Elder Scrolls 6 has been announced, and unlike previous games, it has no subtitle which gives away the location of the game. The location in the trailer doesn't look like Black Marsh, Summerset, Cyrodil, Hammerfell, Morrowind, Elsweyr, Skyrim, or Valenwood. That leaves High Rock, a full Tamriel map, or another continent besides Tamriel as possibilities in my eyes. What do you guys think?
So guys, it looks like we're actually going to Hammerfell in TES 6. After Todd Howard said in that one E3 interview that there were clues as to the setting in that teaser trailer for fans to dissect, a youtube channel by the name of Camelworks decided to do some deeper digging.
In the trailer, the camera pans forward through some misty mountains and then you see an old stone settlement above a crater, a crater which seems to have darker rocks along it's walls than the rest of the surrounding area. Within the Elder Scrolls lore, this youtuber found a settlement known as Azra's Crossing, which is located within Hammerfell to the northwest of the Dragontail Mountains, right where the Bjoulsae River Flows into the Iliac Bay. Within the lore, Azra Nightwielder was a shadow mage, and he built this small town in Hammerfell, named after himself. However, one day he lost control of his shadow magic and a powerful dark spell created a crater beside his town. The location in the trailer seems to be a perfect match for this, the misty mountains at the beginning of the trailer are the Dragontail Mountains, the town and crater are Azra's Crossing, the large body of water is the Iliac Bay, and the rocks in the crater being darker than other rocks in the area are a match for the lore, as the heat of the spell that created the crater would have formed magma, which would have cooled into dark igneous rocks.
As the camera in the trailer continues to pan forward, you get a view of the coastline ahead. A larger city is shown along the coast, as well as 3 peninsulas. 3 peninsulas that match can actually be seen on the larger official Hammerfell map.
The city in the trailer seems to be Lainlyn, which is along the coast of the Iliac Bay in the same location where the first peninsula is on the above map. You can seen Lainlyn's location on this map:
If you think about it, Hammerfell makes sense from a story perspective as well. In TES 5, it is revealed that in the gap between TES 4 and TES 5, a War was fought between the Aldmeri Dominion and the Empire. The War ended with the signing of the White-Gold Concordat, a Peace Treaty wherein the Empire agreed to ban Talos worship throughout Imperial provinces and cede part of Hammerfell to the Aldmeri Dominion, in exchange for the ceasing of hostilities. However, Hammerfell refused to cede their land to the Aldmeri, and the Emperor renounced them as a Province of the Empire in order to uphold the terms of the treaty. 26 years prior to TES 5, the Aldmeri Dominion Invades Hammerfell, but after 5 years of War, they fail to take over Hammerfell, and the 2nd Treaty of Stros M'Kai is signed, ending the war between the Dominion and Hammerfell. But, if you think about it, the Aldmeri Dominion is ruthless and they want to control all of Tamriel, they would not give up on taking Hammerfell so easily, they would regroup and prepare for a 2nd War to take control of Hammerfell. I think it is very likely that TES 6 will take place not long after TES 5, with a 2nd war between the Aldmeri Dominion and Hammerfell being one of the focal points of the game's story.Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 15 June 2018