You thought defeating Alduin meant saving humanity from the looming apocalypse? It turns out that may not be the case. Recently some diligent gamers, who to our benefit have just enough free time on their hands, have taken a closer look at the runes that are carved into the lids of the 5 bug carrying jars that can be found in the game. Through some sort of innate knowledge of Elder Scrolls lore these runes have been “translated” to point towards 5 towns in Skyrim and this map was generated:
The locations on the map form a pentagram that itself supposedly indicated a ritual site capable of ending all human existence.To get the full account here is the link to the Reddit thread where the conspiracy began. This could all just be fans letting their fandom get the best of them, but I think there could very possibly be a connection to yet to be released DLC. Early in the storyline the stage is set for the Thalmor to play a big role in the Skyrim, but they never really serve much significance, so it would make sense to release DLC focused on them especially since certain quests finish someone open-endedly suggesting that focusing on the Thalmor is the next step. One of the conspiracies theorize that the Thalmor seek to eliminate humanity by destroying the last of the towers that bind them to their current plane of existence, thus are in Skyrim with the goal of destroying the throat of the world (the 8th tower) or the Weynon stones which are believed to be associated with it.
On the other hand, as much as I could see this fitting in as DLC, I could also see the team at Bethesda inserting something like this just to see how far the players take it. All that said, if you have done any digging into the bug-jar conspiracy, or if you think its a bunch of bologna, sound off in the comments.