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 Ventures into Cyrodiil - 04/22/2023
    In which Gyllerah helps Concordia and Jee-Lar recover the Golden Skull of Beela-Kar; and in which she ventures warily into Cyrodiil in search of a location to build a master-quality sword.
  • In Which Gyllerah Saves the King of Daggerfall - 04/10/2023
    In which Gyllerah participates in the Jester's Festival and the Anniversary Event of ESO in Daggerfall, Ebonheart, and Vulkhel Guard; quests into Ilessan Tower and Silumm; takes on Master writs; and is led by a dog into a plot to assassinate the king of Daggerfall.
  • In Which Gyllerah Fights the Servant of Naemon in Greenshade - 03/31/2023
    In which Gyllerah helps the Bosmer Indaenir fight off corruption in Greenshade, and confronts the Servant of Naemon; catches a thief in Marbruk; runs her first Master Writ; and ventures into the plague-ridden Orcrest in Northern Elsweyr.
  • In Which Gyllerah Fights the Maormer in Greenshade - 03/20/2023
    In which Gyllerah helps an Argonian nisswo save remains of Dark Brotherhood members from a necromancer; helps a priestess rebind a sea serpent; helps Dominion forces fight off a Maormer attack; and slays Vicereeve Pelidil.
  • In Which Gyllerah Investigates a Dwemer Ruin and Defuses a Rebellion - 03/11/2023
    In which Gyllerah ventures into the Dwemer ruin Mzeneldt, along with the Guildmaster of the Fighters Guild, to seek clues about an ancient weapon; and in which she defuses a politically volatile situation in Grahtwood, between the Vinedusk Rangers and the Blacksap Rebellion.


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