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Victoria Dallon. Scholar. Warrior Monk. Glory Girl. Antares.
A new facet is brought to the fore as forces beyond reality clash, and a wayward hero finds herself in a world far older than her own, and yet similar in some ways.
Setting forth to find her way back home, this unknown hero must face new foes and make new allies, lest she too fall prey to the machinations of those who crave her death... or worse.
Author's Summary

In the year 2015, Victoria Dallon lands a vital blow against the Shard Network and briefly loses her powers. In 4E 201, Victoria Dallon awakens bound on a cart to Helgen, heading to an early execution.

Point Me At The Skyrim by Ridtom is a Ward and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim crossover, replacing the Player Character Dragonborn with the superheroine Antares.

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Point Me At The Skyrim provides examples of:

  • Action Girl: Antares, naturally. Comes with being a superhero.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Invictus and Sevitus. No named NPC guards in the game, here they both prove vital in helping Victoria navigate around Skyrim in her initial travels.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Lampshaded by Victoria, who after seeing a dragon, meeting a Dark Elf, and witnessing healing magic in action, is wondering where she should draw the line.
    Now here I was, in a world of imaginary creatures given life, and I felt like I was experiencing some twisted cosmic joke.
    Where do I draw the line?
    Did the existence of Dragons mean the same should be said for krakens and minotaurs? Did Leprechauns live under this Earth's rainbows and Tooth Fairies exchange currency for baby teeth? Does magic mean curses and good luck charms were common place? What about if little nonsense rhymes like stepping on a crack really could break a mom's back?
  • Armor Is Useless: Averted. The only reason Antares's many horrible wounds aren't even worse was because she wore metal armor as part of her costume, and bemoans losing them in Skyrim. Her first act once things calmed down was to request some armor from Claudya.
  • Bad Boss: Guff abandons Rave to Frost Spiders instead of staying to help her fight.
  • Badass Family: New Wave, Victoria's old superhero team, consisting of her father (Flashbang), mother (Brandish), uncle (Manpower), aunt (Lady Photon), older cousin (Laserdream), younger cousin (Shielder), and adopted sister (Panacea).
  • Becoming the Mask: Although she doesn't wear a mask as part of her costume, she struggles to decide whether she's "Victoria Dallon" or "Antares", or if there's even a difference anymore.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Back during the Golden Morning, Victoria bemoaned the fact that she couldn't go out and help people as destruction was raining from the skies. Two years later she's been dumped in a strange land, and a dragon decides to nuke the area where she's standing.
    In any case, I ended one day anxious on how my world could possibly be over with a botched surgery... and woke up to the world ending by a botched attempt at saving it.
    No, that wasn't fair.
    That was misplaced anger at being helpless while news and radio were alight with how the tallest buildings were crumbling down onto innocent people, bemoaning the fact I couldn't be with my family during this ultimate betrayal. To rescue those in dire straights.
    To be a hero once more.
    Balls of fire rained down from the sky like falling stars, streaking through air that seemed to have been made dimmer.
    Not through the smoke and ash of the burning debris, but by the fact that the world itself seemed to have been overlaid by a cosmic filter. Trees shattered into a shower of splinters, the ground exploded into craters larger than myself, and the people below cried out in fear and pain.
    Wish fucking granted Victoria.
  • Big Bad: Alduin, much like the canon story. There are hints that Hermaus Mora may have a hand in things as well.
  • Broken Ace: As Glory Girl, Victoria was a famous teenage celebrity and superhero. As Antares, she was crucial to many missions against major villain organizations and is one of the leaders fighting the Titans. She's also full of depression, anxiety, anger, fear, and PTSD from her traumatic career as a superhero.
  • The Cavalry Arrives Late: The rest of the Whiterun guards arrive from their posts just in time to see Antares graphically kill Mirmulnir in combat.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Victoria versus six Bandits who have her surrounded. She quite literally wipes the floor with them.
    • Victoria and Sevitus tear through a horde of Frost Spiders within seconds.
