Featured

Why I don’t have friends.

Hello Lovelies,

It has been a while and again I apologize for my absence as of late. I am planning a new gaming related blog post soon but there are some things I need to do first (like get to the part of the game I need to be to write it). For now though something a little different.

My blog, as you know is for my gaming experiences and along the lines of the gaming genre. Today though I am going to touch on something a little more personal, and I think some of you may read this and think “That’s so me!” or maybe some will read this and think “Oh wow!” Either way I don’t mind.

I have never been what you call “popular”, I was a bit of a loner at school and only had a very select few friends. College gave me a new lease of life and I made more friends as I went along. Motherhood came with it’s own friendship challenges and those whom whilst I was pregnant stated “I’ll babysit whenever you want” vanished. However I still maintained certain friendships with people and kept contact via Phone, text and the internet. I have always been the person people call to talk to because they needed someone, which is fine. I personally feel that is what friendship is for among other things. I also feel this should be a two-way thing as with anything in life.

Recently I have been starting to distance myself and cut people out of my life. I do this because I realized I needed to for MY benefit. Well I say cut out, I have left the door open but hardly any of my “friends” contact me first unless they NEED something. This is my issue. All these years I have spent being there, being an ear to listen and a shoulder to cry on, then seeing these same people who asked me for advice, then completely ignore it and come running back again because things haven’t changed. Yet when I am in need no-one is available. And you know what? I’m tired.

My personal energies are going through a shift right now because i’m trying for once to do what is best for me. I finally realized I need to focus more energy on myself. If I loved myself as much as I loved my “friends” I probably wouldn’t be in as much stress mentally as I am. Sure it must be nice having that mate you can call everyday and off load but you know what? That’s also enough time for a bubble bath and a book.

When I get home from work and do the “Mum” bit then try to relax after DD is in bed i’m shattered. I have hardly any focus or mental strength left and I just want to flop. Some days I don’t even have any energy to play games, I am aware that this is also due to my mental health but this is exactly what I mean. I need to love myself more.

Not including my work colleagues there are about 4 people I talk to every week. My DD, My mum, my other half and our gaming buddy. That is literally it, and to be honest at this moment in time that’s all I can handle. These are relationships I know I CAN trust. Not some “friend” who is going to just ghost me any minute because I am no longer convenient. I am no longer an option.

I’m of course not saying everyone should “dump” their mates, this is just what I am going through personally. I am hoping that once I have myself back in order I can go on and be more motivated and post more on here, play more games, make new friends whether it is IRL or online. I just don’t want to end up wasting valuable energy anymore. I’m getting too old for that.

Anyway time for me to do my mum stuff. As always take care

xxx

P.S. I’m hoping to do my next blog next week on my experience with Stardew Valley multiplayer, but you can check out my original review on the PS here. Hope to see you soon xxx

Featured

Adventures in Appalachia.

A.K.A My first time playing Fallout76

This time last year (give or take a day or two) I was excitedly snuggled on my couch, with my popcorn watching the Bethesda E3 conference. We had all heard rumors a week beforehand about the new Fallout game with Bethesda’s bizarre live Twitch feed, and a little sneak peak in the Microsoft conference but we needed more. When it was announced that Fallout76 was to be an MMORPG my heart sank. I struggle with gun-play on single player games, there was no way I could play this online. Although it was stated it was playable in parties and solo alike, I had my doubts. I mean first off how would you stop a gang of players ganking a lone player? No NPCs? what the heck Bethesda? What are you playing at? No…just NO I refuse to partake in this game! Naturally my excitement at a new Fallout game died.

In the months that followed all I saw were complaints about the game, even YouTubers who make a living from recording Fallout footage were enraged. Bethesda apologized and I don’t know how much they spent/lost by trying to calm the raging storm of vault dwellers. One thing was for sure, I was glad I hadn’t jumped in and bought it, that I waited and saw my worse fears come true. I mean come on Fallout is a well known single player game making it multiplayer would just kill it. I just carried on with life playing Fallout4 quite happily in almost perfect bliss.

