In an open world game as huge and in-depth as Skyrim, there are an infinite amount of crazy situations that the Dragonborn can get her(him)self into. Even though I myself was late on the Skyrim train and thus missed some of its infamous glitches, I can still remember lots of times where I sat laughing or shaking my head at the screen because of whatever crazy thing was happening. Having completed the main campaign and nearly all of the sidequests, I have a lot of experience in the world of Skyrim. Here are my personal favorite stories/moments! After you’re done reading, share your own wacky Skyrim adventures in the comments! What’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened to your mighty Dragonborn?
1. Chicken Murderer
This was my very first crazy situation from the game and also one of my fondest. After escaping from Helgen, I entered Riverwood and wandered around the small village. Mind you, this was the very first time I had played the game and wasn’t especially comfortable with the controls yet. That’s where the chicken comes in. Dumb thing. It came up to me, clucking its head off while I stood there, sword in hand. By some accidentally-on-purpose mistake, I brought my sword down upon the doomed creature. “Oh my gosh, I can kill chickens in this game!” I laughed to myself. That didn’t last long. I turned around to find the enormous blacksmith approaching me with a huge axe. I quickly ran away as he and the entire population of Riverwood pursued me, enraged at the death of their chicken. With no idea what was happening and not powerful enough to take them all on, I reloaded my save, effectively clearing my name as a chicken murderer for good.
2. I Hate Mountains
Okay, so if you play Skyrim you know that everyone does the weird jumping thing to cheat their way up the mountains. Finding the real path just takes too long! Anyway, I was on my own, attempting to get to the top of a mountain in order to get a Word of Power. It was early in the game and I had only killed a few dragons so far, so when I heard that tell-tale roaring and the beating of wings, I got a little nervous. But, dangit, I had to get that Word of Power! After defying physics for long enough, I managed to jump my way up the mountain but ended up in a weird spot. Then the dragon attacked. But not just any dragon. A freakin’ Ice Dragon. I realized that my usual ice magic wasn’t going to work and switched over to flames in order to slay the monster. By having just enough health potions and determination, the dragon’s health began to dwindle, and I finally landed the killing blow. Yes! The Word of Power was mine. I took a step forward — AND FELL OFF THE MOUNTAIN. I lost my save and my temper, and only my last bit of good sense prevented me from hurling the controller. The next time, I just followed the stupid path up the stupid mountain.
3. No, Please, I’m Only A Level 2!
The very first time I played Skyrim I felt completely overwhelmed. Without really knowing what I was doing and not understanding that leveling up a bit at the beginning before you go off exploring is a very good idea, me and my follower skipped off into the woods looking for adventure. That’s what you’re supposed to do in this game, right? Hmm. We hadn’t gotten very far before I saw a little cottage in the distance. It literally could have belonged to Snow White, it was so cute. But Snow White wasn’t home that day. As I approached the house this crazy Dark Elf in black robes came out, screaming at me for trespassing. Confused, I stood there for a second and then he took advantage of my hesitation and threw a fire ball at me! What the heck, dude?! The fire ball had diminished my health so I took cover behind a rock and took a potion, standing up every few seconds to throw a spell right back at that jerk. After literally like six or seven minutes of fighting, I was able to take him out. Praise the Lord! I had used up all of my potions but I made it! Then a flapping sound echoed in the distance, followed by a terrifying roar. “You’ve got to be kidding me,” I thought. Nope. A huge dragon landed right in front of the cottage, and immediately attacked me and my companion. So I did what any noble Dragonborn would do. I took off, panicking. I hoped that I could run far away enough to escape it, but that thing chased me for miles. I dodged its fire breath and ran into a few wolves along the way but I kept running. I finally fell off of a cliff and died. I didn’t play Skyrim for a while after that. But don’t worry. I got revenge and I raided that Elf’s cottage. So there!
So what’s your wackiest Skyrim stories? Sound off in the comments and happy adventuring in the world of Skyrim! I used to be an adventurer like you, but then I took an arrow to the knee and started a blog.