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Vex by Isriana Vex by Isriana
"You need training in lockpicking? All right, but if you get arrested don't blame it on me."

I just wanted to make a portrait of one of my favorite members of Thieves Guild, Vex. She is a senior member, master at lockpicking, somewhat snarky, resentful and suspicious towards others, and altogether a badass chick. :D
My second character Bron Martes is obviously all over her - or would be if he could. Really, I've been looking for a "partner in crime" for my thief-Dovahkiin some time now, and found none that I'd like more than Vex. Everyone who would be a good match for him seems to be a member of Thieves Guild - and like you know they are all off limits. So, I'm going to say this only once on behalf of my Imperial thief Bron:
Y U NO MARRIABLE, VEX?! :iconcryforeverplz:

Now that I got that out of my system I'm going to try to find the console commands to make her available as a follower. And marriable. :movingon:



Vex Bethesda
from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim


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:iconcatlady880:
Catlady880 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY! I was starting feel like I was the only person who liked Vex and didn't want her to die!! 
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:icongamblingdementor:
GamblingDementor Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Somehow I never pictured her to be super old, just as having white hair. Some characters have weird hair after all.
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:iconseerwalker:
SeerWalker Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
The fact that nobody in the Thieves Guild is available as a companion/marriable is a constant source of annoyance for me. SO many good NPCs going to waste... :/
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Neutral-Death Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
In retrospect, wouldn't that be weird, though?
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:iconwarrioressgirl19:
WarrioressGirl19 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done! You captured her snarky expression perfectly! (I think she's rather tsundere, I think she has a soft side, but Bron will have to force it out of her...) hmm  Because Delvin Mallory apparently can't... *reads note to Delvin about bathing in the lake on the table*
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Xeraiah Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Firstly: There is soooooo much of your art I want to favourite/comment on but there is so MUCH amazing art that I'd be there for a while, put mildly. Sorry, I'm lazy.

Secondly: Vex is indeed a badass chick! And my knowledge of the two (which isn't altogether 'expansive') has caused me to ship Vex with Bron so hard! Especially after seeing your piece 'Everything is a Contest'! I literally walk past Vex & associate her with Bron subconsciously.

Thirdly: You've captured her just so. I love the arrogance in the way she leans against the wall & holds the lockpick. I love the way you've designed her hair (because what are chances that everyone with the same hair setting will have the same hair type?), with the visible softness and wave. Simply beautiful! I love me some arrogant thieves.
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cantbreath45 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used to see Vex as a fellow thief, comrade and even a friend. But for some reason I've found myself wishing she was marriable, and I think I've somehow put myself in the same boat as Bron. :I
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:iconthe-serene-mage:
The-Serene-Mage Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
How come Karliah gets to have Gallus and no one else can be together with one another
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My question exactly. :tantrum:
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:iconthe-serene-mage:
The-Serene-Mage Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It is like tying a carrot to a stick and holding it in front of a horse...
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:iconruntofthelitter97:
Runtofthelitter97 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
To be honest, I like Delvin more. xD
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:iconmstaz511:
MsTaz511 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
In my opinion Theives guild has two of the best Characters, Vex, and Brynjolf.
Lucky for meee, someone made a marry Bryn mod =) yippee
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Twilightsmist Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She is, by far, the prettiest npc imperial in the game.
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:iconfomalhaut48:
Fomalhaut48 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, there IS a console command to marry her. Or anybody, for that matter! :)
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've found none that would work for me so far - there are no recorded "marriage lines" for her voice set as far as I understand. No problem, though, since I have a mod that should do the trick... :D
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Fomalhaut48 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, the missing marriage lines are an annoyance... that's why I decided not to use console commands and picked an available NPC instead.
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OneWingedHeron53 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear Bestheda. Please make Vex marriable. And while your at it, fix the bugs in the Windhelm house. My Razor is stuck on the pedestal.

Other then the little letter, nice work here.
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:iconneutral-death:
Neutral-Death Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I keep losing daggers in a dagger rack in Hjerim (Windhelm house).
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:iconlukemcfc141:
LukeMCFC141 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student Writer
DAMN YOU VALD FOR RUINING VEX!
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:iconzorua649:
Zorua649 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Writer
"Master of stealth, eh? Well, if I catch you watching me bathe in the lake again, I'll cut off your most valuable asset!"
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! Vex FTW! :XD:
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:iconzorua649:
Zorua649 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student Writer
totally! \m/
I love. that note. 'TIS THE EPITOME OF THREATS!!!
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Kwenos Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Awesome work!
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:iconumbravita:
Umbravita Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Damn I love Vex. And Brynjolf. And Karliah. And Mercer. Why are there no marriable thieves? *Weeps*

This portrait is gorgeous.
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Twilightsmist Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I! HATE! MERCER!
Hehe, when I killed him and the temple started flooding, I played tag with his body!
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villafj Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg i hated that too. I wanted to marry Vex instead of Marcurio but you cant marry anyone in the Theives guild. Either way, great picture.
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SharaSellarine Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student General Artist
[link] look here in the notes section. :)
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:iconrui-shi:
Rui-Shi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I want to punch her in the face... I am your freaking guild master treat me with respect! >:C
Your painting always inspire me and artisticly cripple me. They are just to good ;-;
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ValkyrieThunder Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ZOMG it's Vex :D good job ;) she's the best :3
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weskerfreak105 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whooohoooow! Looks soo great! Nicely done *_*!!!
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:iconfomalhaut48:
Fomalhaut48 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I will install Skyrim on my half-dead laptop just to try it and then erase it... for my new comp is delayed...

