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Hearthfire, the New Skyrim DLC
2920, vol 09 - Hearth Fire
The new DLC for Skyrim: Dawnguard is set to release during the summer and people couldn’t be more excited. It is speculated that this game will include Vampires, Crossbows, and possibly the fabled Snow Prince. The game is being kept under wraps until E3.
With Dawnguard only right around the corner it is curious that Zenimax has already been caught filing a trademark for the name “Hearth Fire”. According to Fusible.com “’Hearth Fire’ appears to be a reference to the skill book “2920, vol 09 – Hearth Fire” in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.” Skill books, as we all know, grant the player a boost to a certain skill. This book in particular grants you a bonus to the Conjuration skill. Since we know that the Conjuration skill is behind summoning undead creatures and making ghostly weapons appear for a limited time, a lot of speculation is going into why the company trademarked this book. Fusible.com also stated that “Hearth Fire [also known as Heartfire] is also the ninth of twelve seasons in the Elder Scrolls Universe.”
This leads us to believe that though it might be DLC for Skyrim, it might also be something new entirely. With Zenimax working on Elder Scrolls Online I highly doubt this to be a new game though. My bet is that it is DLC for Skyrim. As of right now they’re not releasing any information about Hearth Fire. All we can do is wait for E3 where they will be releasing more information on Dawnguard.
On a final note, it has also been released that along with trade marking “Hearth Fire”, Zenimax trademarked “Fus Ro Dah” and “Dragonborn”.