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Character Build: The Last Medjay

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  • Member
    November 11, 2019

    I am basing this build off of the Medjay that actually existed in Egypt, coming into existence around 2700 B.C. in the old kingdom. Medjay (pronouced medj-ai or medj-eye) were expert swordsmen and archers and protected the tombs of Egypt from graverobbers and anyone would try to steal the tombs' treasures. The Medjay also acted as the pharoah's personal bodyguards. 

    "Being a medjay means protecting all the people of Skyrim. Not just protect them, but work for their well-being as well as protecting the current emperor of Skyrim."

    Namamir was born in the year 3e 433 in the province of Hammerfell. He was raised as a normal kid, did normal things like playing with other redguard kids and dreaming of going on grand adventures. He had no idea that fate had greater things in store for him. He was quite oblivious to the fact that he was the last in a long line of protectors of the emperor.

    One night whlle his mother was making dinner in the small cottage, the small redguard's father, Rinithik lifted him onto his knee and told him a story about how his father and grandfather were both bodyguards of royalty. His father recited the story from memory.

    "Son, I was a Medjay, like your grandfather, Baurus and generations before him, we were tasked with protecting the tombs of Tamrielic emperors, and sometimes even the emperors themselves, from any threats.

    He paused, noticing the perplexed look on his son's face, and explained in a way that would be easier for him to understand, 

    "Threats like graverobbers and thieves, we also acted as the emperor's personal body guards."

    Namamir noticed his son had his hand raised, "Yes son? I am sure you have a million questions to ask.".

    "Dad, what's a Medjay?"

    His father laughed a little, mentioning that he answered that question already, "Do you have other questions before I continue?"

    "What Emperor were you a bodyguard for? Has anyone stolen anything under your and grandfather's watch?"

    HHis father scratched his head, trying to remember."Well, I was one of twenty bodyguards for Titus Mede I and your grandfather was one of three bodyguards for emperor Pelagius II. As for whether we or our fellow bodyguards let any thief or graverobber in unnoticed, the answer is no, if we didn't kill them, the traps in the tombs did".

    His father cleared his throat, "As I was saying, your grandfather and I were Medjay to Attrebus Mede and Uriel Septim IV respectively and we killed anyone who was thought to be in the process of doing some royal graverobbing. We also foiled the plots of thieves and assassins thoughout Hammerfell." Suddenly, Rinithik stopped talking and lowered his head, as if for a moment of silence for a fallen comrade.

    "Dad, what is it?" His son asked, worried.

    "Son, your grandfather, he died protecting the emperor from the invading Aldmeri Dominion." He struggled to hold back tears, he wanted to appear emotionally strong in front of his son.

    Many years later, Namamir, now fully grown, left for Skyrim to become Titus Mede II's Medjay, or personal bodyguard. His father taught him everything about being a Medjay. Everything from being skilled with and using a sword to being equally skilled in using a bow properly.

    On the boat from the harbor to Solitude, he could hear his father saying 'remember son, being a Medjay is not just a badge or symbol of office, it is also a responsibilty to both the Emperor and the people of the region. Always be kind, courteous and always help whenever the situation requires it.'

    Baurus, Rinithik's grandfather, Medjay to Uriel Septim IV

    Name: Namamir

    Race: Redguard

    Standing Stone: The Lord

    Weapons: Sekhmet's Fury (elven bow enchanted with chaos damage and absorb stamina), Axe of Osiris (enchanted with fiery soultrap) Swift Justice (Khopesh enchanted with absorb health and fire damage)

    Apparel: Armor of the Medjay (redguard knight armor enchanted with fortify stamina and regenerate stamina) Shield of the Medjay (elven shield enchanted with fortify blocking and resist magic) he also uses Spellbreaker if the situation calls for it like fighting dragons, mages or dragonpriests

    Spells: Ward, Healing, Flames

    Powers: Adrenalline Rush

    Shouts: Whirlwind Sprint, Unrelenting Force, Marked for Death, Drain Vitality, Elemental Fury, Become Ethereal

    Major Skills: One Handed, Archery, Smithing

    Minor Skills: Light Armor, Blocking

    Unperked Skill: Enchanting 


    The armor of the medjay 

    The Khopesh SSE - this mod adds a sickle sword that was created by redguard knights in order to easily impale enemies, bash outwards like a shield or rip enemy's head off.

