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Lena Wolf
post Jan 9 2022, 07:01 PM
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“Ayrn à Valenwood haes gaen awa’;
Wolf prowls in the city of the upright cats;
White Haired one holds Bruma safely in his hand.”

Well, someone has got to keep an eye on all those wild kids! Always good to know. biggrin.gif


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post Jan 11 2022, 02:38 PM
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"It’s been raining and the water has risen up to the door stoop." -- Sounds like you've got the Better Cities option for flooding in Leyawiin! unsure.gif

That's neat how those ladies show up one by one like that. What is Karrizy holding in her hand? Looks like a light source?

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post Jan 11 2022, 02:44 PM
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QUOTE(Renee @ Jan 11 2022, 01:38 PM) *

"It’s been raining and the water has risen up to the door stoop." -- Sounds like you've got the Better Cities option for flooding in Leyawiin! unsure.gif

I thought it must have been intentional somehow. But the same thing happened in my game once - Leyawiin was half-flooded, and I didn't have Better Cities. Turned out, it was a bug introduced by the Anvil Bay Extension mod (WTF? Anvil!). So I had to install pumps and get it cleared (err, go into the CS and fix Anvil Bay Extension biggrin.gif ).


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post Jan 11 2022, 05:33 PM
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QUOTE(Renee @ Jan 11 2022, 07:38 AM) *

"It’s been raining and the water has risen up to the door stoop." -- Sounds like you've got the Better Cities option for flooding in Leyawiin! unsure.gif

That's neat how those ladies show up one by one like that. What is Karrizy holding in her hand? Looks like a light source?

Yes, it is the Leyawiin Better Cities Flooded option. I always thought of Leyawiin as being like New Orleans. I would have preffered a more marshy delta region but can't have every thing.

The only issue I have with Better Citites Leyawiin is the plyer's home sits in the slums and right at the edge of the flooded area.

Karrizy is holding potion bottles that are reflecting light from the torches Pym and Elenya carry. Could it be that we caught Karrizy mixing up a potent batch of skooma? Probably.

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post Jan 13 2022, 11:01 PM
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20220113 ElsweyrAnequina SmallQuest15 "The Pasiphae Syndrome"
“Some shortcut, warm sands my eye! Sand gets under everything,” Kaleah complained as she constantly readjusted her outfit.

She’s right. What should have been a quick trip through Elsweyr Anequina started off well. The road east from Rimmen was well maintained, fast and easy to travel until we reached the abandoned Fort Valley Guard at the edge of the Saimisil Savannah. Here we made the mistake of trying to avoid the heat of the desert by head north through the mountain forests.

We hadn’t gone very far at all when we came across a small camp, Treeshadow Camp. Thinking the camp abandoned we each took a tent for the night. Around 2:30am the owners of the camp returned demanding their tents back. A brief discussion ensued.

While searching the bodies of the late smugglers Elenya grabbed my arm preventing me from pocketing a bottle of skooma. Elenya sternly warned, “No, that’s an instant bounty here in Elsweyr!”

A smuggler’s camp sitting in plain view of an Imperial fort, abandoned or not, kind of put a damper on a peaceful stroll through the woods. Perhaps it would be less stressful to leave the mountains. We turned west into the Saimisil Savannah eventually finding ourselves standing in Orcrest.

“I know, best laid plans o mice and men gang aft agley” I answered Kaleah. “Might as well make the best of it and check in on Eloine. It shouldn’t take long and then we’ll be on our way.”

Well what do you know? Eloine’s little rendezvous with the Minotaur has turned into a serious romance. They want to get married. There’s only one little detail, Eloine hasn’t told her father, yet. She’s afraid of how her father will react, and has asked me to speak to him on her behalf.

It’s a family matter and I know I shouldn’t get involved. I consider say no and moving on but my Ladies are swooning over the love story. Thinking ahead of many long cold nights should I say no? I relent. We’ll try and persuade Salaun that the marriage is a good idea.

As I anticipated Salaun Brigette was outraged. He swore he would never ever let his beloved daughter dishonor the family by marrying a beast. At first he wanted us to dispose of the minotaur. He offered us a reward should we murder the beast.

That we would not agree to. With a calming influence my Ladies and I charmed him sufficiently to where Salaun hung his head saying that he would pray to the Nine to save her perverted soul.

Seeming to be a religious devout man perhaps all I need to do is to somehow prove to him that this marriage is not as unnatural as it seems. Perhaps I should consult a priest to find out if there is any sort of precedent or religious objections for this strange marriage.

Our first thought was to ask Gra-uush Bonekeeper of the Shrine of Malauch just outside Orcrest.

