About the Author

About the author

My name is Paul Salmon, and I am the author of Skyrim Travels. I have enjoyed playing Skyrim for over a year now after pre-purchasing it about a month before it was released. Since that time I have been thinking about starting my own online journal that follows the adventures of some of the characters that I play.

Why I Enjoy the Elder Scrolls Games

My journey into the world of the Elders Scrolls started back in 2002 with Morrowind, and since that time I have also played Oblivion and now Skyrim. I have put in a countless number of hours into the three games, and have enjoyed playing each one immensely.

The main reason I enjoy the Elder Scrolls games, and the reason I purchased Morrowind, was the open-ended style of the games. I was bored of RPG games that followed a linear storyline, where you went from one place to another in a scripted environment. I wanted a game where I could do what I wanted, whenever I wanted. This may include never playing through the main quest. The Elder Scrolls games have allowed me to do just that.

While I have tried many different types of characters, there are two that I always seem to go back to playing: a thief/assassin and a paladin. Those two types of characters couldn’t be farther apart in terms of their actions, personality, and skills. Perhaps that is why I like playing them – two completely styles of play to explore the land of Tamriel.

What Hope to Accomplish With this Website

Whenever I play any Elder Scrolls games I always try to imagine I am the character on my screen. I try to think about what my character will do in specific situations, and act in a specific manner. While I am not a true, dedicated role-player, I do try to add as much realism to the game as I am comfortable with adding.

I have always enjoyed reading the online journals of other players, and have always wanted to created one myself. After playing Skyrim for almost a year, I decided it would be fun to create my own journals for others to read. I may not be the most creative person, but I will try to keep the journals as entertaining as I can.

In being creative, however, there may be times where I will write about events that either didn’t take place in the game, or events that are not in order. For example, since I won’t be following the main quest line exactly, I will need to ad-lib moments to provide continuity or flow to the story. I won’t however, create stories that are completely made up as I will be creating the stories as I play the game.

In addition to the journal entries, I will also be writing about other topics regarding Skyrim that comes to mind. As I tend to write lengthy chapters in my journals, I am hoping these additional articles will provide more content while you are waiting for the next chapter.

I hope you enjoy reading this website as much as I have enjoyed creating it.

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    • Chapter 6 – The Jagged Crown
      Chapter 6 – The Jagged Crown

      Avingard joins a group of legionnaires led by Legate Rikke to retrieve the Jagged Crown from Korvanjund temple. Unfortunately, the task of retrieving the crown is not going to be easy as old temples such as Korvanjund are usually filled with danger. Stories have been told about the undead - called Draugrs - attacking anyone who ventures into their place of rest. Read more →

    • Chapter 5 – Proving Grounds
      Chapter 5 – Proving Grounds

      Avingard arrives at Solitude to join the Imperial Legion. After entering the city, he is introduced to the severe law and punishment of Skyrim, Before joining the Legion, Avingard is tasked with clearing out Fort Hraggstad, which has been inhabited by a group of bandits, to prove he is worthy of joining the Imperial Legion. Read more →

    • Chapter 4 – The Dangerous Road
      Chapter 4 – The Dangerous Road

      Leaving Whiterun behind, Avingard journeys north along a road that will take him to Solitude. The route to Solitude can be long and treacherous at times, but with a little help, and all the skills that he has developed since arriving in Skyrim, Avingard seems ready to make the journey and finally join the Imperial Legion. Read more →