Remember how we should be hearing something on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim DLC next week? Well, the most recent patch files may contain some information on just what the DLC will be like. An enterprising Bethesda forum member scanned through the update files of the last patch (1.5.26) and found some mentions of Snow Elves, the Snow Elf Prince, new vampire feeding animations, and crossbows. For those unfamiliar with The Elder Scrolls lore, Snow Elves are better known as Falmer in Skyrim, which are those blind elf-like creatures you find in some Dwemer ruins. The Snow Prince was the savior of the Snow Elves at the Battle of the Moesring, but was killed by a little Nord girl during the battle. The Nords had much respect for the Snow Prince's fighting ability and buried him in Jolgeirr Barrow on the island of Solstheim.
The Falmer had an affinity for spears, as evidenced by the Snow Prince being buried with his spear, so perhaps those will join the crossbow as a new weapon. As for the vampire feeding animations, those could just be to add more variety or be a part of a larger package. Maybe it is setting up for a larger vampire plot since we have not really had anything major for them since Daggerfall and Morrowind. Whatever the case will be for this and other information will just have to wait until next week.