Skyrim: South Shriekwind Bastion

January 12, 2015 / 0 comments

Although you will most likely approach the bastion from the west, you will need to circle around so as to approach from east in order to gain entry.  The bastion consists of a series of stairs, but there is essentially only one path to reach the Shriekwind Bastion entrance.  Along the way you will find…

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Skyrim: The Ratway

January 11, 2015 / 0 comments

Enter the Ratway from Riften, and a tunnel leads to a little camp guarded by Drahlff and Hewnon Black-Skeever.   The tunnel ends at a room.  Your first time through you will be forced to drop down and you can’t climb back out.  To your left you can unlock an expert gate, or you can…

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Skyrim: Solitude

January 10, 2015 / 2 comments

When you first enter Solitude, an execution will be taking place, and that is what people will be interested in talking about. Castle Fletcher:  There is a skill book: Gold Ribbon of Merit The Winking Skeever Belrand runs the place. Gulum-Ei – you may have to deal with him for a Thieves’ Guild quest.  On…

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Skyrim: Riften

January 9, 2015 / 3 comments

When you first enter Riften the guards will attempt to extort money from you.  Simply refuse and tell them that it is “obviously a shakedown.” Maul will greet you when you come close to him.  He provides some information before heading out to the docks and guarding the warehouse. Shaddr and Sapphire are having an…

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Skyrim: Falkreath

January 8, 2015 / 4 comments

Falkreath is a small city in Skyrim, not much larger than the other small towns, but is still the capitol and houses Jarl Siddgeir. Shops: General Goods (Grey Pine Goods), Alchemist (Grave Concoctions), Blacksmith (Lod), Inn (Dead Man’s Drink), Saw Mill Jarl’s Longhouse Jarl Siddgeir: Will send you a letter inviting you to come and…

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Skyrim: Pinewatch Bandit’s Sanctuary

January 7, 2015 / 1 comment

The Pinewatch Bandit’s Sanctuary opens from Pinewatch into a wide passage that leads into a storeroom guarded by three bandits.  Aside from various barrels and sacks, there are two locked chests in the storeroom.  Exit by climbing the ramp on the west wall which leads down a tunnel to the west.  This is a continuation…

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Skyrim Pinewatch

January 6, 2015 / 1 comment

Pinewatch is a long, but fairly straightforward dungeon crawl.  Pinewatch is accessed through a house.  If you have the Hearthfire DLC installed, then it is near Lakeview Manor, in Falkreath Hold.  When you enter the house, it seems like a regular city house because all goods are marked as stolen.  Downstairs is a bandit guarding…

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Skyrim Ironback Hideout

January 5, 2015 / 0 comments

Ironback Hideout is a small bandit encampment near the Thalmor Embassy northwest of Solitude.  The hideout is guarded by three bandits and a chief.  The camp consists of a broken down house.  The bandits guard a chest as well as the skill book: Beggar.   A corundum vein can be found outside of the house.

Skyrim: Bilegulch Mine

January 4, 2015 / 0 comments

Bilegulch mine is a relatively small dungeon.  It is an excellent source of Orchalcum ore.  Three leveled bandits guard the outside with one in the guard tower below the mine and two more in the habitation areas above.  There is one chest in the living areas on the top outside of the mine. A smelter…

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Skyrim: Fishing

January 3, 2015 / 0 comments

In general, fishing in Skyrim is time consuming, but if you are a hardcore alchemist it can be rewarding.  In addition to Histcarp, Silverside Perch, River Betty, and Abecin Longfin; Salmon Roe, Slaughterfish Eggs, Slaughterfish Scales, Nordic Barnacles, Nirnroots, Orange Dragonfly and Blue Dragonfly can all be found in the water.   Salmon Roe is…

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