to those of you who are having problems of accidentally killing your companions....get married. Seems like you can't kill your spouse, so if you marry someone who you can have follow you around, like the chick in the bannered mare or the woman who gives you the quest to find 'grimsever' then you can have an unkillable follower....all though, they will turn and attack you if you hit them enough.
And for those who don't know. To get married you have to wear an amulet of Mara, which can be bought from the temple in Riften. After that, just talk to people, and they'll mention the amulet if they are interested. You may have to do a mission for them first before they are interested. After agreeing to be married, go talk to the priest in the temple in Riften and have the ceremony, simple as that.
Technically you have to go talk to Maramal in Riften and ask him about marriage practices before the courting will begin, even if you find an Amulet of Mara before then.
I married Aela the Huntress. 'Cause damn, why wouldn't I? Strong, capable, killer (backless and thigh-flashing) outfit, loyal to a fault, and
. What's not to love? She even prefers archery over melee as far as I can tell, which is nice for keeping her out of the way a fair amount of the time while still contributing to the fight.
*cuddles on Aela*
...I...I'm pretty sure she's on top, too. >.>;
Most recently started a character with cheats. Yus, I finally gave in to the urge to console command perks into my repertoire, so I decided to go about it in this way: I added basically all the perks I want to my character right at the start of the game, but didn't raise any skills, so I have my full bag of tricks but I'm not actually strong
. I turned the difficulty up to Master to compensate and, so far, it's proving pretty fun. I'm also eschewing the use of gear in favor of running around naked and using Bound Bow and Bound Sword for combat. I am a nude ninja equipped with weapons I pull from the very shadows.
In other words, I made Shjade. ;p
Hm...now I need a Skyrim nude mod. :|