Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sylvir's P11: Dragonstone or Bust!

   Sorry for no post yesterday, I was working on a future post and didn't feel to well. Today, I will post something very interesting though so look forward to Journal Post 12.
   One more thing, this post is long to make up for yesterday so have fun with technically 3 posts today. :D

   After a nice amount of rest and some planning, me and Jenessa went to get some supplies. During this, she tells me what we're the same kind and she is glad to have met me. This put a tear in my eye and I made sure she doesn't notice this. I also told her not to die on me in Bleak Falls Barrow and she agrees. If we can get through Bleak Falls Barrow, we can get through anything.

   Outside, I met an Orc called Murdock. He is a scary looking guy whom I don't wanna mess with. His armor looks like an arrow would just scratch it. Anyways, with the supplies now on me and Jenassa, now it's time for Bleak Falls Barrow. The trip begins now!

   The sky is clear and not a single rain cloud in sight. The beauty of Skyrim is just stunning but even I know, it can be a dangerous place. I think this walk is going to be peaceful.

   Reaching Riverwood now and it just began to rain. I am not the happiest person in the world right now. But hey, the weather in Skyrim just doesn't make sense.

   Half way up the mountain, I found a watch tower. It looks like bandits are watching out for intruders so I guess to pass, we're gonna have to get in a fight.

   Jenassa is taking most of the hits and I no longer have to deal with taking the main force of hits. I know I have said this before but I am glad I have a partner! I am pretty weak as of now and I don't need to get myself killed before I can prove myself to Jenassa.
   I just looted the tower and the bandits are smarter then most. They aren't keeping their loot in the easiest to reach place for once. Looks like if we're gonna loot the bandits treasure as well, we need to look in a more secure location.

   A snowstorm just begun to write what happened. I reached the entrance to Bleak Falls Barrow and it was very ominous. I mean, I felt as if something big was about to happen. It felt as if, I needed to enter this place. As if, fate was leading me and I couldn't step off fates path.
   Once we neared the entrance, four bandits attacked us. I took a hit and Jenassa rushes in and took down three of the bandits with ease. I finished off the fourth one I was fighting the whole time and this made me feel weak. If I am going to impress Jenassa, I need to show her what I am made of.

   Once I entered Bleak Falls Barrow, I felt the strange feeling become stronger. Ever step felt as if my fate was getting heavier and heavier. Two bandits awaited us inside and I wasn't too happy to see them. I headshot both of them and I felt Jenassa was slightly impressed.

   We're inside of a chamber with a locked door currently. When I entered this room, a bandit pulled a lever and got himself killed. Apparently there is some trick to opening the door which I am trying to figure out.

   Looking at the room, there are three pillars that can be rotated. The pillar has three sides and different markings on each side. Above the door, two markings can be seen with one that fell on the ground. The markings on the wall and the markings on the pillar are identical. The puzzle couldn't involve matching the symbols on the wall, could it?

   The gate is open and that is how simple this puzzle is. You just had to match the symbols! I can't believe they put the symbols on the wall! I guess it did get a guard killed but seriously, why is this so simple? Anyways, time to move on and see if we can find this Dragonstone.

   There isn't any bandit treasure but I found a great book along with some good loot! This will compensate for them having barely anything. I bet their loot was what I found on the tower. Probably why they came here. Well, at least I have something to read later and improve my skills.

   I got a new cloak and a new hat which I think both look really good! It was dusty and it probably hasn't been worn in centuries. It is in good shape so I am pretty happy with this find. Now, time to continue down the stairs and find this Dragonstone.

   I found a chamber with two things I hate. Giant spiders and a yelling idiotic bandit. While I fought this spider, he was screaming for me to kill it. WHAT DO YOU THINK I AM TRYING TO DO! Anyways, this spider is now slain and Jenassa had fun extracting the poison from it. I am getting a little worried now.

   Now on to the idiot, how in the world did he get stuck like this? He is literally trapped in a doorway! He is yelling at me to stop writing this very minute and free him. He is also trying to sell me this mythical treasure crap. I am not buying it because I know he is a bandit.
   When I entered the room, he said the names of the bandits. I know this because once of the bandits at the entrance of Bleak Falls Barrow said one of the names as well. I am going to let you down alright bandit, I am going to let you down... dead!

   He is now free, from the mortal world. At least his soul is now with Azura. Now, I am going to look through his belongings and continue through this cave system.

   Wow, he had a golden claw and was actually being truthful with the ancient treasure. I bet with such a treasure, I could get rich really quick! I think Jenassa is starting to corrupt my mind. I used to want a simple life, but with all the killing and money, I am now become a loot lover.

   Whoa! I heard that in some locations that undead can be found but I never believed it. They seem pretty strong but me and Jenassa had a pretty easy time with them. I wonder if this is the curse of Bleak Falls Barrow.

