In Which Kendis Slays Harkon and Does Side Quests
Main action in this post is finishing up Dawnguard, then also doing a bunch of side questing. And forgetting that if I’m going to do the quests to de-wolfify Vilkas and Farkas in the Companions, and I’m on a non-modded build, I have to do Farkas first. Oops.
In Which Kendis Joins the Dawnguard and Seeks Elder Scrolls
Main action in these sessions: getting started with Dawnguard, and in fact making serious inroads on the plot, getting all the way through running the Soul Cairn and getting Valerica’s Elder Scroll. And in between all of this, I kept bouncing back to Whiterun trying to spawn the Traveler. Which did in fact finally help me solve the problem with Carlotta and Mila being stuck!
Meanwhile, I also picked up the thaneship in Winterhold! For free, pretty much, since I’d already helped enough people and had put the new Jarl into power by way of winning the war.
And last but not least, I got onto the trail of finding the Dragon scroll, needed not only for Dawnguard, but for the main plot as well.
In Which Shenner Acquires Auriel’s Bow and Slays Lord Harkon
Just to go back and revisit Skyrim for a bit, here’s the next post in Shenner’s playthrough!
Double session post, in which I finish up the end of Dawnguard in Shenner’s run. Main action: speed-running Forgotten Vale so I could get Auriel’s Bow, and then heading off to Castle Volkihar to take out Serana’s father.
In Which Shenner Goes Adventuring for the Dawnguard
And now, some catchup in regular Skyrim! I’ve gotten in periodic Shenner sessions while playing a bunch of ESO, advancing her through the Dawnguard plotline when I can.
So here’s a catchup post about going to Ruunvald with her to rescue Florentius, returning to Castle Volkihar and running the Soul Cairn, retrieving schematics for Sorine, and then running Ancestor Glade to get the location of Auriel’s Bow.
In Which Faanshi Gains Auriel’s Bow and Defeats Lord Harkon
Double session post! This sees Faanshi finishing up Dawnguard, by finishing her run through Forgotten Vale, getting Auriel’s Bow, and then taking it back to the Dawnguard to rally them to accompany her and Serana to Castle Volkihar. And take down Lord Harkon!
In Which Faanshi Escapes the Soul Cairn
As expected, it took me an entire session to run the rest of the Soul Cairn. Because not only is there just that much to do in it, I was considerably slowed down by being overloaded!
In Which Faanshi Quests Through Castle Volkihar and the Soul Cairn
We’re now reaching my favorite parts of Dawnguard in Faanshi’s playthrough! In this double session post, I got her to Castle Volkihar with Serana, and into the Soul Cairn to look for Serana’s mother Valerica–and many of the other fun things in the Soul Cairn as well.
In Which Ysani Slays Lord Harkon at Castle Volkihar
This post is for play done on the night of Friday 4/1! Main action here was the attack on Castle Volkihar, wherein the Dawnguard slew Lord Harkon. Like they do. And with a refreshing after-dinner mint of getting Valerica out of the Soul Cairn!
In Which Ysani Escapes the Soul Cairn
As hoped, this post covers play for Tuesday 3/22 and Wednesday 3/23, in which I finished up Ysani’s adventures in the Soul Cairn!
In Which Ysani Quests into the Soul Cairn
This is a double session post, covering a tiny amount of play done on Sunday 3/20, and more on Monday 3/21. Overall action here is Ysani and Serana proceeding into Castle Volkihar, making it to Valerica’s lab, and proceeding into the Soul Cairn.