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

    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:

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