Warmup act for this session: running Yngvild. Main event: running Irkngthand, for the final confrontation with Mercer Frey!
This was the session for Friday 1/18, the second of two posts I’m putting up today. And even though this was a Friday night session, it was shorter than normal because I had an evening eye appointment to get to, and then a lot of errands to run on the way back from that.
Plus, I had to get up early for chiro today. So I didn’t want to stay up till stupid-o’clock playing Skyrim. Result: this mostly was a road trip kind of session, in between bigger action.
This is another double session post. Sunday night’s session, where I got the broken Azura’s Star from Ilinalta’s Deep, was not really long enough of a session to warrant a post all by itself.
Monday’s session, on the other hand, turned into a monster! Not only did I get Azura’s Star repaired, I also joined the Imperial Legion. So now I’ve officially taken a side in the war for Skyrim!
And oh yeah: I’m also now thane of Winterhold!
This was another one of those sessions where I was all over the map. Just about everything I did in this run was stuff I’d already done as Alarrah but which I enjoyed, so I wanted to do again–plus, the skill bonuses were important and I wanted to rack those up. I moved the mage college plot along a little further, ran the entire bard college plot, got Azura’s Star, and became thane of Winterhold. And oh yes, I also finally fully furnished Breezehome.
I did however also do a few new things, including trying out housecarl Rayya as a follower, running the Yngvild dungeon, and doing a thievery job in Windhelm that required me to break into the house of Brunwulf Free-Winter.
Decided to go ahead and move forward with the next stage of the main quest last night, partly just because this one was particularly important plot-wise, but also because that stage was necessary to unlock the next stage of the White Phial quest!