The Elder Scrolls Online

The Tamriel Chronicle, Issue #13

ESO fansites are still abuzz from E3, and we have more new fan creations to shine the spotlight on this week.

Every week, we round up great fan-created content to share with you, and we have some excellent picks in this issue. Our hard-working fansites continue to spark discussions with their articles, and artists and fan fiction writers have more works for you to enjoy. If you have a link to a fan creation you love, send it to us at and we’ll consider it for an upcoming issue. 

Fan Art

We’re always inspired by the talent of ESO fan artists. Take a look at some recent works, and don’t forget to visit our official ESO Tumblr page for more!

Orc from the Daggerfall CovenantBy shanku on Tamriel Foundry

Cakes-Many-Beef, Argonian BerserkerBy Carlo “Tarantadu” Marcelo on TESOF

Fan Fiction

Journey to Tamriel through the eyes of other ESO fans.

The Running Tree: Chapter TenBy Donovan Fouts on Elder Scrolls Off the Record

“‘Ye are an orc?’
The voice, slightly nervous, but completely feminine, was barely audible to Torak’s ears. Its owner seemed to be everywhere and nowhere at the same time. He lacked neither the strength nor the desire to speak to shadows, so he remained still. An hour had passed without another word, so he began questioning whether the voice had been real at all.”


The Embassy IBy Akitcougar on The Tamriel Traveler

“‘The Thalmor have something to do with dragons returning, I just know it!’ the Dunmer standing across from me shouted, slamming her hands on the table between us.
I winced, and my ears fell flat against my head at how loud she got. ‘No need to yell, Delphine,’ I murmured. My tail twitched. ‘We hate the Thalmor just as much as you, if not more.’ I knew I hated them more.”

A Game of Chance: Chapter 1By Iogairn on TESOF

“The cups were set. The pea underneath. Now all what was needed was a bit of advertisement.
‘Try your luck with this intense game of … luck!’
Iogairn winced and hoped no one noticed the cock up, as most of them were so deep in their ale cups. Fortunately this was the case- or at least no one cared- as a few drunks stumbled over to waste away their money. Iogairn smiled as the first sat down in the seat opposite and chose a cup, or gestured wildly in the direction of one, before he had even a chance to shuffle them.
‘No, no my friend! You must wait until I have moved them, or else it wouldn’t be a contest!’”

Fan Music

Listen to these excellent fan compositions, inspired by The Elder Scrolls Online:

For the Draugen – By Joachim 'Torzelan' Sandberg

Tales of an Adventurer – By Armin Gutjahr

The Red Mountain – By The Elder Sound

News and Articles

Get the latest news, info, and editorials from ESO fan site writers:

Elder Scrolls Off the Record


ESO Wiki


Tamriel Foundry


TESO Elite


Podcasts and Videocasts

Hear fansite personalities discuss all things ESO:


Elder Scrolls Off the Record

ESO Cast





Tamriel Foundry

TESO Elite



Question of the Week Answers

We’ve gathered up some of your answers to last week’s Developer Question of the Week. Watch the video to see the full question, and look for a new Developer Question of the Week this Thursday.

  • “What immerses me most in an RPG? Well, you've already got the big gun: Rich lore. The books that have scattered your worlds have never failed to draw me in. Honestly, some of the best anecdotes I've read are in your games as optional experiences. After that it is simply a matter of the gameplay not sucking and the graphics being acceptable.” – Barb Morey
  • “For me, it's stumbling across something that's not a part of any quest, but still has a story or some content... like the unexpected caves and ruins, and coming across quests from random NPCs that aren't connected to the central storyline. These things add depth to the world. The openness of the world was what got me addicted to Daggerfall, which is still my favorite game!” – Laura Deerfield
  • “In one simple word, Dungeoneering. I love finding those out of the blue quests, or better yet a random note that hints of treasure and adventure, but only if you can master the dungeons trials and traps. Many times over I've been astounded by the cleverness and details in the environment and lore of the more tucked away places in Tamriel. Exploring every nook, niche, and cranny. Defeating every adversary. Exploiting every trap to my advantage. And of course plundering every ounce of loot. That my friends, is what immerses me.” – Adam Bliss
  • “What gets me immersed in a game world is being able to enjoy myself in a town or such without any combat at all. I look forward to be able to role play and interact with NPCs, fish, scavenge and craft for a whole play session. I think if you are in the city and you feel like you are in a live area (live based on the NPCs), then you feel like you are in a living world.” – Jeremy Wark
  • “The UI is also very important. It should be minimal. Give players the option to expand it if they'd like, but removing the clutter from the screen helps players be pulled in, merely by giving them more real-estate to be pulled into. Again I must emphasize Skyrim, you are allowed to socket spells and items but you don't see the interface when you play. You just use it.”  – Cory LaPaz

We hope you enjoyed this issue of The Tamriel Chronicle. Check back next week for more!

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