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Reposted from Facebook wrote:So, I'm playing Skyrim, and I finish my initiation into the Dark Brotherhood. I walk outside the Abandoned Shack by the pondside to find that it is night. I then check my map for the location of the Sanctuary and fast travel to the location nearest it.
The game tells me 'You can't fast travel with enemies nearby', and I think to myself 'Well, that's odd, I didn't see anything hostile on my compass. It's probably just a mudcrab or something, I AM by a pond'. So I exit the map, draw my sword and wade into the shallows.
And then a dragon drops out of the sky and almost lands on top of me.
Reposted from Facebook wrote:So, I'm playing Skyrim, and I embark on my first major contract for the Dark Brotherhood after doing several small, inconsequential ones. I have been told to go and kill a dude who is inconveniently placed at the end of a dungeon on top of a mountain.
So I'm all 'Wow, that's kind of inconvenient, I guess I'll just fast travel to the location nearest it,' and hop over to a campsite that I had cleared of bandits earlier. I take three steps out of the campsite and immediately get jumped by a Saber Cat. This is a situation that I have been in before, and has almost never ended well in my favor, what with me being a squishy assassin.
By some miracle, I manage to survive the fight with the angry kitty and continue making my way up the mountain. About halfway up, I notice some pillars sticking out of the ground in the distance, so I decide to check it out. Turns out it's a Nord ruin on the surface complete with a Dragon Wall and a cool dragon statue. So I check out the wall and learn not one, not two, but THREE words of power.
So I'm feeling pretty good by now, and as I'm about to continue making my way up the mountain, I get this weird feeling that something's off, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it.
Then two things happened. One, I realized that the statue of the dragon wasn't there anymore, and two, the dragon that I had assumed was a statue, but was actually perching, plummeted out of the sky and landed on top of me.
Cue epic fight scene wherein I somehow manage to defeat the dragon by repeatedly knifing it in the face. I then absorb it's soul, feel all epic, and continue my ascent of the mountain, right?
Wrong; at least about the last part. Not two seconds after I kill the dragon and I'm about to head up the mountain, a goddamned Dragon Priest spawns and starts floating around, yelling angry exploding fireballs at me. By now, I have next to no health and all of my healing items have been spent, so I just decide to quickly duck behind the nearest pillar and attempt to magic my wounds closed so I don't die horribly.
I then pop out from my cover, swinging like a maniac, doing my best to sidestep the fireballs that do enough damage to kill me in about 2-3 hits. I very quickly realize that these Dragon Priest asshats are ghosts and are not affected by any non-enchanted weaponry other than Silver or Daedric. At this point, I don't actually have any Silver, Daedric, or enchanted weapons, so I'm more than a little stumped as to my options.
I eventually end up playing footsies with the damn thing around a giant stone pillar, popping out occasionally to hit him with the Novice-rank flamethrower spell that you start the game with or my 'Fire' Thu'um. This goes on for about 10 or so minutes before I manage to kick his spectral ass back to the afterlife. I then get some additional loot from his corpse (which included his mask and a hefty amount of gold) and I continue on my way, blissfully uninterrupted.
This experience has taught me a few things:
1) Always carry a Silver or Daedric weapon with you.
2) Always carry more Health potions than you think you will need.
3) If you do missions for the Dark Brotherhood, dragons will happen to you.
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