Currently thousands of Elder Scrolls Online fans are risking their jobs and possible repetitive strain injury by clicking madly on an interactive livestream (opens in new tab) of a mysterious tablet. Every click helps to “infuse the stone with magic” – and at the end we’ll hopefully get to see the next expansion for Elder Scrolls Online – but at the rate it’s going, the infusion is going to take a while.
It looks like the same tablet that was sent to influencers and press earlier in the week, only that one was broken – a clue as to what might happen to the stony square once we’ve clicked enough – and featured a dragon. The tablet also came with a letter from Abnur Tharn, the High Chancellor and Overlord of Nibenay, and an original member of Emperor Varen Aquilarios’ inner circle.
“Adventurer,” it reads. “I have followed your progress with interest and deemed you worthy of rendering assistance. Knowledge has come into my possession that will help me end the misguided Three Banners War and restore peace to Tamriel.
“You shall accompany me. Be ready to answer my summons. And answer it quickly…I hate to be kept waiting.”
I received one of these in the mail today. I have my guesses what it is, but does anyone else have an idea what it means?@TESOnline @MassivelyOP #ESO pic.twitter.com/N0izleV2ZkJanuary 9, 2019
Dataminers have already given us a few clues for what to expect from Elder Scrolls Online updates in 2019. Russian website ElderScrolls.net (opens in new tab) published information – translated by ResetEra (opens in new tab) – that suggested the new chapter would be called Elsweyr and add a necromancy class. There was also mention of dragons: “ESO reaches new heights of storytelling with a war against the Dragons that unfolds and builds over four quarterly releases to an unexpected climax.”
We’ll bring you all the news as soon as the tablet delivers it, but until then, come and have a click.