Oblivion or, "Duping for fun and profit."

In the past couple of weeks I have obviously not updated very often (or at all for that matter) this being a small problem I've decided to make tonight's post on a game that I have enjoyed pretty much since I first came into contact with an Xbox 360. Oblivion.

This game has always been one of the ones that I was most interested in. It is a rather large world that is much harder to traverse than Fallout 3's due to it's large amount of mountains and hills that are rather difficult to find a way to climb or pass. On the other hand there are so many places to be found that after you've found enough of them you'll pretty much never have to walk in the game again. My first destination upon my return to the game I decided to actually do some work on the main quest line for once. Being my first time playing through it I was rather intrigued by a few of the quests in it up until the moment when I decided to try a couple of the new quests, namely the Knights of the Nine. This was a great little quest line with a few rather interesting moments. I don't want to spoil anything here though it probably doesn't matter much since anyone who would play it already has.

Anyways, following my foray into the service of the Nine I downloaded every one of the house DLCs that Bethesda made. After maxing out the thieving one I went off to the Shivering Isles where I pretty quickly finished the main quest and was astounded by how the Isles looked.

I know this is a horribly small post but, since I'm still playing this game I'll elaborate more at a later date.


D&D in Retrospect Part 2 or, I really don't like negative energy

From a recommendation of a comment on my previous D&D post on my weekly or so game I have decided that I will try a new approach for this writing, namely writing as though it were my character speaking.

As I had been traveling to the bottom of the tower I had watched as Anderson floated off down into the ocean about 5 kilometers from the island we were on. I assumed that he was a decent swimmer since he had come from the port city of Toran. I still thought that he may need my help when he finally returned to the shore so I started running to the city that I had seen as I was drifting down from the top of the tower. When I arrived at the city I was struck by the fact that there was absolutely no one in the entire city. I slowly wandered around the town until I arrived at the port. Seeing as I was now lacking a weapon due to the fact that Anderson had the only bows in our group and the blind swordsman had taken the katana that I had been about to use before our battle with Raphael, I decided that I should find one so the warrior part of my abilities would actually be of some use. When I arrived at the port I saw an amazingly large ship that I remembered from my studies as being called a galleon. Knowing that these ships were mainly used by navies I assumed there would be some sort of weapon in the confines of the ship. After I boarded the ship I went down into the holds of it and saw that the ship was being used by traders and had quite a bit of glow-weed on board. I didn't know all of the properties of it since nature was never my strongest area of knowledge but I did know that it was exceedingly rare. Not having a bag of any sort as I did, I had no way to carry the mystical plant so I left the ship in search of something to carry the stuff.

I couldn't find a general store at first but I did come across a magic store. Thinking that there might be a bag of holding or some sort of magic weapon I could use I ventured into the shop. As I first walked in I cast detect magic to see if there was still anything remaining in the shop, and I promptly found out there was nothing of any magical sort within it. Thinking that there may be a few artifacts in the rear of the shop I continued on and walked directly into a trap. While stuck where I was standing and unable to move I was a promptly attacked by a vampire who rather quickly proceeded to bite me and drain my power. After finally succeeding at escaping from the vampire's hold I quickly left the shop and went to standing in the bright sunlight. Being highly angered by the vampire stealing my strength I proceeded to cast scorching ray as many times as I could and proceeded to set the entire shopping district on fire.

My rampage continued for a while with the vampire running from building to building while I set every building he entered on fire. Eventually I remembered how the demon had entered the archangel Raphael in the first place, namely Raphael stabbing the demon in the chest. Thinking that there was a chance that I myself may be possessed by the demon, so I gave up on my so far useless attack and headed back to the port.