Which is basically the case. The infused mask is essentially Nahfahlaar's workaround for you not being able to use Dargon Aspect (or other traits associated with a true Dragonborn). This is directly implied by the visuals shown by the empowered mask, mimicking the appearance of Dragon Aspect in TES V: Skyrim.Sai doesn't even bother using it in the fight against Laatvulon at the end of Dragonhold, which makes no sense. It's almost like once we got the mask, the horn didn't matter anymore.
This might have been a bug, haven't played it myself yet, only seen it in streams.I kept hearing Tharn yelling at me to either ground Kaal or wait him out, but I wasn't able to interact with Sai to tell him to use the horn.
This makes sense perfectly. Although he's probably aware of the impeding danger, he clearly didn't want to reveal this detail. Dragons are a very proud race and for them it's just natural to try to present themselves as powerful as possible. The whole story surrounding the mask and Ja'darri's death puts a giant stain on Nahfahlaar's history, something he clearly isn't proud of and something he regrets (which ultimately leads to him reverting his previous decision).Why does Nahfahlaar try to talk us out of going to Pridehome to counter the New Moon attack there?
Again, most likely to boost his own ego. He'd know (or expect) you'd arrive in time, yet doesn't want to hide behind you or send you in first, even if he knows this would be more successful overall.And why, when we do finally talk to him about the mask, does he respond by flying off to throw himself at Laatvulon, when he previously knew that he wasn't strong enough to face him and actively avoided drawing his attention?
Maybe he wasn't sure if there'd be another artifact or how important the mask actually is. It's not uncommon throughout the TES series that charms and relics are barely anything special and only empowered by the might infused into them. The mask might have been completely powerless, maybe even just be a placeholder, while the true secrets (or power) rested within the Pride of Alkosh.Why did the New Moon go to Pridehome after the mask, when Ra'khajin knew from his training where the mask was located and what he'd have to do to get it? It would make sense if Laatvulon just wanted to wipe out the Pride of Alkosh because he feared them, but it's stated explicitly that the New Moon went there after the mask.
Portal magic is powerful. Too powerful for many plotpoints. That's part of the reason they're often considered unreliable or outright random, not just for Cadwell, but Gabrielle Benele and others as well. Let's not start discussing how some little bit of alcohol can make teleportation quite a challenge, too, yes? Yet alone a giant piece of powerful green space dust crystal, etc.I spent the entire time thinking "okay, so where's Cadwell?" I mean I guess he had to see a man about a horse, but you'd think Khamira might have kept him on the horn (oh hey that's like a pun) just in case the team needed him.