Welcome to my page! I'm a long-time member of the Skyrim community, particularly in the Character Building space. I've got some links to my content, both on the Skyforge and elsewhere, below. Feel free to hit me up here on via Discord if you want to get in touch!

The Lamp Descendant

An ongoing project combining an extended backstory, build and more ongoing chronicles! Check out the first chapter, Character Build or all the links in the Table of Contents.

My Builds


The Paladin - A holy warrior wielding both martial and magical prowess, deriving their power from a particular cause or patron. My first and likely most well-known build.

The Nightingale Swordsman - A stealthy fighter utilising speed and finesse over raw strength. My answer to the prevalent 'sneak archer' trope of stealth builds.

The Last Dragonborn - A shout-heavy warrior build, inspired by the depiction of the Dragonborn on Alduin's Wall. My magnum opus from back in 2014.

The Nightguard -A powerful ancient vampire who uses their powers to protect the people of Tamriel. Designed to utilise the Vampire Lord form to its fullest, complementing the abilities of the humanoid form. It's even been featured on the Skyforge Youtube channel!

The Aspect Knight -A dragon-themed armored battlemage using a mix of weapons, shields and spells. Heavily uses content from the Dragonborn DLC.

The Shaper - Similar to the Nightguard, the Shaper is a powerful mage who can shapeshift into a werewolf to cover the weaknesses of their humanoid form. A versatile build that is certainly one of my favourites.

The Arcane Bladesman - One of my earliest builds and the first in the 'Arcane' series. The Bladesman is a versatile spellsword who utilises mage armor and a bound weapon to fight on the frontlines.

The Arcane Marksman - A follow-up to the Arcane Bladesman with a heavy emphasis on the Bound Bow. The gameplay for this one is fairly straightforward but very satisfying!

The Arcane Assassin - The third and final build in the 'Arcane' series, this one is a vampiric nightblade who utilises the Bound Dagger and Illusion spells.

The Skystrider - A highly mobile dual-wielding spellsword who utilises frost and lightning effects to gain an edge over their opponents. Parts of this playstyle were something of a precursor to the Nightingale Swordsman.

The Soulknife - An enchanting-centric build focusing on wielding an array of enchanted Dragon Priest daggers with different elemental effects. One of my more powergame-centric builds.

The Prodigy - An interesting hybrid build that can handle stealth, close combat and control effects. One of my rarer roleplay builds with a story focused around Miraak.

The Mabrigash - Inspired by Ashlander lore, this powerful battlemage build causes chaos with Illusion and Destruction spells before heading to the frontlines with a poisoned battleaxe. One of the first builds to utilise the now well-known Aspect of Terror bug to boost the damage of fire spells.

The Tinkerer - Something of a scientist build, focused around Dwemer artifacts & technology as well as the Spider Scrolls from Dragonborn.

The Veteran - A versatile warrior build, utilising all varieties of arms and armour. The idea here was to have a build that can utilise any and all loot they find in their travels.

The First - Ironically my most recent build, this undead Dragon Priest is inspired by the Elder One from Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Other Games

The Technician (Fallout 4) - A tech-heavy firearms specialist with a heavy focus on the game's crafting system.

The Survivor (Fallout 4) - Built specifically for Fallout 4's post-release survival mode, this build hones in on an enjoyable and (mostly) realistic gameplay experience.

The Thalmor (TES IV: Oblivion) - A versatile close-combat mage with aesthetics and roleplay inspired by the Thalmor of later TES releases.

Other Content

The Elder Scrolls: D20 - A deep tabletop role-playing game system based on the Elder Scrolls that I've built from the ground up. There's a full set of rules available as well as a short sample adventure.

My YouTube Channel - Here you can find demonstration videos for all my builds as well as a handful of other content for both TES and other games.

