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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Happy Wednesday MTG peeps,

We have been informed that there are games other than Magic the Gathering. This does come as a shock to us, but as we are in between spoilers 'n' previews (Graveborn and Dark Ascension), we will look beyond the borders our much beloved game, to see what gamers are up to. The much anticipated digital game 'Skyrim' is now out and has been received with much fan fare. Skyrimfrom Bethesda Game studios reimagines and revolutionizes the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world powered by the revolutionary 'Creation Engine'

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Official Trailer

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a single-player role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls action/adventure RPG fantasy video game series, and follows The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion by approximately 200 years, during the 4th Era. The game was announced on November 11, 2010 at the Spike Video Game Awards in Topeka, with a release date of November 11,2011. It will feature Radiant A.I, along with Radiant Storytelling or Radiant Story, to help enhance quests, and a new and improved graphics engine.

Skyrim Live Action Trailer

Skyrim Storyline
Two hundred years have passed since the events of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and it is now the 201st year of the 4th Era (4E 201). The High King of Skyrim has been assassinated, and the threat of civil war looms over the land of Skyrim; one side wishes to secede from the crumbling Empire, while the other wishes to remain a part of it, believing that it is still worth fighting for. To make matters worse, this schism is the final event in a prophecy foretold by the Elder Scrolls that will lead to the return of the dragons under Alduin, the Nordic god of destruction.

Amazing artwork © 2011 Bethesda Softworks
The player begins the game imprisoned, being led to their execution as a result of crossing the border into Skyrim. As the player lays their head on the chopping block, a dragon attacks. In the midst of the chaos several Stormcloaks along with their leader and fellow prisoner, Ulfric Stormcloak, assist in the player's escape. The player may choose between the assistance of Ralof, the Stormcloak who arrived with Ulfric, or of Hadvar, the Imperial soldier who read off the names of the prisoners being sent to their execution. Somewhere along the line they learn that Skyrim's civil war is the last in a sequence of prophetic events foretold by the Elder Scrolls and that they are Dovahkiin, a Dragonborn born and charged with the duty of defeating Alduin and the dragons. Eventually, the player meets Esbern, one of the last remaining Blades.

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