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Which Mer Do You Prefer? POLL

Kallykat
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Based on lore and aesthetics, which is your favorite Mer race? Please explain your choice below.

(Since I cannot include more than 10 options, the Orsimer have not been classified as Elves here.)
Kat'liss * Khajiit * Nightblade
Katlak * Orc * Templar
Kat-Lizard-Ken * Argonian * Sorcerer
Katlja * Nord * Warden
Katlandriel * Bosmer * Warden
Katlyaanwen * Altmer * Sorcerer
Katlyssa * Breton * Nightblade
Katlonia * Imperial * Templar
Katlethi * Dunmer * Dragonknight
Katleezibah * Redguard * Dragonknight
Kat Lo'Tun * Tiger Dragon * Dragonknight
Kat-Lavaesci * Tsaesci * Necromancer
Ka'tlajjan * Ohmes * Necromancer
Katlornum * Maormer * Necromancer
Katliloth * Falmer * Warden

Which Mer Do You Prefer? POLL 146 votes

Dunmer - the Dark Elves of Morrowind
27%
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Bosmer - the Wood Elves of Valenwood
24%
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Altmer - the High Elves of the Summerset Isles
16%
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Aldmer - the First Folk or Elder Folk of Aldmeris
2%
AtharaonChaos2088Aendruu 3 votes
Chimer - the Changed Folk, the ancestors of the Dunmer
1%
Shadow_Akulamateosalvaje 2 votes
Maormer - the Sea Elves of Pyandonea
6%
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Sinistral Mer - the Left-Handed Elves of Yokuda
0%
Ayleids - the Hearland High Elves or Wild Elves of ancient Cyrodiil
4%
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Falmer - the Snow Elves, later the Betrayed
4%
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Dwemer - the Deep Elves, the Lost Race
12%
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  • Ithilis
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    Bosmer - the Wood Elves of Valenwood
    Bosmer because cannibalistic only-meat eating elves really connect with my sense of humor.

    (Edited: I didn't read well enough :D )
    Edited by Ithilis on January 5, 2020 7:38PM
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  • Gaggin
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    Bosmer - the Wood Elves of Valenwood
    Mer favorite is the wood elves...
  • Ye_Olde_Crowe
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    Maormer - the Sea Elves of Pyandonea
    Actually, Orsimer are my favorite elves, but as they are not listed I need not talk about their merits I guess.

    Of those mentioned above, I like the Maormer best because I find them really attractive, and I have a thing for storm magic.
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  • Cundu_Ertur
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    I would vote for Bosmer, if there were any in this game. But there aren't, so I won't.
    Taking stealth away from the Bosmer is like taking magic away from the Altmer, making Nords allergic to mead, or making Orcs pretty.
  • emilyhyoyeon
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    Altmer - the High Elves of the Summerset Isles
    surprised some of the mer listed got priority to be on the poll over orsimer.

    I like the classic magical haughty mage theme of the altmer, among other things, but that's the main. I really like their superiority attitude for some reason, I know it's weird. Summerset geography is also really appealing to me. I fantasized about it long before ESO existed. I like the rest of the mer aside from Dunmer quite a bit too though, I think orcs would be my second favorite
    i like the elder scrolls
  • RaddlemanNumber7
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    Dwemer - the Deep Elves, the Lost Race
    I have no love for Elves. Lore makes it clear that culturally they are generally backward looking and as a consequence their societies are all degenerating.

    I voted for Dwemer mostly because of the wonderful stuff they left behind, but also because they're all dead and gone, and took whatever evil habits they had with them. This contrasts sharply with all the Elven cannibals, slavers and supremacists who are still alive.

    I hope one day the game will give us a real chance to do some serious tinkering with the Dwemers' animunculi and their tonal architecture.

