Yesterday, members of the Elder Scrolls Online community began receiving mysterious packages in the mail. Despite likely instructions for the items to remain “for your eyes only,” many images of the contents began appearing on Twitter shortly after receipt because this is 2019 and of course they did and even ZeniMax was retweeting them.
The parchment was accompanied by a summons from none other than Sai Sahan, captain of the Dragonguard himself. The text reads:
Adventurer, Your efforts in Elsweyr were instrumental in dealing with the Dragon threat. For that, you have my thanks.
However, I fear I must alert you to a rising danger. This journal was entrusted to me by an old friend, as I now entrust it to you. Notice the strange markings. They hint at dark magic, of that I am certain.
Your talents are once again required, my friend. I leave this mystery in your capable hands.
The parchment has sent the ESO community all aflutter with theories and hypotheses. No doubt we’ll learn much, much more at the big reveal in Las Vegas on January 16th, but for now, everyone’s mulling over what the letters mean in the context of what we already know – namely, that the next season is sending us into the Dark Heart of Skyrim.
urns, it bears
"death is naught
but a fitful sleep."
Very chilling words i must say. My imagination runs wild but keeps snapping back to that symbol on the urn. Its design looks like something found in Molag Bal's realm, but less Xivkyn and more Sanguine. pic.twitter.com/PsrpeiNA4V
— Inklings (@Inklings_ESO) December 18, 2019