Skyrim: Embershard Mine

December 31, 2014 / 0 comments

Embershard Mine can be found southwest of Riverwood, just off the road, and will be passed if you follow the road from Helgen to Riverwood.   Outside of the mine, at the front entrance will be waiting one leveled bandit and a cart with nothing really in it.  There is also a back entrance that…

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Skyrim: Hardcore Mode

December 29, 2014 / 0 comments

Hardcore Mode is not included in the standard Skyrim package, but it can be a fun way to play once you have already defeated as much of the game as you want to explore.   In essence, here is how you do it:  Set the game difficulty as high as you can handle, and then…

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Skyrim – How to Maximize The Skill Tree

December 26, 2014 / 0 comments

For playing on higher difficulties like Legendary, maximizing your use of skills is essential to survival.  Because opponents become more difficult as you advance in levels, you need to be careful which skills you use, especially early in the game.  For example, you may wish to take some time to craft a few potions of…

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Skyrim: Bloated Man’s Grotto

December 23, 2014 / 0 comments

If you have activated the quest Ill Met by Moonlight, then you will find a group of wounded hunters as you enter.  They will warn you about a difficult upcoming fight.  There is pond near the camp with a chest at the bottom.  You may also find Nordic Barnacles in the pond if you are…

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Skyrim: Riverwood

December 22, 2014 / 0 comments

Riverwood is the first town that you will come to, assuming you are following either Hadvar or Ralof. People to talk to: Either Alvor the blacksmith or Gerdur the owner of the mill, depending on if you followed Hadvar or Ralof.  They will give you some items and point you to your next quest. Either…

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Skyrim: Sundered Towers

January 24, 2014 / 0 comments

The tower is guarded by forsworn.   At the top a Forsworn Briarheart sits on a throne.  He has Red Eagle’s sword, and on an alter the book Red Eagle’s Rite waits to be read.  When you pick up Red Eagle’s Sword, you will receive the quest to unlock Red Eagle’s secret.   Sundered Towers…

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