Skyrim Scripted, Page 5

Tirdas, 9:33am, 2nd of Heartfire, 4E 201

Drama at the College of Winterhold continues – Mirabelle gives me the heads up on the Synod, a group of magic-users looking to expand their influence throughout the Empire.

Speaking with her you get the impression that the college just wants to be left alone, but it keeps getting drawn into the world outside. Such is the life of those who have the ability to cosmically change the universe with their will (insert wistful sigh).

Eye of Magnus

“We just want to quietly study magic, but crazy things keep happening.”

Ancano is always in the Hall of Elements just waiting for … something. It’s unnerving.

In a way it’s very much like college – I had trouble finding my way around and got lost several times trying to find my room (first floor in the Hall of Attainment).

Headed back to the Frozen Hearth and saw Continue reading →

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Skyrim Scripted, Page 3

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.

Jarl Korir at rest

Still bitter

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 →