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The Purge of Riften(4/)


Resdayn

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Previous part: https://www.loverslab.com/blogs/entry/9849-the-purge-of-riften-3/

 

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Hello

 

If you are new Reader welcome!

 

I suggest cheking out the story sheet and start with the beginning.

 

https://www.loverslab.com/blogs/entry/6362-story-sheet-gwynolda/

 

 

 

 

The Purge of Riften(4/)

 

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There is big mist now in the city at this night, hides all rot and evil from the place, yet reminds it to my own mind.. My judgement is clouded as my thoughts like the city now..

 

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Was I am righteous in this state? Guards are corrupt, they betrayed their own oath and not protect the innocent, they even raped the girl, justice of Lady Dibella was justified, but the Rigmor set some doubts, shouldnd't I let her live? No, she not shown any sign of regret of her criminal past, just the desire of vengeance..

 

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Uhh, This memory spells and my own memories coming back, took a big toll on my mind, this was bad idea from me. I have a big headache from it...

 

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Lets carry on and go to the Temple of Mara, meditate there and rest a bit, and of course look around for any heretical activity..

 

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Gwynolda: Huh?

Voice: Your mind and the City of Riften is clouded as your path you walking, but your path is already on the wrong way.

 

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Gwynolda: What is this? illusion Spell or Trickery from some magic or worse, Daedric Prince..

Voice: There are no trick or illusion here, just a vision and a dream, thats how I do speak with the mortals haven't you learn that in the Temple?

 

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Gwynolda: Who are you? Which Prince? Dreams you say, Vaermina? Show yourself!

Voice: So be it, I manifest myself physically

 

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Voice: Been longtime since I talked about my last Sybil in Skyrim or when I took a physical form

Gwynolda: Sybil? You mean me?

Voice: Yes, you are my Sybil, the one I decided to talk and bless..

 

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Gwynolda: You have my face?!

Women: Is that what you see as my one? Beauty comes in many shapes and form and all my Sybil and followers see my face as what they think the most beautiful thing, You saw your own on my face. Aren't you a bit arrogant?..

Gwynolda: Wait...Are you Lady Dibella?

 

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Lady Dibella: Yes, I am Dibella, the one you pray and ask for blessings, and you are the one who claim my biggest champion in Skyrim, my Sybil and the one who invoke my name and commit terrible acts?

Gwynolda: I...

Lady Dibella: Ahhh yes my dear Gwynolda...

 

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Lady Dibella: Hide your memories as much you want, I see and know everything you did Gwynolda..

 

Twisting my Name and the Divines for to justify own actions such as revenge? Haven't you learn from Hamal's fall?

 

Destroying the Women who let you alive despite being my Sybil and even fallen love with you, she let you go to live your own life, yet you want destroy her? What did you learn from Evelynn? Lies and deceit instead of making sacrifice for your loved one?

 

Abusing the authory and power granted to you? You been warned to not do, yet very first thing you do is murder instead just asking and burn a a girl who was raped? She didn't show any regret and wanted just revenge? What was your first thought on Hamal? She offered the name who behind the rot of the town to help your case..

 

Where is the righteousness and the justice in you Gwynolda?

 

Nowhere..

 

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Dibella: Truth be told, my own temple in Skyrim lost my favor for long time, Hamal and the others? I not wish waste any word to them.... I took pity on you and saved you from the death in my temple, I made my decisions to make you the one I will speak

 

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Lady Dibella: I made you not resemble your mother you despise and I blessed with talent for restoration magic to help others and fight the wicked, and subtle charm what can make people happier and show them my ways and teachings..

 

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Lady Dibella: But you are infact truly Eliza's daughter, I took away my blessings, your beauty and talent, your charm. I curse you wearing your own mother's look, the person you hate more then anything, I curse you look what you hate the most.. and you will wear her scar, you caused to her..

 

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Lady Dibella: I was forgiving with you and gentle Gwynolda so far and look away when you did something sinful, I do not wish controll your destiny or move you as a puppet.. after all I love you as any other being in Nirm and all of you deserve your own free will and ability to make decisions..

 

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Lady Dibella: However this time I made an exception. 

 

I have commands for you Gwynolda.

