19 Last Seed

I awoke from a terrible nightmare. I dreamt of Helgen. Relived may be truer to the statement. Ralof was up yet, drowning himself in a bottle of mead, and invited me to join him. We spoke of the Stormcloaks and the rebellion – he suggested I might join them, but I was noncommittal. I may owe him a life-debt, but that doesn't mean I agree with his ideals. Becoming restless, I decided to admire the stars and to collect my thoughts. I found myself traveling the road back to Helgen, revisiting the Guardian Stones. On a whim, I activated the mage stone – perhaps inspired by my slaying of the wolves the other day. I continued on to the once-city. I don't know what I anticipated to find there, and though my stomach turned at the thought of returning, I found myself compelled to press on. The flames were still smoldering. I found no survivors, nor did I truly expect to. There were a few bodies, scorched beyond recognition. I said a quick prayer for them, but didn't know what else to do. I moved on some time past noon. The ordeal was draining on my psyche; I can still hear the screams and pleas of dying men, when I'm unoccupied. I think I'll turn in early, rude as that may seem. I haven't the energy to do anything else at the moment.

2 comments:

  1. That's a trip I still have to do as well. Besides that I want to have a good look anyway, as the starting sequence was rather hectic and left little time to 'enjoy' the scenery.
    Good roleplaying on your part to give her an incentive to go back :)

    I was wondering, what do you think of the game so far, is it meeting your expectations?

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  2. Helgen was interesting, but I was kind of hoping there might be an immortal kid that needed escorted, or maybe a member of the legion taking care of the dead. Too much to hope for, I know, but it would have been cool.

    Skyrim is brilliant! I was really disappointed with Oblivion, because it didn't live up to half of the hype, but this game is nearly perfect. There are a few things I'd change, like the UI for the PC - or simple mods for horses or things, but overall, I love it! You?

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