Is it possible that we don't have a thread for this yet? Someone please speak up if we do and I missed it.
This thread is in the Spoilers area, so be advised that there will be spoilers.
So, screenshots from Skyrim. If yours are snapshots of your TV screen (like mine), don't be shy. I want to see them.
Here are some pictures I took of the spider scrolls (Dragonborn content) for mALX. They feature Jensa and Stenvar with some cute little pets. If you don't want to see spiders, don't click.
http://i.imgur.com/75WqDkn.jpg (for scale).
http://i.imgur.com/yNEbfCs.jpg (because they're cute).
I absolutely Love these spiders! Are they part of a DLC or are they in the vanilla game?
Couldn't we have pictures of something less icky? Like a bunny, or some ducks?
mALX, those spideys are from the Dragonborn DLC. You can get them (and make them), In White Ridge Barrow. My current character was just there the night before Grits mentioned them on the What's New thread.
You know what they say: A spider in the hand is worth two in the bush, but a spider eating an enemy's face is absolutely priceless.
Here's a couple of scenery shots I took. I know I put one of these in my thread months ago.
I remember Sun Rising with that butterfly on the rock. Beautiful!
What a neat sky over Winterhold. I know it doesn't always snow there, but it sure seems like it!
It looks like some left their lightsaber turned on in the Winterhold pic!
I always loved that butterfly pic. Windhelm looks very warm in inviting in that shot!
That fire actually looks warm in the Windhelm picture! Nice.
I love that view of Whiterun and the Ritual stone, SubRosa. And I don’t remember her name, but I recognize that character’s awesome armor even from the back.
Here are some pictures of the gro-Bulsakh family in their new digs.
http://i.imgur.com/rIgUKbG.jpg. Erik's got his back.
Here are some pics of Mielikki's latest adventures in Solstheim.
Yeah, that's a fairy ring, lol
What's a fairy ring? I know I can just Google this, but sometimes I like it when people tell me themselves.
Here's one I took a little while ago when Lildereth went to find Abiene (NPC) where she works in Whiterun. Lil was patient for a while while Abiene tried to heal this poor woman. Eventually she whispered, http://i.imgur.com/ueS3Hj5.png
Both Lil and Abiene have very nice looking outfits.
Oh, Grits, Lil and Abiene look great in Skyrim! Very recognizable, but they are clearly taking advantage of what Skyrim offers for them. You've done such a nice job with both them and, as KC said, their outfits. The ranger version of Triss armor looks fabulous on Lil!
That Triss outfit gives Lil quite the lush little bottom, so it’s a favorite of those who walk behind her. She wears it a lot between Lakeshore and Whiterun where things are pretty predictable and safe. It’s neat how the color variations suit such different characters. Lil likes to disappear into the shadows in her green one, while D’Eon’s contrasting stripes make her stand out.
My crew’s Skyrim is still a cautious work in progress as we seek a richer world without making it an unplayable one. http://i.imgur.com/s3HJ0cg.png we have Jerric rooting through the scraggliest bushes in Skyrim while Darnand and Lil say WTF. Jerric has been known to go to great lengths for his friends, including putting down his sandwich long enough to demand mods that do not interest him, specifically. http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/4955/ for example. He knows that Colder Ice and Moar Trollz are unlikely to coax any mystic elven archers from the warm south. So he got some http://i.imgur.com/sarJLzL.png.
(The Nord hastens to explain that no moths were captured in the pursuit of this small joy. Just the image. )
Grits, how well Jerric knows his elven mystic archers! Honestly, I can think of no better way to entice Buffy up to the tundra than with such beautiful butterflies!
Those bugs look gorgeous! Aravi's world might be getting them as well.
KC, I also thought of you right away. I have the low res version, and I bet the bugs would be stunning in Aravi's gorgeous world! That picture of yours with the mountain and the tiny orange butterfly on the rock in the sun is unforgettable.
Look carefully to the upper right. Lord Haaf-Mersey and Rayya the Over-killer slaughtered a bunch of witches in Hag's End. He went into the next room and found a lever to pull. This lever apparently closed a gate which impaled one of the witches (which had fallen on some stairs). When Haaf-Mersey had to pull the same lever several hours later, this witch was now stuck to the door which impaled it.
That's a really creepy picture.
Ewww, hang 'em high!
Oh my gosh. That is so very creepy.
Here’s a picture of Jerric, Darnand, and Lildereth on the way to an unusual party. They had to pass through a portal to get there. Darnand and Lil are telling him, http://i.imgur.com/auDejTd.png
I'm not sure I know where they are in this one. PM me?
I did not show what the crew is seeing in that picture because some of the revelers were not wearing pants. Probably for the same reason that couriers sometimes ran around naked, but in this case it was appropriate!
Darnand looks like Kurt Cobain's older, wiser brother. At least in this pic.
I've just started a new game with an Imperial Legion Battlemage, just to tide me over before my new laptop arrives and I restart Skyrim on a gaming machine I can take with me to university. My character is http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/452908048532463412/CF71792E800F6F2120B17E5B5FECA0898635BC5D/, and the background I've drawn up is her family has a long tradition of serving in the Legion; she's doing her bit for the Empire by fighting the Stormcloaks in the civil war, as seen here in http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/452908048532473292/FE77C0C442849EC018C3DBF38323375DD91DBC9C/.
For the EMPIIIIIIIIIRE!!
That IS an incredibly badass screenshot. Holy smokes!
I’ve been playing Jensa on the PS3 lately while fiddling with mods on the laptop, but I do have one screenshot to offer. Here’s the Bannered Mare http://i.imgur.com/j9Rulm2.png for the season. Yes, that is a box full of free cookies.
(The fine print, mods at work: Hulda's dress from Peasant Fashion, decorations by Saturalia - Christmas in Skyrim.)
Great shots, TK, and a hearty welcome back!
mirocu: They were added in the Dragonborn DLC.
But I thought they only lived in Morrowind. Fancy that...
The lore is this: With Red Mountain's eruptions, the southern coast of Solstheim has been transformed into a landscape reminiscent of Morrowind's Ashlands. Native flora and fauna have started migrating over because of this.
Wow, KC, those two shots are simply gorrrrgeous!
KC, I particularly like that Falkreath shot!
TK, how lovely to see you back! I like those two Solstheim shots the best. The light is awesome, and the ashy moodiness that I love is still there.
Here's a street scene of http://i.imgur.com/WjxjLYW.png that didn't make it into Abiene's account. Their stop there was uneventful.
Indeed, my Jerric’s world crew is touring Skyrim over the holidays enjoying a fun, seasonal mod. Most of the pics are in the Today In Skyrim (Spoilerific) thread. I just added a stray one here so that my comment would actually (even in just a tiny, humble way given my Novice status at screen archery) contribute to the topic.
Here’s one from this morning: http://i.imgur.com/cwsvD0H.png.
Why am I not surprised with Jensa's patron?
Much dragon. Such fear. Wow.
Lil looks tiny compared to Valdi!
I really like Darnand's robe in that pic. And I see Abiene has a flower in her hair. The red in that dress goes nicely with it.
I made Lil the height of Breton women, so she is definitely short! I made Abiene a little taller than vanilla Breton women since she is supposed to be taller than Lil. Eventually I’ll remember to change the scale of Lil’s bow. Abiene loves her hair flowers, thank you for pointing them out to me! Those red ones are the flowers that made me look at a hundred dresses to find an acceptable match. And then Abiene wore the other dress to court.
Darnand’s robe comes from http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/49130/. Abiene picked it out for him.
Well, she is from Cyrodiil. She would hate to look like she belonged there!
My goodness! Abiene looks delish in that dress she's wearing! And Darnand looks very handsome in his
dress gown robe as well.
