red. She ran as hard as she could but her hind leg was slowing her down. With just a few seconds gap she swiped out with a paw, claws tore into flesh as she lost her footing and tumbled to the ground.   Thanks to Red, Scarface saw his chance. He...

  • Fate/Elder Scrolls: Chapter 1, War Rises

    Posted August 5 by Dragonborn1921

    Every sixty years without fail the ritual known as the Holy Grail War, or Heaven's Feel begins in Tamriel. A war so small in scale that technically speaking only 14 people are supposed to participate and yet one that has the potential to be more destructive than any Civil War or Alliance War, or Aka...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 263 Let Sleeping Wolves Lie

    Posted August 5 by Sotek

      Not too far from the fire, Scarface laid stretched out on his back in a large half circle with Red slumped across his chest. He had an arm held over her as he held her with his paw. Red kicked out with her hind leg, scratching at an itch on her stomach while she whined and snarled quietly ...

  • The Curtain Falls on the First Act

    Posted August 5 by Accursed Gloom

    Salen sat in his favorite chair, surrounded by bottles of cheap wine. His face was weathered and beginning to wrinkle, his back began to hurt if he sat reading for more than half an hour, and his ashen skin had more scars than he could count. After 254 years, he was showing his age.   This wa...

  • Fate/Elder Scrolls: TOC

    Posted August 5 by Dragonborn1921

    Alright, it's been a fair while since I've whipped up a ToC and I've never done it on SE so I do apologize if I mess anything up. On top of that, if you'd like to have a bit of additional reading material (Hah, reading before the reading) I'd recommend checking out my Project Thing, which will conta...

  • The Hunt is On....

    Posted August 4 by Amornar

    The Saga of Scales: Table of Contents 4th of Second Seed: I received word from the master....his delivery did not arrive as scheduled in Solitude. He has dispatched me to collect his brute or at least ascertain his fate.... Time is of the essence if I am to pick up the trail but given that it se...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 22

    Posted August 3 by Caladran

      Chapter 22   Ciel’nn cast his eyes warily around the ominous hall he was standing in. There were crystal stands and pieces of them everywhere. It was a dim if not near dark place. The floor was reflecting his image like it was made of dark glass. Daedric tomes were lying aroun...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 262 Fish Supper

    Posted August 3 by Sotek

    Chapter 262 Fish Supper A few minutes after Vilkas and Rikke left the camp, Sotek’s eyes fixed along the tree line by the shore of the lake. Aela couldn’t help but feel the intensity of his stare and found herself musing over it.“What are you watching?” She looked over to w...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 261 Warrior Woman

    Posted August 2 by Sotek

    Chapter 261  Warrior woman    Legate Rikke took point, leaving Vilkas to trail behind her. They followed the path back towards Riverwood before turning southwards where their path would lead them to the mountainside, away from the pathways. Unlike the mountains north of the pla...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 260 Another World

    Posted August 1 by Sotek

    Another World   Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 259 Sea Dogs

    Posted July 31 by Sotek

      Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyme...

  • The Minuteman: ToC

    Posted July 31 by DeltaFox

      For years, the Minuteman have guarded the people of the Commonwealth from Super Mutants, Feral ghouls and raiders. They have stood on the front lines and risked their lives, not for caps and glory, but because it was the right thing to do. They were led by their general and were stationed ...

  • Gardener of Swords

    Posted July 31 by The Lorc of Flowers

    The air was heavy, one would even say sweaty. It was glueing to one's skin, turning into drops of sweat and water rolling down over revealed skin, soaking one's clothes. It was difficult to breath, but neither of the two men travelling through the shade of tropical forest seemed to mind that. Both...

  • Jaeger: Chapter Fifteen: Blasphemy

    Posted July 30 by Wulfhedinn

    - Strong as the BearSwift as the StagSilent as the WolfTrue as the EagleSuch is the way of a Jaeger - I froze. The voice replayed in my head. 'Oi, you! What're you doing there?' I dreaded turning around, imagining the Talos worshippers brandishing weapons soon to spill my blood. As the Thalmor ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 258 Nowhere to Run

    Posted July 30 by Sotek

        Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 21

    Posted July 29 by Caladran

      Chapter 21 The guars were strong and well grown. There were many guars in the pen, and Ciel’nn really liked them. He could watch them all day, either at the pen or in the meadows. The green one was to his liking.He still mourned after his baby guar that Maltrys had killed, for his o...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 257 A Cry on the Wind

    Posted July 29 by Sotek

      Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoy...

  • Jaeger: Chapter Fourteen: Agent Nirya

    Posted July 29 by Wulfhedinn

    - Strong as the BearSwift as the StagSilent as the WolfTrue as the EagleSuch is the way of a Jaeger - I stood staring at the piece of paper in Aldis' hands. 'I'm in.' I said, my heart rapidly beating with excitement. Aldis grinned. 'Looks like someone thinks you're special, Wulf. Hopefully the ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 256 A Change for the Worse

    Posted July 28 by Sotek

          Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t les...

  • Jaeger: Chapter Thirteen; Questions

    Posted July 27 by Wulfhedinn

    -Strong as the BearSwift as the StagSilent as the WolfTrue as the EagleSuch is the way of a Jaeger - I turned around as I heard the man clad in black speak. Paws growled menacingly. He wore long, flowing black robes that touched the ground, and dark gauntlets and boots of hide that were dyed a d...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 255 Girl Only Zone

    Posted July 26 by Sotek

        Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your...

  • Jaeger: Chapter Twelve: Revelations

    Posted July 26 by Wulfhedinn

    -Strong as the BearSwift as the StagSilent as the WolfTrue as the Eagle Such is the way of a Jaeger. - I had dreamt of the curse with which he was inflicted with. He dreamt of the Lycanthropy. But above all, he dreamt of the moon. He remembered, vaguely, escaping Solitude in the dark of the...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 254 Making the Breast of Things

    Posted July 25 by Sotek

      Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoy...

  • Jaeger: Chapter Eleven; Howling In The Night

    Posted July 25 by Wulfhedinn

    -Strong as the BearSwift as the StagSilent as the WolfTrue as the EagleSuch is the way of a Jaeger - I stood in the courtyard, feeling the warm morning sun bathe my fur with a relaxing heat. My crossbow lay gripped in my hand, and I raised it towards the target. Grabbing a bolt out of the quiver...

  • U.o.T.W. Chapter 253 Achilles Heel

    Posted July 24 by Sotek

          Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lesse...

  • LotS: Frost Moon - A Bundle of Letters

    Posted July 24 by SpottedFawn

    Galmar, Imperial presence is stronger now than the beginning of the year. We have intercepted one supply cart, but it cost us our battlemage just to shield ourselves from the retaliation. Folgunther’s body has been sent to Rorikstead for burial.   We need more mages.   Igmund...

  • Jaeger: Chapter Ten; By The Nine!

    Posted July 24 by Wulfhedinn

    - Strong as the BearSwift as the StagSilent as the WolfTrue as the EagleSuch is the way of a Jaeger - Two Days after the Dragon Bridge SkirmishWulf and his companions have travelled for two long days, and have finally arrived back in Solitude, on their way to Aldis. - I slowly walked through ...

  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Hero of the Ebonheart Pact 3

    Posted July 23 by Tenebrous

      ((Plain Text)):   The Elder Scrolls Online: The Tale of Avarain Hlel, Hero of the Ebonheart Pact   Part 3   Ian S. McClure       My research in the ruins of what has now been confirmed as Bleakrock Village has borne even more fruit. Evidently, th...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 252 A Desperate Plan

    Posted July 23 by Sotek

      Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyme...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 251 Close to Home

    Posted July 22 by Sotek

      Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyme...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 250 Manhunt

    Posted July 21 by Sotek

      Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoy...

  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Hero of the Ebonheart Pact 2

    Posted July 21 by Tenebrous

        ((Plain Text)):   The Elder Scrolls Online: The Tale of Avarain Hlel, Hero of the Ebonheart Pact   Part 2   Ian S. McClure       Avarain Hlel was, by all accounts, a rather unique Dunmer. The Hlel family was once a major player in the noble...

  • Sotha Sil's Word Meeting With The Eight Voids

    Posted July 21 by Veloth the Prophet

    The clinking of his feet echoed around the cavernous temple as the Wizard made his entrance. Other than the divine glow of his person, the area was steeped in complete darkness. Sotha Sil could feel shadows skitter around his perception, gnawing at the corners of the world. And then other... things....

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 249 Run Aela Run

    Posted July 20 by Sotek

      Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoy...

  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Hero of the Ebonheart Pact 1

    Posted July 19 by Tenebrous

            ((Plain Text)):   The Elder Scrolls Online: The Tale of Avarain Hlel, Hero of the Ebonheart Pact   Part 1   Ian S. McClure       By decree of His Royal Majesty of the Ruby Throne, Uriel Septim the Seventh, and with the Eight...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 248 Along the Watchtower

    Posted July 19 by Sotek

      Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyme...

  • A Name for a King

    Posted July 19 by David

    I always had no name and used many based on aspects I took on I talked to the Worm God himself and became his avatar I was loyal to the Night Mistress and became her song bird I summoned the Wolf Queen and I took her name I walked with Shor in Sovengard and I became him I was loyal to the ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 247 Home Invasion

    Posted July 18 by Sotek

      Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoy...

  • Protected, no longer; chapter 20

    Posted July 17 by Caladran

    Chapter 20 “Where are you?!” Maltrys’ shout echoed across the Daedric ruins. he had chased Ciel’nn there, knowing his son would be even more afraid. “I hope they’ll find you and take you away from disturbing my work. Useless S’wit!” Ciel’nn ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 246 Best Friend's Secrets

    Posted July 17 by Sotek

      Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Twenty-Four - Dawnstar

    Posted July 16 by SpottedFawn

    Dawnstar   Dawnstar was as wretched as he remembered. The air ws heavy with the tang of salt-water, with each salty breath freezing in his lungs only to thaw and get pushed out in a puff of mist streaming behind him.   The sun still slept below the horizon, and would slumber on for a...

  • U.O.T.W. chapter 245 Loose in the Sewers

    Posted July 16 by Sotek

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment. As ...

  • UOTW Chapter 244 Wild Horses

    Posted July 15 by Sotek

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment. As alway...

  • UOTW Chapter 243 The Trail

    Posted July 14 by Sotek

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment. As a...

  • UOTW Chapter 242 Rat Pack

    Posted July 13 by Sotek

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment.As always...

  • UOTW Chapter 241 In the Dead of Night

    Posted July 12 by Sotek

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment.As always...

  • A.I.I- Chapter 6, A Spark

    Posted July 11 by Selafyn Froststep

    I woke up in a bed, this one, however, was different as it was in the main common room of Jorrvaskr, tucked away in the corner. Everything hurt like crazy.   That made no sense, I distinctively remember being in a vampire cave having something sucked out of me into a soul gem and then being ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 240 When trouble comes Knocking

    Posted July 11 by Sotek

      Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment.A...

  • Ulfric's Joke

    Posted July 11 by The Lorc of Flowers

    Let me sing a song, good folk, about certain Ulfric Stormcloak, fighting against the Empire's yoke, but still dumb as an oak.   It all starts with a poke, when Great War awoke, Ulfric was caught in the smoke, tickled by Thalmor's stroke.   Returned home, broke, a little cub awok...

  • Son of Skyrim Entry 4

    Posted July 10 by RuinedCrown

    Author's Note: This chapter contains strong language, you have been warned ;) 10th of Hearthfire, 4E 202   “Hey, Ragnar, I’m Eltrys. I think we have a problem.” Eltrys murmured as he stepped out of the shadows. Ragnar raised his axe.   “What do you mean by that...

  • Magicka: Book 1 - ToC

    Posted July 10 by DeltaFox

    Looking for Magic   It is the third year of the 5th Era. The continent of Tamriel is covered in darkness and the air is filled with the scent of death. Seven years prior, a new emperor sat down on the Ruby Throne in the Imperial City, promising to revive the Empire of Tamriel to it's former...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 27: An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted July 10 by Tenebrous

      Dangerous Haven       Ian S. McClure       The sounds of battle rang, fresh in my ears over the sounds of the sea, as Captain Jimila spat on a corpse. “Damn pirates! Thinking they can put holes in my ship!? We just repaired the last ones!” sh...

  • A.I.I- Chapter 5, Missing

    Posted July 10 by Selafyn Froststep

    I was sitting on the steps to Jorrvaskr, waiting for Selafyn. He said he would be back by this evening but he still hadn't returned. Fearing the worst, I decided to pay Arcadia a visit. “Ah hello Ria. What can I do for you today?” “By chance, have you got anything that can heal ...

  • u.O.T.W. Chapter 239 Pole Position

    Posted July 10 by Sotek

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment.As alwa...

  • ESO Short Stories: 05

    Posted July 10 by Caladran

    05 ”I can’t believe you talked me into this!” Elam groaned while he kept an eye out for the people around them. “This is too risky.”   “Calm down, Elam. I checked the escape routes twice during the day. We’ll use them if someone recognizes us.&rdqu...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 19

    Posted July 9 by Caladran

      Chapter 19   He was sitting with Ce’vale at the lake again. It was a great comfort to him. His cousin brought a sense of being safe and cared for. He wanted to cling to it when he had the chance. They were there to discuss about Ciel’nn leaving for a trip.   &ldqu...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Twenty-Three - A Sigh of Ghosts

    Posted July 9 by SpottedFawn

    A Sigh of Ghosts   He had spent the morning trying to make locks. Morthal had persisted without a blacksmith for so long that much of the town had ‘gone to the marshes’. He wasn’t a carpenter — and Morthal needed one badly — but that didn’t mean he had an...

  • UOTW Chapter 238 The Master Cometh

    Posted July 9 by Sotek

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment.As always, ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 237 School of Hard Knocks

    Posted July 8 by Sotek

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment.As always, ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 236 Girlfriends

    Posted July 7 by Sotek

     Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment.As al...

  • Son Of Skyrim Entry #3

    Posted July 6 by RuinedCrown

    4th of Heathfire, 4E 202   Ragnar shrugged on his travel gear as he prepared for the journey ahead of him. Lisbet had pointed out a redoubt to the north as the most probable place that the ambush had taken place. Ragnar glanced at himself in the mirror and smiled. The steel armor and axe that...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 235 Best of Enemies

    Posted July 6 by Sotek

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment.As always, ...

  • ToC Son Of Skyrim

    Posted July 6 by RuinedCrown

    This is a very long story that will be written in small chunks. I am aiming for 25,000 words for the month of July (Camp Nanowrimo), with the idea that the story will not be over after July 31st, but may be changed in some ways. Also, there is an outstanding language warning on this fanfic. I will t...

  • Son of Skyrim Entry #2

    Posted July 6 by RuinedCrown

    Fredas, 1st of Hearthfire, 4E 202 Ragnar stood in front of the third hottest forge in all of Skyrim. Slowly, he worked the pulley that would activate the bellows. Wiping the sheen of sweat from his eyes he glanced around at his surroundings. The ancient city of Markarth sprawled out around him. Th...

  • Son Of Skyrim Entry #1

    Posted July 5 by RuinedCrown

    Tirdas, 29th of Last Seed, 4E 202   “Ragnar!” A man exclaimed as be burst through the wooden door. The man was tall with long blonde hair that was braided in the back to keep it out of his face. The man was well-built but wasn’t that muscular. At least for a Nord. “Wh...

  • UOTW Chapter 234 Ownership

    Posted July 5 by Sotek

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment.As always, ...

  • UOTW Chapter 233 Payback

    Posted July 4 by Sotek

      Author's Note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment. As ...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 14) Frost

    Posted July 3 by William McNee

    The group of Stormcloak soldiers sat round the campfire, huddled in their tents, waiting for the snowstorm to subside. It had grown too dark and too hard to see to travel any further and the horses, even the hardy northern steeds, found it difficult to make much progress in this weather. They had st...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 232 Going Down

    Posted July 3 by Sotek

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment.As always, shoul...

  • Jaeger: Chapter Nine; Raid, Part Three of Three

    Posted July 3 by Wulfhedinn

    - Strong as the BearSwift as the StagSilent as the WolfTrue as the EagleSuch is the way of a Jaeger -   Screams of defiance ran throughout the night. I hurriedly turned to the archer next to me, who pressed himself up against the bark of the tree we sat against.  'It's started. Come ...

  • Jaeger: Chapter Eight; Raid, Part Two of Three

    Posted July 2 by Wulfhedinn

    - Strong as the BearSwift as the StagSilent as the WolfTrue as the EagleSuch is the way of a Jaeger - Breakfast was simple bread lathered with butter, and a slab of meat on a small wooden plate. A tankard of mead was placed next to my table, and the brown liquid sloshed around in the harsh meta...

  • The Chantry Dream

    Posted July 2 by Paws

    Gypsy Moths fluttered like musical notes given form, their scaled wings glinting with multi-hued flashes catching the light streaming in from the stained glass windows of the chantry. Their's was a dance of joy and sorrow, an admixture of light and sound, moved to wingbeats by the voices of the sing...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 231 Spin Doctor

    Posted July 2 by Sotek

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment. As always, sho...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 18

    Posted July 2 by Caladran

      Chapter 18   All that what he felt was terror as he was sitting inside the dark and small room, surrounded by giant soul gems. Ciel’nn knew it would be only a matter of time when Maltrys would appear, and he was chained on a floor hook. It didn’t budge a bit despite how ...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Twenty-Two - Changing Shape

    Posted July 1 by SpottedFawn

    Changing Shape   I’m a dead man. Death didn’t frighten him. Not really. Life and death were part of the natural cycle of the world; to live was to breathe, to die was to let that breath go. And to the Skaal, there was always the chance to breathe again. Their spirits would be rene...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 230 What the Heart Wants

    Posted July 1 by Sotek

    Chapter 230 What the Heart Wants     The sun had barely risen above the horizon when the tranquil morning at Jorrvaskr was broken by a fist banging on a Whelp's door. This particular fist belonged to Farkas, as well as his gruff voice which could be heard along the Undercr...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 229 To Woo a Wolf

    Posted June 30 by Sotek

       Once they got back to Jorrvaskr, Aela smothered Fang’s ear with the palm of her hand and pressed him against her bosom, muffling her shout as she called out to those inside.        The discussion inside the great hall fell afoul of&n...

  • Protected, no longer: Chapter 17

    Posted June 29 by Caladran

      Chapter 17   His parents were away for a day and it left an opportunity for Ciel’nn to try new health potions. They were higher quality potions and they needed more time. Poisons would have to wait until he got time to travel to Vvardenfell.   Step by step he tried to m...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 228 A Cub's First Paws

    Posted June 29 by Sotek

    Chapter 228 A Cub’s First Paws   As Sotek strolled casually through the city of Whiterun, he was feeling rather pleased with himself. Using his wit, he had assured that Andsvarr and his dog Rúni would remain at their post in Whitewatch Tower and furthermore, he had belayed th...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 227 Howling Cries and Tired Eyes

    Posted June 27 by Sotek

    The guard of Whitewatch Tower tracked Sotek as he walked towards Whiterun. They had just finished talking about the mine near Rorikstead and the Draugr problem the miners had there; as such the guard expected the Companion to head there but he didn’t, he blanked the plains altogether and hea...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 226 Whitewatch Howler

    Posted June 27 by Sotek

    Chapter 226 Whitewatch Howler Sotek and Aela walked out of the main wooden gates from Whiterun with fang safely tucked in Aela’s arm. As they walked past the defences they could still see remnants of the attack instigated by Ulfric and his horde. The two Companions destination was an hour&rsq...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 225 Fang

    Posted June 26 by Sotek

    Chapter 225 Fang   “Why did you wake Arcadia up?” Aela asked as she followed Sotek downstairs to the Undercroft.   “I didn’t; well not intentionally. She woke up because I was banging on Belethor’s door to get the bowls for your cub. Have you thought of a ...

  • U.o.t.W. Chapter 224 The Apple and the Slave

    Posted June 25 by Sotek

    Chapter 224 The Apple and the Slave   As it was well into the early hours, all the Companions headed downstairs, vacating the hall of Jorrvaskr. Even Farkas and Vilkas were feeling the strain of the last few days. Sotek headed straight for his room. He made his way to his bed then sat down on...

  • U.o.t.W. Chapter 223 Wolf Kin

    Posted June 24 by Sotek

    Chapter 223 Wolf Kin   Aela, who was sitting on the step while she tapped her foot against a post, was a bit surprised to see Sotek enter from the other door. Sotek quickly looked around the hall at everyone then quietly moved towards her.    She stayed silent and pleasantly smile...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Twenty-One - Fables Unearthed

    Posted June 23 by SpottedFawn

    Fables Unearthed   The guards, their newly repaired armor picking up a shine in the overcast sun, greeted him upon return. There was no point in hiding the book; Kjeld could do no more than quicken his stride and put on a harried smile to fend off any questions. He could see the incredulous l...

  • Event Build - Eola (Basic text)

    Posted June 23 by BlueDremora

      At the moment the formatting looks terrible, I'll be making this post look much nicer and cleaner once I post the build!   *Link to my WiP build post*       The Girl who Bites   The spider silently slithered down an invisible silk thread to land on the man&rs...

  • Illuminated by Sightless Eyes

    Posted June 22 by Matt Feeney the New Guy

    4E 175 ~ Imperial City, Cyrodiil               The fire of the hearth roared to life in the Elder Library. Illuminated, countless books lined the wall and further in, some say, lay the Empire’s collection of Elder Scrolls. For this ...

  • Jaeger: Capter Seven; Raid, Part One of Three

    Posted June 21 by Wulfhedinn

    - Strong as the BearSwift as the StagSilent as the WolfTrue as the EagleSuch is the way of a Jaeger - Three Weeks After the Events of Chapter Six Wulf, now a fully-fledged member of the guard, has begun his training with the bow. Little does he know, a great adventure is about to happen.- I w...

  • A.I.I- Chapter 4, Vampires

    Posted June 21 by Selafyn Froststep

    Warning- Possible bad language and goreSeveral days had passed since that day, I had gotten into the companions guild and was talking a lot to my secret admirer. Her name was Ria, she was actually really nice. Everyday she would come in, a huge frown on her face and would always come sit next to me...

  • PoTM: Chapter 19, By Night We Reclaim

    Posted June 21 by The Lorc of Flowers

      [This is a volume of verse collected from the wise women of the Urshilaku Ashlanders. It consists of verses composed by Ashlander warriors, champions, and ashkhans, committed to memory by the wise women and transmitted down the generations. 'May I shrink to dust' is attributed to the long-de...

  • The Bright Star of Hope: Memories

    Posted June 20 by Paws

    There is a spot high up on a balcony in the Jarl's palace of Dragonsreach that I have become accustomed to visiting. It has been something of a meditation to come here at the end of a day. From here it's like I can gain a fresh perspective on all that has happened as I gaze down at the dark streets ...

  • To You, Dad

    Posted June 20 by Ben W

    ~*Xian-Krie*~   I stood before the crude mound of the grave, eyes to the ground and narrowed in sorrow and grief. I still couldn’t believe he was gone; he, mom, and my brother.   What I hated most about it was me.   I put them there for what other way was there?   W...

  • A Kiss, Sweet Mother - Part 1: Scales Darkened

    Posted June 20 by Teineeva

    Collaboration work by Teineeva & Karver   1st of Second Seed, 4E 195, Windhelm   The air rushed around my ears, my lungs kept sucking in the cold and heavy air of Windhelm as my feet carried me over the pavement away from the Grey District. People were giving me strange looks as I ru...

  • PoTM: Chapter 18, Gsuron na d'lain, d'nuh na tatain

    Posted June 20 by The Lorc of Flowers

    The Art of War Magic, v. II. by Zurin Arctus with Commentary By Other Learned Masters   Master Arctus said:   1. Flexibility is a key to victory. If you cannot make sudden changes, your best laid plans may fail entirely. Be confident that the enemy conversely plans against you, as ...

  • Jaeger: Chapter Six: Training

    Posted June 19 by Wulfhedinn

    - Strong as the BearSwift as the StagSilent as the WolfTrue as the EagleSuch is the way of a Jaeger -   That was a good shot. I'm hungry now. Can I have some meat?   Paws had spoken again. This time I was sure of it. I hadn't an idea how he had done it, or if he would continue to d...

  • PoTM: Chapter 17, Of Ashen Skin and Eyes of Fire

    Posted June 19 by The Lorc of Flowers

    My lover's heart is numbing stone That hides in ice beneath our sight. So some decry, "It is not there," While others whisper, "Yet, it might."   Though stone is born from fevered ash, Once formed it yields no whiff of heat. So too, her heart betrays no love, Nor comforts those embrac...

  • Darkening Sky, Chapter 2

    Posted June 19 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 2                                 ‘You’re late,’ Torako said as the kits stopped under his tree.            &nbs...

  • Jaeger: Chapter Five; Guard

    Posted June 19 by Wulfhedinn

    - Strong as the BearSwift as the StagSilent as the WolfTrue as the EagleSuch is the way of a Jaeger - 'Excuse me? You want to join the guard?' he sounded like he was smiling, though I couldn't be sure underneath his helmet. I nodded in response.'Yes. I would very much like that.' The guard look...

  • Jaeger: Chapter Four; Solitude

    Posted June 18 by Wulfhedinn

    - Strong as the BearSwift as the StagSilent as the WolfTrue as the EagleSuch is the way of a Jaeger -   The streets were made of cobbled stone. Grass crept in between the gaps in the stone, scattering green grass across the rocky pathways. The buildings were made of grey bricks. Vines oft...

  • PoTM: Destruction, Lesson Two

    Posted June 18 by The Lorc of Flowers

        These were the days of Resdaynia, when Chimer and Dwemer lived under the wise and benevolent rule of the AMLSIVI and their champion the Hortator. When the gods of Veloth would retreat unto their own, to mold the cosmos and other matters, the Hortator would at times become confused. V...

  • PoTM: Destruction, Lesson One

    Posted June 17 by The Lorc of Flowers

      These were the days of Resdaynia, when Chimer and Dwemer lived under the wise and benevolent rule of the AMLSIVI and their champion the Hortator. When the gods of Veloth would retreat unto their own, to mold the cosmos and other matters, the Hortator would at times become confused. Vivec w...

  • The Silver Fox - Arc 1, Chapter 10

    Posted June 17 by KaiserSoSay

      Renartus   So here I was, in my study, still figuring out ways to settle my debt with Durgesh (the loot gathered from Helgen had profited two thousand septims. So that’s eight thousand more to go) when Varik called me out, saying that there was a woman who had some questions to ...

  • Jaeger: Chapter Three; Haafingar

    Posted June 16 by Wulfhedinn

    - Strong as the BearSwift as the StagSilent as the WolfTrue as the EagleSuch is the way of a Jaeger -   I could see the docks in the distance. The water glinted in the light, as blue as the sky. Ships peacefully sat in the river, tied to the wooden docks. Wooden walkways littered the rockfa...

  • Darkening Sky, Chapter 1

    Posted June 16 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 1                                 Gaspard was getting nervous. Throwing his hood back, he turned to the Bosmer beside him and tapped her shoulder.       &n...

  • Jaeger: Chapter Two; Blaze

    Posted June 15 by Wulfhedinn

    - Strong as the BearSwift as the StagSilent as the WolfTrue as the EagleSuch is the way of a Jaeger - We are bound in blood, you and I.   I looked at the sleeping wolfhound next to me. I was as sure of it as the fact that I was sure that it was dark outside. Paws had spoken. No doubt abo...

  • Tales of Morrowind - Book 1 - Chapter 1: Land of the Nords

    Posted June 15 by DeltaFox

    Tales of Morrowind   Book One   Dark Brotherhood   Chapter 1: Land of the Nords   It was noon, and the sun was high the sky, altough it was still partially covered by the ashes of Red Mountain. Aleya has just arrived at the Port of Vivec. The port has been moved a few mil...

  • PoTM: Chapter 16, Give And Get

    Posted June 15 by The Lorc of Flowers

      Ahzidal's Descent by Halund Greycloak   In the days beyond memory, when men first walked the lands of Skyrim, there arose in the city of Saarthal a great enchanter. As a boy, his gift for magic and artifice had been evident to his tutors. As a man, his skill surpassed them all. An...

  • ToC: R.T.H.L., Book Two - Darkening Sky

    Posted June 14 by A Shadow Under the Moons

                                                      ROARING THUNDER HISSING LIGHTNING     &nbs...

  • Tales of Morrowind - Book 1 - Prologue: Meant for Greatness

    Posted June 14 by DeltaFox

    Tales of Morrowind   Book One: Dark Brotherhood   Prologue: Meant for Greatness   17th of Last Seed 204. , Sadrith Mora Aleya was standing on the balcony of the wizard tower called Tel Naga. She was obviously nervous. For the past three years, she has been training and perfecti...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 34 [END]

    Posted June 14 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 34                                 Ambarro began regretting his decision halfway up the tower.                ...

  • Roaring Thunder, Hissing Lightning - Main ToC

    Posted June 14 by A Shadow Under the Moons

                                                                    ROA...

  • Tales of Morrowind - Book 1: Dark Brotherhood

    Posted June 14 by DeltaFox

      Tales of Morrowind Tales of Morrowind follows a young Telvanni mage by the name of Aleya Telvanni. All her life she has been training to become the new leader of House Telvanni because of her exceptional skills with the arcane arts. However, her life turns upside down after she finds out ...

  • Jaeger: Chapter One; Bound in Blöd

    Posted June 14 by Wulfhedinn

    - Strong as the BearSwift as the StagSilent as the WolfTrue as the EagleSuch is the way of a Jaeger - I woke up to the sound of barking. It pierced the air, slicing through my dream like a blade. My eyes jolted open, and I stared at the animal hides that made up the top of my tent. My deerhide ...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 15, Hearts of Stone

    Posted June 14 by The Lorc of Flowers

      The Red Year Volume I by Melis Ravel   Foreword   When I originally decided to write this accounting of the Red Year, I elected to travel across Morrowind and speak to the Dunmer people themselves. I sought first-hand accounts and personal views about the cataclysmic event...

  • ToC: The Jaegers (On Hold)

    Posted June 12 by Wulfhedinn

    - Strong as the BearSwift as the StagSilent as the WolfTrue as the EagleSuch is the way of a Jaeger - The events of Jaeger take place during the Fourth Era, in the 206th year.  - Wulf-Blöd's father was a Nord werewolf, and his mother was a Khajiit theif. He was born different. He ha...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 14, Dimwit

    Posted June 12 by The Lorc of Flowers

    Apprentice's Assistant by Aramril   No doubt you have heard tales of my adventures. Stories carried from province to province, all of Tamriel in awe of my feats of magical prowess. More than once, I am sure, you have thought, "If only I had Aramril's ability. Then I too could seek fame an...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 23 - A Kindness

    Posted June 11 by Ben W

    ~*Xian-Krie*~   Did Serana really believe she could hide her problem from me?   She kept it extremely well hidden, nothing short of extraordinary. Staving off the intense urge to drink in an instant was a feat worthy of praise. Self-control was something several passive vampires I met ...

  • Tales from Tsukikage: Morning Rises in the Alik'r

    Posted June 11 by A Shadow Under the Moons

                  ‘Morning Rises in the Alik’r’                                 The Imperial in front of Jorra was a sor...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 13, Reunion

    Posted June 11 by The Lorc of Flowers

        Mottos of the Great Dunmer Houses by Vilyn Girith   To my son, whose inability to remember even these simple facts embarrasses our family at every opportunity. This is to inform you of the words the great houses of Vvardenfell live and breathe by, and the saints they hold ...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 23

    Posted June 9 by Ben W

    ~ Next time in The Bounty Chronicles ~   "So I'm an undead now? An unfeeling creature?!" Serana's voice dripped with anger and annoyance. She sounded like a growling animal, banging the sides of its cage daring to be released. "Am I?"    "Did I fucking say that? Did I say you did ...

  • Tales from Tsukikage: The Legate and his Shadows

    Posted June 8 by A Shadow Under the Moons

                  ‘The Legate and his Shadows’                         Arngrimur rued the day he ever heard of Fort Hazir.     &n...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 12, The Dusty Tale

    Posted June 8 by The Lorc of Flowers

    The Great Houses and Their Uses by Tel Verano   Living in the Ashlands, you get used to life being hard. Angry kwama, poisonous fungus, tribal raiders—everything wants to kill you. Don't let them.   I've compiled some notes on the Great Houses of the Dark Elves. Use them or d...

  • Of Labor and Love

    Posted June 7 by Legion

    As though the forest were given an ensemble complete with woodwinds and strings, the trees and meadow and denizens within stirred in song, buzzing away with notes to which all beings of Nirn stepped in sync. It was only natural, as the song of life is danced always in step by the living. Two such ...

  • Shadow of the Druadachs - Part II: A Champion Awaits

    Posted June 7 by Edana

        PART II.A CHAMPION AWAITS        It was a misty Tirdas morning in Rain’s Hand when Ysa All-Risen left her home in the City of Stone behind for the last time.   The carved granite metropolis where she had lived all of her 19 years was bathed in f...

  • The Bright Star of Hope: The Blessings of Nature

    Posted June 6 by Paws

    '...I had no idea she was a woman of violence.'   The Breton sat cross-legged on grass opposite me was exactly as Danica had described; obnoxious as he was pious. His habit of putting his nose in the air whenever he felt indignant about something was irksome, as was his way of stroking his m...

  • Tales from Tsukikage: Next Year

    Posted June 6 by A Shadow Under the Moons

                  ‘Next Year’                         Bengakhi huffed, strained, and pulled, the muscles on his naked arms and back writhing as he...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 11, Grasping Fortune

    Posted June 5 by The Lorc of Flowers

    House Hlaalu Philosophy of Trade   If you want to understand the essential philosophy of House Hlaalu, examine its coat of arms. Behold the scale: it represents balance, trade, and compromise. These essential concepts influence everything the House seeks to accomplish and directs its activi...

  • The Bright Star of Hope: Amara's Diary, Entry Two

    Posted June 5 by Paws

    17th Last Seed, Riverwood, Whiterun Hold   My whole body aches. I feel as though I haven't slept in a week, and my wrists are red and sore from the ropes I was bound with. I feel as though I have been running barefoot over cobbled streets, and I have never in my life been so scared. Despite m...

  • Katarina Liore, Chapter 1: The Imperial Legion

    Posted June 5 by soly

    Entry 1 Shipwrecked. Shipwrecked! I knew I should have listened to that fat old Bosmer when he said the ship was cursed. Our idiot captain steered us into an iceberg and sunk us! I got out safe through a hole in the hull, but it looks like no one else was so lucky. The Alik'r's neck was broken an...

  • Captured Light

    Posted June 4 by Legion

    Reader discretion advised. Story contains scenes of torture and liberal interpretations of lore.   The common soul gem shattered on the arcane enchanter into a dozen blue and purple pieces that sparkled like glass reflecting the heavens. The haggard Altmer had successfully enchanted his ten...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 33

    Posted June 4 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 33                         ‘Your form is much better,’ Takarro said, weaving backwards and hopping up with his legs drawn in as Ambarro swung his father’s bo in one high swee...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 10, Creaking Bones

    Posted June 3 by The Lorc of Flowers

    Grasping Fortune by Serjo Hlaalu Dram Bero   I am a councilor of House Hlaalu and chose to write this short guide for those who seek to understand us or join us. House Hlaalu is the most open and modern of the Great Houses. We are the only Great House who has embraced the irresistible tid...

  • The Bright Star of Hope: Amara's Diary, Entry One

    Posted June 3 by Paws

    15th/16th Last Seed, somewhere near the Pale Pass and the Cyrodiil/Skyrim border. Falkreath Hold.   This land is of a scale I hardly imagined. Not just in size, witth its soaring mountains and endless pine forests stretching off into the distance, but in terms of time too. It is as though t...

  • Katarina Liore: Foreword, by Reyda the Arcane

    Posted June 2 by soly

      The return of the dragons in the Fourth Era is accepted as historical fact, despite the persistent, vehement denial of some. Indeed, all primary sources from circa 4E 201 have made some reference to the dragons' return. Of course, tied inextricably to the creatures' return is the Last Drag...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Illusion, Lesson Two

    Posted June 2 by The Lorc of Flowers

    As the caravan of Nerevar now made for the capital of Veloth, anon Almalexia, there came great rumblings from the oblivion. A duke among scamps wandered into the House of Troubles, pausing before each scripture door to pay his respects, until finally he was met by the major domo of Mehrunes Dagon....

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Illusion, Lesson One

    Posted June 1 by The Lorc of Flowers

    You have discovered the sixth Sermon of Vivec, which was hidden in the words that came next to the Hortator.   There is an eon within itself that when unraveled becomes the first sentence of the world.   Mephala and Azura are the twin gates of tradition and Boethiah is the secret fla...

  • ToC: Katarina Liore; the Journal of the Last Dragonborn

    Posted June 1 by soly

          Table of Contents Foreword - by Reyda the Arcane, Scholar of History; Page 3 Chapter 1: The Imperial Legion; Page 5 Author's Notes: So I was writing, and playtesting, a character build. And this is something like my third or fourth playtest of the build, and it was gett...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 16

    Posted June 1 by Caladran

      Chapter 16 He was reading the new alchemy book which Ce’vale had bought for him. It had more complex recipes for healing potions and poisons. Ciel’nn found himself thrilled about all this information even though some of the ingredients were hard to come by. He’d have to ...

  • The Bright Star of Hope: The Dragon

    Posted June 1 by Paws

    '... and took its very soul like the heroes of old!' The Nord opposite me concluded his short and confusing tale with a swig of ale, the foam collecting on his great, grey walrus-like mustache - which he happily slurped on after setting down his mug. I shook my head in confu...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic, Chapter 9: Here Do We Toil

    Posted May 31 by The Lorc of Flowers

        Of Crossed Daggers: The History of Riften by Dwennon Wyndell   Situated on the eastern banks of Lake Honrich, the city of Riften serves as a reminder of a bygone era. The once-proud streets and buildings have vanished and been replaced with a collection of wooden structur...

