In Which Harrowhark Visits the Forgotten City
All of my Skyrim posts are spoiler-laden by definition. But this one has a particularly high volume of spoilers, because in the two sessions covered here, I talk about running the plot for the Forgotten City mod. If you haven’t ever played this mod and think you might want to, and if having spoilers in advance would wreck your ability to enjoy the mod, I strongly recommend you bookmark this post and come back to it later.
If you want a short spoiler-free review, check this post instead. (And if you’re reading this post directly on Dreamwidth instead of on the main Anna Plays Skyrim site, here’s the direct Dreamwidth version of the spoiler-free post.)
And now, let’s talk about the Forgotten City! With a side helping of getting the swords Bloodthirst and Red Eagle’s Bane, killing a dragon at Fort Greymoor, and seeing a herd of wild horses. <3
This post is very long, because I have a lot to say about the mod. Brace for verbosity!
In Which Faanshi Discovers Guildmaster Treachery and Becomes Thane of the Reach
Ran Snow Veil Sanctum in this session, which got me to the big dramatic cutscene between Karliah and Mercer “Murderous Lying Bastard” Frey! And in the meantime, I also started Katria’s plot, bought Vlindrel Hall, and became Thane of the Reach.
In Which Ysani Becomes Thane of the Reach, and Also a Nightingale
This is the first of two Skyrim posts today, for the play session on Thursday 2/17! Warm-up action for this session was becoming Thane of the Reach, and getting Vlindrel Hall and Argis the Bulwark as housecarl.
Main action, though? Raiding Mercer Frey’s house and proceeding through the Thieves Guild plot to become a Nightingale. 😀
In Which Delga Cleanses the Companions of Most of Their Lycanthropy
This session’s main point was to cleanse Vilkas, Farkas, and myself of lycanthropy, though I wound up having to do a few side quests to get to the point of being able to do that. Discovered a fun new game: siccing flame atronachs on Forsworn!
In Which Merawen Becomes Thane of the Reach and Gains Markarth for the Guild
This session was pretty much all about Markarth—becoming thane for the current Jarl, and also gaining a foothold in the city for the Guild.
Also, got my Smithing up to 100 and was able to unlock Dragon Smithing, finally! \0/
In Which the Dragonborn Destroys the Dark Brotherhood
This session was mostly all about dealing with wiping out the Dark Brotherhood, though with a side helping of tracking down the sword of Red Eagle.