You wouldn’t say it “lightened the load” since you’re carrying the exact same amount of grass and also a glass bottle, but you are now the proud owner of a poison resistance potion. Should some nefarious fiend ever poison you, you can just pop the cork off this baby and… slowly die while you struggle to shake the glob of grass and foxglove nectar off the bottom of the bottle. In retrospect, you were probably supposed to add water.
But whatever, it’s still the first real potion you’ve made and you’re proud.
Already done! Your sneaky purple outfit and broken armor are safely back in your inventory – which, by the way, has been culled down to a tidy eighteen items after meticulously tallying up your every thought about what should and shouldn’t be left behind. By popular demand, you even split them into three categories: “miscellaneous”, “clothing”, and “actually important”.
(The “miscellaneous” category also has the map of Cyrodiil you forgot was tucked in the grammar book. Taking inventory is hard.)
With this new, streamlined inventory, you were able to make off with 628 septims – about a 30 pound bag. On top of that, you stuffed an extra hundred septims in the leather coinpurse and hid it in a SECRET PLACE in case you somehow lose all your money again. You know that sounds like a euphemism, but it’s not. You stuck it under some rocks in that hatch leading to the chapel undercroft.
As for using your newfound conjuration skills to summon money and items to you, you’re pretty sure it doesn’t work like that? You haven’t read up on all the details yet, but when you connected to the Soul Cairn, it wasn’t as though you were reaching somewhere far away. It was like they were right on top of you, just… in a weird direction. If there’s a way to magically reach out to items somewhere else on Nirn, you expect it’s different – and harder – than reaching things in the Soul Cairn.
Though, they did say that summoning with them gave you a complementary savings account.
You aren’t sure what you’re supposed to do with this.
The quantity doesn’t exactly matter much in your case. After one drink you’d somehow end up getting more drinks no matter what, and still manage to burn through all your money regardless.
But, you do acknowledge that it would be completely possible to go get a celebratory drink right now. And you’re completely planning to, you’re just putting it off for a bit while you focus on a few more immediate priorities, such as checking when Asotil’s patrol reaches Kvatch, traveling with him back to Anvil, delivering Quill-Weave’s package, moving into the Mages Guild and becoming a successful wizard, and living happily ever after for the rest of your life.
You reassure yourself that after that you’re totally gonna get blasted. But, priority one: getting Asotil’s patrol schedule.
Someone in the guard barracks should hopefully have the-
Oh. You were kind of hoping to go into this encounter with more planning.