Sep 12 2011, 12:17 AM
Araviís new quest is terrifying! A whole group of travelers gang-drained by a pack of vampires.
How nice to see Aravi and Vilja spend a quiet day in town before heading home to Red Rose Manor. I know theyíll be drawn to more vampire huntiní soon at Ninendava.
Iím thinking Vilja got the better end of things here. The Nord bought Aravi a bunch of clothes that Iím pretty sure our Khajiit will not wear (especially the shoes). Aravi, on the other hand, bought her friend every strawberry and sweetcake in town. I am pleased though that Vilja was sweet enough to make a nice potion for Aravi, as well as to note how nicely indeed that new green silk doublet matches her eyes.
Sep 12 2011, 05:45 PM
Um, those random arrows in Viljaís inventory, are those arrows she has collected by being shot?
Shopping, repairing, checking in with the boss, restocking potions, there's a lot to do besides slayage!
It was good to see Aravi with her colleagues at the Orderís headquarters. It sounds like Vilja would like to take a trip to Bruma. Maybe that snowfall in Bravil made her think of it.
I had the same thought as Acadian about the clothes: blue velvet matches your
eyes, Vilja! Then she redeemed herself with the green doublet.
Very sweet to see Aravi and Vilja taking care of each other with the potion and sweetrolls. Vilja even made bread back at the Manor. This was a nice break before the next road trip. A whole gang of vampires attacking a camp! That sounds horrifying.
Oh, good idea, mALX. I wonder what Roland has to say about nightmares?
Sep 13 2011, 02:10 PM
Normally she has to brew potions too, but she has plenty still. Sheís not going out for an afternoon in the park, she needs to be sure sheís ready to take on a scourge of vampires. And then later on we found out that she forgot something rather important as well. Youíll see.
Maybe Iíll take some screens or write out what Roland has to say about those topics. You all have busy lives and I would like to use the time I borrow from you all to show other things.
Iím sorry to hear about your computer problems, but it sounds like you now have it set back up right.
Gang drained, now there is a peculiar termÖ
You know Aravi very well! I got a chuckle out of that second sentence. Vilja must really not like Araviís choice in clothing, if she took it upon herself to buy a bunch of new clothing. I have to admit Aravi doesnít dress very fashionably.
I think you are right about the arrows. She never picks them up off the ground!
I usually skip over the whole preparation process when Iím making videos but I needed something to slow us all down a bit before launching into Ninendava.
Viljaís been wanting to go to Bruma for a long while now. Perhaps just to quiet her down Aravi will take her there.
I was ready to accuse Vilja of buying clothes for herself and not Aravi like she claimed, except she already has one of each of those. She wouldnít want another of the exact same thing would she?
Iím glad you noticed the bread! I lost the rest of that scene. Vilja actually brought some garlic bread over to Aravi! She ate it while it was still warm.
(repost)Aravi and Vilja set out for the site of the attack.
Sep 13 2011, 11:09 PM
I took some screens today and here are my favorites:Screen02Screen03Screen05Screen09Screen14Screen16
I originally only wanted 3 to post.
Sep 14 2011, 12:14 AM
SPEW !!!! ROFL !!! Vilja said, "I think I need something to drink..." and Aravi hones in on that wine goblet on the floor !!! I thought I would fall out of my chair laughing !!!
And as if that wasn't funny enough, then Vilja asks, "How bout just go and kill something?" ... and Aravi turned around and looked at her ... I'm thinking, Aravi wouldn't have far to go to do that, ROFL !!!!
GAAAAH !!! That weird looking imp scared the crap out of me !!! AWESOME VID !!! Loved it !!!
Great screens too, beautiful !!!
Sep 14 2011, 12:22 AM
Quite a dagger collection Aravi has. I heard on one of her vids recently the old +70 skill comment from an NPC, ďLooks like youíre handy with a bladeĒ. Congrats, Aravi! And some of those daggers look pretty powerful! Every melee weapon that Buffy picks up says its damage is, um . . . one.
Do you suppose that has anything to do with her blade skill of 5 and strength of 30?
I see Vilja tossed the silver goblet in favor of a big girl cup!
WooHoo! The waterfalls of Shadowís Rest Cavern. Buffy has location notes for ten sets of waterfalls across Cyrodiil and has marked them all by scattering items of clothing near them.
Ugh. That will-o-the-wisp did a j-o-b on poor Vilja. How nice of Aravi to heal her up and Ė By Azura! That gargoyle was a shocker!
What an unhappy surprise!
Great screenies! Iím so glad that Aravi has an appropriately flowered and ladylike shield Ė itís beautiful! #14 is my fave of the screens Ė what a fantastic close up and pose!
Sep 14 2011, 12:42 AM
Oh my goodness, the perils of a Nord roommate. Goblet on the floor, chugging out of a tankard that’s bigger than her head, and then how about we go kill something. I’m surprised there was no belch and scratch! Aravi's reaction was priceless!!
I am laughing myself silly and bookmarking this video. OMG, it’s never going to get old!
Oh, I think Vilja was looking out the window when she commented on the view! Awesome.
Yay, waterfalls. Best not to mention how Jerric celebrates finding one.
Wow, that was a tough fight. It looks like it’s going to rain. Whoa, gargoyle! That was a shocker. Sometimes the journey is an adventure in itself.
I love the screenshots with the new Khajiit Blade! Screen14 is my favorite Aravi shot of all time now.
How could you pick just three of them? I’m glad you posted them all.
All right, I’m going to watch the goblet scene again. So funny!!
Sep 15 2011, 01:55 PM
I didnít expect that scene to be so funny! The gargoyle is what I thought was funny!
Aravi might have been thinking something along those lines when she turned and looked at Vilja. She decided to just go upstairs lol.
