DWEMER HISTORY AND CULTURE

by Hasphat Antabolis
A scholar’s review of the Dwemer essays written by Marobar Sul

By now we all know that these stories are mere fabrications. Like the pseudonym used by the author, these tales are merely a veneer draped over more ancient myths collected from around Tamriel. And yet, this knowledge doesn’t really take away from the pleasure of reading them, does it?

Reading by Joe Liljedahl 

 

SKYRIM'S RULE: AN OUTSIDER'S VIEW

by Abdul-Mujib Ababneh
A Redguard explains Skyrim’s political system

Considered backward and almost tribal by many, the political system in Skyrim is in fact quite nuanced. Traditional structures strive to maintain balance and peace among the Nords, and the province has integrated its own political system into that of the larger Empire. How stable this system proves to be in the face of the current crisis remains to be seen.

Reading by Matthew Kelly

 

WIND AND SAND

Afa-Saryat
A brief essay about the sands of the Alik’r Desert and their relationship to magic

There are many traditions beyond what we know in Skyrim, and the College at Winterhold does not have a monopoly on magical knowledge. One such tradition outside the scope of natives of Skyrim is the magic of the Alik’r wizard.

Reading by Stu King