Finally got Lakeview Manor started, setting up my third official home in this run and the first of the buildable ones! And also moved the Companions plotline a little further along, by assassinating a Silver Hand leader by the order of Aela the Huntress.
Plus, a side helping of bandit bounty, and as always, lots and lots and lots of smithing!
The main point of yesterday’s run was the next part of the Forbidden Legends quest, but with the obligatory extra building and smithing and crafting on either side. Plus, more occurrences of the dead dragon corpse bug! Highlights as follows:
Before I went on the main quest, went to Heljarchen Hall first to do some building and make Gregor the official steward
Hoofed it with Lydia from Whiterun to head east for Geirmund’s Hall
Went towards Riverwood first which turned out to be the wrong way, and accidentally discovered a back way into Riverwood
Fought a giant who was just standing right there in the road
Killed another random Dark Brotherhood assassin
I think Lyds and I may have saved Talsgar the Wanderer from frostbite spiders? Go us!
Took a long looping road to the east before we swung back west towards our destination
Discovered a new bandit lair, Nilheim, but did not engage with it
Got attacked by a couple of cranky treasure hunters after we crossed a river
Cleared Geirmund’s Hall, in which we found the obligatory draugr, flooded chambers, a lot of mushrooms, a dead adventurer, the dead Archmage Geirmund, and the cranky draugr boss Sigdis
More recurring dragon corpse in Whiterun, I have definitely triggered some kind of weird dragon corpse bug
No particular goal to yesterday’s Skyrim playing, really; I wanted another break from the bigger quests, and to see what I could do about building a gold reserve to go buy Proudspire Manor. Plus, I wanted to use the elven bow for a while to hunt things and refill some of my soul gems. But even though I had no particular quest-related goal, I did have a few interesting encounters!
So what I wound up doing included:
Another hunting run in the plains around Whiterun
Encountered M’aiq the Liar
Encountered a jester-type character called Cicero
Additional smithing and potion crafting to sell stuff
Following up on a treasure map I’d come across to find a treasure near Riverwood
Killing another dragon (like you do, if you’re the Dragonborn)