Blade skill of 5 on Buffy? Does someone have to cut her food up for her?
The water looked chilly but Aravi needed a bath. Some bandits attacked along the road and she got some blood on her.
Wills are the only things that I have ever seen take Vilja down.
The shield is quite nice isnít it? Screen14 is easily one of the best screens Iíve taken.
Again, I didnít expect that scene to be so funny. Iím glad you enjoyed it.
Uh-oh. Iím curious now about how Jerric celebrates waterfalls.
Screen14 came out wonderfully. And I didnít post them all yet, I have 17 total!
A couple more screens from the other day.Screen04Screen08
--------------------------------Aravi enters Ninendava.
Sep 15 2011, 02:42 PM
Screen #14 is still my favorite, lol.
Oh, it looks much better to see Vilja in that armor than in the ballgown as she waits for Aravi !! GAAAAH !!! What was that? Vilja is back in her ballgown trooping through the place like she's shopping? ARGH !!!
Uh oh, Aravi's vision is blurring. That isn't good. Poor Aravi, she has to babysit Vilja at these dangerous places - and that isn't an easy task, lol.
If my game is working, Maxical may try to help Aravi. She has been trying to heal up Alix the Mouse #1 and may want to test him out in a dungeon. Lets hope she gets there in time to catch Aravi and Vilja, lol.
Great Vid !!!
Sep 16 2011, 12:08 AM
Great choice to leave Aravi on guard duty.
She was sooo set for a poisoned blade sneak attack on that vampy barbarian till the damn dread zombie ruined everything! Araviís getting really good with her footwork in support of blade. She did a great job of mostly avoiding that nasty one armed strike of the dread zombies.
Argh! Vilja! Get back where Aravi told you to wait!
Nice to see Aravi taking a break outdoors to heal and rest before going back in there. I loved seeing Aravi using her portable campsite! It is one of our fave mods.
Buffy is en route to try and help. She really is, but may be delayed just a bit. Can you imagine why? Screenshot
Sep 16 2011, 12:32 AM
Oh, the light is just beautiful in those screens.
When that dread zombie followed the vampire around the corner, my heart was in my throat. I really hate those. Ugh, it looked like it was exuding clouds of yuck. Iím very happy to see how fast Aravi is with that sword.
Then her book needed more pictures. This was not her smartest episode ever.
Against the next DZ, that Restore Fatigue potion really made a difference. Good idea to set up camp and take a Mandrake break. This ruin looks like it could be tough!
mALX, I hope Alix feels better soon.
Acadian, what a beautiful shot! It looks like Buffy and Superian passed through before Jerric and friends found those falls. WaitÖ Whoís standing watch?
Sep 17 2011, 12:22 PM
What the heck was Vilja thinking? She even pretended she was on her way to Ďhelp!í Out the door you go! I donít know if you imagined it this way but I imagined Aravi grabbing Viljaís arm and hauling her out the door.
Aravi got some disease from those zombies. She hates zombies almost as much as she hates those that create zombies.
I hope you get Alix kicking again!
Iím guessing you meant Vilja? Because she was supposed to stay on guard duty.
That zombie ruined everything! She tried to wait to see if it would stop and turn around or something but when it became obvious that she was going to be revealed she hit it with a command and went after the vampire.
Yes, she went outside because she wasnít feeling right. Some mandrake root and fresh air does wonders.
Beautiful screen of Buffy! I like it that sheís on the road above where Aravi was.
Zombies are really disgusting. I hate them too.
I couldnít believe it when we saw Vilja go by. That was ĒOh jeez another vamp, theyíve seen her for sureÖ wait that was
That screen of Jerric is hilarious! I love it how all his stuff is just in a pile on the bank. Looks like heís got a typical reaction to waterfalls.
------------------------------Aravi goes back in.
Sep 17 2011, 10:00 PM
@ Acadian - Buffy and waterfalls ... or is it Jerric below that she has stopped to watch? ROFL !!
@ Grits - I see Jerric and Darnand's clothing beside Lildereth's ... but I only see Lildereth swimming! Are Jerric and Darnand swimming ... underwater? (and if so, what exactly are they looking at !?!). ROFL !!! I have run across THOSE types camping before, a quick shout to the wife usually ended up in them being hauled from the water by the ear followed by them rapidly moving to another camp site.
@ KC - I have been really tempted to add those mods you are using to get the great loot and try out this vampire quest - but I doubt Maxical would live through those tougher enemies Aravi faces !! Maybe I should wait till Maxical is at a higher level, lol. I can't get over the difference in the number and strength of the enemies Aravi is facing !! Maxical will try to come help her, I hope going in there and cleaning up won't hurt the Umbacano quest, lol.
I couldn't be sure if Aravi keeps going back out to check on Vilja or if she is resting up and healing between rooms in the dungeon, but it ratchets up the tension a lot to see her fleeing with a low fatigue and blurred vision - then when she goes back in I'm not sure if she's healed or not and start checking out her stats, lol. She should have kept that "fortify fatigue 35%" shield - that would help her a LOT !!
Aravi takes the hard road in her fights, not using the help of companions and eschewing the benefits of enchanted armor & weapons - I've noticed that in her arrow selections too! That is really awesome, makes the battles that much more scary to watch and that much more a victory when she beats the enemies. Watching Maxical fight after seeing Aravi in action - it is like a seeing a baby fight after watching Ali, lol.
I absolutely love these vid series you are doing !!! Awesome vid !!
Sep 18 2011, 12:05 AM
Grits Ė Argh, Buffy missed Jerric at the falls! Great screenie and we can even see the bridge that Buffy & Superian crossed. Between Jerric, Darnand, Lildereth, Buffy, Maxical and Vilja, poor Araviís not getting much help, is she?
