πŸ“Œ Everything about Direfrost keep II and Arx Corinium II.

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Heya, I would really like zenimax to release Direfrost keep II and Arx Corinium II, all the decor is ready, even though I'm not supposed to know that ( Found a way to get out of both dungeons, and then I discovered all that ) took me ages to screen everything.

Since 2015 ( Tamriel ultimated) they don't care about base game dungeon anymore, it is surely better to sell DLC dungeon pack twice a year. Direfrost keep II is one of these abandoned feature along with Arx Corinium II.

You can check all the screens below, I had a RP event idea that could be interesting and get the community interested in these dungeons ... this way we would show zenimax we want them to release these dungeons. And they could even retake the idea and create a true contest with rewards ! If you have any other idea feel free to share them here, now let me introduce you my idea ^^

Maybe some remember the old " Tales of the Dead " contest ? We had to create the best backstory for an unfortunate soul ( see picture below), I had a similar idea, but instead of writing "what happened", you have to write "what's going to happen".
While the decor is ready, there is not a single book there unlike other dungeons, so I deduced that they had not worked on the "story" part yet. otherwise they would have put it in the crown store since a long time.
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β–ΌRules:

To participate, take a good look at the images below ( and all other information about Direfrost keep II or Arx Corinium II). Then, create your own fictional entry that tells us more about the Direfrost keep II or/and Arx Corinium II story/stories. You can write a short story, a journal entry, or any other kind of fictional text that sheds more light on what's going to happend.
You can also propose new set idea ( 1H - 1M - 1L and monster set), boss mechanics, the order in which we cross the rooms, everything you want ! Once you’re happy with your creation, share it with us !
You can even propose a name for this dungeon pack ! ( Winter Swamp, Scarlet Reflections ect ...)

First you need to complete Direfrost keep I and/or Arx Corinium I in normal or veteran, listen carefully to the NPCs, read all books you may find there. so that your creation does not contradict what already happened.

Then prizes could be: ( Remember it's a RP contest idea, you can participate, but there is no prizes unless zenimax think it's a good idea)
  1. 3000 crown + Iceheart arms pack + Direfrost Keep II dungeon free for you and 3 of your friends + your story and ideas used for Direfrost keep II.
  2. 1500 crown + Direfrost Keep II dungeon free for you and 3 of your friends + Give the name of your choice to one boss in this dungeon.
  3. Direfrost Keep II dungeon free for you and 3 of your friends.

  1. 3000 crown + Sellistrix arms pack + Arx Corinium II dungeon free for you and 3 of your friends + Your story and ideas used for Arx Corinium II
  2. 1500 crown + Arx Corinium II dungeon free for you and 3 of your friends + Give the name of your choice to one boss in this dungeon.
  3. Arx Corinium II dungeon free for you and 3 of your friends

β•—Direfrost keep IIβ•”:

The Direfrost Keep is the ancestral home of the witch hunting Direfrost clan, this frozen castle has long been sealed to the outside world following an attack by the ice witch Drodda. Its owners have never been seen or heard for generations. Mountain storms rage above the castle walls, conjured up by Drodda.

Below, what I noticed while venturing in the sealed est wing of the castle:
  • the decor is ready, only 2 things are missing: a story and mobs.
  • Nord furnitures.
  • A book about dark magic: (Eidetic Memorry -> Skill Books -> Dark Magic: Three Pretexts)
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  • stalactites and stalagmites everywhere, there is even an ice-infested corridor.
  • the castle is in ruins.
  • the brazier burns down a tower, in this tower there is a campfire also active (some people came there recently ?)
  • The coat of arms of the direfrost clan ?
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Direfrost Keep I Map.
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Direfrost Keep II Map:
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β•—Arx Corinium IIβ•”:

The Second Empire made some advances into the periphery of Black Marsh, but they didn't stay long. While previously constructed and held by the Imperials, the fort has fallen into disrepair and is overrun with Lamias. A group of nereids now occupy the flooded fort and focus on restoring balance to the land. Rumors say the fort is home to a great source of power, although it is perverse, corrupted.

