Gyllerah Playthrough

Screenshot of Gyllerah from the login screen of ESO. She is an Altmer with auburn hair in short braids and hazel eyes, and she is wearing the Wolfcrown of Solitude, blue and gold armor, and a greatsword on her back.
Playthrough Info
Game Elder Scrolls Online
Race High Elf
Class Templar
Playthrough Dates September 2022, in progress
Platform 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.

Gyllerah’s Backstory

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.

Playthrough Posts

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 Meets a Hooded Figure and All Oblivion Breaks Loose - 12/04/2022
    In which Gyllerah disrupts a harrowstorm; helps set up an alliance to defend the Crystal Tower; is ambushed and slain by the Worm Cult; but is only MOSTLY dead and breaks out of Coldharbour, with the help of Lyris Titanborn and the Prophet; and flees to Northern Elsweyr with her Khajiit friend K'sragi, where they free a captive devotee of Azurah from the Tangle.
  • In Which Gyllerah Helps an Oracle and a Vampire Hunter - 11/30/2022
    In which Gyllerah helps a vampire hunter in his quest to track down a vampire; and seeks the oracle who sent Vanus Galerion a message asking for her, only to find that the oracle has been kidnapped.
  • In Which Gyllerah Hunts for Antiquities, Time Breaches, and Materials - 11/24/2022
    In which Gyllerah journeys the land, searching for time breaches, antiquities, and crafting materials; and in which she gets K'sragi's help to explore Craglorn, only to find the countryside there rife with atronachs.
  • In Which Gyllerah Takes Back the Crystal Tower - 11/22/2022
    In which Gyllerah and K'sragi team up with Darien Gautier and Leythen to take back the Crystal Tower from Nocturnal, and by extension, save the world.
  • In Which Gyllerah Has Quite a Few Adventures - 11/20/2022
    In which Gyllerah quests through the Alik'r Desert in search of crafting materials; through Ondil on Auridon for rare tomes for the Mages Guild; into the Shivering Isles to confront Sheogorath over yet more rare tomes; and in Vukhel Guard, where she discovers signs of an assassination plot against Queen Ayrenn.


Gyllerah’s screenshot galleries can be found on the Gyllerah Screenshots page.