After adding buffness to my character, I’m now strong enough to wield my Greatsword. It’s still a bit slow, but the damage is higher. Spend a while in the woods killing things to get experience, concentrating on using my bow and magic where possible.
Afterwards, I went round the town trying very hard to get girls to like me. Lots of them got big hearts over their heads, and one even kept being suggestive by saying “I am sooooooo tired!” and “Take me, I’m all yours!”. Sadly, I couldn’t figure out what to do to get to next base, and they eventually walked away. I tried the same thing with some men in the Guild (impressing them with my “manly arm pump” worked well), but didn’t get very far there either. So I saved my game and killed everyone, before turning off the Xbox.