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Copyright Violation

This is a direct copy of the Imperial Library Easter Eggs page referred to at the top, which is protected by copyright. Unless we've got express permission from the folks at Imperial Library, it needs to be removed. --Wrye 10:47, 5 April 2006 (EDT)

I don't have express permission. However, this is why I put the first line giving them the credit. Also, I was planning to edit it with links to UESPWiki content and a bit of rephrasing (see the first couple of eggs), but if it is still an issue, I'll remove it and just leave the link to the Imperial Library. --DrPhoton 12:19, 5 April 2006 (EDT)
I would remove anything copied exactly from TIL whether we have permission or not (and its better to ask to copy first if you do). I don't see any reason to copy content exactly from another site...a link will do fine in most cases.
However, if you wish to update some entries from that TIL page then add the updated information here. For example, say I wanted add or correct some information in the first entry (Arlowe and the Banhammer). I would rewrite the entry from scratch and not just copy the text from TIL and correct it. Depending on how much I added/corrected I may still give original attribution to TIL.
I know it seems like not a big deal but its sort of an unwritten rule between a lot of the ES sites (at least the older ones) to not plain copy content. -- DaveH 14:48, 5 April 2006 (EDT)
Remove and start from scratch is the way to go. If you have no intention of adding anythin other than a link, then you should also remove the "Easter Eggs" link from the main Morrowind page. (We already have a link to TIL in the left link bar.) --Wrye 23:05, 5 April 2006 (EDT)
OK, I deleted the content of the Easter Eggs page. Sorry for the inconvenience. However, are you also saying that a link on the Morrowind page to the TIL Easter Eggs page wouldn't be right either? I guess many people don't know this page exists at all, as it is a bit hidden within the TIL. That's why I created this page in the first place. So in view of the copyright problem, I think a link to the TIL Easter Eggs page would be the best solution. --DrPhoton 03:44, 6 April 2006 (EDT)
Agreed. Done. --Wrye 10:26, 6 April 2006 (EDT)

First of all, I rather we have no easter egg article at all than have a plagiarised one. It's illegal, but more importaintly, it's immoral. Secondly, I've removed that screenshot from the page as well because I know that it wasn't taken from public domain. Lastly, I've added a stub tag to the article, so people can legitamatly add easter eggs as they see fit. Heck, I might even add some later. --Aristeo 00:23, 6 May 2006 (EDT)

I put it back up there, because the screenshot falls under the Fair Use doctrine of US copyright. Haha, one month and a half later. :P --Aristeo 19:24, 18 June 2006 (EDT)

Delete Page?

So why not just put the link on this page rather than delete it?

Why having a whole page for just one link? If you have any original material to put in this page, please do, and we'll keep the page. --DrPhoton 10:34, 7 April 2006 (EDT)
Generally, on Wiki, you try to avoid deleting pages. Right now this page is orphaned (nothing pointing to it) and blank. It's true that the copy vio stuff is in the history, but reaching that is indirect. And it's possible that at some point someone may want to fill out the Easter Eggs page with other stuff -- at which point this page could be deorphaned and continued. --Wrye 11:27, 7 April 2006 (EDT)
What about the original content of the page? There was a lot of stuff entered to the page, before DrPhoton attacked it. Simply restore it. --FMan 12:40, 7 April 2006 (EDT)
Wrye, I see your point, although a blank orphan page is virtually non-existant, i.e. someone who hasn't followed its history won't even know it exists. So in my opinion, it will be difficult that this page is deorphaned and continued.
FMan, the contents of this page was deleted because it was copyright material. Please see the above discussion. Anyway, if you would like to rewrite this material using your own words, you are more than welcome. --DrPhoton 06:10, 8 April 2006 (EDT)

Revival!

Alright, I'm going to take this page on as a project, since frankly I think it is a bit sad that we lack a decent Morrowind Easter Page. I know most of them anyways, but not all. --Ratwar 18:43, 20 October 2006 (EDT)

Weepingbell Hall?

