Basically, this is a play-through of the PC game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, but in a non-linear fashion. I am playing the game as if I was an average Nord, kind of like an NPC (Non Player Character) being thrown into the position of the Dragonborn, and I’m acting and reacting like a normal Nord would.
Yesterday I delivered a sword forged by the blacksmith, Adrianne Avenicci to the steward up at Dragonsreach as a gift for Jarl Balguuf. This somehow led to a conversation about some dragons returning and I seem to have agreed to trek to Bleak Falls Barrow. I don’t remember how this happened, but it did, and today I begin the journey there, not far from Riverwood.
Rising early on day ten, I think to myself that I really have been back to Riverwood way too many times. The divines must have some stupid, crazy plan for that sorry little town without a smelter. It seems that today’s quest is the biggest and most important one yet. Hopefully, if I succeed in this quest, it will lead to a long, prosperous relationship between me and the Jarl of Whiterun. He’s quite a beast of a nord, too, so it’d be a good idea to do this quest right. I head downstairs into the common room of The Bannered Mare and sit next to the fire. I munch on some bread for breakfast, catch the latest goss from Hulda and head off on my way to Bleak Falls Barrow.
Consulting my map, I realise that I can cut off a large chunk of the journey if I take a shortcut through the woods! It could potentially be dangerous, as no one really knows what kinds of evil beasts lurk in the woods of Skyrim. Actually, I do know what kind of evil beasts lurk in the woods of Skyrim because I’ve played the game a lot. Boziik doesn’t have a clue, though. Regardless of this, as I begin, the journey is peaceful, and thankfully I haven’t run into anything scary like an evil, crazed, armoured, manic Khajiit bandit yet. (more…)