Okay, so I'm still making my way through my first playthrough and I have been in Solstheim for a while now.
While I was waiting for another message from Ralis I wandered up north to around Castle Karstaag.
Anyway, I found a back entrance through the caverns and fought my way through the reikling horde and found a throne in a back room. Ahh, I thought, what does that do? <click> and Boom!! smashed across the room. After what seemed like an eternity I could stand and I looked back at what hit me. WTH! a damn ghostly giant smashing me across the place.
Although I was killed outright within about three hits, this was one of the best experiences I've had so far.
I had no specific quest telling me to enter this castle or any information about what to find, just a locked door and a back entrance that invited me in. Brilliant.
Why aren't there more experiences like this? When I know what is supposed to be in a place I can prepare but stumbling upon this was THE BEST fun ever.
Anyone else think we need more fights/locations that aren't specifically tied to quests or that give details beforehand?