Thursday, July 10, 2014

Thirteenth Jivin





After being defeated by a coven of vampires hiding in Windhelm's sewers, Jivin regenerated into a female Nord with honey-blond hair and hazel eyes. The Thirteenth Jivin is fairly gaunt and weary of her adventures. In her battle with the vampires that caused her regeneration, she contracted Sanguinare Vampiris and Ataxia, which she sought to cure. Upon curing her diseases, she decided to retire, and provide her services to other adventurers instead of wandering Skyrim with little plan but anger and revenge. Her hatred of Falmer has faded, and she returned to wearing Daedric Armor. Rather than hating vampires for her regeneration, she simply fears them, and prefers to keep her distance from them.
In her final incarnation, Jivin has decided to make the most of her situation in Skyrim, and hopes another Time Lord will find her.

Race: Nord
Sex: Female
Tenure: Retired
Date of Regeneration: N/A (Retired)
Cause of regeneration: N/A (Retired)
Weapon of Choice: Arcane Bow, Blue Sorrow Katana, Dragonbane, Ancient Silver Mace, Ebony Bow of Animus,  Mirror Shield of the Well, Heavy Ebony Shield, Chain Lightning, Fire Blast
Armor of Choice: Daedric Armor, Blades Pauldron, Banded Iron Pauldron, Open Ebony Helmet, Cloak of the Crow

Companion: Illia, Kharjo, Viana Dlekjran

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Twelfth Jivin


Following a devestating defeat in Liar's Retreat, Jivin retreated into the TARDIS and regenerated.
This time, his sex changed again and her eyes did not regenerate properly, leaving her blind.
However, like the Falmer who caused his regeneration, her other senses were enhanced. She also tapped into her knowledge of Alteration magic to sense her surroundings. The Twelfth Jivin became increasingly reckless, often seeking out danger and the thrill of battle with little regard for her own safety.
Unlike past incarnations, the Twelfth Jivin wears war paint. The war paint represents her loss of eyesight and her use of a "third eye" to see.
Needless to say, she has a deep vendetta against Falmer.
She came close to regenerating while facing mages in Cragwallow Slope, as well as when she faced an Elder Dragon. An Ancient Dragon at Arcwind Point also brought her near death.
She ultimately was forced to regenerate after a coven of vampires overpowered her in the sewers of Windhelm. She had contracted Sanguinare Vampiris and Ataxia, making the regeneration particularly difficult.

Race: Breton
Sex: Female
Tenure: 4 days
Date of Regeneration: 9th of Frostfall
Cause of regeneration: Vampires in Windhelm Sewers
Weapon of Choice: Arcane Bow, Blue Sorrow Katana, Dragonbane, Ancient Silver Mace, Ebony Bow of Animus, Firebolt (retired),  Mirror Shield of the Well, Heavy Ebony Shield, Salamander's Touch (Retired), Chain Lightning, Fire Blast
Armor of Choice: Brown health cloak (retired), Falmer circlet, Daedric Armor, Blades Pauldron, Banded Iron Pauldron, Open Ebony Helmet, Cloak of the Crow

Companion: Illia, Kharjo

Thursday, March 06, 2014

The Wilderness Months

To any frequenters of this blog,
Sorry about the lack of updates! I've been working on real-life job stuff, other Skyrim-related stuff, like my Zelda mod, Relics of Hyrule.
Which has been reviewed by ZeldaInformer.
Which is amazing.

Besides that, I actually play a few characters in Skyrim, and cycle them. Unfortunately Jivin is on the end of the cycle, but I've been really itching to play him lately.
I've avoided it, though, because he only has two regenerations left before he either has to stick with his 13th appearance, or die for real, which is no fun.
However! I've figured out most of a solution.

I'm planning a YouTube series of sorts that will start with the 14th Jivin, with the working title of "A Time Lord's walkthrough of Relics of Hyrule" or something.
When the 13th Jivin regenerates, I'll start over from scratch. Reset his skills and get rid of all of his items and spells, or just start over with a new Time Lord character.
Then I'll use the TARDIS to fly him to a random place with nothing but his underwear and have him only use items from Relics of Hyrule during his quest.
What quest that is, I have no idea.

