Also, he's in a couple of pictures in this interview. High Fane(x2). Earlier in the sermon there's this quote: 'The Treasure Wood Sword will not leave our house. I should say I feel the same about other devs that wrote on the side too, not just Kirkbride. The Aka-Tusk is a particularly old and needed version of the Time Dragon from the days of the Ehlnofey. Well, we know that the Dark Brotherhood split from the Morag Tong for religious reasons. 6. Submitted by Lady N on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 13:34. I was the Season Lead Designer (thought I did write a bunch on all the episodes). Your ResetEra Games of the Decade Awards (2010-2019) results are now live! Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Seems to tie them to Landfall if you ask me. That's a boring kind of evil, which is a shame, because a lot of their quests are masterfully done. Sotha Sil is on the far left, holding Nerevar's severed face. Doing so required the creation of Sithis, the "sum of all the limitations" Anuiel needed for such an endeavor. Michael Kirkbride - Reddit AMA. But isn't the can't-be-understood thing the Dwemer's shtick, or are they a whole 'nother kind of inscrutability? I mean practically every in game book was written by someone with an agenda, and plenty are completely contradictory. Don't trust the dragon. He left Bethesda's payroll during Morrowind's development, but still did contract writing for Oblivion and many well-known writings on the Beth forums. Michael Kirkbride - IRC Q&A Sessions. I thought that was obvious. Lyg: it's one of the Adjacent Places. /r/teslore is a subreddit dedicated to the discussion and creation of the vast lore of The Elder Scrolls. I understand its fan base, though, by which I mean I just smh. Then we have the quote you quoted where Vivec takes to bed the Night Mothers of the Morag Tong, cementing himself as the new Exarch of Sex and Death, replacing Mephala. What do you think about mixing fantasy and sci-fi? What, in your opinion, is your favourite bit of lore within The Elder Scrolls, and why? FUCK YEAH I WROTE LINES FOR DARTH VADER. Vivec City: 7.1. I am master evermore. For the life of me I just can't picture it. That includes Landfall, the meaning of the Numidium, the Disappearance of the Dwarves, the House of We, the Digitals, Lorkhan’s relationship to the Talos, and the birth of the next Amaranth. Probably one of the most well-known ex-writers for Bethesda, Michael Kirkbride is known for his complex writings. It is said that Pelinal "emerged into Nirn like a Padomaic, carried by Sithis and all other forces of change." Hands down, the best mythology in games. These are LIZARDS. All of the akaspirits, like all of the etada, are quantum figures that shed their skin as each aspect of them becomes more and more self-aware. Did Aka-Tusk have dragon symbology? In response to Redguard's poor sales, it was planned to be released on the PlayStation 2 and other consoles, rather than PC. But in my head I like to think it's Vivec. Ald'ruhn, Guls Llervu's House. Faker. Could you elaborate on what useful teachings Azura provides to the Dunmer? It doesn't match at all. And I really wanted a magical hermaphroditic badass on the XBox. There's just a drive. Why did MK ever leave Bethesda? Joined: 07/31/2012 . But from what I understand of TES Lore, what we consider "Space" is actually just Oblivion, and the stars are bridges to Aetherius. As a new comer, can someone please fill me in on what C0DA is? He continues: 'Proud residue, soon dispersed, serve no guarantees made in my fore-image and demand nothing of its under-skin. "The Heart of the World" is the Altmeri creation myth presented in The Monomyth. I personally take the view that whatever he writes is the most likely option when discussing events that have multiple possibilities or unknown possibilities and just theories or guesses on what happened. So my question is TES has some of the most labyrinthine back story of any fiction I've come across-and I say this as a good thing, there really is so much history in TES. The subreddit as a whole tends to skew Pro-Kirkbride from what I can see. They are the Other and they hate everything that even smells like mortality. I was honestly hoping they would fall before the next Elder Scroll game. Close. I’ve never dropped acid in my life." Wars then were ideologies given skin. Perhaps the Morag Tong, as suggested by Ynir Gorming, began to worship Vivec instead of Mephala, and the Dark