By AndyMacneil 17 Comments
18 Last Seed, 3E430,
I awoke on a boat docked in Seyda Neen 3 days ago. A dark elf helped me regain my wits before I was taken off the ship and turned over to the authorities. I admit, I was a bit scared at first, but for some reason I was set free. All they did was ask me a few questions and then I was given my papers and they sent me on my way to talk to a man named "Sellus Gravius." Before going to see him, I found about 30 drakes and some items useful for me to sell. There was also a note to a fellow named "Hrisskar," about some guy named "Fargoth," who owed him some money. I pocketed it and headed over to the census office. I found a magical ring in a barrel near the office and took that too.
Sellus Gravius told me that I was released by the Emperor Uriel Septim VII himself, and was sent here on a quest. My first mission was to take a package to a man named "Caius Cosades," in a town called "Balmora." Gravius gave me some drakes and told me to get a weapon and take a silt strider (means of transportation) to Balmora. Before I left, I pocketed a key that was on the table next to Gravius (I need all the stuff I can get my hands on).
I used the key on a warehouse next to the census office. It worked, surprisingly. Inside, I found crates upon crates of armor and weapons. I grabbed a sack nearby and stuffed all I could into it and dragged it out. Nervously, I tried to lug the sack across town to Arille's Tradehouse (Gravius told me of it), but it was very hard to do so. A wood elf came nearby (I thought he was going to call the guards on me). Instead, he offered his help and we carried it to the tradehouse. This was Fargoth. I thanked him very much and then he said that the ring on my finger looked familiar. Apparently it was his family ring, so I gave it to him. He thanked me greatly, and departed.
I bartered with Arille for quite sometime, and when we had finished I had a full suit of armor, a steel longsword and a steel shield, and I still had 800 drakes to spare. I sat at the bar for a bit while I had some food and a drink. Hrisskar was there, we introduced ourselves and I told him of the note I had found. He said that Fargoth had been holding out on money he owed, and Hrisskar said if I could find Fargoth's hiding place with the money in it, I could have a share of it. I accepted.
Fargoth got mad at me when I asked him about his hiding place. I got to the top of the lighthouse and waited till nightfall. I saw Fargoth sneaking over to a treestump in a swamp. After he left, I went there and found 300 drakes, a lockpick, and his ring. I took them all and went back to Hrisskar. Hrisskar gave me 100 drakes and bid me farewell. By this time it was about 10:30 p.m, but I decided to get a little bit more done before retiring for the day.
I heard that a cave near the silt strider had some bandits in it (you can kill bandits here without consequence). I found the cave, "Addamasartus," and worked my way through it. There were 5 bandits in the cave, all novices. But one got me with a flesh wound on my arm, nothing too serious. I found a key on one of them. Apparently they were slave traders. I freed all of the slaves (Khajits and Argonians) and left.
I got back to Arille's when I started to feel a little lightheaded. I lost a bit of blood. They fixed me up there and I paid for a room and slept for 2 days. Today I leave for Balmora.