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ESO Time Lorebooks: Aldimion's Journal by SlayerSyrena ESO Time Lorebooks: Aldimion's Journal by SlayerSyrena
Aldimion is the vampire boss that kicked most of our tails in the Main Story quest: Chasing Shadows (level 15). I wanted to illustrate his journal to give him exposure, as I believe most don't know his backstory (and I found it very interesting). :)

Story written by Eric Nelson
Aldimion's Journal and ESO belong to ZeniMax
Art by Syrena Seale

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:iconpwnsage:
pwnsage Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
Found that guy a few days ago. You really illustrated this well. In fact, if the player you have at the end was argonian, this would have been a perfect representation of my encounter.
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baratron Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Abnur Tharn is so sexy :).
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Jowain92 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Student Writer
That's some good illustration of an in-game journal, well done :)
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:iconflippedoutkyrii:
flippedoutkyrii Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man, ESO sounds like a massive world you can get lost in, I always like those kind of games ^^
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Dewani90 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nice to see an ilustrated journal, i wanted to ilustrate the one about the vampire hunter turned vampire lord you find in skyrim but first i need to finish some request n.nU
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SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I hope you have time to illustrate the one you mentioned. That sounds pretty interesting.
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Ghanima-Atreides Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful! Aldimion was one of the earliest bosses that challenged me, certainly a taste of things to come later in the MQ *coughlyrisdoppelgangercough* and he sticks quite clearly in my mind. I also remember reading his journal and this is a fantastic illustration of it (I love how you drew Tharn! He's one of my absolute favorite NPCs in the game, gotta love that snark!)
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SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Gaaaaah, that Lyris Doppelganger *shakes fist of underpowered Nightblade rage*

I'm glad you enjoyed this! I was happy to finally get the chance to draw Tharn, one of my favorites in the Five Companions. :nod:
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Ghanima-Atreides Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel your pain, I had a Nightblade go through this as well. CURSE YOU!

And I hope you make more of these, and other ESO-related fanart! La la la la 
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Whisper292 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Loved it! Especially the frame where they're shaking hands and Abnur is leaning away like he's got bad breath. I love me some Abnur Tharn.
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SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm so happy I'm not the only one who really likes Tharn. Thanks for noticing his hesitant expression in that 'awkward hand shake' panel, LOL. XD
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ShadowOfDarkAndLite Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic.  XD love how you did Tharn. 
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:iconslayersyrena:
SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love Tharn so, thanks so much!
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ShadowOfDarkAndLite Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Favorite scene when Sai and Lyris both tell him to shut up and the same quest she tells him the Gods gave him a nose so he could breathe with his mouth shut.  XD
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DSBAffliction Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Really great comic, hope to see the story progress. :)
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SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! If it progresses, it will be purely fanfiction from there. ;)
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BetaB17 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Oh how I love these comics so, such craft. In this alone where original content could go unread, to be expressed as so only leaves it all the more better. I really wished not just this journal or personal experiences, but also content from lore or well deserving tales. >_> Maybe the 16 Accords of Madness? To think of the encounter between Sheogorath and Hircine within a comic strip.. oh I could die in peace <3
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SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the lovely comment. <3 (The 16 Accords of Madness is a good story, but I have something else in mind for my next comic.)
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Wolfclaw15 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014   General Artist
hmm how do you found this quest?
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:iconslayersyrena:
SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
It's part of the main story questline. Just hit level 15 and the Prophet will show up and give you the quest.
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Wolfclaw15 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   General Artist
oh ok
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FoolishLittleMortal Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really awesome. :D
I don't always read every single book I find, but I did pick up this one and read all the way through it. The way you illustrated it is pretty much how I imagined it too. That panel where the portal gets opened from underneath him is pretty cool. His expression is great. 
I also love the last panel where he's all "And I have all the time in the world, don't I?" While the Vestige is standing behind him, ready to fight and kill him.

And yeah, he can be pretty tough. I don't really remember how Tayanna did against him, but I think she beat him the first time, although he was not easy. I do know that the guy that showed up after you talk to Tharn killed her. :XD: And also nearly killed Regulus (I made him run away the moment I stopped talking to Tharn to try to avoid death heheh ). Regulus died the first time against this vampire. I think that's when I read the book and was all, "Ooooh! He's a vampire!" *Silver bolts him to death* :XD:
I actually just did this quest with Foolish. I managed to beat both him and the guy that showed up after without dying. *feels proud* xD

Anyway, this comic is awesome. Great work! :D
And awesome that the people from Zenimax and the writer of that book loved it too. :la:
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SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Foolish!

