In Which Harrowhark Gets Bloodchill Cavern and Joins the College of Winterhold
Finally made it to the mage college in Harrowhark’s playthrough, which is later than I’ve historically done it! But it was particularly satisfying this time, because I’d kind of forgotten that I have the Immersive College of Winterhold mod installed. And I finally got to start seeing it in action. 😀
Also, I have acquired Bloodchill Cavern–which plays out significantly differently if you come into the place as a vampire.
In Which Faanshi Hunts More Stones and Viinturuth
This session was all about fetching the last few Stones of Barenziah, hence running Sunderstone Gorge, Rannveig’s Fast, and Yngvild. With a side helping of taking out the dragon Viinturuth!
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 Shenner Thwarts a Conspiracy and Battles a Giant Spirit Crab
This session saw my running the last couple of quests on Viriya’s branch of the Fishing content! Which sent me boinging between Bronze Water Cave, Alftand Ruined Tower, and Markarth–and then off to Dawnstar, for round two of the invasion of the frenzied mudcrabs! Meanwhile, since I was in Markarth anyway, I ran the Forsworn Conspiracy.
Also, did a little unexpected activity that started the Brothers in Irons quest, one of the few remaining Alternative Armors quests I haven’t done yet!
In Which Faanshi Goes to Alftand
Action for this session: acquiring a full set of ebony armor and weaponry for Jordis; going to Dragontooth Crater to take out the dragon there and get the Word of Power; and starting my run through Alftand, to get the Elder Scroll!
In Which Shenner is Proclaimed the Fisher Queen
I actually did main plot stuff in this session–i.e., visiting Paarthurnax and getting the objective to find the Elder Scroll, and learning the Clear Skies Shout–but I’m way more amused by how I got word that a song was written about how awesome I have become at fishing. LOL. Spent time on other side quests as well, finishing off the Pets plotline, recovering a staff for Enthir to get Onmund’s amulet back, and finding a couple aspects of the game that were buggy even though I’m running the USSEP in this playthrough.
In Which Shenner Acquires a Vampire Lair, a Goldfish, and Ancient Knowledge
Second of two Shenner posts today, but the previous one was for play done on Thursday 6/24, and this one is for play done on Friday 6/25. Main highlights: getting Bloodchill Manor, finally catching one of the two goldfish I need to move the Fishing plots along, and running Avanchnzel.
In Which Shenner Impresses the Jarl of Riften
Fairly eventful session, even though a good bit of it went to discovering that I am not yet ready to take on the bandit boss at Traitor’s Post. What I did accomplish: getting a few more quest pointers! Building out the rest of Goldenhills Plantation! Taking care of the skooma dealer problem in Riften—and getting Laila Law-Giver to offer me a thaneship!
(I’m posting this on 6/9 but this is for play done on 6/7.)
In Which Ysani Saves a Moth Priest and Returns to Castle Volkihar
Moved the Dawnguard plot further along in this one, by saving Dexion Evicus, recovering a schematic for Sorine, and then returning with Serana to Castle Volkihar in search of her mother.
With a hefty side helping of surprise mercy to some Thalmor who don’t know how close they came to getting stabbed by pissed off dremora. 😉
In Which Ysani Saves Dawnstar from Nightmares
The main objective of this session was to run the Vaermina nightmare plot in Dawnstar, by way of getting ready to get the thaneship there. But I also worked on side quests for getting the thaneships in both Dawnstar and Winterhold, bought the land for Heljarchen Hall, and began the plot to seek Mehrunes’ Razor. Busy session all around!