Ethas: Embrace of Destiny is a modification for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim being developed by Justin Hardin and Elijah Houck, the team that brought you the mod Alton, Il. for Fallout 3. In Embrace of Destiny, you will explore the lands of Arelia and Virardan, two countries currently at war with each other. Your role starts you out as one of the five famous Captains of the Arelian Army. Choices will be made, and sides will be chosen. There is only one question that remains: will you become the hero or the villain?

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I've got some big news to share! And it's good news, I promise.

Posted by ElijahHouck on May 12th, 2014

So big news-

I have officially accepted an offer from Rockstar New England, and will be joining their team full time as a Junior Scripter! I'm ridiculously excited to join such a talented group of people working on amazing, world class video games.

So what does this mean for Ethas? Well, not a whole lot. I'll have less time to devote to the project, but I'll try to contribute when I can. Otherwise, the project will hopefully carry on as normal, but in the unfortunate case that it doesn't, we'll be sure to let you know. In the meantime, we'll continue our regular summer/winter update schedule, and hopefully have a few smaller updates in between.

Thanks to my awesome family and friends that have supported me throughout my game development journey, I wouldn't have been able to do it without you all. Thanks to all of you that have shown your support throughout the years, all of your feedback (both positive and negative) has helped shape Ethas into what it is today. And of course, thanks to Justin Hardin, Andreas Stavaas, and Kevin Saade Eriksen for joining me in making some awesome stuff over the past few years! Also, I have to give a shout out to Bethesda for fostering such an awesome community, as we wouldn't be here otherwise.

Elijah Houck
Co-creator, Ethas

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raeldrikp May 13 2014, 1:30am says:


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ElijahHouck May 18 2014, 4:18pm replied:


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TheUnbeholden May 14 2014, 7:52am says:

Wow, Rockstar, good company and congratulations sir! If I was in the industry I would want either them, frictional games or valve, or a indie studio.

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ElijahHouck May 18 2014, 4:21pm replied:

Thank you!

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~X~ May 18 2014, 2:29pm says:

Good luck!

But if you ever think of stopping modding... *cracks knuckles*

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ElijahHouck May 18 2014, 4:22pm replied:

Er... thanks!

*goes into hiding deep in the wilderness of northern Massachusetts*

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naistia Jun 7 2014, 8:07am says:

late but still woah! Rockstar is HUGE, congratz!!

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ElijahHouck Jun 7 2014, 11:15pm replied:

Thanks! I start in two weeks... super excited!

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