Category Archives: Editorial

Analysis of Elder Scrolls Online development news, lore, game mechanics, and community issues from the staff of Tamriel Foundry.

Elder Scrolls Touchstones in a MMO World

Elder Scrolls Touchstones in a MMO World
The Elder Scrolls is a series which preserves and incorporates a great number of key touchstones in game design with every iteration. ZeniMax developers frequently espouse the philosophy that the key identifying markers of the Elder Scrolls franchise will be in abundant evidence in TESO. […]

Introduction to the Lore of TESO

Introduction to the Lore of TESO
This morning, ZeniMax Online posted an introduction to the lore and setting of The Elder Scrolls Online. We’ve been speculating on the motivations for the game’s factions rallying together. This article sheds some fresh light on the setting for TESO, and the formation of its […]

Setting the Stage for TESO

Setting the Stage for TESO
The period of history which Zenimax Online seeks to exploit as the setting for The Elder Scrolls Online is largely undocumented. Generally referred to as “the interregnum”, the period between the end of the Second Empire in 2E 430 and the ascension of Tiber Septim in 2E 854 was […]