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The Dragon's Dozen: An R&R Campaign

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Skyrim. The year 225 of the Fourth Era. The Dragon Crisis is over, the Dragonborn Cult vanquished, the Tyranny of the Sun averted, and the Eye of Magnus is shut. Ulfric Stormcloak sits on the throne of the High King. A facade of order over the chaos that still yet reigns over the fringes of society.

Someone, or something, is hunting for the masks of the Dragon Priests from across Skyrim and Solstheim, whether they are sealed away in Nordic tombs or in the hands of collectors across Tamriel. The Order of the Lamp, under the direction of Steward Blaise Lamont, has put out a call for able-bodied mages, warriors and adventurers alike to join them at their camp in the ruins of Labyrinthian. The Order wishes to uncover these mysterious hunters and seal the masks away for good, before they can be used to cause further harm.

Join with the Order of the Lamp and your fellow players to win fame, fortune and fellowship in the R&R 5E setting. Novice to experienced adventurers are invited to fight through this player-driven campaign to find the 12 masks and uncover the truth. The fate of Skyrim is in your hands. This is The Dragon’s Dozen.

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("Dragon Priest" by ISignRob: https://www.deviantart.com/isignrob/art/Elder-Scrolls-Dragon-Priest-442910683)

The Dragon's Dozen is a campaign style roleplay, written and GM'd by Sky Forge authors and builders, and is open for roleplayers of all levels. In our R&R server, GMs will walk adventurers through missions and quests with a cast of familiar and unfamiliar NPCs, but the choices you make are entirely up to you! For those interested, simply join our Discord Server here and read through our announcements! Sign ups begin today (June 20th, 2020) and will extend until June 28th, 2020.

If you have any questions about the campaign or would like more information, feel free to comment below or shoot me a DM in Discord! Hope to see you around Lamp Camp! 

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3758366053?profile=RESIZE_400xFollowing up from our last feature on Shadon's Chameleon, this week I've chosen to highlight another alchemically-themed build in JustJam's The Blackmarsh Doctor! This excerpt from the build's introduction really sets the mood for delving into the mind and mechanics of this Argonian necromancer.

"There’s something so beautiful about the swirling green hues of this toxin, isn’t there? How such deadliness can be held in but a small glass prison? It’s almost mesmerizing.

Yes yes, I can see the fear evident behind your eyes. You need not worry, dear, the process will be quick- like feeling the little pinch of a needle going into your arm.

Once this uncomfortable bit of business is over you will be brought back. Brought back without hunger, without thirst, without any mortality to drag you down. It sounds promising, doesn’t it? A world where Arkay’s laws need not exist, a paradise where we all live without this binding mortality.

But I digress, no need to fear the sting, dear. You may wish to close your eyes- seeing your own surgery can cause unnecessary panic."

JustJam uses a range of mods like Andromeda, Wintersun, Path of the Revenant and more to really double down on the the necromantic elements of this build, creating a powerful and synergistic setup between a variety of spells, buffs and artifacts. The playstyle is rounded out with Alchemy and Destruction spells to spread all manner of poisons and ailments to the Blackmarsh Doctor's enemies. The roleplay focuses on an alchemist who treads down the path of necromancy seeking the ultimate cure to all ills, and is packed full of quests from both the base game and recommended mods which are sure to entertain over the course of your playthrough.

Having recently reached the prestigious Master rank, The Blackmarsh Doctor is well worth a read! Give it a look and don't forget to leave a comment for the author.

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Story Corner Showcase - The Book of Languages

With the recent reintroduction of the Story Corner, we thought it only fitting to put together a showcase from our local writing group for this week's content feature. Toady, we're bringing a rare piece of phenominal, hand-made content that got an unfortunately low amount of attention at its launch. We are of course talking about The Book of Languages Parts I-III by Powersocke Prime.