I didn't do anything to the female hair I was struggling with for the Dark elf girl Sephia, and suddenly it fits Elante! I think I may have a case of save bake in Galen's game, and it's fixed, but not affecting her.
My current Skyrim test character is an Altmer, and she'll be taking these two to Lakeview Manor once I have their dialog built. I have them living in the basement of the Thalmor Headquarters in Solitude, which is otherwise abandoned, as are they.
I wanted to find her an Altmer husband, but the choice of races is very restricted. No Khajiit, no Bosmer, of either sex, and the only Altmer is Taarie. I may just have Rayya look after them while she's adventuring, and leave her single.
Elves have children? This is madness!
Oh my gosh, that is absolutely beautiful! What a sky!!
The clouds look very foreboding and doomful. But the red of the sun behind them is very warm. Hopefully it is not from a burning city!
A few random shots, from multiple characters' games.
http://ghastley.org/Skyrim/images/words.jpg - from before I got Unna's costume working - the top half was invisible at one point, and I caught this one.
http://ghastley.org/Skyrim/images/Smile.jpg - does the bear just like being scratched between the shoulderblades, or is part of her costume missing, too? This is my NPC test rider who patrols from Falkreath to Riverwood. She'll be removed when I have the full patrols and the recruitment script working.
http://ghastley.org/Skyrim/images/Accuracy.jpg - Skyrim's AI is better at hitting targets than Oblivion's. Honditar (and Enilwen) would like to be able to do this!
Oooh, such a cute
KC - Amazing shot of mountains and sky!
Ghastley - Love the smiling bear.
Those are funny ghastly. The bard has an appropriate expression.
Fleur wanted to go back to Solstheim - there were a few loose ends last time she visited.
One was the Deathbrand armor - it's not her style, but she was fascinated by the concept of Stahlrim, and the Axe was her idea of what an Axe should be - one that deserves a capital letter.
So she collected it and http://ghastley.org/Skyrim/images/StahlrimFleur.jpg. It goes well http://ghastley.org/Skyrim/images/StahlrimAxe.jpg but she feels a bit suffocated in that much stuff, and Thor (her bear) doesn't think much of it either. Still, it does have a Fortify Carry Weight enchantment, so at least she could carry it back to Raven Rock and hang it on a mannequin in her house there. She's off to collect the rest of the Dragon Priest masks - she has all the mainland ones, and only two of the Island ones so far. Since there are four mannequins in Severin Manor, and four masks, she wants the set.
An Orc with her Axe! Just doesn't get any better than that. What else could a girl possibly need?
She looks good with her axe!
That is an Axe Gimli would envy.
So Fleur's axe has got Pala wanting a sword made from Stahlrim. It took her some time to get her Smithing perks to make one, as she'd been all on the Light Armour side, and Stahlrim needs the Ebony perk.
Now http://ghastley.org/Skyrim/images/PalaStahlrimSword.jpg, but she's hankering for a Dragonbone version, that will need Smithing maxed out. She's reached 100 only in Two-handed so far, and could really use the final Light Armour Agile Defender perk to get double defense.
Nice! That sword looks good with Pala’s leather.
Jensa (having moved to the laptop) is nearly ready to make things with dragon bones. She needs more materials, I think one more perk, and some time to get back to the forge. Right now she’s looking for Skyhaven Temple. I expect she’ll collect some more bones on the way. She won’t give up her Skyforge steel greatsword or Nordic scrimshaw bow, but Stenvar will get some dragonbone weapons to try. Jensa is mostly interested in dragonbone arrows.
I think she may skip tying the knot with Stenvar this time. I don’t know if it’s a bug that’s been unofficially fixed, but marriage removed all of his follower chatter before. It’s been nice to hear him talk again.
And before I ramble too long in the screenshots thread, here’s one of Jerric (follower) and Lildereth’s little http://i.imgur.com/jd8VJCS.png. Lil is playing cat-and-mouse with the sabre cats. Jerric really has to keep up and stay on his toes. If she misses with that second arrow, she’s lunch. So far he’s doing great.
I like the "his and hers" tree-stumps of appropriate sizes. I assume the camp is your own mod - are the stumps dynamically sized to the using character, or did you set them up statically that way? And how long did that take?
I remember having a lot of effort to get characters of other than unit size to sit properly on furniture in Oblivion. Short characters would sit below the seat, and tall ones above. Aranxa, my female Xivilai NPC, needed a lot of work to get her to sit on a throne properly, as she was 1.5x normal size.
That’s http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/10824/ portable stuff. I think it’s a trick of perspective plus Lil’s seat is lower on the slope. Here’s a http://i.imgur.com/z7KyxRc.png. Her seat is a bit forward and sinking into the ground a little. I was grinning at the his-n-hers effect in the picture, but I can't really take credit for it.
NPC Jerric tends to try out the beds in various places, and I’ve watched him shrink down before he gets in. He’s I think 1.02 scale. It’s very strange to see.
Here’s a scene on the way to Sky Haven Temple. The party ran afoul of a couple of wolves (in the first two minutes of the journey), and events quickly escalated. Here in http://i.imgur.com/e5UtOBS.png Jensa is viewing the person she is supposed to “escort safely” and slowly realizing that along with the Sanguine Rose Stenvar carries a blade with a chance to paralyze an enemy.
This could be a long trip.
ghastley, that's a nice looking sword!
Grits, love Lil's little camp.
Lil takes her time and finds a nice spot. I'm curious where she’ll go in the Rift.
A small assortment:
Follower http://i.imgur.com/E4O7lej.png wearing her mail gown in Sir Magul’s game. He won’t do any crafting but he upgraded her cloak to linen on a spinning wheel. He must like her in green.
Follower http://i.imgur.com/uLdsynS.png demonstrating why even a Breton with a mage’s build can be annoying in corridors.
And here’s http://i.imgur.com/3ufbV70.png asking Jerric if he plans to clean that up.
Valdi's equipment really fits her character. A dremora seems to be common company with Jerric and crew. And to think I hadn't even seen one in any of my games until Aravi finally went along with Sam.
Side note, I am so happy that the Immersive Armors got renamed from Viking X to Nord X. That was really bugging me.
Valdi is styling in her steel dress.
Perspehone has the same issues with Darryl in narrow corridors and doorways!
Time for Jerric to take out the trash!
...yet she keeps on playing. Lolz.
That is a true professional!
I love the caravan across the log. I hope there are not any giant primates lurking on the other side!
I don't recognize where the Sea Ghosts pic is from. Though from that katana stuck in the ground, I imagine it cannot be too many places.
I love those little bouncing lights from Yngol's Tomb! I wish you could keep at least one for a pet.
Just as well Darnand has not found the Necromancer's Amulet I think! He is going to have to start taking off his shirt if we are going to admire his current amulet though. But that might not be what we are admiring... He reminds me of Guy Pearce.
Darnand is hot lol
Yep, that’s the best way to find the tree bridge. It’s an awesome shortcut to discover! Plus the view from the cliffs is amazing.
The sea ghosts and katana picture is also from Yngol Barrow. Immersive Weapons adds some loot, plus it swaps out some of the stuff that’s already lying around. That was an iron katana of some sort. The little lights at their feet were bouncing all around. Very cute! Er, when they’re not leading anyone to their deaths on the icy sea.
Darnand would be astonished at the thought of someone admiring his shirtless self. He is determined to overlook the amulets clipping through those robes. The Amulet of Arkay is the worst!
OK, pictures. Here’s one from a little while ago when Valdi fell in with some rough company. http://i.imgur.com/E7IjNOx.png. (That guy is a mod.)
