In Which Shenner Slays Alduin the World-Eater
This post covers Shenner’s final sessions, two sessions in which I made a hard push through the end game: confronting Alduin on the Throat of the World, arranging the peace conference to pause the war, trapping Odahviing at Dragonsreach, fighting my way through Skuldafn, and last but most definitely not least, slaying Alduin in Sovngarde.
In Which Faanshi Becomes Mora’s Champion and Adopts a Daughter
This session was mostly all about tying up loose ends and whittling down the inventory before I throw myself headlong into looking for Auriel’s Bow in Forgotten Vale. Notably, I got the Oghma Infinium–and also a daughter, as I adopted Sofie of Windhelm!
In Which Shenner Meets Hermaeus Mora and Goes to Solstheim
Most of this session was finishing up some loose ends, both side quests and main plot stuff–until I finally got Shenner, with Rulnik and Gogh in tow, over to Solstheim! Which means I am now officially going to be running Dragonborn with this alt, but with some dabbling in the additional AE content on Solstheim as well.
In Which Shenner Quests Through Raldbthar and Alftand
As expected, I picked up where I left off after the last Shenner session, re-doing the beginning of Raldbthar, and proceeding on to finding the Aetherium Forge. And since I had time to do so, I proceeded to go pester Septimus Signus about his thoughts on where I could find an Elder Scroll. Spoiler alert: Alftand!
In Which Faanshi Joins the Dawnguard
Got tired of running side quests, so moved the main plot along a little more for Faanshi, which resulted in her first meeting with Hermaeus Mora. And then I went to go investigate a mysterious cavern for the Dawnguard!
In Which Faanshi Becomes Thane of the Pale
This is a double session post, to cover everything done to let Faanshi become thane of the Pale: running the Waking Nightmare plot, killing the obligatory giant, running a couple of favor quests to get the full set for becoming thane, and buying the land for Heljarchen Hall. Also, I got a couple of favor quests at the mage college resolved, and began the search for the Elder Scroll by talking to Septimus at his outpost.
In Which Ysani Discovers the Oghma Infinium and Heads to Solstheim
This is another double session, this time covering play done on Monday 4/11 and Tuesday 4/12.
Main action here was moving the Discerning the Transmundane plot along and finding the Oghma Infinium, and oops welp Septimus sure did disintegrate, and now I have a Daedra calling me his champion? Yay?
The rest of the action here was all about prepping for my Solstheim run with this character, including improving Volendrung so I could hand it over to Argis.
In Which Ysani Quests for the Temple of Mara
Another double session post, covering play done on Thursday 4/7 and Friday 4/8. Main action for this was doing a couple of minor quests I hadn’t ever done before, both of which were for the Temple of Mara in Riften: The Book of Love, and Spread the Love.
And after that rather romantic break, I swung back around to more typical Skyrim action–finding another schematic for Sorine, and then returning to Septimus to begin the next phase of Discerning the Transmundane.
In Which Ysani Searches for the Dragon Scroll
With this session, I boinged back to the main plot to seek out the “Dragon” Elder Scroll, the one specifically needed for the main plot but also for Dawnguard. Got in some action at the mage college, slew my first Revered Dragon this time, and began running Alftand with Serana as my backup.
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!