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A Quiet Night in Suran
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Published: April 13, 2011
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Desele's House of Earthly Delights :happycry:


”By the Almsivi, how are you supposed to be able to sleep from that dreadful yowling?” The young Dunmer’s irritated complaint broke the long silence between the two women standing vigil outside a concrete house adorned with the last flowers of summer and crimson lanterns that cast an otherworldly aura around the couple.

Another low, echoing moan of the Silt Strider penetrated the cool night air. The other woman, a tall, slender Nord didn’t move from her vantage point on the top of the stairs, but instead sent a very unladylike glob of saliva flying to the slightly damp stones of the courtyard. “Didn’t you have Striders on the mainland?”

“No,” came the clipped response.

“Better get used to it then.”

“It’s eerie.”


Sighing, the young Dunmer pushed off from the building’s chilly wall and started walking in a small circle to warm herself up, careful to avoid stepping in the spit with her scanty sandals. It was already late Hearthfire and the weather was no longer agreeing with their attempts of picking up customers from the streets. “Is it always this slow?” she finally asked conversationally, wanting something else to think about than the developing frostbite in her toes.

“Not usually,” the Nord replied, absently following her partner’s pacing with her eyes. “I hear there’s something going on at the Temple. Even Madam Desele’s worried, what with the rumors of the Blight and all that. She’s saying we’re going to need more effective ways to ensure our customers are... clean.”

“Oh.” The Dunmer wrapped her arms around herself and stifled a shiver. At the moment she was extremely jealous of her friend’s natural resistance to the autumn’s chill. “Did the Temple finally take care of that freak?”

At that the blonde Nord let out a bark of laughter. “Freak? There’s plenty of freaks to go around on Vvardenfell. Which one?”

The Dunmer stopped pacing to nod at the empty courtyard. “You know, him. Spouting crazy talk about that ancient heathen cult.”

“Oh, him. Caminda saw someone official-looking talking to him yesterday and then he just disappeared.”

“Is he dead?”

A shrug. “I wouldn’t know. What does it matter?”

“He was entertaining. I think he was bringing in more customers. Gods, it’s cold out here!” The Dunmer gave up and stomped to the door. “I’m going inside. Have a pleasant evening freezing you face off.”

The Nord chuckled. “Fine.”

“Let me know if the freak comes back and I’ll come enjoy the show.”

“I will. Good night.”


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TheBigSweat's avatar
TheBigSweat|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Velkaarn's avatar
5/5 just excellent.
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Saihai|Hobbyist Photographer
dayum womannn.
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doulifee|Hobbyist Photographer
found that picture on a mod that change loading screen.  so just putting a nice work here.
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aefyn|Professional Writer
This is epic :D
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Delfin-a's avatar
looks like the southwest :)
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Sihlaryn|Hobbyist Writer
Ooog Mittuu ... I do not know what to say ... I loved the atmosphere of Suran ^ ^ this is so well done!
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Akilroth234's avatar
Oh my god, MAKE MORE PICTURES WITH STORIES IN THE DESC!! That was so awesome I have chills now.
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beavers34's avatar
I love it !
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Owari999|Hobbyist Writer
Holy SHIT that's awesome!
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JesterDK|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this pic. Morrowind's one of my favorite games, and Suran was an awesome city. Plus, this looks fantastic. Awesome.
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Omaline|Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like a warm night, very awesome setting. ;) Bravo!
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trish05's avatar
Awesome, amazing picture!
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WhiteWolf321's avatar
Beautifully done.
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Galvorn11's avatar
I love that place...
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Torriesdream|Professional Artisan Crafter
Very impressive
I want to play Morrowind. Again :)
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QSaga|Student Traditional Artist
My first time in the House of Earthly Delights: This game is amazing.
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DardreiGraves's avatar
Love the little story behind it |D This totally sounds like a conversation that would take place.

The darks and the reds make me sleepy |D
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DededooPlz's avatar
Awesome pic, but it looks a bit more like Balmora to me than Suran.
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DardreiGraves's avatar
How does it look more like Balmora? This is exactly how Suran looks like if you come down the stairs from the Silt Strider. You must be thinking of the Hlaluu architecture, the sandy colored buildings with their border lined stairs and buildings, and copious arches.
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S-SimeonoV's avatar
I can't help but favorite this. It's just ...bloody brilliant. Where did you learn digital painting? :D
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TheMinttu|Student Digital Artist
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I really wish I could make epic pictures like this.
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