KC Ė I loved how Aravi commanded those ghosts to fight each other. She even got a wolf in the process. I was so happy when she snuck back out of sight to let things run their course. I couldnít believe it when she then charged in there before the ghosts had reduced their number to one! Iím going to send Aravi some finger(claw)nail polish to use with the hope that it will help her to patiently bide her time while those command spells are running their course!
Then I was all happy with Aravi again when she took out that bow and remembered to poison it for the next engagement.
Oh, Buffy finally arrived. She couldnít help but notice Vilja in her blue velvet gown and fully charged big tankard of ale. . . . So she figured maybe the best place for her to try and help would be outside for now. You know, guarding Vilja while Vilja guarded the door. Screenshot
Sep 18 2011, 03:07 AM
I guess that ghost fight could have taken a long time with both of them immune to each other’s frost attacks and the steel longsword not doing any damage. I was a little worried about that blade trap when she backed up during the wraith/wolf/ghost fight.
It looked like she was kneeling next to a puddle of blood.
I love that Shield of the Warmonger. I think that Aravi’s Dark Rose shield suits her better, though.
Vilja is still in fine form, I see. Charm amulet indeed! Then she breaks out the ale while on guard duty. Sigh.
This video gave a great sense of the twisty, turny corridors. It looks like Aravi is being cautious, checking around corners and above for traps.
What a great pose of Buffy in guard mode!
Yep, the whole crew went into the water. Thankfully you can only see Lildereth, and not the naked Nord doing a cannonball off the falls. Not sure where Darnand is. Probably at the bridge calculating what spells he will need to make it from there to the water. The lads can get a little competitive.
Jerric wanted to make sure everyone got together this time, so he packed a picnic
. Looks like he forgot the cups again.
ETA: Oh, I didn't think about how much the fatigue bonus on that shield would help. Good point, mALX!
Sep 19 2011, 02:18 PM
You should try it. Franís mod might be making things more difficult. Or maybe standard Oblivion leveling would be difficult? Lol.
Aravi is resting more often. After she found that ax and shield she decided to go back out, drop off the shield, and take a short breather. And maybe she checked to see if Vilja had drunk herself into a stupor.
That shield would have hurt her casting ability, and it is a heavy shield. Aravi specializes in light.
About her gear: Most of her stuff is unenchented because she cannot fix enchanted stuff herself. Most of the arrows she uses are looted arrows. What she finds she uses with the exception of iron and steel. She did run out of arrows on the road to the imperial City fighting those two bandits and she was forced to purchase some.
Ali? Typo or a nickname? Lol.
You forgot about immunities!
She goes through quite a few poisons in this dungeon as you will see.
Fantastic screen of Buffy! I love the pose! Sheís the commander of the mountain.
I think that was a puddle of blood at one time, but it's just a stain now. The texture of the stone was consistent with the surrounding stones. Aravi noticed because she doesnít wear shoes.
If that Warmonger shield was light I think sheíd use it. Itís heavy though so she gave it to Vilja.
Just thinking about heavy armor, I wonder what Aravi would look like in blades armor? That might be worth checking out.
I made an oops commenting on the last screen. I was too busy laughing at the pile of clothing all over the ground that I didnít notice that it was actually Lildereth in the screen!
A picnic! So is this set up for when Aravi comes out after killing all the vampires?
And there are plenty of bottles, who needs cups? Great screen. How did you get the baskets up there? You canít put those in your inventory can you?
EDIT: I added OBGE Liquid Water to my game. Screenshot
------------------------Aravi continues through Ninendava.
Sep 19 2011, 05:10 PM
Okay, well I just figured something out when I saw both Acadian and Grits screens - I have been thinking Nenalata in my mind while reading the name Ninendava !! ARGH !!! Lucky thing Maxical didn't go clean out Nenalata and wonder where everyone was !!
URK !!! Well, ignore any previous comments I made wondering if it would interfere with the Umbacono quest, sorry about that, lol.
@ Acadian - absolutely gorgeous screen !!
@ Grits - WHERE DID YOU FIND THOSE BASKETS!!!!!?????!!!! I want some for my tables and cupboard tops !!!! Well now we know why Vilja was trooping through the place in a ball gown, she was looking for cups so she could "share" in the libations, ROFL !!
@ KC - (Ali) - I was comparing Aravi's fighting ability to Ali's, and Maxical's fighting ability to that of a baby's. (Ali = Muhammad Ali/Cassius Clay)
I also have to agree with Aravi checking to see if Vilja is out there drunk - or passed out instead of just sleeping. She is rapidly becoming quite the tippler, how many times has Aravi had to pick up goblets from the floor lately? ROFL !!!
The water looks Awesome, but what's the opacity when you are swimming underwater? I liked your last one because for the first time ever I could see when someone was swimming underwater, lol.
The vid ... all I can say is ... HOLY CRAP !!!! I fully expected those vampires to chase her right out !!! ARGH !!!
Sep 19 2011, 11:42 PM
The basket is either 24D91 or 24D92. I think itís the second one. I added them to Lilderethís inventory for the photo shoot and just dropped them. That wheel of cheese gave me fits. It kept knocking the apples down the hill. Iím still vanilla, so I have to get creative. You should have seen me at the waterfall trying to get Roland Jenseric and Keld of the Isles to stand in for Jerric and Darnand. Keld ended up attacking Lildereth with his claymore. It was a debacle! When I finally start installing mods, you will see a flood of screen shots!
The Blades armor is my favorite heavy armor. I know someone who would trade a set for an heir, if Araviís interested.
That water looks beautiful!
