In Which Kendis Becomes Thane of the Pale and Takes Territory for the Empire
This is another three-session post, as I’m trying to clear out my queue to get caught up! Main action here: lot of war stuff, since I took both the Pale and the Rift for the Empire; got Bloodchill Cavern; got the Gray Cowl of Nocturnal; got the cracked White Phial for Nurelion; got the ironwood fruit to make the healing soup for Rulnik; got the Headman’s Cleaver; and last but not least, became thane of the Pale after putting Brina Merilis in power as Jarl.
In Which Shenner Quests through Mzinchaleft and Arkngthamz
Turned out I had a few more side quests to do still, before sending Shenner off to Solstheim! This is a double session post, covering sessions in which I hit Mzinchaleft to recover Mjoll the Lioness’ sword Grimsever, and then hit Arkngthamz to get Katria’s plot underway. And there was fishing! SO MUCH FISHING.
In Which Ysani Finds Recruits for the Dawnguard
Three main themes to this session: dragon killing, bear killing (a perfectly ridiculous number of bears!), and moving the Dawnguard plot along! Recruited Sorine and Gunmar, and had the reunion with Serana that leads to the quest to find a Moth Priest!
In Which Ysani Becomes Thane of the Pale and Winterhold
Getting all the side quests done to become thane of both the Pale and Winterhold took longer than I expected, so that became the overall main action of this session! But in the meantime, I also did preliminary Small House building at Heljarchen Hall, finished up the Alteration Ritual quest, and kicked the ass of Rolff Stone-Fist in Windhelm on general principles.
In Which Delga Rescues a Vampire and Searches for a Moth Priest
Primary goal of this session was moving the Dawnguard plot further along, from the point where I rescue Serana to the point where she and I are looking for the Moth Priest.
With a side helping of killing a whole bunch of dragons, getting issues with the Standing Stones sorted, and selling and stashing stuff in Whiterun!
(This post is going up on Thursday 12/23, but this is actually for the play session done on Tuesday 12/21.)
In Which Delga Does More General Adventuring
Another fairly low-key session, since although this was a Friday night session, I had to get up in the morning to go to chiro, and couldn’t stay up until stupid-o’clock playing Skyrim!
So mostly, this was just wandering around doing training, crafting, and general adventuring, accompanied by housecarl Calder!
In Which Merawen Becomes Thane of the Pale
This session was almost but not entirely a break from Dawnguard action, as I focused instead on action in Dawnstar—and on becoming Thane of the Pale. But while I was at it, I did also take care of Jarl Skald’s little vampire problem!
In Which the Dragonborn Becomes Thane of the Pale
Decided to head back to Dawnstar last night, and finish up the necessary steps to become thane there. Plus, the obligatory selling, smithing, and hunting!