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Official hints for the next chapter received

msetten
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I just received a package from Zenimax Online with hints regarding the new chapter. I also just checked with Bethesda Benelux (which are my direct contacts) and they informed me there is no NDA on the contents and that I can publish about it here on the forums.

The package contained a letter, several silk autumn leaves and a stained-glass fragment.
You can find photos of them on my site at https://mastersofcraft.info/eso2024hints.php
Edited by msetten on January 8, 2024 11:49AM
  • Cooperharley
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    Damn so it’s 100% skingrad if we’re talking about the southwest coast. Was really hoping for winterhold/solstheim
  • msetten
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    Some observations that my guild made:
    - Pact probably refers to the Green Pact, given the fact of the autumn leaves and that Beragon and his sister Eveli are Bosmer
    - The south-west coast reference might not refer to the new chapter zone, but more likely to the prologue quest which always starts in a base-game zone, placing it probably in Greenshade.
    Edited by msetten on January 8, 2024 11:36AM
  • msetten
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    Damn so it’s 100% skingrad if we’re talking about the southwest coast. Was really hoping for winterhold/solstheim

    South-west coast could to refer to the start of the prologue quest, not necessarily the chapter zone itself.
    Edited by msetten on January 8, 2024 11:37AM
  • ApoAlaia
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    Well that is clearly a reference to... the UNSC Pillar of Autumn.

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  • msetten
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    Maybe other content creators will get another stained-glass fragment which we can combine to a full circle.
  • Danzio
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    msetten wrote: »
    Some observations that my guild made:
    - Pact probably refers to the Green Pact, given the fact of the autumn leaves and that Beragon and his sister Eveli are Bosmer
    - The south-west coast reference might not refer to the new chapter zone, but more likely to the prologue quest which always starts in a base-game zone, placing it probably in Greenshade.

    Yeah, at first glance i too suspected PAct as Ebonheart Pact, but then - oh, it is Green Pact, not the Red one

    As for other clues... Maybe leaves are directing us to Autumn Falinesti Site, Reaper's March? One more suggestion - lamp and something like crescent moon at statined glass. Don't know why, but I suggest that it includes not only bosmers, but khajiits. And, if I recall correctly, Autumn Falinesti Site quest was connected to Mephala? As we knew conclusions of last year main quest and Mephala's role in this, I guess we have some lead...
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  • Ye_Olde_Crowe
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    Thanks for posting this!
    Green Pact, Grahtwood, the Fargrave symbol… no idea, but this looks certainly intriguing.
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  • Pixiepumpkin
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    I was hoping for something with snow, but I don't really have a dog in this race...ima try to have fun regardless of where we go :D
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  • SeaGtGruff
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    Actually, I was thinking more the southwest coast of Grahtwood, since the letter specifically mentions Grahtwood, which might be the area near the Falinesti Winter Wayshrine.
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  • EF321
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    I got it. Chapter release is in autumn B)
  • LunaFlora
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    my fragment :3
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    1uycgevfjven.jpg
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  • SeaGtGruff
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    From the UESPwiki:
    Since Wood Elves rarely leave the trees and throw their trash down from the canopies,[UOL 1] garbage like broken glass and bones will litter the Falinesti forest floor.[5]

    https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Falinesti
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  • DragonRacer
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    I love the hope that Bosmer might finally get some chapter goodness!

    Also I still dream of one day being one of these random hint recipients. LOL
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  • The_Saint
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    I would guess Falinesti.
    Its alsoa part of Elder Scrolls Arena and its 30 years anniversairy this year.

    But dont know how the end of necrom gets us there
    Edited by The_Saint on January 8, 2024 12:38PM
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  • SeaGtGruff
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    If it does have anything to do with Falinesti, the Falinesti Autumn Site (as possibly hinted at by the leaves) is in Reaper's March near Rawl'kha. And there's that gate just north of Arenthia which leads to part of Cyrodiil-- not exactly close to the Falinesti Autumn Site, but interesting nonetheless.
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  • HappyTheCamper
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    My initial guess is Skingrad with a small patch of Valenwood to the Southwest because of…a good hunch.