Then this year. Be3 2019 everything changed. As I watched the conference, (you can find my views on that here) Todd was saying how proud of the community he was, and how great they are. How the community and Bethesda worked together to improve the game for a more all round smoother experience. Curiously I listened intently as Todd listed the up coming updates and improvements. Then he announced the free trial of 76 and my cogs started to turn. I had always been against 76 from the start but what if? What if it wasn’t as bad as I had envisioned? What if they had corrected all of the mistakes? What if….I tried it? After all free is free and it couldn’t hurt right? So I downloaded it on my PS4. Well this is it, time to take the plunge. How many times would I be killed by a higher ranking player? who knows. I’m only playing it on the free trial so it’s not as if I have anything to loose right?

Challenge 1- Vault 76

So I arrive in vault 76, the character customization was pretty simple. Now I just needed to get out. As the curious person I am I HAD to look at everything. I picked up my pip-boy from the wall and left my room. I couldn’t pick anything up and the only thing I could really interact with was the terminal in my “room” OK I thought to myself as I navigated through the vault, either I can’t interact with things until i’m outside or my game is broke, lets pray it’s not the latter. I wandered downstairs and interacted with the Mr Handy there who told me about the vault boy cut outs. OK cool. Well this idiot obviously didn’t take that info in very well. I was trying to follow my quest marker which took me to a door I could not open. So I thought there was a key or something I needed to open the door. After going around the vault trying to open every door, which I couldn’t I was starting to give up. How hard is it to leave a damn vault? wandering around in circles for a good 10 minutes completely bamboozled. Then it clicked…. The vault boy cut outs were pointing in the direction I needed to go…. “I am such a dumbass” I whispered to myself. So I followed the directions and headed finally to the exit.

He’s mocking me isn’t he?

Challenge 2- What am I doing?

So I finally emerged from the vault and looked at my quest. OK I need to find the overseers camp. Cool. Uh one problem, I have NOTHING apart from a few bits from the vault. More importantly I have no weapons, I feel I maybe screwed. Oh look a conveniently placed corpse yup I’m looting that, Yes I now have a machete! So armed with a machete and no knowledge I went on my merry way. I came across a few small robot things and some wild animals, which I took down and reached the camp. The camp had all the things I needed to make things and even a gun and some ammo. I used the cooking station to cook my meat and made a couple of pieces of leather armor. After a quick nap to regain my health (I didn’t want to use all my aid right at the start) I went to the next place on my quest objective. Flatlands.

At least it has beautiful views

Challenge 3 – People

I arrived at the Flatlands and there were hardly any people. OK cool at least i’m not going to get killed in my first hour I suppose. I carried on going around looting things, went to the vendor in the church and did my quest objectives with no hassle. This is when I realized not only did I have to keep an eye on my health and rads, I needed to keep and eye on my new food and water meters. I killed some more animals such as braham and mole rats made a small C.A.M.P. with a cooking pot and just did some general exploring in the area. My quest objective took me to the agricultural facility and I went around there looting and what not. As I exited through a door an event triggered and the Mr Handy’s that were once docile attacked me on sight. Aw crap! So fighting for my small insignificant life I made my way through the building and bumped into another player. Together we took down the hostiles and completed the event. At this point I was only level 4 and the other player was level 7. At the end he gave me a “thumbs up” emote…. I stood there like the lemon I am, because how the heck do you use emotes? (If you are reading this Mr level 7 Thomas something thank you) I then decided I needed more armor and to do so I needed a armor station for my C.A.M.P. I went around looting for the materials I needed to make it and came across a building with ALL the crafting stations in it. OH. So I went to the armor station and created some more leather armor. As I exited the station I saw a level 60 something character at another station. I cautiously walked around the player to see what else was in the room. Then he spotted me. Ugh I hope i’m not going to die. He tried to get my attention (By this point I had googled how to use emotes) and to my surprise he gave me a full power armor chassis. I was in shock and this kind gesture from another player who was so much higher than myself actually brought a tear to my eye. I gave him a love heart emote and he replied with a thumbs up. I gave him a thumbs up back and went to store my new gift. (Again Mr level 60 odd who’s name I didn’t catch thank you so much ❤ ).

