This is a quick painting of what I imagine is a village somewhere in High Rock or in Skyrim’s Reach area. It’s inspired by a picture I took while on vacation in the Alps near Saint Bernard Pass.
This was a quick sketch/painting that I made as concept art for Tamriel Rebuilt and some related mod projects. Though there’s nothing really special about this scene (it’s pretty generic for fantasy wood elves), I used it to exercise my landscape techniques.
To celebrate our latest release (19.12, also known as Aanthirin), Tamriel Rebuilt has put on another stream with Zaric Zhakaron! Though the stream has already come and gone by the time of this posting, below you can find the finished video.
Proper link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM-ELVReLMQ
For the latest Tamriel Rebuilt news, be sure to check out our website: https://www.tamriel-rebuilt.org/
For information on how to download and install Tamriel Rebuilt, please check out our Installation Guide. You will need a copy of Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, complete with the Tribunal and Bloodmoon expansions, to be able to play.
I knew I wanted to try my hand at painting red sandstone cliffs, and looked around the internet for some references. There were a few shots of sandstone cliffs thrown into orange and purple relief due to the photos being taken somewhere around sunset (or perhaps sunrise) that inspired the colors of this image.
In Tamriel Rebuilt, Roth Roryn is a landscape of orange cliffs. It borders the Deshaan Plains to the south, which in Tamriel Rebuilt, are actual plains as the old name dictates instead of marshlands as they are seen in Elder Scrolls Online. The purple, gray, and green coloring of the Deshaan plains also comes from concept art of Tamriel Rebuilt, serving as the main color palette for this zone.
Over the weekend I was part of a streamed discussion for Tamriel Rebuilt, a game mod for the game The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. The streaming session was put together and hosted by Zaric Zhakaron. I’m Kevaar, a Lead Developer of the mod who specializes in quest development and lore.
You can find the video on YouTube through this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL721_2I5y4
I have also embedded it here:
More information about Tamriel Rebuilt can be found at our website: https://www.tamriel-rebuilt.org
Hope you enjoy the interview!
Today I tried painting a Dunmer. The volcano did not quite go as planned. He was also crooked because I was drawing with my tablet crooked. (For some reason sketches are always better when done diagonally!)
Even the term “corkbulb” would have one thinking it is what it sounds like: a root made of a cork-like substance, that could assumably be used in place of wood. Alas, it is not quite so, and the uses of this fine root in Morrowind are often mistaken by horticultural novices.
This is a sister post to “The Origin of the Ash Yam” and written by the same in-world character, Cantur Caelmoryn, who may yet find his way into other texts of mine in the future. The inspiration for this post is a pet peeve of mine on the level of the Alot. Continue reading “The Purpose of the Corkbulb”
When I first wrote “Of Fire Ants and Hooms”, a lot of people didn’t know what to think of it.
Write down report: someone should really tell Zaurac not to bang his head on chairs.
You need to be a little punch-drunk to test quest coding, I think. This story was inspired by my attempts–and failures–to get chairs to magically float in a tavern for a Tamriel Rebuilt quest. Some of the jokes are references to the world or to the quirks of the Morrowind Construction Set. Can you decipher them all? Continue reading “A Day in the Life of Testy”
Whew! Today I worked long and hard transferring all of my past lore posts for Tamriel Rebuilt onto this blog. There are still a few missing that I will get back to in due time, but in the meantime, enjoy!
If you would like to discuss the lore, please, leave a comment! You can also follow me on Reddit, where I post my favorite Elder Scrolls shorts as I make them. And, of course, if you wish to know why I write so many of these, please check out the longstanding province mod Tamriel Rebuilt, which is available on Nexus for download and play.