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The elder scrolls: Skyrim – resurrecting Faendal / your companion

I’ve been away for days… playing this epic game, we all know as Skyrim.

I chose to be a Wood Elf, seeing as:
1. Why yes, I like archery
2. I wanted to be an elf / some other race but a human
3. They were the nicest looking elves
4. The Khajits all have weird spanish/mexican/what-have-you accents that reminded me of puss in boots
5. They didn’t seem like they were snobs or are racists (HAHA?)

I began on a wonderful journey!
Socializing, and getting 202422094 different quests.

After prancing around, avoiding the “main” quests, I decided, that, I, the Dragon-born, should go forth and meet with these Greybeards people.

The journey was treacherous… But I had with me, a fellow Wood Elf brother, Faendal, who was also an archery trainer!
Bless his soul, for he gave me free lessons in the art of archery. I could not have been happier.

(When I say “free” I meant, giving him money and then taking it back later. If Faendal is your companion, ask him to “trade some things” with you and you get back your coins)

On my way to the greybeards, we were attacked by all sorts of monstrosities !! Trolls, 209340294 bandits, wolves, EVEN MUDCRABS and the like! But Faendal and I persisted on, crossing land and rivers until we met up with a Redguard Mage who seem unstoppable. (Bitch killed us 3 times in a row)

After getting sick of loading, I decided that I should part ways with Faendal. And I would then dash past this nuisance, and get to Ivarstead on my own. Seeing as Faendal, a NPC, should make it back to his own home on his own. Experience with RPGs tells me that the only way he will die, is by my own hands. So we parted ways…

Faendal continued walking the same route as I.
Confused but trusting him to take care of himself, I sprinted past the mage and onwards to Ivarstead.

Upon reaching the cursed place, I realised my journey was not yet finish, I had to climb up a mountain to speak with the Greybeards. That journey was littered with sabertooth cats, dragons and trolls. Perhaps I needed Faendal after all.

As such I completed other quests before returning to Riverwood to seek his aid.
Days become weeks, weeks felt like months.

MY ELF BROTHER, WHERE ARE YOU!

I half expected him to have died by the hands of the Redguard, but upon scouring the interweb, companions died only if we kill them by accident, so where was my elf brother?

I came across this article, that completely expressed my sorrow at losing such a friend.

After a day of mourning in the human world, I went back on to find out how I could find his body… If he were dead.
And alas, he was.

To be honest, Faendal is not the greatest companion, he is not even featured in the best Skyrim companions to have list.
And I have surpassed him in archery (Faendal only teaches you up to level 50) so there was no need for me to have him around.
But he is my elf brother.
Though we share different parents, we shared the same Brosmer blood.
I HAD TO SAVE HIM!

A quick console command did the trick to confirm his untimely death.
By opening the console menu, for me it’s the “ ` ” key, type in:
player.moveto 0001348C

and press enter then close the console menu by pressing ` again.
(if you use a different companion, just replace the numbers to their IDs you can use UESP to search for their IDs
e.g player.moveto xxxxxxxx )

I was suddenly teleported to his corpse and had to face the truth.

BROTHER!!
(I use the Windows OS on a MacBook Pro… so there was no screencap key and Shift + Apple + 3 did not work.. so bear with me)

I had to fight off trolls and hide from a dragon while trying to save his ass.
No matter what I clicked or type, I could not resurrect him at all.
I even dragged his body to a path… only to be killed by a dragon.

FAENDAL, YOU BASTARD, WHY DID YOU DIE AT SUCH A WEIRD PLACE.


Where Faendal died :(

My attempts at resurrecting him gave me a headache. And it took me hours to save him.
And I kept having to fight off enemies while at it and I kept screwing up.

The best way to resurrect your companion when surrounded by enemies, is to change your game settings to Novice.

I took out the troll easy now and moved Faendal.
As soon as I resurrected him, I accidentally pick-pocketed him and he attacked me..WHY BROTHER WHY! It was an honest mistake!
I loaded and started over.

Then as soon as Faendal resurrected, HE HAD NOTHING ON HIM.
All the gear that I bestowed on him VANISHED!
I loaded and started over again…

Other screw ups include:
1. Dragon killing us both
2. Troll falling on top of Faendal, unable to drag Faendal’s body or Troll’s body
etc.

It was a headache when Faendal’s ID did not show on my console menu.
I realised how to get past that easy, you don’t need to move your companion’s body. Alot of people have problem targeting the body proper, DO NOT GIVE UP AFTER A FEW ATTEMPTS!  Just click everywhere on the body / around the body with the console menu open. 

Before that, please take EVERYTHING from your companion’s body.

Steps: 
1. Open your console menu. ” ` ” key
2. Using your mouse, click on every part of the body and around the body until their ID pops up. Faendal’s ID is 0001348C. It should show “0001348C” somewhere on the top of the console menu. I clicked madly till I saw the numbers.
3. Type : resurrect and press enter 
4. Close the console menu “ ` ” key

If you are using Lydia, and still have trouble, check this video:

(This DID NOT work for Faendal though :/ May just be a Lydia thing )


My brother lives!!