Below, what I noticed while venturing in the west wing of the dungeon.
  • the decor is ready, only 3 things are missing: story, mobs/boss, good floor textures.
  • Argonian houses ( mud house)
  • Not a single book.
  • a lot of waterfalls and vegetation
  • many doors made with roots, surrounded by caves or decorative doors, probably little " arenas " like in Mazzatun, where you need to kill waves of adds.
  • Argonian eggs under the Hist.
  • The order in which we cross the rooms is pretty obvious, (screens follow this order)
  • Mazzatun draft out of the map.

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Arx Corinium I Map.
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Arx Corinium II Map:
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7- No 7 xD sorry

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Bonus: ( the first mazzatun draft)


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@ZOS_Finn, you probably made these dungeon, do you plan to finish Arx Corinium, Will we ever seen these beautiful dungeon without having to go over the invisible wall ?
Edited by Apherius on January 8, 2019 9:33PM
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    Wait, what?

    I would really like zenimax to release Direfrost keep II, all the decor is ready, even though I'm not supposed to know that ( Found a way to get out of Direfrost keep, and then I discovered all that ) took me ages to screen everything.

    Since 2015 ( Tamriel ultimated) they don't care about base game dungeon anymore, it is surely better to sell DLC dungeon pack twice a year.

    Direfrost keep II is one of these an abandoned feature along with Arx Corinium II.

    While the decor is ready, there is not a single book there ( except one about dark magic ) unlike other dungeons, so I deduced that they had not worked on the "story" part yet. otherwise they would have put it in the crown shop since long time.

    This is the reason why I I suggest a RP contest, along with the realese of Direfrost keep II.

    Hope you understand better, even though my english isn't perfect, Gonna put that in my main post.
    Edited by Apherius on November 1, 2018 7:52PM
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    Tamriel Ultimated?
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    Wow, I had no idea that the whole map for a Direfrost Keep 2 already existed in-game but was just inaccessible. That's really cool. It does seem like a waste of space to not do anything with it.
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    Tamriel Ultimated?

    17 march 2015 my bad*

    before that they released COA veteran and Crypt of heart Veteran ( That we now call Coa II and COH II ), they probably worked on Arx corinium and Direfrost keep, then the game became F2P with Tamriel ultimated release, and they decided it would be more interesting to sell DLC dungeon Pack in the crown store.
    Edited by Apherius on November 1, 2018 7:53PM
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    I'm not entirely sure if i'll have time to spare for this but i'll do if i can, cool idea!
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  • Apherius
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    @Silver_Strider .

    Wow! Awesome :O

    I did not asked for mechanics or sets ideas but ... The decor is here, waiting for a story, mobs, boss, but also incredible and unique bosses and cool sets ! Gonna update my main post ^^ Thank again.
    Edited by Apherius on November 1, 2018 10:07PM
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    Apherius wrote: Β»
    @Silver_Strider .

    Wow! Awesome :O

    I did not asked for mechanics or sets ideas but ... The decor is here, waiting for a story, mobs, boss, but also incredible and unique bosses and cool sets ! Gonna update my main post ^^ Thank again.

    Not a problem. Now, give me my prize and the map for Arx Corinium 2 so I can write up a story, the progression thru the dungeon, bosses + their mechanics and a monster set for that place as well :D
    Argonian forever
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  • Apherius
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    Apherius wrote: Β»
    @Silver_Strider .

    Wow! Awesome :O

    I did not asked for mechanics or sets ideas but ... The decor is here, waiting for a story, mobs, boss, but also incredible and unique bosses and cool sets ! Gonna update my main post ^^ Thank again.

