I'm looking for a little guidance or advice, please.
My Dragonborn got pissed at this dude Miraak's cultist trying to kill him and followed the leads over to Solstheim. I've only completed a few misc. quests and killed 3 or 4 dragons so now I may be in over my head. I made it through Miraak's temple with Frea and Lydia and got the next quest at Skaal to go learn the shout word to mess with Miraak's mind control stones.
Now when I killed the dragon at the top of the mountain, I noticed that I did not absorb his soul, plus I'm still figuring out some basic things like how to activate a new shout. So I went on Wiki and read the quest info on Miraak's temple to see what I was missing.
I learned enough to find my stored dragon souls in the character menu and found I had one. I thought there should be 2, but then learned Miraak can absorb my dragon kills before I can. I read a little further to understand this Miraak, and the battle to come sounds like it is way too advanced for my current abilities.
Am I over-reacting to what I've read, or do I need to get myself back to Skyrim and do some Graybeard stuff and hope I can gain enough dragon souls to fight Miraak when I get to level ___?
Or is Miraak leveled down to my character now and maybe I stand a chance in combat at level 18????? That's eighteen, not eighty-one. We're barely shaving here.
Have I opened a can of worms that is going to mess me up?