In Which Merawen Finds the Aetherium Forge and Alduin’s Wall

This session was all about finishing up the Lost to the Ages quest, and finding the Aetherium Forge—and then returning to the main quest and finding Alduin’s Wall.

Mostly familiar territory and not too different from how Alarrah did both of these things. But I have at least a little commentary to make, so here we go!

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In Which the Dragonborn Learns More About How to Defeat Alduin

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

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