Gods & Mortals - A Skyrim Character Building Contest


Well its been long overdue but its finally here! The much anticipated 4th Skyrim Character Building contest is live. With that we're proud to present...

The Elder Scrolls: Gods and Mortals

For this contest we wanted to try our hand at a theme revolving around the many higher beings found in The Elder Scrolls while granting contestants as much freedom as possible, and with gods of all kind being the center focus, this contest will grant contestants more freedom than they've ever had before. In this contest we'll be exploring the connections shared between mortal kind and the many gods which inhabit the Aurbis.

There are no limits or restrictions on the skills, mods or equipment you may use. Use whatever you want. BUT your entry must revolve around one or more deities within TES. The Elder Scrolls series is rich with a multitude of god like figures for you to work with - and you're by no means limited to simply the Divines or the Dardric Princes. Any higher being within the TES universe - anything from Sithis to even Mannimarco - is fair game.  Your character is by no means limited to simply being a champion acting on behalf of your chosen deities either. So long as your chosen deity remains the centerpiece of your build in some capacity you're free to do whatever. Your only real limitation is your imagination.  You may work in teams of no more than 3 people total. 

Once the competition closes, a panel of judges (see below) will judge each submitted build based on the criteria below and announce the winners! Here are the prizes…





First Place - Gold

  • $30 Dollars in game credits for the system of your choice (Steam, PSN, Xbox)
  • Your build prominently featured on the front page
  • Exclusive access to the judging panel of the next contest (only if not participating in said contest)
  • Input into the theme of the next Skyrim character build contest
  • "Contest Gold" tag for the submitted build
  • Your soul claimed for eternity by a Daedric Prince of your choosing.

 Second Place - Silver

  • $10 Dollars in game credits for the system of your choice (Steam, PSN, Xbox)
  • Your build prominently featured on the front page
  • "Contest Silver" tag for the submitted build!

 Third Place - Bronze

  • Your build prominently featured on the front page
  • "Contest Bronze" tag for the submitted build!


- Rules & guidelines -

  1. You may work on your own or in a team of up to 3. (Note however the prize will be split among the team) You can come up with a team name if you like!
  2. Only 1 build may be entered per contestant/team.
  3. Please list which diety or dieties your build will focus on.
  4. Teams may register on this thread and submit a build at any time prior to the cut off date of October 31 2020  November 7th 2020 After this date Registrations will then close and the panel will judge the entries.
  5. Submitted builds must include a "Contest4" tag so we can find them
  6. Winners will be announced on the  15th of November  22nd of Novembe


- The Panel -

             Furrion17 - Matt Feeney - Ponty

- The Criteria (Please click for expanded view) -             7879971892?profile=RESIZE_710x

- The Contestants - 

  1. Asyleph - Akatosh
  2. Chris Diokno - The Ternion Monk
  3. Avi - Satakal
  4. Lissette - Ideal Masters
  5. Delta Fox - Molag Bal/Arkay
  6. Shainos - All Maker
  7. Kruger - The Shade of Umbra'
  8. Telby - The Ophidian Divine
  9. ye4thorn - The Soul Eater
  10. Ramses - Kyne/Malacath
  11. Erinoth & Kendrix - TBD
  12. Cannon - The Shieldmaiden
  13. NomadDash - The Doorman
  14. ShadowKihn - Chosen of the Wilderking
  15. Netherman - The Subjugator
  16. DiabloSaint - Beoethia
  17. Frans - The Frost Heart
  18. Shadowscale - Hollowjack, Hircine's Abomination


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                    • Cool, that means I can make small edits, right?

                    • Yep. You can edit your build as you see fit until its judgement time. 

  • I'm withdrawing, and I'm sorry for doing so.

    The build has extermely boring gameplay that drags everything else down, and the character is over-written, with, frankly, a bland personality.

    I'm out, I'm sorry, I'm excited to see everyone's contribution.

    • Im sure its a lot better than you think it is. Trust me. Its natural to have doubts as your build nears completion. I highly encouage you to see it through.

      • I'd love for that to be the case- it isn't. But, I'll try. I don't promise anything, though. Thanks for the encouragement; I appreciate that.

  • Hey guys. My build is finished in the WiP section. How do I submit it for the contest? 

    • I moved it no worries

      • Holy crap, you work fast. 

  • Okay, so good news or bad news first?

    Bad news, I got ya.

    I can't do the Turning Wheel build. It's an Adamant build and while I love it. I just got hired for a new job and will possibly be hired for a second one next week, sooooo that'll kill my time to work on something that has so many different and new concepts with regard to both gameplay and roleplay and arts. 

    That being said, I was thinking about all my pending build shit (there is so many) and one Vanilla build, with more than three playtests under her worn belt came to mind, and I think she's something I can definitely churn out rather quickly since all I had left to do was to incorporate a played through dlc, her writeup, secure her backstory, and reconceptualize her art. Sounds like a lot, but it actually isn't, because her playtest was long done. 

    I see that I've not been changed from the Ideal Masters, so if I could be changed to Meridia, that would be swell. Sorry, to be such a pain in the ass about this. And to all the Oblivion fans out there, get ready for some nostalgia. :D

  • It's up! https://theskyforge.ning.com/groups/tes-character-building/forum/co...

    Contest Build: The Ternion Monk
    Greetings and salutations everypony, and welcome to my latest Skyrim build, my entry for the Gods and Mortals contest, and one of the few I’ve played…
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