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This is an incredibly unique piece of content, even for the Story Corner, which is home to a diverse array of interesting tales and chronicles. Not only has Powersocke agrigated some really interesting linguistic lore for us from various obscure verbal systems around Nirn, but has also chosen to do it in this incredible aesthetic manner, which exhibits rarity both in talent and form. It's not often you see hand-drawn and written art on the internet, but Powersocke has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is a place for it within our community. 

Powersocke has showcased what little lingual lore we have in a simply stunnng colligraphic hand that's a joy to simply look at, let alone read. Well worded and succinct, these posts are certainly worth stopping by and giving a look. The full book so far includes pages on Ancient Akaviri, the old language of the Dunmer's ancestors known as Ald-Chimeris, and perhaps one of the most ancient forms of speech known to Tamriel: Aldmeris itself. 

We won't delay you any further with words of our own. Waste no time in heading over to Powersocke's original post (linked above) and enjoy what it has to offer!

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Reintroducing The Story Corner

5340176467?profile=RESIZE_710xIt's no secret the Skyrim Character Building Group gets a lot of love here on The Sky Forge. After all, we are first and formost a Skyrim character building community. Today however, I'd like to call your attention to the wonderful happenings inside the Story Corner. 

For those who don't know, or cant guess by the name, The Story Corner houses the community's expansive collection of fan fics, writings, poems, short stories, and more, you name it it's probably there. The group has seen a meteoric rise in both popularity and activity thanks in large part to the tireless efforts of its host KendrixTrixie, a wonderful person and an exceptionally talented writer herself. But one host cant do it all. Its brilliant works shared by you all that have made the Story Corner a success.

But now onto the point of this blog post: Engagement. Writers value engamement from their viewers the same way those who share character builds value 'likes' and comments. So I implore you, please do not be shy about engaging authors and their works, even if you arent a writer yourself. Anything and everything holds significance. A simple 'like' to a raving review complete with a standing ovation in front of your computer means the world to those who share their writings. 

While we're on the topic of writers, our very own Furrion 17 has started a blog featuring all of his writings. You can follow his writing and poetry updates there by visiting www.billbromley.com

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Those of you who've kept up with publications from The Tel Mora Independent Press will be thrilled to know they're back! After a long and much needed break they've returned once more with a fresh new issue!

IN THIS ISSUE:
  • RETCONS - Truth In Our Time

Can retcons be a good thing?

  • Restoration & The Soul

To what extent can restoration repair the soul itself?

  • The Bull & The Eagle

Morihaus versus Gailon - Who stands victorious?

  • King Gortwog & Neloth

The king of Orsinium sits to enjoy a cup of tea.

.... And so much more. And also featured in this issue is a short story submission by our very own Chris Diokno! Follow the link below or click the image to be taken to the issue page!

http://www.telmoraindependent.net/2020/04/21/volume-2-issue-3/

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4900503496?profile=RESIZE_584xWHAT UP JABRONIS IT’S SHOWCASE TIME.

Put on your big person pants because with the amount of potions you are going to ingest you will literally crap yourself in excitement from all the role changing and on-the-spot “respeccing” while out on the town in the province of Skyrim. Y’all been juggling multiple skills like a drunk entertainer since 2011 but this build brings simplicity by diving head first into that round, wooden table we know as the Alchemy Lab. Screw safety goggles. You ain’t got the time.

"They draw closer every day. Every time I think I've shaken them, they somehow pick up my trail once more. I need to be more unpredictable, more untraceable. I've invented some new cocktails that should throw them off for a little while... assuming they don't get me killed. But I don't have a choice: I need to keep running, keep morphing, keep changing... Otherwise I'm through."

Shadon's The Chameleon is a smart take on the ‘elusive’ jack-of-all-trades concept that promotes players to shift their playstyle as fast as they can drink a powerfully brewed concoction. Flexible on race, birthsign, spells, and shouts, this build screams of the namesake it has been given.

