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Mysterium Xarxes Returns! (and becomes a bucket when placed under duress)

In Dawnstar, within the Mythic Dawn museum are a bunch of display cabinets showing relics from the oblivion crisis, one of which is a burned page of the Mysterium Xarxes. It cannot be looted or moved so out of anger I attempted to torch it and it promptly transformed into a bucket to protect itself.

Only references to things outside the TES media go here.Minor Edits 20:37, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

I have a bad feeling about this

Lydia doesnt say that quote only in Darkshade. She says it anyplace where the player gets near a large area inside a dungeon/cave.

for the records, the comment above refers to Lydia saying "I have a bad feeling about this", which I thought was a solid Star Wars reference. Apparently the consensus is that the quote is too vague (I just wanted to give your comment up here a bit of context or else people will wonder ;) Also, adding section titles for formatting/consistency and visibility. Krag 02:04, 19 November 2011 (UTC)
It's in every Star was movie in one form or another - [1] and in Indiana Jones too. Lydia seems to only say it when things are about to get a little rough. If thats the case - rather than just entering a large area in a dungeon/cave, perhaps the quote isn't so vague. Personally I immediately thought of Indiana Jones when she first said it. Merlinblack 21:20, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
Further, it's a common phrase amongst movies that were not made by George Lucas. Minor Edits 20:37, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Do Not Delete

The thieves guild numbers job in Haelgas wasnt working for me (couldnt click the ledger, map was telling me to look at ta box upstairs). got tired of trying to figure it out so i said screw it and turned off clipping ("tcl" in console command). went straight down (for the most part) from that damn box with the quest marker on it. and below that area was a chest called "Do Not Delete" no idea what it is but it was worth 200 gold so i took it.

          There are three "chests" in the game with the name "DO NOT DELETE". If you teleport using command "coc QASmoke" you'll visit a developers test room that has every item in the game. But these were probably just testing items.
Only references to things outside the TES media go here.Minor Edits 20:37, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

The Descent

The Falmer design is extremely similar to the crawlers from the movie "The Descent." It may be a logical conclusion based on humanoid evolution in a cave, but all the details seem to fit in line. The director Neil Marshall stated the following: "They've evolved in this environment over thousands of years. They've adapted perfectly to thrive in the cave. They've lost their eyesight, they have acute hearing and smell and function perfectly in the pitch black. They're expert climbers, so they can go up any rock face and that is their world." Other aspects that fit are the secret entrances into their lairs, above ground hunting, countless bones, and cannibalism. Not sure if this would fit as a true easter egg or just trivia.

Personal opinion: I think it's just a coincidence, not a big one either, you could make the same case about "The Time Machine", you know the morlocks and everything, they evolved under ground too ;)--Teol 22:02, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
No, the idea of the Falmer have been around since bloodmoon (2003) and The Desent came out in 2006--Ohnoitsmangofett 08:08, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Thieve's Guild Radiant Quest Names

The names of the Radiant quests for the Thieve's Guild appear to be references to the episode titles from the TV show Leverage, which are always in the format "The [X] Job". For example, "The Numbers Job," "The Burglary Job," etc. [2]

Or because they are generic radiant quests, it could simply be a generic name stating what it is. It personally doesnn't appear relevant to me. E. Snowmane 17:13, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
Every heist story ever in the English language is referred to as "The ______ Job" (I exaggerate, but seriously, it's quite common for works of fiction to be titled thus - witness the movie The Italian Job, for instance). This stems from the supposed unwillingness of criminals to refer to "the _____ theft/heist/assassination/shakedown/forgery/whatever" in case they were overheard, so they substitute "job" just like espionage characters might sub in "incident". Not an easter egg, it's just English. Asterai 00:00, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

I can see the OP's point, not only from Leverage, but from other shows such as Perry Mason (The Case of ____) and The Man From UNCLE (The ____ Affair). Still, I'd like a stronger link than this.

