The Imperial Library is the biggest and oldest website dedicated exclusively to the lore of the Elder Scrolls Series. I joined in 2010 to assist with the transition from individual HTML pages to Drupal, the content management system that runs the site to this day. The bulk of my work happens on the site’s front end, maintaining its vast databases of game books and supplementary content, as well as authoring articles, conducting interviews with developers, and running the site’s social aspect.
A few of the things I’ve done:
- Archived about 5,000 books
- Storyline writeups (dialog, branching options, screenshots), for TES:Blades and ESO:Summerset. Major overhaul for TES4:Oblivion.
- Infernal City (2008) and Lord of Souls (2011) lore notes. Since the books can’t be republished, I read them all and took copious notes of every lore-relevant thing mentioned.
- Complete rewrite of the old alphabets page into a unified Aldmeri Alphabets article.
- Cartography section overhaul to more accurately represent the provenance (authorship, origin, age) of all maps.
- 20th Anniversary celebration in 2018, including organizing a fan contest, giveaways, and authoring articles looking back at our history.
- Getting to preview the Greymoor Chapter for Elder Scrolls Online early, and write about it, like this article on the Antiquities system.
- Pocket Guide to the Empire 2nd Edition archiving effort, preserving the document itself as well as the social context behind it.