“Go find a human priest for the human gods!” Gra-uush spat. Oh, did he give us an earful. Malauch will have nothing to do with the perversions of man.

Hoping we wouldn’t have to go all the way to Cyrodiil to find a priest of the Nine we searched around Orcrest first. Lucky Sai led us to Brother Lapeo’s small chapel.

Brother Lapeo told us the tale of Saint Alessia's love for Morihaus the bull. This story appears to sanction Eloine's strange desires. He has also agreed to discuss the matter with Salaun. In the meantime Brother Lapeo requested that I travel to Riverkeep Fort and obtain an authorized church copy of the book A Song of Pelinal, v5. This volume contains a rare account of Alessia's love for the divine bull.

“Riverkeep Fort? There’s nothing in Riverkeep Fort?” I murmured as we left Orcrest.

The wistful dreamy look on the faces of Kaleah and Pym broke.

“You better not be saying you forgot our night under the stars up on the roof of Riverkeep Fort!” Kaleah demanded.

“No… I… um…“ I stammered under the baleful gaze of Kaleah and Pym. “I just meant to say that I don’t remember a chapel being there.”

“Ah, my Jandaga you’ve really stepped in this time,” laughed Elenya.

The way Pym and Kaleah turned and stomped out of the gates of Orcrest said it loud and clear. One doesn’t need to be a mystic to foresee many nights of sleeping alone on cold stone floors.

The trip to Riverkeep Fort went by without further incident. The clear blue skies and sun drenched warm sands of Elswyr seem to ease everyone’s spirits.

Arriving at Riverkeep Fort we found the priest of the Fort’s chapel, Municia Bellisarius. When we described the situation Municia allowed us to take her copy of the book, A Song of Pelinal, vol5.

“Tell Brother Lapeo that I will look forward to him personally returning it to me,” she said with a twinkle in her eye.

Returning to Orcrest we ran into Salaun Bridgette while on the way to Brother Lapeo’s chapel. Eloine’s father has already talked to by Brother Lapeo but he is still not happy about the marriage. Giving him the book and after reading about Saint Allessia’s love affair Salaam gives in to the marriage.

His once proud stance slumped as he said, “If the Church approves and this book proves it, then there is little I can do. I will not stand in the way of Eloine's marriage. You can tell her she can pack her things and move out.”

After delivering Municia’s message to Brother Lapeo we informed Eloine of the good news. As a reward Eloine gave us an old treasure map left to her by her mother's father. Oh well, we’ve already stayed in Elsweyr longer than anticipated one more day won’t make that much difference.

We set off to follow the treasure map.

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post Jan 14 2022, 01:24 AM
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Buffy well remembers those Elsweryian sandstorms!

Playing match maker it is. Clever to reference Morihous and St Alessia to help assuage daddy a bit.


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post Jan 19 2022, 09:33 AM
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20220119 a Hidden Cave, KotN Faithful Squire
Eloine’s treasure map led us to a small Hidden Cave in the Alabaster Hills.

Entering a room defended by a ghostly pahmar tomb guardian we discovered a skeleton lying-in-state on a stone catafalque. Without a tail the skeleton certainly was not Khajiit. It was quite possibly a Breton, Elenya thought.

Laid out with the skeleton were several items; two giant talons from some unknown beast, a Khajiit hunting dagger, a Khajiit tribal shield, a enchanted bonemold helmet of Morrowind origin, and a shock enchanted Khajiit sword named Manslayer.

Who was this Breton to have been interned with such trophies? And just how did he get them? Will he suffer shame from his granddaughter’s wedding? We may never get the answers.

We left Hidden Cave taking the road up through Elsweyr. This time though we passed Orcrest by; not stopping until we reached Riverhold. Spent a night at the inn and set out for Cyrodiil early the following morning after breakfast.

Talking to the publican of the inn we mentioned that we had notice a new bridge.

“Yeah,” he said. “A mahout lost control of his mount. This big and when I say big mean really huge bull elephant kept banging its head on the crossbar support. The elephant got frustrated and lost went on a rampage. The bridge was ripped to splinters before the mahout regained control. The crown hired a bridge builder from the far north, someone used to dealing with mammoths I think, to reconstruct the bridge. Been working pretty good ever since.

From Riverhold we traveled to the Priory of the Nine. There’s been some changes made to the Priory of the Nonsense, um I mean Priory of the Nine, since the last time we visited. It seems all sorts of wannabe knights are showing up to offer their services.

We had barely stepped foot into the Priory when a young Redguard announced himself as the squire to the late Sir Roderic, hero of the War of the Bend'r-Mahk. He told us the tale of his lord’s quest to put the ghost of Sir Berich Vlindrel to rest.

