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Merchant's troubles: The Thrall


Devianna

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Hello, dear readers.

I have almost finished writing Kiki’s next chapter, so screen-shooting for her new episode will start soon. In the meantime, allow me to share another story about Taisia’s adventures. We might even see a familiar face in this one. ?

 

Warning: yup, you guessed it - bureaucratic humor and NSFW content.


 

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Vampires really knows how to have fun. Must tell my Ivy to hang around them much more when she starts to play Skyrim again. :)

Great work, Devianna.

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2 hours ago, ZenBuddhist said:

quite solid writing, Devianna — beautiful to the eyes and pleasurable to the mind.

thanks for sharing.

Thank you for your kind words! ? Not many people would find official paperwork jargon 'pleasurable' but I try to at least make fun of the situation where it's used. I'm glad you enjoyed it. ?

 

1 hour ago, EvalovesEP said:

Vampires really knows how to have fun. Must tell my Ivy to hang around them much more when she starts to play Skyrim again. :)

Great work, Devianna.

You're right, Eva. Even official investigation doesn't stop the Krauss family from entertaining themselves. ?

Happy that you liked it. ☺️

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1 hour ago, KillinCuzICan said:

Nice...and inspirational, back to Skyrim I GOOOO!!!

Skyrim is a great game and certainly allows huge freedom for creating all kinds of stories. ?

Glad you liked it!

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Still can not accept the charm and sweet appeal of Miss D'Luna :love:
Beautiful, elegant and tricky! I really extremely empathized with the internal dialogue of Taisia. And glad that she managed to cope with this situation. ^_^
Great job, once again ^_^

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That was excellent !

 

I prefer her to Kiki but I have to say the secondary characters in Kiki are funny :)

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37 minutes ago, Cema said:

That was excellent !

 

I prefer her to Kiki but I have to say the secondary characters in Kiki are funny :)


good point, Cema; i second you on that first statement (no puns intended). :) 

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I also prefer her to Kiki but I do think a lot of what made her first entry such a standout was that it was a whole new take on the shared world whereas this one seems to much more just drop her into Kiki's world and could easily just be a Kiki story.

 

I love the idea of having characters inhabit a shared world and making them meet up (just stay tuned in the next week or two...) but I think it's important to give them time to marinate a bit and establish their own identities first, otherwise you run the risk of ending up with a Batman V. Superman instead of an Avengers. 

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2 hours ago, Crw said:

Still can not accept the charm and sweet appeal of Miss D'Luna :love:
Beautiful, elegant and tricky! I really extremely empathized with the internal dialogue of Taisia. And glad that she managed to cope with this situation. ^_^
Great job, once again ^_^

Lady D'Luna is a cutie ☺️

I wasn't sure at first whether I wanted to include that scene with Lance asking to kill him, as it held a much somber tones and the story is meant to be a comedy. But in the end decided to keep it in order to show a bit of Taisia's personality. She's not a hero, saving people isn't her job (at least without proper paperwork!). People could argue that she is selfish and evil - much like some view those who work for large corporations, for example.  But in the end of the day, she's just a person trying to make her way through the world of Skyrim, and we all know that it can be quite a tricky endeavor. ?

Thank you for your compliments. Happy you liked it. ?

 

2 hours ago, Cema said:

That was excellent !

 

I prefer her to Kiki but I have to say the secondary characters in Kiki are funny :)

Thank you! ?

I can see where people would prefer Taisia to Kiki. The little vampire is a bit naive, good-natured and sometimes rather goofy, while Taisia is sharp, quick-witted and has a go-getter attitude.  But that is also why Kiki has an epic cast with her, while Taisia's stories are essentially centered around just her own persona.

 

Still, as long as both of my characters can entertain readers - I'm glad. ?

 

2 hours ago, Forshare said:

“Thrall inspection” got it. Probably won’t ever be useful to me but you never know

As long as one has proper documents, one can get away with many things. ?

P.S. Your Ralea is beautiful. ?

 

1 hour ago, SpyVsPie said:

I also prefer her to Kiki but I do think a lot of what made her first entry such a standout was that it was a whole new take on the shared world whereas this one seems to much more just drop her into Kiki's world and could easily just be a Kiki story.

 

I love the idea of having characters inhabit a shared world and making them meet up (just stay tuned in the next week or two...) but I think it's important to give them time to marinate a bit and establish their own identities first, otherwise you run the risk of ending up with a Batman V. Superman instead of an Avengers. 

Kiki is a pioneer of my take on Skyrim's world. It is because of her spiders bake cookies and dremora like to stay in the libraries. ?

Plus she's the reason I can have Harkon in my merchant adventures and readers react with "Oh, here's Uncle Harkon" instead of "Wait, he's an evil jerk. Why would he help her?"

 

I started writing Taisia's tales simply as a way to get a break from the main story. As much as I love my redheaded vampire, writing for just one character all the time tends to tire me out (huge respect to @Alter Native for being able to stick with only Nora - that's some insane dedication).

