Another bandit attack on the road. Zukki believes that there are two kinds of people in this world: those who draw steel and stand up for themselves and those who run for the bushes. Bushes are better. They also offer shade.
When Zukki was a kitten he used to pray for candy. Then he realized that the Divines do not work that way, so he stole some candy and prayed for forgiveness. This one is very good with finding loopholes.
To put it in context, this follows a day after a letter from Urbek about how he was trying to "smash wood into paper" ,how it was harder than it looks, and that he had a lot of wood to clean up before Laumont could see it. The paper is because all of Urbek's "smashing" letters eventually become the printing press.
Just when I think the boy is making progress, he manages to remind me that he still struggles with his backward and unsophisticated roots. Just yesterday he pulverized a cord of firewood on the anvil. I never thought I'd have to explain that one cannot forge wood, but I suppose that made it a learning experience for both of us.
Zukki is used to bad luck and hard times. A seer once told him he will have a sad life and a sad death. This was very useful because he knew to lower his expectations. Also, Zukki appreciates symmetry.
Zukki has decided that parties are just sad excuses for idiots to drink excessively and rub against each other in the hopes of distracting themselves from the meaningless emptiness of their pathetic lives. This one is shocked. All this time, he though they were without value!
One of the clothier hirelings gets poisoned and sends you a shipment while hallucinating.
Bad baby skeevers crawling up my arms! Cheese! The cheese smells like purple and tastes like sun! But never fear. Your shipment said it missed you and wanted to be delivered. The components are attached. Torchbugs!
Sikka is one of the caravan guards, and he is always bossing Zukki around like he is the smartest Khajiit in the Mundus. A Khajiit who thinks he knows it all is especially annoying to those of us that do.
If you have quested through Wrothgar, you will recognize this.
Urbek not only one having hard time. Clan mates say they have problem with skinny Elf that visit quarry and cause lots of Dwarf things to attack. Clan says Dwarf things act alive, but made of metal. Sounds like magic, but Urbek not know much about that.
The caravan met up with a troupe of traveling circus performers, but they turned out to be criminals who tried to rob us and we had to fight them off. Zukki did very well because he thought quickly. He went right for the juggler.
One of the clothier hirelings isn't all that interesting for the most part until you figure out she somehow has captive khajiit slaves running her shop when she is away. Most of her letters have to do with people and circumstances she runs into away from the shop. The other letters are sometimes fairly interesting. By the end, the only thing to be sure about Granny Gravius is that you don't want to eat any cookies she offers you.
Discerning Customer, attached is an artist's rendition of your home after just one easy order of Dwemer bowls and cups. Both beautiful and nearly indestructible, they ensure refined dining long after the fall of civilization. Order a full set and get a pattern for Dwarven forge-mitts, no less useful in the kitchen! Fulfillment by Hawker.
While gathering these components I happened upon a priest of Stendarr. He told me that we are born into this life to help others. I said that if that is true, then why are the others here? He kicked me in the shins. God of Merciful Forbearance my arse.
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