In Which Harrowhark is Inducted as a Bard, Then Goes After Mercer Frey
Four session post, just because I’ve been more in a mood for Harrow than Kendis this week. And because I fell behind doing Harrow’s posts! Main action in this post is all about Harrow finishing off the Bards College plotline, and then returning to Thieves Guild action! Time to go after Mercer “Murderous Lying Bastard” Frey. 😀
In Which Harrowhark Becomes Thane of Haafingar
Big Bards College action all over this pair of sessions, as I proceeded through Flute, Poetic Edda, and into Lute studies, as well as discovering how the spellsongs and general performance powers work. Meanwhile, I finished off Potema and bought Proudspire Manor, which let me become thane in Haafingar!
In Which Harrowhark Acquires Mehrunes’ Razor and Joins the Bards College
This post features Harrow finishing off getting the Gauldur Amulet as well as Mehrunes’ Razor, and learning how to craft amber and madness gear after fighting the mad smith Evethra.
Biggest highlight of this post, though, is finally beginning the Bards College with Harrow–and y’all, I’m in love with this mod already!
In Which Kendis Becomes Arch-Mage and Returns Some Instruments
Double session post, with the main action being acquiring the Staff of Magnus, using it to save the College of Winterhold, and returning the lost instruments to the Bards College.
And oh yeah: these are the sessions that saw me decide to bail on Survival Mode.
In Which Kendis Signs Up for the Bards College and the Legion
In the name of having Kendis not completely duplicating what I’m doing in Harrow’s playthrough, I decided to take a page from Delga’s earlier book and have Kendis sign up to fight for the Empire. I also had her go ping the Bards College to sign up with them. One of these things did not go very well for her.
In Which Gyllerah Becomes an Antiquarian and Stops a Necromancer
Double session post! Main item of interest here is that I joined the Antiquarian Circle, which a) gave me my first chance to lay eyes on what Skyrim looks like in ESO, and b) let me start using the game’s Antiquities system. And, I did a whole bunch of exploring for various materials surveys, which gave me a chance to put down a dangerous necromancer in the Rift.
In Which Shenner Quests for Instruments, a Pirate Ship, and Fish
Another combo of new stuff and old stuff in this session, wherein I got the other two missing instruments for the Bards College–but also got Dead Man’s Dread, a beached pirate ship, as arguably the most unusual home I’ve acquired in Skyrim to date! And also, I tried out the new Fishing content!
In Which Shenner Joins the Bards College
This session was another mix of old and new stuff, though a bit more of the old stuff this time. Got officially inducted into the Bard’s College, which was familiar! But part of finding the lost flute for Pantea netted me a whole bunch of spells that were not. Though they do appear to be tasty!
In Which Shenner Slays Bandits and Finds a Vampire Hunter’s Weapons
Another session full of some satisfying new stuff courtesy of the AE! Mostly centered in Haafingar this time, with a side helping of venturing off to an island and being reminded that yeaaaah, going after a location called Giant’s Tooth when you’re only level 17 is not the wisest plan.
In Which Faanshi Recovers the Horn and Slays Sahloknir
This session was mostly about moving the main plot far enough along to reach Diplomatic Immunity–which meant recovering the Horn of Jurgen Windcaller, slaying Sahloknir to gain Delphine’s assistance, and then returning the Horn to the Greybeards. And with a side helping of beginning the Bards College quest!