→question about history section: indenting
:: Even without the unquestionable references present in Skyrim, it is usually assumed that the hero of a certain game performed every action unless stated otherwise. Although sometimes it's better to remain vague (e.g., "an adventurer" rather than "the Nerevarine"), there's nothing inherently wrong with specifying. --[[User:Legoless|Legoless]] 00:09, 31 January 2012 (UTC)
: But why is this assumed? Wouldnt it be more logical to assume that only the main quest is done by the hero of the game, and that other events if they happened were performed by someone else?
:I know I mostly always made peace between the fighters guild and the thieves guild in Morrowind but that canon history states the thieves guild was destroyed.
:In my opinion it becomes a bit silly when you have one person being head of every guild in a certain province in a certain timeperiod, and much less so to assume those events as facultative.
:The book 'On the Oblivion crisis' mentions nothing about any of Oblivion's sidequests. Personally, I find it much more narratively statisfying to imagine that the madgod could have been mantled by anyone who went through that portal and that it does not neccesarily have to be the CoC.
:This is all just my opinion mind, but as I said, something about the assumption just strikes me as unstatisfying storywise.
:--[[Special:Contributions/22.214.171.124|126.96.36.199]] 03:40, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
:: Since Shivering Isles was an expansion, the "main quest" '''did''' involve replacing Sheogorath - that was the whole point. And of course a book about the Oblivion Crisis is only going to describe the oblivion crisis. I honestly don't think there's much doubt that Skyrim's Sheogorath was once the Champion of Cyrodiil, although it's probably more a case of a caterpillar and a butterfly: they both might be part of the same lifecycle but you can't really say that the butterfly "is" the caterpillar. [[User:Rpeh|rpeh]]<span style="font-size:xx-small"> •[[User_Talk:Rpeh|T]]•[[Special:Contributions/Rpeh|C]]•[[Special:Emailuser/Rpeh|E]]•</span> 06:17, 1 February 2012 (UTC)