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Character backstory question

Nagus
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I am not super familiar with ES lore and I was wondering how feasible this idea was:

A khajiit who finds his soul reincarnating after he dies in different times. For example: He was present during the events of Arena, Daggerfall, Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim and ESO in order. Also he isn't the hero of any of those stories, but witnessed some events during them. His memory of previous lives wouldn't be perfect, either.

Just wondering how feasible of an idea this is. Haven't decided how this came to be outside of possibly getting on the wrong side of a daedric prince at some point in his original life (which I am gonna say didn't take place during any of the game time periods)
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  • Totalitarian
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    Just write what feels right for your character. You shouldn't be worried about being stuck within in game bounds.

    For example, I wrote my character as having ascended to a state that is debated about being close to a god, or a Daedric Prince. Then a ton of stuff about a small scale Daedric invasion of a part of the Summerset Isles, and how my character ascends to be so powerful.

    I even go as far to say that she was incredibly well-gifted in magic, "being the pinnacle of achievement in her family, and perhaps all of Altmer". I then add in a bit of the ESO lore, and make a comparison between my character and the Wilderking/Queen.

    My point being you really don't need to be completely bound by what happens in game. I believe that @Krist uses one of their characters as not being the Vestige, in a comparison to your case.

    Your idea is feasible enough for me.
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  • BlackSparrow
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    There is in-lore precedent for reincarnation... maybe... depending on how much you believed the Nerevarine really was Nerevar Indoril reborn in TES III Morrowind.

    And when you factor in dragon souls, yeah. Reincarnation seems to be one of several options for what happens to souls after death, albeit it sounds like you need special circumstances to explain it.

    Getting on the wrong side of a Daedric Prince sounds feasible, and so does getting on the right side of someone else powerful, like Azura or one of the Divines. Also, necromancy magic, done willingly or not, can be a powerful thing. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if a sufficiently powerful mortal mage, like Mannimarco or Divayth Fyr, could set something like this in motion if they had motivation to do so.

    So I say go for it. It sounds like a fun story.
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  • Krist
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    Nagus wrote: »
    I am not super familiar with ES lore and I was wondering how feasible this idea was:

    A khajiit who finds his soul reincarnating after he dies in different times. For example: He was present during the events of Arena, Daggerfall, Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim and ESO in order. Also he isn't the hero of any of those stories, but witnessed some events during them. His memory of previous lives wouldn't be perfect, either.

    Just wondering how feasible of an idea this is. Haven't decided how this came to be outside of possibly getting on the wrong side of a daedric prince at some point in his original life (which I am gonna say didn't take place during any of the game time periods)

    Any idea is feasible in a world where a Dragon Break exists, to be quite honest, and as was said, getting on the bad side of a Deadric Prince, or on the good side of one, can surely do it. You do not have to be specific on WHY even, with the Daedric Princes, they seldom need much of an excuse. Just keep in mind, ESO is a time BEFORE all other games, starting in the 2nd era around 583 or so. The next would be centuries later in Elder Scrolls Adventures in 2nd era 864. This is not to say your character could not have been looped back in time.


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    elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Timeline

    This is another that I found for a more quick reference if you prefer.
    sea.ign.com/elder-scrolls-online-mac/67056/news/tamriel-timeline-where-do-elder-scrolls-online-and-skyrim-fiz

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  • Rickter
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    reincarnation is already incorporated into Khajiit lore. However, its reserved for the Mane. The khajiit believe is the same demi-deity over and over.

    but the great thing about Khajiit is they are like, super, supernatural and everything about them is governed by the moons. be creative and have fun!
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