Skyrim Player Map Shows Tamriel Politics

An Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim player recently designed and shared a detailed map of Tamriel that outlines each region’s political affiliations.

A Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim fan has created a political map of Tamriel that color-codes the political affiliations of each region in the open-world game. Ancient ScrollsThe political landscape is one of the most fascinating facets of the myth. Such a topic takes center stage in games like Skyrim and The Elder Scrolls Online, each packed with gripping war plots. In Skyrimfor example, a civil war breaks out following the regicide of High King Torygg at the hands of the Stormcloaks.

The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim launched on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 over a decade ago, delivering a groundbreaking adventure that forever changed the trajectory of Western role-playing games and open-world experiences. Such an influence appears more evident in other genre-defining games, namely the likes of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But the amazing world of Skyrim offers players more than just big spaces to explore and small adventures to take on. Beneath its gleaming exterior lies a deep political narrative that continues to intrigue old scrolls loyal.

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Earlier this week, Reddit user and dedicated Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim StoutCriw fan (via GameRant) shared the political map of Tamriel they created. The map revolves around 4E 201, the fourth era where the High King is brought down by the machinations of Ulfric Stormcloak. Each region on the user-created map is divided and color-coded according to its political affiliations. So, StoutCriw marked the most northeastern area purple to denote the Morrowind region. Skyrim The Argonian realms, which spawn just below Morrowind, are colored green. Meanwhile, red represents the vast influence of the Mede Empire. Check out the full map in the following Reddit post:


StoutCriw’s efforts are nothing short of impressive, especially considering the intricacies of Tamriel’s politics in The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim. Let’s hope Bethesda Game Studios expands on these threads of political lore significantly in The Elder Scrolls 6. A deeper exploration of the effects of Skyrim’s Civil War or the Stormcloak Rebellion might prove particularly interesting, for example.

Bethesda Softworks and developer Bethesda Game Studios celebrated Skyrim’s 10th anniversary late last year by rolling out a new version of the RPG – The anniversary edition. Skyrim Anniversary Edition came with new features including added fishing mechanics, Survival mode, hundreds of Creation Club mods, and new customization options. While the sixth mainstay entered the spotlight several years ago, it’s still unclear exactly when it will be ready for prime time.


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Source: StoutCriw/Reddit (via GameRant)

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