Semi Protection

Skyrim talk:Easter Eggs/Archive 15

The UESPWiki – Your source for The Elder Scrolls since 1995
Jump to: navigation, search
This is an archive of past Skyrim talk:Easter Eggs discussions. Do not edit the contents of this page, except for maintenance such as updating links.

Black metal

The book "Finn's guide to trollhunting" seems like a reference to Finntroll, which is a Black metal group.— Unsigned comment by ‎ (talk) at 16:58 on 23 March 2013‎

I saw this one on skyrim wikia. Seems likely enough, considering the other swedish metal reference already ingame. I would support this.--~The wind, forsaken~ (talk) 18:14, 23 March 2013 (GMT)
Anything else to link the two? "Finn" & "troll" seems a bit coincidental. My daughter thought it was a reference to the cartoon "Adventure Time", which has a character named Finn that has fought trolls. --Xyzzy Talk 19:11, 23 March 2013 (GMT)
I did a little more research. Finntroll themselves say they took their name from an old Finnish legend where Swedish priests coming to Finland had an encounter with a wild-looking man who killed most of their party. The survivors came back bearing the tale of the Finn-Troll.--~The wind, forsaken~ (talk) 19:13, 23 March 2013 (GMT)
That doesn't really help cement the connection between the book and the band. What would help is finding something more to connect the two, such as finding parallels between the book's content and the band's song titles/lyrics/ etc. --Xyzzy Talk 19:32, 23 March 2013 (GMT)
I don't listen to finntroll and their songs are sung in Swedish, which I don't speak, but a comparison of their song names and the book don't show any similarities.--~The wind, forsaken~ (talk) 14:09, 5 April 2013 (GMT)

Falling Mamoths

In Skyrim, between Riften and the Stormcloack camp, there is a glitch place which is a big plane with a hill on one side. At said place, mamoths fall out of the sky every 4 minutes. It is just a spontaneous glitch. But be careful about where you stand because if you stand in the wrong place, a mamoth could potentially land on you and kill you :) have fun;) — Unsigned comment by ‎ (talk) at 09:38 on 26 March 2013 (GMT)

Not only does that sound like a one off glitch, but that is in no way an Easter Egg. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 09:38, 26 March 2013 (GMT)
^What he said. ThuumofReason (talk) 11:54, 26 March 2013 (GMT)
Not an easter egg but there is a routine, predictable collision issue with a mammoth just east of Witchmist Grove that gets launched into the air when it attempts to walk into a small cliff. I've spotted this dozens of times, its rather routine and is amusing. Might deserve a note on either Witchmist Groves page, or the page for the Giant camp to the south of it. Lord Eydvar Talk|Contribs 06:40, 6 April 2013 (GMT)
Definitely not an egg. Tried it and had a good laugh, but not nodding towards anything. --Sci Taar talk 03:33, 21 May 2013

Game of Thrones Easter egg

In Fort Dawnguard to the very right of the castle there is 2 Husky dogs and one of them is named Bran. This is a reference to Game of Thrones where one of the main characters (named Bran) can shape shift into his Direwolf (which are massive wolves, and Husky's are the dogs closely related to wolves). — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 12:24 on 5 April 2013‎

Unlikely. It's already mentioned that "Bran and Sceolang, are present in Fort Dawnguard. In Celtic mythology, the hunter-warrior Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn McCool) had two previously human hounds sharing these same names." --Jimeee (talk) 13:21, 5 April 2013 (GMT)
Agreed. The Fionn mac Cumhaill connection is much more specific than Game of Thrones. --Xyzzy Talk 14:56, 5 April 2013 (GMT)
This has already been discussed and rejected at least once. Please read the archives before posting. ThuumofReason (talk) 15:31, 5 April 2013 (GMT)
In the IP's defense, there are 13 archives. You can't reasonably expect anyone to read through them all. • JAT 06:13, 6 April 2013 (GMT)
This discussion has been had before, Jak, and I maintain that we have that notice at the top of the page for a reason. ThuumofReason (talk) 11:17, 6 April 2013 (GMT)