Flatlands, where it all begins

Challenge 4- low level

I had decided at this point I needed to level up as the place my quest marker had taken me, I was struggling to survive at my level. So I did some side quests. One of which was to get to a tower and request a government air drop. I made my way up the hill and reached the tower… I was not alone. 2 level 5 protectrons, a level 8 Mr handy and 4 turrets. (I was level 5). I felt for sure this was it. this was how I was going to die, so I went for it. I managed to take down the Mr handy 1st then ran and hid from the protectrons. when they had given up looking for me I threw a grenade at them them and in sneak mode made a few pot shots. Then I ran out of ammo. I had to resort to hacking at them with my faithful machete but I did it! I looted a bit of ammo form them and used that to take down the turrets. Success (very surprisingly for me) was mine. I activated the drop and went to wait for it. When It eventually landed an other player was trying to access it. I thought to myself “You best not mate I almost died getting that” I went to access the drop but I couldn’t as I had no bobby pins. Luckily for me there was a large tool box behind me that had bobby pins. I accessed my drop took the stuff and stored it in my C.A.M.P. At this point I realized I had been playing for about 3 and a half hours without knowing and decided it was time to log off and have some lunch.

I literally survive off Dogmeat in this game

So I actually had more fun then I thought I would. I am considering buying the full game when my trial runs out. The PS store has it on sale at the moment but I will not have the money for it until after the sale ends. At full price the cheapest one is around £60 and I am certainly NOT spending that much on a game that has been out for a year already and has had problems. I found a disc copy on amazon for around £13 so ner! I’m looking forward to playing it when the human NPC’s are introduced and there are full dialog trees. Well done Bethesda you made good on your promise. Thank you.

Thank you too for reading this. Don’t be afraid to leave a comment, and please share this (share buttons are below somewhere)

Happy gaming ❤

Creation myth: Khajiit – Elder Scrolls Lore series.

So I have decided to start writing about the elder Scrolls (since that’s basicly my name) I have been struggling to make consistent content based on game play due to not having the time to continuously play games. So I thought why not delve into the Lore of one of the most in depth intricate games I have ever played. That way I can learn more about the series I love and have consistant content to publish for you all to enjoy.

Now I know that for some it would just be easy to find a video on YouTube to watch about it, however I also know there are many people like me who just want to find something solid and written down that is easy to scroll through and reference whenever. This is also a reason i’m writing this, for personal reference.

So I went ahead and did some research into the creation myth of Nirn, Mundus and everything that wasn’t before and my gods! I had a basic concept of the creation myths but I did not realize that there were so many variations due to all the different races and pantheons in the Elder Scrolls series. This is why I love these games the Lore is so, so deep and it intrigues me. I honestly think I would have done better at school if I learnt about this than regular R.E lessons.

This is the Khajiiti myth of creation. If you play these games you will see the names of the “spirits” may seem familiar. This is because all races/pantheons have slightly different spellings and feelings towards certain Aedra and Deadra. It is also the creation myth for the Bosmer. I will also be inserting the more common known names for the Aedra and Deadra to help with the confusion. Also if this is your first taste of elder scrolls bare in mind that the Khajiit (Ka-jeet) are a humanoid cat race, whom often refer to themselves in the third person. The source of this myth comes from a book found in the game Morrowind, although a slightly different telling can be found in The Elder Scrolls Online.

The Myth

In the beginning there were two littermates, , Ahnurr and Fadomai. One day, Fadomai said to Ahnurr, “Let us wed and make children to share our happiness.” They gave birth to their first litter of 6 and Ahnurr said to them;

To Alkosh (Akatosh), the First Cat, Ahnurr said, “Alkosh, we give you Time, for what is as fast or as slow as a cat?”

He said to Khenarthi (Kynareth), the Winds. “Khenarthi, to you we give the sky, for what can fly higher than the wind?”

He said to Magrus (Magus), the Cat’s Eye. “Magrus, to you we give the sun, for what is brighter than the eye of a cat?”

He said to Mara, the Mother Cat. “Mara, you are love, for what is more loving than a mother?”

And he said to S’rendarr (Stendarr), the Runt. “S’rendarr, we give you mercy, for how does a runt survive, except by mercy?”

