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Last time on playing Skyrim really really fast: a dragon was attacking the city we happen to be in. But there’s no time to deal with that, we’re not done playing dress-up yet!
As I complained about right at the end, the equipment we picked up in the Room O’ Items wasn’t up to par. That’s mostly on me, I remembered that at high Smithing levels you can boost basically any armour set so it gives the maximum armour protection the game allows. The trouble is I picked up one of the few sets where that isn’t the case. Luckily, I’ve come up with a cunning solution. See, the game stops giving you skill increases when you hit 100 in a skill, but that isn’t actually the maximum value. There’s a longstanding method to supercharge skills without cheating involving an alchemy and enchanting feedback loop, but we can skip that and just directly set Orc to some huge skill value.
Excellent, with sneak multipliers nothing should be able to survive these weapons, and the armour will stop anything. I took the time to switch to Orcish armour while I was messing around, I really like the Lord Of The Rings meets samurai look. Besides, I think someone named “Orc Orcersson” would be quite proud of their heritage. I also took the time to teleport to a corner of the map to get the Steed Stone blessing, which is the current most useful stone for us. It doesn’t actually give a speed boost like I remembered, so I also gave us a 40% run speed boost in the console; significant, but not so fast that getting through doors is hard.
Alright, let’s go back and smack a dragon around.
A tasty dragon soul for Orc gets an achievement for us! That was uh…not actually that easy: you’ll notice that our health is really quite low. Dragon breath attacks are of course magical and we have zero in the way of magical defence right now. Something to fix later, but for now we have to learn about our DRAGONBORN DESTINY. The Jarl of Whiterun is quite happy with our dragon slaying and points us in the direction of High Hrothgar, a monastery located on the largest mountain in Skyrim. Before setting off on the long and perilous journey there, Orc buys a quaint little house in town.
Orc Orcersson: Citizen
That gets us another achievement but sadly, we don’t have time to go inside. We have to trek a very long distance and hahaha we just teleported of course.
One training montage later and we get another achievement, as well as the second word of Unrelenting Force and the first word of Whirlwind, aka Turbo Mode. A very useful shout for a speedrun!
I immediately lose focus on the speedrun bit and go pose on a cliffside in a blizzard. The Special Edition does look quite nice at times!
I’m sure Orc will be fine there until we return next time!
Time Elapsed: 1hr 48m
Achievement Progress: 13/75