Posted Tue, Dec 11, 2012 by Martuk
It’s time for another history lesson for The Elder Scrolls Online (TESO). This week Zenimax Online Studios devs posted the first set of answers to their latest “Ask Us Anything” series for the Aldmeri Dominion. The devs answer everything from how the Aldmeri Dominion was formed to elven lore and the ritualistic nature of wood elf cannibalism.
How do you intend to portray the cannibalism of the Bosmer? From what do you draw inspiration for the jungles of Valenwood and the culture of the Bosmer? Any Ayleid enclaves to run across deep in the jungles? - By James Craven
For the Wood Elves, cannibalism is a matter of ritual significance, and typically quite private within a family or tight-knit group. There’s actually a lot of background on Valenwood and the Bosmer in Elder Scrolls lore, though you may have to dig a little to find it. After Empress Alessia’s “slave army” drove the Ayleids from Cyrodiil, many of them took refuge in Valenwood, so Ayleid ruins are actually rather common in the southern jungles.
Looking to learn more? Check out our pre-alpha hands-on preview and video interview with TESO's Creative Director Paul Sage for some extra details.