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The Elder Scrolls is a fantasy series of sandbox, role-playing games. They were built on the principles of "being who you want and doing what you want" that have persisted throughout the series history. The Elder Scrolls takes place on the planet Nirn, on the continent of Tamriel which is divided into several provinces. Little has been mentioned of what other continents lay beyond Tamriel. Nirn has two moons (Masser and Secunda) and numerous races both living and extinct with deep histories and unique cultures. Ten playable races: Imperial, Nord, Redguard, Breton, Altmer, Bosmer, Dunmer, Orc, Argonian, and Khajiit exist on Tamriel. Many illnesses and diseases afflict the inhabitants of Nirn and this includes several variations of vampirism and lycanthropy.

The races of Tamriel recognize nine gods: Akatosh, Arkay, Kynareth, Talos, Stendarr, Dibella, Mara, Julianos, and Zenithar, known as the nine divine. Demon-like beings known as Deadra who dwell on the planes of Oblivion have a strong presence on Nirn; seventeen powerful princes are known: Sheogorath, Jyggalag, Sanguine, Clavicus Vile, Mephala, Peryite, Malacath, Hermaeus Mora, Molag Bal, Azura, Boethiah, Hircine, Mehrunes Dagon, Meridia, Namira, Nocturnal, and Vaermina.

The Elder Scrolls games have become renowned for the unique role-playing experience and immersion they offer - one that has rarely been replicated in other games:

  • Every item can be interacted with - held, knocked over, dragged around, or placed on a shelf.
  • Important documents exist as notes and books within the game world. They can be read page-by-page and placed on a bookshelf.
  • Every NPC has a unique appearance, name and residence with a schedule that changes based on the weather. Every person is a person regardless of how important they are to the player.
  • Every door can be opened and every building explored, even if there isn't anything of significance inside.
  • The main quest is not the focus; it can be ignored completely without impacting the world, quests, or completion.
  • Extensive crime and jail system. NPCs take notice of the player's actions and react appropriately.

Microbadges: Microbadge: The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind fanMicrobadge: Flying... flying in the sky.... cliff racer flys so high.... flying...Microbadge: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion fanMicrobadge: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim fanMicrobadge: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim fanMicrobadge: Pick a master level lock, find fresh produce.Microbadge: "I am sworn to carry your burdens.” — LydiaMicrobadge: "I was an adventurer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee"

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Main series Updated/Expanded Remaster Film Adaptation
1. The Elder Scrolls: Arena (1994)
2. The Elder Scrolls: Chapter II Daggerfall (1996)
3. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (2002)
4. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006)
5. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
6. The Elder Scrolls VI (2022)

Playable Races

Human Beast
Breton Imperial Nord Redguard Argonian
Character: Breton
Character: Imperial (Elder Scrolls)
Character: Nord
Character: Redguard
Character: Sees-All-Colors

Elf (Mer) Beast
Altmer Bosmer Dunmer Orc Khajiit
Character: Altmer
Character: Bosmer
Character: Dunmer
Character: Orc (Elder Scrolls)
Character: Khajiit

Non-Playable Races

Human
Ket Keptu (Extinct) Kothringi (Extinct) Skaal (Declining)

Elf (Mer)
Ayleid (Extinct) Dwemer (Extinct) Maormer Sinistral Elf (Extinct) Snow Elf
Character: Ayleid
Character: Yagrum Bagarn
Character: Falmer

Beast
Kamal Ka Po' Tun Lilmothiit (Extinct) Sload Tang Mo Tsaesci

Noteworthy NPCs

Oldest Living Mortals
Barenziah Divayth Fyr Dyus Haskill Miraak Gelebor
640 years old 4,000 years old 4,000+ years old 4,000+ years old 4,500 years old 4,500+ years old
Character: Barenziah
Character: Divayth Fyr
Character: Dyus
Character: Haskill
Character: Miraak

Oldest Living Immortals
Vicente Valtieri Mannimarco Valerica Serana Lord Harkon Vyrthur
300+ 1,130 years old 4,000+ years old 4,000+ years old 4,000+ years old 4,500+ years old
Character: Vicente Valtieri
Character: Mannimarco

Other
Jiub M'aiq the Liar N/A N/A N/A N/A
Character: Jiub
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Oldest mortal can be difficult to determine. Life span can be extended or halted through magical or divine means, on planes where time moves differently, or in the case of Wulfharth (Talos) who "shook too many years out of himself and grew older than the Greybeards" in a matter of seconds.

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