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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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humanofprey Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the Khajiit' s expression. So priceless :)
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 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 Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:( 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 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.
I like the random Butterfly in a jar. :3 I just recently found those were in the game teehee
pikachu1452 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...
Lydia SUCKS!she's only good at being a pack mule c:
Kon13 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
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