Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

123 Pages V « < 121 122 123  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Today In Skyrim (Spoilerific), Like the other one, but with added spoilers!!!
Acadian
post Jul 17 2017, 02:09 PM
Post #2441


Paladin
Group Icon
Joined: 14-March 10
From: Las Vegas



Smurferific! laugh.gif


--------------------
Screenshot for September: Shoot straight and ride a fast horse.
Stop by our sub forum!
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Renee
post Jul 23 2017, 04:49 PM
Post #2442


Master
Group Icon
Joined: 19-March 13



Holy [censored], Batman. Seriously, Smurfette's home is fantastic. It actually fits the game too, it's not too cartoony. I don't know if I could play a smurf, but you should put her home up on Nexus. Or somewhere.

Alright, last we saw, Bjorn was about to plunder into one of Skyrim's Dwemer ruins, in continuation of the Thieves Guild main quest.

----------------------------

Fredas, Sun's Dusk 21, early morning


Needing supplies, Bjorn took several days traveling back to Whiterun and Riverwood, buying as many healing potions as he could, along with plenty of food & drink, and a few "resist" potions as well. He's never been much of a dungeon-diver, and was surprised to find that those dang falmer were tough to deal with. Bjorn Tubewyyld may not be the brightest, but he's heard enough tales about dungeoneering from all his bandit buddies (who mention the adventures of Lord Haaf-Mersey, Claire Voyance, Lucius Caro, Thor a'Zaene, and many others) and one thing they often iterate is it's not good to go underground while underprepared.

OH.... and a torch. It is DARK in Irkngthand, really dark. Bjorn went into the place initially with just one torch, which can't possibly last very long. kvleft.gif He actually forgot to buy a torch on his supply-run. Good thing he was able to take one from a fallen corpse right near Nightgate Inn. He bullied another torch from a male traveller (he don't bully females, usually).

Good to go.

Back underground, Karliah and Brynjolf were still there. They'd apparently managed to keep themselves amused for the past 5 days (ahem). wub.gif

At one point the three of them got attacked by several falmer at once, and Karliah went missing. The fight was quick and brutal, big bad Bjorn needed to step back and gulp more healing potions than he would have liked. Afterwards, Karliah was nowhere to be found. Bjorn and Brynjolf thought she'd been killed, but then later on there she was, on top of a rather inaccessible platform. She'd gotten stuck up there.

Another neat feature was a hand-painted sign which was written backwards. It says this if we flip it around

One step ahead ~ Mercer



Took Bjorn and Brynjolf a few to decipher this. wink.gif

This post has been edited by Renee: Jul 23 2017, 04:51 PM
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Acadian
post Jul 23 2017, 06:46 PM
Post #2443


Paladin
Group Icon
Joined: 14-March 10
From: Las Vegas



Yay, more B2BW!

Somehow, crafting his own potions or, for that matter, deciphering puzzles (like Mercer's sign) don't seem to be among Bjorn's stronger points. tongue.gif


--------------------
Screenshot for September: Shoot straight and ride a fast horse.
Stop by our sub forum!
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Renee
post Jul 26 2017, 01:44 AM
Post #2444


Master
Group Icon
Joined: 19-March 13



Thank you Acadian, and anyone else out there following Blundering Bjorn. I believe this was the last update I wrote for him, too.

Bjorn actually did not make it, but I don't remember exactly what happened to him, poor guy. Anyway, when I begin my Skyrim Season again this fall, chances are I'll have a brand-new character try to do Thieves Guild all over again. And I also have the guy I rolled last February (Sir Vyvoor) who will FINALLY be my guy who does the Main Quest. laugh.gif

So yeah, poor Bjorn. I have a bunch of pictures to publish of him, a lot of real goodies; they will be up some time this week, hopefully.

IPB Image

Just after midnight, Sun's Dusk 23

Days Passed: 98

The final showdown against Mercer was brief and relatively painless, in comparison to some of the falmer faced along the way. Bjorn began using his Staff of Flame Atronach several hours before, meaning that the party of three would suddenly increase to four. Another advantage of conjuring this atronach was that it could see in the dark. Bjorn noticed it would always seem to know where enemies where hidden, and all Bjorn would then have to do would be to follow wherever the atronach was sending its fireballs.

