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Jarl Balgruf’s words seem familiar

Discussion in 'Skyrim Guides and Tutorials' started by Sorn Devra, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. Sorn Devra

    Sorn Devra New Member

    Oct 22, 2017
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    Is it just me or does Jarl Balgruf of Whiterun say some familiar phrases??
    If you’ve played Oblivion and entered the Arena as a combatant, then you’d remember what the announcer says at the end of each victorious, bloody death match: “Leave the arena now and rest, you’ve earned it.”

    When the Western Watchtower is attacked by the dragon, a guard is called forth as a witness from the watchtower confirming the dragon’s presence there.
    Jarl Balgruf proceeds to say, “Go to the barracks for some food and rest, you’ve earned it.”

    At first I dismissed it as nothing because it’s just dialogue, so I’d be entertaining myself by looting the room of anything I could or doing parkour around the room until the words were finished being said, but it was on my 14th playthrough that I actually listened and recognized those words.
    Was this actually intended to be something by the game-makers?? Or maybe I’m just hysterical because of re-playing Oblivion before re-playing Skyrim.
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  2. Specter of Death

    Specter of Death Moderator
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    It's an interesting coincidence, I'm not sure if it's on purpose or not. I think it would be cool if it was meant to be a little easter-egg put in by the developers calling back to Oblivion and the Arena. I have never noticed it either, and now that you pointed it out, I'm probably going to take more note of it every time.... I'm just gonna call it an easter-egg. :D

    Nice observation!

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