The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim’s popularity among gamers has not diminished in the slightest over the years, despite it being over a decade since it made its landmark debut. With over 20 million copies sold, and the action-adventure RPG still topping Steam sales charts, to say fans cannot get enough of the lore and world of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim would be an incredible understatement. Fortunately, fanatics of the game regularly reinforce this notion of the community, as many have shared stunning pieces of tributes dedicated to Skyrim over the years.
One of the main reasons why The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim remains a hit with players is because of how much detail and effort developers Bethesda Game Studios put into the game’s narrative, setting, and lore. Gradually revealed to the player through cinematic cut-scenes, gameplay sequences, and character dialogue, the vast open world of Tamriel is one digital location where plenty of gamers have invested many hours into exploring its deep backstory.
Though the games community usually just refers to it as the logo for Skyrim, the sleek, sliver dragon crest icon is one symbol from Tamriel that has some significant and interesting lore. Known in-game as the “Seal of Akatosh,” the symbol is the emblem for the militaristic Imperial Legion. Representing the faction’s undying resilience and designed after Akatosh, the architect of the dragon deities and the God of Time, the Seal of Akatosh is beloved by numerous fans, many of whom have created stunning tributes to the iconic The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim symbol.
Easily one of the more impressive Skyrim fan-tributes the community has seen in some time, Elllipropelli has perfectly recreated the instantly recognizable Seal of Akatosh with an exceptional amount of detail. Forged out of copper-clad steel, Elllipropelli managed to capture all the intricate details and curves of the dragon, despite designing this piece using a method called repoussé, which is when the artist shapes a sheet of metal by striking it with a variety of hammers.
Since Elllipropelli’s incredible creation was met with an overwhelming amount of praise on Reddit from many users, with the post quickly scoring over 1,500 upvotes, hopefully Elllipropelli will have more copper-clad tributes to The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim to share in the future. After all, there is plenty of in-game Skyrim iconography that would make for an excellent copper fan piece like this one.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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