    But I would also love Falinesti. Maybe that truly is it, OR maybe the hub zone is Skingrad and Falinesti is paired with it (Necrom/Apocrypha, Fargrave/Deadlands etc.)
  • Goratesque
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    It still could mean West Weald with Skingrad as major zone and another pocket realm for Falinesti. Just like Telvanni Peninsula with Apocrypha. We are so close for another (hopefully a good one this time) Oblivion nostalgia and nothing can ruin it for me! :D

    Those autumn leaves definitely refers to the mighty tree of Falinesti is dying. Also, the tree in Grahtwood is from the Falinesti tree itself. So we probably start investigating from there with the leaves of Elden Root's graht-oak tree.

    I really doubt it suggest the next Chapter is in Autumn. Tree and leaves are Bosmeri thing, so it must be Falinesti and Elden Root trees because they're the most popular ones in Green Pact cult. ^^
    Edited by Goratesque on January 8, 2024 12:58PM
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  • Syldras
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    Interesting new rendition of Hermaeus Mora's symbol (I supposed that's what the eye symbolizes). Have we seen that variant somewhere already?
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  • alternatelder
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    LunaFlora wrote: »
    my fragment :3
    lxeuh2yj9bs5.jpg
    1uycgevfjven.jpg

    Oh no, it's the veil from Destiny 2. :D
  • LunaFlora
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    LunaFlora wrote: »
    my fragment :3
    lxeuh2yj9bs5.jpg
    1uycgevfjven.jpg

    Oh no, it's the veil from Destiny 2. :D

    huh what's that?
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  • ElderSmitter
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    LunaFlora wrote: »
    my fragment :3
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  • Faulgor
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    Syldras wrote: »
    Interesting new rendition of Hermaeus Mora's symbol (I supposed that's what the eye symbolizes). Have we seen that variant somewhere already?

    It's a Mage's Guild Symbol variant.

    ON-banner-Mage%27s_Guild.png

    The lamp could also be related to the Mage's Guild ...
    https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Order_of_the_Lamp
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  • Syldras
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    Faulgor wrote: »
    It's a Mage's Guild Symbol variant.

    ON-banner-Mage%27s_Guild.png

    The lamp could also be related to the Mage's Guild ...
    https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Order_of_the_Lamp

    Interesting. I thought of Mora because this is his known symbol:
    https://en.uesp.net/wiki/File:ON-concept-Prince-Hermaeus_Mora-emblem.png
    Note the 3 lines above and 1 line below the eye. The new symbol is a bit different, but there'a also several lines above the eye and one below. Actually now I think it looks like a mix between Mora's and Mages Guild symbol. Weird.

    The lantern's shape is the "common lantern", so that's no hint on a specific race:
    https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Online:Common_Lantern,_Hanging
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  • lillybit
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    My hope for the 10th anniversary was Whiterun, and the tree on the stained glass looks like the one in the centre of the town so not quite ready to let it go yet! :D
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  • WhiteCoatSyndrome
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    I don’t know whether to be pleased that the hints seem to point to Falinesti (at long last!) or annoyed that we’re apparently getting more of Eveli Sharp-Arrow.
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  • Danzio
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    msetten wrote: »
    LunaFlora wrote: »
    my fragment :3
    lxeuh2yj9bs5.jpg
    1uycgevfjven.jpg

    Isn't it a one shard or two identical? I mean, looks like ZOS sent one set of shards to content-makers - or maybe it is 2 or 3?
    Perhaps there are more shards, and if somebody will make a whole glass with it...
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  • msetten
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    I received a photo of four different pieces so far from chimu84 (on Twitch):

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    Edited by msetten on January 8, 2024 2:08PM
  • LunaFlora
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    Danzio wrote: »
    msetten wrote: »
    LunaFlora wrote: »
    my fragment :3
    lxeuh2yj9bs5.jpg
    1uycgevfjven.jpg

    Isn't it a one shard or two identical? I mean, looks like ZOS sent one set of shards to content-makers - or maybe it is 2 or 3?
    Perhaps there are more shards, and if somebody will make a whole glass with it...

    i got one shard, just took multiple pictures to show it more clearly.
    the picture from the discord link is also mine btw
    Edited by LunaFlora on January 8, 2024 2:10PM
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  • WhiteCoatSyndrome
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    He’s mentioning the Saliache (Ayleids) too and Anumaril was involved with Falinesti’s Tower.
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