Tuesday, November 22, 2011


I'm starting to question Rodhan's "Class Build".  Sometimes the difficulty seems normal, but then I get to another fight in the same dungeon and I'm like "WTF....Y U NO DIE Falmer???"  No, but in all seriousness I did randomly find a Dwemer ruin, killed a few bandits easily enough, but as I went deeper I found some Falmer in the back and they lit me up for a while.  I can say this though, Disarm is now one of my favorite shouts.  I may also start to play more in first person to help with my obvious inability to hit things with a sword. Heres some video stuff, and if anyone has any ideas on how I can improve my videos post a comment or message or send a message to that chip the aliens left in my brain.

PS:  Though I'm sure Shilka is the only one remotely interested, I have done some work on the final chapter of Rodhan's back story.  (There may or may not be an obscure comic book reference)  It will be out sometime this week, then I will put them all together, attempt to fix the spelling and grammar mistakes, and give them their own page on the top bar.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Last Night......

Was interesting to say the least.  After going out to eat with some friends and consuming several alcoholic beverages, I came home and loaded up Skyrim to see what the world would give me.  Well the first thing that happened was I was attacked by Thalmor Justicars.  I have NO idea what I did to piss them off, but they wanted me dead.  Good thing is, after a really tough fight (most likely because I couldn't hit them with my sword because I was too drunk) I got myself a nice shiny set of elven armor.

After the craziness with the Justicars, I headed back to Whiterun, sold all my loot, and set off adventuring again.  I didn't make it two steps out the gates before I was attacked by a dragon.  This was the first one Rodhan had fought on his own.  I did eventually (barely) kill the dragon, but was immediately mauled by a sabercat.  Now all cats must die......Khajiit are still ok.

After screaming at the screen about that &^$*#%! sabercat, I decided I would give it another go, but try to use the guards to help me.  What actually happened was I got a rather unexpected visit from a dead guy.

On a side note, I really hope someone makes a mod to make you scream "DOHVAKIIN!!!!" when you absorb dragon souls like he did in the 20 minutes of gameplay that Bethesda released in September.
Here is the conclusion of Rodhan's intro

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Blog Improvements

Along with the first video I am working on improving the look, feel, and general functionality of this blog.  If you haven't noticed yet, there's a new bar under the banner that will lead you to different pages.  There are just two for now, but I will expand and offer more stuff for you to look at while wasting time at work.  I have also painstakingly made a new banner for you all to enjoy.  Featuring a turtle.....because turtles are cool.

Good News, Everyone!!!

I have uploaded my first video that shows Rodhan's character creation.  Now that things are starting to move along, and the kinks are getting worked out, expect more regular updates here, and on my YouTube.  Now I had planned on chronicling all my experiences with Rodhan, but that isn't going to be possible.  Mostly because YouTube takes FOREVER to upload and process videos.  So the videos will be more highlights and things I found funny or interesting, and less running aimlessly through the woods.  I, for one, think that this is a good change, because it allows me to be lazy and I have to do less video editing (which is good because I am using a free editing program and its not very good).  So, without any more shenanigans, here is Rodhan.

I will add the rest of the intro once YouTube finishes processing.  So expect it next Thursday.....I kid, I kid, probably later tonight.  Also, if more people start to watch my videos, I will probably start doing some commentary and actually buy proper editing software so that my videos wont be terrible anymore. 

Monday, November 14, 2011


So, as you might have noticed, I have not posted anything to this blog since a couple days before Skyrim was released.  I could list off excuses why this happened, but they are neither interesting or exciting.  I am working on getting some videos up here, but It has taken some fine tuning to get my computer to both play and record Skyrim at an acceptable framerate.  For those of you who wanted to see Rodhan's creation and whatnot shouldn't worry.  I have actually been playing a stealthy Dunmer until I could get this all worked out.  Expect the final part of Rodhan's backstory and actual video in the next day or two. 

