After today’s playing, I’m very nearly 24 hours into Oblivion. And, I’m still nowhere near properly beginning the game, let alone completing it!
All of today’s action took place in Bruma. I’ve talked to just about everyone, and bumped up my Speechcraft skills by persuding them all. I’ve opened up (and/or furthered) loads of quests, including one where I now need to get myself arrested, another involving a vampire hunter, and all sorts.
In the Mage’s Guild, I was asked to find a mage who had gone missing. I had thought “great – a repeat of the missing mage quest in Chorral”, but no – it was quite, quite different. I won’t explain it here, for fear of spoiling it for anyone else, but lets just say he’s not so much “missing”…
Other things I did today included taking all of the retorts, alembics, and other alchemy kit from the Mage’s Guild and selling it (uh, in the shop inside the guild), making loads of potions and selling them, and lots of lurking to boost my Sneak stats.