I agree; too little evidence to warrant inclusion.Minor Edits 20:37, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Mention of the Hero from Cyrodil

Not sure if its really an Easter egg, so much as a mention of former games, but just stumbled upon a history book detailing your saviour of Cyrodil in the bard college. Its a decent read.

Yeah, references to previous games/other games usually get their own page, a la: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Oblivion:Elder_Scrolls_Historical_References Easter eggs would be more like M'aiq the Liar, or Headless Horseman, etc. As well as just general references to non-Elder Scrolls games/history/movies/etc. 76.115.250.108 11:45, 13 November 2011 (UTC)


Giant Spiders, Giant Snakes, Harry Potter?

During the tutorial section if you go with hadvar when you get to the section with the spiders after killing them he says "whats next giant snakes" this could be refering to harry potter and the chamber of secrets?

This was removed from the page (by rpeh, I think), and I basically agree with its removal. The Chamber of Secrets hardly has a stranglehold on the inclusion of giant snakes. It may not even be the most famous novel or movie to include such a creature. The connection may be there, but it's tenuous imo.
On a side-note, the quest Good Intentions reminds me strongly of Harry Potter. It's like an amalgam of elements which appeared in the Potter series: a mysterious artifact makes its way to a school for magic, and cryptic warnings send you deep underneath the school for a way to avert impending disaster, one which the wizened elders of the school are oblivious to, and all the while there's a hostile, suspicious school official breathing down your neck. I'm not saying it should be mentioned on the page just based on those correlations, but it wouldn't surprise me if someone who digs around a little found a more substantive link between some aspect of that quest and the Potter series. Minor Edits 18:59, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

Sweetroll

Some guards will often say: "Let me guess, someone stole your sweetroll..." ... Reference to Morrowind's Tutorial?

I'd say its more a reference to Fallout 3's tutorial since someone tries stealing your sweet roll in that. I don't remember anything about a sweet roll during the tutorial for Morrowind.--Dro'Bakha 03:59, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

Fallout 3 is actually a reference to the Morrowind tutorial, it was part of the questions to choose your class in Morrowind.

I think its actually a reference to the Oblivion dlc Shivering Isles and the npc Fimmion http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Shivering:Fimmion who wants a sweetroll.
Definitely an ongoing reference. Found in Morowind, Oblivion and Fallout 3. --Alienangel
Original sweetroll (non-egg) reference is from the 1994 The Elder Scrolls: Arena. Read the ninth scenario found on http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Arena:Character_Creation. I was hoping I wouldn't have to post about this, but I'm tired of the mass confusion created by people who did not play the older games. Yes, it is an ongoing reference. --Daonitre
There was a sweetroll reference on the page (saying it was a reference to the Fallout games), but I removed it. I agree it's technically an "ongoing reference", but not a particularly noteworthy one, and none of the other easter egg pages saw fit to include a note about sweet rolls. I don't see why we should break the trend. Minor Edits 16:44, 19 November 2011 (UTC)
Is this said to all characters or just Khajiit? When guards addressed my Khajiit thief thus, I assumed the statement had to do with (1) the widespread racism towards Khajiit and (2) the well-known sweet tooth most Khajiit have, even when moon sugar isn't involved. Asterai 23:42, 19 November 2011 (UTC)
And furthermore - isn't 'sweetroll' pretty much what you'd have to substitute for 'cake' or 'cookie' to ElderScrollsify any phrase involving sweet things?
It's a universal phrase. There are several types of pastries available. Minor Edits 22:30, 23 November 2011 (UTC)


Containers on the head

I'm tempted to remove the "Baskets, Calderon, and other open items may be placed on npcs heads" since I don't think of it as an Easter Egg... anyone can expand on it to make it clear how it belongs here? Or second my vote for removal? Krag 02:52, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

Seconded. Minor Edits 22:30, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

M'aiq the Liar!

I was randomly exploring in the wilderness and I came across M'aiq, whose return I'm sure we were all hoping for. He only gave me a few of his phrases, then refused to speak and wandered off. Has anyone else found him yet? I found him by one of the imperial camps (can't remember which) but I'm sure he moves around a lot.

