I cleared out Stillborn Cave and I liked how the exit of the cave dropped me off at a different access point. It was unexpected and added to the sense of distance I covered in the cavern.
M’aiq the Liar was hanging outside the cave; dude gets around.
I needed to into that forsaken cave to retrieve Urag gro-Shub’s copy of N’Gasta! Kvata! Kvakis!, and I did just that. I’m hoping with that task done he’ll forgive all my late fees.
“Disrupt my Arcanaeum, and I will have you torn apart by angry Atronachs. Now, do you require assistance?”
Even as the new Arch-Mage I don’t think he’d let me cancel my own fines; he’s a real stickler that guy.
Speaking of my being Arch-Mage I set about doing what Arch-Mage’s do – tracking down lost students. It’s my school man, we’ve got to solve these mysteries! Borvir, Rundi, Ilas-Tei and Yisra were Phinis Gestor’s missing apprentices and moving about the surrounding landscape of the college I located the final resting places of all of them. Continue reading →
Finally made it to Winterhold! It’s been an interesting road to get to the city and I’m glad to see it.
Azura’s Shrine was a familiar sign on the mountaintop as I entered the city limits, and the first thing I noticed were the destroyed buildings, almost hollowed out. What had happened here?
I was hoping to get at least a hint from the locals and I got more than that; in fact both the physical and political goings-on at Winterhold were fascinating.
The Great Collapse changed everything for the city – and Jarl Korir is still bitter about it. To be fair most of the city was destroyed in a cataclysmic event that may or may not have been caused by magic users housed at the college in town which did survive said cataclysmic event, so hard feelings (or at least mistrust) are understandable.
Not everyone believes the College of Winterhold is to blame, but it’s the general mood.
The college itself has not disappointed as a worthwhile destination; it has all the pettiness of Morse’s Oxford and the mystery of Potter’s Hogwarts.
More on the college later – I’m still making my way through the town!
The aptly named Frozen Hearth Inn is now a place I can lay my head for free, after getting Continue reading →