From Lil’s game the gang http://i.imgur.com/A3btpTW.png in the Dawnstar inn. They just walked in from the road and started to party. Karita was singing, though it looks like she's in a staring contest with Erandur. Lil was not in the mood.
And since I figured out how to use WB Profiles I made an average, forgettable guy with a silly name to see if my laptop could handle some mods starting with Vilja In Skyrim. As these things happen I actually adore him. Long may he run. Here’s http://i.imgur.com/PfqdyOn.png with his cousin Erik the Slayer. While I took the picture Vilja was in the background http://i.imgur.com/jnHIYju.png the whole time. She is hilarious. (http://i.imgur.com/Ihmh0Nc.png.)
Hoth looks creepy. I don't think I'd want him as a follower.
The gang relaxing at the inn. Naturally Jerric has a mug of upended over his face!
It's Otto! He likes get blotto! Does he drive a school bus? Wow, he looks just like Erik too. Did you use Erik's face as a starting preset? I love how easy Skyrim makes that.
From that dialogue, it sounds like Vilja is looking for Jerric and Lil!
That fallen tree-come-bridge on Eastmarch is awesome. Another really cool spot in the game.
Grits, I think it's so cool how u have a massive party everywhere you go. If I had a PC some of my characters would have entire armies. I agree with Subrosa, Jerric certaintly meets the criteria of huge, drunk Nord
Some Mycharonna pics...
The first and last ones were quite pretty. The others though... I wouldn't want to run into her!
Those pics are great Renee! I particularly like moons and auroras.
For me the link brings up the whole website...
Nice shots of your vampiress, Renee. Pretty much what KC said on bringing them up. PB does that sometimes. There does seem to be some consistency. The first time a viewer brings it up, it brings up the whole PB page. If you then bring it up again, it shows just the screenshot. I have images on both PB and imgur, and I have the same problem with PB.
I had the same thought when Vilja said that. WHAT did you just call Lil?!
I used the old Nord guy preset with the white beard and just changed it to make Otto look like Erik. That’s a good preset. I thought I was making them a little different by giving Otto a beard, but Erik has a beard too. Should have looked at a picture first to refresh my memory. I was going for cousins, not twins!
Renee, those pictures of Mycharonna are great! Awaiting Twilight is my favorite. Very ominous, I felt sorry for the residents of Whiterun who don’t know what terror is gazing down at them! I’ve switched to imgur over the issue you mentioned.
I'm going to try something here....
Ahh didn't work. Was trying to see if I could link straight to pics in the actual folder on my computer, but this doesn't seem possible. Another thing I can try is to see if photobucket allows paid subscriptions. This way I can get rid of all the ads, and hopefully there's an option to link straight to images.
Chorrol's got an Insert Image button, but this isn't it, either.
I stopped using Photobucket for the same reason. Like a lot of people, I moved to Imgur. It does have a option to link to the picture only, without any other annoying junk.
Sir Magul gro-Bash, Knight of the Circle finds out that http://i.imgur.com/gBjLcmt.png.
He’s getting pretty bold, which makes me think he’s headed for a dirt nap. So I took some screenshots. Here’s Sir Magul and his entourage http://i.imgur.com/klZEf4Q.png.
I guess the pooch is growing on gro-Bash? nyuck, nyuck...
Goodness, I hope the bold gro-ing one does not take dear Valdi with him into that dirt nap. Though if he does, you could just bring them back as undead adventurers!
There will be NO Sir Magul 3, so this one better be careful!
Valdi’s story is unfolding in an unusual way. She has two games and an NPC life with Sir M, plus there’s her NPC self with the Jerric family all happening at once but in different times. Sir Magul is in the middle, so whatever happens to him I’m sure Valdi will survive to pile some rocks on his grave!
Wow, you can set some of your party on horses?
Yep, http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/15225/. There are other mods that do it too, plus a lot more. Now I use horses!
Here’s a shot of Stenvar http://i.imgur.com/5lTCJe9.png.
I am actually more impressed with Gerdur attacking the dragon with an iron dagger!
That was the lady! I wasn’t sure if anyone would see her there.
From the stop in Winterhold:
I love the line of horses on the bridge!
I'll admit she's not too easy on the eyes, but she has a certain http://i.imgur.com/6aUblPf.png...
...he's hiding somewhere http://i.imgur.com/85WcPfm.png...
You may well be one of us but you're still http://i.imgur.com/MRimQEm.png, until you find him.
They let her stay the night and clean up a little, then packed her off to http://i.imgur.com/Wk91Usy.png...
...it made some difference, but http://i.imgur.com/H7pnqaM.png...
(Stand by for a story).
Interesting, Phon. But I think I prefer her cyrodilic version...
Shriekwind Bastion, looking http://i.imgur.com/jQP5Eru.png...
In the entrance, http://i.imgur.com/1N7CgSv.png.
What she can http://i.imgur.com/STRAv96.png.
She doesn't normally wear jewellery, but the tiara http://i.imgur.com/MNeVXKt.png...
She got http://i.imgur.com/immhtkS.png
It was a http://i.imgur.com/AS40UUs.png
Not that it did the http://i.imgur.com/nF9UaRv.png, in the end...
I liked this because you can see the http://i.imgur.com/R8jTQVG.png.
Loaded up and http://i.imgur.com/B0jlFmB.png
Just being hot with my new Telvanni outfit.
Phon, I spent a whole minute searching for the elf in “Opening.” D’oh!!
Nice robes, Giedrius. They look great on an Argonian.
Nephiah Sarys (who changes her hair more often than some folks change their socks) had an unexpected side trip resulting in her becoming Molag Bal’s Champion. She’s a natural, the old Bal is going to love her. Anyway now she can summon a http://i.imgur.com/eK2pQks.png.
Whoa, what is that??
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/51596/ mod. The spellsword dremora shoots blue fire. There was a very fun fight with a dragon all over Dawnstar until the dragon flew away. Unfortunately I was too excited by the blue fire vs. dragon fire to think about taking screenshots.
http://i.imgur.com/DOv8Omz.png, with an old friend
http://i.imgur.com/qZfg6W1.png, that's all
Guess who's http://i.imgur.com/0mA3Mt2.png...?
Did ya miss http://i.imgur.com/UWGRHUg.png? of course you did
Alone with http://i.imgur.com/3ttf49g.png
http://i.imgur.com/aph5tAC.png - I love his expression here...
Phon, I'm with Grits - that guard's eyes/expression is priceless!
Grits - Sunsets, mammoths and sabrecats. . . does it get any better than that?
Nice sunset. And some excellent taste in mods!
Yeah I was quite pleased with that one myself...
Sneak is pretty spooky!
Here are some more, admittedly mostly of her holding a torch!
Eilidh, freezing almost to death after the botched Icerunner escapade seeks warmth, if nothing else, in Folgunthur...
*Managed to edit into text-links. However, it still doesn't work for me with insert image feature. I've used such feature for many years in different forums, but there something is wrong. Nevermind, I found the needed code from fellow members post. Good enough.
Giedrius, have a link to the image on your clipboard. When posting, type the text you want to use to point to your link. With that text highlighted, click the symbol that looks like the world combined with a sideways 8 - that'll open a small dialog where you can post in your link. You can practice by editing your above post if you like or in a PM to yourself until you're comfortable with it.
I remember the shoes! Shriekwind Bastion!
Nice shots Geidrius!
Ravos one of my (too many!!!) currently active characters found those shoes in Shriekwind Bastion not too long ago It's a good find
Also, is that outfit in the last shot from a mod? If not, major MQ spoilers aside, I must know where you found them!!!
Vital: This is dunmer outfit, found easily in Solhsteim. Dragonborn expansion required. It has Blue, Yellow and Red variants. Can be hooded and hoodless.
