Blog Posts for 2011

Blog Posts

Skyrim: A Nord's Tale, Part 4

Posted: Friday, November 25, 2011

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minutes

I formally joined the Companions, and learned that the Circle, that group that is the central leadership of the Companions, all are werewolves. I heard through the grapevine that players who join the Circle can also become werewolves. Since I’ve committed to the Companion track, I think I’ll gun for that. I also took down two more dragons and learned a little more about that storyline. It looks like there’s a big master dragon that’s resurrecting other dragons.

Skyrim: A Nord's Tale, Part 3

Posted: Friday, November 18, 2011

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

So I finally solved the Sapphire Claw dungeon… something Shroud Barrow. Ended up being a Draugr corpse blocking my ability to depress a button to lower the drawbridge. I had to use my Unrelenting Force Shout to move it aside so I could lower the bridge. Once that happened, though, things got awesome. I fought more Draugr, took out a new Draugr Overlord, and learned a new Shout… which I haven’t yet tested out.

Skyrim: A Nord's Tale, Part 2

Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

Alchemy in Skyrim is vaguely unpleasant at first, since in order to discover the first alchemical property of something, you must taste it. This is all fine and good, but some of these ingredients are less than appetizing - skreever’s tails, for example. On the other hand, blacksmithing is a real gem. I’ve learned how to create steel items now, though I don’t yet have steel ingots. I discovered something interesting - iron ore deposits.

Skyrim: A Nord's Tale, Part 1

Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

Last night at midnight, I purchased Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for Xbox 360. This morning I got up at my usual 5:30 and went straight down to the living room to play. The next few blog posts will be brief updates on my adventures in Skyrim. They’ll be out of character, more a log than a story. After a dragon’s attack conveniently freed me from captivity and nuked my captors, I was spirited away to a Nord village by a fellow survivor.