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Skyrim: My Bestest Buddy by Isriana Skyrim: My Bestest Buddy by Isriana
I'm sorry Lydia, did you say something? I was momentarily deafened by the awesomeness of my hooved friend here, so I didn't quite catch that.

This was pretty much my reaction when I realized that in Skyrim your horse can actually fight by your side. For the record, I was never one of those little girls who had their walls plastered with horse and pony posters - all the more so, it baffles me how I've gotten so attached to my little virtual mount, Queen Alfsigr. I genuinely worry for her every time we end up in the middle of the battle, and I take it somewhat personally if she gets hurt. "OMG, dragon, you dare to attack my horse?! That's it, you're so going to die"... :XD:

I originally sketched this idea already in last December, about same time as this [link] but then I misplaced the damn paper and didn't find it until now. As belated as it is, I hope you like it... :D
Oh, and here is a little "Making Of" piece about this comic:

Skaila Skaran me
Lydia and Queen Alfsigr Bethesda
From the game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

For more fan art inspired by The Elder Scrolls take a look at here!
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LazyRayFinkle Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
:lol: This is awesome. And true. 
RoxanaBloodbriar Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
That was actually my reaction with Shadowmere. ;D
brickwalljustu Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
What your horse is to you, the Mad Jester is to me.
Konstantinsen Featured By Owner Edited Feb 11, 2016  Student Artist
lol I could count how many times my horse died. The first to a dragon, the second to a more powerful dragon, and the third is still kicking. Arvak, though, is another case.

It kinda got frustrating at first until I realised I had a coin purse holding 30,000 septims so the horse just became an expendable asset for me. XD

Although one of the biggest kinks I got out of horses was fighting Mongolian style: riding around enemies and landing blows with my greatsword then riding out of reach. Rinse repeat.
The-Skykian-Archives Featured By Owner Edited Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This summed up my own reaction pretty well, lol!

I named my horse Wolfsbane.  Guess the first thing I watched it battle and kill on its own.

I make savepoints almost obsessively, so I always make sure my horse doesn't end up dying |D
LuvmahAusViir Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is so me! Except it's Cicero and not Lydia! :lmao: My horse is so awesome. I love my little Carnie!
CrookedClown949 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I didn't use a horse for the majority of the game (I hated the idea that while I would get around faster, if I wanted to fight I would have to climb down off horseback. Given that I was a stealthy Archer, I would already be spotted and therefore lost the element of surprise) until I killed a guy who was riding one and then stole his horse. I then got attacked by vampires and the horse BEAT THE SHIT out of them. I was so surprised that I decided to avoid every city in case they find out it was stolen. I named him Atax. :D

Me and that horse went on so many adventures until I dismounted and it ran off into the lake, I think it went chasing a slaughterfish. Never saw him again, no matter how long I spent combing the lake floor (I have a pathological fear of water, even in video games. So the fact i was willing to do that much for him was a miracle in and of itself.) but I never found him. 

