Turdas, 2:13 AM, 12th of Sun's Dawn
I'll make tonight's entry shorter than usual. I want to document some of the awesomeness of it.
Crystal Beth was walking towards Windhelm after finishing off a tower-full of bandits, and finding yet another book for the orc at the College. She was attacked by these two Thalmor. Beth was reluctant to get involved in battleing them since she was horseback, so she rode up to a nearby group of giant + 2 mammoths.
She rode around and around them, hoping the Thalmor agents would eventually make a mistake and hit a giant or a mammoth, but it didn't happen. After a few minutes of this, Beth found a safe spot on top of a tall rock, got off her horse, and cast a Frenzy at one of the mammoths. She was hoping it would (of course) attack the thalmor, but instead, it started to follow HER!
She never did take care of those Thalmor. They fell far behind as Beth had no choice but to ride off, a mammoth hot on her tail. And get this: the mammoth followed her all the way to Windhelm!
Even at Windhelm, it kept following her. Through the stables, up the entrance stairs, under the bridge! It was mad! Finally, Beth found a place she could safely get off, and she now cast some Fear on the mammoth! Thankfully, it started to lumber away.
Beth had to pay a fine of about 1,100 gold to Windhelm, but this was okay. She's loving this town! She's having fun exploring it (now that her bounty is cleared). She's currently looking after a Nord who keeps complaining about the "dark elves", trying to find a way to cleverly get him involved in combat, without initiating it herself. Hmmm..so far the opportunity has not presented itself.
She got assigned to take down an entire cave of bandits. In the boss's chests, she found something she's been hoping for: a set of Expert robes! YES!! 125% magicka regeneration. Unfortunately, they are Destruction robes, not Alteration or Illusion. Her Destructive spell costs are already low enough. But oh well. 125% magic-regen is a fine thing to have!
..hmm, actually, that wasn't a very short post, was it?