() I've brought this up on the Administrator Noticeboard. --Xyzzy Talk 15:45, 6 April 2013 (GMT)

Han Solo Easter Egg - moving out of archives

Honeystrand Cave has a Han Solo encased in carbonite easter egg toward the rear of the cavern near the surface hole bringing in the sunlight. It is a skull slightly tilted to the left, mouth open, with the upper portion of the chest exposed as well ass both hands palms open and facing outward. Pretty clear once I happend upon it and then looked online and found others had noticed it too.

28FEB13 Bluesmachine.— Unsigned comment by (talk) at 07:03 on 28 February 2013

Can you upload a screenshot of this? An image would be helpful in determining whether this potential egg was intentional on the part of the developers. This message was written by Rosalia Tell her what you think......of her work here. 07:06, 28 February 2013 (GMT)
If it's just a skull, that's nothing to connect to Star Wars. A screenshot might not necessarily help your case, but it definitely wouldn't hurt it. ThuumofReason (talk) 14:27, 28 February 2013 (GMT)
Googling "honeystrand cave han solo" wields one image and while the pose is similar, it seems unlikely to be an easter egg. There are dozens of skeletons in the game, the fact that one of them happen to sort of look like Solo in carbonite is anecdotic at best. Given the (poor) arrangement of the bones, it could even be a mistake. Elakyn (talk) 18:00, 28 February 2013 (GMT)
After comparing this image from Skyrim to this image I found online, I have to disagree and say that I support this as an egg. The angle of the head and hands, and the position of the hands in relation to the torso both look to me to be deliberate attempts to recreate the Star Wars scene. It's not perfect, but it looks intentional to me, and I can't think of any reason for it except as an easter egg. --Xyzzy Talk 19:58, 28 February 2013 (GMT)
Granted, the poses are similar, but that's the only similarity. Maybe if the particular skeleton was named "Hans" or something, it would be more clear that it was intentional, but as it stands now, it seems like a textbook coincidence. It could just be that a corpse was lying in the cave for so long that over the years it was gradually buried in a dirt pile. Or it could have been buried under a huge pile of dirt which was being shifted to reveal the decomposing remains underneath. Both of those seem like reasonable explanations for this occurence to me, so I really don't see the connection. ThuumofReason (talk) 20:08, 28 February 2013 (GMT)
I agree it's way too vague to list as an easter egg. Might the developer who made that bone arrangement have been thinking of Star Wars? Sure I guess, but even those skeletons half-buried in Stalhrim in Dragonborn reminded me more of Star Wars, and that was definitely a coincidence. Weroj (talk) 21:11, 28 February 2013 (GMT)
That raises another interesting point: if it's not a unique occurrence, then it makes it that much harder to say that there's a reference in there. ThuumofReason (talk) 21:25, 28 February 2013 (GMT)

() I believe it is too much of a coincidence for this to be considered an egg. Honestly, there is not enough evidence to show that it was intentional on the part of the developers, which is a requirement for declaring it an Easter Egg. At this time, I oppose this being put on the page. This message was written by Rosalia Tell her what you think......of her work here. 02:08, 1 March 2013 (GMT)

I disagree. The placement of the hands, palms-up, is very unusual, and the exposure of the torso and the pelvis but not the legs is no accident. The head is even tilted off to the side. I think this is an intentional Easter egg. • JAT 02:23, 1 March 2013 (GMT)
I think it's also worth noting that the creators have already shown themselves to be Star Wars fans. The only thing bugging me about this is that the skeleton is placed horizontally in the ground, rather than vertically in a wall of something. This poor guy just looks like he could have been buried.--Admos (talk) 19:23, 23 March 2013 (GMT)
If the devs had placed this skeleton vertically in a wall, I agree that it would probably result in more support for this. Keep in mind, however, that the carbonite-encased Han Solo was shown laying flat in some movie scenes. The devs also could have placed the skeleton in a darkened area with a torch over its head, or encased it in an upright tomb lid, both of which would further strengthen the connection. As it stands, I still feel that it's too specifically constructed to be anything but a reference. Hopefully, enough people will agree to include it in the article, as I seem to be a little emotionally invested in this one. --Xyzzy Talk 19:43, 23 March 2013 (GMT)
So far, and not including the proposer, we've got 2 yes votes, 4 no votes, and one who seems to be on the fence, but leaning towards a no. Realistically, I don't think we're going to reach consensus towards including this any time soon. ThuumofReason (talk) 12:33, 24 March 2013 (GMT)