The video: OMG, from the very first shot that was a battle! The enemy health meter went down, then it went right back up when the vampire healed himself, argh!! They are so fast! Good job keeping them bottled up in that corridor. Those last two were scary when they saw her right away. I think I heard the Altmer collapse and die as Aravi sprinted for the steps. That little peek over her shoulder said a lot! Iím with mALX, I really thought the last one was going to keep chasing her! Now where is Vilja, passed out under a bush? What a great, fast-paced video!
Sep 20 2011, 12:05 AM
Old business: KC, Silly me. Iím so glad you reminded me that those ghosties werenít hurting each other as the reason Aravi joined that fray. And Grits, that picnic looked beautiful! Buffy was afraid to ask for any Ė sheís heard not to get between Jerric and food.
Nice looking water!
Gosh, those vampire scouts were so quick as they charged! Then they were joined by a summoned zombie! Then by a mage! Argh! Good call by Aravi to chase down and kill that mage to get rid of both the mage and summoned zombie. Whew.
Then. . . then, she sneaks back and a new even baddddder group start on her! DoubleArghArgh!
I was so thankful that she scooted her little tail right back outside again to heal up and plan her next move.
Sep 21 2011, 02:31 PM
Good that you now have the right place in mind. That would be kind of funny actually to see Maxical standing at the other one wondering where everyone is though.
The water is still cloudy under water.
And at the end they did follow her out the first time. But then VIlja did something so stupid and inexcusable I had to dump the recording and reload the auto save from when she left the ruin. I was so mad.
It didnít occur to me that you could add those to your inventory because you canít pick them up in game. Of course that wonít have any effect on whether or not you can console them in. Duh!
Sounds like you had some fun trying to get the photo shoot set up. A tip for next time: If you type ďtaiĒ in the console then all of their AI will be shut off and wonít move. You can target the command to specific NPCs as well.
I think Aravi will be just fine paying for a set that will likely fit her, so no trade necessary.
Thanks for the compliments! That video was a lot of fun even though Aravi didnít enjoy it.
Aravi wasnít moving as fast as she could have in that last video either. She had some leg injuries that damaged her speed so those vampires had a speed advantage. Those last two seemed like they were a lot more dangerous than the previous three. Or perhaps she was just tired. Either way she decided to run and I think that was the best thing she could have done.
--------------------------------Aravi takes a breather and then finishes the fight.
TIME: 14 mins
Sorry about the long length on this one. I should have divided it up into two videos or had the previous one run longer.
Sep 21 2011, 05:02 PM
Aravi is nearly slaughtered while Vilja slept, and she sees Aravi covered in blood, barely able to breath, and diseased from the scum she battledd with - and Vilja says, "What a lovely day it is today...don't you think so too?" I'm glad Aravi took her bedroll from her, I wouldn't give it back when Aravi is going into danger, lol.
Whoever made this mod has put a ton of work into it and did an AWESOME job! This is so complex, and every time you think Aravi has beaten the big enemy there is more! I have to get this mod, but first I want to get the mod that gives all that great loot, lol. Maxical spends weeks after cleaning a dungeon hauling all the loot to the shops, that is how she stays in Septims all the time, lol.
(Hint, hint ... if you will post your mods ... , lol). Awesome vid! I jumped a mile when she walked in the door and they were all waiting for her !!!
Sep 21 2011, 11:34 PM
Aaaaah, Undead Adventurer!! That was so neat and scary! What a scramble as soon as she went back in. It was quite creepy when the ghostly apparition went into the wall and then popped back out.
LOL that zombie had a spoon in its inventory! For eating braaaaaaainsÖ
Aravi staggers out sick and gasping for breath after ridding Nirn of more evil, and Vilja says she was bored? I bet she didnít leave Aravi any sweetrolls, or even a sweetcake. Then Aravi says the light hurts her eyes, and Vilja replies what a lovely day it is. Grrr! Although it did look like a nice day. Wow, that was a tough assignment. Araviís tenaciousness really came through. She just kept going back in! I hope she gets some down time, and Vilja does something nice for her.
We're trailing behind a little, as usual. At least Lildereth got the picnic set up. Hereís Jerric about to jump off the waterfalls
near Shadowís Rest Cavern.
Those falls are a lot of fun! He kind of didn't want to leave.
At Ninedava (finally), Jerric enters the ruin and finds a welcoming committee.
Sep 22 2011, 01:33 AM
KC, that was really scary when Aravi got jumped as soon as she reentered Ninendava! Even more so when she pressed around her foes and went deeper into the dungeon! But I realize that was all she could do Ė she needed the room to maneuver. Wow, she did really well and smart throughout this!
Poor Aravi, now the light hurts her eyes.
What a great vid this was!
Grits, great screenies of Jerric! Iíll bet he made a big splash. Ugh. Can you imagine what those burning zombies smell like?
Well, Buffy waited outside - just like Aravi told her and Vilja to do. But after Aravi and Vilja left, Buffy just couldnít resist slipping into the ruin and going to read that book that Aravi didnít share with us. You know, ĎDarkest Darkness?í As Vilja would say though, that book was pure crap. Screenshot
Sep 22 2011, 04:39 PM
I love that screen of Buffy reading!! I LOLíd at Buffyís Book Review.
Hereís the rest of Lildereth and Jerricís trip through Ninedava. Darnand stayed outside, too. Maybe thatís why Vilja was complaining about her boredom!
Lildereth came through next. Gross. Thanks, Jerric.Empty coffin. I guess this means the vampires are awake.
No vampires here, I guess Aravi got them all. Still, it seems like thereís always one more skeleton.
Hey, a key. Lildereth has that locked gate open already, Iíd wager. I can open this casket with my Nord Skeleton Key
. I wonder if she found anything interesting.Lildereth finds something interesting.
Sep 22 2011, 08:05 PM
@ Acadian ... SPEW !!! ROFL !!!