And Ahnurr said, “We should have more children to share our happiness.” To which Fadomai agreed. And she gave birth to the second litter of 6 Hermorah. Hircine. Merrunz Mafala, Sangiin and Sheggorath and many others.

And Fadomai said to them:

 “Hermorah (Hermaeus Mora), you are the Tides, for who can say whether the moons predict the tides or the tides predict the moons?”

“Hircine, you are the Hungry Cat, for what hunts better than a cat with an empty belly?”

“Merrunz ( Mehrunes Dagon ), you are the Ja’Khajiit, for what is more destructive than an kitten?”

“Mafala (Mephala), you are the Clan Mother, for what is more secretive than the ways of the Clan Mothers?”

“Sangiin (Sanguine), you are the Blood Cat, for who can control the urges of blood?”

“Sheggorath (Sheogorath), you are the Skooma Cat, for what is crazier than a cat on skooma?”

And Ahnurr said, “Two litters is enough, for too many children will steal our happiness.”

But Khenarthi went to Fadomai and said, “Mother, Khenarthi grows lonely so high above the world where not even my brother Alkosh can fly.” Fadomai took pity on her and tricked Ahnurr to make her pregnant again.

And Fadomai gave birth to the Moons and their Motions. And she gave birth to Nirni (The planet Nirn), the majestic sands and lush forests. And she gave birth to Azurah (Azura), the dusk and the dawn.

And from the beginning, Nirni and Azurah fought for their mother’s favor.

Ahnurr caught Fadomai while she was still birthing, and he was angry. Ahnurr struck Fadomai and she fled to birth the last of her litter far away in the Great Darkness. Fadomai’s children heard what had happened, and they all came to be with her and protect her from Ahnurr’s anger.

And Fadomai gave birth to Lorkhaj (Lorkhan), the last of her litter, in the Great Darkness. And the Heart of Lorkhaj was filled with the Great Darkness. And when he was born, the Great Darkness knew its name and it was Namiira (Namira).

And Fadomai knew her time was near. She said:

“Ja-Kha’jay, to you Fadomai gives the Lattice, for what is steadier than the phases of the moons? Your eternal motions will protect us from Ahnurr’s anger.” And the moons left to take their place in the heavens. And Ahnurr growled and shook the Great Darkness, but he could not cross the Lattice.

And Fadomai said:

“Nirni, to you Fadomai leaves her greatest gift. You will give birth to many people as Fadomai gave birth today.” When Nirni saw that Azurah had nothing, Nirni left smiling.

And all Fadomai’s children left except Azurah. And Fadomai said, “To you, my favored daughter, Fadomai leaves her greatest gift. To you Fadomai leaves her secrets.” And Fadomai told her favored daughter three things. “When Nirni is filled with her children, take one of them and change them. Make the fastest, cleverest, most beautiful people, and call them Khajiit.”

“The Khajiit must be the best climbers, for if Masser and Secunda fail, they must climb Khenarthi’s breath to set the moons back in their courses.”

“The Khajiit must be the best deceivers, for they must always hide their nature from the children of Ahnurr.”

“The Khajiit must be the best survivors, for Nirni will be jealous, and she will make the sands harsh and the forests unforgiving, and the Khajiit will always be hungry and at war with Nirni.”

And with these words, Fadomai died.

After many phases, Nirni came to Lorkhaj and said, “Lorkhaj, Fadomai told me to give birth to many children, but there is no place for them.”And Lorkhaj said, “Lorkhaj makes a place for children and Lorkhaj puts you there so you can give birth.” But the Heart of Lorkhaj was filled with the Great Darkness, and Lorkhaj tricked his siblings so that they were forced into this new place with Nirni. And many of Fadomai’s children escaped and became the stars. And many of Fadomai’s children died to make Nirni’s path stable. And the survivors stayed and punished Lorkhaj.
 
The children of Fadomai tore out the Heart of Lorkhaj and hid it deep within Nirni. And they said, “We curse you, noisy Lorkhaj, to walk Nirni for many phases.”But Nirni soon forgave Lorkhaj for Nirni could make children. And she filled herself with children, but cried because her favorite children, the forest people, did not know their shape.

