An Orc’s Life, Part 9: The Oral Hygiene Evangelist

While I am dismounting Karinda, I hear Meeko barking in the distance, and finally, he catches up to me. We need to get you your own horse, don’t we boy? I laugh at my own joke, but it’s lost on Meeko. Dogs have such poor senses of humor. Right. New town, new opportunities. So, my animal companions, what awaits me in this great city; this testament to modern architecture, this monument to man’s achievements, this – huh? A Whiterun guard has approached, and interrupted my attempt at a poetic moment with my dog and horse.

Whiterun guards hate it when you wax poetic.

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An Orc’s Life, Part 8: The Inner-Orc

Some roads lead to Whiterun.

After polling the citizens of Markarth, and taking some time to reflect upon it myself, I have decided that Whiterun, with its central location in Skyrim, is the next logical place for me to train. I don’t waste any time getting out of Markarth, but before it’s out of my sight completely, I turn around to take one last look at the city that’s given me my life back.

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Frustration

Let me first start off by saying I am sorry the new post didn’t come out when it should have. I started playing Wednesday night, expecting to have the new post done by 11:00 PM. However, the inability to buy a horse that I thought nothing of in my last post really got under my skin this time around. I thought it was a one time glitch in Markarth but apparently not. In an alternate save file for Grawnk I traveled to every city where you could buy a horse, but the dialogue for the option to buy a horse simply does not exist.

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Take my poll! / Weekly caption contest?

– Update – I have closed the poll now because I got over 10 votes. Whiterun will be Grawnk’s next destination. Thanks to all who voted.

So, I don’t want to be a bother, but the poll that will decide where Grawnk will travel to next only has 6 responses, and I’d like at least 10 to ensure as even a spread as possible. If you still haven’t taken it, please do so that I can start playing again. The poll can be found below.

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An Orc’s Life, Part 7: Markarth: Portrait of a City

Bet you can’t find Grawnk and Meeko. (they really are in the screen shot)

So it would appear I not only have bad timing walking into places, catching townsfolk arguing, but also watching them die. First, I walked into Solitude as someone was getting beheaded, and now I have walked into Markarth to someone getting stabbed.

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