Looking at my quest log in Elder Scrolls Online at the start of my last play I noticed that I actually had the starter quest for the Orsinium DLC pack – it had popped up when I first logged in after subscribing earlier in the summer and I’d clicked to get rid of the bothersome NPC without paying much attention. So, feeling like something different for a change, I hopped back to Davon’s Watch to talk to the relevant NPC in order to hitch a ride to the orcish homeland of Wrothgar.
Ok, so Orsinium is pretty big and impressive. Orcs go large or go home it seems.
After wandering about the city for a bit hoovering up quests, I did what all good Elder Scrolls players does – I wandered off to do some gathering and find some trouble.
That’s when I noticed that everyone in map chat is busy talking in code: +ogre and the like. It turned out there was an Orsinium-themed event going on, with double rewards on daily quests. Seems that includes world bosses out and about the zone of Wrothgar, so I duly joined in, almost died a couple of times but came out of a pretty frantic melee with some loot. World bosses are always fun, having a load of them in the current zone I’m questing through is a major benefit, if somewhat distracting.
Speaking of distractions, the zone itself is so pretty, the need to take screenshots every few minutes is also rather distracting. I love me some mountains, and Wrothgar’s peaks are pretty impressive.
Despite my argonian being a member of the Dragonheart Pact, the orcs are pretty welcoming. That’s a good thing because the ogres are hostile and even the environment is out for my character!