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Outside the Lady's Tavern by humon Outside the Lady's Tavern by humon
Why is he sitting there alone? The idea is that it's outside a tavern for women only because it's run by dark elves, and the two guys are supposed to be guards who make sure no male servants or slaves runs off while they wait outside. And of course they kill time by messing with people.

They are of course making life as a slave for amazons and shield maidens sound even worse than they are because they want to scare him, but they're not that far off.

Also, while my dark elves are partly inspired by drows, I'm also very inspired by the dark elves from Nordic mythology (Yes, dark elves are not just a made up race. Like a lot of other creatures they come from the old Norse religion) So in this fantasy universe they're called svartálfar, which is old Norse for Dark Elves.

So I'll make this bit an interactive story and leave it up to you. Does he go with the dark elves and meet their Lady?
EDIT: The choise has been made [link]

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LittlePigArt Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I love your dark elves so much! I really hope you do more with them! Keep up the great work as always! I look forward to more!
Dewani90 Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so it is bad poison, worse poison, or the misterious poison number 3, anyway the guy is doomed
I thought Svartálfar were the Dwarves. Aren't Dökkálfar the Dark Elves?

Please straighten me out, I'm working on a fantasy world of my own.
I think this is more Humon's take on them than an accurate representation of them. In the original myths they were more like dwarves.
tul3 Jan 17, 2013   Digital Artist
she's danish, guys.
easy on the spelling. :heart:
I'm sorry, but I must..
FreakoftheAngels Nov 2, 2012  Student General Artist
God, I feel sorry for him. >.<
Apologies in advance because spelling corrections almost never go appreciated, but this is only because I respect you and love your work:

Using the wrong "your" and "you're" is becoming more and more common on the internet. Seeing the wrong version used all the time makes it easy to make the same mistake yourself. I can see that it's happened here, "you're weak body considered" should be "your weak body considered".

It's important to catch things like this and remember the difference between the two because the internet is doing a very good job of confusing them :)

Love love love
TechnoShadowBlood Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seriously, every time I read their lines.. A Dunmer's voice comes in to mind.
You are absolutely hilarious. I love your sense of humor!
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