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Seht is for... by shaydh Seht is for... by shaydh
The result of a doodle that went out of control, originally for giving Dravven a new hairstyle. For something I hadn't planned out, this worked out surprisingly well. He was going to be holding the Blade of Woe or something, but I already have a picture of him doing that so I ended up drawing a gash. Then I decided it wasn't enough blood, and realized that the gash could be quite easily converted to a Daedric S.

Anyway, warning for big wall of text full of headcanon things no one but me needs to care about.

I figure at some point after the whole Shivering Isles thing, Sithis realized he was short one Listener and the Dark Brotherhood is losing power, so he went to the Madgod to get Dravven back. After some pestering, Sheogorath agreed and separated the part of him that was mostly comprised of the Hero of Kvatch and tossed it back into Nirn, conveniently during the time period of Skyrim so I can have Garik and Dravven go on deranged Dark Brotherhood adventures together. What fun! As a result of the separation, Dravven is even more unstable and neurotic than he had been in life and his love for the Brotherhood borders on fanaticism, but Sithis is okay with that as long as he can still function well enough to murder people.

Sheogorath wants to make a note that Dravven is still a part of him and is only to be lent to Sithis, so he carved a Daedric Seht into him, apparently failing to notice that Sithis also starts with an S...

And no, Dravven is not allowed to be happy because I delight in making him miserable. :D
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Nitasu987 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Man that is one helluva storyline you've created... I LOVE IT! I 
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PatrickWithWords Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
I love the headcanon almost as much as the artwork! Personally, I think Sheogorath should have carved a cheese wedge onto Dravven's chest ... but I doubt it would have had the same dramatic effect :D
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shaydh Featured By Owner May 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh my goodness, that would lead to so many awkward questions! XD
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Cal-Smith Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
For a second i thought this was Dalamar (from Dragonlance) but no :c Dravven is equally as awesome!
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shaydh Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh, I used to have a huge fangirl crush on Dalamar! XD But I don't think the dark elves in Dragonlance had dark skin.

Thank you! :hug:
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Cal-Smith Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
yes, that's what i thought after sending the comment :c aha oh well! hehe

You're welcome :3 [link]
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Cal-Smith Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
didn't mean to link that but..
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elspethaurilie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
This is excellent and really, I love the headcanon/background. Obviously I am a huge Elder Scrolls junkie; I love looking at fan art but I also love knowing about how creative people imagine themselves adding to the world.
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shaydh Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! <3 I have so much headcanon about all the crazy adventures my guys go on, haha! I'm glad you enjoy it, I was worried I might bore people. ^^;
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Ventisquear Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Poor Dravven :(

But, is Sithis really sure about this? Wasn't it Dravven who painted on the symbol of the Dark Brotherhood and changed it into a turkey? :lol: I remember that because it's my favourite picture with DB.
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shaydh Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Digital Artist
Sithis thinks about it, and then kicks him right out again. XD

Haha, that was very out-of-character for him. Maybe he was on...skooma? Let's go with that.
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LandscapeRunner Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool!
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shaydh Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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LandscapeRunner Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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baratron Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Oh, this is dark!
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shaydh Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   Digital Artist
I do get some twisted satisfaction out of dark drawings. :)
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thisismylastpigeon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
This is beautiful work! And I really like your headcanon for Dravven as well :D
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shaydh Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks! :D Haha I'm glad people find my random musings interesting XD
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thisismylastpigeon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
You are welcome...and thank you as well! I think it's great story material. :D
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Silmathrade Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Very Interesting :)
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shaydh Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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SzejdiAkhanta Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing c:
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shaydh Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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SzejdiAkhanta Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:) Watching you, btw. I love your style c:
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice pic and backstory:clap:
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shaydh Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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NorroenDyrd Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Amazing art, and the backstory makes me wish I was a Hindu deity, because that way I'd have way more hands to give a thumbs up!
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shaydh Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Ahaha, that's one of the nicest compliments I've heard! Thanks! :hug:
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NorroenDyrd Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
You are most welcome! :D
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KillerGirlFuria Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ooooooch♥
He's sooo adorable! ♥.♥
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shaydh Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Haha, thanks! :D
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KillerGirlFuria Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ya welcome
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Seika-H Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
That really does sound like something Sheogorath would do, as far as the letter. :XD: Poor Dravven. I probably shouldn't laugh at how much fun you get from abusing him, but I can't help it. It's funny :D

This is a beautiful picture though. I always love how you draw dark elves, and the background is gorgeous!
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shaydh Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Digital Artist
I shouldn't have this much fun abusing him! But we'll call it karma for all the people he's murdered. ;)

Thank you! :hug: I found a nice water tutorial that I used and I'm really pleased with it! :D
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littlecrazyneko411 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Dude I haven't played Skyrim in like forever...Maybe I'll try it again soon but really nice drawing, very deep
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shaydh Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks! I haven't played it myself in a while. I still need to finish the main quest.
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littlecrazyneko411 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Same her :P
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Onikage01 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist
It's always fun to emplore weaknesses in your characters, I really adore how you draw Dark elves, those deep blood eyes <3
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shaydh Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Dravven here hit the motherload. XD

Thank you! I think I finally found a good way to color them: dark red irises and light red "whites of the eye", and then a glowy layer over them!
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Onikage01 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist
Yeah, I need to read up on my Elder Scrolls law, I only know whats in Skyrim.

And yeah you've got them down to a T... or is it spelt tee? I don't know I never see that phrase written, but it's really vivid, imagine them staring out at you in a dark cavern, then you blink, gone, next thing you feel is cold steel against your jugular.

That was dark...
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shaydh Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Try Oblivion! The character models are horribly ugly but I think the sidequests are even more fun.

As Claptrap would say: "Intimidating, but slightly arousing. I like it!"
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Onikage01 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist
Someone's been playing boarderlands!

gotta love it, and i may give it a shot, I've spent a lot recently XD
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Mathis-Rose Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yanno, I can see Sheogorath doing something like that, regarding the letter xD ...in all honesty, I can see me doing something like that, too. Mostly because I have.

Your imagination is wonderful. I love how much you develop your characters and delve into backstories and such. And your artwork is lovely to boot <3
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shaydh Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Sheogorath is insane enough to do anything! Even to himself.

Thank you! :hug: I can't help but think of all these backstories, especially when I'm trying very hard to fall asleep, it seems. XD
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Mathis-Rose Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I think that is why he's one of my favorites among the Dremora. <3

Of course! :manhug:
And creative minds like to do that, it seems. My imagination is the most active when I'm showering or trying to sleep; guess that's because I'm most peaceful during those times and no one else is bothering me XD
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drajk Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
wow this art really looks great^^
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shaydh Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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drajk Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
yw^^
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idontcare119 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww. Don't we all delight in making our characters miserable to some degree? That's a really cool backstory!
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shaydh Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   Digital Artist
It's true, putting them through hell is fun! And Dravven is my personal buttmonkey. It doesn't help that I only draw him when I'm upset. XD

Thanks! <3
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