Dragonborn:Loading Screens

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These loading screens appear when a new area is loaded. Along with an interactive 3D model related to the area, a message is displayed that can often be of help, especially to new players. Depending on how long the game takes to load, multiple messages may be displayed. Some messages only appear under certain conditions. If a condition is satisfied, that image will appear. Most of the load screens with conditions therefore have a percentage chance of appearing, in order to make them more or less likely to appear under certain circumstances, but still allow some randomness. If no conditions are satisfied, one of the remaining load screens is selected at random.

These loading screens are added by the Dragonborn add-on. For the original Skyrim loading screens, see this article.

Gameplay[edit]

Message 3D Model Image Conditions
Bonemold armor is a type of Dunmer armor crafted out of bone and resins. DLC02\LoadScreenArt\​LoadScreenBonemold01.nif DB-load-Bonemold armor is a type of Dunmer armor.jpg 6% chance of appearing if the player is in Solstheim.
Each of Solstheim's sacred stones grants a power which can be used only once. Return to the stone to reacquire the power. DLC02\Landscape\StandingStone\​DLC2StandingStoneTree.nif DB-load-Each of Solstheim's sacred stones.jpg 6% chance of appearing if the player is in Solstheim and has completed stage 200 of Cleansing the Stones.
Frost enchantments are more potent when placed on Stalhrim weapons or armor. DLC02\LoadScreenArt\​LoadScreenStahlrim01.nif DB-load-Frost enchantments are more potent.jpg 6% chance of appearing if the player is in Solstheim.
Hawala faaaakara. Baaaa rakhee kaloo. Pooja kan faroo kee jaa. Goora! Goora! Goora! --Riekling Godspeak Song DLC02\LoadScreenArt\​LoadScreenRiekling02.nif DB-load-Hawala faaaakara.jpg 6% chance of appearing if the player is in Solstheim.
Reading one of Hermaeus Mora's Black Books may transport you into his realm. Read it again to escape. DLC02\Clutter\​DLC2BlackBook01.nif DB-load-Reading one of Hermaeus Mora's Black Books.jpg 6% chance of appearing if the player is in Solstheim and Hermaeus Mora intro scene has played.(?)
Skaal Village, near the eastern coast of Solstheim, is home to an ancient offshoot tribe of Nords known as the Skaal. DLC02\LoadScreenArt\​LoadScreenSkaal01.nif DB-load-Skaal Village, near the eastern coast.jpg 6% chance of appearing if the player is in Solstheim.
The Dunmer of Morrowind construct chitin armor out of the shells of native insects layered with resinous glues. DLC02\LoadScreenArt\​LoadScreenChitin01.nif DB-load-The Dunmer of Morrowind construct chitin.jpg 6% chance of appearing if the player is in Solstheim.
The island of Solstheim is located to the north-east of Skyrim. The "Northern Maiden" out of Windhelm is known to occasionally take passengers back and forth. DLC02\LoadScreenArt\​LoadScreenAdventure02.nif DB-load-The island of Solstheim.jpg 6% chance of appearing if the player is in Tamriel.
The master wizards of House Telvanni traditionally grow their homes from fungal spores, using secret methods known only to themselves. DLC02\Architecture\TelvanniTower\​DLC2TelvanniGourdHouseExt02.nif DB-load-The master wizards of House Telvanni traditionally grow.jpg Appears if player is in Tel Mithryn and has not met Neloth there or 6% chance of appearing under any other conditions.[verification needed — Conditions may be buggy—needs in-game verification.]
The Steel Smithing perk allows you to forge Bonemold armor. Elven Smithing allows you to forge Chitin armor. Advanced Armors allows you to forge Nordic armor and weapons. Ebony Smithing allows you to forge Stalhrim armor and weapons. LoadScreenArt\​LoadScreenSmith01.nif DB-load-The Steel Smithing perk allows you to forge Bonemold armor.jpg

Creatures[edit]

Message 3D Model Image Conditions
Ash Spawn began to appear on Solstheim after the massive eruptions of Red Mountain early in the Fourth Era covered the southern part of the island in ash. Their exact origins are unknown. DLC02\LoadScreenArt\​LoadscreenAshspawn01.nif DB-load-Ash Spawn began to appear on Solstheim.jpg 6% chance of appearing if the player is in Solstheim.
Lurkers are thought to be native to the murky waters of Hermaeus Mora's realm of Apocrypha. DLC02\LoadScreenArt\​LoadScreenLurker01.nif DB-load-Lurkers are thought to be native.jpg 3% chance of appearing if The Fate of the Skaal is completed and the player is in Solstheim or Apocrypha.
Netch are often domesticated on the Morrowind mainland. Wild netch were first sighted on Solstheim several decades ago, perhaps drawn by the familiar flora that has grown up in the southern ashlands. DLC02\LoadScreenArt\​LoadScreenNetch01.nif DB-load-Netch are often domesticated.jpg 6% chance of appearing if the player is in Solstheim.
One of the most dangerous Steam Animunculi is the Dwarven Ballista, which fires a bolt that can penetrate even the thickest armor. DLC02\LoadScreenArt\​LoadScreenBallista01.nif DB-load-One of the most dangerous Steam Animunculi is the Dwarven Ballista.jpg
Rieklings have little culture of their own, but scavenge what relics they can from around Solstheim and form strange attachments to what they find. DLC02\LoadScreenArt\​LoadScreenRiekling02.nif DB-load-Rieklings have little culture of their own.jpg 6% chance of appearing if the player is in Solstheim.
Rieklings may be small in stature, but they attack in swarms and can be fearsome in melee combat. They are even known to tame and ride boars into battle. DLC02\LoadScreenArt\​LoadScreenRiekling01.nif DB-load-Rieklings may be small in stature.jpg 6% chance of appearing if the player is in Solstheim.
Seekers are servants of Hermaeus Mora. They are rarely seen outside his Oblivion realm of Apocrypha. DLC02\LoadScreenArt\​LoadScreenSeeker01.nif DB-load-Seekers are servants of Hermaeus Mora.jpg 3% chance of appearing if The Temple of Miraak is completed and the player is in Solstheim or Apocrypha.