  • The Banishing of the World Eater

    Posted May 30 by Mortiferous

    The black wings unfurled like a storm cloud in the skies, Whilst the air was filled with great anguished cries; His dark maw breathed death over his rebellious foes And their Voices, once mighty, were forever froze!   Then from out of the blizzard rose the One-Eye, His arm's might unmatch...

  • ToC: No Heroes

    Posted May 29 by Legion

    Goddahl Glass-Back (TES) Of Labor and Love (TES) Captured Light (TES) Finding North (TES) Good Morning, Marly (FO) You Only Live Twice (FO) Mornings With Jen (FO) Questions of a Dying Man (TES) Absolution (TES)  

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Restoration, Lesson Two

    Posted May 29 by The Lorc of Flowers

    Being blind the netchiman's wife wandered into a cave on her way to the domains of House Indoril. It so happened that this cave was a Dwemeri stronghold. The Dwemer spied the egg and captured the netchiman's wife. They bound her head to foot and brought her deep within the earth.   She hear...

  • ESO Short Stories; 04

    Posted May 28 by Caladran

      04   Ciel’nn frowned as he looked at his friend, Vevan. Judging by his behavior, the vampire hadn’t fed for a couple of days and he was in a foul mood. Ciel’nn bit his lower lip as he pondered what to say while Vevan nearly raged at his alchemy station. It made the...

  • The Silver Fox - Arc 1, Chapter 9

    Posted May 27 by KaiserSoSay

      Elise   28th Last Seed 4E 201   On the morning of the next day, I went back up to Mistveil Keep.   I had changed to my green-and-black robes since my college robes were still drying out in the open. Breakfast had been bread and cheese with a cup of tea.   My thoug...

  • A.I.C- Chapter 3, Whiterun

    Posted May 26 by Selafyn Froststep

    Skyrim was hard, the travel was long. Selafyn had made it to what looked like a small meadery outside the walls of Whiterun. He walked along to a small farmstead with a large windmill in the middle... Wait no scrap that... Windmills don't move around... On two legs that is... A giant was assault...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 14: The Escape

    Posted May 26 by DeltaFox

    BOUND IN BLOOD Chapter 14: The Escape   Aela, Val and J'huzho left the fort just as night was falling. But, they decided to continue to Dimhollow. They needed to find any clue they could to find Theryn. But, the most disturbing thing to Aela was Val's attitude. Since returning to Ivarstead, ...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 15

    Posted May 25 by Caladran

      Chapter 15   Sitting on his bed, he had no choice but to listen to how Maltrys complained to his mother about how things were. He had taken some Greef and became mildly drunk. The complaints were long, half gibberish and threats of punishment of Boethiah – whatever that meant....

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 13) A familiar face

    Posted May 25 by William McNee

    Climbing the stairs up from the dungeon was the longest climb Danifae had ever faced. Even the climb up to High Hrothgar was easier than this! Seeing the expressions on her friends' faces when they were locked inside the cells and she was forced to part from them broke her inside. She stumbled on th...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Restoration, Lesson One

    Posted May 25 by The Lorc of Flowers

        He was born in the ash among the Velothi, anon Chimer, before the war with the northern men. Ayem came first to the village of the netchimen, and her shadow was that of Boethiah, who was the Prince of Plots, and things unknown and known would fold themselves around her until they w...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 26: An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted May 24 by Tenebrous

    A Night Out       Ian S. McClure       I hugged my sister, overjoyed. “Lili! You're alright!” I said.       She hugged back, smiling. “Yeah! My leg is all fixed up. Bit sore still, but other than that I'm fine.” She smi...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 13: Dawnguard (dedicated to Sotek)

    Posted May 23 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 13: Dawnguard   Val, Aela and J'huzho started their hike towards Riften in the morning. A usually loud and playful child, Val was sad and on the brink of tears. Theryn's kidnapping hit her harder then the others. She didn't know where he was, where she was going, or wh...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 25: An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted May 23 by Tenebrous

    Fall of a False Queen       Ian S. McClure       “Why is it,” Elereth asked, as we approached the refugee camp outside Firsthold, “that Estre always attacks just as we arrive?”       “I'll be damned if I know.&rdq...

  • A.I.I- Chapter 2, It All Falls Apart

    Posted May 21 by Selafyn Froststep

    Adult Themes- Bad Language Selafyn woke up to the smell of venison stew, his favourite meal. The whole night was mainly summed up of repairing the set of fur armour found on one of the orc hunters, he had also made a small sack of food for his future travels, adding frost salts to preserve them for...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 22 - Preparations

    Posted May 20 by Ben W

    ~*Agmaer*~   I believe before all the vampire attacks started to manifest I once or twice called my life boring. Oh how wrong of an assumption! Not much time had passed the commotion between Xian and Lights that we received news of a dragon had attacked Riften. Everyone could see the smoke fr...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 14

    Posted May 20 by Caladran

      Chapter 14   His cousin had taken him on the fieldtrip and camping by Mirane’s permission. Ce’vale wanted to know some things and there they were sitting around the campfire by the nearby river.   “How is your alchemy coming along?” Ce’vale asked...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 32

    Posted May 20 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 32                                 Ambarro woke with a pained groan, his body weak and unresponsive. The muscles on his limbs were still twitching from Eirandil’s lightnin...

  • A.I.I- Chapter 1, A New Begining

    Posted May 18 by Selafyn Froststep

    Life had been hard, after a near deadly encounter on the road being ambushed by vampires. He was left for dead with nothing at all except for his. Getting to a walled town called Riften, he was found and took under the wing of a very kind as well as caring blacksmith called Balimund who agreed to sh...

  • TOC: Anointed In Ice, Book 1

    Posted May 18 by Selafyn Froststep

    AUTHORS NOTE- ADULT THEMES Selafyn Frost-Step is a sun elf monster hunter came into possission of a ring and since then has been bound with the soul of an ancient fallen elf for over a millenium, now with a brief goal of heading to Skyrim. It's time to uncover the history of this elven soul and f...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 13

    Posted May 16 by Caladran

      Chapter 13   Maltrys had always that grim look, even when he was a toddler. Always with that dark grim face that judged him. Ciel’nn was often was hiding from him. How tall in his robes he looked when the elder Dunmer walked through the corridors and mumbled.     ...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter XIII: Means to an End

    Posted May 16 by The Long-Chapper

    30th of Morning Star   Skjor stirred from his slumber when he felt the sudden draft from her movements. He groaned in protest and reached with his hand, dragging the she-wolf back to his side.   “Not morning yet.” He grumbled through his yawn.   “It’s...

  • The Knight of Ald Skar Chapter VI

    Posted May 16 by Paws

    How I hated the sea. The smell of it stirred in me a deep loathing born of fear - a weakness - and memories of old hopes long since turned to ash. Yet now as the last tendrils of flame from my campfire, starved of fuel after burning all night,  flicker,  die, and give way to the light an...

  • Predicament of The Pass - a Skyrim short story, part 1/2

    Posted May 16 by BlueDremora

    Predicament of The Pass A Skyrim short story, part 1/2   Lost in the wide and barren north, Gannex, Tribune of the Imperial legion stationed in Skyrim, bumps his head with Freja Okenskjoll, a great Nord Shield Maiden, in a mountain pass far too narrow for the volatile tempers of both. With ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 222 Bad Decisions

    Posted May 13 by Sotek

      As Sotek headed down the hillside to the path that followed the lake to Riverwood, he recognised the bank where he first found himself after the ambush all those long weeks ago. He sat back on a rock and thought about everything that had happened since. The traders at Riverwood; they had too...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Twenty - The Jagged Crown

    Posted May 12 by SpottedFawn

    The Jagged Crown “Maw unleashing razor snow, Of dragons from the blue brought down, Births the walking winter's woe, The High King in his Jagged Crown.”   Reidar ran through the corridor as if his life depended on it. And it did. With a hiss of pain from between clenched teeth, R...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 31

    Posted May 12 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 31                              The village was empty, which disturbed Eirandil to no end. There wasn’t a single Shadeclaw in sight.        ...

  • Nirnborn Creed

    Posted May 12 by Legion

    Nirnborn Creed    The gods are dead Their words are lies That live in myth and starry eyes The breath of truth will be the last Of a world cast in ivory ash    Slavers hunt their mortal prey With tales of bones and Ehlnofey Knee bones crack under the weight Of mispla...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 221 Peaches and Peppercorn

    Posted May 12 by Sotek

      In Vilemyr Inn, situated in Ivarstead, a few hours after Sotek left a bag of gold on his chair for Vilkas to find, Farkas ordered both Vilkas and himself a few more ales. “Four for the road if you please”.   “Certainly, sir, would you like ice with that, the weather...

  • ESO Short Stories; 03

    Posted May 11 by Caladran

    03   Elam stared at the very elaborate dish in front of him. He never had seen such a carefully made and arranged meal on a plate. He looked at the younger Dunmer. “You did this all for me?” The shock was still in his tone, but when he eyed the dish he found himself starving &nd...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 12

    Posted May 10 by Caladran

      Chapter 12   The darkness seemed to thicken when he tried to move. He wasn’t able to see anything in this… whatever it was. A smell of rotten flesh invaded into his senses that make him feel sick. He didn’t recognize the ever changing whispers.   There was ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 220 With a Flick of the Tail

    Posted May 8 by Sotek

      It was early evening when both Sotek and Aela woke up. They found themselves covered in a few furs which Rikke had a soldier place over them when the night’s chill started to creep inside the camp. To shake off the tiredness they still felt, the two Companions helped each other to thei...

  • Cyrodiil's Champions: A Pirate Hero Part 3

    Posted May 8 by Tenebrous

    Reunion with Melgor       Ian S. McClure       The hike up to the City, after a few days hiding out in the wilderness, wasn't eventful, really, but it surely was scenic. Birds were chirping, the wind was blowing... All that crap. I hummed an old song I'd learned...

  • Fallout One-shot Project: The Butterfly of Autumn

    Posted May 8 by A Shadow Under the Moons

          The Butterfly of Autumn         A Fallout One-shot                                            &n...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 219 A Second Chance

    Posted May 7 by Sotek

      “Unfortunate, isn’t it? There’s a war coming and I was hoping you would be of some use. It’s a pity, I had such high hopes for you both”. Hircine’s voice cut into Scarface the wolf spirit like a silver bladed knife.   Scarface snarled at Hircine who...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 12) Confinement

    Posted May 7 by William McNee

    She heard the sounds of the cell door being opened then rough hands grabbing her from her cot. She made noises through the gag and struggled in her restraints, but to no avail. There was a familiar voice which said 'Prepare her!' They wrapped something round her neck and attached it to something on ...

  • Unabridged Journal of Nerussa, Book Eight

    Posted May 7 by Gnewna

    3rd Sun’s Dusk   Two weeks. Saltar can’t get me into the Embassy unnoticed – he’s right, security’s just too tight most of the time – but he is fairly certain he can secure me an invitation to a little soirée Elenwen is planning on the 16th. He think...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 218 Dusk's Fading Light

    Posted May 6 by Sotek

      As if it spawned from nowhere, the dragon flew right over head as it followed the curve of the mountain. It turned sharply about then blasted the group of soldiers along with the two Companions with a fire breath. The dragon shout roared across the path, shaking the very mountain with its te...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Nineteen - Korvanjund Part II

    Posted May 5 by SpottedFawn

    Korvanjund Part II Content Warning: Language, Violence, Gore The adrenaline was starting to subside. Several feet underground, there was no protection from the cold beyond their uniforms; the morning spent by the fire in Camp Varglya suddenly seemed so far away. Reidar didn't regret his d...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 217 Campfire

    Posted May 5 by Sotek

      By now Aela and Sotek had already traversed the easterly bridge and were now strolling along the road as they headed off to the Imperial camp. By the time they arrived at the perimeter of the encampment it was mid morning. By now various tents and structures were fully set up and erected. Th...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 216 Boots, furs and Tankards

    Posted May 4 by Sotek

      Aela woke up feeling hot. She touched the arm which rested upon her and she expected to find Sotek cuddled up behind her but the instant she felt the arm she knew why she was so warm. Scarface was laid out on his side; half burying her beneath his arm and leg. Choosing life over slow suffoca...

  • ESO Short Stories; 02

    Posted May 4 by Caladran

      02     The Daggerfall contract had been difficult, and Ciel’nn wanted to sleep away the stress. He had almost been caught by the Castle guards. Why did it have to be inside the Castle? he had wondered after he managed to escape. Of course he could have slept during the t...

  • UJON, Book Seven

    Posted May 4 by Gnewna

    1st Sun’s Dusk (late)   We did it! It was a big blue and silver bastard, stronger than the others we’ve encountered, Rumarin passed out from its breath (it’s probably just as well I didn’t realise until after the fight, or I’d have thought he was dead a...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 215 Midnight Mischief

    Posted May 3 by Sotek

      Author’s Note: Adult Themes   Night was into the early hours when Sotek awoke with a start due to a sleeping arm slapping him in the face. Beside him lay the naked form of Aela who was fast asleep and ignorant of the blow she just dealt her mate as she slept. Her armour and loin...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 11

    Posted May 2 by Caladran

      Chapter 11   His mother Mirane was at the door to speak with the town Magister. He wasn’t pleased about the fact Maltrys hadn’t been around when the town council took place. They missed his valuable input, he said. Mirane was concerned as she said her husband had behaved...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 214 Guess Who

    Posted May 2 by Sotek

      Roughly eighteen hours after the carriage containing Aela, Farkas and Vilkas had left Whiterun, on the other side of the mountain where Ivarstead was situated, Sotek’s head broke through the surface of the river. After making sure Rikke was nowhere to be seen, he climbed out on the ban...

  • Man of Steel - Chapter 1: Mayday, Mayday

    Posted May 1 by DeltaFox

    MAN OF STEEL   Chapter 1: Mayday, Mayday   A man was running through the forest as loud voices followed him. He was dressed in blue jeans, green shirt and had a brown coat. His hair was messy and he had a rough beard. On his back, he was carrying a laser rifle and in his hands, a 10m...

  • U.O.T.W. chapter 213 Northward Bound

    Posted May 1 by Sotek

      It was a good few hours after Sotek and the Imperial army first approached Ivarstead to the far east of Whiterun that Aela was overwhelmed with the sense of loneliness. She knew from what the Harbinger had told her that communication was probably restricted due to leaks and infiltration but ...

  • Man of Steel - ToC

    Posted April 30 by DeltaFox

    MAN OF STEEL "Ad Victoriam!"   For several years, the eastern chapter of the Brotherhood of Steel was seeing a large increase the number of androids and synthetic humans within the Capitol Wasteland. After a detailed investigation, they learned that the synthetic humans, synths, were comin...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 10

    Posted April 30 by Caladran

      Chapter 10   In excitement he observed how Maltrys took a sip of the Shein in the chalice. The elder Dunmer seemed to frown first before he started coughing, nearly collapsing on the stone floor. Ciel’nn hadn’t shifted, but he watched in delight how Maltrys tried to reac...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 212 Bear? What Bear?

    Posted April 30 by Sotek

    Chapter 212 Bear? What Bear?     Legate Rikke couldn’t help but notice how quiet Sotek had become as they rode through Ivarstead. The Companion was too busy studying the layout of the town. In particular, he noted where the mill and the inn were situated; not that he was a strange...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 211 Southward Bound

    Posted April 29 by Sotek

      Inside Fort Dunstad supplies were divided up between the fort and what was needed for the new camp which was to be situated in the Rift. It was well into the evening and Legate Rikke was getting impatient. “By the Eights this is intolerable! Hurry up with those sacks damn it”. ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 210 Lone Wolf

    Posted April 28 by Sotek

      Despite being half asleep, Vilkas was aware of movement around the campsite where he lay. Such matters weren’t cause for concern as he knew the other Companions were there with him at the camp; their sounds and smells. Some years before when he hunted with Aela and Red she showed him h...

  • UOTW Chapter 209 Fort Dunstad

    Posted April 24 by Sotek

      Far to the north of the plains when dawn was taking hold of the sky above Skyrim, Sotek emerged from his tent and walked over to the Imperial campfire. Legate Rikke was already there waiting for him and she casually motioned at a log and asked him to sit down while she carried on cooking a l...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 208 What's in a Name

    Posted April 23 by Sotek

      The moment the double doors shut behind them, Farkas and the other Companions practically ran for the main gate. However once they reached the market they all slowed down; each one of them, one after the other greeted the market holders and the citizens of Whiterun like everything was normal...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 9

    Posted April 23 by Caladran

      Chapter 9   His mother took him on the trip to Mournhold trip because the cousin’s father had the dampworm sickness, and Mirane was asked to bring a special potion. It was uncertain if the potion would work. Ciel’nn was happy to come along – at least Maltrys wouldn...

  • Forgotten Heroes Exordium: Valierus

    Posted April 22 by Valierus

        In the few days that passed since Valierus's arival in the White-Gold tower, I only ever saw him in passing while wandering the city or in the dining hall. To be honest the sad fact left me rather depressed for awhile. In the end though I decided that it was likely for the best si...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter XII: Covenant

    Posted April 22 by The Long-Chapper

    When Äelberon woke from his nap, it had started to snow, and he shifted position in his bedroll so he could have a better view. There was something about Skyrim and snow. With a fresh snowfall, the province became a kingdom of such ethereal beauty. It took him back to his first year of exil...

  • The Silver Fox - Arc 1, Chapter 8

    Posted April 21 by KaiserSoSay

      Elise   The innkeeper opened the door and I was presented with my room.   It wasn’t as grandeur as the rooms in the Winking Skeever, but there was a certain rustic charm to it. A single awning window provided me view of the Grand Plaza. There was a wardrobe and a chest fo...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter XI: Away from the Light

    Posted April 21 by The Long-Chapper

    Tavia was in charge of tending the flames of the Beacon today. To make sure the fire always burned, so that Stendarr’s light could be seen even in the darkness that was Skyrim these days. The war, the dragons, the threats that retreated into the night when the sun rose.  She dropped t...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter X: High Stakes

    Posted April 17 by The Long-Chapper

    27th of Morning Star, 4E 202   Naked and insignificant, he stood upon the wastes, the chill of the biting winds cutting through his very bones, cutting through his soul. Passing through him, under him, and above him. No gentle breeze, no calming zephyr, only a steady wild wind, like a mae...

  • ESO Short Stories; 01

    Posted April 17 by Caladran

      01   Ciel’nn waited outside the room where Elam Drals gave out minor contracts for the Initiates. He listened to the quiet chat from fresh the Initiates, and looked at the bottle in his hands – maybe the older assassin likes it? The bottle was from Mournhold Inn. It was ...

  • ToC; ESO Short Stories

    Posted April 17 by Caladran

    ESO Short stories are about Ciel'nn and Elam Drals bonding mainly. Sometimes Ciel'nn's friend Vevan (my sibling's character) comes along. If you're not fan of male x male romance, then turn back. Otherwise I hope you enjoy these short ones that appears irregurally. They are loosely linked to each ...

  • UJON - Book Six, Part Two - In Which The Inn Is Haunted

    Posted April 16 by Gnewna

    30th Frostfall (evening) “Welcome back, gel. I hear one of the ships out of Windhelm yesterday had a gaggle of new Altmer workers, hoping to pay their way out of Skyrim… And we’ve got a new colleague, I’m sure you passed his premises on the way in? Now, we wouldn’t wa...

  • Cryodiil's Champions: A Pirate Hero Part 2

    Posted April 16 by Tenebrous

    The Amulet of Kings       Ian S. McClure       Well, looks like my luck's turned. Maybe.       Spent a couple of days down there, twiddling my thumbs and thinking about fate and such. Impending death tends to do that to a lass. Didn't help tha...

  • Cyrodiil's Champions: ToC

    Posted April 15 by Tenebrous

    Hallo! Here we are with 'Cyrodiil's Champions', a series where I chronicle various different incarnations of the Champion of Cyrodiil, the hero of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion! Each playthrough will be a different character. As usual, feel free to comment and critique, and thanks for reading!: ...

  • Cyrodiil's Champions: A Pirate Hero Part 1

    Posted April 15 by Tenebrous

    Prologue       Ian S. McClure       I'll kill them! I'll kill them all!       They left me for dead, after all. Pretty clear that they didn't believe in 'honor among thieves'. After everything we did together! Us on the Hackwing, we were the t...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 11) Remembrance

    Posted April 15 by William McNee

    'It doesn't hurt then?' asked Danicka, staring at Danifae's face intently.   'Not any more. Galathil did a good job, or at least what she could do' said Danifae.   'May I touch it? Your face I mean?'   'Go ahead.' said Danifae, clasping Danicka's hand and guiding it to her cheek...

  • UJON - Book Six, Part One - In Which A Shadow Passes

    Posted April 15 by Gnewna

    28th Frostfall   The less said about Rumarin’s Brilliant Giant Plan, the better. Suffice to say he had taken the wrong bits some ridiculous story that idiot Hjoromir told him last time we were in Riverwood for fancy, and for fact. We’ve spent the past few days haring around the pr...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter IX: Playing Dumb

    Posted April 14 by The Long-Chapper

    Warning: Adult themes and foul language   Where was he, thought Skjor. He had not seen him leave, but he wasn’t anywhere to be found. He wanted to leave, for he already saw Aela sneak out of the Bannered Mare and he was eager to follow. Very eager. Damn, you should be fucking follow...

  • The History of Reynard the Fox ≈ Chapter 2

    Posted April 14 by Mr.Smail

    The 25th of Last Seed.The Forth Era.Year 201.     Dawn was just beginning to break upon the world; as the sun rose, so did I.  From the embers of the previous nights fire, which still glowed faintly even now, I rekindled a fresh flame, being careful to remain upwind of the smok...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 30

    Posted April 14 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 30                         ‘You’re really going through with this, lad?’ Lencius asked quietly. ‘Do you have any idea what Larethor of Shimmerene is capable of?’ ...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Eighteen - Korvanjund Part I

    Posted April 14 by SpottedFawn

    Korvanjund Part I   If there had been bandits here once, there weren’t any longer. A stone firepit was cold, the ashes undisturbed in the center of the ring. The unused sleeping bags scattered across the floor looked like shedded skins.   Thurza and Reidar could not shelter ins...

  • UJON - Book Five, Part Three, In Which A Storm Is Averted

    Posted April 14 by Gnewna

    22nd Frostfall   “Look, I…I don’t think I should say, they’re very bad men, they might kill me!”   “All the more reason to tell us, Wujeeta. Nerussa is very good at dealing with bad men, aren’t you?”   Rumarin looked encouragingly...

  • A Tale Of Two Wars - A Battlemage’s Story

    Posted April 13 by Warlocksg

    Chapter 1 - Journey   "Our origins a confusion.... Our history marked by betrayal.... Our emotions of hatred and seething rage borne by our forefathers and elders.... I shall avenge the wrong that was done to us a Sancre Tor. Both Man and Mer will tremble at my name as I exact my Vengeance!!"...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter VIII: Of Mules and the Poet

    Posted April 12 by The Long-Chapper

    Jon Battle-Born took another slow sip of mead and felt the effects of it spin the room. That kind of pleasing spin that feels good, when you know the mead is seeping deep into the body. When you know you’ve had far too much, but at the same time, you don’t particularly care. Tonight ...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 8

    Posted April 11 by Caladran

      Chapter 8   He followed Maltrys to the tomb that was owned by the Dres. Ciel’nn hoped the Elder Dunmer wouldn’t force him to go there alone. He had his eyes cast down when Maltrys snarled in a stern tone.   “Heads up, boy. You will fetch me some bone mold. I...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 12: Taken

    Posted April 11 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 12: Taken   Val, Aela and J'huzho slowly opened the the doors of High Hrothgar and carefully looked inside. They entered the fortress and got to the main chamber.   "Hello?" said J'huzho.   "Be quiet." said Aela to him. "This is a sacred place."   ...

  • The History of Reynard the Fox ≈ Chapter 1

    Posted April 11 by Mr.Smail

      The sun drifts on downwards, slipping gracefully, silently, between the sky and the land as day turns to dusk.  A fresh frost settles upon the still earth as a chill wind picks up in the dry night air.  The twin moons rise, and soon, the Aurora Borealis - the Goddess of the North...

  • The Silver Fox - Arc 1, Chapter 7

    Posted April 9 by KaiserSoSay

      Elise 27th Last Seed 4E 201   The Rift reminded me of the autumn days in the regions of Stormhaven and Glenumbra. It was less cold out in the south. The chill air was still present but it was more tolerable than it was in Winterhold. And there’s no snow, thank Kynareth!  ...

  • Finding North

    Posted April 7 by Legion

      I.   The notice came across my desk late Morndas evening after it made its rudimentary rounds through the other chains in the command. A list of names -- Imperial soldiers -- given leave to Solitude from Fort Greenwall for two weeks. I didn’t expect my Benjor to be included on t...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 29

    Posted April 5 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 29                         ‘Apologies for the intrusion, Your Majesty.’                   Titus wo...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 11: High Hrothgar

    Posted April 1 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 11: High Hrothgar   Theryn and Golldir approached the tomb as the ground slightly shook.   "What was that?" asked Golldir.   "That necromancer has set a trap." said Theryn. And at that moment, two skeletons emerged from the ground, sword and shield at han...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 10) Roots

    Posted March 30 by William McNee

    The branch was just above her head and she was able to jump up and catch hold of it. She pulled herself up and carefully stood on the branch. Her bare feet had a good grip and she walked along it towards the trunk. She put her hand on the trunk and felt the sentience of the tree. It wasn't speech in...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 10: 7, 000

    Posted March 29 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 10: 7, 000   Val was standing in a huge white room. There were no windows or doors. All of a sudden she heard a voice.   "Seek me at stars dawn, mortal." the voice said.   Val suddenly woke up and jumped up from here bed. "Bad dream?" asked Theryn as he w...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 24- An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted March 28 by Tenebrous

      Holy Ground       Ian S. McClure       "Come on, Father!" I cry, running through the grassy field. I was playing with my toy, a wooden figure of an Altmer warrior. Father says nothing. He is underneath a tree, reading somethi...

  • TCoT: Sacking of Orsinium

    Posted March 28 by DeltaFox

    The Chronicles of Theryn Sacking of Orsinium   It was the year 4E 15, the Empire was slowly collapsing on itself and the provinces slowly mobilized their army's. It was a perfect time for mercenaries like me. I was payed to take a very old warhammer from an Ayleid ruin to the King of Orsiniu...

  • TCoT: Red Year

    Posted March 26 by DeltaFox

    The Chronicles of Theryn Red Year   I was below deck, writing into my journal. I left the port of Stros M'Kai two months ago. I was traveling to Morrowind to visit a friend. He was a Dunmer living on the hills surrounding Red Mountain. He told me that he found a long lost magical artifact de...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 7

    Posted March 26 by Caladran

        Chapter 7   He watched through the crack in horror at how his guar was being raised from the dead. It rose in to the air, and then collapsed back on the ground. The curses of Maltrys came from the barn. His heart raced in fear, and the pain he felt for his poor guar was over...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 23- An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted March 25 by Tenebrous

    Jester's Day   Ian S. McClure "This one is telling you, we need more supplies if we wish to reach Torinaan. You must have patience, Elereth." Suhr said calmly, as the gates of Skywatch once again came into view. He was right—in order to reach both that holy site and the city of Firsth...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 9: The Necromancer

    Posted March 24 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 9: The Necromancer   Aela was polishing her blade as the morning sun shined through the branches of the trees. The blade was pretty old and has seen a lot of battles, as proven by the numerous cracks on it.   "Shouldn't you get another sword? I'm amazed that the...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 9) Seeking sanctuary

    Posted March 24 by William McNee

    Having searched Fort Amol as much as they could, the four friends had only been able to find some books, septims and healing and magicka potions in the lower levels. More disturbingly, they had found several prisoners locked in the cells down there, all dead. It looked like they were going to be use...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 6

    Posted March 23 by Caladran

      Chapter 6   He scratched his head, looking over at Mirane’s ingredients. She had taught him what properties each ingredient had, but she hadn’t taught him any potions that could be lethal. He decided to try them out by himself when Maltrys and Mirane weren’t at hom...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 8: Valtheim

    Posted March 22 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 8: Valtheim   Theryn was looking at Val as she was picking up flowers near Aela, who was negotiating with the stable master for a horse for Val. The morning chill has passed and it was slowly getting hotter as the summer sun warmed the earth. Theryn always thought that...

  • This Woman of Ice - Chapter Three:

    Posted March 21 by J'huzho

    Upon arriving at Whiterun Eroteme came across a conundrum of sorts, she wanted entrance into the city but it had been closed off due to general panic aroused by the news of the dragon coming up from the south. She was never the kind of adventurer to try to bribe or intimidate her way into somewhere ...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 7: DO - VAH - KIIN

    Posted March 21 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 7: DO - VAH - KIIN   Theryn was sitting in front of the Temple of Kynareth in Whiterun, his hands shaking and blood dripping from them. He was in shock. He survived several wars and saw countless terrible things, including genocide and mass graves, but what he saw toda...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 8) The journal

    Posted March 21 by William McNee

    Sitting back in her chair, Danifae thought about recent events and what she had read in Micah's journal. Zora was sleeping in the bed near the fire and Larkspur and Lydia were upstairs, also asleep. The battle with the necromancers in Fort Amol had drained them all. Danifae had recovered quite quick...

  • This Woman of Ice - Chapter Two:

    Posted March 21 by J'huzho

    She entered the village alone in the black of night, her fur armour was matted with blood and she carried a bow on her back. The pelts slung over her shoulder suggested she had been hunting which accounts for the gap in time between her escape from Helgen and her entering the village, she must have ...

  • This Woman of Ice - Table of Contents

    Posted March 21 by J'huzho

    The "Woman of Ice" story is a tale told by an as yet unidentified wandering storyteller about a figure known as Eroteme, an Ice-Mage and Assassin who had a significant part to play in the Dragon Crisis of 4E:201. The information in the story was compiled by the narrators own encounters with the woma...

  • This Woman of Ice - Chapter One:

    Posted March 20 by J'huzho

    There are many stories of this woman but the one that I know, the long one, began shortly after the turning of the second century into the third: Fourth Era, year two hundred and one. This was the year the dragons returned, in fact this was the exact day the dragons returned, for our “hero&rdq...

  • This Woman of Ice - Prologue:

    Posted March 20 by J'huzho

    Tales tell of a woman born on Nirn in the second century of the fourth era, an age of dragon-fire and chaos, to be sure, but high in the land of Tamriel on a fierce blizzard’s night our babe is born to the cold mountainous landscape of Skyrim and to an ailing Nord mother, not of the cold in su...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 5

    Posted March 19 by Caladran

    Chapter 5   The old thick books were heavy on his arms. He tried to carry them with care – the books were the elder Dunmer’s favorite books, and he wanted Ciel’nn to move them. On top of the books was a grand soul gem. Ciel’nn tried his best to balance them, but his ...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 7) Chilling thoughts

    Posted March 18 by William McNee

    The liquid had went right down her throat and coldness went right through her body. It also tasted vile. Danifae didn't know what was in it but she shivered under the furs covering her bed. The potion was causing some sort of reaction in her body. She could hear voices in the room. She could just ma...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 22- An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted March 18 by Tenebrous

    The Invasion of Dawnbreak      Ian S. McClure      “Well, that can't be good.” Lilinastre said sarcastically, as Dawnbreak came into view, flaming. “Wonder if the Canonreeve made it out?”      ...

  • Pro Patria: Chapter One

    Posted March 18 by Vault-Boy

    Pro Patria: Chapter One The dim morning light was grey in our eyes. The Mojave is well known for its stunning sunrise, but it had been weeks since I had noticed the explosion of color that took place every morning. Schmidt and I sat with our backs to the sun, smoking cigarettes and thinking about n...

  • Pro Patria ToC

    Posted March 18 by Vault-Boy

    Pro Patria   This is the story of a single NCR trooper, of his experiences during the war, and of the massive costs that the common soldier pays.      Chapters   Chapter One    

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 4

    Posted March 15 by Caladran

    Chapter 4   He returned home with a basket of herbs, and noticed his guar was missing. “Where is he?” He wondered. Ciel’nn put the basket near the door, and began to search for his pet around the house, and from the nearby woods.   A slight panic started drumming in...

  • The Silver Fox - Arc 1, Chapter 6

    Posted March 12 by KaiserSoSay

    Elise   24th Last Seed 4E 201   The classroom I was in was a wide semi-circular room with chairs and desks lined up across a pitched floor. There was enough to seat a hundred students though only a small percentage of that number was present.   In front of the class was Tolfdir,...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 6) A frosty reception

    Posted March 11 by William McNee

    Crouching in the undergrowth near Fort Amol, Danifae cast 'Laas' once again. It revealed a young mage outside the fort, apparently picking up ingredients, one inside the courtyard and one on the battlements. It was going to take a coordinated attack to take all three down without raising the alarm. ...

  • Who Am I Now?

    Posted March 10 by Paws

     

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 5) Memories

    Posted March 10 by William McNee

    The three companions crouched in the undergrowth, across the river from the prison. They had spread out to better watch for anyone patrolling the area. Danifae used her Aura Whisper shout to check if anyone living was around. She had found this shout very useful when she had retrieved it from that d...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 28

    Posted March 9 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 28                                When Commander Larethor was in a bad mood, it was generally wise to either stay out of his way or – if you were particularly comely – to...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 4) The summit

    Posted March 9 by William McNee

    Danifae put down the book she was reading and rubbed her weary eye. It seems like she had been reading for days but it had only been a few hours. She sat back in her seat and had a sweetroll and a drink of milk. She reflected on the journey here to High Hrothgar and her meeting with Arngeir and the ...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 8, Maaahtiii

    Posted March 9 by The Lorc of Flowers

      18th of Sun’ Dusk, 4E 203   Grulmar was slowly picking his way through the forest that surrounded the lake he passed the other day. He decided to go through the forest mostly because he didn't want anyone to see him, especially the Rieklings. One might not be so dangerous but ...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 6: Dragonborn

    Posted March 9 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 6: Dragonborn   Theryn and Val finaly made it out of the cave and found themselves above Lake Ilinalta in Falkreath Hold. "Alright, Val. Let's get back to Whiterun." said Theryn as they started their descent.   Theryn looked at Val as she jumped off a rock. He w...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 3) Archery lessons

    Posted March 8 by William McNee

    Danifae looked through the sight on the crossbow and fired into the tree trunk. She was starting to like this weapon very much. When the four companions had approached Fort Dawnguard and saw Durak using one, Danifae had shown a great interest in what Durak was doing. Durak had given her a spare cros...

  • Skyrim RP series...a Bosmer story

    Posted March 7 by William McNee

    Hello story fans. I'm in no way a professional writer, but have had this idea in my head for quite some time and I hope to be able to tell the story in an enjoyable way. In writing certain bits of it, I've been getting quite emotional about what my main character is going though. I've had quite a lo...

  • Dossier of Dragons

    Posted March 6 by The Long-Chapper

      25th of Second Seed, 203, Viarmo, Headmaster of the Bard's College.   I normally do not pay attention to such things. I run a Bard's College, but yes, I find myself taking to the quill to commit this to paper. Because it was so odd. Was a normal day. Well, as normal as it could be. ...

  • Protected, No Longer: Chapter 3

    Posted March 5 by Caladran

      Chapter 3 He stared at the desk, which had been moved to the basement. The desk was full of different soul gems, and the floor was likewise littered with various books. The small room was dimly lit by a single candle. It reminded him more of an ancestral tomb than a normal basement. C...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 5: The Barrow

    Posted March 5 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 5: The Barrow   "Ah, my head." said Val as she got out of her bed. "To much mead."   "There should be no mead for you." said Theryn as he got dressed. "You're fifteen."   "You're fifteen." said Val sarcastically. "A little mead won't kill me."  ...

  • Journal of an Outsider ToC

    Posted March 3 by Golden Fool

    So some of you might have noticed that Lissette posted a build called The Outsider (finally) and that I have been posting screenshots/journals of my playthrough in the photos section of the Vault, the album for which can be found here. Now you might be wondering why I'm posting this ToC if...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 4: Party in Dragonsreach

    Posted March 1 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 4: Party in Dragonsreach   Val stayed in the main hall while Balgruuf escorted Theryn to his personal mage. Dragonsreach was well decorated with shields hanging from the support beams and flags on the balconies. "What's your name?" she asked the Jarl's steward.  ...

  • Forgotten Heroes: Anger Management

    Posted March 1 by Valierus

       As Valierus sets fire to the Hives, Elwyn infiltrates Goldenglow manor through the sewer tunnels. She fights off multiple Skeever attacks, as she makes her way to the manors sewer entrance.        I finish putting down the last of the Skeevers with an arrow shot t...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 3: Looking for Help

    Posted February 28 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 3: Looking for Help   "I see something blue." said Val. Theryn smiled. "The river." he said. They were walking alongside White River towards Whiterun after spending the night at Riverwood. The grass was covered in morning dew and insects were flying above, landing on v...

  • Eagles of the Sands (Part 3)

    Posted February 28 by KaiserSoSay

      Eagle of the Sands Part 3   Corvunir travelled from rooftop to rooftop, using his short teleportation spell - or ‘blink’ as he preferred to call it - to jump across large gaps. His eyes wandered below, looking for his target.   Miraz ibn Arshad was the main reason ...

  • Splitting of Moonshadow, Chapter 3

    Posted February 27 by SophieTheFeared

    Week 3, I guess that's pretty decent. Let's see how this one goes.   Chapter 3 (Getting moving now?)   Pethara was shaken and dizzy. Scurrying through the halls and tunnels of the guild, she made a point not to disrupt anything else, as to not attract the attention of any more gods. R...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 2: Gone Mining

    Posted February 27 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 2: Gone Mining   The sun was setting down just as Theryn and Val entered Riverwood. As they passed through the gates, they were approached by a strong Nord. "Who goes there?"   Theryn reached out his hand. "We're just travelers. Coming from the south." The Nord ...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 1: The Black Dragon

    Posted February 26 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 1: The Black Dragon   Theryn opened his eyes and saw the trees passing by through the cracks in the cart. He slowly sat up and looked around. He was in a cart with three other man. A Redguard was sitting to his right and there were two Nords sitting on the opposite sid...

