• Kendis Playthrough,  Skyrim

    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.

  • Kendis Playthrough,  Skyrim

    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!

  • Harrowhark Playthrough,  Skyrim

    In Which Harrowhark Gains a Thaneship and a Khajiit Follower

    Double session post! Main action here: achieving the thaneship in Falkreath; reaching Haemar’s Shame and getting the directive to fetch the Rueful Axe; taking out the bandits at Treva’s Watch; buying the land for Lakeview Manor, and beginning its building; fetching the Rueful Axe from Rimerock Burrow, and then delivering it to Clavicus Vile to get him to take Barbas back; acquiring the sword Dawnfang and Duskfang from the depths of the Ratway; getting Grelod the Kind arrested for abusing her charges; and last but not least, acquiring a Khajiit companion with extremely odd ideas about why he needed to voluntarily commit himself to the Riften jail.

  • 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!

  • Elder Scrolls Online,  Gyllerah Playthrough

    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.