Let’s be honest, of all the things going for The Elder Scrolls Online, it’s the lore behind the gameworld that is probably it’s biggest card to play. There are quite literally millions of Elder Scrolls fans out there, and many of them would be quite happy with any form of new instalment in the franchise, online or not. For those fans, it sounds like, judging from this latest Q&A, Zenimax is doing a very thorough job of not only adhering to established lore, but expanding it as well. For example:
I am a huge fan of The Elder Scrolls games and I have played a Breton since Morrowind, so I’m definitely joining the Daggerfall Covenant. My question has to deal with the Forsworn faction. Will they be implemented in the game, either as a faction or through quests? I always thought that their story was very interesting and wanted to know if it will be explored in ESO, since they have been around at least since the First Era, well within the time the game takes place. – By Jason McKinney
Though the Reachmen are related to the Bretons, they consider themselves a separate race (and so do the Bretons). The Reachmen are not a playable race, as they’re basically enemies to everyone (and like it that way), but you will see them causing trouble in High Rock, Hammerfell, Skyrim, and even Cyrodiil. The Forsworn are a Fourth-Era faction of the Reachmen that actually hearkens back to the Reach culture of ESO’s era, so they don’t appear as such, but the Reachmen of our time resemble them.