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Featured articles are articles the site's editors deem to be of the highest quality and should be held up as an example for other articles. Articles are nominated for this status below. The site's editors then review the nominees for content, style, completeness, and overall quality and place their vote. High quality images can be nominated for featured status at Featured Images.

Previous nominations are archived here.

Featured Article Process[edit]

Nomination[edit]

Any registered member can nominate any article at any time. Nominated articles should be of high quality and meet the site's style guidelines. They will frequently be recently completed articles or articles that have just undergone a substantial rewrite, but older articles are also suitable candidates.

To nominate an article, list it on the bottom of this page with a three-tier heading, (===Example===), and briefly explain why you think the article should be given featured status.

Voting[edit]

After an article has been nominated, any registered member can vote to support or oppose each nomination. Each member can only vote once for a given article, but a member may change his/her vote by striking out the original vote and replacing it with the revised vote.

To vote on an article, state whether you support or oppose the article for featured article status. A vote should be in bold, and all votes must be signed. For example:
* '''Support''': <Comment> --~~~~ or
* '''Oppose''': <Comment> --~~~~

Commenting with your vote is optional, but if you oppose a nomination, please state how the article must be improved to get your support for featured status.

If you are not yet ready to vote but would still like to add your thoughts, you may use:

* '''Comment''': <Comment> --~~~~ or
* '''Question''': <Question> --~~~~

And fill in your concerns or questions.

Decisions[edit]

UESP Administrators will periodically make decisions on article nominations. Decisions will only be made if:

  • The article has been nominated for more than seven days.
  • Five or more votes have been placed.
  • A clear consensus has been reached (either supported or opposed for featured status).

Nominations not meeting these criteria will be left open until a decision can be reached.

Articles whose nominations pass will receive featured article status on the front page for at least two weeks and receive a small bronze star (Featured star.png) on the top right corner. If an article achieves featured status before the present featured article's two weeks expire, it must wait its turn.

Current Featured Article[edit]

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Previous Featured Articles[edit]

