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Skyrim- Blackreach again by CynicalBounce Skyrim- Blackreach again by CynicalBounce
I am older and wiser and have a better computer, so I decided to have another crack at my most beloved location in Skyrim.
Process here!

Bonus round! Here's a short drabble of an abandoned story of mine:
"I figured I’d find you here.”
“So you did,” she didn’t move an inch, her eyes still on the camp. In contemplation, he wondered, or in melancholy? “Plenty of places to hide here, my big friend. You wouldn’t have found me if that was my intention.”
They stood in silence above the underground valley. The small figures below moved about their business, showing the ruin more animation than it had seen in a long time. But beyond the edges of the camp, there was no motion beyond the calm waver of the glowing mushrooms and the trickle of the streams. The Falmer have long since abandoned hope of reclaiming this place, unable to tear anything but minor losses from the refugees that invaded their domain. They would return eventually anyway, and the defenders were always ready.
That was why he had come out, for patrol. And, he suspected that was the reason she often held her vigil up here on her perch that overlooked the cave.
“The dark doesn’t suit you,” she suddenly told him, and he looked over to find her eyes looking down at his ebony armor. “You wouldn’t be able to sneak your way past a blind and deaf mammoth at its last breath.”
“I wouldn’t dream of giving you competition. It’s just more practical.”
“Uh-huh,” she smirked lightly, looking away. “That’s what I kept telling you about my profession.”
“Your profession was to relieve people of their purses or lives.”
“It’s only practical. For me.”
The shared a humorless chuckle between them, both knowing she did neither as of late.
“I’m out on patrol. Would you care to join me?”
“No. There was stirring down the north lane, though. Could be vermin, could be Falmer. Stay alert.”
“It appears as if you are more than alert enough for the both of us.”
She didn’t even dignify that with any kind of response, her eyes once more glued to the scene below.
"You could just go down and share the meal with them. At least with your colleagues, if the civilians aren't inspiring enough."
"I could. I don't want to."
"Liar."
He left. She stayed.
As always.
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:iconmsmario317:
MsMario317 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That story was very well written :)
I suppose you know of the dragon in the chandalure correct? 
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CynicalBounce Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
I have no idea what that means, but thank you.
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MissOakleaf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Ahh, this is lovely~ Blackreach is definitely one of the coolest locations to go exploring in Skyrim. This really captures the kind of gloom and mystery the location has. I really like how you handled the glow and how the light falls. Great work!
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CynicalBounce Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Thanks a bunch! And yeah, full agreement there, I just wandered around aimlessly, enjoying the scenery. Source of endless inspiration, I must say.
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The-Green-Squirrel Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
UhuuuhuuUUhUUUUHUUUUUU YOUR PROGRESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
IT'S SO
UWAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
YOU NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE ME DEAR ONE
I REALLY LIKE HOW YOU INCORPORATE MORE COLORS HERE AND COMPOSITION AND DETAIL AND YOUR SOUL OKAY THANKS

AND I LIKE YOUR PROCESS AS WELL YOU'RE ALWAYS FUN TO LISTEN TOOOOOOO
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CynicalBounce Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
AND YOU NEVER FAIL TO MAKE ME SMILE LIKE A LUNATIC WITH ALL THAT ENTHUSIASM IT'S INFECTIOUS THANK YOU DARLING
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The-Green-Squirrel Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
UHUUUHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU YOU'RE THE ONE WHO EVOKED IT UWAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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arinhelmellaide Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Fantastic composition!!!
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:iconcynicalbounce:
CynicalBounce Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
:bow: Thank you, thank you very much!
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:iconarinhelmellaide:
arinhelmellaide Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
You are extremely welcome!
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Colcoction Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student General Artist
This is really cool! Beautiful location.
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CynicalBounce Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Definitely! Thanks!
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