Since I reached level 46, it was time to proceed with the next part of moving the main questline along–and doing Alduin’s Wall! But before I did that, I took care of a bit more side quests as well, some for Riften, some for the mage college. Highlights:
On the way northward to get Mjoll the Lioness’s sword for her, met some bandits pretending to be soldiers
Recovered Mjoll’s sword Grimsever from the Dwemer ruin Mzinchaleft, where I also killed a bunch of bandits and Dwemer automatons
Partially cleared Fort Greenwall of bandits on the way down to Riften, but found it was a bigger dungeon than anticipated, so I’ll have to go back and clear it further later
Returned to Riften to give Mjoll her sword back, and to give the icewraith teeth to Marise, the vendor who wanted them
Stopped at Mzulft to use the convector there to charge the Warped Soul Gem
Went back to Deep Folk Crossing to charge the gem in both of the convectors near there
Killed a Frost Dragon at Dragontooth Crater while heading south for Sky Haven Temple; also killed two random Dark Brotherhood assassins, and a few Forsworn
Met up with Delphine and Esbern finally, and all four of us wound up having to take on a lot more Forsworn at their camp
Then we got into Sky Haven Temple and found Alduin’s Wall, where we learned that Alduin had previously been defeated with a Shout–but the wall didn’t say what kind
And now I have to go talk to the Graybeards to see if they know!
On the way out of the temple, got the extra-damage-against-dragons sword Dragonbane, thank you, why yes I WILL have some
Also, a full set of Blades armor, which is Heavy Armor so I won’t wear it but maybe it’ll look bitchin’ on Lydia?
Leveled up to 47 after checking back in at Whiterun for the next round of making and selling stuff; unlocked the “Investor” perk
As promised, I did finally marry my darling Lydia. <3 And for a honeymoon, I took her to go kill some draugr! It’s like our first date all over again! Highlights:
Told Lyds “follow me. I need your help”—with getting married! ;D Off to Riften, to check in at the temple of Mara!
Discovered Shor’s Stone and Fort Greenwall on the way down to Riften this time
While waiting for it to be wedding time, wandered around Riften to find things to do and quests to pick up on
Got the wife of the alchemist to ask me to go get an ore sample from the aforementioned Shor’s Stone
Got one of the market square vendors to ask me to go get her some icewraith teeth
Got a bounty to go kill a bandit chief from the Jarl’s steward
Got the court wizard to ask me to help her go get some equipment for experiments
Lydia mysteriously vanished after the wedding? Apparently immediately returned to Whiterun? Also, lol, she offered to let me move in with her
For now, Lyds and I are still living in Whiterun, not quite prepared yet to move to Solitude? Plus I just kind of like Whiterun <3
Headed off to Reachwater Rock for the final stage of the Forbidden Legends quest
Re-killed the murderous Gauldurson brothers, and got the ghost of the father to re-forge his amulet, yay!
From there, went searching for Deep Folk Crossing to find the final Aetherium shard; got Katria’s ghost to go !!! and promise to meet me at the Aetherium Forge
And, since the Forge was conveniently where I had to go kill the bandit chief for Riften, went there next
Killed the bandit chief and a couple other bandits, then headed into the Forge dungeon with Lydia and Katria’s ghost
Found the forge and made the Aetherial Crown, and Katria contentedly went to be finally at peace
Back to Riften to collect the bounty!
Elder Dragon dropped on me right outside Riften, which startled the hell out of a nearby horse and the nearby Khajiit caravan
Met Mjoll the Lioness and offered to go get her lost sword for her
Headed back to Whiterun after that, where I had additional Carl sightings, made a boatload of daggers of various types and also a boatload of transmuted gold ore, and got additional training from Danica