Article Dates Featured
Lore:Hircine 28 March, 2021 - 28 April, 2021
Lore:Molag Bal 28 February, 2021 - 28 March, 2021
Online:Nchuthnkarst 26 January, 2021 - 28 February, 2021
Shivering:Milchar 21 December, 2020 - 26 January, 2021
Oblivion:Jakben Imbel's House 14 November, 2020 - 21 December, 2020
Online:Moon Hunter Keep 11 October, 2020 - 14 November, 2020
Online:Tree-Minder Na-Kesh 4 September, 2020 - 11 October, 2020
Lore:Argonian 23 July, 2020 - 4 September, 2020
Lore:Imperial Legion 12 March, 2020 - 23 July, 2020
Lore:Grummite 21 December, 2019 - 12 March, 2020
Lore:Wulfharth 21 November, 2019 - 21 December, 2019
Online:Vakka-Bok Xanmeer 19 October, 2019 - 21 November, 2019
Legends:Solo Arena 19 September, 2019 - 09 October, 2019
Lore:Riften 16 July, 2019 - 19 September, 2019
Lore:Summerset Isle 16 November, 2018 - 16 July, 2019
Redguard:Observatory 12 October, 2018 - 16 November, 2018
Online:Earl Leythen 12 September, 2018 - 12 October, 2018
Lore:Sword-singers 9 July, 2018 - 12 September, 2018
Lore:Yokuda 1 April, 2018 - 9 July, 2018
Legends:Cloudy Dregs Inn 17 November, 2017 - 1 April, 2018
Morrowind:Balmora 10 September, 2017 - 17 November, 2017
Skyrim:Alduin's Bane 13 April, 2017 - 10 September, 2017
Skyrim:Mzinchaleft 28 February, 2017 - 13 April, 2017
Skyrim:Music 3 December, 2016 - 28 February, 2017
Skyrim:Construction 24 September, 2016 - 3 December, 2016
Skyrim:Ancano 3 September, 2016 - 24 September, 2016
Lore:Almalexia 28 July, 2016 - 3 September, 2016
Oblivion:Amusei 18 June, 2016 - 28 July, 2016
Lore:Sancre Tor 16 May, 2016 - 18 June, 2016
Lore:Snow Elf 15 April, 2016 - 16 May, 2016
Skyrim:Mountain Climbing 4 January, 2016 - 15 April, 2016
Lore:Necromancy 22 November, 2015 - 4 January, 2016
Dragonborn:Dragonborn (quest) 15 October, 2015 - 22 November, 2015
Online:Pets 8 August, 2015 - 15 October, 2015
Skyrim:Erandur 1 July, 2015 - 8 August, 2015
Skyrim:Sheogorath 29 May, 2015 - 1 July, 2015
Daggerfall:Vampirism 27 April, 2015 - 29 May, 2015 (revoked October 2016)
Skyrim:Balgruuf the Greater 25 March, 2015 - 27 April, 2015
Lore:Skyrim 23 February, 2015 - 25 March, 2015
Lore:Sheogorath 20 January, 2015 - 23 February, 2015
Lore:Imperial Legion 15 December, 2014 - 20 January, 2015
Skyrim:Frostflow Abyss 27 September, 2014 - 15 December, 2014
Skyrim:Arniel Gane 27 August, 2014 - 27 September, 2014
Lore:Tiber Wars 27 July, 2014 - 27 August, 2014
Skyrim:Thonar Silver-Blood 24 June, 2014 - 27 July, 2014
Lore:Potema 28 May, 2014 - 24 June, 2014
Skyrim:Isran 24 April, 2014 - 28 May, 2014
Skyrim:Lost to the Ages 22 March, 2014 - 24 April, 2014
Lore:Nerevar 22 February, 2014 - 22 March, 2014
Skyrim:Chillrend 22 January, 2014 - 22 February, 2014
Dragonborn:Neloth 22 December, 2013 - 22 January, 2014
Lore:Scourge 20 November, 2013 - 22 December, 2013
Skyrim:Thieves Guild (faction) 20 October, 2013 - 20 November, 2013
Oblivion:Glarthir 19 September, 2013 - 20 October, 2013
Dragonborn:Lost Legacy 19 August, 2013 - 19 September, 2013
Skyrim:Ulfric Stormcloak 18 July, 2013 - 19 August, 2013
Skyrim:Darkness Returns 18 June, 2013 - 18 July, 2013
Dragonborn:The Final Descent 18 April, 2013 - 18 June, 2013
Skyrim:Irkngthand 16 March, 2013 - 18 April, 2013
Shivering:Jyggalag 11 February, 2013 - 16 March, 2013
Skyrim:Easter Eggs 9 January, 2013 - 11 February, 2013
Skyrim:Dragon 29 November, 2012 - 9 January, 2013
Skyrim:Delphine 29 October, 2012 - 29 November, 2012
Skyrim:Thalmor 28 September, 2012 - 29 October, 2012
Skyrim:Legate Rikke 27 August, 2012 - 28 September, 2012
Skyrim:Cicero 24 July, 2012 - 27 August, 2012
Skyrim:Forsworn 3 May, 2012 - 24 July, 2012
Skyrim:Forbidden Legend 30 April 2012 - 3 May 2012
Lore:Khajiit 30 March, 2012 - 30 April, 2012
Skyrim:The Black Star 21 February, 2012 - 30 March, 2012
Skyrim:The Only Cure 10 December, 2011 - 21 February, 2012
Lore:Vivec (god) 20 November, 2011 - 10 December, 2011
Oblivion:The Path of Dawn 16 October, 2011 - 20 November, 2011
Shivering:Syl 30 July, 2011 - 16 October, 2011
Daggerfall:Journey to Aetherius 30 June, 2011 - 30 July, 2011
Morrowind:Vivec 30 May, 2011 - 30 June, 2011
Books:The Infernal City 28 April, 2011 - 30 May, 2011
Shivering:Golden Saint January 2011 - April 2011
Shadowkey:Glacier Crawl November 2010 - January 2011
Morrowind:Seyda Neen October 2010 - November 2010
Lore:Septim Dynasty July 2010 - October 2010
Oblivion:Janus Hassildor May 2010 - July 2010
Oblivion:Arcane University February 2010 - May 2010
Lore:Black Marsh December 2009 - February 2010
Oblivion:Rosethorn Hall October 2009 - December 2009
Oblivion:Adanrel May 2009 - October 2009
Oblivion:Creatures January 2009 - May 2009
General:Playing DOS Installments under DOSBox November 2008 - January 2009
Morrowind:Armor Artifacts September 2008 - November 2008
Oblivion:Houses July 2008 - September 2008
Oblivion:Artifacts June 2008 - July 2008
Oblivion:Traps May 2008 - June 2008
Oblivion:Classes October 2007 - May 2008
Lore:Daedric Alphabet November 2006 - October 2007
Lore:Khajiit August 2006 - November 2006 (revoked August 2011)

