In Which Kendis Recovers Stolen Books for the Mage College
This is Kendis’ run through Fellglow Keep! Also features getting the dragonscale armor at Yorgrim Overlook, and a whole helluva lot of freezing weather, because this is what happens when you ride from the College of Winterhold down to Windhelm in Survival Mode.
In Which Kendis Avenges Kodlak and Saves Dawnstar from Nightmares
This was a big crunchy session, in which I wound up doing a lot more in the vicinity of Dawnstar than previously played! Main goal was initially to reach Driftshade Refuge and avenge the killing of Kodlak, but I wound up doing the entire nightmares plot in Dawnstar as well just because traveling in Survival Mode is annoying in the cold parts of the map.
In Which Harrowhark Helps Vilja Find a Bottle
This is a double session post! I would split these up into individual posts–except that a good part of the first session had to get retconned due to very strange aggressive behavior from Lydia! So I redid a lot of that content in the session after, and I’m bundling the two together in this post.
Got a whole lot of quests started, and most notably of the bunch: I have now met Vilja, since I’m running her follower mod! Lots of commentary on her and everything else behind the fold.
In Which Delga Joins the College of Winterhold
Lots of action in this session, with multiple dragons, fulfilling a bandit bounty, and last but most assuredly not least, getting the mage college plotline underway!
In Which Delga Acquires Lakeview Manor and Slays a Silver Hand Leader
Finally got Lakeview Manor started, setting up my third official home in this run and the first of the buildable ones! And also moved the Companions plotline a little further along, by assassinating a Silver Hand leader by the order of Aela the Huntress.
Plus, a side helping of bandit bounty, and as always, lots and lots and lots of smithing!
In Which the Dragonborn Goes to Geirmund’s Hall
The main point of yesterday’s run was the next part of the Forbidden Legends quest, but with the obligatory extra building and smithing and crafting on either side. Plus, more occurrences of the dead dragon corpse bug!
In Which the Dragonborn Hunts for Fun and Profit
No particular goal to yesterday’s Skyrim playing, really; I wanted another break from the bigger quests, and to see what I could do about building a gold reserve to go buy Proudspire Manor. Plus, I wanted to use the elven bow for a while to hunt things and refill some of my soul gems. But even though I had no particular quest-related goal, I did have a few interesting encounters!
So what I wound up doing included:
- Another hunting run in the plains around Whiterun
- Encountered M’aiq the Liar
- Encountered a jester-type character called Cicero
- Additional smithing and potion crafting to sell stuff
- Following up on a treasure map I’d come across to find a treasure near Riverwood
- Killing another dragon (like you do, if you’re the Dragonborn)