Adventures in Morrowind: Journal Entry #4

25 Last Seed, 3E330

Caius was still asleep when I awoke. I told a guard what had happened and he said it sounded like the work of the Dark Brotherhood, an assassin’s fraternity. He said it was serious and to speak to Apelles Matius in Ebonheart about it. I think I can take care of myself for now, I’ll just be more cautious.

At the Council Club I queried Savor Trandel about the key, and he said he didn’t know what I was talking about. I got a bad vibe from him, so I bid him farewell. As I was leaving I purposely fell into him and pickpocketed the key off of him. He was none the wiser.

I received 500 drakes from Habasi and a promotion to “Footpad.” She gave me another job. A Khajit named “Ra’Zhid,” stole some Dwemer artifacts from her, and Habasi wanted them back.

Hla Oad was a one day trip. I was sleep deprived by the time I arrived at Ra’Zhid’s place. I questioned Ra’Zhid about the Dwemer items and he played dumb, of course. I knew he was hiding something.

I rested in his house for a day to prepare for my trip back to Balmora, all the while trying to figure out how to open that chest in the back of the room without Ra’Zhid noticing. I decided to go for it when him and his buddy weren’t looking. They caught me. I heard the draw of a sword and I whipped around and slit Ra’Zhid’s throat and charged at his friend with my shield, knocking him down, and put my sword through his head. I opened the chest and put the Dwemer artifacts in my bag. That was when I noticed there was a trap door near the chest. I went down.

There were 5 slave traders in the underground cave. There is nothing I hate more than slave traders. One of them asked me to help bring a slave to some place. I refused, took out my sword, pulled him close, and stabbed him through the chest, and sprinted across to the sophisticated looking one and sliced his torso open. I calmly walked across to the other side of the cave and killed another. He dropped throwing stars, and when another came for me I threw one and hit him in the eye. I charged at the last one, but she managed to stab me through my armor in my gut. I stabbed her back 3 times and grabbed the keys off her, stumbled toward the slave and freed him. He thanked me greatly and I told him to run. I was bleeding profusely and collapsed. I rummaged through my bag and drank as much of a potion as I could before passing out.

I’ve just awakened, two days later.

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Posted by AndyMacneil

25 Last Seed, 3E330

Caius was still asleep when I awoke. I told a guard what had happened and he said it sounded like the work of the Dark Brotherhood, an assassin’s fraternity. He said it was serious and to speak to Apelles Matius in Ebonheart about it. I think I can take care of myself for now, I’ll just be more cautious.

At the Council Club I queried Savor Trandel about the key, and he said he didn’t know what I was talking about. I got a bad vibe from him, so I bid him farewell. As I was leaving I purposely fell into him and pickpocketed the key off of him. He was none the wiser.

I received 500 drakes from Habasi and a promotion to “Footpad.” She gave me another job. A Khajit named “Ra’Zhid,” stole some Dwemer artifacts from her, and Habasi wanted them back.

Hla Oad was a one day trip. I was sleep deprived by the time I arrived at Ra’Zhid’s place. I questioned Ra’Zhid about the Dwemer items and he played dumb, of course. I knew he was hiding something.

I rested in his house for a day to prepare for my trip back to Balmora, all the while trying to figure out how to open that chest in the back of the room without Ra’Zhid noticing. I decided to go for it when him and his buddy weren’t looking. They caught me. I heard the draw of a sword and I whipped around and slit Ra’Zhid’s throat and charged at his friend with my shield, knocking him down, and put my sword through his head. I opened the chest and put the Dwemer artifacts in my bag. That was when I noticed there was a trap door near the chest. I went down.

There were 5 slave traders in the underground cave. There is nothing I hate more than slave traders. One of them asked me to help bring a slave to some place. I refused, took out my sword, pulled him close, and stabbed him through the chest, and sprinted across to the sophisticated looking one and sliced his torso open. I calmly walked across to the other side of the cave and killed another. He dropped throwing stars, and when another came for me I threw one and hit him in the eye. I charged at the last one, but she managed to stab me through my armor in my gut. I stabbed her back 3 times and grabbed the keys off her, stumbled toward the slave and freed him. He thanked me greatly and I told him to run. I was bleeding profusely and collapsed. I rummaged through my bag and drank as much of a potion as I could before passing out.

I’ve just awakened, two days later.

Posted by dankempster

I'm sure you've probably ascertained this from my regular comments, but man, I'm really enjoying this series! Your dynamic embellishments really make this - it's a lot more fun to read than simply "...I went here and picked up this quest and stole this item and killed these dudes...". I've also got a guess as to your race, but I think I'll keep it to myself for now and wait to see if you drop any more overt clues.

I'd been thinking about possibly doing something along these lines for Skyrim when I finally pick it up - sort of a 'Thirty Days in Skyrim' series with daily updates, like you've been doing. Would that be cool with you if I use your format? I'd naturally give you credit and promote your blogs in the process. I just really want to document my time with the game somehow, and this seems like a perfect format to do it.

Also, one final thing before I sign off. I notice you've been creating forum posts alongside your blogs. It's actually possible to attach your blog to the Morrowind forum when you post it. There's a box at the bottom of the blog saying 'Type pages this relates to', or something like that. Type Morrowind in there, and click it to attach your blog to the page. Then, when you post the blog, an option to attach to the forums will appear at the top. Simply select Morrowind there and hit Post, and your blog content will automatically be attached to the Morrowind forum. If nothing else, it'll save you cross-posting all your content and having to check in two places for comments :)

Posted by AndyMacneil

@dankempster:

I'm really glad you're enjoying them. I like adding somewhat realistic things to it, like getting stabbed and almost dying (of course the potions aren't realistic lol), but I like it nonetheless.

Of course you can use the format, the more the merrier! I'll be doing it with Skyrim too. I've been thinking that if I keep it up I'll do it with Oblivion and maybe even Fallout 3 and New Vegas. But that's a ways down the road.

And thank you so much for the posting tip. I didn't want to post it seperately but when I was looking for the Morrowind forum on the list before, I couldn't find it. It only showed the main forums. I'll try again tomorrow.

Again, thanks for reading. I'm enjoying this very much.