Shadon’s stamina gains and Ordinator infused build makes the power of alchemy shine by temporarily creating a new class from battle to battle if you so choose with little don’ts and lots of do’s.

I applaud Shadon’s creativity with this personality and gameplay shifting build. When I offered to write up this week’s spotlight I only had this in mind. Great job Shadon and you readers best go check this build out and then play it!

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21dcb_19fa.jpg?c=26ebHey guys, as promised we're back once again with yet another Character Build Showcase! For those out of the loop this is a weekly(ish) feature where we show off the amazing content coming out of the character building communities here on the Skyforge. This week's featured build is The Emissary of Darkness by Oneness. As always I'd like to start out with an excerpt from the author themselves to give you an idea of what this build is all about. 

This build epitomizes synergy, and we all know how much I like synergy. By combining commonly overlooked things in the right manner you begin to become overpowered fairly quickly. Among these underrated things is utilizing Two-Handed and Sneak, actively trying to get off critical strikes, and even using bashing as a resource of significant damage. In order to combine all of these things into a sophisticated play style I found the synergy in each one and the glue that really brings it all together. The glue is the combination of the Ebony Blade and Marked for Death. 

As you can already guess the Ebony Blade, the ultimate boon of the Webspinner, is the core feature of the build. At first glance the weapon appears quite underwhelming for all the effort needed to acquire and empower it. It is a Two-Handed sword with the base damage of the average One-Handed weapon and worst of all it cannot be improved through blacksmithing. So if you're one of many players who doubt the power of Mephala's signature artifact, prepare to eat your words as the Emmissary takes this normally mediocre artifact and transforms it into a literal nightmare weapon. Base damage, bash damage, magical damage, hell even critical damage are all massively augmented through the core synergies at work.Combined with the Emissary's prowess as both fighter and assassin death comes quickly to Mephala's enemies.

And with that we shall wrap up this showcase. As always, I encourage you to give this build a try and don’t forget to leave a like and/or comment on the build if you enjoy it. It means the world to build authors when readers like you take the time to comment on their work.  

Keep building friends! Because you never know which build we'll feature next, and it might just be yours!

 
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Character Build Showcase: The Undying

4497456151?profile=RESIZE_180x180Hey guys, we're back once again after an embarrassingly long hiatus with yet another Character Build Showcase! For those out of the loop this is a weekly(ish) feature where we show off the amazing content coming out of the character building communities here on the Skyforge. This week's featured build is The The Undying by Teccam. As always I'd like to start out with an excerpt from the author themselves to give you an idea of what this build is all about. 

Although Altmer are blessed with long life beyond any other race, there are some among them who are unsatisfied with their life expectancy. Although vampires may live far longer still, there are some among them who are yet discontent. The Undying is such a being, an ancient creature who in his obsessive efforts to cheat death, took things ... too far. His experiments have left him a warped, twisted shell of the man he once was.

But despite their costs, the experiments were not unsuccessful. Indeed, those who have sought to defeat this creature — and there have been many — have all failed, to a man. Few have survived to speak of their encounters. And those lucky souls all agree: This is no human. It is a monster. A monster that cannot be slain by any means known to Man or Mer. It is ... The Undying

The core principle of the Undying is that — shocker — he can't be killed. Like ever. Like in the literal gameplay sense of the word this character can't die, trust me I played the build myself and I tried. An absolute, impenetrable defense forms the core focus of the Undying. In the endgame, the Undying is able to call upon a uniquely enduring form of Dragonhide which renders him virtually immune to physical harm against blocked attacks, reducing all such damage to just 3% of their original value! But what about magic damage you may ask. Well, the Undying boasts 100% Spell Absorption. All magic attacks have a 100% chance of being absorbed, thus nullifying thier damage, affording the Undying complete and constant immunity from all magical effects.

Adding further to the theme of invulnerability, the Undying is able to mend what insignificant damage can be done to him with the help of his chosen weapon, the Ebony Blade. Teccam has essentially created a monster with this build, one that strikes terror into the hearts of enemies as he strides effortlessly through their strongest attacks. The Undying is overpowered done right, and being overpowered has never been so much fun!

