Marwyth Playthrough

Playthrough Info
Game Elder Scrolls Online
Race Dark Elf
Class Nightblade
Playthrough Dates May 2023, in progress
Platform Steam Deck, macOS

This is the page for my second Elder Scrolls Online playthrough, for the character Marwyth of the Dark Elves.

I began this playthrough in May 2023. As with my Gyllerah playthrough, Marwyth’s run will be primarily on the Steam Deck, but with action on the Mac if I want to run group activities with my Guild, or if I just feel like being on the Mac instead.

Marwyth is not my first Dunmer character, and I was originally going to name her Merawen after the Dunmer I ran in Skyrim. However, somebody had taken that name on ESO already. So I went to Marwyth instead–which means this character is actually named after the same character in my Rebels of Adalonia books that Merawen was named after, since Merawen was that character’s original name, and she was called Marwyth later.

My main goal with this character is to be more of a stealth archer, an archetype I love to play in Skyrim, and I want to get better at the bow in ESO. So I’m intending the bow to be Marwyth’s primary weapon. And I want to learn about running the Nightblade class in general. Whether she winds up being more of a magblade or a stamblade, I don’t know yet. We’ll find out.

I expect to be doing a lot more sneak with her. I don’t actually own the Thieves Guild or Dark Brotherhood DLCs yet, so I can’t commit to having her join either of those groups. But I may consider those as future options for her if I’m able to get the DLCs.

Marwyth’s Backstory

TBD. She may also already have a history of being at odds with the law in Morrowind, and possibly a bit of a heretic in regards to worship of the Tribunal.

Playthrough Posts

Here are all the posts about Marwyth’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 Marwyth Saves Mournhold and Helps a Dremora - 07/22/2023
    In which Marwyth helps fellow thief Quen learn more about her background; fights the Maulborn in Obsidian Gorge and Mournhold; aids Almalexia, and is proclaimed by the goddess to be one of her Hands; and helps the dremora Lyranth fight against the cultists of the Waking Flame.
  • In Which Marwyth Saves Stonefalls and Fights a Plague in Deshaan - 07/20/2023
    In which Marwyth helps the Pact forces take over Fort Virak; thwarts the Vanguard forces that took over Kragenmoor; helps rebind Sadal at Tormented Spire, and saves Stonefalls from destruction; investigates an outbreak of the Llodos plague at the Serk; and interferes with the plans of the Maulborn in Narsis.
  • In Which Marwyth Moves a Bunch of Plots Along - 07/04/2023
    In which Marwyth continues investigating merchant shenanigans in Abah's Landing; retrieves an engagement ring from Bahraha's Gloom; rescues Abnur Tharn from Coldharbour; learns how to play Tales of Tribute; retrieves lost books for the Mages Guild; and discovers Sheogorath is determined to make book recovery efforts for the mages as maddening as possible.
  • In Which Marwyth Joins Some Guilds, Picks Some Pockets, and Robs Some Ships - 06/25/2023
    In which Marwyth teams up with a novice thief to help her steal a skull, only to have the mission go wrong; joins the Thieves Guild anyway, at the Guildmaster's invitation; learns about the Five Companions, courtesy of the Prophet; rescues Lyris Titanborn from Coldharbour; helps defeat Covenant forces at Vivec's Antlers; steals some wine at the inn in Ebonheart; helps Velsa recover a stolen ledger; quests through Shark's Teeth Grotto; and joins the Mages and Fighters Guilds.
  • In Which Marwyth Becomes a Vestige - 06/08/2023
    In which Marwyth is ambushed by the Worm Cult, and has to escape Coldharbour; helps re-bind Balreth, one of the Brothers of Strife; helps put spirits on the Starved Plain to rest; and helps a vampire of House Ravenwatch investigate the Gray Host, as well as her own mentor.


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