The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

Is keeping me quite busy at the moment. The game together with three expansions so far are immense in size. The number of quests, characters and places you encounter are just insane, it actually is very overwhelming at times. There is so much to do, that on several occasions I just don’t know where to go first. Add to that the very different ways you can build your character during the game, well it is just crazy.

I’m going to start a fresh character, and try to roleplay my way through the game this time. Often there are so many references to distant lore-related things I just don’t have a clue about. I played all of the Elder Scrolls games there are, but never really deep into the background and history of things. I admit it usually was for wielding awesome looking weaponary and slashing monsters etc.

The character will be a sneaky ninja killer / thief, with a huge focus on Alchemy, Archery and Daggers. For many reasons, I am totally not into magic-combat. Mostly because I suck at it, but I also feel that sort of combat lacks connection of some sort. The character will be a male Khajiit who makes his way to the cold lands of Skyrim in search for fortune and fame. Mostly fortune, because thieves don’t really fancy all that fame-jazz.
During his travels to Skyrim, he is captured and thrown into a chaotic rollercoaster of screwups, and for reasons still unknown, he somehow gets mixed up in a civil war between the Empire and the Nords.

Honestly, he doesn’t care one bit of fur about the Empire or these so called rebels (Stormcloaks). He doesn’t care why they are fighting, he doesn’t care why they are killing each other. But all that changes when he is sentenced to death at Helgen Keep. He didn’t do anything wrong at that time. Okay he is a thief and all that, but surely that could not be the reason for his death sentence? So why? Because of these Stormcloaks?

Well, to make it short, he got out and escaped in one piece, but he had a dragon to thank for it. Yes, you read that correct, a dragon. This huge thing suddenly swept in and pretty much killed every living thing at the keep. He escaped together with Hadvar, a soldier from the keep, who out of gratitude led him to the nearest town called Riverwood. There he met with Alvor, the local smith, who asked if he would inform the Jarl of Whiterun of the dragon attack on Helgen Keep, and for protection of Riverwood.

It was pretty obvious these people had little experience dealing with a Khajiit. Imperial scum had no problems taking off his head for no reason, and now he was supposed to inform the Jarl of Whiterun? Nono … the Jarl and his soldiers would find out for themselves about the dragon sooner or later. He survived the dragon attack on Helgen Keep once, no need to challenge luck once more. And to be honest, he had different plans for Skyrim anyway. Plenty of rich people here, plenty of fortune to seek. All mine he said, all mine.

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