 

Taisia's adventures are definitely separate from Kiki's though and I can guarantee that the two won't be meeting up any time soon (for starters because I have no idea how to create followers and assign them preset looks). So I think there will be plenty of time for both of them to develop their personalities further. ?

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Nice job!

I always love the vampire themes in your story!

55 minutes ago, Devianna said:

I started writing Taisia's tales simply as a way to get a break from the main story. As much as I love my redheaded vampire, writing for just one character all the time tends to tire me out (huge respect to @Alter Native for being able to stick with only Nora - that's some insane dedication).

Do you really think she'd just let me go if I didn't want to write anymore about her?

 

But honestly the more I write about characters the more I want to keep writing about them as I got more and more ideas of possible stories. Also she is exactly crafted after my taste so any deviation from that would just be a deviation from my ideal character.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Alter Native said:

Nice job!

I always love the vampire themes in your story!

Do you really think she'd just let me go if I didn't want to write anymore about her?

 

But honestly the more I write about characters the more I want to keep writing about them as I got more and more ideas of possible stories. Also she is exactly crafted after my taste so any deviation from that would just be a deviation from my ideal character.

 

 

Thank you, Alter Native! ?

 

I know what you mean about wanting to write for a character. The thing is I always have a few of them running amok in my mind, making up their own stories. ? I'm not complaining though, it would be boring without them.

 

I must compliment you on your taste. Nora is an amazing creation. I don't always like what she does, but I always love her tales.  ?

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Love it!

Made me laugh...

and i don't mind the reprieve from Kiki's story

This is equally as entertaining ?

thanks for sharing!

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8 hours ago, WANOBI12 said:

Love it!

Made me laugh...

and i don't mind the reprieve from Kiki's story

This is equally as entertaining ?

thanks for sharing!

Thank you, Wanobi. Happy it made you laugh. ?

I'm glad readers took liking of Taisia as she allows me to have these little breaks while I work on the main story.

Kiki's adventures will continue with the next episode. ?

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58 minutes ago, wilson99 said:

thank you good story again and funny it shows written words have power too !

You're absolutely correct, Wilson. A proper document can be more powerful than a weapon (and considering Taisia isn't a warrior, those documents really helped out ?).

 

Thank you for your kind words. ?

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For my part, I find your merchant heroin refreshing, but I still prefer Kiki. There aren't so many people able to offer cookies to Molag Bal, or to divert a vampire lord from their obsessions.... Anyway, nice story, and for my part I liked the darker shades of her wondering about leaving the spy or not. The dialogues were as humorous as ever (with special mention to the "quiproquo" of the vampire master speaking to one and being answered to another ^^). Master vampire that did somehow remind me of a certain Vazil in some way, even being in nearly as fashionable company... :classic_tongue: Anyway, entertaining read !

 

Malicia : « I already tried the thralls' illness thingie before. But it didn't work, no. Dunno why. :'( »

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14 minutes ago, Tirloque said:

For my part, I find your merchant heroin refreshing, but I still prefer Kiki. There aren't so many people able to offer cookies to Molag Bal, or to divert a vampire lord from their obsessions.... Anyway, nice story, and for my part I liked the darker shades of her wondering about leaving the spy or not. The dialogues were as humorous as ever (with special mention to the "quiproquo" of the vampire master speaking to one and being answered to another ^^). Master vampire that did somehow remind me of a certain Vazil in some way, even being in nearly as fashionable company... :classic_tongue: Anyway, entertaining read !

 

Malicia : « I already tried the thralls' illness thingie before. But it didn't work, no. Dunno why. :'( »

Thank you for your kind words, Tirloque. I love all of my characters (wouldn't be able to write them if I didn't), but of course Kiki is my main one.  Taisia's stories serve a few purposes : I get to practice writing short(er) stories with somewhat different humorous twists and I can also share something with the readers while I ponder on Kiki's adventures.

While the similarities are there, this is actually not Vasil but Dumitru. ? With the shortage of male vampire followers, the ones that are available have to work overtime for all of us storytellers who require their services (just look at poor Thomas ?).  I can assure you he was adequately paid for his guest appearance in copious amounts of cookies and a few thralls.

 

Taisia: Dear Malicia, you were probably missing proper documentation. I know it can be a hassle to fill out all that paperwork but in the end it's worth it. ?

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So far I love these, Taisa is certainly very charming protag.

 

And this specific entry was interesting, Im still suprised how easily she got in the vampire castle and managed the hole thing solved.

 

Yeah forget your Harkon is actually a decent person ?

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6 hours ago, Resdayn said:

So far I love these, Taisa is certainly very charming protag.

 

And this specific entry was interesting, Im still suprised how easily she got in the vampire castle and managed the hole thing solved.

 

Yeah forget your Harkon is actually a decent person ?

Glad you like these short stories. ?

Lady D'Lune got into the first vampire manor (Krauss residence) by having official papers from Harkon. As for how she was able to negotiate with him - you're right, my version of Uncle Harkon is that of a reasonable vampire lord who happens to value discounts for an expensive wine. ?

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