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Archmagistress by plangkye Archmagistress by plangkye
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Tharlennis, pictured above, is my Morrowind character. She's a Dark Elf (in Elder Scrolls land, that's Dunmer, not Drow!) and, at first glance, is a typical member of Great House Telvanni - self-interested, highly magical, questionably moral, slow to make friends, vain, and somewhat covetous. In reality, though, she is secretly a member of the Twin Lamps - undoubtedly unusual for the leader of the second-largest slaveholding house in Morrowind. She fought her way to the top of Great House Telvanni through deceit and treachery, culminating in the murder of Archmagister Gothren. Tharlennis feels entitled to almost anything that isn't nailed down, and makes heavy use of teleportation, telekinesis, and high-powered Chameleon spells to 'liberate' what she wants. It is this attitude that ties her to the Twin Lamps, since slaves are property: freeing them is akin to the theft of inanimate property, though any slaves Tharlennis frees are released, not kept. Freeing them rather than keeping them also ties to her attitude toward property, as it is pretty much the same as that of a Khajiit, one of the slave races. On top of all that, Tharlennis is a treasure hunter and an excellent interior decorator, and has transformed the interior of her stronghold, Tel Uvirith, into one of the most beautiful of all Telvanni 'buildings.'

For those who play, she does wear that dress in-game, and I made it myself. Well, the texture - I used NioLiv's mesh.


Edit: Got curious about that title; I've never been sure if it's really correct so I looked up the feminine form of "magister..." turns out I should be calling Tharlennis "Archmagistra," not "Archmagistress." I need to get better at doing the research.
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:iconmanavortex:
manavortex Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait, that's my character - but for the secret background story ;)
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marrowind Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool =D
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice. You should do some more Morrowind art!
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:iconplangkye:
plangkye Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I know. I keep meaning to...
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spellblade Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Nice character. :3
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alicedoomsday Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
You know how to join the Twin Lamps? I'd like to know.
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plangkye Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I downloaded a mod for it. Nevena's Twin Lamps&Slave Hunters. Great plugin.
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alicedoomsday Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhhh Ok. Where did you get the mod? I think I might download it. I would love to have my character in the Twin Lamps.
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plangkye Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
[link]

Register for a free Fileplanet account and download away!
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alicedoomsday Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I will
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ShikyoLukaiUzumaki Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Oh....She's plotting somethin very sneaky and evil!! And I want in on it!!! XD Her dress is freakin awesome...SHE's freakin awesome!!!
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plangkye Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Sneaky, surely - not by definition evil, though; she may be self-interested and treacherous, but she doesn't kill nice people.
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ShikyoLukaiUzumaki Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Yeahz, sneakeh!! Oh, ok! I'm used to evil cuza meh character^^; Oh that's good!! Yea, see Moro does that!! (Specially Killer and Yurei...Oi...:roll: )
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Lady-RoseSharana Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
Can i have that dress D:
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:iconplangkye:
plangkye Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm working on a clothing mod that will add it, among other things.
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Lady-RoseSharana Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007
yay!
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shadowpaintedwhite Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
She looks very beautiful!
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iva666 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007
sexy
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Stina-Jones Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006   Digital Artist
Nice work, love how you've done the dress. =)
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:iconplangkye:
plangkye Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: thank you!
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Umbernay Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She sounds formidable! I love her pose, the satin sheen of her dress, and her jewelry! The little flower in her hair is a beautiful detail.
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plangkye Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Re the flower: Thank you, though I can't quite take credit for that part. You see, since she's a video game character, I have limited options for customization, and some aspects (dress, face) are easier than others (hair). So the hair, including the flower in it, is actually designed by someone else.
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Umbernay Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, it looks lovely anyway, and it's beautifully drawn! :)
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mhowley01 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006
Nice picture. Good coloring job and I like the eyes.
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:iconprince-of-powerpoint:
I fear her wrath...

