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The Purge of Riften(5/)


Resdayn

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Previous part: https://www.loverslab.com/blogs/entry/9871-the-purge-of-riften4/

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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(5/)

 

 

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The Temple of Mara, might be the only clean and pure place in this City or the most rot. Im not sure which one is the truth, but it just matter of time, til I discover the truth of the Temple. If anything people of Riften could have one safe heaven of all corruption and dangers of the City, so this is something I must do regardless my role as Iudex or Priestess of Dibella.

 

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Of course there is another truth to discover there, and those are the answers Lady Dibella expect me to find about myself, when everything is alright there, I just rest and think on my memories and actions.. I cannot fail her again and lose her favor..

 

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Mara is the goddess of love as well, she is Lady Dibella's sister amonugs the Divines. They share spheres of love, but despite that love is different. Mara is far more worshipped in Skyrim then Lady Dibella, to say she has more followers and influence then my Matron. Even her temple are far more bigger then Lady Dibella's in Markarth. Maybe I am just overthink the possibility of heresy here, she is the nords most favored Goddess after all.

 

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My body definetly got weaker, this armour is heavier then before and I walk slower, I never thought how many things are from the blessings of Her. I took many things natural from it, you never notice those things until you truly lose them.

 

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These stairs took longer then expected, and is it me or this Temple seems more massive and bigger then ever? Maybe just the pressure I put on myself. Soon I reach the top and enter the temple.

 

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This is the first time, I ever entered a Temple different then Lady Dibella's. Seems welcoming sight, its less fancier then Markarth's one, more simplier, but it has its cozy charm.. Nordic I can say..

 

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I think I should just pray at the shrine and think on everything a bit, maybe meditate and rest, I can look around for sucpicious things later..

 

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What is this? A sword?

 

Whispers: Take it..

 

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Something is not right, why would anyone leave sword here in the temple? especially at the front door, I should be on guard and pick up the sword.

 

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My restoration magic is rather limited compared my former strenght now. I need the sword just incase, since my ability to fight evil is weaker.

 

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This sword seems enchanted one, it created a sheat for itself and very light compared the ones I held in my hands, this gonna handy for the future..

 

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Where is everyone? Even if it is morning, priests should be here or anyone..

 

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  Sybil of Dibella..

 

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Gwynolda: Who's there? Show yourself!

 

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Maybe, just I am tired a bit and my mind plays trick with me, I should meditate and pray..

 

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Gwynolda: In the front of your Shrine Lady Mara, I ask your blessings and guidance for my trials..

 

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When did I fall? When did that path start? The Fall it self happened this day, when she revoked all blessings and cursed me, I am a fallen priestess of her, who lost the favor of the beloved Goddess. I stepped on this path when I planned my revenge on Hamal, moment I decided to use the Divines names for my own personal gains and goals. The hatred and desire to make them pay, led me on this path..

 

What memories or things I hide from myself with my magic?

 

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All the sins and things what made me scared from my own self and memories whar just hurt me. All my heart-breaks from Sister Jeanne who initated me to Evelynn. All the pain Hamal and Sisters did with me and abusing me for being Reachmen. All the lust I did commited for my own desires. 

 

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So did all my actions what led death of someone else. My first kill was a bandit who tried rape me, I just used destruction magic and impaled him with ice spears.. I felt nothing when I did, even is I was justified and rightfully defended myself. I killed someone and felt nothing about it, even worse I sometimes went out to deliver justice and murder even more bandits who descreated girls.

 

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It scared me, and out of my fear, I hidden it from myself, with any magic and ability what can kill, all combat experience I got from it.

 

I was scared to become someone bad and horrible due of this, but was meaningless.

 

I was already capable to kill without feeling anything, hiding it and running away from those actions not brought anything..

 

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In truth, I was scared to become my own mother, to end up a person like her, who capable to do any bad without feeling a slight remorse.

 

I tried erase everything from her, all memories and all pain she caused, all her habits and everything I took and inherited from her...

 

But no matter how hard I did, it never worked, moment she sent the letter all terrible memory of her returned.

 

I supressed her traits in myself with magic, but it always leaked and when Gauis removed them..

 

The pure Dibellan Sister Gwynolda picture shattered, and her daughter emerged.

