Alarrah Playthrough

When last we left our heroine Alarrah the Dragonborn

Twitter thread from 5/8/2021, in which Alarrah investigates a Redguard in hiding, goes on a roadtrip to Morthal, kills quite a few bandits, and discovers a vampire problem in Morthal.

When last we left our heroine Alarrah the Dragonborn in Skyrim:

1. Safely back in Whiterun, discovered that BOY HOWDY do I not have enough gold yet to buy a house. Time to do some more quests!

11:39 AM 路 May 8, 2021
2. Went over to the inn to rent a room, and on the way in there, saw a Redguard woman. Remembering I’d been approached by mercenaries looking for a Redguard woman, I went “hey did you know there are mercenaries looking for a Redguard woman?” at her.

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She flipped the FUCK out about this and asked to talk to me in private. When I went after her, she drew a knife on me and demanded to know who’d sent me. I was all WHOA HEY LADY CALM DOWN don’t make me let Lydia here kill you.

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So she very, very grudgingly asked me for help, by which I mean “go get the mercenaries off her case.” So yet someone else involving me in their drama, joy oh glee. 馃槈

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3. However, I also have this whole “go get the Horn for the Greybeards” thing I need to do. So deciding that Redguard women had to wait, I hit the road with Lyds to try to figure out how to go get the horn.

11:41 AM 路 May 8, 2021
4. First attempt to hit the road actually had us spot ANOTHER FUCKING DRAGON so we pulled swords and started running back to Whiterun to see if we needed to get help. Dragon flew off, so we carefully and I do mean CAREFULLY got back on the road.

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5. Random encounter #1 on the road: a wandering minstrel said hi

6. Random encounter #2: somebody having a big ol’ party time asked us to stop and enjoy mead with them, I elected not to because that had “get drunk with us so we can totally rob you” written all over it

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7. Random encounters #3, #4, and #5: Bandits in at least three different places, I think? We cleared out a couple of tower-type strongholds and also got jumped by bandits on the road. Lyds, bless her heart, ran ahead of me several times and let fly with her bow.

11:44 AM 路 May 8, 2021
She’s a better shot than me. I’m jealous. 馃槈

Also, fucking bandits, here we are minding our own business as we travel the road, and these assholes have to pop out and attack us. And then fall all over the nice mountain flowers I’m TRYING TO HARVEST HERE, sheesh

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8. Lyds also killed random critters coming at me at least three times before I even realized they were there, WAY TO GO LYDS, I owe you a raise, remind me of that when we actually get more money

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9. Successfully caught some butterflies and harvested a boatload of mountain flowers, yes Lydia I AM GOING TO HARVEST ALL OF THEM, just watch my back okay?

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10. The road was long and winding but did eventually get us going in the right direction, which was to say, Morthal; the general terrain got colder and snowier

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11. Made it to Rorikstead. If there was drama there I eluded it, because Lyds and I stayed there only long enough to find the inn, crash, and then get back on the road the next morning

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12. I actually managed to shoot an elk, go me WAIT WAIT HOLD ON WHY IS MY ELK SLIDING DOWN THE SNOWY ROAD come back here elk I need your hide!

11:49 AM 路 May 8, 2021
13. Started heading east, which is where I wanted to be going to begin with, and on that new branch of road found a fort. Went “hey is this Morthal OH SHIT NO THAT’S SKELETONS and people are shooting at us goddammit Lydia back the fuck off and let’s get out of here!”

11:50 AM 路 May 8, 2021
Location identifier popped up as Fort Snowhawk. Suspect this is a place I will need to worry about later.

11:51 AM 路 May 8, 2021
14. FINALLY made it into Morthal. Stopped in to pay respects to the Jarl and oh hey this place has a woman for a Jarl, awesome.

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And there’s a woman running a thaumaturgist’s hut, who was perfectly happy to train me up some in alchemy and let me experiment with potions on her lab table. Sold her a bunch of potions as well and promised I’d bring her a copy of this book she wants if I find one

11:52 AM 路 May 8, 2021
15. Found the inn; also found a burned down house that the Jarl asked me to check out because everybody in town’s freaked out about the suspicious circumstances under which the place burned down

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16. Also walked RIGHT PAST something Paul made me back up and get, which was glowing and making noises and which Paul said was Nirnroot. Apparently this is important. 馃槈

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17. Checked out the burned down house and found the ghost of a little girl standing RIGHT THERE IN THE CORNER, geez, none of the people in this town could bring themselves to come in here and speak to this poor little spirit?

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Tried to get her to tell me what happened but she asked me to find her after dark

18. So Lyds and I hung out waiting for dark and then went hunting around, what’s this west of the house OH SHIT VAMPIRE? And a child-sized coffin WHY THIS ISN’T THE SLIGHTEST BIT SUSPICIOUS

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19. Dude from the town came running to investigate the commotion and he went AUGH, as the vampire turned out to be his missing wife, who he’d been told had run off to join the Stormcloaks.

11:55 AM 路 May 8, 2021
And by ‘told’ I mean “told by the woman who’s apparently the new lover of the dude whose house burned down’, and that is also NOT THE SLIGHTEST BIT SUSPICIOUS, apparently I’m going to have to go check out this woman’s house

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20. In summary, not only more drama I’ve gotten pulled into, but drama involving vampires. OH GOODY. Lyds, let’s try to make sure we don’t die, mmkay?

11:56 AM 路 May 8, 2021


  1. This post was written on 3/16/2022, but backdated to the time of the tweet thread for organizational purposes.
  2. Post updated on 12/27/2022 to reconstruct the Twitter thread in the post body, and remove all links to Twitter.

As Angela Highland, Angela is the writer of the Rebels of Adalonia epic fantasy series with Carina Press. As Angela Korra'ti, she writes the Free Court of Seattle urban fantasy series. She's also an amateur musician and devoted fan of Newfoundland and Quebecois traditional music.