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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TESting Your Knowledge Volume 5: Lack of Akavir

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Elder Scrolls fans, it’s time to put your thinking caps back on. Today’s TESting Your Knowledge trivia question deals with Akavir, the scrappy sister continent to Tamriel:

Who was the last Akavirian to rule Tamriel in the Second Era?

As always, a copy of Greg Keyes’ Elder Scrolls novel “The Infernal City” will go to one lucky winner with the correct answer.

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

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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.

TESting your knowledge Volume 4: Name That God

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Bethesda’s pirate-themed action adventure The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard is the subject of today’s TESting trivia question. Once again, a signed copy of Greg Keyes’ Elder Scrolls novel “The Infernal City” will serve as the booty. Here comes the pitch:

Name a god that appears in The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard.

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And the answer is…

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The TESting Your Knowledge trivia series continued last Friday, as the following question was put to Elder Scrolls fans:

Mehrunes Dagon was defeated by Martin in the end of Oblivion Crisis. Dagon was also defeated in Mournhold back in the First Era. Who did defeat the Daedra Prince?

A few thought this question beneath you, but there was a slight trick to it: the Immortal God-Kings Almalexia (pictured above) and Lord Sotha Sil both took out Mehrunes with a little tag-team action. The encounter is recalled in the 2920 entry of the Imperial Library. Here’s a snippet:

[Mehrunes Dagon's] attention was arrested by a needle-thin shaft of light piercing through his black and red shadowed sky. He followed it to its source, two figures, a man and a woman standing on the hill above town. The man in the white robe he recognized immediately as Sotha Sil, the sorcerer who had talked all the Princes of Oblivion into that meaningless truce.

“If you’ve come for the Duke of Mournhold, he isn’t here,” laughed Mehrunes Dagon. “But you might find pieces of him the next time it rains.”

Mehrunes was a bit of a jerk.

Jules van Laar of Voerendaal, Netherlands is our big winner this round. He’ll receive a signed copy of Greg Keyes’ Elder Scrolls novel “The Infernal City” for his trouble.

Thanks to everyone that participated. We’ll have another question up later in the week.

And the answer is…

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On Friday we posted our second TESting Your Knowledge trivia question. For those that don’t feel like scrolling down on the blog, here’s the question again…

“Which Redguard saint is shown with a sword through her halo?”

The answer to the question is: Leki, Saint of the Spirit Sword. For more on Leki, head to The Imperial Library. Among other things, you can read “The Memory Stone.” Additionally, I found this description of the goddess…

Leki (Saint of the Spirit Sword): Goddess daughter of Tall Papa, Leki is the goddess of aberrant swordsmanship. The Na-Totambu of Yokuda warred to a standstill during the mythic era to decide who would lead the charge against the Lefthanded Elves. Their swordmasters, though, were so skilled in the Best Known Cuts as to be matched evenly. Leki introduced the Ephemeral Feint. Afterwards, a victor emerged and the war with the Aldmer began.

Congratulations to Joseph Allen Zorn of Bozrah, CT — you’ve won a signed copy of The Infernal City! For those that didn’t win, we’ll have more questions soon.

TESting Your Knowledge — our first winner!

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On Monday, we concluded our entry period for the first TESting Your Knowledge trivia question. To recap, here’s the question:

After Talos acquired and powered the Numidium, the mage Zurin Arctus supposedly became known as the Underking. However, records make mention of another Underking, long before Arctus’ time. What was this Underking’s name at the end of the Second Era?

Because this was the first question, we decided to accept two answers: Ysmir Kingmaker and King Wulfharth — because they’re one and the same. An ancient king of Skyrim, he was in fact called Ysmir Kingmaker at the end of the Second Era, but could still be referred to as King Wulfharth.

We had many folks email in one answer or the other (and both), but there could only be one winner. Congrats to Christopher Perdue of Dallas, GA on winning a signed copy of The Infernal City.