Dawnstar:Dictionary

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This page covers all the known phrases and terms used in the Elder Scrolls games; terms that Dawnstar expects you to know beforehand and can make the game quite frustrating when starting up:

Skills[edit]

Alteration is the magic of altering the physical world. It provides many useful effects that can make up for other character weaknesses. In Dawnstar, the use of Alteration is limited to five different spells and the strength of each spell depends on your Alteration skill level.
  • Blunt Weapon
Blunt Weapon is a skill that governs the use of Blunt Weapons, such as Clubs and Maces. The higher your skill level, the stronger the weapons will be.
Conjuration is the magic of summoning creatures from other planes, creating magical weapons and armor, and repelling undead creatures. In Dawnstar, Conjuration is limited to five spells, such as Doom Hammer and Daedric Weapon and can prove extremely helpful along the way, especially at higher levels.
Destruction magic provides many means of inflicting damage on enemies and is one of the most effective magic schools for direct damage to an enemy.
  • Heavy Armor
Heavy Armor is more or less self-explanatory. The Heavy Armor Peaddler will sell you a few cuirasses, all tagged as Heavy Armor items. The higher the skill level, the better protection is received by equipping Heavy Armor.
Illusion spell effects, such as paralyze, blind and fear, alter the perceptions and thoughts of living beings.
  • Light Armor
The Light Armor skill resembles the Heavy Armor skill. The Light Armor Peddler will sell you a few cuirasses, all tagged as Light Armor items. The higher the skill level, the better protection is received by equipping Light Armor.
  • Long Blade
This skill governs your use of Long Blades and generally makes your attacks more effective and strong.
  • Perception
Perception is the ability to see better; when monsters are hiding in the dark corridors of the dungeons, a high skill level in Perception makes them easier to identify on your map.
Restoration involves the magical healing or augmentation of living tissue. You can cast spells to restore, fortify, or absorb physical and magical attributes, cure disease, and resist magical attacks. You can heal yourself while or after fighting with this type of spell.
  • Security
The function of this skill is partly unknown but seems to affect how easy you are to detect when you are moving around (?)
  • Short Blade
This skill governs your use of Short Blades and generally makes your attacks more effective and strong.
  • Speechcraft
This skill will help you communicate better with the Champions, gives you a better chance to befriend them and a more convenient way of befriending them after threats. (?)

Attributes[edit]

  • Agililty
Determines your character's base defense against physical attacks.
  • Endurance
Affects the amount of health your character has.
  • Intelligence
Determines your character's supply of base magicka.
  • Luck
Represents your character's fate and fortune.
  • Personality
Determines how well you interact with the Champions.
  • Speed
Determines how fast your character moves.
  • Strength
Affects the amount of damage your character can inflict.
  • Willpower
Affects the recovery speed of Magicka energy.

Classes[edit]

  • Barbarian
Nordic blood runs through the veins of these fierce mountain warriors.
  • Battlemage
Battlemages are masters of combat magic.
  • Knight
These noble warriors are able to use the heaviest weapons and armor with ease.
  • Nightblade
Trickery and illusion give the Nightblades an edge in war.
  • Rogue
Brigand blood and harsh battles made these clever warriors terrible opponents.
  • Sorcerer
Sorcerers are powerful masters of all mystic crafts.
  • Spellsword
Members of the Spellsword class combine deadly bladesmanship with quick-hitting magic.

Races[edit]

  • Nord
See Lore:Nord
  • Breton
See Lore:Breton
  • Redguard
See Lore:Redguard
  • Wood Elf
See Lore:Wood Elf
  • High Elf
See Lore:High Elf