If Peke Utchoo is a pkmn reference (I'm not gonna type out the word unless I can accent it properly), isn't the hall one? And isn't there a Maraowak reference somewhere in Morrowind, too? Somercy 12:27, 7 March 2007 (EST)

Well, Weepingbell Hall is a bit harder to judge. Weeping Bell isn't as well known of a pokemon (I don't care about accents), and the name Weeping Bell is less unique that Peke Utchoo. It could go either way. Feel free to add it though. --Ratwar 12:43, 7 March 2007 (EST)
Dude, don't talk less well-known when it comes to pkmn...I used to be on Project Pokedex on wikipedia, proudly. Same with the Marowak Spine cave-thingy? Somercy 12:45, 7 March 2007 (EST)
Always wondered. That include Charma's Breath too? Being... you know, hot. And sounding like Charmander. Have to say, I didn't notice Weepingbell Hall, though. 213.48.73.89 14:25, 13 May 2007 (EDT)
You know, Pokemon didn't invent everything. The word "char" has been around forever and just means "to burn". Also, the salamander has been seen as a fire elemental for millennia. Pokemon just took the two words "char" and "salamander" and stuck them together. "Weeping Bell" is a reference to Weeping Willow and any of numerous bell-shaped flowers. Almost all of the Pokemon names are just cobbled together pieces of other real-life creatures. Just because another game threw together some of the same terms doesn't mean it's directly quoting Pokemon. Peke Utchoo is one exception - that one is definitely a reference. The rest? I doubt it. --TheRealLurlock Talk 15:03, 13 May 2007 (EDT)

Accents, Special Characters & Symbols

You can enter accented and other special characters by consulting your system's "character map" or "character reference". On windows at least, an é character is produced by Alt+130 - that is; holding the Alt key, then typing 1, 3, 0 on the numpad (Num Lock on), and finally releasing the Alt key. Practically any character can be produced using Alt+number combinations. -- Lee Carré 01:09, 3 June 2007 (EDT)

Subterranean Items

I removed this section about common rings hidden underneath the ground at various locations, because it's not an Easter Egg. These were placed there specifically as navigation targets for various NPCs. There's no easy way in Morrowind to tell an NPC to walk from point A to point B, so what they did was hide rings underground (rings were used because they're small), and have the NPC check for distance from the rings in order to determine if they're in the right place. I think in the case of the Vivec rings mentioned, their purpose is to control the duty rounds of the Ordinators in the city. At any rate, they are definitely not Easter Eggs. --TheRealLurlock Talk 13:57, 8 August 2007 (EDT)

Meteor Slime Link?

In the Charles the Plant section, the text for Meteor Slime has a link to the Morrowind:Ingredients page, specifically [1] but the HTML anchor does not exist (nor does it seem to for any ingredient). Should it link directly to the Morrowind:Meteor_Slime entry instead? --Leon Kowalski 17:06, 26 August 2007 (EDT)

Just a biproduct of a page-reorganization, from back before the ingredients all had their own pages. Good catch, I fixed it. --TheRealLurlock Talk 23:47, 26 August 2007 (EDT)

Note in the Bottle stuff

I'm fairly new to Morrowind, so I'll ask if there's some history to this theory that I don't understand. Knowing nothing else about it, the theory here seems to come screaming in from left field. Based on the evidence presented, the note could be about ANYTHING. Don't wikis generally try to void people's pet theories? — Unsigned comment by 76.90.2.200 (talk)

Yeah, looks pretty bogus to me as well. I'm gonna go ahead and remove it. --Ratwar 19:36, 15 October 2007 (EDT)

Gambolpuddy

I know that TIL lists Gambolpuddy as an Easter Egg and that UESP frowns upon plagiarization, but Gambolpuddy may be a reference to the Monty Python sketch called "Johann Gambolpuddy," which is about a composer nobody remebers with a long name. --Twentyfists 20:24, 13 February 2008 (EST)

Go ahead and add this easter egg. Just don't copy literally the text from TIL, but write your onw. --DrPhoton 06:44, 14 February 2008 (EST)
It's Johann Gambolputty. See E2, or Just The Words for a transcript. Alphax 23:38, 14 February 2008 (EST)
So what? they just changed 2 letters, it's still a reference Dreggsao 13:12, 27 February 2008 (GMT +1)
Taking the account several of the other Easter Eggs, it seems likely this is a reference. Though, I think it is worth investigating whether the word doesn't exist already. If I remember it correctly, that Monty Python sketch included almost every stereotype about the German language ( :)) --Timenn < talk > 14:06, 27 February 2008 (EST)
It doesn't exists in the german language... i know i am german Dreggsao 23:30, 23 March 2008 (GMT +1)

Hidden skooma

In several of the Urshilaku Burial Caverns areas, there are Skooma bottles embedded in the rocks. Alphax 22:52, 14 February 2008 (EST)

Skooma can be found scattered all over Vvardenfell. I don't see how these bottles in particular are an Easter Egg. --Timenn < talk > 08:00, 15 February 2008 (EST)
See Morrowind:Easter Eggs#Hidden Items... Alphax 11:33, 28 April 2008 (EDT)

Nerevarine Daedric Helmet?