Brotherhood split in order to return to worshipping Mepahal? Why was Trinimac left behind on Mundus when Auri-El ascended to Aetherius? I absolutely refuse chim, it's an abomination! Oblivion still benefited from people like Ken Rolston or Michael Kirkbride still being on so there was an intrinsic leaning towards appropriate writing without having such dedicated positions. What other universes do you like to play in? And I came up with the idea that he inadvertently created the Alliance and that's canon now, bitches. Reddit gives you the best of the internet in one place. Who exactly is Nir? What I want to ask the TESLore subreddit is this: how do each of you stand on Kirkbride's writing? [UL 1] C0DA's timeline officially begins with a currently unreleased text known as "Dies Irae," said to feature a catastro… He is known for his works on the lore that exists in The Elder Scrolls universe. Skeleton. Perhaps that's how he's been keeping himself busy, all these years...? If MK ever says something that is non-canon, it's because the very act of MK saying it is canon. Justice Offi… 0. Do you have any inspirations for your writings that are especially prominent or significant? I lucked into games. Influences are active play, DeLillo, jazz, and fear of cancer. Would you care to offer some insight on what a more accurate aspiration for the Thalmor's realization of their goals would be, insomuch as it's even possible to write in a sufficiently concise and cryptic manner for an organization that operates on bureaucratically-saturated information overload in more or less everything they do? Whats an Impossipoint? Maybe he found the Heart of Lorkhan himself and made himself attractive? What education did you have before you started, and where? It needs a revisit. Originally commissioned by Flanigus.UL 2 Foul Murder is a drawing by Michael Kirkbride. Posted by 2 years ago. The list's exclusion of Pelinal Whitestrake has led many to believe that it is only listing the Shezarrines associated with the god Talos. /conjecture, This freaks me out. You said that it took a week, but how much of that week was spent writing and doing other stuff? Do you accept every writing of his as automatic canon until proven otherwise, or do you limit it to what he wrote under contract, or another view of world events from a point of view in-universe? Is it similar to the Jung philosophy in that he took control of his own conception and birth? The big challenge with Skyrim (and, indeed, the entire Elder Scrolls universe) is the sheer scope of it all. Described by Morihaus as an ada or spirit, Pelinal plays the same role as a long line of avatars sent by Shor to champion the cause of mankind and stop the Elves from destroying them. Librarian Comment: This page compiles the various question and answer sessions between Michael Kirkbride and the members of the #memospore IRC channel. Argonians: Reptile turned Humanoid by the Hist, Humanoid (Men/ Mer) turned Lizard by the Hist, Reptilian Humanoid before the Hist's influence, or purely created by the Hist? Morrowind was straight up sci-fi fantasy. If you can hit all of those marks, your worlds will seem real. When Kirkbride Likes Your Meme by slickrick0133 in TheWalkingDeadGame. But, do you think ultimately it might hurt the overall narrative or experience for gamers, as more and more lore is created and piled on until it begins to become contradictory? Was this in a movie? 7. One exception to this is the "Many Headed Talos", which was referenced by Bethesda in Skyrim. He wrote them while taking mushrooms and LSD, locking himself in his room for a week only to be discovered by Todd Howard who took this image. I enjoyed the homage to Kurt Kuhlmann. I studied creative writing, painting, and comparative religion in college, but better lucky than good. I simp for Michael Kirkbride and I’m not ashamed. C0DA is a graphic novel script written by Michael Kirkbride and set in the Fifth Era. 2009 Skyrim design doc. He is responsible for the lore you see in TES3:Morrowind, and is quite the figure (he's crazy). Archived. Originally, there were just going to be six of them, but it quickly spiraled out of control as the whole thing began to write itself. MKirkbride 9 points 10 points 11 points 2 days ago . Tureynulal, Kagrenac's Library. #3. I guess it's just one of those things that happen when you are Not Human. Oct 26, 2017 1,240. Just be aware that most of the Michael Kirkbride stuff is only canon if Bethesda says its canon, since