() I'm supporting the inclusion of this Easter Egg. The exact placement is far too unusual to be coincidence, especially considering each part of the skeleton (the left and right hand, torso, pelvis, and skull) aren't just random bits of a skeleton but separate entities specifically laid out in that fashion. Were it just some skeleton thrown on the ground or something I'd say this wasn't a reference, but as it is someone put some considerable effort into laying it out in that very specific pose (also noting that Beth Softworks are well known Star Wars lovers). Some developer clearly intended for it to be a little sneaky Star Wars reference, so it should be included. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 12:45, 24 March 2013 (GMT)

Even the head is tilted the same way, I support it. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 12:52, 24 March 2013 (GMT)

() I'm bringing this one back from an archival death, because by my count, it is currently at 5-3 for inclusion, with one vote against being discounted due to accusations of sockpuppetry. Would 5-3 be considered consensus? --Xyzzy Talk 16:10, 8 April 2013 (GMT)

Whoa whoa whoa, when were accusations of sockpuppetry brought up? If you're talking about Rosalia, I don't see any evidence to indicate that any of her other accounts voted on this proposal. She only voiced one vote as far as I can tell, so I don't think it's fair to discount it. Including the proposer, I'm counting 5 supports (OP, Xyzzy, Silencer, AKB, Jak) and 4 opposes (Me, Weroj, Rosalia, and Elakyn), and Admos seems undecided. A 5-4 split doesn't seem like a consensus to me, and even 5-3 doesn't seem like a very wide margin to label "consensus". ThuumofReason (talk) 16:31, 8 April 2013 (GMT)
The heads are cocked ever so slightly. The hands are frozen in the same positions. The skeleton is missing legs, and Han Solo's legs disappear mid-thigh. There are some minor correlations between the area where the skeleton is found and prominent aspects of the Han Solo character (though nothing definitive). I imagine that, had I noticed the skeleton in-game, it would make me think of Han Solo. But I'm a pretty huge Star Wars fan, so I'm pretty biased. Take from that what you will. Minor EditsThreatsEvidence 17:40, 19 May 2013 (GMT)

The Drunken Huntsman

I propose that the Drunken Huntsman is a reference to Dick Cheney shooting his friend while hunting. Cheney admitted to drinking prior to the incident and the event was widely reported and publicized during Skyrim's development. It was also widely satirized and made fun of, from SNL to Stargate: SG-1. Also, there is no other clear reference to the name, and the ingame story involves two brothers hunting, and one of them shoots the other with an arrow. Given how popular it was to satirize this, and that it occurred during Skyrim's early development, and that Cheney had been drinking, I believe that the name of the shop is a reference to this incident. Jeancey (talk) 22:34, 26 April 2013 (GMT)

