At Skyrim’s launch, I headed out to my local gaming store. It was midnight in our realm. No matter… for I had to reign in my pre-ordered copy of the Elder Scrolls V. Upon my entering this castle of gaming, I quickly noticed, there in front of me, a mysterious cloaked figure. I knew right away that this hooded man was not to be taken lightly. I stepped to the counter, and he spoke. There was ringing in my ears. Before leaving, I knew I had to document this encounter. It was historic.
I asked the man of darkened cloak if he would allow me to photograph him for all to see. He asked me why I would want to capture his image. I told him it was because none would believe me when I speak of the tale. He agreed. As I was taking the picture, I asked him by what name does he travel. He looked at me with only a slight hint of one visible eye from under the shadow of his hood. He spoke. He said his name was ‘Nick of Skyrim’.
I asked from whence does he travel from, and to where is his journey taking him. He simply said, “Nick of Skyrim is ever present. You know not where you may see me again. Yet, I will reveal myself to you, and to you alone. For you will chronicle the goings to and from of Nick of Skyrim, though you may never again see me in person. I will reveal myself to you in my magical wonder. You will share with the world that which has been shown to you. My travels will be for you to chronicle.”
I wanted to know more. I wanted to know how I would see him again. I knew I should not anger this dark presence of mystery. I stepped backwards so as not to offend him by turning my back. I made way to the door, and to this day, I have not seen Nick of Skyrim in person again. However, he has revealed his mystery to me once again. As I played Skyrim, I saw him in front of my very eyes. He was in Skyrim. Quickly grabbing my phone, I took a picture. Now, you can view the two times I have seen the one I refer to as Skyrim Nick. The first is when I received my copy of the game. The second is in the game itself.
Thus begins the Chronicles of Skyrim Nick….