Moon-and-Star Ring Giveaway

Win this beautiful replica ring!

Win this beautiful replica ring!

Hey Elder Scrolls fans, we have an amazing giveaway for you to enjoy sponsored by the awesome artist Christian from Peregrine Studios. Christian is an artisan jewelry-crafter who creates beautiful replica pieces inspired by fantasy lore from The Elder Scrolls, Zelda, and Game of Thrones. One of his newest pieces is Nerevar’s Moon-and-Star ring, a legendary artifact used to unite the warring Chimer clans and form the First Council.

The ring was featured in TES III: Morrowind as a reward to the Nerevarine from Azura, herself. Thanks to Christian’s generosity, Tamriel Foundry members have a chance to win one of these beautiful hand-crafted rings. Continue reading for more details about Peregrine Studios and how to enter the contest.

 

About Peregrine Studios

I asked Christian what drew him to the Elder Scrolls series as inspiration for his work:

I love the Elder Scrolls series because it’s deep. As a gamer, there are lots of things I could value – gameplay, graphics, total playtime – but the one thing that always winds up deciding whether or not I love a game is the story. The experience. And the Elder Scrolls always, across the board, gives me a truly epic story live, and a magnificently in-depth universe to live it in. When I first arrived in Sovngarde, a doom-driven hero of the dragons’ blood, hunting Alduin the World-Eater as far as the very edge of death itself, and heard that music begin… Frankly, it was one of the most powerful experiences I’ve ever had in gaming. It actually surpassed quite a few ’real-world’ experiences. That’s why I love the Elder Scrolls. Regardless of how gameplay or graphics change, the experience can still be epic, and Elder Scrolls delivers that across the board.

The Elder Scrolls is a series that has plenty of jewelry and trinkets from which to draw inspiration, I was curious how he chooses which pieces from Elder Scrolls lore to re-create by hand.

Deciding what pieces to recreate is always fun. Sometimes it really is as simple as, ’that looks cool, I’ll make it’ – this was the case with the Amulet of Articulation. Other times, well… like I said earlier, for me, Elder Scrolls is about the experience. And sometimes, I just can’t resist recreating a piece if its integral to that experience. My first Skyrim recreation was the Amulet of Talos, because I sided with the Stormcloaks to free Skyrim from those who would watch it burn! I value law and order as much as the next man, but there comes a time when a man must stand up and be counted, when he must fight for what is right!

See? It’s all about the experience. After Talos, I made the Amulet of Julianos, then Zenithar, and… well, at that point, I figured I may as well just make all nine! The Moon-and-Star ring was similarly about the experience. A ring, somehow surviving the untold ages between the days of the Nerevar and The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind? A ring that, so legend says, can only be worn safely by the Nerevarine? An item like that isn’t just a cool design, it’s steeped in the history and lore and story and experience of the Elder Scrolls.

His work in recreating these artifacts is fantastic, and I’m sure you are all eager to get the details on how to pick up one of these excellent pieces.

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Thanks to Peregrine Studios for sponsoring this contest!

Thanks to Peregrine Studios for sponsoring this contest!

 

Moon-and-Star Giveaway!

To enter the contest to win a hand-crafted Moon-and-Star ring, post a comment responding to this article with the answer to the following question:

Q: If you could create a new artifact of legendary power in the Elder Scrolls universe, what would it be named? What is it’s back-story? What special powers would it grant to its wielder?

Entries will be accepted until midnight EST on Friday, May 15. A winner will be chosen by random number generator (only one entry per person) and I’ll put you in contact with Christian from Peregrine Studios to work out the details of your desired size and shipping address.

39 responses to “Moon-and-Star Ring Giveaway”

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    Valrien

    Master

    Total Posts: 774

    Dunmer Sorcerer

    Name: Diadem of the Sky-Child

    Ability: Gain the knowledge and memories of past mages who held it, as well as a sizable increase in your own magical talents. The downsides are multiple personality disorder if worn for too long (wear it for too long and you gain more than just their memories), and if you’re weak-minded then the knowledge will be too much for you and your mind will immediately be broken.

