It’s winter time, and the best time to play some Skyrim!!!!! (Master Betty and I like the snowy tundra feel of the game, and it always seems most appropriate in the winter, so we’re excited about all the real snow out there lately.) It’s also a good game to help cool down in mid-summer, but then I just get confused when I remember it’s supposed to be hot out.
I started a new game, so pooooor Cicero is not currently my follower right now. (Cicero is the jester guy that is with the Dark Brotherhood. When you complete that whole quest, and if he lives, you can have him as a follower. I won’t say anything about how or why or the if the dying or who so it will stay totally confusing to those who haven’t played through that part yet.) Cicero always wants a sweet roll, or a carrot, so I filled his carry space up with dozens and dozens of them. The only thing he had on him when I first checked was a super sharp dagger. I think it was an Ebony dagger? But since I knew he preferred daggers and my smithing skills were out the roof, I made him one of them all. Yeah, I know they don’t eat anything…and they’re not real…and they’d use the best weapon you gave them, but so what? I can love my pretend friends! (*Sob* Forever alone!)
I did find a dude follower named Marcurio instead of Lydia this time. I could never get Lydia to stop killing people once I forgave them for whatever they’d done to tick me off that made me start punching them in the first place. She’d chase them until they were dead!
Marcurio seems a little prissy, though. When I want him to hold stuff, even though I give him great weapons and armor so he can be a better help to me, he’s all like, “I’m an apprentice magician! I am not a pack mule!” Or something like that. I thought he’d be easier to get along with since I’m wearing an Amulet of Mara, which has the gaming perks of making your restoration spells costs 10% less to cast, but it also signals you’re looking for a mate, so people in the game start hitting on you.
Master Betty had found one of these amulets early on in one of his games, so he was wearing it just because he didn’t have any other necklaces yet. (He usually likes to be all brawny and heavy armor and doesn’t go with the sneaky magic stuff like I do, so he will quickly find things that increase other attributes.) He was trying to talk to this soldier about something, (maybe it was a merchant…I can’t remember now…), but the guy kept hitting on him. M.B. was sooo confused by the man’s conversation with him, and it didn’t dawn on him until he scanned his belongings later that it was his own fault for wearing a necklace that means he’s looking for love. It made me start wondering about Skyrim pickup lines, which I then unleashed on his Facebook timeline on Valentine’s Day. “Did you just drink a potion of ultimate stamina, because you’ve been running through my mind all day?” *Snort, snort, snort* Sometimes I think about signing into his game and arranging for him to wear an Amulet of Mara and see how long it takes him to notice afterwards…