Nominations and Votes[edit]

Lore:Khajiit[edit]

The Khajiit page was previously featured in September 8, 2006, revoked of its featured status sometime in 2011, and was reinstated as a featured article in March 31, 2012‎. This was all prior to their cultural expansions in the Elsweyr chapter released in 2019, therefore I propose that it be refeatured as it has since gotten a major overhaul. Compare the lore of when Khajiit were reintsated with their featured status in 2012 https://en.uesp.net/w/index.php?title=Lore:Khajiit&oldid=920759 to current the current page https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Khajiit , and you will see a huge amount of content that has since been added as a result of ESO's expansion into their culture. 2012's 34,280 bytes to 2020's 77,092 bytes. We now have proper pictures for the majority of the Khajiiti furstocks, an updated pantheon, creation story, claw-dances, and a ton of other content which furthers it apart from the page in 2012. We have truly given this page much needed love and the Khajiit lore page is arguably the best and most thorough racial page out of all the other race pages because of this expansion. If this page wasn't already featured prior, I believe it would easily win featured status, but because of the major overhaul I feel it needs to be refeatured. We already have precedence for refeaturing articles with the Imperial Legion page as an example.

  • Support: As nominator.Zebendal (talk) 23:48, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: I support this because of how much has been put into it. Especially the religious sections,and its a great example of what a race page should be. I would love to see similar work done on the other races, like Orcs for example. So those pages can be expanded upon greatly--TheVampKnight (talk) 05:45, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose: FA status has not been revoked since its reinstatement in 2012. I'm not outright opposed to re-featuring an article after a major overhaul or expansion of the topic, but having this page as a FA for the third time seems excessive. I am sure there are more pages on the wiki than just this one that deserve some time on the main page. —⁠Legoless (talk) 10:29, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose: I concur with Legoless. It's already been featured twice; this article is expected to be good and is expected to be updated as new information comes out. Everyone already knows Lore:Khajiit is good. I'd personally prefer to feature articles that have been built up from nothing or articles that are of high quality but have been overlooked. -MolagBallet (talk) 18:40, 24 January 2021 (UTC)

Online:Sentinel[edit]

This page is an excellent example of what a city page should look like. It has a detailed description of the layout of the city and its people have been completely documented.

  • Support: As nominator. -MolagBallet (talk) 17:11, 3 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: Because its good that its a detailed description with the layout and all being documented. --TheVampKnight (talk) 06:42, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: Suffers somewhat from a wall of text approach to the intro, but this is an immaculate ESO city page. —⁠Legoless (talk) 10:31, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose: Until we get a bot or program to copy the markers from the eso map onto the page (see Online:Lambent Passage#Maps for an example) this page won't be perfect. I'll change my vote once this is completed. The Rim of the Sky (talk) 02:15, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Lore:Vampire[edit]

A lot of work has been put into overhauling the vampire page this year what started out as adding in missing information like alchemical vampirism, went to a full on revamp/overhaul of the entire page, Not only my efforts but the efforts of people, like MolagBallet and others that contributed hugely to it. Not only is the vampire page now fleshed out. But lore that was not added in, from newer and even older titles has been added into the page. For readers this gives them a much greater understanding of what a Tes vampire is.