Has anyone verified this yet? ZanderX 08:19, 6 April 2008 (EDT)

it probly came from a mod--GUM!!! 01:07, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
While true that it probably came from a mod the discussion is 2 years old so you shouldn't have responded.--TheAlbinoOrc 16:24, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
oh sorry didn't see that but i am trying to look how old the discussions are.--GUM!!! 17:00, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Bottle in the Sea of Ghosts - A Worn and Weathered Note

A recent new edit, in bold:

In the Sea of Ghosts (9, 23), northeast of Dagon Fel, there's a strange bottle which contains A Worn and Weathered Note. The text is poetic and mysterious; it is unlikely that it refers to anything in particular. hi accually i kept on hearing people say that it was supoosed to be about the loss of her sons... and that she couldn't handle itall... but thats all it was just rumers! — Unsigned comment by 71.92.119.172 (talk)

Can anyone shed more light on the origin of the note? All I found in a google search was speculation that it was written by Umbra -BenouldTC 16:08, 13 April 2008 (EDT)

Could it be about Nerevarine and his previous incarnations? (as suggested on neoseeker dot com forums)

Hidden voice files in the Construction Set

I noticed many voice files in the Construction Set, namely the Idle tab in dialogue. Some are called [Gibbering] set for the race "NP Phantom Nord" (I think it is Bloodmoon idle dialogue). When played in reverse with the speed slowed down, it is a human woman's voice speaking, but I cannot make out the words. Its too fuzzy and echo-y for me to make out anything, but I'm sure its something easter-eggish. While listening to them I did make out a "Lord Dagoth" from the voice, but I can't make out most of it. Also there's a weird idle dialogue for the NPC "Yagrum Bagarn" that says "Now... if I could just figure a scheme of classifying manifolds for TRI-PLY-connected surfaces... or even MORE complex surfaces..." — Unsigned comment by 209.235.190.138 (talk)

I have the Yagrum Bagarn one but can you give us a listen to the "Lord Dagoth" one?

Planescape: Torment/Ignus reference?

After killing the wood elf Brallion who is part of a Theives Guild quest I believe, I noticed he was carrying an amulet I hadnt seen before. It was called the "Amulet of Igniis", which is listed on this site of course. Given the similarity between the appearance of the character Ignus and a flame atronach which the amulet summons, and the similarity of the names, I thought it could be a possible reference? Of course it could probably just be a play on the word ignite, like Ignus name also probably is. However, since I saw a supposed Kefka Burial/Final Fantasy reference, I figured it was just worth a shot mentioning this as well. --81.156.16.162 19:14, 18 September 2008 (EDT)

The ban hammer

Now I'm sure as thunder that this was something Bungie came up with for banning players off Xbox live and Bungie.net. Are you sure this was something on the something awful forum? Maybe they copied it... --M'aiq the Liar Talk 13:22, 28 September 2008 (EDT)

The banhammer has been around a lot longer... For example, I remember hearing about it as long as 10 years ago on MUDs. I think that it may have been inspired by the anime Ranma 1/2.

At the Ashamanu Camp, Kausha's Yurt on the island west of Tel Aruhn, there is a weapon called the BanHammer on a dead body named Arlowe laying outside the yurt. I have no idea why this dead body is laying here next to two non-hostile Dunmer women, but the reference to MMOs in the weapon's name made me laugh.
This Easter Egg is already in the article. Also, please write your comments in the correct section and sign your edits.
Ongoingwhy 08:53, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

the watchers eye

in solstheim, there is an island i think in the northeast, with some rocks blocking off an area, behind those rocks is a small boat with a lantern called "the watchers eye" could this have something to do with the shivering isles ingredient? & isn't there a book in morrowind called the watchers eye? --- The TyGuy.

