Elder Scrolls: Groups And Factions

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  • 1. 

    The __  is political party in Black Marsh consisting primarily, if not entirely, of Argonians. They supported Black Marsh's independence from the Empire and were said to spread anti-Imperial propaganda, capturing prisoners of war. Many Argonians firmly held the belief that they were the sole reason that Mehrunes Dagon failed to conquer Black Marsh during the Oblivion Crisis. 

    Correct Answer
    An-Xileel
    Explanation
    The An-Xileel is a political party in Black Marsh consisting primarily, if not entirely, of Argonians. They supported Black Marsh's independence from the Empire and were said to spread anti-Imperial propaganda, capturing prisoners of war. Many Argonians firmly held the belief that they were the sole reason that Mehrunes Dagon failed to conquer Black Marsh during the Oblivion Crisis. The An-Xileel's strong support for Argonian independence and their actions during the Oblivion Crisis make them the most fitting answer for this question.

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  • 2. 

    The Ash'abah are an ancient and secretive tribe of Redguards who inhabit the northern wastes of Hammerfell, roaming the Alik'r Desert. Is the following statement about them true or false? They are shunned by Redguard society due to their 'unclean' interactions with the risen dead, as they disregard religious taboos and destroy the undead. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true. The Ash'abah are indeed shunned by Redguard society because of their interactions with the risen dead. They disregard religious taboos and actively destroy the undead, which goes against the beliefs and customs of Redguard society. As a result, they are considered unclean and are looked down upon by other Redguards.

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  • 3. 

    The __ Company was a minor mercenary faction that began to operate in the Imperial province of Cyrodiil, out of the city Leyawiin, during the latter days of the Third Era, and simultaneous to the Oblivion Crisis.With its origins in Black Marsh and comprised almost exclusively of Beastfolk, the Company for a while emerged as a notorious yet effective rival and threat to the Cyrodiilic chapter of the Fighters Guild, at one point coming dangerously close to tearing the Guild asunder. Despite successful and profitable early years, they fell into notoriety after committing such criminal behaviour as ritual drug abuse, property damage and even indiscriminate killings, including that of citizenry and Fighters Guild members.This reckless band of mercenaries was infiltrated by the Hero of Kvatch on behalf of the Fighters Guild in 3E 433. Upon discovering the dangerous secret source of their strength, the Hero of Kvatch destroyed the machine which was extracting the sap from a sick Hist tree, and the entire faction along with it. 

    Correct Answer
    Blackwood
    Explanation
    The given passage describes a minor mercenary faction that operated in the Imperial province of Cyrodiil, specifically in the city of Leyawiin, during the Third Era. This faction, known as the Blackwood Company, originated from Black Marsh and consisted mainly of Beastfolk. They became a notorious rival to the Cyrodiilic chapter of the Fighters Guild and posed a threat to their existence. However, the Blackwood Company's criminal actions, such as drug abuse, property damage, and indiscriminate killings, led to their downfall. The Hero of Kvatch, acting on behalf of the Fighters Guild, infiltrated the Blackwood Company and destroyed the source of their strength, ultimately leading to the faction's destruction. Therefore, the correct answer is Blackwood.

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  • 4. 

    Two organizations formed after the dissolution of the Mages Guild at the start of the Fourth Era. The two groups are rivals, and constantly strive to earn the favour of the Elder Council.  Both have attempted to create alliances with the College of Winterhold, but despite pressures the independent organization has remained neutral. These two groups are the __ and the __. 

    Correct Answer
    College of Whispers
    Synod
    Explanation
    The College of Whispers and the Synod are the two organizations formed after the dissolution of the Mages Guild. They are rivals and compete for the favor of the Elder Council. Both have tried to form alliances with the College of Winterhold, but the College has chosen to remain neutral despite the pressure.

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  • 5. 

    A Daughter of Coldharbour is a female who has been granted vampirism through a ritual with the creator and patron deity of vampires, Molag Bal. The term comes from Coldharbour, the plane of Oblivion that Molag Bal lords over. Being pure-blooded, all Daughters of Coldharbour are also powerful Vampire Lords.The first Daughter of Coldharbour can be roughly dated back to at least the early First Era.  A woman who was a Nedic virgin was raped by Molag Bal. Legends recount that after the ordeal, Molag Bal shed a droplet of blood upon her brow and left her to die. During the night she passed into death, but as her funeral pyre was still burning she emerged as the first pure-blood vampire.What was her name? 

