• Finds-The-Way Playthrough,  Skyrim

    In Which Finds-the-Way Becomes Thane of Haafingar and Saves the Gildergreen

    There’s a bit of advancing the Thieves Guild plotline in this pair of sessions for Finds-The-Way, but mostly, this is all about a bunch of side questing since I’m trying to kill some time and get her more leveled up before I push the Guild plot further along. Main highlights here: running Mara’s Eye Pond, Cronvangr Cave, the Blessings of Nature quest, dropping off the horn at a shrine of Talos for Elisif, and two different quests for Forsaken Cave. And I got Proudspire Manor, and became thane in Haafingar!

  • Shenner Playthrough

    In Which Shenner Aids the Remnants and Finds Divine Relics

    This was a very busy session! Ran the Interception quest, which let me aid the Remnants from Hammerfell; found divine relics at Four Skull Lookout, only to discover they didn’t consider me worthy; and slew Evethra, the mad blacksmith, from whose journal I learned how to forge amber and madness items.

    And a side helping of two different dragons slain, fire salts and nirnroot dropped off, and shrines visited!

  • Dawnguard,  Delga Playthrough

    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.)

  • Merawen Playthrough

    In Which Merawen Hunts Crimson Nirnroot, the Pale Lady, Bandits, and Bears

    This session got a little more random than I planned going in! But this was kind of cool regardless, as I did some wandering around on foot to try to see if I could have anything interesting happen–and to get opportunities to exercise the Heavy Armor skill. I was pleased to find at least one totally brand new location I never saw during Alarrah’s run!

    With the exception of finding the Lunar Forge, though, this was all familiar territory. So again, I’ll be focusing on the bits that were different this time vs. what happened when Alarrah did them.

  • Alarrah Playthrough

    In Which the Dragonborn Goes to Morthal and Slays a Giant

    Still not entirely ready to take on main plot quests again, I decided for last night’s Skyrim run that my goal was going to be returning to Morthal and seeing if I could help a couple more of their people so that I could become Thane.

    First, the obligatory shopping run. Got rid of a lot of things, and bought a few other things—including picking up some steel plate armor to better outfit Lydia, and some boots as well. That armor does not go well with the dwarven helmet and gauntlets. I need to get her a less silly looking helmet.