I think I know what you're talking about, there's an unique lantern called The Watchman's Eye in Bloodmoon. It has an extremely long light reach, but I don't think that exactly qualifies it as an easter egg. -DevotedInsanity 00:49, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Invisible dragons

Regarding M'Aiq's opinion on dragons ("Dragons? Oh, they're everywhere! You must fly very high to see most of them, though. The ones nearer the ground are very hard to see, being invisible.")... could it be a reference to Carl Sagan's article, "The Dragon In My Garage"? 155.69.184.234 00:25, 12 December 2008 (EST)

Personally, I doubt it. But that's an interesting line of thought. Then again, what's the difference between a reference that's nigh-impossible to spot and no reference at all? ; ) --Somercy 02:10, 12 December 2008 (EST)

The Last Ayleid

Wasn't there supposed to be a single surviving Ayleid, damned by the Divine to suffer eternal life, but eternal pain, somewhere in Morrowind?— Unsigned comment by Dstebbins (talkcontribs) at 02:51 on 23 June 2009

You're thinking of Yagrum Bagarn, the last known living Dwemer Volthawk 10:45, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Ministry of Truth

This was removed from the article:

The Ministry of Truth above the Temple of Vivec is extremely similar to the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell's book 1984.

I don't see why this cannot be considered an easter egg. Just because it isn't a moon in 1984 doesn't mean the similarities are not there. I don't recall the Pokémon Pikachu being a cave... Also, if you look on its page, you will see the reference is mentioned there (which was added via discussion on the talk page). I think it should be readded. --Elliot talk 09:14, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Apart from the name, what is similar about the two? Where are the other three ministries (love, peace and plenty) in Vivec? Where are the slogans painted on the walls? There's no similarity at all. –rpehTCE 12:30, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
Actually, there is similarity within the ministry, as in both the book and in Morrowind it exists to cover up the truth and lie to people. You could even say that the religious connotations of Nineteen Eighty-Four have been realised in the flesh here. If all three ministries were included the developers would probably end up with criticism for being too obvious or unoriginal. It might not be an easter egg but as a reference it has more solid background than many of the others. -Itachi 09:03, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

Imperial Trading Company

hey i was wondering couldn't the imperial trading company be a reference to the VOC (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie), since the name is similar and they both had the same purpose?

Drane 21:13, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Are you referring to the East Empire Company? The article about it already mentions the reference. And a reference is not an Easter Egg by default. --Timenn-<talk> 13:52, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Sam has no what?

Having checked the "Critical Damage" sound mentioned here (It's called funny.wav), and having played it in reverse... It sounds like "Sam has no pit hairs" only if you really, really want it to. For one thing, the "Sam" is pronounced to rhyme with "Same." Unless there's some confirmation from Bethesda, I'd vote to remove it. 169.231.41.117 03:23, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

Yup, I agree, it's too far-fetched. I'll remove it if no one objects. If you really want to you can hear almost anything in recorded speech (and song). --Timenn-<talk> 15:51, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
Nobody objected, so I removed it. Also, removed the mention of the track as "strange." Because it isn't, really. 169.231.41.38 09:43, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Unique Items In Arille's Tradehouse

There is indeed a Steel Dagger of Swiftblade under the pillow and an Imperial Newtscale cuirass under the bed of the upstairs bedroom of Arille's Tradehouse.66.31.122.100 08:47, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

That may be true, but they are not Easter Eggs. They are simply normal items you can find at various locations. They do not fall under the definition of Easter Egg, and thus should not be covered here. --Timenn-<talk> 10:20, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

Pilgrimage

Could the Ruddy Man pilgrimage be a reference to Jason Ruddy who worked on the sound for Morrowind ?--TheAlbinoOrc 02:49, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

Could be, but the only connection is only based off name. I would check with other editors. However, If you feel it should be in, put it in. Synwyn 04:25, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
Sounds like mere coincidence, and even if the devs did intend to include that as a reference, that's all it is. Not really easter-egg worthy. -Itachi 08:54, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
Not likely to be a coincidence since he's also called Ruddyman (you can check that here).--TheAlbinoOrc 14:39, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
Well then perhaps it is a reference. It's certainly not an easter egg though. -Itachi 15:21, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
If you have a better place, go ahead.--TheAlbinoOrc 19:10, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

TESA: Redguard

(moved from the article)

Sometimes Redguards randomly say: "So I said, where's the money in that?". This was a common quote from Redguard, a game in the short-lived spin off series, The Elder Scrolls Adventures.

