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The Hahren
The Keeper knows of deeper things
Of ancient times and Arlathan
She knows the rituals and the rites
From when we walked in Elvhenan.
She knows how one should speak a prayer
And how to write down history
Some say she knows all one can know
But others smile, and point to me.
My knowing’s of a different kind
Not quite as old, though no less true
It’s knowledge found in threads of life
That all can learn, but little do.
My secrets cannot train a mage
Nor lead us back to glory pasts –
But as we slowly lose our grasp
Of what we were, my knowledge lasts. 
I know which colours of the sky,
Which shape of clouds, mean it will rain
And when to furl the wagon sails
And when to fold them out again.
I know when meat is good and cooked
What colour proper tea should be
And how to braid a maiden’s hair
And weave it through with chicory.
I know which boys will get which girls
Or girls get girls, or boys get boys
I know which herbs will last the cold
And which the touch of fr
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Blackwall - Biro Portrait :iconskyflower51:Skyflower51 6 11
Blessed - Part Four
She is a strange woman, this Bryony Hawke.
And that’s all right. Good, even. Strange seems to be a requirement for joining the Inquisition; there’s no other explanation Elera Lavellan can think of for how she ended up at the head of a force that includes among it a former Ben-Hassrath spy, a Tevinter mage, and a Spirit of Compassion, to name but a few. Since she stumbled out of that Rift at Haven, she has become used to having incredibly unusual people around her; one more makes little difference. Besides, did she honestly expect any friend of Varric’s to be normal?
And she is hardly one to talk. A blind Dalish apprentice, a Dreamer, apparent Herald of Andraste, accidental leader of a small army – she has no right to criticise anyone for oddness.
‘You girls stay here and chat. Get to know each other,’ was what Varric said, as he headed down the steps to the courtyard, leaving them standing on the battlements together. ‘Have all the talk
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Blessed - Part Three
The last of the shades dissolves into nothingness with a high-pitched shriek, cloven down the middle by a swing from Fenris’s blade. He whirls around, the blue sheen of lyrium glistening over his skin and the blood of the Tevinter mercenaries spattered across his armour. There are few foes left standing now; to his left, Merrill has pinned two of Danarius’s men to the ground with a single bolt of lightning, and their writhing and twitching is growing rapidly weaker. Not far away, Isabela is dancing just out of reach of another, blades twirling in her hands. From the smug grin on her face, Fenris knows that though her opponent is more heavily armoured, with a longer weapon and a longer reach, he is already doomed. Isabela only smirks like that when she has a plan, and in battle, Isabela's plans are always deadly.
Ahead of him, Bryony stands before the rage demon Danarius summed to his aid, her shield raised to protect her face as the creature spews flame in her direction. Fe
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Heroes Of Thedas #2 :iconskyflower51:Skyflower51 5 4
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Blessed - Part Two :iconskyflower51:Skyflower51 5 12
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The block of wood has sat untouched on the tabletop for an hour now. The corners are rounded away, and the sides bear a few shallow marks, but the chisel that made them is lying abandoned. The would-be sculptor sits with his face turned away from his work, his hands clasped together and his head bowed.
Blackwall doesn’t even know what he meant to carve. Ideas have always come to him before; he picks up his tools and everything somehow flows. There’s something strange that happens, when he takes up mallet and chisel and sets them to wood. Everything that he is becomes focused on his work, and it’s hard to think about anything other than where the next stroke needs to go, which angle it needs to be made from, which warps and knots need to be worked around and which ones make the whole piece of wood unusable. There's no room to think about anything else. So he can’t think about the lie that he's told and lived in. He can’t think about the carriage, about the
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The clinic door thumps open, something Anders isn’t used to. Mostly it’s refugees who come to him, and they announce themselves with frantic knocks. But a single glance up at the figure who appears in the doorway quashes down his feelings of surprise. Small wonder it was flung open with such force; Hawke doesn’t do anything by halves.
She yanks the door shut after her and marches over to him, which is also unsurprising, because Bryony Hawke marches everywhere. What does surprise him, though, is that her lips are pursed and her brow furrowed in a way that suggests… unease. Which is not something he would normally associate with her.
‘Anders.’ She flashes him a grin, but it drops from her face within a second. ‘Got a moment?’
He nods, because for once, the clinic is empty. ‘Of course, Hawke. What do you need?’
‘To talk to you. And you’d think that wouldn’t be so daunting, would it? Normally I’m the one wh
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A gift for Rhapsody-In-White, featuring her Morwenna Hawke, Anders, and music.
There was very little music in the Circle.
