Bethesda dropped something of a bomb last night when they announced The Elder Scrolls 6. Only a brief teaser was shown, giving us a basic title and first look at the game’s environment. Speculation has been rife as to where exactly the new Elder Scrolls will be set. Just where exactly could those green, coastal mountains be? Could we see The Elder Scrolls 6 Hammerfell or High Rock?
Hammerfell and High Rock have, of course, been seen before in The Elder Scrolls Chapter II Daggerfall. Whilst each new Elder Scrolls title has seen us exploring a new area of its varied world map, Tamriel, there’s no reason we shouldn’t be able to return to Hammerfell or High Rock.
Elder Scrolls 6 High Rock or Hammerfell: Where is the Elder Scrolls 6 Setting?
The grassy mountains showcased in the teaser trailer are a highlight of Hammerfell’s spacious climates. High Rock, too is an incredibly mountainous region. Indeed, High Rock is looking relatively likely thanks to the vast mountainous coast of the trailer. While these may be tenuous links, it’s the best we have to go on. The snow-covered landscapes of Skyrim this is not. Nor is this the brown marshlands of Morrowind. There are areas of Tamriel we haven’t traveled to, however.
The likes of Black Marsh, Valenwood and Elsweyr haven’t been given a look in as of yet. Despite this, however, the teaser screams High Rock to us. The serene ocean could very well be Iliac Bay – a vast, calm ocean set between two powerful nations. The grand, ruined castle? Another pointer to the Breton-ruled High Rock, where power politics and social climbing are key. There’s also the little question of the crater. High Rock is a land known for its dangerous, powerful magic, and this crater could very well have been the incident that sets us off on our new journey across High Rock.
All of this is speculation, mind you. It’s only a matter of time before we know where exactly The Elder Scrolls 6 will be set, but I for one would love a return to High Rock, where we can see it in all of its undisputed glory.