Ah, ok. I downloaded the dragonborn dlc ages ago but I still haven't been there
Ravos still needs to finish the MQ!
Well, don't go there if MQ still not done.To much mess will occur. I didn't even enabled dlc's until I needed them.
http://i.imgur.com/iW5a0EL.png, from the camp outside Folgunthur
http://i.imgur.com/MqqZWWF.png - A life hard-lived
Nice shots guys
Phon, the Solitude one is great..
Eilidh closes in: http://i.imgur.com/Cr4U1mw.png and http://i.imgur.com/5EC973P.png
Here are a few random snapshots.
From Otto’s game: Vilja is leading Otto to an unknown destination here. She’s saying, http://i.imgur.com/rTwuXpt.png They had some things to sell by the time they got to Riften.
Here’s Neph in the bowels of some ruin saying, http://i.imgur.com/ahPmVj6.png
Young Ninette got involved with the troubles at the Western Watchtower. In this picture I swung the camera around to make a save right when a guard said http://i.imgur.com/x77osXh.png during Irileth’s pep talk. I snorted but Ninette took him seriously.
And here are two views of the final scene in Avanchnzel, I imagine restored by the unofficial patch or Cutting Room Floor. That’s Valdi counting the centurions and peeing her pants a little. http://i.imgur.com/ADJP4tE.png and http://i.imgur.com/8eSuyaA.png.
That's exactly the way I've seen it with a couple of my characters. The two steaming centurions are alive but frozen, and my follower won't leave them alone, until I disable them with the console. That also means the follower is no help with the one that does need attention.
Hope they're not fully active in your game. Three at once does get nasty.
That image of Ninette reminds me I must check out a cape/cloak mod. (Or make some of my own).
The scene with the two steaming centurions and spectral Breya played out and Valdi only had to fight the real one standing on the far left (not steaming yet) in the end. At first it looks like there will be three!
Ninette is inspired by your She-Hulk efforts, by the way. I had to find her some glasses!
Neat to see the ghostly centurions and Breya and the Argonian. I only ever see the two ghostly centurions for a second, then they vanish. I have never seen the ghostly versions of the two adventurers.
Oh I was way off with my already limited memory of Jennifer. Somehow I remembered her white blouse as a lab coat. I didn’t even have her profession right. Genevieve looks great! I love your idea of the different hair styles for before and after.
Eilidh in http://i.imgur.com/8k96dO1.png in Solitude, http://i.imgur.com/FmYkI4s.png has to relax occasionally; clearly at least one of the http://i.imgur.com/JHgbvZD.png does http://i.imgur.com/9At852z.png of her style though...
She remembers http://i.imgur.com/ELGK4uv.png and then a drinking game, and then... http://i.imgur.com/YwlWE51.jpg?
A lot of sleep and a http://i.imgur.com/pWmNGuy.png later in the http://i.imgur.com/1EvuSN8.png and she figures out she's http://i.imgur.com/c4GabfL.png Sam when she finds him, not least because he's thrown her off an already hazy trail...
Acquiring new gear from http://i.imgur.com/pmRwLs9.png...
http://i.imgur.com/CQBrp5j.png to the floor of the bastion.
Another shot of Eilidh's http://i.imgur.com/0vtcZFk.png
http://i.imgur.com/dtwruQh.png - as usual, they were glad to see the back of her...
http://i.imgur.com/kCF0dQT.png in Dragon's Reach
Freckles http://i.imgur.com/q7oa1vz.png and http://i.imgur.com/bmHyY8u.png
I think she was http://i.imgur.com/wtwV0Wx.png
The tent was not http://i.imgur.com/uWvbHnd.png, actually.
(In the stories she's always been heavily freckled and also tattooed. I always thought she didn't look quite as I imagined her, until someone made a mod.
And now she does).
Those are wicked shots, Phon. I like how they're a little blurry.
Having defeated Alduin, Genevieve has progressed to Solsthiem, where she hulked out against Miraak, and finished him off too. We started collecting the Dragon Priest masks there, but were annoyed to discover a priest that didn't have one.
But we didn't come away with nothing. Gen was getting tired of the way her Arch-mage robes messed with her hair, so she had me transfer the enchantment onto the outfit we got from the Dragon Priest. Once I'd altered it to suit her, of course. I think it http://ghastley.org/Skyrim/images/Dragonborn.jpgmuch better then the mage robes did.
No, the outfit doesn't drop in the game, or rather, it does, but you can't pick it up. I re-worked an outfit from the Nexus (itself a re-work of another mod, that made it a male armor). Genevieve didn't like the clunky hip plates, because they make her butt look wide. We're still looking for better-matching shoes.
Views of Riften Market:
Pretty! Again I like the blurriness. Those seem more like cell pics than PC screenies.
Here are some new Mycharonna pics.
http://i.imgur.com/cX4CmVX.jpg?1 (I tried to capture the mood in this one, I don't think it comes through in this pic, but I still like it anyways).
Mycharonna has a fondness for Khajiit, so Ma'iq is safe with this one.
...http://i.imgur.com/CuPq2xn.png. Bronjolf is going to set some people to help locate Him, Eilidh is going to lend a hand with "Business", and both of them will have someone warm for the nights. It's not a popular choice with the rest of the Guild - Eilidh is perhaps Bronjolf's Yoko Ono, but the rest of them can F**K Off as far Bronjolf is concerned.
Eilidh is not a thief, but she's the next best thing.
Bronjolf and her are not "A Couple", but they are as close as the two are ever likely to get.
The net draws on her attacker, and she's thankful for that. Riften has always been home to her and none more so than now, it seems.
http://i.imgur.com/YWJDfWZ.png at Fort Amol
In Clearspring http://i.imgur.com/YgZo0bd.png and http://i.imgur.com/WAM3O8C.png
Nice screenies Phon!
Elidh's in mine and Ravos' favorite part of Skyrim. The scenery in the woods at the edge of the Volcanic Tundra make for good screenshots, and of course Elidh looks 100% badass..
Through here, http://i.imgur.com/fJCWmky.png
http://i.imgur.com/9CXUljm.png, I think...
(New episode now up on Eilidh's fanfic thread.)
Here are a few from recent adventures:
http://i.imgur.com/xLt00vF.png (as an NPC). She quite likes this outfit. I’m sure she’ll want it in her own game.
http://i.imgur.com/u8w54Lr.png (plus http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/10733/, yay!). His http://i.imgur.com/DIrvp7h.png was a little too fond of the library.
Grits, when I first saw Bannor in the title of that screen, I was looking for one of the gang's horses!
Oh, that is a funny one about the necronecronecrodude.
He does not look very happy about being the Novice's Apprentice!
For comparison here's http://i.imgur.com/TF419aZ.png taking his ease in rainy Lakeview. As you can see he put on a little weight during the trip from Cyrodiil.
I can only imagine how pleased that Novice must have been at the opportunity to raise his superior as a zombie. Death would not be very peaceful for a necrodude!
I forgot to mention, I like Lil's outfit. What mod is that from?
That’s the Boiled Leather Cuirass from http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/51813/. It’s craftable on the Tanning Rack under Imperial. She’s wearing it with the black gauntlets and boots from the Thieves Guild set that I made unenchanted and craftable as 'Forester' gear.
S'Krawni, my Khajiit thief, has been assembling a http://ghastley.org/Skyrim/images/DibellaShrine.jpgin the basement of her Lakeview home. The candles were a lucky find. A thief that got himself killed in Riften had them in his inventory and I happened to drop them and discover they were lit. So I gave her a few more and she arranged them on the shrine base with the statues and stuff.
