In Which Kendis Gains a Thaneship and Dawnbreaker
If you’re looking at this post going “hey, didn’t Harrowhark also just get the thaneship of Falkreath, and Lakeview Manor, and the Masque of Clavicus Vile?”, you are correct. This is kind of what happens when you’re doing two parallel playthroughs, it’s very easy for them to fall into similar patterns!
Aside from those two things, though, I also raided Faldar’s Tooth and actually saw more of that particular bandit hideout than I ever had done before, so that was cool!
In Which Harrowhark Becomes a Thief–and a Vampire
This was a huge eventful session, in which I did a great deal of things initially in an attempt to get Vilja killed off. But she kept doggedly holding her own in battle! So i finally punted to a backup plan, which resulted in the dismissal of all of Harrow’s followers–but also in her becoming infected with Sanguinare Vampiris, and fleeing her party’s company rather than risk endangering them. So now she’s run off to join the Thieves Guild in Riften…
But her disease has run its course. And now she’s a vampire.
This post is enormous, since a lot of things happened in it. You may want to grab a snack or a drink before you settle in with this one!
In Which Shenner Quests into Raldbthar
This is a somewhat shortish post, but this was about all I had time to play on a work night! Main action: getting another aetherium shard, finishing up the Brothers in Irons quest, and heading into Raldbthar for the final shard.
In Which Faanshi Rescues a Moth Priest
Moving on through the Dawnguard plotline, to the point where I rescued Dexion Evicus!
In Which Shenner Slays Bandits and Finds a Vampire Hunter’s Weapons
Another session full of some satisfying new stuff courtesy of the AE! Mostly centered in Haafingar this time, with a side helping of venturing off to an island and being reminded that yeaaaah, going after a location called Giant’s Tooth when you’re only level 17 is not the wisest plan.
In Which Faanshi Quests Through Shriekwind Bastion and Shadowgreen Cavern
This is a double session post, brought on by trying to continue Faanshi’s run simultaneously with exploring running Skyrim on my PC laptop now! The action here was two short sessions with her across the last couple of days, Wednesday 5/18 and Thursday 5/19, doing low-key side plots in Shriekwind Bastion and Shadowgreen Cavern.
In Which Faanshi Acquires Dawnbreaker and Returns a Dog to His Master
In keeping with the tradition set up by previous playthroughs, I ran A Daedra’s Best Friend pretty much simultaneously with The Break of Dawn in this session–which let me, yet again, have the Daedra dog Barbas on hand to help me run Kilkreath and get Dawnbreaker. I continue to have no fucks to give about either the Rueful Axe or the Masque of Clavicus Vile, but oh boy howdy do I have fucks to give about Dawnbreaker! And Barbas continues to be helpful in getting it.
In Which Ysani Begins Daedric Quests
High action in this session as I started two different Daedric quests—the ones for Clavicus Vile and Meridia!
In Which Delga Interrupts the Resurrection of the Wolf Queen
Continuing my efforts to become Thane of All the Places, this session saw me make progress towards doing that in Haafingar, by doing part one of the Potema plot and buying Proudspire Manor.
Also, surprise housecarl standing down as Lydia volunteered herself to be my steward at Windstad Manor!
In Which Delga Routs Necromancers in Hob’s Fall Cave and Bandits in Silverdrift Lair
Another side quests type session, focusing on getting the word off the Word Wall in Silverdrift Lair, and then retrieving the flute for Pantea at the Bards College.
Where, I discovered to my shock, it is actually possible for the college NPCs to have a class! :O