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One They Fear by KABren One They Fear by KABren

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- This is an AU in which it is possible for a character to have the physical traits of their father. So please don't lecture me about how Ethaniel should look like his mother!!


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The Elder Scrolls told of their return.

Their defeat was merely delay
Til the time after Oblivion opened,
When the sons of Skyrim would spill their own blood.

But no-one wanted to believe.
Believe they even existed.
And when the truth finally dawns:
It dawns in fire.

But,
There's one they fear.
In their tongue, he's Dovahkiin:
Dragon Born!


Billy Mays: "But wait, there's More!"


He inherited the pronounced physical features of his very Imperial father and the unbound spirits of his mother. Just as his father's was his hair was as black as the sky of a moonless night, but parted the way his mother's did. He adopted her delightful sarcasm, but also his quiet reverence.

As a half elf his lifespan was not as long as a full blood's, but it was more than twice the length of a man's. When he appeared to be no older than twenty, he was nearing a century. Until his five-hundredth year he would be tormented by men in their 'mere' eighties calling him "boy", "young'n", "lad", and "kiddo" whilst doubting his experience or skill.

His voice was certainly not elven, but it was warmer than an Imperial's. But the tenderness in it was deceiving- for it would take only his voice to bring fall to an ancient adversary.

Yet there was much about himself that he wouldn't know for more than two hundred years, because he knew little if anything about his parents' past. He only knows that they were responsible for the well-being of Kvatch and that they provided sanctuary for a guild of what they called 'vigilantes'.
But even if Ethaniel knew that they were the ruling body of what was once the Dark Brotherhood his dig for knowledge would not end there- one side of his family had the Dragonborn in the family line.

Malkhai and Lucien were warriors of stealth, but Ethaniel was a blunt, in-your-face, scrapper that preferred a direct confrontation with the enemy. But that does not mean he couldn't slither among the shadows undetected- he had much training in that area from the both of them.

His name is Ethaniel LaChance, product of two legends of the times of Oblivion... that became one himself.



I'm shaking!! ^^ My heart is pounding! I am just so happy with this EEEE!

That last part of the Skyrim Trailer I imagine (After the old guy says "He is Dovahkiin...Dragonborn" the camera panning to the right from a blinding white sky and then as the Viking Choir starts I see him drawing his swords (I AM taking advantage of Dual Blades!) and looking up at an unseen enemy with a cold stare that seethes relentlessness.

And he turned out looking like a young Sean Connery I think, even though I was looking to Gerard Butler as a reference XD;

I have seen the screen shot and the image on the XBox 360 UK magazine... and seeing someone with bare arms in Skyrim makes me feel cold...ugh... 8_8 Anyone that knows snow and cold like a Minnesotan knows it's wise to get very covered up XP
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:icontheasorlinsstrike:
TheAsorlinsStrike Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
He looks cool.
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:iconkabren:
KABren Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you
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:icontheasorlinsstrike:
TheAsorlinsStrike Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconherokiller12344:
Herokiller12344 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Looks alot like Thorin.
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:iconkabren:
KABren Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah- though Ethaniel had face time long before the Hobbit movies so it'd be more like Thorin looks a lot like Ethaniel. XD
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:iconblarghatheturnipking:
SO COOL !!! Really like it .
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:iconkabren:
KABren Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconblarghatheturnipking:
I'm adding this to my favorites. I have some fan fic ideas and one or too of them are elder scrolls stories. Really really like it, love the armor by the way.
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:iconkabren:
KABren Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconblarghatheturnipking:
I wish that armor was in the game, I would ware that armor.
Still so cool.
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:iconkabren:
KABren Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconwolfsilver:
wolfsilver Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Meh, I always figured the whole "genes" thing in the elder scrolls series just meant that the child would be the race of the mother, with the physical traits being fair game for the genes of both parents.
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:iconnosvertu:
Nosvertu Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Has he run into M'aiq (son of M'aiq, son of M'aiqs before him) yet?
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:iconkabren:
KABren Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not yet
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:iconumbravita:
Umbravita Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow, he loolks a lot like Lucien here. :O
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:iconwraythskitzifrenik:
WraythSkitzifrenik Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's a BIG ol' slice of cutie pie!
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:iconkabren:
KABren Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL ^v^ <3
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:iconmandalorianknight:
MandalorianKnight Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is just awesome, have you seen the trailer for the new DLC for Skyrim?
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:iconkabren:
KABren Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have! XD This addiction will never go away lol
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:iconmandalorianknight:
MandalorianKnight Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lol, I know right. Should be interesting to see the story for this one.
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous work!
I love it how effective the simple background is. It really creates a wonderfully cold atmosphere. :)
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:iconkabren:
KABren Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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:iconmarcoancientpredator:
marcoancientpredator Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Great story which paints an even deeper colour and depth in the character. Good idea the colour of the eys and the deep shadows of the eyesockets. The hnt of a smile makes him more creepy (which is positive for me) Cool art.
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:iconwolf-boss31:
wolf-boss31 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Kinda looks like Ezio
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:iconseanwpatterson:
SeanWPatterson Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so good! I love it!
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:iconkabren:
KABren Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
waw this is so good, I love it, you are very talented
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:iconkabren:
KABren Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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:iconnnytheshrimp:
nnytheshrimp Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Boy, does Lucy get around, or what? XD

