Don’t Call Me Vestige!

I played a bit of ESO this week.  I’ve arrived in Glenumbra with my healer/mage character.  Who has to pop up right away but The Prophet.

This guy is starting to annoy me a bit.  First, for calling me Vestige, which is not flattering.  Why can’t he call me Heroine?  Then, much like having a summons from Khadgar in World of Warcraft, he has some long drawn out task for you to do.  Bossy boyz….

I wish I’d taken more screenshots, but I did get two quests right away that I liked so much.   In the first, I followed a dog to his fallen master, getting a short but cryptic grocery list:

3 blood oranges
crescent emblem cloak
black roses with thorns

Then I needed to find the people who would know about these items.  Off on an intriguing quest line.

While looking for one of the above I came upon a beggar.  Since I’m now saving for an Elder Scrolls Online home, I didn’t want to be giving coins to a beggar, but my kinder nature prevailed. 

It turns out the beggar wanted help instead with a quest called Back Alley Murders!  The Mystery reader in me was very pleased to help him find who had been killing beggars recently.  Off to look in an alley (where surely nothing bad will happen).

I love these quests, they’re just so different from what you find anywhere else, except in an Elder Scrolls game.

One of my goals here is to make money so I can purchase a home of some sort to try them out.  I haven’t any sense of how to make money in this particular game so I may need to look up some tips.  Iron ore can be found every 2 ft, it seems, so I grabbed a bunch of that and sold it to the npc. Cha ching.

I opened a treasure chest!  Those lockpicks just snap on me, but I got one.  Progress.  Sellable sword.

Ever fiendish about trying to complete all the quests in an area before moving on, I started an ESO notebook so I can track which I’ve done.

Vestige? Ha, I think not.

Quest: Write Your Own Text Adventures

 A few years ago I loved the idea of writing my own quests, and I found all sorts of interesting guides.  I never ran into this bit of software, though. It lets you write an adventure using the software.  Even if you didn’t want to write your own, the tutorial video on the first page is fascinating, and makes you appreciate what goes into writing a quest of any sort.