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ESO Players Receive Cryptic Letters about the New Chapter

By Andrew | 18 Jan 2023 | Share
ESO Players Receive Cryptic Letters about the New Chapter

Some ESO streamers and influencers have begun to receive mysterious letters from Zenimax, teasing and offering a couple of hints about the new content coming to the Elder Scrolls Online this year. 

This comes a week before the planned Global Reveal stream on the Bethesda Twitch channel, where we will learn much more about what we can expect to see in the game this year, including details about the setting and storyline. 

The letter sent out to ESO influencers. Credit: NineTaleFox
The letter sent out to ESO influencers. Credit: NineTaleFox

The letter reads: 

Proxy,

The tide of fate swirls around you with glorious fury and has chosen you to serve as its surrogate in a crisis most perilous. The future of at least two worlds hangs in the balance. Your talent for changing destiny has been noticed, hence the reason for this letter.

Many paths lead forward, but only one ends with the survival of Nirn. At this particular moment, in this specific instance, you must be the thread that keeps reality itself from unraveling.

I shall summon you as soon as the inescapable fortunes of consequence show me where we are headed most.

Leramil the Wise  

The text of the letter itself doesn't tell us too much about what we can expect, however there is one other hidden detail. Shining a UV light on the letter reveals the symbol of Hermaeus Mora, printed in invisible ink. 

This discovery led to plenty of speculation on the ESO Forums and Reddit about the potential setting of this year's Q2 expansion, as well as what role Hermaeus Mora will play in events. Will he be a "friend" or a foe?

Hermaeus Mora, seen in Skyrim
Hermaeus Mora, seen in Skyrim

The Lord of Knowledge (one of Hermaeus Mora's many nicknames) making a major appearance in ESO this year could very well mean that players will get to visit Apocrypha, this daedric prince's own plane of Oblivion. Apocrypha is said to be an endless library of forbidden knowledge, and this fact has led to some speculation that spell crafting might be the most significant new feature coming to ESO this year. 

Spell crafting is a feature that was talked about quite a few years ago, but was never implemented and subsequently became mostly forgotten about. 

It seems unlikely that Apocrypha would be the only new region coming to ESO this year however, and there's also been ample speculation on what will be the next part of Tamriel added to the game, with common ideas at the moment being Western Morrowind, the Telvanni Peninsula, Solstheim and even Winterhold. 

Whatever the case may be, we will get some answers in the Global Reveal Event on the 25th of January. 

We hope you enjoyed this article about the Elder Scrolls Online (ESO), a massively multiplayer online game developed by Zenimax Online Studios.

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