Zenimax Online has detailed some of the content available to The Elder Scrolls Online players who join the Ebonheart Pact, an alliance of Argonian, Dunmer and Nord.
In the latest Q&A session, Zeinmax Online said Ebonheart Pact players will be able to visit Argonian territories, including Shadowfen, the northwestern region of Black Marsh that borders on Morrowind and includes the ancient city of Stormhold.
Ebonheart Pact characters will be able to make quest choices which could lead them to meet significant NPCs – Jorunn the Skald-King and members of the Tribunal. The MMO’s position in the franchise’s canon means the Argoniana are not led by a monarchy during the game’s timeline, but players will also meet important Argonian characters. Jorunn can be found in Mournhold, the cpital of the Ebonheart Pact, although Windhelm remains the capital of Eastern Skyrim.
In Morrowind, the Dunmer’s homeland, veteran players will be pleased to find the great houses at each other’s throats. Interestingly, the Telvanni have refused to join the Ebonheart Pact, but Zenimaxc Online isn’t ready to share details about that yes. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to join the houses – at launch.
In Skyrim, the Companions will be present and play a role in the game.
Finally, Argonian players will be pleased to learn that Zenimax Online intends character customisation to be more flexible and varied than currently released screens have demonstrated.
The Elder Scrolls Online is due in 2013.