A Bethesda forum member went exploring in the files from the latest Skyrim patch, and found several references to "Snow Elves," including a "Snow Elf Prince," who has dialogue (we assume it's all about Purple Snow). There are also files referring to crossbows, and a whole folder called "DLC01."

The assumption, of course, is that this is content that will be present in future downloadable content, which has been conspicuously absent from the super-popular game to date. RipTen speculates, based on some previous in-game lore, that spears might also be present in the unannounced material. We checked in with Bethesda, who told us it had "no comment" on the matter. Sadly, it wasn't even a "snow comment" pun.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.