@ Grits - Great shots! Did you just add the one of Lildereth? I missed it before! Shivani took that statue with her as a gift to bring back to Clavicus Vile.
@ Everyone - that is the REAL Alix the Mouse with Shivani !!! He is back, and Shivani is bringing him to Maxical. (Maxical's thread has the update).
* Shivani and Alix the Mouse enter Ninendava searching for Maxical. She was supposed to be heading here to help Aravi, Vilja (HA!), Buffy, Jerric, Darnand, and Lildereth clear out a bunch of vampires and undead. Things have changed a lot since Shivani last walked Nirn!
"You better lead the way, Alix. I don't remember how to get around Tamriel anymore."http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq67/Ma...ScreenShot1.jpg
"GAAAH! A skeleton! Oh thank you, Alix!"http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq67/Ma...ScreenShot5.jpg
"ARGH, do those arrows hurt, Alix?"http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq67/Ma...ScreenShot6.jpg
"GAAAAAH!!! WTF is that thing?"http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq67/Ma...ScreenShot7.jpg
"A zombie? What's that? ...Er...thanks for killing it for me, Alix!"http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq67/Ma...ScreenShot4.jpg
"I don't think Zombies have that...part anymore, Alix. Better bite him somewhere else!"http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq67/Ma...ScreenShot3.jpg
"You're right, Alix. I should have listened to you. I'll go back to Clavicus Vile if you think you can find Maxical on your own." http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq67/Ma...ScreenShot8.jpg
"I couldn't have made it without you, Alix. I'm going to miss you. Take good care of Maxical for me."http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq67/Ma...ScreenShot9.jpg
Sep 23 2011, 02:31 PM
Vilja was kind of a ----- in the last episode.
Thanks! That little one level dungeon was a lot of work with all the vampires and their undead.
Mods well I have a pretty big list of them but the vampire one is called Vampire Hunting. All the new enemies and weapons/armor is from Francesco's Leveled Creatures/Items mod. Franís does quite a bit but itís all modular so you can pick and choose what parts you want to install or not.
Great screens of the revived Alix! That poor mouse got mouthfuls of disgusting rotting zombie flesh. Do we have a puke emote? If Aravi had a pet she wouldnít have let it fight just to keep its mouth clean. Iím sure Shivani gave Alix a potion of cure disease or a mandrake root.
I had some concerns about that Undead Adventurer but luckily everything worked out just fine with it. It was scary to see what had happened to the last person that wandered in there.
Vilja is kind of a ----- isnít she?
And where is that picnic? Aravi got out and there was nothing there!
Great screens as well. I think the only thing more pungent than a zombie is a flaming zombie.
I think my favorite is Jerricís lockpick. And Lildereth did find something interesting.
Yeah she needed room and there wasnít any up against the door. She had to move in deeper. Those zombies are pretty clumsy but brushing (or shoving) past them was gross.
Yes she finally gets out into the fresh air and she starts to burn in the sun right away. She is going to have to buy more mandrake because she isnít going down south for a while I donít think.
Iím glad everyone liked the video despite its long length. Iíll try to avoid doing that.
Buffy looks rather engrossed in that book despite it being ďpure crap.Ē Lol.
------------------------------Aravi goes to the Arcane University to rest and make some spells. Buffy offered to let them stay in her apartment there.
Sep 23 2011, 08:05 PM
SPEW !!! Vilja is sick of people talking about mudcrabs when she is the worst for talking about them all the time !! And then she proves it by bringing them up right afterward !! ROFL !!!
And Aravi caught it too, she turned right around and gave Vilja a look - SPEW !!!! Hilarious vid !!!
GAAAAAH !!! What is that "Idle Animation Controller" in Aravi's inventory ????
Buffy's Apartment is AWESOME !!!! You did a tremendous job on it !!!
The Nightmare - GAAAAAH !!! What an ending !!! URK !!! Holy Cow, was that the sunlight burning her in the nightmare? GAAAAH !!!
AWESOME VIDS !!!
Sep 24 2011, 12:22 AM
Grits, more great screens of Jerric rolling in bones and zombie goo. Nord Skeleton Key =
Wonderful shot of Lilly!
mALX, how neat to see Shivani again! So comforting that she had the mighty protection of Alix with her! Luvs Alix!
KC, Thank you for showcasing the beautiful apartment you made for Buffy. She loves it and was so delighted to have Aravi and Vilja stay there! As you could see, the wine rack was stocked with you-know-what, the statue over the fire place was of Mara and the birthsign tapestry depicts Buffyís ĎMageí birthsign. Sorry Buffy didnít have fresh sweet rolls and strawberries out on the table for the two ladies to enjoy, but weíre glad Aravi at least found some bread.
It was so neat to see Aravi practicing her sword skills and supporting spells. No wonder sheís so good with that blade!
The nightmare was mALXishly awesome! You really gave the impression of distance and nothingness as Aravi trekked on through the night. The desert and density of rocks/wormwood was perfect. Into the sunrise and burning skin with nowhere to hide. A nightmare indeed! What you did near the end with casting, burning and collapsing was stunningly effective. You truly are a master of this art form!
Sep 24 2011, 01:34 PM
No grub left for Aravi, thatís what happens when you leave two Nords alone with a picnic. Buffy didnít even get a crumb of bread or a sliver of cheese!
I love Buffyís apartment!! All of those personal touches really make it hers. I noticed the wine rack right away, and plenty of room in those glass cabinets to display shoes. Also plenty of floor space, handy for Araviís practice session. I loved seeing her cast her pre-fight spells before she drew her sword. Araviís interaction with Vilja was especially funny in this video. Mudcrabs.