Being the new Guild-master and a Nightingale and all that, she'd really have preferred a shrine to Nocturnal instead. However, the only statues in the game are the Dibella ones, and Hearthfires provides a shrine, too. I discovered that although there is only one base form for the statue, it gets placed at a number of different scales, so they aren't all the same size. I she wants more, I have to get them from the right place to get the right size.
I've been considering making a miniature version of the Nocturnal shrine in the cistern for domestic use, but haven't got around to that yet. It will need to be a misc item to allow it to be picked up and dropped and re-positioned, and the cistern shrine isn't one.
She'd also taken Haelga's more elaborate Dibella statue, and tried using that, but it seems that it won't stay where it's put. That's probably because it remains the same formid after passing through the player inventory. All the stuff we placed after dropping it gets an "ff" formid, and retains its location. The Hearthfires Dibella shrine activator is placed by the DLC, and I haven't tried to move it after making it at the workbench.
I didn't make a mod for this, it's all done using SetAngle and SetPos command through the console, which is laborious but reliable. But the lack of choice in candles, and statues, may make me do a mod eventually.
ghastley, that looks great! S’Krawni, lol. Excellent find on the thief candles. Marius will keep an eye out for those.
Here’s http://i.imgur.com/Fvr7cFH.png from a little while ago. Otto (the redhead on the right) was taken to jail as a result of Vilja and Erik the Slayer “murdering” two Thalmor while Otto was occupied at the Word Wall by Meridia’s Beacon. I guess he was reported by a bunny or something. The surprise was upon exiting the prison he found two of their horses waiting inside the city.
Shortly after that they had a big quest glitch. That part should not have been surprising.
Grits, Eeep! I hope Marius doesn't hear a quiet voice behind him saying, 'You're next.'
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad208/xenaclone/799d9214-246a-43a0-9fdb-ae28b9261883_zpsb634f2a3.jpg. It's a tower near Falkreath. Notice there's no floor here: all this stuff is floating in the middle of air!
Just a few scrnies of Hess
Camped just inside the gate http://i.imgur.com/u8SQ71n.png.
The big guy knock Hess out with an axe, it reallyhttp://i.imgur.com/YuSLlVh.png.
Another assassin...ah...Hess...I think http://i.imgur.com/o7RX7Tp.png...Ok?
Hess finally crafted and enchanted some http://i.imgur.com/zJVl4ZB.png. (Mostly enchanted for warmth, Skyrim's weather is hard on Redguards)
Hess spent the better part of the night http://i.imgur.com/oYnzdrK.png by two bears. Then upon resuming her way north http://i.imgur.com/v0R2U0t.png...she took the better part of valor choice (exit right...very quickly)
If I may ask, what mod are you using for camping?
Hee! I can see why that new armor needs some serious resist cold enchanting!
Hess (I keep thinking her first name is Rudolph, wacky history girl I am) looks very cool behind the campfire.
Stacking the bodies on the fire is hilarious!
I think that new outfit will need an awful lot of resist frost enchanting!
Yes...lots of frost enchantments here. Don't want her to catch her death just to entertain the GOTC (God of the Controller)
I'm sure http://i.imgur.com/Kr7VnPs.png is a little warmer.
Hess felt this http://i.imgur.com/8I7kyiF.png was a kindred spirit.
Meet the new leader of the http://i.imgur.com/UPfJj2T.png. (She says she can't breath and is heading home for something more comfortable.)
Acadian; "Camping Kit of the Northern Ranger", comes with two types of camp setups and a store outside of Riverwood.
Glad to see Hess is having fun with thievery!
Oh, thanks for the name of that mod. I pulled it up on Nexus and do believe it looks better than what I'm using.
Hess gains power
Hess made her way to Ivarstead and set up camp for the night. One of the villagershttp://i.imgur.com/0Ut925a.png tent, then realized the error of his ways http://i.imgur.com/WUTTOde.png- probably saved his life. Hess stared at the flames for a whilehttp://i.imgur.com/eaBJiUd.png.
The next morning Hesshttp://i.imgur.com/TFucaIe.png the 7000 steps.
Hess gets http://i.imgur.com/iBIHQf5.png.
Then walks out to http://i.imgur.com/8lOIZea.png and surveys the world http://i.imgur.com/yP9onub.png.
A few days later Hess finds a http://i.imgur.com/lNMFiLs.png.
Note; Hess loved her little leather outfit, but the Redguard in her just couldn’t keep warm enough in the northern part of Skyrim. For some reason she really likes the Vampire armor over the DB or TG armor- and arguing with Hess seems to be hazardous to one’s health.
I agree - the vamp outfit looks good. Buffy just can't bring herself to wear it though. Similar story with the Imperial light armor and the Stormcloak officer armor - both look good. But all that stuff has too much baggage.
Hess goes to college
Last http://i.imgur.com/jh6hgK0.png before school.
Making http://i.imgur.com/bYJIrcR.png before the trip to college.
http://i.imgur.com/GvbAWrS.png somewhere else, I'm NOT sharing a room.
I'll be right down, NO I wasn'thttp://i.imgur.com/TbcvfuE.png.
This was supposed to be a http://i.imgur.com/OrRJFkF.png.
Which led to http://i.imgur.com/jVvd93n.png and http://i.imgur.com/I8k8UCH.png.
Ok,http://i.imgur.com/IyYxkDR.png is spooky.
You! you think you can beat me? http://i.imgur.com/6oM7Ceh.png.
Well, I did need some more http://i.imgur.com/eF6a2Ap.png.
It felt really good to shove my hot blade into his dirty Thalmor http://i.imgur.com/sqKE7rc.png.
Oh...but the http://i.imgur.com/r7rCl0g.png didn't stop there. (Yes, Hess is really smiling.)
The newest Archmage in her http://i.imgur.com/FSolg7w.png.
Nice tour of the College. Looks like Hess enjoyed herself. I bet it did indeed feel good to get rid of that Thalmorian 'emissary' to the College.
Just a quick screenshot of http://ghastley.org/Skyrim/images/VicunaPortrait.jpg- a.k.a. Vicuña because she's soft, silky and VERY expensive. This is with Ethereal Elven Overhaul, from which I need to determine how to extract the morphs, normal maps etc. so that she can look the same as an NPC. Coincidentally, she's just become Arch-mage too. Now she's studying further with Master Neloth on Solstheim.
The skin shade and hair color are standard, but that face may be hard to reproduce as an NPC. Dark elves get baggy eyes whatever you do until the normal map is replaced, and I'm not sure if that's possible for a single character. Her eyes are Karliah's, except that I had to clone them before I could use them. Still trying to figure that restriction out.
Thanks to a mod I found, she has carpet matching the drapes. You'll have to take my word for that.
Wow, purple eyes. Gold hair. Sweet!
Hess; Dragonborn, Thieves Guild Master, Arch-mage, Listener-Leader of The Dark Brotherhood, and part time blacksmith-craftsman, is enjoying herself.
Hess slipped into Markarth, killed the cook who knew the Gourmet, and was leaving…it was the perfect crime until…A Thalmor walked into the Hall… (No, Hess, No…face-palm) Hess put a poison arrow through his chest, then ran out into the street heavily pursued into http://i.imgur.com/X1Y9N4x.png. Hess surrendered to the nearest guard, bribed him for half her fine, then walked nonchalantly back inside and http://i.imgur.com/dGxR5WE.png to recoup some of her fine. (The GOTC went to get an adult beverage, and could be heard muttering, “Hess…Hess…Hess…”, and shaking his head.)
Um…Hess…you don’thttp://i.imgur.com/fuj5yEj.png like an Orc…
Shadowmere is not sure what to think of his new master http://i.imgur.com/FzDjZ6t.png in the dirt.