    • Mirmulnir doesn't fight Whiterun so much as rampage freely with only minor annoyances.
    • Victoria takes out Mirmulnir one on one, seemingly without injury.
  • Crossover: Between Ward and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
  • Cutting the Knot: Victoria is told that Paarthurnax only allows visitors when he calls for them or he thinks they're ready, but she needs answers, so she tries to just fly through the blizzard. It doesn't work.
  • Dinosaurs Are Dragons: Lampshaded by Victoria when she sees a large reptilian skull mounted above Balgruuf's seat and reminds herself that it's a dragon.
    Dinosaur, was my first thought.
    Dragon, was the one that stuck.
    Fuck me.
  • Don't Make Me Destroy You: Victoria blatantly warns a group of bandits that she'll destroy them if they don't leave her alone. They don't, so she does.
    Antares: "In any case, you leave us the fuck alone, and I don't destroy you."
  • The Dreaded: Dragons, naturally. Simply uttering the word makes people uneasy. Alduin is this to other Dragons.
  • The Dung Ages: Defied. Since she has landed into some kind of quasi-medieval world, Victoria assumes basic hygiene is unknown to her friends. Appalled, Invictus states that OF COURSE they wash their hands before touching their food.
    Antares: Do you guys wash your hands? You... You know what germs are right?
    Invictus: What do you think we are, Argonians? Of course we clean our hands. Who would eat with dried blood and feces on their hands?
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Skjor gives his life to protect Aela from Mirmulnir's Frost Breath.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: The goal of the Titans that Antares was fighting, with the caveat that them winning would lead to destroying every Earth in existence.
  • Enlightenment Superpowers: Victoria's connection to the Fragile One gives her key insights and warnings on various threats. It's not uncommon for her to ask it questions every once and awhile.
  • Escort Mission: Taking Rave back to the Imperial camp while dealing with her hostility and environmental dangers.
  • Establishing Character Moment:
    • Victoria's response to waking up bound in a cart surrounded by hostile strangers is to try and de-escalate the situation.
    • Invictus is introduced berating his soldiers for letting Victoria fly away and beating Ralof.
    • Sevitus shows open curiosity at Victoria's powers and can't hide his guilt at hitting Victoria.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Rave tries to get Victoria to abandon Sevitus in the wilderness for a life of crime as a powerful Bandit Boss, believing that Victoria is frustrated with dealing with the arrogance of the people in power within Skyrim. Victoria is annoyed at them, but she's far more disgusted by Rave's bandit morality.
  • Experienced Protagonist: Victoria already has years of fighting supervillains and monsters under her belt prior to arriving in Skyrim.
  • Eye Scream: The bear attack victim Danica heals has one eye hanging by it's tendon outside his skull.
  • Fake Nationality: In-Universe, people tend to look at Victoria's golden blonde hair and fair skin and think she's a Nord.
  • Fantastic Racism: A huge part of the Elder Scrolls universe, though Victoria has only seen hints of it's existence at this point in time.
  • The Farmer and the Viper: Victoria spares Rave's life, even though she's clearly a remorseless murderer, rapist and bandit, and Rave attempts to clobber her as soon as Victoria turns her back on her.
    Victoria: Fucking why?!
    Rave: You let your guard down. I had to give it a shot.
    Victoria: I held back. I gave you a second chance and saved you from giant spiders. From being executed even!
    Rave: Ya. Thanks.
    Victoria: Fuck you.
  • Faster Than They Look: Victoria has the physicality of an athletic twenty-one year old. She can also fly up to 100 miles per hour and has excellent control over that power. Even when using her flight as a crutch for her injured foot, she could easily outpace two grown men in a walk.
  • First Contact: Victoria briefly considers the various First Contact Protocols when it comes to interacting with alternate Earths, and how she would technically be breaking several laws by approaching the inhabitants without proper authority figures. The situation is dire enough that she doesn't care.
