Lets play: Skyrim part 1 – Introduction

I’ve been watching a lot of Twitch TV and one game in particular actually. The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim.

Now the one thing more fun than watching people play Skyrim is to actually play Skyrim yourself. So I’ve been thinking about creating a character, what background, how to play it, etc etc. When it comes to TES games, I really like to roleplay the crap out of it.

So I’ve been thinking about playing through the game in a different way, a path I normally do not take. I always (for some reason) end up as a sneaky ninja bastard who kills things with a bow. Lets face it, the bow combined with sneak attacks are pretty damn powerfull in Skyrim. Magic & heavy armor based characters I’ve always avoided.

This time around, I’m going out of my comfort zone. And I’m starting by choosing a race I’ve never picked before: The Argonian.

Alien enough for you?

From the uesp:

” Argonians are the little-understood reptilian denizens of Black Marsh. Years of defending their borders have made the Argonians experts in guerrilla warfare, and their natural abilities make them equally at home in water and on land. They have developed natural immunities to the diseases and poisons that have doomed many would-be explorers and conquerors of the region. Their seemingly expressionless faces belie a calm intelligence, and many Argonians are well-versed in the magical arts. Others rely on stealth or steel to survive, and their natural agility makes them adept at either. They are, in general, a reserved people … ”

” … Like all the odder-looking races, the Argonians experience quite a bit of prejudice and hostility, even from people not trying to enslave them. ”

” … Argonians worship (or at least, deeply respect) the Hist. The Argonians apparently believe that the Hist have given them their souls and that when they die, their souls are returned to the Hist to be reincarnated as a new Argonian. They feel a connection to the Hist when in Black Marsh, but this diminishes with distance.”

Great stuff to base a RP character on.

So, onwards then.

A useful tool is skyrimcalculator.com . There are some things I like to try. Create / roleplay a hybrid character a la Darth Bane. Outcast from his homelands, drifting about, slowly growing in hate and the craving for power. I imagine this character as either a Heavy Armor wearing unstoppable brute that uses one-handed weapons and Destruction magic in his off-hand. Runes and Fire stuff to enhance his strong melee capabilities.

Or it could go the other way, a robe wearing Illusion magic using devious bastard, who thrills in the pain and suffering of his opponents. Using Alchemy and poisons to grind his foes down.

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Here I used a Frenzy spell on this ignorant criminal. In his Frenzy, he pulled the lever, and by doing so he signed his own death warrant. The trap pierced him down with a thousand arrows.

Here I used a Frenzy spell on this ignorant criminal. In his Frenzy, he pulled the lever, and by doing so he signed his own death warrant. The trap pierced him down with a thousand arrows.

Same here, Illusion magic on one of these was enough to start a brutal and fast slaughter.

Same here, Illusion magic on one of these was enough to start a brutal and fast slaughter.

Anyway, there’s still plenty of time to decide about the path of this character. I haven’t spent and skillpoints yet etc. Just wanted to get my feet wet.

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