Elwynn's Housecarl

Let's Play

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim






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Period of Service

19 days (47 Parts)

Lydia was Elwynn's first companion in Damo's Let's Play of Skyrim. She was sworn to Elwynn's service after he became Thane of Whiterun for slaying the dragon Milmunir. She served Elwynn for many weeks, until she died in a keep (inhabited by an exiled Mage Cult.)


Lydia lived with her Nordic parents in Whiterun. At the age of 12 she wanted to fight for the Imperials, then at 18 she became a housecarl. Aged 20, Lydia and her parents were ambushed by a group of bandits, her mum Jasmainnia got cut down, Lydia and her dad mourned her death for days then a few days later her dad Sven killed himself. When she was 23 she finally met Elwynn he became the The Thane of Whiterun, meaning she was his campanion and so their real adventure started.

Adventures with ElwynnEdit

The first adventures she had with Elwynn was killing bandit leaders such as the one at the Halted Stream camp, located just outside Whiterun she then showed her combat skills that impressed Elywnn, Elwynn decided to reward her so at their new home that was Breezehome Elwynn gave Lydia a room to sleep in. After taking care of the bandit leaders that were killing inocent people Lydia came with Elwynn to the College of Winterhold, it was an important pilgrimage for Elwynn. After ariving at the College Lydia helped Elwynn with his studies, and protected him when he went to Saarthal, and Lydia also helped by going to Whiterun and getting some of Elwynn's books from his house Breezehome but Elwynn didn't appreciate her at all for helping him. In most of Elwynn's trips he gave a lot of stuff to Lydia to carrie and still gave her stuff to carry even though he had plenty of room in his inventory he used Lydia as a "Shopping trolley" he also didn't give Lydia good weapons to use. If he did come across a good weapon he would sell it than giving it to Lydia, Lydia found it hard to defeat harder enemies becuase of what weapons she used though she never told Elwynn about the way she felt about how he was treating her. One day at the college the Arch mage Savos Aren told Elwynn to talk to the college's libarian that was an Orc that suprised Elywnn and Lydia, Savos told Elwynn that the Orc had some books about the Eye of Magnus that they found in Saarthal and told him to ask the Orc to explain what the Eye of Magnus was. When he asked the Orc he said that an Apprentice mage called Orthorn had stolen the books about they Eye of Magnus, the Orc told Elwynn to go to Fellglow Keep where Orthorn went to and retrieve the books.

Lydia's DeathEdit

After talking to the Orc Elywnn and Lydia set off to Fellglow Keep to get the books, but at the Colleges Courtyard the College got attacked by an angry Dragon, the attack only lasted a few minutes and the Dragon was killed by the tutors, the only person that was hurt was Lydia but she was not seriosly hurt. After the attack they went to Fellglow Keep, when they arrived they were attacked by some evil Necromancers just outside the keep. Elwynn and Lydia easily defeated the Necromancers; when they went inside they fought some more and defeated them. But when they were in the keep a group of Necromancers ambushed them, and in the confusion Elywnn summoned his Flame Antronarch (that he would later call Ignis). In the battle Lydia was seriously injured and the Necromancers manged to kill Ignis, causing her to explode into flames. The explosion killed Lydia. After the battle, when Elwynn realised that Lydia had been killed, he spent the night mourning Lydia's untimely demise. In the morning Elywnn got his revenge on the Necromancers - Othorn had been betrayed by the Necromancers and their leader called the "Caller"; he helped Elywnn to defeat the leader but when Elwynn defeated the leader he realised the "Caller" had killed Orthorn in the battle.

The AftermathEdit

Elywnn returned to the college fealling gutted. The next day he found a Dark Elf called Brelyna Maryon who was a student like him at the college, who was willing to help him in his travels. This time he was caring towards Brelyna unlike Lydia, and gave her gifts like weapons and jewellery to use, while in return, Brelyna informed Elwynn about any information she knew that he needed. They then went to Whiterun to inform the Jarl about Lydia's death. The Jarl sent some guards to get the body, her family was informed about the death and Lydia's body was buried at a graveyard.

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