MMORPGs are always expanding, and Elder Scrolls Online is no exception. In fact, just a few months ago, game developer Zenimax promised us that for the second quarter of 2016, the game will be receiving not one, but two updates: Thieves’ Guild and Dark Brotherhood DLC game packs. The two will add new elements in the game, which not only include new Elder Scrolls Online Armor Sets, but also a faction called The Dark Brotherhood. It’s a very welcome addition that long-time Elder Scrolls players are very familiar with. However, players whose first foray into the franchise is this game probably have no idea who they are. So, what is the Dark Brotherhood? Who are they? And what do they aim to achieve?
Elder Scrolls Online Armor Sets: In The Shadows
The Dark Brotherhood is a group of highly skilled assassins whose targets are assigned through assassination contracts. The organization receives the contracts through a ritual called The Black Sacrament. To accomplish this, a person who wishes to have someone killed must pray to the Night Mother, who will listen to the plea of the one performing the rite. In turn, the Listener, the member of the Dark Brotherhood who, as the name suggests, pays attention to the Night Mother’s message, and then relay it to the Speakers. Speakers will then instruct their servants, called Silencers, to take out the intended target.
A History of Darkness
The Dark Brotherhood was founded in the Second Era – the time where Elder Scrolls Online is set. The group has its roots in Morag Tong, a famous guild of assassins. For some reasons, there was disunity within the group, so they were unable to assassinate any important targets. Disappointed and dissatisfied, some of its members splintered from it and gave birth to their own assassins’ guild, which is now known as the Dark Brotherhood. Other than the change in name and affiliation, they also began worshipping Sithis, a deity who represents emptiness, the void, making the guild known for being a “death cult”. And ever since its inception, the Dark Brotherhood has been striking fear in the hearts of Cyrodiil’s citizens, and are often talked about in hushed tones.
Now that you know the nature of this faction, which you can now join in because of the latest update, will you be a part of it? And are you pumped for the new Elder Scrolls Online armor sets? If so, then see you in the shadows.