Last Seed, 20th, 4E 201
Today I went to Bleak Falls Barrows.
It was as terrifying as Hadvar made it sound. Not only were bandits throughout the entire entrance, I also saw beasts I had never seen in my life! After defeating some bandits I witnessed a man be shot down by arrows. The arrows were from a trap! I quickly found some engravings on a wall that I could spin. After some more looking around I found engravings on the wall, so I spun the moving ones to match. Unfortunately I didn’t see the middle one, and was shot by arrows, but thankfully defended myself as I had seen what happened to the man before me. I quickly figured out my mistake and was able to make it through.
There was a lot of roots, and very little light throughout most of the barrows. I did also find some scrolls. These are a different type of magic though.. scrolls only work once. I heard a man yelling out, but the door was bound by spider webs. I used magic to break the webs open so I could get it. What a shock.
I couldn’t believe my eyes. There was a spider larger than the ones at Helgen! It was huge! A man was behind it, trapped in webs, yelling. With everything, being stunned by the size of the spider, hearing the mans screams, I was terrified and very shaken up. I may it through though. At times I just couldn’t do my magic so I resorted to an axe. Similiar to the sword I had to use to get out of Helgen. The man shouted out about the golden claw and I asked him for it. He couldn’t hand it over.. so I let him down, and he ran! I feel so bad, but I had to get what I was sent for. I used my magic to bring him down. All I heard in the hustle was something about owls and the claw. I wish he would have talked to me.. so I could have just taken the claw. He didn’t mention it opened something though, so once I had to claw I had to find out.
Delving deep into the cave, I came across skeletons, I believe they are called Draugr. So many of them, and they carried nothing but their weapon. There were also traps! I had to avoid buttons on the floor.. and swinging axes in hallways! I was so scared, but at this point my adrenaline kept me going. I did get to take in the beauty of a small waterfall though, it was pretty. I following it down through the rocks and even found a chest! It helped refreshed me for what laid ahead. Finally I came upon a door, which I noticed had an owl and a place where the golden claw would fit. I fumbled with the different dials and put the claw in the door. It didn’t work at first, but I did get it open! I sure wish I would have remembered what he said about the owl.. I once again encountered draugr and creepy dark pathways.. I just kept focused and kept going.
Finally, I reached a large open room. There was a chest there, and a huge wall with engravings. One of the engravings was glowing, and I could feel myself pulled into it.. so I moved closer. The word of power, I’m not sure what language it was, or why I understood it.. but I did. Power.. force, unrelenting force. I turned around to find the draugr overlord creeping out of a casket! I had to take many potions, but I was victorious in the battle. I quickly headed back through the cave, wondering how I understood the words on the wall, and excited to bring Lucierne his golden claw back. The trip to Riverwood was quick and uneventful. Not even a wolf out even though I was travelling very late. I came into town too late, so I slept a few hours at the inn before heading to the trading post. I returned the golden claw and was given his ultimate trust, and a pretty amount of gold. I feel good for helping him. Maybe there are others I can help. Hopefully I don’t need to head into another cave anytime soon though.
I returned the golden claw, after finding the secrets of bleak falls burrows. I’m not sure who to tell, so I won’t say anything to anyone yet. For my efforts I was given some gold and complete trust at the Riverwood traders!
I ran into a huge spider today. It was so scary. A man was screaming behind it so I became very flustered! Fortunately I am getting much better with my magic, so I was able to defeat it. As well, I ran into many things that looked like old skeletons, I believe they are called draugr. Many were very very tough and I’m not sure what I did that was the best way to take them down