This is the playthrough page for my second Skyrim playthrough, for the character Merawen of the Dunmer.
I began this playthrough immediately after the one for the Bosmer Alarrah, on 7/31/2021, just because there were large bits of the game I didn’t do with Alarrah and which I wanted to explore. I wanted Merawen to be my character to explore the Thieves Guild, to have a higher emphasis on using magic, and possibly also to explore the Dark Brotherhood.
I’d originally expected that the posts for Merawen’s run would not be quite as thorough as Alarrah’s, because of not wanting to write about the portions that would be the same. But as it turned out I had plenty of new material to talk about, as well as talking about the differences in how Merawen handled things vs. how Alarrah did.
I liked the format I followed with Alarrah’s posts once I finally got into the groove of them, and I’m doing the same format here. Expect highlights, in-depth details, and bunches and bunches of screenshots.
Here are all the posts about Merawen’s playthrough! These are dynamically updated, so a new post should appear here when it goes up. They’re listed in descending date order, so the newest posts should always appear first. Also, note the pagination controls after the first five posts. You can page through to see the older ones.
- In Which Merawen Discovers Her Power - 08/02/2021In which Merawen retrieves the Dragonstone and returns it to Whiterun, where she is immediately drafted into helping fight off a dragon attack at the Western Watchtower; in which Merawen is revealed as Dragonborn; and in which she is summoned to High Hrothgar to consult with the Greybeards. Also in which Merawen’s player plans out how the narrative that leads Merawen to the Thieves Guild is going to go!
- In Which a New Dragonborn Arises - 08/01/2021In which Merawen of the Dunmer escapes Helgen with the help of Ralof of the Stormcloaks; in which she goes to Whiterun to bring word to the Jarl that Riverwood is in need of aid; and in which she goes to Bleak Falls Barrow at the behest of the Jarl.
Merawen’s playthrough has a lot more screenshots than Alarrah’s does. Here’s an album of all of her screenshots, broken down by individual play sessions. I can’t paginate this album display, though, so apologies for the length it adds to the page!
Like the posts listed above, the screenshots are listed in descending order by date. But they are not dynamically updated. I’ll be manually adding new sessions’ screenshots to this album when I can.