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With The Elder Scrolls VI freshly announced at Bethesda's E3 2018 press conference, speculation has already begun regarding where the game will actually take place. If you haven't seen the very brief teaser trailer yet (why the heck not? Give it a watch through here), the only information we have to go on is the sweeping landscape featured in the video.

Each Elder Scrolls game is typically set within a single region, or province, of Tamriel -- a large continent situated within the world Nirn. These regions often appear as subtitles for each entry in the series. So, for example, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind takes place in the volcanic Dark Elf homeland of Morrowind. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim takes place in the snowy mountains of Skyrim.

The fact that The Elder Scrolls VI doesn't yet have a subtitle probably means that Bethesda wants us all to try and work out where it'll be set, and going by the aforementioned teaser trailer, the likeliest bet is the Western region of Hammerfell, as suggested by our guide on the upcoming game.

In Elder Scrolls lore, Hammerfell is home to the Redguards -- typically darker-skinned menfolk who pride themselves on being skilled warriors. It's situated between High Rock, the home of the Bretons, and Cyrodiil, the setting of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. It also touches the Southern border of Skyrim.

In terms of terrain, Hammerfell is largely made up of towering mountain ranges, open plains, and a huge desert known as the Alik'r. It also has a long coastline, with the sea lying on its Western border.

Going purely by what we're shown in the trailer, Hammerfell seems like a solid guess when it comes to the setting of The Elder Scrolls VI. You can clearly see mountains, plains, the sea, and a touch of sandy wasteland. What's more, a mainline Elder Scrolls title has not yet taken place primarily in Hammerfell.

Is Hammerfell a region you'd like to see The Elder Scrolls VI explore? Watch the trailer on repeat in the comments section below.