A History Lesson - The Elder Scrolls in Brief: Part 1

Tina Duncan of PlanetElderScrolls writes: The Elder Scrolls phenomenon began in March 1994 with Arena, designed for MS-DOS. The story begins in the 3E 389 when Battlemage Jagar Tharn, with the assistance of Mehrunes Dagon, kidnaps and imprisons Uriel Septim VII in an alternate dimension for ten years. An unknown prisoner-turned-hero is freed and tasked with finding the eight pieces of the Staff of Chaos: the only artifact that can free the Emperor and restore peace to the kingdom. Arena was designed for the player character to develop level up through experience points rather than by role playing and developing sets of pre-determined skills.

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