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The Snow Elf by Mavrosh The Snow Elf by Mavrosh
[EDIT: Now with a short background story for those, who are interested....]

Yeah, a shirtless picture of Faenor had to be done, I could not help myself. He does not look too happy here, maybe it is because he is one of the last ones of his kind.... well at least in their unmutated form.

His birth was a miracle actually - he was born in blackreach, born by the creatures that are known as "Falmers" and who are the mutated abominations which once used to be known as "snow elves" or "ice folk" - but this is centuries and centuries ago. Enslaved by the dwemer, poisoned and helpless, the Falmer people even outlived the Dwemer, the ones who turned them into what they are now - living in caverns and old ruins, blind and ugly, not to be seen as elves any more, having lost everything - their culture and their own country. Faenor however.... was born as a "true" snow elf, not mutated, not blind, handsome and full of questions.

Many Falmers hated him because they did not understand what he was and why one of their own kind would give birth to a creature that looks way too much like the inhabitants if the surface world. So his life was not easy and Faenor knew he was different even without seeing himself inside a mirror.

Dunmer adventurers found him inside a dwemer ruin, he was a teenage boy back at that time. They mistook the child being a captive of the evil Falmers and took him with them, up to the surface where one of them raised him as his own son. To most people Faenor is an Altmer, a high elf with a very pale skin and unusual eyes and only those who look closer and have certain knowledge about the dark past of the country might understand, what he truly is.

See the other falmers here: [link] and [link]

DAZ Studio 4 render with photoshop painting (hair and fur), character is my own.

Click "download" for a full size view!
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, and love the back story!
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
copper9lives Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My dear friend, :iconjohnmin93:, and I are co-writing a story involving his Snow Elf, Gyrion... might you consider creating more Snow Elf images...? :heart: You do magnificent work!!!
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh I have no idea to be honest. Mamybe in the future. :)
copper9lives Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Alrighty! Just let me know! :love:
otaku4242 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist

will you do a piece on the snow prince?

Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
I don´t think so. :)
Floraun Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ich find die Figur ist dir echt gut gelungen :).
Ich hoffe du machst noch mehr Bilder von ihm, allerdings, die anderen Falmer sind echt furchteinflößend Fear .
Er steht ja auf der guten Seite, oder?
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Vielen Dank! Ja, er ist nicht böse, wenn man ihn provoziert, kann er aber auch anders. :)
Danceswithcosplayers Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi! i really like your Snow Elf design. Can I share it on my Skyrim blog on Tumblr? all credits and links back to this photo and your profile are displayed after clicking the tumblr share icon above. But I always prefer to ask first.
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