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Oblivion: Glarthir by LMColver Oblivion: Glarthir by LMColver
This is Glarthir from Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

He greets you shortly after you arrive in the town of Skingrad, and asks you to meet him behind the temple after midnight. He asks you to spy on 3 people that he says are always watching him because he knows too much. There are 4 possible endings to this sidequest that I know of, so it's one of the more interesting quests.
The 3 people in the background are 3 people he asks you to watch.
This took approximately 30 hours to draw, over the span of 2 weeks using Photoshop CS2 and Corel Painter 8.
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MadgodofBliss Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  New Deviant Student Artist
This is my new desktop screensaver. 
jodidovahkiin Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Student Artist
I like your work! ♥ 
the-exiled-muse Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
My current character has a certain "he knows his lore, I'll give him that" attitude. That was after he mentioned the Marukhati Selectives. 
Drifter-Dx Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ECH! that paranoid little elf wasted three in game days
of my life! i do not feel sorry leading him to a guard and
letting the guard end his insanity Xp

but honestly, capital job, the lighting is superb! 8D
Saberie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
wow this is really beautiful, I love the coloring and from the thumbnail i thought it was just a screenshot it's so accurate.
shadow6914 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014 were a good elf with a broken mind, if only you had not intended to kill them. God I hated having to turn him over to the guards, might try to get another outcome now I know theirs four.
shade3734 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014   Digital Artist
i killed him, twice
ChristianChick91 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saved right before I could kill him so he was killed more times than that, lol!
FrenchPhilosopher Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
I hate that guy so much.
Lukitzo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The way you did this is absolutely amazing! The lighting and shading are so true to the game
LMColver Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Thank you so much :)

Lukitzo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Np! :D
nazgul-G Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
adorable X)
Keerla Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ze paranoid elf... :iconkillitplz: You made me waste an hour of game time!
DawnAtlas Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glarthir oddly reminds me of someone I use to know.
trish05 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Amazing art!
Ka-Thea Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist
This picture made my day! I adore it! I loved Glathir untill he's gone totally mad and started intending to kill people... Nah, I love him still. XD
The best quest I've EVER been doing in any game so far.
CalvinThomasHarvey Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   General Artist
Galthir was so annoying xD 2nd most annoying char just behind the adoring fan. "Ssst~ Hey you, we need to talk." -Follows you-
Oliver--Fey Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
poor bosmer
RoboticBrian Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
glarthir is crazy. like i said, crazy CRAZY!
s1lverb0a Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
i never like going to skingrad with a new character because i always try and tell the guards that he's gone mad...the notes in the basement make me feel so guilty. although the 800 gold in the basket sorts that out.
BewareTheBlackcats Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what happened to me was i did the quest but i told him that none of them we're watching him and he tried to kill me
NeneKanerva Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mydnight-Ryder Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
If I play a low level character I tell him everyone is following him, then I show the note to the guards, then take his key from his corpse and take the 800 gold from his trash can.
M1DNAA Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student General Artist
soooo....wat are the 4 possible endings?
Dewani90 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
1.- you help him, say , nah, you are paranoid, nobody is following you... he thinks you are part of the conspiracy, proceeds to attack, and you or the guards kill him
2.- you tell him one of them is watching him (the surilie brothers are really watching him), and if you don't kill them yourself, he will try to with an axe... he will die either due to the surilie guys weapons, the guards, or you
3.- you get a note of : kill this person, you kill whoever you pointed to, you get 1000 golda and glarthir lives lol
4.- you give the note to the guards (if you have the kill toutius sextius or bernardette peneles, go and show them, they will react to it before you call the guards) and they proceed to slaughter the paranoid elf
5.- show the note of kill surilie bross to the surilie bross, they will grab their weapons and proceed to slaughter glarthir themselves because they know he was dangerous

watch this song also, it is funny, if not for that i would not remember bern's name

[link] for glarthir song
NeneKanerva Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, you forgot one ending... The one, where he asks you to help you, and you say "No, I don't want to help you." xD
matthew1010ify Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
The Glarthir quest was one of my favourites, such a messed up character! :3
joyfulkilling Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
This is BRILLIANT. :heart: you really did take your time! :tighthug: I love Glarthir, he's so funny! :D
AnnabethChase01 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I just beat the shit outta this physcopath. I would never, EVER kill innocent people. This big-ass piece of motherfucking, gay, shit,
ass-cake can kill these ugly people on his own!
gloriagoodbye Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Of course he's off his rocker, just look at that hair!

This is nicely done, I love the attention to detail and focus points. :3 Nice composition. Glarthir looks genuinely disturbed.
Izzy-Kei Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
agh! I KNEW there was someone I was forgetting to do fanart of! :D I loved him so much xD

This is incredibly lovely, I love the colours you used :3 I can definitely see you put a lot of hard work into it ^^
LMColver Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Thank you :)
Glarthir is one of my favorite characters from Oblivion too.
PunkRoctorok Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
*chronically masturbates behind barrels*
LMColver Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
WTF...LOL :rofl:
PunkRoctorok Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You know he was looking for an orgy.
LMColver Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
LOL... you know I once posted some inappropriate screencaps of him doing something like that.
PunkRoctorok Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Fuckin wood elves..
ashtray0belief2 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glarthit <3 I loved that guy! Miss the old wood elves <3
Anyways, great painting! Very well done, and damn! The devotion you put to it. 30 hours drawing and 2 weeks processing... I would have died xD
LMColver Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
thanks... I also miss the old look (and voice) of the wood elves.
CutieBox Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
I loved that guy. I should have killed the people he asked to kill. His body is still behind the chapel of skingrad D: I wonder why no one cleans it...
Miovelli Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Haha, he doesn't just find you when you get to Skingrad, he will chase you down! I ran from him for a long time because I didn't feel like having his quest in my list yet, and he chased me the entire time I was in Skingrad! Well done picture, though :)
ShinigamiX8 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this freak stole so much of my valuable time :(

Great job painting him!!!
Esherymack Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i forgot to meet him... well didn't forget, but got lost... and some jerk killt him D:
blakrainbowz Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
be careful...they are all spying on me *my blue argonian smacks Glarthir and says: knock it off and stop playing imperial spy....*
Saphira01 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
aah, its glarthir ! :D
Really like this guy^^
mosspath Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah excellent~! I always have to 'tcl' and do the graycowlinvisiblity 300 sec. spell when I go there cuz he creeps me out D= I finished it now though and i live in his house
LadyMora Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
I hate this guy!
ReiseReiseSeemann Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Railrugs Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Great idea, and I loved that quest too. I loved the ending you get if you tell him that everyone is spying on him, and then refuse to kill them.
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