Ponty and Hyperky are now friends
Jul 4, 2022
Ponty replied to Ponty's discussion Contest Build: The Lamp Descendant in Skyrim Character Building
"Thanks Fimvul :) That sounds cool! Would you be setting it up as a specific character or class/archetype? Either way you're more than welcome to use the Lamp Descendant and I'm interested to see the end result."
Jun 20, 2022
Ponty replied to Ponty's discussion Contest Build: The Lamp Descendant in Skyrim Character Building
"Glad you enjoyed! I originally made this for a vanilla-only contest but it sounds like you've found some good additions in those creation club/anniversary edition addons.
I'll freely admit the benefits of Hack and Slash are minor at best, even on…"
May 21, 2022
Ponty replied to Ponty's discussion Lamp Descendant: Chapter 2 in The Story Corner
"The New Hegemony is something I invented for the Lamp Descendant, inspired by the Direnni Hegemony of eras past in the official lore. Seemed fitting for the occupation by Aldmeri Dominion forces.
Glad you've enjoyed the story!"
May 19, 2022
Ponty and Hydraujac are now friends
Dec 14, 2021
Ponty replied to Ponty's discussion Character Build: The Arcane Assassin in Skyrim Character Building
"Hi Hydraujac, thanks for your interest. Unfortunately I don't have the exact perk lists stored elsewhere and the save files were lost 3 PCs ago! The key perks listed in the Skills section will allow you to capture the essence of the build…"
Dec 14, 2021
Ponty replied to Ponty's discussion Contest Build: The Lamp Descendant in Skyrim Character Building
"Hey mate, apologies for the delay - not on here so much nowadays!
As you might have read, the rune axe makes an ideal pick primarily due to its ability to shatter wards even on living targets. There isn't really an option in the base game that can…"
Jun 6, 2021
Ponty liked Frans's photo
Jan 7, 2021
Ponty posted a discussion in The Story Corner
Tales of Lamp CampInspired by the Tales of Ba Sing Se episode from Avatar: The Last Airbender, GMs Ponty and Kendrix have put together a series of short stories offering a slice of life view into the daily lives of some of the non-player characters…
Oct 8, 2020
Ponty liked Kendrix Trixie's discussion Tales of Lamp Camp: Snow in The Story Corner
Oct 8, 2020
Ponty posted a discussion in The Story Corner
This is the first in a series of short stories following the NPCs of our ongoing roleplaying campaign, The Dragon's Dozen. More to come soon!=====================================================================It seemed to start as a day like any…
Oct 6, 2020
Ponty replied to Furrion 17's discussion WIP Character Build: The Hex Weaver (Ordinator) in Skyrim Character Building
"Backstory was cool, definitely dig it being told from another characters' persepective as it helps to set up the reputation that the character has rather than something more told in the first or third person. A few bits and pieces of grammar that…"
Sep 29, 2020
Ponty replied to Erinoth's discussion Character Mini-Build: The Tinker in Skyrim Character Building
"While I was a little put off by the 'mini-build' initially, I love the idea of fitting the entire build onto a single page! Something nice and simple here with that bit of spice to make it interesting. Would be cool to see an event in the future…"
Sep 27, 2020
Ponty liked Erinoth's discussion Character Mini-Build: The Tinker in Skyrim Character Building
Sep 27, 2020
Ponty posted a discussion in The Story Corner
A quintet of hoofbeats thundered across the Dragon Bridge as night fell over Haafingar. The waning moons above provided little respite from the darkness, pierced only by shining magelights hovering above our column. Our mounts did not slow for the…
Aug 30, 2020
Ponty liked Kendrix Trixie's discussion The Beginner's Basic Modding Guide to Skyrim SE in Modding
Aug 8, 2020

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How did you find this community?

Curse invited me after a long period of inactivity amongst the Skyrim community. It's been great reconnecting with people and helping nurture some of the new members!

What Elder Scrolls games have you played?

Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim, ESO.

What Fallout games have you played?

Fallout Tactics, 3, New Vegas and 4.

Do you get to the Cloud District often?

Of course I don't.


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