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Housecarl - A Skyrim Comic by wyngaed Housecarl - A Skyrim Comic by wyngaed
Based on a true story! When I first started playing Skyrim, I went to Whiterun and became Thane. I was awarded my own bitch (Lydia). Her only real usefulness came from carrying my crap for me- since I had a tendency to pick up EVERYTHING.

She was affectionately referred to as "The Bitch", both for her attitude and my use of her as slave labor.

Eventually, she died.

The end.

(This was 3 days worth of work, with a lot more effort put into it than I originally intended. I am pretty proud of this piece! It was done mostly in Paint Tool SAI with the text and borders added in Photoshop.)

I am sorry for not responding to everyone! I am overwhelmed by how many people have viewed, commented and favorited this piece! It really means a lot to me! I never expected this comic to be seen by so many people. Thank you all so much! I am so glad I could make you all smile!
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ExplosiveFirehawk Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Lydia, ever sarcastic...

SamFangedWolf Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Student General Artist
lol i hate how lydia says that.X3
PrincesseMiyumi-chan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I accidentally killed my Lydia on a mission. I don't remember where we were exactly (some kind of snow temple or something). I was far away, she somehow got separated from me, and because of the distance, I mistook her for an enemy Foresworn or bandit. Shot her with an arrow. One of the worst things I've done in Skyrim.
LemoTheLemon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
My Lydia died like... ten minutes after getting her. Didn't notice she was in the pile of Alikir or whatever I was thuuming pffff found her under a pile of corpses..
deadloxtottalfangirl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats what Drogen did to Lidia! Then, lidia was killed by ash spawns...... :(
Nyuugao Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
true story! XD love it
humanofprey Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the Khajiit' s expression. So priceless :)
rbingham2000 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Lydia often gets pack-mule duty whenever we kill a dragon -- those dragonbones and scales are heavy as hell, and I usually sell them off once I get to a kitty caravan or general goods merchant, as I don't plan on using them for smithing until I pass the level 50 mark. The other major stuff I tend to carry myself. That said, Lydia is death on two legs, especially with properly upgraded gear (I recently got her a set of Steel Plate armor and a nice Glass Mace, and am looking to upgrade her shield with one of the shields from the Immersive Armors mod -- I play on PC), and she is a hell of a tank for my archer/assassin, even if I usually make her wait on the sidelines while I snipe enemies off with my bow or stabinate them with my dagger.

On stealth missions for the Guild and assassin missions for the Brotherhood though? She stays behind in Breezehome. Heavily-armored warrior types are NOT good with the sneaky, and it's part of my roleplaying besides. Lydia knows about my Thieves' Guild business because I've taken her on the Honningbrew run which had us killing those rats and that mage and taken her to the Ragged Flagon and the Cistern and dealt with Brynjolf in her presence. But I do NOT take Lydia to the Falkreath Sanctuary, go on assassin runs with her or allow her to see me in my Shrouded gear -- I'm rather a stickler when it comes to the Five Tenets unlike some members of the Brotherhood.
KlowdTheUmbreon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's seriously one of the only things I use them for, the other is killing guards while I run from the battles. XD
UnlinkedCoyote Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
:( lydias face :(
HA!! That's great. I hate her, and every one seems to love her, i don't get even LIKING her!...she sucks. Great comic strip!
Feythnin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I use UFO and make her an essential character so she can't die. So... really... She's an invincible pack mule.
Zeeweeble Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I like the random Butterfly in a jar. :3 I just recently found those were in the game teehee
pikachu1452 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student General Artist
XD lmao~so true~thats about all she's good for is carrying all my shiz...she's died about 2-3 times since i bought the game~fortunately i could always go back~one being her being a dumbass and taking on the mercenaries in the loud and clear mission and the second being killed by a...necromancer?idk...magic lady-enemy thing...
Loverbirds Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lydia SUCKS!she's only good at being a pack mule c:
Kon13 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<.< I never have helpers. I'm a sneaky lil kitty and I never knew if they would ruin it. I'm gunna have to try it now just so they can carry my shit! XD
GlitteringCoffee Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is EXACTLY what we do to our Lydia too, that's all she's really good for after all!
Amazing-person-yes Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I got her and I was thinking
"Do I get a refund?"
So fus or dah-ed her off throat of the world.
She was still alive.
Told her to go stand and wait in a trolls lair.
Haven't seen her since.>:)
It's not murder,the troll killed her.
BraveTheCat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SInce I dislike Lydia because she drives me insane.. (i.e. when we're near a giant's camp i walk away from it, she actually runs toawrds them and gets killed. Though that was onanother charrie. Then when I need her help, she just stands there all like: derp.) So I sacrificed her to Beothiah XD
CrazySlyFox Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Heh, I killed my lydia, then sat her in a chair so it looked normal. A little while later I got a letter of inheritance, and everyone went on about how sorry they were. I died laughing.
Dreamer-In-Shadows Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sneaky bastard you are xDDD
Swiftstone Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
I had Lydia hold all my dragon bones and scales, then she suddenly ran away

