The last we heard about Bethesda’s post-release plans for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the publisher indicated that we wouldn’t be seeing any additional content for a while. But a trademark filing posted by parent company Zenimax Media has indicated that the RPG’s first expansion might be closer than we expected.

The trademark, entitled Dawnguard, applies to "computer game software for use with computers and video game consoles; downloadable computer game software offered via the internet and wireless devices”.

Dawnguard doesn’t just sound like an Elder Scrolls term – it potentially is one. Fans of the series have pointed out that the word could apply to the Mythic Dawn, a cult of Mehrunes Dagon worshippers from Oblivion.

We should probably get around to finishing off those final Thieves Guild quests. How about you, readers, are you ready for more Skyrim content or have you still got plenty left to do?

[via tarr.uspto.gov]