This was another intermediary type session in which my only real goal was “do some bounties and run some lairs to build up some working capital”. Which let me clear the bandit lair Nilheim, and also go up against the Eldersblood Peak dragon!
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