I looked at the original document for the Out of Mournhold recently and saw that I started writing it in March of 2010, over three years ago. I do remember that I started it completely on a whim, because I’d been playing Morrowind and I was bored. I’d tried writing a story about Morrowind before, but it had never really worked out. I guess it just took the right combination of character and elements to create a story I truly enjoyed writing, and that character was Fen. But I didn’t make OoM what it is on my own.
First and foremost, I must thank those who made the all the mods I used in my game – primarily Kateri for Julan Kaushibael and Princess Stomper for Royal CharGen, the two that contributed the most to the story. I also must thank (in no particular order) the Unofficial Morrowind Patch team, Psychdog Studios, Slartibartfast, Emma, the Tamriel Rebuilt team, Voltayre, Felix, Marcel Hesselbarth, Korana, Cydine and Maboroshi Daikon, Dark Angel, CanadianIce, Vality, Westley, Qarl, and Shadre for their incredibly well-made mods that I used.
The Tamriel Rebuilt team again, for their name generator that saved the authenticity of Out of Mournhold many times.
I must also pay extreme gratitude to Zayphod, whose fantastic story The Life and Times of Eldorf the Wise first inspired me to narrate Elder Scrolls games. Continuing that same vein I would like to thank all those who read my ill-fated Oblivion story, Blood Tide, and didn’t try to hunt me down when it ended prematurely.
Gix, whose lovely Let’s Play of Morrowind made me fall in love with the game again after a long affair with Oblivion.
My dear friend Harrison, who first gave me the [much, much smarter] idea of writing the entire story before making it public to ensure that I wouldn’t lose interest and stop writing it.
The people at
for creating such a beautiful game. I know video games are rarely considered
“works of art,” but Morrowind truly is in ways I simply cannot describe. Thank
you so much. Bethesda
Thank you to my readers! I don’t have a lot of readers, but I know that you are all so lovely, and getting your emails makes my day. And being popular doesn’t matter a whole lot to me. I’m happier that there are a small number of people reading and enjoying Fen’s story every other week. The Elder Scrolls community is easily the most intelligent and kindest group of people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting on the internet, and I am so grateful for the time I have gotten to spend with them. Thank you all.
And most importantly, my old friend Erika, who first introduced me to Morrowind so many years ago. Erika, I know you will probably never read this and we will probably never see one another again, but just know that I owe this entire portion of my life to you for showing me this incredible game. You are an amazing person.
That being said, I'm excited to finally reveal the other big project I've been working on the past few months - a Skyrim narrative that will be called Dov Ronaan. It isn't quite done yet and I need some time to finish up some things irl, so chapters will start going up on June 1st, 2013. It was a lot fun writing a character that's so vastly different from Fen, and I hope you'll read and enjoy it, even though we all know Skyrim doesn't hold a candle to Morrowind.
I first started writing Out of Mournhold on a whim one day, and I had no idea that it would transform into something like this. All of you have helped me reach the place I am today, and I am so thankful for that. I am going to miss Fen and Julan more than I can bear, but knowing all of you read and looked forward to each chapter of their adventure will help.
Thank you. You have made our journey very sweet.