And with that we shall wrap up this showcase. As always, I encourage you to give this build a try and don’t forget to leave a like and/or comment on the build if you enjoy it. It means the world to build authors when readers like you take the time to comment on their work.  

Keep building friends! Because you never know which build we'll feature next, and it might just be yours!

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We Have Our Contest Winners!

4478754386?profile=RESIZE_400xAfter much delay thanks to a certain death plague we're pleased to announce the results of the 3rd Skyrim Character Building Contest - Back to Basics has finally been unvieled. This was a contest filled with a multitude of quality submissions and it was a tough call for the judges - we even had two builds tie for 3rd! But a grand winner has been chosen and coming in at 1st place is The Lamp Descendent by Ponty!

Ponty came out of retirement for this one like a old pro here to show us young whippersnappers how its done. And he absolutely blew the contest judges away with absolutely flawless presentation and brilliant incorporation of little known lore surrounding the Lamp Knights into his build. It's clear Ponty came out swinging for this contest and it shows with the extra mile he went in order to produce quite possibly one of the best, most memorable witch hunter builds the community has ever seen. Take a look at what the judges had to say:

"Exceptional in every sense of the word. This is an incredibly memorable spellsword, and the way you split skills into chapters makes developing the character more natural."

"One of my favourite things about builds is that they allow for headcanoning lore in a reasonable way. The Order of the Lamp was a bland faction from Daggerfall, but you’ve managed to rejuvenate it and provide a history in between the games in a way that I completely believe."

"Spellswords are easily my favourite class and I feel you hit all the high notes of fun things to do with them. There’s a lot of synergy of witch-hunting between the Rune Axe and Bound Sword, and the way that gameplay evolves through the different chapters ensures that it won’t become boring."

Its clear Ponty's still a master character builder even after such a legnthy hiatus from character building. It was obvious right away that something amazing was going to come out of Ponty jumping into this contest. Not only did he come out ahead in a contest filled with talented character builders, his entry has earned the highest judge's score ever given to a contest build. Ponty's more than earned his lifetime supply of vanilla ice cream. I think I speak for many when I say I'm hoping we see more Skyrim builds from Ponty in the future. 

 

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Coming in behind the Lamp Descendent and placing 2nd is The Lurcher by Shadon. Shadon is a fairly new character builder on the scene who's been quick to establish a reputation for quality character builds. He's put the hard work in with every contest build, outdoing himself with each new entry, so its no surprise here that his hard work has paid off and earned him a well deserved spot at 2nd place. For Shadon's entry he decided to take the old saying of "'returning to your roots" quite literally with a daring take on the mysterious spriggans. Shadon has always been able to strike a solid balance between gameplay Here's some of what the judges had to say:

 "I love the tactics you use here, as they give the build a truly unique tone. "

"I didn’t expect to like a spriggan build so much. It’s extremely grounded in lore, but branches out (hehe) with the idea of the taproot. Very cool idea and entirely believable."

"I have to admit, I have a soft spot for builds that “tap” into the nature themes of the game, since they are seldom explored in-game through quests and the like. I love the interpretation of consuming a taproot to absorb the essence of a spriggan, and see nothing wrong with the lore you produce to compensate.."

Shadon has done a superb job of integrating elements of spriggan lore into the gameplay, and creating a natural sense of progression to go along with it. The Lurcher strikes a unique tone in its gameplay, pulling together a plethora of often ignored spells, and mechanics, allowing it to stand out amongst the numerous nature themed builds that have popped up over the years. Its truly one of the most unique builds ever packed into just twenty levels. A must play for anyone wanting to dive right into something new. 

 

4483123998?profile=RESIZE_400xComing in at 3rd place is Blacklion by Telby. Telby is just one build into this community and has already turned heads by placing 3rd in a contest filled with seasoned character builders.