I saw M'aiq the liar a couple times, both in quite different places, I wouldn't be surprised if he just wanders randomly. He must be added to this page! --142.161.200.136 04:40, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

I found him by the road as I was leaving Markarth. I haven't double checked to see if he is always there. --78.105.185.89 09:42, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

LoL, I found him too, I was going to Labyrithian and I was just about to go up the steps but for some reason I just wanted to explore and I saw him as I turned around walking in the distance.


EDIT - No Maiq is not always there, I have seen him near the mill where you have to kill the vampire for Nazir (Dark Brotherhood). He definitely moves around, but he might not be on a set path like in Oblivion, maybe he is random? Matt(Skywatch)Skywatch 11:37, 15 November 2011 (UTC)


Star Trek References

I have found two and will continually update as more and more become apparent.
1)Temba Wide-Arm which is already listed
2)Cirroc the Lofty. Cirroc the Lofty is recorded as the first Harbinger of the Companions to be an outsider. In the book Great Harbingers. This is a reference to Cirroc Lofton, the actor that played the character of Jake Sisko on the deep space nine series.

Not the original poster here, but I found a third Star Trek reference when speaking to Urag gro-Shub (the librarian at the College of Winterhold) about the Elder Scrolls. A line he uses to describe them ("But at the same time, all of it is true. Even the falsehoods. Especially the falsehoods.") is an homage to this exchange between Garak and Bashir. -Technogeek 19:24, 19 November 2011 (UTC)
Nice catch; I'd say that's worthy of being on the page. All of these seem sufficiently concrete enough to be on the page to me. Minor Edits 20:10, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

NOT an Easter Egg?

"There is a book called "Troll Slaying", and it's written by "Finn". This seems like a reference to the Finnish metal band Finntroll." come on now, this one is just plain ridiculous. I mean there are a couple of "easter eggs" mentioned here that are a bit of a stretch, but this one should not be here. Finn is QUITE a common nordic name, it's like saying a guy named James who lives in a field (in a house) is a referance to Metallica's James Hetfield. Can we please, please delete this farfetched nonsense of a "easter egg"???--Teol 23:31, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Agreed. However, I don't feel comfortable with removing someone else's entry. As a result of seeing this, I decided to edit my own entry about the Katatonia references to be a little more specific, since the game mentions specific album and song titles--Dmholmes000 00:35, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Same can be said about 'In the town of Riverwood, there's an inn named "Sleeping Giant Inn". This could possibly be a reference to the American metal band Mastodon's song "The Sleeping Giant" from their album Blood Mountain.' and 'The NPC's Cicero and General Tullius are likely a reference to the Roman philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero.'
Or christian hardcore band Sleeping Giant...
Also: Wulfgar is a common nordic name, and that's most likely where it came from, not some silly FR book series. Please, use the Occam's Razor more... (Kot)
Another example is one going "During the quest Proving Honor, Farkas says 'Its a secret to everybody' this is most likely a reference to The Legend of Zelda". Honestly this seems to be grasping for straws so thin they almost don't exist. It could easily be a reference to Harry Potter, the wizarding world being a secret to all non-magical folk. Or how about Buffy the Vampire slayer season 5, before everyone knew Dawn was the Key? Too farfetched.--Dro'Bakha 13:21, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
Nice to see that there are some more critical thinking users out there. I'm also not comfortable deleting other ppl's stuff, I don't exactly know how to do it according to rules and norms (I'm really just a regular user who got a little irritated with all the farfetched claims of easter eggs :P ). Maybe someone a little more experienced (or at least with more perks than me:P) could take a look and decide?--Teol 22:49, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
You are more than welcome to clean up the page. If you want a better perspective on past opinions/clean ups/etc., look through Oblivion_talk:Easter_Eggs and its archives. There are discussions going as far back as 2006, with numerous subsequent rounds. Speaking as one of the people with more perks, I have thousands of other things to do right now that are more important than cleaning up this page -- such as patrolling for vandalism and extracting data from game files to fill articles with needed information. The point of a wiki is that everyone is welcome to help improve the site. Also, even in the worst case scenario, i.e., if you somehow managed to be over-zealous, the page history keeps all the information so nobody's work is ever really lost. --NepheleTalk 01:10, 18 November 2011 (UTC)