  • Flash Back: Candlelight 2.1 opens up with Glory Girl and New Wave investigating a crime scene in Brockton Bay prior to Worm and Ward start.
    • Candlelight 2.8 ends the chapter with Victoria cuddling with Dean, years prior to the fic.
  • Funny Background Event: While Victoria tries to figure out the best course of action when dealing with Whiterun guards surrounding her, Uthgerd can be heard laughing mockingly at several guards.
  • Giant Spider: Frost Spiders, naturally.
  • Good Morning, Crono: The proper story begins with Victoria awakening and finding herself in the beginning of the game.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: When fighting the dragon Kahbrodgraan and undead wizard Krosis, Victoria ended the fight by grabbing the dragon by the tail and spinning him around several times before throwing the dragon like an oversized dumpster at Krosis.
  • Heroic Neutral: Victoria, in the sense that she hasn't picked a side in the Stormcloaks/Empire war, has no intention of doing so, and will help people on both sides. It's not really working for her, though- people on both sides suspect that she's really part of the other faction, and both sides want the Dragonborn to join them.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Skjor shields Aela from a Frost Breath attack with his body. Asgrim planned on doing this to save a crippled Aela as well.
  • Honor Before Reason: Victoria hates killing people and despite Sevitus giving various reasons to kill the bandits who attacked them, Victoria settles for leaving them stranded in some trees. When they return, only an injured Rave is left, the rest having leapt from the thirty foot height and abandoned her. Victoria is shocked but still keeps Rave alive.
  • How Is That Even Possible?: Sevitus cannot believe Victoria's world does not generally believe in magic, as the powers that some have seem to be very clear signs.
    • Victoria is shocked at the fact that the bandits leapt from a thirty-foot height and simply left once they landed.
  • Humanoid Abomination: What Antares's forcefield looks like, since it's the outline of her Wretched body via Amy.
  • I Can't Believe I'm Saying This: Faced with a living, breathing Dragon, Victoria is notably off put when mentioning it. Makes sense since Dragons are fiction in her universe.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Victoria seems to have a knack for this.
    • She uses thrown pebbles at speeds faster than sound to tear apart Frost Spiders.
    • During aerial combat with Mirmulnir, diving between twin stream of Fire and Frost Breath, Antares is able to throw a half-dozen swords with her super strength and have them all land on target.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Victoria makes good use of pebbles against Frost Spiders.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • Claudya is overly antagonistic and uncaring of strangers, much like in canon, but considering the shady alibi Invictus makes to explain who Antares is and the fact that Ulfric escaped, one can't exactly blame her for being overly aggressive.
    • Irileth threatens Antares with violence as well, but Antares dropped a wagon full of injured soldiers from a faction Whiterun refuses to support in the middle of the city, leaving a potential political shit-storm at her doorstep.
  • Large and in Charge: Alduin to the other Dragons.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Antares wakes up on the cart to Helgen with no recollection as to how she got there. Everyone else recalls her trying to cross the border to Skyrim however.
  • Like Mother, Like Daughter: Much to her chagrin, Victoria tends to copy her mother's mannerisms and sayings.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Antares' forcefield, naturally. Helps that it's sentient and sapient, and wants to keep her alive.
  • Made of Iron: Deconstructed. Her forcefield makes her look invincible, but she's still physically a human. Victoria puts on a brave face, standing tall and soldiering on, but even she acknowledges that her many, many injuries can be debilitating if she gets hit the wrong way.
  • Mugging the Monster: While making their way back to Helgen, Victoria and Sevitus are ambushed by a group of bandits. Victoria gives them the option to turn back and run. They don't take it.
  • Mundane Utility:
    • Victoria uses her forcefield to braid her hair and get dressed without actually moving her hands.
    • She also uses it as a way to carry injured soldiers via wagons like a hot-air balloon.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • The story begins with Skyrim's infamous opening lines.
    • Victoria calls Ulfric's Fus Ro Dah an "unrelenting force".