   I am not falling for these traps! I giant pressure plate on the ground and a giant spike wall equals death! I think I need to watch my step for now on. But the puzzles and traps are pretty simple thus far.

   I found a hallway with swinging axes that look like if they hit me, would probably kill me. I think I see a lever on the other side so I am suppose to run through this? I think I will just crawl on my stomach.

   There was oil on the ground and I shot a light on the ceiling of the cave. It seems that some traps aren't working anymore and I can use them as weapons. I should make note that these exist. Especially since Jenassa was extremely impressed with what I did. But she warns me that if she ever catches on fire, she would gut me in a second.

   This cave is absolutely huge! It has some nice looking areas though. I just wanted to sit here and rest before continuing. After all, who knows how large Bleak Falls Barrow actually is.

   Inside of the cave, I found a part that has sunlight coming from above. Escape using this would be impossible but, I saw a dragon fly by! Now only that, but a different dragon then the one I saw at my camp. Does this mean, there is more then one dragon? This is beginning to worry me, it isn't just a single dragon. It may be multiple dragons returning! If this is the case, it looks like the lands of Skyrim is gonna be more dangerous by the second.

   I found a door and I think this will lead me to the location of the treasure. So far, I have fought a dozen of those undead creatures. I am not looking forward to seeing what is on the other side of the door if it's more dangerous then what we have fought thus far.

   Who could have imagined what we would see in Bleak Falls Barrow. Fires that shouldn't be lit and Nord history itself! I am glad Jenassa is here because I couldn't do this myself. I think, I am going to talk to her once this is all over. No, I am going to do this! Now, I need to make sure to be great backup for Jenassa and make a great impression before we talk.

   Down a few twisting pathways, we just found a very interesting hallway. This place is definitely Nordic and at the end of the hallway, is an odd door.

   On each wall is a similar picture. But, the guy in the center is always a little bit different. What are the people standing in the center and why does it seem the people are worshiping him? I am not sure, but I do know I am not smart enough to figure it out. So I am going to figure out how to open the door instead.

   The door has four symbols on it. The first three symbols look like a dragonfly, an owl, and a bear. The final one looks like the golden claw I found off that bandit. The first three symbols seem to twist but the last one, the claw, does not.

   After a few minutes, I realized the solution is in the palm of your hands. The code is literally on the golden claw! What is with the code being in an obvious place!? I mean, why not just mark the code above the door? It would be about the same in my opinion.

   I put the claw into the slot after changing the code to what the claw said. The door opened and now, I feel we're near the end of Bleak Falls Barrow. If not, I can't imagine how much longer it's gonna take to get through.

   Me and Jenassa are very impressed by the sight we are greeted with. This has to be the location of the Dragonstone. I am lucky the bandit stole this claw or I couldn't have found this place. But hopefully, the dragonstone thing isn't going to be false. I can't believe I went this far to find something that might not even be here!

   I was about to check the chest when I saw a weird light coming towards me. Some strange markings on the wall began to glow and I realize that feeling of fate is extremely powerful right now. This has to be that odd feeling, but why am I feeling this?
   This has to be magic, I will not go towards this light! If I do, I may get some Nordic curse or something. I always hated magic, so I will get my treasure and be on my way.

   Jenassa pushed me to the wall and told me to quit acting like a wimp. It's like she doesn't realize what I am seeing. As I got near, the magic surrounded me and it was as if I was remembering something I had forgotten. My head began to throb and my vision became blurry. I was questioning if this was the end of my story.

   But then a word came to mind, Fus. I don't know why I remembered this word but it was as if the wall helped me remember it. Is this some to do with my past? I am not sure but I am going to avoid this wall for now on. I don't wanna remember my past, I am happy with my new life.

   As I walked toward the chest, another undead stepped out of a coffin. This one looked different then the rest. This one was allot stronger and me and Jenassa had allot of trouble with it.

   But we killed it and on it, I found the Dragonstone! Yes, now I can get out of here and possibly get on the Jarl's good side!

   On the back, I found symbols that are similar to the ones on the wall. This is worrying me a little because the wall was reacting to me and Jenassa apparently didn't see anything. Does this mean I have something to do with the dragons coming back? No way, I have been traveling and before that, I was imprisoned. There is no way I could have anything to do with the dragons.

   Jenassa decided to sit near the wall and take a rest. I want to talk to her now that we found the Dragonstone. I am going to tell her how I feel and see what she says. After I tell her, we will loot the place and make our way out of Bleak Falls Barrow. Wish me good luck Journal.

Level 8 now and I got two perks to spend, here they are:

Agile Defender (2/5): Increase base armor rating for light armor by 20%

Custom Fit: 15% Armor bonus if wearing all Light Armor: head, chest, hands, feet.

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