messed around on skyrim more, doing dark brotherhood junk.
final enemies for the most recent dungeon were a lot more difficult than I remember them being. Had to do 5 or 6 sneak attacks on one to put it down and then the other was only two or three sneak attacks. (I'm playing as a stealth archer, so sneak attacks aren't nearly as strong as someone doing melee with them.)
Also, I had no idea an arrow to the face caused this reaction just in case it comes up, but if someone shoots you with one, you'll stand up and completely shake off bleeding to death according to skyrim 8D