As some of you know I run the Oblivion Portal a fan site dedicated to the game Oblivon, which is part of the Elder Scrolls series of role playing games developed by Bethesda Softworks.
Well to start the story I think it's wise to go back to their previous game Morrowind. When you first started the game you found a ring in a barrel. This ring belonged to Fargoth, one of the first people you run into when you begin. Being an open RPG you can give him back the ring or keep it, if you give him it back, you get the option to get it back later on.
Personally I always took the ring, for a low level character I found it quite useful being able to restore say anywhere from 20-25 health points, which can be half of one's health when they start off. It also recharges fairly quickly which in my opinion makes it very useful. So yes I always either kept the ring or stole it later.
Fargoth is a wood-elf, read highly annoying, whiny, the kind of people that stick in your mind. Due to your early interactions with him I'd say he's probably the most well known character in Morrowind.
So what was I thinking when I was desperately trying to think up any old stuff to shove on my Oblivion site? Hmmm why not have Fargoth return as the final boss in Oblivion, so I wrote a short paragraph to cover the time between Morrowind and Oblivion. Now I do this a lot, I've actually got one of my mates listed as the final boss on my Doom 3 site, and yes I had some pretty strange comments about that "what really? You've got to be kidding right?".
Anyway this of course got out and caused quite a stir on the official Elder Scrolls boards. Yes people honestly believed it. Despite it being probably the most ridiculous thing ever conceived, well that didn't stop them.
So here I am to announce my shock that so many people took it seriously and to admit to the world, it's fake! I made it up for a laugh! Do you really think Bethesda is that stupid to have Lord Fargoth an insane 4 foot tall whiny wood-elf as the final boss and ruler of all Oblivion?