NP Nephele, I just wanted to take the time to make sure I wasn't acting like an arrogant bitch deleting other ppl's stuff and putting my own opinions before everyone else's. I'll delete/edit a couple of the more "outrageous" statements:) And thanks for going through the game and checking everything! :D (can I make a request? :P )--Teol 21:53, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
I need to defend "It's a secret to everybody." This is a wildly popular phrase referring to The Legend of Zelda series. It's on t-shirts, it's more popular than "It's dangerous to go alone! Take this." and more iconic than various other phrases spawned by the Nintendo franchise. It's been used in a number of Zelda games, is the most referenced quote in other video games, it's also far from commonly used otherwise. I challenge you to find that quote which wasn't inspired by Zelda. Now it's not so much an easter egg as a pop-culture reference, since it's not hidden, but I'd say keep it because it's real and it's going to get mentioned again. Lukish_ Tlk Cnt 17:09, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
Funny you should say that. I've heard of plenty of phrases from the Zelda series, but I've never heard of that one. Sounds like individual experience. Jwguy 14:39, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

I'd like to say that Wulfgar probably is a reference to Salvatore's character, because I found a warhammer called Aegisbane, which is quite similar to Wulfgar's warhammer Aegisfang.

In reference to the above statement, being a huge FR fan myself I would have to disagree with the thinking behind this. If the Greybeard Wulfgar actually had Aegisbane I might agree, or if Aegisbane was a ranged weapon I might lean towards the reference but as is I just chalk it up to the commonality of the names more than reference. Kevinx 21:21, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Moved for discussion

This comment was posted as an Easter Egg, but seeing how animals have always been used as emblems for cities, I am curious that this may siply be a coincidence. Here it is:

  • On the included game map, the symbols of the three regions on the left from top down appear to be a Wolf, Ram, and Hart. This may be a reference to the Angel t.v. series, where the main organization Angel fights against is Wolfram and Hart. Also in Season 2: Episode 21 "Through the Looking Glass", the team comes across the 3 symbols of a Wolf, Ram, and Hart on an old tome while in the Pylea dimension, indicating that the organization even has a presence there.

May I have some opinions here? E. Snowmane 17:47, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

The mods seem to clean the page up once in a while so I'm guessing it'll be removed the next time they do. I had already seen this and realized it wasn't an easter egg but just coincidence. --Ijiero 17:54, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
Exactly what I'm talking about in the section over! I'm sure the ppl at Bethesda are the biggest fans of Angel, they were probably like: "How can we fit more stuff about Angel the tv series into the game, we want specifically referances from season 2, since that is our faovrite season of all!"...--Teol 22:56, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
Well, if you read your history, animals are the most used emblem by cities, nations, family crests, etc., this is quite simply a coincidence to me, and your argument doesn't validate it in anyway. It sounds, to me, like your opinion, reworded into Bethesda's opinion. E. Snowmane 23:34, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
It's a pretty interesting coincidence. However, short of a developer saying, "Yeah, that was on purpose" or at least admitting to having a passionate obsession with that show, I don't think there's enough to go on. Minor Edits 23:42, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

The God Delusion

Does anyone else think that the in-game book, "the Talos Mistake," is a reference to "the God Delusion?"

If it mentioned a spaghetti monster, I would say yes. But the plot of the game demanded that there be at least one missive supporting the Talos worship ban. Any connection that we may make to The God Delusion is incidental, and merely a product of art imitating life. Minor Edits 06:19, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

You're probably right; if the writer wanted to reference the God Delusion he would have probably called it the Talos Delusion and the author's name would be similar to Richard Dawkins. Nevermind, it just caught my eye.