All of this made killing Mercer Frey a piece of cake. By now, Bjorn had become entirely convinced this man was the real bad guy. Odd how he'd spent so much time not seeing things for how they clearly are.

After the death of Mercer, the chamber where he'd been located began filling with water. Bjorn is a good swimmer, but even the best can't hold their breath forever.

I was seriously thinking this would be it. His game is dead-is-dead. I thought he'd be done for. He swam all over the place as the water rose, eventually panicking. I thought he was done for (seriously, I would have moved on from his game).

But then an odd thing happened. I've got this mod that makes eating, sleeping, and drinking a necessity, but if one of mine drinks some salt water (or water that's not entirely clean) then they'll start choking. This involves an animation that removes control of the player entirely, while the character stands there coughing into his/her fist. Well, I pressed the "activate" button on my controller at some point, and this meant Bjorn tried to drink some water, but began choking on it.

Oddly, during this choking part, the camera tilted upward, and I could see an opening leading out of the top of Irkngthand Sanctuary. Ha! He swam upward, and wound up in a small cave called Bronze Water Cave. So ironically, it was this 'bronze water' which saved Bjorn Tubewyyld's life!

He emerged with the Skeleton Key, and also both "Eyes of the Falmer", a couple of highly-valuable gemstones which Mercer had been trying to steal from this giant falmer statue, in that final chamber.

After getting into Bronze Water Cave, Karliah told Bjorn that she wouldn't be traveling with him anymore, and then she gave him her Nightingle Bow. She had disappointed Nocturnal overall, and felt she shouldn't travel with the group because of this. Bjorn was a little miffed about this; he doesn't care at all what the Gods think. Brynjolf also told Bjorn he'd be "staying behind" with Karliah, and that he'd see Bjorn later in the guild.

Mmm hmm.... I see what those two will be up to.

Meanwhile... Skeleton Key? ....Can this mean? ...

This post has been edited by Renee: Jul 26 2017, 01:48 AM
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Lopov
post Jul 27 2017, 05:15 PM
Post #2445


Master
Group Icon
Joined: 11-February 13
From: Slovenia



IIRC you mentioned a while ago that in the end he was overpowered by Falmer. kvright.gif

R.I.P. Bjorn.


--------------------
"I saw a politician the other day."
"Horrible creatures - I avoid them whenever I can."
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
SubRosa
post Jul 27 2017, 05:20 PM
Post #2446


Councilor
Group Icon
Joined: 14-March 10
From: Between The Worlds



Good Night, Sweet Bjorn. Well, maybe not sweet. In fact, I am sure the rest of Skyrim will breathe a little easier knowing that he is no longer around to rob them!


--------------------
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Acadian
post Jul 27 2017, 06:33 PM
Post #2447


Paladin
Group Icon
Joined: 14-March 10
From: Las Vegas



BTBW had a pretty good run, Renee! smile.gif


--------------------
Screenshot for September: Shoot straight and ride a fast horse.
Stop by our sub forum!
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Renee
post Jul 28 2017, 07:56 PM
Post #2448


Master
Group Icon
Joined: 19-March 13



Thanks for your kind words. Well, certainly my lady (it'll be a lady) who joins Thieves Guild is going to be much more of a thief than Bjorn was, and also she'll use spells and be much more of a dungeoneer, which should help her from getting pwned in underground places. She won't be a bully like Bjorn was, which means it might be tricky when she's supposed to bully shopkeepers as she joins the TG. But she'll have a high Speech skill, and from what I understand, it is possible to get around the bulying if we can talk our way through.

Weird. My new laptop did not underline the "word" pwn with red ink. biggrin.gif Guess this means it's a real, accepted word now.

Anyway, I am thinking my Skyrim Season this fall will include this lady who joins TG, and I think her name is going to be Laprima Donna, which is the name of a nail salon near where I live. For some reason, I think this name will fit my nu th13v!ng t00n, because she's going to be a bit of a prima donna, a well-dressed diva who changes into dark clothes when the lights go out. emot-ninja1.gif

I will also begin Sir Vyvoor's tale, and maybe one other character...although I think I'll be busy enough with just LPD and SV.

