In Which Kendis Gains a Thaneship and Dawnbreaker
If you’re looking at this post going “hey, didn’t Harrowhark also just get the thaneship of Falkreath, and Lakeview Manor, and the Masque of Clavicus Vile?”, you are correct. This is kind of what happens when you’re doing two parallel playthroughs, it’s very easy for them to fall into similar patterns!
Aside from those two things, though, I also raided Faldar’s Tooth and actually saw more of that particular bandit hideout than I ever had done before, so that was cool!
In Which Faanshi Ventures Into the Forgotten Vale
With this session, I began my favorite part of Dawnguard! Yes folks, it’s back to the Forgotten Vale!
This was a work night session, so I didn’t actually get in through the Vale very far. And this will be a somewhat short post. But I’m going ahead and posting it just to clear the queue!
In Which Faanshi Infiltrates a Museum
Main action of this session was Thieves Guild–and specifically, the run through the Dwemer museum in Markarth. Still one of my favorite bits of the plot, third time through. <3
In Which Faanshi Discovers Guildmaster Treachery and Becomes Thane of the Reach
Ran Snow Veil Sanctum in this session, which got me to the big dramatic cutscene between Karliah and Mercer “Murderous Lying Bastard” Frey! And in the meantime, I also started Katria’s plot, bought Vlindrel Hall, and became Thane of the Reach.
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 Delga Establishes a Presence in Markarth
This session was all about working on establishing the Dragonborn’s presence in Markarth. Did the initial couple of quests to get the Jarl friendly to me, bought Vlindrel Hall, and started working on gaining the thaneship.
In Which Delga Helps a Werewolf, and Slays Vuljotnaak and Volsung
Mostly this session was about quests not related to major plots, since I wanted to whittle down the list of miscellaneous things stacked up in my journal. But I did finally run the Ill Met By Moonlight Daedric quest, since it was safe for me to do so. And I took out the named dragon Vuljotnaak, and the dragon priest Volsung!
In Which Merawen Recovers a Ghost’s Sword and Goes to Volunruud
Another “general adventuring” kind of session, with the two main points being finishing the quest to get the sword for the ghost in the Old Hroldan Inn, and then going to Volunruud and getting what I’m pretty sure is my last available Shout word off a Word Wall.
In Which Merawen Becomes Thane of the Reach and Gains Markarth for the Guild
This session was pretty much all about Markarth—becoming thane for the current Jarl, and also gaining a foothold in the city for the Guild.
Also, got my Smithing up to 100 and was able to unlock Dragon Smithing, finally! \0/
In Which Merawen Goes Questing in the Reach
A bit of a break from thievery this session, as I went to go do some questing in the Reach—with an eye towards working my way over to the special Thieves Guild job in Markarth. And, a side helping of running a new-to-me quest to recruit an NPC to be my steward at Lakeview!