During their travels they learned Sir Berich was last been seen entering Underpall Cave where they discovered the crypt of Lord Vlindrel in the Reflecting Chamber. They found the Greaves of the Crusader in the crypt but not the Sword of the Crusader. The sword found them when the cursed wraith of Lord Berich Vlindrel attacked wielding the Sword of the Crusader. Sir Roderic perished in the ensuing battle.

Sir Roderic’s final order to this faithful squire was to flee to the Priory of the Nine with the Greaves of the Crusader, which he did. Surrendering the greaves to me, Lathon asked to accompany us to Underpall Cave to avenge his lord.

Underpall Cave of all places. We told Lathon we had seen this tomb of which he spoke when we cleansed Underpall Cave of vampires some time ago. I wiped a tear from my eye as I recalled the vision of the most beautiful vampire I’d ever seen.

Feeling somewhat responsible we apologized for missing the wraith of Lord Berich Vlindrel when we cleansed the cave of vampires. Sir Roderic may still be with us today had we been more diligent. For that and against my better judgment I might add. I granted Squire Lathon’s boon to accompany us to Underpall Cave.

Traveling with Lathon was tedious. He kept dismounting to fight every creature we came across. Tired of the annoyance we gave up and traveled quickly to the cave hoping he would catch up.

Arriving at Underpall Cave early in the afternoon we waited for Lathon. Waking up the following morning we were eating breakfast when we saw Lathon riding up the mountain.

“What’s cooking?” Lathon asked as he dismounted.

Frustrated by his lackadaisical attitude I laid into him, “I’m already beginning to regret bring you here! It’s a squire’s duty to tend to the camp. I let you wear the armor but until you prove yourself to me you’re still a squire. Got it? Good! So get our gear ready and be quick about it.”

I had to chuckle as I watched my Ladies tease Lathon as he laid out their armor. Kaleah’s silky soft voice commenting on his technique as he polished her breast plate didn’t help Lathon’s complexion any.

When all was ready we entered the cave. Unlike the first time when vampires lurked around every corner, all was quiet. Well except for Lathon’s constant cries of “For Sir Roderic” every time he saw a rat.

Knowing the layout of Underpall we went straight away to the Reflecting Chamber and the tomb of Lord Vlindrel.
There we found the body of Sir Roderic. The sword was missing. Cautiously we entered the large chamber with the reflecting pool.

The cursed wraith of Lord Berich Vlindrel and his five spectral attendants attacked almost immediately. The battle was fierce but ended in our favor without any casualties and a search of the battle ground yielded the Sword of the Crusader.

Inspecting the sword Elenya pronounced her judgment, “Evil! Its balance will need to be restored at the altar of Arkay in Cheydinhal.”

On our way out of Underpall we were met by a courier who delivered a message from Kvatch. They want us to return as soon as possible.

For his service I declared Lathon a Knight and sent him off to the Priory of the Nine while the Ladies and I take the sword to Cheydinhal.

Why my word alone is good enough for the Priory of the Nine to accept Lathon as a Knight I don't know but it is. Doesn’t make any sense to me.

edit for Kvatch clarity

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post Jan 19 2022, 02:53 PM
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The Elsweyr mod did a great job with pahmer.

Polishing Kaleah’s breast plate doesn’t sound like such bad squire duty. wink.gif

Poor Sir Roderic. kvleft.gif


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post Jan 19 2022, 06:14 PM
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Loved the story of the elephant in Riverhold! We were rather dismayed seeing it ourselves, I must say. How did the elephant get onto that bridge in the first place since both ends had those supports in place? It's a mystery. Hauk's theory was it was the rat. The elephant saw a rat on the bridge, so it ducked under the bridge end, stomped on the rat, then straightened up and found itself trapped. Poor thing. Yeah, it did go on a rampage afterwards... Phew.

I see the Jandaga and the ladies are still having fun with the wannabe knights. Kaleah must be allowed some fun, I think! Polishing the breastplate, indeed. Was she wearing it at the time? wink.gif Well, good luck to you with the rest of it - the knights only get more and more obnoxious as the quest progresses! But you remember that, of course.

Oh, by the way. There is apparently a vampire hunter in Dune wishing to outsource his activities. We found his request in the chest of odd jobs at Under the Influence. He even wanted a subscription! Of course Lena had to go hunting - that infestation of rampant vampires under Dune had to be brought under control. They were definitely not civilised. Just saying.


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post Yesterday, 02:31 PM
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Who was this Breton to have been interned with such trophies? And just how did he get them? Will he suffer shame from his granddaughter’s wedding? We may never get the answers.


I often do this too. Wonder who somebody was / who built this fascinating room / who painted that artwork?

I remember Lathon! Yeah, that guy is frustrating!
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