Thanks folks. Appreciated.
I think I must have been tired. I used the pull the lever, shoot with firebolt, repeat method. Tedious but I lacked the requisite stealth for something more subtle.
I am running high elf archer/destruction magic with alchemy, enchanting, and along with persuastion while dabbling in the other magics and stealth/sneak. I know that might not be the best power gaming character but it is fun.
I have been meaning to put the character into the build tool but haven't gotten around to it.
Unrelated sort of but would you buy Elder Scrolls IV today if you had never played it? Pretty crazy sales but I am unsure if I would be dissaponted after playing Skyrim. I am curious about some of the background story though.