One thing my brother and I do love about this game is the armor sets as we think they look pretty damn cool when your character is fully decked out in them, Since I have now started the Stormcloak mission chain I decided to make myself a set of Glass Armor and two ebony swords as impressive as wielding the Dawnbringer and the Nightingale blade are they just don't do as much damage as ebony weapons
|Ebony Weapons I used, the one on the right is the dagger, the sword is one of the oddest designs in the game I reckon|
"When the Divines learned that in order to create Mundus they had to sacrifice their physical forms and almost all of their power, becoming effectively dead or weakened, a lot of them rebelled against Shor and tore out his heart. Akatosh and his strongest lieutenant, Trinimac, assaulted him head on and tore out his heart. When the heart was plummeting towards the seas off the east coast of Tamriel, it dropped its divine blood across the face of the young continent. Since Lorkhan is an inherently split personality, he bled two colors - Ebony and Malachite. The Ebony ore is used to create Ebony equipment and Daedric, and the Malachite makes Glass. Most of these materials are mined from Morrowind, on the island of Vvardenfell that grew up around where the Heart of Shor landed. A lot of it fell across Skyrim on the way down. The reason Glass and Ebony are so damned strong is because they're godsblood."
|My Glass armor set, sort of pales in comparison to what the rest of the Stormcloaks wear doesn't it?|
|"Got it from a Dragon Priest, yeh that's right though this armor, I made it myself."|
When browsing through the masks I decided to try a few on, and unfortunately to create them you needed a fairly random collection of items of which I really didn't have the patience to get as I really weanted to see how the different masks looked on my character so this resulted in a lot of console commanding in all the obscure resources that I didn't have in order to find out what various masks looked with my two different armor sets. I soon found that the maks from the mod with custom headcoverings were positioned different and thus I had parts of my face including my quite long elf-nose as well as my cheekbones sticking out through the masks, so unfortunately I could not use any of the custom headcovering masks.
|"Sosjot" by Psychosteve looks very cool with the Nightingale armor but unfortunately if you take a closer look (click on picture) you can see my nose and cheeks portruding.|
|Here are another two, "Ikendov" and "Ved classic" style, both are great looking but unfortunately their both heavy armor so I can't use them anyway.|
|"Draal classic" and the newly textured Krosis mask|
Well I've finally got the Daedric perk and can create my Daedric weapons, which I did after travelling across the world a couple of times and a visit to the Gloombound Mine I finally had enough Daedra hearts, Ebony ingots and Grand Soul Gems for creating, upgrading and enchanting them. Speaking of enchanting in case you didn't know the better the Soul gem you use for the enchant the better result and length of time the enchant lasts for (untill you refill it) of course so basically since I've got quite a large pool of money which is usual towards the end of my questing (120.000 gold at one point I think) I've ben purchasing Grand Soul gems where I can. Anyway I had used the sword and warhammer previously and the whole set looks pretty fearsome, the one-handed sword especially.
|The Daedric Weapons|
|Basements, giving you high FPS since 1999|
|Seriously the wood's there now just get rid of yet another mannequin and place a damn chopping block. Sometimes I wish I had the patience use the Creation Kit.|
|The Ebony Blade, nordic samurai style yo|
- A room of 3 mannequins and weapon racks with a normal looking hallway with a bookshelf
- A "library" style room with a desk and lots of bookshelves and am "armory" style hallways with 6 mannequins and weapon plaques
- A full armory with 10 mannequins and many weapon racks and plaques
|Full view of house, notice the gazebo thing sitting a bit too close to the raging river for my tastes|
|Now thats a full smithy if I ever saw one, minus the chopping block of course but thankfully thats just outside.|
|I chose the library/armory option for the basement, the mannequins and weapon plaques are on the other side and yes all those books I did collect myself.|
|The "Spa" and Sauna House|
|The Sauna room, I like the greybeard statue being there like some sort of "Lord of the Sauna"|
|"Dramatic music" nice shot of my glass armor with Mask|
|I've got my +30 Archery helm on so I thought I'd take a picture of me actually wearing a full set of armor for once|
Well I am now at the pinnacle of armorness yes I have finally made my Dragonscale armor which looks totally badass of course.Got everything upgraded and enchanted fine though I realised that in order to get a light armor enchant I needed to use one of my custom Dragon Priest Masks as they had every enchant availiable enabled on them. So I decided to use the Kinbok Classic mask because it was the right colour and went really well with the Dragonscale. I also made a Dragonscale Helmet and enchanted it with an Archery bonus so I could use it with my :"dragon killing" extreme archery dragonscale gauntlets.
|Me in the Kinbok mask and Dragonscale Armor with Shadowmere who is from the Dark Brotherhood Questline|
|The official Dragonbone Weapons by Bethesda availiable in Dawnguard I especially like the warhammer which seems to be just a dragon's femur with a handle.|
|Dragon Bone Weapons Complete by KTA creations, I found the warhammer kind of odd lol|
|Wulfharths Dragonbone Weapons by Ashking Wulfharth, this is the set I'm using atm as you probably guessed I can't get enough of the katana-style sword|
|Blackreach, The supposed location of the Dwemer capital city|
|Yep that's what an Elder Scroll looks like people, it's pretty trippy to look at too|
The second half of the Thieves Guild storyline got pretty interesting and pretty spectacular towards the end Possibly the most entertaining of the Thieves, Guild and Companions, I can't talk for the Mages Guild as I haven't done it. I also finished off the Stormcloaks questline which was the same as normal but while doing this my brother informed me of the below "meeting"
The Season Unending quest with the meeting of the power players of Skyrim.
Apparently this quest is called Season Unending and becomes part of the main questline if the Dragonborne reaches the part of the story where they have to capture a dragon in Dragonsreach but have not completed "The Battle of Whiterun" for either side i.e. so Jarl Balgruff will say to the Dragionborne that he can't help you trap the dragon unless a ceasefire is called, which results in this quest. I think I might do it next time as it I do enjoy the politics (contrary to the person who made the movie) and it looks quite fun. Also doing this quest is the only way of doing the Blades quest to kill (or not kill) Paathurnax and be abel to recruit blades members.
Finishing off the main questline went smoothly, I found during the final battles up the mountain to the Sovnguarde portal were very heard to use stealth so I basically just used dual swords to slash enemies to peices while dodging arrows also poison, shouts and the Sanguine Rose did help.I killed good ol Alduin with relatively no trouble at all and that was that. Was relatively easy being level 46 and having full Dragonbone armor and weapons. I must admit I really enjoyed stealthing aroundand doing things the quiet way.
In saying that I will definately be back kicking ass again with a 2H Warrior with a new PC and a HD overhaul, oooh yeh, don't think I could ever go 1-hand and shield, too boring though I think I'll have to go a stuck-up imperial this time around too see that side of the story as well as make sure I do the Season Unending quest. My brother thinks the imperials are the 'good guys' though I beg to differ. I leave you now with some pictures of the near-end to the end.
|Full Dragonscale Armor|
|First Time getting the Oghma Infinium Daedric Artifact of Hermaeus Mora, I must look at what other artifacts are availiable from the Daedra.|
|The Stormcloaks Battle for Solitude|
|The aftermath of the Alduin defeat at Sovngarde|
|"Well I guess that's that Paarthurnax old buddy"|
|Final stats, thats a lot of Gold found.|
I'm a Thief, I'm an Assasin, I'm a Rebel that was birthed by a Dragon.