Damon's Adventures: The Last Days of the Dragonborn

  09:57:00 pm, by Damon   , 1267 words  
Viewed 11296 times since 07/10/16
Categories: Elder Scrolls

Ladies and gentlemen, I'm back with another Adventures post -- the epilogue to the Skyrim save I was running at the start of the year on my brother's PlayStation before I moved away.

About a week before I left, I had accomplished all the main goals I had in mind for the roleplaying of the Imperial Legionnaire Damon, did all the expansions, did the Main Quest, faffed around a bit exploring and being basically a noble sword-for-hire, etc, and I got bored with the lack of direction to the save and realised it was time to wrap it up once and for all.

Because I have a penchant for creative writing and the mood struck me a few days after that save concluded, I wrote up this epilogue here. A letter to no one from an undisclosed place where Damon, an old man at this point, is nearing the end of his days and has decided to take up a quill and inkwell one last time to jot down the last of his thoughts for the last time.

This thing has been sitting on the Google Docs text document I wrote it on since March, and I decided that I wanted to share it with whoever wanted to read it and bring a proper closure to the Skyrim run.

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Damon's Adventures: #ESOTU 2 - On the road to Daggerfall

  06:41:00 pm, by Damon   , 934 words  
Viewed 7264 times since 06/25/16
Categories: Games, Elder Scrolls

Ladies and gentlemen, guys and gals, how's it going? I'm back with Update 2 of most likely only two on my adventures in The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.

As I mentioned in the last blog post, I had created Mathyn Aris, a Dunmer sorcerer of the Daggerfall Covenant, I gave the brief overview of the tutorial area looking cool, prattled on about the variety of options to character creation in ESOTU, and I promised I'd return with part two of the blog post for the introduction of the game to me, which we'd cap off at the end of Stros M'kai.

Well, I lied, Stros M'kai, while pretty to look at, was short enough to get through for the quests that push the story and get me out of the area that I decided to include Betnikh in it. And, the merry band that I put together in Stros M'kai came along and were again instrumental in helping with this new zone, so I figured the two were both related, since I had to do both to hit the mainland.

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Damon's Adventures: #ESOTU 1 - Character Creation/Tutorial

  02:16:00 pm, by Damon   , 914 words  
Viewed 6074 times since 06/20/16
Categories: Games, Elder Scrolls, Analysis

“Three nations are vying for the Ruby Throne amidst the threat of Molag Ball's imminent invasion of Tamriel. The Aldmeri Dominion, the Daggerfall Covenant, and the Ebonheart Pact. I think they're fools the lot of them, losing men and women to fighting against each other for an old chair when there are greater things at stake!

“The High King of Skyrim has sent word across all the lands that loyal Nords, Dunmer, and Argonians are to return to their homelands and take up arms in the war between these three alliances. Am I a loyal Dunmer for answering the calls to defend the homeland, or am I a disloyal Dunmer because my homeland is Daggerfall?

“No matter what the Nord king and the Dunmer say, my home is in Northpoint. I was born and raised there, and I've never once set foot in Morrowind. I've never once prayed to ALMSIVI.

“I am Mathyn Aris, a Dunmer sorcerer from Northpoint, and I've answered the call to arms from King Emeric and the Daggerfall Covenant. May the Divines watch over me in this turbulent time.”
--Mathyn Aris' journal

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Alarra's BE3 2016 Impressions

  02:47:00 am, by Alarra   , 1791 words  
Viewed 4953 times since 06/14/16
Categories: Games, Elder Scrolls, News, Fallout, Analysis

Just like last year, I watched the livestream of Bethesda’s E3 presentation, chatting with Damon and RobinHood70 in the wiki’s IRC channel as we reacted to everything (join us in the wiki and forum channels sometime, everyone’s pretty cool and most of us don’t bite.)  Here's the entire BE3 presentation if you're interested in watching the entire thing.

And here’s my own summaries and impressions of everything that was revealed.  We've got a little bit of news from all their current games, two newly-announced games, and more:

 

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Damon's #BE3 2016 Impressions

  03:00:00 pm, by Damon   , 1654 words  
Viewed 4516 times since 06/12/16
Categories: Games, News, Analysis

Guys and gals, welcome back to the UESP blog!

It's Damon again, and before I get into the meat of the post, I want to say that ESO is finally installed, it runs smoothly, but I can't play it, because I don't have a mouse and my touchpad on my laptop doesn't like attempting to simultaneously left and right click to get me out of the frozen "disrupt attack" tutorial. I'll have to find a mouse.

It's June and once again E3 is underway, and Bethesda Softworks has once again held an E3 conference to bring us up to date on their projects for 2016. Just like I did last year, I sat through the conference and watched the livestream of it, and after the break is a list of what's been announced, as well as my initial impressions of each particular item on the list.

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