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Magic on Summerset


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Does anybody know of any magical colleges/universities/organisations based on the summer set isles?


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The psyjic monks.


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I was under the impression that the Crystal Tower offered some of the greatest education in the schools of magic before it was destroyed during the Oblivion Crisis. Though I am unaware of the details of their philosophy and training.


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The Altmer´s society is organised in classes and castes, the highest caste are the Wise consisting of teachers and priests. Probably they also have the function to teach the other castes, Warriors, Princes and Noble, the arts of magic. In Skyrim all the Thalmor warriors could use magic, so probably every Altmer is taught magic in 'elementary' school. Of course only those living on the Blessed Isle, not the expelled dissidents living on the main continent. They also have the God-Ancestor Syrabane, the Warlock´s God. Furtheron, the source of Magicka is Magnus, which is a great hole in the void through which Magicka from Aetherius flows. And also light of course. Aetherius is probably not as important to the Altmer as the Dawn, but it still is important. Like human priests the Altmer priests will wield magic. But they are rather genealogist than priests. Beside Crystal-like-Law, which also was one of THOSE TOWERS, I guess in every city there is something like a mage´s guild, even before the time the Mages Guild was founded.


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Sorry for bring back this thread, but I'm curious one thing, and maybe someone have some answers. As we know, Altmers are the best mages in Tamriel, right before Bretons and Dunmers. Even Argonians have some magic skills. My point is - does Bosmers in lore TES series have at least some tendency and predisposition to magic and secret knowledge?


Please note that when I was a little baby Bosmer, my village was attacked by daedric prince Sheogorath, and he strike me whit Wabbajack. From then my rhetoric and choice of words are very chaotic.
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The mages guild was founded in summerset isles

(January 25th 2014 09:19 AM)jokerkara Wrote:  Sorry for bring back this thread, but I'm curious one thing, and maybe someone have some answers. As we know, Altmers are the best mages in Tamriel, right before Bretons and Dunmers. Even Argonians have some magic skills. My point is - does Bosmers in lore TES series have at least some tendency and predisposition to magic and secret knowledge?

From the lore ive read its never said anything about bosmer having magic skills but all races have at least some mages
This post was last modified: January 25th 2014 09:29 AM by FFDP
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Hmm...right. Orcs have thier shamans in every village society, so probably Bosmers have some druids in thier tribes.


Please note that when I was a little baby Bosmer, my village was attacked by daedric prince Sheogorath, and he strike me whit Wabbajack. From then my rhetoric and choice of words are very chaotic.
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(January 25th 2014 09:19 AM)jokerkara Wrote:  Sorry for bring back this thread, but I'm curious one thing, and maybe someone have some answers. As we know, Altmers are the best mages in Tamriel, right before Bretons and Dunmers. Even Argonians have some magic skills. My point is - does Bosmers in lore TES series have at least some tendency and predisposition to magic and secret knowledge?

Here's a little excerpt from the Interactive Map

Quote:Though it is difficult to entice any Wood Elf to speak definitively about the race’s relationship with Valenwood under the Green Pact, it is clear that there are magical components. I have witnessed a few public examples of the Bosmer shaping the wood around them, coaxing it into habitations, temples, and even what I suppose constitutes art. Each instance has been highly ritualized, including days of slow, rhythmic chanting. I have heard it mentioned that fasting may be involved prior to and during such an endeavor.

The magic itself, the interaction of the Bosmer with the plants, is difficult to pin down and analyze, especially because I have not been allowed to approach and properly examine the processes. I shall have to return with authorizations and permits. It is clear the Bosmer gain great benefits from this magic, but one wonders if it can be harnessed further and for better ends than just housing and fanciful tree-twisting.

So yes, the Bosmer definitely have some inclination to magic, but they wield it in a way that is less common to the other races. Hope this helped


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I missed that - that sure helped, thnx.


Please note that when I was a little baby Bosmer, my village was attacked by daedric prince Sheogorath, and he strike me whit Wabbajack. From then my rhetoric and choice of words are very chaotic.
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Bosmer are adapt at magic, of a sort, but it's not the stuffy formal magic of the various guilds and hierarchies of the Altmer, Dunmer or Human nations. Their magic is tied to the land itself, and their reverence to their god Y'ffre. It's very spiritual and earth/plant based, and is often innate. Bosmer are famous for the ability to command simple beasts by speaking into their minds, and the ultimate expression of Bosmeri spiritual magic is the Wild Hunt - which is both famous and infamous in that it transforms entire populations of Bosmer into marauding monsters. Permanently. It's a one way street. It's also very effective. When the Nord king Borgas allied himself with the Alessian Order and tried to impede on Direnni holdings, their Bosmer allies used the Wild Hunt to crush Borgas' forces and slay him. This was a crushing defeat for the Nords, and a turning point in Skyrim's history. So as you can see, there's a lot of very impressive magic associated with the Bosmer.
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(January 25th 2014 09:28 AM)FFDP Wrote:  The mages guild was founded in summerset isles.


The founder of the mages guild was an Altmer from the Summerset Isles. The guild itself was founded on the mainland of Tamriel (probably Cyrodiil but I've yet to see any lore actually mention a province) and actually didn't spread to the isles for some time.


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Wow, didn't know that, thank you Pilaf. It will be first time that I'll be playing Bosmer, and also first time playing a MMO game for me, so I want to make sure wood elfs will fit my play style. I must check TES wiki as I still don't know many things about them.
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Please note that when I was a little baby Bosmer, my village was attacked by daedric prince Sheogorath, and he strike me whit Wabbajack. From then my rhetoric and choice of words are very chaotic.
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(January 25th 2014 01:27 PM)Took an arrow in the knee Wrote:  
(January 25th 2014 09:28 AM)FFDP Wrote:  The mages guild was founded in summerset isles.


The founder of the mages guild was an Altmer from the Summerset Isles. The guild itself was founded on the mainland of Tamriel (probably Cyrodiil but I've yet to see any lore actually mention a province) and actually didn't spread to the isles for some time.

Well, some sources claim the Guild origin on the isles, others on the continent.

I personally think that Galerion founded the Guild on Summerset, was taking aback by the political intrigues, calling it a 'morass', and left for the continent to found it once more, at some place less filled wiht politics and intrigues.


Who controls the Septim crown?
Who keeps the Allesian Heresy down?
We do, we do

Who knocked Yokuda off the maps?
Who keeps the Dwemer under wraps?
We do, we do

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