Assuming this is a good faith edit, the stories bear little resemblance. Cheney and Henry Whittington were not even friends, simply acquaintances, they were not drinking immediately prior to or during the event, and it took place around 6pm, not at night. He did not intentionally shoot at Whittington, he aimed at a bird taking flight, and while it's the least of the connections, he nearly killed the man, causing him to have a heart attack after a pellet nearly hit his heart, as opposed to the more comical "arrow in the rump" that Elrindir suffered. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 22:48, 26 April 2013 (GMT)
It is a good faith edit. I didn't think of it until the historical reference debate, but now that I did, it made sense to me. Originally, cheney claimed they were friends, and after saying that he hadn't been drinking at all, he admitted that he may have had some things to drink and in the interviews he said that it may have influenced him. Hunters have recreated the incident and proved that there was no way he could have hit the victim with so much bird shot from where he claimed he was if he was aiming at a bird. He would have had to have been much, much closer, and aiming directly at him to have hit him with so much of the bird shot. Many of the parodies have portrayed cheney directly aiming at the victim. This would thus be a reference to what "really" happened. Jeancey (talk) 23:01, 26 April 2013 (GMT)
I'm leaning towards "no" on this one. Although I do see some of the parallels, I don't think it's strong enough to be an Easter Egg, for the reasons The Silencer stated above. In real life, the victims weren't even friends, weren't drinking, the incident didn't happen at night, and the wounds were nearly lethal instead of comical. Also, the incident took place in 2006, which would've been at the very beginning of Skyrim development. I think this is a humorous anecdote about the naming of the inn rather than a reference. • JAT 23:14, 26 April 2013 (GMT)
(edit conflict) No, it would be a reference to what satire and people not involved believe happened. Cheney admitted to one beer four to five hours before the shooting. Whittington called it an accident, and has not used this "evidence" to sue Cheney. The police did not charge Cheney with any crime. There were two other people with Cheney at the time who have not sought to provide evidence to the contrary of the incident. The stories only align when you zoom out to the very broad aspect of a hunting accident, which is neither unique to Cheney, nor that incident being the most famous of the type. There are numerous jokes in existence of drunk hunters shooting each other by accident, and this is what this is, the placement of an age-old joke in a game, not a reference to one event in particular. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 23:18, 26 April 2013 (GMT)
Thero's also an ingame explanation for this. Most easter eggs don't have context.--~The wind, forsaken~ (talk) 00:42, 27 April 2013 (GMT)
Agreed, this is not even close to an egg. ThuumofReason (talk) 13:25, 27 April 2013 (GMT)

forgotten realms/baldurs gate?

The book Oghma Infinium is a possible reference to forgotten realms' Oghma the god of knowledge — Unsigned comment by Oghma (talkcontribs) at 14:58 on 6 May 2013

Seems likely enough. Oghma has been around since 1st edition of D&D we already have two D&D eggs. The Oghma Infinitum, however, has been around since Arena, so the Easter Egg wouldn't really go here. Perhaps a note on the lore page?--~The wind, forsaken~ (talk) 17:29, 6 May 2013 (GMT)
Or based off of this guy, which was the basis for FR's Oghma. Vely►t►e 21:57, 6 May 2013 (GMT)
The Oghma Infinium has been in previous TES games, as Anil said, so I don't think we can include it here. ThuumofReason (talk) 21:35, 9 May 2013 (GMT)

Courage the Cowardly Dog

So today when going to talk to Delphine in RIverwood for the horn quest, and Faendal (if im not mistaken) looked at the childrens dog and said like Eustice in the cartoon: "You stupid dog!" — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 19:01 on 18 May 2013‎

This dialogue is common to many NPCs, who may either say "Stupid dog" or "Good dog" when a dog is nearby. --Xyzzy Talk 19:04, 18 May 2013 (GMT)
It's scripted to be a common thing, which isn't usually how easter eggs work, but the line is simply "Stupid dog." Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 19:07, 18 May 2013 (GMT)
This has already been discussed and rejected. ThuumofReason (talk) 19:19, 18 May 2013 (GMT)


In Swindler's Den, right after entering the northward passage in the dining hall, you will find a table directly to your right with a bottle of ale on top. Right behind the table is a haystack, with a skeleton laying inside. The head is turned toward the bottle of ale, and the arm is sticking out the side of the haystack. It seems like it is reaching for the ale bottle, but the skeleton just barely couldn't get it before it died. — Unsigned comment by SkyrimBugpois0n (talkcontribs) at 16:48 on 19 May 2013‎

