• Shenner Playthrough

    In Which Shenner Foils an Assassination and Gains New Houses

    This, I think, is the first Shenner session where I had major new action with content out of the Anniversary Edition. So given that unlike most of Skyrim, this is actually dealing with new content, be mindful of that if you care about spoilers and think you might actually want to play the AE at some point!

    Non-spoiler summary: foiled an assassination attempt on the Jarl of Whiterun and got a very tasty new bow for my trouble. And picked up a new house after answering the challenge sent me by its owner!

  • Shenner Playthrough

    In Which Shenner Escapes Execution and a Dragon Attack

    SURPRISE EXTRA PLAYTHROUGH! As I wrote last night, I got the urge to experiment and see if I could get Skyrim running on an old PC laptop I have. The startling answer to this was, in fact, yes. I got the Special Edition running on that machine, and while there were graphical issues, it was more or less playable.

    So yeah, I did some playing through with the character I created as part of that experiment, a redheaded Nord by the name of Shenner.

  • Faanshi Playthrough

    In Which Faanshi Acquires Dawnbreaker and Returns a Dog to His Master

    In keeping with the tradition set up by previous playthroughs, I ran A Daedra’s Best Friend pretty much simultaneously with The Break of Dawn in this session–which let me, yet again, have the Daedra dog Barbas on hand to help me run Kilkreath and get Dawnbreaker. I continue to have no fucks to give about either the Rueful Axe or the Masque of Clavicus Vile, but oh boy howdy do I have fucks to give about Dawnbreaker! And Barbas continues to be helpful in getting it.

  • Ysani Playthrough

    In Which Ysani Restores the Gildergreen and Adopts a Dog

    This was a lower-key session, in which I took care of several small side items, as well general building at both Lakeview and Windstad. Main things accomplished: clearing High Gate Ruins, taking out the dragon at Skyborn Altar for a bounty, and helping Danica Pure-Spring with the Gildergreen in Whiterun.

    (This post is for the play session done on Wednesday 2/23. Thursday 2/24’s post will be forthcoming shortly!)

  • Ysani Playthrough

    In Which Ysani Escapes the Destruction of Helgen

    This is the inaugural post for my fourth Skyrim run, starring Ysani Demers, a Breton! As I’ve called out on the playthrough page I’ve set up for her, this character is intended to return to my preferred play style of sneakiness and archery. I’ll be revisiting the Thieves Guild, and aiming for an even higher focus on magic this time through. And I’ll be kicking the Difficulty level

    And, most entertainingly, I will do this entire playthrough in French!

  • Delga Playthrough

    In Which Delga Regains the Rift for the Empire

    I’m posting this on Sunday, but this is actually for the play session I did on Friday night. I didn’t play last night, because I was trying to charge through fixing all of my screenshot galleries so I could resume adding galleries to new posts.

    And this one is another step forward in the Imperial side of the civil war plotline, wherein I help the Empire regain the Rift.

  • Delga Playthrough

    In Which Delga Goes on a Bear Hunt and Assists a Daedra’s Dog

    I came into this session mostly thinking that I’d work on getting Temba Wide-Arm her bear skins, and also doing that dragon bounty in the Rift.

    The way it worked out, though, I also got a boatload of quests queued up in Riften, since being there to collect the bounty meant I was able to go talk to all the Riften NPCs while they were still actually alive!

    And then I went to go do the Daedra’s Best Friend quest since I had the pointer for that in Falkreath. Very busy session all around!

  • Delga Playthrough

    The Saga of Delga Begins

    Herein begins the third of my Skyrim playthroughs, featuring the orc warrior Delga! My main goals with her are to play a couple of aspects of the game I haven’t pursued yet as either Alarrah or Merawen, namely:

    • Joining the Companions
    • Playing the Imperial side of the war

    So let’s get down to it, shall we?