I’d been reading a whole lot of immunology papers lately, and I became obsessed with the idea of Master Aryon writing a paper on his studies of Corpus disease. I figure since he did his early work in the Corpusarium (and has a Restoration skill of 90), he probably wrote up his findings a few times. Also the game has other academic writings like “Itermerel’s Notes” and “Kagouti Mating Habits,” so there’s precedent for that sort of thing.
I honestly spent way too much time trying to decide if Aryon would use t-SNE or UMAP for the dimensionality reduction of his cell expression data, even though neither algorithm even existed yet when Morrowind came out.
The long-awaited sequel to “Back Taxes” (http://www.certainly-strange.com/?p=1741)
Anyhow, there is much speculation as to how exactly Aryon procured his imprisoned Imperial soldier / museum display. I thought it would be funny if the Telvanni just kept tricking Imperial bureaucrats in the exact same way, and they just kept falling for it.
Since Aryon was himself a rogue Telvanni operating without charter, this scenario is not entirely far-fetched.