The saying "never work with children or animals" applies to Skyrim too, as this poor player was stabbed by their child after giving them a Daedric dagger.
One could contend with the fact that a child probably shouldn't be flinging a dagger hither and thither. However, Tamriel is a tough place, and the sooner they start, the sooner they are able to fend off bandits and giant attacks. And, the whippersnappers should earn their keep. These cheese wheels on the table don't appear by magic (YMMV).
The Hearthfire expansion for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim allows the Dragonborn to adopt orphans and raise them as their own. In this case, the player has taken Alesan under their wing, a boy from Dawnstar. Intriguingly, Alesan is the only child in the city and no one else seems to care for him, in spite of his father falling sick and dying only a few days after they both arrived in Dawnstar.
Perhaps. Just perhaps. They knew something was up with Alesan.
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Reddit user Miserabell showed how they bestowed the Daedric Dagger of Petrifying to Alesan, a toy he'd been hankering after for a while. Well, that's the first red flag. Why does a child want anything to do with the Daedra. Why does he know what a Daedric Dagger is.
Later on, Alesan is practicing with the dagger when his adoptive parent walks through the door. He hits the Dragonborn and paralyses them, their rigid body falling to the floor. Alesan continues to play gleefully. His shocking behaviour... isn't too shocking to other Skyrim players who have had their fair share of parenting woes.
"Makes me think of the time my daughter hired some thugs with the allowance I just gave her after I had her clean up her room. Attacked me in Riverwood. She was grounded afterwards," said Reddit user Shadow_B_Panther.
The Anniversary Edition of the game, which will be released in November, includes Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn DLCs as well as "500 unique pieces of Creation Club content, including quests, dungeons, bosses, weapons, spells and more". There's also a fishing minigame, so maybe Miserabell will be able to take Alesan on a fishing trip to hash out why stabbing people and especially your adoptive parents is bad.
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