I’ve done pretty much everything I can do in Vvardenfell at my low level, so I figure it’s off to the rest of the world. I think the place to be would be the starter zone for the Ebonheart Pact. Which would probably be the province with Ebonheart, which is Stonefalls. Conveniently that’s just across the sea a bit, although it doesn’t matter because there’s a wayshrine in Davon’s Watch. Being one of the zone hubs, there’s a ton of fresh quests waiting. One is pretty insistent – I need to see some guy RIGHT NOW. So, off I go, and what do I get, but being knocked out and sacrificed, and sent to Coldharbor. Which is basically Hell I guess. Not quite what I had in mind. Fortunately, this seems to be a rookie quest, so it’s easy (and I guess all my stuff I was carrying got sent to hell with me, so that was helpful). Break out of hell, no sweat.
But then we end up in some weird place, not Davon’s Watch, or even Stonefalls. Turns out someone found a girl falling from the sky (just like my Japanese animes), into the ocean. Fortunately, all that heavy armor floats, and they were able to fish me out. Unfortunately, there was a massive hurricane, so the ship that rescued me got shipwrecked itself. Now we’re at some place called Khenarthi’s Roost, which is an independent island the Dominion is trying to court. All the way down at the south end of the map. Some friendly Khajit tells me to blend in.
I’m sure my Bouyant Armiger and Ashlander gear fits in well with the Dominion guys. Maybe I should change that…
Well, I just hope they don’t recognize that tattoo as relating to Vivec. But whatever. I guess this is the Dominion player newb zone. Perhaps the game thought that, since this is a Bosmer character, it should go to the Dominion zone. Or maybe the allegiance one picks during character creation doesn’t matter. Anywho, I do all the quests, save the island, and end up helping the enemy get a new port island. I’m sure Vivec is proud of me.
That eventually getting done, I go back to Stonefalls to get on with what I was doing. Somehow end up going to Orsinium, but again I go back; I guess that’s DLC stuff that I don’t want to deal with right now. There’s an invasion of Stonefalls by…someone, I don’t know if it’s the Dominion or the Covenant. But they’re fighting the guys that gave me a quest, so they’re my enemy too. I save Davon’s Watch, by letting some guy defy his ancestors and summon an ancient monstrosity that’s totally not going to bite us in the butt any time in the near future, I’m sure.
Then I find another quest marker, and it’s some person that tells me they’re the ones that fished me out of the water. I guess if I wasn’t trying to confuse the game by going against the racial allegiances, they would have, after I escaped Coldharbor. They then send me to what is the Ebonheart Pact newb island. I’m now 31, so I’m sure I won’t be overleveled for that either.