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?
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…)