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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Hard Worker in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Hard Worker13 (10)

Chop wood, mine ore, and cook food

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94,906 (58,690)
Achievement won on 11 Nov 11
TA Score for this game: 2,335
Posted on 11 November 11 at 20:04, Edited on 11 June 12 at 22:01
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Here are the first places I found to do each of these things:

Cooking - In Riverwood, in Alvor's house. There are plenty of ingredients around his house also that you can freely take

Woodchopping - In Riverwood, it's pretty hard to miss the huge pile of logs. There's a Woodcutter's Axe on a table nearby.

Mining - Halted Stream Camp is just to the north of the city of Whiterun. The inside of the camp is a mine, with a pickaxe and iron ore veins just past the entrance. In Whiterun, join the Companions (easy to do, 10G for that itself). Farkas may give you a quest to clear out the Halted Stream Camp. There's also a Redguard in town who will give you a quest "Find Amren's Family Sword" if you don't feel like joining the Companions, or want to be efficient.

There is also woodcutting at Halted Stream Camp, if you missed it in Riverwood.

(The rest of Halted Stream Camp might be a little too tough for low levels though, just as a warning)
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Achievement won on 22 Nov 16
TA Score for this game: 82
Posted on 22 November 16 at 21:30
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Cooking: The first place I tried was in the Drunken Huntsman in Whiterun. Just get a bunch of cabbage, tomatoes, potatoes and other greens to make vegetable soup. Tomatoes are an exception to it since they're fruits. But let's not dawdle.

Wood Cutting: If you want to take the scenic route, look for the pickaxe symbol on your "Radar" or whatever it's called and follow the road that goes left from Helgen Keep. You'll eventually find some stone stairs leading off the path. Go up the stairs to find Embershard Mine. There is a stump with some wood piles next to it. Use the stump to cut some wood, put more likely an axe if you want to get technical. There's one beside the long logs beside the stump and cut wood.

Mining: After you finish cutting the wood, head inside the mine. There's enemies inside, so be ready to fight. After they're dead, head down to the fire beside the bridge over the water. There is a vein of Iron Ore beside the pile of wood down there. If you want to clear the mine, go up the walkway past the fire and locate a switch to put down a drawbridge, hiding enemies.

Anyway, once you do all of these things you should get the Achievement. Like this comment if it helped you or if you want Skyrim as a Backwards Compatible game. Have a good time playing a good game!
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