Skyrim Scripted, Page 15

What had originally started as an ambient quest to get Roggi Knot-Beard’s family shield back ended up pulling me into a much larger quest that ended up being more epic then I ever saw coming.

One of the (many) things I enjoy about Skyrim is how the questing unfolds; some of them you know they’re going to be epic in scope, others seems like a drop in the bucket of the world and yet they pull you in deeper then you ever saw coming. The Ansilvund quest is the latter.

Two tragic love stories – Fjori and Holgeir and Lu’ah Al-Skaven and Saeel – are woven together in the depths of Ansilvund and I was surprised at the depth this story offered.

Lu’ah using her power to raise Fjori and Holgeir as her pawns to attack me, wanting to extract vengeance on the Imperial Empire for the death of her husband Saeel (after losing him to the senseless war), then the two attacking ghosts being at peace after it was all over and thanking me; it’s these surprises and extra narrative layers that make this game so special.

The interior space of was great to explore as well, having Lu’ah’s draugr mine what they could, the one follower just sitting there supervising. Ah, the life of an evil lackey.

Skyrim Ansilvund quest

“When I signed up for this, sitting in poison while making Draugr dig holes is not where I thought I’d end up”

The most comical moment was when after all this – all this story and adventure I didn’t expect – Roggi Knot-Beard just said, “thanks for the shield.” I guess he can’t be blamed, that’s all he cared about.

My travels next take me the capital of the Eastmarch hold. Stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

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Skyrim Scripted, Page 13

After coming down the Throat of the World I’m clearing up some things for the good people of Ivarstead.

Narfi now knows that his sister has died; while not good news at least he knows what’s going on.

The “Lifting the Shroud” quest at Shroud Hearth Barrow ended up being much more than I expected with several expansive areas and mind-work to be done, but it was a great use of space and environment. A word wall, climactic draugr fight – this space had it all.

And what of the tragic tale of Wyndelius Gatharian! The adventurer who would locate the Sapphire Dragon Claw, only to lose his mind in the very barrow where he thought all his dreams would come true? To have the local barkeep have that very claw behind the counter while our man Wyn lose his sanity to the catacombs? For the secret passage to the secret secrets that Gathager was secretly searching for be RIGHT NEXT to his bedroll? In secret? Oh the irony! Oh the humanity!

skyrim wyndelius gatharian

Pity this Dunmer. Pity him.

Wow. I just feel bad for the guy.

Completed Quests:

  • The Straw that Broke
  • Lifting the Shroud