I'm glad you read his journal too. I just saw him as a particularly difficult boss until I read that. Anyways, good job beating him the first time you fought him! :la:
Yeah, the Imperial agent showed up afterward was, Severinus Falco (he was tough too). I've wondered how the agent was able to work with Aldimion, a particularly unbalanced vampire (and necromancer in training). I imagine it may have been a bit stressful for him. (Am I weird for thinking about this stuff? LOL).

Anyways, thanks for the great comment! :D
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:icondsajk:
dsajk Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm trying to remember how this went for me...
but gettingmy tail thouroughly kicked sounds about right. And this comic is great!
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:iconslayersyrena:
SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
As far as I know, most people got their tail kicked by him. xD Thanks!
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MakiLoomis Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student
Another amazing comic as always~ >w< I really need to get ESO soon so I can finally try it out XD 
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SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Maki! I really hope you get ESO soon! It'd be so awesome to have you in Tamriel with us! :la:
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TrifinityVortex Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully illustrated, I enjoyed reading his journal and that quest was always fun to do but this just makes it that much more real. Your art is always amazing. :)
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SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Edited Jul 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm happy you like my illustrations in this comic. Thank you so much! I also loved that quest, but even moreso when I discovered his journal.
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NorroenDyrd Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
I really enjoyed reading this - TES books are always amazingly interesting! I do love how they have characterized the vampire. 'The Imperial neck I was feasting on...'
And your illustrations are just great! I think that the somewhat sketchy style plus the parchment background fit the journal style of narrative perfectly! I loved every single panel, both the ones with awesome character renditions (I do love how you draw Abnur Tharn) - and the ones with silhouettes in them. Silhouettes are a bit of a weakness of mine, as you probably know. And yours are just stunning - I keep going back to the panel where Aldimion gets whacked on the head.
And oh goodness, the addition of a hero advancing on Aldimion from the background in the last panel is perfect! I love the ironic contrast between this image and his final entry! :aww:
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SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
I also loved the way his journal was written. It really made the visuals come to life in my mind. (Major props to the writer, Eric Nelson!)

I'm glad you like my inkier/sketchy style too! I was hoping it'd work for this. I was also happy to finally draw Tharn in a comic, since he's one of my favorites of the Five Companions (he's so sarcastic and funny).

Thanks for the awesome comment!
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:iconnorroendyrd:
NorroenDyrd Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
I read on Skype that you got in touch with him. That's super-awesome! :squee:
Sarcastic villainous types are the best. :la:
And you are most welcome! Can't wait to see what you do next!
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Enailaim Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This was fun to read(?)/look at! Is he by any chance related to Jagar Tharn?
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:iconslayersyrena:
SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
I suspect Abnur Tharn could be an ancestor of Jagar Tharn, yes.
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Talimee Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
It is never said in ESO, because it would break continuity since ESO plays a few hundred years before the events of Arena but it is strongly hinted at. The Tharns are established as a powerful, but not fully to be trusted, family and Abnur Tharn holds more or less the same position as Jagar Tharn -- Imperial Battlemage and Cancellor of the Elder Council.
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ChippewaOkami Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yes! I'm so glad you did this, I really liked his character even though we only get to fight him for a few minutes, and learn about him through his journal. I was afraid not many enjoyed it as much as I.
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SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yay, another Aldimion fan! :iconhigh5plz: I'm glad I'm not the only one. xD
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:iconchippewaokami:
ChippewaOkami Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
For the Dominion! For the Queen! :D
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Alichzy72 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was a very interesting tale! I enjoyed reading it. I need to install ESO still, I can't wait when I finally do though!~
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SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Edited Jul 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Do it! The game is so much fun, and most the wrinkles that it had at launch have been ironed out by now.
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:iconalichzy72:
Alichzy72 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's good :3 You can always expect glitches when a game first launches of course, but that's good they have been adding patches to fix the issues. If I can find the CD drive for my laptop (this one doesn't have it built in) then I'll probably do that today~
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iamash18 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Will there be a continuation? Cause I'd love to see one
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SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Ahhh, well, you see, Aldimion doesn't really survive the encounter in the last panel. If there was a continuation, it would be pure non-canon, fanfiction (but, I do like the character so, who knows?)
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iamash18 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If you do decide to continue ya got me followin! as always CX
I really wish I could get ESO but I don't have a good enough laptop (or my own) to do so :(
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:iconlayenem:
Layenem Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
this is awesome!!! MOAR!!!
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:iconslayersyrena:
SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
I plan to make more, thank you!
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fallenboy11 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Can you illustrate the lore book named "Remember me"? It would be wonderful to see it. 
Anyway, nice job (as usual :P )! 
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SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I already know which lorebook I'm illustrating next, but I did read that one and found it interesting.
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slendermanbeliver Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
is ESO fun?
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