Well, that was quick. Barely hours after Game Informer‘s spartan-yet-intriguing cover art reveal for The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, intrepid fans have already gone and translated the mysterious text at the back of the mag.
Of course, the fact that Game Informer itself included a convenient translation key for the text on their website helped matters, but still, it’s nice to see that friendly folks on Reddit did what I and doubtless other gamers were too busy or lazy to do themselves.
Check out the text and translations, unaltered.
DOVAHKIIN DOVAHKIIN / NAAL OK ZIN LOS VAHRIIN / WAH DEIN VOKUL MAHFAERAAK AHST VAAL / AHRK FIN NOROK PAAL GRAAN / FOD NUST HON ZINDRO ZIN / DOVAHKIIN FAH HIN KOGAAN MU DRAAL /
AHRK FIN KEL LOST PRODAH / DO VED VIING KO FIN KRAH / TOL FOD ZEYMAH WIN KEIN MEYZ FUNDEIN / ALDUIN FEYN DO JUN / KRUZIIK VOKUN STAADNAU / VOTH AAN BAHLOK WAH DIIVON FIN LEIN
DRAGONBORN DRAGONBORN / BY HIS HONOR IS SWORN / TO KEEP EVIL FOREVER AT BAY / AND THE FIERCEST ROUT / WHEN THEY HEAR TRIUMPH’S HONOR / DRAGONBORN FOR YOUR BLESSING WE PRAY
AND THE SCROLLS HAVE FORTOLD / OF BLACK WINGS IN THE COLD / THAT WHEN BROTHERS WAGE WAR COME UNFURLED / ALDUIN BANE OF KINGS / ANCIENT SHADOW UNBOUND / WITH A HUNGERY TO SWALLOW THE WORLD