It's a fairly common phrase in general, and it's not all that common in Redguard. rpeh •TCE 17:59, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

Guar

I'm surprised that this hasn't been added, but the Guar looks VERY similar to Gor-Gor, a dinosaur antagonist used by the theatrical rock band Gwar.

Cthulhu reference?

When watching this LP on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPXBo6gn2o0&NR=1 I noticed something. At some point (near the end), one of the characters describes Daedric shrines as having "long funny names" (alright, that's true) but also as "Big, dark grey-green stone ruins, funny angles, funny markings and patterns on the stone", and while most of this is true, they actually are dark red, instead of grey-green.

However, if you look at the description of the city of R'lyeh from the Cthulhu Mythos, which you can find on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%27lyeh you'll see that it is a big dark stone ruin, with markings and patterns on the stone, just like the Daedric ruins, but that R'lyeh actually is green!

So... Cthulhu reference?

84.87.38.168 22:35, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

No. Coincidence. rpeh •TCE 07:51, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

High Pitched Voices?

I've noticed that when you have a high acrobatics skill (something over sixty), if you jump on top of a person, when they say the greeting message, the latter half will be at double-speed and double the pitch. I've had the same thing occurring when I used the console to set my acrobatics so high it showed as negative and jumped then attacked someone (Be careful, doing this will get you permanently stuck)... Their battles cries were at double speed (and sometimes half speed). Could be a glitch, and not an easter egg, but it's pretty funny anyway. Anyone else getting this? 121.98.207.151 07:23, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Have you tried entering TCL twice? Ive notice that up around ten thousand or so you get stuck in terrain for some reason, but that fixes it.--TheAlbinoOrcGot_a_question? 08:18, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
Not sure about using TCL to unstick yourself. The sticking part isn't really an issue for me, though. You look as if you're falling, but you'll be on the ground, just not moving. Sometimes, if an enemy attacks you and you get stunned, etc, you get unstuck. It's the high/low voices that I was mentioning might be an easter egg. It's also notable that if you're standing on top of someone when they greet you, it slowly gets faster in speed. If the greeting is too short you won't notice it.121.98.207.151 02:18, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
Yep, that's what I've experienced with the super-high acrobatics. TCL should fix it as far as I know, which sounds a lot more convenient to me than waiting for an enemy to attack you.--TheAlbinoOrcGot_a_question? 04:11, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

right cloth horny fist bracer

ok i found something called right cloth horny fist bracer i'm pretty sure it's an easter egg so if someone else has found this please tell me.

                 i got it buddy dont worry it isnt an easter egg it is mearly a unique item. jacobc@actrix.co.nz

Lord Brinne?

"Ashes" part contains mention about Lord Brinne, who had also his own tomb in Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer. Is it somehow connected, or is it just a coincidence? - ZuTheSkunk 21:19, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

*Cough* What do you think? - ZuTheSkunk 10:30, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
"Dedicated to a former regular at The Elder Scrolls Forums, who passed away during production." Maybe that forum member took his nickname after Lord Brinne from MM? - Kertaw48 19:27, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
It is possible. To explain further, this Lord Brinne from MM was one of developers of those series and got his tomb in game after his death. Morrowind came out in 2002, MM8 in 2000. Assuming that the Morrowind was in development for about 3 years (I don't know), then it's quite possible that the Lord Brinne was one of developers of Might and Magic AND fan of TES series. - ZuTheSkunk 13:29, 8 July 2010 (UTC)
Lord Brinne was the webname for a fan who contributed heavily to RPG forums about TES, M&M, and Ultima. When he died, as a tribute, developers in several games included a memorial to him. The one in M&M is guarded by the Guild of the Wooden Flute, an inside joke to those who played MM6 (which included a wooden flute as a quest item...to a quest that was removed from the game). 75.36.183.9 09:17, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

Maurice Ravel

The Ravel ancestral tomb (don't know where) may refer to composer Maurice Ravel. - MF/ — Unsigned comment by 84.58.118.55 (talk) at 19:59 on 6 July 2010 (UTC)

