The Elder Scrolls collection of RPG games has its justifiable share of mysteries, and amongst the most intriguing is the Dwemer, an historic race that mysteriously disappeared. The Elder Scrolls Online wanted to shed some gentle on that story, but Bethesda government producer Todd Howard wasn’t so eager.

In an interview with Game Informer, Elder Scrolls Online artistic director Rich Lambert revealed that the Dwemer was on the MMORPG game‘s drafting board, but the enterprise was rapidly nixed. “We went down the path at one point where we were exploring Dwemer stuff. Everyone wants to know about that, and we wanted to know about it too, and we were digging into that,” Lambert defined, “and Todd kindly reminded us that this was something we will never do, we will never come out and spoil the mystery and the secrets of the Dwemer. But we did explore it just so we had a good idea of how this works.”

The Dwemer had been an historic, elven race in Tamriel, who vanished throughout the Battle of Red Mountain. Legend has it a Dwemer architect, Kagrenac, discovered a way to activate and harness the energy of the Heart of Lorkhan, an Aedric artifact, throughout the battle to defend his race. It’s unknown what precisely occurred after, apart from all but certainly one of the Dwemer disappearing from Tamriel with out a hint.

You do meet one member of the race, Yagrum Bagarn, in Morrowind. He was in one other realm when the Heart was used, and bought left behind. He’s been wanting into what occurred, making an attempt to determine the place his persons are, but to no avail.

As tantalising a prospect it will be to dive into all of this, for gamers and Bethesda alike, that is the type of mythology that’s greatest left to the creativeness. What occurred? Make it up for your self, the thriller is at all times extra thrilling than the reply.

Here’s an in-depth explainer on the Dwemer:

This all said, perhaps Todd is saving the Dwemer for The Elder Scrolls 6? Don’t rely on it, but it makes seeing extra of Tamriel all the extra intriguing.

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