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.
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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.
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.