In Which Kendis Joins the Dawnguard and Seeks Elder Scrolls
Main action in these sessions: getting started with Dawnguard, and in fact making serious inroads on the plot, getting all the way through running the Soul Cairn and getting Valerica’s Elder Scroll. And in between all of this, I kept bouncing back to Whiterun trying to spawn the Traveler. Which did in fact finally help me solve the problem with Carlotta and Mila being stuck!
Meanwhile, I also picked up the thaneship in Winterhold! For free, pretty much, since I’d already helped enough people and had put the new Jarl into power by way of winning the war.
And last but not least, I got onto the trail of finding the Dragon scroll, needed not only for Dawnguard, but for the main plot as well.
In Which Shenner Goes Adventuring for the Dawnguard
And now, some catchup in regular Skyrim! I’ve gotten in periodic Shenner sessions while playing a bunch of ESO, advancing her through the Dawnguard plotline when I can.
So here’s a catchup post about going to Ruunvald with her to rescue Florentius, returning to Castle Volkihar and running the Soul Cairn, retrieving schematics for Sorine, and then running Ancestor Glade to get the location of Auriel’s Bow.
In Which Shenner Marries Rulnik and Joins the Dawnguard
Now that Shenner’s done running Dragonborn, time to swing back around and run Dawnguard! But first: a stop in Riften to finally marry her loyal follower, Rulnik!
In Which Faanshi Rescues a Moth Priest
Moving on through the Dawnguard plotline, to the point where I rescued Dexion Evicus!
In Which Faanshi Joins the Dawnguard
Got tired of running side quests, so moved the main plot along a little more for Faanshi, which resulted in her first meeting with Hermaeus Mora. And then I went to go investigate a mysterious cavern for the Dawnguard!
In Which Ysani Brings Ingjard to the Blades
This is nominally a double session post—I say nominally, because while this post covers play done on Thursday 5/5 and Friday 5/6, Friday’s play session was super short.
Main action: getting Ingjard of the Dawnguard on deck as a follower, and taking her through Forelhost before presenting her as a recruit for the Blades. And then hiring Vorstag in Markarth, and beginning to take him through Ragnvald.
In Which Ysani Discovers and Rescues a Vampire
With this session, I officially got the Dawnguard plot underway! Found and rescued Serana at Dimhollow Crypt, and escorted her home to Castle Volkihar–with a stop along the way at Deepwood Redoubt and Hag’s End, where I confirmed that why yes, if you have Serana with you, you can in fact get the Ancient Shrouded Armor normally only available there if you’re in the Dark Brotherhood!
In Which Ysani Joins the Dawnguard
I had thought I was going to go up to High Hrothgar and check on that Paarthurnax situation in this session—didn’t work out that way. Instead, I wound up doing a few rounds of bandit and dragon fighting at Lakeview, and then went off to find Fort Dawnguard! Because I hear they need vampire hunters.
In Which Delga Rescues Priests and Hunts for Elder Scrolls
Continuing the Dawnguard quest line with this session! Got Dexion Evicus rescued, also got Florentius rescued, and proceeded to the parts of the plot where two more Elder Scrolls are needed above and beyond the one that Serana has. Conveniently, since I haven’t yet found the Elder Scroll for the main plot, this means I can get that done now too!
In Which Delga Forges the Aetherial Crown and Joins the Dawnguard
Pretty plot-heavy session here, since I resolved Arniel’s side quest as well as the Lost to the Ages quest, and began play on Dawnguard!