I have to echo what mALX and Acadian said about the nightmare. The dreamscape was stunning, and the music just hauntingly perfect. I was getting so tense as the sky lightened. The ending with Aravi frantically healing herself until her magicka couldnít keep up shows us another of her deepest fears. Feeding on Vilja, wanton slaughter at Waterís Edge, and now this dream. The vampire hunting business is taking its toll on Aravi.
mALX, I added the last five at the same time, but I didnít show the statue in case someone else had plans. Good idea for Shivani to take it back with her! I am so happy to see the real Alix the Mouse return to Tamriel!! And Shivani as well, yay! Poor Alix the pincushion, good thing he can heal himself. OMG, Alix vs the Zombies was hilarious. He has a killer instinct! Then it looked like he was fussing at Shivani. Too funny. Awww, and a sweet farewell. Iím so glad Alix is back!
Sep 25 2011, 12:30 PM
I was shocked at Vilja. After she complained I had this little thought that said wouldnít it be funny ifÖ
and then she did it.
That ďIdle Animation Controller" came with a huge pose compilation mod that I can no longer find on Nexus. The closest thing to it that I can find contains adult animations. "Idle Animation Controller" is misleading; it is simply a pose mod.
Buffyís apartment was a lot of fun to make and I had to get a bit creative to fit the new door into the wall in a way that looked alright.
Thank you on the nightmare.
It was fun to have Aravi and Vilja stay in Buffyís apartment once. Aravi was happy with the bread and she has some food packed away for Vilja so the ladies were just fine.
Araviís use of magic is changing a little and this video was a little introduction to it. Her magic is now going to be less of a weapon and more supporting of her other skills.
Thank you, that nightmare was difficult to do. Lots of preparation and then covering up little things that I missed (it had the cheery music playing while she wandered :facepalm:).
Aravi is going to be using her magic a bit differently from now on. Illusion was getting to be way too powerful. Iím glad you liked Buffyís apartment. I copied the Skingrad house upstairs and then made it Buffyís!
By your comments I know I did that nightmare right. I originally put in the dungeon music to cover up a mistake but it added quite a bit to the whole thing I realized.
Aravi is horribly afraid of turning into a monster. What if she couldnít see the sun anymore? What if murder and violence became satisfying and enjoyable?
Iím very happy that everyone liked the nightmare. I get nervous when I try something like that. Acadian mentioned the density of the rocks. Maybe Iíll post a screen of my first attempt at the dream world. It was quite funny.
----------------------------------Aravi wakes up from the nightmare to rain and thunder. She ends up going out in the storm to the market district to replace the sword she lost in Ninendava.
Sep 25 2011, 03:03 PM
GAAAAAH!! Aravi flicked one ear right after Vilja disappeared!!! That was so cute !!!
GAAAAAAAAAH!!!! WTH happened to Rohssan? I've never seen her looking quite so ... hideous !!! Loved this vid, a quiet "behind the scenes" look at Aravi's day when she isn't hunting vampires - and it was great to see she is an associate in the Mages Guild, why didn't I know that about her? Awesome Vid !!!!
PS: If you are going to show them the first desert ... why not show them the Battle of the Century? That was AWESOME !!!
Sep 25 2011, 08:12 PM
Going out in a storm instead of hanging out in Buffyís cozy apartment? Madness!
Still, itís nice to be able to send Vilja out shopping when she starts to complain. And Aravi did seem like she was getting restless.
How nice to see Boderi!
I almost expected her to tell Aravi that Buffy just left for Kvatch. I like rainy days in Cyrodiil, they make the sunny ones even more fun. And thereís something about running through the raindrops and then dashing into some cozy inn. Not so much seeing Rohssan, though. Like mALX said, she looked like she had a late night.
I donít know how you do it, but I felt like I was right there with Aravi. Great job!
Sep 26 2011, 12:24 AM
Excellent moment in the apartment with Aravi facing Vilja that highlights how you have reduced Araviís height.
Hee! Like Grits, I thought that Boderiís rumor might be something about her star pupil.
A spectacular storm!
Did you have to do some magic to get Vilja inside the University? I have found that necessary with companions that have not been admitted.
I enjoy seeing your mods that allow you to check the weather outside through the windows and always like seeing the clocks you have in Aravi's game.
Sep 27 2011, 03:37 PM
I love the ears on the Khajiit! You can know what expression Aravi has on her face even from behind; you just have to look at the ears!
Araviís been an associate for a long time; before I started the videos. She isnít very active in the guild unlike Buffy or Gritsí trio.
And ummmÖ Rohssan looked normal to me. Sheís always been old and kind of ugly. Iím guessing she isnít in your games?
She was trying to wait out the storm but it showed no signs of ending. Vilja doesnít mind the rain and thunder at all when thereís SHOPPING to do. Aravi on the other hand hates thunder. Rain doesn't bother her; she has that ugly orange robe from the archeology guild.
I wish Boderi would have said something about Buffy! Aravi stopped to talk because Buffy holds her in high esteem. Aravi doesnít usually like Dunmer, but Boderi was pleasant.
Iím glad you liked the 3rd person view of Aravi and Vilja standing together. Viljaís a whole head taller than Aravi!
I wish she had said something about Buffy! That would have been much more interesting than the Archmage.
Vilja was able to walk right through the gates. Vilja must assume any factions the player belongs to.
I really like that mod, itís nice being able to tell the weather without actually stepping outside.
Here are a couple of screens of my first attempt at using the auto-placer. Itís pretty funny actually. Screen1 Screen2
-------------------------------------------Aravi returns home from the Imperial City.
-------------------------------------------And this is the video mALX was requesting.
It's a huge battle of bandits vs marauders vs dremora vs Aravi. It doesn't really belong anywhere in the story, it was just fun to play.
I made it with the auto placer (the same thing I used to put rocks all over the desert).