Finding an http://i.imgur.com/mhsrSGi.png in heavy armor, this one http://i.imgur.com/fcVmHjw.png over Hess, and then Hess takes a much needed http://i.imgur.com/zSBlGO3.png.
Hess arrives at the http://i.imgur.com/WbNkwDq.png to check on her family, then made a stop at her house in http://i.imgur.com/HgyQe4V.png to make some repairs to her armor and weapons, then on to http://i.imgur.com/SOYK9E8.png to make some arrangements with http://i.imgur.com/MDbivja.png to repair the Dark Brotherhood’s new home.
Hess needed some R&R so http://i.imgur.com/PmyKPfY.png…lookinghttp://i.imgur.com/I2BL4cU.png in her college quarters.
ghastley - Velith indeed looks expensive!
runlykhel - Those Arch Mage robes and Shadowmere really suit Hess. Love the glowy eyes on Shadowmere.
ghastley, Vicuña looks great! No trace of the facial lumps and bags that plague less expensive Dunmeri lasses. I love her coloring.
runlykhel, the picture of Shadowmere watching her Dragonborn, Thieves Guild Master, Arch-Mage, Listener mistress mine ore made me grin. A blacksmith has to do her own dirty work! I love the picture outside the Dawnstar sanctuary. The clouds, aurora, and Shadowmere’s glowing eyes look awesome together.
I've been adjusting the texture on Vicuña's outfit, and I think it's about where I want it.
The original version senn in her portrait before and http://ghastley.org/Skyrim/images/VicunaOutfitOld.jpg used desaturated versions of the Vampire and Telvanni outfit textures, so was basically greyscale. I tinted that with a bit of purple, and got http://ghastley.org/Skyrim/images/VicunaPortrait2.jpg and http://ghastley.org/Skyrim/images/VicunaOutfit.jpg. Still fairly subdued, but with a bit of her own hue.
She's wearing Black mage boots with it, enchanted to carry more. The circlet and necklace were given to her by Savos Aren, the Arch-mage before her. She inherited his robes, but I moved the enchantment over to her own.
ghastley, I love the new color on Vicuña. It looks great with her eyes, if anyone actually looks at her eyes. I also like her silver and blue jewelry. Very nice!
Added: Here are a few from my recent game maintenance efforts. (Hmm, it seems that Imgur has changed something. Sorry about the messy pages. I'll see what I'm doing wrong.)
http://i.imgur.com/e6d9vNa.png. This guy showed up inside the house and played a dialog scene with Valdi and Abiene. (The one about the big strong man.) http://i.imgur.com/jDfLIHQ.png to find out who he was. What the heck?!
http://i.imgur.com/Lqg43UJ.png at Beirand’s smithy.
http://i.imgur.com/vctfXEF.png. Everyone loves the conversation bench at Lakeview Manor.
Ha I love the traffic jam. All they are just admiring the dragon bones? .. Jerric checking out some booty cracks me up.
And in general, all the Lakeview pictures remind me of Lord Haaf-Mersey surrounded his women. Mjoll motormouthing 'What do u need, my love?' over and over, and then glitching out and walking backwards. Rayya the Overkiller standing around, impatient for her next adventure. Lucia wanting to play tag or hide 'n' seek.
Abienne looks like she's got dreadlocks. What mod is that?
Yep, the townsfolk all came running up after the dragon battle. It was pretty funny.
That’s an http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/10168/ style that Abiene gave herself with http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/48470/. It’s the same curly style that Valdi has, it’s just hard to see the curls with dark hair. (http://i.imgur.com/6ZVCaGP.png had dreads from that mod.) The hairstyler mod uses a spell to give the character a wig. You can use it on NPCs as well. I’m delighted to be able to give Abiene her “real” hair in Skyrim. She tames it most of the time, so her usual and NPC style is the falling-down bun. Though there’s a different bun she’s going to try the next time she’s in Riften, since that face sculptor is also a hair stylist.
What is Skaggi doing in Abbie's house!
I love the traffic jam. Imagine what one fireball could do...
Looks like Marius is waiting for the sun to go down so he can get to work!
It's about time Abbie let her hair down!
I see Jerric is definitely checking out the goods!
It looks like Flash and Jerric are having a conversation.
Thanks for the wonderful screenies, Grits!
Haven’t touched Hearthfire. As Buffy rather whimsically says, “Everytime I think about putting down roots, my wings get in the way.”
Wow (Rorikstead) – No doubt some of Jerric’s handiwork drew that crowd.
Marius looks every bit the thief that I imagine he is!
Neat to see Abiene’s hair down. I went back to your first screen (Weirdness at Lakeview) to review, as it shows a real good view of how Abiene’s hair looks when it’s up in the bun.
No doubt about what Jerric’s lookin’ at!
Aww, horses always steal the show, don’t they? And my two faves – the paint and palomino. Of course, after staring at the horses for more than a few seconds, I finally noticed little Lil over on the right side of the picture.
Nope, but thanks for mentioning the possibility. Lil had never seen that guy before or discovered his mine location. She had been in and out of the house for a little while picking vegetables and such and not fast traveled to get there, which is why I was so puzzled. Didn’t know he was there until she heard him talking to Valdi and Abiene. I’m thinking it might be some mod madness where someone didn’t mean to alter him. Lil's game has survived a lot of changes.
I’ve also had a Legion courier run through the interior of Lakeview Manor while my character was inside, but that was in a game with more random encounter mods. Thankfully he was not pursued by a patrol of Stormcloaks.
Acadian, the palomino and paint are also Jerric’s two favorites. The palomino is a slightly blonder and significantly thicker Kip in his world. http://i.imgur.com/lNBvrbb.png when they’re traveling. She has the sense not to ask to borrow Flash!
Aww what a beautiful shot of the crew out on the road!
Abie looks wonderful on her golden giant! And I love the ghostly Sabrecat following behind.
http://i.imgur.com/MIIWrrW.png Better bring backup.
That is great how the game picks characters like that! First it was Lildreth, now Jerric!
Oh I also remember when the game picked Lil for a radiant quest! How fun!
Hmm, Marius could have trouble, since Jerric's sleeping companions include Ulfe.
Tyra in blue is the player character. Rayya on the left has a new outfit also. Both dual-wield Scimitars.
The tops need re-weighting, as they clip when the body twists. Might release the outfit as a separate mod when I'm done playing around.
Very nice, ghastley! Have the ladies tried wedding sandals or Moth Priest sandals with their outfits? Enchanted against stubbed toes, of course. I love the little sash around the waist.
Here are a few from Jensa’s recent adventures.
ghastley, the Seethrough Sisterhood looks great! It’s nice that the game has scimitars and the Redguard headgear as a good start to a ‘harem / I dream of Jeanie’ look.
Grits, those are wonderful screenshots – the ‘guard is born’ shot had me mALXishly spewing coffee out my nose and doing treydogian gigglesnorts. And Jensa is simply stunning – wow! Homeschooling a couple of little Companions-in-training? I can imagine the possibilities with your renamer tool are endless. . . Serana the Complainer. Renaming Lydia what she calls herself (Sworn to carry your burdens).
In Buffy news, the mage armor spell gig didn’t last long. She (okay, me) is a little too OCD about keeping it active in a dungeon. Even dual casting for some extra duration doesn’t eliminate the distraction. Muffle (dual cast) lasts much longer and is irrelevant (at Buffy’s perked out sneak skill) if it wears out. More importantly however, is that the gentle glow from muffle is way cool; the excessive glow from mage armor is not. No sense adventuring if you can’t look great!