    Backstory: This diadem was created by Archmage Shalidor himself to further his own magical talents. Legend has it that he was in an Ayeleid ruin when he found a Welkynd Stone. However, this was no ordinary Welkynd Stone, as the Magicka contained within it was more pure and more powerful than anything he had seen, and flowed endlessly from it. When Shalidor found this stone, he stayed within the ruin for weeks studying it. Curiously, he never found himself needing to eat, and later found that the stone had life-preserving qualities. Shalidor used his magic to shape this stone into a crown, and named it the Diadem of the Sky-Child. Later on, he discovered that the stone’s life-preserving qualities were effective to such an extent that it actually preserved the wearer’s memories just from the wearing of this crown. After Shalidor’s death, this crown was passed on to another mage. This mage put on the crown and was surprised to find that his mind was being flooded with memories that weren’t his. He remembered constructing the Labrynthian and fighting the Rourken Clan, though it is well known that not he, but Shalidor did these things. When this mage died, it was passed to another, and then another, and so on. Each one found that his mind contained memories that were not his. Each one used this knowledge to his advantage and committed great feats of wizardry. The diadem would change hands countless times, either by theft, death of the owner, or other reasons, and soon it contained the minds of over a hundred talented mages. However, every one of the owners after Shalidor wore the diadem constantly and for long periods, sometimes years at a time, and started acting not-quite-like themselves. After some time, word of this diadem got out, and was a prize for thieves across Tamriel. One thief was successful in his attempt and after he reached his hideaway, he tried on the diadem. This thief was a weak-minded fool who held no magical talent, and the flow of memories into his head broke his mind. He died later and the diadem was lost.

     

    sorry for the wall of text.

    Characters: Valrien Dravic (Dunmer Magicka Sorcerer)

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    Gwydion

    Apprentice

    Total Posts: 44

    Altmer Sorcerer

    My artifact would be called Alorric’s Fury. This artifact would be an ancient berserker’s long bearded battle axe. It is made by ancient Atmorans and has lasted the ages. The background of the artifact is that it was once the weapon of an ancient obscure Atmoran hero Alorric, who was said to have been an ancestor of Ysgramor. Alorric was one of the earliest Atmorans who had tried to settle in Tamriel, with a small group of around 1,000 Atmorans, due to the Atmoran conflicts. Alorric had at first tried to make peace with the  Mer, but he and his people were only met with racism and oppression. After twenty years of constant conflict and oppression with the Mer, he and his small group of Atmorans began invading the Mer and eventually got some land of their own. Alorric’s brother still attempted to gain peace with the Mer but was burned alive in the main hall of the small settlement that he had been living in at the time, along with all of the other men women and children of the settlement. After returning and seeing the devastation he and the rest of his forces immediately headed into battle against the large force that had killed the peaceful members of that particular Atmoran settlement. Alorric and his men fought hard for their vengeance and completely destroyed the city that their enemies had controlled, tearing down all of their statues and burning their holy buildings to the ground. But Alorric suffered a mortal wound to the lung, and died in battle after decimating his enemy’s main forces, leaving his men free, but without a structured land of their own. The only remaining artifacts that Alorric left behind were his battleaxe, and an damaged eagle marking his military rank among his Atmoran warriors. His Atmoran soldiers rebuilt their settlements and ended up taking over more of their enemy’s territories. They were very influential in the creation of the early human areas of Tamriel. Of course this is all just made up nonsense that I have invented about the history of Tamriel.

    And of course it is all just adapted from one of my favorite ancient leaders, Alaric of the Visigoths, who tried to gain peace with Rome for awhile but was only met with prejudice against his people. So he went on to attack and later sack Rome in defiance of their racism and oppression of his people, the visigoths. In the final years before Alaric had sacked Rome, a friend and war partner of his, Stilicho, a Half Roman half Barbarian Roman officer was betrayed and slain in cold blood because of his heritage and his desire for peace with the Visigoths. So naturally this, along with the murders of Visigothic children and women in Rome, made Alaric very furious until he rose up and Sacked Rome, causing the beginning of the fall of Rome. I have just adapted this to the Elder Scrolls, but it is unnecessary.