This has been discussed before, though not much. I personally don't think it's really of interest. Vely►t►e 17:07, 19 May 2013 (GMT)
I agree. It's not referring to anything in particular, so it doesn't meet the criteria for inclusion. ThuumofReason (talk) 18:22, 20 May 2013 (GMT)
I have come across several staged scenes like this throughout Skyrim (at Cradlecrush Rock, for example)). They may be references that we haven't figured out yet, or they may just be neat things the devs put in the game for their own amusement. --Xyzzy Talk 23:02, 21 May 2013 (GMT)

That still only counts as one

"I'm pretty sure I killed more than you. I was counting."

This line is spoken by either Ralof or Hadvar during the Battle for Whiterun. I believe this to be a reference to the ongoing counting game between Legolas and Gimli in The Lord of the Rings. I know I rejected it before, and it has also been removed before, but the reference seems so clear now, it doesn't have to be a direct quote to be a reference. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 22:27, 25 May 2013 (GMT)

This has already been brought up and rejected twice. Unless there is new evidence, what's the points of bringing it up again? It could reference that competition, but I've read other books that incolve these sorts of 'kill competitions'. --~The wind, forsaken~ (talk) 23:21, 25 May 2013 (GMT)
Only once has it been rejected. In archive 2 its deletion was supported, however, as there was no discussion on its inclusion, it isn't a rejection. In archive 13 it is briefly mentioned and brushed over, no discussion there. Archive 8 is where I rejected it, and as I was the only one to reject it anywhere (discounting one vote for removal), it now has no opposition. Therefore it should have another discussion on its validity. For a stronger link, where the count is mentioned in LOTR, the defense of Helm's Deep and the attack on the attackers of the White City, could be compared to either defending Whiterun (Imperials) or attacking Whiterun (Stormcloaks). The Stormcloak one is a bit more of a stretch I'll admit, but this line doesn't serve any real purpose in the game. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 23:46, 25 May 2013 (GMT)
How'd you turn around? I think that guy from the archives summed it up pretty well: "They don't say the same thing in LOTR, it's tenuous because it only references the competition, not anything said or done like "That still only counts as one.""
I don't see any specific reference to LOTR. Competing about who killed the most is a pretty generic thing. Weroj (talk) 00:10, 26 May 2013 (GMT)
Either way you look at it, this has already been rejected. ThuumofReason (talk) 00:20, 26 May 2013 (GMT)
I'm inclined to think that this is indeed a reference. The circumstances are very similar - you are two of the army's most skilled warriors, likely competitive with each other, defending a city being attacked by rebels. You are both the two greatest soldiers on the battlefield, hacking and slashing the foes and racking up an impressive kill count. Your brother-in-arms is competitive with you, so they were keeping track of kills. These circumstances are very similar to the Lord of the Rings scene in which Legolas and Gimli do pretty much the exact same thing. The only iffy thing is that if you are attacking, Ralof will say it too, but that could be to give a more even pun-related experience to players (judging by how identical each side's quests are, it's not surprising that the dialogue is more or less the same). • JAT 17:03, 26 May 2013 (GMT)

() Well if we will allow this, which I am not against, then we should also allow the other LotR Easter Egg ideas, such as the ring in chest with the broken sword, as well as the Gildergreen among others.--Br3admax (talk) 17:23, 26 May 2013 (GMT)

This could be referring to any number of things, so it can't be listed as an LotR reference. If you don't believe me, here are a few examples. ThuumofReason (talk) 20:09, 26 May 2013 (GMT)
It seems too generic to me to include. --Xyzzy Talk 01:28, 28 May 2013 (GMT)

Star Wars signature line

If you're walking around in caves/ruins a lot of times you're follower will say "I've got a bad feeling about this". Shouldn't that be added to the Star Wars section as well? I'm new at this so I'm a little scared to do it. If you didn't know, that line is in EVERY Star Wars movie. Darth DeadShot (talk) 15:03, 26 May 2013 (GMT)

It's a very common phrase, so no, it's not a reference. Vely►t►e 16:29, 26 May 2013 (GMT)

Lost- Sayeed and Shannon?