Dunno if this is case closed or not, but my very first thought was that it was a reference to "The God Delusion". Who's the author again? Perhaps it's an anagram or some other, more obscurely related name? Apollyna 17:23, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

I thought it was a reference, but the author's name is Leonora Venatus, doesn't look or sound like Richard Dawkins. The book does not mention atheism at all. There are other books in Skyrim that are short quick titles like this one. Plus, I have been following some of the writers on twitter and none have said anything about being an atheist or saying anything negative about religion. Also, remember that these are the same game makers who started Fallout 3 with a Bible verse and treated religion, I think, fairly. The closest thing to an atheist in Oblivion was a hateful bitch in Skingrad. Just google "the Talos Mistake" and click on forum chat link on UESP to read the text.

East Empire Company=East India Company

Sure most have already made the connection, but just in case I thought I'd mention it.

It's not an Easter Egg, it's a reference to the East Empire Company in Bloodmoon. In that game, however, the name was most likely a reference to the East India Company. --Twentyfists 19:44, 19 November 2011 (UTC)


Notched Pickaxe

"At the top of the Throat of the World, you can find the "Notched Pickaxe," which by boosting your smithing allows you to mine and craft more efficiently. This is likely a reference to the game Minecraft, and its creator's pseudonym, Notch." Some anon felt the need to add "But it is most likely not as there were "Notched" items in Oblivion aswell."

Assuming for now that the pickaxe was in Oblivion, it would've been a junk item. It's role and significance are different in Skyrim. The Notched Pickaxe is found near the top of the world, and can be a very useful item to have. It's practically a trophy. And I know it must have some significance in the community because a picture of the Notched Pickaxe was literally the second post-game release screenshot I saw; it had a caption with "NOTCHED PICKAXE!!!" or something like that. I've never played Minecraft and don't really care one way or the other, but we can't have entries saying something is likely a reference in one sentence and then saying it's most likely not in the next, and since I don't know enough about it, I'm punting the issue here. Yay or nay? Minor Edits 09:43, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

I thought this one was fair enough. I certainly don't recall any notched items in Oblivion. rpeh •TCE 10:45, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
This is the most well-documented easter egg in the game. You can find numerous gaming sites posting actual cover on it this week. Its both interesting and relevant in terms of real world culture. Bethesda is currently engaged in a legal dispute with the creators of Minecraft over possible infrigement with their upcoming game Scrolls. Bethesda saying its too similiar to its own franchise's name, and Notch and Mojang countering them with an offer to settle the dispute via a Quake 3 match. The legal situation makes the inclusion intriguing, even though Minecraft is reported as being an extremely popular game amongst Bethesda employees. I question a lot of what I've read, but this one is obvious.--Bwross 10:59, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
Good enough for me. Minor Edits 11:07, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

Luke Skywalker

I posted it as a easter egg and it appears to have been removed ¬¬

basicaly i found a "Reference" to Star Wars in the Bleakcoast Cave, its all explained in this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC2kLJa9t4I) but for some reason this has been removed from the easter egg section and i do not understand why? :)

We have to wait on a consensus, as my opinion alone means nothing, but it looks like a legit reference to me. In Bloodmoon a sword in the snow and a hanging skeleton was used as well to reference that scene from Empire Strikes Back. Personally, I agree it could be a solid easter egg, simply because itwas used in the past. E. Snowmane 17:11, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
sorry but whats a consensus? :3 x <-EDIT:use dictionary.com
When a substantial number of people, sometimes called a quorum, consent to a course of action. Basically, you have to get a handful of people to approve (or at least, not have any ongoing objection to) its placement on the page
I approve, by the way, that's most definitely a star wars reference. Minor Edits 19:52, 18 November 2011 (UTC)


ahh i see and yeah it is :) aha, i noticed it straight away :3

Promises to Keep

Appears to also be a reference to a poem by Robert Frost, "Stopping by woods on a snowy evening" Promises to keep is a line in the poem, and the horse and it's name is a reference to the poet, Frost. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stopping_by_Woods_on_a_Snowy_Evening

This was on the page last night, but was removed by rpeh. You'd probably want to ask him first. Minor Edits 20:19, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

Recipe For Disaster

The Dark Brotherhood Quest "Recipe for Disaster" is a reference to the MMORPG, RuneScape.