    • A.

      Marrae Gorieus

    • B.

      Ayalea Dalomax

    • C.

      Lamae Beolfag

    • D.

      Jahlasri Nisirrien

    Correct Answer
    C. Lamae Beolfag
    Explanation
    Lamae Beolfag is the correct answer for the name of the first Daughter of Coldharbour. According to legends, she was a Nedic virgin who was raped by Molag Bal. After her death, she emerged as the first pure-blood vampire when her funeral pyre was still burning.

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  • 6. 

    They are the largest, most prosperous, and most settled tribe of Ashlanders - large enough, in fact, that they actually run an ebony mine with which House Hlaalu wish to do business. 

    • A.

      Zainab

    • B.

      Ahemmusa

    • C.

      Erabenimsun

    • D.

      Urshilaku

    Correct Answer
    A. Zainab
    Explanation
    The Zainab tribe is the largest, most prosperous, and most settled tribe of Ashlanders. They have enough influence and resources to run an ebony mine, which is of interest to House Hlaalu for business purposes. This suggests that the Zainab tribe is well-established and economically successful, making them an important player in the region.

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  • 7. 

    The Tribunal Temple was the native religion of the Dunmer of Morrowind. They worshipped Almalexia, Sotha Sil, and Vivec, known together as the Tribunal or __. 

    Correct Answer
    Almsivi
    Explanation
    The Tribunal Temple was the native religion of the Dunmer of Morrowind. They worshipped Almalexia, Sotha Sil, and Vivec, known together as the Tribunal or Almsivi. Almsivi is a combination of the first letters of their names, representing the three deities.

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  • 8. 

    The Sword-singers were a group of expert Redguard warriors from Yokuda and, for a while, Hammerfell. They built a temple to the gods of war and a training hall named 'The Hall of the Virtues of War' in which they could practice their combat skills and the art of forging powerful swords.The greatest of the sword-singers were known as Ansei, or 'Saints of the Sword' and formed their own training schools to pass on their skills. To become an Ansei of the first rank, a sword-singer had to demonstrate an ability to form the Shehai, a sword formed out of the singer's own spirit. Higher ranks were also possible.Is the following statement about them true or false?Men joining the group were known as 'Brothers of the Blade' and women as 'Sisters of the Spirit Sword'. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. The statement is not true. The given information does not mention any specific gender roles or titles for men and women joining the Sword-singers group.

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  • 9. 

    This group, whose name translates as The Mercenary's Grin, The Laugh of the Landless or The Smiling Scum) are a long-standing Khajiiti criminal organisation.Their name reflects the group's philosophy of bravery and enjoyment of life, while also indicating that they owe allegiance to no ruler. It was originally a derogatory term, but was adopted by the amused group. The organization has no fixed rules, preferring to call its tenets 'thjizzrini', or 'foolish concepts'. Their ranks are made up of thieves, thugs, bandits, smugglers, pirates and saboteurs. 

    • A.

      Ja-Kha'jay Dar

    • B.

      Renrijra Krin

    • C.

      Ri'sallidad Khaj

    • D.

      Ahzirr Traajijazeri

    Correct Answer
    B. Renrijra Krin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Renrijra Krin." This answer is supported by the information provided in the passage. The passage states that the group's name translates to "The Mercenary's Grin, The Laugh of the Landless or The Smiling Scum" and that it reflects the group's philosophy of bravery and enjoyment of life, as well as their allegiance to no ruler. The passage also mentions that the group adopted the name despite it being originally derogatory. Therefore, "Renrijra Krin" is the correct answer as it aligns with the given information about the group's name and philosophy.

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  • 10. 

    The Order of the __ Blood is a citizen's group in the Imperial City Temple District dedicated to combating vampires. 

    Correct Answer
    Virtuous
    Explanation
    The Order of the Virtuous Blood is a citizen's group in the Imperial City Temple District dedicated to combating vampires.

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