Skyrim Easter Eggs Reference Minecraft, Monty Python, Star Trek
Skyrim may currently being devoured by most of the gaming community following it’s launch and subsequent near-perfect review scores, but among the game’s surprises, Bethesda has packed a number sly references to popular culture.
While nothing new for the developer – Fallout 3 and Oblivion were no strangers to easter eggs either – the pop references are brand new.
Stop reading if you’d rather discover them for yourself.
Among the references to earlier Bethesda titles are the reappearance of Khajit character M’aiq the Liar, mentions of sweetrolls and a dead mudcrab.
– According to reports, a woman in Ivarstead called Temba Wide-Arm is a reference to Star Trek: The Next Generation episode ‘Darmok’.
– The Notched Pickaxe tool is likely an homage to Minecraft and it’s creator, remembering better days between the indie dev and Bethesda.
– Meanwhile, the enemy cries of “It’s just a scratch!”and the calls to “Get on with it!” at an execution are most likely homages to Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
– Kolb and the Dragon, a Choose Your Own Adventure-style book can be found in the game.
– The Black Briar clan could refer to the operation of the same name in the Bourne Ultimatum.
– Quest ‘Unfathomable Depths’ includes a small box that resembles the Lament Configuration puzzle box in the Hellraiser series. Babette, a girl in the Dark Brotherhood’s lair, could refer to a character in another Clive Barker movie – Nightbreed.
– Fallout‘s ruined and burned books can be found in Skyrim, although Sweetrolls are referenced in multiple Bethesda games.
– Lord of the Rings: Return of the King is hinted at with Whiterun’s Gildergreen tree, similar to Tolkien’s White Tree.
– Rebel’s Cairn has a sword in a stone, while Bleakwind Basin features a sword rising from a lak thanks to a skeletal arm – both references to the Legend of King Arthur.
– An upside-down skeleton and glowing sword could link to Luke Skywalker’s time on Hoth in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
– The line “No, I’m not a rebel, you can’t do this!”, spoken by a prisoner as you approach Helgen could be a reference to Army of Darkness.
– The town, High Hrothgar, is named after Hrothgar in Danish classic Beowulf.
– American Gothic legend the Headless Horseman, who most notably appeared in Sleepy Hollow, can ride past you during the ‘Missing in Action’ mission.
– Lewis Caroll’s Alice In Wonderland is the inspiration for Sheogorath’s tea-party.
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