It's in the forming stages, but basically, I have plans for this fun little thing to keep going and being awesome, and I think a 3-way crossover of Doctor Who, Zelda and Skyrim would be very fun indeed.
Geronimo!

UPDATE:
Yeah, that YouTube series isn't going to happen. I recorded the first episode and realized it was pretty awful and would require far too much effort on my part with virtually no reward. So I'll just start a new Time Lord character and keep this blog updated with her instead.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Eleventh Jivin




 After being defeated in Duskglow Crevice, Jivin regenerated into a male High Elf with black hair, black eyes and a mustache, which he plans to grow out. He has returned to dual-wielding, using Dragonbane and his Blue Sorrow Katana. The Eleventh Jivin is one of the few incarnations to wear a helmet. Only the Fifth Jivin and Fourth Jivin have worn helmets. He also makes heavy use of an Arcane Bow, pictured above.
He has a particular distaste for Falmer, and a very deep voice.
While clearing out Liar's Retreat, he let his distaste of Falmer get the best of him and tried to take on several Falmer Warmongers at once. He was forced to regenerate after they defeated him.
The Eleventh Jivin broke the record for the incarnation with the longest recorded tenure, at 6 days. The First Jivin's tenure was much longer, but unrecorded, and the Second Jivin's tenure was about the same length, but also unrecorded.

Race: Altmer
Sex: Male
Tenure: 6 days
Date of Regeneration: 5th of Frostfall
Cause of regeneration: Falmer Warmongers in Liar's Retreat
Weapon of Choice: Arcane Bow, Blue Sorrow Katana, Dragonbane, Ancient Silver Mace, Ebony Bow of Animus, Firebolt, Shock Nova (retired), Dawnbreaker (retired),  Mirror Shield of the Well, Heavy Ebony Shield.
Armor of Choice: Brown health cloak, Falmer circlet, Daedric Armor, Blades Pauldron, Banded Iron Pauldron, Elven Pauldron (retired), Open Ebony Helmet

Companion: Illia, Kharjo

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tenth Jivin

(Jivin has not obtained the Master Sword. He is just modeling it for my mod Relics of Hyrule)

After being overwhelmed by bandits at Faldar's Tooth, Jivin regenerated into a male Khajiit. The Tenth Jivin holds the distinction of being ginger.
The Argonian Mercenary Conjurer, who traveled with Jivin through 5 incarnations was killed in Darklight Tower by Esbern's Storm Atronach. What caused the atronach to turn on the Conjurer is unknown.
After Jivin reached Sky Haven Temple, he traveled to Dawnstar and then to Fort Fellhammer, which he cleared. He then arrived in Duskglow Crevice, ultimately being defeated by a Falmer archer.

Race: Khajiit
Sex: Male
Tenure: 5 Days
Date of Regeneration: 29th of Hearthfire
Cause of regeneration: Falmer in Duskglow Crevice
Weapon of Choice: Blue Sorrow Katana, Dragonbane, Ancient Silver Mace, Ebony Bow of Animus, Fracture (retired), Ice Spike (retired), Firebolt, Shock Nova, Dawnbreaker,  Mirror Shield of the Well, Heavy Ebony Shield.
Armor of Choice: Greybeard's Mantle, Knight's Crest, Daedric Armor, Blades Pauldron, Elven Pauldron

Companion: Argonian Mercenary Conjurer (deceased), Esbern (briefly), Illia (pictured in second image)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Ninth Jivin




After being defeated by a Revered Dragon, Jivin regenerated into an aged male Nord. The Revered Dragon carried a Daedric cuirass, which Jivin took as his armor, replacing the Ebony Mail. Jivin's skill with a bow is almost at a master level, making his Ebony Bow of Animus a common weapon.
The Ninth Jivin's adventures were cut short by a group of Bandits in Faldar's Tooth.

Race: Nord
Sex: Male
Tenure: 2 days
Date of Regeneration: 24th of Hearthfire
Cause of regeneration: Bandits in Faldar's Tooth
Weapon of Choice: A combination of two of the following: Blue Sorrow Katana, Ebony Bow of Animus, Petrify (retired), Fire Blast (retired), Fracture, Ice Spike, Sanguine Rose, Dawnbreaker,  Mirror Shield of the Well, Heavy Ebony Shield.
Armor of Choice: Yeti Cap (retired), Greybeard's Mantle, Knight's Crest, Daedric Armor.

