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 Faanshi Quests Though Volskygge
Very brief session! Primary highlights: ran all of Volskygge, then had a long fight with an Elder Dragon at Folgunthur.
In Which Faanshi Infiltrates a Museum
Main action of this session was Thieves Guild–and specifically, the run through the Dwemer museum in Markarth. Still one of my favorite bits of the plot, third time through. <3
In Which Ysani Seeks Words of Power and Entry Among Thieves
And now we shift tone in this run from College of Winterhold to Thieves Guild. Which is a very distinct tonal and moral shift, and I have some thoughts about how Ysani is approaching this! How do you go from taking over the College of Winterhold to running off to join the Thieves Guild in Riften? And why?
Answer: because Ysani’s hellbent on fucking up the Thalmor as much as possible, and the Thieves Guild are going to help her do it. Plus, she rather likes the mages at this point and wants to keep them out of this if she can.
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 Helps a Werewolf, and Slays Vuljotnaak and Volsung
Mostly this session was about quests not related to major plots, since I wanted to whittle down the list of miscellaneous things stacked up in my journal. But I did finally run the Ill Met By Moonlight Daedric quest, since it was safe for me to do so. And I took out the named dragon Vuljotnaak, and the dragon priest Volsung!
In Which Merawen Saves the Mage College and Dooms Mercer Frey
Very eventful session, which saw the conclusion of the main College of Winterhold plot, and significant motion forward on the Thieves Guild plot! With a bonus side helping of killing an extra dragon priest and a double dragon attack at the Western Watchtower!
In Which the Dragonborn Goes to Volskygge
For this session, I had two main overall goals:
- Following up on the “Letter from a Friend” that advised me to go find “the source of power” at Volskygge
- Seeing if I could generate a new dragon to kill, to see if I could clear the dragon corpse haunting Whiterun