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Chapter 9: Broadsides

Swimsa-at-Night

Ah, I love a good storm! Makes the seafaring life interesting!

Tyr

How about pirates?

Swims-at-Night

No, they're right bastards. Treat an honest smuggler like a common merchant! (Sigh) There's no honor among scoundrels.

Swims-at-Night

I stole this cargo fair and square. Let's send these dishonorable thieves into the brine.

Pirates

Look alive men, or this storm will toss you about!

 

Chapter 10: Unwelcome Intrusion

Player

The pirates are defeated and the ship eventually wrecks somewhere on the coast.

Tyr

There's no sign of Laaneth. You think the crash killed them all?

Swims-at-Night

Maybe. Or maybe it was the locals.

Player

A group of Spriggan attacks the crew, and are defeated.

Kellen

As the Spriggans fell, the travelers spotted one beckoning them into the woods.

Nagh

Nagh would have followed, but mother always said this one was too curious.

Player

Chooses "follow"

Player

Chooses "loot"

Kellen

Curiosity served the travelers well. Whatever its reasons, the creature led them straight to their quarry.

Kellen

The adventurers did not trust the creature - and found a treasure it had no doubt hoped to lead them away from.

 

Chapter 11: Rescue

Kellen

The Cultists had taken refuge in an ancient ruin. Only to fall prey to its ferocious new inhabitants.

Tyr

Laaneth!

Laaneth

I could use a little help here.

Player

Fights the goblins that are holding Laaneth prisoner.

Laaneth

Thanks for the rescue.

Tyr

Are all the cultists dead?

Laaneth

Yes. And if we're not careful, we'll be too.

Be careful. The goblins had a powerful chief with them when I first arrived. You'd better finish off as many of them as we can before he comes back.

Kellen

Laaneth had learned that the cult was secretly led by Lord Naarifin, the Dominion warlord who had captured the Imperial City.

To bring about the prophecy, he intended to sacrifice all of the city's inhabitants.

Laaneth suggested they seek out the Imperial Army, then in exile in Skyrim, and warn the emperor of Naarifin's plot.

 

Chapter 12: Tangled Web

Swims-at-Night

I don't like these woods.

Tyr

This is the shortest way I know to Skyrim.

Laaneth

But not the safest.

Player

The crew is forced to fight a nest of spiders.

Kellen

In the spider's web, they found a High Elf merchant calling for help.

Isha

Did they free him? He might give away their location to the Dominion.

Nagh

This one would have taken his gold.

Player

Chooses "rob"

Player

Chooses "help"

Kellen

Just so. They relieved the merchant of his purse and continued on their way.

Kellen

The travelers would not leave him to die, whatever the risk.

 

Chapter 13: The Brawl

Tyr

No one in this tavern knows where the emperor's forces are camped out.

Laaneth

Or maybe the locals just aren't fond of the Imperials.

Player

A bar brawl breaks out, with our heroes caught in the middle.

Laaneth

Why are they trying to kill us? Are they assassins? Dominion operatives?

Tyr

They're Nords. This is what we do for fun.

 

Chapter 14: A Fractured Legion

Laaneth

If the locals weren't lying, the Legion should be nearby.

Swims-at-Night

There they are!

Tyr

Hail! I am Tyr, knight brother of the Blades.

Swims-at-Night

They don't look pleased to see us.

Imperial Deserters

We're not going back there. The Imperial Legion is doomed!

Player

The travelers are forced to fight the deserters.

Imperial Deserters

Oh no. Look-Legate Cassia's arrived! Run men!

Legate Cassia

Well, look who it is. Thanks for taking out those deserters for me, Tyr. Have you come to serve the Emperor once more?

Tyr

Cassia. We need to speak with him immediately.

Kellen

The emperor was horrified to hear of Lord Naarifin's plan. But he knew an attack on the Imperial City was doomed to fail.

Somehow the Dominion could predict his forces' every move. The hero volunteered to infiltrate the city, and discover the source of this ability.

Nagh

Was the city not guarded?

Kellen

Ah! Well, you see, Naarifin had recently reopened the Arena. The hero resolved to pose as a gladiator to gain entry. Once inside, Swims-at-Night would lead them to a secret passageway into the White-Gold Tower.