Finds-The-Way Playthrough

Finds-The-Way in Riverwood
Playthrough Info
Game Skyrim Anniversary Edition
Race Argonian
Playthrough Dates Started 7/8/2023
Platform PC, Steam Deck
Language German
Difficulty Adept

This is the page for my ninth Skyrim playthrough, for the character Finds-The-Way, Argonian, and likely thief and maybe also assassin.

I began this playthrough on 7/8/2023, as part of verifying whether my base Skyrim game was still okay after a disastrous attempt to recover Harrowhark’s playthrough. But I went ahead and decided to play her, with a couple of goals in mind:

  1. Running with no mods whatsoever, just so I could have Achievements–not a thing I’ve been able to do before
  2. Playing in German!

Finds is definitely going to join the Thieves Guild, and I will be putting heavy consideration into running the Dark Brotherhood with her, due to the Shadowscales angle I’m working into her backstory.

Like Ysani before her, Finds is named (indirectly) after my character Wayfound from my days on Two Moons MUSH.

Finds-The-Way’s Backstory

Very rough idea for Finds’ backstory is that she’s marsh-born, from a very remote tribe that hasn’t had a Shadowscale born to them in a very long time. But she was born under the sign of the Shadow, and her tribe’s Hist realized she would have to go to Skyrim to find the Dark Brotherhood to receive training there.

As a cover story, she’s also going to cheerfully claim to have relatives working at the Riften docks. Who will very likely conveniently “die” the first time a dragon strafes the place in her run!

Playthrough Posts

Here are all the posts about Finds-The-Way’s playthrough! These are dynamically updated, so a new post should appear here when it goes up. They’re listed in descending date order, so the newest posts should always appear first. Also, note the pagination controls after the first five posts. You can page through to see the older ones.

  • In Which Finds-The-Way Becomes Guildmaster of the Thieves Guild - 03/16/2024
    In which Finds-The-Way goes on a thieving spree through Solitude and Markarth; does additional special jobs to gain a foothold for the Guild in those two cities; helps the people of Markarth and is proclaimed thane of the Reach; is also proclaimed Guildmaster of the Thieves Guild; slays Alain Dufont in Raldbthar; and recovers the fourth and final aetherium shard.
  • In Which Finds-The-Way Does Favors for the Jarl of Markarth - 02/29/2024
    In which Finds-The-Way returns some aged flin to the merchant Ri'saad; recovers a third aetherium shard at Deep Folk Crossing; kills a Forsworn leader at Deepwood Redoubt for the Jarl of Markarth; recovers the Jarl's father's lost shield from Dead Crone Rock; begins a special job in Whiterun for Olfrid Battle-Born to get his support for the Thieves Guild.
  • In Which Finds-The-Way Escapes from Cidhna Mine - 02/28/2024
    In which Finds-The-Way recovers a sword called Bloodthirst; assembles the items to restore the White Phial; recovers some lost flin for Ri'saad; thwarts a conspiracy in Markarth and escapes from Cidhna Mine; and quests into Arkngthamz, where she meets the ghost of a dead adventurer and helps her begin to restore her claim to her life's work.
  • In Which Finds-The-Way Quests for the Guild, the Fishery, and the Brotherhood - 01/31/2024
    In which Finds-The-Way acquires the Gray Cowl of Nocturnal; continues thieving for the Thieves Guild; joins the Dark Brotherhood and carries out her first few contracts; slays a threatening horker near Windhelm; investigates Faldar's Tooth and Yngvild; recovers the Helm of Winterhold, and becomes thane of Winterhold; and takes control of Bloodchill Manor.
  • In Which Finds-The-Way Finally Finds the Dark Brotherhood - 01/24/2024
    In which Finds-The-Way learns how to find an Elder Scroll from a mad mage; slays a wave of frenzied mudcrabs in Dawnstar; is kidnapped by the Dark Brotherhood, and then invited to join them; recovers a lost clan sword from Silverdrift Lair; slays a treacherous Argonian in Ironbind Barrow; and takes out the Summerset Shadows to win access for the Thieves Guild in Windhelm.


Finds-The-Way’s screenshot galleries can be found on the Finds-The-Way Screenshots page.