Immortals of Aveum – Former Elder Scrolls Writer Involved with World-Building and Narrative

Michael Kirkbride has worked on Morrowind and Oblivion and joined Ascendant Studios "very early on" to "shape the world of Aveum."

Posted By | On 24th, Jul. 2023

Immortals of Aveum

Ascendant Studios unveiled a new cinematic for Immortals of Aveum before its San Diego Comic-Con panel, showcasing a tense confrontation between protagonist Jak and General Kirkan. However, the studio also revealed that Michael Kirkbride, known for writing the lore of The Elder Scrolls series (including Morrowind and Oblivion), is involved in the narrative.

Kirkbride has also worked on titles like Telltale’s The Walking Dead and Batman: Enemy Within. In a new post, Ascendant Studio revealed he joined “very early on” to “shape the world of Aveum, its characters, kingdoms and dialogue to bring its narrative foundation to life.”

Some other story details are also revealed, like how Jak was an Unforeseen, born without magic, before manifesting it in a tragic event. Kirkan finds and takes him in, acting as a mentor and believing his potential can aid in the Everwar. While she’s fond of Jak, Kirkan is known for being ruthless and an “uncompromising warhawk.”

As for Zendara, she’s royalty from the kingdom of Kalthus, which Sandrakk conquered and is the Immortals’ second-in-command. Then there’s Devyn, who seems somewhat uppity, but quickly becomes best friends with Jak. Even the villain Sandrakk is interesting since he feels he’s doing the right thing. Kirkbride notes, “He has a very good reason to have increased his attacks on Lucium, and the more you get to know him, the more you might wonder how much of his motivation is justified.”

Immortals of Aveum is out on August 22nd for Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and PC.


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