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[SUMMERSET SPOILERS]The Earls' motives
Edited by MLGProPlayer on July 5, 2018 10:12PM
I was confused by Leythen's motivation for helping the Daedric Princes in the Summerset plot. He seemed to believe that the daedra he was serving legitimately wanted to create a utopian world.
Here is a quote from Leythen right before the final assault on the Crystal Tower:
This was very strange to read. It's well known that the daedra have no interest in doing any of what Leythen says there (there is a mountain of literature on their nature). It's fine for someone like Veya to fall for their lies because she was young, disillusioned, and vulnerable (and comes from a society and organization with a history of daedra worship). But Leythen was a high ranking Psijic. He spent hundreds of years studying the Daedra, and likely even interacted with them on a number of occasions (Oriandra said it's not unheard of for Psijics to contact the Princes when they need to). I found it strange that he would make a pact with them under the belief that he was making a better world. Had he made a bargain with Mephala to bring his daughter back if he helped her, it would have been much a much more believable motive.
Anyone else feel the same way? Or is what happened actually consistent with the lore and I'm missing something?