A talented member of the Skyrim community creates an impressive documentary about one of the most intriguing chapters in Tamriel’s history.
Nowadays it’s hard to imagine playing on Skyrim without installing at least a few choice mods to tailor the experience to the player. Some of those mods became officially licensed additions to the game through the Creation Club and Anniversary Edition of Skyrim came bundled with all 74 of them for the player to pick and choose at their discretion.
Perhaps one of the more intriguing creations, especially for fans of morrowind or the Dunmer in general, is the “Ghosts of the Tribunal” – which revolves around the legacy of the Tribunal Temple in the wake of its collapse after the Red Year. Featuring a storyline set on Solstheim, The Creation gives players the chance to claim iconic artifacts and outfits from morrowindlike the Ordinator armor or even the famous blade of Almalexia – Hopesfire.
For new players who may not be familiar with the Dunmer knowledge introduced in morrowind or even longtime players wanting a compelling retelling of the Tribunal’s story (with a focus on Almalexia), K1ngCraft has posted a documentary-style video on YouTube that covers the subject with some truly impressive production quality. Not only is the video intended to illustrate the rise and fall of the Tribunal Temple, but it was created with “Ghosts of the Tribunal” content in mind – and as such contains spoilers for the DLC.
The lore documentary – narrated by K1ngCraft and accompanied by voice actors who portray the characters from “Ghosts of the Tribunal” – is a visual storytelling delight. The slow-moving footage, carefully animated and using in-game items from Skyrim, give the video a quality that resembles a painting that has come to life. From the creation of Kagrenac’s tools to the clash at Red Mountain between the homes of Resdayn united against the Dwemer, the video faithfully covers one of the more intriguing chapters in Tamriel’s history.
While the first part deals with the story of the Tribunal, ending with the dissolution of the Tribunal Temple and the reappearance of the Good Daedra in the Dunmeri Pantheon, the second part deals with the contents of “Ghosts of the Tribunal”, in which the characters and their agendas as they work to restore Almsivi’s worship.
Unfortunately, like the other mods in the Creation Club, “Ghosts of the Tribunal” remains officially voiceless – conveying most of its story through notes augmented by clever use of generic or repurposed rules. That said, given the talent and diligent nature of Skyrim’s modding community, it may only be a matter of time before a voiced version of the mod comes out.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim – Anniversary Edition is now available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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