Traversing the lands of Skyrim, just like any old Nord.

Posts tagged “Riverwood

Day Six: Chasing Stags

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 marked the day of my first robbery, as I broke into Lod’s house in my underwear and stole a note for Dengeir and some gold for myself. I also aided in worsening the Jarl’s drinking problem, delivered some ashes to a priest and crafted a bucket load of potions. Successful? I think so!

Sitting at a table with Runil.I wake at 6:30 this morning. I head out of my room and sit at a table with Runil, the priest I delivered the ashes to yesterday. I make small talk with him, munch on a potato, then head over to Dengeir’s house to give him the letter. When I arrive, it appears that his door is locked, and so I sit on the bench outside and wait for an hour until he unlocks it. I head inside and hand him the note. He goes on about Lod making weapons for the imperials, then gives me 250 gold! Wow! That’s a lot of money! I could buy myself a house with this! Or maybe just a sword. (more…)

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Day Three Cont’d: Skinny Dipping

Do I look pimpin' or what!I reach Alvor’s forge to see if he wants a hand, and it turns he does; he asks me to make him an iron dagger! I do just that, but apparently it’s too blunt for the old sod. So he gives me some iron and tells me to go sharpen it up. I continue helping the guy, and I come out with a fine iron dagger and an improved hide helmet. I decide that, considering I have a decent amount of gold saved up, I might as well just buy some iron ingots from Alvor and smith myself some decent armour since I can’t smelt my ore. I buy a total of 15 iron ingots, 1 steel ingot 10 leather and 10 leather strips. I forge myself a full set of iron (minus a shield, I already have one of those) and proceed to improve the full set (including the shield and my steel sword) as much as my sorry little skill allows me too. It’s not much, and it cost me an absolute fortune (I’m down to around 300 gold, now), but on the plus side I now look a little like the guy from the trailer, and the guy from the trailer killed dragons. Does this mean I’m destined to kill dragons? (more…)


Day Three: Forging the Bonds of Love

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 investigated Embershard Mine, not far from Riverwood. I ended up killing about a hundred bandits (not really, only eight), finding thousands of gold pieces (not really, only about 200) and reached level 100 (not really, only level 2).

Sven is drumming for a change!Looking dramatic.At 5am, my body clock goes off and I rise from bed. Just like yesterday, I walk out of my room to see Sven playing his… Drum? Well, it’s a pleasant change, that’s for sure! But I still have never seen him sleep. Perhaps he’s a vampire? I say good morning to Orgnar and buy some food from him. I pick myself up some baked potatoes (they look like good breakfast food) and some cooked beef and grilled pheasant breast. The pheasant looks pleasant, and the beef looks neat. I try my hand at mixing some ingredients from yesterday, but unfortunately nothing I mix seems to create any potions. I feel kinda lousy, but I leave the inn to head over to see if Lucan is open yet. (more…)