Alfhedil’s Journal

This page is a compilation of my journal entries for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. These are written from the perspective of my character Alfhedil. They will follow his (my) exploits and be dated accurately using The Elder Scroll’s dating system. I thought I’d like doing this journal for a few reasons.

Because Skyrim demands so much time, I won’t be able to write about a lot of other games while I focus on it. Thanks to enormity of Skyrim, it contains a daunting amount of unfamiliar fiction and content; this journal should help me stay on top of it all. Most importantly, I did a similar journal with the Dreamcast game Seaman a year or two ago and that was really fun!

Middas, 19th of Last Seed, 4E 201 – Alfhedil begins his journal after narrowly escaping a beheading thanks to the ruckus caused by a dragon attack on Helgen. Alfhedil journeys to Riverwood.

Fredas, 21st of Last Seed, 4E 201 – Wherein Alfhedil travels to Whiterun to let it’s Jarl know of the dragon attack. Alfhedil explored Whiterun and fought a dragon.

Sundas, 23rd of Last Seed, 4E 201 – In which Alfhedil lends a hand to the Companions. Lydia helps out too and they travel to Valtheim Keep and Dustman’s Cairn.

Tirdas, 25th of Last Seed, 4E 201 – Alfhedil buys Breezehome in Whiterun and becomes a werewolf as he joins the circle within the Companions.

Loredas, 29th of Last Seed, 4E 201 – Alfhedil and Lydia attempt to assassinate the leader of the Silver Hands but aren’t able to make the journey. They attempt easier quests closer to Whiterun.

Tirdas, 1st of Heartfire, 4E 201 – The duo continues getting stronger by clearing out bandit caves as they journey to High Hrothgar so Alfhedil can speak with the Greybeards.

Fredas, 4th of Heartfire, 4E 201 – Alfhedil and Lydia reach a new settlement! The duo arrive in Ivarstead, a small village at the foot of the 7,000 steps leading to High Hrothgar. They take on a few small jobs.

Morndas, 7th of Heartfire, 4E 201 – Alfhedil and Lydia continue working odd jobs around Ivarstead.

Turdas, 10th of Heartfire, 4E 201 – Alfhedil finally climbs to 7,000 steps leading to High Hrothgar and speaks with the Greybeards!

Loredas, 12th of Heartfire, 4E 201 – Alfhedil and Lydia make it into Riften at nightfall. On their trip to the southeastern-most settlement of Skyrim, they helped a mage named Illia kill her corrupted mother.

Sundas, 13th of Hearfire, 4E 201 – Alfhedil spends the day exploring Riften. With Lydia, he finishes the day taking care of the group of Silver Hands that killed Skjor.

Middas, 16th of Heartfire, 4E 201 – Alfhedil meets a Redguard woman working at The Bannered Mare in Whitrerun. After hearing that she’s on the run from Alik’r assassins, he decides to take them out.

Loredas, 19th of Heartfire, 4E 201 – These past few days have been somewhat relaxing for Alfhedil and Lydia. They still traveled to new locations and battled a lot, but compared to their past progress, they’re been taking it easy.

Tirdas, 23rd of Heartfire, 4E 201 – In which Alfhedil and Lydia insert themselves into other people’s business, namely residents of Riften including Shadr and Sapphire, Svana Far-Shield and Haelga, and Louis Letrush and Sibbi Black-Briar.

Fredas, 25th of Heartfire, 4E 201 – Alfhedil and Lydia travel north in search of the horn of Jurgen Windcaller. They don’t quite make though. But they do hunt vampires in the snowy town of Morthal.

Sundas, 27th of Heartfire, 4E 201 – Alfhedil and Lydia attempt to retrieve the horn of Jurgen Windaller for the Greybeards but are dismayed to find a note where it should be. They journey to Riverwood to meet with the person who left the note and meet Delphine, one of the last remaining member of the Blades. Aiding her, they get to the bottom of why dragons are returning to Skyrim.

Tirdas, 1st of Frostfall, 4E 201 – Alfhedil aids Danica Pure-Spring, a priestess in Whiterun’s Temple of Kynareth in her quest to restore the Gildergreen, an ailing tree within the walls of Whiterun.

Morndas, 5th of Frostfall, 4E 201 – Alfhedil infiltrates the Thalmor Embassy in search of information linking the Thalmor to the string of dragon resurrections occurring throughout Skyrim.

Turdas, 8th of Frostfall, 4E 201 – Alfhedil and Lydia return to Riften in search of Esbern, a surviving member of the Blades. Before they meet him, they’re required to show a little compassion to the Thieves Guild.

Loredas, 10th of Frostfall, 4E 201 – Alfhedil and Lydia join up with the two remaining Blades, Esbern and Delphine, and travel to Kartspire to examine Alduin’s Wall. The quest in search of a method to destroy Alduin leads the two back to the Greybeards where they meet their leader, Paarthurnax.

Morndas, 12th of Frostfall, 4E 201 – Alfhedil and Lydia travel to the College of Winterhold and do a bit of research on the Elder Scrolls. They later meet an expert on the Elder Scrolls, Septimus Signus, who points them to an ancient Dwemer ruin. Beneath this ruin the duo discovers an underground wonderland, and the Elder Scroll they’re searching for!

Middas, 14th of Frostfall, 4E 201 – Alfhedil and Lydia use the Elder Scroll and glimpse the past. Alfhedil learns Dragonrend and battle Alduin. He escapes to the Nordic realm of the afterlife – Sovngarde – and the duo then set out on temporarily halting the civil war in Skyrim to trap a dragon in Dragon’s Reach and use it to reach Alduin’s portal.

Fredas, 16th of Frostfall, 4E 201 – Alfhedil and Lydia journey to Dragon’s Reach and trap a dragon that then flies Alfhedil to Alduin’s portal to Sovngarde. There he meets the legendary heroes of yore and they do battle with Alduin, and win!

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