We made it to Whiterun within a few hours. Jarl Balgruuf seems to think it’s the Greybeards summoning me to High Hrothgar, on the Throat of the World.
He said there’s no rejecting the summons, so I suppose I don’t have much choice in climbing the 7000 Steps.
Afterwards, we took the road east with little trouble. We made it to a small mining settlement named Darkwater Crossing. Only about five people or so here. We’re halfway to Ivarstead now.
I’m glad Lydia is accompanying me. The way from here is perilous and fierce. We should sleep now though, for we have a long road ahead of us come morning.