    Esterah - Jewel of the Redguard SSE - Hidden in the sands of the Alik'r desert, this 'gem of the desert' has been waiting for someone worthy of the title 'the Medjay of Hammerfell'

    Ordinator: Perks of Skyrim - reworks Skyrim's perk trees to make roleplaying more fun

    Immersive Armors - this mod is essential as it gives Ramamir the armor of the medjay

    Imperious - Races of Skyrim - this mod adds some nice abilities and a unique powers that fits a redguard medjay

    Ramamir is sworn to protect the emperor and all of Skyrim

    Inigo - adds a unique and truly impressive companion to Skyrim with over 7,000 unique lines of dialogue. He sings songs and comments on many quests and makes a great counselor.

    Aurora: Standing Stones of Skyrim - this mod reworks the standing stones of skyrim to something more useful.


    Archery - His father taught him how to loose an arrow with breathtaking speed and hit its target with unmatched accuracy

    Enchanting - Namamir learned the art of 'creating a second skin' from his father

    Blocking - the medjay are adept at blocking unfriendly attacks

    Light Armor - all medjay know how to protect themselves from many dangers

    One Handed - Being raised in Hammerfell, the last medjay already knows the art of swordsmanship

    Smithing - the redguard can smith tough armor that even the sharpest sword cannot penetrate

    The history of the Medjay as told in this Hammerfelllian wall painting

    Clean Kill - Bows and crossbows deal 20% more damage to a target at full Health.

    Steady Hand (3) - Pressing Block while aiming will zoom in your view/ and slow time by 25/50%.

    Quick Shot - Can draw a bow or reload a crossbow 30% faster.

    Hawkeye - Grants the "Hawkeye" power. Once a day, slow time and focus on your foes for 10 seconds, looking for opportunities for a killing shot. Finding their vulnerability takes 1 second per 125 Health. Once you do, you may shoot them for an instant kill.

    Perfect Aim - Bows deal 25% more damage if the shot strikes a target within 2 seconds after the bow is fully drawn. Crossbows deal triple damage to targets with 20% or less Health remaining.

    Deflect Arrows - While blocking with a shield or weapon, arrows do half damage. Arrows that hit the shield do no damage.

    Apocalypse Proof (2) - Perform a Timed Block to mitigate incoming fire, frost and shock spells and effects, reducing their damage by 50%/to zero.

    Dragon Scales - You take no damage from attacks during a Timed Block as long as you have Stamina remaining

    Annoying Mosquitoes (2) - You take 10/20% less attack damage from enemies with full Health if wearing all Light Armor.

    Light Armor Fit - Armor rating of Light Armor increased by 25% if wearing all Light Armor.

    Initiative (2) - When you enter combat, if wearing all Light Armor, regenerate up to 10/20% of your maximum Stamina per second. This bonus gradually diminishes over the course of 15 seconds.

    Unhindered - Light Armor weighs nothing and doesn't slow you down when worn.

    Bleed Like a Lamb (3) - Attacks with war axes deal an additional 1/2/3 points of damage per second for 3 seconds to living targets. When the bleeding stops, they take damage equal to 15/20/25% of the Health they lost while bleeding.

    Disciplined Fighter - Reduces the Stamina cost of power attacks with one-handed weapons by 15 points.

    Clash of Champions (3) - Attacks with swords reduce the target's attack damage by 10/15/20% for 3 seconds.

    Windswept - Sideways power attacks with a sword fling targets backwards up to 6 feet, dealing up to 40% more damage based on distance traveled.

    Furious Strength - Power attack damage with one-handed weapons increased by 15% plus 0.1% per point of Stamina. Unlocks decapitations.

    Shieldbiter - Forwards power attacks with a war axe smash through a block, causing the target to drop their shield and take a critical strike that deals five times critical damage.

    Thundering Blow - Whenever you perform a total of 8 or more one-handed regular attacks in combat, your next one-handed power attack is a Thundering Blow that deals double damage and costs no Stamina, resetting the counter.

    Against forsworn, bandits and higwaymen, the medjay uses his bow to pick these annoying mosqiutoes of one by one. If he becomes swarmed by these enemies, he can use the slowtime power gained in the Imperious mod so he can manage them and aim his power attacks and well aimed shots more effectively. 