  • Bound in Blood - ToC

    Posted February 26 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood   Fate. It is a mysterious thing. Known by all but controllable by none. The fate of every living being is writen down in the Elder Scrolls. They have guided the world since the beggining of time and changed our world for better or for worse. Now, in 4E 201, they will bring tog...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 207 No News is Bad News

    Posted February 26 by Sotek

      On the same morning that Sotek prepared to attack the fort, Aela woke up early. She felt restless, uneasy and damn right moody. The Huntress snatched her bow and two quivers full of arrows then headed upstairs; only after shoving more arrows in her pack. She ignored everyone in the hall and ...

  • River

    Posted February 25 by Legion

    Witness.Frosted crystal,cotton falling from the stars;sky of my eyes -The All-Maker is me. Listen.Vigilant.Only the wind speaks;over the muting snow,I hear our visitor,whispering -The All-Maker is me. Inhale.Sentinels rootedin soil, I stand alongside.Nostrils warm in delightTo honey, cedar, and pi...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 21: An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted February 25 by Tenebrous

    A Campfire Conversation    Ian S. McClure    The birds flew by in the twilight, as Skywatch faded over the horizon. I grinned as I looked around, once again admiring the beauty of Auridon. I looked back at the group, briefly studying them. Elereth was d...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 7, Among the Roots

    Posted February 25 by The Lorc of Flowers

    We come now to consideration of the spriggan, the elusive, feminine nature spirit of the deep woods. Of course, we all know the name from the taunting children's joke that goes:   "Guess what?"   "What?"   "Spriggan butt!"   …But beyond this juvenile jest, what c...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 6, What Is Yours Is Mine

    Posted February 23 by The Lorc of Flowers

      Rieklings: A Tiny Civilization, Unmasked.   Rieklings, the tiny, blue goblin-like beings that inhabit the island of Solstheim are grievously misunderstood and ignored for being "Stupid" or "a nuisance". I, Crassus Lanius, (author of "The Thousand-and-One uses for Horkers: A Primer")...

  • Splitting of Moonshadow, Chapter 2

    Posted February 20 by SophieTheFeared

    So okay, it's been a week or so since chapter one, and I think I'm ready to get it moving again. Thanks so much to TSC admin Sotek for being massively patient as I tried to figure out how and where to post this. I think I've mostly got the hang of it now, and thank you again to anybody who...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 27

    Posted February 19 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 27                         Lencius felt uncomfortably out of place in the Dominion’s side of the camp. Here, the Empire’s red and gold standards switched into that sickly, greenish...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 206 Midnight Mayhem

    Posted February 18 by Sotek

      It didn’t take long for Sotek to find the camp, and as he suspected, Legate Rikke’s intelligence was wrong. Instead of having five soldiers to deal with he was faced with six Stormcloaks. Two were on sentry duty; one, who Sotek presumed to be the commander, was in the large tent ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 205 Best Laid Plans

    Posted February 18 by Sotek

      It was early next morning, just before dawn when Sotek was rudely woken by Legate Rikke. The Argonian’s eyes shot open to an Imperial’s shout as Rikke shoved her head inside his tent. “Wake up! You’re in the Legion now”.   Sotek lifted his head up and pe...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 5, Here In His Shrine

    Posted February 17 by The Lorc of Flowers

    One of the more intriguing legends found on the island of Solstheim is the story of a mythical figure whose name is long forgotten, but whom time remembers as "the Traitor."   Certain that this myth is rooted in history I set out to learn what I could and perhaps piece together a presumptiv...

  • Poem Trial's of the Pathfinder.

    Posted February 16 by Sotek

    Trials of the Pathfinder     It has an odd title I know but one day the seven verses will make sense. It's been biting my tail for ages. Massive thanks to DB to allow me the use of his picture.  Note to self: When you get time work on alignment.

  • Forgotten Heroes: Burning Hives

    Posted February 16 by Valierus

       I enter the cistern, completely preoccupied with other thoughts and I nearly fall into its waters. Elwyn grabs the back of my curiass and saves me from my swim, my foot does end up submerged though despite her attempts to prevent it. The sudden dousing of cold water brings me crashing b...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 204 A False Start

    Posted February 15 by Sotek

        It was a few hours after dawn by the time the carriage arrived at Solitude. Sotek had spent at least half the journey asleep but now he was wide awake and eager to get started. He said his goodbye to Bjorlam and flung a small pouch of gold on the seat next to the carriage driver. Aft...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 26

    Posted February 15 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 26                         Lencius drew his bow back, adjusting for wind speed, gravity, and the movement of the target while holding his breath. He released it along with the bowstring. The h...

  • A Favor Forgotten Part III, A Vitus and Friends Tale

    Posted February 15 by Exuro

      “Drem Yol Lok…”   The foreign words washed over and through them. The Words shook them all to their bones and filled their souls. The breath of fire and brimstone encompassed all that they were, but it did not burn them. Instead it brought the comfort of a warm hear...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter VII: Pride & Humiliation

    Posted February 14 by The Long-Chapper

    Äelberon and Kodlak were the last to join the gathered warriors, and all looked to the Altmer. Aye, he was expected to say something again and Kodlak watched the Mer adjust the position of the great bow slung over his back, ready to string in seconds. The Eagle.   His eyes caught the...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 203 Lonely Hearts

    Posted February 13 by Sotek

      Once the four Companions stepped outside, they all blinked a few times as their eyes got accustomed to the daylight. Shielding his eyes with the palm of his hand, Farkas examined the mountainside, taking in the terrain they would have to face to reach the lake below them. “We’re ...

  • Forgotten Heroes: The City of Thieves

    Posted February 13 by Valierus

      I sit crossed legged on the bed in one of the Bee and Barb's rooms. Valierus left a few hours ago to sell some of the surplus supplies we picked up during our journey from Whiterun. Snow paces the room, sniffing at the corners and butting his head into the table and chair legs. I stare down ...

  • Gaze Upon the Stars

    Posted February 13 by Singer of the Make Way

    Look for the answer among the stars, friend. Stop for a moment and avert your eyes from your feet and gaze upon the sky, no matter where you are. Look up from the mighty sands of Alik'r, look up from the top of the relentless march of Dragontail, look up from the lions preying on you among bu...

  • A Favor Forgotten Part II, A Vitus and Friends Tale

    Posted February 12 by Exuro

      “Thief? They’re right here!” Vitus objected and passed the bundle of long delayed letters to Sylgja. “We had some minor setbacks.”   “A whole year worth of setbacks? You think you can waltz in here after all this time and act like nothing happened?&...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter VI: Sibling Rivalry

    Posted February 12 by The Long-Chapper

    It was utter chaos when Kodlak Whitemane and his Shield-Siblings exited the city. Passing guards were escorting frightened citizens to the city gates.  Thick was the veil of smoke, bright the glare of flame, and heavy the smell of fear.  They traveled through the masses of evacuating p...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 21 - A Dark Reveal

    Posted February 12 by Ben W

    WARNING: Adult themes   Harkon Volkihar   There is nothing like heading to a meeting between two of one of the strongest vampire clans alive. What made the experience all the better was simple really. They had grand taste in where to hold it.   The pristine, white marble pillars...

  • Splitting of Moonshadow, Chapter 1

    Posted February 12 by SophieTheFeared

    Alright guys. I've been thinking of a story idea for a while now, but I'm pretty nervous because I've never done this before. I like to write, and I like to mock fanfic, so why don't I create a highly mockable fanfic, yeah? In all seriousness, I'm no writer, but if somebody would give this a skim ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 202 White Fluffy Lies

    Posted February 12 by Sotek

        Shortly after the group exited the main gate, they passed by the last of the farms. From here they started following the southern mountain ranges, traversing along the rocky outcrops. To the north they saw the damaged guard tower from the dragon attack months ago.   After walk...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 201 An Apple a Day

    Posted February 11 by Sotek

      When Aela woke up the next morning, she automatically turned around to cuddle into Sotek just to find herself in an empty bed. His trousers and shirt were gone, leaving behind a pair of shoes adapted for his reptilian feet which was, in itself, a waste of time as he often went around bare fo...

  • Forbearance

    Posted February 11 by ProbsCoolerThanYou

    Watchful eye upon the hill, Watches over cities grand and towns small, Farmhouses and Jarl’s halls. It protects the children as they play, Guard’s eye, from shady vantage spies All that occurs, in the city around.   As He watches over his sentries, Smiling at the justice the...

  • Grease and Guile - Chapter 9: Calculated

    Posted February 10 by Mottyskills

    Ada and I checked out early from the Dugout Inn, fresh and full of supplies. The holotape I’d recovered from one of the rogue bots at Wattz Consumer Electronics had enough embedded data to suggest our next location.South and east of Diamond City was the old General Atomics Factory. This dest...

  • Forgotten Heroes: The Black Star

    Posted February 9 by Valierus

       Arise, you must awaken. A voice speaks out of the  champion, or the girl will be lost to the planes of Oblivion. Arise!       I force myself up into a sitting postion, and leaning against a wall behind me I survey the room I'm in. Its a small cramped cell...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 200 True Love Hurts

    Posted February 7 by Sotek

    ‘True love isn’t being with the person you can live with. It’s being with the one person you can’t live without’   Author’s Note: Adult Themes   At some point in the day Sotek opened his eyes. His whole body ached and he silently wished that the ram...

  • Grease and Guile - Chapter 8: Deployment

    Posted February 7 by Mottyskills

      “I’m going to miss you…” Nora paused in my arms. “So much!”“So much.” I confirmed. It was my time to serve. My time to follow in the footsteps of my father and grandfather and saying goodbye to my fiancé was hard. I wasn’t ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 199 True to Oneself

    Posted February 7 by Sotek

      Throughout the night Sotek drifted in and out of troubled sleep. He even spent half an hour sat at the large table at the far end of the corridor by the hall stairway where he tried to work out what Aela was up to. The Morning came all too quickly and he was briskly woken by the flat of a fi...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 198 Aftermath

    Posted February 6 by Sotek

      It was late evening when Sotek awoke from a gentle shake. Aela sat next to him and passed him a flask of water. “Here drink up, it will do you good. Afterwards you can damn well eat something”. Then she passed him a plate. On it was a few apples she had cut up and cored along wi...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 197 The Edge of Oblivion

    Posted February 5 by Sotek

      When the three Companions entered the hall, the Jarl was sitting at the main table which had been cleared of everything except a selection of tankards and a large pitcher of wine. Above his throne was a Dragonbone axe proudly displayed on a weapon plaque. All three Companions recognized the ...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 4, Mushroom Tower

    Posted February 5 by The Lorc of Flowers

    Want to Become Part of House Telvanni?   Outsiders learning of the rabid isolationist and outlander-hating temperament of House Telvanni wizards often assume it would be impossible to obtain positions in service to House Telvanni.   Nothing could be further from the truth.   F...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 196 Event Horizon

    Posted February 4 by Sotek

      The hall was in total silence despite the number of Companions and Whelps who were present. Kodlak peered up at the sky which was clearly visible where the roof had partially collapsed from when the barrel of oil had struck it. Cindered, smoldering rafters were all too prominent but his mind...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 25

    Posted February 3 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 25                               The first thing Harrow asked for after he woke was a selection of books from the library. The healers had been all too happy to oblige, if only to ke...

  • Good Morning, Marly

    Posted February 3 by Legion

    October 23, 2230, seventeen months after the Broken Mask Incident - a small settlement in the Northern Commonwealth During another lonely night, Marlene waited up for her husband to return home, staring up at the softly moonlit ceiling, watching the blades of the fan take wobbling turns from the wa...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 195 The Turning of the Tide

    Posted February 3 by Sotek

      Knowing that every second counted, Sotek grabbed Aela by the collar and literally threw her at the Jarl as he shouted to the hapless Companion. “Aela! Don’t you dare change! You promise me right now... you do not change; you won’t make it. Do you hear me? Red won’t m...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 3, Whole New World

    Posted February 3 by The Lorc of Flowers

    The History of Raven Rock Volume III by Lyrin Telleno   Raven Rock is one of the more interesting colonies of Morrowind of the last two centuries. So much has happened to this tiny town in such a short amount of time, and so many lives have been affected by it, I felt it necessary to d...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 187 North and South

    Posted February 2 by Sotek

      A few hours later they came across the remnants of what looked like a failed expedition to one of the dwemer strongholds which were scattered around the north of Skyrim. Old wooden buildings with partially collapsed roofs and holes in the walls were all that was left behind. They were near a...

  • Protected, no longer: Chapter 2

    Posted February 2 by Caladran

    Chapter 2   Petting his guar while waiting at the edge of the meadow, Ciel'nn gazed around the green, lush environment of Deshaan. The gentle scent of flowers filled the air. Nearby was a small pond where draggle tails grew. Standing here, he felt the warm sensation of being safe—out ...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 20: An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted February 2 by Tenebrous

    The Traitorous Kinlady     Ian S. McClure     I looked at myself in the mirror, making sure I appeared presentable. I was to appear before Queen Ayrenn to receive my new orders soon, and though I knew she cared little, I still had no desire to appear disrespectful. Satisfie...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 2, Guild Mates

    Posted February 2 by The Lorc of Flowers

      The History of Raven Rock Volume II by Lyrin Telleno   Raven Rock is one of the more interesting colonies of Morrowind of the last two centuries. So much has happened to this tiny town in such a short amount of time, and so many lives have been affected by it, I felt it necessary...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 24

    Posted February 1 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 24                         Harrow laid in bed, completely still save for the slight rise and fall of his chest as he struggled to breathe.          &n...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 1, New In Town

    Posted February 1 by The Lorc of Flowers

      The History of Raven Rock Volume I by Lyrin Telleno   Raven Rock is one of the more interesting colonies of Morrowind of the last two centuries. So much has happened to this tiny town in such a short amount of time, and so many lives have been affected by it, I felt it necessary ...

  • Song of Sanguine- The Curse of Iron

    Posted January 31 by Capricorn

    Kill for me Hand Feed me their Blood Conquer their Land So your Kingdom may Bud Born from the Earth This Evil of Old All Seek it's Worth More Precious than Gold Kill for me Hand Feed me their Blood Conquer their Land So your Kingdom may Bud It Hungers for Blood ...

  • Shadow of the Druadachs - Part I: An Elegy for Edryg

    Posted January 31 by Edana

        PART  I. AN ELEGY FOR EDRYG       “People like you are the reason people like me drink themselves to death,” and with that Dagnir spat in Ysa’s face and stumbled back into the inn.   He didn’t mean it, she quickly thought. Dag&...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Prologue

    Posted January 31 by The Lorc of Flowers

      Prologue   14th of Sun’s Dusk, 4E 203   Bein’ dropped on a top of some gods forgotten mountain isn’t really fun. But I deserved it, I really tusked up back there. Quite surprised Broody just didn’t tear me limb from limb, Grulmar thought, closing his e...

  • A Favor Forgotten Part I, A Vitus and Friends Tale

    Posted January 30 by Exuro

    Vitus closed the door to their room behind him with a sigh that released all the tensions of travel, but he only managed one step forward before his hopes of a soft, warm bed were dashed upon the rocks.   “Ah, nope.”   Lydia had beaten him to the inn somehow and by the way ...

  • SotF: Just a Formality III

    Posted January 30 by Delta

    She stood up straight and kept her eyes front. Not a word, not a peep.               From the moment she took her first step into the room, the first thing she noticed was the large numbers of books that filled the room. Bulky tomes nea...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 194 Two Tribes

    Posted January 30 by Sotek

    As Sotek approached Whiterun he saw a multitude of different sized tents scattered around the southern side of Whiterun. The enemy camp surrounded the farmland which Sotek hoped were now abandoned. Farms could be rebuilt. Families were a different matter. Dozens of Imperial soldiers manned the walls...

  • Forgotten Heros: The Rift

    Posted January 30 by Valierus

       Valierus and Elwyn leave Whiterun behind for Riften. Their journey south is not without its risks however, barely an hour out from Whiterun they run astray of Valthiem Towers, an infamous den of banditry.         "Nngh!" I grunt as the bandit chiefs hammer c...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 23

    Posted January 30 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 23                                The rooms in Tsukikage’s hospice were kept insulated from sound to allow the patient a peaceful recovery.       &nb...

  • Eagles of the Sands (Part 2)

    Posted January 30 by KaiserSoSay

      Eagle of the Sands Part 2   When nightfall came, they began making their approach.   Under the cover of night, they crossed through the half a mile stretch of sand that separated them from their target. They went two-by-two; each pair maintaining an eight-foot distance from th...

  • Arngrimur • Valesse

    Posted January 29 by A Shadow Under the Moons

                                     The blizzard swirled around them, an all too temporary reprieve. A grey, bony hand pressed against it for a brief instant. Then the magic forced ...

  • Forgotten Heros: The Jarl of Whiterun

    Posted January 29 by Valierus

       Valierus and Elwyn leave Riverwood for Whiterun bearing dangerous news for the Jarl of Whiterun. Dragons have returned to Skyrim, and signs point to one bearing down on Riverwood. They head there in hopes of convincing the Jarl to send aid, but they fear they'll be to late.  ...

  • Protected, no longer: Chapter 1

    Posted January 29 by Caladran

    Chapter 1   The strike on the cheek stung. It sent him across the stone floor, cowering in fear by the lava pit. He couldn’t look up at Maltrys, in his dark robes. The elder Dunmer was fuming as he stepped closer to him. “You s’wit! Interrupt my work again, and I'll fe...

  • Of Gods And Men: Chapter 1

    Posted January 29 by Decumus Scotti

    OF GODS AND MEN: CHAPTER 1 Decumus woke to the sound of flowing water. He was facing upwards towards the sky. He could hear the birds singing and the trees creaking in the gentle wind. He felt a strange feeling that he couldn't quite make out. Was he feeling...peaceful? For a few minutes he just la...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 193 The Last Thread of Peace

    Posted January 29 by Sotek

      Even before Windhelm came into view, Sotek found the landscape depressing. The snowy rocky surroundings held in tightly by various mountainsides dotted across the horizon all seemed to compress the air, making it thick and hard to breathe. His breath misted up every time he exhaled, like he ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 192 Unbound

    Posted January 28 by Sotek

    As Sotek headed past the borders of Whiterun, the landscape dramatically changed. The mountain capped snow began creeping down the mountainside to lie upon the forests and pathways. A stream slowed to naught but a trickle as chunksof thick ice thwarted the streams natural flow. River banks of earth ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 191 Two Heads, One Crown

    Posted January 27 by Sotek

      Once they were outside Solitude’s walls, the three Companions headed straight to the stables. A stable hand had already brought out the courier horses which he and a soldier had saddled. The horses snorted and trod around in a restless state, eager to let loose all their fury and speed...

  • Introducing Fletcher

    Posted January 26 by Mercurias

    ((Hello there! Just slapped this together in one writing session for fun and wanted to play with the blog function to see how it'd work. Pray for me. I'll hopefully be adding a lot more detail about this character later, and with luck you might enjoy him.))   One of these days, Fletcher thoug...

  • Chasing Sun: Part 3, Vosh Rahk

    Posted January 26 by The Lorc of Flowers

    Alik'r Desert, 29th of First Seed, 206 4E   They were walking, dragging their feet through the sand, their determination urging them to keep moving. To stop would mean to die. The Third felt his bones creak with every move, the weight of his armor pulling him down, almost like if he was bea...

  • Forgotten Heros: The Journey Begins

    Posted January 26 by Valierus

        Two weeks after the events of Helgen, Valierus and Elwyn have been resting from their travels in Riverwood with Hadvar and his Uncle Alvor. They finally decide to move on, and explore more of Skyrim.       "I'll be sorry to see you go." Hadvar says, breaking the r...

  • Chasing Sun: Part 2, Vorkhim Lorak

    Posted January 25 by The Lorc of Flowers

    Alik'r Desert, 20th of First Seed, 206 4E   Another three days through the desert and their prey was still eluding them. Yaman could see how the High Priestess was getting more irritated by every day - like a small runt already already picturing the day it gets its first weapon but someone ...

  • Rules and Regulations

    Posted January 24 by ProbsCoolerThanYou

    Rules and Regulations      There was a sense of misplacement, a palpable lack of belonging, that struck as I left what then were considered the northern borders of the Brotherhood’s Capital Wasteland. The winds were wispier, they bit more when the came off the rocks and the h...

  • Union of the Bounty Hunter: Part 3

    Posted January 24 by Ben W

    Night consumed all, enveloping the land, rocks and trees with its dark embrace. The only lights that pierced through the veil were the moons, Masser and Secunda, and a simple camp fire.   The smoke snaked its way into the air, taking with it the aroma of cooking meat. And something else, some...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 190 Godspeed

    Posted January 24 by Sotek

          Aela set a fast pace as her horse galloped southwards which threw Sotek into confusion. He pulled out his map and waved it at Aela like a flag.   “Solitude is to the west, isn’t it? Why are we travelling south?”   She took the map to be a rag; ...

  • Protected, no longer: Prologue

    Posted January 24 by Caladran

    Prologue Ciel’nn managed to drag himself away from the Dremora Lord Marquis. It was only a temporary solution, for he couldn’t fight back anymore. Wincing in pain, he brushed his dark hair away from his face. His wounds were bleeding, and his vision was blurring. He didn’t have ...

  • Chasing Sun: Part 1, The Penitent

    Posted January 24 by The Lorc of Flowers

    Alik'r Desert, 17th of First Seed, 206 4E   The Orc in black fled across the desert, and the Knights followed…   He's losing his mind, an Orsimer female thought and snorted after reading the piece of paper for the second time. She let it fall into the sand, beside her boots ma...

  • ToC: Protected, no longer

    Posted January 24 by Caladran

      An assassin was abandoned by Sithis, and hunted by the Daedra - this dunmer founds himself a new, and unexpected friend on dire situation. Together they travel around Skyrim, trying to find a way to end the dunmer's nightmares while they hear about the coming civil war.   Yet, the a...

  • Practice of Magic: Equilibrium

    Posted January 24 by The Lorc of Flowers

    Darkness.   Complete darkness was all around him, drowning him, going up his nose and down his throat, burning his eyes. It was playing with him, embracing him, like a distant mother embracing her child. Until he lit the light.   The Atronach Forge suddenly became prominent, being ev...

  • Of Gods And Men: Prelude

    Posted January 23 by Decumus Scotti

    OF GODS AND MEN: PRELUDE                The knife lay in front of him. It was quite beautiful, with intricate engravings on the handle and the blade polished to perfection. It must have belonged to an imperial officer. It was strange, for there wa...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 189 A Dire Threat

    Posted January 23 by Sotek

      Both Aela and the Whelp smiled at each other then they started laughing. The Huntress coyly replied to Sotek, egging him on. “I love it when you’re so decisive. I tell you what; we’ll pack up the gear while you sort out the carriage”.   Aela threw the Whelp a ...

  • TSC: ToC Of Gods And Men

    Posted January 23 by Decumus Scotti

      Tamriel has been plunged into chaos. No province has been left unscathed by the Great War between the Imperials and the Third Aldmeri Dominion. Fear and despair run rampant through a once prosperous Empire. But from chaos, heroes will rise. This is a tale of one man who will come to be kno...

  • Practice of Magic: Memories of a Very Stupid Orc, 5th Entry

    Posted January 23 by The Lorc of Flowers

    Well, this is it.   Can't make another step, not even one last drop of strength is left in me. I ran out of water, out of piss and even the tusking camels died under me. I drank their blood, the only liquid I was able to get my hands on. Do you have any idea how fast blood dries in this god...

  • Practice of Magic: Conjuration, Lesson Three

    Posted January 23 by The Lorc of Flowers

    Grulmar was bent over a piece of paper, scribbling something on it, the moves of the brush being hectic and almost furious. He was so focused on his drawing that he failed to notice Agni talking to him. He heard for the second time and blinked. “What?” he shook his head and turned arou...

  • You Only Live Twice

    Posted January 22 by Legion

    I almost shot myself today. There I was, pleading in the dirt for the stolen life I had every right to take, but I couldn't do it. My own words, my own voice, my own silly preoccupation with breathing - I couldn't kill myself, even if it meant I wouldn't truly die. I wrenched myself up from my knees...

  • Shadeclaw Combat Manual, Entry Three - Whispering Fang

    Posted January 22 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Shadeclaw Combat Manual, Entry Three     Soft Techniques – Whispering Fang                                       Whispering Fang is one ...

  • Practice of Magic: Memories of a Very Stupid Orc, 4th Entry

    Posted January 22 by The Lorc of Flowers

    How far in the desert do you think we are? My guess is we've just reached the middle. Is that deep enough? Heh, deep. I'm sorry, but I keep thinking about the desert as sea these days. You might object, but think about it. When you dive into the waters and you keep swimming down, there is a certai...

  • Forgotten Heros: A New Home

    Posted January 21 by Valierus

          With Hadvar's help, Valierus and Elwyn manage to escape Helgen with their lives. Now having no where else to go they agree to travel to Riverwood and meet some friends of Hadvar's.                   We leave b...

  • Shadeclaw Combat Manual, Entry Two - Rawlith Khaj

    Posted January 21 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Shadeclaw Combat Manual, Entry Two     Hard Techniques – Rawlith Khaj                                     Rawlith Khaj is a martial art that ...

  • AMOSS:TES B.o.t.B. Year 14

    Posted January 21 by Sotek

    In Front I Follow Year 14 Kodlak snapped back at the young huntress. Often her unruly defiance let them to openly clash within the hall of Jorrvaskr. He knew all too well of the heaviness which dwelled in the fourteen year olds heart due to the feeling of abandonment when her father, Skjor had a m...

  • Practice of Magic: Conjuration, Lesson Two

    Posted January 21 by The Lorc of Flowers

    A TRAGEDY IN BLACK   A folk tale from the time of the Oblivion Crisis   The dremora looked on the young boy with disdain. He looked to be no more than seventeen or eighteen, on the cusp of manhood.   "You? You have summoned me?"   "Mother says I'm good with spells. Some...

  • The Swordthane

    Posted January 20 by Paws

    A flurry of wind driven snow swept through the hall as the door opened, making the hearth fire roar and bearded men turn in annoyance, their drinks interrupted and their laughter silenced. That irritation turned to expectation when they saw it was the volva at the doorway, framed by the&nb...

  • Forgotten Heros: ToC

    Posted January 20 by Valierus

     The story of Valierus and Elwyn as they struggle to survive in the cold and harsh Skyrim landscape. Having managed to escape Helgen Valierus and Elwyn find that their troubles are just beginning. They came to Skyrim hoping to escape conflict but have ended up in a conflict bigger than themse...

  • Forgotten Heros: Ancient Tunnels

    Posted January 20 by Valierus

          Having managed to avoid losing their heads to the chopping block Valierus and Elwyn are now forced to find a way to escape Helgen, with their new ally. Unfortuantely, their choice in company has alienated their other allies leaving them surrounded by enemies on all sid...

  • The Rift

    Posted January 20 by Vargr White-Tree

    “I came to Skyrim in search of a way to make the voices stop.” The small Breton girl began, her voice trembling, not in fear, thought Isran, but in effort. As if she strained beneath a great weight that threatened to crush her. “I hear them in my head constantly crying, pleading, a...

  • SotF: The Cape War

    Posted January 20 by Delta

    While the Thalmor supported coup of Valenwood in 4E29 did saw the overthrowing of Imperial friendly forces and the establishment of the Third Aldmeri Dominion, it did not however mean the end of anti-Thalmor sentiment and resistance movements. For the next 70 years, pro-Thalmor, pro-Imperial and o...

  • Practice of Magic: Conjuration, Lesson One

    Posted January 20 by The Lorc of Flowers

    Imperial mages have arguably advanced the study of conjuration magic far more than most, but it first fell to Elven wizards to crack open the door to Oblivion without its screaming horrors spilling uncontrollably into Mundus. Corvus and Calani Direnni and their clan first lit the torch and peered ...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 22

    Posted January 19 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 22                         Twelve. Thirteen. Fourteen. Fourteen heartbeats in one minute. Remaining steady. It seems the decline has stopped.          ...

  • Practice of Magic: Memories of a Very Stupid Orc, 3rd Entry

    Posted January 19 by The Lorc of Flowers

      There was a garden…   Funny things, these memories. There are things that you remember, some that you don't, some that you remember only partially.   There is a garden…   Sometimes you can remember only images, blurred images streaked by the colours of yo...

  • The Forgotten Heros: Burning towers

    Posted January 18 by Valierus

    The character Elwyn is based off yui0820's Elwyn standalone follower which can be found at http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/59056/Elwyn. The picture included in her description was borrowed from his mod page. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...

  • Practice of Magic: Restoration, Lesson Three

    Posted January 18 by The Lorc of Flowers

    As he said few days back, he wasn't done with Restoration yet. He was practicing Wards and in the meantime he was trying to figure out both fortify and resist spells. With no satisfying results. Actually, with no results at all. He wasn't able to figure out how to imbue his muscles with Magicka, o...

  • Practice of Magic: Restoration, Lesson Two

    Posted January 18 by The Lorc of Flowers

    To say that Grulmar's attempts at trying to cure the symptoms of his addiction didn't go well would be an understatement. It went horribly. Just one try left him with such strong shakes that no Magicka potion could fix them and he had to spend the whole day shaking and sweating in his bed. He was ...

  • Practice of Magic: Restoration, Lesson One

    Posted January 17 by The Lorc of Flowers

    Up until he was ten years old, Oin Parnafacasis was in an elite group of the very best families of Gnisis. They went to the very best tailors, shared the same tutors, played in the same exclusive company. When his mother died, and his father discovered that the money they had been living on was ba...

  • SotF: Codex: Vigil Combat Manual

    Posted January 16 by Delta

    Other than our faith, no weapon has more than associated with the Vigilants of Stendarr than the mace. While it has been said that the mace is nothing more than the logical advancement of the humble club, its utility and deadliness however should never be underestimated. Developed as the response ...

  • Practice of Magic: Memories of a Very Stupid Orc, 2nd Entry

    Posted January 16 by The Lorc of Flowers

    I have no idea what you did with the previous piece of paper I wrote - maybe you read it, maybe you wiped your arses with it, maybe you ate it, who knows? - but I found out that this writing is in a certain way...relaxing. It helps me collect my thoughts, figure out where I'm actually heading. Or ...

  • Eagles of the Sands (Part 1)

    Posted January 15 by KaiserSoSay

      Hey guys, KaiserSoSage here a.k.a Axius Revan. So AMOSS is here and I've decided to make a short story. Originally this was just a practice/concept story I wrote whenever I needed a break from writing my stories but I decided to use it for AMOSS. As for the Silver Fox, I intend on continuin...

  • The Lonely Road To Vengeance - Chapter 7 - (17 years ago)

    Posted January 15 by Minophis

    Brynjar stood in the clearing outside the house and focused his attention at the distant treeline. Hanging from the branches of various trees were targets made from sawn logs. He turned to the table and picked up a one handed steel axe. He had made the axe along with the others on the table. They lo...

  • Practice of Magic: Mysticism Lesson Three

    Posted January 15 by The Lorc of Flowers

    To say that the last few days in the College were weird would be an understatement. Grulmar was doing his best to keep himself confined in his room, far away from Äelberon. What happened down in the Midden between them was lying heavily on Grulmar's mind. On one side he felt ashamed for all w...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Seventeen - Windbreak Chapel

    Posted January 14 by SpottedFawn

    Windbreak Chapel Each time the hunting knife sliced through the fungal pods, separating them from their stems, a wet, musty smell was added to the already pungent swamplands. Kjeld placed the pods into a small wicker basket, on top of the flat, mud-brown discs of lichen and nightshade flowers h...

  • Practice of Magic: Mysticism, Lesson Two

    Posted January 14 by The Lorc of Flowers

    Grulmar took a deep breath and stretched his arms, circling with his shoulders and then wrists, all the while sucking in the cold air of the Midden. His mind already wondered through the streams and when he found the right one, he tapped into its power. He felt a tingling over his skin as a shield...

  • AMOSS:TES Through the Mist

    Posted January 13 by Sotek

    Here’s something I thought about giving a go for a while now. The idea is simple and some of you will recall there have been a few of these in the past. All you have to do is add a paragraph to the story in the comment and I will add it to the story. We'll see what happens along the way. &nbs...

  • Practice of Magic: Mysticism, Lesson One

    Posted January 13 by The Lorc of Flowers

      Changes. Big changes, Grulmar thought as he was watching the members of the College go about their business in the Hall of Elements, practicing spells or just chatting with each other. The place certainly looked better without all that Thalmor presence.   The Eye was gone, taken awa...

  • SotF: On Soldiers of Fortune

    Posted January 12 by Delta

    When a mercenary party grows large enough, these mercenaries are then organised into free companies, named so as they act independentlyfrom the Empire. Like their individual counterparts, the quality and the reputation of free companies vary from disciplined and honourable to thuggish and unreliab...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter V: Moments of Truth

    Posted January 12 by The Long-Chapper

    21st of Morning Star, 4E 202   “What will you give in exchange for them?”   With a strangled gasp, Äelberon bolted upright, soaked in sweat, clutching his chest. It took him several moments just sitting there in the fuzzy darkness of his quarters before his heart...

  • Practice of Magic: Memories of a Very Stupid Orc, 1st Entry

    Posted January 12 by The Lorc of Flowers

    4E 206... shit, I actually have no idea what day it is today. Probably Sun's Dawn. Or First Seed?   The Orc in black fled across the desert, and the Knights followed…   Rather poetic, eh? There's not many hiding places in Alik'r so I can't really shake them off. They are persi...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 20 - Hunger

    Posted January 11 by Ben W

    ~*Serana Volkihar~*   That fucking idiot of an Argonian!   I am a damned vampire- a Volkihar for fuck’s sake!- not some maiden to be told what is best! I finally had a life to live after being cooped up in a cave for Bal knows how long and there is no way I’m going to run i...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 21

    Posted January 11 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 21                         ‘I am never complaining about constipation ever again,’ Ambarro groaned, making bubbles with his mouth as he slid down into the onsen. The hot water soot...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter IV: Tail Between Your Legs

    Posted January 11 by The Long-Chapper

    19th of Morning Star, 4E 202   “I killed a bear today.” Volunteered Ria from her position in the Mead Hall.   “Battle Born job, Ria?” Kodlak Whitemane asked with a nod of respect.   “Yes, Harbinger.” She beamed with pride and Kodlak and ...

  • SotF: Blood & Silver

    Posted January 11 by Delta

    I She woke to the sound of a crackling fire, the smell of cloves, cinnamon and clean linen; a comforting combination if she knew where she was or how she got there.   She winced as she opened her eyes, the world was spinning and her eyes could not make sense of what she saw. Breathing was ...

  • Practice of Magic: Illusion, Lesson Three

    Posted January 11 by The Lorc of Flowers

    “I've heard of you,” said the old vagabond, very impressed. “Aren't you the adventurer who slew all those ash vampires in Ghostgate a couple of months back?”   “That I am,” said Oristian Silverthorn with a weary smile for his admirer. He knew that his nam...

  • To War

    Posted January 10 by Medieval

    War comes with blood and thirst   Hungry for more     Take it all for you   Share with your brothers     Siege every trace of your foes   Overwhelm any sign of breath     You are made of the most strong steel   Your hearth is the liv...

  • Medieval Poems

    Posted January 10 by Medieval

    Hello, This is my POEM section, I have written a couple like five poems, those missed while the movement of the site, but I have them saved on my PC, so I'm going to upload all of them, I usually create some fan-art like photoshop pics mostly related to my screenshots of gameplay, the pics are rela...

  • Practice of Magic: Illusion, Lesson Two

    Posted January 10 by The Lorc of Flowers

    Grulmar was sitting in a chair down in Subterrarium, listening to the sound of hissing Dwemer pipes were making around him as they were doing their...whatever. He understood only half of the things Arniel Gane said to him about it, but his understanding was that the pipes were warming up and creat...

  • Grease and Guile - Chapter 7: Normal

    Posted January 9 by Mottyskills

    I couldn’t care less about caps. Of course it is nice to be able to buy parts I need for my inventions rather than scrounging the Wasteland for them. But what good is collecting currency here? I don’t see any banks opening up. No one is thinking - where can I get a good interest rate o...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 20

    Posted January 9 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 20                         ‘I thought all we had to do was drink the damn potions,’ Ambarro complained. ‘Why do we have to sit through a lecture, of all things?’  ...

  • Visiting the greatest wizard of Skyrim

    Posted January 9 by JustRed

    Well, I wanted to take advantage of this month AMOSS to spill out some of the presentation idea I had for my last CB : Le Magicien and didn't make the cut. It is my first submission at the TSC and maybe I actually suck at it... feel free to comment, all opinions are welcome.   The traveler...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter III: Hitting a Wall

    Posted January 9 by The Long-Chapper

    They still had doubts, Äelberon thought dully as he followed Master Borri out the heavy metal doors of High Hrothgar towards a snow-covered courtyard. A blast of icy wind ruffled the fur of his bearskin and he sniffed to clear his nose, his watering eyes tracing the embroidered pattern on...

  • Practice of Magic: Illusion, Lesson One

    Posted January 9 by The Lorc of Flowers

    “The situation simply is this,” said Phlaxith, his face as chiseled and resolute as any statue. “Everyone knows that the cemetery west of the city is haunted by some malevolent beings, and has been for many years now. The people have come to accept it. They bury their dead by day...