This post has been edited by Renee: Jul 28 2017, 08:03 PM
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Renee
post Sep 2 2017, 07:56 PM
Post #2449


Master
Group Icon
Joined: 19-March 13



It is September 2nd, 2017, and I've decided I will begin my 'Skyrim Season' today. I'm not actually playing yet, but I will begin posting the updates I've written for my guy who will do the Main Quest. smile.gif I typed all of this a few months ago, and I have no idea what I wrote at all, which is kinda neat.

IPB Image

Turdas, late afternoon, Last Seed 21


Days Passed: 4

Sir Vyvoor's first four days back in Skyrim start off chaotic, but end with some form of normalcy. As a Nord, he'd initially been coming back to Skyrim with the Imperials. Like many other young Nord males living in Cyrodiil, he had initially been part of the Imperials, though this did not necessarily mean he thought any less of Skyrim's Stormcloaks. The actual beginning of war though began to change all of this.

It happened one night. One of the soldiers in the regiment of Vyvoor had been traveling with had accused Vyvoor of being some sort of traitor, and a spy. His regiment's leader was skeptical, but wanted to hear more. Everything that soldier had been saying was making sense, thought the leader. To absolve himself of 'guilt', Sir Vyvoor would need to stand in front of a cutting board, while a knife was thrown at his head. The thrower of the knife was an expert who could easily manage not to hit Vyvoor, but if Vyvoor flinched, that was proof of his guilt.

Vyvoor flinched, according to his regiment's leader. And everything changed. Within seconds, he'd found himself tied up, and hauled onto a cartful of prisoners, one of them very famous. One of them the most famous, perhaps.

Things got really chaotic once they'd reached Helgen, where Vyvoor and a other prisoners managed to escape. Vyvoor himself had managed to make it into a small village called Riverwood, where a calm had come over him, after days of fear. Here in Riverwood, living day to day, he'd merely been trying to earn a few coins so he could rent a room (because Hod and Gerdur the hosts who'd offered to put him up, was already quite cramped). Vyvoor knew a few things about the forge, and eventually managed to craft his own armor. He also chopped wood, did some hunting (to get some leather for free), and some local exploring. Though he'd lived in Skyrim before, he hadn't been here since he was a child. Much of it would be new to him, again.

When he encountered bandits or other scum, he would merely heed their warnings to "back off." Though Vyvoor can fight, he's also not the type who goes around looking for trouble. Even though the bandits he'd come across are "bad people," raiding their hideouts, looting their possessions, would be just as bad as if they'd come to Riverwood, to raid and loot the citizens who live there.

Such are some of the early philosophies of Sir Vyvoor.

User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Acadian
post Sep 3 2017, 07:38 PM
Post #2450


Paladin
Group Icon
Joined: 14-March 10
From: Las Vegas



A nicely thought out beginning for Sir Vyvoor that explains how he finds himself in Riverwood and not a friend of the Legion. I'm guessing that, at least for the moment, his is a dragon-free game?


--------------------
Screenshot for September: Shoot straight and ride a fast horse.
Stop by our sub forum!
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
SubRosa
post Sep 3 2017, 07:55 PM
Post #2451


Councilor
Group Icon
Joined: 14-March 10
From: Between The Worlds



If Sir Vyvoor had a Talos amulet, or mistakenly dropped a "By Talos!" when he stubbed his toe, that would have gotten him executed.

Sir V sounds like a remarkably laid back kind of guy. Are you sure he's a Nord? laugh.gif


--------------------
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Lopov
post Sep 4 2017, 01:16 PM
Post #2452


Master
Group Icon
Joined: 11-February 13
From: Slovenia



Vyvoor had to undergo a very original and "fair" test of proving innocence. laugh.gif

But hey, at least he s'rvived.



--------------------
"I saw a politician the other day."
"Horrible creatures - I avoid them whenever I can."
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Renee
post Sep 10 2017, 01:15 AM
Post #2453


Master
Group Icon
Joined: 19-March 13



Ah, thanks for the warm welcome, you three. I appreciate it. Yes, his game is dragon-free for the moment, but it will have some flying about eventually.

Yes, SR he is a Nord, ha ha.

I figure in the medieval era, this is how things were done sometimes. Like with the Salem witch trials they'd put some poor woman into a pool of water, to see if she floated or not (was a witch or not). Vyvoor flinched, according to his watch captain. But that watch captain will eventually wish he hadn't put my Nord onto that cart, yeah, he's gonna get shown.

