Wondering how The Elder Scrolls Online fits into the lore and timelines of the Elder Scrolls universe?
Game Informer‘s latest video interview nails down Lead Content Designer Rich Lambert and Creative Director Paul Sage to ask all sorts of questions about the era the game will be set in and what it will include.
The game is set during the Interregnum, a period in Tamriel’s history where record-keeping is spotty at best — the perfect time to delve for creating your own lore. Said Lambert:
Anything we do here changes the world a little bit but doesn’t have a long-lasting effect. You can have one alliance go and claim emperorship, until the next emperor comes along, when the next alliance comes in.
One of the game’s featured bad guys is Mannimarco, the first necromancer in Tamrielic lore, whom players also encountered, centuries later, in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Hey, being a necromancer has its perks.
You’ll also be able to meet the Tribunal of Morrowind, god-like Dark Elves who rule benevolently over their kin — until one of them goes insane and kills another and then the Nerevarine kills both of the remaining two — but that won’t happen for a while.
But sorry, Skyrim fans, there are no dragons — yet. According to Lambert:
They are not a part of our game yet. We definitely have plans for them, they may show up, we’re not sure yet, but… we have some plans… It’s a period of time when the dragons are not around, for various reasons, but we’re definitely exploring ways…
There’s a lot more covered, from wars to ruins to the accuracy and depth of information on fan sites, so check it out!