    When wielding Alorric’s Fury, the wielder gains the Spirit of Alorric, which is a passive ability. This ability allows for all stats, including weapon damage to be increased by 40% while the wielder’s health is below half. But of course Alorric’s Fury itself does 20 points of unique burning damage that is unassociated with fire, which literally eats away at the wielders enemy. And Alorric’s Fury does extra regular melee damage against enemies that are wearing Heavy Armor.

    The Spirit of Alorric ability comes from the fact that Alorric and his people had been so oppressed for so long that many had been broken by the constant Racism against them and poverty that they had to endure, just as the wielder is broken by whatever caused them to lose half of their health. The burning damage comes from Alaric’s hatred for Rome after constant years of racism and inequality, as well as the murder of Stilicho. And of course the extra damage towards those wearing heavy armor comes from the fact that the romans were so much better equipped than many of the Visigothic soldiers and the other barbarians that they employed. And in the Elder Scrolls version, it would be the Atmorans facing the more advanced and richer Mer.

    So this would be my Artifact of legendary power. Thank you for offering this contest, I have enjoyed thinking about and responding to this question. And because it is May 1st, HAPPY BELTANE EVERYONE!

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    Valrien

    Master

    Total Posts: 774

    Dunmer Sorcerer

    Wow, yours is much more detailed than mine. The ability is also really cool, and I like how you translated yours into in-game stats. I guess mine would give a substantial bonus to spell power, magicka, and magicka regeneration but at the cost of some stamina.

    Characters: Valrien Dravic (Dunmer Magicka Sorcerer)

    Scores: vMA (499,956) (Probably Null Now)

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    Gwydion

    Apprentice

    Total Posts: 44

    Altmer Sorcerer

    Well thanks man, but yours is much more unique. I just took a historical visigothic barbarian and reflected him onto an ancient fictional Atmoran. So mine was probably much easier to create, as I only really had to come up with the powers it gives and some tweaks to the backstory. But the way that you made yours into like a role play kind of thing is cool as well. I did not even think of that, I just thought about what I would want if I was actually playing an Elder Scrolls game with it. But I would much rather wield yours. Gaining the knowledge of passed mages? That shite is awesome. I would feel like the character Titus from Magi, except that I was not created in a lab by a magical old woman. So as much as I like badass berserker viking axes I would rather have a magical knowledge crown.

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    Superflyguy

    Adept

    Total Posts: 208

    Imperial Templar

    Whitestar

    The Hood of M’aiq

    At one point in his life he was the most truthfull and honest Khajiit anyone could hope to meet, but all that was to change when his honesty brought him in to conflict with his brother. His brother was not an honest or decent fellow and if he could get what he wanted by lying, cheating stealing or misleading others that was fine by him. As they grew up together in their village in elsweyr there was a beautiful and charming girl that was object of every young boys desire in the area. Now this girl liked M’aiq for what was not to like he was hard working not unattractive and trustworthy, his brother noticed her attraction to M’aiq but had decided to have her for his own. As was his way he used lies and trickery to turn her attentions from M’aiq to himself and after a time they were married.

    As time passed M’aiq’s brother became a powerful mage a deceitful husband and a loving farther to his four children. M’aiq was a faithful brother and brother in law and a proud uncle, but then one day M’aiq found out that his brother had been unfaithful to his wife, torn between being a faithful brother and being an honest friend to his sister in law, M’aiq due to his nature could not help but to see the truth come to light and told his sister in law about the affair that his brother was having. Distressed  at finding out that her husband had been unfaithful she left taking the children with her abandoning her cheating husband. On finding that his wife had gone and taken his beloved children with her M’aiq’s brother was furious and when he learnt what M’aiq had told her he swore revenge. For weeks he worked tirelessly to make a powerful enchanted hood that would make the wearer tell lies and mistruth’s for evermore by making the wearer immortal and the hood imposissible to remove. M’aiq was invited by his brother to visit him, when M’aiq  arrived his brother lied to him telling him he was sorry that he had been unfaithful to his wife and that he didn’t blame M’aiq for her leaving and that it was his own fault and as a sign of good faith he gave him the hood. as soon as M’aiq put on the hood he became doomed to wander Tamriel lying and misleading forever, and “M’aiq the liar” was created.

