First: Some good news. The urge to play something off my list of five games that struck so hard on day two has passed. For now. I’m sure it’ll be back later but right now Skyrim is really scratching my gaming itch.

The problem, as it were, is that it’s remarkably difficult to find much to say when sleep becomes such an overwhelming priority so early in the evening! There is a lot going on right now, with more responsibility for running the family on me than I’m typically used to. So being tired probably shouldn’t be the greatest surprise ever.

Still. I was close to calling today a wash and just going to bed earlier before finding a bit of a second wind and getting at least a little game-time in. :)

I’m a hero of this place. Already! All I had to do was plink arrows into a dragon everyone else was already plinking arrows into and then somehow receive all the credit for taking it down.

Playing through as an Orcish warrior, a brute of a fellow with a 2H axe as weapon of choice, is so different from the norm for me. I am finding it incredibly difficult to stop myself hitting Ctrl to crouch as I approach every encounter.

Essentially in my head-canon for this character — bow and arrow to start a fight or to hit something flying is not only alright, it’s good strategy. But to sneak around? No, no, no. That’s not OK. Suffice to say, I’ll likely not be joining either the Thieves Guild or the Dark Brotherhood on this character.

After the antics with the dragon at the watch tower, I have been summoned to High Hrothgar to talk to the Greybeards. That sounds neat and all, but first I wanted to put my newfound fame to the test and join the Companions. But for as impressed as the general guardsfolk are by my alleged Dragonborn status and rapid rise to ‘Thane’, the Companions simply did not care. No recognition whatsoever.

Not to say that they didn’t let me join, just that they didn’t immediately fall down on themselves in my presence.

Ah well. I suppose dragon-slayer or nae, I am only level 4 still.

And looking on the bright side, they did give me a place to sleep already! Which is brilliant. Save trying to trudge around in the dark of night if I don’t want to.

Now I have a mission to take down a rogue set of Wizards.

But they can await another day. It’s night in game. It’s night in real life. Time to sleep in both.


Naithin

Gamer, reader, writer, husband and father of two boys. Former WoW and Gaming blogger, making a return to the fold to share my love of all things looty.

4 Comments

Rakuno · November 5, 2020 at 1:59 am

Hope things get better soon for you and your family so you can get a bit more energy!

Anyway, about the companions not recognizing your exploits, I wonder if they would still say the same thing if we completed the entire game, DLCs included and then tried to join them. It would be hilarious if they still didn’t recognize us and maybe some day I will try it just out of curiosity. XD

    Naithin · November 5, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    Thanks Rakuno. :)

    Will get used to it sooner or later. Yesterday was just a particularly long day. All the usual of getting kids ready for school, work, then had parent-teacher interviews and needed to do some grocery shopping as well.

    re: Companions, I assumed it would be level based or possibly some arbitrary quest marker in the main storyline, but it would indeed be pretty funny if they never moved on from that one introduction no matter what. xD

      Rakuno · November 6, 2020 at 12:26 am

      I can confirm it is not level based because I used a mod that gives a kind of “New Game+” feature and used it to get my former mage character stats to my current character. She end up joining the Companions at about level 40ish and they still said she was a nobody. XD

      My guess is that maybe they might say it after certain accomplishments. I know there is an option for joining the College of Winterhold that only appears after you are officially declared as Dragonborn. So I am assumed there might be some flag somewhere for the Companions too.

        Naithin · November 6, 2020 at 7:28 am

        That might be it then, being ‘officially’ declared. I had the reverence of the guards already, and had been summoned to High Hrothgar but hadn’t actually been yet.

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