Use the following trick for an easy Strength Bonus modifier and Combat experience. Go to the Imperial City Market District near the gate to the central circular plaza where there are ramps leading down to a pond area. Stand in the water at the base of the ramp (not submerged or you cannot conjure). Face up the ramp and summon skeleton conjuration magic. It will summon behind you in the water. If it is on the ramp in front of you just push it in the water. The skeleton will not fight back while submerged in the water. Buy a very basic weapon of each class and set the difficulty to very hard. Raise your hand-to-hand, blade, and blunt skill by ten levels in total, not each one. Then rest at the Merchants Inn. It helps if you include two of these skills as your major skills. Each level you will get the +5 strength modifier, and can easily get to 100 Strength within the first ten levels if you start the game with summon skeleton. Try this trick with other more powerful summon monsters for later levels. This is also an easy way to build conjuration and if you have the patience and arrows, Marksman experience.