Well. That ended badly. Me, upon seeing a new cave "Ooh, someone's lair e? Ooh, vampire thralls? How tough could a vampire really be? I mean, I have my shiny new Dwarven armour and weap..oh. I'm dead. Very, very dead. Oh dear."
A very similar thing happened has just happened to me. Just crafted myself a full set of Dwarf Armour with matching bow, shield and war axe (which I've upgraded to superior before I ran out of ingots) and was marching about the place in 3rd person just to watch the light glint off it. Took on a few fire mages with no difficulty, until their master turned up and blew me up in pretty much one shot. I think I'll give that fort a miss for now.
Has anyone found anywhere really cool? I'm actually finding the map quite annoying. It may be pretty, but it's not as functional as Fallout's.
The best thing I've stumbled across so far was a hut with a tree fallen through the roof and a body inside it. I won't tell you anymore, but it;s typical of Bethesda, in that they can tell you a whole story by just leaving some inanimate objects lying behind.
I agree though that the map is really quite annoying. I'm having to rely on the clairvoyance spell to make my way through mountain passes.
EDIT: I thought Skyrim's music felt familiar. It's the same guy who did KotOR and Guild Wars (and a load of other things)
Funny, one bit of it reminds me of the Emmerdale theme tune.