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Day Eleven: Frostbite Kong and the Dreadful Draugr

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.

Frostbite KongYesterday I began the trek to Bleak Falls Barrow and started exploring the inside. I found a bed not far from the entrance so I trekked back to the bed at the end of the day to sleep. Today I begin the next part of the quest in Bleak Falls. I’m looking for that dragon map thing and some golden claw gadget.

I rise early on day eleven and decide to have some breakfast before heading on to explore the rest of Bleak Falls Barrow. I realise the only cooked food I have left is a venison chop and a bottle of wine. I could perhaps eat some of the uncooked meat later on, my Nordic stomach could handle it, but I’m not down for the taste of raw meat. I decide I’ll have a meal later on, I’m not that hungry right now, anyway. I head on my way and in about an hour I reach the location I was at yesterday evening. (more…)

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Day Ten Cont’d: Boziik in Bleak Falls

Discovering Bleak Falls BarrowI continue on from the bandit-ridden tower after my fantastic display of bandit-ownage in the previous entry and arrive at Bleak Falls Barrow. As I’m climbing some stairs to reach the entrance I spot some more bandits hanging out at the top. I drop into crouch mode! They know that I’m here, but thankfully they don’t know where I am, even though I’m climbing right up the center of a wide, open staircase. My sneak skill increases by a point and soon enough they notice me and it’s into battle!

I’m getting better at this bandit thing. These guys seem pathetic compared to me. I don’t even have to try that hard! The first one drops like a fly. Then the second. Then the third. I’m barely even damaged. Someone needs to invest some time and some gold into training these bandits on how to be proper bandits. It was like fighting blind mudcrabs with their hands tied behind their back. Quite simple. I carry on up to the entrance of the Barrow, and I realise how grand this place is! I look up and I have to strain my neck to see the top. Boziik looks like an ant compared to the entrance. I open the giant door and enter Bleak Falls Barrow. (more…)


Day Ten: The Tale of The Hardy Nord and The Evil, Crazed, Armoured, Manic Khajiit Bandit

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.

Dramatically walking out of WhiterunRising 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…)


Day Nine: A Sword for the Steward

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 embarked on a rather eventful journey to Whiterun. I intended on it taking maybe half the day and me spending the rest at the blacksmith’s, but that didn’t happen. It took me all day to get there and I barely had enough time to beat up the local bard and eat dinner. I’ve decided that in the future, if needed, I will not hesitate to take Bjorlam’s carriage from Whiterun to any of the major holds. It’s not fast travel, as one guy put it, “It’s just like taking the taxi somewhere!”. Totally legit, right?

So... where do these black things go?I rise early on day nine, prepared to take on this blacksmith business. I make small talk with Hulda, the barmaid and she tells me that the Gildergreen had seen better days and that I can talk to Danica about helping restoring its former beauty. I take note and sit down next to the fire and munch on some bread for my breakfast. After my tasty morning feed I head over to the local blacksmith’s. It appears to be run by an imperial woman named Adrianne Avenicci. I make small talk with her and she believes I’m the perfect man to deliver a sword for the Jarl for her. She’s made a greatsword for Jarl Balgruuf and would like me to take it to her father who is the Jarl’s steward. I happily oblige. But first I decide to finally get these ores smelted! I take my time smelting my iron ore, breathing in the divine fumes from the smelter and gazing at the red-hot, smouldering coals. I smelt a total of 20 iron ores into ingots, then head up to Dragonsreach (which is the Jarl’s ‘palace’ of sorts) to deliver the sword. (more…)