Faanshi Playthrough

In Which Faanshi Becomes Thane of the Rift

Pretty much what this one says on the tin: hurray! I got the thaneship of the Rift! And Honeyside, and Iona as my latest housecarl.


  • Play date: 6/2/2022
  • Session number in this run: 20
  • Picked up at mage college
  • Attempted to boing to Morthal to hoof it to Folgunthur
  • Blood Dragon showed up and attacked the town; had to roll back when i accidentally hit a guard with my bow (oops)
  • Take two to boing to Folgunthur was via Ustengrav
  • Summoned dremora and killed the bandits that had respawned there, and proceeded on foot
  • Killed three frostbite spiders, but killed by chaurus reaper >_<
  • At this point, fuck it! New plan! Decided to run the Thieves Guild jobs
  • Boinged to Windhelm and robbed Brunwulf’s house
  • Boinged to Solitude
  • Had initial conversation with Gulum-Ei and got objective to go find the Firebrand wine, did that, but confirmed that that did not satisfy the Bedlam Job
  • Robbed the Thalmor Headquarters in Castle Dour to satisfy the Bedlam Job
  • Boinged to Riften and reported to Thieves Guild
  • Sold stolen things to Tonilia
  • Reported back to Delvin, got payment for the Solitude job, got new job for Windhelm
  • Reported back to Vex, got payment for the Windhelm job, got new job for Markarth
  • Reported to the Jarl about the skooma dealer; got her directive to take care of the guy
  • Went to the warehouse and took him and his henchman out; stole all their gear and also the skooma and moon sugar, and assorted other items out of the barrels in the place (lots of salt)
  • Went out on foot to head to Cragslane Cavern
  • However, Blood Dragon showed up as soon as I came out through the gates; helped the guards and NPCs at Merryfair Farm take the dragon out
  • Got overloaded and tromped back through the gates
  • Sold the dragon bits to Hafjorg and got several potions; also cleaned out Ingun’s chest
  • Sold loot from skooma dealers to Balimund
  • Went back out again to go to Cragslane
  • Killed three cave bears with dremora lord once I hit the long path to Shor’s Stone
  • Discovered Shor’s Stone and Shor’s Watchtower for the map
  • Killed three wolves
  • Near Cragslane, spotted the bouncer fighting with a sabre cat that then killed him; I killed the sabre cat
  • Ran Cragslane, via dremora
  • Stole all the skooma and moon sugar and looted the boss chest, and assorted barrels; got ebony gauntlets of smithing out of the boss chest, bitchin’, holding those for later if I decide to go heavy armor, now I have a full set of ebony minus a shield
  • Overloaded at that point so tromped back towards Riften
  • Killed a frostbite spider, another cave bear, and a female Argonian assassin en route
  • Leveled up to 37; took Stamina bump; Quiet Casting perk achieved \0/
  • Returned to Riften
  • Sold a bunch more loot to Balimund and Bersi
  • Sold some of the skooma to Tonilia
  • Reported to the Jarl that Cragslane was dealt with
  • Already had two favor quests done (Balimund’s fire salts, Ingun’s ingredients) so got Harrald’s sword for him (“Even though Khajiit thinks you are a lazy bastard if you cannot be bothered to fetch your own goddamned sword. But she does not say this out loud.”)
  • Got the Jarl to offer me the thaneship if I buy Honeyside
  • Sold a bunch of gems, silver ore, and four of my six gold ingots to Madesi; sold the other two ingots to Balimund
  • Boinged to Honningbrew and sold Mallus the remaining skooma
  • Boinged to Lakeview and picked up more things to sell
  • Boinged to Whiterun; sold things to Belethor and made potions to sell to Arcadia; this got me up over 5K
  • Dropped off Markarth armor and the ebony pieces I was carrying at Breezehome
  • Boinged back to Riften
  • Checked in with Anuriel and bought Honeyside; checked in with the Jarl and yay! I’m thane! (“Khajiit is pleased to have shelter in one of the less cold cities in this cold land, and this is safer than sleeping in the sewer with the other thieves.”)
  • Headed out from Honeyside; decided to go ahead and stop at Largashbur
  • And oh look a cranky giant! As well as a cranky goat and frostbite spider! Called up the dremora and took them all out with him and Iona
  • No sign of Ugol being killed by the giant? I saw three dead generic orcs but Atub went straight to begging me for help; agreed to fetch her troll fat and a daedra heart
  • But first went to Avanchnzel; killed another cave bear there
  • Saved for the night


Not really much in the way of new stuff in this to go into in detail. But it was definitely clear that I am not to a point yet of being able to tromp across the Hjaalmarch marshes and expect to survive an attack by a chaurus reaper. Even with the dremora along. So I’m clearly still too squishy for that.

And now I have the thaneship in Riften! And just as importantly, Honeyside as a home and Iona as another housecarl. I need to get her a Nordic carved helmet to go with the Nordic armor I gave her, so she’ll be fully outfitted! (I’d give her the ebony I’ve accumulated but most of that stuff is actually enchanted in interesting ways and I kinda wanna keep it!)

Thieves Guild job status

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Next time

I’ll run Avanchnzel for starters, just to put the Lexicon back where it goes, and get that bonus to Smithing! And hopefully exercise Illusion some more.

After that, it’ll depend on how far along I am getting Illusion up to 75, which will dictate when I can go buy the Invisibility spell from Drevis. If I’m not to that point after finishing Avanchnzel, I’ll probably go run Arkngthamz next so I can get Katria’s plot underway. Because Katria! <3

Once I hit that 75 point though and can get Invisibility, then I can go run the East Empire warehouse, the next part of the Scoundrel’s Folly quest. 😀


No screenshots this time.

Editing to add

  • 11/22/2023: Added play date and session number markers, and corrected inconsistent heading styles.

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.