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A podcast for those who want to go a little deeper into Elder Scrolls lore, for fans who know the basics and want to dig a bit deeper, to find out where the more complex ideas come from. Come, listen and join the discussion at http://writeninuncertainty.wordpress.com, or on the Written in Uncertainty Discord at https://discord.gg/Jc3r99w

A podcast for those who want to go a little deeper into Elder Scrolls lore, for fans who know the basics and want to dig a bit deeper, to find out where the more complex ideas come from. Come, listen and join the discussion at http://writeninuncertainty.wordpress.com, or on the Written in Uncertainty Discord at https://discord.gg/Jc3r99w
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United Kingdom

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A podcast for those who want to go a little deeper into Elder Scrolls lore, for fans who know the basics and want to dig a bit deeper, to find out where the more complex ideas come from. Come, listen and join the discussion at http://writeninuncertainty.wordpress.com, or on the Written in Uncertainty Discord at https://discord.gg/Jc3r99w

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@aramithius

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English


Episodes

Elder Scrolls Close Reads: Children of the Root

3/24/2019
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This is the first of my close readings of books from the Elder Scrolls series. This week, Children of the Root, an Argonian creation myth. Referenced books:

Duration:00:35:43

What is C0DA?

3/17/2019
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This week on Written in Uncertainty, we're discussing one of the most contentious texts in The Elder Scrolls, one that was written to end a war, and possibly just started another one. A text that has called for the birth of new worlds, new ideas, and a perfect marriage. Today we’re asking, what is C0DA?

Duration:04:43:40

What is Lyg?

2/28/2019
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This week on Written in Uncertainty, we’re discussing one of the places that is at the edge of sight in the Elder Scrolls lore, almost there and almost not. A place that comes from a tale of razors, monkeys and fire alarms. Today we’re asking, what is Lyg? Check out the Written in Uncertainty website: https://writteninuncertainty.wordpress.com Join the Discord: https://discord.gg/UE4y624 Become a Patron: www.patreon.com/join/writteninuncertainty Leave me a tip: https://ko-fi.com/I2I3QI48#

Duration:00:26:56

What are the Magna Ge?

2/16/2019
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Today, Written in Uncertainty is discussing a bunch of entities that were really, truly, totally, honest guv, on-board with the creation of Mundus, and then got cold feet at the last moment, running away and causing much damage to the project. Or were they completing it after all? Today we’re asking, what are the Magna Ge? Check out the Written in Uncertainty website: https://writteninuncertainty.wordpress.com Join the Discord: https://discord.gg/UE4y624 Become a Patron:...

Duration:00:30:37

What is the Aurbis?

1/31/2019
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This week on Written in Uncertainty I’m discussing some of the most fundamental parts of the Elder Scrolls universe, looking at its basic structure and how it works at the most macro level. Today we’re asking, what is the Aurbis?

Duration:00:24:44

What are the Hist?

1/17/2019
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Today on Written in Uncertainty, we’re discussing some of the most mysterious entities in The Elder Scrolls. Things that can shape an entire race, and are probably the closest thing to aliens that we will ever see. Today we’re asking, what are the Hist?

Duration:00:28:42

What is a god in The Elder Scrolls?

1/3/2019
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Today on Written in Uncertainty we’re discussing something that probably should have been discussed as part of last episode. There is a wide variety of deities worshipped across Tamriel, and having looked into what shapes many of these beings, today we’re asking, what actually IS a god in The Elder Scrolls?

Duration:00:25:30

What is Mythopoeia?

12/13/2018
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Today on Written in Uncertainty we’re discussing some of the most fundamental laws of the Aurbis, that shapes everything from the most powerful of deities and how cultures see themselves, right down to the bedtime stories told to children. Today we’re asking, what is mythopoeia, and is Alduin Akatosh?

Duration:00:34:16

What is Mantling, and how is Talos Three People?

11/29/2018
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Today on Written in Uncertainty, we’re discussing one of the most contentious ways that mortals can become gods, and potentially one of the most famous results. Today we’re asking, what is mantling, and how is Talos three people?

Duration:00:29:30

Why are Elder Scrolls Protagonists Always Prisoners?

11/15/2018
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Today on Written in Uncertainty, we’re discussing a figure that is both towering in scope and very personal, infinitely variable and one that often follows a pattern. And it’s one that we’ve all been. Today we’re asking, why are Elder Scrolls protagonists always prisoners?

Duration:00:32:26

What is the Godhead, and how do Amaranths work?

11/1/2018
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Today on Written in Uncertainty we’re going beyond Mundus, beyond time and beyond causality to examine the roots of the Aurbis itself. Today we’re asking, what is the Dreaming Godhead, and how do Amaranths work?

Duration:00:33:38

What are Kalpas in The Elder Scrolls?

10/18/2018
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Today on Written in Uncertainty we’re discussing how the cycle of time in the Elder Scrolls universe works, with particular attention to how the dragon eats itself, and what happens when the cycles of the world turn. Today we’re asking, what are kalpas, with a side helping of where do the Redguards come from anyway?

Duration:00:45:08

What are Dragon Breaks?

10/4/2018
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This week on Written in Uncertainty, we talk about events that reshape gods, countries and time itself. Today we’re asking, what are dragon breaks?

Duration:00:59:30

What is the Difference between Men and Mer, and do the Thalmor want to destroy the world?

9/20/2018
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In this episode of Written in Uncertainty, we’re asking, what is the man/mer schism, with a side helping of do the Thalmor want to destroy the world?

Duration:00:49:18

What are the Towers?

7/24/2018
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In this episode of Written in Uncertainty, we’re discussing some of the oldest buildings on Nirn, some built by the gods themselves. Some say they hold up Nirn; some say they shape the land around them. Today we’re asking what are the Towers?

Duration:02:52:07

What is CHIM?

7/24/2018
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Today on Written in Uncertainty we’re discussing that mysterious state of being that seems to grant superpowers in TES. It’s been compared to Enlightenment. It’s been compared to breaking the fourth wall and using the Construction Kit. Today we’re asking, how does CHIM actually work?

Duration:00:36:01

What is an Enantiomorph?

7/24/2018
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Today on Written in Uncertainty, we’re looking at a pattern fundamental to the structure of Mundus. We’re asking, what is an enantiomorph?

Duration:00:26:31

What Happened to the Dwemer?

7/21/2018
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Welcome to Written in Uncertainty, we’re asking, what happened to the Dwemer?

Duration:00:30:39

Introduction to Written in Uncertainty

7/16/2018
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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.

Duration:00:12:13