Clues to what Bethesda has in store for us in terms of Skyrim DLC may have been revealed in the game’s latest update. A Bethesda forum user has taken a closer look at the latest patch files (1.5.26) and uncovered a few with some very interesting file names.

The first list you see below looks to make reference to the Snow Elf Prince. Snow Elves were a race of elves thought to be the first inhabitants of Skyrim. After a losing battle with the Ancient Nords, the Snow Elves retreated underground where they found refuge with the Dwemer. The Dwemer then betrayed the Elves — force-feeding them a toxic fungi that inflicted blindness — and in short, turned them into the vile Falmer. If true, whatever path Bethesda takes to get the Snow Elf Prince into Skyrim should be interesting.

The second list looks to make blatant references to crossbows. Any new weapons for Skyrim would be a welcome addition so you won’t see us complaining here. New Vampire animation files were also found in the latest patch. To view the original post, head over to the BethBlog. While this is only a rumor until Bethesda officially announces something, files with the name DLC01\Chair_SnowElfPrinceDialogueA look to pertain to something important.  And we can’t wait to find out just what it is.

Animations\[b]DLC01\Chair_SnowElfPrinceDialogueA.HKX[/b]
Animations\[b]DLC01\Chair_SnowElfPrinceDialogueB.HKX[/b]
Animations\[b]DLC01\Chair_SnowElfPrinceDialogueC.HKX[/b]
Animations\[b]DLC01\Chair_SnowElfPrinceDialogueD.HKX[/b]
Animations\[b]DLC01[/b]\Chair_SnowElfPrinceDialogueE.HKX
Animations\[b]DLC01[/b]\Chair_SnowElfPrinceFireBall.HKX
Animations\[b]DLC01[/b]\Chair_SnowElfPrinceSitIdle.HKX
Animations[b]\DLC01\SnowElfPrinceAscensionBurning.HKX[/b]
crossbow_direction_behavior.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_1stP_Run.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_1stP_Walk.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_Aim.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_Equip.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_IdleDrawn.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_IdleHeld.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_Release.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_RunBackward.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_RunBackwardLeft.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_RunBackwardRight.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_RunForward.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_RunForwardLeft.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_RunForwardRight.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_RunLeft.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_RunRight.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_WalkBackward.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_WalkBackwardLeft.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_WalkBackwardRight.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_WalkForward.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_WalkForwardLeft.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_WalkForwardRight.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_WalkLeft.hkx
Animations\CrossBow_WalkRight.hkx
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