 

I can't run away from myself anymore and I accept it, I am her daughter Gwynolda de Chapeau..

 

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This memory spell was failure and waste, all I did just took away experience and lessons from myself. 

 

My path I stepped on led my fall, even without the memory and fear of becomnig my own mother, if I had my memories of her I could avoid stepping the path of the hatred.

 

My hatred blinded me for revenge, Hamal started and now my Mother sealed my fate, cursed me, without realising what I did.

 

I will regain Lady Dibella's favor and become her champion, I not need power from anyone aside of her and with her blessings I punish my mother for throwing away her humanity.

 

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Gwynolda..

 

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Gwynolda: You are no Mara, nor do I think she has any pressence of the Temple.. Show yourself vermin!

 

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Gwynolda: What is this? Everyone is dead?

 

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Gwynolda: What happened here explain now!!

 

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Mara has left temple long time ago.. there are no divine here.. only me..

 

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They listened my whispers..descreated this temple..

 

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And summoned...

Gwynolda: Enough!

 

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Gwynolda: Begone and crawl back to the Oblivion you came from

 

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I got tired of these games.. whatever happened here, it was heretical and disgracing..

 

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Ritual maybe or a Daedric orgy or both, no matter that, the shrine is gone now..

 

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The fact this temple is corrupted is horrible, I need check the Halls of dead immediatly and see whats going on.. its beneath of this temple and if things are here descreated.. ohhh by Dibella.

 

The end

 

 

 

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By the Divines! This is a good example of creating an atmosphere of horror without any blood or gore. Even before seeing the bodies, the whole temple felt oppressive and ominous. 

This particular shot is amazing. Even Mara's statue looks perverted and macabre on it (due to the angle).

And the bodies with the sacks on them are just really creepy. 😱


 

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But putting aside the desecration of the temple, the meditative revelations and possible daedric interference, in terms of emotional significance I found this part to be the most important of all:

 

" I am her daughter Gwynolda de Chapeau. "
 

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The whole composition of this shot : the pose, the determined glare, even the shadows falling on her face are absolutely perfect. 😍 Everything here accentuates Gwynolda's acceptance of her heritage and at the same time shows that she will not be hindered by it and will chose her own path (for better or worse).

 

There are so many questions left, however. Was the sword given to her by Dibella or Mara? What exactly is going on in the temple? What will happen with Gwyn's plans for revenge, now that she decided to once again be Dibella's champion? 🤔

 

By the way, Gwyn now really looks like a paladin (or an almost-fallen paladin) and somehow it really suits her. ☺️

Incredible work with the screenshots as always and I really want to know what happens next! 🤩

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1 hour ago, Devianna said:

By the Divines! This is a good example of creating an atmosphere of horror without any blood or gore. Even before seeing the bodies, the whole temple felt oppressive and ominous. 

This particular shot is amazing. Even Mara's statue looks perverted and macabre on it (due to the angle).

And the bodies with the sacks on them are just really creepy. 😱


 

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But putting aside the desecration of the temple, the meditative revelations and possible daedric interference, in terms of emotional significance I found this part to be the most important of all:

 

" I am her daughter Gwynolda de Chapeau. "
 

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The whole composition of this shot : the pose, the determined glare, even the shadows falling on her face are absolutely perfect. 😍 Everything here accentuates Gwynolda's acceptance of her heritage and at the same time shows that she will not be hindered by it and will chose her own path (for better or worse).

 

There are so many questions left, however. Was the sword given to her by Dibella or Mara? What exactly is going on in the temple? What will happen with Gwyn's plans for revenge, now that she decided to once again be Dibella's champion? 🤔

 

By the way, Gwyn now really looks like a paladin (or an almost-fallen paladin) and somehow it really suits her. ☺️

Incredible work with the screenshots as always and I really want to know what happens next! 🤩

Thank you so much ❤️

 

Nowadays I felt really on horror writing, it seems leaked here a bit too 😁.

 

Im very happy how the temple shot and scenes ended up, they perfectly delivered all my intention and I am happy to hear they creepy and unsettling 😊, that specific shot is just very good pick, it just nails the hole vibe I went. 

 

Mere atmosphere and mood can change something like Shrine and Statue of Mara, something total unsettling and creepy, its rather wonderul isn't it?