    • The Archer gets an "Arrow to the knee" following his climatic battle with the Mer in Black.
  • Names to Trust Immediately: Someone remarks on Victoria being derived of Victory.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Victoria dropping off two wagons worth of injured Imperial Soldiers in Whiterun to be healed was certainly heroic. It might also could be used as a pretext for war.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Frost Spiders are just animals, not evil.
  • No-Sell: Arrows just bounce harmlessly off her Forcefield. Ditto for Frost Bite Spider venom, wooden logs, and the Fire/Frost breath of Dragons.
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond:
    • Victoria, while a powerful cape, isn't even close to being the strongest one from her universe. To the inhabitants of Skyrim, her powers come across as incredible mastery of multi-casting without the use of hands, nor any apparent exhaustion.
    • The reverse is also true, with Victoria finding magic's ability to be freely learned and even taught to be beyond comprehension, since she comes from a world where superpowers are given randomly by Eldritch Abominations.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: How the bandits escaped from being tied up and left stranded in a thirty foot tree with no branches to climb down.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Everybody starts to panic when they hear dragons have returned.
    • Victoria has one when she realizes the continent of Tamriel is vastly different in appearance to that of her Earth.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Victoria as a cape geek has studied Master-Stranger protocols, focusing on what to do when it these kinds of scenarios. Having been victim to several types of masters throughout Ward, she's keen on preventing that from happening again.
    • While inspecting a mysterious rock with Master-Stranger etched into its side, Victoria notes that Sevitus seems off when he wants to get a closer look. It's enough for her to call off the investigation of the rock and Pale Pass border, wanting to keep him safe form harm.
  • Playing with Syringes: Aranel is the magical equivalent, using her talents to bring back Miraak.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Barely averted. The three times that Victoria has introduced herself to faction has resulted in either being attacked or threatened with death due to the way Victoria presented herself (not that she is aware of this). All three times Victoria has successfully avoided conflict by acting passive or in the faction's interest.
  • Power Misidentification: Victoria initially believes Magic to be simply an expression of Powers. Skyrim inhabitants believe her powers to simply be magic.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: As trekking through the wilderness, Victoria and Sevitus are ambushed by several bandits. After listening to their threats, Victoria delivers a warning:
    Antares: You, Guff, and all your bandit friends will surrender your weapons to us. Just toss them on the ground in front of us, nothing fancy. After that, I will let you all leave here unharmed and whatever dignity you have left intact. I won't even lift a finger. You run back to the fort with whatever excuses you want to use to explain your missing weapons. Dragons seem to be pretty topical. In any case, you leave us the fuck alone, and I don't destroy you.
    Guff: Would you look at that. Our dainty little mage has a sense of humor to her. Whatcha think Bruen, should we take the deal? Tell our mates back down that trail that we bravely escaped a Dragon? Sounds mighty generous of our lass to give us that honor.
    Bruen: Nay. M'ybe happier to see the generous tits behind that armor, rather listen her flap her gums anymore.
    Guff: Oh, Bruen ya old wolf, yer still have a way with words. Sorry waif. Seems that your deal has been struck down.
    Antares: (shrugging) It's your funeral.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Ulfric Stormcloak. Goes for most Nords as well.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Victoria considers rapists worse than Endbringers and Titans. Monsters are kind of mindless forces of nature which merely kill you because that's what they were created for. Rapists freely want to crush your spirit because it amuses them.
    Everything about her disgusted me, and the fact that she could smile while joking about these horrific threats cemented that disgust. Sidepiece had been a similar type of person, now that I thought of it, the kind of person who had learned about what had happened to me and then used it to mock me.
    An entirely different breed of monster compared to Endbringers or Titans, who would break and kill you, because that was all they could do. It was what they were made to do, when you got down to it.
    No, Rave and Sidepiece were the kind of monsters who dragged you down into the muck because they couldn't or wouldn't raise themselves up to a higher standard, incapable of seeing people as people. I was disgusted, and despite myself, found myself feeling pity for someone who had fallen so far.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In Candlelight 2.9, Victoria loses her patience with Rave when the bandit repays her mercy by assaulting her.
