In Which Kendis Becomes Thane of the Pale and Takes Territory for the Empire
This is another three-session post, as I’m trying to clear out my queue to get caught up! Main action here: lot of war stuff, since I took both the Pale and the Rift for the Empire; got Bloodchill Cavern; got the Gray Cowl of Nocturnal; got the cracked White Phial for Nurelion; got the ironwood fruit to make the healing soup for Rulnik; got the Headman’s Cleaver; and last but not least, became thane of the Pale after putting Brina Merilis in power as Jarl.
In Which Kendis Avenges Kodlak and Saves Dawnstar from Nightmares
This was a big crunchy session, in which I wound up doing a lot more in the vicinity of Dawnstar than previously played! Main goal was initially to reach Driftshade Refuge and avenge the killing of Kodlak, but I wound up doing the entire nightmares plot in Dawnstar as well just because traveling in Survival Mode is annoying in the cold parts of the map.
In Which Faanshi Finds the Location of Auriel’s Bow and a Lot of Schematics
I had thought I was going to proceed onward to Forgotten Vale in this session, once I got the location of Auriel’s Bow in Ancestor Glade. I was mistaken! Instead, I ran the rest of Sorine’s “find me a schematic” quests.
In Which Shenner Acquires Bloodthirst and Becomes Thane of the Pale
Combo of new stuff and old stuff in this one! Action that does not, despite the title of this post, include becoming a vampire. Deets behind the fold!
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 Delga Joins the College of Winterhold
Lots of action in this session, with multiple dragons, fulfilling a bandit bounty, and last but most assuredly not least, getting the mage college plotline underway!
In Which Delga and the Companions Avenge the Death of Kodlak Whitemane
Big dramatic session in which I not only ran a bandit bounty and sought a Word Wall, but also moved the Companions quest line along quite a bit! And wiped out both the Glenmoril Coven and the Silver Hands while I was at it.
In Which Delga Acquires Lakeview Manor and Slays a Silver Hand Leader
Finally got Lakeview Manor started, setting up my third official home in this run and the first of the buildable ones! And also moved the Companions plotline a little further along, by assassinating a Silver Hand leader by the order of Aela the Huntress.
Plus, a side helping of bandit bounty, and as always, lots and lots and lots of smithing!