 

Of course aside of the borderline horror entry, we had very big character development here 😄

 

That picture is perfect example, how one pic can show an entire character just like that, its the current Gwynolda with all her struggles, decisions and acceptance.

 

Yes the paladin vibe is something I went to her or one can say dnd cleric 🤗, at the moment is closer to the "fallen" one due the lack of her blessings, but really she looks badass and rather epic.

 

Of course those questions will be answered, especially the temple one, considering she plan to go the Hall of Dead.

 

Gwynolda intends to find out whats going on.

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Awesome ! I liked the horror atmosphere of the entry a lot, and even more since  the previous build-up about Mara's temple made it completely unexpected ! The screens were also great, technically, artistically, and in line with the emotion of the moment  :

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first climbing the stairs towards redemption, then thinking about the humanity loss behind her life as a sister, and then her newfound resolve as a fallen paladin. I particularly liked how you inserted subtle hints about Mara's temple corruption before fully revealing it, and also Gwynolda's insight about herself and the presence in the shrine, as well as the lore making a come-back underneath. In a way you're comboing your concept story horror feel with your adventure one, and so the potential growths exponentially. Awaiting eagerly for the next chapter ! :D

 

Malicia : « That was very creepy and very scary. I hope the postman wasn't going at the church there, no. :fearful: »

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51 minutes ago, Tirloque said:

Awesome ! I liked the horror atmosphere of the entry a lot, and even more since  the previous build-up about Mara's temple made it completely unexpected ! The screens were also great, technically, artistically, and in line with the emotion of the moment  :

 

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first climbing the stairs towards redemption, then thinking about the humanity loss behind her life as a sister, and then her newfound resolve as a fallen paladin. I particularly liked how you inserted subtle hints about Mara's temple corruption before fully revealing it, and also Gwynolda's insight about herself and the presence in the shrine, as well as the lore making a come-back underneath. In a way you're comboing your concept story horror feel with your adventure one, and so the potential growths exponentially. Awaiting eagerly for the next chapter ! :D

 

Malicia : « That was very creepy and very scary. I hope the postman wasn't going at the church there, no. :fearful: »

Thank you 🤗

 

I be honest, one thing I am good, making everything unexpected 🤣

 

Im sure everyone expect something different for the Temple of Mara, then the horror and the unsettling Temple what we actually got, and yes I made those subtle hints as well.

 

Such us orgies, shady bussiness cause its Riften or something ongoing then just emptyness and pure death, with a lingering evil there. 😁

 

I really like the horror atmosphere as well, truth be told I really thought a lot on writing horror tales again, and it seems it leaked to Gwynolda's story 😀

 

And stakes too, while Gwynolda shown herself rather powerful so far, she lost most of her powers, planning go against a mysterious evil thing, seems a bit reckless from our protag, fallen or no, Gwynolda always ready fight all enemies of the divines.

 

Ohh, Im very happy with all screenshots so far, all did served well the purposes and intentions. ❤️

 

Well so far there was not much chance to put lore in the these chapters, and we got something Gwynolda knew and told us.

 

I see someone is hyped ☺️

 

I think Malicia you should worry about Gwynolda, since she just want to against something evil by herself, Im sure your letter will arrive in time.

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wow that was a bad happening for Gwynolda not sure about her life and then everyone dead in the temple i hope some light will shine on her ?😯 

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9 hours ago, Resdayn said:

Thank you 🤗

 

I be honest, one thing I am good, making everything unexpected 🤣

 

Im sure everyone expect something different for the Temple of Mara, then the horror and the unsettling Temple what we actually got, and yes I made those subtle hints as well.

 

Such us orgies, shady bussiness cause its Riften or something ongoing then just emptyness and pure death, with a lingering evil there. 😁

 

I really like the horror atmosphere as well, truth be told I really thought a lot on writing horror tales again, and it seems it leaked to Gwynolda's story 😀

 

And stakes too, while Gwynolda shown herself rather powerful so far, she lost most of her powers, planning go against a mysterious evil thing, seems a bit reckless from our protag, fallen or no, Gwynolda always ready fight all enemies of the divines.

Time for zeal when true challenge arises then. Now that she had her jail warm-up alright. :classic_tongue:

9 hours ago, Resdayn said:

I think Malicia you should worry about Gwynolda, since she just want to against something evil by herself, Im sure your letter will arrive in time.

