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Oblivion: Brief Moment Of Freedom by Isriana Oblivion: Brief Moment Of Freedom by Isriana
...and that pretty much sums up my first hours in Oblivion. ^^; Note to self: when you see guards do not approach - and definitely don't go asking them directions when you carry stolen goods with you.

So yeah, that can happen if you're used to Skyrim guards who have a bit less psychic abilities than their Cyrodilic equivalents. As you see, Brenna's thieving career didn't quite get the stellar beginning I had hoped for... In all honesty, if I had my very own Oblivion theme song this would be it: [link] So. Many. Sentences. Served.
Ah, well. At least I'm having fun... :XD:

Brenna Martes me
Valen Dreth & Imperial Guard Bethesda
from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

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LordofGilneas Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
However, in both games I think they are psychic enough to know a murder occured.
JAllen2004 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
A chicken or a horse saw you kill the dude. They can somehow report criminal activity to hold guards.
KonahrikB157 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
I saw a mod once that adds that jackass to Skyrim, just so you can sacrifice him to Boethiah.
werner720 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Haha really? One thing to say about that nice hated that guy
darklordAWESOMEDUDE2 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014

Dark brotherhood allows you to kill this ass of a dunmer.
butterartninja1 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
I like how the guard is eating the stolen apple lol
Isriana Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, there's the justice system for us... :XD:
butterartninja1 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Lol XP
Rhekue Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Wow. Thanks for the warning. 

I love your work by the way.
Nathanael23 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Guards are too attentive there 
Solidchaos Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Oblivion guards are too serious about their laws, I feel like I'm playing Baldur's Gate 1
Nathanael23 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
They need to loosen up. I think it's the armor it looks ill fitting.
thebleen12 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
in the darkbrotherhood, you actually go back to kill him XD
FrenchPhilosopher Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
This made my day.
mivpus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Really, the guards of the Elder Scrolls deserve praise. Sure, they comlain and bitch about everything... but a single guard will still charge Alduin himself if the bugger arrives, and each guard has the detective skills of Sherlock Holmes, being able to see if you stole something across the province.
KuznyaDragonOfBaa Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Remember, kids, if you have a fine, don`t contact Guards. LOL at the Guard in the last panel though xD
otaku4242 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
then you get to kill him in the name of sithis ^_^
ToxicScythe Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lawl XD I cant relate but its funny...
Sephiroth8745 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
do I get to kill that ass-hat?
spartanofFEAR Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Yes, in a Dark Brotherhood quest
Skianous Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I had the exact same reaction as Brenna in panel 3 when I started Oblivion a couple of weeks ago :3

I also tried to come back to jail as a visitor to try and taunt that damned dunmer but, sadly, I couldn't find his cell :(

And when I started playing as a mage, I also discovered that, apparently, cyrodiilic jails have magical bars that prevent fireballs to get through...
lePoisson-Rouge Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Writer
Omg, dude, I had the same problem when I first got into Oblivion. They took all my money and when I went to go rob people to get more money, they would just throw me in jail again T_T I was just trying to get enough coins to pay for a room at the inn! I needed to level up!
So I was a hobo for the first few hours of the game. I'm glad I'm not the only one who had this stuff happen to me.
TruthDawnsinFire Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
stupid elf...:) I also really need to find something else to do with my time...just a few more comics
kokoraven17 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Why are all your deviations so good?! I can't stop putting them in my favorites! *sigh* This one is funny...
derlich Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Mudcrabs was a nice touch. :)
Amazing-person-yes Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just earn money properly... Until I get good enough weapons to snipe them :)
Neutral-Death Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
And that's why I only steal gold!
ToBeAdvised Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Playing Skyrim, in jail with one lockpick left. Alright, don't screw this up, you can d- *snap*. Oh goddamn it! -_-
Caspia583 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My reaction:
*frames 1-4*
Oh snap! I hated that smartass dunmer the moment he opened his mouth.
*everything after that*
Damn! He always gets the better of us doesn't he... :(
KuznyaDragonOfBaa Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That Dunmer is almost literally the polar opposite of Dunmer you meet at the beginning of TES III: Morrowind ...
Caspia583 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
KuznyaDragonOfBaa Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe intended by the developers as a subtle reference? ;)
Caspia583 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yes. I completely remember everything that has been commented back and forth up until this point. Yes.
KuznyaDragonOfBaa Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreeing there as well.
Caspia583 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Angelinamay Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
i want to play oblivion now
stupid crack needs some evidence if i bought the game
Xeraiah Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Isn't that how we all began?
Anya-Kylash Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Writer
I was led here by your post of escaping the sewers. I love this!
Sinsitra Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Artist
Great :D
umirua Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What class were you?
Wait! Wait! Don't tell me, I want to guess!
Rogue am I right?
Isriana Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a custom class which is a bit of a mix between the thief and the rogue if I remember correctly... :D
KuznyaDragonOfBaa Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds like a burglar. (From Daggerfall xD)
DragonPud Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how guards always can see THROUGH your bags :p
Skianous Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Feels like I'm gonna get really frustrated when I'll finally get to play Oblivion...

Also, Skyrim guards logic : arrest you for stealing a potato, make a scene to put you in jail (yooou have comitted criiimes against Skyrim blahblahblah...) and epicly do NOTHING when you walk out a free man after lockpicking your cell lock. :p
OwlXVI Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You can get revenge on him during dark brotherhood quest, and 200 years in the future in Riften

Peach-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Just dont get caught ;3 Then they wont bug you.
Prakorimas Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is good one!

Lot of smiles it brings! ;)
Codfish107 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
On the mission where you kill him i had the fine so high they didn't stop to give my options they just attacked.

i had tried sneaking round the guards, got caught then ended up fighting my way through.

My quest i had to talk to same higher up guard/captain, but couldn't because he would attack me on sight because my fine was so high. My last save point was like 10 quests ago too.
l33tn3rdz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
And exactly how many times were you detained?
Isriana Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lots and lots. I don't have the stats anymore since I uninstalled the game in order to get the steam version with expansions and all... :D
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