Companion: Argonian Mercenary Conjurer, Esbern

Friday, October 18, 2013

Eighth Jivin





Upon entering Yngvild, Jivin struggled with Draugr and ghosts, ultimately being defeated after several attacked her at once. She regenerated into a thin, fairly short female Redguard with green eyes and dark brown hair. Upon regenerating, she cleared Yngvild and rested to recover from her regeneration.
After infiltrating the Thalmor Embassy, Jivin was attacked by three dragons, narrowly escaping with her life when they decided they didn't care about her anyway.
Later, en route to Riverwood, a Revered Dragon attacked Jivin, forcing her to regenerate.

Race: Redguard
Sex: Female
Tenure: 3 days
Date of Regeneration: 22nd of Hearthfire
Cause of regeneration: Battle with Revered Dragon
Weapon of Choice: A combination of two of the following: Petrify, Fire Blast, Sanguine Rose, Dawnbreaker, Blue Sorrow Katana, Ebony Bow of Animus, Mirror Shield of the Well. Heavy Ebony Shield.
Armor of Choice: Yeti Cap, Greybeard's Mantle, Knight's Crest, Ebony Mail, gauntlets and boots.

Companion: Argonian Mercenary Conjurer

Seventh Jivin



After bandits in Treva's Watch forced her to regenerate, Jivin became a female Dark Elf with purple hair and a slight underbite. She continued to adventure with the Argonian Mercenary Conjurer, but is distinct from her past incarnations because of how dark her personality became. She was willing to offer a sacrifice to Boethiah, but still loyal enough to her companion to sacrifice someone else instead of him. She is also very cunning, and has survived many dangerous situations. Following her retrieval of the Ebony Mail, she forged a katana with a blue hilt and began using it as her primary weapon. She also retired her silver sword in favor of a silver mace, which was then retired in favor of Dawnbreaker. Her retrieval of Dawnbreaker was a close call, and she almost regenerated at the hands of Malkoran. Upon entering Yngvild, she struggled with Draugr and ghosts, ultimately being defeated after several attacked her at once.

Race: Dark Elf
Sex: Female
Tenure: 5 days
Date of Regeneration: 19th of Hearthfire
Cause of regeneration: Ghosts and Draugr in Yngvild
Weapon of Choice: A combination of two of the following: Ordon Sword (retired), Petrify, Fire Blast, Glass Scimitar, Sanguine Rose, Third Era Silver Sword (retired), Antique Silver Mace (retired), Dawnbreaker, Blue Sorrow Katana, Flames (retired), Ebony Bow of Animus, Mirror Shield of the Well.
Armor of Choice: Yeti Cap, Greybeard's Mantle, Knight's Crest, Seratic Cuirass, later replaced with Ebony Mail, gauntlets and boots.

Companion: Argonian Mercenary Conjurer (Pictured in 1st image above)

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Sixth Jivin


After being defeated and poisoned, Jivin regenerated into a female Argonian. This regeneration was very difficult, and required more rest and healing than usual. After wandering Skyrim alone, Jivin enlisted the help of an Argonian Conjurer Mercenary, whose mastery of magic was very helpful. During her travels with the mercenary, Jivin obtained the Sanguine Rose, a Glass Scimitar and the Pale Blade, all of which she used very often, particularly in large battles, dual wielding the swords when necessary, and summoning a Dremora with the Rose when necessary. Her tenure was ended by a group of bandits in Treva's Watch.
Having the Rose as a primary weapon is rather fitting, isn't it?
The tenure of the Sixth Jivin was the longest recorded tenure except for the 1st Jivin and since the tenure of the Second Jivin is unknown.

Race: Argonian
Sex: Female
Date of Regeneration: 14th of Hearthfire
Tenure: Five days
Cause of regeneration: Bandits in Treva's Watch
Weapon of choice: A combination of two of the following: Petrify, Glass Scimitar, Sanguine Rose, Third Era Silver Sword, The Pale Blade, Flames, Mirror Shield of the Well.
Armor of Choice: Yeti Cap, Knight's Crest, Nordic Armor, later replaced with Seratic Cuirass.

