Skyrim Fans Uncover Insectoid Conspiracy

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...What does this have to do with Fullmetal Alchemist?

So that cute little butterfly I keep in a jar beside my bed at Breezehome is a bringer of the apocalypse? And there are more of these jars that will also bring it forth?

I'm going to collect them all!

Debatra:
...What does this have to do with Fullmetal Alchemist?

In one theory it pointed out the various related locations made a massive transmutation circle. This transmutation circle happens to be like the Nationwide transmutation circle, hence the promised day.

I smell upcoming DLC packs related to this.

Why else would they not explain it? it's a surprise!

Kind of ironic that Oblivion never had this and that ACTUALLY WAS about the apocalypse...

it's... aliens maaaann.

*twitch* *twitch*

Holy crap.

This is some halo level fan thoerizing.

Of course the markings on the jar could just signify what region they were caught in. Bethesda puts its clues into the things the NPC's banter about, remember when they talked about unrest in the Summerset Isle in Oblivion? Two hundred years later BAM! Thalmor.

Never found a single one of these, I've been roaming Skyrim for a while now =/

Earnest Cavalli:

ZeroMachine:

Irridium:
Wait, there are bugs in jars? Where are these?

I've been all over the damn place and played for about 140 hours and haven't stumbled upon one.

If you go from Riverwood to Riften taking the path through Helgen and just south of the Throat, you'll come across an abandoned shack called the "Alchemist's Shack". The butterfly is there. There are four more hidden throughout the world, but that's the only one I know of that isn't potentially spoiler-rific (and I only know about one other).

Yup. That'd be the one that I accidentally stumbled upon.

The Bee in the Jar is in the manor you must go to for a Brotherhood mission*, its next to the golden Bee statue that you can pick up too.

*The one about Bees and stuff.

Oh and props for the Khajiit respect.

What have the Towers done to be abused by the fans so?

The Altmer didn't build Crystal Tower to guard mankind and the Thalmor didn't destroy it.

surprised that nobody has brought up the torchbug jar yet, it's easy to find early on

Not to wonder off topic here, but has Beth every explained why the entire map of Tamriel is included in the game yet? That one's been bugging me....no pun intended. Well, maybe a little...

Oh, YEAAAHHHH!!!
I found a couple of the butterflies. My dad found a torchbug. I noticed the markings, too. I like bugs, it so happens, so I used 'em to decorate my house.

One time, I got really high on ambian and discovered a cuttle fish conspiracy. I've forgotten most of the details now though.

OT:
This is pretty sick, regardless of what happens. I will definately be keeping tabs on this.
It actually really reminds me of when we all found out that Bethy had just copyrighted the phrases "Lonely Road", "Honestly Hearts", "Dead Money", and "Old Time Blues" shortly after F:NV came out.

EDIT:
Just thought I'd add some good, kind of related music too.


Hella weird video

RJ 17:
For the record, FMA wasn't the first and certainly isn't the only source to use the term "transmutation circle", so thinking that theory has anything to do with FMA is a bit hasty.

true, transmutation circles were used directly(while with not as dramatic results) when alchemy was performed in the real world, thus coining the term, and was why it was used in the show. however, not many other sources use the idea of making a transmutation via genocide, thus the reason they awesome FMA

Burningsok:
it's... aliens maaaann.

*twitch* *twitch*

they're actually automatons made by ETs in an attempt to keep an eye on their creations. that's what the gods actually are. they visited the world in it's early time to speed up evolution for all intelligent races

Okay, I was there for this thread. Eveyone's making it sound like redditors are conspiracy theorists, but they were just having some fun. Christ. Read too far into it, why don't you.

Kinguendo:

Earnest Cavalli:

ZeroMachine:

If you go from Riverwood to Riften taking the path through Helgen and just south of the Throat, you'll come across an abandoned shack called the "Alchemist's Shack". The butterfly is there. There are four more hidden throughout the world, but that's the only one I know of that isn't potentially spoiler-rific (and I only know about one other).

Yup. That'd be the one that I accidentally stumbled upon.

The Bee in the Jar is in the manor you must go to for a Brotherhood mission*, its next to the golden Bee statue that you can pick up too.

*The one about Bees and stuff.

Oh and props for the Khajiit respect.

