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The Imperial Library

The Imperial Library
Bethesda announced this very cool book bundle for all us lore fans today. Included are three books of all-new, in-world story and art, totaling 274 pages in all. Here are the books included, along with some very nice PDF preview to get you started: Kyne's Challenge: A Hunter's Companion Hardcover: bestiary bound in faux-leather, with full emboss/deboss and spot foil on cover and spine. 168 gold gilded pages with a ribbon marker and 156 original illustrations by Brynn Metheney, Roberto Gomes, and David Keen. (PDF Sample - 10.2mb) Gathering Force: Arms and Armor of Tamriel: Soft touch fighter's guide with rounded spine, embossed cover, and silver foil on front and back cover. 56 deckled pages with a ribbon marker and 96 original illustrations by Caio Cacau.

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Final Report to Trebonius To the esteemed Archmage and Guildmaster of Vvardenfell, Trebonius Artorius This will be my final contact with you on the issue of the Disappearance of the Dwarves, a mission that you sent me on some time ago. I have spent all the energy I care to on the issue, you can give me the promotion I asked for or not, it really doesn’t matter to me anymore as I’ve found employment elsewhere. Hugo Bille's Blog - The Invisible Hand of Super Metroid The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community. The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company. This Super Metroid analysis has been lying around on my own website for a while.

Skeleton Man's Interview with Denizens of Tamriel Greetings! My name is Manka Naram, better known as Skeleton Man. Over the last few years, I have spent time travelling Tamriel, and learning about the land. Everywhere I went, scholars talked to me about the various provinces of Tamriel; none, however, seemed to be very wise about Morrowind. I decided, finally, that I should come here and see first hand what it is like. auntie pixelante › level design lesson: to the right, hold on tight (also in spanish, french, portuguese and korean.) much of the following is informed by friend and comrade jeremy penner’s breakdown of design trends in super mario bros. for further reading, see his “breaking the law of miyamoto” in the gamer’s quarter issue seven. i’m also indebted to eric-jon rossel waugh for the metaphor of verbs. “mario jumps into a block.” “mario jumps onto a goomba.” “mario jumps on top of a pipe.” “mario jumps across a pit.” this is why almost all of the doors in metroid are opened by gunfire, even though i’ve never encountered a door i had to shoot to open: samus aran, having a gun for an arm, interacts with her world primarily by shooting. it makes sense, within the context of that game, for doors to open upon being shot.

Dwemer Speculation - Page 4 - Elder Scrolls Lore I recommend you to read Echoes of Godhead and Final Report to Trebonius before this, as I do not re-establish here the concepts explicated therein. Demystifying the Dwemer [1] - “It was unfashionable among the Dwemer to view their spirits as synthetic constructs three, four, or forty creational gradients below the divine.

Squall's Dead - a theory of what really happens in Final Fantasy VIII 36 Lessons of Vivec 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 flame. - Home Of Happy Wheels - Index

Scripture of the Numbers The Scripture of the Numbers: 1. The Dragon Break, or the Tower. 1 2. Elder Scrolls Forum: Mnemoli's Gate, The Hurling Disk Hmmm, I feel like a babe amongst the giants by posting this but, here is my working attempt at a Formal Research Fellowship. Mnemoli’s Gate, The Hurling Disk: A study of the Hurling Disk as a state of the model of the universe that is The Wheel and its various aspects. [A Research Fellowship for the Theoretical Whirling School of Vivec by Solin] What is the Hurling Disk? Tonal architecture, thu'um, and the earthbones - Elder Scrolls Lore I've been thinking about the Dwemer idea of tonal architecture, and the Nordic idea of thu'um, and realized that you can tie them together pretty neatly if you redefine the earthbones/et'ada/laws-of-nature in terms of acoustic frequencies. If Nirn is one big piece of music, it naturally follows that sound has power -- which gives a logical mechanism by which thu'um could work. When I tried to explore this idea further my one big essay turned into two extremely short stories and a list, which I hope are comprehensible if not particularly well-crafted. They are not on a par with in-game text or with some of the other really beautiful work I have seen here, and they are not meant to be. This is just how it turned out.

Parabolic Kalpa This is probably not suitable for the FSG, but I'm posting it for posterity. Maybe I'll make something usable of it eventually. The Parabolic Kalpa, a graph Dwemer Alloy is made of... - Page 2 Pshaw, the Betrayed were worthy only of being put to work mining soul gems and Aetherium and having their souls harvested to be put to use in the soul matrices of animunculi. Ahem It is quite clear that the infamous Dwemeri alloy is simply the product of Tonal treatment of metals. Province: Cyrodiil I've been asked to post this, so here it is. It's unedited and unfinished, but I don't know when I'll get around to doing that. The stiff, hempen silk of the Velothi Blight Moth, too coarse to be anything but practical; the translucent, mirror-like silks of the Summurset, too costly and taking too long to sing into being; the weija of Valenwood (which, though not itself a proper silk, is often classed longside them), too hard to obtain and bearing too much indigenous connotation -- the beautiful and versatile silks of the Niben outclass them all. It is easy to produce and work with, yet fine enough for noble use. It bears and excellent capacity for enchantment -- so much so, in fact, that for a long time it was used for nothing but. The secret of Nibenean silk lies with the Ancestor Moths.