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Easter Eggs are secrets that the developers put in games to give people a laugh when they find them (provided that they understand the joke or reference). Bloodmoon has a large number of such jokes. Easter Eggs differ from in-game references in that they have been clearly hidden from the player and are unusual with regards to their surroundings; references are often integrated into the rest of game and no attempt is made to keep them secret.
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"Blood Moon" is an alternative name for the Hunter's moon—the first full moon after the full moon nearest the autumnal equinox.
Blue Dev's ring of Viewing
In the Skaal Village's Great Hall, after completing the Bloodmoon Main Quest, the BlueDev's Ring of Viewing appears in the mouth of the cliff racer. This item allows you to see the cut scenes seen by werewolf players (with the exception of the Castle Karstaag reward). The name Blue Dev comes from Mark Nelson's (one of the Bethesda developers) official Elder Scrolls forum name. Mark is a fan of Duke University's basketball team, and their nickname is the Blue Devils, the likely source of his forum name.
The Empire Strikes Back...
In the ice caves of Bjorn, there is a scene from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. On Hoth, Luke is captured while patrolling the perimeter of Echo Base. After regaining consciousness, he finds himself hanging upside down with his feet sealed in the ice in the roof of the cavern. By using the Force, he manages to grab his lightsaber stuck in the ground and free himself. In Bjorn however, an adventurer finds himself in a similar position but obviously does not possess the necessary spells or powers to set himself free. Thus, the player is greeted by the skeleton of the unfortunate adventurer hanging upside down, trying to reach for his sword. Although not particularly important, it is relatively amusing for fans of Star Wars. Refer to the Bjorn article for more information on how to get there and other features about the ice cavern. There is a similar Easter egg in Skyrim.
A Pirate's Treasure
Inside Himmelhost Barrow you'll find a number of Skeleton Pirates and a single Skeleton Pirate Captain. There are a number of treasure chests in the small cave but be sure to get the key from the Captain along with a note which seems to mention a treasure. The sun's great stone is the Sun Stone. The arch mentioned in the note is the large stone arch over the Valbrandr Barrow a little bit north from the Sun Stone. There is a patch of muck on the northeast corner of the Barrow. Pick up all the muck and it will reveal a Pirate's Chest full of treasure (5000 gold, gems, jewelry, etc...).
The Prophecy of Oddfrid White-Lip
If you do The Sad Seer quest after you finished the Main Quest, Oddfrid White-Lip will predict your future. She will say (through her friend Geilir the Mumbling): When the dragon dies, the Empire dies. Where is the lost dragon's blood, the Empire's sire? And from the womb of the void, who shall stem the blood tide?.
The meaning of these words remained a mystery until the countdown of Oblivion, when the full prophecy of Oddfrid White-Lip appeared in a series of splash screens at the Official Elder Scrolls site (see here). The full prophecy says:
- When the dragon dies, the Empire dies.
- Where is the lost dragon's blood, the Empire's sire?
- And from the womb of the void, who shall stem the blood tide?
- So long as the Blood of the Dragon Prince runs strong in her rulers, the glory of the Empire shall extend in unbroken years.
- His heart's blood bleeds in darkness
- For once the portals are opened, who shall shut them upon the rising tide?
- For Lord Dagon forever reborn in blood and fire from the waters of Oblivion.
- Find him... and close shut the marble jaws of Oblivion.
The dragon refers to the Septim Emperors, in this case Uriel Septim, and the dragon's blood to his heir. The void is a synonym of Oblivion, and blood tide refers to the Daedric horde coming out of the portals. The next line remarks the need to find the Septim heir, as Dragon Prince is Tiber Septim, the Dragonborn, and her refers to the Empire. Finally, in the last line, him refers to the lost heir, telling what you need to do to close the gates.
And the last line, excluding the word 'marble', are the last words of Uriel Septim on the Oblivion Trailer, and the movie that plays when the game is left too long without loading a save file. They are, in fact, the very last words ever spoken by Uriel Septim.
Upon locating the crashed airship and finding the Airship Captain's Journal, you will find that Entry #7 mentions an Argonian (Swims-in-Swells) that almost crashed the ship and was subsequently jettisoned at some point near the southeastern shore.
Look at your paper map, locate the Sun Stone. Look directly east of said stone and observe the location at which the coastline comes to a small point. You will find his corpse approximately there, on top of a cluster of rocks.
Thieves from Summerset Isle and Cyrodiil
- Jacques put the stash in the Fjell ice cave, and Lucian has been notified. I got my cut, and am headed back to Summerset Isle. I'll see you there.
- One more thing -- do me a favor and forget about your obsession with bristleback meat. Yeah, it probably tastes like pork, but it's not worth it. Those things are deadly, and their creepy little riders are more vicious than they look.
- Here's the loot from the jeweler heist. Like my marker? I figured that would get your attention. The grahl make great guards, and I knew you'd be able to slip past them. I've paid off the crew and given the Guild its cut. I'll see you in Cyrodiil at that inn we talked about.
- The museum should be an easy haul. Security is light, and there's a broken window in the basement. But we can talk more about that later.
Borogon and Antoinette are going back to Summerset Isle, but Lucian and Jacques are meeting in Cyrodiil to rob a museum. This foreshadows characters from Oblivion. The names Lucien and Antoinetta are the names of two members of the Dark Brotherhood in Cyrodiil. The inn mentioned in the note is also likely the Inn of Ill Omen in Cyrodiil.
Tymvaul in the Well
In the quest Tymvaul in the Well, you are told by a Skaal Nord called Lassnr to find his son Tymvaul who recently fell down a well. This refers to the famous joke about Lassie and Timmy, involving Lassie getting help after Timmy falls down a well.
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