Skyrim player creates political map of Tamriel


Skyrim is just part of a larger story in The Elder Scrolls with its own politics and history, and one fan created a map reflecting that.

anyone who played Skyrim knows that there is a ton of knowledge spread across the vast landscape. Actually, The Elder Scrolls series in general is huge, with many stories covering this ground. It might not be the biggest video game in terms of map size – titles go to no man’s sky – but Bethesda’s open-world epic is packed with things to see, places to discover, stories to reveal, and a deep political structure that is part of the universe. To better illustrate this, someone has drawn up a map of all of Tamriel that shows the political divide between nations.

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Upload the image to the Skyrim subreddit recently, user StoutCriw created a color map of the entire landscape that houses the Elder Scrolls games, including some areas that have not yet been dedicated to a full entry in the series. As can be seen from the map, there are numerous divisions across Tamriel, with the creator indicating that this all refers to the 4E 201 timeline, as per lore.

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Most likely, the section that many will be most familiar with is in regards to the civil war raging in Skyrim between the Empire and the Stormcloaks. Fans know this is the crux of this issue’s main story, but what’s interesting is how StoutCriw indicated that the city of Whiterun, which is usually the first major settlement players encounter after Riverwood, was marked as decidedly neutral or contested in in relation to the warring factions.


With its somewhat simplistic color scheme, the map paints a vivid picture of the political landscape that existed at the time mentioned. For those interested in the overarching story that takes place within the series, as well as the size of the Elder Scrolls Map of Tamriel, the image from StoutCriw can be quite interesting. It’s also intriguing to note how some of the “Mede Empire” sections bleed into areas not featured in Skyrimas the region in which The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall takes place.

This long-term policy is likely to continue in The Elder Scrolls 6, whenever it finally arises. There is still much knowledge to discover and many lands to visit. However, the main theory so far seems to suggest that the next installment of the series will take place in Hammerfell or High Rock, which means there’s a chance fans will see a reimagining of the areas that Daggerfall happened in.


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