ESO Beta Key and 28-DCD Days 25-28

Bethesda loves me. They’re having another beta weekend, one I can actually participate in, and they gave me extra keys for the hubby and the munchkins. I can’t wait!

I missed yesterday for the 28-DCD, so I decided to just go ahead and finish up the last four days today so I don’t forget again. I’ve really enjoyed doing this, and I hope you guys have enjoyed it too. Here are the final entries for Coranil and Kaaley.

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28-DCD Days 23 and 24

Day 23: What is your character’s alignment? Yeah…that alignment.  We’re all nerds.   There are online quizzes and everything.

Coranil is true neutral, leaning toward good. Kaaley is chaotic neutral, with good tendencies.


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28-DCD Days 21 and 22

Day 21: Relationships

Coranil: He has only recently come to trust Ben Stormblade. He kept an eye on Ben when he first came to Whiterun and believed the young mage was not to be trusted, even if he was close companions with Rowan and Dolff. But over several months, Ben proved himself to be trustworthy. When Coranil was tortured by the Thalmor, Ben expended massive amounts of magicka and energy to heal him, and they spent a lot of time talking on the trip back to Whiterun. Coranil now considers Ben one of his closest friends and would lay down his life for him.

Kaaley: She absolutely loves Ulfric Stormcloak. She admires his strength and his intelligence, as well as the courage it took for him to change his beliefs about elves. She also thinks he’s just adorable.


Day 22: Dear Future Me (What does your character want to know?)

Coranil: To Coranil: Have you forgiven yourself yet?

Kaaley: Dear Kaaley: Is this thing with Coranil going to go anywhere, or am I just going to continue leaving chicken feathers on his counter for the next century? It’s a shallow question, I know, but I can be shallow like that. Love and kisses, Kaaley

28-DCD Days 19 and 20

Day 19: What would someone have to do to become friends with your character?  To become enemies?

Coranil: As a merchant, Coranil tries to be friendly, but he doesn’t trust easily. There are only a handful of people he would actually call friends, and to become friends with him, someone would have to gain his trust over time. To become an enemy, they would have to harm or intend to harm him and/or those he cares about, including the High King. All Thalmor are enemies by default, of course, as is anyone still supporting the Empire in Skyrim.

Kaaley: Kaaley is of the same mind as Coranil about the Thalmor and the Empire. While she also doesn’t trust easily, she does make friends more easily and pretty much likes everyone instantly except for the aforementioned Thalmor and Altmer in general. Betrayal of her and her loved ones will make her an enemy, at which point she will delight in making their lives as miserable as possible.


Day 20: What happens in Riften, stays in Riften. (What actions has your character taken that he regrets or questions? Does he have any justification for them, and if so, what?)

Coranil: Um, ex-Thalmor. Nuff said.

Kaaley: The only real regret Kaaley has is the decision that killed Rilynn. They broke into the lab of an Altmer, who turned out to be a Thalmor mage. Kaaley hadn’t known, of course, but she’d had a bad feeling about it and went anyway, insisting that Rilynn come with her. They were captured, and the mage tortured and killed Rilynn in an experiment to see how a broken spiritual bond between mates would manifest itself if one of the mates wasn’t Bosmer. Kaaley gave him extensive, painful schooling on just how the surviving mate would react; but if course, it didn’t bring Rilynn back, and she blames herself for dragging him along on the job.

28-DCD Days 17 and 18

Day 17: What is your character’s spirit animal and why (don’t limit yourself to Skyrim animals if you don’t want to)?
: The moth or butterfly, because he understands what it’s like to undergo a life-changing transformation.

Kaaley: The fox, which is sneaky, cunning, and cute, like her.

Day 18: TARDIS: What time period would your character have liked to have lived in, what events witnessed (for information go the Imperial Library, UESP)

I’m not answering this one because it’s too hard and I’m lazy.

28-DCD Days 15 and 16

Day 15: Modern Day Playlist (make a play list of songs that remind you of your character or your story, or share stuff you listen to while you write, your character’s entrance music, exit music, relationship music, etc.)

Coranil: I can’t think of any modern-day songs for Coranil, and it’s really been bugging me, but I think I figured out why. I think classical music would suit him much better. Even with classical music, though, nothing in particular comes to mind for him. Don’t judge me too harshly.

Kaaley: I don’t have a particular playlist for Kaaley, either, but when I think of her, the type of music that comes to mind is lively, jaunty stuff that I can picture her dancing to. Some Celtic rock, some pop, even some new wave. “Real Wild Child” by Iggy Pop comes to mind, and so does “Can’t Be Tamed” by Miley Cyrus.

I do have a few songs for them as a couple:

Day 16: Inheritance (what would your character do with a large inheritance)

Coranil: Money has never been an issue for Coranil because he never went without before, so things probably wouldn’t change much for him. If he received a large inheritance, he would purchase some luxury items, perhaps fix up the General Goods Store and add some new inventory, and then store the rest of it for use when he needed it. He loves what he does, however, so the extra money wouldn’t prompt him to retire.

Kaaley: Spend it!

28-DCD Days 13 and 14

Day 13: Weaknesses, vices, and/or bad habits

Coranil: Occasionally, the “superiorly bred mer” rises to the surface and Coranil forgets the humility he has learned over the years. He has recently learned that apparently, he has a weakness for certain baby-faced females who bat their eyes at him.

Sweet RollKaaley: Kaaley is a kleptomaniac. She also doesn’t like authority, a notable exception being Ulfric Stormcloak. Her smart mouth has gotten her into trouble in the past, even with the High King. Her dietary habits are odd for a Bosmer, who are mostly carnivorous. She has a sweet tooth and loves nothing better in the world than a stale sweet roll.

Day 14: Relationships [with any NPC or other character of your choice]

Coranil: While Coranil is close to the High King, he has also developed a friendship with his son Dolff. That relationship has been strained lately because Dolff is now lovers with Rowan and tends to be jealous. Although he slips now and then, Coranil makes an effort to maintain boundaries with Rowan so as not to distress Dolff.

Kaaley: Although she doesn’t get back to the Guild very often, Kaaley tries to keep in touch as best she can with fellow wood elves Niruin and Syndus, and with Karliah.