One of the many alluring qualities of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is that it leaves players a lot of room for experimentation. For many fans, half the fun of Skyrim is just testing the limits of the game mechanics and mission structure to see what kinds of events can occur in-game. However, sometimes these experiments can lead players into unfortunate predicaments, with one gamer recently sharing a memorable scenario they ran into.
Back when the Dawnguard DLC was released for Skyrim, it introduced vampires into the game, and by extension it gave players the option to become full-fledged vampires. Should players choose to become a vampire, they will have to drink blood in order to survive, one of the most accessible sources being the Bloodspring in Redwater Den. However, there are adverse effects for players that aren’t vampires.
Over on Reddit, a user named Huge_Best_World_Hero posted a gameplay clip showing what happens if a normal player drinks from the Bloodspring in Redwater Den. The result being that the player contracts every single disease present in Skyrim, from Sanguinare Vampiris, to Brain Rot, even Rockjoint, just by activating the Bloodspring without being a vampire.
In fairness, drinking from a spring that contains a collection of blood from multiple different sources would realistically cause diseases to be inflicted. Not to mention that if the player had multiple cure disease potions on hand, they would be able to eliminate all the contracted diseases. Though, Sanguinare Vampiris requires visiting a specific NPC who is an expert in terms of curing the player of that particular disease.
It’s amazing how players are still managing to discover a multitude of occurrences within Skyrim all these years later. The base version of Skyrim alone has a litany of content for players to experience, but the recent release of Skyrim: Anniversary Edition added a lot of additional content for gamers to uncover. Alongside new modes, fresh weapons, and extra equipment, the Anniversary Edition even allows players to go fishing, which is a first for Skyrim.
In any case, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for The Elder Scrolls series going forward. Given how high of a bar Skyrim set for the series, fan expectations are quite high in terms of The Elder Scrolls 6. Despite being revealed at E3 2018, no additional news regarding the development of The Elder Scrolls 6 has been shared by Bethesda, which is likely due to the ongoing development of Starfield. For now, fans will just have to keep playing Skyrim and making discoveries like this one.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is available for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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