A talented member of the Skyrim community creates a stunning documentary covering one of the most intriguing chapters in Tamriel’s history.
Nowadays, it’s hard to imagine playing through Skyrim without at least installing a few choice mods to tailor the experience to the player. Some of those mods became officially licensed additions to the game through the Creation Club and the Anniversary Edition of Skyrim it came bundled with all 74 of them for the player to choose at their own discretion.
Perhaps one of the most intriguing creations, especially for fans of Morrowind or the Dunmer in general, are the “Ghosts of the Court”, which revolve around the legacy of the Temple of the Court after its collapse after the Red Year. The Creation features a story set in Solstheim and allows players the opportunity to claim iconic artifacts and outfits from Morrowindlike the Ordinator armor or even Almalexia’s famous sword: Hopesfire.
For new players who may not be familiar with the Dunmer lore presented in Morrowind or even veteran players in need of a compelling retelling of the Tribunal’s history (with a focus on Almalexia), K1ngCraft has posted a documentary-style video on YouTube that covers the subject with truly impressive production quality. The video is not only intended to illustrate the rise and fall of the Tribunal Temple, but is made with the content of “Tribunal Ghosts” in mind, and as such contains downloadable content spoilers.
Narrated by K1ngCraft and accompanied by voice actors portraying the characters from “Ghosts of the Tribunal,” the history documentary is a visual storytelling delight. Slow motion shots, carefully animated and using elements from the game Skyrim, give the video a quality similar to a painting that has come to life. From the creation of Kagrenac’s tools to the clash on Red Mountain between the houses of Resdayn united against the Dwemer, the video faithfully covers one of the most intriguing chapters in Tamriel’s history.
While the first part deals with the history of the Tribunal, ending with the dissolution of the Tribunal Temple and the resurgence of the good daedra in the Dunmeri Pantheon, the second part continues with the content of “Ghosts of the Tribunal”, introducing their characters and their agendas as they work to restore the cult of Almsivi.
Unfortunately, like the other mods in the Creation Club, “Ghosts of the Tribunal” remains officially voiceless, conveying most of its story via notes supplemented with clever use of generic or reused lines. That said, given the talent and hard-working nature of from Skyrim modding community, it might only be a matter of time until a voiced version of the mod appears.
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