I have been pondering a lot about the hist and their connection to argonians. Wondering whether or not they are evil or if their mental and spiritual enslavement of an entire race is benevolent. The idea that they are evil slave masters endlessly reincarnating and memory jacking the argonians for eternity got me thinking about the matrix. In The Matrix we got a similar relationship going on, but instead of Hist there is machines and the Argonians are humans. The Humans eventually rebel when they learn they are being manipulated and farmed in a virtual reality(very oversimplified). In the Matrix there is even humans that reincarnate within the virtual reality, so there is more then a couple similarities.
Edited by xxslam48xxb14_ESO on November 24, 2019 3:32AM
On to my question though, what would happen if a Lukiul argonian(an argonian born outside blackmarsh/no hist connection) started a rebellion against the Hist. The way I see it Lukiul argonians are more or less "red pilled"(I promise you I am referring to the matrix) they live outside the Hists control and can thus think freely. I don't think it would be an impossible task to start roasting every Hist tree and freeing their tribes in the process, but what would happen? Would argonians finally be free to move on to the afterlife? Would they die with the hist? Its confirmed argonians can live out their entire life from birth to death without Hist interference, so I doubt they would die. I think they can even have souls without the Hist, afterall it is possible for the player character to be argonian in all TES games. In Morrwind your character has the soul of Indoril Nerever and in skyrim you have the soul of a dragon, neither of which are souls from the hist.