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 Thane of Riften and Robs an Estate - 09/21/2023
    In which Finds-The-Way retrieves the remaining lost instruments for the Bards College; cleans up a skooma problem and becomes thane in Riften; acquires Honeyside, Shadowfoot Sanctum, and housecarl Iona; robs Goldenglow Estate for the Thieves Guild; and helps a mage slay her mother before she can become a hagraven.
  • In Which Finds-The-Way Finds a Drum and a Very Big Hammer - 09/09/2023
    In which Finds-The-Way helps Falkreath's alchemist with a skooma problem amongst the guards; retrieves a drum from Halldir's Cairn; and gets involved in lifting a curse of Malacath from the Orcs at Largashbur.
  • In Which Finds-The-Way Joins the Bards College and Stops a Summoning - 09/06/2023
    In which Finds-the-Way acquires a farm; joins the Bards College; recovers a lost helmet; retrieves a lost verse and reinstates the Burning of King Olaf Festival; solves a mysterious death in Dragon Bridge; interrupts a summoning ritual in Wolfskull Cave; and acquires the Wabbajack while investigating the whereabouts of a madman's master.
  • In Which Finds-The-Way Slays Sahloknir and Joins the Thieves Guild - 08/22/2023
    In which Finds-The-Way slays the dragon Sahloknir at Kynesgrove, and plots with Delphine to infiltrate the Thalmor Embassy; is recognized formally by the Greybeards as Dragonborn; agrees to help the Orcs of Largashbur; joins the Thieves Guild in Riften, and slays another dragon there; and finds a Word of Power in Lost Valley Redoubt.
  • In Which Finds-The-Way Gets Dawnbreaker, But Not the Horn of Jurgen Windcaller - 08/17/2023
    In which Finds-The-Way cleanses Kilkreath of a necromancer, and acquires Dawnbreaker; returns both Barbas and the Rueful Axe to Clavicus Vile; slays zombies at a ritual site gone wrong; slays a dragon at Ancient's Ascent; and quests into Ustengrav in search of the Horn of Jurgen Windcaller.


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