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The Expeditions Comittee - Ask Your Lore Questions Here

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  • Member
    November 10

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    Welcome to the new branch of the Lore Group; the place for questions, knowledge seekers and fascinating discoveries waiting to be made.

    The Expeditions Committee is, in essence, the replacement for the age-old “Ask your lore questions here thread” and is the place for anyone in need to ask their lore related question and to expect a high-grade answer that should be able to help others as well.

    Here’s how it works:

    1. If you want to commission an expedition (be it into the wilderness or a dusty tome), simply comment below on what you would like to see investigated. The commissioned expedition will then be added to the list of “Commissions

    2. If you’re in for a jolt of adventure and scholarship, comment the name of the Expedition you want to partake in. It will then be marked as claimed and will be yours to complete.

    3. Use the tag “Lore Expedition” when you post your article in the Lore Group.

    4. Once completed, your article will be linked in the “Returned Expeditions” section

    Reward System:

    To incentivize people to keep commissioning articles and going on expeditions we’ve implanted a reward system. Seeing as Septims might not be helpful where you’ll be going we’re going to stick to a simple point system.

    Every finished expedition will grant you 1 point.

    At 3 points you’ll be allowed to pick any article of your choice to be featured on the site home page

    At 7 points you’ll receive the “Trustworthy Explorer” badge.

    At 15 points you’ll be entered into a pool to be selected for a Scholar’s interview (or a Member’s spotlight if you will). Whether you’ll be selected once your name has entered the pool depends on two things; your score, the higher the higher of a priority you get, and the overall quality of your work. Is your work complete, did it answer the proposed question etc.

    At 30 points you’ll receive the illustrious “Master of the Scholarly Arts” Badge.

    Don’t fret however if you don’t think you have it in you to write an article as every article you’ll request will count towards your “Patron” count and after you’ve commissioned 10 articles (and all of them have joined the ranks of the returned expeditions) you’ll receive the “Patron of Scholarship” badge.

    Here are some basic rules for the commission system:

    1. As far as expeditions go: First come first served. By which we mean that the first person to comment will have to fulfill the commission.

    2. If you think one of the questions is a bit simple (or stupid whichever works for you) and could be answered by giving the person a link to the UESP, I recommend you to post that source below instead of going on a fully blown expedition. No points will be received for this on either end of the spectrum.

    3. There is no limit to how long an expedition is allowed to take you, we urge you, however, to try and complete it within a reasonable amount of time.

    4. If you realize that you won’t be able to complete a job, please comment here to relinquish the expedition so someone else can pick it up. Don’t hesitate to share any work you may have done already with the new person.

    5. Your article must be complete and informative; no hastily written bullshit without references or sources (may they be literary or in-game locations, screenshots etc that advance your argument).

    6. If you don't want to wait for someone to write an entire article on your question, I recommend making a discussion out of it.

    7.I don't want people discussing lore here, take that to its own discussion

     

    Ready to go on an adventure?

     

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    Ebonslayer: Why aren't Dragonborn immortal despite having dragon souls? (Duvain went on expedition)

    Tenebrous: What are the general differences in biology between the races of mer and men beyond the obvious (e.g pointed ears, different skin tones)?

    Paws: Much ado about Nix oxen, what are these sexy beasts? What are they used for? How do they exist?

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    The Lorc of Flowers returned from an expedition to Abah's Landing

    The Lorc of Flowers somehow maaged to return from Highrock's catacombs with info on Vampires

    Debus Draconis returned from the Khajiiti steppes with the first part of his essay on the Khajiiti pantheon (1,2,3)

     

  • November 10

    I´m sold for Illustrious Master of the Scholarly Arts! :D

  • November 10

    Oh this is too much coolness. 

  • November 10

    Yep, I 'll have to agree with Liss that this is pretty cool! 

  • November 10

    This looks like a lot of fun! If no one minds, I'd love to ask a lore question right now:

    What do we know about the Khajiiti Pantheon, particularly Alkosh?

  • November 10

    Fuck me, badges for Lore? Sign me the shit up man, this is an awesome little idea Tein, absolutely digging it.

    I'll happily start off by taking Xenla's topic of the Khajiiti Pantheon with Alkosh as a focus, big fan of the differences between the various Time Gods. To start of Xenla, I do have a topic that delves mostly into Auri-El and Akatosh but briefly mentions Alkosh and Alduin, it's not the in-depth examination that you probably want. Examining the Time Dragon is the name of my article, and it mostly delves into the changes between Auri-El and Alkosh, and touches upon the simpler differences.

  • November 10

    This is like the Detective Agency from Fallout! Here's my question:

    What can you tell me about the city of Abah's Landing, Hammerfell. Important people, sights and locations.

  • Member
    November 10

    DeltaFox said:

    This is like the Detective Agency from Fallout! Here's my question:

    What can you tell me about the city of Abah's Landing, Hammerfell. Important people, sights and locations.

    I would be lying if I said it wasn't a huge inspiration. That was a great idea, I just hope I can get it running for the Lore group.

  • Member
    November 10

    It looks like simple questions that can be answered in about a sentence may not be allowed anymore, it seems like things that can only be explained in a page are fine. Nonetheless, I'll ask my question anyway.

    Why aren't Dragonborn immortal despite having dragon souls?

  • Member
    November 10

    Ebonslayer said:

    It looks like simple questions that can be answered in about a sentence may not be allowed anymore, it seems like things that can only be explained in a page are fine. Nonetheless, I'll ask my question anyway.

    Why aren't Dragonborn immortal despite having dragon souls?

    I may have to make that a bit clearer in the rules but essentially if someone can answer your question by giving you a single decisive source, they still can. I would just prefer it if the actual explanation parts are presented in articles whenever possible. It's just easier to keep a proper record of the answered questions that way.

    Also, your question may not be as simple as you think, I'll put it up there and we'll see if anyone wants to dig a bit deeper of if they have a source ready to throw your way.