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Enter 'The Nameless Mage' Contest

This is the story of a young and powerful Dark Elf, who is also an up-and-coming member of the Mages Guild.  He, along with the very best of his peers, was hand-selected by Mages Guild leader and founder Vanus Galerion to accompany you in the assault on Coldharbour. When the mass portal to Coldharbour went awry, these formidable Mages Guild members arrived, scattered over the icy wasteland of Molag Bal’s realm. Separated from their allies and you, their partner, the group was captured and imprisoned by Molag Bal’s Daedric army for use in torturous live training exercises.

The young Dark Elf is trapped in a cage with his fellow Mages Guild members. The imprisoned group is plotting an escape, but one, small thing is missing.

His name.

Starting today, November 13, 2012, through Wednesday, November 21, 2012, you can enter The Nameless Mage contest for a chance to win an awesome prize package, including the opportunity to get your creation in The Elder Scrolls Online

To enter, you will need to imagine a name for our Dark Elf described in the story above, and shown in the concept art above the story.  The name should include a first and last name, follow traditional Elder Scrolls naming conventions, and be original (not the name of an existing character).  Feel free to include additional information for our Dark Elf, such as any extra backstory or his personality type.  There is a limit of one (1) entry per person. 

We will read through all submissions and judge based on creativity, originality, and accuracy to previous Elder Scrolls lore and naming conventions. One (1) winner will be selected from all entries and be announced on Friday, November 30, 2012. 

To enter, please send an email to community@elderscrollsonline.com with the subject line “The Nameless Mage Contest.” The email submission must include your real name, a valid mailing address, and your email address. Along with your contact information, please be sure to include your name entry for our Dark Elf NPC!

For additional inspiration and to read more backstory about Dark Elves, please visit UESP and The Imperial Library

Read below for more details on The Nameless Mage contest, and good luck!

Participation is subject to the Contest Details and Contest Rules set out below and, by entering the contest, each entrant irrevocably grants Bethesda and its affiliates all use and ownership rights (including in-game use) in the proposed name submitted by entrant.


Contest Details

Dates and Times

The Nameless Mage contest begins on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 and ends on Wednesday, November 21, 2012.  The winner will be announced on Friday, November 30, 2012.

To be eligible to enter The Nameless Mage contest, you must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry, must possess a valid form of identification, and be a legal resident of (i) one of the fifty United States (or the District of Columbia, excluding the territories, military installations and commonwealths); or (ii) one of the member countries of the European Union; or (iii) Australia or New Zealand.  Verification may be required before a winner is announced. 

How to Enter

Send an email to community@elderscrollsonline.com with "The Nameless Mage Contest" in the subject line. The email submission must include your name, a valid mailing address, and your email address. Along with your contact information, please share with us your original name creation for our NPC, following Elder Scrolls lore and naming conventions. All entries must be received by 11:59 pm EDT on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. We’ll showcase the winning name on Friday, November 30, 2012. 

Winner and Prize Info

We will select a total of one (1) winner.  The winner will receive a prize package, worth approximately $100.00 USD total.

The winner’s prize pack includes:

  • The winning name entry appearing in-game, for the same Dark Elf NPC shown in the concept art and mentioned in the story for this contest
  • One (1) The Elder Scrolls Online print of the Dark Elf NPC concept art (shown above), signed by the ESO Design Content Leads and Writers
  • One (1) The Elder Scrolls Online t-shirt
  • One (1) The Elder Scrolls Online poster


Contest Rules

The Nameless Mage Contest (“Contest”) is operated and hosted by Bethesda Softworks LLC (including its parent, ZeniMax Media Inc., and affiliates including without limitation ZeniMax Online Studios LLC and ZeniMax Europe Ltd.) located at 1370 Piccard Drive, Suite 120, Maryland 20850, USA (collectively, “Sponsor”) on the Bethesda Softworks’ Official The Elder Scrolls Online website, www.elderscrollsonline.com.  The Contest is open to individuals who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry, possess a valid form of identification, and legally reside in (i) one of the fifty United States (or the District of Columbia, excluding the territories, military installations and commonwealths); or (ii) one of the member countries of the European Union; or (iii) Australia or New Zealand.  Sponsor reserves the right to require verification of age and eligibility before the winners are announced.  Except as set out here each entrant’s personal data will only be used for administering this contest.  Employees of Sponsor, including immediate family and/or those residing with Employees of Sponsor, are not eligible to participate.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY AND PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

To enter, submit one (1) proposed name for the Dark Elf NPC described in the announcement above (“Proposed Name”) via email to community@elderscrollsonline.com with “The Nameless Mage Contest” in the subject line. The email submission must also include participant’s legal name, valid mailing address and email address.  Entries must be submitted between Tuesday, November 13, 2012 and 5:00 PM EST (10:00 PM GMT; 11:00 PM CET) on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 (“Submission Deadline”).  Entries submitted after the Submission Deadline will not be considered.

