My beloved follower Faendal died today. I considered going back to a previous save (which I have a few times already) but the amount of work I’d done between each save was too much so sadly I had to let him go. I would have given him a proper burial but I couldn’t drag his corpse up the stairs. So now he remains where he is. I will visit from time to time (assuming corpses don’t fade) and I will return to his house to ponder on things.
For now I am going to go solo so that nobody else gets killed. If I do choose to get another follower I will make sure I save more frequently.
R.I.P. good slow friend.