Here's what the judge's had to say:

"While there doesn’t seem to be a real lore foundation to the character directly, you’ve certainly taken great effort to cement your concept into the lore with the diaries and the narrative integration for the quests. This is a believable and interesting character that feels at home in Skyrim"

"As always, the most important part of invented lore is it being believable. I believe it and like the dark internal politics of the Thalmor being shown. This character definitely has a role in Skyrim."

The Blacklion follows the exploits of a disgraced agent of the Dominion on a mission to undo the Thalmor's work in Skyrim. Arguably the greatest aspect of this build is its versatility. The Blacklion takes an unorthodox approach to the assassin archetype and forgoes standard stealth gameplay entirely, relying instead and a wide assortment of tools, weapons, spells and tactics to undermine his foes.   

I would be remiss if I didnt give an honorable mention to the Bowdancer by asgard. Asgard, for those of you who dont know is an old pro with a long established reputation for awesome archer builds. For the first time since we've hosted these contests, two builds have actually managed to tie for 3rd place. The Bowdancer tied with the Blacklion, both with the exact same judges score of 41.65. High marks indeed! The community itself would be the ultimate decider, and the Blacklion was won out over the Bowdancer due to its higher number of total 'likes'.

And there you have it folks, the winners of the Back to Basics Character Building Contest. Take a moment to say congrats to the winners and let them know what you think of their builds. If you missed the chance to take part in this contest dont sweat it, we have many more contests planned for the future! 

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We Have A New Discord Server!

New Official Discord of The Sky Forge!

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Hey y'all!

On behalf of the entire admin here on The Sky Forge, I would like to welcome you to come join us on our brand new Discord server!

The Sky Forge server is still fairly new, but you're sure to recognize a ton of familiar faces! With a variety of channels, there's something for just about everyone over there. A large majority of our builders, writers, and lore experts hang around on the server daily, so Discord is one of the fastest and easiest ways to get your questions answered. 

If you have a Discord already, joining is as easy as clicking the link below. If not, signing up is free and easy! The interface is super easy to understand and use on both mobile and web browser. If you have any questions about the new server or how to sign up, feel free to ask! 

Thanks for hanging out with us! Talos Guide You!

Join the Server Here!

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The Crimson Razor - An Epic Dark RP Guild (ESO)

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It's been almost too long since our last front page feature, and you can likely blame my ongoing battle with ESO addiction for that. But while we're on the topic of ESO, I would very much like to introduce you all to an RP guild that has quite literally revolutionized my ESO experience. 

They call themselves the Crimson Razor, and they are among the longest running, most successful roleplaying guilds in the entire PC NA server. 

The Crimson Razor involves an ongoing roleplaying story set in the Elder Scrolls Universe, with most roleplaying revolving around the Elder Scrolls Online game where the majority of the guild's activity occurs. Much like The Sky Forge community, members of the Crimson Razor take immense pride in writing characters and stories, and most importantly supporting others who wish to do the same. Should you happen to join the guild your character(s) will find themselves immersed in an epic overarching storyline vastly larger than any one character.

The guild places a heavy emphasis on character driven stories and development. Each character is free to make their own choices, and have their own stories to tell. In fact, its best think of the Crimson Razor as a giant fantasy book where all the players come together to add a few more chapters to the story. It is not a single author writing the book, but rather many. The book is being written in real time, with characters evolving throughout the story. The very core of the Razor is that it is a place for people to have a venue to practice their writing, or to find joy in the creation of stories with other people. However, there is a general theme to the guild.

The Crimson Razor is a dark RP guild with cult-like themes and intense scenes, which means there is quite a bit of mature content. The Crimson Razor embraces creative freedom, but still adheres to laws and rules meant to ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone, and that no person’s writing harms nor damages that of another. At a minimum the guild requires its members to adhere to Elder Scrolls lore and respect the work of their fellow writers. Many hands work together to write this grand story, and thus no one character is more important than another. 