    Antares: No. You don't get to have the last word here. You asked before if I'm tired of people in charge trying to throw their weight around and yeah, I really am. I've been shot at, threatened, and insulted by almost everyone I've come across here and I honestly feel like banging my head against a wall for a kinder change of pace. But I could handle all of that, all of that posturing and bureaucratic bullshit, because I've dealt with worse. Way, way, way worse than anything these people have done. The one thing I don't trust myself to have a handle on? Dealing with people like you, Rave. Rapists, unabashed murderers, their accomplices and people who take pleasure in ruining the lives of innocent people. I have a bad history of breaking people like you Rave. Breaking them so badly that others can only look at me with horror and disgust. Hell, I get disgusted with myself thinking back to those days. So when you pull bullshit like right now or back in the treetop to save your own skin? It gets really fucking hard not to break you, Rave.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Test aside, Jarl Balgruuf was willing to listen to Victoria's plights despite her poor reception from Irileth and the Whiterun guards.
  • The Reveal:
    • Candlelight 2.1 has a flashback to New Wave asking an E88 victim some questions. Despite Flashbang claiming he's speaking Vietnamese, he's actually speaking Dragontongue.
    • Candlelight 2.6 has Victoria and Sevitus find a boulder blocking Pale Pass with M/S IIII etched into it's side.
    • Candlelight 2.7 has them examine the stone. Neither of them notice it changed to M/S IIIII.
    • Candlelight 2.8 has Victoria cuddling Dean in the past, the both of them enjoying the moment. Victoria doesn't notice him lapse into Dragontongue.
  • Sadistic Choice: Victoria doesn't want to kill Kahbrodgraan, but he flat out tells her that she has two options- kill him, or let him live and watch as he goes back to hurting and killing innocents. Resigned, she kills him.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: A few citizens of Whiterun decide to fight alongside trained warriors and guards against Mirmulnir. After seeing him chomp, crush, and freeze several fighters, the civilians flee for their lives.
  • Secret Test of Character: When Victoria refuses to run an errand for Balgruuf, the Jarl suggests he might get her detained. Victoria refuses to back down, and Balgruuf admits he had no intention to lock her up. He just wanted to check her strength of character.
    Balgruuf: Antares has a foresight that I can appreciate, even if her tone leaves something to be desired. Locking them away was never an option.
    Antares: (annoyed) And you knew that. You were testing me.
    Balgruuf: (apologetic) Always bait the riverbed for Slaughterfish before going for a wash, as my grandfather would have said. I knew you had steel, young Antares, but I wanted to see how it was molded.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The title is a reference to the Pink Floyd song "Point Me at the Sky".
      • Assuming that it isn't a reference to Victoria's PHO handle, "Point_Me_@_The_Sky"... which itself may have been referring to Pink Floyd.
    • The entirety of Interlude: The Tower plays homage to The Dark Tower.
  • Skeptic No Longer: Victoria tried to rationalize away the existence of dragons, elves and magic as hard as she could, but as the evidence kept piling up, she had to give up.
  • Spotting the Thread: When told that she and Lokir were caught hiding in some stables with the intention of stealing horses, and that she was clubbed unconscious, Victoria immediately realises that it makes no sense- she can fly, so why would she need a horse? And given that she has her forcefield up almost constantly, someone clubbing her wouldn't work.
  • Starfish Alien: The Shards that grant parahumans their powers. Victoria's is a case of Innocent Aliens.
  • Title Drop: In "Candlelight 2.4", while consulting a map:
    He unfolded the map in front of me, eyes over the top of the paper. "Can you point me at the Skyrim part of it?"
  • Trapped in Another World: Victoria has been abruptly transported to the Skyrim world, and she doesn't know how to get back home.
  • Zerg Rush: The Frost Spiders after being exposed to Antares's aura.