Companion: Argonian Mercenary Conjurer

Friday, October 04, 2013

Fifth Jivin


A pummeling of fireballs forced Jivin to regenerate, this time into a female Imperial identical in appearance to Camilla Valerius. In this incarnation, Jivin gained the Mirror Shield of the Well and the Helm of Yngol. During this incarnation, the Orc Mercenary Warrior who followed Jivin was killed by a conjurer. Jivin moved on, looking out for another companion. She was be defeated by a Chaurus Hunter and forced to regenerate. This regeneration was very rough, likely because of the poison.

Race: Imperial
Sex: Female
Date of Regeneration: 9th of Hearthfire
Tenure: two days
Cause of regeneration: Chaurus Hunter
Weapon of choice: Dual-wielding glass hatchet and ebony wakizashi or Petrify,  Mirror Shield of the Well
Armor of Choice: Helm of Yngol, Nordic Armor

Companion: Orc Mercenary Warrior, killed by Conjurer

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Fourth Jivin





Following his fight with bandits and snow bears, Jivin regenerated into a fairly youthful Bosmer male with a preference toward frost resistance. He delivered Uthgerd's armor to her home in Whiterun and traveled alone for some time before enlisting the help of a nameless mercenary. Following a trek through Kagrenzel, he came face to face with a particularly powerful bandit mage, who forced him to regenerate through a volley of fireballs.

Race: Bosmer
Sex: Male
Date of Regeneration: 7th of Hearthfire
Cause of Regeneration: Defeated by a Bandit Mage
Tenure: Two days
Weapon of choice: Glass hatchet and Ebony sword
Armor of Choice: Yeti cap and Steel Circlet, later replaced with Helm of Yngol, Nordic Steel Armor, later replaced with Nordic Armor


Companion: Orc Mercenary Warrior

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Third Jivin



Following a deadly battle with a Draugr Deathlord in in Lost Valkygg, Jivin regenerated again into a Bosmer. He began to dual wield with silver swords, as well as making more use of his Petrify spell. He continued adventuring with Uthgerd for 4 days before being overwhelmed by snow bears and bandits. Uthgerd was lost to these bears as well, and to add insult to injury, the bears had been charmed by Jivin with his Command Animal power, only to turn on him once it wore off.

Race: Bosmer
Sex: Male
Date of Regeneration: 5th of Hearthfire
Cause of Regeneration: Battle with snow bears and bandits
Tenure: Four days
Weapon of choice: Two Third Era Silver Swords
Armor of Choice: Steel Plate Armor, Yeti Cap, Knight's Crest

Companion:
Uthgerd the Unbroken (lost to snow bears)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Second Jivin

Following a fall in Ustengrav, Jivin regenerated into a Bosmer. He began to use a shield more, as well as a sword and a Petrify spell. He also began to focus his skills in axes and swords. He enlisted the help of Uthgerd the Unbroken and explored Lost Valkygg, only to be defeated by a Draugr Deathlord, forcing him to regenerate.

Race: Bosmer
Sex: Male
Date of Regeneration: 1st of Hearthfire
Cause of Regeneration: Battle with Draugr Deathlord
Tenure: A few days
Weapon of choice: Third Era Silver Sword & Petrify
Armor of Choice: Steel Plate Armor, Zora Cap, Knight's Crest

Companion:
Uthgerd the Unbroken



Saturday, September 14, 2013

First Jivin

A few months ago I created Jivin Kalenad as just another character. Mostly because I wanted to play as an Argonian. I juggle a few characters, and Jivin was always my lowest level character since he was so new. I actually stopped playing him for a while until I came up with the idea to play him as a Time Lord, which made things very interesting.

Race: Argonian
Sex: Male
Date of Regeneration: Late Last Seed
Cause of Regeneration: Fall in Ustengrav
Lifetime: A few weeks
Weapon of choice: Silver mace & Sparks
Armor of Choice: Steel Plate Armor, Knight's Crest

Companions:
Lydia, who died of unknown causes.
Stenvar, who died of unknown causes.


