Oblivion Gate closing spree!
First off, I had to help Captain Burd close the gate outside of Bruma. This was a pretty short task, although Burd’s guards all died within seconds for being rubbish. With my wealth of enchanted items (I have a permanent 43% shield effect now, plus 10% for fire, front and shock, 50% for magic, and 20% reflect damage, on top of my sword of shock and assorted enchanted arrows) I barely suffered a scratch.
With the Sigil Stone got, it was back to Jauffre who said more gates were on the way, and I needed to enlist the help of the other cities to help defend Bruma and Cloud Ruler Temple. Off I went to Cheydenhal, where the Count told me he’d help, but only if I went into the Gate nearby and found his son and close it. So I did, but his idiot son died, and his idiot son’s even more retarded friend dived off a bridge and into some lava for no reason at all. Anyway, the tower was quick and easy, and the gate was soon closed without any problems. The Count was pleased I closed it, and sent some help to Bruma.
I dumped some stuff (mainly daedra hearts and scamp skins, as well as some aces daedric weaponry) at my house in Bravil, then went to see the Count there for help. Again, he wanted the local Gate closed, so in I went. This one was a bit of a long trek, as I had to find a mechanism to unlock a war gate inside (which took ages to find), then do the tower. Luckily, it was all pretty simple, if time-consuming, and I was soon able to get more help up to Bruma. Returned to Cloud Ruler Temple to see what was going on (nothing) and saved my game. 83 hours in now!