In RuneScape; "Recipe for Disaster" was the 100th quest made and is the only quest in the game marked as a 'Special' in the Quest Log. (I Should know; I beaten all Quests in RS)

Anything else to go on? "Recipe for disaster" is a pretty common phrase.Minor Edits 22:02, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
RfD came out on RS first; that's for sure but I don't know where Recipe of Disaster is originally coming from. Only times I heard of it being used is in RuneScape and now Skyrim.... So if it does have an original spot then the quest is refering to that.
You only heard this in runescape and now skyrim??? maybe you should get out/watch tv more, SERIOUSLY...--Teol 13:38, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
'Recipe for Disaster' is a common phrase indicating that something will almost definitely go wrong with whatever's happening at the time that the phrase is being uttered. It's not a reference to anything in particular, and certainly not to Runescape. Commentaholic 09:34, 25 November 2011 (UTC)

Deleted Section

"You can ask Enthir at the mages college "I understand you're an elf who knows how to get things." This is a reference to the 1994 film adaption of Steven King's "The Shawshank Redemption".", I can't even remember all the movies I've seen with that exact statement, or even how many more with very closely similar ones.--Teol 22:06, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

I couldn't disagree more; I think this is definitely a Shawshank reference. Many of those movies or other media where you've seen a similar phrase are likely referencing Shawshank themselves. Try doing a google search of "I understand you're a man who knows how to get things." Virtually every one of the roughly 300,000 hits you get will be referring to Shawshank, or referring to something that was referring to Shawshank. This is an incontestable reference. Minor Edits 22:21, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
You mean to say that every drug dealer before 1994, or even 1982 (when it was written), somehow got this statement and every similar version from there? I think it's a pretty common phrace. Could we get some opinions on whether to put it back?--Teol 01:06, 19 November 2011 (UTC)
It's already on the page. I had mistakenly assumed, based on your section title, that you had removed it, so I put it on the page again, and then it was removed because it was redundant, as this reference was never actually deleted. Regardless, I wouldn't mind if a few more people commented here just to put the matter to rest. Minor Edits 01:23, 19 November 2011 (UTC)
Also, the question is not whether Shawshank invented the term; the question is one of association. The line "Play it again, Sam" is never actually in the movie Casablanca, but no one mistakes the reference. The author of Gone with the Wind didn't invent "frankly, I don't give a damn", but can certainly be credited with the most famous adaption of that phrase. When someone says the phrase at issue, the mind goes to Shawshank. I would even posit that it is so universally associated with Shawshank that someone who had not even seen the movie or read the book would still associate the phrase with it, same as virtually anyone with any familiarity with popular culture could tell you that Darth Vader is Luke's father or that Snape kills Dumbledore, without ever having seen Star Wars or read Harry Potter.
"I understand you're a man who knows how to get things" = The Shawshank Redemption Minor Edits 01:36, 19 November 2011 (UTC)
Wow, thanks for ruining Harry Potter for me... Nah just kidding:p But yeah, I see I'm dealing with a moviecritic here, one making a good case. You've convince me. (I did delete it, but someone must have put it back/reverted it.--Teol 02:00, 19 November 2011 (UTC)
Whole-heartedly agree with Minor Edits. Its an almost direct quote from a well known line from the #1 movie on IMDB for how many years running?--Bwross 12:46, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

The Ark

"If you travel to the northen coastline of Skyrim, you can find a large stranded ship. This could possibly refer to Noah's Ark in the Bible."

