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Nedic architecture question

TheImperfect
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Looking at a lot of the ancient Nedic architecture and furnishings it looks like there are depictions of orc faces. Orc are mer and the nedes are said to be ancestors of man rather than mer. Why is that? Are they depicting their enemies of the time or is it not meant to be an orc. I find it strange they would be depicting orcs.

  • ealdwin
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    It could be a depiction of an ogre, or even Malacath. There are also carvings of serpentine dragons and antlered skulls, both symbols of Peryite and Hicrine respectively.
  • Tyrvarion
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    So there is a pair of lorebooks in craglorn that talks about "Four Parents" - and each seems to vaguelly match the images on those ruins (A Dragon of Time, Mother Serpent, the Ox (skull), and Fat Mother) The Fat Mother was also referred to as Orsa in one of those books and it is rather similar enough to word Orsimer. That's somewhat of a speculation, but given that one of the craglorn furnishing items is Ancient Nedic Prayer Wheel, Four-Faced (and having all 4 images there) makes me think its intentional.

    Here are lorebooks:
    https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Tales_of_Abba_Arl:_The_Ox's_Tale

    https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Tales_of_Abba_Arl:_The_Fat_Mother
  • TheImperfect
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    ealdwin wrote: »
    It could be a depiction of an ogre, or even Malacath. There are also carvings of serpentine dragons and antlered skulls, both symbols of Peryite and Hicrine respectively.
    Tyrvarion wrote: »
    So there is a pair of lorebooks in craglorn that talks about "Four Parents" - and each seems to vaguelly match the images on those ruins (A Dragon of Time, Mother Serpent, the Ox (skull), and Fat Mother) The Fat Mother was also referred to as Orsa in one of those books and it is rather similar enough to word Orsimer. That's somewhat of a speculation, but given that one of the craglorn furnishing items is Ancient Nedic Prayer Wheel, Four-Faced (and having all 4 images there) makes me think its intentional.

    Here are lorebooks:
    https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Tales_of_Abba_Arl:_The_Ox's_Tale

    https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Tales_of_Abba_Arl:_The_Fat_Mother


    Ooh these are both really interesting theories. I'm leaning towards your book Tyrvarion but I'm not sure if Orsa is stretch but it's interesting. Mysteries like this keep me fascinated with Elder Scrolls but still need the answers.
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