Quickly, while avoiding the dragon, I fast-travelled us both back to somewhere safe.

Oh my elf brother!
It’s great to see you again ;A; *tears of joy*

Taking no chances, after selling off all the gear I gave him, I fast-travelled him back to Riverwood while we finally parted ways.
Live on elf brother…. Live on.

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Hope that helped everyone!

Also I have to report that after getting Faendal back, HE WAS GLITCHY AS HELL!
He would not stay put at ANY place I wanted him to, and kept following me around or popping up in cottages I want to steal from…. :/ But it makes me happy to know that at least he’s alive and safe now :)

Anyways!!
Always remember to, keep calm and… FAUS RO DAH!

Cheers,
Riko

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Korean yumyum

Been craving some Korean chicken lately, even though I’ve been sick.. like for 2 weeks..

I cannot go out of the house, not feeling nauseous and I have difficulties breathing like a normal person (=_=)
It’s been on and off for 2 weeks!
Madness!

So anyway decided to see if I could survive a trip out with my elder bro!
(And also our friends who came later)
Went to my favourite korean chicken restaurant, woorinara.

It’s THE BOOM! And recently their servers are doing a MUCH better job.

Ordered a whole soy garlic chicken:

Man.. looking at this pic makes me hungry for it again!

Jared was being all, “I need rice! Don’t underestimate my eating ability!”
But in the end, he didnt’ ask for rice and he was full t(=_=t)

I didn’t eat much cause I wasn’t feeling super okay.
Just that it wasn’t as bad as previous times 8(

So distract self.. camwhore time 8D

These days I feel my makeup is incomplete without lower lashes D8
Going to stock up some at Taipei !

After Korean chicken, the guys still wanted some ice-cream so we went to Udders.
Nigel came over and it was just fucking hilarious!
You can’t have Nigel there and NOT have funny conversations. It’s IMPOSIBIRUUUU!

Anyways!
I hope I won’t be sick in Taipei or anymore .. (=_=)
The other day I was supposed to meet my cousin, kazesuki-nii but I fell super ill.
Threw up as soon as I got out of the cab and went home straight (T__T) then to the doc’s…
Gommenn!!!

But nii-san is the best seriously!
Look at all the goodies :

Yum yum!
Will make it up to him and treat him belated bday lunch/dinner!

Going to be really inactive these days due to Skyrim!
Been playing as a Wood Elf haha.
UTTER REGRET. I should have been a Dark Elf. NABEIII.
And if I’m bored of Skyrim, Im going back to Harvest Moon and Pokemon.
I havent gotten any alpacas and I finally found a buddy who is playing Pokemon Black so we can trade pokemon!
YAY!

/childish

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MAMA2011 !

 

Shall not go into details about what a bad start the day was for me :(
Was super duper sick!
Sorry to bestie who had to tolerate my :( face haha.

But after throwing up, felt better, THANKFULLY!
Couldn’t get into the limited red carpet area, so we went to get some MAMA stuff!

Like this light-stick thingy!

WOOT!


They were also giving away free iPhone covers, so I took one for my elder bro who wanted a new cover:

 

They were also giving away brownies:

I ate one today and it was freaking sweet. Gross!

Our tickets were bumped to the front!
Thank gawd! Even though I was grumpy about it, these were AMAZING seats~!
With our tics:

We were actually freaking near the stage… TOTALLY REGRET NOT BRINGING MY CAMERA!!!:


 

Spotted this dude just chilling like a boss at the moshpit area while everyone was squeezing their asses off!:

 

Stage:

Siwon!:

He was actually just 1 block away from us!!
We were at T07, and he was at T06 preparing for the short intro to their performance and his “flight” to the stage!

Coolios max!!!

Screamt so much during the show!
Dancing and yelling in my chair! Was fucking amazing!
Loved 2NE1, will.i.am, snoop dogg, SNSD, b2st, Suju and Koda Kumi’s stages!!

Best performance is a tie between will.i.am, suju and 2NE1!

So happy !! It was totally worth my money!!
I was actually upset at first coz the groups I support (more actively anyway) weren’t going, but the whole exp was amazing!!

Suju saying goodbye:

(T__T) Too blurry ! My Eunhyukkie oppa!!:

 

It was a freaking nightmare getting a cab out of the area but I saw Jun-kun!
Totally didn’t see him till he shouted my name haha.
But he was with a client, so we didn’t catch up much (>_<);;

Anyways crashed at my granny’s!
Watched 1 episode of Running Man and then went to sleep!
Glad bestie liked her belated bday gifts keke!

She also gave me a gift from Aussieland:

Love!! I love forever new!!

The next day we met for lunch ~ And spent the next day still high about MAMA!
And we watched SNSD’s concert on DVD and Working!! Season 2 ! Keke!

After Kym left, nua-ed a bit before going out to buy dinner~
Granny came home with cookies from my Aunt!
DORAEMON COOKIES!!!:

Cannot escape the cute ! Kyaaaa~~

Ok so that’s all for MAMA, too damn tired~
Still missing the MAMA experience (T_T)

 

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