Speaking of muffle, although no longer needed for stealth, we pretend it helps protect from the elements – like wading through water in a dungeon, or going to bed with bare feet and little blue glowing sockies. In fact, Buffy uses muffle instead of slippers or sandals as well. If there’s a way to RP utility magic, Buffy’ll find it.
And speaking of utility magic, she’s been using a ‘sanctuary’ spell on Superian when she has to leave the mare outside a dungeon. It’s all pretend, but it is an illusion spell that causes all (except Buffy) to completely ignore the mare’s presence. It is cast by Buffy on the mare (we use the ‘Pacify’ spell to simulate that) – which gives Superian a neat gentle green glow) and is maintained by Superian’s own magicka. It is dispelled when the mare is touched by Buffy as it will only work on critters. A nice illusion gift from Kynareth. Happily, Buffy can still recall the mare to her from any distance using her ‘Call of Corsair’ power from Oblivion. In Skyrim, the actual recalling is done via the horn that you get with the Convenient Horses mod.
That’s Runa Fair-Shield in the braids and Hroar ‘I Was Named After The Sound A Lion Makes’ in the green, both from the orphanage. Jensa has no problem giving mean people a beating, even if they are mean old ladies.
Mikke of Green River (now retired) adopted Sofie and Alesan. She was impressed by their industry. They say that Alesan is a Redguard, but to me he looks just like Hroar.
Lildereth feels Elys’s pain with the fatal knee injury. She really has to scamper when her spell wears off in a fight and she’s out of magicka. She’s quick in no armor, but not quicker than an arrow.
Acadian, I love Buffy’s uses behind some of the visual effects. Magic socks!
Here’s a picture from http://i.imgur.com/o6ZEBkt.png. They’ve spent a lot of time in Blackreach. Jensa just kept exploring even though Stenvar dropped some hints about the cold. They’re about to transcribe a Lexicon in the hope of uncovering the location of an Elder Scroll.
Funnily enough while they were in Riften provisioning (at the meadery) for this trip, Jensa was approached by an unhinged Argonian and given a different Lexicon. So she’s supposed to fill up one hunk of Dwemer metal with the secrets of a dead race and also return a different hunk of Dwemer metal that’s already full of the secrets back to where the dead race left it. Both are in her pack. She’s pretty sure she still remembers which is which.
Oy vey! I hope Jensa can remember which is which, too!
Loved that pic! At first, because of the angle, I thought Stenvar was touching Jensa's back. Reassurance? Lover's Touch? Or fixing that darned bow on her back.
Then I noticed the torch was in his hand. D'oh!
Alise hated Blackreach the first time through. She just got the Elder Scroll and made tracks out of there. The second time, she had both Argis and Lydia at her back, and it was much better with the two of them, though Argis kept getting sidetracked and Alise had to go back and find him. So she (and I) were able to collect thirty samples of Nirnroot and figure out that the place isn't as immense as we first thought it was.
Thank Talos for Sinderion's lab with the Eternal Flame! With Frostfall installed, I've been much more aware of exposure and keeping Alise within a reasonable distance from a heat source. The camping mods (Frostfall and Northern Ranger) both have been invaluable when we were caught out in the wild, especially in the far north.
And Grits, you'd be happy to hear that not only has Jordis asked for sausages in my game, but Argis keeps laughing at her. She asks at the craziest times! Sometimes I think she has a ravenous appetite, after all, she is still a growing teenager. Other times, though, I wonder if it's just her version of whistling past a graveyard. It certainly breaks the tension of the moment!
But Blackreach is such a lovely place for a honeymoon!
As long as http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinhead_%28Hellraiser%29 does not coming looking for the lexicons afterward, I think Jensa will be fine.
I think Blackreach can get claustrophobic at times. It is the thick, hazy air with the little particles of stuff floating around it in that makes it feel all closed in. Every once and a while if you leave Blackreach to go into Alftand or Raldbathar or one of the other exits, and then turn around and go right back in, the clear weather from outside follows you back in. It looks http://i.imgur.com/KaxhsQB.jpg when the air is clean and clear.
Great shot, Grits. I've loved those big glowey mushroom trees since first seeing them in Aravi's vids. Buffy's only been in there once - it was with Serana during the DG questline in her last playthrough. Because the place was pretty big and confusing, Buffy and Serana pretty much just followed their quest marker to do what they needed to do. Have not been back to really explore.
hautee, I thought it looked like Stenvar had a hand on his woman, too. Jensa has a history of finding the edge by walking off of it, so he was not thrilled to be up that high. She does not know the Become Ethereal Shout yet in this game! Jordis and Argis sound like a fun pair. My characters who have met Jordis usually end up feeling a little maternal toward her, even when she is saving their butts. And of course Argis… HOT. Jerric is the only one who doesn’t like him.
Blackreach does get claustrophobic. I was glad that Jensa and Stenvar headed up to the surface several times to camp. They are after all on their honeymoon, and even Jensa does not relax with Falmer, chaurus, and various constructs roaming around.
Here’s a pic for you SubRosa. http://i.imgur.com/RUCs0Ty.png engaged in badassery! I have no idea which of my mayhem-inducing mods allows bandits to attack inside Mistveil Keep, but that’s what happened. At the time of the picture Jensa had just had time enough to say “Holy skitt” and cast some mage armor. She has just had her difficulty bumped up and would not survive long in her http://i.imgur.com/c1WQB0L.png with an AR of about 12. I saw the spriggan and said something a little stronger, then took the pic. Funnily enough her summoned sabre cat was still with her from a fight outside the gates. I didn’t even notice him until I looked at the picture!
Jensa had no idea what was happening so she just blocked with her sword throughout the fight. She was there in her role as Jensa Stormblade, High King Ulfric’s left-hand woman, checking on matters in the post-war Rift. (Galmar Stone-Fist survived the war and still holds the honor of being Ulfric’s right-hand man. Which is fine by Jensa since Ulfric is right-handed and single, and so… never mind. Anyway, “Stone-Fist.” Enough said.)
Oh, and also about Blackreach, most of my characters hustle through as fast as they can. I don’t remember ever getting up high enough to look down on the big light. It was neat. Worth the http://i.imgur.com/wB5ggmN.png.
Grits, between the action, all the characters, the swirling sprig-leaves, the ethereal sabre cat and the fire, that shot is simply Wow!
SubRosa, I agree about the lights. Candlelight is way too bright and, for a fragile character like Buffy, makes her feel waaay too exposed an vulnerable unless she knows (thanks to her detect any freakin' thing that can move) spell that it is safe and summons some help just to be sure. Buffy tends to use mage light much more - tossing it into dark corners and such. She has learned a helpful trick - if you cast a mage light on a follower or summon, it will hit them (non-hostile act), then settle above their head and follow them around like a candlelight spell. Not only that, when a mage light spell is 'attached' to a follower/NPC, it apparently doesn't count as your 'ration' of one mage light. That is, Buffy can pop a candlelight over her own head, put a magelight on a follower and still cast a mage light into dark corners. Silly, I know, but you know Buffy and 'utility' magic.
One of Jerric’s most gleeful discoveries was that in Skyrim he could cast real light using Alteration spells. He never could get Cyrodiil’s Illusion lights through his head. Right after he learned Magelight he and Darnand (played by Marcurio as this was a PS3 game) went hunting vampires in that very dark cave near Whiterun. Jerric spent most of the time sticking light balls to Darnand while Darnand blew up all of the vampires. It’s a fond memory.
Here’s a picture from today. http://i.imgur.com/FlXVgn2.png
Lovely dragon pic, and is that from PS3? That's gotta be tricky to capture if so.