And Azurah came to her and said, “Poor Nirni, stop your tears. Azurah makes for you a gift of a new people.” Nirni stopped weeping, and Azurah spoke the First Secret to the Moons and they parted and let Azurah pass. And Azurah took some forest people who were torn between man and beast, and she placed them in the best deserts and forests on Nirni. And Azurah in her wisdom made them of many shapes, one for every purpose. And Azurah named them Khajiit and told them her Second Secret and taught them the value of secrets. And Azurah bound the new Khajiit to the Lunar Lattice, as is proper for Nirni’s secret defenders. Then Azurah spoke the Third Secret, and the Moons shone down on the marshes and their light became sugar.

But Y’ffer heard the First Secret and snuck in behind Azurah. And Y’ffer could not appreciate secrets, and he told Nirni of Azurah’s trick. So Nirni made the deserts hot and the sands biting. And Nirni made the forests wet and filled with poisons. And Nirni thanked Y’ffer and let him change the forest people also. And Y’ffer did not have Azurah’s subtle wisdom, so Y’ffer made the forest people Elves always and never beasts.  And Y’ffer named them Bosmer (Wood elves). And from that moment they were no longer in the same litter as the Khajiit.

And because Y’ffer had no appreciation for secrets, he shouted the First Secret across all the heavens with his last breath so that all of Fadomai’s children could cross the Lattice. But Azurah, in her wisdom, closed the ears of angry Ahnurr and noisy Lorkhaj so they alone did not hear the word.

And that is the creation myth of the Khajiiti people in the Elder Scrolls series. I hope you enjoyed this and feel free to leave a comment, what Elder scrolls Lore would you like explored next time? Keep those ideas rolling. Also please share with your friends and let me know if I have missed anything out. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and Instagram for more updates I think the links are over there ——-> or at the bottom depending on which device you use for viewing.

until next time, Thank you and Take care xxx

Stardew Valley Co-op (PS4)

Hey my lovelies!

So as promised here is my new blog for hitting 200 followers on Twitter. If you are not already click the link somewhere on this page and follow me on twitter. Also if you like this post please don’t forget to share it so you can annoy all your social media buddies with it! 🙂

So just over a month ago (Sept 25th 2019) I awoke in the morning and did my usual scrolling on my social media. That’s when I discovered something I had been waiting for had finally happened. Stardew Valley Co-op had finally dropped on the PS4. Immediately I sent a message to my gaming group on Facebook with the tweet from ConcernedApe himself. Unfortunatly as working adults, my friends and myself had to go to work first. You can imagine how quickly we wanted the working day to end!

That evening we gathered on party chat to discuss our “game plan” We decided that I would be the host and we would try a forest farm map. So I booted up the game made a hosted game and completely forgot how to create my character. So I started again. We got into the swing into things and did what we did best. One person started on fishing, one on foraging and another on farming. Unfortunately since co-op was newly released we had a few hiccups, mainly lots of blue screening. However despite that we carried on because we enjoy the game and understand when it comes to new stuff in gaming its NEVER plain sailing straight away. (Am I right Assassins creed Unity?)

Sleeping

We also learnt that with co-op came new features aside from being co-op. We discovered if you ran out of energy you can lie in bed and your energy will go up. Also to end the day everybody had to be in bed and say yes to sleep. Then press OK on the next screen for the next day to start.

Mining and combat

When the mines opened up if one person got to a certain level that level would be open for everyone else too so that was handy, especially for me as I had concentrated on farming and had not spent much time in the mines unlike my friends. However one of my friends realized that the knock-back effect was disabled whilst fighting enemies. The other struggle we had was whilst eating food the game didn’t pause (like it does in single player) which means if you are mining and need to eat you don’t have a chance when you have mobs trying to eat your face.

Farming, fishing and foraging

Nothing has really changed with farming, fishing and foraging. Not that we could tell. However it is a lot easier in early game when you have 3 players watering crops so there is that.