Mages studied. Mages worked. Mages taught their pupils. Any time that a mage had to themselves was rare and precious, not to be wasted. There were senior members of the Circle, of course, who taught music and painting and dancing to students who wished to learn. Sometimes, passing through a corridor, you’d catch a glimpse through a half-open door - apprentices sitting in an arc, playing together on their lutes and flutes and trumpets and drums while a senior enchanter conducted them. Or mages in rows, slowly moving their bodies into fluid shapes in time to the music.
Anders never thought much of those classes, mostly because all of them were overseen by a Templar standing like a glowering statue in a corner. He had become used to holding onto whatever he had that belonged to him, and that included time. The little that he had to himself, he wan
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The Tribes of the Tenmar
The Tenmar Tribes are a creation of mine that play a major role in the backstory of my Khajiit Dragonborn, J’shana. In official Elder Scrolls lore, there are many clans of Khajiit, and most of them live on the plains and in the deserts. My concept of the Tenmar tribes is that there are a few groups of Khajiit who live in the depths of the Tenmar rainforest in Elsweyr. They have their own distinct culture which differs slightly to the rest of Khajiit society (because I love seeing cultural variation within a single species), and even the different tribes have differing lifestyles. This is an attempt to explain some of the lore I’ve thought up for them.
I’m going to talk a lot about the different forms of Khajiit, so it’s worth looking at this photoset and this journal by my friend AedricDaedra. Aedric’s headcanons for the Khajiit forms are both interesting and really suitable, so I tend to use his interpretations. Basically, this:
For a more in-depth explan
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Mercy - Chapter Two
‘I said no.’
Ondolemar raised his eyebrows. ‘I don’t understand why it’s so much of an issue.’
‘Because these things are private.’ The Dragonborn’s voice was taut with anger. ‘My past is my own. The things you’re asking about – they’re the most painful things I’ve lived through, the things I most wish I could forget. Would you share something like that with a stranger? Someone who would normally be your enemy?’ She shook her head. ‘If I’m going to talk about them, I need a better reason than your curiosity.’
Dawn was beginning to show above the ragged horizon, streaks of red and blue appearing behind the Reach’s crags. Ondolemar had spent a bitterly cold night curled as close as he could get to the fire without singing his beard, the frigid wind and the pain in his chest jolting him awake at regular intervals. Every time he had woken the Dragonborn had still been keeping wa
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Divine Blood - Theme (Lyrics and audio)
(Sheet music and audio in description.)
Do you see? Do you see them reach the shore?
'Cross a ghostly sea they have come again
Through the ice on the waves to this land of men
With the rhythm of their oars pounding out the beat of war.
For the warrior-foe of yore has come once more.
We must stand. We must to defend our home
Though our towers burn and our queen lies slain
We must rise and strive in our freedom's name
Lest our homeland should become a jewel in the Dragon Throne.
If you stand and fight now, you will not stand alone.
But not here. But not here shall the fight be won
But across the sea, in lands where Raka reigns
For beneath a distant sun, see the Dragonborn's daughter's son
Walk in war, walk in ash, walk in flame.
For the blood of the Divines runs in his veins.
'Mid the battle-cries, as the banners rise, through this web of lies he will tear
In the Emperor's land, with his flames in hand, he will stand, face him there 
For Divine Blood gives him strength to walk where
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Unlearning Fear
Dalton Hawke can’t decide whether it’s a beautiful morning or not.
The arguments for yes: the sky is vast and open, barely a single wisp of cloud breaking up the swathe of pale blue-grey. The high walls of Skyhold keep out the worst of the wind, and the air is fresh from the dawn, cool and bracing in Dalton’s throat. The fortress is alive with life, the sun making the green and russet leaves translucent, the courtyards thrumming with activity and chatter.
The arguments for no: he slept badly, his dreams a nonsensical and really rather unpleasant blur of Templars and darkspawn and multiple raging Arishoks. And more importantly, every face here is unfamiliar, and they’ll stay unfamiliar until he can find Varric, which doesn’t seem likely to happen any time soon. Perhaps he’ll be better at navigating the keep after a week or two here, but for now, the place is worse than a maze. Standing in the courtyard, surrounded by strangers, with no i
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Party Banter with Asala Adaar :iconnorroendyrd:NorroenDyrd 8 12
Winter of Our Discontent :iconnorroendyrd:NorroenDyrd 13 13 The Dragon of Akavir :iconshoutfinder:ShoutFinder 13 15 DA:A Anders And Nathaniel :iconsweetcandyrain:SweetCandyRain 1,969 365 Beware the Champion :iconrhapsody-in-white:Rhapsody-In-White 45 7 Sunset on Rannoch :iconamales:Amales 420 51 jedi :iconniimou:niimou 35 4 A Foe In Need :iconnorroendyrd:NorroenDyrd 63 45 Bring Home the Venison :iconnorroendyrd:NorroenDyrd 12 13 Quiet Evening :iconnorroendyrd:NorroenDyrd 10 14 Magic Is Beautiful :iconnorroendyrd:NorroenDyrd 24 12 Talan and Harding Starring In :iconnorroendyrd:NorroenDyrd 10 6 Commission: Adelaide Lavellan :iconinar-of-shilmista:Inar-of-Shilmista 275 44


