Life is tough in Skyrim, a challenge even for the wealthiest and most powerful people in the province.
For the lowliest, the orphans, the struggle can be insurmountable.
Young Jot has been luckier than most orphans; at least he has a good idea where his next meal is coming from. But when he hears wild tales of a young female demon ravaging Falkreath hold, he wonders if his luck is about to run out!
On good days, young Jot considers himself one of the luckier orphans in Skyrim; at least he didn't starve, or simply vanish. Other days, he's not so sure. How, after recounting the brutal facts of his life as an orphan to his new friend Miki, can he even believe her declarations of Lady Mara's blessings?
By the way, in the next installment, we'll learn Miki's backstory in more detail. After that, the two threads will come together, I promise. In fact, I will make it my mission: This story will come together, somehow!
Last Edit: Oct 21, 2018 11:52:24 GMT by OldRPMDaddy: Fixed typo
The recent discovery in the excavations around the Riften Central Train Station of an ancient Altmer-style brooch with the name "Miki" inscribed on the back has rekindled the scholarly debate about the historical authenticity of the boy Jot and the girl Miki, who are featured in numerous parables illustrating Maric philosophy. Scholars do agree on the following:
There really was a Lord Iceni, who was a social reformer among the Thalmor nobility.
The teachings of Lady Mara were embraced by a significant portion of the Altmer elite at the beginning of the Dragonborn era.
The earliest "Jot and Miki" tales also date from the Dragonborn era. In those tales and others that followed over the centuries, Miki is called upon to perform a profound sacrifice, leaving Jot either inspired or bewildered, depending on the purpose of the story.
It's impossible to say whether the picture on the brooch is of the legendary Miki, or whether Miki (or Jot) really existed. But Miki's and Jot's message, that love and life are intertwined and eternal, transcends mere historical debate!
To read the conclusion of Jot and Miki's story, click here!
The picture above is of the Miki commemorative brooch on sale at the Cultural Museum of the Rift gift shop. Plan your visit to the historic Rift today!
I saw a cool thing over at Elspeth Aurilie's site recently: a Spotify playlist representing her characters! That made me wonder if I could do the same thing for one of my stories. Since I've always been interested in cinematic music, I thought I'd try to put together a "soundtrack" for "A Hand to Hold," using music from other films. To see the result, Please click here!