Alduin’s Wall explained at Game Informer

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GameInformer.com continues their extended coverage on Skyrim tonight with an interactive look at Alduin’s Wall — first introduced last month in our annoucement trailer for the game. Wondering what this wall means? GameInformer’s Matt Miller explains it’s significance:

“It depicts a prophecy heralding the return Alduin to the world of the Elder Scrolls, as well as the history of the dragons and their interaction with humanity. Each section of the wall tells a different part of the story, and we’ll explain every area in detail. Each of the previous games in the Elder Scrolls series play a part in the prophecy.”

For a more in-depth look at the wall, head here.

Reader Comments

  1. 200 years have passed since Oblivion? O_O I certainly wasn’t expecting that. One thing revealed that I was hoping you wouldn’t change was starting the game as a prisoner. So, as tradition dictates, we start the game, once again, a prisoner. LOL.

  2. Yeah, I’ve grown quite fond of starting as a prisoner as well :)

    It’s also interesting to note, in Daggerfall the game starts after King Lysandus has been murdered.
    In Tribunal the expansion starts after King Hlaalu Athyn Llethan has “died” though most think Helseth poisoned him. In Redguard the game starts after The High King of Hammerfell, Thassad II is killed.
    In Oblivion Emperor Uriel Septim VII is murdered before the players eyes. And now in Skyrim the game will start after the High King of Skyrim has been killed.

    As you can see from this, it is not very safe to be a king when a new game starts :P

  3. That never occurred to me. It’s clearly best that we do start the game as a prisoner, then. Better to be at the bottom and in the proverbial dregs of society than be at the top. Those poor kings should all wear red shirts. :D

  4. I love the idea of starting as a prisoner. It’s becoming quite the tradition. And it gives the sense that even the worst criminal, locked in a cell to be forgotten and rot for all time, may actually also be the greatest hero of the world if only you let him. (There’s no 100% evil)