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Skyrim's night sky hides a terrifying secret you never noticed

Skyrim's night sky hides a terrifying secret you never noticed

This Skyrim detail is very interesting and unnerving

Despite releasing well over a decade ago, new secrets and details are still being discovered to this very day in the world of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and the topic of today’s story is perhaps one of the most interesting yet.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was originally launched by Bethesda in 2011 and from that moment, it’s become one of the most popular video games ever, benefiting from a plethora of re-releases for every console generation. To this day, Skyrim is just as popular today as it was all those years ago, not only due to its re-releases but also its vibrant modding community that continues to breathe new life into the beloved fantasy RPG.

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Naturally, with a game as large as Skyrim in terms of map size, there are plenty of secrets yet to be discovered. With that in mind, as mentioned by Den of the Geek, a detail involving space (or lack of it) in Skyrim is both enchanting and somewhat terrifying.

Have you ever looked up to the stars above Tamriel and wondered what it would be like to explore them? Perhaps if we were to fly out of Tamriel, we would embark on an epic Starfield adventure.

Well, it seems that those stars above us aren't floating in space; because there is apparently no space above Skyrim’s Tamriel, or at least, in the way that we might think of it. According to Den of the Geek, the beautiful sky and stars in Skyrim are actually a darkness of reality and unreality called the Aubris.

The Aubris is holding our mortal plane in Tamriel together and it is believed that theoretically, Mehrunes Dagon’s realm can be seen in the “stars” and its moons are places that we’ll visit at some point in the game which implies “nothing about Tamriel is a standard fantasy realm.”

For added context, Mehrunes Dagon is one of the 17th Daedric Princes of Oblivion and is one of the big evils of The Elder Scrolls series. So it’s possible that everything we do in Skyrim, in some way, could be instigated under the thumb of the sinister Daedric Prince.

So yeah, from now on, you might want to question every action you do in Skyrim because you might just be a puppet of Mehrunes Dagon without even knowing it. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is out now on PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch.

Featured Image Credit: Bethesda

Topics: Bethesda, Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls