As you know , the dragons of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim have been one of the most remarkable elements of the game. Players were trying hard to solve the mysteries of these dragons. The Ancient Dragon language of these dragons could not be deciphered for a long time. Recently, this mystery was solved thanks to an in-game book. Now we know more about both the origins of this language and the history of other genres in the game.
Skyrim dragon language solved thanks to an in-game book
The dragon language plays a very important role in the main quests of the game. It also conveys most of the information about dragons in the game’s universe to the players. Dragons were found interesting by the players from the very first game. The fact that the players love fantastic elements is seen as the source of this interest. The in-game book, Dragon Language: Myth no More , describes how the locals misunderstood dragons. The natives of Skyrim viewed dragons as mindless beasts that roared at anyone who stood in their way. However, they did not think that they could use the cries of dragons as a means of communication.
The ancient scholars refused to believe this at first, but the book persisted in proving the existence of the Dragon tongue. Adventurers crossing the realm of Skyrim encounter ancient walls with unknown writings etched into their surfaces, which would later prove to be the language of the Dragon, and the writings said something along the wall. The book explains that these ancient walls were built by ancient warriors. This shows us that the people of the past learned their language from the dragon gods.
However, it is claimed that the use of dragon tongue decreased as warriors defeated dragons. Another interesting detail is that ancient enemies in Skyrim also use the Dragon language. Paarthurnax and Alduin even speak their mother tongue many times during the main quest, Alduin even mocking Dragonborn for not being fluent in the language. The same is true for Dragon Priests, who can speak both Tamrielic and Dragon Tongue. The Dragon Priest Morokei even insults the more modern way of speaking, describing it as nonsense.
We must not forget that the Dragon priests of Skyrim are people chosen by dragons to rule the rest of the Dragon sect. For this reason, they were seen as superior to humans. Finally, there are the draugrs, we should not see these enemies as simple zombies. They are ancient warriors who were buried centuries before the events in Skyrim, and they precede the ancient warriors who speak the Dragon Tongue. This proves that the ancient warriors were fluent or at least knowledgeable in the language of their masters. It also suggests that the Dragon Language was the most widely used communication tool in Skyrim in earlier times.