    Not a problem. Now, give me my prize and the map for Arx Corinium 2 so I can write up a story, the progression thru the dungeon, bosses + their mechanics and a monster set for that place as well :D

    Ahah :P Gonna post the images of Arx Corinium II in this thread ( You can already check them on my second thread " see my signature"), Unlike Direfrost keep II the decor is over but not the floor, and there is no map for this dungeon ,I will need to create one myself ^^
    Edited by Apherius on November 2, 2018 3:04PM
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    Apherius wrote: Β»
    Wait, what?

    I would really like zenimax to release Direfrost keep II, all the decor is ready, even though I'm not supposed to know that ( Found a way to get out of Direfrost keep, and then I discovered all that ) took me ages to screen everything.

    Since 2015 ( Tamriel ultimated) they don't care about base game dungeon anymore, it is surely better to sell DLC dungeon pack twice a year.

    Direfrost keep II is one of these an abandoned feature along with Arx Corinium II.

    While the decor is ready, there is not a single book there ( except one about dark magic ) unlike other dungeons, so I deduced that they had not worked on the "story" part yet. otherwise they would have put it in the crown shop since long time.

    This is the reason why I I suggest a RP contest, along with the realese of Direfrost keep II.

    Hope you understand better, even though my english isn't perfect, Gonna put that in my main post.
    This, note that 1 and 2 was dungeons with an normal and vet mode. This was changes so all got an normal version and an vet version and only difference is damage and health from enemies.
    Had they continued subscription they would have made 2 dungeons as its cheaper than making new.
    However its an issue to sell as dlc, however say 4 new dungeons who was of 2 difficulty would probably be popular
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    Updated with Arx Corinium II ( I drew the map myself ) ! Both are abandoned features since 2015.

    Unlike my other thread ( see my signature ) this one one aims to show zenimax that we want them to release these two beautiful dungeons ( specifically, the second version of these)
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    It's a twisted story, admittedly but I'm fairly bias when it comes to Argonians and hate to depict them in a wholly negative light if I can help it, so I figured I'd make it a bit of an emotional tragedy. I doubt it would get implemented since ZOS seems to like making us into the good guy (Hell, even the Dark Brotherhood had us killing a Corrupt Priest as the main villain) but it's nice to have something different every now and again to keep things fresh.

    Zos really need to Hire you ... Awesome story,mechanics and set idea ! I would really like to discover other abandoned features like that out of the dungeons maps ... just to read more of your ideas :O

    Thank again for your participation, I really hope they will release these dungeon ... the only way is to show them our interest.
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    Really wish all the ones what don't have have a 2nd version...to be created! more post like this please :smile:
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    Really wish all the ones what don't have have a 2nd version...to be created! more post like this please :smile:

    I would love that too.

    Volenfell, Blessed crucible, BlackHeart Haven, tempest island also lack a 2nd version, But there is nothing out of the explorable area ( Don't ask me how I know that ahah, I like climbing)
    Maybe Vault of madness ? Unfortunaly I tried during days and can't find a way to get out of the dungeon map.
    And need to check Volenfell another time ( gonna told you guys If I find anything out there).
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    Apherius wrote: Β»
    It's a twisted story, admittedly but I'm fairly bias when it comes to Argonians and hate to depict them in a wholly negative light if I can help it, so I figured I'd make it a bit of an emotional tragedy. I doubt it would get implemented since ZOS seems to like making us into the good guy (Hell, even the Dark Brotherhood had us killing a Corrupt Priest as the main villain) but it's nice to have something different every now and again to keep things fresh.

    Zos really need to Hire you ... Awesome story,mechanics and set idea ! I would really like to discover other abandoned features like that out of the dungeons maps ... just to read more of your ideas :O

    Thank again for your participation, I really hope they will release these dungeon ... the only way is to show them our interest.

