In Which Shenner Quests Through Blackreach
As expected, this session was pretty much the one for running Blackreach. Found all the crimson nirnroot, and got the Elder Scroll! And picked fights with a lot of Falmer.
In Which Faanshi Finds Crimson Nirnroot and an Elder Scroll
This session was all about running Blackreach, and trying to do it all in one go so I wouldn’t have to come back down later. Which meant, getting all the crimson nirnroot before finally going to the Tower of Mzark for the Elder Scroll. And as a bonus treat, this time around I actually summoned and fought the dragon Vulthuryol!
In Which Ysani Seeks Crimson Nirnroot and Slays Dragons
This session was mostly all about returning to Blackreach and getting the rest of the crimson nirnroot (and, in the process, discovering that at least one bug in Skyrim does have a viable workaround!).
Wound up also having two different dragon encounters that resulted in NPC death and from which I rolled back. And I started the quest to get Volendrung as well.
In Which Ysani Escapes Alftand With the Dragon Scroll
This session saw the conclusion of the run through Alftand, and the acquisition of the “Dragon” Elder Scroll, needed for both the main plot and for Dawnguard! And, epilogue with returning to Fort Dawnguard and following up on further plot pointers there.
In Which Delga Hunts for Crimson Nirnroot
This session was mostly all about returning to Blackreach to hunt for crimson nirnroot, an activity that I think Delga’s player enjoyed more than Delga herself.
In Which Delga Retrieves the Elder Scroll from Mzark
Big session! Major points: running Alftand, making it down into Blackreach to the Tower of Mzark, and getting the Elder Scroll; returning the Runed Lexicon to Septimus, and the first interaction with Hermaeus Mora; and, sadly, losing Ria of the Companions as my steward at Heljarchen Hall, as she was killed by bandits. Rest well in Sovngarde, Ria!
In Which Merawen Finds an Elder Scroll and the Oghma Infinium
I’m now to the point in Merawen’s playthrough that I’ve hit about all the unfamiliar stuff I expect to hit with this character. So unless further radiant quests send me to dungeons I haven’t run before, most if not all of Merawen’s coming posts will be territory Alarrah also covered.
What commentary I have in the posts will reflect that accordingly. I’ll focus just on talking about new-to-Merawen stuff.
In Which the Dragonborn Hunts for an Elder Scroll
This session was another long crunchy one, because on the night before a PTO day, I can stay up till stupid-o’clock playing Skyrim! 😀
The main goal of this session was to find Septimus Signus and learn from him how to find an Elder Scroll. This required me to first find the guy, which was itself kind of challenging. Then I had to follow his request to take a Blank Lexicon to a particular Dwemer ruin, get it filled with data out of the Elder Scroll there, and bring the Lexicon back to him!
I’m going to go ahead and put even the highlights list behind the More tag, because the bullet points by themselves are long and spoilery!