Skyrim naming mix-up leads player to think they’ve received a letter confirming their own death

An image of Skyrim's Dragonborn.

An image of Skyrim's Dragonborn.

When they’re not battling foes like Alduin and the ebony warrior or going off on heroic adventures, Skyrim’s Dragonborn seemingly also has time to get caught up in a litany of weird and wacky scenarios.

From magically motivated chases with chickens and incurring the ire of bloodthirsty couriers to accidentally running the city of Solitude into the ground, the list is almost endless.

The most recent of these strange sequences of events to hit Reddit is just as outlandish as those that have gone before it, with one player having received a letter they found more than a little confusing.

Have you ever heard this version of the ballad of Ragnar the Red?

The thread containing their bewilderment on the Skyrim subreddit began with a post from the player in question, user Zerotopman, who shared an image of a letter of inheritance they’d received which featured the name Ragnar as the name of both the recipient and the deceased, leading them to wonder if it was a notice about their own character’s death.

Thankfully, their fellow players were quickly able to figure out the reason for the name featuring on the document twice, with Zerotopman’s character turning out to share a name with a miner in Karthwasten, who’d seemingly met an unfortunate end and left some gold to the adventurer who’d resolved the quest in the town involving some mercenaries sent by the Silver-Blood family.

While this solution was quickly accepted as the most likely explanation, a few users couldn’t resist the urge to try and link the event to the infamous ballad of Ragnar the Red, a hero who once came riding to Whiterun from ole Rorikstead and met a rather nasty end.

Others accused Zerotopman of attempting to engage in a spot of life insurance fraud by sneakily faking their character’s death in order to land a sweet windfall.

Meanwhile, a few wondered what the amount of gold being quoted in the letter would be if this were the case, with user Apprehensive-Trust29 musing: “You would think the Dragonborn would be worth a couple (of) million Septims, but nope.”

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