    Against mages, Ramamir uses his axe, Osiris' Trap, along with Spellbreaker to guard against the magic attacks and rushes in and slows down time so he has more time to execute his attack.

    Ramamir uses his marked for death or drain vitaly shout plus his axe and shield to diminish the dragonpriest's fire or frost magic and then when he see an opening, he runs iin and hacks and slashes the undeead enemy too pieces. He then takes one of every dead dragonpriest's mask as a reminder oof the courage one can find against unsurmountable odds.

    When Ramamir goes face to snout with a dragon, he again utilizes his axe and shield. While protecting himself from the dragons' breath with his raised shield, he shouts to the sky, causing the dragon to lose the ability of flight and crash to the ground. Once grounded, the redguard can use his axe to hack into the rock hard scales of the mighty beast. He might even throw in some marked for death or drain vitality to help quicken its death. if the dragon should fly of,f he repeats the process, dragonrend then either weakening shout and axe, or just axe to the neck. 

    He can also use abilities gained from the Ordinator mod if he finds himself in hot water.

    The Medjay seem to have lost something...or someone

    After he escapes Helgen, Ramamir goes to Riverwood to start the Main Quest to help Skryim and its emperor rid the land of the deadliest scrouge it has ever known. He then goes to Solitude to swear his fealty to the emperor and joins The Imperial Legion. After doing this, he goes to Whiterun to join the Companions. While there, he forges his armor and weapon from back home. He then kills someone to start the Destroy the Dark Brotherhood questline. He then goes to Riften to start the Dawnguard questline. He then undergoes the Dragon Priest Quests to destroy the evil that is plaguing Skyrim. After thiat is completed, he travels to Solstheim to destroy the being who is causing the island and Skyrim so much worry. the false Dragonborn will not harm anyone, including the emperor. If he does, he has to answer to the Medjay. 


    Emperor Attrebus Mede, for whom Rinithik was a medjay

    Main Quest - a courier from the emperor told Ramamir of a great evil plaguing Skyrim, he must put an end to it

    Dawnguard - Harkon has plan to shroud Skyrim in eternal darkness, the emperor's protector has to stop him 

    Destroy the Dark Brotherhood - rumor has spread that a group of assassins mean to kill Titus Mede II, Namamir, being sworn to protect the emeror, must not allow this to happen

    The Imperial Legion - The medjay is as obedient to the emperor as a dog is to his master so joining this is a no brainer

    Dragonborn - Miraak is hatching a plan to return to olstheim, which will not only endanger the emperor, but all creature, people and fauna native to that island, but, in time, if left unchecked it will also consume SKyrim, Ramamir must put an end to this before the dragonpriest can complete his conquest

    Dragon Priest Quests - the redguard hears rumors of an ancient dragon cult that wants to rebuild Skyrim in it's own image, he must stop this for coming true

    Companions - Ramamir heard of a faction known as the silver hand that is endangering one of Skyrim guilds, he must help this guild destroy the threat to the land of Skyrim, as well as to the guild itself

    Companions: Inigo (in redguard knight armor)

    Constructive Criticism Is Appreciated

  • Member
    November 12, 2019

    It has finally arrived. I said it before, I'll say it now. I love the build. Great roleplay and a great inspiration for the build. You seem to have fixed the spelling which is great. That was my only thing that I thought should have been fixed. Great job, man. And great that you gave a callback to Baurus, he was one of my favs in Oblivion. Great job again.

  • November 12, 2019
    You post builds so frequently. How do you find the time to play test them? Or do you just not playtest them?
  • Member
    November 12, 2019

    Whne I am working on a build, I make that build's character in Skyrim and playtest him then. The character playstyles that I find are going well, I keep in my Skyrim character list, I only delete characters from my Skyrim character list that I feel are thoroughly playtested. Just churning out build after build without playtesting characters would be foolish, and as such, I strive to avoid that.


    As to how I find time to playtest my character builds, in my free time, I load Skyrim and playtest a random character, out of a max of six or seven of my favorite builds, and playtest him, I make sure to stick to that character's story and try to see Skyrim through his or her eyes and pick what choices I feel that that character would be most likely to pick.