Books:The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard: The Origin of Cyrus!
|Time Period||circa 2E 850 and 2E 864|
The Origin of Cyrus! was a comic included with The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard. Although the cover stated that it was issue 24, and had a cover price of "$2.50 US, $3.00 Canada", only one issue was ever produced, and it was only available with the game. It was written by Michael Kirkbride, with pencils by John Pearson, inks by Hugh Riley, and colors by Louise Sandoval. Some versions of the comic were in full color, while others were in shades of gray. In the gray version, Louise Sandoval was credited with "tones" rather than colors. All versions were lettered using Comic Sans MS.
The story sets the scene for the game of Redguard and is split between Cyrus' present day and a time a few years in his past. The present day story involves him returning to Hammerfell to search for his sister, events that form the central storyline of the game. The story of the past shows the reason for his leaving Hammerfell in the first place, and his adventures as part of a mercenary gang in Morrowind.
In 2011, as part of their redesigned elderscrolls.com website, Bethesda made a color copy of the comic available for download as a PDF file.