  • Support: As nominator --TheVampKnight (talk) 05:27, 22 December 2020 (UTC)<
  • Comment: I think it still could use the addition of a tiny amount of content. I am planning on adding a section about the architecture of the first vampires found in blackreach, and how places like Greymoor predate the arrival of the Dwemer, as noted in Greymoor Keep loading screen. And how the vampires went down to blackreach sometime between the Merethic Era and 1E 221, which the Nighthollow clan existed by then. Additionally, I feel the main body could use a bit more images.Zebendal (talk) 05:38, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Most of the content is fine, but I have a few issues with it. The first (and most important) is that there's a citation needed tag on that page, and I don't think we should feature a page that's missing verification for anything.

    The second issue: there's a lot of information there, and plenty has been added since I last went in and overhauled it. Problem is, I didn't finish my initial overhaul, and the way I did that makeover was very sloppy. I have yet to personally verify every bit of information present in that article for quality like I have with even longer articles like Lore:Molag Bal. I haven't voted on Lore:Hircine yet for similar reasons. Lore:Vampire and Lore:Hircine are very long, and I haven't had time to run a fine toothed comb through them (or run it through again, in Lore:Vampire's case) as I have with Lore:Namira and Lore:Molag Bal. I'm not going to support a nomination for a page just because it's long; long pages leave room for editors to leave more errors, and errors are something I want the article to not have if or when I support it.

    Lastly, I think we could improve upon Lore:Vampire's formatting in some way. I want to preface this by saying that I don't think the formatting isn't completely garbage or anything like that. One issue with its formatting is that there are a lot of subsections beneath subsections in that article, making for a long table of contents. That isn't a bad thing in and of itself. My issue arises in places like the Characteristics section. I agree with giving all the different kinds of vampires their own little thing, but bloodfiends, harrowfiends and the like have such short sections, and it gives the page a look that doesn't appeal to my graphical sensibilities. Image placement is another issue I have with the page. It's too wall-of-text-y in some places, and in others, the images would look better in different positions. I am responsible for some of the things I have complaints with, some points of contention were provided by others. The bottom line is that the page's formatting isn't wholly appealing.

    To me, featured articles are kind of like a home when you've got guests coming over. I don't want guests to come over to my house if the bathroom they're going to be using isn't clean. The Featured Article slot is an open bathroom door with some sort of homey indication that guests should enter it. Lore:Vampire is a giant bathroom, and one that I'm not ready to let some friend's mother-in-law use because I haven't yet had the chance to make sure the sink is clean.

    TL;DR: A page's byte count does not indicate its overall quality. Lore:Vampire isn't bad, but I feel like it isn't done baking, and we should leave it in the oven for a minute before serving it to others. -MolagBallet (talk) 06:56, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose: For the reasons listed by MolagBallet. Additionally, from just a brief glance at it, the page makes some less than great choices. Immediately, the choice of image at the top of the page is extremely poor, as it provides a poor example of the average vampire. Then moving onto the body of the text, I have an issue with how the page documents things from the game. Look at this:
From the article. Imperial culture views vampires as destructive monsters to be hunted and destroyed. Romantic notions of noble, virtuous vampires persisted in Imperial traditions through the Third Era, and vampires were thought to pass unrecognized in the Mages Guild and the Imperial aristocracy.
The original quote that that was based on. Imperial culture regards blood vampires as destructive monsters to be hunted and destroyed. However, romantic notions of noble, virtuous vampires persist in Imperial traditions, and vampires are thought to pass unrecognized in the Mages Guild and the Imperial aristocracy.
By simply removing that "However" and throwing in "through the Third Era" changes the meaning greatly. This is definitely a nitpick, but with a page this long, it's easy for bias and other issues to crop into the writing.
Next I have a major issue with the page structure. The page starts out on providing some overhead information onto vampires, which is decent practice. It then moves onto specifics about some forms of vampires, before moving onto general characteristics of vampires. This order should be reversed. Provide broad overhead information, then get specific. Additionally the "Origins" of vampires is inexplicably underneath the header "religion", a section specifically focusing on religious practices unique to vampires. Origins would be a good contender for one of the first sections on the page, not the eighth and in a section that it doesn't belong in. THEN we move onto bloodlines and clans, when we have already listed various forms of vampires separately as top level header, now we move onto how it should have been done in the first place. Some basic restructuring I would consider is putting characteristics at the top, moving all of the top level individual vampire forms as sub-headers to a new "Variant" section that goes next to the bloodline and clan section, put "Origins" as the section after "Characteristics", boot "Religion" down towards "Artifacts".
Next, I want to note that a lot of the sections are quite long (I have yet to review every line of this page), but they lack images to accompany them. When we have three paragraphs of text on bloodfiends, we can have an image of a bloodfiend to accompany their section. A gallery really should be more of a last resort to get an important image on a page that couldn't be inserted otherwise, not the default choice.
Beyond this, the page still probably should be carefully reviewed, line by line. I haven't done this at this time, and I could eventually get around to it, but I have other things to see to. If these issues are addressed, I could see myself supporting this article for featured status. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 01:05, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

