In Which Delga Acquires Azura’s Star and Joins the Imperial Legion

This is another double session post. Sunday night’s session, where I got the broken Azura’s Star from Ilinalta’s Deep, was not really long enough of a session to warrant a post all by itself.

Monday’s session, on the other hand, turned into a monster! Not only did I get Azura’s Star repaired, I also joined the Imperial Legion. So now I’ve officially taken a side in the war for Skyrim!

And oh yeah: I’m also now thane of Winterhold!

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In Which Delga Battles a Dragon and Bandits, and Seeks Azura’s Star

This is a double session post, covering play done on Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th! Doubling up because Friday’s was a short session, and I was too busy on Saturday trying to plow through my gigantic email backlog to do a Skyrim post. So y’all are getting both sessions in this combined post!

Major highlights: running the Volunruud dungeon to get the Shout word there; beginning the quest to get Azura’s Star; and killing a dragon with Farkas. In theory.

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In Which Merawen Moves Plots Along, and Destroys the Dark Brotherhood

This entire session was mostly stuff I’d done before, with a few variations from how Alarrah did it. I moved the mage college and Dawnguard plots along another notch, while testing out having Aranea from the Azura’s Star plot as a follower. And, I destroyed the Dark Brotherhood again! They had it coming.

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In Which the Dragonborn Goes to Ansilvund

Main themes of last night’s run were following up on pending quests for the College of Winterhold, the Arniel’s Endeavor quest, as well as side quests fetching books for the Arcaneum. Highlights:

  • Went to Solitude to finish buying furnishings for Proudspire Manor
  • Got Danica Pure-Spring to train me in Restoration since she’s in Whiterun
  • Dropped off the cogs with Arniel, and asked him if he needed any further help; he asked me to go talk to Enthir to get a thing he needed
  • Enthir sent me off to find yet another staff he’d sold to an unscrupulous character
  • Went to Brittleshin Pass, another place I’d cleared before, to get the staff
  • CARL SIGHTING! First Carl sighting outside Whiterun!
  • Brought the staff to Enthir, and got a warped soul gem from him to give to Arniel
  • Arniel took the gem but I couldn’t take any further quest action yet
  • Checked in with Urag at the college and got him to give me scrolls from his translation work on Shalidor’s writings
  • Also asked him if the Arcaneum needed any other books I could go fetch, and got another quest from him that pointed me at Ansilvund
  • Went to Ansilvund to find the book and cleared the place
  • Killed another Elder Dragon on the way back to the college again
  • Returned the book to Urag
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In Which the Dragonborn Goes to Mzulft and Volunruud

This was a short session, compared to some of my other monster sessions lately! Main points were clearing a bounty, finding cogs for Arniel at the college, and finding another Word Wall. Highlights:

  • Cleared the bounty on a dragon kill at Mount Anthor and blipped back to Winterhold to collect
  • Went back to Mzulft one more time to find the rest of the cogs I needed for Arniel’s side quest at the college
  • Fast traveled to Heljarchen again, where I got jumped by bandits, which Gregor helped me kill
  • Then hoofed it to Volunruud to follow up on another “Letter from a Friend” to find a Word Wall
  • Final fast travel to Western Watchtower resulted in another dragon and a cranky fire wizard
  • In between all of the above, did another round of smithing and alchemy and selling in Whiterun, leveled up to 44, and unlocked the “Merchant” perk that lets me sell anything to any vendor
  • Also remembered that Whiterun has two forges, I don’t have to sell all the armor and weapons to Warmaiden’s, and for that matter the Drunken Hunstman also buys weaponry
  • The guards in Whiterun are now throwing me college-related dialogue, lol
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In Which the Dragonborn Acquires Azura’s Star

Yesterday’s Skyrim run actually covered multiple playing sessions, because I played a lot in the afternoon, and then late into the evening as well. The overall goal: getting Azura’s Star. Highlights include:

  • Headed to the Shrine of Azura just to check it out
  • Met her one remaining follower, Aranea Ienith, who was totally not surprised to see me and who told me to go talk to a mage in Winterhold about recovering Azura’s lost Star
  • Found the mage in Winterhold, who told me where to find the Star
  • Went to Ilinalta’s Deep to get the Star back
  • Took the Star back to the shrine, only to learn that it needed cleansing
  • At Azura’s behest, went into the Star to clear it out

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