 

Rethink everything from all your hidden memories and actions you did so far, make a conclusion of it Gwynolda..

 

 Do what you must in Riften, do as you see fit right, but do not even dare invoke my name again for anything terrible nor the other Divines
 

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Lady Dibella: If you are done here and find your answers, come back to my Temple and Bath in the holy water, if you suceed you will be my Champion who you claim and I bless you again, if you fall do not come back to my temple and live your life as you see fit right..

 

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Lady Dibella: Now then wake up Gwynolda and redeem yourself as my Champion..

 

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What was this? Just a dream? It seems I fallen to sleep, these  memory spells are truly had a horrible effect on me..

 

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Something is not right, my head is shattering and my face has a scar? My body feels different.. It can't be..

 

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It seems the dream was true, and truly Lady Dibella who spoke to me, my doubts was right, I should never join to this, nor should allowed to take this role as Iudex.. I just failed my own Goddess

 

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Temple of Mara, I might there can rethink my actions and memories taking steps to earn her favor back and see a way I can help Riften..

 

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Now you know how I feel when one of my witches or both of them show naked in the front of me ;)  Good story Residan and very nice pictures. This one is my favorite. She is god damn too beautiful :heart:

 

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Oh wow. I want to comment, but I keep staring at the sreenshots instead. They are absolutely breathtaking. 😍

 

So much beautiful symbolism in this entry (whether intentional or not). The clouded fog like Gwyn's clouded mind, Dibella's face being the same as her own (that's not just arrogance - that's a bit of the same narcissism as Eliza possesses 🤔) and the main one - the fall.  I wonder if you meant for the falling sequence to show not just the actual tumble, but also the character's possible descend into becoming a 'fallen hero'. Loved the addition of the scar ( I recognized it even before reading the actual text) and Dibella's overall demeanor. She took the stance of "Do as you see fit, but don't hide behind my name" which is befitting of her stature as a love goddess.

 

I also find it very curious that the first thoughts that Gwynolda had was whether she's being visited by a Daedric Prince instead of one of the Divines.

 

Now the main question arises: will Gwyn rethink her actions and become Dibella's champion or will she continue with her descend? If it's only power that she desires, then there are other, darker entities that can make her their champion. At the same time, if she chooses to go back on the path of goodness and compassion, then her dreams of getting revenge on everyone who wronged her would never come true.  That's a tough choice and I'm really looking forward to seeing where you'll go with this.

 

Wonderful work, as always! 🤗

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1 hour ago, Elf Prince said:

Now you know how I feel when one of my witches or both of them show naked in the front of me ;)  Good story Residan and very nice pictures. This one is my favorite. She is god damn too beautiful :heart:

 

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Thank you Prince ❤️

 

Yep, I agree, Gwynolda definetly has the blessings of Dibella's look.

 

I took a bit of resize of the pic you shared of her, was a bit too big for the comment section, I hope its no problem Prince 🤗

46 minutes ago, Devianna said:

Oh wow. I want to comment, but I keep staring at the sreenshots instead. They are absolutely breathtaking. 😍

 

So much beautiful symbolism in this entry (whether intentional or not). The clouded fog like Gwyn's clouded mind, Dibella's face being the same as her own (that's not just arrogance - that's a bit of the same narcissism as Eliza possesses 🤔) and the main one - the fall.  I wonder if you meant for the falling sequence to show not just the actual tumble, but also the character's possible descend into becoming a 'fallen hero'. Loved the addition of the scar ( I recognized it even before reading the actual text) and Dibella's overall demeanor. She took the stance of "Do as you see fit, but don't hide behind my name" which is befitting of her stature as a love goddess.

 

I also find it very curious that the first thoughts that Gwynolda had was whether she's being visited by a Daedric Prince instead of one of the Divines.

 

Now the main question arises: will Gwyn rethink her actions and become Dibella's champion or will she continue with her descend? If it's only power that she desires, then there are other, darker entities that can make her their champion. At the same time, if she chooses to go back on the path of goodness and compassion, then her dreams of getting revenge on everyone who wronged her would never come true.  That's a tough choice and I'm really looking forward to seeing where you'll go with this.

