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Dose anyone think, believe, or would like to see the blades in ESO? I know that they were around in the 2nd era and I thought it would be appropriate to create a topic on this subject. What are your thoughts?


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It is complicated to say the least on if they would or should appear. The Akaviri dragonguard who the blades descended from would have swore loyalty to the reman dynasty but with ESO being set during turbulence between the fall of that family and the rise of the septims it seems as though if they showed up it would be as an organization looking for purpose and reason in a currently unsure time. Which to me makes it seem like they won't be heavily focused on or maybe not even included. It would be a turbulent time for a typically secret organization so I think they would be hiding away waiting for the right time kind of like what happens in skyrim.


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you do make a good point, I think it would be interesting to see even a small quest related to them, even though they are hiding and waiting.


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I agree it would be cool. Maybe a quest where you get asked to do some typical stuff things turn out to be much grander than they seem and in the end you kind have that oh my god your the and they just go yea and leave lol.


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I really like that idea, I think it would help with the lore. The blades are very prominent with the empire, well at least in Daggerfall, Morrowind, and Oblivion. So I would very much like to see them in ESO


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We have received word that remnants of the Blades will be present in Tamriel. Also, this is before they become the super secretive group being hunted by the Thalmor in the fourth era. SO, chances are we will run into them.

On a somewhat related note, I've heard the blades refered to as Akaviri in some contexts. This doesn't make sense to me considering the pretty rough history between Akavir and Tamriel. Would anyone like to explain?


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Yes, the Akaviri came to Tamriel to find the dragonborn (as told by Esbern in ESV:Skyrim). Over time they morphed into the blades that we know today, with the races of Tamriel making up the blades, not the Akaviri. The reason the Akaviri were no longer part of the blades later in history is because the Akaviri weren't really liked in Tamriel, but killing dragons was something that Tamriel needed so the dragon hunting legend of the Akaviri became the protectors of Tamriel from dragons known as the Blades.


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They were originally called the dragonguard I stated that in my post and explained it??


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In my own opinion I think it might be included in add-ons later on t like mist of Pandaria for WoWi
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(March 14th 2013, 08:06 PM)I. Acha Wrote: The reason the Akaviri were no longer part of the blades later in history is because the Akaviri weren't really liked in Tamriel, but killing dragons was something that Tamriel needed so the dragon hunting legend of the Akaviri became the protectors of Tamriel from dragons known as the Blades.

Incorrect.

My corrections for the first highlighted point:
The Akaviri may have been disliked by the Dunmer and the Nords, but the Imperials actually assimilated both the Akaviri humans and the Tsaesci into their culture. This is evident with the fact that the Tsaesci, Versidue Shaie, was high enough in the political hierarchy (As Reman III's Advisor) to have of potentially performed a Coup d'état for the Imperial throne.

Many Cyrodillic nobles of the Third Era also flaunted around the fact that their bloodlines contained Tsaesci blood, due to intermingling.

The most probable reason as to why there are no longer any humans from Akaviri in the Blades come Daggerfall-to-Oblivion is that what actually made them became indistinguishable with the Imperials and their conventions. As for the Tsaesci, they most probably intermingled with humans- resulting in their pure-blooded race dying out.

And for the second:

You're half-right.

During both of the times that the Akaviri came to Tamriel, there were barely any dragons at all. There were literally only one or two, if my memory serves me correctly and they weren't ravaging the landscape all willy-nilly, either.

The Akaviri Dragonguard actually crossed the sea because they were pursuing the remnants of the Dragons of Akavir, who had fled to Tamriel to avoid persecution at the Dragonguards' hands.

They ended up become the Blades of the Third Era when they met Reman Cyrodil. He showed them some cool Thu'um abilities and they were probably like 'Woah, you're the Dragonborn; the Ultimate Dragonslayer!', and thus they became his personal guard. They might have ended up slaying a few dragons until Reman III's reign, but that was because it was their thang. Tamriel definitely didn't have any sort of major dragon problems though, or at least there are no sources that show that it did.
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Blades? not so much. Syffim? have been the fighters guild for quite a while.
Id say the remnants are still there, and especialy in nibenay and white-gold i wouldnt be suprised to see some akaviri faces. But as for the Blades? Well thers a reason its suggested Tiber reinvented them...

You know with no dragonborn (literal or just aka-tusk spunk) on the ruby throne its not realy fun beeing a legendary dragon hunter with no dragon and no emporers cock to suck.
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The Blades, as in the organisation and all that what comes with it, was founded when General Talos (later Tiber Septim), crossed the Skyrim border into Cyrodiil. The former private bodyguards of Reman Cyrodiil, who lived in their fortress (Cloud Ruler Temple) in the Jerall Mountains, swore fealty to General Talos.

This all happened between 2E 850 and 2E 854. So we won't see the Blades.


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Don't think so there are no dragons in TESO. So then the Blades won't have a job haha
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(June 27th 2013, 04:37 AM)Bulgruf Ironfists Wrote: Don't think so there are no dragons in TESO. So then the Blades won't have a job haha

Their task was to find the lost pieces of Numidum, not just killing dragons.


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(June 27th 2013, 08:09 AM)Beor of Skyrim Wrote:
(June 27th 2013, 04:37 AM)Bulgruf Ironfists Wrote: Don't think so there are no dragons in TESO. So then the Blades won't have a job haha

Their task was to find the lost pieces of Numidum, not just killing dragons.
And their job was to locate the Dragonborn and then serve him as his bodyguards. In their land they were known as the Dragonguard.
EDIT-And I believe they will make an appearance in TESO,because they will be searching for a Dragonborn since Reman III died.
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