This is highly possible. After all, there is an Easter egg in that tomb, and those places (the ones with Easter eggs in them) received most attention from the game designers... --Kertaw48 22:03, 6 July 2010 (UTC)
Hmmm, I don't think so. Just because there's an easter egg doesn't mean the name of the whole tomb is. It's much more likely that it simply a Dunmer family having its own tomb, because a Temple merchant and a rogue bandit don't sound like a 19th Century classical music composer. --SerCenKing Talk 08:44, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
What about Ravel's musical piece named "Le tombeau de Couperin"? Is there a clue, that would link the tomb to Couperin ? - MF — Unsigned comment by 84.58.118.55 (talk) at 19:59 on 7 July 2010 (UTC)
Nothing in the tomb and none of the Ravel family seem particularly musically able... Sorry, it wasn't a bad idea, but it's probably unrelated. --SerCenKing Talk 14:38, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
Yep, I have to change my opinion, since there are over 15 Dunmer family names that end in -avel. Unless you can tie something inside the tomb to Ravel this is porbably unintentional... - Kertaw48 19:27, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Sweetroll question?

Doesn't the sweet roll class question seem similer to the choices offered in fallout 3's sweetroll dialog with butch? — Unsigned comment by 24.220.144.206 (talk) on 20 July 2010

Well I'm not entirely sure what the sweetroll class question is, but if it is that would be an easter egg for F3 not OB since Oblivion came out first.--TheAlbinoOrcany_questions? 19:06, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
Yes. See this too. It's not a Morrowind Easter Egg, though - it's a reference to Morrowind from other games, so it doesn't get a mention here. rpeh •TCE 22:53, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Daedric Crescent

Could the Crescent be a reference to the Crescent being held into the air by the (I assume it's a) Winged Twilight on the box art of Battlespire? Even though the 2nd blade is shorter, it still seems to be extremely similar design. Lucky the Cat Guy. 23:09, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Suppose I'll add it if nobody is objecting/arguing. Feel free to removify and explainify your actionisms. Lucky the Cat Guy. 18:22, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Unfillable Chest

It appears that in Caius Cosades' house in Balmora there is a chest that can hold more than a normal chest. I still haven't been able to fill it completely, but I also haven't collected too many items that I don't use regularly. Once he leaves during the main quest and you have free reign on his house you can unlock the chest to use for your own. — Unsigned comment by 166.137.134.184 (talk) on 30 August 2010

The chest has a capacity of 500, which is larger than usual but not dramatically so. It's hardly an easter egg anyway. rpeh •TCE 07:19, 31 August 2010 (UTC)


Lord Brinne

Can anyone tell me how Lord Brinne died?

Savlen Maros 23:39, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Story of Scourge

Where did the story of Scourge come from? The bit about getting in trouble with the law, and Meister seeing the bar. I would have thought the bar was named after the Easter egg. It seems too coincidental that there was already a random Argonian head in there when he decided to make the Head of Scourge. Unless a source can be provided, I think it should be shortened down to only list the verifiable facts. Legoless 20:23, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

See this at The Imperial Library. rpeh •TCE 06:44, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
Should it be added to the article? Legoless 17:10, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
Yeah it's probably worth adding. rpeh •TCE 17:30, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

the language

that weird text you see all over the place can be decoded i have done it before but i lost me resorces and can not do it again >:( most of what you need is on the map for elder scrolls 3 gotye. — Unsigned comment by 207.200.116.71 (talk)

Not really an Easter Egg, it's just Daedric. Dlarsh(T,C) 05:53, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Three Moved from Page

New additions moving to talk for community input.

Romeo And Juliet

Malog Grunda and Nomeg Gwai have the similar situation as in Romeo and Juliet. they are separated due to their families (or in the two Daedra's case, classes) and are unable to see each other. Unfortunately, the ending to this version had a lot more despair to it.

There is nothing unusual, or Easter Eggy, about forbidden love. --Brf 02:30, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

Umbra

In the book Elric Of Melnibone, Prince Elric wields a soul-sucking blade that is "black like obsidian, and engraved with runes near its hilt" just like Umbra in Morrowind. The history continually mentioning Umbra throughout the game is it "goes from owner to owner" as does the blade "stormbringer" in Elric Of Melnibone.