Online:Volendrung[edit]

Volendrung only spawns 4-5 times per day, and thus learning its behavior for documentation purposes is put on a strict time table. There's also the fact that the artifact has about 30 minutes that it will be up, and you are competing with other players over obtaining the artifact. Even if you pick up Volendrung, it will eventually kill you and someone is likely to take it away before you are able to grab it. The things I documented in the page are primarily from my own personal testing in PVP scenarios, and I also consulted with patch notes to fill in any gaps that we know of. I believe the top section can be spruced a bit, but this is the best we are going to get the page. We probably have the most informative page on the artifact on the internet. The only thing I can think of that we are missing is the sound effects for the hammer spawning, being revealed, and despawning, which would require someone to be on and recording when those three events happen, which makes it unlikely to obtain.

  • Support: As nominator. - Zebendal (talk) 09:11, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment: One thing that I am unsure of changing is the sentence
"first of many artifacts stolen by Sheogorath. He unleashed the artifacts upon Cyrodiil for the purpose of putting an end to his boredom surrounding the lack of chaos in the Three Banners War, and for the fun of keeping his Daedric siblings on their guard."
Reason why I worded it like that is because the Devs stated that they planned to add multiple artifacts, and Sheogorath worded it like he plans to do so as well. Should I reword that bit?- Zebendal (talk) 09:28, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Support: Very well rounded ESO article, good use of imagery Imperialbattlespire (talk) 12:36, 11 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment:I have added subsections to the page, and we now have 2/3 of the audio for volendrung, specifically spawning and despawning. All we need is the Volendrung reveal audio. -Zebendal (talk) 01:49, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

Lore:Blades[edit]

Nominating mostly my own page here, I think the dramatic difference between what the page used to look like before the massive overhaul is pretty evident if you look at https://en.uesp.net/w/index.php?title=Lore:Blades&diff=2181994&oldid=2180708 what the page used to look like compared to now.