List of Incarnations

Below are the incarnations of my Time Lord character, Jivin Kalenad.
All times are in-game.

  • Twelfth Jivin: Breton Female
    • Tenure:  Ongoing
    • Not Yet Defeated
    • Focused in Archery, Destruction and One-handed
    • Blonde, blind, focuses on magic more than past incarnations
    • Companions: Illia, Kharjo 
  • Eleventh Jivin: Altmer Male
    • Tenure:  6 days
    • Defeated by Falmer in Liar's Retreat
    • Focused in Archery, One-handed and Destruction
    • Deep voice, dynamic facial hair.
    • Companions: Illia, Kharjo
  • Tenth Jivin: Khajiit Male
    • Tenure: 5 days
    • Defeated by Falmer in Duskglow Crevice
    • Focused in Destruction, Archery and One-handed
    • Ginger
    • Companions: Argonian Mercenary Conjurer (killed by Esbern's Storm Atronach in Darklight Tower), Esbern and Illia
  • Ninth Jivin: Nord Male
    • Tenure: 2 days
    • Defeated by Bandits in Faldar's Tooth
    • Focused in Archery and One-handed
    • Gray hair, slightly taller than most Nords, wears Daedric Armor
    • Companion: Argonian Mercenary Conjurer
  • Eighth Jivin: Redguard Female
    • Tenure: 3 days
    • Defeated by Revered Dragon
    • Focused in Destruction and One-Handed
    • Short stature, green eyes
    • Companion: Argonian Mercenary Conjurer
  • Seventh Jivin: Dark Elf Female
    • Tenure: 5 days
    • Defeated by Draugr in Yngvild
    • Focused in Destruction and One-Handed
    • Purple hair
    • Companion: Argonian Mercenary Conjurer
  • Sixth Jivin: Argonian Female
    • Tenure: 5 days
    • Defeated by bandits in Treva's Watch
    • Focused in Archery
    • Companion: Argonian Mercenary Conjurer (unrelated to Conjurer who killed the previous companion)
  • Fifth Jivin: Imperial Female
    • Tenure: 2 days
    • Identical in appearance to Camilla Valerius 
    • Defeated by a Chaurus Hunter
    • Companions: Orc Mercenary Warrior, killed by a Conjurer
  • Fourth Jivin: Bosmer Male
    • Tenure: 2 days. 
    • Defeated by a bandit fire mage.
    • Companion: Orc Mercenary Warrior
  • Third Jivin: Bosmer Male
    • Tenure: 4 days. 
    • Defeated by snow bears and bandits.
    • Companion: Uthgerd, who was killed by the same snow bears 
  • Second Jivin: Bosmer Male
    • Tenure: about a week. 
    • Beaten by a Draugr Deathlord in Lost Valkygg.
    • Companion: Uthgerd the Unbroken
  • First Jivin: Argonian Male
    • Tenure: for an unknown amount of time. 
    • Fell in Ustengrav.
    • Companions: Lydia and Stenvar, who both died of unknown causes.
"I might never make sense again! I might have two heads, or no head. Imagine me with no head, ha! And don't say that's an improvement...But it's a bit dodgy, this process. You never know what you're going to end up with..."

For no good reason at all I decided to play one of my characters in Skyrim as a Time Lord, and set some arbitrary rules for myself.
I have set my character to essential with the console using  the command

setessential 00000007 1

Whenevermy character enters the bleedout state, I try to finish what they were doing or get them somewhere safe. Then I use the command showracemenu and change their appearance.
My character also has a TARDIS, which serves as his home.

The rules I follow are thus:
1. When my character enters bleed-out for whatever reason, he heals and runs from battle, usually taking refuge in the TARDIS.
2. Once in the TARDIS, I open the character creation menu with the console and randomly pick a race and gender, as well as physical appearances. Some incarnations are more random than others.
3. If his race changes, some of his skills will naturally reset, and I have to accommodate any changes (for instance, switching to Light Armor)
4. He must rest for 15 hours after regeneration, or finish what he started when he regenerated. During these 15 hours, he will not regenerate again.
5. About one day minimum between incarnations.

I've posted information about each incarnation on this blog, and will update with each regeneration