I like the golden eyes - is she really like this? (Oh, and you can marry someone of the same sex? I wanna make an elf-orc marriage!)
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Isriana Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope it will work so you can finally try it - and hopefully you get that new computer soon! :dance:
Yup, she's pretty much like this though my version of the hair looks a little fluffier than in the game -> [link] [link] And yes, same sex marriages are available! :D Well, as long as the intended character is on the list of available NPC's [link] - which is not the case with Vex here for example. *sigh*
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Fomalhaut48 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, don't you worry, when I *thought* Skyrim was going to work I already checked the list while it was loading itself on my old comp... *sigh*
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Isriana Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It must be so frustrating to have to wait for so long... :( I'll cross my fingers and hope the laptop is going to pull through!
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:iconfomalhaut48:
Fomalhaut48 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure if I will install it - it'll probably slow it down (not that it's that bad), plus now I have nothing really important to do, so I should really write... :/ But my inspiration is seriously lacking, even though I know very well what is going to happen in all 4 fanfics I need to catch up with. :( Ah, I'm moving to Italy soon anyway, and will play Skyrim when I cannot go out due to +40 degrees outside in summer. (Cities are pretty much dead in Italy around midday in summer.)
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AuriV1 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! Vex is awesome.
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is! :D Thanks a lot!
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shortCakeSlayer Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's better that way; once you marry a character they lose all their personality, truck off to your house and polish your armor for the rest of the game while you run around adventuring. :D Great portrait, I love the look in her eyes!
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Isriana Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I've heard. :D It would be great to have her available as a follower at least (or anyone from Thieves Guild for that matter) - damn shame to think that one of my favorite characters is forever stuck at the Ragged Flagon.
Anyway, great that you like this portrait! :dance:
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DarcyTrix Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
There's some mods available through Steam that can make Sapphire and Brynjolf followers and marriable, I haven't found one for Vex yet and I don't know if these mods are on Nexus
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Isriana Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I keep searching both Nexus and Workshop regularly but so far all I've got is that mod about Sapphire you mentioned. And Brynjolf, really? About time someone makes him marriable! :D
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DarcyTrix Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
The Brynjolf one is called Friendly Brynjolf but I've found an even better one now through Steam and it includes Vex as well. It's called Brynjolf and Vex as followers although it doesn't involve marriage but both Brynjolf and Vex have fully voiced responses in their original, unique voices.
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LadyElsweyr Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
I know there are console commands that do that, i just don't know what they are.
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Apparently they're these ones: [link]
Nevertheless, in this case there is still an issue with Vex's unique voice so if I use the commands something will most likely glitch. :shrug: It seems I'll have to figure out plan B after all.
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The13thBlackCat Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh Vex <3

Problem with Vex, though, is she has a unique voiceset, so you won't be able to make her a follower and marriable without changing her voice. I'm having the exact same problem with my thief and Brynjolf. :|

But if you don't mind changing her voice, you're in luck!
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Isriana Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just took a look at the voice actor list and noticed that - damn it, all the cool characters seem to have the same issue! :( Oh well, I'll have to figure out something else until someone savvy enough makes a mod for those of us loving the Thieves Guild (and Vex and Brynjolf <3)... :meow:
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The13thBlackCat Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just tell myself they're still in the dating stage and Brynjolf is really too busy with the Guild to go adventuring with her right now. Not sure how well that will work with Vex, but... XD

Well, when we get the construction kit, I'm planning to poke around and see if I can find Brynjolf's voice files. I mean, if we could piece parts of them together to make appropriate new responses, it'd be fairly easy to make him marriable/a follower, right? That's my plan anyway. If I can figure it out, I'll probably do it for a few other characters too, just to be nice.

I'm secretly hoping someone who knows what they're doing will do it for me though ^^;
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Valdrec Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Vex always struck me as being way ahead of the others.
She was the only one really willing or skilled enough to push the guild ahead, most of the others are closer to being grunts really.
I guess that's part of why she's resentful... she's used to incompetence.
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Isriana Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She really is that smart and skillful so I think it's quite plausible explanation - it must be frustrating when half of your guild seems to consist of jolly inepts... :roll:
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Valdrec Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I don't feel all that heroic when everyone else is completely incapable.
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