I never saw her again,
freakin faker thief
GIRmaniac12 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
I do the same thing to her! it's funny how she's so calm about it.
Obsidiandovah Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
I steal like a sir
Hidavalentinwar Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was tempted to slay Lydia for a long time in a game but it didn't feel to have a point at that time. Then I came across a quest which demanded that you get some companion and kill him or her in a sacrifice stone. Guess who I took to that stone? XD It was like killing too flies at one time. To get rid of Lydia and achieve something. Good times :)

Really nice comic. Captures the true meaning of treasure hunting in Skyrim very well ^^-b
shimmerkitten12 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
the khajiit is adorable!
Ryuukuori Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lydia is the pack-mule of the game, although its rather annoying when she stands RIGHT in front of a door and refuses to budge xD
Wulfsbane420 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I noticed a lot of people complaining about NPCs who stand in doorways and get them stuck in a room. I've never had that problem, when they "block" me I just sprint into them and they stumble back and get out of my way.
rbingham2000 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Lydia often gets to carry whatever excess loot I can't. That said, she's a good gal to have in any scrap, if her AI is a little dim at times when it comes to traps and shit. She's not too bad on the eyes either, even if my main (a female Nord two-handed warrior) doesn't swing that way and regards her as more of a friend and shield-sister than a romantic prospect.
MichaelBerretta Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
So funny, and so true.
Personally, I don't believe in companions. Last time I tried it, they died because they got in the way and they ended up getting one of my arrows up their... rump.
I never did get that arrow back.
Dreamer-In-Shadows Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I`d recommend that it`s better to not even get that arrow out ;)
MichaelBerretta Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
I'm glad that I've found someone with a similar mind to mine.
Dreamer-In-Shadows Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anytime :D it was just a little brainfart. Because who knows what can that arrow contain ...
terryts2 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
and this comic just about sums up everytime i pass by a dungeon or a hidden fort. There should be more talking.
Me: Ohh a just discovered cave! ADVENTURE TIME!
Lydia: Oh, not again...
SuperNormalMan Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
I accidentally killed Lydia a few times, so I panicked and loaded.

After all, who's gonna carry all my stuff if she's dead?
dragonkan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i tryed bringing lydia on a simple dungon run but she got killed and i had to re load the save and send her home.....
Roses-under-darkness Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Dude xDD This sounds just like me. I'd refer to her as either The Bitch or The Whore. Both cause I took adcantage of her >.> then one day i made her tank too much and she died in some cave and I had to walk back with all the crap I looted off her T___T
ArielHowell Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I liked lydia. think she is good at fighting and fun to have around. o.o
Warfairking Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
This one is amused.
supaburst123 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
RebelliousEscapist Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't stop laughing xDD
Mythinu Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student General Artist
That is such a cute art style. x3
Sunblazer3 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
I used to have Lydia....... then I took an arrow to the knee.
Dreamer-In-Shadows Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
More like she took one xD
ApolloNight Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
D-AWWWWWWWWWWWW!!! Your chacter is so cute! XD
Just-Raowolf Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student General Artist
:XD: Brilliant!
I've never taken Lydia with me on anything before, but I always do this anyway, lol. The trouble is that you get so much stuff it's too heavy to carry, and then when you go to sell it all the shopkeepers run out of money... I was so glad when I got my own lodgings, lol, because it's a place to put all the stuff I don't want to carry and never remember to sell - except when you fill up your drawers and cupboards and display cases to the point where you can hardly move for stuff |D

A great comic, though - it's so true, and the expressions are priceless x3
rbingham2000 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I recently fully furnished my Breezehome digs, which was a damned good thing -- not only does it look like a place my character can actually live in, but it was good to get all those damned books out of my inventory and onto the shelves, as well as throwing the good stuff into my chest in the bedroom. Saves both me and Lydia a load off our backs.
BlueBird236 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I do the same thing to Cicero, and he has to carry mostly Dragon Bone :evillaugh:
littlemissdeath Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
she is allways so enthusued to carry my shit! love it
Werepuppy26 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Lyd. you are sworn to carry ALL MY FREAKING ARMOR AND WEAPONS
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