Sep 20 2012

A Meditation on Creation and Divinity

Okay look I’m just talkin’ here:

The entire Elder Scrolls lore revolves around the concept of Creation.

At the lowest levels, we reproduce. That act of creation is not a divine act in the poetic sense, but basic survival instinct. It is the least “powerful” form of creation. Even ants can do this.

At a higher level, we build things. Rocks become Cairns. Trees become Logs become Houses, Bridges, Walls, Weapons. Ore becomes Blades and Armor. But this is just the manipulation of one thing into another. It is not as much Creation as it is Conversion.

So we move to the next level. We create with Magicka. Fire between our hands, ice from our fingers. But again, this is Conversion, though the brush is loaded with the phlogistonic paint of Aetherius.

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