In Which Shenner Quests through Mzinchaleft and Arkngthamz
Turned out I had a few more side quests to do still, before sending Shenner off to Solstheim! This is a double session post, covering sessions in which I hit Mzinchaleft to recover Mjoll the Lioness’ sword Grimsever, and then hit Arkngthamz to get Katria’s plot underway. And there was fishing! SO MUCH FISHING.
In Which Ysani Retrieves Grimsever for Mjoll the Lioness
In this post, I’m covering play done on Sunday 5/1 and Monday 5/2. Main action here: finishing a run through all my various places, selling off a bunch of loot brought home from Solstheim. Then commencing an effort to find recruits for the Blades—and at the same time, see about rescuing Thorald Gray-Mane from the Thalmor!
In Which Ysani Defeats the Wolf Queen and Becomes Thane of Haafingar
By contrast to the last couple of sessions, this one was very action-packed! Not only did I get Potema settled, I also achieved the thaneship of Haafingar.
And got the Wabbajack on the side. And the 22nd and 23rd Stones of Barenziah!
In Which Delga Hunts for Schematics and Blood Samples
This session was more tying up of loose ends post-Dawnguard: hunting for more schematics for Sorine, visiting the Paragon Portal in the Forgotten Vale, and tracking down the remaining needed blood samples for Septimus.
And oh yes: getting the Oghma Infinium, and the next meeting with Hermaeus Mora!
In Which Delga Regains the Pale for the Empire
More civil war action in this session! The main objective for this part of the Reunification of Skyrim quest: getting back the Pale, where Dawnstar is, for the Empire. Which required me to indulge in a little light espionage, and then joining in the attack on Fort Dunstad.
In Which Delga Acquires the Jagged Crown and Defends Whiterun from the Stormcloaks
This session gets me well and thoroughly into the civil war plotline in Skyrim. I ran the Jagged Crown quest at the Korvanjund ruin–and then went straight into participating in defending Whiterun from an invading force of Stormcloaks. Yikes!
In Which Delga Explores Mzinchaleft and Recovers the Sword Grimsever
This was another short session, since it was on a work night! Main points of this one being talking to Kodlak and getting his quest to go take out the Glenmoril witches, and then recovering the sword Grimsever in Mzinchaleft.
In Which Merawen Hunts Crimson Nirnroot, the Pale Lady, Bandits, and Bears
This session got a little more random than I planned going in! But this was kind of cool regardless, as I did some wandering around on foot to try to see if I could have anything interesting happen–and to get opportunities to exercise the Heavy Armor skill. I was pleased to find at least one totally brand new location I never saw during Alarrah’s run!
With the exception of finding the Lunar Forge, though, this was all familiar territory. So again, I’ll be focusing on the bits that were different this time vs. what happened when Alarrah did them.
In Which the Dragonborn Learns More About How to Defeat Alduin
Since I reached level 46, it was time to proceed with the next part of moving the main questline along–and doing Alduin’s Wall! But before I did that, I took care of a bit more side quests as well, some for Riften, some for the mage college.