Jules, that's great!!
You want to save StormFist until the last thing.
There are quite a few things after you enter the Dark Forest that should be done.
Now, for the Assassins; in the room where they came after you is a secret pathway. You need to go down it and start killing and picking up some good things. Seems to me, it was like a bookshelf or clock or something, it's a panel on the right as you look into the room behind or beside the desk.
Hmm, the stolen goods, that doesn't sound right. But I can't remember where that quest is solved.
I think it's in one of the houses you have to go into.
Someone will come along with a better memory on that one.
I understand your love for this game!
So excited for you about Morrowind. It's a long adventure and so truly named 'Not a Clue Club'!
Although the founder of this group was perhaps carried away by Cliff Racers; we know she's around somewhere. We are missing our Jean too, last seen dancing somewhere, but I'm sure she and Nickie will return one day.
Have fun, hope that was a little help for you.
BTW, level 27 is fantastic,
and you'll do fine, but once in Stormfist you're onto the main quest. Your teleporters are taken from you right away and you won't get them back for a very long time. You also need to go back to the first village before going to Stormfist.
I had to leave some quest uncompleted, but I have a save game ready to do one day and will go back and do things different. Learning RPG for me takes playing and understanding there is a lot to it!
I would save Stormfist until everything is explored and finish all I would want!