*Sniff*... Atax. :'(
RandomPerson1310 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
Surprised me too. I didn't even own the horse. He was with the army I was helping and they didn't mind me using him. Even more surprising is when you don't see him for a while, fast travel, and he appears right next to you... and immediately tries to leave.
ZanarNaryon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love being on Tython or Coruscant and helping Noobs
LordofGilneas Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Once, my horse went and fought a dragon... She died, but I'll always remember her, such a brave horse.
Dino-peaches Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
I know exactly what you mean! i love my Snow Strider and when we got attacked by a cave bear i flipped out because he rushed right in and my flame spells were doing squat at the time. KIcked the bears butt though. I love my horse.
loveblecritic Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Student Artist
thats why i learned restoration for my followers and more importantly my horse!
GwDuncan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, that was totally my reaction too
TheTwistedAngel Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm pretty much obsessed with my horse Allie in skyrim..... I really don't know why XD
applefanfic Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DarkClosetFan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Horses in Skyrim just don't give a shit, they just take what they want.
locuas Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
and Break the laws of Physics just for kicks
matthew-123 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Their the honey badgers of Skyrim they don't care.
female-thebleen12 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
no-one appreciates her XD ...mainly because she's everyone's pack mule
cheeseisforeveryone Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
MY horse is a true nord born in the cold, thrown into the ice river of Windhelm then replaced by Frost, cause fuck it why not
Luigi7709 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
I really like it when my horse helps me I feel like I took good care of my horse and she would repay my kindness with defending me :D
Leviathantamer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
This is why I love Shadowmere. She's a freaking Badass Immortal Horse.
Mcderpgamer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wait It's A She?!
Leviathantamer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Astrid calls her a guy however Lucien La Chance calls Shadowmere a girl in both Oblivion and Skyrim.
aerunnallado Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Lucien calls Shadowmere a guy in Skyrim if you summon him I think 
Leviathantamer Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Yeah you're right. In Oblivion Lucien calls Shadowmere a she but in Skyrim he calls Shadowmere a she. Astrid is prone to switching the gender from he to she but never in the same conversation.
aerunnallado Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
it will cool if Bethesda made a special dialogue when Lucien sees Shadowmere like ''Ah my magnificent steed, it been a while since I saw you'' or something like that
silver123fang Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
see this is why i only buy horses from Whiterun. I bought a Solitude one and it ran away when i was fighting some mages the battle was twenty feet away from it behind a fort's wall and it still ran away i tried looking for it but it disappeared.
train153 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
I do the same thing when shadowmere gets hurt! :)
Ansalagon Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
I feel bad for Lydia XD

Always decided to leave her at home because i didn't want her to get hurt XD
Minda909 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
My poor horses. I always fall off rocks and they fly out from under me ;-;
ToxicScythe Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand this all too well
godzephose Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
everytime one of my horses die i give it a viking funeral. 
ZakurotheEndergodess Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013   Artist
OOOOH! what if Skalia and Bron MET EACH OTHER!!!! OMG best comic EVAR!!
Synchro2323 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
i "accidentally" killed lydia
CorpseTheDarkElf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Korbeaux Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When I got into the first dragon fight I had Queen with me and the damn dragon killed my horse! He landed right next to her and breathed fire,(I have a mod that makes it so that it takes like 10 min to kill a dragon high level) I was so pissed that I screamed "No!" at my computer until I killed that lizard then I used a cheat to bring her back "resurrect" then I was all cool
PonyCoupleMaker Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I still have Frost and Meeko XD

(Horse and Dog)

hpfan-atic Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I know what you mean. On my first playthrough on Skyrim, my character's horse that I bought at Whiterun stables was killed in Winterhold by the magical anomalies that resulted from a certain Thalmor's actions.

I killed Ancano real slow, and one of the staff was kind enough to reanimate him for me. So I could kill him again.
scribeofinfinite Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
I remember my first horse of skyrim, strong and noble. Good girl grew on me, too bad all my old files were deleted and I had to start anew. You can always buy a new horse or dog, but it isn't the same
ShadowFelix Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow! poor lydia. I think I praise my dog more then my follower like you your horse.
liilly1504 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The horse is so cute!!!!!!!! <3
matthew-123 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nexus763 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Pfff Arvak or a dremora lord are way cooler.
Sillvermane Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Angelinamay Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
i remember my OWN horse the one in riften attacked me because of a glitch thank god it wasnt shadowmere
NushiKasai Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Never should have come here! I always laugh when I hear a bandit say that; there's just something so funny about it. Especially when I kill them almost straight after they say it.
SpyPhoenix44 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I fear 4 anything who comes with me and I NEVER bring a housecarl or my husband Vilkas I would just DIE if anyone died on me!!! :(
picfreak79 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Lydia.. oh Lydia :lol:
emprahsque23 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
How can you name your horse
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