Sep 27 2011, 04:07 PM
GAAAAH !!! What the H was that in the sky? Poor Aravi, was that Vilja turning her nose up at her because hse hasn't bathed in one day? ROFL !!!
My puppy heard Aravi panting and got all scared. She whined, looked around, then started licking me like she thought I was hurt, ROFL !!!
What the H is going on with your weather? I'd get rid of AN if it did that to my game, ROFL !! ...
Oh, you posted it !!! I love that vid, that was a BLAST to watch (and I'll bet to play too!!) That would be a great mod in itself - "War Zone" - ROFL !!! AWESOME MOD !!!!!!
Sep 28 2011, 12:16 AM
I had the pleasure of getting to preview some of the work that went into making that wonderful dream sequence from you last vid. I also got to see that fun mega fight. Lol.
This vid was a nice chance for Aravi to relax some more. Hmmm. . . I think dear Vilja is so wonderfully motivated in wanting protect Aravi's pretty little head, but I just don't think an ebony helm is going to work out for her.
Please tell us what was happening with the weather. Just a foggy day around Iimperial Isle?
Good to see Aravi practicing her blade fighting downstairs at the manor.
This was fun!
Sep 28 2011, 03:40 PM
What the heck, that is a threatening sky! Twister weather in the IC?!
Vilja got a GREAT deal on that ebony helmet, butÖ itís about as appropriate for Aravi as three more blue velvet dresses.
New blade, yay! Aravi looks rested up and ready for some killing.
The battle video looked like fun! Just pick up a sword, wear it out, pick up another one and repeat. Sounds like one of Jerricís dreams.
Sep 29 2011, 02:07 PM
It just got really foggy, thatís it.
Thatís sweet of your pooch. Iím still a cat person though. Lol.
Iím afraid War Zone needs a beast of a computer to run. I had to slowly reduce the numbers of NPCs placed so I could get as many as I could without crashing the game. The first few minutes in the area was hell for my computer. After a few people killed each other off it got smooth enough to record. Even then the AI was having major issues.
I guess with gifts itís the thought that counts? Even though Aravi paid for itÖ *sigh*
The weather is just foggy. Thatís it.
With a new sword and new magic to use she's been practicing more.
Itís just fog.
Is it a great deal? Itís been a long time since Iíve paid any attention to heavy armor. I guess I could have looked at the base cost at least. Lol. Regardless, itís useless to Aravi. She hates stuffing her ears into a helmet.
That battle video was snippets taken out of a 40 minute battle. I eventually just quit because there were STILL so many NPCs out there.
---------------------------------------Instead of going on another vampire hunt, Aravi decides it is time to collect ingredients for Vilja.
** Just so you all donít freak out again, this video has FOG in it. Then later it looks like it could maybe RAIN. lol.
Sep 29 2011, 09:27 PM
Google server error 502 is showing. I'm not feeling good enough to keep sitting up, (besides, I think this vid will make me laugh till I choke anyway - in fact I'm sure it will). "I'll be back" (spoken in an "Arnold" voice).
Sep 29 2011, 09:55 PM
QUOTE(mALX @ Sep 29 2011, 03:27 PM)
Google server error 502 is showing. I'm not feeling good enough to keep sitting up, (besides, I think this vid will make me laugh till I choke anyway - in fact I'm sure it will). "I'll be back" (spoken in an "Arnold" voice).
It seems to be working now. Try it again when you get a chance.
Sep 29 2011, 11:34 PM
I agree with Aravi, that was a beautiful walk in the trees. It was fun to see Aravi and Vilja having a beer together. Aravi is petite! No wonder we saw a lot of armored chests in the battle video. Wow, I love being able to see out the windows. Smart of Aravi to take the far bed. Now she wonít have Vilja climbing over her in the middle of the night after sheís been downstairs pounding brews with the orcs.
A nice trip to Cheydinhal. Weíll have to brace ourselves in case the next day brings frightening fog and Falanuís scary looking mother.
Sep 30 2011, 12:05 AM
This was a relaxing and almost haunting vid.
Very nice review of that beautiful house Aravi and Vilja have. How handy that teleporty thingie is! Poof, and theyíre in Cheydinhal! Itís nice to see Aravi turn their efforts to helping Vilja with her alchemy needs. And it keeps her away from those darn vampires!
Oct 1 2011, 12:26 PM
Aravi likes to get out into the forest for a walk. The light cutting through the fog made that scene very beautiful and I wanted to share it.
Aravi is small! Even compared to other Khajiit women. Her height is .93 and the norm is .95. For a comparison, the average Imperial is 1, Darnand would be 1 also, a Nord like Jerric is usually 1.06, and Buffy is .9.
I laughed at your comment on Vilja pounding the brews with the orcs.
I see where you get the haunting vibe from. Ghosts would not look out of place in that foggy forest.
Iím glad that Aravi is taking a break from the vampires. She needs some time to recover from all the injuries sheís received, and a few restful nights of sleep.
Thanks for the PM by the way. Iím very happy you thought Vilja was so funny in this one. She is a Nord after all, isnít a huge beer stein kinda mandatory?
I donít think Iíve posted these in here yet.Screen1Screen2Screen3
-----------------------------------------------Aravi's taskAravi talks to Heniri and finds out she and Vilja need to travel to Skingrad to get some hair dye.
** I had to skip the actual conversation with Heniri because it was part of the set of video clips that corrupted a few months ago.
Oct 2 2011, 12:15 AM
Those new screens are great! And thanks for showing us the quest notes from Araviís log regarding her current task.
I really enjoyed the scenery in this one. I think the beautiful weather really helped.
Iím convinced that highwaymen are wannabe bandits who flunked out of bandit school! He accosted Aravi with three Legion soldiers within sight. Gee, no wonder it ended badly for him. The other highwaymen one encounters are no brighter. If you give them 100 gold, they turn and walk away displaying a big Ďshoot me here í sign on their back so you can recover your gold.
