Patch 1.4 and Creation Kit Details

Over on their blog, the folks at Bethesda have released an update on both patch 1.4 and the eagerly-anticipated Creation Kit. Here’s what they had to say about the latter…

The Creation Kit and Steam Workshop are nearly ready. We’re currently working with members of Valve and our modding community to do some final testing, and we’re on track for a public release near the end of the month. We think Skyrim modding is one of the game’s best features, and we have the best modders of any game. It’s been a lot of exciting work for us, and we can’t wait to unleash it.

January 19th, 2012

Skyrim: 2012

YouTube users John and Justin Grosjean take a journey to present-day Whiterun, where things aren’t that much different than Skyrim-era Whiterun.

January 11th, 2012

Hamal

skyrim hamalHamal is a Nord priestess of the Temple of Dibella. She can normally be found inside the Inner Sanctum of the Markarth Temple of Dibella. Hamal is a master trainer for Enchanting (up to 90). In most cases, she will not train you in enchanting unless you finish the quest The Heart of Dibella.

Dragon

skyrim dragonDragons are large reptilian creatures that are encountered in Skyrim. Dragons are fearsome opponents in combat and are some of the most dangerous creatures in all of Tamriel. The dragon’s combat abilities and its importance to the plot of Skyrim effectively make them game bosses. There are at least six types of dragons: fire, frost, white-skinned, bronze-skinned, green-skinned dragons and blood dragons. Frost dragons are stronger than fire dragons, while green-skinned dragons are stronger than both white- and bronze-skinned dragons. Blood dragons seem to switch between fire and frost elements.

Types

Skyrim’s dragons come in different types with varying degrees of difficulty.

Sanuarach Mine

Sanuarach Mine is a silver mine located in the small stead of Karthwasten.

The property of the town and the mine is owned by Ainethach, but a brutish mercenary named Atar is attempting to muscle the property over to the Silver-Blood family. Seven ore veins of silver can be found inside the mine and can be mined regardless of whether or not you are completing the related side quest.

Dibella Statue

skyrim dibella statueDibella Statue is a religious, golden statue made in the likeness of Dibella, the goddess of beauty and love, and one of the Divines.

Lisbet

skyrim lisbetLisbet is a Nord and the owner of the Arnleif and Sons Trading Company, a general store selling various merchandises in Markarth.

After her husband’s death, she was handed management of the store. She also informs the player that the store has been stricken on hard times due to recent Forsworn attacks. One of their shipments is missing as a result of those attacks including a Dibella Statue that is worth a substantial amount. Lisbet’s Dibella Statue can be retrieved from a chest in a radiantly-assigned Forsworn camp and returned to her for a reward.