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A Quiet Night in Suran by TheMinttu A Quiet Night in Suran by TheMinttu
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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Morrowind © Bethesda
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spirtomb1831 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
TheBigSweat Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Velkaarn Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
5/5 just excellent.
Saihai Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
dayum womannn.
doulifee Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
found that picture on a mod that change loading screen.  so just putting a nice work here.
aefyn Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional Writer
This is epic :D
Delfin-a Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
looks like the southwest :)
Sihlaryn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ooog Mittuu ... I do not know what to say ... I loved the atmosphere of Suran ^ ^ this is so well done!
Akilroth234 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Oh my god, MAKE MORE PICTURES WITH STORIES IN THE DESC!! That was so awesome I have chills now.
beavers34 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
I love it !
Owari999 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Holy SHIT that's awesome!
JesterDK Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this pic. Morrowind's one of my favorite games, and Suran was an awesome city. Plus, this looks fantastic. Awesome.
Omaline Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like a warm night, very awesome setting. ;) Bravo!
trish05 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Awesome, amazing picture!
WhiteWolf321 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Beautifully done.
Galvorn11 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
I love that place...
Torriesdream Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very impressive
I want to play Morrowind. Again :)
QSaga Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
My first time in the House of Earthly Delights: This game is amazing.
DardreiGraves Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
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
DededooPlz Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Awesome pic, but it looks a bit more like Balmora to me than Suran.
DardreiGraves Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
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.
S-SimeonoV Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
I can't help but favorite this. It's just ...bloody brilliant. Where did you learn digital painting? :D
TheMinttu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Freelancerrook Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student Writer
I really wish I could make epic pictures like this.
AlbertBruun Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
fantastic game
EsorAurora Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All your Morrowwind art is making me nostalgic :I That means you're doing a great job though. Awesome fan arts =)
Valcyr Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Hahaha...delightful ;)
Seriously. Great athmosphere, lighting, and emotion :) By Azura, I miss this game!
DemonStash Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lmao this always made my laugh, RED LIGHT DISTRICT IN MORROWIND
dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Elyrii Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Wow, this really captures the atmosphere. Excellent job with the lighting!!
metalcervidae Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Y'know, I've never even played Elder Scrolls (I know, it's sad) and I'm in love with this piece. <3 I love the feeling you've captured, and how you handled the lights coming from the lanterns.
I could just marvel at all the details for hours...
Elrhiarhodan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh, awesome, awesome.
Someday I will play this, I swear!

In the meantime, OMG Skyrim.
Lord-Radian Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woa O_O a wonderfull morrowind fanart. Bring up nostalgy.
plangkye Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is completely gorgeous. I love the brush strokes.
Nordic-Dragon Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely! i really like these houses and this is a great painting! i really like the light on the bottom dunmer!
Demo-box Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
didn't know morrowind had a red light district, nice touch
Jarezed Featured By Owner May 14, 2011

Kuuluu varmaan parhaisiin Morrowind fanartteihin mitä olen nähnyt. Uskomatonta miten tarkkaan oot saanut mallinnettua sen koko hengen joka tekee morrowindista niin erityisen. Pystyy tunnistamaan nuo samat portaat joita pitkin on kompeloitu alas ties kuinka monta kertaa ja nuo ihanat lepattavat lyhdyt yön hämärässä. Suran ei koskaan ollut meikäläiselle edes tärkeä kylä joten on hienoa miten tähän pääsee niin hyvin sisään siitä huolimatta.
Tuo brushien käyttö on kanssa uskomattoman upeaa jälkeä. Ihanat rosoiset seinät ja yksinkertaisesti maalatut tummat puut kevyesti lyhtyjen valaisemina. Hnngggh kun tulee hyvä mieli tämmöisistä kuvista!
Aldryst Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
I LOVE YOU. I was checking the list of new deviations from you, you busy artiste and I was NOT expecting Morrowind stuff! I've been playing it again and this is just.. PHENOMENAL! *wallpaper*
Almesiva-Moonshadow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! This is just amazing!:love:
Please make some more...:heart:
kyphoscoliosis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Any time you feel comfortable to, you can take a break from being fucking amazing. Just saying.
yrahcaz75 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Thats amazing, i loved the way Suran looked in game, this is even better. I can't wait to see the stuff you'll come up with when Skyrim comes out!
LotsOfPillowPants Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it.
I miss this game so much.
Excellent job!(:
Lintufriikki Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lksdjfsfhl meenttu y u so amazing ;____; :heart:
marcs-account Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
please do more morrowind or oblivion, you'll be my friend for life if you do :D
Gunsguru Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
fuck yeah

I love fucking Morrowind oh my god yes.
Eleima Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, absolutely gorgeous..... I always enjoy your Morrowind art, it just never gets old. You capture the atmosphere so perfectly.
Isugi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My favorite place in Morrowind :3
And you drew it awesomely!
ericthered1090 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Sweet painting, I love the atmosphere you put surrounding Deseles'. Very nice.
KaissE Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Loistavaa! :clap:
Magister-Darkcat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
I don't suppose you'd consider drawing a Silt Strider or one of the Talvanie towns?

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