I’m back playing this nightly again. I had advanced all the way to the final series in the main quest line. Before I kick off those events (which will end the story once completed) I am finishing off all the DLC I hadn’t completed yet as well as a few side quests.
I finished From the Ashes, rebuilding Pribyslavitz completely with 100 reputation. Sir Divish was very pleased. I took a victory stroll around town and bought myself a nice new shield, a new horse and some armor for my horse’s head. The town will generate income for me now as well, though I don’t imagine I will be stopping by to collect very often now that the reconstruction is all finished.
I headed back to the Sasau monastery and talked to Johanka, kicking off her DLC questline from A Woman’s Lot. I had avoided doing the Johanka and Teresa stories thus far because I didn’t want to get sidetracked from Henry’s main story. I am glad I waited, as Johanka’s quest line had some parts that were made much less difficult by having Henry well equipped and with decent levels on stats and skills. I had read about people struggling with her quests and I can only imagine how difficult some of them would be at lower levels where your conversation options would be limited and your combat abilities less developed. While I didn’t exactly breeze through her story, I was really only challenged by a single fight against three well armed opponents, and even then I was able to pull it off successfully (on the third try) when I realized I could use nearby terrain to my advantage to force them to come at me one at a time.
The overall Johanka storyline was very good, well written with a solid ending that you had to work hard for (if you wanted the best outcome) and I liked how it made you reflect on your own actions as Henry thus far. I did have to laugh when Henry was wrestling with his conscience over the “few people I have killed, in self-defense mostly” and I checked my stats…117 people killed. It’s also a very good thing Sir Divish is pleased with my work at Pribyslavitz, as Johanka revealed that pretty much everyone in the realm knows about Lady Stephanie and that time with the shirt and well, you know…
I’m now working on the Teresa storyline where you get to play as her. It’s been interesting thus far, and I last saved right at the point where the Cumans show up and make it the worst day ever in Skalitz.