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 Merawen Joins the Bard’s College, Gets Azura’s Star, and Becomes Thane of Winterhold

This was another one of those sessions where I was all over the map. Just about everything I did in this run was stuff I’d already done as Alarrah but which I enjoyed, so I wanted to do again–plus, the skill bonuses were important and I wanted to rack those up. I moved the mage college plot along a little further, ran the entire bard college plot, got Azura’s Star, and became thane of Winterhold. And oh yes, I also finally fully furnished Breezehome.

I did however also do a few new things, including trying out housecarl Rayya as a follower, running the Yngvild dungeon, and doing a thievery job in Windhelm that required me to break into the house of Brunwulf Free-Winter.

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In Which the Dragonborn Meets the True Leader of the Greybeards

Decided to go ahead and move forward with the next stage of the main quest last night, partly just because this one was particularly important plot-wise, but also because that stage was necessary to unlock the next stage of the White Phial quest! Highlights:

  • Went back to the college to follow up with Arniel, and learned from him that he was expecting yet another thing that Enthir had failed to deliver
  • Learned from Enthir that he’d done his part of the deal thank you very much, but the courier never showed up with the item
  • Tracked down the missing courier, who was dead in a previously visited dungeon, and brought back the item he carried to Arniel
  • Watched the delighted Arniel try to finish his experiment; this did, aheh, not go terribly well for the poor guy
  • Briefly explored north of the college
  • Headed next to High Hrothgar to ask the Greybeards about this Shout mentioned on Alduin’s Wall
  • Greybeards basically went “sorry we can’t teach you this Shout, we don’t know it, you’ll have to go speak to the leader of our order”
  • Went up the mountain to do that, using the newly learned Clear Skies Shout, and met the actual leader of their order
  • Had a rather lovely conversation with said leader, but he couldn’t teach me the Shout either; he could, however, point me in the direction of what to do instead, i.e., find an Elder Scroll
  • Headed back to the college to ask Urag in the Arcaneum about how to find an Elder Scroll
  • On the way into Winterhold, got a courier to hand me two letters at once, one for the next phase of the White Phial quest asking me to come back to Windhelm, the other another Letter from a Friend with a pointer off to another Word Wall
  • Got a side quest from the enchantment teacher to get an item from a client who wanted the school to enchant it for him
  • Got a side quest from Urag to find another important book for the college
  • Got to read two books about Elder Scrolls from Urag, and one of those triggered another important quest, Discerning the Transmundane
  • Closed in Whiterun to drop off things, smooch my Lydia (in headcanon, anyway!), and prep for the next run

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