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- This is an AU in which it is possible for a character to have the physical traits of their father. So please don't lecture me about how Ethaniel should look like his mother!!
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Tell me a Story
Ethaniel LaChance survived the fight against the horde of undead warriors, but not without suffering major wounds that put him out of commission for the rest of the night. The spell that the Wraith Priest threw at him was a searing, fiery poison that would have killed him if he was not part dunmer. Nevertheless, in addition to the physical wounds that were painful enough, he felt a severe burn throughout his entire body. With his bag emptied of the potions he could've used to rid himself of it, he could only resort to a combination of ale and numbing elixir to help him sleep it all off. His father, Lucien, had a short reserve of empathy and concern for the lives of others. He was an enthusiastic hunter of beast and mankind- all pride and no regrets. But this was his son, his flesh and blood, the life he and his wife created. It tore him to see Ethaniel in this condition. As a specter there seemed to be little he could do but remain at his son's side and watch helplessly as he continued to suffer the immense pain before the treatment started working. But for this specific ailment he had a solution. The ectoplasmic shell that his soul embodied was as cold as ice, so within his embrace Ethaniel found an enormous degree of comfort. "I'm reminded of the time you had that fever... do you remember that?" "Vaguely. I remember sleeping all day, every day... and you two hovering over me. So....am I going to be in the Void with you tonight, father?" Ethaniel asked him. "No... you'll be here a little longer." He purred. "This will be over by tomorrow morning. Just rest." "Da." "Yes?" "I remember something else... you told stories. It helped me fall asleep every night. So... why don'tcha tell me a story. And do the voices." He grinned. "Of course."
As Lucien did this for him, Ethaniel and sleep finally found each other. And just as he had assured, when he awoke the next day, the spell had worn off. But Lucien was nowhere to be found. Then, when he sat up and caught sight of the glowing pile of ghostly remains on the ground next to him, he knew what had happened. As Lucien held Ethaniel in his arms, he not only dulled the burn, he absorbed the effects of the spell and placed it upon himself. There is no pain in the void, but once the soul re-enters the world as a specter there is plenty to be had. His father suffered so that his son would not, until his spectral body finally perished due to the persistent damage.
But as most of you know he'll just summon him back after a day He'll be like "Aw papa!"
Lucien has saved Eth's life MANY times in Skyrim. Not exactly like this but that's what inspired it. He's distracted a dragon while Eth sliced it up (and died because of it), when Eth had a thread of life remaining Lucien kicked the enemy's ass good. He's a good companion and he's always there to protect my Dovahkiin ^^ But it's his dad so, of course he would! <3
Behold my quick and dirty GotG/Skyrim crossover! More specificly, Guardians of the Galaxy trailer meets Skyrim's Nightingales. This comic mainly stems from the fact that as far as looks and mindsets are concerned, Peter Quill and my imperial thief Bron could be practically brothers. Also, poor lil' Nightingales - being all badass and cool with their batman-ish armors yet people are not convinced whether they even exist...
Upper picture: Vambrace 2.0, it's bigger than the last one and therefor fits the refs a lot better. Still having the unfinished hidden blade as mock up (I'll probably keep the tip, ditching the handle.
Lower left: Early hood construction. Later I got rid of some fabric on the inside and cut some corners off to make the points pointier and the inside blue lining go back again (it sticks out at the front).
Lower right: some gear put on, the cuff is now attached to the sleeves.
Btw, allthough I needed to heavily modify this (switch some stitching lines and adding 5 cm underneath) I still think I'm ought to credit ~Franky-bizarro for his amazing hood pattern, located at: