• Tom
    Tom replied to Justiciar Thorien's discussion Lore: The Eye of Magnus Lost and Found in the group Elder Scrolls Lore:
    Hmm. This new ESO information is definately interesting. Though I'm inclined to think Seht made his Clockwork City, his "Eye of Sotha Sil", as a model of The Eye of Magnus. Which has its own interesting implications about what the Eye of Magnus is. Magnus...
    • July 11, 2017
  • Tom
    Tom replied to RuinedCrown's topic I miss the Nordic Pantheon in the forum Elder Scrolls:
    While I'm always in favor of the Ancient Nordic culture, I'm not that upset over the change.

    It's been 200 years since Oblivion and Morrowind. We saw a missionary for Talos trying to convert the Nords in Bruma back then.
    ...  more
    • July 7, 2017
  • Tom
    Tom replied to Teineeva's discussion Monthly Lore discussion: The Essence of Water in the group Elder Scrolls Lore:
    Makes me wonder why there isn't a Water or Ocean god. Which then reminds me to this part of a Selectives Lorecast with Kirkbride.
     
    But, in this Ocean Aedra's absence, we're left with Hermaeus Mora whose sphere is scrying of the tides of Fate, of t...
    • July 7, 2017
  • Tom
    Tom replied to Justiciar Thorien's discussion Lore: The Eye of Magnus Lost and Found in the group Elder Scrolls Lore:
    Justiciar Thorien said:
    I never said they were stupid. At least no more than the humans who live on Earth right now. And those particular Nords would be especially unlikely to hate wizards, since they were ones themselves. But even in the modern world wh...
    • March 24, 2017
  • Tom
    Tom replied to Justiciar Thorien's discussion Lore: The Eye of Magnus Lost and Found in the group Elder Scrolls Lore:
    Justiciar Thorien said:
    Sounds a bit too perfect to be true. Too, you know, logical))) And knowing that Nords were never big fans of books...

     
    Personally, I'm rather sick of this whether it was meant jokingly or not. The Nords weren't stupid an...
    • March 23, 2017
  • Tom
    Tom replied to Justiciar Thorien's discussion Lore: The Eye of Magnus Lost and Found in the group Elder Scrolls Lore:
    Methinks the old Nords knew better than to mess with it, and they made use of Jyrik by sealing him in as the Eye's guardian.
    You stumble upon an ancient device of unknown origin and purpose that elves once tripped over themselves to get before Ysgramor t...
    • March 16, 2017
  • Tom
    Tom replied to Gollum's back 's topic Rank The Races in the forum Elder Scrolls:
    My selection of character races are based solely on role playing criteria.
     
    1-2. Dunmer, Nord. They're basically tied. Freaking love them both and everything about 'em.
    3-8. Altmer, Bosmer, Breton, Cyrodiil, Orsimer, Redguard. All tied for, "meh, wh...  more
    • February 25, 2017
  • Tom
    Tom replied to Decumus Scotti's topic Debate reopened: The legitimacy of Talos in the forum Elder Scrolls:
    Gollum said: The real gods are the Daedra; the Aedra are basically Jungian archetypes, with little to no power on Nirn. Talos was real, but as an Aedra, he is basically dead. The Nords have followed this conquerer so deeply that they forgot their own reli...  more
    • February 22, 2017
  • Tom
    Tom replied to Decumus Scotti's topic Debate reopened: The legitimacy of Talos in the forum Elder Scrolls:
    Vix was a known Thalmor-appologist, but no one is perfect.
     
    Phil also covered everything I would have said on the topic, and he called the Altmer "little golden pussies" while he did it, and now I want to have his babies.
    • February 20, 2017
  • Tom
    Tom replied to Paul's discussion Ask your lore questions here in the group Elder Scrolls Lore:
    Karver the Lorc said:
    Crazy is another word for Argonian. They lay eggs, have organs like mammals and grow feathers on their heads. Nothing is too crazy when it comes to them. 
    Question is why would Hist do that? 
    ...  more
    • February 20, 2017
  • Tom
    Tom replied to Karver the Lorc's discussion What makes a slave a slave? in the group Elder Scrolls Lore:
    Caesar said:
    If I may ask my own slavery-related question as well; Does anyone know if the Nords practice/d slavery at all? Perhaps more like a serfdom sort of slavery? I vaguely remember reading about how early Nords enslaved Falmer in Skyrim, but is th...
    • February 17, 2017
  • Tom
    Tom replied to Karver the Lorc's discussion Lore: Which Way Do You Swing? in the group Elder Scrolls Lore:
    Good folk, don't be swayed by elf logic. Once set down that path, it only leads to ruin. The wisdom of Shor is hard to grasp, but it fills the soul while the Aldmeri leaves an empty void where our hearts should be.
    • February 15, 2017
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      Paws Hello Tom :)
      • February 15, 2017
  • Tom
    Tom replied to Paul's discussion Ask your lore questions here in the group Elder Scrolls Lore:
    Will said:
    Okay, thanks, Karver - It'll be fun writing the chapter in which they've got to defeat one :D

     
    In C0da, Numidium really only dies by logic plague/convinced to commit suicide.
    • December 11, 2016
  • Tom
    Tom
    New Selectives Lorecast!
    • November 20, 2016
  • Tom
    Tom replied to The_Lex's discussion A Metaphorical View of Dragons in the group Elder Scrolls Lore:
    @Tom
    All very good points. First, I need to make sure that my intention for this post is clear. I am in no way asserting fact or truth on the matter (if there is such a thing in TES). I am FAR from being a lore master. On the contrary, I am a mere novi...
    • November 15, 2016
  • Tom
    Tom replied to Paul's discussion Ask your lore questions here in the group Elder Scrolls Lore:
    Veloth the Ashkaari said:
    According to the book Breathing Water, Alteration spells in general are super complicated and hard.

     
    You're trying to get the Earthbones to break in your favor. Of course it's complicated and hard.
    • November 14, 2016
  • Tom
    Tom replied to The_Lex's discussion A Metaphorical View of Dragons in the group Elder Scrolls Lore:
    I agree with your first two points, but I'm going to add my own commentary on a few things. Overall this was a nice read.
    Patriarch said:
    THIRD, let's talk about dragons. From Paarthurnax's dialog and Shalidor's Insights, we learn that the dragons exist...
    • November 12, 2016
  • Tom
    Tom replied to Paws's discussion The Nuances of Dibella in the group Elder Scrolls Lore:
    I got to here,

    Poetic licence aside, we can see here that Dibella is also sharing part of Kynareth's sphere over nature - the beautiful and joy-bringing side of the natural world. To use that to return to the point I was trying to make about Mara, it i...
    • November 2, 2016
  • Tom
    Tom replied to Paul's discussion Ask your lore questions here in the group Elder Scrolls Lore:
    Dicking around with numerology on Wikipedia, 26 (17 Daedra and 9 Aedra) is the gematric number for Yahweh and the Greek Strongs number G26 is "Agape", which means "Love". The last bit in particular can't be a freaking coincidence.
    • October 21, 2016
  • Tom
    Tom replied to Paul's discussion Ask your lore questions here in the group Elder Scrolls Lore:
    Here's a link that quotes the 3rd Edition Manual of Planes.

    Mount Celestia (LG)
    Bytopia (LG/NG)...  more
    • October 21, 2016