Events

So during the Stardew valley year there are around 2 events every season. (3 in winter) Most of these events cannot be accessed unless all players online are present. However the events are more fun when there are more players, such as the Easter egg hunt (Yeah Abigail your Easter egg champ days are over!). You can ask a fellow player to be your partner for the flower dance too (I totally rocked that the 1st spring) Also a new event had opened up in the winter. The night market. It lasts for 3 days with new activities to do and is located on the docks. I don’t know if this event is unlocked on the single player version of SDV as I have not checked. (It wasn’t the last time I looked). I also may have used the Mayor’s purple shorts as my secret ingredient for the luau with hilarious results!

Quests

So the quests you get from the noticeboard outside the shop are all individual to each player. (From what we have found) You all get the same quests from the mailbox outside your house and completing the community center is a team effort too, also making that easier. Unlocking skull cavern is joint too. As stated above, when one person completes the first set of mines it is opened up for everyone else.

Money

Money is shared. Everything that is earned is put into a joint pot, so if you are thinking of playing make sure you find people who you can communicate with and trust wont squander your hard earned cash. We spent a fair bit of time discussing what would be best to spend money on and tried to decide in advance so everybody would know what we were saving for. Teamwork is essential.

Our biggest barrier

I could not find an option to kick people out of the game. As the host this would have been a great option. Again as stated above to progress to the next day everyone online has to press OK. This does not work when one of your friends has a habit of randomly falling asleep…. >.< (Yes Gaz i’m talking about you).

The end?

Heck no! We made it to the end of the 2nd year after a month of playing. Yes a month we are also working adults and parents so it did take that long. We did manage to make Grandpa Santa? Happy enough to give us 3 out of 4 candles. We are still working to get all our skills to level 10. A couple of us are working towards the NPC friendships for unlocking things like recipes etc. We only have the bulletin board to finish to complete the community center and I personally am determined to complete the collections. Who knows when we are done we may start a new farm on a different map? We also now have a 4th player so that’s made it even more fun!

And of course, we couldn’t play without continuously quoting DangerouslyFunny

Hey Idiot, Here’s your coconut!

Update

Yeah sorry I have been quiet again over the last couple of months. I’m hoping to get back to it soon with more extracts from blogs journal (once I find my notes and go through game play footage) The anxiety has hit hard this summer due to finances and my routine was all over the shot. I haven’t forgotten about my amazing readers (you) Now I’m back at work, have my routine back and from the end of next month should stop worrying about money so much I’ll be able to focus and get back to it. Thanks for bearing with me and you can always find me on Twitter.

Take care

Xxx

Blog’s Journal Part 1

*Note this journal is a blog to go along side the “Blog’s new adventure series” on YouTube which you can find here. Watch it live streamed here and get updates here. Its the journal of the character Blog, a khajiit and her perspective on her time in Skyrim*

17th Last Seed

I don’t know what happened. One minute I was walking down the path, the next I awoke in a cart with 3 others. The blonde Nord spoke first, I don’t know how long I was out for. Apparently I had been caught trying to cross the border. I didn’t know I had already reached the providence of Skyrim. I guess I must have been in my own world and not noticed the signs. Another man spoke, Apparently he was a thief. I don’t know about the third, he was gagged as well as bound. Apparently he was some dangerous power hungry lord or something I wasn’t really paying attention.

We arrived at our destination, A medium sized hamlet, they called it Helgen. We were ordered out of the cart, there were Imperial soldiers there with a list checking people off. I wasn’t on the list and was told to give my name. They called us out one by one. It seemed everyone here was some sort of criminal. I wasn’t supposed to be here I haven’t done anything wrong! The thief from the cart, Lokir tried to run but he was shot down by archers. There was no way I could escape. The first prisoner was called forward and they were swiftly beheaded. It was my turn, I didn’t expect my first (and only time) in Skyrim to be so short lived. There were strange sounds coming from the surrounding mountains, maybe it was the howling of the wind? I was ordered to lay my head on the chopping block and that’s when I saw it. A monstrous dragon!

Chaos ensued. People running everywhere, archers trying to shoot the gigantic beast down, prisoners and villagers alike running to any safe place, whilst the winged death caused destruction with its fire. The blonde Nord beckoned me to follow him, I learned his name was Ralof. We ran to a tower where the gagged man was. His name was Ulfric, apparently he was the Jarl of a hold here in skyrim. We ran up the tower stairs hoping to seek shelter, when the dragon burst through. After he left Ralof told me to use the gaping hole left behind from it to jump across to a burning building. I blindly ran through the flame ridden village, avoiding falling debris and of course that huge beast of death. I found Ralof again by another tower, this one looked more secure and we ran in. He released my binds, one of his comrades lay dead and he told me to take his gear. But we were trapped. the gate was locked and certain death lay in the direction from where we had come.

