• Shenner Playthrough

    In Which Shenner Defeats a Forsworn Fugitive, a Bandit Chief, and a Giant

    Main action in this session was finally resolving the Bones for a Crow quest, as well as the quest A Dying Wish. These sent me to Arcwind Point to finally slay the Forsworn fugitive Crowstooth, and also gain the gratitude of Rulnik Wind-Strider for saving his life, which now makes him available to me as a follower. Also, I ran a couple of bounties, and have Windstad Manor in progress!

  • Dawnguard,  Merawen Playthrough

    In Which Merawen Returns to the Main Dawnguard Plot

    This session finally saw the last of the Dawnguard side quests I wanted to do, i.e., acquiring the Dawnguard Rune Axe. Which meant I was also finally able to rendezvous with Serana and proceed with the next phase of the main Dawnguard plot: infiltrating Castle Volkihar in an attempt to find Serana’s long-lost mother Valerica.

    And getting into one of my favorite bits of the Dawnguard plotline: the Soul Cairn!

  • Alarrah Playthrough

    In Which the Dragonborn Quests for the College of Winterhold

    I gotta say, I’m deeply amused by how the admission standards at the College of Winterhold are such that if I’m actually off questing looking for books for them, nobody minds that I’m apparently not showing up for classes. 😉 Did a lot of questing for the college in this session, not only for the main college plotline, but also radiant quests.

    This is a big post, with a bunch of screencaps.

  • Alarrah Playthrough

    In Which the Dragonborn and Her Housecarl Set Out on Another Road Trip

    Twitter thread from 5/17/2021, in which Alarrah and Lydia do another road trip, this time to Solitude; in which Alarrah slays a dragon at the Western Watchtower, and battles multiple bandits; and in which she witnesses the execution of Roggvir in Solitude.

    And also in which Alarrah’s player learns why it’s necessary to be careful when you’re reading books in a location you don’t own!

    Notes

    1. I didn’t realize this at the time, but what very likely happened when I read that book in the Winking Skeever was that I hit (A) without realizing it, after I opened the book to read it. And the game counted that as stealing. Which I still think is kind of bullshit, just because I could argue that you’re not actually stealing the book if you don’t take it out of the inn with you! But I suppose that’d be harder to code than just checking to see if you’ve picked up an item that isn’t actually free to take. 😉
    2. This post was written on 3/18/2022, but is backdated to the time of the tweet thread for organizational purposes.