The internet has been puzzling for months over just where The Elder Scrolls VI is going to be set, although a new trademark filing from Bethesda has proffered our biggest clue yet. Elder Scrolls developer Bethesda Game Studios has filed a new trade trademark for Redfall, possibly hinting at what the sixth game in the series could be called.
Now, Elder Scrolls fans will be keenly away that Redfall means precisely nothing in terms of official Elder Scrolls lore. This means there is the chance this trademark filing has no connection to The Elder Scrolls whatsoever and is just Bethesda trademarking the name for a different purpose entirely. The trademark itself is for the name ‘Redfall’ in relation to a "computer game software for use with computers and video game consoles."
However, The Elder Scrolls VI: Redfall has a certain ring to it, and there are connections between the name and the Elder Scrolls universe that could be guessed at. Perhaps most tantalisingly though, ‘Skyrim’ was trademarked right before The Elder Scrolls V was announced.
Redfall could also have a connection to the Redguards, the dark-skinned warrior people of the Hammerfell region. ‘Red’guards, Hammer’fell’, but that’s as good as I’ve got. Hammerfell was certainly one of the mooted guesses for the location of TESVI following the teaser reveal. Hammerfell is a fairly dusty, desert-like location in the east of Tamriel, although it is flanked by the snow pistes of Skyrim to the north and verdant woodland of Cyrodiil to the south.
Hammerfell is a pretty large region, probably around the same size as Skyrim,perhaps a little bigger. Due to its size it incorporates mountain ranges, grasslands, and deserts, including the Alik’r Desert. This all lines up pretty nicely with the Elder Scrolls 6 reveal trailer, leading us to believe this could quite possibly be the location of the next game in the series.
The area would certainly lend itself to a sequel. During the time the events of Skyrim were taking place, Hammerfell had splintered off from the rest of the Cyrodilic Empire to form its own free nation, a move which resulted in a devastating civil war between the Crowns and the Forebears.
That's my lot, but what are your thoughts about where The Elder Scrolls VI could be set? And what do you think the Redfall trademark refers to? Share your thoughts below!