This is a guild for writers and roleplayers of all levels who take joy in the craft. Perhaps the guild's greatest offersing is an entire community of creative individuals working among supportive peers to hone their writing skills. So, whether you've been roleplaying for years or have never even heard of the concept til you read this post, the guild welcomes you. 

If you're still undecided, then take it from me, a man with neither a shred of writing talent nor roleplaying experience, that I've enjoyed every minute of my time in the Crimson Razor. 

For those interested, joining the is simple. The links below will take you to the guild's Discord server and website. There you'll be warmly welcomed and asked to fill out a simple application briefly describing your character. Once that's done a guild officer will conduct a very brief in-character interview, then you're in!

https://thecrimsonrazor.enjin.com/

https://discord.gg/K9dzE9P

  

 

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Hey everyone, welcome to another Character Build Showcase. 

After turning up the heat with Ponty’s Mabigrash, I decided to cool off the week with a Build that truly deserves to be seen. Tae-Rai’s The Ice Demon!

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They were finally here; they had finally found the grave of the Kamal King. Buried in a tiny grave deep in the mountains of Eastmarch, this Akaviri warlord had sacked Windhelm before attempting to take Mournhold in Morrowind. He had been slain by a Dunmer legion, assisted by Argonian Battlemages, and his remains were brought back here to be guarded by the Nords and to ward off any Kamal that dared to return.

Keeping it simple, while creating both an outstanding aesthetic and skill set, Tae-Rai recreates a warlord back for vengeance - even if it kills him. Even going to the point of using his enemies corpses to fight alongside him, none can escape the chilling rage of Ada’Soom Dir-Kamal.

The Roleplay section is fairly broad as not much is known about this dreaded warlord. However, Tae-Rai has made a ‘quest’ once you’ve completed your play through. As they say, vengeance is a dish best served cold...

The Second Sacking of Windhelm

That wraps up this week’s Character Build Showcase. Keep an eye out for next week’s - it can be from any of our Character Building Groups, From Fallout to Skyrim and even the Classics. 

Who knows, it might be your build on the front page of the Sky Forge.

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Character Build Showcase - The Mabrigash by Ponty

3672101364?profile=RESIZE_710xHail adventuerers! We welcome you yet again to the weekly Character Build Showcase, where we pull out a Skyrim build from here on the Forge that really deserves some more love and interest. 

In the spirit of the contest that launched not long ago on the Forge (click here for more information) in which builders used to using the fun and unique gameplay mechanics brought to Skyrim by its talented modding community will be challenged to go back to the basics of building when the game launched on the famous date, the 11th of November, 2011, we will be highlighting a vanilla build this week. A classic dating back to before the creation of the Skyforge itself, and having just recently made its way here to the Forge, Pontybrings you the Mabrigash

A reclusive tribe of Ashlanders famous for the powerful connections with both serpentine and pyrotechnic magicks, the Mabrigash Tribe have produced some formidable warriors, but none more so than this rogue Wise Woman of their tribe. 

 By secret rituals the Mabrigash steals a man's vital essence and makes herself a powerful sorceress and warrior. The manifestation of her dark power is called a ghost snake that paralyzes and drains a victim's vitality.

An incredibly versetile build that plays as a heavy pyromancer with hints of illusion and alteration, the Mabrigash Wise Woman uses an interesting exploit from the vanilla game that allows her to deal massive amounts of fire damage in a very short period of time, all the while using her other tricks to incapacitate her enemies, that they may do nothing against the tide of flames she will unleash upon them. 

Be sure to check out the build and, as always, hit it up with a like, and be sure to give the combat demo Ponty has provided a watch. I can't recommend this build enough, and we still have a ton of other characters to highlight for you in future weeks forged by talented builders. Keep on forging, and yours could be next!

