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Ever since they started calling them Heartstones, I started wondering...

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Are the Heartstones the Reachmen are using in the Horns of the Reach DLC the same as the ones we saw in the Dragonborn DLC for Skyrim? Which is to say, are the Heart Stones that got spat out of Red Mountain made of Nirncrux, just not known by that name since the substance didn't get a name until Craglorn?

(Yes, I know officially it only comes from Craglorn. It comes out of the earth, so I see no reason a vein of the stuff couldn't pass through Red Mountain and Craglorn is just the only place it comes out near the surface where people can find it.)
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  • WhiteCoatSyndrome
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    Tyrobag wrote: »
    PS: I just blew my own mind O.O

    Glad I could help. :mrgreen:

    My line of reasoning went more along the lines of: it's red, it's a rock, it's supposed to grant power, and we already know of one person who used it as a replacement heart, just like the Reachmen are supposed to be doing. On the other side of the equation, nirncrux may or may not have been drawn up from the molten regions of Nirn:
    Another possibility indicates that the Nedes may have used arcane rituals to draw the substance up from deep within the core of the world, as hinted at in a few wall decorations we examined in Skyreach's ruins.

    ...which a volcano could do naturally.
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    ...which a volcano could do naturally.

    The thing is, we know how RM Heartstones came to exist, it was due to the close proximity to he heart of Lorkhan. Due to the similarity of their power it makes some sense that they could be related.

    Also, this line form the same text: "The leading candidate suggests that the substance was deposited in the region in the distant past by chunks of rock that fell from the sky." Supports the theory that it fell from the Heart as it flew over Craglorn. And its presence in only the upper half of Craglorn (where the heart would have passed) supports the theory as well. "Why the substance only appears in Upper Craglorn remains a mystery."
    Edited by Tyrobag on July 27, 2017 11:29PM
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    I also thought the same initially. Also remember that the Nedes took some knowledge from the Dwemer to construct the Apex stones with nirncrux which also again puts it close to the heart of lorkhan though not all dwemer would know where that was or what their chief tonal architect was doing. Especially a grouo that splintered off and left Resdayn
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    LMar wrote: »
    I also thought the same initially. Also remember that the Nedes took some knowledge from the Dwemer to construct the Apex stones with nirncrux which also again puts it close to the heart of lorkhan though not all dwemer would know where that was or what their chief tonal architect was doing. Especially a grouo that splintered off and left Resdayn

    Actually, the Apex stones used Aetherium in their construction, not Nirncrux.

    Hermaeus Mora: "The text says the constellations are gods. They can be brought to earth using stones carved from Aetherium. Make of that what you will. en.uesp.net/wiki/Online:Gem_of_the_Stars

    "The Celestials are bound to this realm by their Apex stones. These stones were constructed using knowledge stolen from the Dwemer. To defeat the Celestials, you must find the stones" en.uesp.net/wiki/Online:Strange_Lexicon


    From what I can discern, the Celestials were given power (or at least consciousness) using Nirncrux, but they are bound to Mundus with their Apex stones (which use Aetherium). The simpler Mundus stones that are scattered around Tamriel act to spread their "blessings" (for lack of a better word).
    Edited by Tyrobag on July 28, 2017 4:11AM
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    Oh yeah i totally forgot the Aetherium part. I stand corrected
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