The Elder Scrolls: AKAVIR - Chapter VIICHAPTER VII
Two more long months at sea passed before the travel-weary adventurers were startled by Odahviing's roar. He stretched his great wings and leapt off of the Icerunner's bow, the ship rocking from the force.
"Morokei sul! Hofkiin daal! Brit himdah!"
Aravis and Jenassa quickly came up to the main deck to see what was happening. They saw Odahviing circling above while roaring and letting out jets of flame.
"What in Azura's name is the meaning of this?" Jenassa asked Aravis irritatedly.
"We...must be close," Aravis' eyes widened in excitement. She and Jenassa dashed towards the helm. "Kharjo! What's our bearings?"
"By the twin moons, there it is!" Kharjo answered. "We've reached Akavir!"
"All hands!" Jenassa shouted. "Prepare to disembark at Ionith!"
The Icerunner pulled in hard to starboard, steering course past threatening rocks and towards a safe harbor, the whole crew on board and ready for what may come. As the shi
The Elder Scrolls: AKAVIR - Chapter VICHAPTER VI
~ 21st of First Seed, 4E 202
~ Most people dislike having their birthday fall on a holiday. As for myself, I feel most fortunate to have been born on Lady Azura's summoning day of Hogithum. Jenassa and I have both prayed to Azura for guidance on the long remainder on the journey that awaits us.
~ We've sailed along the eastern coast of Morrowind for the majority of the day. Seeing the familiar mountain line brings back very old memories of when I was just a girl. Before I even knew I was of the dragon blood, before I left Windhelm, and before the Red Mountain disaster.
~ The rest of the crew seems to be holding up well. Farkas and Vilkas have been boasting of their many adventures while Cicero keeps everyone entertained with his songs and jokes. Odahviing's presence alone even helped us avoid an attack from Argonian pirates simply by frightening them off! Lydia, however, has been unusually quiet. I fear the expedition is taking
The Elder Scrolls: AKAVIR - Chapter VCHAPTER V
The sun was beginning to dip below the horizon. Kharjo had proven the Icerunner's worth by being able to successfully navigate the vessel through the fields of ice of Skyrim's Sea of Ghosts. The crew was now beginning to foresee the destination of their expedition with more hope, now that they could trust the ship that they travelled on.
As the sun sank lower and lower, more and more stars appeared to the travelers and the sky was filled with a beautiful display of the infinity of Mundus above. Odahviing, still situated at the ship's bow, had just about finished dining on the carcass of a shark which he had earlier plucked from the frigid water. After one last bite, the great dragon gazed at the splendor above him before settling himself down to sleep.
While Aravis and Lydia were busy pouring over a map with Jenassa at the navigator's table, Vilkas was busy talking with his brother.
"You should take more time to enjoy such wonders like what's over your
The Elder Scrolls: AKAVIR - Chapter IVCHAPTER IV
The carriage finally reached its destination at Solitude and parked near the city gates. Aravis, Lydia, Farkas, and Vilkas climbed out and thank the driver. They strolled down the path to the docks, all the way admiring the amazing sight of the city situated on the great arch above them. As they came upon the sight of the awaiting Icerunner, they finally were met by Aravis friend and small-time companion, the Khajiit warrior named Kharjo.
"Ah, good friend Sedrayne," he welcomed. "The twin moons shine brightly on you. Kharjo is quite glad you are here to lead him on the voyage. This will be quite far to travel. Quite far from the warm sands of Elsweyr, indeed."
"Well, it's very good to see you again, Kharjo," smiled Aravis. "And I'm glad for your company. You'll make a fine helmsman."
"Khajiit will follow," came the promised reply.
The group walked across the wooden planks until they came to the retired Dunmer assassin Jen
The Elder Scrolls: AKAVIR - Chapter IIICHAPTER III
In the morning the sun rose, bringing light to a clear and crisp new day. Lydia, despite her small encounter with Aravis the night before, rose early to prepare the manor for coming guests. She stoked the hearth fire and began to cook a venison stew. Some time later, Aravis stepped out from her bedroom and dressed again in her midnight-black Nightingale Armor.
"Good morning Lydia," said Aravis, sitting down at the dining table for her breakfast. "Sleep well?"
"Well enough, I suppose," Lydia replied, coming to join Aravis while subconsciously rubbing the side of her neck.
"Good," Aravis said with an enthusiastic smile. "We've a long journey ahead of us. I'm so glad we were able to get the Icerunner seaworthy again."
"It'll certainly be quite the adventure," added Lydia.
At that moment, there came a knock at the manor's door. Lydia remembered her housecarl duties and went to answer it. She opened the door to see the Companion tw
The Elder Scrolls: AKAVIR - Chapter IICHAPTER II
Lydia sat quietly on her bed in her room in Windstad Manor in the misty woods of Hjaalmarch, reading a book by the candlelight. She was clothed simply in her nightdress with a warm shawl wrapped around her shoulders.
A moment later, Aravis came into the manor's main hall through the front door and proceeded into her room. Aravis carefully removed her quiver and bow from her back and unbuckled her sheathed sword from her waist and placed them all safely inside a chest. Aravis took off her boots and rubbed her feet, now sore from walking from Falkreath to Morthal.
"I knew I should have taken a cart," the Dark Elf muttered to herself.
After some time spent removing her Nightingale Armor, Aravis slipped into some more comfortable robes. She came into the room of her dear friend Lydia who, upon seeing Aravis, stood and welcomed her with a smile and a warm embrace. Aravis replied by biting her vampiric teeth into her friend's neck and drinking thirst
The Elder Scrolls: AKAVIR - Chapter IThe Elder Scrolls: AKAVIR
It was night in Skyrim. The two moons of Nirn, Secunda and Masser shone brightly over land accompanied by the ethereal colors of an aurora. A small group of Stormcloak soldiers walked through the woods of Falkreath Hold, guiding themselves through the dark path with torches. They stopped upon coming to a small clearing.
"This should be a suitable place," said the captain. "Alright men, let's set up camp. And do it quickly too. By Ysmir, I don't like these shadows."
The soldiers began to pitch tents and prepare a fire. The captain kept watch over the sight. Suddenly, he heard a rustle. The captain turned towards the sound but then decided to dismiss it as an animal running through the brush. Then, he glimpsed a figure dashing past a tree at the edge of the reach of his torch's light.
"Alright, enough games!" the captain exclaimed, drawing his sword. "I know you're there, now show yo