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TES Race's and their location in the real world.


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Post #86186
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What Real World Culture is The equivalent of an Elder Scrolls Race's Culture
I'd say:

Imperial-Roman Empire
Dunmer-Latinos
Bosmer-Native North Americans
Argonian-Native South Americans
Nord-Scandanavian
Altmer-Egyptian
Orc-Mongolian
Redguard- North East African
Khajiit - Middle Eastern
Breton-British/French
Akaviri-Asian


I would like to see what people think

Please dont post saying they're fictional races , I know that , But i just wanna know the similarities between a fantasy races culture and the real life culture
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Post #86191
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Khajiit
Dunmer Latinos? Most of the other ones make some small kind of sense but how are dunmer Latinos?


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lol Yea ummm Dunmer are very much akin to Chinese culture in a lot of ways including architecture, clothing, and even traditions/family values. The akavir are like a Chinese dynasty perhaps though it is hard to tell since a lot of their culture is unknown. All we can say for sure is the Tsaesci were somewhat based of an Asiatic culture though they use armor and weapons more akin to Japan to be honest. (Look at blades gear)

Dunmer are for sure based of Chinese culture. Most of these others fit though with breton's you have a lot of celtic influences in their names and styles of art and or war paint look at the reach men for example of that.


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Post #86198
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Redguard seem more North African/Persian.
I just can't see the Altmer Egyptian comparison. They seem more like Japan, with their arrogance and separatism.
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Post #86201
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They're all mixed, but you got the ones they are most like, though Dunmer are nothing like Latinos and I'd say Altmer are Ancient Aliens Egyptians with Greek influence. If you compare the Altmer to the Imperials, the Altmer are the Greeks with their science, knowledge, and art, not to mention the different kingdoms that are often at odds with each other; the Imperials are the Romans with their military, economy, and empire.


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Oh didn't notice that one Altmer are more akin at least in my book to ancient Athens and maybe even a little Sparta. They are very militant like Sparta, but they are also very open to philosophy and pride progress technology and magic more than anything. Also they just have a very strict and very harsh culture. Selective breeding stamping out impurity in fact they are basically a combination of Athens and its progress and all those thing with some very nationalist qualities like Sparta or any modern fascist country. They believe country and race are most important and hold themselves to a high standard for they are better than others. So yea Greece would make sense for them to me.


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(August 8th 2013 01:45 PM)DoRakk Wrote:  Dunmer Latinos? Most of the other ones make some small kind of sense but how are dunmer Latinos?

The Houses sort of look like Houses in Mexico , Im not trying to stereotype since Im cuban myself , They also kind of remind me of the architecture back in cuba

(August 8th 2013 02:08 PM)MaxxRocker Wrote:  Oh didn't notice that one Altmer are more akin at least in my book to ancient Athens and maybe even a little Sparta. They are very militant like Sparta, but they are also very open to philosophy and pride progress technology and magic more than anything. Also they just have a very strict and very harsh culture. Selective breeding stamping out impurity in fact they are basically a combination of Athens and its progress and all those thing with some very nationalist qualities like Sparta or any modern fascist country. They believe country and race are most important and hold themselves to a high standard for they are better than others. So yea Greece would make sense for them to me.

Yeah Greece , Does make more sense
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Post #86210
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My thoughts

Imperial - Roman Empire (solid)
Dunmer - Feudal Japanese
Bosmer - Native North Americans (actually not a bad comparison)
Argonian - Garbage
Nord - Scandanavian (#obviously)
Altmer - British/French
Orc - Mongolian (can't really think of a better one)
Redguard - Egytpian or Arabic
Khajiit - Middle East mixed with Eastern Europe
Breton - Canadian, as in kind of France, but not quite


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Faction & Race:
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Imperial
Imperials: Romans
Bretons: Briton Celts. e.g. Arthurian and Brittany
Nords: All Norse/Germanic ethnicities
Redguards: North Africans/ Middle East
Reachman: Gaelic Celts. e.g. Irish and Scottish
Dunmer: The houses are a lot like feudal Japan, as someone said above me. Ashlanders confuse me though, although there were many groups segregated by the Buddhists
Altmer: I'd have to agree with Maxx and say they are a lot like Spartans, with a bit of Athenian culture
Bosmer: Incas, Aztecs or whoever lived in jungles and ate people...
Orsimer: I'm not too sure. Someone said Mongolians, which is the closest i can think of
Khajiit: Moorish Spain.
Argonians: A Native American people on which Avatar was massively based on. I don't the name.


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Personally I think the list was spot on minus leaving out some of the Breton inspiration and the fact that Altmer are Greece no doubts about it. It's why them and the imperials are so similar. It is also how they have the whole the altmer with the help of certain events shaped how the region spoke, wrote, and grew which is what Greece did as well.

Dunmer are more akin to China in my opinion, and akavir is more like japan especially with the mysterious far off style of it all and there very isolationist mentality only going to invade or conquer. Also they are very war like and their weapons and armor reflect a japanese influence they have katanas I mean seriously lol

Dunmer are like the Chinese they are very much based on in fighting and a lot of very questionable things they are very much about ancestor worship and all that the architecture is very Chinese the colors they use are very Chinese and even the clothing they wear is very much of that styling with the very angular features and the shoulder pads and all that. Japan has a lot smoother styles for clothing much more flowing rather than so sharp and edged so that again goes to akavir who had this style of clothing and armor.