That sounds funny with the Magelight spells. Marcurio is so arrogant, so does this transpire toward Darnand? .. Like, is Darnand also supposed to be arrogant, and having Marcurio as Darnand makes it seem like you're with Darnand?
Renee, that dragon is from Jensa’s PC game. She hasn’t finished the main quest or started Dragonborn in that one.
Darnand is supposed to be dangerously overconfident in some situations but not as blatantly arrogant as Marcurio. Darnand is much more reserved but he’s the most outspoken with Jerric so it worked in Jerric’s console games. Some of his comments are perfect, like the one about bringing artifacts back to the Arcane University and his exasperated rant when you ask him to carry things. A few of the extremely arrogant ones like “If these ruins frighten you, take comfort in the knowledge that I am here” work with Darnand’s wry sense of humor. If I didn’t know these characters so well the differences might have been distracting, but instead it was awesome to finally have them both adventuring together in the game rather than having one of them just in my imagination.
ADDED: Oh, and I wrapped things up with Jensa for a while with a trip to Winterhold. Jensa finally reached Expert in Conjuration, and she really wanted to polish her skills a little with a rare session of paid training. The trainer at the college told her there was nothing he could teach her. That was disappointing and confirmed Jensa’s suspicion that the College was pointless other than as a containment area for daedra loving mages. Then she hit the tavern on the way out of town (of course) and http://i.imgur.com/KBNi4ZQ.png from SubRosa’s http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/10733/ mod, which is where all of Jensa’s summoned animals come from. Starhawk helped her improve her skill and the two became friends. Jensa is from a matrilineal clan of mountain hunters but has wandered far from her origins, so meeting Starhawk at this point in her game was pretty much perfect.
How perfect for Jensa! I suspect she might like the RL http://www.starhawk.org/ as well.
Persephone and I came to the same conclusion about the Daedra-loving mages of the Winterhold College. No, I don't want to summon an unbound Dremora, let alone a bound one. I wonder why the Vigilants never attack them? It would seem like an obvious thing.
I look up the names of all of your NPCs when I meet them, since I know they all hold meaning. Starhawk was an excellent person to read about.
Darnand is my character who feels most at home at the College. Not a big surprise. Even Jerric who is an enthusiastic supporter of College works and pals around with a Frost Atronach prefers to stay at the inn.
Here’s a pic from Marius’s most recent adventure. It’s a location from a mod. Things had gotten hectic enough for him to use the Flame Thrall scroll that he has been hoarding against just such an emergency. Then there was a cave-in, and http://i.imgur.com/R3EV23D.png is what they found next.
Looks like the three of them are bickering about who is responsible for getting them into this predicament.
And Ms. Flame is just coolly hanging out!
Ooops! Who broke the bridge!
Latest character: Drelka, a port from my Evergloam mod for Oblivion. She's a Daedra Seducer still, and using an Absorb Health spell (thanks to SubRosa) as her main weapon.
She either wears http://ghastley.org/Skyrim/images/DrelkaPortrait.jpg, which is her battle attire, or else she'll wear something by the classical Greek couturier, Diaphanos, as seen http://ghastley.org/Skyrim/images/DrelkaClothed.jpg
She's towing Lydia around at the moment, but she might use Rayya for a while. As a mage, she needs a tank companion, rather than another mage.
ghastley, Drelka looks really nice! I like her hair (color and style) and that goes well with her circlet.
As everyone probably knows, Misa's move to Skyrim from Morrowind has not been an easy trip. She lost her
boobs nippies and privates in the move, and I've spent the better part of two days trying to find them. Here are some screens of her quest to find her missing body parts:
Misa Next gen: (no privates, nips = yes; but they are colorless; still working on fixing her):
"Do I really have to wear this thing? You call this a bikini?"
Me thinks Misa is getting pissed off:
Misa getting aggravated that I won't leave her boobs alone for 10 minutes - but at least I got them fixed finally!:
Seperate Save Misa test new look - I just can't seem to choose which look I like best, urk!:
Aw, don't go away mad! (By the way, that tavern she is stomping off from is the one I'm making over in the Skyrim mods section)!
The adventures of Misa vs the Character Creation Monster! She looks like she's going to be fun once you get her bits all sorted out. If you're asking for input on her hair. . . as much as I like longer hair, I think the shorter style you have for her looks nicer - and I'll bet it will tend to cause less clipping as you get her into. . . more substantial clothes and armors?
ghastley, Drelka looks fabulous in Skyrim! Her outfit looks great and I’m sure her battle attire looks even better. I love that hairstyle on her. Rayya in her similarly Diaphanosed attire would be a fun companion. Dare I hope that some day my TG guy might get to meet her?
mALX, Misa looks great! The long hair is very pretty and it would be hard to choose just one of her looks. I think I prefer the way her face looks without bangs so you can see more of it. You did an awesome job with her!
Here’s a shot of http://i.imgur.com/U0ntHh0.png. She did the work to get here without thinking much about it. Now she’s wondering if it was a good idea after all.
The hair shade was tweaked in http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/29624 which gives you the ability to set the colour, instead of just choosing from presets. I think that recommendation came from one of threads here. It's aware of the extra hair styles added by other mods, and includes a few extra skin overlays (warpaint, dirt, and other details).
If I remember right, I installed that mod to use Ethereal Elven Overhaul for an Elf character, and started using it for all of the races.
Edit: And I'll have to disappoint you. The Clark in Skyrim tale starts after he's already met Lydia, and she's his housecarl. The Dragonborn is someone else, but she's already in Clark's employ before that part happens.
Lopov, an axe is a handy tool - for chopping spiders, bears, bandits and firewood, eh?
No mercy indeed! You Redguard is very bold going after those spiders with an axe. Nice!
I love that campsite. It’s one of the places I’ve used with multiple characters over the years since there’s safe storage there.
Great to see your Redguard warmed up and resting after the ordeal with the dragon.
At least that fella in the cage has a nice bed of ashes to lay on...
I love the mountains outside of Southfringe. Your silent Redguard's teeth must be chattering!
And some nice quiet time with Angi. She has always been one of my favorite NPCs.
Lopov, some nice shots of Silence and Angi. The hermit and silent Redguard would probably make a pretty good team. . . .
Beautiful views of the mountains!
Vampire lairs are so interesting to me. They have books and furniture and things in ice caves, but of course they don’t get cold.
It looks like Silence had a great visit with Angi. I think they would get along well. I really like the way he can lie down anywhere!
Here’s a picture of http://i.imgur.com/g7q22GH.png doing one of his favorite things.
I thought Jerric was going to be spelling his name in the snow!
I like the flame astronaut in the background, and her little ball of fire that is winging to the scene, a little too slow for Jerric's sword.
I confess to giggling over the possibilities of Jerric’s favorite activities.
Acadian, the old caravan guard uniform is exactly what I thought when I saw that armor, and the familiarity is why Jerric still uses it. Lol, tail and fur.
Nice shot, Grits, that shield reminds me of Kvatch. Hey, unless that is Kvatch shield! There's some animal running in the background too, I think.
Nice arrow in flight! Silence (is his last name Dogood? ) is the perfect name/personality for an archer.
Yes, nice shots, Lopov. I bet if Silence had brothers, they'd be named Swift and Deadly.
Great shots of Jerric and Silence! Haaf-Mersey also enjoys decapitations. When a decapitation occurs, the fight is definitely over.
Great shots of Silence shooting! I love the sky in the last one. Angi's camp is a great location.
Oh, and I forgot to say that yes that is a Kvatch shield from http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/50505/, and the animals in the background are the two horses Banner and Flash. They run away from fights thanks to a mod.
Dynamite shot of Angi! Snowy Silence. . . I see what you did there.
Great shots, Lopov. So Si has made it to Falkreath it seems.
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