The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is, without a doubt, one of the most popular open-world RPGs of all time. Released almost a decade ago (yes, it came out in 2011, which was 8 years ago, feel old yet?), the game still has millions of players even to this day, with tons of quality community-made mods coming regularly.

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Skyrim is already 8 years old. Feel old yet?

Now, if you are a part of the Skyrim community, you might have heard of Shirley Curry, also known as the “Skyrim grandma.” If you haven’t, well, Curry is an 82-year-old YouTuber who regularly posts videos of herself playing Skyrim and has gathered quite a cult of over 510,000 followers, whom she refers to as her “grandkids”. In 2017, she even got a Guinness World Record for being the oldest video game YouTuber. Now, it has been confirmed by Bethesda that this awesome grandma is going be immortalized as an NPC in The Elder Scrolls 6 following a petition from fans.

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Shirley Curry, aka "the Skyrim Grandma"

The entire affair began back in October 2018 when Bethesda VP of PR and marketing Peter Hines said in an interview with Eurogamer that it would still be several more years until The Elder Scrolls 6 finally became available to the public. Upon learning about this, Curry lamented that she’d probably be 88 years old by then or might not even make it to that point.

In response, her fans set up a petition on calling for Bethesda to “immortalize” her in its game. This petition then went on to attract nearly 50,000 signatures.

Efforts from Curry’s dedicated fans ultimately paid off. During a livestream to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Elder Scrolls series, Bethesda director and executive producer Todd Howard confirmed that the company did notice the petition, and decided to act upon it and feature Curry as an NPC. You can turn to the 8:40 mark of the video below to see her being 3D scanned for the modeling process.

Curry says that this means a great deal to her and that she is happy to imagine someone playing with her character in a future Elder Scrolls title.