Skyrim’s “Dragonborn” DLC Will Take Players to Solstheim

By: Sean Patterson - November 15, 2012

Bethesda today updated its Elder Scrolls website, revealing new details about the upcoming Dragonborn DLC for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Players who purchase the content will be able to travel outside the province of Skyrim, to the island of Solstheim.

Solstheim is located to the northwest of Vvardenfell, where The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. The island and the city of Raven Rock are inhabited by Dark Elves, and the island is somewhat famous for being a large source for ebony. Solstheim is also home to the native Skaal Nords, as well as Ash Spawn and Rieklings, which Dovahkiin will be battling. From the Elder Scrolls website:

Encounter new towns, dungeons, and quests, as you traverse the ash wastes and glacial valleys of this new land. Become more powerful with shouts that bend the will of your enemies and even tame dragons. Your fate, and the fate of Solstheim, hangs in the balance as you face off against your deadliest adversary – the first Dragonborn.

Some teasers about the story behind the Dragonborn DLC were revealed earlier this month in the trailer for the new content. Players will be battling the “First Dragonborn,” who has mysteriously returned to Tamriel.

The DLC includes new spells and shouts, including a shout Bethesda states will allow players to “summon the inner power of a dragon to deliver colossal blows and strengthen other shouts.” In addition, players will gain access to Bonemold and Chitin armors, as well as Stalhrim weapons. The best part, though? Dragon mounts:

Skyrim dragon riding

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  • Falcon D. Stormvoice

    Doesn’t anybody else think that the dragon mount thing is a bit… adolescent? And overpowered? And World of Warcraft-y?

    Really, the least appealing component of all of this is the prospect that I’ll be fighting atop ZOMG DRAGUNZ!!!!11.

    And I’m not even one of those people that was opposed to dragons in the first place. I thought Bethesda would handle them tastefully and they did indeed. If this turns out the way the more, well, ‘excitable’ among you hope it does, I don’t see how that fails to disappoint the rest of us.

    • Alex

      If you don’t want to ride dragons, then don’t ride them when this comes out. How would it disappoint you and others? It’s one part of the new dlc, it’s not the whole thing.

    • Gabe

      Well I’ve heard , the dragon mount thing is kind of a downer , you can’t control the dragon , it just fly’s by itsel , which stinks.

  • Gamer Enthusiast

    It is cool place, back to morrowind
    can’t wait to play the DLC

    • Ahem Im Here

      Not morrowind! SOLSTEIM! EVEN SAID IT ON THE PAGE! wow.

      • chriswillis

        it say that solsthiem is northwest of Vvardenfall which is in morrowind

        • Ichibod

          It says Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. Theat was the game. As far as Tamriel topography goes, Solstheim is not located in Morrowind. Vvardenfell is.

  • Legault Revan

    Doesn’t matter. I’ll still kill the dragons rather than ride them.

  • anthony klier

    omfg im so damn excited i cant wait ive been waiting for this forever omg XD