he wrote a fair bit of development stuff and inspiration stuff that is interesting and thought-provoking but not actually canon. It's in the same place as the excerpt I posted on reddit and Michael's tumblr. I am proud to be a gnostic heretic, and it colors my work. Eye of Magnus: I'll just say I'm a fan of that idea. i looked in a book called the children of the sky, where there is something about Akaviri having something akin to dragon shouts called Kiai. Dagon then led his "red legion" in a rebellion, which saw the tower… Fortunately, most of his outside-contract work is not directly contradictive to much, and can be largely disregarded without radically changing anything. His writings are cryptic, and many focus on his pet-favorite character Vivec/Vehk. If you could change anything in the series, what would it be and why? Yes, Sotha Sil is dead. At night, I lie awake, my male member hard as skyforged steel, pointing high in the sky towards the impenetrable depths of Aetherius. Either existing universes or your own personal made-up ones. Where/what are the Outer Realms? Hall of Justice Secret Library(x5). 7.2. Personally I think back to the doorway to the Dark Brotherhood in Oblivion and of the scene it depicts, one of a Dark Mother slaughtering her own children. 5. The plot begins six years after the events of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind in 3E 433. They cannot be understood. I wouldn't call it a different kalpa so much as a parallel version of Tamriel. Submitted by Lady N on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 12:49. are not necessarily present in Skyrim, because MK is (to my knowledge) no longer involved with those games. If you’ve not seen the lower case c0da stuff, you really should; the artists on them deserve some recognition and a wider audience. Morvayn Manor. Who the Dark Brotherhood's Night Mother truly is? Does anyone happen to know a reason? What was the cause of their war? Trinimac is probably one of the least understood underpinnings of the whole pantheon. That's because, if I'm not mistaken, Bethesda did not have dedicated writers as quest developer positions even until Fallout 4. Answered Questions concerning Michael Kirkbride. Juicy. Sup n’wahs, First, let me pimp some TES-related projects I’m working on, because this is my very special hour and I am filthy with power. I've probably read every post that The Imperial Library has on him, but I've never remembered the dates. Jan 8, 2018 #18 nib95 said: Why is a former 2K … The purpose of this post is to dispel certain misconceptions about Michael Kirkbride (MK) that are popularly spread around the internet, particularly by those newer to the series—in particular, that Kirkbride is no longer involved with The Elder Scrolls in an "official" capacity, and therefore his ongoing contributions to the series carry no more weight than fanfiction. Think Hellraiser and you're close. According to accounts given in the Mythic Dawn's (likely biased) Commentaries on the Mysterium Xarxes, the Magna Ge created Mehrunes Dagon in the bowels of Lyg to be a prince of good, and imbued him with Oblivion's most precious asset, hope. There's tons more. Provided you've already seen it and are seeking further information, the [Official] tag included on MK's Reddit account should be authentication enough. That said, I appreciate and understand the stamp of "official", but I think it will hurt more that it will help in the long run. I suppose I should share my opinion to start: I consider what he wrote for the games to be canon. Not that it's 100% truth and this is in fact what happened, just that it's the most likely theory. And I agree on his look. Games designers really like neat, manageable systems with as few variables as possible. Whats the distinction, if any, between possipoint and impossipoint? But I wasn't aware that he worked on it. Did he do it through a Dragon Break? I'd politely disagree with that, if I can. And hopefully a good discussion on why as well. The Dragon Break Re-Examined, because Kurt's the best writer in the series and that piece is so subversive. Jobasha's Rare Books(x5). There's tons more. The problem with taking everything MK says as canon is that when not under contract or currently in employ, he does a lot of his writing just 'for fun' - things like the loveletter from the 5th era (and especially anything else relating to vivec or CHIM) may actually end up being truly canonised at some point, but they currently largely serve only to make really differentiating between true canon and not more difficult. 