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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

22 Oct

Let’s talk a little about the true art of gaming. Of course, this depends on everyone’s likes and favorites. But still, many gamers around the world agreed that Skyrim is a true master among games. And is not just the play, but the world, the music, the atmosphere, the story… well, everything is amazing. It seems the well known company with the biblical and historical name Bethesda, are aware of what means a real game.

The first things that impress you when you play Skyrim is the music and the multitude of graphical details. Then you’ll see they won’t stop here: as you learn that you are the long awaited and mysterious Dovahkiin (Dragonborn), the more interesting becomes the story. When I played, I felt like I would have read a book, with me as a main character. And the atmosphere of the nordic life which is present almost all the time, with the language and regions created for the game makes me belive I’m in the middle of vikings.

Ok, all high and up about this game beacause I really enjoyed it. I spent much time from my holiday to finish it, if you can say that. I actually finished the main story and a lot of side quests, but there are still many things to complete, which seems to be a never-ending game. I choosed to be an Imperial and I still fight for the liberation of Skyrim from the menace of Ulfric Stormcloack. I developed as a one-handed sword fighter with light armour (just to have more space to carry more things around).

What I want to highlight in this post is the songs and music, which is a real masterpiece. First of all, is the main theme which is played when loading the game and when you fight dragons. A real nordic spirit! So, here we go, Skyrim’s main theme, „Dovahkiin”:

http://youtu.be/g7oUk9WizNc

I have to mention, I DO NOT OWN anything of this. Credit goes to:
Everyone who helped to put together these lyrics on the Skyrim wiki, and of course:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Composer: Jeremy Soule
Bethesda Softworks – Copyright © 2011
And, for an easier understanding, here is the lyrics:

Dovahkiin, Dovahkiin
naal ok zin los vahriin
wah dein vokul mahfaeraak ahst vaal!
Ahrk fin norok paal graan
fod nust hon zindro zaan
Dovahkiin, fah hin kogaan mu draal!

Huzrah nu, kul do od, wah aan bok lingrah vod
Aahrk fin tey, boziik fun, do fin gein!
Wo lost fron wah ney dov
ahrk fin reyliik do jul
voth aan suleyk wah ronit faal krein!
Ahrk fin Kel lost prodah,
do ved viing ko fin krah,
Tol fod zeymah win kein meyz fuundein!
Alduin, feyn do jun,
kruziik vokun staadnau,
voth aan bahlok wah diivon fin lein!

Nuz aan sul, fent alok,
fod fin vul dovah nok,
fen kos nahlot mahfaeraak ahrk ruz!
Paaz Keizaal fen kos stin nol bein Alduin jot!

Dovahkiin, Dovahkiin
naal ok zin los vahriin
wah dein vokul mahfaeraak ahst vaal!
Ahrk fin norok paal graan
fod nust hon zindro zaan
Dovahkiin, fah hin kogaan mu draal!

Below is the English translation from the dovah (dragon) language:

Dragonborn, Dragonborn
by his honor is sworn
To keep evil forever at bay!
And the fiercest foes rout
when they hear triumph’s shout,
Dragonborn, for your blessing we pray!

Hearken now, sons of snow, to an age, long ago
and the tale, boldly told, of the one!
Who was kin to both wyrm
and the races of man
with a power to rival the sun
And the Scrolls have foretold,
of black wings in the cold,
That when brothers wage war come unfurled!
Alduin, Bane of Kings,
ancient shadow unbound,
with a hunger to swallow the world!

But a day, shall arise,
when the dark dragon’s lies,
will be silenced forever and then!
Fair Skyrim will be free from foul Alduin’s maw!

Dragonborn, Dragonborn
by his honor is sworn
To keep evil forever at bay!
And the fiercest foes rout
when they hear triumph’s shout,
Dragonborn, for your blessing we pray!

~~~

Another song I like and which is my favorite can be heard from the bards in taverns or at the Bards College in Solitude (but I like the version sung by Malukah); it’s called Age of Aggression:

Lyrics:

We drink to our youth, for the days come and gone,
For the age of aggression is just about done.
We’ll drive out the stormcloaks and restore what we own,
With our blood and our steel we will take back our home.

Down with Ulfric, the killer of kings!
On the day of your death we will drink and we’ll sing.
We’re the children of Skyrim and we fight all our lives,
And when Sovngarde beckons everyone of us dyes.

But this land is ours and we’ll see it whiped clean
Of the scourge that has sullied our hopes and our dreams.

Down with Ulfric, the killer of kings!
On the day of your death we will drink and we’ll sing.
We’re the children of Skyrim and we fight all our lives,
And when Sovngarde beckons everyone of us dyes.

We drink to our youth, for the days come and gone,
For the age of aggression is just about done.