We heard some Imperial soldiers approaching, they opened the gate and we ambushed them. I took some things from their not yet cold bodies thinking if I ever escape I could get a few coins. I guess I will never be able to completely forget my past, after all don’t they say old habits die hard? We ran through the what I assume were barracks? storage? We had to fight a few imperials to get through (adding to my growing collection of weapons). We gathered what supplies we could before going through an exit. Instead of freedom we were in a cave.

We followed the path of the cave. Calmer knowing it would be impossible for that black beast of death to reach us now, yet still alert we continued. The path lead us to a small chamber full of frost bite spiders! Normal ones are bad enough, but there was a giant one too! I have never seen an arachnid that big! I guess adrenaline kicked in and we slew them with our sword and arrows. We weren’t out of the woods yet. In the next chamber lay a bear, a big brown bear. Using my bow and my stealth I took her out. I had come too far to become bear food! Exiting the chamber we followed a path around which led to the exit. Freedom at last! The crisp cold air on my face felt as good as the sands of home under my feet. We hid behind a huge rock near where we escaped until the beast had vacated the area.

Ralof told me it would be a good idea to head to the nearest village, Riverwood which is where he was from. He needed to warn his family and the rest of the village, but apparently we were late with this news. An old woman was outside her home screaming about a dragon, the others however didn’t seem to believe her story until we confirmed it. Ralof asked me to talk to his sister Gurdur, Gurdur offered me some items and asked me to go to Whiterun and talk to the Jarl there to request assistance. I couldn’t refuse after her kindness and the fact her brother helped me escape certain death.

I met a Bosmer named Faendal, that is too much of a mouthful for me so I just called him Fenny for short, he didn’t seem to mind. He was having trouble with a bard called Sven and asked me to deliver a fake later to this woman whom both he and this Sven liked. I did so and Camilla (That is her name) became angry at this Sven guy. I left her to it. Her brother Lucan is the Riverwood’s trader so I took the time to sell the items I had looted for some coin. I returned to Fenny and It seemed we needed to head to Whiterun and could make it before it got too dark.

On the way to Whiterun, we encountered some wolves which we easily dealt with. Then we happened upon three Stormcloak guards escorting a prisoner. After what had just happened to me I felt for the prisoner and tried to free him, the soldiers attacked us, we took them down without too much effort, but unfortunately the prisoner we tried to free died in the crossfire. We made it to Whiterun shortly after dark, I had to persuade the guard to let us in for we bore urgent news. I was so tired and hungry so we made our way to the tavern. I rented a room, had some wine and went to bed. I fear Vaermina will torment me tonight…

To keep up to date with Blog’s adventure be sure to follow at the links provided:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUPnO53kjgOtsk5a40e8d5g?view_as=subscriber

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theelderblogsgaming

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlogsElder

Absence

Hello everyone, sorry for my absence I have been doing various things the last month trying to prepare for the summer holidays and things. One thing I have gotten back into is my streaming so I have been busy doing that and editing it ready for YouTube but so not fear, I have a plan. I am going to be writing a blog to go along side my gaming. It’s going to be more of a diary from my characters perspective, I just need to prep it. Also I will be going quiet again in 2 weeks as I’m finally having a holiday! Anyway u hope you are all well. Take care and happy gaming xxx

New concept?

Ok I know I’ve been quiet for a bit, the truth is I have been on a major Fallout 4 binge and as much as I wanna share the random stuff I keep finding I also don’t have the time to write huge monologues like my previous blogs. So I was thinking of a new concept. Now whenever I have been playing and my bf messages me about what I have been up to I just send him screenshots with small captions. I’m just wondering if this would be an ideal format for a blog post? I don’t know. How about you (my darling readers) comment below about your thoughts on it. Here is an example uh for example. Hope to hear from you all soon.

Happy gaming xx