There have been plenty of rumors surrounding potential Skyrim DLC.  People have said that Bethesda will implement everything from dragon mounts to the entire province of Morrowind in the game.  However, today we’ve got some rather concrete evidence of what future DLC may have in store, thanks to some handy files found within the latest patch.

On one hell of a hunch, a BethSoft forum user scanned the files from patch (1.5.26) and found some very interesting file names.  Here are just a few:

Animations\[b]DLC01\Chair_SnowElfPrinceDialogueA.HKX[/b]
Animations\[b]DLC01\Chair_SnowElfPrinceDialogueB.HKX[/b]
Animations\[b]DLC01\Chair_SnowElfPrinceDialogueC.HKX[/b]
Animations\[b]DLC01\Chair_SnowElfPrinceDialogueD.HKX[/b]
Animations\[b]DLC01[/b]\Chair_SnowElfPrinceDialogueE.HKX
Animations\[b]DLC01[/b]\Chair_SnowElfPrinceFireBall.HKX
Animations\[b]DLC01[/b]\Chair_SnowElfPrinceSitIdle.HKX
Animations[b]\DLC01\SnowElfPrinceAscensionBurning.HKX[/b]
crossbow_direction_behavior.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_1stP_Run.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_1stP_Walk.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_Aim.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_Equip.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_IdleDrawn.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_IdleHeld.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_Release.hkx

That’s right, Snow Elves and crossbows.  Even the Snow Elf Prince.

If you’re wondering just what in the world a “Snow Elf” is, you should know that they were once a proud race who were driven from Skyrim by the Nords.  Those who survived the persecution sought refuge among the Dwemer but were betrayed, turned blind, and enslaved… you now know them as those hideous Falmer than lurk deep within Dwemer ruins.  Oh, those poor Snow Elves.

Ah, but what of this mysterious Snow Elf Prince?

This elf stood high above all his kinsmen.  It was he was who led his people against the Nords at the Battle of the Moesring and it was he who died in that battle, killed by a mere child.  Out of respect for this brave warrior, the Nords laid him to rest there in Solstheim.  (You can read all about it in that book you’ve probably glanced over in-game)

A Nord warrior sees much in a life of bloodshed and battle, and is rarely surprised by anything armed combat may bring. But few among us that day could have imagined the awe and uncertainty of a raging battlefield that all at once went motionless and silent. Such is the effect the Snow Prince had on us all.  The glorious Snow Prince, an Elf unlike any other, did come that day to bring death to our kind. And death he so brought.  May our gods honor him in death, and may we never meet his kind again in life.

I can’t wait to meet him.

Given that the Falmer were also quite fond of spears and we’ve already seen Bethesda show off full spear animations, perhaps crossbows aren’t the only new weapons coming to this DLC?  One can only hope.

So string up your crossbow and get your hiking boots ready, it looks like we’re headed underground and possibly back to the island of the Bloodmoon to relive a battle for the ages…

Stay tuned for more on this story as it develops, Bethesda may have some news for us next week.

 

60 COMMENTS

  1. We need more questlines, monsters, and new locations, especially Morrowind and Cyrodiil. I hope this can make the world of Skyrim bigger and bigger.

  2. I hope they fix the follower glitches leaving and not able to get them back,and fix stole item glitch i tired of my stuff saying stolen. Needs more gore blades cut they tried so hard not to be fallout their missing something that made fallout good like the gore turning to ashes. The new kill cams are great but they should have added turning to ashes after a flame kill or shatter from ice also need to add followers able to ride horses its stupid seeing them walking while your on a horse its common senses.Theirs a lot common senses thing that should been in their like fighting on a horse in water why add hostel fish but you can’t kill them in the water.They need massive update before DLC.All the stuff i said should have been on at day one if they didn’t spend all there time on the dragons.The game is awesome it just the little thing that get me that i would like to do.The perk says limbsplitter i wish it did that fallout had limping and broken limbs it would be nice to see people broken and defeated but you don’t have to kill them leaving them with one arm or leg.That dragon shout that turns them to ice should have a chance to shatter them to pieces.Why doesn’t cpu never run out of magic  whats the point of having drain magic if it never runs out and why is their magic stronger then yours.The dark elf if 50% resistant to fire i have another 50% from armor that’s 100% shouldn’t  be getting hurt by fire  that has to be fixed.

    • I don’t think you get percentages. 50% resistant already, add another 50% and it’s only going to take you to 75% resistant

    • I don’t think you get percentages. 50% resistant already, add another 50% and it’s only going to take you to 75% resistant

    • To expand on what Freedo said, here’s the math involved:

      50% = 50/100 = .5

      .5 x 100 = 50.
      So, if 50% of 100 is 50 and we add another 50%
      50 x .5 = 25
      25 + 50 = 75

      Math is awesome ^_^

      • By your method, we cannot be resistant to fire at all. Your method is based on that the percentage added is based on the percentage already, that means when you have 50% resistant armor and put it on a Nord or any other race apart from Dunmer I would have no resistance. 0 x 0.5 = 0 as your method is 50 x .5. So think before you post.

