Just started Skyrim. An hour in and I am enjoying the game(the shot above is from my current location in the game looking at a sweet mountain). Taking it slow. Following people, listening to them and getting all the story I can. After the initial Dragon attack I had to pick one of the guys to follow. Didn't know who was who so I picked the guy with long hair. After a dungeon crawl we emerged from the dungeon and I followed him to Riverwood village where we met his sister. He is part of the resistance to the Empire. I like the sound of joining them but I really don't know much about the war save Ulrich is their leader and they want Nordic freedom in Skyrim.

I talked to the vendor in Riverwood and apparently he had an Inn break in so I am on the hunt to recover his dragon claw. Along the way I killed some bandits, nabbed some new armor and gold. I met up with a lone hunter in the wilderlands and wanted to see how killing an innocent would work. Apparently nothing happened. Well thats not true as his dog didn't like me killing his master and attacked me too. I had to dispatch the dog as well and after the whole ordeal felt horrible.

I killed an innocent hunter. I am the monster of Skyrim. Oh well at least I didn't behead people like the EMPIRE! BLAST YOU EMPIRE I WILL SEE YOU.... Oh wait, I have no idea whats going on in this conflict. A bit more searching for answers then ill pick a side.

Hopefully. Oh and double hopefully I don't murder more innocent hunters and their dogs. Ug.

Travis   Admin wrote on 07/20/2012 at 01:13pm

I advise you to really hear both sides of the story before choosing to side with Ulfric or not. I will tell you that, while I certainly see both sides of the argument, I have never been able to make myself side with Ulfric. The first time you get to Windhelm, go to the darker corners of the town and talk to people about Ulfric and the Stormcloaks.

I fully expect to have a long, in-depth conversation about Empire vs. Stormcloaks on here when you get far enough :)

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 07/20/2012 at 02:26pm

I will thanks! Cool that the game allows you to decide. Everyone I met so far supports the Stormcloaks so it will be interesting to see another side.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 07/20/2012 at 04:44pm


AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 07/20/2012 at 04:44pm

What race did you pick?

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 07/20/2012 at 04:59pm


AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 07/20/2012 at 05:53pm


jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 07/20/2012 at 06:30pm

Fun so far. I started as an Argonian once and people seemed pretty prejudiced to me. Figured Breton would be neutral?

Travis   Admin wrote on 07/21/2012 at 01:09pm

They kinda are if you're argonian. Even more if you're Khajit. Most nords (who are the most plentiful race in Skyrim) hate you if you're any kind of elf, especially dark elf.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 07/21/2012 at 04:42pm

Ah. Bigotry in Skyrim! What character did you roll?

Travis   Admin wrote on 07/22/2012 at 03:39am

Which time? :)

I did an Imperial first (got called "milk drinker" a lot... not sure why that's an insult). Second time I rolled argonian, and I love it. I'm thinking of being a kitty next.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 07/22/2012 at 04:27am

Fun. Milk drinker? Maybe because they are cow herders?

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 07/22/2012 at 07:25pm

I think Milk Drinker is referring to you still needing to suckle from your mother. I'm a Redguard and get mostly indifference from people.

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