This is the page for my sixth Skyrim playthrough, for the character Shenner of the Nords, played more or less concurrently with the playthrough for Faanshi of the Khajiit.
I began this playthrough not long after starting to play Faanshi. And unlike all my previous playthroughs, the main difference here is that it isn’t on the Nintendo Switch. I’ve gotten Skyrim running on my old PC, an HP Elitebook that dates back to 2012 and which has an Intel HD 4000 graphics card in it.
The game is barely playable on this box, playable enough I’m proceeding with Shenner’s playthrough, and documenting what challenges I’m finding with that in conjunction with the opportunity to finally use mods and run the Anniversary Edition!
Shenner is also my first Nord alt, and named after a character I played for a few years on Star Wars MUSH. That character was a brash redhead, which I’ve tried to recreate with this version.
Pretty bare-boned backstory as of this writing, since I hadn’t actually expected to get far with this character!
But so far the rough draft of her backstory is this. She had a sister who went to Cyrodiil to get married, and Shenner journeyed down there for the wedding. But she was extremely dubious about her sister’s husband, and all the more so as she discovered the man was an abusive asshat. She publicly confronted him, and by “confronted”, I mean, “damn near killed him in public for daring to lay a hand on her sister.”
Shenner was called off, however, by her sister. And only then did she learn that her sister had ambitions to raise her social station, and was absolutely using her husband as a stepping stone on her way up out of their family’s prior rural existence in Skyrim.
Rejected by her sister, Shenner angrily set out to return home–only to be captured at the border and accused of killing her sister’s husband. Little did she know that her sister had in fact killed the guy, and spread the word that Shenner had done it instead, as the most likely suspect.
Here are all the posts about Shenner’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 Shenner Seeks the Staff of Magnus at Mzulft - 06/30/2022In which Shenner quests into Mzulft in search of the Staff of Magnus, and learns that it is in Labyrinthian; and in which she returns to the College of Winterhold only to witness the death of the Arch-Mage.
- In Which Shenner Takes on a Mage Follower - 06/28/2022In which Shenner recruits Rulnik Wind-Strider to have her back while she hunts bandits at Traitor's Post and Broken Oar Grotto; and in which she helps slay a dragon at the College of Winterhold.
- In Which Shenner Quests Into Cronvagr Cave - 06/27/2022In which Shenner investigates the fate of two lost heroes in Cronvagr Cave, and battles the Web Mother; and in which she improves more of her Windstad Manor property.
- In Which Shenner Acquires a Vampire Lair, a Goldfish, and Ancient Knowledge - 06/25/2022In which Shenner thwarts a vampire ambush, and takes control of Bloodchill Manor; lays the Pale Lady to rest; locates a needed goldfish; and returns the Lexicon to Avanchnzel.
- In Which Shenner Consults the Augur, Fights a Bandit Chief, and Claims a Mage Tower - 06/25/2022In which Shenner speaks with the Augur of Dunlain; slays the bandit Tyra Blood-Fire; and acquires the Wabbajack, Tyra's ebony plate armor, a rescued bone wolf, and the mage tower Myrwatch.
Shenner’s screenshot galleries can be found on the Shenner Screenshots page.