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24th of Last Seed:
Well, I'm not entirely sure what that was, but it was pretty fun in its own, strange way. Kally came up with this crazy idea to play some sort of imaginary game that involved role-playing and rolling dice. I won, of course, though she said you can't really "win" it, but whatever. We both know I was the best there.
Err... I suppose I should back up a bit. Okay, first off, Kally is Kalawyn -- a high elf I met in Winterhold. Wait, I guess I should back up more than that, huh?
Ahem! So yknow how I was freezing to death out in the middle of nowhere, right? Well, as it turns out I wasn't too far from Winterhold! Lemme rephrase that -- I was far enough to start incinerating my own flesh with Flames in a desperate attempt to ward off hypothermia, but close enough to catch the attention of one particular high elf who was getting a breath of fresh air outside of the local inn.
I imagine witnessing someone burning themselves alive with a spell was a bit perplexing (if not hilarious) and this made Kally come to my aid. She really is a lifesaver. Not only did she help me back to the inn, but she even paid for my meal and a room for the night! Maybe my luck really is turning around! Augh, there I go jinxing myself.
Kally and I got to talking as I practically threw myself onto the inn's warm, welcoming fire, about how she noticed me casting magic and she was here to join the Mage's College. I've never been one who wanted to become some sort of all powerful wizard; my aspirations lie in far more grounded, mechanical endeavors. However, I do have a bit of inate magical talent (if I do say so myself) and Kally educated me on the different schools of magic. There's one called Alteration that caught my attention in particular. It let's you control machines!
Ahh, I can see it now. Riding atop a giant dwemer mech, stomping swindling khajiits beneath my feet. I WILL have my revenge, cat! Even if I never got your name... or a good look at your face... Whatever! Vengeance shall be mine!
But I digress! The next morning the two of us decided to apply to the college together. A friendly guard or assistant or teacher or whatever greeted us at the entrance, asking the sorta things you'd expect someone in her position to ask -- "Why are you here? What are your goals? Blah blah blah." I don't even remember what I said; I think I was still daydreaming and said something about wanting to stomp cats underneath my boots. In any event, she let us in!
So now I'm an apprentice mage. Whose apprentice? Damned if I know; I've never cared for titles. One of the teachers there -- an old man who MUST be using magic to help him stay standing up, I mean his skin is just hanging right off his bones. He must be like 200 years old! Err sorry. Anyways, Professor Skinandbones taught us a ward spell, which I was surprisingly good at handling right off the bat. You just imagine a barrier in front of you and poof! One appears! Granted, it won't protect against more powerful spells and it weakens any spells I cast while conjuring it, but it's still a handy little spell to have.
I've also learned a healing spell in the event I need to char my own flesh again in order to stay alive. This way I can heal myself instead of relying on Kally to save me! Yay, I guess? Speaking of which, I almost forgot that Foxskin spell was a complete wash. I read the book and everything but I couldn't even manage to cast it! Sure, at the time I was freezing my ass off and not exactly in the most sane state of mind... Whatever. It better well work next time I need it!
So getting back to what I was originally going to write about, Kally decided we should play some sorta game where we would create characters and she would lead us on an adventure. Said it would be a good way to get to know the other students and it definitely was. I didn't quite get this whole "make a character" thing, so I just wrote up a character sheet for myself and winged it (wung it?) Check it out, I even kept my character sheet!
Our adventure involved finding an evil necromancer that was hiding out in the sewers of Solitude. I suggested we go off in search of Khajiit swinders, instead, but Kally refused. Alas! With me were three other players, all students like Kally and I... aaaand I've completely forgotten their names. Great... Well, one's a dark elf and she played a mage (how original). Another was a nord who played a warrior and he did most of the decision making (since all of my ideas were swept aside by our heartless story master!). Lastly there was a khajiit who played a rogue and he did most of the investigating and roguish stuff.
I was -supposed- to play a Cleric or something, but no way! I reworked the character sheet to be more suitable to my particular play style. Sure, this left us with no healing, but we didn't even need it! Well, okay our warrior did die... but that was near the end and we managed fine without him. That necromancer did NOT see a Dwemer construct coming! Critical hit to your face, undead-loving fiend! Haha!
All in all it was a really fun experience and we all got to know each other better. Except for their names... I should probably go find those out at some point.
Old Whatshisface said we've got some sorta field trip coming up tomorrow, so I guess I should be getting some sleep. No doubt we'll be going to some sort of bandit hideout and a certain Khajiit will be there for me to burn alive. Ahh, if only I could be so lucky!