I could really see Aravi hesitate as she ate her last mandrake root. She needs to find some more of that. And is was great that she was carrying a cure poison potion.
Poor Vilja. After helping Aravi with that highwayman, she just wanted to spend a nice day at home. But nope, itís into that teleport thingie and off to Skingrad. How wonderful to see the statue of King Rislav and Corsair! Of course, in Araviís defense, her whole purpose in this travel is to help Vilja with her colorful alchemy quest.
Oct 2 2011, 01:02 PM
Oh, great screens with the new sword! I like Screen 3 the best with that red tree in the background.
Guilbert Jemane was funny. Heís friendly enough, but not a very successful conversationalist.
I agree with Acadian about the scenery. The views toward the Imperial City were especially nice.
Oh my gosh, it was the Bad Timing Bandit. I had to laugh as he went down under an avalanche of Imperial iron. Vilja was spoiling for a fight, too. But he did manage to get a solid hit in and poison
Aravi, and that wiped the smile off my face! I like those greaves, BTW. A silver belly chain would go with them nicely.
That was a lovely trip back to the manor, and on to Skingrad! Looks like it will be a pretty day there, too.
Oct 2 2011, 03:57 PM
You had me laughing with your weather disclaimer on your comment thanks!!
I got a kick out of Aravi's hand on Vilja's rump as she is trying to get by her on the steps - then finally pushes past, lol.
Where I nearly choked to death laughing at this vid was Vilja's weaving in place and grinning like a possom while sticking that huge mug in Aravi's face (the mug almost the size of Aravi herself) - handing her a beer, too. Vilja doesn't like to drink alone, lol.
I loved getting the look out the window, that is the greatest thrill for me and I can't walk by a window anymore without peering out. Great Vid !!
The back and forth in Cheydinhal was funny, Vilja was not following, lol. - no wait, the part where Aravi talked to Heniri was cut? Didn't want to waste the film on her creepily voiced riddles?
Wow, one of your mods is really making those rocks detailed !!
Funny how three Imperial Legionnaires were right there when the Highwayman tried to rob Aravi and Vilja !! That is like watching the "Stupidest Criminals" show, lol.
Vilja (who does nothing but rest and drink anyway) - on the way home is asking to take the day off and rest...drink some wine, ROFL !!!
So next is Falanu, can't wait to see that one, lol. Awesome new vid !!
Oct 3 2011, 02:41 PM
That highway man has got to be the dumbest one Iíve run into yet. He tries that when there are not one but THREE of the legion right there.
Those roots are very important and itís never good to see her supply exhausted.
Oh and Vilja would have been complaining about wanting something to do if they had stayed like she suggested. Itís off to Skingrad.
Iím glad you liked the scenery. I did too even though my computer was struggling there. I was running RAEVWD
at the time and it works fine on my computerÖ Except when I am recording with fraps. I ended up removing the mod.
Lol Bad Timing Bandit indeed.
Glad you like the greaves! They go very well with Araviís elven cuirass. You know what? I think there is a silver belly chain. Maybe sheíll get it.
Ha ha. DISCLAIMER: Next set of videos has rain and thunder and lightning!
Hand on rump? Oh the little activator button? Vilja picks the weirdest spots to stand.
Glad you got a kick out of Viljaís drinking. It was pretty silly looking. I donít think that was her first drink.
The conversation with Heniri was actually filmed months ago and was part of the set of files that corrupted.
The texturing is from Qarlís texture pack 3. I like the higher resolution textures. Very nice looking as you noted.
When you pointed out the bit about the wine I wondered, Is Vilja an alcoholic?
------------------------------------Aravi talks to Falanu Hlaalu about the hair dyeÖ
TIME: 5:39Part 2
Oct 3 2011, 03:24 PM
Looks like you've got "Companion Friendly Inns!" Did it add windows? I noticed Aravi looked a little stunned when she entered the room, lol. The bed for Vilja looked pretty small in that room, she probably would have climbed in the bigger bed and left the tiny one for Aravi, lol.
What a rip! Falanu asked 200 for the hair dye and it was only 47! No wonder Aravi stole it !! Now that I know the real cost, I may just have to steal it myself when I get to that part! Aravi was funny after she stoled it, she was running like a banshee to get back to the Inn, ROFL !!!
Great vids !!!
Oct 3 2011, 04:23 PM
I was rolling at Aravi and Viljaís interactions in this one. Maybe she made that Chameleon potion for Aravi so she wouldnít have to look at Araviís outfit.
Oh, thatís one disadvantage of those beautiful windows! Aravi doesnít want to provide a show when sheís changing clothes.
Woo hoo! A little after-hours shopping gets the blood moving. Much scarier than the lightning was the thought that Falanu might be entertaining the recently deceased upstairs. Odds are that Vilja will be staggering around the inn with a tankard in her hand when Aravi gets back. After all, itís only midnight, and sheís been especially thirsty lately.
This was a fun break from the vampire killing.
Oct 4 2011, 12:11 AM
It was wonderful once again to see the statue of King Rislav and his steed Corsair!
What is it with Falanu and the hair dye? I mean itís not exactly like Miss Coppertop Alchemist exactly came by her color naturally.
With all those windows in that room, I can see why Aravi sought someplace more private to change her clothes.
On the beds, Iím with Grits. I wouldnít be surprised if Vilja relegated Aravi to the kitty bed. Lol.
WooHoo! A middle of the night thieving escapade. I was holding my breath till she got back to the inn! Donít worry, Aravi. Iím sure Falanu gets so many requests for green hair dye that sheíll have no idea who may have taken it.
Um, nevertheless, our girls may want to leave Skingrad before too long.
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