    Considering that I gave them a pretty solid rough draft of both dungeons + their mechanics and that the dungeon layouts are pretty much done as well, there's virtually no reason ZOS couldn't finish up both these dungeons in a month, especially since 75% of the work is already done for them. Polish up the story a bit, code up the mobs/bosses/etc. and they could easily include them alongside whatever 2 new dungeons they decide to include for Q1 next year.
    Argonian forever
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    Vaults of Madness is what I want to see continues in some fashion. It was the best of the original normal dungeons.
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    I would love a chance to kill the scummy quest giver from Selene's Web. He has it coming!
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    Added some more screen, 4 showing the mazzatun Draft, and 4 more for Arx Corinium II. we often see a scarlet sky in these two dungeons ... It's strange.

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    Arx Corinium 2 will take us through the pathway blocked by the roots behind Sliklenia the Songstress. The Sisters of Floods, Rain and Waves will see man and mer (us) as a threat to their world and we basically have to kill them.

    Got no art, got no battle mechanics. But thats my thought. Maybe the Sisters become corrupted? Monster set could be called Three Sisters mask, visage, helm or whatever.
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    I'd rather have Selenes Web 2 lot more there to work with in terms of story

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    vyrzeden wrote: Β»
    I'd rather have Selenes Web 2 lot more there to work with in terms of story

    I would LOVE a Selene's Web 2 where we get to smoke Warlock Carindon, that guy so deserves it.

    Yeah roll him up like a good J and get speedrun for smoking him within 5min :tongue:

    BTT: I think they really need to get Direfrost 2 and Arx 2 out there. Since some parts already exist, and it would be a nice step towards only basegame owners.
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  • Apherius
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    Title edited + found the best image to introduce my post ^^
    Edited by Apherius on November 10, 2018 1:54PM
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    For Arx Corinium II, we should be dealing with the Nereid trouble. Nereids are incredibly unkind creatures (And considering the flow of Fungal Grotto and other dungeons, we've accidently helped terribly beings before). Lamia are hermaphroditic snake-people[1][2] who decided to take the fort as their nest, we essentially slaughtered an entire family of snake-people for sadistic water spirits who love drowning males and messing with mortals for the sake of their own personal entertainment.[3][4]

    I presume the quest could star an Imperial adventuring (or Undaunted) crew who wanted to learn about the secrets of this old fort, but are having troubles with the Nereids who have been toying with their mortal memories[5] and potentially turning the own crew against itself. So, we'll have to deal with both the Nereids and the adventurers who have been turned on each other. Water is memory in the Elder Scrolls, I don't know if the manipulation of memories will effect Argonians considering they aren't apart of Nirn, so I personally would recommend having this focus upon Imperials and other races who come from the Dreamsleeve (and not the Dreamsleeve of the Hist like Argonians)[6]. This quest may get a little metaphysical, but Nereids are water spirits and thus hold grounds on memory. Damnable Aedric entities!

    But the dungeon is an amalgamation of both Fungal Grotto II, Spindleclutch I and Selene's Web if you will. I would consider the mechanics should be short and sweet like so, considering this is a non-DLC dungeon.




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    [1] Kyne's Challenge - "The female form is often misunderstood; it is a mirage to coax the lascivious males that make up most of their prey, as this creature reproduces as a base reptile, and is sexless."
    [2] The Improved Emperor's Guide to Tamriel - Hammerfell - "The Lamia is an amalgam of snake and woman, although it is assumed they are hermaphroditic and lay eggs like a reptile (which are then abandoned and the immature Lamiae are left to fend for themselves)."
    [3] The Fallen City of Shada - Pissed off Nereids 1
    [4] Look at all those dead bodies... - Pissed off Nereids 2
    [5] Lorelia - Quest: Mistress of the Lake - This lady toys with memories!
    [6] Events of Murkmire...NO SPOILERS!
    Edited by Claudman on November 10, 2018 2:24PM
    Welcome, Moon-and-Star, to this place where destiny is made.

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    I also love gaining more knowledge both metaphysical and mundane regarding TES lore.

    I also occasionally role-play, but I prefer playing the game.
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