The Elder Scrolls: Legends' next expansion will feature the Daedric Prince of Madness

Today's QuakeCon keynote was heavy on big guys with big guns, but sandwiched between all the gunfire and gibs was a quick, almost off-hand announcement of the next expansion to Bethesda's CCG The Elder Scrolls: Legends, called Isle of Madness. 

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Elder Scrolls RPG veterans may recognize that title as a reference to the Shivering Isles, home of Sheogorath, the Daedric prince of madness, and also the title of (and setting for) the second expansion to The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion. (The picture in the tweet may have given it away, too.) And yes, the Mad God has come to play: "Wabbajack in hand, his brand of unpredictability tinges not just the quests you’ll encounter, but also the cards you earn for your Collection," Bethesda said.

This isn't the first time Sheogorath's presence has been felt in the Elder Scrolls: Legends: The Madhouse Collection and Mad Prince Pack were released for the game in late 2016. But those were strictly card sets, while Isle of Madness is a full-on story expansion, similar to Fall of the Dark Brotherhood or Return to Clockwork City.

Details on how exactly Sheogorath will influence the TESL cards won't be revealed for awhile, but I expect it'll be weird. Wabbajack!

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.