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 Faanshi Restores the Gildergreen and Infiltrates Goldenglow Estate
Finally got Faanshi to a point where she can summon a dremora lord! So maybe I’ll be able to stay on Master Difficulty! And once I did that, I proceeded to restore the Gildergreen in Whiterun, and then go infiltrate Goldenglow Estate for the Thieves Guild.
This session was run on Friday 5/27.
In Which Faanshi Finds Nirnroot and Stolen Books
This is Faanshi’s play session from Wednesday, 5/25, and was fairly low-key by comparison with what I’ve been doing with Shenner. Main action here: finishing up the ingredients quest for Ingun in Riften, and then proceeding with the mage college plot, enough to get to the point of recovering the stolen books from Fellglow Keep.
In Which Faanshi Retreats and Bails to Riften
Faanshi’s latest session, played yesterday (Friday 5/20), had two major items of note: I had to retreat from Volunruud because I could not take down the boss Kvenel for the life of me. And after doing that, I sent Lydia home to Breezehome so I could head off to Riften and follow up on Brynjolf’s little marketplace shenanigans proposal!
By which I mean, “Khajiit will join your Thieves Guild, and thinks you will find that she is very, very good at it.”
In Which Ysani Does More General Adventuring
Another general adventuring session, while I worked on leveling up to 58 so I could do the rest of the Potema plot. Ran Volunruud and Yngol’s Barrow, and fought two different Ancient Dragons!
In Which Delga Continues to Aid the College of Winterhold
This session was all about continuing the main plot of the mage college, featuring finishing the run through Mzulft to get info on the whereabouts of the Staff of Magnus–and then returning to find chaos at the college, witnessing the death of the Arch-Mage, and having to leap into action to save the town of Winterhold from magical anomalies!
In Which Delga Battles a Dragon and Bandits, and Seeks Azura’s Star
This is a double session post, covering play done on Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th! Doubling up because Friday’s was a short session, and I was too busy on Saturday trying to plow through my gigantic email backlog to do a Skyrim post. So y’all are getting both sessions in this combined post!
Major highlights: running the Volunruud dungeon to get the Shout word there; beginning the quest to get Azura’s Star; and killing a dragon with Farkas. In theory.
In Which Merawen Gets Final Restoration Training
Yet another “general adventuring and crafting” type session, but featuring doing the Restoration Ritual Quest, and doing quite a bit of treasure hunting.
In Which Merawen Recovers a Ghost’s Sword and Goes to Volunruud
Another “general adventuring” kind of session, with the two main points being finishing the quest to get the sword for the ghost in the Old Hroldan Inn, and then going to Volunruud and getting what I’m pretty sure is my last available Shout word off a Word Wall.
In Which the Dragonborn Goes to Mzulft and Volunruud
This was a short session, compared to some of my other monster sessions lately! Main points were clearing a bounty, finding cogs for Arniel at the college, and finding another Word Wall.