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The Fall of Ald'ruhn by WilliamWeird The Fall of Ald'ruhn by WilliamWeird
"The armies of Oblivion destroy Ald’ruhn, ancestral home of House Redoran, even though ancient rituals were used to awaken the dread emperor crab and the whole city literally rose up to fight the invaders. With their warrior House decimated, the dunmer of Vvardenfell fall back as daedra move towards a siege of Ghost Gate. Prayers to Vivec and the Nerevarine go unanswered."
-MK

for those not familiar with this, I created it about mid-February. It was in tribute to the storyline revolving around The Elder Scrolls, and I had tried my best to make it parallel with the original image.. [link] .. also drawn by Mike, the mother-brain behind Morrowind's design.
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DarthNarwhals Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Hearing about Morrowind during the Oblivion Crisis always makes me sad. :( Still, awesome work.
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
What an amazing piece...I would love to see and know more of the ancient Morrowind Clossi critters...
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AkatsukiRocket854 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
This must of what was happening in Morrowind during the Oblivion crisis
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punjabby Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Love the work. I'm a volunteer working on a fan based port of the Morrowind game into the newer Skyrim game engine. We are creating fan-based art loading screens for the game and would like your permission to include this piece of art work and any others that are Morrowind related. Its a free game made by Elder Scrolls enthusiasts. For details you can check out our website morroblivion.com
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WilliamWeird Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Addendum - didn't occur to me before, but it's possible no one recalls this was a composition based on MK's sketch. Make sure to add that, he's still very prominent in the community.
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WilliamWeird Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Morrowblivion, love the work that's come out of there :D

By all means, help yourself to the Morrowind bits here - If I had any spare time, I would clean them up for screen readiness. This and some others have been used for mods here or there in the Second Age, some time ago.
just tag me as Lutemoth wherever you keep names.
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Albinodunmer Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wouldn't it be appropriate to tell them that this is also derivative of MK's work?
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WilliamWeird Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Truth, MK doodled this composition fervently in a meeting with a ball-point pen. Thankfully, the imageshack link in the description is still working (after all these years, yeesh.. I should consider updating to a more secure url). I figure Maruhk's hand in this has inherently been a given known for, like half a decade, but perhaps I'm too familiar with the image itself. Just ask the sleeve-eater PSJJJ from T0, they might be pretty much the last undying ones to remember it.
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Albinodunmer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I am well aware of it but they might not be. Just in case they didn't read the description like some are wont to do. It also would probably add a lot of 'oomph' to the picture knowing that it is from MK. Not to take anything away from what you did of course(which is great, fave'd it like a year ago or so).

Just felt like they should be made aware is all. I didn't know MK doodled it in a meeting though. Guy has talent.
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WilliamWeird Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
again, true. Hopefully the requester checks back - their forum shows nothing on loading screen development, as it must be on a mod-access only page
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punjabby Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Hey, I'll add Michael Kirkbride to the credits. The loading screens are still a work in progress, so until it's finalize, thend we will add them to the Skywind main. Its looking awesome btw, so many good artworks in there :)
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Hellmouth497 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
A quote from ex-Dev MK (Michael Kirkbride)
"The armies of Oblivion destroy Ald’ruhn, ancestral home of House Redoran, even though ancient rituals were used to awaken the dread emperor crab and the whole city literally rose up to fight the invaders. With their warrior House decimated, the dunmer of Vvardenfell fall back as daedra move towards a siege of Ghost Gate. Prayers to Vivec and the Nerevarine go unanswered."

Merry Christmas, V, and holiday cheer to everyone!

-MK

REMEMBER REDORAN. NEVER FORGET.

This has to be the best colorization of TES material from MK. Well done, sir.
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XG417GarrysMod Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
House Redoran forever!
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Jarreltheluckyone Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
In the book the "infernal city", they said morrowind was destroyed. It's true?
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WilliamWeird Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
True as true can be. Ald'ruhn was but the first sign before the Great Landfall
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Jarreltheluckyone Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
That sad, but that's also the events who bring something special to a world.
Morrowind, will be a kind of Atlantide, for the world of Tamriel.

The game Morrowind has transport me in a world of wonder and mysteries, different than "ordinary" medieval fantasy world.
Even Oblivion was not like that.
Morrowind was exeptionnal, with his mine were lived giants insects, were there was mysterious ruins, giants mushrooms, stranges and beautifulls temples.
Maybe the creators of Elder scrolls wanted to make something bigger again, but it was impossible, technicly.
We can dream of a modern version of Morrowind.
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WilliamWeird Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Now imagine that they have planned Morrowind's doom from the very beginning :plotting:
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Jarreltheluckyone Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
That seem strange, but not impossible.
After all, it's there creation.
Like i said to a friend, with him we play warhammer.
"Now, imagine GW leaders decide to destroy the world of warhammer, to make a kind of reboot, what can we do? Nothing. If they decide, for exemple, to change the world of Warhammer in a steampunk world? Peoples will be angry, and MAYBE, if they do it cleverly, with good preparation and intelligence, few time late, the new Warhammer could restart."
Absurd? Think about, if you know it, the disparition of the Squatts in WH40K.
The destruction of Morrowind planed since the beginning? Why not.

