If you are patient one could level up well past 25 during the tutorial with the stormcloak kolof.
if you're quick and get the keep key from the imperial officer Kolof will wait for you to open the gate indefinately. Kolof will also regenerate health so you can bash, burn, and sneak backstab him forever.
backstab will quickly level up with each success so Adept difficulty or lower is best. got to 100 sneak in less than an hour.
1h strikes (no 2h swords available yet) will be more slow going got to skill 70 in an hour. master level to keep his health from falling too fast.
flames to burn. this one took like forever.
I will say that once you are outside my puny iron equipment was no good and trolls galore was everywhere.
Anybody get NPC's (blacksmith, Mill lady) killed luring monsters into riverdale? I did, what a Laugh that was.
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