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.
It is snowing at Winterhold. It is not a light falling of snowflakes but a very bad snowstorm. J’Zhirr has not encounter such a storm before. The wind blows so strongly that the snow is falling almost horizontally. The swirling snow makes it hard to see clearly. J’Zhirr can make out the dark rectangular shapes of buildings but very little else. Perhaps it is better to seek shelter at The Frozen Hearth and wait for the storm to lessen its fury.
Serana suggests going to the College of Winterhold. She says, “Well, back before I… you know. The College of Winterhold was the first place I’d think to go for any kind of magic or historical thing. The wizards know about all kinds of things that people probably shouldn’t know about.”
So that’s where we are heading. It is day and Serana puts up her hood to shield herself from the sun. She complains that it is too bright and she does not know how J’Zhirr can stand it.
But J’Zhirr likes the brightness. It reminds J’Zhirr of Elsweyr, although the sun in Elsweyr is much brighter and hotter.
Isran had put up some banners at the main door. Or were they here the last time? J’Zhirr had been gone so long, that he does not remember.
J’Zhirr thinks that Fort Dawnguard looks very imposing at night. It looks like the setting for a horror story, where it is inhabited by monsters and vampires. Best not to let Isran hear this.
After selling off some loot that J’Zhirr collected along the way, he leaves to meet Isran at Fort Dawnguard. After he leaves the city, this one turns around and takes a look.
Whiterun is the first city that J’Zhirr visits after he arrived at Skyrim. It is a big city and contains three districts: Plains District, Wind District and Cloud District. It’s central location means that J’Zhirr often drops by on his travels to sell goods and restock on supplies. Now that J’Zhirr has a house in the city, complete with a
housekeeper housecarl to take care of the property while he is away, Whiterun feels more and more like J’Zhirr’s second home.
J’Zhirr takes a shortcut across the plains to get the Whiterun. Along the way, he spots a rock that looks like the head of an eagle. When he gets closer, he sees that it is a man-made rock pillar.
Gjukar’s Monument was constructed to commemorate an ancient battle. Gjukar was the commander of a platoon. He and his men were killed here. At the base of the stone pillar, someone had placed a sword and shield.