Tembriel Playthrough

Playthrough Info
Game Morrowind
Race Bosmer
Playthrough Dates August 2022, in progress
Platform PC, Steam Deck
Language English

This page is for my first Morrowind playthrough, begun on 8/7/2022, mostly by way of casually poking around the game to see if I could start learning a bit about it before diving into it for real. I decided to play a Wood Elf named Tembriel, just to keep the same spirit of how my first Skyrim character had also been a Wood Elf!

Goals for this playthrough: real simple. This is my first Morrowind playthrough, and while I know the broad strokes of the plot, I don’t know the details of how to get there or much about the mechanics of the game. So I’m going in with the assumption that I’m going to try to play the same character type I like the most in Skyrim: somebody inclined to archery, stealth, and magic. We’ll see what happens!

Like my Skyrim character Alarrah, Tembriel is named for a character in my Rebels of Adalonia books, Valor of the HealerVengeance of the Hunter, and Victory of the Hawk.

Tembriel’s Backstory

I am extremely new to Morrowind, and I’ve been deliberately avoiding trying to read up too much on the UESP wiki, to try to preserve some element of surprise! But what I can piece together about this character’s background comes at least right out of the introduction text that shows up at the start of the game: I’m “a prisoner born on a certain day to uncertain parents”. (I shall ignore the part where the introduction text also says I’m a “he”.)

And Tembriel’s transferred without explanation to a carriage and then a boat, and sent to Morrowind. So this says she clearly did something to piss off the Empire and get myself thrown into prison! She’s a Bosmer, and young and foolish, so let’s say she probably got caught trying to pull off a little light thievery.

So now she’s been sent off to Morrowind and not told a goddamn thing about why she’s there. And they’re releasing her here? Da hell? Well, probably beats being in prison…?

Playthrough Posts

Here are all of Tembriel’s playthrough posts! These are listed in descending chronological order. Note the pagination controls; you can use those to page through to subsequent posts.

You can also browse Tembriel’s posts via her playthrough category link.

  • In Which Tembriel Quests for House Hlaalu - 09/01/2022
    In which Tembriel returns a stolen silver bowl to its rightful owner; and in which she carries out the business of House Hlaalu, gaining further favor and rank from Nileno.
  • In Which Tembriel Takes on Bandits in Ulummusa - 08/29/2022
    In which Tembriel maintains her cover by practicing magic and going after bandits in a hideout in Ulummusa.
  • In Which Tembriel Gathers Intel for the Blades - 08/29/2022
    In which Tembriel steals, and then returns, a book for a colleague in the Mages Guild; kills a kwama queen in an egg mine for House Hlaalu; checks out a disturbance in Maar Gan; and gathers intel for the Blades in Vivec.
  • In Which Tembriel Steals a Skull and an Alchemical Formula - 08/25/2022
    In which Tembriel meets a charming thief; steals a skull from the Andrano Ancestral Tomb in the name of getting information for the Blades; takes out an orc wanted for murder; and finally steals an alchemical formula for House Hlaalu.
  • In Which Tembriel Finds the Plot - 08/25/2022
    In which Tembriel quests through Arkngthand and acquires a Dwemer puzzle box; receives intel on the Sixth House cult; is confronted by a "Sleeper" chanting about Dagoth Ur; and has to fight a club owner in Suran for money owed to the Fighters Guild.


Tembriel’s screenshot album can be found on the Tembriel Screenshots page.