This post covers play done on Wednesday 4/13 and Thursday 4/14.
Why all the double session posts? Two reasons:
- Four playthroughs in, it’s harder for me to find new material to post about, and
- I’ve been having to go to bed earlier because the day job’s getting me up earlier, so I have less time to play on weeknights.
So it’s taking me longer to get enough useful material to make a post. Hence putting up a post every couple of sessions.
Anyway, main action here: beginning the run on Solstheim! And diving right into the main Dragonborn plot!
Note to all: This post is several days after the fact, since my house Internet went down on Thursday 1/6/2022, and only has come up again five days later. Not cross-posting this to Dreamwidth because I put up a mirror version of this same post on that site already, here.
With this session, I officially kick off the Dragonborn DLC activity for this playthrough! And the way the session action played out, Delga and her housecarl Calder made it to Solstheim and almost immediately got caught up in the mystery of what’s going on with Miraak taking over the minds of the people of the island.
Very busy session all around. Got the main Dragonborn plot properly underway with finding Miraak’s temple and meeting Frea of the Skaal, and letting that proceed along to the point of clearing four of the All-Maker Stones with the Bend Will Shout, and beginning the search for more of the Black Books.
Also, got the Kolbjorn Barrow plot properly underway and the A New Source of Stalhrim plot, as well as hunting for pieces of the Deathbrand armor. And got Cindiri Arano her folio back.
This session was all about exploring Solstheim and beginning several side quests, in addition to moving the main Dragonborn quest line along.
And boy howdy is Solstheim weird after being used to the environment of Skyrim. But that’s a good thing!