Mireukura-Rin went exploring Spellscar. It sure is pretty! Biter thinks so too!
Traversing Alik’r’s Dunes to revisit an ancient temple – Tu’whacca’s Throne. The winds are electrified by the nearby dolmen; the land calls to me. Soon, soon; my duty calls first.
The smoke carries the smell of burnt flesh and steel. The cries turned to screams and then to silence, the only sounds the crackling of bones and tentative footsteps on broken ground.
Near Daggerfall, Glenumbra sings of the sun, the dewy grass invigorating in its welcoming scent. Further north, however, near the old town of Aldcroft, a different scene emerges – dead trees tired of life, and air so thick with burdened anticipation you can see it with your eyes. A lone light shines in the dark, marking a path to safety.
Atop a bridge in Auridon, Daro-tarashi looks to see the sun setting on this beautiful city located in the east of Auridon. A perfect semblance of order and symmetry in these once-ancient lands makes Tarashi happy.
The air sizzles in anticipation of the day ahead. The ice crackles, the bears roar. In the distance, thunder. I wash my face in the steady stream and wonder… What is that sound of heavy metal clanking behind me?
The sun burns slow in the Alik’r Desert. I feel the sand against my skin, drawing the moisture from my tired body. I must move before the night falls. The coyotes come.
“And the dead tree gives no shelter, the crickets no relief” ~ The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot
It was only after the battle that I had time to look at the night sky where Masser and Secunda were, ensconced in their starry embrace. The smell of sea salt mingled with the blood of the Dreugh as their broodmother lay slain. I hadn’t noticed that the corals glowed.
I might have noticed this before but I cannot remember if I did. Walking down towards the wayshrine, I noticed these rocks in this formation. The closer image shows more clearly their countenances. Fascinating.
With the Dark Brotherhood DLC just out today, it feels like a time for new beginnings. (Also because now there are purchase-able character slots at 1500 crowns each so I can add to my alt-holism.) I’m running all 8 characters in NA/PC. Each of them have their own backstories, which means some of them won’t be doing some of the DLC quests because it doesn’t fit their narrative. All of them will venture into the new lands, and all have tales to tell.
So exciting to be back!