Ever since the release of ESO, Redguard names have been a hot topic. With controversy over them stemming back as far as 1994, Redguards are not an easy race to get right. To help you navigate this minefield of misinformation and disinformation, here are 11 things that the media hasn’t told you about Redguard names:
1) What is a “Redguard”?
2) In what language do these names come from?
3) How were they created?
4) Who made them?
5) Why did they make them in this way? 6) Are there any other explanations for why these names exist in English when their original form was with Japanese kanji characters? 7) What are the similarities and differences between Redguard names in English versus Japanese?
11) Why should we care about this, anyway? 12) What does all of this mean for ESO players who want to roleplay as a Redguard character, or just fans of TES lore in general?
13) How can you learn more about these names if you’re interested? 14) Is there anything else worth mentioning that I might have missed out on here, to make sure my article is comprehensive enough.
The meaning behind red-haired people’s name has been hotly debated over the last few decades with no conclusive answer – until now! In the newest instalment of our series “What Does Your Race Mean?”, we’ll be looking at the origins of Redguards and how their names came to be.
This article will give you some insight into what I believe is a fascinating piece of TES history, but it’s also intended as an introduction for those who might not know about this topic before reading further. Many popular culture pieces have been written on redguard naming practices over the years (I’ll provide links), so hopefully these insights can help round out your understanding even if you’re already familiar with everything that we’re going to cover here today!
You may notice that English-speaking fans tend to use “Xan”, while Japanese speakers more often opt for “Sen” – both are valid variants in either language, incidentally! In Japan however,
“Redguards are a proud people with strong warrior traditions.” (The Elder Scrolls)
Welcome, Primitive Gamers. This is going to be an article on Redguard names and their meaning in the elder scrolls series of games. The reason for this post is because many people out there have been wondering about these topics themselves so I thought it would be great if we explored some of what they can offer us as gamers when naming our characters or thinking about making new ones altogether! Let’s get started shall we? As always, please like share subscribe to help me grow my channel!
11 Things the Media Hasn’t Told You About Redguard Names:
(in no particular order..)
“In past eras, the Redguard people were a formidable force in Tamriel. They are smart and agile fighters with an appreciation for both magic and swordplay.”
“Redguards live by their strong warrior code where valor is as admirable as wisdom” (The Elder Scrolls)
“”It was a time before written history,” said Rolard Stonehammer of the Dwemer [sic] , “but it is known that they once held great sway over Hammerfell..” “(Races of Skyrim). The article doesn’t mention what happened to them but this quote implies there may be something worth considering if you’re making up your own backstory or thinking about how to name a character!
There also exists some speculation on whether
The first thing the media has not told you is that in addition to being a playable race, redguards are also an important part of Tamrielic history. The second thing they haven’t told you about redguard names is how much depth and meaning I can name have.
For one, we know that green-skinned people live throughout at least two different continents – Akavir and Yokuda (the ancient Redguard homeland). Thus it’s possible for a typical native player character from either continent to carry both types of skin tone. But historically speaking there’s even more evidence: after all, Alik’r was once home to several human kingdoms before its conquest by Tiber Septim’s armies as part of the Akaviri Potentate.
The third thing they haven’t told you about redguard names is how to pronounce them.
A lot of people are mispronouncing them and it’s really weird because there’s a letter in our alphabet that looks just like their name! And when I try to say one, my tongue gets all twisted up. That doesn’t happen with any other words I know.. .
It turns out that many Redguards who were born after the time of Tiber Septim have difficulty pronouncing these ancient Yokudan syllables correctly – but don’t worry if you’re not sure about your pronunciation either; we’ll go over some tips below for getting those hard-to-pronounce names out right.
The fourth thing they haven’t told you about redguard names is that most of them are either unisex or masculine.
Almost all Redguards have at least one gender-neutral name (for example, my last name “Alesia” comes from the phrase “always laughs”), and many people in Tamriel believe that men should be called by feminine given names like Sereni and women should be called by masculine ones like Moraelyn – but this isn’t really a rule for our culture! I’ve heard plenty of people with female first names who take male surnames, so don’t think twice if your own personal identity doesn’t match up to what others assume it will be!
The fifth thing they haven’t told you about redguard names is that we have some really long ones.
For example, the very first king of Hammerfell was named Naemon Calius Septimia Roëcetros Dagoreth Esselya Admaertys Aldmeri – which can be shortened to “Naemon-Caliu” or just “Nao.” This name comes from High Rock and it means “man strength” in old Redguard (read: not much has changed). One of my favorite names is Erur-Dan rumblefoot because it literally translates into “He who stomps on your feet when he walks around.” I won’t spoil the rest of them for you!
The tenth thing they haven’t told you about redguard names is that many people have more than one. When someone in your family has their first name change, it’s not uncommon to take on a different surname as well. These surnames are usually related to the changing person’s new occupation or marital status – although some surnames come from other cultures and countries (such as Elsweyr).
For example, my great-grandmother took on her sister’s husband’s last name when she married him because he was wealthy enough for his wife to stay at home with children instead of work outside the house. They ended up having four kids together who all had this same last name.
The eleventh thing the media hasn’t told you about Redguard names is that there are many, but not all of them, which have Hebrew roots in their meaning or significance. The bible deals with Jewish culture and history extensively; so it’s no surprise when one finds parallels between the two cultures! One such example is a name like Haimalah (meaning “the Lord hears”). There are plenty more examples to be found if one looks closely enough – enjoy discovering them for yourself Redguard names are used in the Elder Scrolls game franchise, as well as other related media The new name generator is available for download at Bethesda.net but it’s not compatible with Skyrim Special Edition or Fallout 76 It can generate your character a first and last name, place of birth, ethnic origin (East Asian/Tribal) and religion among other things You’ll also get to choose whether you want your character to be female or male before generating their name – There are 11 different cultures that have been featured throughout the series: Bretons, Cyrodiils, Dunmeri peoples (Dark Elves), Imperials (Nords), Khajiit people – catfolk from