Coastlines are traditionally where one finds a shipwreck on dry land, and every such shipwreck cannot be considered a reference to Noah's Ark. If it were on a mountaintop, I wouldn't have a problem, but unless there's some more evidence, I don't think there's enough here to conclude this is a reference. Minor Edits 22:12, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

I was thinking the same. Read it couple of hours ago.--Teol 01:08, 19 November 2011 (UTC)
There are several such ships so unless Noah had a fleet of arks, it's a nonsense reference. rpeh •TCE 13:23, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

Pirate Skull and Crossbones Shadow

When you stand in the very center of the fire pit in the Jorrvaskr in Whiterun, your shadow projects a giant pirate face wherever your character is facing. You can only see your own shadow in third person, and it is easiest to see when you are facing towards a flat area. You can find the center of the fire pit by watching your shadow and moving your character so that it is closer and closer to you until it covers the room.

Cool, not really an easter egg but it could be added to Jorrvaskr page in the notes section. By the way, the pirate skull and bones symbol is called the Jolly Roger:)RIM 20:18, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

Lord of the Rings: Sauron?

If you are wearing Daedric Gauntlets and a ring. The ring will appear over the gauntlets, instead of under (like Normally).

The ring will appear on the SAME finger of the SAME hand where that Sauron wore his "Ring" in "Lord of the Rings" (Right Hand, Finger right by the thumb)

Also; Daedric Armor looks almost like Sauron's Armor; not totally but kinda. Specially the gauntlets and helmet. (Note: Basing on my memory here; haven't watched LotR in a long time)

Is this a coincidence or an Easter Egg?

I think it's in between the two, they probably thought about it when they were making it (though we can't be sure). But I'm not sure if it would be considered an easter egg or not, simply because we can't be sure and since it would be such a "small" reference. ppl? minor?--Teol 07:18, 20 November 2011 (UTC)
Well.. In Oblivion; the rings appear on your middle fingers and not that one. + Skyrim is first ES game where you can only wear one ring (They might've done that for this reason?). Also, this is first time that rings are over Daedric Gauntlets; normally they are under. I mean, why did they do that? I'll count it as an easter egg for now.
They they changed it from the middle finger to your index finger, could just be a coincidence. However, the fact that they also put the ring outside the gloves piles on enough to make it plausible, I think. But the both could still just be a plane coincidence.--Teol 00:58, 21 November 2011 (UTC) EDIT:I just noticed that my dark brotherhood gloves also have the ring on the outside, which makes the reference pretty dead.
It isn't just Daedric. I've been in plenty of brawls in Heavy Armor since the beginning, I'm pretty sure most if not all Heavy Armor sets have the ring outside the gauntlet. -Nikomis 15:58, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
They could've moved the ring to the outside of gloves based on LOTR, but it's just as possible that they moved it just to show off the rings. I also think there's a distinct possibility that little if any thought or discussion was put into it at all, and some individual in Bethesda simply thought this was the most logical arrangement. There's just not enough to go on here.Minor Edits 22:30, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Star Wars References.....

I found some passagves in the book "The monomyth" which seem to be references to Star Wars characters and terms..... "These twin forces go by many names: Anu-Padomay, Anuiel-Sithis, Ak-El......" & "They began to take names, like Ruptga or Tuwhacca, and they strode about looking for their kin."

A passing similarity between these names and the names of certain Star Wars characters and concepts is not good enough. Minor Edits 22:30, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Knights of the Nine Reference

On an island in the north, next to the one on which the Tower Standing Stone rests, there is a flag with a skeleton planting it. Well... the skeleton has fallen down, leaving the bony hand clinging to it, but you know what I mean. In the skeleton's other hand is the book Knights of the Nine. Perhaps this is some Knight who decided to claim Skyrim? The flag does not indicate any affiliation, being worn out and faded, but that could be expected after 200 years or so.

