Daggerfall:Easter Eggs

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This page is for Easter eggs only. Easter eggs include inside jokes, pop culture references, and any similar reference to something outside the Elder Scrolls games. For other points of interest, please see the appropriate pages.

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). Daggerfall 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.

If you think you have found an Easter egg please post your idea on this article's talk page before adding it to this article.

Easter Eggs[edit]

Names of the Divines[edit]

Seven of the Eight Divines were named after beta testers or programmers (The exception, Kynareth, had previously appeared in Arena).

  • Akatosh was named after beta tester Lawrence Szydlowski, who liked to sign "also known as the old Smaug himself" (the first letter of each word forming the letters "Akatosh").
  • Arkay was named after one of the original beta testers, R. K. Deutsch, who died in 1998.
  • Dibella was named after beta tester Mary Jo DiBella.
  • Julianos was named after Julian Lefay, project leader of Daggerfall and several other Elder Scrolls games.
  • Mara was possibly named after beta tester Marilyn Wassermann.
  • Stendarr was named after beta tester Daniel Starr.
  • Zenithar was named after Stephen "Zen" Zepp, an Arena beta tester.

Names of the Daedric Princes[edit]

  • Sheogorath was named after Ted Peterson, Lead Designer of Daggerfall and writer on other Elder Scrolls games, based on his full first name "Theodore".


The name of the dragon Skakmat is a reference to his role. "Skak Mat" is Danish for "Checkmate". The dragon facilitates the death of a king on a battlefield like a chess piece being part of a checkmate on the chess board.