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Lore Questions! Possible Spoilers for Dawnguard

Discussion in 'General Skyrim Discussion' started by Trevor Bright, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Trevor Bright

    Trevor Bright Sonaan

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    So I love the Dawnguard. It's actually my favorite DLC because it made it possible to play a serious paladin/cleric type character. I want to write a Story based on the DLC but I need some help with some lore stuff I'm not too sure on.
    So Serana is really old, like really old. Pre-empire, yeah?

    1. I thought I remember her saying something about being a child and running around castle Volkihar as a child vampire? Is that correct? or am I mis-remembering that line of dialogue with her? When you're searching for her mother under the castle?

    2. On the matter of her age, she's pre-dragon priest, yeah? She wouldn't know what/who the dragon priests were because they came after she was sealed away right?

    3. So Dawnguard added the sunfire magic to restoration...is that cannon? I know magic is a helluva thing and the magic used in one game or another might not really matter, I'm just a wee bit curious if there is a cannon form of magic in the lore and if radiant/anti-undead magic exists?
     
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    Reaper24 Wehrmacht Jäger

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    1. Yes, she does say she spent a lot of time in the undercroft. I forget the exact reasons why other than her father being obsessed over the prophecy and her wanting to stay away from him. 2. She came after the Mythic era to my understanding, way after the dragon war. I believe she was sealed up around the First era, possibly the second era. 3. Pretty much anything a dev adds to their game is canon. I know that people who would hunt undead would probably have restoration magic that would exceed at dealing with the dead. I think it was even around in the third era and possibly before that. So it's definitely canon. Apologies if these weren't the answers you were looking for but I did answer them to the best of my knowledge.
     
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    Any information helps! It gives me a good basis to start some research. Thank you very much!! :D
     
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    No problem dude.
     
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    Correction on the first bit: Serana was a normal child for a while, and being a vampire, she wouldn’t grow up. The ceremony that made her a vampire happened later on in her life, probably early 20’s. Do you recall what the ceremony was?
     
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    Yeah. I'm assuming she was forced to physically give herself to molag bal?
     
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    Oui, she's a Daughter of Coldharbour.
     
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    So then if only women can become true daughters of coldharbour, then what the heck is Harkon?
     
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    He's just a pure blood vampire. No special title or anything.
     
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    How did he get Pureblooded though? Did he let Molag do him up the butt? Or was it a thing where he "presented" Molag with his wife and daughter and was awarded the same level of blood purity the his wife and daughter got without the humiliation?
     
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    If asked about how he got his vampirism, Harkon will say how he once ruled as a mighty king, and that his domain was said to be vast and powerful. Despite all of this, his greatest fear was his own mortality, so he pledged himself to Molag Bal and in his name he sacrificed a thousand innocents. In return, Molag Bal granted him immortality by turning him and his family into pure-blood vampires. Due to historical contradictions with his story, it remains to be seen whether or not this story was at all exaggerated or just a downright lie made up to feed his large ego.
     
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    Right! I've never actually asked him that. My main character always fights the vampires and my secondary is too prideful and uncaring to bother asking him that
     
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    I've done the vampire playthrough once and asked him. If you don't exhaust certain NPCs dialog and read books scattered around the world you'll most likely miss out large chunks of important lore and whatnot.
     
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    It was always my intent to read all the books, I even had an app that had all the skyrim books in it, but I just haven't had the time. :/
     

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