Prepare for the Season of the Dragon

January 13, 2019
Written by: Lady Nerevar

Need a refresher on Elsweyr, dragons, or necromancy before the big Elder Scrolls Online reveal on Tuesday? We’ve got you covered!


Both leaks and official statements show that we’ll be traveling to Elsweyr this year. It’s reasonable to assume that the whole province will be part of the mid-year Chapter release, with the first quarter dungeon DLC potentially being a preview to the region. Check out the books below for an overview of the province and its feline inhabitants.

If you’re interested in the developer thinking behind creating the Khajiit, our archive of Douglas Goodall’s posts is a great place to start. Meanwhile, the linguists and roleplayers among you will be interested in our new Ta’agra dictionary and in the thread archive for Ta’agra Phrases and Expressions.


Unlike Elsweyr, which has had a long presence in Elder Scrolls lore, dragons have been obscure and unexplored until TES5: Skyrim. Between Elder Scrolls Online’s Season of the Dragon and the upcoming Elder Scrolls: Blades, 2019 is shaping up to be their year. Here are a few texts to introduce you to these divine creatures.

Also of interest is Where Were You When the Dragon Broke, which interviews various cultural leaders about the Middle Dawn. While the Middle Dawn occurred back in the first era, and the Dragonbreak at Rimmen that R’leyt-harhr mentions won’t happen until the very end of the second, the broken dragon tablet sent out by Zenimax Online may be a clue that the DLC will feature a Dragonbreak in some fashion.


Datamining indicates that the Necromancer will be a new class included in this year’s chapter. Take a look at the following books if you’re thinking of roleplaying these vilified (or misunderstood?) mages.

Have a great source you think I’ve missed? Want to tell us about your Elsweyr hopes, fears, and predictions? Let us know in the comments below!

If you’re eager to talk to other lore fans about the upcoming content, our friends at are doing a pre-release speculation on Monday at 8PM Eastern on their Twitch channel. Be sure to check it out! 

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