  • Practice of Magic: Destruction, Lesson Three

    Posted January 8 by The Lorc of Flowers

    Transcribed by Anias Gael   Dearest reader, the tome that you hold in your hand is a chronicle of pain, of torment, and of discovery. In these memoirs, I shall impart to you an autobiography of a foolish and failed attempt to achieve a great power. Walk with me as I break the bonds of propr...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 19: An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted January 7 by Tenebrous

    Death and Unlife     Ian S. McClure     As soon as I entered the ruins, the infamous Veiled Keep, I was greeted by two mer, Heritance members. “Hail, sir. The Veiled Queen is meeting with the council.” one said, removing his helm. “I'd recommend you get th...

  • Practice of Magic: Destruction, Lesson Two

    Posted January 7 by The Lorc of Flowers

        It is popular, especially among young upstarts who wish to establish themselves as intellectual contenders, to dismiss the study of harnessing the destructive potential of magicka as crude or simplistic. Those who embrace this argument prefer to spend time researching obscure theor...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 19

    Posted January 7 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 19                                ‘This place reeks,’ Ambarro coughed, waving his hands in front of his face. His boots squished on something and his face contorted in disgust. &n...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Sixteen - Thurza

    Posted January 6 by SpottedFawn

    Thurza   Reidar limped back to Camp Varglya. His cocky stride had quite literally been broken, and every step sent a tremor of pain through his foot and a string of expletives through his brain. He slowed only to glower at the cart that had arrived ten minutes before him, though the drive...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter II: Initial Disappointments

    Posted January 6 by The Long-Chapper

    16th of Morning Star, 4e 202   It was impossible not to hear it. The Thu’um. Being used.  They knew he knew it. They had taught him, Arngeir reminded himself as he knelt before the brazier flame, watching it dance and crackle against the dark-hued stone, partially hypnotized ...

  • Practice of Magic: Destruction, Lesson One

    Posted January 6 by The Lorc of Flowers

    His mind was wandering through and between the streams of magicka, looking and searching. He was passing streams he didn't even know what purpose they had, what properties. He was looking for very specific ones. He found the first, the one that felt like weight of the whole world and his hand reac...

  • An Honest Hunt

    Posted January 5 by Joshua Primrose

    A Hero comes with ice and steel in hand, His Maiden’s shield is braced with Stendarr’s might. They meet with Alduin in vicious fight, the dragon hunt he brought across my land. The Hero’s Maiden watches with delight As he revokes great Alduin’s palace grand. The earth h...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 19

    Posted January 5 by Ben W

    *~Xian-Krie~*   Serana was unique, even among vampire kind.   Not bloodthirsty, hungry for power or vengeful, to an extent, like many others of her species. I may have been biased but the facts do not lie. Very few vampires in history were of pacifist nature and those that were hid the...

  • Practice of Magic: Alteration, Lesson Three

    Posted January 5 by The Lorc of Flowers

    It may seem beyond belief that an entire community could be so skilled in these spells hundreds and hundreds of years before the Mages Guild was formed to teach the ways of magicka to the common folk. There does, however, appear to be evidence that, just as the Psijics on the Isle of Artaeum devel...

  • Grease and Guile - Chapter 6: Chance

    Posted January 4 by Mottyskills

    Life isn’t easy. But when you meet someone who accepts you, flaws and all it sure is worth the effort. Nora was in law school here in Boston and I was job-hunting in the city when we first ran into each other. Literally. “Ooomph..Hey!”“Oh no…I’m so sorry!...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter I: Thoughts along the Path

    Posted January 4 by The Long-Chapper

    16th of Morning Star, 4E 202   He had not felt this small and insignificant since he first entered the Jerrals all those years ago, Äelberon thought while he looked up from the base of the worn stone steps leading to High Hrothgar, squinting against the sun’s glare reflecting...

  • Purity

    Posted January 4 by Legion

    Mortal made mannerisms, Man and Mer pick their parts to play under Magnus' magnificent rays  Poring over piles of pedantic perforations punched into the particulars of maker and purpose, placing oneself in the mental maze of higher order Providing meaning for the moribund to meander on Whi...

  • Shadeclaw Combat Manual, Entry One - Goutfang

    Posted January 4 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Shadeclaw Combat Manual, Entry One     Claw Techniques – Goutfang                                  As a Po’ Tun, the first and last weapon at your dis...

  • Practice of Magic: Alteration, Lesson Two

    Posted January 4 by The Lorc of Flowers

      It is easy to confuse Illusion and Alteration. Both schools of magic attempt to create what is not there. The difference is in the rules of nature. Illusion is not bound by them, while Alteration is. This may seem to indicate that Alteration is the weaker of the two, but this is not true. ...

  • Welling Life

    Posted January 3 by Legion

    The tear that's welling in my eyeIt falls with raindrops from the sky A cloudburst of man, of gods, of earth It nurtures new life, from wear turned worseI look to the sky and I see youMy beacon, my hope, my breath anewIn the forests of Falkreath, grass and dewI find my peace when gods cry too

  • Practice of Magic: Alteration, Lesson One

    Posted January 3 by The Lorc of Flowers

    They were gathered in the Arcaneum, both students and a few teachers, sitting on chairs or standing, listening to Phinis Gestor’s lecture. Deadsmell and another policy lecture of his. Booooring! He almost gave a yawn and J’zargo sitting next to him poked him. Gestor was standing on the...

  • Elder Scrolls Fan Made Mod Project using Warcraft 3 Engine

    Posted January 2 by Medieval

    Hello Everyone!! This is a post I created and I'm working on: http://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/elder-scrolls-huge-mod-campaign-using-warcraft-3-engine.291023/   I'm going to use Tamrielvault also as a platform to work on this project   I'm Medieval, I'm from Chile South Americ...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Prelude

    Posted January 2 by The Long-Chapper

    5th of First Seed, 3E 432, Alinor, Summerset Isles, Ascension Day   Rynandor was introspective today. The gathered crowds of onlookers and worshipers were excited, but he was introspective. Well, no, he wasn’t introspective, he was tense and terribly nervous, but he hid it under a...

  • Practice of Magic: Basics, Lesson Three

    Posted January 2 by The Lorc of Flowers

      No doubt you have heard tales of my adventures. Stories carried from province to province, all of Tamriel in awe of my feats of magical prowess. More than once, I am sure, you have thought, "If only I had Aramril's ability. Then I too could seek fame and fortune in magic duels!"   I...

  • Practice of Magic: Basics, Lesson Two

    Posted January 2 by The Lorc of Flowers

    Imperial Theosophy teaches us that our world was born from magicka, the creative force that informs and sustains all life. The sources of magic are the many and diverse heavens beyond the void, collectively known as the Aetherius.   Aetherius, ancestral seat of the Nine Divines and the othe...

  • Vigilance: An Akaviri Tale: TOC

    Posted January 1 by Raltharian

    Vigilance: An Akaviri Tale: TOC   image:(http://www.deviantart.com/art/The-Akaviri-Warrior-426275503) Chapter 1: New Beginnings Chapter 2: Home    

  • Practice of Magic: Basics, Lesson One

    Posted January 1 by The Lorc of Flowers

    The Beginning Spellcaster   The most powerful mages in Tamriel were once beginners. They all had similar early experiences: exposure to magic kindled an interest and/or unlocked some latent ability, followed by years of hard work. These intrepid souls honed their skills, learned new spells,...

  • Practice of Magic: Introduction

    Posted January 1 by The Lorc of Flowers

    I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning. - J. B. Priestley   4th of First Seed, 4E 203 There was nothing but white, everywhere. As far as he could see. And he was slowly startin...

  • Chasing Aetherius: Epilogue

    Posted December 31 by The Long-Chapper

      -From Notes on the Aetherium Forge.   20th of Morning Star   I write this late at night. She is resting and I know I should be too, but I still cannot contain my excitement and am wide awake, despite the effects of the moon sugar and the heavy draught Brother Theodard gave me...

  • Grease and Guile - Chapter 5: Light

    Posted December 31, 2016 by Mottyskills

    The urge is always there. Like an itch begging to be scratched.My excursions have taken me further and further into the wasteland and away from the relative safety of home. This results in having to bed down in some pretty sketchy places. I once found a sleeping bag on the roof of an old church ov...

  • A Collection of Orsimer Poetry

    Posted December 31, 2016 by Meli

    The following are a collection of Orsimer poems accumulated by Theranis Frey, during his travels through the Wrothgarian mountains and the strongholds of Skyrim. Stronghold, city orc, fort or mine!All Hail the Orsimer! Hunt wife, shield wife, forge or hearth!All Hail the Orsimer! Trinimac, Maouch...

  • Chasing Aetherius: Chapter 14 - Shards of Aetherius

    Posted December 31, 2016 by The Lorc of Flowers

      Couldn't find any clues, so I'll make a sketch and work through this carefully. Five Resonators. Five tones. Just have to hit them in the right order. Let's see...   19th of Morning Star, 4E 203   They spent the next three days on the frozen road in tense silence, with the bo...

  • Chasing Aetherius: Chapter 13 - Serpent Rising

    Posted December 30, 2016 by The Long-Chapper

        Reached the Treasury. There's a Tonal Lock here, still active. Judging from the corpses, it's safe to say the traps are still active, too.   16th of Morning Star, 203   “How is your wrist?” Layrene asked, giving Ondolemar a sidelong glance from her horse. ...

  • 月影史籍 - A Tale of Moons and Shadows: The Shadeclaws of Tsukikage

    Posted December 30, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

                                                       &nbs...

  • Grease and Guile - Chapter 4: Fire

    Posted December 29, 2016 by Mottyskills

    “Nathan! What’s burning?” From my childhood garage, the sounds of my mom’s concerns were mostly muffled by the success of my latest creation. For weeks I had roamed our neighborhood for bits and pieces to complete the spectacle. I was elated and my adrenaline drowned ou...

  • Threshold

    Posted December 29, 2016 by Vargr White-Tree

    The smell of smoke still hung in the air, a memory of the house that used to be. The ruined timbers poked up through the blanket of snow like the ribs of some great beast picked clean by scavengers and now forgotten. The “others” urged her to linger in this town, compelled her to inquire...

  • Chasing Aetherius: Chapter 12 - The Pinky Swear of the Ash King

    Posted December 29, 2016 by The Long-Chapper

      Arkngthamz. My map may be rough, but it was enough to get me here. There may be something to this after all.   16th of Morning Star, 4E 203   He was smothered, churning in curdled mud, his lungs filling with the brown-grey muck, drowning in it. And yet he drank of the mire, s...

  • Crossover: Epilouge

    Posted December 28, 2016 by Will

    Lucy stood the Dreamsleeve, the afterlife for most races. She resided in a palace reserved only for those who notably served Akatosh, such as Martin Septim.   From the palace, she could see everything that happened in Tamriel and every other dimension – for the limits of Dimensional Tra...

  • Chasing Aetherius: Chapter 11 - Reaching Aetherius

    Posted December 28, 2016 by The Lorc of Flowers

      Here's the result:1-Arkngthamz: This one 'Arkngthamz', was on the inscription, too. Apparently the main Aetherium research center. Seems like the place to start.2- Mentioned as a 'Bthar-zel' ('allied city'?). Not Bthardamz, though. Looks like a smaller site, north or northwest of there, on...

  • Grease and Guile - Chapter 3: Home

    Posted December 28, 2016 by Mottyskills

      The sun was still low in the east as I approached my home.After waking from one nightmare in Vault 111 only to find another above ground, I quickly realized I needed new digs. Fresh with knowledge of what was deep underneath those derelict houses, Sanctuary felt too much like a cemetery. T...

  • The Streets of Boston - Chapter 19: Welcome to the Jungle

    Posted December 27, 2016 by Teineeva

    December 10, 2287 It is strange how much a man can miss something as stupid and ridiculous as the vain display of christmas lights that used to adorn these streets of mine back in the day. However, as I stared out of my office through the sadly missing wall, their absence hit me as yet another re...

  • Grease and Guile - Chapter 2: Sleep

    Posted December 27, 2016 by Mottyskills

    “What is that I smell?” It was early. And I awoke begrudgingly with my usual mix of stupor and hunger. Something nostalgic and wonderful wafted into my nose and stirred my soul. “I made your favorite!” Came my wife’s reply. “Aww, honey! You take such good car...

  • Grease and Guile - Chapter 1: Names

    Posted December 27, 2016 by Mottyskills

    I thought they wouldn’t know what to do with me in the army. I passed all of their required entrance tests, both physical and mental. But shortly after surviving basic, I was ordered to report to some suit. Apparently something I had done warranted a special sit-down.“At ease Priv...

  • Crossover: Chapter 30 - End

    Posted December 27, 2016 by Will

    Kagrenac stood in the workshop, awaiting their arrival – he knew they would come. He was dressed in full Dwarven armour and had an enchanted sword at his side, preparing for the fight he knew would inevitably break out.   Calcelmo, too, stood just behind Kagrenac – somewhat fearin...

  • TOC: Grease and Guile: Tales of a Wasteland Gearhead

    Posted December 27, 2016 by Mottyskills

    My favorite and most played character in Fallout 4 is The Gearhead.He’s the sort of capable character that, if I were in his post-apocalyptic predicament, I’d hope I would be. With some exaggeration of course. The full build explanation is certainly worth a read prior to delving i...

  • Crossover: Chapter 29 - Bereavement

    Posted December 24, 2016 by Will

    The sky was clear, the fallen raised, the damage repaired – everything was fine.   But Nigel didn’t care.   Faster than the Guards could even comprehend Nigel ran over to her as she fell from the sky, catching her in his arms with such precision that she received not even a...

  • UJON - Book Five, Part Two, In Which Archaeology Is Interrupted

    Posted December 23, 2016 by Gnewna

    19th Frostfall (afternoon)   Well, I think I’m still not completely over the poison, but I’m definitely more myself than on Tirdas, imagine thinking an archaeological site would be tedious! Although, admittedly, I was expecting it to be rather quieter than it was. It didn&rsq...

  • Unabridged Journals of Nerussa, The Last Dragonborn - ToC

    Posted December 23, 2016 by Gnewna

    This story started life over on the Steam forums, with a fair bit of encouragement from Lissette of the Long-Chappers. A couple of years ago, I'd played with Arthmoor's Alternate Start mod, picking the Thalmor Agent start, where you've been sent to investigate rumours of a disturbance at Helgen. T...

  • Chasing Aetherius: Chapter 10 - Negotiations

    Posted December 22, 2016 by The Lorc of Flowers

      I've got a lead. One of the moldy old books in Mzund mentioned the Forge. Ruined through and through, but I was able to copy down a few scraps, including a map of the first-era Dwemer kingdoms. Need to cross-reference it with modern borders when I get back.   11th of Morning Star, 4...

  • F*ucking Blue Danube

    Posted December 21, 2016 by Molicha

        A waltz on the wasteland, She spin round, soar, whirling, then land.   Blasted is the world, Two hundred years post-annihilation. Erased by a fiery swirl, A total atomization !   The sky’s blue, The mutants are green. No water in view, The land is lean. ...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 18

    Posted December 20, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 18                                Arngrimur smiled down at his son, the gleam of his sword lighting up his blue eyes, bright as the sky.      &nb...

  • Vigilance: An Akaviri Tale, Chapter 2: Home

    Posted December 19, 2016 by Raltharian

      Chapter 2: Home      Snow hits my face like needles as the horse speeds into the night. Eventually I find a crag that could serve as shelter for the night. As I dismounted from the horse it ran back in the direction of the stables, ignoring this I sat down in the snow with m...

  • Vigilance: An Akaviri Tale, Chapter 1: New Beginnings

    Posted December 19, 2016 by Raltharian

      Chapter 1: New Beginnings      I turned my back on my homeland escaping the epidemic that sweeps it’s land now headed for a land called Tamriel. The journey has been long. The boat has been ravaged, and I stand upon its deck looking through the tattered sail to see a c...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 18

    Posted December 18, 2016 by Ben W

    *~Serana Volkihar~*   “Well this is nice,” I said trying to make small talk. Xian and I had just left Fort Dawnguad with over five-thousand gold in tow. The sun was till high in the air above us, bright yellow and orange beams barely visible warmed everything, casting shadows seve...

  • Crossover: Chapter 28 - Breathe

    Posted December 17, 2016 by Will

    With a blue flash and a deafening boom, Nigel, Lucy, San-Kai and Bjorn appeared at the gates of Whiterun. The city was burning around them as guards rushed past them, throwing their lives away as the brass army advanced with destructive efficiency.   “Well, this will be fun” Lucy ...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Fifteen - Delayed

    Posted December 16, 2016 by SpottedFawn

    Delayed   He missed the cold press of Rakki’s nose against his face, and her impatient whine for him to get up to feed her. Kjeld opened his eyes to the dim, cold interior of a room he did not recognize. Kjeld sat up, drawing an itchy woollen blanket off his legs and torso, swinging h...

  • Ageless memories by nightfall

    Posted December 16, 2016 by Molicha

      Cimmerian insight Meditated under ethereal twilight.   Abysmal nightmare within locked, Fogging the mind as if cloaked. Cloaked in foul atoms and fetid blood, Condemned is the soul to dwell an awful abode.   By no means let the shades tore your heart asunder, As the fool...

  • A Warning

    Posted December 15, 2016 by Golden Fool

    The sun had almost completely disappeared below the horizon, signalling that it was almost time for the gate guards to bar the gate for the night. As though to confirm this the stream of people seeking entrance to the city had dwindled to no more than a few old farmhands looking forward to a night s...

  • Bleeding Sun - Table of Contents

    Posted December 14, 2016 by Lazy

    *high quality header pending* Sorine Jurard had quite a few ideas as to what she would do after the war on the Volkihar ended, but all this time, she had been looking at things the wrong way. Never for a second had she conceived defeat. Perhaps that was her undoing. Lord Harkon's Tyranny of the ...

  • Bleeding Sun - Chapter 6: Haven At Last

    Posted December 14, 2016 by Lazy

    WARNING: This chapter contains strong language and very disturbing imagery. Read responsibly.   The halls and crypts of Forelhost echoed with the frantic footsteps of the pair of Breton survivors. Even though Sorine was moving at a reasonably fast pace considering the condition of her legs, t...

  • Signal Fire 2: Winds of Change

    Posted December 12, 2016 by Legion

    “Long has the light of the gods flickered and dimmed, the embers of their influence growing ever weaker. Prayers left unanswered, pleas for peace, for change - for some shred of dignity that we may be worth responding to. Yet there is nothing. And even the Daedra, of whom Azura has fallen sile...

  • The Ledger Codex TOC

    Posted December 12, 2016 by Teineeva

      It is the 202nd year of the fourth era, an infamous orc disrupts a wedding in Solitude; killing everyone involved. Among the victims was his intended target: Vittoria Vicci, the emperor's niece. In retribution the Jarl of Solitude puts a surprisingly large bounty on his head, supported by ...

  • The Ledger Codex - Part 1: Contracts, not causes

    Posted December 12, 2016 by Teineeva

    “So, where did you say they were attacked?” The mercenary was hunched over the map of the province that he had just taken out of his bag. The canvas was ragged, its curled up edges a clear sign of weathering. The map itself was still clearly readable despite the occasional blood stain do...

  • A Table of Cyre

    Posted December 11, 2016 by Golden Fool

    Greetings to anyone unfortunate enough to have found this. What you see before you is a collection of short stories featuring the various incarnations of Sir Fluffles and his lovely assistant Darling, better known as Cyre and Beast. While some of these shorts are part of the same timeline others a...

  • Crossover: Chapter 27 - Break

    Posted December 11, 2016 by Will

    Nigel began to recount what had happened, “A couple of months ago, Lucy and I were somehow sent into your world – as I’m sure you’ve guessed, we’re not from Skyrim”   Lucy carried on before Nigel could speak, “We tried to get to the College to find a ...

  • Signal Fire: Table of Contents

    Posted December 10, 2016 by Legion

    Anyone who knows me knows that I'm not on the best of terms with epics. VoA is the longest story I've ever written, and it's only about 2,000 words longer than my longest short story. The story arc I had planned for SF involved converging plots of Leris, the Worm Cult, a new enemy, and a secret some...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Fourteen - Fool Me Once

    Posted December 9, 2016 by SpottedFawn

    Fool Me Once   Galmar was three days late. Frustratingly, there wasn’t so much as a whisper about the Jagged Crown, and he dared not bring it up in case the conversation overheard in Windhelm had been a secret. The entirety of the camp was concerned only with guard duty, training, and...

  • Child of the mountains

    Posted December 9, 2016 by Molicha

        He was born amidst the dusty mountains. Dragon Tail Mountains is the name the men imputed the earth where its bones rise from its smooth and green skin to brush the sky with jagged peaks.It twists and coils like a snake, mating sultry forests and dry sands; leaving the harsh, cold...

  • Inspired ramblings ToC

    Posted December 9, 2016 by Molicha

    Those are some short (or maybe a litle longer) writings about anything that was inspired through numerous hours past in The Elder Scrolls games of all generations (Well, maybe not Arena, because this one is a pain! Although, I haven't get into TES Legend yet). This Idea of publishing contents indepe...

  • Tumultuous Area

    Posted December 5, 2016 by John Goblikon

    The ground around the mouth is dry, the greenIs gone, the life has fled. The only sight To see is rock and earth, eroded earth.The stench of rot will cloud your thoughts and choke Your soul. The wind itself dares not to blow by this corrupted waste. Do not get close To the black door; those eldritch...

  • Chasing Aetherius: Chapter 9 - It doesn't Always Go As Planned

    Posted December 5, 2016 by The Long-Chapper

        “Damn that scheming elf! Damn him! He steals my notes, my discovery, and publishes it under his name! Twenty years of my life spent digging through those ruins, and what do I get? A dedication? 'Friend and colleague' my arse. He's just mocking me!”   Well, I'll h...

  • Chasing Aetherius: ToC

    Posted December 4, 2016 by The Lorc of Flowers

      Aetherium. Only a few had heard about it and even less ever saw it, but in a scholar´s mind, it remains the biggest treasure of all, because Aetherium leads the way. To the Aetherium Forge! When a group of treasure hunters find the first key and then things go south, they have to enl...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Thirteen - Bearer of Bad News

    Posted December 3, 2016 by SpottedFawn

    Bearer of Bad News    His blood called to the wolves of the forest. He caught grey shapes flitting through the trees, fresh blood-scent no doubt seeping into the air though he’d wrapped the wound in cured leather and cloth. There were other things to be concerned over, however; h...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 18: An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted December 1, 2016 by Tenebrous

    Unveiling the Veiled Heritance     Ian S. McClure     I woke up today early. Taking care to not awaken my sleeping Bosmer partner, I got dressed, and made for the door. Unfortunately, I was apparently not silent enough.     “Morning, Ardolan.” Eler...

  • UOTW Chapter 188 Late is the Hour to Call

    Posted December 1, 2016 by Sotek

        Driftshade Refuge was a good few hours behind them when Aela took it upon herself to go off hunting and it didn’t take her long to return with three rabbits. Sotek was pleased to see the Whelp work alongside the Huntress, skinning the rabbits so he could cook them. While he too...

  • UOTW Chapter 186 Foxes and Rabbits

    Posted November 30, 2016 by Sotek

      Both Aela and the Whelp lurched sideways as Sotek grabbed them by the arms and ran along the narrow pathway, almost dragging them behind. “Run you stupid bitches! We can’t fight here. Head up the mountain, find cover!”   Aela yanked her hand away and turned to face ...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 17

    Posted November 29, 2016 by Ben W

    *~Vingalmo~*   That buffoon of a vampire! I hissed. Why Lord Harkon left Orthyjolf in charge of the castle is beyond me. But at least he left very specific instructions before heading… where ever he went.   It was very unlike Lord Harkon to leave the sanctuary that was his castl...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 17

    Posted November 28, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 17                                ‘I know a couple of really good hostels around here,’ Aetius said as the carriage rolled off down the main street. ‘They’re ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 185 Betrayal of an Oath

    Posted November 27, 2016 by Sotek

      Salma opened the chest to find a few gemstones and a strange looking black gem. Not having seen such a large black crystal before, she showed it to Aela. “What is it?”   Aela took it off her and held it up to the light. It took on a dark opaque purple as she looked throug...

  • Character: The Battlemage

    Posted November 27, 2016 by Henson

    Well it has been a long time SkyrimBlog/TamrielVault but I thought it would be a good time to share some stuff after everything finally settling down. As a repeat of what I hoped to do with my first cross group character post, I am going to present a character and work through a series of posts that...

  • The Leaf in the Wind: Chapter II - All that the Title Accrues

    Posted November 27, 2016 by Gabe

    Our evening arrival in Falkreath was met with much dismay. At the sight of the bodies, what must have been the entire population of the tiny city immediately swarmed us, firing a barrage of questions. It was Valdr who silenced them.   “Please! All will be told!” he bellowed. He wa...

  • UOTW Chapter 184 Dishonour Past Deeds

    Posted November 26, 2016 by Sotek

      Beyond the heavy door was a large stone stairway cut into the tomb’s bedrock. It led up towards an ante chamber which had a thick grey stoned curved archway which served as its roof. Two braziers were positioned inside the arch but their fires had died many a year ago. The Arch itself ...

  • Practice of Magic: ToC

    Posted November 26, 2016 by The Lorc of Flowers

    "No one has become a mage over night, for the path to mastering the arcane arts is a long and difficult one. Some might stumble, some might fall, but those truly destined to wield the power of the world in their hands...those are the ones that always get up and keep trying. It is not a shame to fa...

  • The Silver Fox - Arc 1, Chapter 5

    Posted November 26, 2016 by KaiserSoSay

      Renartus   At least there was something me and Kat would agree on, and that was Helgen is destroyed. Completely destroyed.   It felt like we were entering the aftermath of a great battle. Everywhere we looked there was only death and destruction. Buildings had been burned down,...

  • UOTW Chapter 164 Sand in the Hour Glass Part 01

    Posted November 25, 2016 by Sotek

      Author’s Note: This is my answer to a recap. What I wanted to do was keep to the story and include the recap as part of the story itself. How do I this? Have a read and find out. Warning: Contains past chapter spoilers.   A few minutes after Sotek, Aela and the other Companions...

  • UOTW Chapter 183 Ironbind Barrow

    Posted November 25, 2016 by Sotek

      The whole mountainside was awash with snow and frost giving the Whelp cause to shiver. Above them the clouds mirrored the environment. They were dark and heavy, filled to the bursting point with snow. Aela’s boots crushed the freshly laid snow beneath them, causing a loud ‘crunch...

  • The Daughter of Evergloam (CH 5.)

    Posted November 24, 2016 by Alexianna Rubi Bloodheart

    [ Enter Lòng de Yuèliàng, the dragon of the moon and last dragonborn. ] "Ugh, what in Oblivion happened?" A female voice asked as she stirred from sleep. A male's voice spoke up as her vis cleared and she could make out the face of a blond, blue eyed nord male who the voice belonged to. " You t...

  • The Daughter of Evergloam (CH 4.)

    Posted November 24, 2016 by Alexianna Rubi Bloodheart

    A sigh of relief passed Lexia's vocals as she passed under the over pass to the small village of Riverwood. By this time the sun had risen to near noon. "Well, this must be Riverwood. Hopefully they have an inn, get some real food and besides, no place better to get information."   As she wa...

  • The Return of the Werewriter

    Posted November 22, 2016 by Capricorn

    Dark have been my dreams of late, away in lands of yore. I sought the scroll of long lost script, and now return with rhymes to roar. Those of you who thought me dead, and those who prepped their silver. Feast upon my lines once more, distracted, your metal I'll pilfer. Now, ...

  • The Dance of the Thundernach

    Posted November 22, 2016 by Paws

    Absorb the starlight, embrace the moon! The ever-tanking mage's doom. Taking in a dragon's thu'um, Soul's energy's battery fighting gloom.   The Atronach sings a merry tune, When spells like flowers blossom and bloom.   After all is given in a final surge, When no spells are flung...

  • Tales of a Seeker - Chapter V: The Hunt

    Posted November 21, 2016 by Mortiferous

    As the mighty horned beast burst forth from the roaring flames Yamurn stepped back, many of the Forsworn were on their knees, some murmuring quietly under their breath in some kind of prayer to the Father of Manbeasts. Cinders were raining from the sky, painting the air with tiny flecks of dying fla...

  • UOTW Chapter 182 Wild Thing

    Posted November 20, 2016 by Sotek

      Aela waited for about fifteen minutes then headed up the path between the two mountains but she was far from happy. Soon enough she came across the four arrows Sotek had left behind. She knew their meaning. There were enemies ahead. Four arrows meant four enemies. She picked them up from the...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 17: An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted November 18, 2016 by Tenebrous

    The Defiance Festival     Ian S. McClure     “I can't believe it, Ardolan!” Lilinastre said excitedly. “We've arrived just in time for the Defiance Festival!”     Indeed, the city of Skwatch was in a most festive mood. Everywhere, one co...

  • Tales of a Seeker - Chapter IV: Pursuit

    Posted November 16, 2016 by Mortiferous

    Yamurn awoke that morning to the yipping sound of the foxes, like crying children, it was a sound he both revelled in and despised the sound of. It was the 5th of Mid Year, five days had passed since his audience with Mora, five days that he had been either memorising his spells or out in the nearby...

  • Arc of Dagon

    Posted November 16, 2016 by Legion

    Posterity will not scorn my ignoble fleshNor spit on my Father's nameFor the knife exposed the self, drawn across the barkTo write history       AmbitionSelf-scripture carved into relief, sculpted into a cast of DagonIdol of the albatross held captive in the marrowThe mind quiets...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 181 Heart of Ice

    Posted November 14, 2016 by Sotek

      Sotek and the Whelp stepped outside to see Aela come storming towards them both. She shoved Sotek hard in the chest sending him into the doors with a loud crash. “Its times like this that I can really hate you, you bloody moron”.   She then turned on the Whelp, displaying...

  • The Streets of Boston - Chapter 18: Captain Eric Asher

    Posted November 13, 2016 by Teineeva

    November 27, 2287   We set up camp for the night in Concord. In the museum, just like that night now over a month ago. It is strange to return to a place you thought would be your grave, especially when that moment is still this fresh in your memory. What is stranger is how our situation ch...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 180 Thugs For Hire

    Posted November 13, 2016 by Sotek

      All the members of the Inner Circle were taking a break, sitting back and watching the Whelps spar with each other. Every so often Farkas and Vilkas would take it in turns to break the fight up and tutor the sparing Whelps as they fought. Sometimes it was something small like the bending of ...

  • SotF: Codex: A Brief History of the Vigil

    Posted November 12, 2016 by Delta

    The accursed events in 433rd year of the 3rd Era is not one that can be lost to the sands of time. In that year, the barriers between the mortal plane and the planes of Oblivion were at its weakest triggering the Oblivion Crisis when the unholy Daedra spewed forth from the Gates to ravage the prov...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 179 A Change of Stance

    Posted November 11, 2016 by Sotek

      “It’s no good saying ‘Aww No’ Sotek”. Kodlak stated as he sat back in a chair. “You said it yourself, Aela’s used to heavy armor so fighting and even hunting across the plains will be a new experience for her and for you as well. All I’ve seen ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 178 Dragon Scales

    Posted November 11, 2016 by Sotek

      Even before Sotek and Aela reached the Warmaidens they were greeted warmly by Adrianne. She was leaning against one of the porch roof supports where she would often watch the hustle and bustle of the city’s market. “So this is it”. She said as she happened to notice the bu...

  • The War of the Mountains or How The Orcs Left Skyrim

    Posted November 11, 2016 by Veloth the Prophet

    The War of the Mountains or How The Orcs Left Skyrim By Urag gro-Shub   I write the following in remembrance. After the Civil War ended in Skyrim the Nords set about bloody work. Under the command of the new High King they systematically began taking back any territory they had once laid c...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 177 The Beds in Which We Lay

    Posted November 8, 2016 by Sotek

      Despite Sotek’s efforts, it took Eorlund to arrange a delivery of limestone blocks to Jorrvaskr due to his contacts there. Sotek put a hold on the Dragonscale Armor he wanted to make until he had sorted out his and Aela’s beds. Too many tasks at once would just add pressure and i...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 176 Bird Song

    Posted November 8, 2016 by Sotek

    Roughly half an hour later, Aela and Sotek came upstairs to be greeted by a horrendous racket of cheering and singing. Farkas, who was half drunk, saw them before anyone else did. He shouted out to Sotek, waving at him; beckoning the Argonian to draw near. “There he is! The one and only Drago...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter VI, Part IV

    Posted November 8, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    THE ART OF AN ENCHANTER From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Heartfire, 6th, 4E, 201.   Lutherus and Alinstein had breakfast the following morning together, before making their way to the Enchanter's Worskhop situated just above the Student's Quarter. On the way, they disc...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 16

    Posted November 7, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 16                               ‘You there, kitty,’ the innkeeper said, scrubbing at his grimy bar. ‘I don’t have any money for you and my meals aren’t...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 175 Heroes Return

    Posted November 7, 2016 by Sotek

      Even before the Companions arrived at Whiterun’s gates, they could hear the guards cheer at them. They left the horses at the stables and walked past the battlements under the jubilation which the guards and citizens cast upon them. Each Whelp had their chests swelled with a sense reve...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter VI, Part III

    Posted November 7, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    THE GAULDURSON LEGEND From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Heartfire, 5th, 4E, 201.   Lutherus and Alinstein, who had managed to come round following his rout earlier volunteered to wait with Tolfdir, until the College of Winterhold's Arch-Mage, whom neither Lutherus or Al...

  • A Dance With Daedra [TOC]

    Posted November 6, 2016 by Exuro

          A Dance with Daedra begins with the trials of a teen, Amari, as she strives to break free of the fate the Greater Daedra weave about her, but without knowing their motives,a perceived move towards freedom may only be another step further into their web. Her journey is entwi...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 174 Of Mice and Men

    Posted November 6, 2016 by Sotek

      While Sotek battled to remain whole against the dragon who was hell bent on crushing the Argonian to death, Aela ran to the wall to use it for cover while she let loose her arrows. To her relief, the Whelps poured up from the pathway with both Farkas and Vilkas at the forefront, leading them...

  • TSC: The Tale of Lutherus Sotasius.

    Posted November 5, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    THE TALE OF LUTHERUS SOTASIUS   AN IMPERIAL LEGEND   The chaos and turmoil that plagued the great Northern Tundra in the Stormcloak Rebellion, also known more commonly as the Skyrim Civil War of the Fourth Era, Year 201 gave birth to one of the Empire's most renown and fearsome...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 173 Wings of Darkness

    Posted November 5, 2016 by Sotek

      Night now reigned over Skyrim and had banished the dim evening light, filling the plains with darkness and shadows. Shrouded in the obscurity of the emptiness of the plains, the Companions and Whelps secured the horses and prepared to continue their journey on foot along the trail that would...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter VI, Part II

    Posted November 4, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    SAARTHAL From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Heartfire, 5th, 4E, 201.   The journey to Saarthal wasn't at all lengthy. Lutherus and Alinstein in tow made it there from the College in no time. Situated at the base of an extensive digging operation, Saarthal's entrance was ...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter VI, Part I

    Posted November 2, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    ORIENTATIONFrom the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Heartfire, 5th, 4E, 201.   After a hearty breakfast provided by the College, Lutherus took to exploring and finding his way around the grounds as many of the other students did as well. Leaving the Hall of Attainment, Lutherus...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter V, Part V

    Posted October 31, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    THE COLLEGE OF WINTERHOLD From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Heartfire, 4th, 4E, 201.   Lutherus arrived in Winterhold later that evening, gleaming with accomplishment as he made his way to the steps leading toward the College of Winterhold, bastion of Skyrim for learned...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter V, Part IV

    Posted October 31, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    THE JAGGED CROWN (PART TWO)From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Heartfire, 3rd, 4E, 201.   Lutherus penned his latest entry into his journal aboard one of the two horse carts Praefect Ottius had kindly hired for the Battalion. Korvanjund was closer to Windhelm than it was t...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter V, Part III

    Posted October 31, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    THE JAGGED CROWN (PART ONE)From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Heartfire, 2nd, 4E, 201.   Praefect Oaken-Heart was incredibly grateful for Lutherus' bravery. He had not expected his return from the Sightless Pit with his troops alive and in fighting condition. For the...

  • The Silver Fox - Arc 1, Chapter 4

    Posted October 31, 2016 by KaiserSoSay

      Katlynn   At night, Riften’s shopkeepers would be in their homes and their wares would be left inside their locked stalls. It was at that time I would start my late-night shopping spree around the Grand Plaza. Sadly, I could only dream of that happening tonight as I saw the city...

  • UOTW Chapter 172 Sinner and Saint

    Posted October 31, 2016 by Sotek

    As they galloped off across the plains, Aela turned her head around and looked behind them. The horse’s hoofs were kicking up a cloud of dust but Aela could still see the others as they rapidly closed in. “Damn it, they’re gaining! We’re too heavy; you’ll have to jump ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 171 A Clash of Wills

    Posted October 30, 2016 by Sotek

      Quarter of an hour later Aela re-entered the hall to find it empty except for Sotek who was sitting on the step looking at her. She calmly walked up to him and sat down alongside the Argonian before asking him about Kodlak’s whereabouts. She was half hoping the old Nord would join her ...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 15

    Posted October 29, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 15                                 Ambarro wandered aimlessly around the market square. The Imperial City guards had managed to put out the fire after a couple of mages were summoned...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 170 The Will of One

    Posted October 28, 2016 by Sotek

      Kodlak and Eorlund looked at each other; they both sat there stunned at Sotek’s proposal. Sotek himself wasn’t overly sure about his suggestion; he lifted his foot up and rested it on the anvil as he watched their faces.   Eorlund was the first to put his thoughts into wor...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 169 Watching from on High

    Posted October 28, 2016 by Sotek

      Aela smiled as she thought back to what happened inside the mine; what Sotek said he had seen. Now it all made sense; at least to her. Determined to put it to the test, she made sure there was an opportunity when they headed back to Whiterun.   Half way into their journey, Aela pulled...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 14

    Posted October 27, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 14                               The Imperial in the coat – Ambarro had taken to calling him Coattails in his head – was in quite the hurry. He almost lost him a couple o...

  • Votaress of Arkay Remastered: TOC

    Posted October 27, 2016 by Legion

                   On October 15, 2015, I posted the first chapter to my short story, Votaress of Arkay, a story that was initially only meant to be an accompanying, one-chapter tie-in to the character build that was my main project, Hands of Arkay. Instead, I ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 168 Demons in the Dark

    Posted October 27, 2016 by Sotek

      The end of the tunnel split into two passageways, forming a junction. With no second thought Red turned left and proceeded further down the mine. Scarface, having decided to explore the other route, went to the right. He ran around the corner and whined as he was greeted by a rather short bu...

  • Letters from the North #2 - Recovery

    Posted October 27, 2016 by Yoteden

    Last Seed 18, 4E 201   Dear Ariena,   Allow me to quickly pick up where I left off with my first letter.   You will notice I have added the date in case these letters get lost or their order becomes juggled.   My Khajiit rescuers turned out to be a caravan traveling the r...

  • Crossover: Chapter 26 - Calm

    Posted October 27, 2016 by Will

    Kagrenac looked worriedly at the screen showing the events on Nirn, “Reason damn it!”   “My Lord, how can we stop them accessing the workshop?” Calcelmo obediently asked   “Well..” Kagrenac paused. “I’ve got it! We can use the residual po...

  • Letters from the North #1 - A Harsh Land

    Posted October 26, 2016 by Yoteden

    Dear Ariena,   I imagine you have been looking for this missive for some time.  I know I said I would write and I intend, if the Divines allow, to send you many more similar letters.  My apologies as I encountered what you might call a delay in my travel to Windhelm.  Let me be...

  • Crossover: Chapter 25 - Diamonds

    Posted October 26, 2016 by Will

    Nigel, Lucy, Bjorn and San-Kai stood outside Goodneighbor, it was a short walk from the Old North Church and they’d managed to avoid the majority of super mutants – only having to take down about two on the way. The harsh neon lighting gave no illusions as to where they were as they swun...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 167 The Taste of Blood

    Posted October 25, 2016 by Sotek

      It took an hour for Vilkas and his brother to locate Sotek and the Huntress. The two Companions had set a solid pace when the Argonian had set out to ‘capture’ his mate. Aela, ever fleet of foot, kept a reasonable distance between them; only slowing down to keep her pursuer sever...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter V, Part II

    Posted October 25, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    THE SIGHTLESS PIT From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Heartfire, 2nd, 4E, 201.   "There, that should be okay for now." Finished the Surgeon, as he put away his medical kit. "I suggest you keep your helmet on, next time you may not be so lucky."   "I will, Surgeon. ...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter V, Part I

    Posted October 25, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    EXPEDITION TO WINTERHOLD From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Heartfire, 2nd, 4E, 201.   Lutherus finished writing his latest entry to his journal following a night of rest. He had got to sleep much later than Cienna, as he had been investigating Faendal's residence the ni...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter IV, Part V

    Posted October 24, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Heartfire, 1st, 4E, 201.   "We just don't tell him, then." Finished Lutherus, after spending much time in considering his options. That was of course, to even suggest Lutherus had any in the first place, ...

  • Souls in Modern Praxography

    Posted October 23, 2016 by The Lorc of Flowers

    Souls in Modern Praxography - A commentary on temporary conjuration theory Phinis Gestor and Sergius Turrianus, College of Winterhold, 4E 200   Vanus's Galerion stratification of magic into the six classical schools formed the theoretical groundwork for all subsequent magical research - a la...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 13

    Posted October 23, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 13                                 After crossing a large bridge, the carriage came to a slow stop.              &n...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 166 The Huntress of the Plains

    Posted October 23, 2016 by Sotek

      Arrows darted across the plains towards the four wolves that were rapidly closing the gap between them and the large pack of Companions. Some of the creatures were struck down as the projectiles tore into them, tearing through muscle and organs as they pierced the tough fur.   With a ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 165 Wolf Pack

    Posted October 22, 2016 by Sotek

      Once the two Companions passed the main gates, they faced the task of tracking down the pack of Whelps. Such an undertaking was easy due to them possessing the beast blood which allowed them to pick up the scents of the pack. Not that they needed it because Farkas’s voice could be hear...

  • Letters From the North - Prologue

    Posted October 22, 2016 by Yoteden

    Kallius is an Imperial but this is a simple statement of origin and in no way his mindset.  Born two years before the beginning of the Great War he grew up among it’s atrocities and it’s fallout.  At 5, he was carried by his mother as a refugee when the Aldmeri Domini...

  • Letters from The North - ToC

    Posted October 22, 2016 by Yoteden

    Letters from the North - Table of Contents and Introduction   Letters from the North - Prologue Letters from the North - Letter #1  A Harsh Land Letters from the North - Letter #2  Recovery       Introduction of the story and the project   I love to take ...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 12

    Posted October 20, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 12                                ‘Hello,’ Ambarro said cheerfully. ‘Me and my friends here are looking for the Adder of Cyrodiil. He sells skooma.’...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 163 New Moon

    Posted October 18, 2016 by Sotek

      The next morning, having woken somewhat later than usual, Kodlak entered the hall from the Undercroft to find the Whelps eating breakfast. His eyes gazed across the room in the search of one particular female Companion. Upon failing to see her, and noticing that the step by the fire pit was ...

  • The Daughter of Evergloam (CH 3.)

    Posted October 16, 2016 by Alexianna Rubi Bloodheart

    The trek was not without incident, though most of it Lexia had spent stalling only a moment or two to gaze at the night sky as it shimmered with brilliant lights of the aurora, She couldn't help but feel at home under the night sky, her only qualm was the few wolves along the road and a couple of sk...

  • The Daughter of Evergloam (CH 2. )

    Posted October 16, 2016 by Alexianna Rubi Bloodheart

    Lexia sat at the desk in her room this evening, a single candle flickered before her. It hadn't been but a few hours since she had been told of what she was. " A daughter of Evergloam, child of Nocturnal, Night Wraith." She thought aloud. As she sifted through her memories of growing up. She recalle...

  • The Daughter of Evergloam (CH 1. )

    Posted October 16, 2016 by Alexianna Rubi Bloodheart

    "When brothren wage war, dragons return and the last dragonborn walks Nirn, the eye of shadow opens on the child of darkness. ( Nocturnal's prophecy : 4th E 201. "Lexia, get your arse up." Came the firm toned voice of an elderly woman.   The little light from the candles lit in a smal...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 162 The Way We Are

    Posted October 16, 2016 by Sotek

    Aela called out with more bravado than what she actually felt. She looked calm and assertive yet inside her stomach was doing summersaults. “Yes? What is it?”   Sotek expected Kodlak to walk straight in but surprisingly he didn’t. Instead, he called out for permission to pa...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 161 Bumps in the Night

    Posted October 16, 2016 by Sotek

      Author’s Note: Adult Content   Around midnight, when the two moons, Masser and Secunda were at their highest in the night sky, Sotek, who was fast asleep, was somewhat violently woken up. His eyes snapped open to find himself in a state of sexual arousal. He was lying on his bac...

  • Diary of a Night Wraith

    Posted October 16, 2016 by Alexianna Rubi Bloodheart

    Greetings, please allow me to introduced myself. My name is Alexianna Rubi Bloodheart, most just call me Lexia, and this is my story.   As a child I grew up in Cyrodil, never new my parents, I was brought up in Bruma by Letta Bloodheart who owned an ran the inn there. And up until my nineteen...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 16

    Posted October 15, 2016 by Ben W

    ~*Xian-Krie*~   Down the hatch, I though as another drink slushed its way down my throat. The mead was unfortunately weak, but the Argonian Bloodwine more than made up for that. It was a lovely blend of what I enjoyed about Black Marsh with a hint of foreign meddling. My tolerance of the drin...

  • Kinbok Kun-Yol.

    Posted October 15, 2016 by Jon

    -Below is a short poem written for a new character (the build for which I plan to upload soon), I hope you enjoy it-    Kinbok Kun-Yol     Before him, three runes on ancient stone hang, etched, wrought in fire and foreign tongues. Unfamiliar, the road bef...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 160 Friendly Fire

    Posted October 15, 2016 by Sotek

      As Aela walked up the ramp towards the Skyforge she heard the door to Jorrvaskr open. She stopped and looked across the yard to see Sotek hobbling as he made his way towards her.   He cautiously approached her with his hands held up in front of him, forming a barrier between them whil...

  • Skyrim

    Posted October 15, 2016 by Paws

    Wind blowing over snow-laden heights Aetherial ribbons of dazzling light Twin moons rising on a frosty night Over Skyrim Snowy and white.   Frothy waves breaking on the icy shore Blue crystal cliffs echoing the ocean's roar Northern coasts braving winter's maw In the fatherland Home o...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 11

    Posted October 14, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 11                               Ambarro seemed to get more and more excited the further they got from Tsukikage. He was positively quivering by the time the sky began to dim. H...

  • Back then...

    Posted October 13, 2016 by Ben W

    Back then, everything was sort of simplistic, Back then, everything was sort of easy to deal with, Until it happened. We, my mother, father and me, gave ourselves to the Daedric lord Molag Bal. Then everything became complicated, Then everything became hard to deal with. My father became far...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 159 Vices and Vindications

    Posted October 13, 2016 by Sotek

      Tilma’s face was blank like an unused piece of parchment while her eyes seemed vacant of all life. Aela was a different story. In one fluid motion, she jumped off the bed, spilling gold coins all over the fur skins which Kodlak used for blankets. The young she-wolf blurted out word aft...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 158 Sticky Fingers

    Posted October 12, 2016 by Sotek

      Just as dawn was breaking, the two Companions, Sotek and Aela stirred from their quiet slumber. Aela was the first to sit up. She looked down at Sotek who was lying on his back and elbowed him in the stomach. “I should have made you sleep in your room last night for squealing on me. M...

  • Breath of Kyne TOC (Tempory Hiatus)

    Posted October 11, 2016 by Lyall

    (Despriction coming after hiatus is done.)   In regards to the hiatus: It's not going to be permenent. I just need a break, and I'm clearly not sticking to any schedule right now. I mean, I haven't been doing anything, so it's hard to call this a break, but I want to make this on my own terms...

  • The Silver Fox - Arc 1, Chapter 3

    Posted October 11, 2016 by KaiserSoSay

      Elise   15th Last Seed 4E 201   The distant faint light burning low on the grey-blue horizon signaled the end of our journey. After two and a half weeks at sea, the merchant galley Primrose was finally approaching its destination: Solitude, the capital city of Skyrim.   ...

  • Huntress of Drakes Part 2- A Skyrim tale

    Posted October 10, 2016 by Tenebrous

    The Smith's Request   Ian S. McClure   We walked in silence at first, the snow crunching beneath our armored boots. Hadvar seemed content to revel in his surroundings, a faint smile on his face as he led the way to Riverwood; our destination. Eventually however, he broke the quiet. &ld...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 157 Nature of the Beast

    Posted October 10, 2016 by Sotek

      Tilma sat next to Kodlak and enquired about the reasoning behind his impulsive decision to give Sotek the Harbinger title. She fired off question after question without giving Kodlak a chance to draw breath let alone think of any answers.   Instead, Kodlak tried to distract the maid w...

  • SotF: Just a Formality II

    Posted October 10, 2016 by Delta

    I Falrielle opened her eyes at the rooster’s crow, heralding the coming of dawn and her brothers and sisters rose from their slumber to its call. Thus beginning another morning in the life of a Vigilant.   First was the cleaning of the self. With just a simple linen cloth and a basin...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 156 Out With the Old

    Posted October 9, 2016 by Sotek

      With a sense of purpose, Sotek strolled over to the intricately carved wooden double doors while his tail swung to and fro behind him. He was soon thwarted however when he tried to turn the handle. To his dismay he found the doors to be locked.   He knelt down by the bronze lock and p...

  • Of Drunks and Faith: Akatosh and Nice Arse

    Posted October 9, 2016 by The Lorc of Flowers

    Procagius took another proper gulp of ale and turned back to the people sitting around the tavern, laughing their arses off so much that tears were rolling down their cheeks. “But truly, that´s not what Akatosh said. Akatosh is wise and eternal and…” then he waved his hand...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 10

    Posted October 8, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 10                                ‘Why do I have to team up with a complete scamp like you, anyway?’ Ambarro’s voice was furious.       &...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 16: An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted October 8, 2016 by Tenebrous

    A Veil Over Mathiisen     Ian S. McClure     “Ah, hello friends!” Razum-dar said as my group arrived, his customary grin on his face. “This one was just thinking of you all. Don't be alarmed—Raz threat-assesses all new assets to the Eyes, yes?”...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 155 Of Kings and Pawns

    Posted October 8, 2016 by Sotek

       Upon entering the hall, Kodlak was, for once, relieved to see Tilma chasing Aela down the stairway. They were both arguing over the young she-wolf’s attitude and the fact that she traped her feet through the area where Tilma was trying to clean. This gave Kodlak the perfect oppor...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 154 Victory Parade

    Posted October 7, 2016 by Sotek

    When Farkas and Vilkas, who were acting as Kodlak’s ‘shield bearers’, approached the main gate, they started cheering. Kodlak however wasn’t feeling very jubilant; he was too preoccupied with the task of trying to stay on their shoulders.   Passing the gate provided Ko...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 153 Old Warriors Never Die

    Posted October 6, 2016 by Sotek

      The steady drum of the of the horses hooves ‘clip clopping’ along the pathway helped to sooth Kodlak’s troubled mind. His apprehension grew with the inevitable passing of every landmark on the Companions journey back to Whiterun and their final destination, the hall of Jorr...

  • SotF: The Vigilants of Stendarr

    Posted October 5, 2016 by Delta

            I   The mud gave way to the weight of boots as three hooded travellers from the east made their way through the city of Morthal. The sun was beginning to set and the townsfolk and merchants have already cleared the streets, knowing better than to be out and abo...

  • Tales for the Hearth Fire ToC

    Posted October 5, 2016 by The Long-Chapper

      "The Storyteller’s Creed... I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge, That myth is more potent than history, That dreams are more powerful than facts, That hope always triumphs over experience, That laughter is the only cure for grief, And I believe that love is stronger...

  • Storm's Tears

    Posted October 5, 2016 by Paws

    Bitter tears falling disguised in the rain Words hoarsely rolling off a diminished tongue Apathetic ears hark to words annually sung Listener and speaker both broken by pain.   Stillness, brittle and bleak, shroud violence like a pall The unspoken rings true in fractured minds, futility a...

  • The Traveler from the Marsh - Chapter 7

    Posted October 5, 2016 by Teekus

      5th of Second Seed 4E203, Solitude   Teekus stopped a moment outside the city gates as he noticed Iona was lagging behind. It was a uphill short walk from the stables outside the gate but he didn't think she was that badly out of shape. The look on her face suggested something was ami...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 152 Circle in the Dust

    Posted October 4, 2016 by Sotek

    “A good man draws a circle around himself and cares for those within – his woman, his children. Other men draw a larger circle and bring within it their brothers and sisters. But some men have a greater destiny. They must draw around themselves a circle that includes many, many more&rdqu...

  • Fragment on Kyne

    Posted October 4, 2016 by Paws

    Editor's note: The following manuscript appears to be an early entry in a diary found along with several like it among the belongings of an as-yet unidentified paladin of Saint Alessia who died in a lonely cave in Skyrim. I regret to report that time finally caught up with the holy warrior on t...

  • Red Eye of Kyne

    Posted October 3, 2016 by Legion

    The septicemia of our land dances to the discordant cadenceof the snapping sinews of our kinand bone being pulled from bone by the unbound hands of he who claims virtue while every turn of the crank professes his vice;Each rupture, tear, and breakWill be counted and repaid "For the Empire", he will ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 151 Taken for a ride

    Posted October 3, 2016 by Sotek

    Aela slowly woke up to the cold, crisp morning air’s touch against her naked body. She lazily stretched out spreading her arms and legs as far as her body would allow so she could commandeer as much of the bedding as possible until she took up every inch of available space.   Once that ...

  • Chasing Aetherius: Chapter 8 - Talons and Fox Trails

    Posted October 3, 2016 by The Long-Chapper

      “But nothing like the Aetherium Forge described in the inscriptions has ever been found within the borders of Skyrim. It may have been destroyed long ago, by the Nord invaders or the Dwemer themselves. Or perhaps it, like the secrets of Aetherium itself, still remains to be discove...

  • ToC: The Bounty Chronicles

    Posted October 2, 2016 by Ben W

    The Bounty Chronicles "Go on, I enjoy a moving target." Xian-Krie has faced many enemies over his life in Cyrodiil and in Skyrim. And why shouldn't he have? He is the Dragonborn after all with a great occupation. This Dragonborn is a Bounty Hunter above all his other titles. A hunter-and-tracker...

  • Crossover: Chapter 24 - Tinkering

    Posted October 2, 2016 by Will

    “He what?!” Lucy suddenly cried   “Martin Septim sacrificed himself to stop Mehrunes Dagon in the Oblivion Crisis” Bjorn replied, cursing himself for mentioning it   San-Kai intervened, attempting to calm the situation. “There is no way to know if the same...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 150 Final Freedom Part 2

    Posted October 2, 2016 by Sotek

    Chapter 150 Final freedom Part 2   After a few minutes of listening to the wolf pack’s howling cries, Aela took Sotek by the arm and led him away. She had a hard time leaving the wolves behind which were clearly evident as she started walking backwards just so she could catch one last g...

  • Guide to Straag Rod: Timeline and Recap of Part 1, Book 1

    Posted October 1, 2016 by The Long-Chapper

        With Part 2 of Straag Rod delayed somewhat due to other projects, I thought I'd take it upon myself to offer my readers a recap of the events of Part 1 in a more condensed form. But then I got to thinking...   The events in Straag Rod span eras of Tamriel history, even t...

  • Steel Empress

    Posted October 1, 2016 by Legion

      Parables of the Heart (TOC)

  • Fragment on Stendarr

    Posted October 1, 2016 by Paws

    Editor's note: The following fragment comes from a larger collection of journal entries found among the personal effects of a Paladin of Alessia. They were in a pack next to his body in a remote cave in the far north of Skyrim. Oddly, the cold had perfectly preserved his body while the corpses of th...

  • TOC: Parables of the Heart

    Posted October 1, 2016 by Legion

      This is my small but growing collection of poetry celebrating language, lore, and storytelling. Entries are ordered top to bottom from newest to oldest.    The Elder Scrolls:  War Bear River Purity Welling Life Arc of Dagon Red Eye of Kyne Unseen King A Dance Across ...

  • Chasing Aetherius, Chapter 7 - What is locked...can be opened.

    Posted October 1, 2016 by The Lorc of Flowers

      “We can only speculate that none were successful. Decades of conflict merely weakened them all, allowing for King Gellir's subsequent conquests. And though the Dwemer reclaimed most of their lands a century later, there is no evidence that they ever resumed their research on Aetheriu...

  • Crossover: Chapter 23 - Visits

    Posted October 1, 2016 by Will

    Lord Commander Mark Collins sat on a rock in the middle of nowhere, gazing off into the distance. His face was burnt to a point where it was no longer recognisable yet he felt more alive than ever. He had deserted the Gunners after Quincy, they were too weak to deserve his aid and none wished to joi...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 15: An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted October 1, 2016 by Tenebrous

    Curing the Incurable     Ian S. McClure     The night breeze blew throughout Auridon, soft and cool. I stared at our meager fire, and at the resting forms of Suhr, Lilinastre and the boy Verolias. I myself could not sleep on this night—my dreams had taken me back to t...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 149 Final Freedom Part 01

    Posted October 1, 2016 by Sotek

    Author’s Note: Adult Themes   It was early evening when Sotek was woken up by a gentle shaking of his shoulder. He opened his eyes and sluggishly looked up to see Tilma standing over him. “Isn’t it time you both got up? It will be dark in a few hours. You’re hunting b...

  • The Silver Fox - Arc 1, Chapter 2

    Posted October 1, 2016 by KaiserSoSay

      Renartus   Setting up a store in the canal had its advantages. Besides the easy access to the waterway, it also allowed me access into the Ratway, a network of sewer tunnels stretching all across Riften. Remember how I said that Riften is like a two-story building? Well the Ratway is ...

  • Crossover: Chapter 22 - Past

    Posted September 30, 2016 by Will

    Dawn was breaking over the horizon of the Wasteland, Preston’s group of twenty still slept as Nigel, Lucy, San-Kai and Bjorn packed up their things to leave.   “Do we really have to go?” Lucy pleaded   “I’m sure, the fewer people there are the harder it is...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 9

    Posted September 30, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 9                                Ambarro grunted as he threw the fireball flaming in his hand. The small ward around the training dummy flickered as it deflected the magic. The ...

  • SotF: Just a Formality I

    Posted September 30, 2016 by Delta

    She woke up with beads of sweat on her brow and her hand clutching the knife she keeps under her pillow.    Same dream again.'    She rose from her bed to take a look around: daybreak had yet to arrive and her brothers and sisters are still soundly asleep with their s...

  • Cyre If: Necromancer

    Posted September 30, 2016 by Golden Fool

    The sun had long ago set and yet the steps of the Bannered Mare were coated in the soft reddish glow of the fire within as its light escaped from below the doorway. Cheering and song mingled with mindless chatter, forming an incomprehensible noise which streamed outside. Those passers-by who were dr...

  • The Song of the Faithful - ToC

    Posted September 30, 2016 by Delta

        "Where other mortal toil, ignorant of the world around them, We stand Vigilant, Where the agents of darkness stalk the shadows, weapons ready for their schemes, We stand Vigilant, Where the Daedra hide, waiting for their prey, We stand Vigilant for we are the Vigil of Stenda...

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    Posted September 30, 2016 by James

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  • The HTML Certificate

    Posted September 30, 2016 by James

    The HTML Certificate documents your knowledge of HTML. The CSS Certificate documents your knowledge of advanced CSS. The JavaScript Certificate documents your knowledge of JavaScript and HTML DOM. The jQuery Certificate documents your knowledge of jQuery. The&...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 148 the Morning After the Night Before

    Posted September 29, 2016 by Sotek

    Aela woke up with a pounding in her head as if some miner was chipping away at her skull. She slowly slid out of Sotek’s bed, almost falling on the floor in the process and washed her dreary face before realizing she was alone. Trying to listen for any signs of movement was pointless as the ba...

  • Chasing Aetherius: Chapter 6 - Parting Ways

    Posted September 29, 2016 by The Long-Chapper

        “If the inscriptions I discovered are to be believed, the results were nothing short of spectacular: the items produced by the Forge were artifacts of immense power, imbued from the moment of their creation with powerful enchantments. The Dwarven alliance shattered almost i...

  • Tomes of Knowledge Series - Book Two

    Posted September 29, 2016 by BlueDremora

    Tomes of Knowledge Series - Book Two   An Inquiry into the species and nature of Dragons A complete guide to the scaled beats of the sky, based on old tomes and mainly the evidence and examinations left by The Order of The Blades. First Edition - Volume II. By Emrar Charime Oricano Larathe...

  • Aedra: Tsun

    Posted September 28, 2016 by Paws

    My name is Einwulf Trollsbane and I'm here today to tell you about Tsun. I've 'erd it said people in the south call 'im Zenithar and that he is different in those parts than he is in Skyrim. But that don't matter, see, because it's all just stories - the snows melt and then freeze again and in ...

  • Agents of the Queen: An Elder Scrolls Online tale (ToC)

    Posted September 28, 2016 by Tenebrous

      Hallo! This is my series, 'Agents of the Queen', following the events of the Aldmeri Dominion storylines of Elder Scrolls Online, from the eyes of the warrior Ardolan Larethbinder and his companions. The story will be split into multiple parts, each following a different area of the Domini...

  • The Story of a thief, a sellsword and a dying man - One

    Posted September 28, 2016 by BlueDremora

    Introductions The Story of a thief, a sellsword and a dying man By Sigdar Brandingsbeard   I hate the rain, I won’t lie: I hate the mud, I hate being wet, and cold, and dirty, and alone, and afraid, I won't lie. Yet whenever I take a look at the bedraggled and mistreated street dog th...

  • TSC: TOC - The Traveler from the Marsh

    Posted September 25, 2016 by Teekus

    This is a new story I'm planning which is something different. Most of it will not be set in Skyrim; rather in a player made new lands mod which I don't think has been done before. I will be adding chapters every couple of weeks or so, several have already been written so Ill post them over the next...

  • Tomes of Knowledge Series - Book One

    Posted September 24, 2016 by BlueDremora

    Tomes of Knowledge Series - Book One   Dangerous Creatures of the North A complete guide to the most deadly native creatures of Tamriel’s most northern province, Skyrim First Edition - Volume I. By Emrar Charime Oricano Laratheous   Skyrim is the northmost province of Tamriel....

  • The Lonely Road To Vengeance - Chapter 6 - (17 years ago)

    Posted September 24, 2016 by Minophis

    Brynjar ran on through the forest, his ragged breath leaving a misty trail in his wake and his heart pounding in his chest. As he ran past a broken pine tree he grabbed a piece of red cloth that was hanging from the lowest branch. This was one of his father’s favourite exercises. Balgruuf had ...

  • The Silver Fox - Arc 1, Chapter 1

    Posted September 24, 2016 by KaiserSoSay

      Renartus   Four years later…   18th Last Seed 4E 201   Riften was a city built near the shores of Lake Honrich and lies close to the borders of Skyrim and Morrowind. It was known for two things: mead and fish. But the city was also known for a rather… regul...

  • Werewolves: Villains or Misunderstood?

    Posted September 23, 2016 by Paws

    By Hadlanter "Hadley" The Warden   The idea that Hircine created the Curse of Lycanthropy is so ingrained in popular imagination that The Daedric Prince of the Hunt has earned himself the title The Father of Manbeasts. Yet is there any truth to this assertion, or has this Lord of Misrule...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 8

    Posted September 22, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 8                                Jorra stacked his notes against each other, evening them out on the small lecturer’s stand. He rubbed his chin apprehensively.   &n...

  • The Streets of Boston - Chapter 17: Mission report

    Posted September 22, 2016 by Teineeva

      Mission report: To: Command of the Minutemen. Target: Raider base at USAF satellite station Olivia. Commanding officer: Captain Eric Asher. Date: November 10, 2287. Assault was performed on minimal intelligence and was carried out successfully. Minimal minutemen casualties seen the sm...

  • Crossover: Chapter 21 - Termination

    Posted September 20, 2016 by Will

    Collins charged a drain life spell in his hand; the boy would die slowly and…   A howl echoed through the city,   Collins turned around to see what had made it, he assumed it was the werewolf he’d shot down earlier – it would be no difficult feat to finish the jo&hel...

  • The Breath of Kyne - Chapter 12: Another Life

    Posted September 19, 2016 by Lyall

    Lasorial was in a rare state of melancholy. He didn’t know why, he knew it was selfish. He had it all! But sometimes he felt like something was missing. But what could possibly be missing, when he was the most glorious being in the world, in the palace. Number 5132… It was prophesied th...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 147 Lest We Forget

    Posted September 18, 2016 by Sotek

    Once the two Companions stepped outside, Aela made a beeline for the Skyforge, dragging Sotek behind her by the hand as she sped towards the ramp. As his feet scrambled across the decking, franticly trying to keep up, he glanced around the yard at the three fire bins which were scattered around the ...

  • Crossover: Chapter 20 - Massacre

    Posted September 18, 2016 by Will

    It was just before dawn when Clint addressed the crowd of Gunners, fidgeting with the urge to attack “We take the city from the overhanging highway – they expect us to come knocking on their door but we can deliver death from above!”   A cheer rose up from the privates and C...

  • The Streets of Boston - Chapter 16: Backstreet Fling

    Posted September 18, 2016 by Teineeva

    December 3, 2287 It was a beautiful saturday evening in the outskirts of Diamond City. A palette of crimson, citrus, gold and lavender painted the Charles and the sparse clouds that drifted above it. In older times it would have been the perfect moment to watch newborn couples walk along the rive...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 146 The Road to Hell

    Posted September 17, 2016 by Sotek

      A heavy silence hung in the air of Jorrvaskr, one which had the capacity to linger and taint any and everything it touched. The funeral which Aela had hoped to have on behalf of Omega seemed beyond her reach; the mornings repercussions had shattered any opportunities of the event taking plac...

  • Ch1 - Yellow Badge - A Second Name

    Posted September 17, 2016 by WuYiXiang

    Jack awoke to the sound of a pack of Ferals shambling around outside his cabin. Swearing softly under his breath, he grabbed his rifle and checked his ammunition. Only five rounds remained. He made a mental note to check up with the trader from Maine as he reloaded his weapon. Cautiously, Jack made ...

  • The Imperial Auditor - Chapter Six

    Posted September 17, 2016 by Meli

    “Ah, the Jarl thinks you may be of use to me? Hmm, you’re not the usual brute he sends my way,” Farengar muttered, going back to his papers. Brute? What on Nirn did this mage have planned for me? Wait, a mage? If I recall correctly that was a bone of contention between the local a...

  • The Streets of Boston - Chapter 15: Olivia

    Posted September 17, 2016 by Teineeva

    November 12, 2287 We buried the bodies, or what was left of them, in a common grave behind the two massive grain silos on the north side of the settlement. I would have preferred burning them but these days you never know what the smoke or the light might attract. While further investigating the...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 145 On Dangerous Ground

    Posted September 16, 2016 by Sotek

    In a desperate gamble, almost as if he was playing for time, Sotek called out to the female shadowscale in the hope of striking a spark of curiosity within her. “Why say I’m pathetic? What gives you that right?”   She rose her hand, steadying the blade which would so willin...

  • The Silver Fox - Arc 1, Prologue

    Posted September 16, 2016 by KaiserSoSay

      Renartus   A soft bump on the road awakened me from my sleep. I shifted my head up and saw the pale light of dawn just beyond the eastern mountainside. I looked around and realized that we were still moving and that the caravan had already past the Jerall Mountains.   Thank the...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 7

    Posted September 16, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 7                               The great moonstone gates of Tsukikage never creaked. Spells woven into the hinges kept them smooth and ready to swing open in a second.   &nbs...

  • The Lonely Road To Vengeance - Chapter 5 - (20 years ago)

    Posted September 16, 2016 by Minophis

    The rabbit moved gently through the grass, nibbling at the occasional wildflower, without warning the arrow came out of the sky and, landed several feet away from it. The rabbit looked at the arrow, nibbled another wild flower and then slowly hopped away.   Brynjar watched the rabbit disappea...

  • The Cursed Tribe - ToC (On Hold)

    Posted September 15, 2016 by The Lorc of Flowers

        Know Mauloch, spurned of Boethiah and King of Curses. An age ago, a cult of Elves left the Summerset Isles, abandoning their kin to follow Veloth, a pathetic tool of Boethiah. Trinimac confronted Boethiah for this trespass and was challenged to battle. Trinimac was about to strike...

  • The Lonely Road To Vengeance: Contents

    Posted September 15, 2016 by Minophis

    The Lonely Road To Vengeance The story of Brynjar, a nord man whose tragic childhood leads him on a path of brutal vengeance against any who steal and prey on the innocent.   PROLOGUE - (The Present) CHAPTER 1 - (34 Years Ago) CHAPTER 2 - (20 Years Ago) CHAPTER 3 - (20 Years Ago) CHAP...

  • Radiance Lost

    Posted September 12, 2016 by Paws

    Alone, loyal but full of doubt,The shaken faith of the ever-devout,A heart-break at being cast out,Craving love while living without. The scintilla who fears not the dark,Yet ever waits for that one remark,A colourful rain-curtained spark,Bringing light to a life so stark. An emotio...

  • TSC: TOC - The unwelcome foreigner from the south

    Posted September 12, 2016 by Teekus

    The unwelcome foreigner from the south         Brief overview   The foreigner from the south tells the story of a Khajiit fleeing the oppressive rule of the Thalmor who occupy his homeland angry and disappointed with his own people for allying with them. He's not a ...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 6

    Posted September 12, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 6                                   One of the many Akaviri traits that the Shadeclaws have preserved over the centuries is their customary politeness and courtesy, on...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 144 Silence in the Dark

    Posted September 12, 2016 by Sotek

      Author’s Note: Adult Content.   Aela slowly awoke from her peaceful slumber and lazily turned around to face her mate, Sotek. Her arm flumped down to hold him but there was no one there to hold and her hand landed on the straw matters, causing her eyes to snap wide open. She was...

  • My Project: A TES Fan Story

    Posted September 12, 2016 by Medieval

    Hello! and Welcome   This entry is a blog post, you will find content related to my project named The Merchant Series: A TES Fan Story.   Under development...                               

  • The Breath of Kyne - Chapter 11: A Deal

    Posted September 11, 2016 by Lyall

    The days passed steadily. Ma’osri’s leg was healing well due to her speeding the process along with healing magic, but she knew only rather basic spells, and as Fjorrod pointed out, healing to the point of exhaustion wouldn’t benefit her in the long run. “You can only help th...

  • Prologue - Yellow Badge - When Paths Cross

    Posted September 10, 2016 by WuYiXiang

    “Your money or your life,” drawled Jack as he entered his usual routine. As far as he was concerned, it was a fair transaction:  they either paid him in caps, or he took their lives as payment. Without fail, one was worth more to them than the other, though it was fairly obvious whi...

  • ToC: Those Whom the Gods Forsake- Accursed Gloom

    Posted September 10, 2016 by Accursed Gloom

    As of now, I do not have links set up for the chapters. As I am currently revising them anyway, I will simply add the links as I re-write them.      A young upper class Altmer is sent to Skyrim by his father to study in the College of Winterhold, but instead finds himself ca...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 5

    Posted September 10, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 5         For the Eyes of His Imperial Majesty Titus Mede the Second Only   11th of Hearthfire, 4E 182       Your Imperial Majesty,                   &nb...

  • ToC - The Yellow Badge of Cowardice

    Posted September 9, 2016 by WuYiXiang

    The Yellow Badge of Cowardice   Table of Contents   Follow the tale of an intrepid Raider who gets caught up in the wrong place at the wrong time and his new employer, a Railroad Agent who spits in the face of common sense. Note:  This tale is not-entirely-serious. Please don't e...

  • Goltsenir

    Posted September 9, 2016 by Joshua Primrose

    Hahnui, Laasi, Dov tohgataan gahrot. Sili los ni dii. Zuli lo Thu’um, Kulaani lost kopraani. Horvutah grohiik gaar Paarthurnax qahnaar. Sinakkesegrohiik staadnau, Zu’u krist ahrk grind ini  Ahst Hofkahsejuni goltsenir   My dream, my life, Dragonkind attempted to ste...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 4

    Posted September 9, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 4                                The halls of the Tsukikage Hospice were silent. Arngrimur paced back and forth outside one of the only rooms alight, chewing on his lower lip. ...

  • Do dirt-birds dream of snow?

    Posted September 8, 2016 by Paws

    With heavy heart I tread these hallowed halls,Passing marbled murals gracing walls,The splashing sound of sacred falls,A soft voice sighing gently calls. At the shrine I see an offering of words,A horn of joy from Snow-Whale herds,Sung in the tone of tibrol tree birds,Tears makes up the last two-th...

  • Flesh to Flesh

    Posted September 8, 2016 by Joshua Primrose

    Paws to ground, snout to sky Scent cross past, deer nearby Chase, chase, play the game Weapon aside, clothes the same earth, air, water spray Follow markers straight to prey Rip, tear, flesh to teeth Meal was fast, now quick and brief.   Next, a man, but not like me Hears no wrong, to...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 3

    Posted September 7, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 3                          The two never made it to Whiterun.               They caught up to them on the second day, just on the banks of the White R...

  • A Winter's Shore

    Posted September 7, 2016 by Paws

    Long ago on a winter's night, as snow fell outside my door, The wind was blowing with all its might, the hearth responding with a roar. Lonliness then was my daily plight, every day like the one before, I'd sit alone to think and write, working on a piece of lore. I lived life lik...

  • Founder of The Dark Legion Cult

    Posted September 6, 2016 by Medieval

    Name: Stentiuus Last Name: Tharn     Personality:      He is a kind person, someone who can be trust or it seems so, he have a strong conviction and a strong will, also he is a good planner and an ambicious person.           ...

  • The Dark Legion: Faction Roleplay

    Posted September 6, 2016 by Medieval

      Imagine the Voidas Eternal spaceThe mostNature EnergiesYou have access to Knowledgeand even better toWisdomDark MatterDark EnergiesconcentratedYou can think in   The Hearth of The Voidas an eternal source of Physics and EnergyThe most Skilled inthe Art ofKnowledge and Wisdomof the Voi...

  • Forged in Fire: Act One - I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire

    Posted September 6, 2016 by Todd

      “I’ve lost all ambition for worldly acclaim, I just want to be the one you love. And with your admission that you feel the same I’ll have reached the goal I’m dreaming of.” -The Ink Spots At first, there is nothing but darkness. I can feel t...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 2

    Posted September 6, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 2                     ‘I said I was sorry.’                         ‘You’d ...

  • I Shout

    Posted September 6, 2016 by Joshua Primrose

      I shout. I shout and the world does listen. I open my mouth to release Power unending, constrained Only by the Way of the Voice.  A Tongue shriller than all the music calls me. Honour demands it of me To keep my tongue, match the Tongue I was taught as Greybeard.   I shal...

  • Long Winter

    Posted September 6, 2016 by Paws

    In a land of endless snow, When dusk arrives too soon, Green life struggles to grow, And morning feels like noon.   Darkness is my friend, Light a memory, But when the sun descends, I still feel such melancholy.   The ground is slick with ice, The buildings smothered b...

  • Mornings With Jen

    Posted September 5, 2016 by Legion

           My wife and I sat and watched the sunrise this morning, same as we do every day. Sunrises were never quite so beautiful before and we’ve come to appreciate the small things in all the time we’ve had. Soon enough, the breakfast bells rang and I wheeled Jen into ...

  • Crossover: Chapter 19 - Betrayal

    Posted September 5, 2016 by Will

    Lord Commander Mark Collins stood on a hill overlooking Quincy as dawn broke. The Minutemen had arrived and fortified the city while they slept, it would be harder to break into it, if not impossible. Collins stared out through the sunglasses he had adopted in order to hide his vampiric eyes.  ...

  • Brightest Star

    Posted September 5, 2016 by Paws

    For the longest time there has been a star, Burning bright as it shines afar. Alessia's birthright gleaming near Arkay's eye, Today it went out with no goodbye.   For the longest time that star has shone, The night is darker now it has gone. What will it take to get it bac...

  • Skelebobs by the Dozen

    Posted September 4, 2016 by Meli

    By Auguris Cedas Skelebob number one was when we walked in, I never knew that I could scream that way. And skelebob number two was in Labyrinthian, He showed up and I just ran away. Now we've got skelebobs by the dozen, skelebobs by the score. Every corridor we go down, we find three skeleb...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 1

    Posted September 4, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 1                          The wolves of Skyrim are fierce predators that hunt both alone and in packs, capable of bringing down even the largest of mammoths. In times of harsh winter, however, when food is ...

  • Only Monsters Survive in the Wasteland.....

    Posted September 3, 2016 by Amornar

    ***Warning mature themes*** And I looked, and beheld a pale horse, and his rider’s name was death, for hell followed with him. I recall not where I read these words but only that they came to me in that moment. Acrid, blackened smoke hung thick in the air, drifting from the burning piles. Eve...

  • ToC: R.T.H.L., Book One - Gathering Clouds

    Posted September 3, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

                                                        ROARING THUNDER HISSING LIGHTNING   &nbs...

  • The Imperial Auditor - TOC

    Posted September 3, 2016 by Meli

        Introduction   The trials and tribulations of an Imperial administrator taking his first steps outside of Cyrodiil, to Skyrim the land of dragons, rebels and draugr to complete a census of the population. This journey would never go according to plan, however Auguris Cedas...

  • The Streets of Boston - Chapter 14: The Suit

    Posted September 2, 2016 by Teineeva

    Author’s note: This chapter contains a bit of strong language and may not be suited for the sensible among you. That being said, if you managed to reach this chapter, you probably wil not be bothered in the slightest.   15/11/2287User signed in: Jet   Never would I have thought t...

  • Legends of the Skaal: TOC

    Posted September 1, 2016 by SpottedFawn

    Legends of the Skaal will chronicle the lives of two Skaal brothers as fate guides them on harrowing journeys to test the limits of their bonds and the strength of their character. Dragons have returned to the lands of their ancestors, threatening fire and ruin to all; ancient powers stir in the...

  • TOC: The Streets of Boston

    Posted September 1, 2016 by Teineeva

    It is the year 2077, despite the efforts of the Boston Police Department, organised crime in Boston is at it's highest. Divided in families and gangs these maffiosi have been the scourge of the Boston populaton for longer than any can imagine. However the board is soon going to change, big players...

  • The Silver Fox - TOC

    Posted September 1, 2016 by KaiserSoSay

    “IT'S THE UNKNOWN THIEVES YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT...”   Renartus Vulpin is the Silver Fox, a thief who holds a reputation as fabled as the Gray Fox.   Four years ago, he moved to Skyrim in order to start a new life as well as help the local Thieves' Guild. But even to...

  • TOC: Crossover

    Posted September 1, 2016 by Will

    'The Crossover, an ancient Dwarven device, has been activated and now two worlds that were never meant to meet must work together to stop a madman from destroying all creation'         Author's Notes   Set six months before the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Sky...

  • A War-Smith's Lament

    Posted September 1, 2016 by Ararvyne "Blackblood" Varam

      ~~~~A War-Smith's Lament~~~~ "'Sooner or later, we all have to choose a side', he said...?" Hverg sat on a bench in front of the wilted Gildergreen Tree in Whiterun. "Heh, ain't that the truth..." He took another drink of Honningbrew Mead. "I'm a War-Smith; of course I have to chose a sid...

  • The Bright Star of Hope: Bleak Falls

    Posted August 23, 2016 by Paws

    'Answer the question, please.' I was calm but the spirit continued to fight against my will, shouting his abuse at me in that Blacklight twang of his.   'Oblivion take you, N'wah, just who in Dagon's name are you to treat me so? Just you wait, s'wit, so help me I'll...' Phantom flam...

  • Straag Rod (The Turning Wheel) Book 1

    Posted August 13, 2016 by The Long-Chapper

        This is the Table of the Contents for the first in a series of three books that chronicle in the life of the Altmer, Äelberon of Dusk, the Last Dragonborn. This page will regularly be updated with links as chapters are published. Straag Rod is a tale that incorporates, ...

  • TSC: Union Of The Wolf

    Posted August 10, 2016 by Sotek

      Many moons ago a singular event occurred in two separate lands simultaneously touching upon two lives. There was no prophesy foretelling of this event and only a few to tell of its passing. But pass it did and plans were put into motion by the Daedra Lords themselves. The tendrils of ti...

  • The Knight of Ald Skar Chapter V

    Posted August 7, 2016 by Paws

    It is strange that I feel so at home in this land as it has almost the exact opposite of Vvardenfell. Instead of the burning hot ashstorms of Ald'ruhn, the Nords of Skyrim experience freezing blizzards. In place of the lava flows of Molag Amur, this unforgiving province boasts ...

  • The Knight of Ald Skar Chapter IV

    Posted August 7, 2016 by Paws

    At last I can see land on the horizon. After days of sea and waves even the jagged, snow-capped peaks of Skyrim are a welcome sight. I can hardly wait to stand on firm ground again and actually keep some food down. I am so hungry. I wonder if they serve Scuttle in their cornerclubs here? It will b...

  • CB Test: The Montalion Deathhand Elite 420

    Posted August 6, 2016 by Teccam

    CLEAVE Channel your bestial nature into a relentless onslaught of vicious, brutal strikes. With each slash doing approximately 12.5x normal damage, opponents won't have time to beg for mercy. Cleave Channel your bestial nature into a relentless onslaught of vicious, brutal strikes. With each sl...

  • The Knight of Ald Skar Chapter III

    Posted August 5, 2016 by Paws

    Endless sea. Nothing but the sound of the ocean from all directions and the constant creaking and rocking of the boat to keep me company. The Nord crew are friendly enough as they are used to Dunmer and our ways but I miss the company of my own people. I miss the company of her.   Esha Idra...

  • On Morihaus and Eidar Cheese

    Posted August 4, 2016 by Golden Fool

    On Morihaus and Eidar Cheese   Before I get started in earnest, I would like to explain who Morihaus was for those who may be unaware. Morihaus was a man who gained fame during Saint Alessia’s rebellion against the Aldmeri rulers of what is now called Cyrdodiil, in the early F...

  • The Knight of Ald Skar Chapter II

    Posted August 4, 2016 by Paws

      This morning I took passage aboard a ship sailing from Solstheim to the frozen land of Skyrim. I write these words feeling queasy from the constant rocking and swaying of the vessel. I will miss the Retching Netch, the sounds and scents of the cornerclub so much remind me of home. I could ha...

  • The Knight of Ald Skar Chapter I

    Posted August 4, 2016 by Paws

    For The Wing, whose actions spoke louder than words. The sun sets in the west, fiery, red and angry. A cliched sentence to be sure, but reflective of my mood as I write these words. I sit here looking east to my ruined country as the darkness of night casts a spreading shadow across the blackened...

  • Rain

    Posted June 28, 2016 by Golden Fool

    ‘Huh, isn’t it supposed to be raining?’   Cyre was perched atop the Solitude gates, his legs swinging back and forth as he dangled them over the edge. Below, a large crowd watched on as a funeral procession passed through.   An elderly female Orc stood beside him. Cla...

  • Chasing Aetherius: Chapter 5 - Breath of Fire, Winds of Change

    Posted June 28, 2016 by The Lorc of Flowers

      “To the dwarves, of course, such problems were merely a challenge. In the years following King Harald's reign, the Dwemer discovered a considerable source of Aetherium in their deepest delvings. An alliance of four cities, led by Arkngthamz, the great research center in the souther...

  • Summerset Sun

    Posted June 27, 2016 by Capricorn

    As high and mighty, bright and gold. 'Tis a true beauty, to behold. To get too close, you would be burned. Unless of course, it's trust you'd earned. Fire and light, and warmth it gives. The green below, for it's rays it lives. To be without, to be within. To stand alone,...

  • Memoirs of Mundus: Carnage Aplenty

    Posted June 27, 2016 by Tenebrous

    Carnage Aplenty   Ian S. McClure   Oh, the night is young,   The wizards are many!   I'll sing a song—   Before carnage aplenty!     I have been called many things,   From warrior to farmer of corn,   These days, the peasants and ki...

  • Crossover: Chapter 18 - Bloodshed

    Posted June 27, 2016 by Will

    Nigel stood up and drew his laser rifle, “The Gunners are attacking?!”   Sturges nodded in reply and drew a pistol from his belt, “Nigel and somebody else, come with me to help defend”   “I’ll go” Bjorn answered, drawing his battle-axe   ...

  • A.D.W.D. Chapter 27: House Hunting

    Posted June 27, 2016 by Exuro

        Something bumped Kaera awake. She groaned and blearily raised her head. A shrill shriek split the air and Valus’s groan soon echoed her own.   “No… my head.”   Kaera followed the blurred form of a girl running down the stairs with a broom still ...

  • Questions of a Dying Man

    Posted June 26, 2016 by Legion

        A curse is only such when it is unwanted. But I ask - who might see this as a gift? I often find myself wondering under what supernatural circumstances I reside in. Is it I that give shelter to this animal, or has the animal grown wise and caged me instead? Gift or curse, I did not wan...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 14: An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted June 26, 2016 by Tenebrous

    The Beasts of Ondil   Ian S. McClure   “Excuse me,” said a small, timid voice. “I need your help.”   I frowned, turning to the source of the voice: an Altmer child, perhaps seven years old, whose face was as dirty as the clothes he wore. He carried a pack...

  • Silver Linings

    Posted June 26, 2016 by Capricorn

    I gazed up to the sky, to see a cloud, 'twas up so high. I looked down toward the earth, and found ore of little worth. I glanced both left and right, but 'twas nothing caught my sight. But oft' I've wondered why, but then I forget this with a sigh. So many things that must be done, ...

  • Tales of a Seeker - Chapter III: An Audience

    Posted June 26, 2016 by Mortiferous

    The Lurker roared as it stomped towards Yamurn, it's dead eyes glaring with an unnatural hate. Yamurn hammered his staff onto the ground and unleashed a mighty roaring blizzard around him, the ground shaking and the acidic waters nearby freezing over as the frozen onslaught decimated the battlefield...

  • A Tale of Deceit - Chapter 2

    Posted June 26, 2016 by Golden Fool

    It wasn’t that hard to find Viola’s house. All I’d had to do was walk with the Grey Quarter at my back and watch as the streets transformed from murky alleyways to well-maintained passageways. From there it was only a matter of time until I found the narrow house surrounded by hawk...

  • The Return of the Dragonborn, Chapter Four: A Ghost in Whiterun

    Posted June 25, 2016 by Not-Always Lost

    The Return of the Dragonborn Chapter Four: A Ghost in Whiterun Nine days after the bandit incident I've never liked carriage rides. Slow. Rickety. The chatty drivers. I only use it when there is absolutely no alternative.And today, there wasn't.I had to send for a carriage to come to my home from Wh...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 15

    Posted June 25, 2016 by Ben W

    *~Lights-in-Shadows~* One could always find my nose in a good book. There were so many out in the world and in many different languages of the inhabitants of Nirn. Such history, such lore of every known people. But my favorite, by far, were the spell tomes. Each one book was unique when compared ...

  • A Dance Across the Stars

    Posted June 24, 2016 by Legion

    Inundated by the crashing waves Quickly my breath begins to fray Bathed in sins you wash away My part no longer need be played I hold the world now in my arms My guiding light, my sacred charm Body and mind, my being becalms Our souls embrace in eternal bond My heart is yours with hallowed trust W...

  • Crossover: Chapter 17 - Nightmares

    Posted June 24, 2016 by Will

    San-Kai was asleep and once again in the realm of Apocrypha, Hermaeus Mora slithered behind him and San turned around to face him.   “What do you want now Mora?”   “Such disrespect from my faithful servant, for shame!” Hermaeus laughed and continued. “Have...

  • Chronicles Of The Silent Rain, Chapter 4- Trolls

    Posted June 24, 2016 by Edornas Oakenlock

    Edornas sat on the bridge just outside Riverwood, he admired the landscape when he felt a light tap on his shoulder. He turned his head to see Faendal decked out in a set of leather armour along with his adventuring gear. He looked at Edornas eagerly and said. “Right friend. Where is our first contr...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 13: An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted June 24, 2016 by Tenebrous

    Corruption of the Ancestors   Ian S. McClure   The aristocratic Altmer turned to face me, frowning, as the large crowd of nobles milled about in the afternoon sun outside the ruins of Tanzelwil. I recognized him—he was Prince Naemon, brother of Queen Ayrenn. After a little while ...

  • The Streets of Boston - Chapter 13: Abandoned

    Posted June 24, 2016 by Teineeva

    November 4, 2287 Well it took us some time and a bit of improvisation but thanks to Sturges’ ingenuity we have connected the Pride’s purifier to Sanctuary. I’ll be honest the long line of garden hoses that serpent down the hill to the one faucet we managed to get working is a ridiculous sight, but ...

  • From Ruins We Rise

    Posted June 23, 2016 by Legion

    Monoliths built in reverence of the small The meek grow in soul Basking in reflections of distorted perspective Take my hand Let us rejoice Bask in their fall Extirpate the exalted Fracture the feeble with fissures of doubt Claims to godhood Suspended in weaves of clout Bring forth the faithful Le...

  • A Nap Interrupted

    Posted June 22, 2016 by Golden Fool

    The Beast was pulled from his stupor by sharp scraping sound and the smell of man mixed with blood. The scent reminded him of the ones Cyre called “bandits”, those he was allowed to hunt. It was still faint, so there was still some distance between the source and them. It would be best t...

  • Sole Servitude

    Posted June 22, 2016 by Legion

    Uproot the Hands of divinity Snap the bones of the suffocating grasp One's Path is one's own At last The seeds of Fate have grown   The smoldering ruins of lands laid to waste In the name of the holy, the wretched, the blooded  One Myth venerated  Another disgraced  &nb...

  • Crossover: Chapter 16 - Quincy

    Posted June 21, 2016 by Will

    Quincy could be seen in the distance as the group walked towards it. It was the bustling trading hub of the Commonwealth, built over the ruins of the Pre-war town of the same name. There were many buildings and apartments that various settlers stayed in but the highest building remained Quincy Churc...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 12: An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted June 21, 2016 by Tenebrous

    The Path to Tanzelwil   Ian S. McClure   The cool morning breeze blew through Vulkhel Guard, mostly unnoticed by the sleeping people within. It was quite early, and yet I wished to be off as soon as possible, hence why Elereth and I had awoken at the crack of dawn to leave to Tanzelwil...

  • A Terror of Woodland Roads

    Posted June 20, 2016 by Accursed Gloom

    They lurk out there; in the plains and the forests. Always watching, waiting. Looking for small alone child or stray livestock. We hear their howls at night, see their reflective eyes and hulking shadows. No one ever sees them. Only the corpses. Well, we’ve had enough of it. The women and chi...

  • Memoirs of Mundus- Bloodmoon Rising

    Posted June 20, 2016 by Tenebrous

    Bloodmoon Rising   Ian S. McClure     I have seen the Bloodmoon rising,   As werewolves snarl and maim.   The pack's song of howling,   Echoing without aim.     I have run through reddened night,   Leaving my camp behind.   Irrefuta...

  • Crossover: Chapter 15 - Nidavellir

    Posted June 19, 2016 by Will

    Master Arngeir stood at the top of the Throat of the World, his master, Paarthurnax, had summoned him. It was very peaceful on the Throat of the World, not a sound could be heard except breeze of the snow and the flap of the master’s wings. An ancient word wall stood on the side, speaking of t...

  • The Lonely Road To Vengeance - Chapter 4 - (20 years ago)

    Posted June 19, 2016 by Minophis

    Brynjar ran forward and grabbed his father’s arm trying to pull the knife away from Lief’s throat.   “What are doing father? Leif is your oldest friend he would never hurt mother, and he wouldn’t lie to us about who did.”   Lief frantically agreed.  ...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 11: An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted June 19, 2016 by Tenebrous

    Issues with Security   Ian S. McClure   I finished changing into my normal clothes, which once again fit me normally. Curinure had made good on his promise to resolve my transformation issues, and now I had returned to my ordinary self. I neatly organized the women’s clothing I h...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 10: An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted June 17, 2016 by Tenebrous

    A Brief Time as Synia   Ian S. McClure   We had arrived at the city of Vulkhel Guard—a beautiful place, where the cultivated gardens of Summerset flora meshed with the distinctive Elven architecture—around three days after I wrote the last entry. Immediately, the sailors be...

  • Tales of a Seeker - Chapter II: The Waters of Apocrypha

    Posted June 17, 2016 by Mortiferous

    Yamurn looked down from the sickly green sky and looked at his surroundings, a pathway ahead of him, only deep, dark green water beside and behind him. He shuddered as he saw the vast oceans of green water stretching as far as the eye could see all around him, he had read of the acidic waters of Apo...

  • Chasing Aetherius: Chapter 4 - Fireworks

    Posted June 17, 2016 by The Long-Chapper

      “Modern scholars know Aetherium as a rare, luminescent blue crystal found in some Dwemer ruins. Most consider it little more than a curiosity, as it has proven all but impossible to work with: while it has a strong magical aura, it is alchemically inert, and no known process can ench...

  • Crossover: Chapter 14 - Returning

    Posted June 17, 2016 by Will

    Calcelmo was speechless, “You’re Kagrenac?!”   “Yes”   “But how? You lived over three thousand years ago! Your death is confirmed by sources from Yagrum Bagrum!”   “I created a device capable of travelling all of creation – y...

  • The Protectors of the Night - Part 4

    Posted June 16, 2016 by Tim

    Brandr, Borug, Raccan, and Daris were once again walking through snow, returning from slaying werewolves. However, this time, as a group they decided to not skin the carcasses. It seemed too much like the Silver Hand, they all agreed, and they definitely didn’t want to be associated with them. Not ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 143 Path Of The Moron

    Posted June 16, 2016 by Sotek

      As soon as he heard the Harbinger’s cry, Sotek broke into a run and brought his axe to bear against the first target. It banged against the main post but he kept on running as his other axe sliced through the air to strike the second of the two dummies. With his eyes fixed upon the thi...

  • The Creature of Dive Rock

    Posted June 16, 2016 by Accursed Gloom

    The Creature of Dive Rock A Sequel to Ruthless Academics Almenar slept peacefully in a rented room along the Gold Road, clutching his bag of coins. Meanwhile, far to the North and days ago, his brother Tandano had already awoken to an angry-sounding "Bah!" coming from his father's room. Tandano shuf...

  • Memoirs of Mundus- The Sugar Pilgrimage

    Posted June 16, 2016 by Tenebrous

    The Sugar Pilgrimage   Ian McClure   Far back in the mists of time, when Azurah had but recently shared her secrets with the Khajiit, there lived a prophet, a true cat blessed by Jone and Jode to be able to scry into the foggy future that had yet to come. This prophet- whose name has b...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 14

    Posted June 15, 2016 by Ben W

    *~Sorine Jurard~* I awoke to the sound of knocking at my door. “What time is it?” I groaned, pulling the furs closer to my face. It felt early in the morning, something along the lines of six or seven. “Around eight in the morning,” came the voice of Talen-Jai. “Xian...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 9- An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted June 14, 2016 by Tenebrous

    Voyage of the Prowler   Ian S. McClure   “Would you people hurry it up? I’d prefer to reach Vulkhel Guard before earning the title of ‘dro’!” Quartermaster Oblan shouted as the sailors of the Prowler walked aboard. He grumbled, sipping at his moon-sugar ru...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 142 Path Of The Huntress

    Posted June 14, 2016 by Sotek

      The peaceful tranquility in Aela’s room was broken by the pounding of a heavy fist upon her door. The two Companions awoke with a start and scrambled to their feet to the sound of a hollering voice. “Hey, Red, Leave Scarface alone. The Harbinger wants both of you to get your bac...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 13 - A Moon's Glow

    Posted June 13, 2016 by Ben W

    *~Harkon Volkihar~* The moon shone brightly this night, the red waves of energy given off felt electrifying on my skin. Watching Masser rise higher and higher into the black, starless sky from the peak of the castle gave me such a thrill. Unfortunately more pressing matters were plaguing my mind. N...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter IV, Part IV

    Posted June 13, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    A HEROES WELCOME? From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Last Seed, 31st, 4E, 201. But upon looking for the Praefect, Praefect Ottius at the encampment, Lutherus learnt that he had instead departed, on official Imperial business. "He'll be back tomorrow." Mentioned one of the...

  • The Traveler from the Marsh - Chapter 6

    Posted June 13, 2016 by Teekus

    Chapter 6   It was late evening when a knock came at the door. Grabbing a sword from the nearby weapon rack Iona cautiously opened the door just enough to see who was standing outside. Seeing that a well dressed old looking man stood there she put the sword behind the door and opened it to gr...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter IV, Part III

    Posted June 13, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    THE ASCENT From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Last Seed, 31st, 4E, 201. Taking in his daring and downright suicidal orders from the Praefect, Lutherus took as much time as he could to prepare for the coming battle. This time, with a fully fledged Dragon, of which he had no ide...

  • Lovaas se Yol - Prologue

    Posted June 13, 2016 by Dragonborn1921

    "Sadras Indiri, first born daughter of Vlorri Indiri, you have been found guilty of arson, unapproved conjuration, use of magic to disturb public order and several related offences. For a period of three months, you will be placed in the low security section of the Bulwark Jail. After your sentence ...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter IV, Part II

    Posted June 12, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    DIPLOMATS AND DRAGONS From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Last Seed, 31st, 4E, 201. Praefect Ottius was less than happy to understand that his Diplomat, tasked with the peaceful surrender of Helgen had been killed. The ruse that he was in fact an Imperial Spy had easily been de...

  • Chronicles of the Silent Rain- Chapter 3- An Addition To The Company

    Posted June 12, 2016 by Edornas Oakenlock

    After a nice meal and getting a little bit drunk, Edornas left the inn. His talk with Faendal revealed that he was ready to go adventuring but he lacked a set of armour and travelling gear. Thinking it as a nice gesture, he decided to get the supplies he needed. He arranged for his armour and gear ...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter IV, Part I

    Posted June 12, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    RETURN TO HELGEN From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Last Seed, 30th, 4E, 201. Both Lutherus and Faendal, under the watch of Praefect Ottius took refuge at Whiterun overnight, before departing in the morning for Helgen. Lutherus, having retrieved his journal back from the Imper...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter III, Part V

    Posted June 12, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    THE RENEGADE FROM CYRODIIL Warrant Report of Magistrate Albius Oruro, Subject: Lutherus Sotasius. Date: Last Seed, 30th, 43, 201. "You're a hard man to find, Lutherus." Said the Magistrate, as he pushed the disarmed, unarmored Lutherus onto the prison wagon. "This time there ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 141 Alone In The Dark

    Posted June 12, 2016 by Sotek

      Scarface’s senses were sharp, far sharper than Sotek had realised. He began to understand why Aela could sense the different animals so easily; she learned at an early age to tap into Reds abilities. If he was to learn from her, and to master the werewolf form properly then he would ha...

  • Chasing Aetherius: Chapter 3 - Shein, Sujamma and Knives

    Posted June 12, 2016 by The Lorc of Flowers

      “My research suggests a much different cause, however. In the decades preceding their fall, the dwarven cities of Skyrim had been decimated by internal disputes and infighting over a most surprising cause: Aetherium.”   24th of Evening Star 4e, 202   Grulmar was...

  • Crossover: Chapter 13 - Winterhold

    Posted June 12, 2016 by Will

    Master Arngeir stood at the edge of the Throat of the World, looking over Windhelm. Master Borri came up to him and spoke, “Hi lost hon nii?”   “Yes, Borri, I have heard it – Master Isavald has given his last prophecy”   “Los til ruz Dovahkiin?&rdquo...

  • Chronicles of the Silent Rain-Chapter 2- The Bosmer Adventurer

    Posted June 11, 2016 by Edornas Oakenlock

    Edornas woke to the breathtaking smell of venison stew, his stomach growled hungrily at the smell. Sigrid, Alvor's wife who had clearly heard him, said. “Good lord, hello sleepy head. Your stomach sounds like it needs food, come on grab a bowl before its all gone.” He climbed out of the bed and stre...

  • Huntress of Drakes Part 1- A Skyrim tale

    Posted June 11, 2016 by Tenebrous

    Another Refugee Ian S. McClure I awoke to cold, biting winds and the strange sensation of being jostled out of slumber. I found myself in a carriage. Immediately, a feeling of dread and sorrow overtook me, for I knew I was being driven to my death. And what a horrible way to die awaited me! Fa...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 140 Maelstrom Of The Heart

    Posted June 11, 2016 by Sotek

      Whiterun’s streets were desolate and quiet as the moons cast long silvery shadows over the town. The hall of Jorrvaskr though was still active with the occasional banter and conversation, although it too had started to empty. As to the normal proceedings of the night, the Whelps settle...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Twelve - Vigilant

    Posted June 10, 2016 by SpottedFawn

    Vigilant ♦♦♦   The coachman had been right about the road. The horse moved with the steady pace of an animal used to this labor and piss-poor infrastructure, but Kjeld felt his bones rattle each time a wheel struck a rock or the road dipped. If anything could be said of...

  • Tales of a Seeker - Chapter I: Discovery

    Posted June 10, 2016 by Mortiferous

    "I did it!" he cried triumphantly "I DID IT!" he repeated, his voice bouncing off the stone walls of the cave. After a handful of years of searching, a Black Book was in Yamurns possession. Oh, how Yamurns kin had belittled him when he began to pursue knowledge and magic, little did they know that h...

  • Chronicles of the Silent Rain-Chapter 1-A new life

    Posted June 10, 2016 by Edornas Oakenlock

    Everything was chaos. Edornas was travelling to the town of Helgen when a dragon had attacked, he scoured the keep which was the only building intact to find an imperial soldier, Hadvar lying on the ground huddled up in pain. He decided to help him get away from the town. As they left, going along ...

  • The Storm Wolf - CH. 3 - Setting Sail

    Posted June 10, 2016 by Vulkhammar

    CH 3 – Setting Sail      Discipline is at the core of every Legionary. No one likes to get brought before the lash or beaten the shit out of by their Centurion. Whether drunk or sober, sick or healthy, a legionary never failed to report for muster before a march. So, long before the first cock crowe...

  • Raan Mir

    Posted June 10, 2016 by Paws

    Heavy fog, a blanket, over ancient bows drape, Old trunk, gnarly branches, creates an eerie shape, Distant mountains, far foreboding, against the sky scrape, The hunted runs, eyes darting, searching for escape. Forest silent, animals quiet, the only noise a ragged gasp, Nameless horror, ancient foe...

  • Crossover: Chapter 12 - Prophecies

    Posted June 10, 2016 by Will

    Collins sat in his armchair, drinking a glass of wine as he replayed the past few days’ events in his mind.   He had walked towards Castle Volkihar where a doorman stood watch and let him in without any question, upon entering Mark Collins realised he was in a vampire’s lair- such...

  • The Man

    Posted June 9, 2016 by Lyall

    Smiling, the Man approached the lone guard on the bridge. “Halt!” The guard shouted, hoping his voice didn’t sound quite as frightened as it did to him. The guard then shivered, seeing a detached lopsided grin plaster itself over the Man’s features after he spoke. “Do you need something?” The Man’s ...

  • Burdens to Bear By Vanessa the Singer

    Posted June 9, 2016 by Capricorn

    A ville at foot of mountain, for a place, I looked, to rest my head. 'Twas normal, I'd pick outside of town or near it, but I picked the inn in town instead. 'Twas there I met a woman, 'bout the same of age as me. She said she ran the saw mill, and for cut lumber, she'd pay fair fee. But w...

  • Fire Takes Shape

    Posted June 9, 2016 by Legion

    Fire Destroy Fire Rage Fire Hate Tame the beast Focused flame Hammers scream Cries of pain Bend the steel Hone the blade Ages passed Battles raged Steel remains To mark the day Kalpa's end Silver and grey Melt away Return to fire Immolate Cast the mold Womb and grave Rebirth Rename Fire Destroy...

  • Crossover: Chapter 11 - Companionship

    Posted June 9, 2016 by Will

    Nigel and San-Kai sat by Lucy’s side, she was still healing but she looked far better than she did when they’d found her. They had little to do today as Bjorn was at Jorrvaskr so Nigel sat by her side and watched as San-Kai and Danica Pure-Spring cast their healing spells upon her. She w...

  • The Diminuendo

    Posted June 8, 2016 by Legion

    My gradual slide to recycled fate Take all that I am Right your wrong I am not what you meant to create Stagnant mind A withering will Soul stifled I breathe, yet all is still Cast away The balance awry Cycles decayed Your world lives on, an imperfect piece in place My wheel has stopped I must rely ...

  • Crossover: Chapter 10 - Forgiving

    Posted June 8, 2016 by Will

    Commander Mark Collins pulled the trigger and it fired towards Lucy’s head, but then it didn’t. The bullet flew over the sea and landed in it; the sound echoed over the waves. He was no longer in Shimmermist cave - he was on an island. It was cold and gloomy; he couldn’t see any la...

  • The Protectors of the Night - Part 3

    Posted June 7, 2016 by Tim

    “My balls are so cold, I can’t feel anything,” Raccan griped loudly. “Why don’t you take a damn torch and slap them with it?” Borug griped back. “Then you’d feel something.” Daris looked over and briefly charged a bit of flame in his palm, saying with a smile, “Or, hey, you know what they say about ...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 8- An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted June 7, 2016 by Tenebrous

    The Battle for Mistral   Ian S. McClure   The bells rang, Khajiit citizens running for shelter as the soldiers- guardsmen of Mistral and Dominion marines alike- prepared as best they could. I found Elereth amidst the chaos- stringing her bow with a grave expression.   “Ard...

  • The Streets of Boston - Chapter 12: Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

    Posted June 6, 2016 by Teineeva

    November 9, 2287 I would have to get another suit. Bloodstains were nasty enough to get out before the war, but now that dry cleaners aren’t a thing anymore, this one’s ready to be tossed away. I would probably have to leave the city soon though. Important matters required my attention. The pond at...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter III, Part IV

    Posted June 6, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    INTO THE BARROW From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Last Seed, 30th, 4E, 201. "We need to get to Bleak Falls Barrow as soon as we can." Said Lutherus, as he put on his armour after staying at the Bandit's Camp overnight.   "Yes, who knows what they're up to in there." Re...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter III, Part III

    Posted June 5, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    REDUNDANCY From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Last Seed, 28th, 4E, 201. "For the past TWO WEEKS did neither of you bother turning up for work!" Furiously exclaimed Hod, to Lutherus and Faendal. "Have you ANY idea how fucking busy it's been, catching up on the orders YOU two di...

  • Some Light Killing By Vanessa the Singer

    Posted June 5, 2016 by Capricorn

    A place of sadness, grave and tomb. 'Tis here hearts fall, folk wreathed in gloom. I came upon this dreary town, and heard an old man's plight.    He said, I'd need to enter a house, and perform some thieving, light. I broke into the cottage, with stealth like that of death. Abs...

  • The Wretched, Chapter 1- A Dream of Loss

    Posted June 5, 2016 by Malign

    The Blight: the greatest threat we have ever faced. We do not know what caused it, we do not know why it is here, we only know to run. Tamriel might fall to his knees and bellow in pain as this disease cuts our throat, or he might flee, and live. He might slit his fellow man's throat, to steal his ...

  • The Streets of Boston - Chapter 11: The Pied Piper of Diamond City

    Posted June 4, 2016 by Teineeva

    November 9, 2287 The rusted green letters of the old sign were as weathered as the rest of the shack. The sales weren’t all that great apparently. “Publick Occurrences” It said. I smiled, Piper was clearly a history nut, I could appreciate that, especially since I was part of it now. What I couldn’...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter III, Part II

    Posted June 4, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    THE CIRCLE AND THE SILVER HAND (PART I) From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Last Seed, 28th, 4E, 201. "Is that all of them?" Asked Farkas to Lutherus, as he removed his embedded two-hander from a Draugr corpse.   "Yes, looks like it. Never thought I'd say this, but that ...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter III, Part I

    Posted June 4, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    THE BATTLE OF DUSTMAN'S CAIRN From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. raate of Entry: Last Seed, 28th, 4E, 201. It was a huge spirit lifter for Lutherus, to see his friend Faendal again. The two friends hugged at the gates of Whiterun, after their reunion. "Ahh! How are you, you old sal...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter II, Part V

    Posted June 4, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    THE BANDIT INFORMANT From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Last Seed, 22nd, 4E, 201. Lutherus arrived at the village of Rorikstead, a small, dainty village on the outskirts of Whiterun Hold. He made shelter at the Frostfruit Inn, the village tavern, and after penning his latest j...

  • Crossover: Chapter 9 - Finding

    Posted June 4, 2016 by Will

    Nigel, San-Kai and Bjorn stood outside Shimmermist cave, they were certain Lucy was inside – after days of searching, today could be the day they finally found her. The cave was accessed by a small entrance amongst several other rocks, Whiterun could be seen in the distance and the sound of th...

  • The Traveler from the Marsh - Chapter 5

    Posted June 4, 2016 by Teekus

    2nd of Second Seed 4E203, Riften   It took just over an hour to walk to the abandoned mine known as 'old echo mine' which was to the south of Riften down an overgrown forgotten path off the main road. They met no resistance except for the local bears which became inquisitive upon the sight of...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter II, Part IV

    Posted June 4, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    HONOUR BEFORE DUTY From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Last Seed, 21st, 4E, 201. Having given Proventus the map, highlighting what it suggested as immediate danger to Riverwood, Lutherus decided to convene at the Companions Hall for the night, Jorrvaskr. Proventus decided it wo...

  • Chasing Aetherius: Chapter 2 - Assembling the Team

    Posted June 4, 2016 by The Long-Chapper

    Warning: Adult themes     “For centuries, scholars have marveled at the sudden collapse of the Dwemer city-states. Even the Nords seem to have been taken by surprise, though their chroniclers were quick to ascribe their success to King Gellir's inspired tactics and the blessin...

  • The Protectors of the Night - Part 2

    Posted June 3, 2016 by Tim

    Well, it took about five months for me to get my shit together and start writing again, but I'm glad I did. Thanks to everybody who liked or commented on my first part, I really appreciate the support it got. The first part of the story can be found here.  Fort Dawnguard stood, tall, gray, and st...

  • Few Words with a Bard By Riitu gro-Hiik

    Posted June 3, 2016 by Capricorn

    I came upon a gated hold,    townfolk running white with fear. For tales that dragons had returned, were all the tales you'd hear. I talked my way into the town, and walked towards a well.    'Twas then I spied, a fair young lass, who had some fruits for sale. We talked a while, 'bo...

  • The Breath of Kyne - Chapter 10: Soup

    Posted June 3, 2016 by Lyall

    Fjorrod was busy, cooking a meal for himself and Ma’osri. As a result, he didn’t notice her eyes flicker open briefly as she smelled the meal. Ma’osri felt like she had aches all over her body, her torso and left arm being the worst. She tried to get up, but didn’t make it two inches off the ground ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 139 First Blood

    Posted June 3, 2016 by Sotek

      As the evening began to set in and the chair had found its way back to its original place, the Whelps claimed the far end of the table as their own and gathered in a group around it. They each took it in turn to ask a question which the others had to answer not so much as in a ‘tru...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter II, Part III

    Posted June 3, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    SKIRMISH AT REDORAN'S RETREAT From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Last Seed, 21st, 4E, 201. Lutherus and Faendal spent an hour eating, whilst also contemplating the coming confrontation at Redoran's Retreat within the comfort of the walls of the Bannered Mare at Whiterun. The A...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter II, Part II

    Posted June 3, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    THE REDORAN EXPEDITION From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Last Seed, 20th, 4E, 201. The skirmish at the Embershard Mine, had given Lutherus some much needed confidence in his newly founded abilities. He would however, still need much more practice before he could be fully able...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 12

    Posted June 2, 2016 by Ben W

    *~Xian-Krie~* The rocking and jarring of the cart bolted me awake from a momentary daze. The creaking of the wood bounced off the nearby rocks and mountain faces making me feel like I was in a type of chasm. Oh Whiterun Hold, why do you have many obscure mountains in your tundra? Ugh… Sori...

  • Chasing Aetherius: Chapter 1 - Tremors

    Posted June 2, 2016 by The Lorc of Flowers

        Dedicated to Katria, my Friend and Colleague   “The end, when it came, was swift. In the span of three short years, the great Dwarven cities of Skyrim, from Markarth to the Velothi Mountains, fell before the armies of the High King. Cities that had held fast against...

  • The Storm Wolf, CH. 2 - Back From the Dead

    Posted June 2, 2016 by Vulkhammar

    CH 2. – Back from the Dead        Valdyr made his way through the foyer and out into the training yard. He had expected some old man to follow in tow that he could brush off. Looking about, he saw no one resembling a physician, at least not the old saw bones he had encountered out in the field. He t...

  • A Lovely Letter By Riitu gro-Hiik

    Posted June 2, 2016 by Capricorn

    A town of peace and quiet,   a hamlet of river and wood. At beginning of adventure,    this gate is where I stood. An elf here I did meet, a man I did meet too. Both fighting o'er the same lass, neither fighting with words true. The elf, a letter he did give me, filled with lies abo...

  • The Story of Tycen

    Posted June 2, 2016 by Naran Freleas

    My name is Tycen Gredri, I’m a Dunmer that lived in harsh, ashy lands of Morrowind. I was raised in a small town Called Ald Velothi. A  town that is a Redoran military camp that had poor traders and smiths. My mother name was Flasa Gredri, she was a trader that sold weapons and armor. My father was ...

  • Crossover: Chapter 8 - Hunting

    Posted June 2, 2016 by Will

    Nigel crouched behind a bush as he surveyed Valtheim, it was made up of two large stone towers either side of the river with a narrow bridge connecting them. The majority of the bandits were asleep but there were a few guards; he couldn’t see Lucy but his rage overlooked it. He was certain she...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter II, Part I

    Posted June 1, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    PAYING DUES From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Last Seed, 20th, 4E, 201. The hunting that ensued in the morning of the 20th of Last Seed, had instilled some confidence in Lutherus that he had what it took to defend himself, at least from a distance that is. At Faendal's advice...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter I, Part V

    Posted June 1, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    LEARNING THE ROPES From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Last Seed, 20th, 4E, 201. Lutherus awoke from his third day of rest at the Sleeping Giant Inn, and made way to Orgnar for breakfast. Lutherus was in for a treat, because Orgnar had just made a fresh, warm apple pie to which...

  • A Tale of Deceit - Chapter 1

    Posted June 1, 2016 by Golden Fool

    As I stepped through the great gates that guard the entrance to Windhelm, I couldn’t help but wonder how these Nords put up with the cold. I had been able to see my breath before me and still could now. And then there was the snow (by the Three, this damned snow!), which was up to my knees in ...

  • The Faceless

    Posted May 31, 2016 by Lyall

    One of many… No identity. Laboring, In darkness, Forever. Few find them, None come back. Hunger, Suppressed. Emotions, Nonexistent. They toil in the shadows, But one day, They shall rise, And mark the world with cities Of bone. The Faceless have infinite patience, They never rush. They never complai...

  • Crossover: Chapter 7 - Tracking

    Posted May 31, 2016 by Will

    “She’s alive”   “What do you mean?” Nigel jumped at the possibility of Lucy being alive   “There are tracks outside the cave, it shows the signs of a body on the left shoulder – no bandit, or gunner, would carry a corpse all the way to Whiterun...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter I, Part IV

    Posted May 30, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    THE BOSMER IN RIVERWOOD From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Last Seed, 17th, 4E, 201. Exiting Jorrvaskr, Lutherus planned for his journey back to Riverwood. But first, lunch at tavern in Whiterun. It would also give him time to reflect on what Skjor told him, so, Lutherus ...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter I, Part III

    Posted May 30, 2016 by Dean Morrison

     THE WARRIOR'S SPIRIT From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Last Seed, 17th, 4E, 201. "Fantastic!" Celebrated Proventus. "You look as menacing as a Nord Berserker!" Lutherus wasn't too sure. He felt rather silly, wearing a battle dress despite his inability...

  • The Lonely Road To Vengeance - Chapter 3 - (20 years ago)

    Posted May 30, 2016 by Minophis

    As Brynjar slowly regained consciousness the first thing he noticed was the cold and the wet. He was lying in the grass and his clothes were soaked with dew. He slowly remembered collapsing in the grass after running from Ivarstead, from the inn, from his mother, from the blood. He cried out in angu...

  • The Cursed Tribe - Chapter 12

    Posted May 30, 2016 by The Lorc of Flowers

    Chapter 12 The Tide of Blood There rose a garden of slender trees, and wound about the trunks were vines festooned with lilylike flowers. A multitude of spheres moved, deep in the sky, as distant and pale as the moons. There was the sound of chirping birds, but it was a doleful sound, as if someth...

  • The Darkness Comes

    Posted May 29, 2016 by Lyall

    The Darkness… A million serpents, hissing in union. The raspy sound of many Daedra. Alduin proclaiming your doom. Nothing can describe its voice… Where it looks, night falls. Where it listens, silence grows. Where it touches, plague ravages. Where it blesses, undead replace the living. Where it curs...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 138 Sotek's Tale

    Posted May 29, 2016 by Sotek

      Sotek skulked about in the Undercroft corridor while he waited for the passageway to clear. Once the last Companion headed upstairs, he slinked off to his room and stripped off the Wolf armor. The very instant he was free from the burden of the chest cuirass his arms felt lighter and wit...

  • Crossover: Chapter 6 - Escape

    Posted May 29, 2016 by Will

    Gunner commander Mark Collins coughed as the smoke filled his lungs and rocks fell on his back, he wasn’t finished yet. He‘d seen the lizard and warrior run out of the cave, but that meant that the cyborg and the girl were still here. He knew he couldn’t face the cyborg, he was a b...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter I, Part II

    Posted May 28, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    A HOME AWAY FROM HOME From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Last Seed, 17th, 4E, 201. Hadvar, Alvor and Lutherus sat at the table, as Sigrid handed out bowls full of Venison Stew. Lutherus, as hungry as he had ever been, took joy in savouring every single bite of meat and po...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter I, Part I

    Posted May 28, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    FREEDOM  From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Last Seed, 17th, 4E, 201. Lutherus found a brief moment of respite after the escape from Helgen at the foot of the Guardian Stones, to write in his first entry into his journal of his predicament. Penniless, weak, and technicall...

  • Crossover: Chapter 5 - Collapse

    Posted May 26, 2016 by Will

    Bjorn woke up in a dark, damp cave. Various weapons and chests littered the room around him and he was chained to a rotting chair in the centre of the room, it smelt of sweat and mead – a scent Bjorn was used to after spending his entire life in Skyrim.   He then saw the Bandit chief in...

  • Journal of a Brotherhood Scholar: Chapter 1

    Posted May 25, 2016 by Ejett

    Darkness. All I remember for the longest time is darkness. After what seemed like an eternity, I woke up. Everything was cold at first, then gradually warmer. I fell onto the vault floor gasping for air.    The vault looked different, much different. It was all dirty and covered in dust,...

  • UJON Book Five, Part One, In Which A Resurrection Is Performed

    Posted May 25, 2016 by Gnewna

    16th Frostfall   Rumarin was always impressed by how much Nerussa managed to carry with her. Impressed, and vaguely horrified. He’d always been taught to travel light, his parents’ theatre group had prided themselves on their ability to use two tatty dresses, a moth-eaten cape, an...

  • Crossover: Chapter 4 - Journeying

    Posted May 25, 2016 by Will

    San-Kai came downstairs from his room in the Bannered Mare. Lucy was likely still asleep and he spotted Nigel sitting at the bar, already drinking his second bottle of Mead.   “A bit early for drinking, is it not?”   “Bah, I couldn’t sleep last night” Nige...

  • The Storm Wolf, CH. 1 as recorded by Vulkhammar

    Posted May 24, 2016 by Vulkhammar

    CH. 1: Freedom Author’s Note: As a caution, some material may not be suited for younger audiences or sensitive people. Violence, adult situations, foul language, gallows humor, can and will ensue.                 Legionary life wasn’t too bad. You got paid, food and shelter were provided, plenty of ...

  • UJON - Book Four, Part Four, In Which A Blade Is Uncloaked

    Posted May 24, 2016 by Gnewna

    14th Frostfall, evening   Have been permitted a few minutes with my journal. Most frustrated to learn the date. I should be at Winterhold tomorrow for the beginning of lectures, but clearly that will not be happening. Rumarin has at least sent a message by courier explaining my absence. &nbs...

  • Remember how on my page I had a mystery build? Here's a prologu

    Posted May 24, 2016 by M. E. M.

    3E 433 Hero of Kvatch has a child.  Owns Battlehorn castle and re-establishes the Knights of the True Horn. Hero of Kvatch is 21.  Hero of Kvatch recruits any&n...

  • Ma'osri's Friend

    Posted May 23, 2016 by Lyall

    Hehe.... The rain can not wash me away. You say you just want to live in peace, But I can feel the struggle in your soul. Go on, take out your dagger. Let my influence rule your heart… Who am I? Names matter not. What am I? I’m your best friend… Don’t you worry, child. I’ll protect you. All...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 137 Introductions

    Posted May 23, 2016 by Sotek

        Kodlak led the members of the Inner Circle down the stairway to the Undercroft where they all gathered in his study. He sat in his favourite chair which happened to allow him to look down the corridor of the Undercroft while Farkas and Vilkas eagerly prodded Sotek. “Come on th...

  • The Streets of Boston - Chapter 10: Lafoy against the world - round 1

    Posted May 22, 2016 by Teineeva

    November 9, 2287, Dugout Inn The gentle melodies of Bob Crosby’s Happy times echoed through the Dugout Inn, as I lay on my bed staring at the ceiling. A small ray of light peered through the a hole in the wall, speckles of dust dancing along with the music. I could hear the other patrons gathering a...

  • Crossover: Chapter 3 - Dreams

    Posted May 22, 2016 by Will

    As the group slept they dreamt, events from the past came to haunt them as the life they'd try to leave behind caught up. *********** Nigel was locked in a closet somewhere in the Institute. It had all the basic amenities but it was too tiny, he’d been there for a few days now and sleeping o...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 136 A Spider's Web

    Posted May 22, 2016 by Sotek

      Aela was sitting on the steps of Jorrvaskr impatiently waiting for the ‘delivery’ of her ice wolf. Her foot’s tapping had been constant for twenty minutes and had now started to grate against the Harbinger’s nerves as it seemed to drown out everything else, especially...

  • The Lonely Road To Vengeance - Chapter 2 - (20 years ago)

    Posted May 22, 2016 by Minophis

    “Hey Brynjar, we’re going fishing, will you join us?”. Brynjar looked up from the pile of charcoal he was shoveling into sacks to see his friends Alfvar and Fulka looking at him expectantly. “Sorry, I can’t,” he replied “My father has to finish the order o...

  • The Imperial Auditor - Chapter Five

    Posted May 22, 2016 by Meli

    The following morning Alvor had given me a stern look, disappeared into the family's sleeping area and returned with some heavy cotton trousers and a tunic, gruffly instructing me to change. The Imperial armour was placed into a pack by Sigrid, along with a small number of supplies to last for my jo...

  • The Lonely Road To Vengeance - Chapter 1 - (34 years ago)

    Posted May 21, 2016 by Minophis

    Balgruuf Hammerhand owned the Fellstar forge in Ivarstead, nestled at the foot of the Throat of the World. The forge had been in his family for generations. Balgruuf had spent his childhood learning how to shape steel from his father before a thirst for adventure had led him to join the Imperial arm...

  • Crossover: Chapter 2 - Answers

    Posted May 21, 2016 by Will

    Lucy woke from a surprisingly good night’s sleep and crawled out of her leather tent to see Nigel cooking something over the fire. He was still wearing the same black overcoat, white T-shirt and jean as last night. Lucy too had not changed her clothes either. San-Kai and Bjorn were still aslee...

  • A.D.W.D. Chapter 26: The Winking Skeever

    Posted May 21, 2016 by Exuro

        “A thief?!” Falk exclaimed. “Guards! Seize them at once!”   Three guards appeared as if from thin air, one on each of Trebonde’s arms and the last pinning Amari’s wrists behind her back. Her captor seemed afraid of bruising her and kept a lo...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Eleven - Camp Varglya

    Posted May 20, 2016 by SpottedFawn

    Camp Varglya   Content Warning: Language, Spiders   The life of a marching soldier suited him better than he thought. He found it peaceful, traipsing over the snowy slopes leading away from the city, his boots hammering down the thick, crunching layers of snow made wet by the close...

  • A.D.W.D. Chapter 25: The Dragonborn Comes

    Posted May 19, 2016 by Exuro

        The silence of the throne room was tense as everyone waited for the Windcaller to reach the upper palace balcony. The return of the dragons had woken a passion among the youth to learn the old ways. An ancient power was released upon the world the day Helga fell and almost brought ab...

  • Signal Fire 1: Wisdom

    Posted May 18, 2016 by Legion

        This armor is heavy.   "Leave it."   This burden is heavy.   "Leave it."   My feet are heavy.   "Keep moving."   Every step was a battle won or lost in the war that raged inside Leris. He could only defend and react against the onslaught of f...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 2) Rats

    Posted May 18, 2016 by William McNee

      Danifae sat in the back of the carriage with her three companions, Zora, Larkspur and Lydia and thought about what had happened over the past few days. She had been glad to have helped Zora reconcile with her sister and the two of them had become even closer friends than before. It had bee...

  • Crossover: Chapter 1 - Changes

    Posted May 18, 2016 by Will

    Nigel opened his eyes to see a knife pressed to his throat, a sigh of relief escaped from his chest – ‘It’s only a knife – you’re fine’. He then looked at the man holding it, he seemed human but nothing he’d ever seen in the Wasteland – he was clad hea...

  • All Fall Down.

    Posted May 18, 2016 by Malign

    All Fall Down.  Six Hated chanted in a circle, casting magick foul and putrid, the words coming out as a disgusting gurgle, Cursed be these malicious druids, who brought such a consequence to this land. It began with black nails, the colour of soot. Then the chest became became as blubbery as a wha...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 135 A Long Walk Home

    Posted May 16, 2016 by Sotek

          Sotek disdainfully watched Aela as she headed off towards Whiterun. He forlornly hoped she was just teasing but inside he knew she meant it. Every step she took led her further away and with it Sotek’s hopes. He began to wish he insisted on hiring horses but he didn&rsq...

  • Deserter - Chapter Eight: Oblivion

    Posted May 15, 2016 by FishDout

    He was falling. In reality, it was only a short distance to the floor; in his mind, however, the plummet was endless and exquisite. Perhaps it was symbolic. The inevitable fall after pride.  For the briefest of moments, he’d been wrapped up in the glory of it all. Whiterun’s rebellion. The fall of ...

  • Salvation

    Posted May 15, 2016 by Legion

    Steel is my flesh Steel is my bone Steel is my heart my soul my home Born into Steel Heated and molded From the fuming forge rises A soldier devoted Humanity's grace Carries the weight of the world Restore the Blind Erase the sick Let our flags unfurl An unstoppable force In the land of the Free ...

  • A Tale of Deceit - Prologue

    Posted May 15, 2016 by Golden Fool

    The night air is cool and there is a slight breeze that the many holes in the walls have let in. Above me, the stars peek through a gap where one of the planks that make up the roof has rotted away. The world around me is silent except for the occasion creak of old wood, which is good because the si...

  • The Wood King: Part Four

    Posted May 15, 2016 by The Wing

      Contains ugly language   Dawn found the young slave damp with dew beside Mallariel’s tent, staring blankly at the pale-faced sky. The night had been punishing. Mallariel had cut his ropes and gave him a skirt to wear and a cloak for blanketing himself, but it was not the cold ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 134 Ice Wolf

    Posted May 15, 2016 by Sotek

        The two Companions had hardly entered the outskirts of the plains when Aela brought their journey to a halt. She quietly signalled to Sotek, waving him closer to her position so she could whisper to him instead of talking. He crept closer to her with an air of curiosity. He knew her...

  • Crossover: Prologue

    Posted May 14, 2016 by Will

    Calcelmo sat down and stared in wonder at the one artifact he had never been able to work on. Old records called it ‘The Crossover’ but its purpose was unknown even to him. This was not the first night he had spent gazing at the beautiful machine – hoping for something to happen. A...

  • A Demon's Weeping.

    Posted May 14, 2016 by Malign

    A Demon's Weeping. The dremora wept that night. Remorseful of the bitter fight. Surrounded by those who could not see further than his skin, And would have killed him with a grin. He wept that night. As he felt his sorrow bite. It flashed before him,  his childhood, so grim. The wars and battle gle...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Ten - Diverging Paths II

    Posted May 13, 2016 by SpottedFawn

    Diverging Paths II   Working at the forge again was a small solace. There would be many hard days ahead—that was just one of life's irrefutable truths—so he quietly reveled in the scent of smelted ore and burning coal, the feel of a hammer in his hands. It was not Baldor's for...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 133 The Mind's Eye

    Posted May 12, 2016 by Sotek

        Half an hour had passed by the time the two Companions made their way upstairs. Everyone else was sitting around the tables having breakfast. Aela guessed the others had came up a lot earlier as most of the plates were already empty and two trays of meat lay decimated. Not preparing...

  • Loss

    Posted May 12, 2016 by Malign

    Loss A brimming sea, overflows, in those deep amber eyes. A mass of thundery hair, lies, on a cold patchy floor. Whines, escape the cold cabin, and float through the air. A furry nose, pushes up a limp, still arm. A wet tongue, licks a deathly pale face. A gentle bark, echoes in the lonely cabin. A ...

  • The Breath of Kyne - Chapter 9: Visions

    Posted May 11, 2016 by Lyall

    Fjorrod had one heck of a hangover. He didn’t know where he was, and he couldn’t recall what happened. He was lying on the ground, with a stick digging into his spine. His head was like a drum, his arm that he was laying on felt thoroughly abused, and he wouldn’t be surprised if his legs had been dr...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 132 Emotions Of The Heart

    Posted May 11, 2016 by Sotek

        Author’s Note: Adult Content The very moment Aela opened her eyes, she was instantly wide awake. Excitedly she leapt from the bed, throwing the wolf fur to the side and unintentionally disturbing Sotek as he slept. He laid there quietly listening as Aela shuffled about in his ...

  • The Dovahkiin Chronicles~ Book One~ Dovahkiin~ Chapter 2~This is Helgen

    Posted May 9, 2016 by ElderScrolls62203

    I'm only 19, and I'm about to get decapitated. I haven't even fully grown up yet. This is not how I pictured my life to be. "Shor, Mara, Dibella, Kynareth, Akatosh. Divines, please help me?!" Rags said. The names he spoke of are some of the Divines. The Divines are our holy Gods. Mara, the goddess o...

  • The Dovahkiin Chronicles~ Book One~ Dovahkiin~ Chapter 1~ Stormcloaks

    Posted May 8, 2016 by ElderScrolls62203

         It happened so fast. I am sitting in a carriage with three other people, all of which are Nords. One is wearing fine clothes. The second one is blonde and dons blue leather armor. The last one has rags on, just like me.      I miss Valenwood. The beautiful trees. The game. I'm in Skyrim now. I ...

  • The Streets of Boston - Chapter 9: A Sly Vixen

    Posted May 8, 2016 by Teineeva

    November 8, 2287 A red coat, a green scarf and a maroon reporter’s cap. Over two centuries the fashion requirements that came with the job had barely changed. The only new addition to the tell-tale design was the layer of dirt that covered her from head to toe. Either armageddon got rid of hygiene o...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 131 Aela's Dream

    Posted May 8, 2016 by Sotek

        Red was running as hard as she could across the snow smothered plains. From the corner of her eye she watched in fascination as the ground rushed past her. She lowered her head down to squeeze every ounce of speed from her slick form and pushed even harder. The thrill of the chase fl...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 130 Tears Of Guilt

    Posted May 7, 2016 by Sotek

        It was late evening by the time the two Companions walked into the hall of Jorrvaskr. Aela’s first task was to quietly reassure the Harbinger and Tilma that they were ok but she made it clear that she needed a word with the other members of the Inner Circle before everyone re...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Nine - Diverging Paths

    Posted May 6, 2016 by SpottedFawn

    Diverging Paths     The house seemed a little less miserable, now. This understanding between two forces that usually clashed (and sometimes roughly) had chased away some of the wretched chill.   Kjeld withdrew for a moment, getting his thoughts in order.   Reidar was ac...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 1) Friendship

    Posted May 6, 2016 by William McNee

      Danifae sat upstairs in her room in Breezehome and thought back over what had happened over the past few weeks. She could hear her close friend Zora sleeping softly in the bed next door and Lydia and Larkspur eating, drinking and talking quietly downstairs in the main room. She smiled to h...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 129 When The Day Is Done

    Posted May 5, 2016 by Sotek

    The camp, if it could be called a camp due to the lack of bedrolls and the fact that the fire was so small, was shrouded in silence. The two Companions, Aela and Sotek sat opposite one another. Each of them knew there were questions which needed asking, as well as answers needing to be told but th...

  • 11 Lessons Of The Sharmat - Sermon 6

    Posted May 5, 2016 by Veloth the Prophet

    Look down at me and I am a fool. Look up and me and I am a god. Look straight at me and you see yourself. Time is a coiled snake consuming itself over and over. Those who hunger, eat. Where I slither I leave dark stars. Neither heat nor light can stand me. I am a manifestation of blind time. I await...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 11

    Posted May 5, 2016 by Ben W

    Author's Note: Graphic Theme   *~Isran~* “AAAGGGGHHHHH!!!” The vampire screamed his lungs out once more as the knife cut deep into his chest. Blood now almost caked his skin and legs. The only light in the room, a lone oil lantern, gave me a good look at the sniveling creature o...

  • The Last Holy-Scale: Book Two: Part Two: Down To The Drink!!!

    Posted May 5, 2016 by ChandlerBeach

    The Last Holy-Scale: Book Two: Part 2:  Down To The Drink!!! We've seen all the crew members and seen what they're about. Keth'ar seemed to be the one that cared about me the most out of all the crew members. Skyrim was our next destination and I was determined to walk its shores in a few days.   ...

  • Qahnaarin: Chapter 2 - Krongrah (Victory)

    Posted May 3, 2016 by Talos

    14th of Sun's Height Flawless. Absolutely flawless. The Argonians, along with several Bosmer, Dunmer, and myself, dove off of the cliffs behind Fort Neugrad and into the small lake that serves as the water supply for the fort. We entered the Prison through the Cistern and proceeded to take the fort ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 128 Unleashed

    Posted May 3, 2016 by Sotek

      Author's Note: Adult Themes   Gloating, Greymane kicked dust and dirt in Aela’s face while he hollered at her to stand up. “Get on your feet, bitch! Move!” He stepped towards her and grabbed her by the hair, forcing her once again up to her feet. Her legs felt l...

  • A.D.W.D. Chapter 24: Ipseity

    Posted May 3, 2016 by Exuro

      “Nope! You’re stuck with it now,” Amari stated smugly against Trebonde’s protests. “I’m not going to run around Skyrim with a dick joke for a name, Kaera!” The name felt foreign on her ears; she still felt like an Amari. “Too bad, Valus. It&r...

  • Resonance

    Posted May 2, 2016 by Mortiferous

    Breath and focus, the words bounce around in your mind, meaningless, but there. Dormant energy lies in these words as their potential flows through you. Take unto your very being the meaning of these words, the earth and sky speak as the Warrior Widow breathes life upon the words. As this new meanin...

  • Fin Sadonvum Krosis.

    Posted May 2, 2016 by Malign

    Fin Sadonvum Krosis. Below The Throat, we have no hold, peace is shattered, and none are bold. Brothers weep, then burn foes, nothing helps, and nothing grows. Thu'um takes lives, against our will, how long till war, takes it's fill? We remain, with our secrets, as men kill others, like killing cric...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 127 With Every Ounce Of Strength

    Posted May 2, 2016 by Sotek

      Author’s Note: Adult Themes   As soon as Sotek stepped inside the cave, a familiar scent hammered his senses. Such was the dramatic effect, he was forced to stop walking and clung onto the wall for support. Aela didn’t have time to react; she ploughed into the back of ...

  • The Mighty Deed.

    Posted May 1, 2016 by Malign

    The Mighty Deed Arcs of glimmering steel, flew towards the monster, eating his blasphemous meal. Swords of glittering make, stopped the blows of the club, as he ran for the glittering lake. Bolts of shining sparks, illuminated the horror, the beast in the dark. An archer, warrior and mage, heroes of...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 126 A Meeting Of Fate

    Posted May 1, 2016 by Sotek

      The very instant Sotek gazed up at the Bloodmoon, the infuriating itching which had plagued him since he woke up that same morning ceased. He felt a strange calmness smother him like a mother’s arms hugging a distressed child. Deep, deep inside, the wolf spirit howled out in eagernes...

  • The Breath of Kyne - Chapter 8: Tornado!

    Posted May 1, 2016 by Lyall

    As they walked, Fjorrod had an uneasy feeling. Everything seemed so calm, at least at the surface, yet tension rocketed underneath the veil of peacefulness. Glancing around, he noticed that above the wispy white clouds, darker ones loomed, casting a shadow on the land. Ma’osri didn’t seem to notice ...

  • Dovazhul: Farewell to an Enslaved Lunar Breton

    Posted April 30, 2016 by Chris

    Time and Space have been utterly shattered. When the dreaded Nine Hundred and Eleven Cows of the Tal0sian 0-VR Sol class ship rained iron flames upon Nirn, the land began to die. Cracks in the Dreamsleeve rumbled through the unbidden consciousness of the Aurbis, as the AkaTush reared forth from the ...

  • Qahnaarin: Chapter 1 - Kein (War)

    Posted April 30, 2016 by Talos

    Qahnaarin               (An Elder Scrolls story) [My name is Hjalti, and the following is from an old journal that I found in a chest in the attic. My Da said that it belonged to one of our ancestors and that he was an adventurer.] 8th of Sun's Dawn 4E 205 It's been four years to the day since...

  • Fall of the Falmer

    Posted April 30, 2016 by Accursed Gloom

    Blue Sky. Kyne's Breath upon our faces, Raging sea beneath our feet. New lands appear before us: Skyrim, our new fatherland. May it carry us for eternity. Elves, Elves, fires abound! War breaks out in every city, Men and Elves are slain like beasts. Ysgramor, Father of Men! He returns from his jo...

  • Eyes Like the Summer Skies

    Posted April 30, 2016 by The Long-Chapper

    Warning: Contains foul language and adult themes.      28th of Evening Star, 4E 198, Bruma, Cyrodiil   Damn, it was brutally cold, thought Celann as he gathered his timberwolf cloak about his shoulders and walked to the Fighter’s Guild in Bruma from the Northern gate...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Eight - In Search of Truth

    Posted April 29, 2016 by SpottedFawn

    In Search of Truth     A bottle of nightshade extract glimmered in the torchlight, the strange purple substance sloshing against the sides of its container as Kjeld walked. It was his free pass, permission to go into the deeper rooms of the Palace of Kings and bypass Jarl Ulfric and h...

  • Skaldsong #3

    Posted April 29, 2016 by Paul England

    Dark the star-girt sky when World-Eater woke you - but ice-bright elf-blade bought my victory, Vuljotnaak. Maw sword-stuffed, man-slain, you tread tundra, stride skies no more. Sleep, soul-swallowed one: your immortal spark I eat.

  • ToC The men of no name: The only survivor

    Posted April 29, 2016 by Orion

    his is my 1st story on here so it won't be so good I just hope you all like it. Aah, Thank you… I'm always welcome to a few septims. Barkeep get us two Ales. Now I guess your here for the story… thats all I'm known for now, you know what I used to be one of the wealthiest traders through all of sky...

  • 5 Fables Book One - The Untold

    Posted April 29, 2016 by CouchWarrior

    OPENING NARRATION - A much older Spurius looks back on his experiences --------------------------------------- Narrator: Spurius ToifelSince I was big enough to lift my father books, I dreamed of one day authoring my own...a life spent in the company of literature and history. How proud my parents ...

  • Dragon of the East - Arc 3, Chapter 4

    Posted April 28, 2016 by Okan-Zeeus

    Dar-Meena ~ ~ ~ Riverwood. I can’t put a claw on why I didn’t like the place. It might have been the locals – dirt-caked Nords with sweaty shirts and sunburnt skin.  Or maybe I’m just not a country girl. The town was so remote, an afterthought built up along the road, ...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 10

    Posted April 28, 2016 by Ben W

    *~Sorine Jurard~* I panted; heavy and weary breaths escaping into the open world as Nimhe went in Xian’s direction. Maybe it was the panting that obscured my vision, but I could have sworn I saw the insane lizard grin a little. Was the son of a bitch having fun with this!? How could anyone ha...

  • Skaldsong #2

    Posted April 28, 2016 by Paul England

    Glares the greedy one from gift-shield of crimson I had from the hand of heart-heavy king's widow. War-words for the Wolf Queen I worked in her service, fed foes of the Fair one the death-feast of Torygg.

  • Skyrim RP series...Prologue (part 4) Danifae

    Posted April 28, 2016 by William McNee

      The forest was deep and dark and Caerwyn hoped that was to her advantage. She tried to move as quietly as she could through the undergrowth, using all the woodlore she had learnt from her life in the Valenwood and what her parents had taught her, but the clumsy pony boots and her restraints...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 125 The Master's Call

    Posted April 27, 2016 by Sotek

      Red opened her eyes and all her senses kicked in as one. She could smell the crisp morning air; see the surrounding spirit wolves and their prey hiding in the forests. Hear the rustling of the leaves in the treetops. She didn’t look for land marks, she didn’t need them. She kne...

  • The Last Holy-Scale: Book Two: Part One: The Sea's Soothe All Pain

    Posted April 27, 2016 by ChandlerBeach

    The Last Holy-Scale: Book Two: Part One: The Sea's Soothe All Pain This is an unexpected turn of events...I wanted purpose again...and I get a pirate crew.....A PIRATE CREW!!! This isn't what I had in mind for a purpose...*sigh*...not like I can do anything about it. The Hist led me to these fine p...

  • Those Whom the Gods Forsake - Chapter 21

    Posted April 26, 2016 by Accursed Gloom

    Chapter 21: Heirs Cidius and I went our separate ways when we finished descending the Throat of the World and I gladly travelled back home. Home? It seemed I'd called many places home in a short period. Home. Winterhold was my home now. The new College, my children; all resided in Winterhold. The on...

  • Skaldsong #1

    Posted April 26, 2016 by Paul England

    You, Balgruuf, gift-hand, anxious sat on skull-crowned gold-throne, fearing dragonfire of Mirmulnir, man-slayer. Homeward dragged I, hero and Ulfric's war-hound, bones of Whiterun's bane as Hrothgar named your doom working: Dovahkiin.

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 124 The Black Death Of Black Marsh

    Posted April 25, 2016 by Sotek

    All the Whelps were heavily engaged in conversation about their expectations on the days training session as they tucked into their breakfast which consisted of bread and cheese. There were a few slices of meat left over from the last evening’s meal while one particular plate lay empty. What...

  • To Be a Boy Again

    Posted April 24, 2016 by ProbsCoolerThanYou

    To Be A Boy Again   Rude and sordid ploys, Separate the men from boys.   Men kill men for a single septim, And boys will merely take them. Men will lop off heads so grim, Boys will merely shake them. Men will chop men limb from limb, Boys will merely break them.   A man ma...

  • Skyrim RP series...Prologue (part 3) Banditry

    Posted April 24, 2016 by William McNee

      As the river was too deep to cross here, Caerwyn had a choice to make. She could head up the hill to her left where the fort was and try to sneak past or head over the bridge and follow the road toward a place called Whiterun. The signpost did say a town called Whiterun was over the bridge ...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Seven - Windhelm

    Posted April 22, 2016 by SpottedFawn

    Windhelm   The great city of Windhelm sat on the edge of the Sea of Ghosts like a black, somber crown. Snow-dusted and wind-lashed. Ancient and formidable.   It reminded him instantly of the crypts of unknown warriors and nobility scattered over Solstheim like scabs. But this city ...

  • Skyrim RP series...Prologue (part 2) In a dark place

    Posted April 22, 2016 by William McNee

     The shocks seemed to go on forever. Caerwyn was down on her knees outside her cell, shivering and grunting through the panel gag as the shocks went through her. She knew they were inevitable, as they hadn't started for quite a while and she had been able to grab a fair bit of sleep, apart fr...

  • The Last Holy-Scale: Book One: Part 12: Sailing On

    Posted April 22, 2016 by ChandlerBeach

    The Last Holy-Scale: Book One: Part 12: Sailing On Where oh where have we gone now? The Holy-Scales, gone. My oldest friend, still living. My purpose, renewed by a Hist that wouldn't speak to me until now. I've never really understood my life's paths. I might never understand them...but I definitel...

  • Forged from Steel: Chapter 1

    Posted April 22, 2016 by Bryn

    The classroom was incredibly silent, every student, squires and initiates alike, await the day's lesson.  Unfortunately, the teacher for today, Scribe Clarke was late... again. While Scribe Clarke was an impressive genius, she had a habit of getting... distracted, with her experiments. Be it a way ...

  • Prayer to Arkay

    Posted April 22, 2016 by Paws

    When life is almost over, Like a candle burning low, An oil lamp running empty, Or a river that has lost its flow. There is one thing remaining, One final act is left, Preventing us from seeking, The welcome arms of death. Before we seek eternal slumber, Drift off into the ether, Information, diss...

  • The Story So Far (LotS: Frost Moon Recap)

    Posted April 21, 2016 by SpottedFawn

      In part one, we met two brothers who couldn’t have been more different: The protective pacifist Kjeld White-Paw with a secret he’ll do anything to get rid of, and his obnoxious, sly-tongued brother Reidar who longs for an adventure of his own. Life in the Skaal village was quie...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 123 Tormented

    Posted April 20, 2016 by Sotek

    The morning’s trailing haze seeped through the tree lines as its tendrils snaked out and slowly surrounded the camp. Through the mist a lone deer ran full bolt as an arrow shot just past its head, causing it to run even faster. Aela leapt over a bush and notched an arrow before she even hit...

  • Skyrim RP series...Prologue (part 1) A storm is coming

    Posted April 20, 2016 by William McNee

      There was the face...the face that haunted Caerwyn's dreams and her fitful sleep. She saw her parents looking down on her with concern, then the face...Ancano...peering down at her and sneering. Then there were her parents hugging each other and crying out for her, tears running down their f...

  • The Streets of Boston - Chapter 8: Making History

    Posted April 19, 2016 by Teineeva

    Date: October 27, 2287 Time: 10.21 pm Location: Vault 111 - Sentinel’s quarters Assigned scribe: Scribe initiate Wells   Title: An account of the meeting between Sentinel Thompson of the Golden Pride, and Captain Asher and Sergeant Garvey of the Minutemen. T: I’m sorry for the cold welcome, we don...

  • The Right Path of Nirn

    Posted April 18, 2016 by Medieval

    Lothar (I have to put a last name): Nord Follower of Stendarr Destructor of Daedras Join the Stormcloacks to Free Skyrim from any kind of tyranny Love for humanity I have the will and the strength of Shor And I serve Kyne Because she gives men The ability to confront Dragons The power of Thu'um ...

  • The Dragonborn's Price

    Posted April 18, 2016 by Accursed Gloom

    Darkened wings above the sky, Monsters come from ancestral times, Brothers breaking kinship's tie, And Elven Lords with mortal crimes. Dragonborn with sword in hand, Mighty dragon beneath Gods' feet, Hence comes freedom of this land, When dragon's soul is lastly beat. He shan't live to see his day...

  • The Streets of Boston - Chapter 7: Salvation?

    Posted April 17, 2016 by Teineeva

    October 26, 2287 Everyone is hungry. We lost most of our supplies in Lexington and so far it seems our little mousetrap isn’t well stocked. And let me tell you hungry, traumatized people make for a lot of dispute. If it weren’t for my honour as a minutemen, I would have shot Marcy. I understand h...

  • The Imperial Auditor - Chapter Four

    Posted April 17, 2016 by Meli

    As we approached Riverwood I could hear the clanging of metal and water rushing chaotically towards the regular rhythm of a lumber mill. The sun was beginning to set as Hadvar spoke quietly and quickly with his uncle the blacksmith, who invited us inside immediately.   “So Hadvar, what&...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 122 Cold Waters

    Posted April 17, 2016 by Sotek

    Author’s Notes: Adult Themes The two remaining Companions ‘huddled’ together in the centre of the platform for safety on the off chance they would become Sotek’s next target. The Argonian however had his sights on much livelier prey. Aela thrashed about as she was pulled b...

  • The Lonely Road To Vengeance - Prologue - (The present)

    Posted April 17, 2016 by Minophis

    Brynjar ran on through the dark forest, his ragged breath leaving a misty trail in his wake and his heart pounding in his chest. Unable to go any further without rest he slumped against a tree and slid slowly to the snowy ground. Looking up at the stars he prayed to the Nine for just a moment of res...

  • The First Lesson in Necromancy

    Posted April 16, 2016 by ProbsCoolerThanYou

    Dusk covered the cave entrance, sealed away the crypt from view. All too near the highway, the cave was sufficient for its temporary role, and Hralmahn could not, honestly, have been more pleased. He always got a bit too nervous before these types of things, and so he resorted to his usual tics. Shi...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 121 Lover's Secret

    Posted April 16, 2016 by Sotek

    Aela’s breathing was still rapid when she heard the portcullis rise up from behind. She spun around to see Farkas walking towards her. With her hand on her chest, she hollered at him for making her jump. “Damn it Farkas, you scared the crap out of me!!” Farkas ignored her initial...

  • The Streets of Boston - Chapter 6: Meanwhile...

    Posted April 16, 2016 by Teineeva

    October 22, 2287 Never had I imagined we would end up like this. It was official, the minutemen had come crashing down, taking me and the others along with them. Tonight was armageddon all over again. I should never have made the decision to stop in Lexington. We lost twelve people; five soldiers...

  • Dreadfall Contract: Delfine (Skyrim Fanfic)

    Posted April 15, 2016 by Rüby Psiberzerker

    Drunken Huntsman "Well," Jenassa stood, "What a sight for sore eyes you paint." We embraced as old friends, and I saw she had switched back to her old Leather Armor without the helmet. "Want me for some more of your adventures?" She grinned, "Free of Charge." I laughed, "That's okay," I didn't wa...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 120 Hound of the Hunting Grounds

    Posted April 15, 2016 by Sotek

    A deep rumbling ‘hell sent’ howl far louder than Red’s own battle cry echoed throughout the complex. It was followed by a cry which caused the two Companions and the Silverhands to involuntary tremble. Vilkas watched on in trepidation as a small stone started wobbling where it sat....

  • The Last Holy-Scale: Book One: Part Eleven: Aftermath

    Posted April 15, 2016 by ChandlerBeach

    The Last Holy-Scale: Book One: Part 11 Aftermath Where to begin on the last story...*sigh*...I don't want to go in detail. All I can say is that I lost absolutely everything I cared for. And now...I was alone...wandering...looking for another purpose...      I found myself awake and floating on the...

  • Homunculize: Smitty Pt. 2

    Posted April 14, 2016 by ProbsCoolerThanYou

    Bones cracked as the creatures hit the ground, and the four beasts fell into a pile in the middle of the floor. They rose quickly, limbs flailing as they approached the ghoul. Smitty stood his ground upon the stage, his pistol firing rapidly. Despite the ringing in his ears, he continued firing in t...

  • Differences between take decisions and make decisions: VOID OF IMMORTAL TERRAE

    Posted April 13, 2016 by Medieval

    Imagine everything is a consequenceof something moreSomething you cannot controlWhat is the reason of that?What is the point?It is like you havejust a bitbelongs to youYou can controljust a partYou have access to Knowledgeand even better toWisdomIf that is allowedWhy would you stay in the same way?T...

  • Dreadfall (Skyrim Fanfic) part II

    Posted April 13, 2016 by Rüby Psiberzerker

    Riften Well, we managed to scramble down safely, and the rest of the night was spent getting back to the city. I didn't miss the smell, almost forgot, since I'd gotten used to it before I left. "Hey!" Maul grunted, and chucked his head. He stood up from his usual post, and uncrossed his arms, "Mav...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 119 To Look Death In The Eye

    Posted April 13, 2016 by Sotek

    The three Companions ran through the doorway in pursuit of the Skinner and the remaining Silverhands who had left with her. Vilkas, who already had a taste of the Skinner’s traps, called the group to a halt. “Wait, let’s take it slow”. Aela was too fired up to care. She c...

  • Dreadfall (Skyrim Fanfic)

    Posted April 13, 2016 by Rüby Psiberzerker

    This is a FanFic. I claim no rights to the characters, events, nor places in The Elder Scroll v: Skyrim (Tm 2011, all rights reserved) All characters herein, with the exception of the narrator are (c) Bethesda Softworks, and used without permission. Any resemblance to persons living, dead, or the in...

  • Homunculize: Smitty Pt. 1

    Posted April 12, 2016 by ProbsCoolerThanYou

    The ghoul sat in his favorite chair, contemplating whether or not he would do it. He wasn’t sure if he was ready, but there seemed to be nothing to lose--he would gain an immense sort of power, and all he had to do was listen to the ghoul beside him. Glancing over at Kent, he quietly chuckled about...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 118 Poisoned Claws

    Posted April 12, 2016 by Sotek

    Sotek, who was none the wiser for what the Silverhands believed, and Vilkas who was just as clueless, were currently making their way through a series of tunnels which finally split into two separate pathways forming a junction. On one side was a large wooden doorway while the other rather short tun...

  • Homunculize: Sookram

    Posted April 10, 2016 by ProbsCoolerThanYou

    The McClellan boy was the oldest of his family, despite his youth--he was thirteen. This gave him certain responsibilities. He tended the crops the most, fetched water the most, scrounged the most. The most menial of his tasks, though, was his post as a watchman--a useless position...the farm was t...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 117 Fires of the Mind

    Posted April 10, 2016 by Sotek

    While Vilkas was still feeling bitter over the lost bet with Sotek, Aela and Farkas proceeded onwards and moved through the threshold of a doorway and entered a dingy passageway that was cut through the hillside. Moss and algae clung to the rock face giving the underground ecosystem a dampness whi...

  • A.D.W.D. Chapter 23: New Dawn

    Posted April 10, 2016 by Exuro

    Trebonde woke first only to find them under an unfamiliar roof, wearing unfamiliar clothes. Panic gripped his heart and his hand shot out to the Daedric mace, instinctively knowing where it lay.   “Whoa! Easy there traveler! We mean no harm.” A voice interrupted.   “H...

  • Wasteland Addicts

    Posted April 10, 2016 by Accursed Gloom

    I can't be myself I can't feel myself And no, man I don't wanna talk I'm gonna keep going down, Down to the ground The guy's gonna fix me right up. I can't see myself I can't breathe myself Fuck, just leave me alone Just need the cure And I'll be alright Thought I told you to go! I just need a fix I...

  • Blood Ethos: 3

    Posted April 9, 2016 by Legion

    In only a couple days’ time, Jo’haram and the caravan had set up in Whiterun Hold. Two guards had just come out of Honningbrew Meadery, carrying crates of mead in their arms in addition to the bottles-worth in their stomachs. “Hey, the cats are back. And it looks like they picked up someone new. I ...

  • Homunculize: Psyk

    Posted April 8, 2016 by ProbsCoolerThanYou

    Fire and brimstone. Fire and brimstone and flaming swords. Such was the life of the Forged. Psyk, born the bastard son of a man who had once been a lieutenant to the raiders’ leader, seemed cursed even before life by his status, and was born a runt. He was unliked and unloved, or if not one of thos...

  • Votaress of Arkay: Chapter Six

    Posted April 8, 2016 by Legion

    Sibella hurried to an alcove she spotted in a nearby rock face, huddling into the corner to take what cover she could from the storm that showed no signs of stopping. At her feet were the remains of a fire pit built by the frantic and unskilled hands of someone before her trying just as desperatel...

  • The Last Holy-Scale: Book One: Part Ten: The Last Holy-Scale

    Posted April 8, 2016 by ChandlerBeach

    The Last Holy-Scale: Book One: Part Ten: The Last Holy-Scale We're in a bit of a predicament last story...the Sanctuary is under attack by a coven of conjurers and the daedra that they wrought forth. One of them, the leader, was a familiar face...Tetras, the brother of Festin, the malignant spirit ...

  • Homunculize: Aldous

    Posted April 7, 2016 by ProbsCoolerThanYou

    Aldous had never been the type of kid to play aimlessly in the sandbox, or to go to school every day and sit in the same chair, attentively listening to the teacher’s monotonous, apathetic tone. So he took the first opportunity he could, and he hitched a ride with Sven the trader. The agreement was...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 116 The Loudest Of Whispers

    Posted April 7, 2016 by Sotek

    Vilkas’s group which consisted of Sotek and himself, were making their way along a brightly lit passageway. Various burning torches lit the corridor, showing every nook and cranny in the rock face. As did his siblings, try as he might, Vilkas couldn’t work out what they were doing there....

  • Taken

    Posted April 7, 2016 by Will

    It was late at night when Charlie got home, his wife Becky had closed her clothes shop an hour ago and was already in bed. Barely a sound could be heard outside with the exception of the occasional question from Takahashi as a guard walked past – Nan-ni shimasho-ka? Charlie sat on the sofa, e...

  • Gray Skies - Thoughts and Bandits

    Posted April 6, 2016 by Lyall

    Amazing how easier it is to get things done when you shut out your emotions. Happiness? Gets in the way of cold calculation, gets in the way when you are trying to let go of things. Sadness? Why have it? Anger? Makes it so you can’t do what must be done, kills humility, however false, when you must ...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 9

    Posted April 6, 2016 by Ben W

    Serana Volkihar The wet sloshing of boots drowned out the buzz of the insects and croaking of the wildlife as I trudged through the swamp, the heat of the sun warming my back up to unpleasant temperatures. Thankfully with my hood up it would not burn my face nor nearly blind me. The last few days w...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 115 Fears Of The Past

    Posted April 6, 2016 by Sotek

      Farkas took the lead as he and Aela entered the cave. They had barely taken five steps when the passageway which lay beyond opened out into a much larger cavern. On one side, three torches burned brightly illuminating yet another tunnel. Aela groaned in annoyance as the realism that they had...

  • The Last Holy-Scale: Book One: Part Nine- Smoke Equals Fire

    Posted April 5, 2016 by ChandlerBeach

    The Last Holy-Scale:Book One: Part Nine Smoke Equals Fire Damn it's been a while! Welcome back! At the last story, if I can remember correctly, we were exploring the deeper recesses of this dank Dwemer ruin. We're looking for a dead body that apparently is so well preserved, it is thought to be Pres...

  • What the Tamriel Vault has meant to me?

    Posted April 5, 2016 by Paul

    Hello all, Todd here.  Over the last five years, The Skyrim Blog / TamrielVault has been home to many wonderful members. Over that time we have all contributed to this community in our own way (even you, Lurkers!) and we've all helped make this community the wonderful place that it is. I thought tha...

  • Stories, tales and poems: Five years on...

    Posted April 4, 2016 by Paul

    It makes perfect sense to me that a site that was called 'The Skyrim Blog' would include the opportunity for people to blog. And the switch to Ning in October 2011 opened up that possibility - with the chance for every single member of the site to have their own individual blog to record their stori...

  • The Evolution of the Roleplay Group

    Posted April 4, 2016 by Paul

    The roleplay group here on the site has a long and illustrious history with tons of great content and a whole slew of dedicated hosts over the year. Thank you to current host, Legion, for penning this retrospective ----------------------------- The foundation of the Role Play group is strongly roote...

  • Introducing 'The Gateway'

    Posted April 3, 2016 by Paul

    Hot News! As part of our 5th Birthday Celebrations we are pleased to announce the launch of The Tamriel Vault's newest and freshest Group... The Gateway This group is mainly the brainchild of Edana, and so I can't do better than have her tell you what its all about in her own words Keep your finge...

  • Five years of the Lore Group

    Posted April 3, 2016 by Paul

    Thanks to Phil, Karver, Matt and Tom for this excellent retrospective ======================= The fact that the Lore Group is the oldest Group on the site is not its main claim to fame. Rather, I think that honour goes to how it has acted as a resource for builders and bloggers over the years. Indee...

  • The Best of Tips and Tricks 2011-2016

    Posted April 3, 2016 by Paul

    One of the enduring features of our site over the last five years is our Tips and Tricks group. Many of you will not remember that it was first called 'Skyrim Glitches' and the very first host was our erstwhile Overseer, Todd. Anyway, Albino has trawled the archives and picked out his personal favou...

  • Character build Group: Five Year Retrospective

    Posted April 2, 2016 by Paul

    While it isn’t the longest-running group (that honor belongs to Elder Scrolls Lore), Skyrim Character Building has been a feature of the site for almost as long as the site has been on Ning. With over a thousand builds counted amongst its ranks, the CB Group continues to be at the forefront of qua...

  • 10 things you probably didn't know about this site

    Posted April 2, 2016 by Paul

    Five years is a long time on the Internet, and there have been lots of twists and turns along the way with The Skyrin Blog / Tamriel Vault. So, just for fun, I thought I'd delve back into history and take a look at some of the things that many of you newer people might not realise about the history ...

  • BIRTHDAY POLL Why do you still come to the site?

    Posted April 2, 2016 by Paul

    When a site has been around for five years we inevitably end up with a mix of people who have been around since the year dot - together with loads of folks who arrived at some point along the journey. But the one thing that unites all of us is that we are all still here! So the topic of this birthda...

  • Malacath's Poet

    Posted April 1, 2016 by Cinae

             There’s a phrase I remember from my stronghold days. It went like this:  ‘’ Put down that damn quill, Muresh. Pick up your sword. No orc chief wants a poet for a wife!’’       They tried to rub it out of me. They told me that writing poetry was for the weak, and it would be the surest way t...

  • How did you come to the site?

    Posted April 1, 2016 by Paul

    With the 5th birthday Celebration Weekend underway it got me wondering how you came to find the site and get started here? So I thought I'd start this up as a topic because.. well... I'm interested to know... How long have you been here on The Skyrim Blog / Tamriel Vault? How did you come to find th...

  • Birthday Celebrations - Be a Bard for the Day

    Posted April 1, 2016 by Paul

    April the 1st is Tamriel Vaults birthday. Its 5 years old….. It really is a standing testament to Paul who first founded it and to everyone who has helped form the blog. From Todd to the humble lurkers who walk in the shadows. Hircine bless you all. In respect and honor of this, we at Tamriel Tales ...

  • C.o.t.D: Chapter 14 (Arc 2 Prologue) - The Storm Before The Coming

    Posted April 1, 2016 by KaiserSoSay

    Chapter 14: The Storm Before The Coming 13th Last Seed, 4E 201 “No sign of the Legion.” Ralof declared as he stood on a tree overlooking the road. “How much longer is our watch? I’m tired.” Halstein yawned after he asked. They were both on watch for nearly 4 hours, looking for any signs of the Imper...

  • Now We Are Five

    Posted April 1, 2016 by Idesto a'Shinbira

    When I was one I had just begun. When I was two I was nearly new. When I was three I was hardly me. When I was four I was not much more. But now I am five I am alive alive! And when I am six? Who knows? But it will be clever. Perhaps I'll be five forever and ever. Apologies to the great AA Milne

  • We are FIVE today

    Posted April 1, 2016 by Paul

    Yes, its true! The original Skyrim Blog was launched on April 1st 2011 - which means that today is our fifth birthday. To celebrate this not-inconsiderable achievement, we are going to be having a few days of special features here on the site. There will be a special forum topics, mini-events, a bir...

  • A.D.W.D. Chapter 22: The Hunt

    Posted April 1, 2016 by Exuro

        “WAKE UP!” Amari screamed at Trebonde.   He bolted onto his feet ready for any danger with the Mace of Molag Bal already drawn. The soft glow of the dying coals lit the trees in a sinister light, but did little to dispel the concealing shadows. What he did spot was...

  • Terror, My Brother. - Chapter One - A New Life.

    Posted April 1, 2016 by Sand

    -A Few Days Later- As Nispar stood in front of the door to the Sanctuary. having come to terms that there was no way out of this and that he’d already traveled for days to reach it, he sighed and knocked. It uttered a single phrase… “What does all life share?” it said in a sinister voice. “Terror...

  • Slip The Noose

    Posted March 31, 2016 by ProbsCoolerThanYou

    Slip The Noose Slip the noose and fly away You’re destined not to die today.   Remember life upon the mount? High Rock called as home. Flowers amongst mountains high Countryside to roam.   Slip the noose and fly away Meet me here as you may.   Remember our sweet home at home? Our hearth our source ...

  • Blood Ethos: 2

    Posted March 31, 2016 by Legion

    Unending blizzards. Treacherous vertical terrain. Burning coals throwing their scent far past the plumes of smoke. Skyrim didn’t need signs or greeters; it was apparent when one had arrived. Even from where he stood, Jo towered above the golden monoliths that pumped blood and silver through their v...

  • A.D.W.D. Chapter 21: Shadows and Dust

    Posted March 30, 2016 by Exuro

            As you will it, so it shall be.       “…amari  …Amari  …Amari! Wake up! Stay with me!”   Each shout was a jolt, raising Amari further from an abyss as dark as the Void. Slowly the world came into foc...

  • The Unicorn

    Posted March 30, 2016 by Cinae

                           There rode on hunt                       a follower of Hicine, and one of Kyne                       and each said to the other                       that the weather sure was fine.                       The huntress of Kyne                       was a legend with a bow       ...

  • Blood Ethos: 1

    Posted March 29, 2016 by Legion

    I suppose I should expect it by now. Blood magic rarely stays a secret for long, especially when the one well-spoken Khajiit in the region has half the population gorging themselves on elixirs born from the spells. Cannibal, vampire, demon…words meant to incite hatred and fear by circumventing und...

  • Why Must We Always Go On?

    Posted March 29, 2016 by Lyall

    Why must we always reject the end? We fight on and on, and far past our time, we refuse the light and mercy. Instead we grit our teeth, swallow our screams, and walk forwards, In these well used roads of life, of hopes and dreams, but most of all, Of death. Yet we ignore that, And focus on the here,...

  • A.D.W.D. Recap for Arc I and Arc II

    Posted March 29, 2016 by Exuro

    SPOILERS!!! (Duh) ARC I: Survive Amari has been caught within an intricate web of Hermaeus Mora’s design since before she was even born.   Her father, Ernard of House Rostorard was a Priest of Mara and met her mother, Yvarra, while on a pilgrimage through the isolated mountains o...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 114 Raiders

    Posted March 29, 2016 by Sotek

    Leaving Aela alone to contemplate all the possible meanings of the word ‘signal’, Sotek scurried off along the edge of the river. The base was about a thousand yards upstream when Sotek slipped below the surface where he could approach the base unseen. Although he was surprised at how ...

  • The Streets of Boston - Chapter 5: Well isn't that my luck...

    Posted March 29, 2016 by Teineeva

    November 7, 2287 Well I finally decided I would venture out. I’ll admit that I somewhat dreaded the moment, but the events of the previous night proved two things; there were other people left alive and hiding in my old offices wouldn’t keep me safe, especially from assholes like 111. I decided to...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 113 Wait For The Signal?

    Posted March 28, 2016 by Sotek

    About an hour before daybreak, a solitary Argonian started to prepare breakfast for his fellow Companions who in a matter of minutes would undoubtedly start waking up. Sotek quietly and efficiently set about his tasks. Water was on the boil for the Harbinger’s soup, the hot plate was heating...

  • Tribal Chant

    Posted March 27, 2016 by Lyall

    Oh trees. Sighing in the forest, swaying in the breeze. Your leaves catching golden sunlight, rays escaping to the ground. Standing strong, branches long, roots deep, you stay. Oh trees. Give me your ability to prosper, of that I beg you.   Oh streams. Running everywhere, sliding through Bends and t...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 112 Hircine's Charge

    Posted March 27, 2016 by Sotek

      The camp lay still and quiet, warmed by the orange glowing coals of the fire as the last remnants of burning wood crumpled into ash. A thin cloud covered the sky like a blanket of silk in an attempt to blot out the two moons, Masser and Secunda. Despite the cloud, their prominent outline dur...

  • The Traveler from the Marsh - Chapter 4

    Posted March 27, 2016 by Teekus

    1st of Second Seed 4E203, Riften   The carriage stopped just before the stables outside Riften. Han-Ei jumped off the back glad that the long journey was over. The hard wooden seats of the carriage were not easy on his backside for it was numb and his tail was painful from being bent for such...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 111 Omega, The Lowest Rank

    Posted March 26, 2016 by Sotek

      Sotek was still feeling a bit stunned from Aela’s actions let alone the atmosphere which seemed to follow her like a dark trailing cloud of depression as she passed through the trees on her route back to the camp. He didn’t know what was going on but what he did know was he didn&...

  • In Bloodstains Embossed

    Posted March 25, 2016 by ProbsCoolerThanYou

    In Bloodstains Embossed Two friends Enticed by What lay ahead A cave laden with treasure Not far from their stead. Armed to the teeth With blade and with spell They approach the black maw And the darkness dispel. Torches bright for illuminating Keep the adventurers lit, And swords sharp, blades gle...

  • Limericks of the Nine Holds

    Posted March 25, 2016 by Cinae

    There was a man headed for Dawnstar. Don’t go there, I said, ‘cause that’s where bad dreams are. But he went to Dawnstar, slept in a bed and in the morning woke full of dread all because he went to Dawnstar. There was an elf headed for Winterhold. Why are you going there, I said, it’s too cold! The...

  • Tools of the Trade

    Posted March 24, 2016 by ProbsCoolerThanYou

    Tools of the Trade a collaboration between PCTY and Lyall Steam flows off chilling steel, Bars formed into weapons, chaos into order. Shaped of the earth, formed of the dirt. Solid, like boulders unmovable. Made pure by the hand of the potentate smith, His tools an extension of himself. His hammer ...

  • The Wolf Queen's Solitude

    Posted March 24, 2016 by Cinae

                           The wolf queen rules in Solitude                         and the wolf queen rules alone.                         The dead are kneeling at her feet                         and she sits on a cold, cold throne.                          What joy or love has she?                  ...

  • The Ending of the Blades

    Posted March 24, 2016 by Accursed Gloom

    Heads, heads, they loll along In the cart pushed by soldiers strong Blades, Blades; they are the Blades With knives in backs from Altmer raids Mede will bleed. Altmer with deed. Headsman with head. Blades are dead. They could not save the Septims, They could not save themselves, They could only di...

  • The Last Holy-Scale: Book One: Part Eight- I'm No Expert

    Posted March 24, 2016 by ChandlerBeach

    The Last Holy-Scale:Book One: Part Eight I'm No Expert So we had a bit of a skirmish in the last story, and almost a death. We are deep in this Dwemer Ruin/Holy-Scale Sanctuary. Semkil did tell us all about what it was, about it being the "first" Holy-Scale Sanctuary. He told us that the An-Xileel t...

  • Ristaag

    Posted March 23, 2016 by ProbsCoolerThanYou

    Ristaag  The hunt Righteous And the product off all-good   The hunt which produces The fruits of the snow:   The elk, Hearty And meat tender to bone.   The snow fox, Agile With fur to avoid the cold.   The rabbit, Crafty, And blending in the snow.   The wolf Bloodthirsty Slaying its foes.   And the...

  • Çhains oƒ £mbrace

    Posted March 23, 2016 by Daedric Priest

    § Chains of £mbrace § ________________________________________________________ ƒrom pride to remorse, sudden is not this journey   Existence in denial, fools impede on fate’s path Flair and strength abundant, yet you pay no heed From hubris to humility, a lifetime lasts this course   A mind of grip...

  • The Fallen Hero

    Posted March 23, 2016 by Paws

    Numbed, shocked and dazed, I stumbled, fell, in foggy haze, When, why, how many days? On my soul the loss heavily weighs. I remember her face, her startling eyes, Still feel her body, her breathless sighs, In my mind echoes her passionate cries, I long for yet fear when that memory dies. She lays ...

  • Hiding in Solitude

    Posted March 21, 2016 by Lyall

    Hiding… Hiding in Solitude. Paths of loneliness, of frustration. Paths, run down, never used.   A cross in the roads. Suffering, or agony. The same choice. The same fate, the same Results, the same consequences. Yet that is hidden, it looks like freedom on one path, and so The spark of hope appears ...

  • The Song of the Huntress

    Posted March 21, 2016 by Xeelus

    In the verdant forests of Valenwood lived an elf of many names. She lept through canopies of green, she cavorted through the plains. Her footwork was quite impressive, just as much so as her aim. She nocked an arrow in the daylight, she frolicked through the rain. The huntress let her arrow loose,...

  • The Cycle of Anger

    Posted March 20, 2016 by Lyall

    Out of anger, triumph. Out of triumph, arrogance. Out of arrogance, battles. Out of battles, wars. Out of wars, injustice. Out of injustice, true rage. Out of true rage, chains. Out of chains, despair. Out of despair, determination. Out of determination, freedom. Out of freedom, joy. Out of joy, que...

  • Phantom Pain

    Posted March 20, 2016 by Bryn

    I grip at my left arm as I walk into Diamond City, a dull throbbing pain courses through me. My eyes shut tight for a few seconds, trying to block it out. A guard walks up to me and tilts his head. "You okay, Ma'am?" A weak smile makes it's way to my face as I wave him away. "A raider band ambushe...

  • The Chariot

    Posted March 19, 2016 by Footfalls

    Previous | Table of Contents | Next The Chariot Flesh. Bone. Blood. Above all, blood. The Masters demanded these tributes, and more. Enough flesh to sculpt a city, enough bone to fertilize a jungle, enough blood to fill a river – Junal-Dar knew this well. He knew it from the scarred, bare crown of h...

  • Rude and Sordid Ploys

    Posted March 19, 2016 by ProbsCoolerThanYou

    Rude and Sordid Ploys Fire Raging fire Assailed the city walls Fire raging fire The city doomed to fall.   A storm brewed On the horizon A storm made of men This maelstrom crude And loyal to the General’s every whim.   The General On his mighty horse His white-like-lightning steed, Gave away the or...

  • Light

    Posted March 19, 2016 by Lyall

    I breathe, in and out, in and out, Trembling with fear.   He appraises me, Judging, Having no remorse.   I feel for my sword, Finding it where it never leaves. Clumsily, draw rusty blade, never used Before.   He brings his blade out, Glinting in the moonlight.   Stepping forward, he Strikes, his bla...

  • Playing with Fire, part 4

    Posted March 18, 2016 by Cinae

                 In the vast, snowy, middle-of-nowhere, Caelia was creating a makeshift shrine for the daedric prince.            She had bought what she needed, ( several bricks of woods, and one thin square piece of wood) from Birna, Winterhold’s one and only shopkeeper.              Birna had asked w...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 7- An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted March 18, 2016 by Tenebrous

    Coming Storm   Ian S. McClure   I don't have much time to write, I'm afraid. Even now, the streets of Mistral are vacant, save for the soldiers and guards preparing for the inevitable battle ahead. Yet, it is important that I catalog my experiences, and so I have found a quiet place to...

  • The Last Holy-Scale: Book One: Part Seven- What Metal Had Wrought

    Posted March 18, 2016 by ChandlerBeach

    The Last Holy-Scale: Book One: Part Seven What Metal Had Wrought      In the last story, I and the rest of the Inner Roots were given a mission by Semkil to explore a temple just due south of Helstrom. When we got there, it was another Holy-Scale Sanctuary, though we believed it was destroyed. Stand...

  • All Green and All Joy

    Posted March 17, 2016 by ProbsCoolerThanYou

    All Green and All Joy The battle rages O’er bridge Rushing river Fire is shot from valiant mages O’er high green ridge Men cold with death shiver.   The slice of the blade On the chest of the boy Who fought with all his small heart And the battle rages on in the glade It from life sucks all green a...

  • The Old Knight

    Posted March 17, 2016 by Paws

    Again I take up my shield and sword, I don my armour, my spiritual ward, Prepare for a battle my heart deplored, To fight or die for the honour of my lord. Into the precious day I rode abroad, Hit with a wall of sound as the crowd applaud. The helmeted knight on his horse, how I'm adored! Don't they...

  • The Political Game of the 4th Era Telvanni Isles

    Posted March 16, 2016 by ProbsCoolerThanYou

    The Political Game of 4th Era Telvanni Isles: An Account from Temdryn Calydos   The years before Red Year were turbulent ones for House Telvanni. They had recently made the switch, at the urging of several of the Masters of the House, and with assistance from the disorganization of the House during ...

  • High in his Tower a Dunmeri Poem

    Posted March 16, 2016 by Mirric

    Eri ot Dunmer Alt Ghar ot Tel Khurdahr Vvardenfell Oam Gah Oad Oam Tel rhun Oam Gah-Julan Alt Ghar Oam Tel Oam Muhr Dimihn Alt Ghar Tel ------------------ There Was a Dunmer High in his Tower Outside of Vvardenfell At his Great Harbour In his Towering home The Tower gave him a great Ben...

  • The Void

    Posted March 15, 2016 by Lyall

    Darkness, Black and silent. Suffocating, stifling, stopping. A cold, empty void, stretching out for eternity, yet stopping for infinity. Despair, the cold grip of Daedric masters at play. Unable to fight, unable to take a breath, Gasping, choking, crying. Death, meaning muddled, a memory of w...

  • A Liferaft

    Posted March 14, 2016 by ProbsCoolerThanYou

    A Liferaft A liferaft For the broken sailor Who fell off his boat And sits awaiting a rescue In the icy waters afloat.   Suddenly, The unmanned boat Comes toward him He climbs aboard, He is no longer dying This man is alive.   The boat floats away To the warmth of the shore Warmth of the home and t...

  • The Forgotten

    Posted March 14, 2016 by Paws

    Streaming down brightly in a dazzling torrent of colour, As I sit under the pale blue sky and wonder, Rays of Aetherial fire, scintillating illumination, Are these beams of astral light the soul's emancipation? Here by a gushing stream upon a sun-warmed rock I sit, Gazing at the current my eye catc...

  • The Last Holy-Scale: Book One: Part Six- The Darker Kind Of Light

    Posted March 14, 2016 by ChandlerBeach

    The Last Holy-Scale: Book One: Part Six: The Darker Kind Of Light You all know what I told you last time...me losing my virginity...to Shavra...ahhh, good times. The two of us swore secrecy on the matter and it was well-kept for several weeks and counting. We had sex every other night...same time......

  • Playing with Fire, part 3

    Posted March 13, 2016 by Cinae

                    Caelia Cassius was standing in the Arcanaeum, with her nose in a book. She was reading A History of Tamrielic Magick, however, her reasons for brushing up on such a subject were not entirely academic.               Not much had been done for Aliette. Even between three Restoration ma...

  • The Wood King: Part Three

    Posted March 13, 2016 by The Wing

      Contains unpleasant language   Flooding his ears through the rumble of the storm, the applause continued to rise. It was terrifying. There was nobody there! Though he spun round and round, Tancredo could see no figures in the trees. No contours behind the curtain of rain. He backed ...

  • Fuga

    Posted March 13, 2016 by ProbsCoolerThanYou

    Fuga Hell was a noonday in the old ‘CF and me and the boys of the routine had grown sick so we took upon a plan to flesh out the old rats the ones with the NCR bear on their backs. It began like this: we had dynamite And all that lay between us and the rifles was a flimsy wooden frame So I guess i...

  • What Blood Forges

    Posted March 12, 2016 by Matt Feeney the New Guy

    The golden statues of Sentinel rose before Charon. These depictions were crafted in the image of the conquerors from Yokuda that invaded several eras ago. They defeated the natives with ease and forced them to build this grand city, now deemed the Jewel of Alik’r. And what a fitting name it was, for...

  • A Godsend

    Posted March 12, 2016 by Paws

    A special person, a gods-sent soul, a moon and star to make us whole, the Nerevarine it is her role to soothe our scars and our grief console. To the eastern clans through ash she stepped bringing hope and joy to those who wept and our bitterness and sorrow away she swept before through fire and smo...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 110 Fus Ro Arrghh!!!

    Posted March 12, 2016 by Sotek

    Aela gradually woke from a deep sleep. Once she lifted her head up from the rolled up fur which she used as a pillow, she had a look around the camp. Sotek was still asleep beside her. She had gotten used to his breathing by now so she could tell if he was properly asleep or just lying there with hi...

  • My Girl Left Me for Another Raider

    Posted March 11, 2016 by ProbsCoolerThanYou

    My Girl Left Me for Another Raider My girl left me for another raider, who’s got a missile launcher to my pipe my girl, now I hate her left me for sick ol’ Johnny Gripes   Johnny was the kinda boy around the raider camp that would light the bugs on fire just for the hell of it.   And when we grew u...

  • Bedtime Madness A poem by Sheogoraths Scamp

    Posted March 10, 2016 by Mirric

    In the Bannered mare everyone was sleeping Argonians Nords and even Sheo were in a deep slumber But there was one mer who was wide awake He was in the back room eating Cabbage cheese and cake Why he was no other then I Sheogoraths Scamp! The Mer had a plan so he grabbed a wooden mace Then with...

  • The Streets of Boston - Chapter 4: Wish and you shall receive

    Posted March 10, 2016 by Teineeva

    November 6, 2287 “Wish and you shall receive,” I mumbled, looking down at the corpse lying at my feet while I strapped the pip-boy to my wrist. My victim was wearing a strange blue jumpsuit and had quite a few battle scars. He told me he used to be military, yet he didn’t notice the gun I had been ...

  • The Origin of Sheogoraths Scamp

    Posted March 9, 2016 by Mirric

    The Origin of Sheogoraths Scamp (Sung and Written by Lurbuk) Oooooohhh There was once a Scamp living under my bed! He umm Ate my Cheese cabbage....Bread! He then heard the sweet voice of Lurbuk! And then.....Ummmmm....Sheogorath thought he would.....Um.. Make the Scamp Sing!

  • Samsara

    Posted March 8, 2016 by ProbsCoolerThanYou

    Samsara Samsara. I had heard the word once before in a classroom of the world before. It was a class on religion, all of which I lost, when the first nuke between us and the Chinese was fired. And as I escaped up the hill I passed all these men and women and kids I had known from my neighborhood bu...

  • An Ayleid's Last Entry

    Posted March 8, 2016 by Cinae

              How greatly have we misread the gods, and how greatly have we paid!        I, Tumedendil Loraethahl, of Ayleids, write these words. They may be some of the last words I ever write, and I may be one of the last Ayleids to ever live.        I hope that some adventurer, many years hence, may ...

  • Arrogance

    Posted March 8, 2016 by Lyall

    I feel alive Only when I’m fighting. They tell me I’m too confident, Bah! Fools, all of them. My blade spins, a whirling circle of light, turning and twisting, the silver holding hands with crimson that rushes forth. Even my shield, when I’m forced to use such a useless thing, is a part of my unst...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 109 First Impressions

    Posted March 7, 2016 by Sotek

      It was late evening by the time Sotek and Aela finally reached the camp. Vilkas, Farkas and the Harbinger were warming themselves by the campfire waiting for their return in an attempt to surprise them but Aela lived up to her reputation within the Inner Circle as a she-wolf and had picked u...

  • The Streets of Boston - Chapter 3: If you want something to be done...

    Posted March 7, 2016 by Teineeva

    November 2, 2287 I don’t know what happened exactly after I discovered I could’ve left this arse end of hell two centuries ago, I can only remember I collapsed in thought. But the bulletholes in the geiger counter, the missing ammo for my revolver, the broken glass that is strewn throughout the sh...

  • A Simple Soldier's Poem

    Posted March 6, 2016 by Paws

    Corpses piled high on the battlefield, All around me soldiers died, With the legion I advanced with sword and shield, The dead were scattered far and wide. No quarter given, no chance to yield, Legionnaires were killed to either side, But this warrior's life and fate were sealed. A Decurion beside m...

  • A Poetic Account of the First Battle of Hoover Dam

    Posted March 6, 2016 by ProbsCoolerThanYou

    A Poetic Account of the First Battle of Hoover Dam   Dust swirls, men charge, rifles fire at floods of spear and targe.   Cries, wails, come far and near, and the men who wail, wail in fear.   Blood splatters, paints the sand, red canyons take on a new meaning.   Death prevails, o’er profligate, o’e...

  • Morthal and Morihaus. A Skald's Tale

    Posted March 5, 2016 by Paws

    'The story of how Morthal earned it's name has been told and retold so many times and been embellished over and over so often that the facts are now lost to history. But who cares about facts when all we Nords need is hot words to thaw the ice from our thoughts, eh? That it did happen...

  • Playing with Fire, part 2

    Posted March 5, 2016 by Cinae

     Caelia Cassius, expert Illusion and Restoration mage, was having trouble casting a spell.         It wasn’t her fault. It couldn’t be the spell’s fault either. On a visit back home to the Imperial City, she had called in some favors, and had the spell personally crafted at the Arcane University, wh...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 108 Wolf's Bane

    Posted March 5, 2016 by Sotek

      The early morning mist which crept across the plains from the river had already begun to dissipate when the sun broke over the eastern mountains. Just as Sotek started to stir, the smell of burning venison filled his nostrils, causing him to lightly cough, drawing Aela’s attention away...

  • The Trader and The Traitor

    Posted March 5, 2016 by ProbsCoolerThanYou

    The Trader and the Traitor The trader and the traitor walked down the road that day, said the trader to the traitor, “What have you to say of this war, that ravage our land, and kill our youth quicker than any god can?”   Said traitor to trader, “Here’s what I say: Damned be the war, and all those ...

  • The Streets of Boston - Chapter 2: Breaking point

    Posted March 5, 2016 by Teineeva

    March 12, 2246 Day in, day out, I had been doing exactly the same things, in the same order, every day for decades. I would wake up, stumble into the bathroom, use the toilet and then follow up with a cold shower. I missed the days when I still had toilet paper and warm water. Then I would put my ...

  • Chapter 3 - Escape

    Posted March 4, 2016 by Footfalls

    Previous | Table of Contents | Next Escape               The wind was howling. The sky had gone mad, a swiftly churning maelstrom that rained a storm of fireballs upon the town. All around me, Helgen burned – so great was the heat that even the stone walls themselves shrieked and cracked and blister...

  • The Last Holy-Scale: Book One: Part Five- This is my Family

    Posted March 4, 2016 by ChandlerBeach

    The Last Holy-Scale: book One: Part Five: This is My Family      It's been 10 months since the "Festin" incident, and we've moved on since the time...we even held an honoring of Gavarik (Rekuuk cried the whole time) sacrifice. The family is doing just fine in the time being...but...I do not think I'...

  • The Guard and the Trader and Mage

    Posted March 3, 2016 by ProbsCoolerThanYou

    The Guard and the Trader and Mage An elk, a strong and fervent spirit glides across the expansive dusk, night comes to the tundra and the trader, down on his luck continues on the old cobble path.   The guard, ever watchful, keeps his eyes not astray though he cannot keep himself from starlight vie...

  • Those Whom the Gods Forsake - Chapter 20

    Posted March 3, 2016 by Accursed Gloom

    Chapter 20: False Gods and Propaganda We walked along the road, a cool wind blowing through my cloak. “Why can't we ride the horses?” “Because they're carrying the supplies, and horses cannot walk up 7,000 stone steps on a steep mountain incline.” Cidius had seemingly unending questions, and I soon ...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 8

    Posted March 3, 2016 by Ben W

    Sorine Jurard “Alright Argonian, what I would like now would be an explanation,” I said. That someone at random would come up to me and speak of Isran and his group of Dawnguard, than a lecture is definitely needed. That man’s methods never really sat well with me or anyone else ...

  • The Streets of Boston - Chapter 1: The Apocalypse

    Posted March 3, 2016 by Teineeva

    May 15, 2135 Time always seemed to slow whenever I decided it was time for some music. I lit my last cigar and inserted the worn holotape into the holoplayer. I had been rationing my cigars for years now, the last one I had smoked had been in july, I believe. It was hard to tell the time in here. ...

  • To Meridia

    Posted March 3, 2016 by Cinae

    All hail Meridia! Great lady of light both fearsome and star-bright who sets undead to flight. All hail Meridia! You bring hope to the living whom you are delivering from undying beings. All hail Meridia! You give undead no pass. Your vengeance will last. You strike with your fury, terrible and va...