RPG - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Updated on May 11, 2016

Skyrim, the fifth game in the Elder Scrolls series, takes place in the province of Skyrim 200 years after the Oblivion Crisis. A newly revealed Dragon language plays an integral role in the story.

The ancient home of the Nords, Skyrim, teeters at the brink of destruction. With the death of High King Torygg, a civil war breaks out, with brothers slaying brothers across the province's frozen tundras and rocky crags. Many, especially Nords, wish to secede from the Empire, which has been in decline since the Oblivion Crisis. Many loyalists, on the other hand, prefer the unity and security provided by the Empire.

The Elder Scrolls foretell the return of Tamriel's primeval darkness, the Dragons, and the coming of a mortal born with the soul of a dragon, the "Dovahkiin" or "Dragonborn"—one who will have the power to permanently defeat his greatest foe and end the dark reign of the consumer of worlds: Alduin.

In this series of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim you start of as a captured enemy. Being drifted off to Helgan to be executed you find out that you're in the same wagon as Ralof and Jarl Ulfric. They are part of a rebellion group known as the Stromcloaks. The fact that you're in the same wagon as them is not a good sign. Of course, you were not aware of the rebellion group, you were just caught crossing the boarder and were in the wrong place at the wrong time. The guards decided to take you in as a Stormcloak, and your future was nothing more then death. As you reach your final resting place, the guards read out a list of every person that is in the rebellion. That being said when they call you up, you're not on the list. That's when you're able to create your character. Once the character is completed they realize that you're not part of the rebellion, only to find out that they will have you executed anyways. As you're head lies on the block to be beheaded, you stare into the eyes of the butcher. As he rises he's axe to behead you, you hear a loud rawr in the sky, and just as the axe is coming down, a dragon comes to your rescue. Although, the dragon was just a perfectly timid coincidence, he wasn't there to save you. He was there to destroy. As you stay unconscious you are awaken by Ralof. He then guides you to safety. You're hands are bound from the arrest, and unable to use your hands. Ralof then instructs you to jump into an attic that has the roof broken. You then jump down to the first floor and back outside running for your life as the dragon attacks the whole town. You follow one of the guards and while you're following the guard, you come across Ralof. You are then giving the chance to follow the Guard, or Ralof. After you decide you future, you can start your journey to what seems to be endless.

With numerous amount of weapons, armor, and quest you travel through one of the best quest the series have to offer. The creators really did go all out on the game. The graphics of the game is outstanding. The story is amazing, the ability to feel that the game is really just another world. One of the things that I like about Skyrim is that they allow you to make some choices that can change the course of the outcome. You can decided your own fate. When creating a game that huge it is important that they capture very important detail. And, I truly believe that Bethesda (Creators) manage to do so. Giving your character the ability to go almost anything, and giving you the ability to make choices as if it were your own life. You can buy a house, or even built your own house. You can craft your own weapon, make it stronger or even add an enchantment to it to make that weapon much stronger. The ability to craft your own potions. You can get married, and even adopt kids. You can furnish your home to your liking.

The story line is insanely awesome. But, so are the side quest. The side quest are the best way to receive money, armor and awesome unique weapons and gear. By killing thief leaders and other bad guys, you can equip their items. Its really awesome how you can craft your own weapons. It takes a little long to be able to craft Daedric and Dragon gears. But, it is very worth it. I believe that anyone who loves dragons and RPG games well love Skyrim. And, if you have it to try it, I think you should give it a go. And, for those who has tried it, I think you should give it another chance. Since the new Elder Scroll was released online, the price on skyrim dropped. Which it wouldn't hurt to drop a few bucks for a game that takes forever to beat. Especially, since now you can pretty much hit legendary once you've mastered a skill. Giving you the chance to level up almost infinitely.

Here are some useful tips.

Unbreakable Lockpick (Skeleton Key)

During the quest "Darkness Returns," part of the Thieves Guild quests in Riften you'll get a quest item called the Skeleton Key, a lockpick that cant be broken. Instead of finishing the quest you can just keep and use it to open any door or chest without worrying about running out of lockpicks.

Easy 100 Restoration Skill

You need 2 spells for this: Equilibrium and any healing spell (preferably Fast Healing or better). Cast Equilibrium which drains health for magic and keep healing yourself. You will constantly lose health and never run out of magic so you can heal yourself forever.

Free Training

There is a way to get costly (especially on later levels) training for free. To do so you have to enter any guild where there are trainers in what you need and gain their trust. Take a whatever training you need from a guild guy and then pickpocket him (your money for the training will be in his pocket). Usually it will be considered a crime, but a guild guy will look away and won't report.

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