Klimmek completes the love triangle. He is Fastred‘s old love. Although she is now infatuated with Bassianus Axius, Jofthor believes that Fastred’s infatuated is but a phase and will pass. Jofthor says, “Until a few months ago, the girl was head over heels for Klimmek. Wouldn’t stop talking about him.”
It is obvious that Klimmek is still in love with Fastred. This one had seen Klimmek looking longingly in Fastred’s direction as he passed by the fields. Why he does not tell Fastred so, J’Zhirr does not know.
Fastred’s current love is Bassianus Axius, a young man who seems to live with his head in the clouds. He has ideas, big ideas and many of them. However, Klimmek complains that not one of them has paid off and Bassianus spends more time with Fastred than doing his work. Bassianus dreams of eloping with Fastred to Riften but his fear of Fastred’s father stops him from doing so.
Jofthor owns Fellstar Farm where he lives with his wife Boti and daughter Fastred. He seems to be having troubles with Fastred and tells J’Zhirr, “If you ever settle down to have kids, think twice.” J’Zhirr thinks that Jofthor is being overly protective of his only daughter and is afraid to lose her. This one overheard Jofthor telling his wife that he cannot bear the thought of Fastred leaving Ivarstead. Perhaps that is why Jofthor thinks harshly of Fastred’s current love.
Riverwood is not the only village with a love triangle. There is another love triangle in Ivarstead. At the center of the love triangle is a young girl called Fastred. She lives on Fellstar Farm with her parents and helps them in the farm work. However she dreams of being an adventurer and speaks wistfully about travelling around the world. When J’Zhirr was in Ivarstead, Fastred keeps pestering this one for tales of his adventures.
J’Zhirr reaches Ivarstead to see the soldiers defending the village from the dragon. It is perched on top of the lumber mill where nothing but an arrow can reach it. Luckily everyone has their bows with them. But the dragon is also no sitting lizard. It keeps flying around and its aim is better than J’Zhirr’s.
The fight ended with no loss of life except the dragon’s. There are a few cases of frostbite but J’Zhirr is sure that all will heal over time. These Nords have lived in in Skyrim for so long that they have built up a natural resistance to cold. A little frostbite is just like a splinter in the skin to them.
As J’Zhirr swims towards the island, this one keeps an eye on the riverbed in case there are nordic barnacles or slaughterfish eggs that one can use to make potions. Then J’Zhirr spots something unusual near the bridge and swims closer. It is a skeletal body half buried by the mud. The current is strong and it takes J’Zhirr several tries to reach the body. When J’Zhirr’s lungs are close to bursting, he finally manages to remove a necklace from the body.
Narfi recognizes the necklace as Reyda’s. He cries excitedly, “Reyda! You saw Reyda? Did you tell her Narfi cries? Did you tell her Narfi never said goodbye like mother and father?”
At this moment, J’Zhirr hesitates. Narfi seems so happy that J’Zhirr wonders if telling him the sad truth is the best thing to do. Perhaps Wilhelm is right and the kindest thing is to let Narfi continue believing that Reyda is alive. But the dead is gone forever and after debating for a few minutes, J’Zhirr finally says, “Sorry Narfi, she’s dead.”
“Oh no! No, no, no. Narfi never got to say goodbye!” Narfi cries. After Narfi calms down, he reflects that at least he has Reyda’s necklace and it reminds him of his sister. Perhaps now Narfi will no longer wait for Reyda in their broken-down house, and can move on with his life.