Dragonborn Interview: AedmarDragonborn Interview: Aedmar by NorroenDyrd
'Are you sure this will work?' I ask, fingering the rattling pill bottles through the fabric of my jacket. On my way to cross the boundary between our realm and Tamriel, I grabbed everything I could find in the cabinets and closets around my apartment, from aspirin to heartburn remedies and those mentol-scented candy-like thingies you have to keep in your mouth if you have a sore throat.
My companion, a lanky blonde elven teenager with pale, greyish skin and amethyst eyes, whirls around to face me and responds with a cheerful grin,
'Of course I'm sure! When he sees these weird alchemy reagents of yours, he will want to study them - and when he gets all grabby-handed, you'll be like, "Naw-uh! You have to answer my questions first"...'
He falls silent for a moment, mulling over some thought that has just occurred to him and chewing loudly at the tropical fruit gum I have been generously supplying him with throughout our entire journey between universes - and then adds,
'Course, he might
Unbonded - part one?'Wo-hoo!' the little Redguard's laugh rang like a silver bell amidst the billowing clouds of dust. 'Did you see that thing the floor just did? Under our feet? The topsy-turvy spinning thing? Is this how you feel when you're drinking? I haven't had a chance to do any drinking yet - I mean, my mom gave me a sip of wine at her last birthday... And it tasted terrible! Ugh, so bitter and prickly and...'Unbonded - part one? by NorroenDyrd
Slowly, like ebbing tide crawling back from the shoreline, the dust settled, revealing the blurry curves of the girl's silhouette. His head was still throbbing dully, as he could still hear the echoing thunder of the crumbling wall, and there seemed to be a trickle of blood dripping down into his eyes - but still, Ralof tried his best to figure out which way was up and which was down, and clambered awkwardly into a more or less upward pose. For a while, he remained silent, gaping at his fellow prisoner and trying to blink away the scorching brightness of the spell she kept casting at the itc
Dragonborn Interview: MidirDragonborn Interview: Midir by NorroenDyrd
A/N: This was supposed to be my response to the character interview tag (see description for details; perhaps it is even more preferable to do so before reading), but it turned out to long and wordy that I am submitting it as a deviation.
Serana tears away from the pallid figure slumped in the chair before me and grins as she notices me flinch at the sight of dark blood streaming down her chin; in the poor light it almost seems that she is a man with a small, neat black beard.
'Squeamish, are you?' she asks mockingly. 'Trust me, this had to be done. He is under my control now - as a Daughter of Coldharbour, I can turn less powerful vampires into my blood thralls, and while he is my thrall, I can command him to answer all your questions. He would never have opened up otherwise, the foolish boy'.
The hapless vampire stirs and opens his eyes. Wide, blank, and glassy, they stare straight ahead like two yellow lanterns.
'What do you wish of me, mistress?' he asks hoarsely, sounding a
On TES elvesAlright can I just say how much I love the elves in the Elder ScrollsOn TES elves by TheMinttu
J.R.R. Tolkien popularized elves as these otherworldly, divinely beautiful creatures which sorta established the standard for the race in all modern fantasy that came after. They're nearly immortal, distant, and to me, plain boring. Then around comes Morrowind, the game that really made me fall in love with TES, its world and its lore!! The elves of TES have a long history, and each subrace has their own cultural identity. The elves no longer just sit in their Crystal ivory towers (well I guess some of them do) and sing to their trees or whatever - they're flawed, complicated PEOPLE, and extremely proud of who they are. The haughty Altmer, the hostile Dunmer from the Ashlands, the cannibalistic Bosmer, the late Dwemer and their scientific achievements…. when was the last time any elves modeled after Tolkien's work had this much cultural diversity??
I love the fact that Bethesda actually created some of the most inter