After too much delaying, the time has finally come to unveil The Indoril Grand Psijic Museum of Tamrielic Curios and Heritage, or simply just the Grand Psijic Museum. At the risk of sounding like a boast, this is probably the most comprehensive, unique and interesting home I have made to this date. For those of you who like backstories, I will share what led me to making this home, for those of you who don't like to read but would rather watch, there's the YouTube video showcase embedded below, a 3D panorama view of the central chamber, as well as a plethora of screenshots with details from every exhibition in the museum.
Now, for those of you who stuck with me to the backstory, I am a person who really loves going to museums. Particularly natural history and cultural heritage museums, and I've visited at least a fair share of them in my time, at least the ones situated in my part of the world (Scandinavia). One of the charms about the Elder Scrolls universe is the various cultures, with obvious real life counterparts, as well as the enormous history and timeline for the various races and cultures. In ESO we get the chance to play or interact with every one of them since the base game itself, and especially with the DLCs and expansions that came after. I myself joined the game shortly after Orsinium was out, and have thus been following all the DLC and Chapter expansions in Wrothgar, Hew's Bane, Gold Coast, Vvardenfell, Clockwork City, Summerset and Murkmire. Since each expansion also provides an abundance of craftable furnishings, achievement furnishings and furnishing packs, as well as the continuing luxury vendor items, I've wanted to show off all of these in an appropriate setting for a good while now. With the release of the Psijic Villa, the perfect opportunity came, with the vast central hall, the various balconies and side rooms, and (almost) plenty of enough space to really make an interesting showcase. I've tried to make it appear as much as a museum as possible, with the items available to us.
So, this is also sort of a celebration of Tamriel, the Elder Scrolls and the ESO game from the beginning and up until the release of Murkmire, with each new DLC of the game finding their own exhibition in the museum.
There are pedestals full of items, glass cabinets and display cases filled with exotic curiosities, there are various fossils and remains of extinct animals and beasts, and of course a variety of cultural objects from the so-called "primitive" cultures, at least from the standpoint of a cultured House Indoril member. This house has been so much fun to make, trying to find some use for almost every achievement furnishing that I could possibly justify putting there, as well as making each exhibition show off the items in the most interesting way possible.
I've already gotten a lot of visitors to the museum, and I must say the feedback and response has been amazing. So, I hope you will find this showcase just as interesting. This is truly one of those homes that must be experienced live instead, there are so many details, so many items to show off, and if I were to try and fit them all into pictures and video, this post would already be twice as long as it is. If you're on PC-EU, you're always welcome to stop by, if you're not, well at least you can see some of it in this post.
This museum is now full, and I have no space left for more exhibitions. Fortunately, Elsweyr gave us a new 700 item home, which seems perfect to turn into my museum part 2, focusing on the expansions and DLC from Elsweyr and forward. Thus, expect another showcase of future content in a couple years from now, if I'm still around!
I'm going to tag @ZOS_SarahHecker
in case anyone from staff would find interest in this.
Since there are a lot of screenshots to view, I've hidden them thematically behind spoiler tags, just click it to expand.
3D panorama view of the central chamber
made by @JXRaiv
Dragon Alley, Skyrim and Ancient Nords
Ra'Gada and Yokuda Alley
Argonian and Black Marsh Collection
Dwemer Machinery and Curiosities
Ancient Summerset and Arcane Artifacts
Ashlanders and Vvardenfell natural history
Dark Brotherhood Regalia
Threats from the Sea - Pyandonea and the Sloads of Thras
Ruined Cyrodiil, Imperial City and the Order of the Hour Regalia
High Rock Heritage
Reachmen Remains and Craglorn Serpent Worship
Outside flora and decorations