Lawrence Schick is the lead writer for The Elder Scrolls Online. He joined ZeniMax Online Studios in May 2009 as lead content designer for ESO. He was promoted to lead content writer in 2010, and in 2011 was promoted again to lead loremaster. Schick's career as a game writer began in the late 1970's, when he was one of the early writers involved in Dungeons and Dragons. Through the 80's and 90's he was involved with many successful titles, and developed an interest in LARPs (Live Action Role Playing). In the early 2000's he was a freelance writer, up until 2007 when he joined the team for the planned MMO (but released as a single-player game) Kingdoms of Amalur. The team for KOA included former Elder Scrolls developer Ken Rolston.
Lawrence often roleplays and answers questions under the name Phrastus of Elinhir.