 

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Introducing the Uutak Mythos

3805809094?profile=RESIZE_710xI'd like to introduce you all something new and exciting in lieu of our weekly Skyrim Build Showcase, and so with the help of my new friend IceFireWarden, I'd like to formally invite you all to become a part of the Uutak Mythos community!

But what is the Uutak Mythos?

Glad you asked! The Uutak Mythos is a collection of articles, texts, art pieces, and lorebooks written by some the most creative minds within TES community. They seek to breath life into an obscure facet of TES lore concerning the island of Yneslea and its inhabitants, a bat-like beast-folk known as the Echmer. 

The Uutak discord serveris nearly 200 members strong and always eager to welcome new artists, writers, creative minds, and everyone in between to join them. The community strives to one day gain official acknowledgement from Bethesda, and so far they've come close with numerous nods and references througout the years. Consider contributing to this fine community as an excellent opportunity to grow and develop your creative talents, whatever they may be, and perhaps one day have your work featured in official Elder Scrolls canon. Contributor or not the community always appreciates newcommers. 

So come one and all and be a part of the mythos. But do mind the drop... it's been known to break those of lesser worth.

https://discord.gg/5jApDEe

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Since the success of Bloodlines, we've been asked many times, both here and on Discord, when's the next contest? When, when when? Speculate no longer. We at SkyForge, working together with first contest winner The Long-Chapper, have been brainstorming a theme that will sure challenge you into attaining new levels of creativity, especially with Skyrim entering its ninth year.

So ask yourself this question.  Have you really done it all? Have you? Is there anything new to discover? Fun to explore? Come find out and enjoy a friendly competition among friends and compete for a chance to win fabulous prizes, but only if you prove you're the best of the best. For more details on the contest please click the link below. There you can sign up for the contest. Best of luck to all those who decide to compete!

https://theskyforge.ning.com/groups/tes-character-building/character-build-events/back-to-basics-a-skyrim-character-building-contest

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Hey everyone, welcome to the final Character Build Showcase for 2019! Last time, I covered Pale Mane by Marin the Fox, from our very own Skyrim CB Group. 

Today, I wanted to shed light on an Event that was hosted roughly this time last year. The Sky Forge’s Secret Santa, where members would submit ideas for a build around the holiday theme and whoever was chosen from said submitters would create that build.

A certain Build from said Event truly captures not only Christmas but New Years and onwards. Created by Pixel, called the Ghost of New Life, which also has a backstory from our Story Corner.

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Even in death, a second chance is never impossible. Some call him the Ghost of the New Life Festival, for he is seen often in the snowy months at the end of the year when all of Tamriel celebrates the coming new year. Though a horrid miser and humbug in life, in death he was redeemed. 

Focusing around Enai’s mods (as well as others) Pixel created a Build who not only has multiple play styles but different stages and seamlessly incorporates it all together. As well as the Roleplay which evolves with every ‘stage’, and still using those RP points in later stages so to speak. 

Ghost of New Life is unique build who changes with each stage, both Gameplay wise (Healer/Supporter -> Damage -> Illusionist/Assassin) who uses tactics from past stages and Roleplay wise. Definitely check it out guys! 

His soul, restless on Tamriel after his passing, sought a path to Aetherius. And now, his Ghost wanders the face of Tamriel to bring retribution to those who act with selfishness and greed in the hope of earning his place in the heavens, and prevent others from facing the same consequences.

Well, we’ve come a long way, don’t you think? Stay tuned for 2020 for goodies such as more Showcases, Contests and much more.

Happy holidays, everyone! 

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Character Build Showcase: The Arcane Assassin

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Hey guys, we're back once again with another Character Build Showcase! This week's featured build is The Arcane Assassin by Ponty. As always I'd like to start out with an excerpt from the author themselves to give you an idea of what this build is all about. 

