This is not just a cult game from Bethesda, but a cult RPG. Find out all the fun about her title topic.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of the greatest open-world RPGs ever. It presents a stunning location, full of life. Each playthrough is unique. One of the main little things in Skyrim is the musical accompaniment, which is an integral part of the game. The title theme can rightfully be considered the most recognizable melody in the history of video games.
Of course, such an iconic composition must have an interesting story. Below are the most notable facts.
The composer has been working on video games for a long time
Let’s start with the most important. The composer of the Skyrim title theme is the legendary Jeremy Soul. He has written numerous compositions for video games. His work is featured in Dead Rising, Metal Gear Solid, DOTA 2 … and in two previous installments of The Elder Scrolls, Morrowind and Oblivion.
Deliberately aggressive, not melodic
The iconic The Elder Scrolls theme, originally introduced in Morrowind, has been used in subsequent games. However, in the fifth movement, Todd Howard decided to abandon this composition.
Todd Howard’s Ideas for Vikings and Barbarians
Skyrim was all about Scandinavian themes, and Todd had a clear idea of how the song should sound. According to his plan, one should get the impression that it is being performed by barbarians and Vikings. A great way to change the spirit of the series: the song reflects the main themes of the game. Perhaps Howard will continue to develop these ideas on the Starfield soundtrack.
The idea arose back in 2006
It’s amazing that this happened the same year Oblivion came out! Todd immediately contacted Jeremy Soul and shared his idea. This is how one of the most iconic compositions in video game history was written.
Choir of 30 people
Bethesda invited a whole chorus to perform the legendary song. Already captures the spirit! You’ve probably noticed that the Dragonborn theme sounds like a hundred voices. For this, one tricky trick was used …
Illusion 90 voices
Jeremy Soule understood that a song had to be particularly impressive in order for Todd Howard’s vision to come true. For this, three versions of the same words were recorded. The tracks have been layered on top of each other to create the desired effect.
The song is written in dragon tongue
It is a fictional language created specifically for Slyrim. Many game elements like dragon screams are based on it. It is logical that the song of the Dragonborn is sung in this language. But it is especially remarkable how it is woven into the song …
Rhymes in two languages
When Todd Howard shared his idea with Jeremy Soul, he demanded that words rhyme in both Draconic and English. At first, such a request was perplexing, but a fairly simple solution was found …
The title theme has expanded the dragon language
Don’t forget that this fictional language was created specifically for the game. Yes, he coped with his task. Bruce Nesmith, the lead designer of Skyrim, decided to add new words to the language whenever it was necessary to write a new song or dialogue.
The texts of “Sovngarde” and “Dragonborn” match
Paradise of the Nords is one of the most beautiful locations in Skyrim. A very suitable place for the final battle with Alduin. Even the music playing in the background is beautiful. And especially attentive gamers can hear the words from the title theme!
But this version is calmer, which is very helpful. Some speculate that this is a forgotten song performed by the heroes of the Hall of Valor.