Catching up with the Moth Priest

Dear Mother,

J’Zhirr follows in the direction pointed out by the Haafingar guard, hoping to catch up with the Moth Priest. After he crosses Dragon Bridge, he finds a overturned carriage with a dead horse and two dead people.

No, wait, one dead Imperial and one dead vampire. J’Zhirr finds a note on the vampire. The note says:

I have new orders for you.

Prepare an ambush just south of the Dragon Bridge. Take the Moth Priest to the Forebears’ Holdout for safekeeping until I can break his will.

– Malkus

J’Zhirr is about to ask Serana is she knows where is the Forebears’ Holdout when this one notices blood drops on the ground, leading away from the carriage.

Haafingar guard

Haafingar guard

Dear Mother,

After spending the night at Four Shields Inn, J’Zhirr decides to ask around if anyone has seen a Moth Priest. Faida, the innkeeper, knows nothing so J’Zhirr steps outside to see who else he can ask. The first person he sees is a Haafingar guard on his patrol.

Seeing J’Zhirr, the guard says, “Lightly armored means light on your feet. Smart.” J’Zhirr likes him already.

J’Zhirr asks if the guard has seen a Moth Priest. The guard says, “Ah, so that was a Moth Priest, then? He rode through town not long ago with an escort of soldiers. They didn’t stop, just headed south across the Dragon Bridge.”

Looks like J’Zhirr just missed them.

Dragon Bridge

Dragon Bridge

Dear Mother,

J’Zhirr finally reaches Dragon Bridge. Mother can see why it is named so. The bridge is decorated with a dragon head. It is a not a real dragon skull but one carved by a unknown sculptor many years ago. Exactly how many years, nobody knows.

It is said that the bridge came first then the town and the town is named after the bridge. It is a small town, with logging and fishing as its main economy. However the bridge’s position is of strategic importance and attracts the attention of both the Imperials and Stormcloaks.

Radiant Raiment

 

Radiant Raiment

Dear Mother,

Endarie and Taarie are two Altmer sisters who own Radiant Raiment, the clothing store in Solitude. Based on what J’Zhirr can see it may be the only shop in the whole of Skyrim which specializes in clothing. Endarie and Taarie are snobbish people who seem to hate everyone, including their customers. Sometimes, they don’t even seem to like each other much either. Just the other day, J’Zhirr overheard Taarie asking Endarie to sew the sleeves a little tighter because as Taarie says, “We can’t have our customers looking sloppy because of your work.”

Endarie replies, “Oh certainly, dear sister. We couldn’t afford to have our customers look like the simple pigs they are, now could we?”

“Good,” Taarie says. “And while you’re at it, perhaps you should sew your mouth shut when our fine customers are within earshot, hrm?”

North shore

North shore

Dear Mother,

When J’Zhirr leaves Lower Steepfall Burrow, the snowstorm has stopped so travelling will be much easier and pleasant now. The sky is so clear that this one is able to see all across the sea to the northern islands. J’Zhirr walks along the shoreline and sees driftwood, broken tree trunks and even a wreck or two, all a reminder of the savage beauty of nature.

Pool in Lower Steepfall Burrow

A tunnel filled with water found in Lower Steepfall Burrow

Dear Mother,

There is a snowstorm outside so this one decides to explore a tunnel in Lower Steepfall Burrow. The tunnel is filled with water so J’Zhirr takes off his armor to go for a swim. The tunnel leads to enclosed pool with steep walls on all sides. There is no way for J’Zhirr to climb out so this one has to go back the way he came. At the bottom of the pool lies a locked chest. It is a low level lock so this one is able to quickly unlock it before he runs out of air.