Die a Warrior's Death

This is a second reference to Elric's travels. Umbra "has grown tired of killing and just wants to die." This is the exact words of Elric, as he just wants to die, but it must be with honor, like his ancestors (or in Umbra's case, fellow warriors).

--DKong27 Talk Cont 02:26, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

Yngling Half-Troll

"Yngling" is suspiciously close to "Yuengling," the name of the oldest brewing company in America and the lager that bears its name.

74.245.155.32 01:13, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

It's also the name of a class of sailing boat. Your point? rpeh •TCE 08:38, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
If "Yngling" references anything, I think it's more likely to be a beer than a class of boat. Why make an Easter Egg about a boat that no one knows or cares about, i.e. a reference that no one will get and that wouldn't be cool even if they caught it, as opposed to referencing an awesome lager like Yuengling, which many people know and love? In any case, this appears to be moot because "Yngling" is also the name of an ancient Scandinavian dynasty, which works because Yngling Half-Troll is a Nord. A reference to this makes more sense than Yuengling the lager because it is in keeping with Morrowind's foundations in, and inspiration from, ancient folklore.
74.245.155.32 02:31, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
I'd be more inclined to say that 'Yngling' is a historical reference, probably picked up by the developers when searching for Nordic names. Interestingly, a poem called 'Ynglingatal' was composed around the same time as Beowulf, which the games have lifted elements from, if not referenced directly. Probably still not enough to consider it an Easter egg, but it might warrant a short note on Half-Troll's page? --Admos 13:40, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

Shrine to Stop the Moon

I donated a potion of Rising Force to "The Shrine to Stop the Moon" at the temple in Vivec. I started levitating and haven't stopped yet. I was surprised not to see this easter egg on the list. Please let me know if this is not an easter egg, I don't post very much. Anyway I've been levitating for about 15 minutes, which I guess isn't necessarily that long in Morrowind. I've been heading west, wanting to check the world out and possibly the moon(s) and sun(s). Haven't gotten to either yet, but I'm also trying to head west to reach another continent. I haven't been playing Elder Scrolls 3 for more than a week, but I've been under the impression that there's a mainland to the west of Vvarfendal(sorry if I misspelled that). It's taking forever, and I am curious if anybody's used this shrine and or what they've done with their levitating. Also curious if there's a more serious use to the long lasting levitation.

69.131.201.91 07:08, 30 July 2011 (UTC) Chris Ward

i dont see how that is a easter egg its just the reward for the shrine it lasts 24 minutes and there is a continent around morrowind but its not in game so your not gonna reach it (From Fear to Eternity- Eddie The Head 07:15, 30 July 2011 (UTC))
It's definitely not an easter egg. One use for the levitation is to complete the Silent Pilgrimage, which can otherwise be a real pain. rpeh •TCE 09:08, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

Dirt Dirt Dirt

Once in a while a Breton female will say something like "dirt, dirt, dirt, everywhere I look there's dirt". I think this is mimicing a commercial for a cleaning product (maybe Swiffer?) that was broadcast on TV around the time the game was released. I remember laughing when I first heard it in the game, but I cannot now find any evidence to prove my claim. 71.231.178.29 10:27, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

Vitruvian Dwarf

The in-game book, The Egg of Time, depicts a Dwarven figure in an image inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man.

i moved it because it should be done on talk first (From Fear to Eternity- Eddie The Head 12:42, 8 September 2011 (UTC))
Fair enough. I think the resemblance is definitely there, even the position of the hands are the same. Any thoughts? --Admos 12:53, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
hmm im not to sure, the image is refering to lorkhan and striking his heart with sunder and keening, it does resemble it though. (From Fear to Eternity- Eddie The Head 12:55, 8 September 2011 (UTC))
Sure, the rest of the image is different, but they clearly used the Vitruvian man as a model for the little humanoid figure. Check it out, I've inlaid one over the other. --Admos 13:07, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
I have to agree that the form is almost identical, that can't be coincidence ~ Dwarfmp 13:36, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
Silly devs and their use of real history to make fake history. But yeah, definitely. --DKong27 Tk Ctr Em 15:02, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
I'm thinking this is valid enough for the main page now? I was also thinking it would be nice to include more images of Easter Eggs where appropriate, the page is a little bare right now. --Admos 10:24, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Since there's been no objection, I'm going to move this back on the page. --Admos 14:40, 13 September 2011 (UTC)


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