While passing through Whiterun, I paused a moment to listen to a monk who was preaching in front of a statue of Talos to anyone who would listen. Most of the townfolk just passed him by; I'm sure they were used to it. I slipped to a nearby bench to rest and hear what he had to say.
This monk was a fervent worshipper of Talos and I was shocked to hear his passionate cries in fealty to his divine man-god. I've always kept religion out of most of my discussions as they are sure to upset someone and thusly are considered impolite. In this time of political unrest and with the threat of death from any nearby Thalmor (and they do seem to be everywhere these days) I would have expected a bit more discretion. But the rough grating of this man's ple…Read more >
(excerpts from the diary of Kyrillia Skye)
I travelled with a Khajiit caravan for a while and learned to appreciate their strangeness. They really are very clever and have a deceptively gentle way about them. They have an odd culture and are bound by some sort of caste system (based on the lunar cycle, I believe) but those bindings become looser the farther they drift from Elsweyr. Some of those born here in Skyrim regard some of these cultural rules just as old-fashioned traditions. I know they have a bad reputation as sly and devious characters, but they were nothing but polite and honest with me during my stay with them.
I spent quite a bit of time at the Winterhold College. I petitioned Arch-Mage Aren for admittance, but was denied. He …
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