Originally Posted by chimpuat
i have a real love/hate thing going with that girl.
Yeah, Lydia was my second companion, she lasted the longest of three I had that died. The other two dead ones were both barflys looking for work. One was the old Nord gal that hangs out at the Bannered Mare, the other was the druken Nord that hangs out at the bar in Markarth. All three died either in dragon fights or crashing forts/dungeoans with a large number of soldiers or bandits.
My first companion was that elven d00d from Riverwood. I released him when Lydia was placed in my service. I should go back & hang with him sometime, he was pretty cool. I still have the key to his pad ;-)
I've gotten used to lone-wolfing it now. It forces me to be efficient with what I carry and I can always fast travel to my place in Whiterun if I want to store or sell anything.
Anyway I couldn't have a girl adventuring all over Skyrim with me. My firey redheaded Nord wife in Whiterun wouldn't approve. Not to mention she'd crimp my style with those hot bard gals from Solitude...MmmmmMmmm!!!
An a side note, I finally got my enchanted smithing perk. Would have gotten it a while ago but there are 8 or 9 skill trees I've been buffing equally along the way to balance my playing style. Once I upgraded my elven sword with fire enchantment from exquisite to flawless, I started getting one hit decapitions all over the place...awesome!!!