    ”Know the truth. Observe the law. When in doubt, seek wisdom from the wise.” – Julianos.

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    ArgoBoR

    Journeyman

    Total Posts: 79

    Argonian Templar

    The People’s Republic of East Tamriel

    Hammer of Zenithar

    – Its a hammer that is two-handed and it has a one of a kind enchantment on it that doubles the gold acquired from an enemy when they are slain. It is said that when the god of wealth got bored of his priests that earn honest profit, he summoned the mighty weapon on a shrine of Zenithar for someone (maybe an adventurer) to make a more entertaining kind of profit with.

     The People’s Republic of East Tamriel,  Xbox One, Ebonheart Pact,  Guild, Gamertag: LuCkY PeNnEy 88

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    Aldric

    Expert

    Total Posts: 287

    Dunmer Nightblade

    The Chalice of Roads Untravelled
    Also known as Akatosh’s Grail

    The people of Tamriel hardly know peaceful times. Wars, bandits, undead, daedra, plagues and all kinds of magical anomalies plague them year by year.
    But not all people share the same fate, not all of them share the same misfortune. Those who suffer greater losses than others, those who see the powerful and wealthy reign while they themselves have to sleep in burnt down ruins… they covet the riches and the power of those who they are so envious of. When there feeling grow too strong, most of these people turn to crime. But not all of them do. Few do hear about an artefact that could change their fate. Give them a way out of endless misery, give them a second chance to start their life.
    These few people take up the search for the Chalice of Roads Untravelled, a simple looking thing with the power to redefine their fate, their very existence.
    But this artefact is not easy to find. People travel all of Tamriel in search for clues so sublime that most scholars would not see them. Most have to give up very soon, others manage to find some hints, pursue them, but only to fail years later. Barely a handful of single-minded individuals, oblivion bent on finding this almost forsaken relic actually manage to find it. It takes them years of hard work, but even more dedication to their goal. Their will must be strong enough to endure all the hardships they are faced with on their journey.

    However, once they get hold of the Chalice, most of them just place it back on it’s pedestal and leave the ancient place where it is hidden without using it. The great journey they had to undertake shapes them into beings so very different from, transforms them into so much more than they have been before, that they no longer feel the need of changing their fate but take it in their hands – their success in finding the Chalice shows them what they have become capable of. So they leave, never to talk about the road they had to take to find this treasure, so that others may find the same absolution as they did themselves.

    But not all are content with themselves when they find the Chalice. There are some who still use it, who give up their existence even though they have managed to find the Chalice. They vanish from Nirn, only to come back at some point in time, as beings of strange power without the memory of their former life, but still proficient in many things they learned on their way to the Chalice. Their memories might be gone and even their personalities might develop into a different direction than before, but they keep their iron will and their ability to find even the most obscure clues. However, the knowledge of who they are and how they came to be so resourceful will never be known to anybody but the most powerful beings… and the Elder Scrolls.

    Ingame:
    The quest to find the Chalice can be obtained in every kind of settlement by Characters of level 10 or below and features no quest marker.
    When the Chalice of Roads Untravelled is found, the player may either continue the game or use the Chalice to redistribute their skill and attribute points, choose another race, gender and look. If they use the Chalice, they will awake somewhere else as a prisoner and continue their new journey from there.

    EDIT (this paragraph was not posted for whatever reason)
    Backstory:
    There is little information on the Chalice, since most scholars and mages seem to not be able to find any kind of clue regarding this item. It’s as if it is enchanted in a way that makes it impossible to find it if you are not determined enough to leave everything else in your life behind. It is rumoured however, that the Chalice is an artefact of Akatosh himself, just like the Amulet of Kings. Some other people thing that it is an object made by Mephala, or that it is something that was brought to Tamriel by some of the foreign races, made by a great mage or dedicated to a God no longer known in Tamriel. A moth priest once tried to read about the Chalice in the Elder Scrolls, but he only found out that it’s location may not be revealed to those who are not destined to find it and that the Chalice has a great, albeit hidden role to play in the grand scheme of things.