When you go northeast of Dawnstar, you will find a small makeshift tent with red flowers littered all around, two sleeping bags, and a fire pit out front. This is likely a reference to sayeed and Shannon's romantic night from the show Lost. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 20:15 on 1 June 2013

Could you elaborate, please? What details about this location make it a reference to the scene in Lost? It just seems like a generic romantic getaway to me. --Xyzzy Talk 20:20, 1 June 2013 (GMT)
Or it could just be a generic campsite with no romantic connotations whatsoever. ThuumofReason (talk) 22:01, 1 June 2013 (GMT)
The site is listed under the Notes section of the Dawnstar article as a "lover's retreat" (I added it last June), due to the combination of items found there. I assumed that it was a romantic getaway that went wrong, possibly due to the nearby horkers, but a thorough search of the nearby beach and waters didn't turn up anything interesting. Whether or not it is a reference to something specific in popular culture is the main question, while its romantic connotation could be seen as speculative. --Xyzzy Talk 23:49, 1 June 2013 (GMT)
Fair point. I'm not really familiar with it, so it's quite possible that there are romantic connotations. Specific references on the other hand... ThuumofReason (talk) 13:15, 2 June 2013 (GMT)
I would accept it being a lover's nest(I think that site and a few others were originally described that way, but not a specific reference unless there's a solider connection. I don't think romantic beach getaways are unique to LostA----N----I----L (talk) 22:19, 2 June 2013 (EDT)

Possible Angry Birds reference?

If you steal anything from an NPC, sometimes the NPC sends Hired thugs at the player, could this be a reference when those green pigs stole those eggs from the birds? The birds being the Hired Thugs, the eggs being the stolen item, etc.EmperorZurg454 (talk) 00:52, 3 June 2013 (GMT)

No. Not really similar at all. Jeancey (talk) 01:04, 3 June 2013 (GMT)
Not similar at all A----N----I----L (talk) 22:19, 2 June 2013 (EDT)
No. ThuumofReason (talk) 10:44, 3 June 2013 (GMT)
No, and even if it was (which it couldn't possibly be) what would the thugs being sent after you once you kill someone represent?— Unsigned comment by HomestuckOtaku (talkcontribs) at 23:54 on 8 June 2013
No. This is just a gameplay mechanism, as far as I can see. Makes a man think twice before stealing or killing, is all. The Wrathen 20:00, 28 June 2013 (GMT)


In the vampire lord keep, once you go up to enter the Soul Cairn, one of the buckets on the starwell leading up to the lab/study/portal contains a Troll skull. This could be a Homestuck reference because of the commonly shared joke between Homestuck fans because the trolls in Homestuck use buckets for reproduction (I know this is a long shot but me and my friend are both Homestuck fans and we busted up laughing since we thought it was a reference) — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 15:27 on 8 June 2013

Never heard of Homestuck, but nope. It's just something vague that happened to remind you about it. Weroj (talk) 15:49, 8 June 2013 (GMT)
It is unusual to find a troll skull in a bucket, but we typically require more than that for a reference. It could just be a coincidence. --Xyzzy Talk 15:54, 8 June 2013 (GMT)
Not enough evidence. --A----N----I----L (talk) 17:15, 8 June 2013 (GMT)
Agreed. ThuumofReason (talk) 12:33, 9 June 2013 (GMT)
I'll look into it. Maybe I can find more evidence around the location, but I have to agree this is a little too vague without more evidence. HomestuckOtaku (talk) 14:00, 9 June 2013 (GMT)

Harbinger/werewolf connection

Larry Correia's Monster Hunters book series (first book 2009ish) features a character named Earl Harbinger as the leader of the Monster Hunters. Earl is secretly a werewolf and Harbinger is his chosen alias this generation. Possible homage here? 14:12, 24 June 2013 (GMT)