    Don't worry about missing off Orcs. I wouldn't have voted for the Oinkymer anyway, living like pigs wallowing in their own emotional filth.
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  • TelvanniWizard
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    Dunmer - the Dark Elves of Morrowind
    Dunmer first, maormer second.
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  • Juhasow
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    Boomer followed by bummer.
    Edited by Juhasow on January 6, 2020 12:42PM
  • TheImperfect
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    Altmer - the High Elves of the Summerset Isles
    First I heard of the left handed elves. I was between dunmer and altmer but I just like Altmer better somehow.
  • mateosalvaje
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    Chimer - the Changed Folk, the ancestors of the Dunmer
    Originally I was going to say Dunmer, but the Chimer fascinate me for some reason 🤔
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  • Juzz
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    Dead mer, cuz it makes things simple and quiet instead of pompous elven egos 😁
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  • RABIDxWOLVERINE
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    Dwemer - the Deep Elves, the Lost Race
    Dwemer because of the mystery and intrigue
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  • Araneae6537
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    Dunmer - the Dark Elves of Morrowind
    I love all the elves! Of course, all of the cultures have their flaws and evils, but so do humans, and that is part of what makes TES unique and interesting. :)
  • Bradyfjord
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    Dunmer - the Dark Elves of Morrowind
    Dunmer are just too awesome. 😁

    Having said that, I have an Orsimer night blade alt for when I need to bust some heads.
  • HappyLittleTree
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    Orsimer
    Thuu chakkuth lod Hajhiit c’oo? Hajhiit gortsuquth gorihuth thuu gooluthduj thdeitoluu!

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  • Thevampirenight
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    Mer aka going to use the classification as just elf and the word by the way translates to folk. All decendents of the Aldmeri elves of summerset given the fact khajiit and bosmer were once the same race. Had I done this poll Bosmer would likely be excluded or left handed elves. Because of the Bosmeri connection to khajiit. I would have put the Orsimer in the place of them. For the reasons listed. They are not Aldmer descendants even if the Altmer say they are. As the elder scrolls say its basically not a real thing just confusion from the dawn era when time wasn't around. All the Mer races are interesting especially the ones not around anymore. But I do think Orcs should be on the list.

    Well Bosmer, Dunmer and Altmer might be consiered mer races by many, I personally classify Bosmer as Betmer and Orcs mer because of the lore connections. To the Bosmer to khajiiit and the Orcs to the Aldmer.
    Edited by Thevampirenight on January 9, 2020 1:07AM
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  • Iccotak
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    Orcs are a type of Elf...did people really need to point that out? Especially when considering that they are playable when compared against many choices on the poll?
  • Zulera301
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    Altmer - the High Elves of the Summerset Isles
    Altmer supremacy is the only truth.
    Shortly after the formation of the Ebonheart Pact, a Nord woman was given a tour of the Tribunal Temple. When later asked about the experience, she seemed upset. Suffice to say, the Dunmer were not pleased to hear this, and thus they inquired further.
    "Well," the Nord frowned, "the priests were very angry and unwelcoming. They kept shouting things at me like "you can't drink that mead in here!" and "somebody stop her, she's running naked!" and "we can't catch her; she's covered in grease!""
  • UrbanMonk
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  • Cygemai_Hlervu
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    Dunmer - the Dark Elves of Morrowind
    Been always playing Dunmer. Their ethics and culture are somehow the most close to mine among other races. But there is one huge exception there: a pity there is no option to choose what Dunmer do we prefer: the House Mer, the Ashlanders, the Clockwork City citizens, the "foreign" Dunmer. There are so many options it is barely possible to vote Dunmer in general. For example, I have many more reasons to dislike the House Hlaalu Dunmer than the reasons to dislike any other tamrielic race, but I also can't vote against my folk in general because of it. It's not that simple to me personally, though I have made my choice almost 20 years ago and I've been sticking to it since that time.
  • Tommy_The_Gun
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    Orsimer...
  • Aelorin
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    I never knew there were so many mer. I like them all mostly, apart from Maormer, and i never heared of Sinistral Mer.
  • LukosCreyden
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    Falmer - the Snow Elves, later the Betrayed
    This was a super tough choice between Bosmer and Falmer here. Whilst I love Bosmer for there quirky, eccentric personalities and their laid-back nature, I have to give it to the Falmer.

