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Dark Plays: The Champion of Cyrodiil Challenge [132] – “Nowhere”

Marina’s really going places, and some of those places lead to nowhere. On our journey north towards the Shrine of Boethiah, we realize we are lacking a proper offering. Yet it seems that our Oblivion Portal senses have dwindled. And so the quest to steal a Dremora’s heart is on!

In this let’s play/walkthrough of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, I intend to get 100% game completion while playing on the hardest difficulty. I will do every quest, clear every dungeon and master all skills. I have made a custom set of rules for this challenge which will make the task more daunting, and I will avoid abusing powerful exploits. My character is a Breton battlemage named Marina Mistfire.

Note that I am not planning on including the Shivering Isles & Knights of the Nine DLC into the challenge as of now. The same goes for the other offical addons released by Bethesda, like Frostcrag Spire and Thieves Den. I have the Shivering Isles installed and activated, but that’s just to avoid issues with missing textures in the Niben Bay. The main focus right now is on vanilla Oblivion, and that has to be completed 100% before I do any addons.

A full playlist for Marina’s journey can be found here ►
You can follow my own journey on Twitter ►

Big thanks to Jyemer for making the awesome thumbnail artwork of Marina!

If you wish to get Marina Mistfire merchandise, check out the Spreadshirt below that’s closest to your location!
Spreadshirt for Europe ►
Spreadshirt for America ►

This challenge wouldn’t be possible without the aid of the Unoffical Elder Scrolls Pages ►

The conditions for 100% completion will vary a bit from person to person, so that’s why I’m calling this the “Champion of Cyrodiil Challenge”, so I myself can set the criteria. Feel free to try this yourself in your own playthrough, or modify the rules to fit your own playstyle.

The goals for this challenge are as follows:
* Finish all quests
* Master all skills
* Find all map markers
* Clear all locations at least once
* Shut all Oblivion Gates
* Own all horses
* Upgrade all houses
* Invest in all stores
* Collect all Nirnroot plants
* Collect all skill books
* Slay all unique enemies in Cyrodiil (like the Giant Mudcrab)

For more detailed information about this goal, see this link ►

* Can’t fast travel
* Can’t use big exploits or bugs
* Can’t increase skills at trainers
* Must play on max difficulty at all times

I do use a few mods, but none that give me an unfair advantage, or change the game drastically.

Mod list:
Oblivion Unofficial Patch v3.5.5 ►
Oblivion Script Extender ►
Qarl’s Texture Pack ►
SD Skill Diary ►
Darnified UI ►
Color Map ►
Loading Screens Themed Replacer *** ►

Episode 73 onwards:
Toggleable Quantity Prompt ►

*** From Episode 100 onwards I use my own custom screenshots as loading screens. I modified the mod, essentially.



  1. VoicesFromTheDark

    May 29, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    I got another Oblivion episode recorded! Yay! Getting close to my vacation now, just have to work 24/7 a few more days to reach final deadline. Hope life's treating you all well <3

  2. Mr. Bagel

    May 29, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    4:45 "What's so heavy??" Said every Elder Scrolls player ever xD

    Nice to see some Oblivion btw 😀

  3. Iain Hansen

    May 29, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Watching marina run across oblivion at high speeds is bizarrely relaxing

  4. curdled Frog

    May 29, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Chains of Freedom 🇺🇸

  5. Iain Hansen

    May 29, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Name ideas for the shock resistant wrist irons
    1. Irons of the mountain (fingers of the mountain reference) (also irons could be replaced with shackles or something else)
    2. Shackle’s of the champion (my favourite idea)
    3. Marina’s shocking criminal past (a terrible but beautiful pun)

  6. Chase Gaming

    May 29, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    Try "The shock stopper"

  7. SylverRaptor

    May 29, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    You go nowhere, after Elsweyr.

    Sorry, I'll see myself out.

    Btw you said Marina's noises distracting you. Did you ever played with the Tomb Raider reboot..? 🙂

  8. SlackingRebel Gaming

    May 29, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    My suggestion for the irons is Shackles of the Atronach

  9. Martin Kok

    May 30, 2018 at 12:27 am

    Name wrist irons:Chains of Thor

  10. raburto singh

    May 30, 2018 at 1:11 am


  11. SlimWadey666

    May 30, 2018 at 2:43 am

    Shackles of the… something… maybe the shacles of the champion to match your class. Still loving the series and hope you are doing well in uni 😀 much love man

  12. KC-GoldenKnight

    May 30, 2018 at 3:38 am

    "Mistfire's Chains of Thunder-Warding" might be a good one.

    Marina started the game with those so I figured her name should be in it. Or not… Otherwise do something like: "Storm-Stoppers," "Shock Grounders," or maybe "Voltage Irons."

    But, no matter what you name them, I will still love this series! Welcome Back!

  13. Subject 19

    May 30, 2018 at 3:47 am

    Ur better than pewdipie!

  14. ExploringInSpace

    May 30, 2018 at 4:22 am

    Wrist irons name: " Daddy's naughty cuffs "

  15. Noah Gaming

    May 30, 2018 at 4:26 am


  16. Kiernan Dennis-Foley

    May 30, 2018 at 5:31 am

    The Unhinged Shackles
    The Gauntlets of Defiance
    The Safeguard Shackles
    Chains of Obstruction
    Just a few for you to consider

  17. Skalla Druids

    May 30, 2018 at 5:33 am

    Yo the deadra at 37:02 fucking dabs

  18. Knife Son

    May 30, 2018 at 7:47 am

    oh i have missed marinas beautiful face!!!

  19. OrionThePsycho??

    May 30, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    It’s so funny to think of marina just walking up to this super ominous portal with a dagger

  20. Annana_ boo

    May 31, 2018 at 2:36 am


  21. Danny Ellison Tucker

    May 31, 2018 at 5:55 am

    I got one, Martin's Love Braces (Gauntlets). haha @VoicesFromTheDark

  22. Ysgramornorris

    May 31, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    The enchanted wrist irons could be called "Sparkless Irons" 😉

  23. Teija P.

    May 31, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Nice to see new vid of Oblivion 🙂 That Marina hoodie I bought is my fav hoodie now. :p

  24. Woozy Jack The Gelatinous

    May 31, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    It would be interesting if Davian had the blood of a septim, especially with him suddenly getting incredibly powerful in necromancy, after the destroyed amulet of kings tied to his bloodline had touched the hands of multiple necromancers, such as Manimarco himself, or simply his dragonblood pulling him toward ambition and conquest, or maybe even the blood of Talos himself manifesting when he's in Cyrodil, after the emperor agreed to outlaw Talos worship.

    Not that that would matter anyway, someone who's youtube name rhymes with "bark" won't make anymore machinimas.

  25. ScottOlley

    June 1, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    More more more!!!!!!!

  26. Prince Charmless

    June 2, 2018 at 12:08 am

    I could not play Oblivion as a kid without my invisibility cloak tbh.

  27. Julian Günther

    June 3, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Chains 'o shock

  28. TheAleatoriorandom

    June 3, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    A name for the wrist irons? "Inconspicuous bracelets of no effect at all" Obviously.

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