PS.  When I finish the backstory, I will copy it all down, fix spelling mistakes and grammar errors, then put it up in its entirety in its own little section of the blog.  Who knows, I might even make up a backstory for my Dunmer. (I have ideas)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The story of Rodhan: Part 3

    Rodhans next memory is of darkness.  He stood to his feet in order to grasp his surroundings, but was unable to see or hear anything.  Then he heard a booming voice from within his very soul, "MU  MeyZ  NaaL NOROK ViiNG , MU  MeyZ VOTH STaaDNAU AO, FIN LeiN  LOS  Fah DOVah."  Rodhan turned to find the source of the voice.  All he saw there in the darkness were two burning eyes.

    As soon as Rodhan saw the eyes, he was back in the forest.  He was back at camp, but what he saw with his eyes was not what he remembered.  There was blood and ash everywhere, charred and dismembered corpses were all that remained of Garrick's men.  Cyrus' body was laying in the center of the destruction.  Untouched, as if it was the eye of the storm that had burned everything else.  "Do you remember?"  Rodhan turned to see Elenwen behind him.  She looked at him and said, "I asked you, do you remember what happend here?"  Rodhan shook his head, for he did not know what had killed the other men, or what had caused the camp to burn.  "The time for us to talk has come sooner than I had hoped, but it will have to wait a little longer.  We must first honor Cyrus' sacrifice."

    That night, they built a funeral pyre, and placed Cyrus' body atop the structure.  As Rodhan when to light the fire, he was stopped by Elenwen.  "Please, may I have a moment alone with him?"  Rodhan walked to nearby lake to collect his thoughts and give Elenwen some time.  While he was sitting there, he could almost hear singing coming from where the pyre was.  He couldnt understand the words, but the melody was beautiful.  Not long after the singing stopped, he heard Elenwen approaching from behind.  She looked at him and said "It is time" and turned back towards the pyre.  Rodhan thought he saw tears streaming down her face, but he didnt ask her about them.  Though she did not wish to show it, Cyrus' death was affecting her in a terrible way.  Rodhan and Elenwen lit the pyre, said a prayer, and watched for a while.  Once all that was left was a pile of ash, Elenwen motioned for Rodhan to follow.

    They walked for several days without speaking.  They finally stopped near Bruma, and Elenwen spoke for the first time since Cyrus' funeral, "It is time you knew the truth."  She paused to gather her thoughts, then for the first time, she spoke to Rodhan with genuine concern in her voice.  "On the day we found you, Cyrus took you in, bathed you, tore his own garments to clothe you, and asked me to heal your wounds.  He truly was a kind man."  A single tear rolled down her cheek as she spoke of Cyrus.  "From the first time I saw you, I knew.  There is something within you.  It is an unbelievably powerful force, and I was afraid.  Over the years, while I was teaching you, I was also sealing the power away.  This is why you always felt that you were seperated from your magic.  It is also why i never taught you any destruction magic."

    Rodhan could do nothing but stare at her.  Remembering his vision of the voice and contemplating the gravity of the situation.  Elenwen could see the confusion on his face.  "There is one more thing.  This may be the most difficult thing I tell you.  After seeing what you did to the men who killed Cyrus.....The only explanation for what happened to your home village.....is you."  Rodhan couldn't believe what he had just heard.  He took a step back, fell to his knees and, for a moment, was unable to breathe.  He had killed all those people.  He had killed the people who brought him into this world.  He had killed his friends.  He was responsible for the deaths of so many innocent people.  Rodhan began to cry. 

    Once again, showing a kindness he had never seen from the Altmer, she crouched down, put her hand on his shoulder, and whispered, "You should not carry the burden of those deaths.  YOU, did not kill those people.  Rather, it was the force inside of you, erupting far beyond your control."  She stood up and stretched out her hand, "Come now, We have business in Bruma.  I have a friend who may be able to help you."