 

Wonderful work, as always! 🤗

Thank you ❤️

 

Im glad you like the screenshot, yes some of them are really good, but I was not happy with all of them, nice to hear they are good 😁

 

Symbolism is do intentional, I usually favor the use of them as my other chapter showcased them. Im glad you noticed them, even if they were not that subtle here, Im happy they are visible ones 😀

 

Cloud, Mist and Fog, it both showcasing the Mind of Gwynolda, after getting her memories back and herself as person, so her path and the fate of Riften.

 

Her mind is clouded, so is the visions of her Matron, and the city, same time as the next day in story beacons everything is clearer.

 

Gwynolda is very proud of her beauty, she always showcased in the past she actually think other girls are not pretty as her, she never thought any of her romantic interest prettier then herself. She seeing her own face at the Goddess of Beauty is yes a very strong sign, she not different in this aspect from her mother, but Gwynolda truly believes she is most blessed by Dibella.

 

However as much she self centered in her own beauty, Gwynolda do express care and love for other persons then being herself compared Eliza.

 

It mean she slowly fall yes, she kinda on the ground actually at the end of the dream and fall, it meant she slowly losing the grace and blessings and facor as the Goddess herself question and ask Gwynolda, as she fall from her own idealised image of the Champion and Rightful Dibellan sister.

 

Eliza's traits on her and scar is the strongest symbol how she actually failed, now she looks as much what she hates.

 

Dibella not gonna force on her anything, she just given a chance to her to earn her favor back, but not mind if Gwynolda actually fall.

 

Gwynolda not really think any divine would actually talk to her directly, especially when Evelynn told her she is not the Sybil, she is aware the Daedra is more active and more prone to make deceit and lies, the dream one led her think its the Daedric Prince of the Dreams and Nightmares then actually her Matron herself.

 

Dibella not even intended to manifest physically, she just did to make Gwynolda stop question it.

 

Now we have the big Dilemma and the questions, technicly Gwynolda lost her Goddess favor due her long list of actions, she already almost a fallen hero.

 

She have the the Faith of Her Goddess and other Divines, which is core of her character and her goals of revenge on those who wronged her, but she can't pick both since Dibella not support that.

 

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4 hours ago, Elf Prince said:

Now you know how I feel when one of my witches or both of them show naked in the front of me ;) 

> it's nothing unusual for you,my luv. You are horny all the time. Ivy and I don't even have to be naked. Just to suck your lips or tongue ;):D:P  

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Really like the big drastic change from reality to transcendent dream. Ever thought of changing ENBs just for the dream part?

 

I love the first two shots of your story especially the one that was also you cover.  I would suggest for some shots, such as  #2 and #5, have her eyes look either slightly left or right so your characters will seem to have more contemplative expression.

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Nice chapter! Like the development with Gwynolda and there are some really gorgeous shots here. That transition from the image without the scar to the one with the scar in the same pose is one of those things that only other storytellers will realize is a huge pain in the ass to do without losing your camera angle. 😂

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4 hours ago, devious-Drunna said:

Really like the big drastic change from reality to transcendent dream. Ever thought of changing ENBs just for the dream part?

 

I love the first two shots of your story especially the one that was also you cover.  I would suggest for some shots, such as  #2 and #5, have her eyes look either slightly left or right so your characters will seem to have more contemplative expression.

Thank you 😁, certainly the highlight of the entry was the dream.

 

While actually I not thought on changing one, if the dream need different vibe and feel then my current enb has, then yes I def would thought or use some tool where I can mess with the colors. 😊

 

I didn't expect the fog this much strong there so the place actually ended up as mysterious clouded one, instead what actually is, so ended up better then expected.

 

Thanks for the tips, I try see what can I do about that. 😀

3 hours ago, SpyVsPie said:

Nice chapter! Like the development with Gwynolda and there are some really gorgeous shots here. That transition from the image without the scar to the one with the scar in the same pose is one of those things that only other storytellers will realize is a huge pain in the ass to do without losing your camera angle. 😂

Thank you 😁

 

Yeah, I lost the angle when I changed her to be current look with scars, and thought I got the right angle, well then bam and no, it is infact a big ass pain. 🤪

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Quite the interesting and unexpected entry here ! I do agree with what's been said, a lot of shots are truly aesthetic, and there was more than once were we could've seen symbolism behind some of their elements. (the scar, but also Eliza's black hair being earned during her metaphorical fall). A divine intervention was something I didn't foresee, but it'll make Malicia happy. ^^ Plus now, we have the possibility to have Gwynolda go either way storywise. So even more questions arose !