~~~

A new song is revealed, after you defeat the great Alduin. Here we have Tale of the Tongues (Malukah’s version):

http://youtu.be/UjEpw4O-WNI

Lyrics:

Alduin’s wings, they did darken the sky.
His roar fury’s fire, and his scales sharpened scythes.
Men ran and they cowered, and they fought and they died.
They burned and they bled as they issued their cries.

„Dovahkiin, Dovahkiin
naal ok zin los vahriin
wah dein vokul mahfaeraak ahst vaal!
Ahrk fin norok paal graan
fod nust hon zindro zaan
Dovahkiin, fah hin kogaan mu draal!”

We need saviors to free us from Alduin’s rage.
Heroes on the field of this new war to wage.
And if Alduin wins, man is gone from this world.
Lost in the shadow of the black wings unfurled.

But then came the Tongues on that terrible day.
Steadfast as winter, they entered the fray.
And all heard the music of Alduin’s doom.
The sweet song of Skyrim, sky-shattering Thu’um.

And so the Tongues freed us from Alduin’s rage.
Gave the gift of the Voice, ushered in a new Age.
If Alduin is eternal, then eternity’s done.
For his story is over and the dragons are… gone.

~~~

Another one is Dragonborn Comes (also by Malukah):

Lyrics:

Our Hero, our Hero, claims a warrior’s heart
I tell you, I tell you, the Dragonborn comes
With a Voice wielding power of the ancient Nord art
Believe, believe, the Dragonborn comes

It’s an end to the evil of all Skyrim’s foes
Beware, beware, the Dragonborn comes
For the darkness has passed and the legend yet grows
You’ll know, you’ll know, the Dragonborn’s come

(Sons of Skyrim)

Dovahkiin, Dovahkiin
Naal ok zin los vahriin
Wah dein vokul mahfaeraak ahst vaal
Ahrk fin norok paal graan
Fod nust hon zindro zaan
Dovahkiin, fah hin kogaan mu draal.

~~~

The next song is not made by Bethesda, but by Miracle of Sound and it’s called Sovngarde Song:

Lyrics:

Sovngarde Song Gavin Dunne 2011

From the mists of the mountains a deafening call
Bellows down over the plains
On a host of battle-worn ears it does fall
Pushing out through the thunder and rain

These men of the north they have suffered too long
The anger it swells in their veins
Of the spirited roars of lost warriors’ songs
Distant echoes are all that remain

And my voice is my violence
Clear the sky’s frozen tears
And no more we’ll be silent
With this Sovngarde song in our ears

And we stand tall
Sons of the snow
We will not fall
Under these blows
For our hearts they are hardy
Our spirits are strong
And our voices are lifted into
This Sovngarde song

Conquer the anger and ravenous rage!
Make it a part of your power
Pummeling down let your bloodlust engage!
Under your force they will cower

Feeling the fury so pure and so bright
Breaking the bonds of surrender
Under the moon for our home we will fight
And we will die to defend her

And my voice is my violence
Clear the sky’s frozen tears
And no more we’ll be silent
With this Sovngarde song in our ears

And we stand tall
Sons of the snow
We will not fall
Under these blows
For our hearts they are hardy
Our spirits are strong
And our voices are lifted into
This Sovngarde song

These perilous peaks
On the rim of the sky
I move in the midst
Of the clouds drifting by
At the top of the world
On a white doomful day
Men of wisdom will show me the way

And we stand tall
Sons of the snow
We will not fall
Under these blows
For our hearts they are hardy
Our spirits are strong
And our voices are lifted into
This Sovngarde song

Oh
Bron Ul Drem
Bron Ul Drem

~~~

Now, let’s give the proper credit for this art:

Special thanks to Malukah for the videos. Check out her channel here!
http://www.youtube.com/user/malufenix

Be sure to visit Malukah’s various websites to see more of her work:
Blog: http://malukah.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/malukah
Facebook: http://facebook.com/malukah7

***
Miracle of Sound: album: http://miracleofsound.bandcamp.com/
or on Itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/level-1/id491253649

Mod to have this song playing in taverns: http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=6998
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/MiracleOfSound
Playlists: http://www.youtube.com/user/miracleofsound
Download song here: http://miracleofsound.bandcamp.com/

 
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