    The Falmer quest in Morrowind's Solstheim DLC is the first thing in a video game that got me interested and invested enough that I wanted to learn more about a game world. Their air of mystery, their architecture, their pale, snowy appearance and The Snow Prince are all fascinating to me. Also, rather sadly, the fact that they are essentially a dead race is probably a large part of why they interested me so much. I remember, when Skyrim came out I was determined to scour the whole map for everything Falmer related. The Forgotten Vale in the Dawnguard DLC is one of my favourite locations in literally ANY video game. The fact that we get too actually meet living, Ancient Falmer was such a hype surprise for me.

    I still remember what Paladin Gelebor said; that there may be other survivors out there somewhere. I hope we get to see them one day.

    Whilst I hope for some juicy Falmer lore with the Skyrim chapter, I don't hold out too much hope. I mean, I know I will enjoy it anyway, but still, the Falmer are such an untapped font of beautiful location designs, storytelling and lore and 2E is the perfect time for us to explore it more.

    If anyone else here loves the Falmer as much ss I do and still enjoys modding Skyrim, I strongly recommend checking out "Much Ado About Snow Elves". Fantastic mod that works exceptionally from a lore perspective, whilst also having a hint of spookiness (and with some cool rewards at the end). The mod is packaged in with the "Legacy of the Dragonborn" mod, which I would also strongly recommend.

    Anyways, enough rambling, I love Snow Elves. Gimme more.
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  • Kallykat
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    This was a super tough choice between Bosmer and Falmer here. Whilst I love Bosmer for there quirky, eccentric personalities and their laid-back nature, I have to give it to the Falmer.

    The Falmer quest in Morrowind's Solstheim DLC is the first thing in a video game that got me interested and invested enough that I wanted to learn more about a game world. Their air of mystery, their architecture, their pale, snowy appearance and The Snow Prince are all fascinating to me. Also, rather sadly, the fact that they are essentially a dead race is probably a large part of why they interested me so much. I remember, when Skyrim came out I was determined to scour the whole map for everything Falmer related. The Forgotten Vale in the Dawnguard DLC is one of my favourite locations in literally ANY video game. The fact that we get too actually meet living, Ancient Falmer was such a hype surprise for me.

    I still remember what Paladin Gelebor said; that there may be other survivors out there somewhere. I hope we get to see them one day.

    Whilst I hope for some juicy Falmer lore with the Skyrim chapter, I don't hold out too much hope. I mean, I know I will enjoy it anyway, but still, the Falmer are such an untapped font of beautiful location designs, storytelling and lore and 2E is the perfect time for us to explore it more.

    If anyone else here loves the Falmer as much ss I do and still enjoys modding Skyrim, I strongly recommend checking out "Much Ado About Snow Elves". Fantastic mod that works exceptionally from a lore perspective, whilst also having a hint of spookiness (and with some cool rewards at the end). The mod is packaged in with the "Legacy of the Dragonborn" mod, which I would also strongly recommend.

    Anyways, enough rambling, I love Snow Elves. Gimme more.

    Thanks for sharing! I hadn't thought about ZOS maybe adding Falmer lore in the upcoming Skyrim zone. Now I'm hoping they do (though I'm prepared to be disappointed).
    Kat'liss * Khajiit * Nightblade
    Katlak * Orc * Templar
    Kat-Lizard-Ken * Argonian * Sorcerer
    Katlja * Nord * Warden
    Katlandriel * Bosmer * Warden
    Katlyaanwen * Altmer * Sorcerer
    Katlyssa * Breton * Nightblade
    Katlonia * Imperial * Templar
    Katlethi * Dunmer * Dragonknight
    Katleezibah * Redguard * Dragonknight
    Kat Lo'Tun * Tiger Dragon * Dragonknight
    Kat-Lavaesci * Tsaesci * Necromancer
    Ka'tlajjan * Ohmes * Necromancer
    Katlornum * Maormer * Necromancer
    Katliloth * Falmer * Warden
  • Chrysa1is
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    Merchants. They repair your armour and you can sell them things for shiny gold coins
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