how is the knights of the nine a easter egg? the knights of the nine are inside TES lore. (Eddie The Head 07:45, 21 November 2011 (UTC))
-For the same reason that being able to see White Gold Tower from the southern border of Skyrim is an Easter Egg? And for the same reason that seeing the borders of other countries are easter eggs? *glances back at the Easter Eggs page* Yeah, those are there.
alot of these arent actually easter eggs. (Eddie The Head 08:05, 21 November 2011 (UTC))
Well, then shouldn't those be removed or something? Gives false indications as to what are legitimate Easter Eggs.
Indeed. Minor Edits 22:30, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
Why would the Knights of the Nine try to 'claim' Skyrim. Talos ,or Tiber Septim, was a nord (according to NPC dialogue) and they worshiped him and the other divines for a long time, much longer than 200 years. Besides the Knights of the Nine were founded to find the lost artifacts of Pelinal Whitestrake, not conquer countries. (sorry didn't mean to go on a rant, just http://tinyurl.com/3ywhn8k)--Ohnoitsmangofett 09:40, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

white gold tower

Being able to see white gold tower is not a easter egg, as is raised in the topic above. (Eddie The Head 08:05, 21 November 2011 (UTC))

Is there a location in-game where you can see the tower? Or do you have to use console commands to remove collision and fly up to see it? If it's the latter, then I'd say it's an easter egg. As far as I can tell, the tower is the only distant building LOD rendered in Cyrodiil, which makes it a bit unusual in and of itself. --Xaliqen 10:00, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
it is not a easter egg at all, read the notice box at the top of the page. (Eddie The Head 10:02, 21 November 2011 (UTC))
Sounds like we disagree. That's okay, though. --Xaliqen 10:04, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
"and any similar reference to something outside the Elder Scrolls games." from the notice box (Eddie The Head 10:06, 21 November 2011 (UTC))
Yep, sounds like I disagree with that as well. As I said, that's okay. Though, I did think people would be interested in the information, it being quite relevant to the game itself. --Xaliqen 10:10, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
see this page (Eddie The Head 10:12, 21 November 2011 (UTC))
Someone post that to the front of this page, ASAP.--Ohnoitsmangofett 09:40, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Fairy Ring

I found a mushroom ring just north of Bilegulch Mine, just down the cliff. I've seen many games with such rings before that called them 'fairy rings', and I've read many books with some mention of them within, but I don't actually know the original reference. Is this an Easter Egg?


Sorry, didn't mean to save multiple times, and I don't know how to delete them. :(


I don't think this is an easter egg, per se. A 'fairy ring' is believed to be where the fae gather and cavort during the night, and is more Celtic folk legend than a reference to a specific book or film.

fairy rings exist in real life: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairy_ring

Old Orc

Should the old orc that wants to die be added in here? He's just like Umbra in Morrowind, except without the cool sword to go along with him.

Only references outside of the TES media should be added here.

Chewbacca roar?

Anyone notice the mammoths roar like chewy when you hit them? not sure if it was intentional or what but they have the grunts and normal roars and then what sounds more like a sound byte of chewy thrown in. idk tho could just be a coincidence

No. And what kind of monster goes around chopping up mammoths? Have you no shame?!  ;) Minor Edits 22:30, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Whats wrong with wanting to get some mammoth milk? :)- Mrawesome4567

Nuka Cola

Maybe the 2 types of black-briar mead, the reserve and the regular are a reference to the different varieties of cola.

No. Maybe if there was a "Mead Quantum" or something like that, but I don't see how you've made this connection between Black-briar mead and Nuka-Cola. I don't think it's there. Minor Edits 21:36, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
Agreed.-Mrawesome4567

Cyrollic Brandy

If you encounter 2 nobles heading to Vicci's wedding, the male is carrying a bottle Cyrollic Brandy, a repeating alcohol in the ES series.

This fails to qualify as an easter egg. Minor Edits 21:36, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, Cyrodilic Brandy (Which is how it's actually spelled, thank you very much) is a common occurrence in Skyrim if you know where to look. Commentaholic 07:45, 25 November 2011 (UTC)
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