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It's almost predictable the main playable character in any RPG or adventure game is bound for greatness. Like the first pixel designed forecasts a rich future of heroism and success, ultimately saving a vast world from utter destruction, a situation where no one else could possibly measure up. But some games take this to a new level, for one, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
The story goes as such: a runaway marked for death by the Empire escapes, and through the fated sight of an almighty dragon, discovers he/she possesses a legendary power. Tasked with discovering what's behind the reemergence of dragons after thousands of years, the Dragonborn can tackle the main story immediately. But to add to the immerse nature of the Elder Scrolls series, there are several side-quests to complete and guilds to join.
Dragonborn can join a guild for assassins, thieves, fighters, magicians, and singers. Now assuming some skill is necessary to join these factions, the Dragonborn is essentially a young prodigy. As the hours fly by and quests are completed, eventually the Dragonborn rises to the pinnacle of leadership for each house, establishing him or herself as a polymath. They say it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill, but apparently the Dragonborn can accomplish that within days.
Here's just a snippet of his/her other commendations. The Dragonborn can:
- encounter several Daedric Princes;
- become a master negotiator;
- pick any lock with ease;
- perfect the six houses of magic;
- pickpocket clothes and armour while the person has them equipped;
- run without being detected;
- make armour weigh nothing;
- create a huge arsenal of potions;
- marry mostly anyone (and all they do is give you money and food);
- become a vampire and/or werewolf at the same time;
- be an important figure in each city;
- can single-handedly end a rebellion;
- and even speed up time.
To say the Dragonborn is destined for greatness is an understatement. Though, no advertising campaign could ever truly represent his/her extensive accomplishment list, but the many authors and bards of Skyrim have writing material for centuries to come. Jeff out.
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