Adventures in Morrowind: Journal Entry #3

21 Last Seed, 3E330

I awoke with a very bad hangover. I stumbled downstairs and bought a potion from the barkeep and drank it quickly and left. I gave the note to Maurrie. She was very pleased. Apparently Nelos was going to meet her. She told me to visit someone named Emisette Braques in Tel Aruhn. Duly noted.

After a few hours, I reached Balmora. The first thing I did was head over to the South Wall and found Caius Cosades’ house. I gave him his package and he told me that the details of the package said that the Emporer wanted Cosades to make me a Novice in The Blades. The Blades are the “Emperor’s eyes and ears of the provinces.” I accepted of course.

His first orders to me were to join some guilds, do some work, and hone my skills. He said to be prepared for what is ahead. He said I can use his house for the time being. I decided to do what he told me, and not request my orders until I was skilled enough.

I asked around town and I heard that the South Wall Cornerclub is the Thieves Guild hideout. Sugar-Lips Habasi, a Khajit, is the head of the guild in Balmora (there are posts across Morrowind). I asked to join, and was accepted. My first job was to steal a diamond from Nalcarya the Alchemist from her shop across town. Nightfall would be best, I thought.

I had some time to kill, so I bartered with some local traders, repaired my armor, and spent some time in the book store. You can learn a lot from books.

At 1 a.m., I broke into Nalcarya’s shop. She was asleep when I snuck in. Quietly I looked around for any sign of a diamond. I noticed a small locked box on a shelf above her bed, so I stealthily reached over her and picked it up and brought it downstairs. I picked it open and found 3 diamonds. I got out of there and returned to Habasi.

Habasi gave me an invisibility potion (would have preferred gold) and promoted me to “Wet Ear.” I asked about other jobs, and Habasi told me she wants the key to Nerano Manor. I could either get the key from Ondres Nerano or his servant Sovor Trandel at the Council Club. I’m going to sleep first. I’ve had a long day.

I was just attacked in my sleep by an assassin! I awoke with a dagger pressed to my forehead I moved my head, grabbed my dagger and stabbed the assassin 7 times (I think) and pushed him off me. All the time, Caius was passed out, and still is. I think he has a skooma problem. I’ll ask him about this assassin in the morning. I’d dispose of the body but I want Caius to see him, just in case if he knows or not. Hopefully it won’t stink when I awake.

I’ve been here 3 days and I’ve almost been killed more times than I’d like to think. This place is not very welcoming.

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Posted by AndyMacneil

21 Last Seed, 3E330

I awoke with a very bad hangover. I stumbled downstairs and bought a potion from the barkeep and drank it quickly and left. I gave the note to Maurrie. She was very pleased. Apparently Nelos was going to meet her. She told me to visit someone named Emisette Braques in Tel Aruhn. Duly noted.

After a few hours, I reached Balmora. The first thing I did was head over to the South Wall and found Caius Cosades’ house. I gave him his package and he told me that the details of the package said that the Emporer wanted Cosades to make me a Novice in The Blades. The Blades are the “Emperor’s eyes and ears of the provinces.” I accepted of course.

His first orders to me were to join some guilds, do some work, and hone my skills. He said to be prepared for what is ahead. He said I can use his house for the time being. I decided to do what he told me, and not request my orders until I was skilled enough.

I asked around town and I heard that the South Wall Cornerclub is the Thieves Guild hideout. Sugar-Lips Habasi, a Khajit, is the head of the guild in Balmora (there are posts across Morrowind). I asked to join, and was accepted. My first job was to steal a diamond from Nalcarya the Alchemist from her shop across town. Nightfall would be best, I thought.

I had some time to kill, so I bartered with some local traders, repaired my armor, and spent some time in the book store. You can learn a lot from books.

At 1 a.m., I broke into Nalcarya’s shop. She was asleep when I snuck in. Quietly I looked around for any sign of a diamond. I noticed a small locked box on a shelf above her bed, so I stealthily reached over her and picked it up and brought it downstairs. I picked it open and found 3 diamonds. I got out of there and returned to Habasi.

Habasi gave me an invisibility potion (would have preferred gold) and promoted me to “Wet Ear.” I asked about other jobs, and Habasi told me she wants the key to Nerano Manor. I could either get the key from Ondres Nerano or his servant Sovor Trandel at the Council Club. I’m going to sleep first. I’ve had a long day.

I was just attacked in my sleep by an assassin! I awoke with a dagger pressed to my forehead I moved my head, grabbed my dagger and stabbed the assassin 7 times (I think) and pushed him off me. All the time, Caius was passed out, and still is. I think he has a skooma problem. I’ll ask him about this assassin in the morning. I’d dispose of the body but I want Caius to see him, just in case if he knows or not. Hopefully it won’t stink when I awake.

I’ve been here 3 days and I’ve almost been killed more times than I’d like to think. This place is not very welcoming.

Posted by dankempster

Another great diary entry. I started out in Morrowind with a view to taking on both the Fighters' Guild and Thieves' Guild quests, but quickly hit an impasse when the conflict between those two factions forced me to choose one or the other. Given it favoured my character build a little more, I opted for the Fighters' Guild. Your going down the Thieves' Guild route excites me, because it'll give me an opportunity to see all the content I could have seen, but chose to lock myself off from.

As a side-note, these write-ups of yours have encouraged me to pick Oblivion back up and pursue some quest lines that I didn't embark on in my original playthrough. I've rolled a combat-oriented Redguard, with support magic in the Alteration and Mysticism skills to give me access to some defensive buffs and negate some of my weakness to magic-users. Really looking forward to getting deeper into the Fighters' Guild quest line, and I might even bite the bullet and throw either this character or my original sneaky marksman build into the Shivering Isles expansion content. Hopefully all that, plus GTAIV and Persona 3, will keep me plenty busy while I wait for Skyrim.

Posted by AndyMacneil

There's actually a way to become head of both the Thieves' Guild and the Fighters' Guild, which I may or may not do. It's like they trick you into thinking you can't when you really can.

I'm flattered that my writing has got you to play again. A Redguard with magic sounds very interesting. I've never gone the magic route before on any class, and Redguard would be the coolest because it's so unlike their race to do so. And again, the Fighters' Guild gets pretty cool later on.

That Persona 3 sure sounds good, but alas, I don't have a Playstation 2 anymore and my PC sucks too much to emulate PS2 graphics (awful, I know).

Thanks for reading!