*** Thieves Guild, not DB.

Lauren Stone:

Kinguendo:

Earnest Cavalli:

Yup. That'd be the one that I accidentally stumbled upon.

The Bee in the Jar is in the manor you must go to for a Brotherhood mission*, its next to the golden Bee statue that you can pick up too.

*The one about Bees and stuff.

Oh and props for the Khajiit respect.

*** Thieves Guild, not DB.

Yes, them ones... its just they are so similar in their shady-ness and I was so tired. So very tired.

I feel like i am reading a goddamn Elder Scroll.

this kind of makes me want to get skyrim, but I don't because I know it will suck my life away

Neither theory surprises me much and they fit in with what I think will happen in the expansions. Without spoiling anything I've finished most of the campaigns at this point in a couple plays and while the Thalmor are players in events they are never really dealt directly in any kind of satisfying fashion even though all the narrative seems to be driving towards an eventual war, and not just the civil war.

Bethesda did say that the expansions are going to be BIG and I don't think it's a mistake that a lot of Cyrodill and Morrowind are already in the game files (albeit barren and scaled down).

I for one hope that the expansions lead up to establishing a new reign of Dragonborn Emperors, since Martin was the last one; Or even more keeping with tradition, say your the reincarnation of Talos and you need to reestablish the line.

thebreadbinman:
Kind of ironic that Oblivion never had this and that ACTUALLY WAS about the apocalypse...

Er... This one kind of has an apocalyptic thing going.

What do you think "Bringer of the end times" means.

DustyDrB:
I have found a few of those. I thought it was just a decoration of sort. So the first Skyrim expansion will be the Butterfly Apocalypse. Screw dragons. Butterflies own these skies.

Yep. Butterflies have fucked up the world pretty goddamn hard before.

Ugh. I have like three of them in my Riften house. D': I don't want apocalypse bugs in my hoooome. Now wonder my mannequins have been wandering around the house. They're probably possessed by that damn butterfly.

I need to look harder... I haven't found a jar of any sort and here I am collecting buckets for my kitchen. D:

Necromancer Jim:

thebreadbinman:
Kind of ironic that Oblivion never had this and that ACTUALLY WAS about the apocalypse...

Er... This one kind of has an apocalyptic thing going.

What do you think "Bringer of the end times" means.

very true!

But the apocalypse and someone trying to end the world are two very different things!

Just ask Professor Farnsworth!

Bump. Someone needs to test this. Now.

I'm not going to let this thread die.

Having just read the entire reddit thread I have come to a conclusion.
All of these clues, the bugs, the runes, the map and everything else mentioned in the thread was Bethesdas way of crowdsourcing ideas for the next game/ DLC. Which if you think about it makes sense. Bethesda looks like a mastermind for planting that complex of a conspiracy, a bunch of die hard fans get validated and everyone is happy.

mexicola:
I read somewhere they were part of a collector quest that was left out in the final product.

It was further deduced that collecting them all would give you the title - Jarl.

Jarl? Of which city?

That would be cool.

Also, I really hope this turns into something, it would be hilarious.

Eggsnham:

mexicola:
I read somewhere they were part of a collector quest that was left out in the final product.

It was further deduced that collecting them all would give you the title - Jarl.

Jarl? Of which city?

That would be cool.

Also, I really hope this turns into something, it would be hilarious.

No, no, I meant Jarl as in you collected all the jars- because all the insects are kept in jars- and when you coll- oh never mind...

Stop necroing and exposing my punmanship! I've been pun-free for 3 months and running, it's all just the thing of the past I swear!

I think it could be possible that people may be overlooking things about these jars. I have a feeling that it has something to do with either a hidden Thuum or possibly a way to awaken more dragons...as it does seem the symbols are in dragon tongue. Unless it is a console code or as others said quest items for DLC. Than again it could just be initials of the game developers for all I know.

if you look at the words on the bottom of the lids they are actually ruins from the book the hobbit. so i think that this is a easter egg towards the hobbit which started the whole comotion about dragons wizards and much much more.

I think i could decode the ruins quite eaisly im just trying to find a list of the words on the lids of all the jars
so for now i will wait and thats my theory tell me if you think its plausiable...............

I hate to necrobump, but its definitely the Zodiac

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