|Elder Scrolls Online
|September 2022, in progress
|Steam Deck, macOS
This is the page for my first Elder Scrolls Online playthrough, for the character Gyllerah of the High Elves.
I began this playthrough in September 2022, not long after acquiring my Steam Deck. Gyllerah’s playthrough alternates between the Steam Deck and my M1 Mac, depending on what I’m feeling like playing on at any given time.
Gyllerah is also my first official High Elf alt (Luciriel in my Skyrim Together playthrough kinda doesn’t count, even though she existed first, since I’m not doing actual story or RP with her), and named after an elf character created in the backstory history for my Rebels of Adalonia series.
What I know about Gyllerah prior to her starting in Balfiera is this:
She came from a minor diplomatic family stationed in Elsweyr, just high up enough the Altmer social ladder that she had a pretty good idea of how to function in diplomatic capacities, though she was arguably not really upper-class/noble herself. I retconned this in to help explain Gyllerah’s affinity for Khajiit, since my housemate Paul, with whom I’m frequently playing ESO, runs a Khajiit as his main.
It is possible that Gyllerah started exhibiting inborn abilities that would have guided her to joining an order of Stendarr. However, she never got the chance–because she became a victim of the Soulburst.
This rattled her memories around fairly significantly. Her memories of her childhood and adolescence are dim at best, though she managed to retain some functional skills, enough to let her defend herself when she dropped into the cells in Balfiera.
Her perceptions of the flow of time–and perhaps even her place in time–are disrupted. This is my headcanon for how I can play things entirely out of chronological order in ESO! For example, how I can run the entire Summerset plot, meet and befriend Razum’dar, and then see Raz much later on Khenarthi’s Roost and he doesn’t know me at all.
As I’ve proceeded through play, and in particular with ESO’s Main Quest, I’m using that as the headcanon to explain Gyllerah growing more stable in her place in the flow of time–since I, as a player, am trying to be more conscious of playing things closer to a canon chronological order.
Here are all the posts about Gyllerah’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 Gyllerah Gains the Hall of the Lunar Champion - 02/15/2024In which Gyllerah slays the usurper Euraxia Tharn and restores the rightful heir to the throne of Rimmen; gains the stewardship of the Hall of the Lunar Champion; aids a researcher on Stros M'Kai; and helps rescue a sea captain's captured crew.
- In Which Gyllerah Lends Further Aid to Northern Elsweyr - 01/03/2024In which Gyllerah helps evacuate a farm besieged by Euraxian forces; destroys supply camps and helps Cadwell lay traps for those same forces; helps defend Riverhold from attack by undead; and slays the dragon Bahlokdaan.
- In Which Gyllerah Goes to Northern Elsweyr for a Dragon Problem - 10/30/2023In which Gyllerah teams up with Abnur Tharn to thwart the machinations of his half-sister Euraxia, who has taken over Rimmen in Northern Elsweyr; discovers that Euraxia's chief necromancer has raised the head of Cadwell as a familiar; and restores the Vestige of St. Veloth in Deshaan.
- In Which Gyllerah Solves a Staff Problem for the Psijic Order - 08/29/2023In which Gyllerah finishes closing breaches in time for the Psijic Order, and confronts Josajeh over her theft of the Staff of Towers.
- In Which Gyllerah Quests in Deshaan, and Shows Her Zeal for Zenithar - 08/16/2023In which Gyllerah combats the Maulborn in Deshaan, and Daedra loose in the Tribunal Temple in Mournhold; closes a breach in Malak's Maw and cleans up a lot of havoc caused by Covenant Orc forces; finds the remaining pieces of the Staff of Towers for the Psijic Order; and participates in the festival showing devotion to Zenithar.
Gyllerah’s screenshot galleries can be found on the Gyllerah Screenshots page.