I hope we are not in a kind of Morrowind, where creators will... Oh no! All was true: the illuminatis, the UFO, the reptoids! Saint Elvis pray for us!
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garinithor Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   General Artist
corpuses?
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pROvAK Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
I wish there was someone would do a fourth era Morrowind mod. A lot of work would be needed, but imagine how awesome that would be.
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Galvorn11 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Sad but its canon so that really happened...
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PunkRoctorok Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
wow dude, this is awesome!
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Albinodunmer Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work man! Gonna look through the rest of your gallery now lol
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rjpugh Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Amazing picture! Though I'll confess to not liking this part of TES lore. I mean, after all the work you did in TES3, you (as Nerevarine) should have been able to save Vvarenfell. Or at least made sure it didn't get so badly trounced.
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iainCS2 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
splendid
how i do miss being the Nerevarine
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Sovietmaster Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
"Long live the Great House of Redoran! Long live the Nerevarine!"- House Redoran's infantry
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insanewarlock Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL it's nice idea for plugin
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DaDude9211 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Woo, props to you on this one!
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RazorlTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
"I regret I did not order more Telvanni to help in the defense of Ald-Ruhn than I did" - Archmagistar Varyn Uvirith of House Telvanni, "The Nerevarine"
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HeliosIV Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
I once saw this picture on a website- and searched since this day for it! Its really awesome. I guess the best picture related to the topic.

You can almost feel the anger and strengh of the Redoran... and the crab! It looks so great... I wish I could have helped them. Let Kvatch burn, lets restore Ald'Ruhn! A very nice job here, Red-Aardvark!
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WilliamWeird Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
"Madness? THIS. IS.--"

ah, I'm cutting myself short from making a tired reference. Thankee very much, I'm glad I was able to meet the aspects of our Redoran tribe.
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suntiger745 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
That is really awesome. ^_^
The huge emperor crab and the knots of warriors fighting in the dust and fog under the skies filled with smoke and flying daedra really gives it epical proportions.
That is further enhanced when you consider that this is the capital of one of the great houses of Vvardenfell - the warrior house no less.
Truly a hard blow for mortals in general and the dunmer in particular.
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PaperandDust Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
SIMPLY AWESOME!!!

i love it!!! the idea and the style and everything in the picture... *drools like an idiot*

beautiful concept... great job!
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Pheonx23 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Hello, us folks at Craftybits would love to know if we may use your image in our Painting Addon. :)

for more information.
[link]
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WilliamWeird Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
sure thing :D It's become moreso a resource than fanart, lately.

You'se gots my go-ahead
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Pheonx23 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
Thank you so much :D
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vp21ct Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
HOLY SHIT, when does this happen.
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WilliamWeird Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
A while after the incident at Kvatch, I think. Redoran didn't fare so well after that.
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FruFruHM Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
This pic is fantastic, I really love the posing on the Redoran and their attire.

Though what type of Daedra are they fighting, wasn't Dagon's forces made up of Kyn. Ah whatever.
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WilliamWeird Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
A lot of Vermai, Clannfear and Daedroth in there; lesser Daedra that have no problem defecting to the sides of other Daedric princes.

"Wait, what is that falling from the sky..?

None shall survive."
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th-waterton-berry Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
Aaa! the emperor crab! =O
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J-Yo Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
House Redoran will never fall!
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mikepalomino Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
Saw your link in the Bethesda forums, great job!
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AxelVIIIThePyroPunK Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
this pic is GREAT Oo ...
and I hated the Nerevarine for being gone to Akaviri places, when I heard that...
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Sheen-II Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
Stunning!....what more can i say? :)
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Atlur Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing. I had always wondered what that building would look like when it was still alive.
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Sneeuw-Wolfskers Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
The quality of this is too good for words. Total chaos.
(Aside: But, but... that's my home!)
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Xerxan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool pic
ive heard NPCs say that, pissed me off
redoran is the best house and they kick ass
if the daedra got into ghostgate those ascended sleepers and ash ghouls would kick their asses
anyways, faved
check out my gallery
not much now, but itll grow
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Ninten117 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
i was there the day the city fell, you captured that day well.
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Ethelle Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
Oooh! Wonderful!

Scary Emperor Crab Skeleton thingy :D ;)
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