|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 Rescues Lyris Titanborn from Coldharbour - 12/06/2022In which Gyllerah locates the Prophet in the Harborage, and learns the history of what brought them to face the current threat; in which she saves Lyris Titanborn from Coldharbour; and in which she ventures into Reaper's March for more survey hunting.
- In Which Gyllerah Meets a Hooded Figure and All Oblivion Breaks Loose - 12/04/2022In 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 - 11/30/2022In 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 - 11/24/2022In 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 - 11/22/2022In 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.
Gyllerah’s screenshot galleries can be found on the Gyllerah Screenshots page.