Already has been discussed and rejected. --AN|L (talk) 10:18, 24 June 2013 (EDT)
Thanks! 17:28, 24 June 2013 (GMT)
this wouldn't be a solid connection even if this wasn't already discussed considering Harbringer is a rank used in different cases, while the other is just a last name HomestuckOtaku (talk) 03:05, 26 June 2013 (GMT)

Cicero dialogue easter egg

There is another Game of Thrones reference. Cicero calls the Night Mother "My Lady, maiden, mother...and Crone" Lady was the name of a direwolf in the book, and Maiden, Mother and Crone all are goddesses in the religion of the Andals ("the Faith") The Wrathen 19:54, 28 June 2013 (GMT) — Unsigned comment by Nikss (talkcontribs) at 19:54 on 28 June 2013

This is not unique to Game of Thrones/Song of Ice and Fire or Skyrim. The Triple Goddess concept of a female deity has been around for a long time, WAY before these titles. The name/title "Lady" is too generic to even seriously consider. --Xyzzy Talk 01:50, 29 June 2013 (GMT)
Yeah...this seems pretty coincidental to me. ThuumofReason (talk) 10:51, 29 June 2013 (GMT)

Harry Potter Easter egg

We all know Dobby's lines (master has set Dobby free) and in the mission "The Mind Of Madness" you will start it by talking to a dark elf on the streets of Solitude, he will say "Please help me find my master" and if you ask him "Why don't you leave him?" He will say "Without him I won't be free" this is probably a reference to house elves talking about their masters

I doubt it. Dervenin was a character in Shivering Isles, so it's highly unlikely that this is referring to Harry Potter. ThuumofReason (talk) 10:21, 6 July 2013 (GMT)
Slightly similar dialogue without a clear contextual link isn't enough. I looked through Dervenin's dialogue and didn't any strong indication of a connection. Both of them being "elves" seems coincidental. --Xyzzy Talk 14:08, 6 July 2013 (GMT)

Red Eagle and the Matter of Britain

It's kind of obvious from all the material around this quest that the whole thing is a King Arthur style setup, the book which gives you the quest even has a story which, hagravens aside, is pretty close to the original arthurian stories, complete with Armes Prydein style prophecy. The sword in the stone is the least of them.— Unsigned comment by (talk) at 14:36 on 6 July 2013

I'm confused...what is the connection between Red Eagle's sword and Arthurian Lore? You have to explain your proposal if you want it to be considered for inclusion. ThuumofReason (talk) 22:25, 6 July 2013 (GMT)

The Boondocks

IM walking past an orc stronghold and as im running one of the orcs say: "What you gonna , what you gonna do"... that's what Stinkmeaner said when he posses tom in the second season. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 00:45 on 7 July 2013‎

The exact quote from Skyrim is "Whatcha gonna do? Huh? Whatcha gonna do?". The line can be uttered by anyone in the BanditFaction. As the quote is not exactly the same, you'll have to provide a lot more connections to why it is an egg. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 23:53, 6 July 2013 (GMT)
Sounds like a very common taunt, used in any number of TV shows and films. --Xyzzy Talk 23:57, 6 July 2013 (GMT)
Agreed. Textbook coincidence. ThuumofReason (talk) 22:56, 12 July 2013 (GMT)

star wars

When you begin the quest "blade in the dark" after following specific dialouge options you will get an option to say to delphine:"I was expecting someone....taller." This is a reference to the star wars movie 'revenge of the sith', where general grievious replies the same words to anakin skywalker when they first meet. — Unsigned comment by 15:27, 12 July 2013 (talkcontribs) on

It's actually Anakin who says it to General Grevious, and he says "General Grievous. You're shorter than I expected." Besides, expecting someone to be taller is a well worn trope in books and movies. Not a reference. --AN|L (talk) 15:43, 12 July 2013 (GMT)
Check the archives. This has already been discussed and rejected several times. ThuumofReason (talk) 22:55, 12 July 2013 (GMT)

Skinny Dipping?

