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One aspect of Breton culture has always kinda confused me...

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That being the fact that Bretons are one of the main magically gifted races, yet... Magic is treated as almost an afterthought in their culture. Rather it is the knightly orders that seem to take center stage.

... IDK, it just always kinda struck me as weird. Even back in Daggerfall.
  • Nightfall12
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    If i recall from previous TES games the magic strengths of Breton were in summoning and restoration types of magic, and a resistance from magics as well, That kind of lends itself to templars which is kind of the knight-like set up, so i can see that working, now as far as summoning...deadra and necromancy are frowned upon so I can see why that isnt a huge part of the visible culture.
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  • notimetocare
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    That being the fact that Bretons are one of the main magically gifted races, yet... Magic is treated as almost an afterthought in their culture. Rather it is the knightly orders that seem to take center stage.

    ... IDK, it just always kinda struck me as weird. Even back in Daggerfall.

    Breton's largely resemble your standard midevil culture (to make it very oversimplified). Knightly orders are Paramount to kings. But keep in mind, being a knight does not mean you use no magic. Knightly orders are a structure, not a weapon
  • Bruccius
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    There are rumors that the Bretons were treated as second-class citizens by the Direnni, and the Direnni were powerful wizards.

    Perhaps the Bretons weren't allowed to practice wizardry for a long time, while the Direnni ruled, and in that time, established a strong Knightly culture?
  • Ghanima_Atreides
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    Bruccius wrote: »
    There are rumors that the Bretons were treated as second-class citizens by the Direnni, and the Direnni were powerful wizards.

    Perhaps the Bretons weren't allowed to practice wizardry for a long time, while the Direnni ruled, and in that time, established a strong Knightly culture?

    They were definitely treated as second-class citizens by the Direnni, and worse. For example, much of that intermingling that took place between them and the original human settlers of High Rock which lead to the creation of the Breton race wasn't, shall we say, consensual. :persevere:

    Them establishing a knightly culture as a result of not being able to practise magic for a long time does make sense. There are many mages among the Bretons, but they tend to be more of the individual scholar type, or court mages and advisers to noblemen.
    Edited by Ghanima_Atreides on June 10, 2018 6:01PM
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  • Pepper8Jack
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    IIRC, they originate from a race of humans enslaved by the ayleids during the height of that empire. Centuries of interbreeding with their elven captors eventually led to the inheritance of magical proficiency, though this dark period of their ancestry isn't remembered fondly by the Breton, which may be why their magical heritage isn't very celebrated.
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    IIRC, they originate from a race of humans enslaved by the ayleids during the height of that empire. Centuries of interbreeding with their elven captors eventually led to the inheritance of magical proficiency, though this dark period of their ancestry isn't remembered fondly by the Breton, which may be why their magical heritage isn't very celebrated.

    The Direnni weren't Ayleids, they were a clan of Altmer who settled in High Rock. The Ayleids enslaved the future Imperials of Cyrodiil (yeah there's a lot of bad blood between elves and humans...)

    Yup you got me there, got my ancient elves mixed up :D
  • Lexxypwns
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    Bretons and culture don’t belong in the same sentence.

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    I´d be more worried about all those french names they have :D
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