      • By your method, we cannot be resistant to fire at all. Your method is based on that the percentage added is based on the percentage already, that means when you have 50% resistant armor and put it on a Nord or any other race apart from Dunmer I would have no resistance. 0 x 0.5 = 0 as your method is 50 x .5. So think before you post.

        • I’m sorry you don’t understand. What I was explaining was the percentages are not added together, they build up. There is no 0 (zero) starting point, there is a set resistance and that number can either be lowered or raised by percentages. I’m not sure of the exact mechanics of the game, but I don’t think the percentages are added together, based on my experience. I find it a bit odd that I was merely adding to what Freedo said, but I’m the one who is told “think before you post”. What makes my post more offensive than Freedo’s?

    • I put this idea out ages ago too on another disquis review thing, i’m so facinated by the falmer and the story behind them about how they were drove underground and turned savage. Plus how it would be a perfect setting for a falmer queen who was still retained her former self and controlled the savage falmer. (obviously in this case though, it’s a prince :P) Still i’m happy to see our idea come to light! :) should be good.

    • Way to showcase to the internet just how incredibly stupid you are.  Next time you want to voice an idea or opinion, at least try to do so that makes remote sense, with structurally sound reasoning behind it.  

      Unless you’re mentally retarded, then carry on.  If you’d like, we can recommend several facilities and institutions that can cater to your specific needs.

      • Whoa, it’s the grammar police! Everybody better start spelling correctly, or there is going to be hell to pay. im shur gld i kn spel evrythin beder then most peeple. there mor stoopid then me. 

      • Whoa, it’s the grammar police! Everybody better start spelling correctly, or there is going to be hell to pay. im shur gld i kn spel evrythin beder then most peeple. there mor stoopid then me. 

  3. When all the dlc and updates are out I need them all to be on a goty edition because I don’t have internet, and no one within 50 miles has internet where I live (using a phone to view and type stuff). It’s a pain to go into town to a friends just to download an update or content. I don’t want to be able to accidentally delete a update or expansion, put everything on one disc when you finish, I will buy Skyrim again for a version with all the content and updates built in the disc. Also, we need dragond to do more things to be less boring, if they land make them able to charge full speed at you and tackle you or something, right now you can just stand out of their reach and range kill them, what about a sideways swinging tail bash not just a up and down easy to dodge tail slam. A rage mode would add a lot to dragons so all fights aren’t the same, in rage they should be stronger, faster, and all around tougher. The werewolf and vampire perk tree is seriously needed, I would play the game just to fly around as vampire, or long distance jump as werewolf, that would be soooo fun. the only reason I don’t use vampire is because you can’t feed on anyone like werewolf, who wants to stop what you’re doing to sneak into a town to feed on a sleeping person? Boring. I get really bored of the combat can you add more than just swing swing block power attack, give the experianced players combos. BETHESDA don’t listen to the people that don’t want dragon mounts and oblivion realms, 99% of the fans want this stuff, don’t stop making great content just because some negative nancy doesn’t like it. Please for the love of talos, hair should hang and be seen when you wear a helmet or hood, why do you turn bald when wearing any head piece? I have long hair so I want to see my characters long hair hanging down his shoulders when I wear a hood or helmet, please fix that it’s lame, lamer than the crappy things you call dragons in this game, fix them too. We need a quest restart option, if a quest glitches we just drop the quest and go get it again. Of like 6 files I made, all of them have multiple broken quests I can’t do, please add a quest restart option. We should be able to jump while sprinting and even attack while jumping, it makes the game dull not being able to sprinting jump into cover, or sprinting jumping attack someone; when i’m werewolf or vampire I want to be sprint jumping from rock to rock down the side of a mountain or across skyrim, that would give the fealing of being what you are, they should take less fall damage as well.

  4. CROSSBOW!!!!!! Not give me Levitation and see Morrowind fall from it’s comfortable perch as my favorite game ever! Well, anything’s possible ^_^

    Snow Elf Prince? Sounds hot, I’ll marry him and have him cook me dinner.

  5. I hope they fix the bunch of bugged quests on my Xbox version.
    My charachter is 66 but it’s harder to progress when so many quests are bugged.
    Other than that I’ve been loving this game. I have it on steam on my Pc and on the Xbox.

    Come on with the DLC I’m drooling all over myself here waiting for it.

  6. Can the almighty prince snow elf only sit :P and possibly shoot his crossbow at you kinda like a medieval hillbilly sitting out on his porch (Or medieval equivalent).

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