Below Broken Limb Camp and between Fort Amol and the Eldergleam sanctuary you can find a hunters camp by a lake/swamp at the edge of the lake is a pair of clothes and in the water you will find a man and woman(both are hunters) sitting in the water across from each other in only their underwear(without clothes on) this is a reference to skinny dipping. I'm not sure if this is a cultural parallel or a reference more than an Easter egg but I thought I might it with yall. Also this location does not show up on the map. -- 04:30, 15 July 2013 (GMT)

This isn't an Easter Egg. See the notice at the top of the page: "first consider that an Easter Egg cannot be generic (unspecific), such as giant animals or broad cultural parallels.". --AKB Talk Cont Mail 04:39, 15 July 2013 (GMT)
In addition, it is already listed on the Unmarked Places page. --Xyzzy Talk 04:54, 15 July 2013 (GMT)

Vampire Lord

The vampire lord form looks an awful lot like the hero nightstalker from DotA2, espessially when on the ground. Also the ultimate goal of the vampires in the Dawnguard expansion is to bloat out the sun so that they will be more powerfull, and DotA2's nightstalker has an ability which turns day into night making him more powerfull. He also can potentially acquire an ability giving him improved night vision ~ vampire's night vision.— Unsigned comment by Neutrozixide (talkcontribs) at 18:13 on 24 July 2013‎ (GMT)

— Moved here from the Dragonborn Easter Eggs talk page -helenaanne  talk ♥ 06:54, 24 July 2013 (GMT)
Considering that Dawnguard game out more than a year before DotA2, this is not an easter egg at all. Jeancey (talk) 06:57, 24 July 2013 (GMT)
Agreed. ThuumofReason (talk) 12:56, 24 July 2013 (GMT)
Also agreed. --AN|L (talk) 16:39, 25 July 2013 (GMT)

Star Trek: Enterprise

I was playing through the main quest, and, when I came to Alftand, during "Elder Knowledge," encountered, as usual, the two Khajiit brothers, J'darr and J'zhar. Upon reading J'zhar's journal, he mentions how J'darr was hallucinating, seeing creatures come out of the walls of the cave that they are trapped in. To me, this seems like the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Strange New World," where an away team is trapped within a cave, and they begin to see creatures come out of the walls of the cave.

I looked through the archives, and did not see anything regarding this, but, if there is and I missed it, my apologies. Augster101 (talk) 03:36, 29 July 2013 (GMT)

I mean, it's possible but when people are hallucinating there aren't many other places for the creatures to come from in such a confined place. I don't remember the details of Elder Knowledge but were the hallucinations caused by spores/pollen like they were in Strange New World? Jeancey (talk) 04:15, 29 July 2013 (GMT)
No, but I was talking more about the symptoms, rather than the cause. Both are caused by an outside source, thought; however, one is casued by skooma, or rather, a lack of it, and the other is caused by spores, but, like I said, I was looking more at the symptoms: paranoia, hallucinations, and an inclination to violence. It could very well just be coincidence, but the symptoms seemed to close for me. Augster101 (talk) 06:09, 29 July 2013 (GMT)
It is generic enough that without more in common between the two instances (i.e. cause of the hallucinations, reason why they are in the cave, etc) it isn't enough for it to be considered an easter egg. Jeancey (talk) 06:27, 29 July 2013 (GMT)
Agreed. Without more to go on, it just becomes two places where someone went nutters in a cave, something that's been done many times in popular culture. --Xyzzy Talk 13:40, 29 July 2013 (GMT)
As these creatures (at least not all of them) might not even be hallucinations, but either automatons or even more likely, falmer, the parallel is even less likely. —MortenOSlash (talk) 14:36, 29 July 2013 (GMT)
Paranoia and hallucinations are common side effects of drug use. This is just a coincidence. ThuumofReason (talk) 21:55, 29 July 2013 (GMT)
Prev: Archive 14 Up: Skyrim talk:Easter Eggs Next: Archive 16