...and your skill!
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Tenshikeki Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
=O what a dress!!!!
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lady-deathrose Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never got to know Elder Scrolls Morrowind, but I'm in love with Oblivion :D
Anyway, she looks pretty cool, and I absolutely love that dress design. It's so stylish, and it's got black and purple as primary colours, which makes it all the more cooller. And it's nicely coloured, too, I mean the fabric seems to be very smooth. I like this, I enjoy seeing 'own characters' in games that I know (or somewhat know :)) Oh, and the ruby purplish lipstick looks good, too, it fits and balances the skin, I think.
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plangkye Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
oh. my gods. You MUST play Morrowind. It was so much better than Oblivion. Its moddability is much greater, the characters and plot are far more in-depth (there's even one bisexual man), and though it takes more work, your character is actually more customizable than in Oblivion. If you download a few external, user-written programs, it's really easy to give your character tattoos, birthmarks, scars, facial hair... Oblivion may be able to alter skin tone and facial proportions at character creation, but it can't do markings too well. My biggest pet peeve about Morrowind is that the beastraces can't wear boots, but clever modders have fixed that. Also, if you get Morrowind, you MUST get it for PC, get the Game of the Year Edition, and ask around on the forums which mods you can use to enhance your gaming experience (face, hair, and body mods are a must). There are over twice as many factions you can join, including the Great Houses, which allow you your own stronghold as you progress through their ranks. There's three different vampire clans your character can be in. If you have the Bloodmoon expansion, you can even be a werewolf. There are more magical effects that can be applied to your character - levitation and teleportation, for isntance; I was terribly angry that these were not included in Oblivion.

Yeah, I'll stop gushing now. Oblivion had pretty graphics, but it was rushed, and there's less you can do with it.
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lady-deathrose Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I never knew all that... Back when Morrowind came out, my computer was so so SOOO crappy, that I couldn't even imagine playing it. I managed to play Oblivion only because we have XBox360. Though these days my computer is pretty ok, so Morrowind would probably play, but I've not seen the game anymore here... Online ordering maybe, I dunno. I loved Oblivion, but then, I got nothing to compare it to, so I cannot make any fair comparisons, but I know how much Morrowind seems to be loved :heart:
But I know I'd enjoy Morrowind... (and I don't mind you gushing about it, hehe... :D)
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plangkye Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah... that game is totally worth every penny. I'd say online ordering is indeed your best bet.

What I can't wait is for that one mod to come out... that one mod that allows your character to pick ANY NPC and have a relationship with him or her, ending in a marriage and children if you wish...
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lady-deathrose Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heee.... that sounds like a mod I would like :D
Well, I certainly must give it some serious thought---
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plangkye Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh definitely. The game is worth not only every penny, but every second of waiting for it to arrive if you have to order it online.
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lady-deathrose Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm... raising a fever :D
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Sesshomaru449 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2006
Wow she looks really cool. I like her clothing.
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warui-shoujo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I just bought the game like a couple of months ago, I haven't played it yet cause I am still wokin on SW KOTOR I & II.

Anyways, great coloring on the dress, it looks sliky! Her face seems to long and her chin is a bit pointy though.
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plangkye Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
You jsut bought Morrowind and haven't played it yet because you've been busy with KotOR? I think I love you.
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warui-shoujo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Yea... my husban just won on ebay Jedi KNight Academy: Outcast and New Order... I couldn't find them except on e-bay and he got them for my B-day... that completes my X-box SW RPGs :nod:

You know... if ya really love me you should take to yourfr eidn if it's not to late to let me join ya know ^_~
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plangkye Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
You've got some good stuff in your gallery, too... I think I will watch you indeeed.
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warui-shoujo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thankies :glomp:
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CAWalizer Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2006  Professional General Artist
XD You play Elder Scrolls? I have Morrowind on my comp. I watch =sofine127 play it on the X-Box, sofine makes it look easy... I try playing it alot.. I'm not particularly far at all, I don't think I did much at all for the main story. Sofine killed Vivec :XD:... and is going to use the alternate way to get past...
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plangkye Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going the standard way through the main quest... at least, I am this time. Tharlennis wouldn't kill Vivec until she'd gotten everything she could out of him... but she WILL kill Vivec, as she is a collector of unique souls.
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CAWalizer Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2006  Professional General Artist
XD sofine's char, Lor, hid behind a pillar and attacked vivec. it was funny and sad. Vivec kept missing and Lor slowly but eventually killed him.. unfortunatly, sofine didn't know about how to use soul gems and everything until afterwards, then made Lor practice on golden saints he'd conjure.. :XD:
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plangkye Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Golden Saint conjure-soultrap ftw!
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CAWalizer Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
XD yes... easier than seeking them out...
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ChibiAurora Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006
Very Nice. I love the way you colored the dress
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Iraka Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006
Hurray for Elder Scrolls.^^ Lovely colouring you did here. Only thing I have to criticize is that her shoulders are a little too broad... then again it's been some time since I last played Morrowind, so I don't know whether it fits her character or not.XD
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plangkye Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh... they seem fine to me... maybe a little wide, but not too bad...
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Iraka Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006
Yeah..just a little.^^; Now that I think of it, maybe it's just the angle it's drawn.
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senor-freebie Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
So did this drawing come before or after the model and texture you textured and screenshotted?
Be interesting to know.
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plangkye Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
After. I sketched out the dress, made the texture and applied it, then drew her.
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