    ~PvE Fanatic of the European Daggerfall Covenant~
    Valen Dagoth, v16 Mag NB Tank; Gelvain Embergrave, v16 Tank DK; Eldarth Fyr; v16 Mag Sorc DD, Neloth Telvayn, v16 Templar HealDD

    @GvAldric on the EU Server. Speaking english/russian/german, feel free to send me a message.

     

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    Valrien

    Master

    Total Posts: 774

    Dunmer Sorcerer

    Wow, I love all of these items!

    Characters: Valrien Dravic (Dunmer Magicka Sorcerer)

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    Gwydion

    Apprentice

    Total Posts: 44

    Altmer Sorcerer

    Valrien should we still be replying here? It said only one entry per person, and it is using a random number generator. Do you think that it just throws in all of the replies, and these new replies that are not entrees will be counted, and we will be disqualified!?

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    Latin

    Moderator

    Total Posts: 1238

    Imperial

    Let me offer something a little unconventional.

    Julianos’ String

    This is a string of characters when put together in the right order, provides the general law that governs everything on Nirn. This is the holy grail for mages, scholars and other seekers of wisdom and knowledge; and is a powerful (albeit metaphorical) artefact with under-stated and under-appreciated significance. The existence of the string was first proposed by scholars and worshipers of Julianos, spawned from early manuscripts and story accounts of the disciplines that Julianos stand for.

    Understanding the potential power that the wielder of such knowledge will hold, the string and the cipher were broken up into chapters, and are embedded into the many disciplines of knowledge. This called for lifelong learning, dedication, refined thinking and for the general virtue of scholarship, which became the objectives of said scholars and the embodiment of Julianos.

    The string can only be put together with the effort of many, with dedication over the many eras that it may take, and with much deliberation over its nature, effects and uses. It is precisely the kind of interaction that Julianos had hoped for, to unify men, mer and beasts over a common objective for good. The Reality is much darker however; but there is hope as long as there is life.

    e pluribus unum

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    Thairus

    Apprentice

    Total Posts: 26

    Khajiit Templar

    Pendant of Do’Zan

    Backstory: This is the pendant of a freedom fighter from Pelagaid in the middle of the third era. Do’Zan was a Khajiit who traveled Vvardenfell in service to the Fighter’s Guild. Through his travels he found purpose in freeing the Khajiit and Argonian slaves. Across his chest this pendant was worn, a slender glass tube with thick brass wire spiraling down, the pendant was strung with simple string. Inside the glass tube was a two claws, from an Argonian and Khajiit laborer that died in servitude to their Dunmer overlords. It was these laborers that sparked Do’Zan’s desire to wreak havoc upon the slave trade.

    Ability: The wearer of this pendant is granted insight into the art of lockpicking. Boosting their ability to maneuver through well made locks and tumblers with silence and grace.

    Guild Site: http://www.blueskooma.enjin.com/

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    Strei-Kiinxei

    Expert

    Total Posts: 344

    Argonian Nightblade

    Void Fang/Dreadwing (Name(s) isn’t final)

     

    The dark deeds of assassination and murder were being committed as tribute to the Dread Father, Sithis. Through the Nightmother, Sithis’ will was acted upon and thus the birth of the Dark Brotherhood and the assassin cult spread across Tamriel. With this new cult of assassins gave rise to the Shadowscales. Shadowscales were the birth right of those Saxhleel whom were born under the Sign of the Shadow and thus were trained since their naming day to become the best masters of the art of Stealth and Assassination.

    With this new rise of assassins guild, came contracts that were shared through the Nightmother to her most trusted member, the Listener. With these contracts the listener would gather Intel on those who prayed to the Nightmother. One such contract ordered the death of a Saxhleel master weapon smith. For years the weapon smith avoided assassins, but those years of enduring the onslaught of be sought by assassins left the lizard completely paranoid and angered.

