In Which Kendis Visits Alduin’s Wall and Slays a Dragon Priest
Time to swing back around and get caught up on Kendis! Main action in this post: running the Forsworn Conspiracy plot; reaching Alduin’s Wall at Sky Haven Temple, and getting Dragonbane; running the Crypt of the Heart plot and getting the Spell Knight armor; getting Azura’s Star; and defeating the dragon priest Hevnoraak at Valthume.
In Which Shenner Acquires Azura’s Star and a Daughter
Y’know how I said at the tail end of Shenner’s last post that I was probably going to do something either in the Reach in general or Markarth in particular? Looks like the winds of whim dictated otherwise, because what I wound up doing instead was running the Blessings of Nature and Black Star plots, both of which are familiar territory, but which I had yet to do with this alt. Also did some fishing–and adopted Lucia from Whiterun as my first adopted child!
In Which Faanshi Returns a Lexicon and Quests for Daedric Princes
Eventful session, though nothing particularly new: I ran Avanchnzel, and obtained Azura’s Star as well as the hammer Volendrung. And, side helping of furnishing Honeyside finally, as well as doing a couple of minor side quests and facing some thugs sent after me for thievery revenge!
In Which Faanshi Finds Nirnroot and Stolen Books
This is Faanshi’s play session from Wednesday, 5/25, and was fairly low-key by comparison with what I’ve been doing with Shenner. Main action here: finishing up the ingredients quest for Ingun in Riften, and then proceeding with the mage college plot, enough to get to the point of recovering the stolen books from Fellglow Keep.
In Which Ysani Adopts a Child and Acquires Azura’s Star
A somewhat less lightweight session than Wednesday night’s! But some significant life development for Ysani here, as I adopted Lucia in Whiterun to ensure a safe companion and safe place for the adopted dog! And also, I cleared Valthume to kill the dragon priest Hevnoraak (and get Kahvozein’s Fang while I was at it), and cleared Ilinalta’s Deep to acquire Azura’s Star.
In Which Delga Quests for the Mage College, and Also Profit
The main overall goal of this session was basically “get enough money to buy decorations for Hjerim in Windhelm”. With that in mind, I did a whole bunch of side questing, mostly stuff for the mage college, but also finishing off the Forbidden Legend quest.
In Which Delga Acquires Azura’s Star and Joins the Imperial Legion
This is another double session post. Sunday night’s session, where I got the broken Azura’s Star from Ilinalta’s Deep, was not really long enough of a session to warrant a post all by itself.
Monday’s session, on the other hand, turned into a monster! Not only did I get Azura’s Star repaired, I also joined the Imperial Legion. So now I’ve officially taken a side in the war for Skyrim!
And oh yeah: I’m also now thane of Winterhold!
In Which Delga Battles a Dragon and Bandits, and Seeks Azura’s Star
This is a double session post, covering play done on Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th! Doubling up because Friday’s was a short session, and I was too busy on Saturday trying to plow through my gigantic email backlog to do a Skyrim post. So y’all are getting both sessions in this combined post!
Major highlights: running the Volunruud dungeon to get the Shout word there; beginning the quest to get Azura’s Star; and killing a dragon with Farkas. In theory.
In Which Merawen Joins the Dawnguard and Seeks Azura’s Star
Anybody reading my recent updates and going “gee Anna, you’re sure bouncing Merawen around through the various major faction plotlines” is absolutely correct. Because I am!
Part of this has to do with my previous commentary re: a) wanting to re-do the big plotlines that I had fun with before, and b) wanting to see if I can run Dawnguard and Dragonborn before I finally go for Alduin. But a new wrinkle in this is also that I’ve been running Merawen with the difficulty kicked up another notch, from “Novice” to “Apprentice”. Earlier in her run this wasn’t having a significant impact, but now that I’m up to level 30 I think I’m starting to feel it.
Hence, bouncing around through various plotlines, trying to see which ones I can finish, and which ones provide me the means to move other ones along.
More specific details, as always, behind the fold!
In Which the Dragonborn Acquires Azura’s Star
Yesterday’s Skyrim run actually covered multiple playing sessions, because I played a lot in the afternoon, and then late into the evening as well. The overall goal: getting Azura’s Star.