The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim DLC Patch Files Point to Snow Elves
Written Friday, April 27, 2012 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
An industrious Skyrim fan has been rummaging around in the patch files for update 1.5.26, unearthing information associated with 'DLC01' that suggests the first batch of DLC for the epic RPG will feature Snow Elves, crossbows, new vampire feeding animations, a Snow Elf Prince and something with an 'RF' prefix.
The fan posted his findings on the Bethesda Forums, leading to speculation that Skyrim's first DLC will be focusing on the Snow Elves and the Falmer. From here on out, there'll be spoilers, so read on at your peril if you haven't played or finished Skyrim. The Snow Elves are a lost race of mer (elf) who lived in Skyrim before the Nords, until they were driven underground to become slaves to the ancient dwarven Dwemer race.
The Nords usurped the Snow Elves' dominion over Skyrim, sending them underground where they were forced to survive on fungi that turned the Snow Elves blind, commencing their devolution into the twisted Falmer, a race of hunched subterranean scavengers. You may also remember one of the Thieves Guild quests ending in a water-filled cavern dominated by a giant Snow Elf statue.
Crossbows and vampire feeding animations are also thought to be part of the DLC, while 'RF' is rumoured to be the initials of a new companion character. Bethesda is hoping to announce the first Skyrim DLC next week, according to the company's VP of Marketing and PR, Pete Hines.