    It wasn’t until the day that the Dark Brotherhood had won, that made the master weapon smith become completely enraged. As it had turned out his own nephew had issued the contract against him. What came worse was the fact his own sister was the one who had ended his streak of escaping the grasp of the Void.

    With his death, the weapon smith took his very soul and forced order from the chaos as he drowned in the abyss of the Void. With his rage he grasped the shadows of the void with his very soul and melded a weapon bent on only one thing and that was revenge.  However, the weapon smiths’ acts of vengeance didn’t go unpunished as his deeds were noticed by the Dread Father himself.

    With the discovery of parts of himself giving creation to a weapon, Sithis took what power that was taken from him and morphed the design of the meld and forced the weapon smith to finish what he gad started. Once the blade was completed, Sithis added more of his power to the weapon morphing it yet again into a dagger. With the finished product the blade was no long just a tool used for vengeance, but now it was a tool to exact the Dread Father’s will and his Wrath.

    With this blade came the decision to be gifted to the very first Shadowscale. However, after the first fifty years of the blades existence on Nirn, the Shadowscale, that had the privilege to wield such a powerful dagger, vanished without a trace as if he had been wiped from existence. The Shadowscales only know the weapon as a myth and they no longer remember the Shadowscale that had possession the blade itself. Thus, did the knowledge of how to recreate or cause it to appear once more become lost in memory and only remembered by the Hist…

    That is until Sithis finds another worthy Shadowscale to wield the blade once more to exact his wrath.

    (My character is pretty much the new master of the weapon as this idea is what helped create my character’s unique backstory. This too is also completely Fan-Canon)

    Ability(s):

    Those who fall victim to the blade gets their soul siphoned and with it the soul succumbs to the Dread Father’s wrath and then the soul is swallowed by the darkness of the Void only to feel the suffering at the extent of the Dread Father’s mercy.

    (Basically, the weapon acts a bit like a soul gem but the soul is engulfed by the dark aura of the dagger. Once the soul is siphoned the soul is then offered to the void. A minor injury caused by the dagger causes portion of the victims soul to become siphoned. The more fatal the injury is the more a soul gets siphoned. Death means automatic complete siphon of the victim’s soul.)

    With the fact that Padomay/Sithis and Anu are the very first Gods that gave creation to the Aedra and Daedra. I would consider this weapon an “Old God Artifact” instead of a Daedric or Aedric Artifact.

    Anyways, I hope you enjoy my original idea of a weapon/artifact!

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    Atropos

    Administrator

    Total Posts: 3442

    Imperial Sorcerer

    Entropy Rising

    Just to clarify for @Valrien, @Gwydion, or anyone else who was concerned; I’m only going to count one actual contest entry per person, but it’s totally fine to chat about the contest or compliment others on their creative submissions!

    I’m impressed with the effort and creativity going into these submissions so far, keep em coming!

    Founder, creator, and developer of Tamriel Foundry.

     

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    Strei-Kiinxei

    Expert

    Total Posts: 344

    Argonian Nightblade

    Atropos said on May 3, 2015 :

    Just to clarify for @Valrien, @Gwydion, or anyone else who was concerned; I’m only going to count one actual contest entry per person, but it’s totally fine to chat about the contest or compliment others on their creative submissions!

    I’m impressed with the effort and creativity going into these submissions so far, keep em coming!

     

    So we can have a party regarding this contest? Care for a sweetroll?

     

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    twiztid669

    Scamp

    Total Posts: 1

    It would be a long lost ring from the mud crab merchant that wields the power of strength, durability, and water breathing

     

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    Linden Aeraloth

    Adept

    Total Posts: 102

    Altmer Dragonknight

    Racuvar an Pellani

    My item would be be the Shield of the Mad God. It would be a Sheogorath-blessed shield that protects its wearer from ANYTHING…except cheese. And, uh, calipers. And lettuce, how could I forget? Other potential weaknesses may include various pointy metal objects (or it may not, you never know with Uncle Sheo!).

