This was the second painting inspired by the headcanon that Argonians may paint or carve religious symbols depicting their shamans as having multiple animal parts, or “spirits”. Continue reading “The Lizard and the Snake”
Even the term “corkbulb” would have one thinking it is what it sounds like: a root made of a cork-like substance, that could assumably be used in place of wood. Alas, it is not quite so, and the uses of this fine root in Morrowind are often mistaken by horticultural novices.
This is a sister post to “The Origin of the Ash Yam” and written by the same in-world character, Cantur Caelmoryn, who may yet find his way into other texts of mine in the future. The inspiration for this post is a pet peeve of mine on the level of the Alot. Continue reading “The Purpose of the Corkbulb”
When I first wrote “Of Fire Ants and Hooms”, a lot of people didn’t know what to think of it.
Cross-posted from my Tamriel Rebuilt blog. The original post was put up on August 25th, 2018.Author’s Note
I write this as an answer to a startling twist that the story of Morrowind’s Great Houses took in the canon writings after Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (TES3). Continue reading “What’s Up with the Hlaalu-Dres Alliance?”
Now this one is here, with these strange bent-lovers in their tall heavy buildings, saying words of devotions to still figures all painted in glass who do not hear. This is not Khajiit’s way, so this one understands your confusion, and your question.
Khajiit never say what they mean. It may be because their religion emphasizes secrecy, or because their religion is kept a secret. Still, if you were to ask a Khajiit about their worship of the Divines, this might be what one of them would say. Continue reading “A Crook-Tailed Khajiit, On the Lunar Lattice”
I saw his form limned in ash and torment
Abreast two beasts of war / The township quaked
They sang to him / Women in fiery form
Darvon [sic] was no more / And the Beast was sealed
Back when Tamriel Rebuilt was still trying to play nice with The Elder Scrolls: Online lore, I wrote up this post to help bridge the gap between our differing canons. Continue reading “Conflicting Accounts: Davon’s Watch”
Morrowind is home to three recognized unarmed and unarmored fighting traditions. Although perhaps not as famous as their counterparts in Elsweyr or Akavir, the Golden Reed, Marshmerrow, and Salt Rice styles have their own equally fascinating histories and theories of practice.
A simple informational post. The names of the traditions and Taren Omathan’s story are found in canon sources, while I followed the convention of the Mage, Warrior, and Thief archetypes to characterize them. Continue reading “The Unarmed Traditions of Morrowind”
The origin of the name “ash yam” seems deceptively simple: it is a species of yam domesticated and cultivated in the ashy steppes of Morrowind. I have made a study into the taxonamy of the ash yam however, and come upon surprising results. Ash yam is not a geographical or botanical term.
While I was reading “1493” by Charles C. Mann, I came upon the fact that there are apparently hundreds of species of potatoes cultivated for human consumption in the Andes. Some of these are poisonous unless also eaten with a bit of clay. As I reflected on the ash yams being grown in Morrowind, this post almost wrote itself. Continue reading “The Origin of the Ash Yam”
“You have an odd idea of what makes things ‘funny’, outlander.”
This was originally written as a character study, contrasting the personalities and perceptions of two of my Elder Scrolls roleplay characters, Shizzal (Kevaar) and Drai. Continue reading “Of Fire Ants and Hooms”
The first thing you must see, is that there are no Good Daedra or Bad Daedra. That is a House Dunmer folly. The Daedra only ARE, and only your wisdom draws such lines.