After the Oblivion Crisis, many mages throughout Tamriel sought out ways to better harness the powers of Oblivion for good. They re-created an ancient Snow Elf combat style, seamlessly blending use of spells, Bound weapons, and protective spells which is still seen in the Falmer today. This overarching combat style was applied to create 3 new classes of fighter - the Arcane Bladesman, wielding a bound sword and specializing in destructive spells, the Arcane Assassin, using a bound dagger and specializing in Illusion magic, and the Arcane Marksman, using a bound bow with unrivaled skill.

The Arcane Assassin is a deadly and unpredictable adversary. Her wide arsenal of spells allows her to effectively eliminate targets in the open just as easily as she can from the shadows. Of course, as an assassin archetype the Arcane Assassin is at her best when striking down targets unseen and unheard, and each school of magick she has mastered augments her ability to do just that. Through Illusion she can vanish at will or set her enemies against each other. Alteration allows the assassin to sense the presence of her enemies in total darkness and even beyond walls. Finally, Destruction magic enables her to lay deadly explosive traps or lay waste to her foes with a volley of arcane fire.

Ponty's cleverly incorporates many schools of magic to create arguably one of the most versatile and powerful assassin builds the community has to offer. But perhaps the most attractive feature of this build is that you, the player, can enjoy this build without ever having to craft a thing ever. 

And with that we shall wrap up this showcase. As always, I encourage you to give this build a try and don’t forget to leave a like and/or comment on the build if you enjoy it. 

Keep building friends! Because you never know which build we'll feature next, and it might just be yours!

 

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Character Build Showcase: The Pale Mane

Hey everyone, welcome to another Character Build Showcase. Last time, I covered Long ChapperLovelorn Dragonborn’, from our very on Skyrim CB Group. This time, however, I want to focus on a ‘first time’ Build by our very own, called the Pale Mane by Marin the Fox.

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These humans think themselves so superior to this one, no? This one yearns for the chance to show them the face of their arrogance, the face of the Pale Mane. They will learn.

I genuinely can not recommend the Pale Mane enough. Marin delivers a truly unique rogue-like character experience, with a multitude of options for deities to worship throughout different points in the game. But what truly sets the Pale Mane apart is the complete lack of investment into any direct damage skill trees. Marin takes a more creative route with Alchemy providing the build the means to effectively dispatch foes, along side a multitude of additional tactics to include explosive skooma bottles provided by the Wintersun mod. 

Kynareth guides this one. Mephala watches this one. Baan Dar instructs this one. Sithis hides this one. We are shadow incarnate, and if we set our sights upon you, there is no escape from our cold embrace.

Keep an eye out for next week’s, Character Build Showcase. It could come from the Skyrim Character Build Group, maybe the Fallout or Classics Group or even the Misc. Gaming.

Till next time, guys! 

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Hey everyone, welcome to another Character Build Showcase. Last time, I covered Paraxedes ’The Phoenix’. This time, however, I want to focus on a particular Build by our very own Long Chapper, called the Lovelorn Dragonborn.

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This one saw him from a distance, across the tundra that blossomed in rolling clouds of white cotton tufts and lavender stalks, and all the troubles of the past day flew from the mind like a comet flies through the jeweled twin-mooned sky.  Like wisps from the moon sugar pipe catching the breeze from the caravan tents. The shackles, the cart ride, the black, winged beast that made this one wish desperately to crawl back inside mother's womb and hide forever. He was like a god of bronze to this humble Khajiit, beautiful and proud, black hair with eyes of starlit silver. His armor shone in the waning light of Magrus and a great sword of unspeakable size and strength was surely held in his hand…

Without a doubt in my mind, I can’t recommend the Lovelorn Dragonborn enough. Long Chapper gives us two ‘paths’, a beautiful yet simple RP focusing on the Bronze God while keeping it at just Level 5! Don’t forget the tongue-in-cheek comments from ‘Mr Buttons’ as well as a few other goodies.

Keep an eye out for next week’s, Character Build Showcase. It could come from the Skyrim Character Build Group, maybe the Fallout or Classics Group or even the Misc. Gaming.

Till next time!

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