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*'''[[Lore:Stendarr|Stendarr]]''' was named after beta tester Daniel Starr.
*'''[[Lore:Zenithar|Zenithar]]''' was named after Stephen "Zen" Zepp, an Arena beta tester.
Other minor deities also have names derived from testers:
*'''[[Lore:Ebonarm|Ebonarm]]''' is the alter ego of beta tester Raymond Whit Crowley, who wrote ''{{Lore Link|The Ebon Arm}}''.
*'''[[Lore:Ephen|Ephen]]''' (God of the Wild) and '''{{Lore Link|Phen}}''' were possibly named after beta testers Stephen Korejwo and Stephen Wilkinson.
*'''[[Lore:Jephre|Jephre]]''' was originally named "Jeh Free" and was named after beta tester Jeff Greulich.
*'''[[Lore:Q'Olwen|Q'Olwen]]''' was named after beta tester Larry W. Olson.
*'''[[Lore:Jone|Jone]]''' and '''[[Lore:Jode|Jode]]''', the moons on Tamriel, are named for testers Judy Weller and Joan McKeown. Joan and Judy = Jone and Jode.
===Names of the Daedric Princes===
*'''[[Lore:Boethiah|Boethiah]]''' was named after Roman senator [[wikipedia:Boethius|Boethius]]
*'''[[Lore:Molag Bal|Molag Bal]]''' was originally named Moloch Baal, named for the Canaanite deities [[wikipedia:Moloch|Moloch]] and [[wikipedia:Baal|Baal]]
*'''[[Lore:Sheogorath|Sheogorath]]''' was named after [[General:Ted Peterson|Ted Peterson]], Lead Designer of Daggerfall and writer on other Elder Scrolls games, based on his full first name "Theodore".
;Islamic history and legends: Ak-bar, Moham-med, Sha-hrazad (Khajiit)
;Jewish mythology: Lil-ith (Dark Elf)
===The Book of Five Rings===
*The [[Lore:Book of Circles|Book of Circles]] is an allusion to ''[[wikipedia:The_Book_of_Five_Rings|The Book of Five Rings]]'', written by historical Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, famed as the victor of dozens of duels from an early age, he wrote the book late in his life as a practical guide to combat and continued the Way of the Sword. Musashi eventually settled down and lived on a lord's estate later in life, but retired to a mountaintop shrine in his final years to write and meditate, similar to Hunding's time as a hermit after thirty. The Redguards' reverence of Hunding is not unlike Musashi's popularity in Japan even centuries after his death as his Niten Ichi-Ryu style is still taught in schools, not unlike sword-singing.
===Henry Mountains Paper===
* The false notes in the quest [[Daggerfall:Research Notes|Research Notes]] contain a the phrase ''"The end result is a quasi-horizontal chonolith composed of anastomosing ductoliths, whose distal ends curl like a harpolith, thin like a sphenolith, or bulge discordantly like an akmolith or ethmolith."'' which describes a geological feature called a cactolith, and this description first appeared in ''[ Geology and Geography of the Henry Mountains Region, Utah: A Survey and Restudy of One of the Classic Areas in Geology]'' book by Charles Butler Hunt, notable among geologists for coining that phrase.
===The Madness of George III===
*The book ''[[Daggerfall:The Madness of Pelagius|The Madness of Pelagius]]'' shares many similarities to the play ''[[wikipedia:The Madness of George III|The Madness of George III]]'' in terms of both the name and content, and Pelagius III's madness mirrors George III's madness in many ways. Pelagius living out his final days in the Temple of Kynareth is reminiscent to George living in [[wikipedia:Kew Palace|Kew Palace]].
===Nulfaga's Literary Quotes===
In her dialogue, [[DF:Nulfaga|Nulfaga]] quotes various lines from classical literature:
: "United thoughts and counsels, equal hope / And hazard in the once glorious enterprise / Joined with me once, now misery hath joined / In equal ruin!" is part of a very well-known longer line from John Milton's '' Paradise Lost''.
:"Choosing out few words most horrible, let none them read! Verses, verses frame which with and other spells like terrible curses" is cribbed from The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser
:"Say, what strange motive, Goddess! could compel..." is from The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope
:"We are only like dead walls or vaulted graves..." is from The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster.
* In Irish mythology, there exists a god called [[wikipedia:Ogma|Oghma]], whose domains include knowledge, writing and speechcraft; Infinium resembles the Latin ''infinitum'', meaning "infinite". Thus, possible meanings of "Oghma Infinium" could be "endless writings" or "infinite knowledge".
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