Malicia : « I'm being very worried about Gwynolda ; otherwise, I wouldn't have sent her a letter, you see ? :classic_angry: You're being very silly. :classic_sleep: »

 

 

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10 hours ago, EvalovesEP said:

Now now, this episode is dark but very well made. poor people in Mara temple. Compliments for the story.

Thank you 😀

9 hours ago, wilson99 said:

wow that was a bad happening for Gwynolda not sure about her life and then everyone dead in the temple i hope some light will shine on her ?😯 

Thank you 😁

 

She definetly more sure on her life, but there is big darkness around her.

3 hours ago, Tirloque said:

Time for zeal when true challenge arises then. Now that she had her jail warm-up alright. :classic_tongue:

Malicia : « I'm being very worried about Gwynolda ; otherwise, I wouldn't have sent her a letter, you see ? :classic_angry: You're being very silly. :classic_sleep: »

 

 

Yeah, she has now something she can go full inquisitor again, without Dibella going to scold her. 😀

 

Lets hope the letter arrives Malicia 😖

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ohhh, everyone got something to do with Mara these days, yes?)
When we going to lewd her? hm? hm?!!) ^_^
Great job ^_^ 

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25 minutes ago, Crw said:

ohhh, everyone got something to do with Mara these days, yes?)
When we going to lewd her? hm? hm?!!) ^_^
Great job ^_^ 

Thank you 😁

 

Well she is not really here, thats why hole thing is there.

 

Mara is not really lewd goddess, and Gwynolda plan to investigate the hole thing, who knows what she find 🤗

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2 hours ago, Resdayn said:

Well she is not really here, thats why hole thing is there.

:scream::scream::scream::scream::scream:

 

2 hours ago, Resdayn said:

Mara is not really lewd goddess, and Gwynolda plan to investigate the hole thing, who knows what she find 🤗

I suppose so. But still... :D

 

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2 hours ago, Resdayn said:

Gwynolda plan to investigate the hole thing, who knows what she find 🤗

Malicia : « It depends if it's the hole in the front or the one behind. My expert advice would be to investigate the front one with a guy, yes. :classic_angel: »

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47 minutes ago, Crw said:

:scream::scream::scream::scream::scream:

 

I suppose so. But still... :D

 

Well Im sure she gonna find something interesting 😁

 

Dibella is the lewd one, but Gwynolda fallen out the grace 😏

4 minutes ago, Tirloque said:

Malicia : « It depends if it's the hole in the front or the one behind. My expert advice would be to investigate the front one with a guy, yes. :classic_angel: »

Im pretty sure she not gonna investigate that hole 🤣

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That was a really great chapter! I especially liked the bit about her armor being heavier and everything being harder without Dibella's blessing.

 

Also is it just me or are there some elements of your old black and white Sims story that have either served as an inspiration or been carried over into this story line?

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4 hours ago, SpyVsPie said:

That was a really great chapter! I especially liked the bit about her armor being heavier and everything being harder without Dibella's blessing.

 

Also is it just me or are there some elements of your old black and white Sims story that have either served as an inspiration or been carried over into this story line?

Thank you 😁

 

Make sense I think, she is the sybil and was blessed, took many things granted, now realise how she is actually without her Goddess favor.

 

Also fit the fallen-paladin subject, since fallen paladin or cleric nothing without their blessings and deity.

 

I had a big urge to make something horror like, it seems it made its way in Gwynolda's story, yeah I made use the learnt things of the concept story and mixed in.

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Woah! Fucking nice! When the illusion faded and the bodies appeared? Chills. Literal chills. And I'm loving this realization by Gwynolda. You're doing a great job showing her internal struggle. Great work!

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4 minutes ago, Collygon said:

Woah! Fucking nice! When the illusion faded and the bodies appeared? Chills. Literal chills. And I'm loving this realization by Gwynolda. You're doing a great job showing her internal struggle. Great work!

Thank you 😁

 

Im happy to hear that, that was my intention and goal of my setup when the self realisation of Gwynolda was done, the true trial began.

 

I had big plans for the temple, but I really wanted suprise everyone with the actual scenario opposed the expected ones, creepyness and unsettling things, corpses. 😊

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