Don't read the Elder Scrolls!

#1eddieham13Posted 10/23/2011 6:51:12 PM

You will go blind... or not.

I wonder whether the Hero of Cyrodill went blind when he got old from that thieves guild quest when I accidently read that scroll.

Although I think I remember reading for you to go blind you have to understand the scrolls for them to have an effect on you.

#2MasterInfernoPosted 10/23/2011 7:07:38 PM
My understanding is that you have to read them a whole lot for it to have any noticeable effect.
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#3ryouma17Posted 10/23/2011 8:17:54 PM
http://www.uesp.net/wiki/General:Elder_Scrolls#The_Elder_Scrolls_Themselves


The Elder Scrolls are Aedric Prophecies of unknown origin and quantity, being simultaneously archives of both historic and future events.
Any person gifted with prescient powers is able to interpret the contents of the Elder Scrolls with practice. The information revealed about the future is never absolute. Once an event foretold within the scrolls is carried out in the world it becomes fixed within them.
Such insight into the inner fabric of reality comes at a price, however, as each new foretelling and interpretation strikes the reader with blindness for a greater period of time, while simultaneously granting them a broader view of the scroll's contents. Ultimately, the reader, having engaged in frequent acts of prophecy, is left bereft of their vision, forever after removed of their right to read the scrolls. By time-honored tradition only those of The Cult of the Ancestor Moth may read from the scrolls, the younger members caring for the elder as they gradually lose their sight for eternity.
The prophecies of the Elder Scrolls and the Heroes are interdependent; one cannot exist without the other
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#4robd42Posted 10/23/2011 8:20:57 PM
And here i just thought it had the best porn in the universe, and after reading it you played with yourself until you had hairy palms, and went blind.
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#5heyitsthatguy11Posted 10/24/2011 4:10:40 AM
So.... is going blind really one of the illnesses/diseases in this game? and you can really catch things like IRL diseases with IRL effects (like blindness ruining your sight and not just lowering your accuracy)?
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#6KingofDeceit666Posted 10/24/2011 4:26:25 AM
heyitsthatguy11 posted...
So.... is going blind really one of the illnesses/diseases in this game? and you can really catch things like IRL diseases with IRL effects (like blindness ruining your sight and not just lowering your accuracy)?

What? No.
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#7eddieham13(Topic Creator)Posted 10/24/2011 5:22:17 AM
I hope that there is an elder scroll to find somewhere in the game, even if it not part of the main quest or guild quests.