    Actually, you really might not want to use the shield for anything but stopping orderly things. It’s pretty decent at that. Use it any time your boss tries to convince you to get that report in by COB today!

    Racuvar an Pellani. ”Cast down the outsiders” in the tounge of the Ayleids. In the name of the Aldmeri Dominion, it shall be so.

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    Valrien

    Master

    Total Posts: 774

    Dunmer Sorcerer

    I think you still need a name.

    Characters: Valrien Dravic (Dunmer Magicka Sorcerer)

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    Vylaer

    Expert

    Total Posts: 355

    Dunmer Sorcerer

    Entropy Rising

    Rancor Ring

    Long ago lived a great hero that was known throughout the land for helping anyone who simply asked. The hero would wander the land venturing for quests from anyone including Daedric Lords. Azura, Hircine, Malacath, even Sheogorth were presenting the hero with tasks. Eventually the hero broke into a shrine of Vaermina, waking all of the followers who were communing in a dream state. He approached the shrine and demanded to become Vaermina’s champion. Something about trying to get an achievement to become the champion of all the Daedric Lords.  But there was silence throughout the shrine. The hero waited for a full two minutes at the shrine before he began slashing his sword at the stone monument as if he could wake up the statue. The followers ran to protect the statue but the hero cut them down assuming they were wanting to fight him. He turned to the shrine and shout, “Now that I have proved to you that I am the most powerful in the land, MAKE ME YOUR CHAMPION!” After a few seconds a ring fell to the floor in front of the statue and a voice whispered to the hero, “This ring will protect you when you are in danger, now go.” With the ring in his pocket, he happily left the shrine to pursue more battles.

    Sometime later he found himself battling an army of daedra in oblivion. He cut down the daedra over and over but there was no sign of an end and thought to himself, “Well this is quite the mess I’ve gotten into now.” He decided to test the ring Vaermina gave him, so he pulled the ring out of his pocket and put it on. Suddenly he awoke in his bed as if being in Oblivion was just a terrible nightmare. Amazed with how useful the ring was, he began swelling with excitement about how much he could do with an instant escape from any situation. So the hero continued over and over to do very foolish things, like try to take on an entire goblin cave with his bare hands or steal royal armor from the capital, but just before he was killed each time he would put on the ring. This would continue for a few weeks.

    One day when he was leaving the home, he bought with gold he stole by using the ring, he was greeted by two hooded figures outside his door. He asked who they were but there was no response, they just stood there. The confused hero asked if there was anything that he could do for the hooded strangers. They removed their hoods and shuffled their arms under their cloaks to present the hero with a pair of swords and said, “Die the way you left us to die.” The hero was paralyzed when he saw their faces, they had his face and they were holding his swords. The stunned hero was then impaled by the strangers and left to rot in the doorway of his own home. What the hero didn’t know was that this was the will of Vaermina, retribution for slaying her followers. Vaermina knew only the hero’s own strength would be enough defeat him. So she enchanted a ring with a spell that would create a copy of the wearer and transport the wearing back to where he last rested. This would leave the cloned version of the hero left to deal with the consequences of what the hero had gotten himself into. Either promptly killing the copied version or leaving him to have a deep enough hatred for the person who wore the ring to track him down to murder him. So make a note for any future wielder of the Rancor Ring to only use the ring if are willing to bet your life that you are about to die.

    Guild Officer.  

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    Gwydion

    Apprentice

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    Altmer Sorcerer

    Why is everyone making it Jewelry? Was it supposed to be Jewelry? Mine is an axe. WE NEED MORE WEAPONS!

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    Strei-Kiinxei

    Expert

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    Argonian Nightblade

    Gwydion said on May 6, 2015 :

    Why is everyone making it Jewelry? Was it supposed to be Jewelry? Mine is an axe. WE NEED MORE WEAPONS!

    Mine’s a dagger… So not everyone is doing jewelry… Just saying. Also there is one shield of the mad god entry.

     

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