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

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Day Eight: From Grotto to City

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 travelled to Bloated Man’s Grotto and took on a werewolf as a favour for the Daedric Lord Hircine. It was a brutal, bloody fight, but I came out the victor upon slaying the werewolf, Sinding (I realised I have been spelling this as ‘Sindig’ up until now. Oops!). Today I’m going to head over to Whiterun and see what’s going on there.

Although Falkreath wasn’t a complete failure, I still haven’t achieved what I originally set out to achieve by travelling there. I haven’t smelted my piles of ore! I’m 90% certain that I will find a smelter and a proper blacksmith in Whiterun and so I decide that today I’ll head there! I sleep in for a bit after the craziness of last night and I try on the armour I received for killing Sinding, ‘Saviour’s Hide’. I look kinda weird, but in a scary, badass kind of way. It is, unfortunately light armour. Although it gives me 15% magic resistance and 50% poison resistance, it’s armour rating is lower than my iron armour. I value it at 2679, which is a ton of money for me, so I’ll probably sell it for a hefty sum in Whiterun. I take my leave of this dreadful grotto and press on towards Whiterun.

Leaving the Grotto (more…)

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Day Seven: We’re Going on a Werewolf Hunt

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 was nearly savagely mauled by a Spriggan, killed even more bandits (I’m really turning into a regular bandit hunter in these parts) and began a quest for the Daedric lord Hircine in which I have to kill a werewolf. That’s going to be fun. I also stopped in at Riverwood and said hello to my good buddy, Sven. It wasn’t until after I went to sleep that I realised I’m probably not ready to kill a werewolf. But I’m gonna go for it anyway! If worse comes to worse I’ll just run away like the little girl I really am.

We're off to see the werewolf, the wonderful werewolf of Sindig.I rise at 5 and head out to the common room to munch on a potato for breakfast while I glare at Sven. Today is a big day for me! I’m on a werewolf hunt! I buy some bread and two apples from Orgnar for my travels, and consult my map to plot my route. I decide to head north around the mountain and go past Whiterun on my way to Bloated Man’s Grotto. I probably won’t stop in the city, but just walk past it, I have no time to waste! On my travels I come across a deer that decides it wants to be too fast for me to catch and a wolf that was surprisingly easy to kill. Maybe I’m just becoming a professional wolf-slaughterer. I continue on the road and as I pass past Whiterun, I spot a group of people fighting with a giant! I race up to help (considering I’m such a massive unit), but by the time I get there they’ve already killed the giant. One of them named Aela the Huntress gives me a spiel about how a real warrior should have jumped at the opportunity to take on a giant or something. I wasn’t really listening because I was too busy staring at her shapely features. They tell me about a group called the Companions, but I’m on a quest, and so I don’t take heed of much of what they say. I continue on the path to Bloated Man’s Grotto. (more…)