Day 2 – Tirdas, 18th of Last Seed
The lovely Adrianne
I have arrived within the walls of Whiterun. It’s a pleasant town with wooden buildings. It’s all very Edoras-y.
My first stop is the blacksmith’s just inside the gates. It’s run by the attractive Adrianne Avenicci (I believe she’s what they call a Redguard) who unfortunately like all of the other denizens of Skyrim is massively dirty. She’s a blacksmith though, so I guess she has a valid excuse.
Still, I don’t want soot on me, so I keep the flirting to a minimum. I introduce myself, to which she replies:
Um, ok. Most people would just say “hello” back, but I guess that’s just how they make conversation in this land. I hurriedly move the already strange conversation in a different direction by asking what she has in stock. I decide to hold my usual joke about examining her wares – she seems like the type who might react weirdly… Continue Reading
DAY 2 – Tirdas, 18th of Last Seed
I awake at about six in the morning. It seems as if the days here are about the same length as those on Earth. Having now seen the night sky I’m convinced I’m no longer in the Solar system, let alone on Earth. On leaving my room I notice that everyone who was in the inn when I went to sleep is still inside, and still drinking. These Nords clearly party pretty hard.
Across from my room I see what appears to be a chemistry set, and I head over to play with it. I start by combining bear claw with a blue mountain flower and create what may be the most niche poison imaginable:
So, that’s a poison that stops a mage from regenerating magicka, but make him harder to kill for longer…? Don’t think I’ll ever be using that one. I’m clearly not very good at this alchemy lark just yet. At least it seems to be worth something. I carry on making potions by combining random reagents, most of which fail to produce anything useful, but by the end of it I do have a few potions to sell for gold to go towards my warm clothes budget. Continue Reading
DAY 1 – Morndas, 17th of Last Seed
I emerge blinking from a cave, the destruction of Helgen lies behind me, a yet unknown world ahead. Within hours of waking alone and confused in the snow I have been arrested, almost executed, constantly called “Breton”, almost burned by a freaking Dragon, chased by massive spiders, chased by a massive bear, and now my only friend in this strange land, Ralof, has just run off leaving me with some vague instructions to visit his sister in Riverwood.
Other than the weapons and armour I looted from a person Ralof killed (I was hiding) I have 133 gold, some food and drink, some books, and a bear skin (from the bear Ralof killed while I ran around in circles). Despite having no idea what 133 gold is worth in this economy I feel quite well off, even if I now have a reputation as a massive coward. After admiring the view outside the cave I pick some berries, and head down the path, stopping to pick other flowers along the way. I don’t really know why. It seems like something to do. Continue Reading
I had a pleasant surprise today: my copy of Skyrim arrived this morning, which was rather nice as I didn’t pay for next day delivery. Because of this I’m going to be staying up until 00:00 11/11/11 (that’s about 45mins away at the time of writing) and should have my first proper post or two out sometime the same day. And then I will sleep.
I’m sure the first few posts will have major plot spoilers in, and from what I’ve heard it would be a shame to miss out on the surprise, so I’ll make sure to label all the spoilerific posts, and put a link in the top post linking to the first of the spoiler free posts when I get to them. Hopefully most people reading this will have already played the opening of Skyrim and will have experienced the early main quest before reading any of my escapades.
Anyway, cheers for reading, I’ll have something more interesting to read as soon as I can tear myself away… and to all you other Skyrimmers: happy dragon-slaying! 🙂