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Skyrim: The Skeleton Key by Isriana Skyrim: The Skeleton Key by Isriana
Come on, Karliah, what did you expect Bron to do with it? Just give away the shiny key of awesomeness? Pffft. :XD:

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Oh well, ok, Nocturnal will have her key eventually. Right after I'm done playing with it...
But really, I couldn't help thinking that Karliah might have done better had she given that key to Brynjolf in the first place. Also, I wonder if you can pickpocket Daedric Princes. Hmm... :plotting:


Bron Martes me
Karliah, Brynjolf, Marcurio and Nocturnal Bethesda
from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim


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JadeEmptyGlass Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
There really should have been an option to blow off Nocturnal and keep the Key for yourself. I remember thinking, when I faced Mercer, "You know, this guy makes some really compelling points."

I mean honestly, what could Nocturnal possibly offer that is better than the god key?
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SilkTheShapeShifter Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I would of thought to do that....
dammit. I returned it as soon as I got it.
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azureflame22nd Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Its been have a year (skyrim time) and i still wont give back the key :P
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LordofGilneas Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TBH, I can pick most locks simply cus I have surplus. So I just returned this thing pronto.
Should I have not? XD
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ArcSpartan009 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh right I uh conveniently forgot about that quest. Um…whoops?
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jecoil Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
In Oblivion this was the first artifact I got - it saved a lot of time by just clicking "auto" on the lockpick screen (an option not available in Skyrim)
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Bolt187 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I always returned it straight off so I could get the ability to turn invisible at will. 
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rya31 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
shes never getting that key back from me
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GwDuncan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
Well, she can wait, what is a few years compared to 30(or was it longer then that since Mercer stole it?)
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Demondragonsoul Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
meh get lockpicking up to 100 and you wont ever break them again, mak artifact worthless in the ln the long run.
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waffliesinyoface Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Get lockpicking to 100 AND waste about 5 or 6 perk points, that is.
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Demondragonsoul Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
meh, every bit helps out.
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Oathkeeper0317 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
I really didn't care for it, just returned it, what am I missing out on?
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Isriana Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not much, it's basically just an unbreakable lockpick. A shiny one, though. :)
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Oathkeeper0317 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Oh.
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hmsnike Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Yeah. Until you get the 'unbreakable' perk from the lockpicking tree. THEN you give it back to Nocturnal.
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Ziinahven Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I love the way you draw characters, Karliah looks so cute ^_^
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FlyBird6199 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 30, 2014
I'm doing the same thing with the skeleton key picking every lock in skyrim,And I first got the key at Lv 39 I'm currently Lv 80 never returning it
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Attolis Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I like the staff included in the bag of goodies
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EternalNewbie Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Heh, I'm the same with Barbas. Clavicus Vile will just have to wait
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Catlady880 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL, so me. : )
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Dewani90 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hehehe, and that's why i like oblivion better, the key is the reward instead of a quest item, i still give it back, as soon as i get max perks on lockpicking, faved the comic.
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myszka657 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ever read the in-game book "Purloined Shadows", where two thieves attempt to steal from Nocturnal? Nocturnal is totally letting Bron off easy =) 
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applefanfic Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol!! This is SO me!! :D

I didn't return the Skeleton key until AFTER I killed Alduin!!

Which I took my time on!! :D
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Thulesse Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The key's mostly useless if you've already got a high lockpicking skill and about 200 lockpicks in your inventory, which you will be certain to have if you've journeyed through skyrim for any length of time
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ishtar10 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Right... I blame you for my currently coffee sprayed laptop. Waaaah! Along with my poor nose too.

Still.... *drags comic to favourites list and puts you on watching list* Love  LOVE IT!!
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zace157 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
If you get your lock picking skill high enough you can learn a skill so your picks will never break.
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Nathanael23 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
It's hard to relinquish the key it's just too helpful
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ocarinageek Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Honestly, normal lockpicking doesn't bother me. I jack up my skill level, and I've got 99+ (so about 200) picks, so no worries about running out.
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sonsal4ever123 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
XD Yeah. I love your art and I was looking at your pictures of Bron and He`s my favorite one of your chaters He`s just like Lilly my Khadjiit theif who still have the key. She  has Meeko as a follower and and nowI ship your guy with my girl. <3 <3
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MikkelNPetersen Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Give away a daedric artifacts? NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER, MINE ALL MINE, MY PRECIOUS, FOREVER MINE, HANDS OFF, DO NOT TOUCH, ONLY MIIIIIIINE.

(got the Oblivion Walker achivement of course)
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Tojunior Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
… My precious GOLLUM GOLLUM! 
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KuznyaDragonOfBaa Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The reason why TES II: Daggerfall quests have time limits.
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TiaraM Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Fuck Nocturnal!The key belongs to me!!!!!My precious!!!MINEEEEEE!!!!!!
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:icontech60:
tech60 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
yeah probably a big mistake in giving an unbreakable lock pick of amazingness to a friggin thief karliah 
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thebleen12 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
How long before you returned the key? :3
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Isriana Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Umm, well... ^^;

*stuffs the Skeleton Key deeper in her pockets*
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thebleen12 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
yeah that's what I thought. "Hands to yourself sneak-thief!"

though seriously did you ever actually return the key while playing the game or did you never return it?
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Isriana Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, I honestly haven't returned it yet. :XD:
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thebleen12 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
oh also, since you haven't returned it, thus not finishing the quest (I dunno if you seen the ending of the quest or not)

you go to a temple, find the previous thieves guild master, go to a bunch of trials, fall into a pit with a corpse, run in a circle in the pit and your character goes wonky and stares at the key and falls through the floor, puts the key in the ground, nocturnal shows herself to you, she says some stuff, and finally your character talks to karlia, and you can choose one of three different abilities
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thebleen12 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
awesome XD


all you and Bron missing now is one thing

the ability to turn invisible whenever you want instead of like once or twice a day (depending on what quests you did that allows you to turn invisible once a day) without the need of carrying ungodly amounts of potion that resulted in wasting fortunes and taking up space in your inventory
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DoomBringerr666 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
am i the only one here that robbed the whole dwemer museum in Markarth and fenced it all 
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female-thebleen12 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
how does I fence items?
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DoomBringerr666 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
sell it to the thieves guild, one of them by buys stolen stuff or get a perk in the speech tree 
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female-thebleen12 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014

I never once used the god damn key *slams head on ground*

 

*is the biggest idiot ever*

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DoomBringerr666 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
i just used the skeleton key till i could get the perk so picks don't break
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Dewani90 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
-gives skelleton key to noctunal- okay all done -uses console commands to get key again- and now, back to steal anything that is not nailed or on fire.

i like your thief guy, he is soo greedy that i'm sure he reachs the 10000 encumbrance before arriving to any town... walking.
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loki661 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Bron looks pretty darn beast in that nightingale armor. My favorite play style is the thief what is yours Isriana?
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KuznyaDragonOfBaa Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That Guard with the sweetroll/cupcake! xDDDD "Let me guess ... someone stole your sweetroll?"
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lyrathelidragon Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL!!
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