All joking aside, from the looks of things, I've found myself in good company.
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:iconkabren:
KABren Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaw :hug:
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:iconnnytheshrimp:
nnytheshrimp Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
...dammit, comment, you did not go where I wanted you to.

8|;;

DA, Y U NO COOPERATE
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:iconnnytheshrimp:
nnytheshrimp Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
...okay, so I feel much better now, knowing that I'm not the only person playing a Dragonborn who's related to Lucien. xD;; Mine's not offspring, though... just a descendant. Still, it's nice to know I'm not alone.

Also, ohmygod this guy is sexy. /favs and goes to browse the rest of your gallery
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:iconkabren:
KABren Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the both of us aren't alone :iconhyascinthe:'s Dovah is Lucien's son too, but he's less enthusiastic about it than Eth is. XD

Thank you! ^^
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GigaPipen1407 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hurr hurr :plotting: i wonder what it would be like to meet him...
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:iconkabren:
KABren Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your ears would be cuddled by his warm and lulling voice as he says: "Fine greetings to you."
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GigaPipen1407 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Aren't you a charming one?" she answered innocently. "Do the ladies fall all over you wherever you go?"

(That's what my character would say, but dang the way you described that really pulled at my heart strings. :blush: He really is very charming.)
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:iconkabren:
KABren Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then he'll probably blush and say nothing. He's very shy when it comes to those things XD
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GigaPipen1407 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
also from my character: (at ethaniel's silence)

"That's what I thought. I really hope you don't have a wife. She'd murder you in your sleep if she saw the amount of women who moon after you."
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:iconkabren:
KABren Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"I would hope it was in my sleep... quick and painless."
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:icongigapipen1407:
GigaPipen1407 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*laughs* "The best way to go, of course."
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:icongigapipen1407:
GigaPipen1407 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Although on the off chance you wake up before she's done, it won't be so painless."
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:icongigapipen1407:
GigaPipen1407 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My character is a smart ass to people she likes, don't worry. :XD: Of course Ethaniel might have problems getting along with her, seeing as as well as being rude she's also a Nord (or possibly half Nord, half Altmer).

But really your character is like the first character I've fallen in love with. I go for OC's, not NPC's. :rofl:
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:iconkabren:
KABren Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daw thanks

Ethaniel doesn't necessarily hate Nords... but the fact that many he meets tend to have adverse things to say about Dunmers makes him leary. He did have a Nord wife once =)
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GigaPipen1407 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow really?
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:iconkabren:
KABren Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep and had kids, but it was a long time ago. Being a 190 year old virgin is quite rare =3
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WinterRafferty Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Can My character Elveiria marry you!? lol just jokes, great drawing.
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:iconkabren:
KABren Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD!
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:iconleonar-cousland:
Leonar-Cousland Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Epic of total epicness of epic awesomeness.
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Sithis999 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Dual wielding warrior/assassin with a cool back-story? Sweet.
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:iconkabren:
KABren Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^__^
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