By entering the Contest the participant agrees that he or she may be contacted by Sponsor by telephone, mail, or email and, if chosen as a winner, Sponsor may post his or her name, submitted entry, and country on Sponsor’s website.

By entering this Contest, the participant warrants and represents that: (a) the Proposed Name submitted is participant’s original work; (b) the Proposed Name has not been previously submitted to third parties or published; (c) the Proposed Name does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity; and (d) exploitation, use or display of the Proposed Name via any form of media, will not infringe upon the rights of any third parties. Participants shall indemnify and hold Sponsor harmless from any claims contrary to or in violation of these warranties and representations.

By entering this Contest, participants assign away and transfer (as set forth below) any and all rights in the Proposed Name on a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable and royalty-free basis, for any and all purposes including without limitation display, inclusion in-game, reproduction, distribution, and all other means of exploitation of the Proposed Name. Participants agree that Sponsor, or a designee of Sponsor, shall, from inception, own all right, title and interest in the Proposed Name submitted in perpetuity, free from any claims by participant or any other person and all such works shall be deemed "works made for hire" for Sponsor or such designee. Participants shall have no ownership rights or interest whatsoever in the submitted Proposed Name, and shall not commercially use or exploit such name in any manner whatsoever. 

By entering this Contest, each participant agrees: (i) that Sponsor has the right to use the Proposed Name submitted by participant in the game, The Elder Scrolls Online, or any derivative thereof, as well as any and all media in and in connection with promotion, publicity, marketing and advertising for and by Sponsor, and in connection with this Contest or other promotions by Sponsor as Sponsor see fit without any further notification or compensation to or of the participant; (ii) that Sponsor shall have no obligation (express or implied) to use the Proposed Name in any manner and participants shall not be entitled to any damages or other relief by reason of Sponsor use or non-use of the submitted Proposed Name; (iii) to be bound by these Contest Rules; (iv) that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may edit and modify the Proposed Name before posting the Proposed Name and/or including the Proposed Name in-game; (v) that participants may be contacted by Sponsor by email regarding this Contest; (vi) that Sponsor has the right to use the participants name and likeness in any and all media in connection with promotion, publicity, marketing and advertising of the Contest or other promotions by Sponsor as Sponsor; and (vii) to indemnify and hold Sponsor harmless from any and all claims, demands, causes of action and judgments (including attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to any breach by participant of the terms and conditions of these Contest Rules, including any representations and warranties made herein. By entering this Contest, each participant agrees to sign and deliver to Sponsor such documents as Sponsor may reasonably require to effectuate the rights and obligations granted in these Contest Rules.

Entries will be evaluated by a panel comprised of two or more appointees (whose names are available on request), designated by Sponsor, who in their sole discretion will select one (1) grand prize winner based on creativity, originality and consistency with Elder Scrolls lore and naming conventions.  The winning participant will receive the following prize package: (i) the winning Proposed Name or an edited version thereof will appear in The Elder Scrolls Online; (ii) one (1) print of the applicable Dark Elf NPC concept art, signed by one or more of The Elder Scrolls Online Design Content Leads and Writers; (iii) one (1) The Elder Scrolls Online t-shirt; and (iv) one (1) The Elder Scrolls Online poster. (Approximate retail value of the prize package is $100.00 USD.)

The winner is responsible for any applicable taxes on the prize.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify entries or participants in case such entries were made by disruptive or fraudulent entry means.

The grand prize winner will be selected between November 22, 2012 and November 29, 2012, and the winning entry will be announced on Friday, November 30, 2012. Participants acknowledge that the Sponsor shall have no obligations, financial or otherwise, to the winning participant, except for those explicitly set forth in these Contest Rules.  Other prizes of equal or greater value may be determined at Sponsor’s discretion. Participants agree that the Sponsor has the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this Contest and that all decisions of Sponsor are final and binding.  Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest in case it is not possible to implement the Contest due to technical reasons (e.g. computer virus, software or hardware malfunctions) or legal reasons to ensure a proper implementation of the promotion.  The contest shall be governed by the laws of the State of Maryland, USA, and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Maryland Courts. 

ALL DECISIONS BY SPONSOR ARE FINAL.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THESE CONTEST RULES, DO NOT ENTER THE CONTEST.


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