• Alarrah Playthrough

    Adventures in Skyrim Up Till Now

    I’ve been posting play by play updates of my adventures in Skyrim, a thing that folks are telling me on both Twitter and Facebook that they enjoy reading. It has, however, occurred to me that it might actually be nice to post that stuff to the blog! Not only for the sake of new actual content, but also for the sake of anybody who actually reads my blog (or the Dreamwidth mirror), and who might be entertained by my Skyrim adventures.

    I’m not going to re-post all the play by plays up to this point, just because redoing them is work I don’t feel like doing. But to bring everybody who doesn’t follow me on social media up to speed, here’s where I am in the game so far. (And while this is primarily a summary of in-game activity, I’m also throwing in periodic in-character commentary, just because this is so immersive a game that it really does feel like my old MUSHing days.)

    Lots of gaming geekery behind the fold!

    Alarrah the Wood-Elf is now level 21, and has established herself as a Thane of Whiterun, with her loyal housecarl Lydia tromping with her all over the countryside killing assorted dragons, bandits, undead, and other beasties; righting assorted wrongs; and just generally collecting a lot of shiny loot while the Skyrim Civil War builds around her.

  • Alarrah Playthrough

    Today’s Things Accomplished in Skyrim

    A Twitter thread from May 5, 2021, in which I finally achieve getting Alarrah to Whiterun and discovering that she’s Dragonborn!

    Today’s Things Accomplished in Skyrim:

    1. Went back to Whiterun to give them the Dragonstone
    2. Helped them kill a dragon and I sorta kinda absorbed its dying soul? (hi there main plot line!)
    3. I’m a Dragonborn say what now?!

    5:49 PM · May 5, 2021
    4. I’m also now a Thane of Whiterun and now I have my very own housecarl following me around
    5. Hit another milestone: my very first NPC complaining about the arrow to the knee ;D
    6. The Greybeards went BOOM by way of saying yo, Dragonborn, we’d like a word with you

    5:50 PM · May 5, 2021
    7. Dragged Lydia all the way down to Embershard Mine because I had no clue how to get to High Hrothgar
    8. Finally made it to Iverstead but killed a whole bunch of bandits, wolves, sabre cats, necromancers, a bear, and an apprentice ice mage on the way

    5:50 PM · May 5, 2021
    9. Stumbled into Iverstead about 3am and hey this inn looks EXACTLY like the inn in Riverwood, is this a franchise or what? 😉

    5:50 PM · May 5, 2021
    Me: “It’s the Motel 6 of Skyrim!”
    @Bacon4Birds: “We’ll leave the torch on for ya!”

    6:38 PM · May 5, 2021


    1. This post was originally written on 3/16/2022, but backdated to the time of the tweet thread for organizational purposes.
    2. Post rewritten on 12/26/2022 to reconstruct the entire Twitter thread in the post body, and remove all links to Twitter.