 

Malicia : « The blonde lady who forgot her panties is very right, yes : what Gwynolda did was very bad ! She must stop listening to the silly red guy, and start making cookies right now. :classic_sleep: »

11 hours ago, Devianna said:

I also find it very curious that the first thoughts that Gwynolda had was whether she's being visited by a Daedric Prince instead of one of the Divines.

I'd say the chances for that are rather low. Gwynolda progressively lost her love for others, replacing it with hate, more-over towards those her faith despise, which are daedras and undead. She would need something like a mead barrel falling over her head to even consider serving a daedra, IMO. ^^

12 hours ago, Elf Prince said:

Now you know how I feel when one of my witches or both of them show naked in the front of me ;)  357151938_enb2019_09_0914_43_09_18.jpg.9b5fe3d0021dc21e12973ed327e59aa4.jpg.0191e884de365dac9a908f804fafdf7c.jpg

Malicia : « You already told us, uh ! You said your pee-pee got very hard looking at the blond elf gal. :classic_dodgy: »

10 hours ago, Resdayn said:

She seeing her own face at the Goddess of Beauty is yes a very strong sign, she not different in this aspect from her mother, but Gwynolda truly believes she is most blessed by Dibella.

Malicia : « That's 'cause she only saw my picture in very small, yes. :classic_sleepy: »

 

 

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10 hours ago, djregs said:

I'm rooting for Gwynolda!  She should do what she thinks is right!  

Well in the end thats what she need to decide, after all despite everything, she still make her own path.

3 hours ago, Tirloque said:

Quite the interesting and unexpected entry here ! I do agree with what's been said, a lot of shots are truly aesthetic, and there was more than once were we could've seen symbolism behind some of their elements. (the scar, but also Eliza's black hair being earned during her metaphorical fall). A divine intervention was something I didn't foresee, but it'll make Malicia happy. ^^ Plus now, we have the possibility to have Gwynolda go either way storywise. So even more questions arose !

 

Malicia : « The blonde lady who forgot her panties is very right, yes : what Gwynolda did was very bad ! She must stop listening to the silly red guy, and start making cookies right now. :classic_sleep: »

 

I'd say the chances for that are rather low. Gwynolda progressively lost her love for others, replacing it with hate, more-over towards those her faith despise, which are daedras and undead. She would need something like a mead barrel falling over her head to even consider serving a daedra, IMO. ^^

 

Malicia : « That's 'cause she only saw my picture in very small, yes. :classic_sleepy: »

 

 

Thank you 😁

 

Not even I can predict what I gonna do next, let alone my readers, since generally my plans and inspiration is wary a lot. 😅

 

The divine intervention form Dibella is sign, Gwynolda is kinda a fallen hero at the moment, like a paladin or a cleric she lost her powers and the grace of her Goddess.

 

I mean for her actions in the story and slow progress to make her own fall, reached the consequence, she got punished accordingly.

 

Althought compared in the lore Example for what other Divines did as punishment, Gwynolda got away very easily, but fitting for Dibella.

 

Gwynolda lost her talent for restoration magic, she is now just as average, which is big disadvantage when it comes to the creatures of the night and other realms and healing herself or others.

 

Her other skills not really effected, since she is not directly getting her power from Dibella, so illusion magic, burning people and anything what she inherited to Eliza is there, who

she looks close as possible now.

 

What Gwynolda do is pretty much up to her, yeah she need a big ass mead barrel to even think going any other being to follow then Dibella 😂

 

Blonde Lady is her Goddess, Malicia and she is right here 😁

 

Now you mention, Dibella with Malicia's face and start talking about meany things and pee-pee would be hillarious. 🤣

 

2 hours ago, Alter Native said:

Good job with this entry!

I really do like her armor, super nice and lore friendly.

Thank you 😁

 

Honestly one of the best armour mod out if someone seek actually armours haha.

 

I got used to Gwynolda wear it all the time.

10 hours ago, EvalovesEP said:

Very and I mean very nice done. Agree with my Prince that she is extremely beautiful.

