The Elder Scrolls

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Name: The Elder Scrolls
Abbreviation(s): TES
Creator: Bethesda
Date(s): 1994 - present
Medium: video games (XBox, Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation 3)
Country of Origin: United States
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The Elder Scrolls are a video game series created by Bethesda. While a variety of games have been created since the series was introduced in 1994, they are generally RPGs. The Elder Scrolls has had a star-studded cast of voice actors including Sir Patrick Stewart, Michael Hogan and Stephen Russell.

The Setting

Elder Scroll games are set in the land of Tamriel, a continent on the planet Nirn. Generally speaking, each game is set in a different place on the continent, which is often reflected in the game's title, such as Daggerfall (1996), Morrowind (2002), and Skyrim (2011).

The Franchise


  • The Elder Scrolls: Arena (1994; PC)
  • The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall (1996; PC)
  • An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire (1997; PC)
  • The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard (1998; PC)
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (2002; PC, XBox)
    • The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal (2002; PC, XBox)
    • The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon (2003)
    • The Elder Scrolls Travels: Stormhold (2004)
    • The Elder Scrolls Travels: Dawnstar (2004)
    • The Elder Scrolls Travels: Shadowkey (2006)
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006; XBox, PS3)
    • The Elder Scrolls Travels: Oblivion (2006; mobile phones)
    • The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine (2006)
    • The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles (2007)
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011; PC, XBox360, PS3)
    • Dawnguard
    • Hearthfire
    • Dragonborn

The Fandom

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.


Parts of the TES fandom have found the music of the games to be of particular inspiration, and popular remixes have been developed and put onto Youtube.


Modding has been a large part of the PC experience, and Bethseda has released a construction for their games so modders can easily edit and create portions of the games.

Let's Plays and Walkthroughs

There are many Let's Play and walkthroughs on sites such as YouTube.

  • Oblivion Let's Play by Freelance Astronauts.

Memes and In-Jokes

There are various fandom memes and jokes surrounding Skyrim. The Fus Ro Dah shout, "I used to be an adventurer like you, until I took an arrow to the knee," the frustrating habit followers have of stepping on every trap in a dungeon, or directly into a player's power attack. . . [1]


There is an active presence of fan artists for the franchise on DeviantArt.





External Links


  1. See, for example, To Lydia With Love and Reasons I Swear in Skyrim