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Hello, everyone! I'm Skyflower51, but you can call me Sky. I'm female, a student, British, an INFJ, and a lover of fiction. Welcome to the odd little place that is my DeviantArt page! :wave:

I'm still learning when it comes to art, but I will upload some traditional paintings and drawings (I don't have the tools for digital art). When it comes to art, I occasionally break out the paints, but I'm far better at drawing; I generally use biro. I consider myself to be a writer first and foremost, though - some of my written work is here, while other stories lurk on I mostly write about and make art for my favourite game series, namely The Elder Scrolls, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Here's a quirk of mine: I'm very selective with what I favourite. I'll never fave or watch just to try to get a pageview, only if I love your artwork, and if I leave a comment I'll do my best to tell you what I liked so much so the feedback will be useful. So if you're here because of a favourite, watch or comment I gave you, you know that I think you have created something really special. And if you leave a comment on my work, I'll always do my best to reply so that you know how much I appreciate it. :)

Have a wonderful day!
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All my OCs in one place:
My Fanfiction page:…
My tumblr:

Now that I’ve almost finished ME2 with my newest Shepard, I think it’s time for me to talk about him in a bit more detail. I touched on some of these things in my introductory post about him on Tumblr, but not in much depth, so without further ado...

Here are the tag rules:
1) Post these rules.
2) Post 8 facts about your character.
3) Tag 8 other characters (whoops I forgot)
4) Post their names along with their creators' avatars.

Here is what my beloved son looks like:

I have yet to get a decent screenshot of this precious child, but that will do for now. His name is Nathan, maybe Nate if you’re a good friend, and he’s a full Paragon, a Spacer, War Hero, and Sentinel. And here are eight facts about him:

1. As described in this short story, Nathan is a very sensitive guy. Not sensitive as in easily hurt, but sensitive as in deep-feeling, and able to empathise strongly with the emotions of others. He never holds back his own tears or laughter, and despite being normally calm and mild-mannered, he will speak sharply and fiercely when angry. This tends to confuse people, because Nathan is so soft-spoken and gentle that they find it odd, someone so quiet being so passionate.