  • Support: As nominator. Imperialbattlespire (talk) 10:37, 11 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Support: Excellent page, covers every nook and cranny that exists on the Blades. Obviously I have to support this.Zebendal (talk) 10:43, 11 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Support: This page has everything I, or another reader could want to know on this subject, great use of imagery, just a solid page. Support.Dcking20 (talk) 05:29, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment: Solid page, well seasoned with images. I only have two problems that prevent me from supporting. Firstly, I think the Dragonguard stuff should be moved to its own article. Secondly, I don't like the use of certain images that aren't necessarily in-universe depictions. The Oblivion icon from the UI and the Blades logo may not conform with the Tamrielic perspective laid out in the lore guidelines. -Dcsg (talk) 23:27, 25 May 2021 (UTC)
    • Reply: I had similar concerns about the Blades icon until I recalled the Emblem decoration from that game, the description of which makes the in-universe connection clear. This isn't the first time we've seen game icons appear in-universe (e.g., Moon-and-Star, Oht, the Ouroboros), so I don't have any issues with the use of this one in lorespace. —⁠Legoless (talk) 14:52, 26 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment: I agree with Dcsg on the matter of Dragonguard information being moved to its own page. The Dragonguard part can be mentioned, and a navigation link should be provided after such a mention. Other than that, the page is great. -MolagBallet (talk) 13:46, 28 June 2021 (UTC)
    • Comment: Amending my comment to add: the section on Sai Sahan's Dragonguard is gratuitously long, to the point where it warrants the Dragonguard stuff going on a different page. I felt like I should clarify that. The Blades and the Dragonguard are intertwined, one comes from the other, etc. But a lot of the "just Dragonguard" stuff doesn't have anything to do with the Blades themselves, secret service of the Emperor. I think the information can be removed and replaced with a summary on how the Dragonguard came to be the Blades. -MolagBallet (talk) 13:51, 28 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose:I tried to split them up but I should have done a talk page, but like the others said these are two different factions and need to be treated as such so I oppose the nomination based on those grounds. All the Dragonguard stuff should be on the Dragonguard lore page, and the Blades page must, focus mainly on the actual Blades faction, which means its should give a brief description of what came before maybe a small paragraph with the Dragonguard but the Dragonguard must not be the main focus like it is. If its seperated, and we get two separate lore pages, then I'll happily change my vote. I am however impressed by the work you put into it so not downing it at all just, it needs to be two lore pages.TheVampKnight (talk) 07:50, 4 August 2021 (UTC)

Lore:Sea of Ghosts[edit]

A very expensive article covering every aspect of Tamriel's northern waters. There is a lot of information to cover on this topic, and the article is neatly divided into history, society, and geographic sections. It also makes excellent use of imagery from the games and provinces this body of water has appeared in.

  • Support: As nominator. —⁠Legoless (talk) 10:18, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support:This has my support, looks good. TheVampKnight (talk) 22:09, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

Lore:Tiber Septim[edit]

This article has underwent a major overhaul, what started as about 13 refs and a few thousand bytes now encompasses at this time 140 unique citations many of which are used numerous times. Things such as better formatting which was requested, a totally revamped artifact section that was inspired by the Molag Bal page, very expansive details on any and all things Tiber Septim and careful care to acknowledge all contradictory or shaky info while also not placing any of them as the “true” account has made (in my opinion) this article truly special. The last important things that needed to be addressed before even a potential nomination of FA status was a better formatting, and cleaner citation names, most specifically not having a single “events of X game” cite. Now that that is complete I would feel comfortable with this article getting said status if the other users choose to endorse it as such.

  • Support: As nominator. Dcking20 (talk) 15:18, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support You did an impressive job with it, this nomination has my support.TheVampKnight (talk) 22:25, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Support: A sizeable page with plenty of images that is separated logically into sections. There are many references to back up the claims, it uses a neutral tone to describe the content, and as far as I know, it contains everything there is to learn about Tiber Septim. It could probably use a few more images to fill in a couple of gaps, but that's just my taste; any images that fill in space would have to be thematically appropriate for the section. Overall, this is a well-rounded article that is well-researched, aesthetically pleasing, and chock-full of information. It has my glowing approval! -MolagBallet (talk) 02:59, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Support: Fully support this, the amount of effort gone into this article by Dcking is amazing. With Tiber being such a crucial figure in TES, this page fits his status well. Imperialbattlespire (talk) 14:59, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

Lore:Ghost[edit]

I normally don't consider the lore pages I create myself as nomination worthy per say, but this project wasn't done by me alone, but another great editor WriterS who really made this page possible, and this allowed the page to be made in such a great manner. Only reason why I'm upping it for a nomination status, as it goes into great details on Ghosts and how they function and what they are, and the unique lore they provide. Plus I always like to hear good feedback on what can be improved with it. So its a win for me either way.