Podcasts

What Happened at the Battle of Red Mountain?

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Today on Written in Uncertainty we’re discussing one of the seminal events in Tamrielic history, which had representatives from almost every race present, and changed the fates of two of them forever. And yet no one seems to be able to agree what those events were. Today we’re asking, what actually happened at the Battle of Red Mountain?

Where Did Men Come from?

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Today on Written in Uncertainty, I’m discussing one of the most universal questions in all mythology and applying it to Tamriel. Trying to disentangle the chaos of the Dawn and work out an answer to that fundamental question: where do men come from?

Elder Scrolls Lorecast interview

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A special episode, where I have a chat with Robots of The Elder Scrolls Lorecast.

Close Reading – Monomyth Part 1

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This week, Written in Uncertainty reads a book intended to bring all the various creation myths of Tamriel (and beyond?) together into one place: The Monomyth.

Who is Trinimac?

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This week on Written in Uncertainty we’re discussing one of the strongest entities in The Elder Scrolls who was cast down and humiliated, and ultimately transformed, transforming his people with him. Or was he in fact many other things at once? Today we’re asking, who is Trinimac?

Close Reading – The Anuad

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This week, Written in Uncertainty does a line-by-line analysis of one of the foundational creation myths in the lore of the Elder Scrolls: The Annotated Anuad. Or is it A Children’s Anuad? Or The Anuad Paraphrased? Or the Bosmeri/Ayleid Creation Myth?

Who is Lorkhan?

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This week on Written in Uncertainty,  we’re discussing a figure who has divided the gods and the mortals, who either cursed everyone to dirt, or gave them a gift of existence. Today we’re asking, who is Lorkhan?

Close Reading – Children of the Root

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This is the first of my close readings of books from the Elder Scrolls series. This week, Children of the Root, an Argonian creation myth.

What is C0DA?

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This week on Written in Uncertainty, we’re discussing one of the most contentious texts in The Elder Scrolls, one that was written to end a war, and possibly just started another one. A text that has called for the birth of new worlds, new ideas, and a perfect marriage. Today we’re asking, what is C0DA?

What is Lyg?

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This week on Written in Uncertainty, we’re discussing one of the places that is at the edge of sight in Tamriel, almost there and almost not. A place that comes from a tale of razors, monkeys and fire alarms. Today we’re asking, what is Lyg?

What are the Magna Ge?

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Today Written in Uncertainty looks at a bunch of entities that were really, truly, totally, honest guv, on-board with the creation of Mundus, and then got cold feet at the last moment, running away and causing much damage to the project. Or were they completing it after all? Today we’re asking, what are the Magna Ge?

What is the Aurbis?

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This week on Written in Uncertainty I’m discussing some of the most fundamental parts of the Elder Scrolls universe, looking at its basic structure and how it works at the most macro level. Today we’re asking, what is the Aurbis?

What are the Hist?

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Today on Written in Uncertainty, we’re discussing some of the most mysterious entities in The Elder Scrolls. Things that can shape an entire race, and are probably the closest thing to aliens that we will ever see. Today we’re asking, what are the Hist?

What is a god?

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Today on Written in Uncertainty we’re discussing something that probably should have been discussed as part of last episode. There is a wide variety of deities worshipped across Tamriel, and having looked into what shapes many of these beings, today we’re asking, what actually IS a god in The Elder Scrolls?

What is Mythopoeia?

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Today on Written in Uncertainty we’re discussing some of the most fundamental laws of the Aurbis, that shapes everything from the most powerful of deities and how cultures see themselves, right down to the bedtime stories told to children. Today we’re asking, what is mythopoeia? And is Alduin Akatosh?

What is Mantling, and How is Talos Three People?

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Today on Written in Uncertainty, we’re discussing one of the most contentious ways that mortals can become gods, and potentially one of the most famous results. Today we’re asking, what is mantling, and how is Talos three people?

Why are all Elder Scrolls Games Protagonists Prisoners?

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Today on Written in Uncertainty, we’re discussing a figure that is both towering in scope and very personal, infinitely variable and one that often follows a pattern. And it’s one that we’ve all been. Today we’re asking, why are TES heroes always prisoners?

What is the Dreaming Godhead, and how do Amaranths work?

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Today on Written in Uncertainty we’re going beyond Mundus, beyond time and beyond causality to examine the roots of the Aurbis itself. Today we’re asking, what is the Dreaming Godhead, and how do Amaranths work?

What are Kalpas?

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In this episode, we’re discussing how the cycle of time in the Elder Scrolls universe works, with particular attention to how the dragon eats itself, and what happens when the cycles of the world turn. Today we’re asking, what are kalpas, with a side helping of where do the Redguards come from anyway?

What are Dragon Breaks?

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In this episode, we talk about events that reshape gods, countries and time itself. We talk the Numidium, Marukhati Selectives, Jills and the Mnemoli. Today we’re asking, what are dragon breaks?

What’s the Difference Between Man an Mer?

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In this episode, we’re asking, what is the man/mer schism with a side helping of do the Thalmor want to destroy the world?

What are the Towers?

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In this episode, we examine what the mysterious Towers are, what they might do and how they might work, both as a whole and individually.

What is CHIM?

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In this episode, we discuss what CHIM is, what it can do, how you get there, and a variety of other things that relate to it, such as the Wheel of the Aurbis and ego.

What is an Enantiomorph?

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In this episode, we look at the structure of the enantiomorph, one of the most important repeating mythic patterns in the Elder Scrolls universe, that influences many important events within the series lore.

What Happened to the Dwemer?

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In this episode, we discuss what were the Dwemer were trying to do with Lorkhan’s heart, with the Falmer, and what happened to them when they disappeared during the Battle of Red Mountain.

An Introduction

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Welcome to Written in Uncertainty! This is my perspective on the lore, and what that means for how I’ll be talking about it in the podcasts.

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