2. Nathan is very patient and kind towards people who he can tell are suffering, simply spending time with them, being friendly and sympathetic, and offering them tea. This is how he became best friends with Jack, despite them being almost polar opposites; she constantly mocks his incessant niceness, but actually rather appreciates it. He also formed an equally unlikely friendship with Samara, with whom he spends a lot of time on the observation deck, looking out at the stars in complete silence. She has tried to teach him some asari meditation techniques - but no matter how hard he tries, he can’t do that awesome biotic glowy thing that she does.

3. Remember I mentioned tea? As it happens, Nate is fantastic at making hot drinks of any kind. It’s not an uncommon sight on the Normandy to see him wandering the corridors balancing a tray stacked with various beverages – he knows the favourite of every member of his crew, and delivers it to them after every mission. (He’s rather fond of caramel lattes, himself. He has a sweet tooth.)

4. Nathan took up playing the piano in his youth to keep himself occupied while his parents were out on duty, and found he had a natural flare for it, developing a love of classical music and a habit of playing for hours at a time to calm himself whenever he felt a little distressed. Needless to say, he ends up needing to do this a lot during the events of the games. Fortunately, he managed to persuade Miranda to let him install a keyboard in his cabin in the SR2.

5. His biggest character flaws are a tendency to throw his life on the line when it’s really not necessary, and a compulsive desire to prove himself. These both stem from the same thing: his father, Reuben Shepard, who died during the First Contact War saving a bunch of civilians. He was lauded as a war hero, and Nate grew up afraid that he’d never live up to his father’s example, and that he’d be letting his family down if he couldn’t. He even wondered if he’d have to die a martyr like Reuben did. When he held the line at Elysium, he fully expected to be killed there...

6. But of course, he didn’t die, and the experience inspired some character development in him, as he realised he could be a hero while very much alive, and being seen as a hero wasn’t even the important thing - what was important was that he protected people. It was a huge confidence boost for him. Still, the fact that Reuben Shepard’s heroic sacrifice was lauded by the media during the very same news reports that poured scorn on General Williams would eventually leave Nathan feeling a bit awkward around the General’s granddaughter… especially since he was developing a heavy crush on her. Thankfully, his closeness with Ashley would eventually allow him to use his experiences to talk her out of her own self-sacrificial tendencies.

7. Nathan is Jewish, and does his best to observe the various holidays when they come around, in between all the galaxy-saving. I really like the idea of Passover coming around on board the SR1, Nate explaining it to Tali (another of his besties) and her persuading him to hold a Seder and invite everyone. After all, Tali knows the importance of remembering forced exoduses and lost homelands. 

8.  After he falls for Ash and learns about her love of poetry, Nathan starts reading poems too (because showing interest in your partner’s interests is always a good idea.) He gains an especial fondness for If by Rudyard Kipling, and tends to think about it to give him motivation when things are tough. (I mean… read it. It’s basically four verses of life advice for Shepard. Also, I love it.)

With any luck, I will feel inspired to draw or write more things about this fella soon. We shall see. For now... *Shepard voice* I should go. 



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Robin1996ify Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
For a random gift giving (lolwhat?) I shall give you this Darth Vader pic for no reason whatsoever.

You're welcome :bow:
Skyflower51 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, that's really awesome! :D Thank you!
Robin1996ify Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if I already told you, but I finally have a tumblr account. Just saying.

*flies away*
Skyflower51 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, good for you! :D What's your url? I'll be sure to follow you. :)
Robin1996ify Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait, hold on-- did you say follow? DUDE NO! That tumblr is for my personal collections! :(
Skyflower51 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I can unfollow you if you like! :)
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Robin1996ify Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's on my bio.
Robin1996ify Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you watched Rogue One?
Skyflower51 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
That's not a serious question, is it? :XD: Of course I've seen Rogue One. And have been emotionally destroyed by it. :D
Robin1996ify Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I like that Darth Vader scene :3
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