Shezarr Played Guitar

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Last week’s Elder Scrolls trivia question took a turn for the divine, with our friends at the Imperial Library asking:

Long before Talos, the people of Cyrodiil worshipped a different Ninth Divine. What was his name?

Well, I’ll tell you: Shezarr, from Shezarr and the Divines, was the original Ninth Divine. Now you know. More useful knowledge: “Shezarr and the Divines” makes a great Rock Band group name.

Reijo Niemi of Turku, Finland was our big winner this week. He’ll take home a copy of Greg Keyes’ “The Infernal City,” as well as “TESting Your Knowledge: The Home Game.”*

Thanks to everyone that wrote in with their answers — nearly all of you had this one. Check back later this week for the next quiz, which promises to be a real humdinger.

*May not exist

TESting Your Knowledge Volume 7: Divine Investigation

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Good old Tiber Septim is again the subject of this week’s TESting Your Knowledge trivia question. That guy just never gives up the spotlight.

The question is a bit of a curve-ball, though. Rather than studying the lines of princes and kings, you’ll have to brush up on your Elder Scrolls theology to win a signed copy of Greg Keyes’ “The Infernal City.” Have at it:

In the long history of Cyrodiil, the Imperials have had many forms of religious expression. In one form or another, the Eight Divines have always been present. In the current age, there are Nine Divines; the Ninth — Talos, or Tiber Septim — was originally not a member of this pantheon. Long before Talos, the people of Cyrodiil worshipped a different Ninth Divine. What was his name?

As always, the instructions on where to send your answer — as well as the exciting contest rules — are copied below. Good luck!

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And the answer is…

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This week’s TESting Your Knowledge turned into an interesting affair. To recap, this is the Elder Scrolls trivia question we asked last Friday:

In the Septim dynasty, at what point was the direct line of succession from Tiber Septim broken?

The words “direct line” proved important, as many answers flowed in citing later Septims as the breaking point. In fact, the direct line of Tiber Septim was severed early on, according to our friends at The Imperial Library:

In 3E 41 Emperor Pelagius I was assassinated with no living children. Tiber Septim’s niece (his brother Agnorith’s daughter) Kintyra was next in line to the throne.

Amongst the entrants that had it right, Kiran Valluru of Brampton, Ontario was the lucky winner, walking away with a signed copy of Greg Keyes’ “The Infernal City.” We’ll be back with another question later this week.

TESting Your Knowledge Volume 6: Broken Septim

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Think you know everything there is to know about the Septim dynasty? This week’s Elder Scrolls trivia question was made for you:

In the Septim dynasty, at what point was the direct line of succession from Tiber Septim broken?

As always, a signed copy of Greg Keyes’ Elder Scrolls novel “The Infernal City” is up for grabs.

Instructions on where to send your answer, as well as the all-important contest rules, are copied below. Good luck!

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You Say Potentate, I Say Potentato

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Previously on TESting Your Knowledge, we asked Elder Scrolls fans to name the last Akavirian to rule Tamriel in the Second Era.

Unlike the prior week, this one didn’t stump many of you: Savirien-Chorak, the son of Potentate Versidue-Shaie, was the final conqueror to rule over the contentious continent. This excerpt from The Imperial Library tells of his untimely demise:

The latest ruler of Second Empire, Potentate Savirien-Chorak, and every one of his heirs is murdered by The Dark Brotherhood/Morag Tong. This marks the end of the Second Empire.

After a random drawing, Jake Gott of Portland, Oregon was our winner. He’ll receive a signed copy of Greg Keyes’ “The Infernal City,” and the satisfaction of knowing he is the current Potentate of Elder Scrolls trivia. Thanks for participating everyone; you’ll have another chance to win later on in the week.

And the answer is…

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For the fourth TESting Your Knowledge trivia question, we asked you to name a god — any god — that appeared in The Elder Scrolls: Redguard. And after labeling last week’s question “too easy,” the vast majority of this week’s entrants came up with “Clavicus Vile” — a respectable, but ultimately incorrect answer. As it turns out, Clavicus is in fact a Daedric Prince, rather than an Aedric god.

Forum moderator and Imperial Library contributor Attrebus provides us with an explanation of the correct answer:

Hunding (The Redguard call him Hoonding) appears in TES Adventures: Reguard, not as a person, but as a symbol. When trying to bring Prince A’tor back to life, something appears to go wrong with the ritual, and his soul ends up in the sword instead. According to Tamriel Gods: Yokuda/Redguard:

“In this last incarnation, the HoonDing was said to have been either a sword or a crown, or both.”

A Prince in a sword certainly meets that criteria.

Only three contestants came up with HoonDing, and Daniel Rossi of Dallas, Texas was the lucky winner among them, earning himself a signed copy of Greg Keyes’ Elder Scrolls novel “The Infernal City.” Congrats to Dan, and thanks to everyone for participating. The next question will hit tomorrow, so study up.