• Kendeshel Playthrough,  Skyrim

    In Which Kendeshel Becomes Thane of Eastmarch and Haafingar, and Goes to Wyrmstooth

    Now back to Kendeshel! This is a mix of vanilla Skyrim content as well as modded stuff. Vanilla action includes some side questing, but also running Blood on the Ice in Windhelm; buying Hjerim; becoming thane of Eastmarch; taking out the Thalmor assassin threatening Malborn; clearing Lost Knife Hideout and getting the Headman’s Cleaver; retrieving the White Phial in Forsaken Cave; slaying Potema; buying Proudspire Manor; and becoming thane of Haafingar.

    This post contains spoilers for three of the mods I’m running in this playthrough: major spoilers for Legacy of the Dragonborn and Wyrmstooth, and minor post-plot spoilers for Moon and Star. Legacy spoilers are specific to the Excavation of Windcaller Pass quest, and Wyrmstooth’s spoilers are for the beginning of its overall plot. Read with caution if you’re not already familiar with these mods.

  • Finds-The-Way Playthrough,  Skyrim

    In Which Finds-The-Way Gets Dawnbreaker, But Not the Horn of Jurgen Windcaller

    Swinging back around to my Skyrim run in German, here’s a couple more sessions with Finds-The-Way! Main action here: getting Dawnbreaker; finishing up the Daedra’s Best Friend plot; taking out zombies at the necromancer ritual site; taking out the dragon at Ancient’s Ascent; and last but not least, running Ustengrav. Where Finds did not get the Horn of Jurgen Windcaller.

  • Harrowhark Playthrough,  Skyrim

    In Which Harrowhark Becomes a Thief–and a Vampire

    This was a huge eventful session, in which I did a great deal of things initially in an attempt to get Vilja killed off. But she kept doggedly holding her own in battle! So i finally punted to a backup plan, which resulted in the dismissal of all of Harrow’s followers–but also in her becoming infected with Sanguinare Vampiris, and fleeing her party’s company rather than risk endangering them. So now she’s run off to join the Thieves Guild in Riften…

    But her disease has run its course. And now she’s a vampire.

    This post is enormous, since a lot of things happened in it. You may want to grab a snack or a drink before you settle in with this one!

  • Delga Playthrough

    In Which Delga Acquires the Rueful Axe

    Main theme of this session was Daedric questing–not only going after the Rueful Axe to satisfy Clavicus Vile, but also bringing Meridia’s beacon to her statue and beginning the quest to get Dawnbreaker!

    And I’m way more interested in Dawnbreaker than the Masque, so Vile’s just going to have to wait until I cleanse Meridia’s temple for her!

    (Posting this late on a Saturday but this is actually the play session for Friday the 5th.)

  • Dawnguard,  Merawen Playthrough

    In Which Merawen Hunts Still More Vampires for the Dawnguard

    This was another session all about the Dawnguard side quests, because I had to chug through a few more to finally get to the last one I wanted to do! With the obligatory side helpings of confronting dragons and bandits, and this time also Thalmor. And more building work on Heljarchen Hall as well.

    Plus, Gregor the housecarl is now properly outfitted with his own suit of dragonplate armor, as well as dragonbone weapons. You work for the Dragonborn, you will be outfitted correctly!

    Also, this post contains considerable saltiness about the Hide and Seek quest, since I got another round of that. And today’s favorite Skyrim bug: trying to rescue a kidnap victim from vampires, only to discover the kidnap victim has buggered off for home all by herself!

  • Merawen Playthrough

    In Which Merawen Hits the Goldenglow Estate for the Thieves Guild

    In this session, I had the great fun of running another main Thieves Guild quest, which had the challenge of seeing if I could make it through the job without killing a single NPC. Answer: yes!

    Also took on two dragons, a bunch of Alik’r warriors, and a bunch of bandits, as well as recovering an amulet for the priest at Whiterun’s Hall of the Dead.

    Commentary and screenshots all behind the fold!

  • Alarrah Playthrough

    In Which the Dragonborn Becomes Thane of Falkreath

    Major highlights of last night’s Skyrim run:

    • Took on the 2nd of three quests to become thane of Falkreath, and recovered a journal for the Altmer priest Runil
    • Took on the 3rd of those quests, which involved a little light thievery for former Jarl Dengeir
    • Killed not one but two different dragons
    • Killed a vampire at the behest of Falkreath’s former Jarl
    • Actually became Thane of Falkreath, and gained housecarl #3
    • Had Lydia get killed on me three times which was not acceptable, so time to improve her armor
    • Did a bit more building of things at Windstad Manor

    Details behind the fold!