Another drop of sessions involving my ESO alt Marwyth! Main action featured in this post: saving Sai Sahan as part of the main plot; infilitrating No Shira Citadel as part of the Thieves Guild plot; saving the town of Selfora as part of the main quest in Deshaan; and helping the Argonians of Silent Mire fight off attacking slaver pirates.
I’m seriously behind on my ESO playthrough posts. But before I get into this one, I want to call out the recent news about a Zenimax employee, Leona Faren, having been basically railroaded into resigning after months of abuse by a transphobic manager. I am seriously pissed off about this, as I wrote in the other post.
For the time being, I am not bailing on the Elder Scrolls games I already own; they’re too important to me as a means of maintaining my mental well-being until my household can finally abandon our COVID precautions. We are not to that point yet, and we don’t know when we will be.
But I will not be giving ESO any further money, and I will also not be buying Starfield. And I’ll be monitoring the situation to see how it proceeds. Also, I will totally understand if anybody who’s been following this blog’s posts until now is even more pissed off at Zenimax than I am right now and needs to stand down from following my playthroughs.
Right? Right. So let’s talk about what Marwyth did from 6/13 to 6/19.
Time for Gyllerah catchup! A bunch of Coldharbour-based adventuring in this one, as well as the aftermath of breaking Gyllerah’s armory station builds again, as I lamented before. And I ran into two notable recurring NPCs, the dremora Lyranth, and the hapless servant Stibbons.
Plus, now that I have an alt, it’s amusing to think about a narrative explanation for why they’re sharing the same house but never seeing each other!
A lot of festival-related activity in these sessions, as most of this play was during the Jester’s Festival. But it also saw the beginning of the Anniversary Event for 2023 as well!
Also, I’ve started making progress with Master Writs, and practicing learning how to use a Restoration Staff, with an eventual goal of being a better healer/support type person for group scenarios.
Last but not least, stumbled into a plot that let me save Casimir, the King of Daggerfall, from assassins! And all because of a dog named Giblets.
My notes for this session are sparser than the actual level of play would have warranted–but see previous posts’ commentary re: not as much time to write notes when I’m playing ESO! In this session, at any rate, Paul and I officially ran the first round of the “blow up the geysers” quest. Then we ran a time loop plot at Ebon Stadmont, and last but not least, arrived at the College of Sapiarchs only to find it under Daedra attack. All in all, eventful session!
This post is a bit more focused than other recent ones I’ve done for ESO, because this only covers one session! But it was a good action-heavy one, in which Paul and I ran the side plot on Summerset involving the Abyssal Geysers, and getting official quest pointers to go and raid them and get credit for that.
This is another double session post, with the primary action being Paul and me running the King’s Haven Pass delve on Summerset. Secondary action, just general exploration of the island, and also some more learning about how the various types of crafting work in this game.