In Which Merawen Joins the Dawnguard and Seeks Azura’s Star

Anybody reading my recent updates and going “gee Anna, you’re sure bouncing Merawen around through the various major faction plotlines” is absolutely correct. Because I am!

Part of this has to do with my previous commentary re: a) wanting to re-do the big plotlines that I had fun with before, and b) wanting to see if I can run Dawnguard and Dragonborn before I finally go for Alduin. But a new wrinkle in this is also that I’ve been running Merawen with the difficulty kicked up another notch, from “Novice” to “Apprentice”. Earlier in her run this wasn’t having a significant impact, but now that I’m up to level 30 I think I’m starting to feel it.

Hence, bouncing around through various plotlines, trying to see which ones I can finish, and which ones provide me the means to move other ones along.

More specific details, as always, behind the fold!

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In Which the Dragonborn Goes Hunting and Fights a Dragon Priest

Since this whole question of owning property and needing to buy and/or build and/or furnish houses is increasing Alarrah’s expenses, I didn’t have any particular quest in play last night. Instead, I bopped around various places doing bounties, so I could try to build up my stock of gold.

Highlights:

  • Killed a couple of giants for a bounty in Whiterun
  • Got 500 extra gold for helping one of the market vendors in Whiterun
  • Killed a bandit chief for a bounty in Falkreath
  • Finally bought the property in Falkreath so I could begin building Lakeview Manor, and my housecarl Rayya could become its steward
  • Killed a dragon at Shearpoint–and met and did not kill a dragon priest

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