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Malkhai LaChance 121 4E by KABren Malkhai LaChance 121 4E by KABren
In order to battle the retinal degeneration that attacked her in the year 119 4E, Malkhai had to consume Viper's Bugloss leaves (it is an ingredient in Night-Eye potion, but masters of alchemy know that it prevents blindness) 4 times a day. Fortunately her daughter, Syan LaChance, had full knowledge of this and became the savior of her eyesight, which Malkhai valued as an enthusiastic adventurer.

You could call it a side effect... if you really think a cosmetic alteration is a big deal. Doing this changed her eye color from a deep red to a very icy blue. Malkhai is alright with it though. In fact she's pleased with this surprise effect :D It's one more thing that makes her a unique dunmer.


A while ago, when I was browsing DA, on more than one occasion I thought I saw Malkhai fan art... then I was like " it's someone else's dunmer."

That's when I decided to make changes. What counts really is her personality...yes... but something just has to be done on the outside to just to break the mold.

Oh and that eye changing thing... it really does happen. Certain medications change eye color. :D Maybe certain alchemy ingredients could too.

I used the simplistic style again, but I think I like it more than some of my detailed things. I love it when I get that facial expression just right...which tells everyone she's a spunky no-nonsense, tough, I-can-kick-your-ass-so-don't-even-try-it kind of dunmer. No wonder Ethaniel loves Aela so much... she's very much like her XD

Malkhai © KABren
Elder Scrolls stuff © Bethesda
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PunkRoctorok Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
so this is about 80 yeras before skyrim?
KABren Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SandboxPhotographer Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I saw this portrait and I thought "hmmm... Beautiful, definetly my favourite!, let's see Kabren's gallery..."
Now I'm your fan alltogether :D
KABren Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much <3 ^_________^
Chenria Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks adorable! Strong and beautiful :heart:
Great character portrait.
Lizzie-W5 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
That's the great thing about having a character that is headcannonically dual Eth, or my Dovahkiin. They look different.
KABren Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah different is much more fun ^^
Kalid909 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quite a lovely change, it truly suits her and that smirk she has. Also, the explanation to go with this change is very reasonable and informative!

I've run into that problem with my Dunmer, Kayth Uth'Dal... He's painfully generic in appearance, and you're mention of this issue makes me realize I should do something as well, to prevent me from thinking I'm seeing him everywhere when I type "Dunmer" into the search engine... XD
jashin3378 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Malkhai is one pretty dunmer :) really cool eye color!
KABren Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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