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Nordic Swords: Lore.


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I just wanted my rp character to carry around a nordic sword as her main weapon, even though she is a breton.

I'm pretty sure the weapons were crafted around the 2E.

Am I wrong?
This post was last modified: January 18th 2014, 06:25 PM by Hobado


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I doubt they will keep the same design as Skyrim, but they might have swords called that, but they won't have that nice lethal design and deadly looking curve. But you might get lucky and they could keep it, but they got rid of argonian water breathing, which was uncalled for, so they won't have the same ones. They change one thing, alot of things change, especially if they're less major than that, sorry if they change the design.


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Can you elaborate on exactly what you mean by "Nordic sword"? I'm pretty sure the Nords' ancestors used swords way back in Atmora, although they'd resemble the Draugr weapons common in Skyrim tombs. Are you referring specifically to the Nordic set of weapons/armor added in Dragonborn? I'm not sure any lore exists on when that exact weapon design came about or what it's based on, but I don't think it'd be horribly out of place in this setting. The materials would have been available to Second Era Nords, for sure.

Maybe you assume the suit is Second Era because you watched Shoddycast's videos and saw young Talos and his troops wearing this armor and using these weapons? Remember this isn't completely canon. He chose certain stylistic elements for those videos to convey a message, and those aren't necessarily the exact weapons and armor wielded by particular individuals. For instance - the costumes worn by Nerevar and Vivec in those videos aren't exactly what we're familiar with. I think it's safe to say some elite Nords of the Interregnum period did wield weapons crafted with Quicksilver and Ebony, and some of them may have been in a vaguely scimitar style. Why not? It's certainly not lore-breaking so go for it.
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(January 19th 2014, 01:24 AM)Galum-Taljeen Wrote: I doubt they will keep the same design as Skyrim, but they might have swords called that, but they won't have that nice lethal design and deadly looking curve. But you might get lucky and they could keep it, but they got rid of argonian water breathing, which was uncalled for, so they won't have the same ones. They change one thing, alot of things change, especially if they're less major than that, sorry if they change the design.

I doubt that they would have kept the stalhrim armor or anything like that.


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if it is RP as you said, then it doesn't matter. the sword can look however you want it. as irl most swords were not made the same to the last detail. The game only makes weapons of same material have same look because they dont have the time or money to make every steel sword different. Im sure that someone from the dawn to the second era made a sword that looked like that.


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Yeah I'm just trying to make sure here. Thanks Oister.


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