This fan of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has brought their love for the game into their place of work, scribbling on surfaces with the Thieves Guild shadowmarks to show which areas are safe to chill out during a stressful shift.
Hidden in the Ratway of Riften, the Thieves Guild is one of the most popular factions among players, even though they're technically a group of very questionable and shady people. Championing the values of dishonesty, forgery, and deception, the only rule they have is to spare the lives of their targets because, well, it's tough to collect from those who are six feet under. If the Dragonborn does sign up, they'll have access to unlimited thievery quests that offer them a lot of gold, the snazzy Nightingale Armor, three unique stealth-oriented abilities, free lockpicks, the second strongest one-handed sword available in the game, and did I mention more gold? Bushels and bushels of the stuff.
If you ask Ewan, he'd tell you that the acclaimed RPG is "the best game Bethesda has made to date" with a "cohesive, immersive world steeped in rich and fascinating history." And I agree. Check out our tour of the sights and sounds of Skyrim here.
TikTok user @i_am_naiwal, who is a supervisor at Krispy Kreme, is also a fan of the game and its expansive lore. In an absolutely inspired move, they decided to draw the shadowmarks of the Thieves Guild in their place of work to signify spaces that are out of the view of security cameras.
This one, which is a circle inside an equilateral triangle, means "safe." i_am_naiwal doesn't agree that employees should be criticised for using their phones while at work, so these symbols in these areas will prevent people from getting caught if they need to take a phone call or check their notifications for something important. Or even if they just want to take a breather in the middle of a shift. "I should be doing write ups but I decided to throw em [sic] a bone instead," explained the TikToker.
At the time of writing, the video has almost three million views on the platform and the response has been heartwarming. "May the road you travel lead to warm sands," joked one, referring to the line that Khajiit NPCs say to the player. "As a manager I approve of this," said d33zo_fpui. In a shocking twist, another employee drew the Dark Brotherhood hand on a tile on the wall of the Krispy Kreme, and i_am_naiwal responded with the "protected" shadowmark. More on this possible alliance as it develops.
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