Oblivion Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs are inside jokes, pop culture references, and any similar reference to something outside the Elder Scrolls games, they are also used to describe hidden bonuses. On this page you will find many of these such Easter Eggs. This page may contain SPOILERS.


[edit] The Suicidal Troll

To find this poor troll head to the Mouth of the Panther and head up the river until you find a bridge with a troll floating in the water underneath. Take the poorly scrawled note off its body and read it to find out what happened. This is a reference to the Three Billy Goats Gruff kids tale.

[edit] The Spectral Mudcrab

To find the Spectral Mudcrab firstly you need to be in the Paradise realm. From the portal head to the shore and swim around the shoreline of the island until you find a smaller island just off the main one. You'll recognise the island when you see it as its covered in lush greenery and a few marble archways. Swim ashore and climb the marble stairs to the crab and a boss chest. The crab is stronger then a normal mudcrab and can take some damage. When killed it carries a leveled enchanted weapon and a leveled piece of magic jewelry as well as the obvious crab meat. Also the Spectral Mudcrab soul is leveled and thus can be a grand soul at high levels.

[edit] The Giant Mudcrab

You can find this monster in Greenmead Cave, apart from its sheer size its the same as a regular mudcrab. It is also just as weak.

[edit] The Giant Slaughterfish

The Giant Slaughterfish is most often encountered by players doing the Arrow of Extrication quest, this beast can be found swimming in the deep waters of the Bravil Wizard's Grotto. Like the Spectral Mudcrab its soul is leveled.

[edit] Giant Nirnroots

These four Nirnroots are larger then usual Nirnroot plants, all four can be found in between Skingrad and Kvatch. Two are on the shore of the pond if you head east of Shardrock. Another is on the shore of the pond just south of Bleak Flats Cave and the final one is on the shore of the pond east of Shetcombe Farm.

[edit] Do Not Talk About it

If you head to the Anvil docks at around midnight every night an Orc, a Bosmer, and an Argonian will meet by the haunted ship to engage in a bit of hand to hand brawling. Possibly a reference to the movie Fight Club.

[edit] Lord of The Rings References

  • The quest Unfriendly Competition has a few references to the lord of the rings novels and films. Firstly the manifest the player obtains has the name "Oford Gabings" which is an anagram of Frodo Baggins, The Ring you get for completing the Quest also looks similar to the "One Ring".
  • The Great Oak, symbol of Chorrol looks like a reference to The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, the symbol of Gondor was the Great White Tree in Minas Tirith.
  • Another possible refence to Lord of The Rings are the Sigil Stones and the Sigil towers, as the Sigil Stones bear a resemblance to the Palantír used by Saruman.

[edit] Shakespeare References

  • Uriel Septim VII quotes "Death, a necessary end, will come when it will come" this is a line from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Act II Scene II.
  • In the Dark Brotherhood quest The Assassinated Man Francois Motierre takes a potion which sends him into a very deep sleep to fake his own death. The next day he then wakes up in his family tomb. This could be a reference to Romeo and Juliet.

[edit] Raiding the Lost Ark

The Quest Nothing You Can Possess given by Umbacano is a reference to a line in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. When confronted by his rival Belloq, who says to Jones "Dr. Jones, again we see that there is nothing you can possess, which I cannot take away."

[edit] Little Diary of Horrors

Amantius Allectus' Diary is a reference to the film, Little Shop of Horrors.

[edit] Black Handed Deeds

The Black Hand the leading members of the Dark Brotherhood is a reference to the organization with the same name that assassinated Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and started WWI.

[edit] Mothers head

The Mothers Head you find during the Dark Brotherhood questline is a reference to the Friday the 13th movies in which Jason Voorhees speaks to his dead mothers decapitated head.

[edit] Whodunit?

The Dark Brotherhood Quest Whodunit? is based off of Agatha Christie's book: "And Then There Were None".

[edit] Jack Be Nimble, Jack be Quick

Jakben, Earl of Imbel who you loot the Boots of Springheel Jack from is a reference to Jack be nimble.For if you take away the Earl title you have Jakbenimble.

Related Threads

Oblivion Easter Eggs/Weird Things - last post by @ Feb 23, 2013
Oblivion Easter Eggs - last post by @ Apr 28, 2009
Oblivion Easter Eggs - last post by @ Oct 31, 2007
Easter Eggs!?! - last post by @ May 18, 2007
Favorite Easter Egg - last post by @ Jun 1, 2012
Last edited by on 26 May 2012 at 06:31
This page has been accessed 2,905 times.