Thank you 😊

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Oh my. It's really pretty cruel. Guess Dibell aint joking this time =( 
It seems to me that she run in circles, constantly changing her opinion about things. This is an interesting line of behavior. 

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33 minutes ago, Crw said:

Oh my. It's really pretty cruel. Guess Dibell aint joking this time =( 
It seems to me that she run in circles, constantly changing her opinion about things. This is an interesting line of behavior. 

Gwynolda pretty much questioned a bit burning the girl alive thing and her conclusion was, nah it was cool, so her opinion remained the same as in the previous entry.

 

She lost her blessings and talent and got a scar, even cursed to have her mother's trait on the look, and her Goddess decided to rather harsh with her, would be weird if she not change opinions.

 

She is kinda thought Dibella agree with her actions.

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2 hours ago, Resdayn said:

Not even I can predict what I gonna do next, let alone my readers, since generally my plans and inspiration is wary a lot. 😅

 

The divine intervention form Dibella is sign, Gwynolda is kinda a fallen hero at the moment, like a paladin or a cleric she lost her powers and the grace of her Goddess.

Truth be told : Dibella received too much readers complaints about Gwynolda's alignment. She thought she had to set things straight once and for all. :classic_biggrin:

2 hours ago, Resdayn said:

I mean for her actions in the story and slow progress to make her own fall, reached the consequence, she got punished accordingly.

 

Althought compared in the lore Example for what other Divines did as punishment, Gwynolda got away very easily, but fitting for Dibella.

 

Gwynolda lost her talent for restoration magic, she is now just as average, which is big disadvantage when it comes to the creatures of the night and other realms and healing herself or others.

 

Her other skills not really effected, since she is not directly getting her power from Dibella, so illusion magic, burning people and anything what she inherited to Eliza is there, who

she looks close as possible now.

 

What Gwynolda do is pretty much up to her, yeah she need a big ass mead barrel to even think going any other being to follow then Dibella 😂

She seems to clearly be at a crossroads. And to think Malicia was pushed out of this, at such a crucial moment ! ^^

2 hours ago, Resdayn said:

Blonde Lady is her Goddess, Malicia and she is right here 😁

Malicia : « She's also called Malicia ? That's a very good name (even though it's a nickname actually, uh) ! Well you can tell her she was very right to say the things she said, and that I very approve, yes. :classic_sleepy: »

2 hours ago, Resdayn said:

Now you mention, Dibella with Malicia's face and start talking about meany things and pee-pee would be hillarious. 🤣

Well being confronted to such perfection would explain why she fell off her feet indeed. :classic_biggrin:

 

But I think the light of such wisdom would get too intense for our simple screens, we might turn blind upon opening the entry. 🤣

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thank you very interesting development and lovely Ladies to see and all... waiting to see the future of this beautiful girl ? 😅 

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1 hour ago, wilson99 said:

thank you very interesting development and lovely Ladies to see and all... waiting to see the future of this beautiful girl ? 😅 

Thank you 😁

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Just now, Jayomms said:

Nice touch with Dibella and the fog.  :wink::thumbsup:

Was that Sovngarde?

Thank you 😁

 

Well yeah kinda is, but thankfully my enb setup and the fogs, its not that visible.

 

Dibella technicly nordic goddess as well, hence why her look is more nordic in this version.

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Nicely done! That was an excellent twist with Dibella. Really clever way of delivering the intended message to Gwynolda. And I loves the reflection of the same face! Really cool detail. Great work!

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2 minutes ago, Collygon said:

Nicely done! That was an excellent twist with Dibella. Really clever way of delivering the intended message to Gwynolda. And I loves the reflection of the same face! Really cool detail. Great work!

Thank you 😁

 

I always thought the more divine character types like paladin and cleric has deeper connection to the deity they worship, they have to follow a set path, going down from there might end up a divine punishment or intervention

 

Althought Gwynolda is the Sybil in this case, her actions was not favorable by the goddess, thus the intervention happened.

 

Yeah, Gwynolda always had an arrogance for her own look, bit narcistic like her mother in that aspect, and I always thought the beauty is subjective, so everyone sees Dibella as who or what they thinkt he prettiest.

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