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The Elder Scrolls: Cosmology

My take on the cosmology of the Elder Scrolls universe. The map includes Aetherius (realm of the gods), Mundus (the mortal realm), and Oblivion (realms of the Daedra).

The map does NOT include all the Daedric planes, only the Deadlands, Apocrypha, Soul Cairn, the Shivering Isles, Quagmire, and Coldharbour.

Map of Nirn:
Elder Scrolls: World Map of Nirn by okiir 

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juniejunie's avatar

It looks so peaceful in this depiction… nothing like how it looks now.

AdrielLightvale's avatar

Mundus is the weirdest solar system I've ever seen. The way the planets are organized is unorthodox, to say the least.

Zanizaila's avatar

The Elder Scrolls mythology is so beautiful in how it all fits together, it's hard to stay away from imitating it when world-building. I try to look at real-world mythologies but one can only take clues from them (as the creators of TES did, anyway), and they are often rather boring and too strange - probably because real world mythologies are incoherently strung together by centuries of storytelling, while a project like TES was put together on purpose and with design by only a few individuals over a couple of decades.

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blizzardblast101's avatar

so wheres planet skyrim?

Vilxis's avatar

Above planet cyrodiil

Starship-VGer's avatar
Soul Cairn, Apocrypha, Coldharbour, and the Deadlands are all floating in the oblivion. Where are the shivering isles and the quagmire in relation to the rest of all this?
TheColdHunter's avatar
All the realms of Oblivion are within this area, just the artist only put the most iconic in this image
Starship-VGer's avatar
Ah. Okay. I don't know a lot about the elder scrolls world. Thanks for letting me know
dacringeyfangirl's avatar
Thank you for making this
JessesanMan's avatar
'Bout the only major problem is that the Aurbis is somewhat flat, not spherical, because seen on its side, the Wheel becomes a Tower. That's pretty important too.
qeveren's avatar
I suspect Vivec was waxing poetic about the Wheel and the Tower, being...well, a poet. :D
EuclideanMan's avatar
That is sooo retarded
JessesanMan's avatar
It's an alien, multi-dimensional, dreamt-of-yet-real cosmology. They built it from the ground up to be confounding to the human brain and as different from what we know as possible while remaining recognizable.
Starweird03's avatar
This definitely puts the Elder Scrolls series into a more sci-fi vibe, with some astrological mysticism sprinkled in
JhudielTheOne's avatar
I Hope Elder Scrolls Will Set On Futuristic Setting With Guns
S1LVERXD's avatar
so basically fallout but we already have that LOL
I feel like I should point out that you probably should have included Mannimarco/The Revenant in orbit around Arkay, but that's my main beef with it.
Thrax-play's avatar
Nice :D

Quagmire Giggity IconVaermina 
analothor2's avatar
its a very interesting concept, though i always imagined each plain of oblivion occupied the same space but in a different dimension 
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