November 19, 2011

Meet the real-life Dragonborn, Dovahkiin

Meet Dovahkiin, the real-life Dragonborn born on November 11, 2011.

He's the real Champ!

His full name is Dovahkiin Tom Kellermeyer and he was born on 11-11-11, Friday at 6:08 pm PST at 8.5 lbs and 19.5 inches long. The parents Megan and Eric Kellermeyer are the only couple to successfully complete the real-life quest as announced by Bethesda. For their quest rewards, Dovahkiin will get free Bethesda games for life -- past, present and future --  plus some "surprise loot".

Back in February, Bethesda issued a quest to couple-hopefuls willing to become the parents of the one true Dragonborn: if anyone delivered a child on 11.11.11 (the release date of Skyrim) and named him/her Dovahkiin, Bethesda would provide their games free for life.

Dovahkiin's mother underwent induced labor to meet the deadline. Also, from the comments on BethBlog, it seems that this was not the only baby named Dovahkiin.

The challenge was made partly for fun, with Bethesda doubting there would be any serious takers. A disclaimer written in amusing words also mentions the complications of doing the challenge:

Any reward for completing this quest will not ultimately justify the potential teasing your child could — and probably will — endure over its lifespan. Bethesda Softworks is not responsible for your parenting. You may gain experience points for completing this quest, but you will not care at 3am on a work night. Completion of this quest may also result in decreased desire to play video games and/or function as a human being. Consult with your friends before embarking on this quest; while it may not start in prison, it probably ends there.
I wish you, Dovahkiin the best life here on Earth. If anyone bosses you around and bullies you, just FUS RO DAH them. But don't cry or Shout too loudly to your parents. "And if Alduin ever reaches this realm, Bethesda will be in touch."

Dragonborn - Bethesda post
Expectations, An Expected Arrival, Expecting More - parents' blog posts


  1. Let all come and bear witness... THE DRAGONBORN!!! He shall be lauded copiously in the annals of the Elder Scrolls... FUS RO DAH!!!!

  2. FUS RO DAH! cant wait to see this grow up to save the world !

  3. beware beware the dreagonborn comes!!!!

  4. The Elder Scrolls told of their return.
    Their defeat was merely delay
    Til the time after Oblivion opened,
    When the sons of Skyrim would spill their own blood.
    But no-one wanted to believe.
    Believe they even existed.
    And when the truth finally dawns:
    It dawns in fire.
    There's one they fear.
    In their tongue, he's Dovahkiin:
    Dragon Born!

  5. I wish my name was Dovahkiin... LUCKY!!!