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Wondering if an explanation exist for this(explained in thread) design difference between Redguards and the other in-game Human populations.

Content of the article: "Wondering if an explanation exist for this(explained in thread) design difference between Redguards and the other in-game Human populations."

Okay, let me explain what I am asking/talking about. As everyone knows, all of the human races/populations in TES take inspiration from multiple real world cultures and then fantasizes them up, but there seems to be this consistent design philosophy of matching real world cultures to the in-game races that matches those cultures phenotypically.

For instances, Nords look like our real world Scandinavian / Scottish populations and has their culture as their base inspiration. The same is true for Imperials(Roman/Southern Europeans) and Bretons(British/French). This pattern even holds for the Akavir humans. just look at Duadeen from the TES Redguard comics, an obvious East Asian analogue.

Anyway, as I've shown, this design pattern is clear and obvious, until you notice the Redguards. By that I mean, if you look at their common facial features, hair types/texture, skin tone, and the obvious black voice actors used to represent them in game, it seems non controversial to say the Redguards are meant to convey a Sub-Saharan African(American, Caribbean, and West African black populations mainly) phenotype, yet culturally this group seems to be 99% based off Semetic/Islamic cultures, rather than the black diaspora.

Now, with that explained, I can get to my question, basically, I'm curious is there an explanation for why Beth didn't apply the same design thought process they used on the other human races with the Redguards? Because, what prompted all this from me is a comment that was made in a discord chat the other day, which explained that West Africa didn't have a major medieval history to contribute to the TES world, so unlike the other human races, Beth had to look elsewhere to flesh out the Redguards(Islamic cultures). I found this pretty offensive initially, but more I think about it, I fear this may have been the reason. Hence why i'm here asking my question.

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