Personally I don't really understand how Dunmer are like japan again that seems more like akavir considering in akavir it is similar cultures with different city states all vying to be emperor and in control which is much like the battles for being shogun.

The Dunmer are much more like Ancient China. They have legalized assassination it is all fighting within their own land while also pretending to get along. They all pay tribute to the same leader or leaders yet they all fight to be the favorite or most in control which again links more to China and the battles for loyalty and the battles within battles and the lies, and plots. Their whole culture is just very much if you have ever read or played romance of the three kingdoms it fits dunmer perfectly.
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As for the factions,

DC: Politically speaking, its a trade federation and promises to provide a liberal capitalism. To me, that sounds a lot like the EU.
EP: Its a Pact if military agreement against a threat which was some 30 years in the past, but still active. NASA anyone?
AD: Here, i get confused. Its pretty much a standard territory, a demesne. Not really specific enough yet.


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AD has fascist leanings by the whole ideals of the altmer and the right to rule and that so very much a kind of divine providence or fascist mentality there so they could be a mix of many things

The others yea I got nothing to add.


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(August 8th 2013 03:47 PM)MaxxRocker Wrote:  AD has fascist leanings by the whole ideals of the altmer and the right to rule and that so very much a kind of divine providence or fascist mentality there so they could be a mix of many things

The others yea I got nothing to add.

Yeah, its the only absolutist monarchy there. I wouldn't call them nationalist as Ayrenn "says" she will treat races fairly. However the Thalmor in Skyrim are heavily based on the Nazi party. Third Reich, Second Aldmeri Dominion...


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(August 8th 2013 02:06 PM)Octagonapus97 Wrote:  They're all mixed, but you got the ones they are most like, though Dunmer are nothing like Latinos and I'd say Altmer are Ancient Aliens Egyptians with Greek influence. If you compare the Altmer to the Imperials, the Altmer are the Greeks with their science, knowledge, and art, not to mention the different kingdoms that are often at odds with each other; the Imperials are the Romans with their military, economy, and empire.

Im Latino , I find dunmer alot like latinos

(August 8th 2013 02:36 PM)DoRakk Wrote:  My thoughts

Imperial - Roman Empire (solid)
Dunmer - Feudal Japanese
Bosmer - Native North Americans (actually not a bad comparison)
Argonian - Garbage
Nord - Scandanavian (#obviously)
Altmer - British/French
Orc - Mongolian (can't really think of a better one)
Redguard - Egytpian or Arabic
Khajiit - Middle East mixed with Eastern Europe
Breton - Canadian, as in kind of France, but not quite

What do you mean Argonian-Garbage?
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(August 8th 2013 04:15 PM)Fritodelay Wrote:  
(August 8th 2013 02:06 PM)Octagonapus97 Wrote:  They're all mixed, but you got the ones they are most like, though Dunmer are nothing like Latinos and I'd say Altmer are Ancient Aliens Egyptians with Greek influence. If you compare the Altmer to the Imperials, the Altmer are the Greeks with their science, knowledge, and art, not to mention the different kingdoms that are often at odds with each other; the Imperials are the Romans with their military, economy, and empire.

Im Latino , I find dunmer alot like latinos

(August 8th 2013 02:36 PM)DoRakk Wrote:  My thoughts

Imperial - Roman Empire (solid)
Dunmer - Feudal Japanese
Bosmer - Native North Americans (actually not a bad comparison)
Argonian - Garbage
Nord - Scandanavian (#obviously)
Altmer - British/French
Orc - Mongolian (can't really think of a better one)
Redguard - Egytpian or Arabic
Khajiit - Middle East mixed with Eastern Europe
Breton - Canadian, as in kind of France, but not quite

What do you mean Argonian-Garbage?

Lol, just an rp thing. My character doesn't care for argonians. But also I can't think of a good rl group to paid with them, their culture is just so exotic when you get into the lore. They are one of the most unique cultures, and the best I think would be a mix and combination of all the "weird" cultures in our world.

(August 8th 2013 03:52 PM)Iogairn Wrote:  
(August 8th 2013 03:47 PM)MaxxRocker Wrote:  AD has fascist leanings by the whole ideals of the altmer and the right to rule and that so very much a kind of divine providence or fascist mentality there so they could be a mix of many things

The others yea I got nothing to add.

Yeah, its the only absolutist monarchy there. I wouldn't call them nationalist as Ayrenn "says" she will treat races fairly. However the Thalmor in Skyrim are heavily based on the Nazi party. Third Reich, Second Aldmeri Dominion...

I agree that the thalmor of skyrim were very oppressive, but you must remember that ESO is a thousand years before skyrim. They thalmor could very well be a completely different organization. Plus one of the biggest things with the thalmor was the worship of talos, but during the ESO timeline, talos, or Tiber Septim, hasn't come on the scene yet.

So yes, the current skyrim thalmor are not the most righteous by any means, but you can't fairly judge them in ESO based on things that haven't taken place yet.
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