After so much time securing Winterhold and the College, it’s funny to be surprised that yes, there’s more to Skyrim. With that in mind I found myself continuing the main quest and climbing The Throat of the World to the settlement of High Hrothgar.
The path of 7,000 steps
On the way up the mountain I met Karita, a fellow pilgrim. God speed my friend.
I didn’t remember that the entire group of Greybeards was composed of only four guys, but they get the job done. Great voice acting done for Arngeir by Christopher Plummer.
On my way back down the slopes a dragon soared by, roaring 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 →