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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.)

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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..
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deadloxtottalfangirl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats what Drogen did to Lidia! Then, lidia was killed by ash spawns...... :(
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starfire12mangaka Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
true story! XD love it
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humanofprey Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the Khajiit' s expression. So priceless :)
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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.
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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
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UnlinkedCoyote Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:( lydias face :(
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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!
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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.
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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
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