Lore[edit]

Message 3D Model Image Conditions
"...the people of Solstheim, the heirs of the Guardian, must remain wary, lest the dark influence of Herma-Mora, or even the Traitor himself, return someday." --excerpt from "The Guardian and the Traitor" DLC02\LoadScreenArt\​LoadScreenMiraak01.nif DB-load-the people of Solstheim, the heirs of the Guardian.jpg 6% chance of appearing if the player is in Solstheim and has started The Temple of Miraak.
"Untithed to any thane or hold, and self-governed, with free worship, with no compensation to Skyrim or the Empire except as writ in the Armistice of old wheresoever those might still apply, and henceforth let no Man or Mer say that the Sons and Daughters of Kyne are without mercy or honor." -Skyrim's Offer of Solstheim to Morrowind, 4E 16 DLC02\LoadScreenArt\​LoadScreenAdventure02.nif DB-load-Untithed to any thane or hold.jpg 6% chance of appearing if the player is in Solstheim.
Although the East Empire Company originally founded Raven Rock, they turned the failing mining colony over to the dark elves at the beginning of the Fourth Era. DLC02\LoadScreenArt\​LoadScreenRavenRock01.nif DB-load-Although the East Empire Company.jpg 6% chance of appearing if the player is in Raven Rock.
Apocrypha is the realm of Hermaeus Mora, the Daedric Prince of Fate and Knowledge. Many who come here seeking forbidden knowledge remain forever. DLC02\Dungeons\Apocrypha\Clutter\​ApoHMShrine01.nif DB-load-Apocrypha is the realm of Hermaeus Mora.jpg 6% chance of appearing and the player is in Solstheim or Apocrypha and Hermaeus Mora intro scene has played.(?)
Most of Raven Rock's original structures were leveled when the Red Mountain erupted in 4E 5. The Dunmer have largely rebuilt the town over the past two hundred years. DLC02\LoadScreenArt\​LoadScreenRavenRock01.nif DB-load-Most of Raven Rock's original structures.jpg 6% chance of appearing if the player is in Raven Rock.
Raven Rock, Solstheim's main settlement, is firmly under the control of House Redoran, the most powerful of the Great Houses of Morrowind. DLC02\LoadScreenArt\​LoadScreenRedoran01.nif DB-load-Raven Rock, Solstheim's main settlement.jpg 6% chance of appearing if the player is in Solstheim.
Raven Rock Mine, once one of the most abundant sources of ebony in Morrowind, was shut down in 4E 170. This lead [sic] to a mass exodus from the town, cutting the population in half. DLC02\LoadScreenArt\​LoadScreenRavenRock01.nif DB-load-Raven Rock Mine.jpg 6% chance of appearing if the player is in Raven Rock.
Solstheim was part of Skyrim until the High King gave it to Morrowind in 4E 16 to serve as a refuge for the Dunmer after the events of the Red Year. DLC02\LoadScreenArt\​LoadScreenAdventure02.nif DB-load-Solstheim was part of Skyrim.jpg Player is in Solstheim and has completed stage 100 of the Dragonborn initialization quest or 4% chance of appearing under any conditions.[verification needed — Conditions may be buggy—needs in-game verification.]
Some tales tell of ancient Nord heroes whose Voices were powerful enough to tame and ride dragons. DLC02\LoadScreenArt\​LoadScreenDragonRiding01.nif DB-load-Some tales tell of ancient Nord heroes.jpg 6% chance of appearing if the player has completed The Temple of Miraak.
Strange flora native to Morrowind have sprouted up in the ash that blankets the southern reaches of Solstheim. DLC02\LoadScreenArt\​LoadScreenLocalGoods01.nif DB-load-Strange flora native to Morrowind.jpg 6% chance of appearing if the player is in Solstheim.
The ancient Nords of Solstheim sealed their tombs with Stalhrim, a form of enchanted ice as hard as stone. The Skaal are the only ones who know the secret of crafting armor and weapons out of Stalhrim. DLC02\LoadScreenArt\​LoadScreenStahlrim01.nif DB-load-The ancient Nords of Solstheim.jpg 6% chance of appearing if the player is in Solstheim.
The ashfall from Red Mountain has driven much of Solstheim's native wildlife into the northern half of the island. DLC02\LoadScreenArt\​LoadScreenBurntWoods01.nif DB-load-The ashfall from Red Mountain.jpg 6% chance of appearing if the player is in Solstheim.
Thirsk Mead Hall was founded by Hrothmund, who originally left the Skaal in order to live the lifestyle of ancient Nord warriors in the wilderness. DLC02\LoadScreenArt\​LoadScreenThirsk01.nif DB-load-Thirsk Mead Hall was founded by Hrothmund.jpg 6% chance of appearing if the player is in Solstheim.