7.5. My personal belief (that is crude and unrefined) is that Vivec replaces Mephala as the head of the Morag Tong. Top. Lady N wrote: It's in the same place as the excerpt I posted on reddit and Michael's tumblr. That was the Dawn. All questions were submitted by members of that community. I would have also changed Dagoth Ur's voice, and I know I'll get flames for that one. The Sermons took a week for the first draft, which barely changed after edits. If you ignore MK's texts than you're ignoring the best part of TES lore. Ie, each person's head canon is as canon as the last. Thoughts? Anu (the Everything) created Anuiel so that he might know himself through self-reflection. The Amaranth is a state that lies beyond all existence and the means to create a brand new universe; it was designed to present the natural "end-point" of the Elder Scrolls mythology. Is Lyg a former Kalpa's name for Tamriel? Did it help you at all? When and where was Aka-tusk worshipped? I would change Cyrodiil's depiction in Oblivion. 1. Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:41 am. I'm glad there are dedicated classes for game design now. Most Rated Video Games Since 1990; Favorite Video Game Rated at Least 9 Stars on IMDb; IMDb Poll Board: Top 10 Video Games; Greatest Movie Villains Showdown: Darth Vader vs. Hopefully someone with real info can chime in. How much of Michael Kirkbride's work have you seen? What was the last really great game you played? Sermon 22 speaks to the nature of the Night Mother. Offline . Are we hearing echoes of your own personal views? My own clarifying comments are in brackets. Congratulations to all the winners! I generally consider his writings to be canon, but canon is somewhat fuzzy in the Elder Scrolls. Credit where it’s due: James Windeler was the Season Lead Writer on TWD4. According to MK's own account of how the 36 were written: [it consisted of] "a week of bourbon, smokes, and solitude. The second biggest influence in the structure of TES' mythos would be the mighty, mighty Glorantha. 2009 Skyrim design doc. But we know all of this already. They are also listed below. He did write a ton of the lore. Author: Various . C0DA's background is introduced in the text Loveletter From the Fifth Era, The True Purpose of Tamriel, which brings some insight into a few aspects of C0DA's lore, most importantly the concept of the "Amaranth." That's from 'The Force Unleashed', I think the second one. From there, I'm typically cautious about accepting his personal writings as canon. Where was with from, when did he write for Star Wars..? Until I finish the Shonni-etta, and Reman gangbangs all of their forces at Pale Pass. And my New Orleans Invisibles game will finally get off the ground this month, and that's one my favorite universes to play with/study. It needs a revisit. The Jills have to work overtime. ', 'Animal picture, rude-walker, go back to the lamp that stays lit in water and store no more messages of useless noise. I like him that way, but I would study Mithras if you really want to find out more. 2. 7.3. While I appreciate his literary skill, I find that his more extreme writings (Trial of Vivec, CHIM, possibly Landfall [although I don't mind that as much], etc) tend to muddle the concrete canon. This is getting a little too meta for my taste. I wasn't expecting his appearance to be like that either. He often posts obscure lore as 'Merry Eyesore the Elk' here: http://forums.bethsoft.com/forum/16-elder-scrolls-lore/. http://www.giantbomb.com/michael-kirkbride/72-57208/all-images/52-283752/mk/51-505654/, http://www.imperial-library.info/content/forum-archives-michael-kirkbride, http://forums.bethsoft.com/forum/16-elder-scrolls-lore/. That's mostly why I asked. What kind of inspirations and influences do you draw from, nowadays? It depicts the supposed death of Hortator Indoril Nerevar at the hands of the Tribunal. The best advice I can give about the lore and the creation thereof is something I learned from Uncle Ken: Tell God's story, then tell the farmer's story, then listen to what the dog has to say. See more polls » Known For. Writer on TWD4 Unleashed ', I 'm typically cautious about accepting his personal writings as canon and Michael tumblr. The earliest studies of the Dark Brotherhood 's Night Mother to pretend to communicate with Sithis not! 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