-----------


Loredas, Last Seed 22


On the previous night, Sir Vyvoor was so poor, he couldn't afford to sleep inside the inn. Not that this bothered him much; he's slept outside twice now, and probably multiple times in the past. Another thing though: like one of my previous characters (Master Baytor), Sir Vyvoor also can't stand the bard's constant singing. Unlike MB, Vyvoor isn't forward enough to tell the bard to stop; instead he goes outside so he can think and eventually sleep.

But now it is morning, and Vyvoor finally locates Hod, and finally gets paid for all the firewood he chopped the day before. 21 gold, yippee.

Vyvoor grabbed some food from Hod & Gerdur's hearth area, again because he is too poor to really buy much of anything to eat. That 21 gold's going to need to go for awhile. After Vyvoor begins to eat though, all the sudden Hod tells him "He has to leave," and he repeats this statement several times.

blink.gif

In a way this is good. Vyvoor has been in Riverwood too long now. He had managed to smith his own iron armor the day before, and tomorrow it is Sundas. Sundas.... Sir Vyvoor needs to find some sort of chapel. As a devout follower of The Nine (and more specifically, Talos, Mara, and Stendarr), prayer in the chapel on Sundas is a huge thing for him.

He wonders if Whiterun has some places of worship.

This post has been edited by Renee: Sep 10 2017, 01:18 AM
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
SubRosa
post Sep 10 2017, 02:07 AM
Post #2454


Councilor
Group Icon
Joined: 14-March 10
From: Between The Worlds



Sir V is a worshiper of the Nine, not the Eight. That is saying a lot. He might appreciate Heimskr. For a while at least...

This post has been edited by SubRosa: Sep 10 2017, 08:54 PM


--------------------
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Lopov
post Sep 10 2017, 06:34 PM
Post #2455


Master
Group Icon
Joined: 11-February 13
From: Slovenia



It's rarely that our characters are poor but I know the special feeling when some of mine couldn't afford a room or to buy even some basic supplies. Though it probably won't be long before Sir Vyvoor will be full of caps.

You're using mods that change prices in inns and gold earned for chopping wood, right? I used some that made rooms more expensive and chopping less rewarding.


--------------------
"I saw a politician the other day."
"Horrible creatures - I avoid them whenever I can."
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Acadian
post Sep 10 2017, 06:55 PM
Post #2456


Paladin
Group Icon
Joined: 14-March 10
From: Las Vegas



And voila! SV has a perfect excuse to go to Whiterun and remain dragon-free!


--------------------
Screenshot for September: Shoot straight and ride a fast horse.
Stop by our sub forum!
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
ghastley
post Sep 15 2017, 05:35 PM
Post #2457


Master
Group Icon
Joined: 13-December 10



I've spent a while with a Bosmer who's building her home in a Rift cave in SE, checking out the SKSE64 alpha. I had her give the Old Orc his good death, so we could confirm that the Hulk Transformation script works (and it does), so now she's meeting his siblings (and their dead sabre cats) along every road she travels. That's not supposed to be a once-off encounter, so it's not actually a bug or glitch, but I wasn't expecting it so often. Still, the bones from the cats have been useful.

I'm also noticing some oddities with other Wilderness Encounters. She's met the Carvain woman on her own without husband or guard. A single Stormcloak who was separated from his patrol, rather than the usual solo courier. A dead Dunmer alchemist lying beside the road, rather than in a pool near nirnroot plants. All since installing the SKSE61 alpha, but I don't yet see a connection. Nothing game-breaking, just odd.





--------------------
Mods for Oblivion and now Daggerfall and Skyrim. Fan fiction, too.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Renee
post Today, 02:03 AM
Post #2458


Master
Group Icon
Joined: 19-March 13



Sundas, Last Seed 24

Sir Vyvoor arrives to Whiterun about mid-afternoon. Hungry he is, and the small amount of gold he's got is spent fast on one red apple, one carrot, and one salt cube which he'll use to cook some salmon meat with.

Hungry and poor. But he does find a "place of worship", and spends a couple hours listening to a priest who preaches about Talos, right in the middle of town.

User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

123 Pages V « < 121 122 123
Reply to this topicStart new topic
2 User(s) are reading this topic (2 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 

- Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 26th September 2017 - 06:42 AM