Written in Uncertainty: An Elder Scrolls Lore Podcast

What is the Godhead, and how do Amaranths work?

An episode of Written in Uncertainty: An Elder Scrolls Lore Podcast

By Aramithius
A podcast for those who want to go a little deeper into Elder Scrolls lore, for fans who know the basics and want to find out where the more complex ideas come from. Come, listen and join the discussion at writteninuncertainty.com
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Elder Scrolls Close Reads: Children of the Root
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What is C0DA?
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What are the Magna Ge?
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What is the Aurbis?
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What is Mythopoeia?
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What is CHIM?
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What is an Enantiomorph?
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What Happened to the Dwemer?
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35:44
July 21, 2018
Introduction to Written in Uncertainty
Welcome to Written in Uncertainty! This episode outlines my perspective on the lore, and what that means for how I’ll be talking about it in the podcasts.
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