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After Whiterun...
So after pretty much completing Whiterun, what was the next big city you hit next? And why? :)

I've always thought the reasons behind a person's first city of choice says a lot about the them and their playing style. Humor me and share me your second city story!
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I wanna be with my Nords!
The Virgin Queen Jul 20, 2013 @ 6:39pm 
Did you walk/ride there or did you travel by caravan?
Sarnai Jul 20, 2013 @ 6:47pm 
Originally posted by KL Master Dan:

I wanna be with my Nords!
youre a cat, and a very large one at that. <.<

i usually follow a storyline root of travelling but if i had to say what my favorite city i looked forward to the most would have to be...winterhold. i like mage's and i feel at home there.
The Baron Jul 20, 2013 @ 6:48pm 
I can't say that there is one specific city I target next, I kinda go where the winds (and the quests) carry me.
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Riften, 'cause I heard something about the Thieves being based there and it was fairly close to High Hrothgar
wowszer Jul 20, 2013 @ 6:52pm 
Depends, got Heartfire? If you are level 10 by this point, you might have received a letter by courier inviting you to Falkreath. Read the letter, go there, do a few minor quests, become Thane get a plot of land. Start building your house, but here's the thing you get a chest at the house to unload a lot of things. You don.t have to build the whole house at once, the materials you find there will just build the main entrance building, but its a start. Bed, cooking pit, another chest.
Originally posted by The Virgin Queen:
Did you walk/ride there or did you travel by caravan?
You can walk, as a matter of fact it is probably better, kill a few bandits, creatures, etc for the loot. Houses don't come cheap.
coldplaygeb Jul 20, 2013 @ 6:53pm 
Solitude, because it was a long ride from Whiterun and I knew I would see much of Skyrim.
bman801 Jul 20, 2013 @ 6:59pm 
When I was first starting out, I actually made enough money to pay the fast-travel driver guy to take me to ALL of the cities so that I could fast travel there myself.

Then I did Solitude.
Arcamean Jul 20, 2013 @ 7:20pm 
I tend to stay around Whiterun and Falkreath because I have Frostfall and need the furs for traveling into the colder areas.
tamaneko Jul 20, 2013 @ 7:22pm 
I stopped by Windhelm so learn more about the Stormcloaks and pay regards to Ulfric, see if he was the kind of leader I could truly lend my Companion and Dragonborn sword and loyalty to, and to check out the city.
But that was merely on my way to Winterhold to apply about the mage's college and learn some destruction and healing - I like good information and time to chew on things as I quietly develop my skills.
I run almost everywhere, never ride or take a cart, and very rarely quicktravel.

Fun thread. :)
qsdfak Jul 20, 2013 @ 7:24pm 
My first playthrough I hit up Riften. Nowadays I tend to float towards Winterhold or Solitude.
KingCrizzo Jul 20, 2013 @ 7:25pm 
It's a dangerous business, The Virgin Queen, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.
The Virgin Queen Jul 20, 2013 @ 7:32pm 
It's interesting to see that the majority do not fast travel. On my first playthrough I did what bman801 did and paid the caravanman to drive me everywhere so I could then fast travel at my pleasure, but this time around I refuse to do that and I am just running everywhere. I've always found the cost of the horses too high for me (at least, in Whiterun they are, I can't remember if the cost changes elsewhere), so I just stick to hiking it!

I've just finished Whiterun (I keep typing 'Winterfell' and having to correct myself) and Falkreath, so I'm trying to decide where to head to next.. I might just see where the quests I have take me and wander into the major cities that way instead of having a set plan.

I'm really enjoying all of your replies :)


Originally posted by Arcamean:
I tend to stay around Whiterun and Falkreath because I have Frostfall and need the furs for traveling into the colder areas.

How is Frostfall? :) Difficulty out of 10? I've been very tempted to nab it and give it a whirl..
Last edited by The Virgin Queen; Jul 20, 2013 @ 7:33pm
Sarnai Jul 20, 2013 @ 7:37pm 
frostfall is very unforgiving for those that do not enjoy wearing fur armor ALL the time.
Bleeker100 Jul 20, 2013 @ 7:49pm 
The First place i went to after Whiterun was winterhold because i am a huge mage fan, also i heard that you could get the spell Bound Bow there.
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Date Posted: Jul 20, 2013 @ 6:24pm
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