Help us create a character on The Elder Council

Skyrim is the home of the Nords, and as such, all of our key art key art and gameplay demos have shown your character as one. As cool as he looks, we realize when November rolls around, many of you will be playing as a different race (or several different races). With that in mind, we wanted to give you guys a chance to see what another character race looks like.

To accomplish this, today we’re putting up a couple polls on our Facebook page for The Elder Scrolls: The Elder Council. Voting will go through 9 am est tomorrow morning, and later in the week, we’ll be sharing a character screenshot with you guys.

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Reader Comments

  1. I am counting the days until I lose my life and become SKYRIM. I can’t wait. I hope I have all my work done by then….

  2. Fantastic! I like the Nords, but it would be brilliant to see if the characteristics of any of the other races have had any visual development. I can’t imagine any of them looking particularly more detailed except the beast races, but still.

  3. I would also really like to see an Argonian! But if not, then I can just wait until November and be surprised. I guess.

  4. Voted for Argonian Theif. But it seems that Dark Elf will win this one, according to vote polls results… :(

    Anyway, i’m waiting on. :)

  5. I always play as a fancy wood-elf stealth class. I wouldn’t mind seeing the wood elves. And show us some of the upper-class attire as well! That’d be awesome.

  6. I WANT TO SEE THE DARK ELF. THE ONE IN THE E3 DEMO HAD BLACK EYES BUT IN LORE THEY HAVE RED. PLEASE SHOW ONE WITH RED EYES!

  7. A Redoran Dunmer warrior with a Mohawk,awesome face Piercings,and a cool native Dunmer tattoo like in Morrowind. (I added the Redoran for kicks lol)

  8. We’ve seen a million humans already, yet you just know they’ll win. Either that, or an orc or khajiit, which we’ve also seen. :P

    Although if said character just so happens to be fighting, say, a Dwarven Spectre… how much would I have to bribe you guys in a situation like this? Fifty, sixty dollars? Sixty-five?

  9. You probably won’t believe it but there are still people who are NOT on facebook.

    I would have loved to participate in your poll but not even Skyrim can bring me to register a facebook account…

  10. An Argonian. Perhaps a name such as Wind Talker something to fit Skyrim, something to be reflective of the plot. He may not be a main character, but yet useful.

  11. A chef of any race besides Argonian (best for a khajiit) that wants to make a rare dish called Escargonian (Escargot),

    This consists of cooked Argonian (yes I know that Escargot is an edible snail but it’s the best sounding dish I could come up with) :D

    He should at least have a chef hat or an apron for cooking, and have found a plump Argonian of which he desires for this dish that you have to hunt down!!!
    If you confront him he will come at you with his cooking knife, and a fire spell.

  12. If it’s a character on the Elder Council, I’d say get an attractive humanoid species like an Imperial, Dark Elf, Nord, or Breton. One that would be considered one of high status. It’d be nice if the character was kind, passionate, but it’s just a cover, because there’s a conspiracty behind the smile it shines upon the public. A secret.

  13. Please add this kind of stuff to the elder scrolls website…i can understand the need of having a social website page in this day and age, but there are some of us who won’t or don’t want to have anything to do with that so if you add something add it to the game website as well.

    I love the elder scrolls and CAN’T WAIT for skyrim, but I want to be able to look at the skyrim website for news on the game or polls, not to have to go to a website I hate for news on a game I love.

    So if you add it to facebook at least keep us loyal fans in the loop who aren’t on facebook and add it to your games official website as well.

  14. Agree with the others on Facebook. Not signing up to that farce for a poll. Make it more accessible, intrigued to see how this pans out!

  15. Hey Bethesda.

    Name suggestion: Gudmund Moonshard.

    Why do you bother having a *Web* site, if all you seem to do recently is funnel people into Facebook?
    Might as well close bethblog.com, save some money and put it back into QA.

  16. What the other have said, I’m not going to go through the process of creating a Facebook account just to vote in a poll, considering I’ll probably never use it again afterwards.I want to see a High Elf, personally.Though I would expect Argonian or Bosmer to win, because those haven’t really been shown yet.

  17. Would love to see Argonian. Or dunmer (but afraid to be disappointed at the same time).
    Also, I don’t use Facebook, so can’t vote :(