In Which Harrowhark is Inducted as a Bard, Then Goes After Mercer Frey
Four session post, just because I’ve been more in a mood for Harrow than Kendis this week. And because I fell behind doing Harrow’s posts! Main action in this post is all about Harrow finishing off the Bards College plotline, and then returning to Thieves Guild action! Time to go after Mercer “Murderous Lying Bastard” Frey. 😀
In Which Kendis Becomes Arch-Mage and Returns Some Instruments
Double session post, with the main action being acquiring the Staff of Magnus, using it to save the College of Winterhold, and returning the lost instruments to the Bards College.
And oh yeah: these are the sessions that saw me decide to bail on Survival Mode.
In Which Shenner Acquires Sunder and Wraithguard
In this session, I mostly ran the entirety of the Sightless Pit–not only the original very large main dungeon, but also the new vault added by the AE content, where you can find the artifacts Sunder and Wraithguard!
Neat artifacts, very tasty enchantments, possibly worth getting for heavy-armor-oriented melee characters. One problem though: the big clanky extra-tough centurion guarding them.
In Which Shenner Joins the Bards College
This session was another mix of old and new stuff, though a bit more of the old stuff this time. Got officially inducted into the Bard’s College, which was familiar! But part of finding the lost flute for Pantea netted me a whole bunch of spells that were not. Though they do appear to be tasty!
In Which Faanshi Joins the Bards College
Busy session! This one was all about running Dead Men’s Respite and bringing King Olaf’s verse back to the Bard’s College, and accomplishing the first of the “go get an instrument” quests. With a side helping of starting the museum quest in Dawnstar, taking out a bandit chief at Broken Helm Hollow, and coming to the attention of Brynjolf in Riften!
In Which Ysani Steals a Horse and More Stones of Barenziah
This session continues my campaign to get the rest of the Stones of Barenziah! But with some careful judicious horse theft as well. Though arguably, really, is it actually horse theft if the owner of the horse knows in advance that I’m stealing it?
In Which Ysani Becomes Thane of the Pale and Winterhold
Getting all the side quests done to become thane of both the Pale and Winterhold took longer than I expected, so that became the overall main action of this session! But in the meantime, I also did preliminary Small House building at Heljarchen Hall, finished up the Alteration Ritual quest, and kicked the ass of Rolff Stone-Fist in Windhelm on general principles.
In Which Ysani Quests for the Bards College
Primary point of this session was doing the instrument finding quests for the Bards College, and getting the resulting skill bumps from them! And I began running Mzulft for the mage college plot.
(Also, this is not actually yesterday’s session–this is the session from Saturday. I never did put up this post yesterday, because of being out for a good chunk of the afternoon running errands. The post for yesterday’s play is forthcoming!)
In Which Delga Routs Necromancers in Hob’s Fall Cave and Bandits in Silverdrift Lair
Another side quests type session, focusing on getting the word off the Word Wall in Silverdrift Lair, and then retrieving the flute for Pantea at the Bards College.
Where, I discovered to my shock, it is actually possible for the college NPCs to have a class! :O
In Which Merawen Joins the Bard’s College, Gets Azura’s Star, and Becomes Thane of Winterhold
This was another one of those sessions where I was all over the map. Just about everything I did in this run was stuff I’d already done as Alarrah but which I enjoyed, so I wanted to do again–plus, the skill bonuses were important and I wanted to rack those up. I moved the mage college plot along a little further, ran the entire bard college plot, got Azura’s Star, and became thane of Winterhold. And oh yes, I also finally fully furnished Breezehome.
I did however also do a few new things, including trying out housecarl Rayya as a follower, running the Yngvild dungeon, and doing a thievery job in Windhelm that required me to break into the house of Brunwulf Free-Winter.