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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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:iconluvmahausviir:
LuvmahAusViir Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
This is so me! Except it's Cicero and not Lydia! :lmao: My horse is so awesome. I love my little Carnie!
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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. :'(
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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.
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ZanarNaryon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love being on Tython or Coruscant and helping Noobs
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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.
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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.
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loveblecritic Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Student Artist
thats why i learned restoration for my followers and more importantly my horse!
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GwDuncan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
Yeah, that was totally my reaction too
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:iconthetwistedangel:
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
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applefanfic Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL!!!Pikachu-lol 
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:icondarkclosetfan:
DarkClosetFan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Horses in Skyrim just don't give a shit, they just take what they want.
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:iconlocuas:
locuas Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
and Break the laws of Physics just for kicks
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:iconmatthew-123:
matthew-123 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Their the honey badgers of Skyrim they don't care.
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:iconfemale-thebleen12:
female-thebleen12 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
no-one appreciates her XD ...mainly because she's everyone's pack mule
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:iconcheeseisforeveryone:
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
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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
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Leviathantamer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
This is why I love Shadowmere. She's a freaking Badass Immortal Horse.
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Mcderpgamer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wait It's A She?!
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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.
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aerunnallado Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Lucien calls Shadowmere a guy in Skyrim if you summon him I think 
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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.
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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
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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.
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train153 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
I do the same thing when shadowmere gets hurt! :)
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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
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Minda909 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
My poor horses. I always fall off rocks and they fly out from under me ;-;
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ToxicScythe Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand this all too well
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godzephose Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
everytime one of my horses die i give it a viking funeral. 
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ZakurotheEndergodess Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013   Artist
OOOOH! what if Skalia and Bron MET EACH OTHER!!!! OMG best comic EVAR!!
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Synchro2323 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
i "accidentally" killed lydia
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CorpseTheDarkElf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist
^^
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The-Diesis 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
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PonyCoupleMaker Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I still have Frost and Meeko XD

(Horse and Dog)

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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.
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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
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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.
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liilly1504 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The horse is so cute!!!!!!!! <3
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matthew-123 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lmao
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nexus763 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Pfff Arvak or a dremora lord are way cooler.
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Sillvermane Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
THAT HORSE WENT IN TO GET SOME! YEAAAHHHWHWHWHWHHWRHH#RTEO!~!!!~~~~
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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
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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.
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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!!! :(
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picfreak79 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Lydia.. oh Lydia :lol:
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emprahsque23 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
How can you name your horse
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BHargis Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i loled so hard at this pic :3 yet i agree with what you said about caring for your horse. when Shadowmere got killed by two Forsworn Brairhearts i lost my feels :(
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sweetpeach14 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't even realize they fight! i thought my horse was just being stupid and ran into the angry mages with FIRE. My poor little Asha died that day... :cries: I did too, actually. An i still didn't get the facking staff for onmunds quest.....
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ReNeGaDe447 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
I just noticed in the 2nd panel, the bandit who is fighting Lydia kinda resembles your other character Bron :D
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AcureForASoulsDemise Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
haha amusing xD
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vf1234 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
i killed mine 20 sec after i got it fell of a cliff trying to dismount
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