29 Ivarstead

The rest of the journey to Ivarstead went without incident.  I ended up telling Lester how I came to be in Skyrim, of the disaster that was Auridon and he did look quite horrified when he realised what he’d done involving a Thalmor in the hunt for me. We’ve also been discussing the dragon situation. …

28 more bandits

Well there’s nothing like a long protracted fight through a blockade to help thaw a frosty attitude!  I had previously apologised on the road, which  was met indifferently but I kept up a steady stream of chatter and his attitude had finally started to thaw when we came across the “toll road”.  There were quite…

27 treasure

[vaguely in-character diary of my playthrough | all entries | mods I’m using] We were attacked by a dragon, it seems we travelled too close to its lair.  He was guarding an enormous treasure chest – I love this part!  We do make a good team, Lester basically annoys the dragon (he has a talent…

26 bears

It is slow going in this cold.  I do seem to be acclimatising a little to the cold, but we still need to make frequent stops so I can thaw.  One such stop was in a cave, I felt quite guilty clearing out the bears from their den…  however I was close to freezing to…

25 thalmor

I’m now travelling south with Lester, towards Ivarstead.  He caught up with me yet again, this time with a Thalmor in tow!  That was a meeting I wanted over very quickly.  Part of the reason I ran to Skyrim was that the Thalmor only have a small presence here…  Anyway, this Thalmor mage has been…

24 dawnstar

The museum of Dawnstar was incredibly disappointing – seems to be more of a front to lure adventurers in to collect pieces of a daedric weapon than an actual museum.  I’ve had enough of Daedric Princes and politely declined.  I did, however, help a priest put an end to the nightmares plaguing the town.  It…

23 a new tent

My new fur tent was an amazing investment!  It actually keeps me warm, even on the North coast!  Lester had gone from the path by the time I returned – I think I must have finally convinced him.  Even so, I’ve decided to take the scenic route back to Riften – I’m travelling to Dawnstar…

22 Solitude (the town not the state of being unfortunately)

The job went well, well sort of.  I hadn’t planned on having a hulking, blond Nord blunder about behind me while I’m trying to be discreet.  I don’t know how he managed to follow me, I tried to shake him a number of times but he’s proving remarkably persistent and remarkably adept – there is…

21 really?

Lester found me in Riften.  I didn’t think he would come after me.  He’s staying at The Bee & Barb and wants me to go to the Greybeards.  He’s refusing to leave until I agree so I’m avoiding him for now.  It’s very awkward.  I am thinking about using my status as Thane to get…