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Forbidden Knowledge by Santafer Forbidden Knowledge by Santafer
Got a tablet, this was made to both get the idea out of my mind and to get used to the tablet.

Not a refined drawing, but it was fun.

That's Hermaeus Mora, a Daedric Prince from the Elder Scrolls. Twilight is reading a Black Book, from the Dragonborn DLC. When you read them you get sent to Apocrypha, his realm, where knowledge gets stored.
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:iconfanmar:
Fanmar Featured By Owner Edited Apr 8, 2015
Had this exact picture in mind when I started thinking about an Elder Scrolls-MLP crossover in my head.
Thank you for making this, it's downright perfect! The shading, the perspective, the colours... all of it! :D
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Santafer Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist
:p Glad you liked it.
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scpfallout Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student Writer
Ever thought of writing a story about this?
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:iconsantafer:
Santafer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist
I have thought about writing many stories, and then I remember I'm a shitty writter. Been trying with some fics, we shall see how it goes.
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L-MASTER Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
cool y siniestro 
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UnholyRedRum Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
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Alkonium Featured By Owner Edited Aug 26, 2014
If you're interested in an MLP/Elder Scrolls crossover, here's an audio drama I made youtu.be/9KvS85rEdSY , though it's actually a three way crossover between them and Doctor Who.
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MegaMan980 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
I myself don't think she would like Apocrypha. It's like everything she loves to do being corrupted
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icedude1994 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Aaah hememaus mora such an impresive library and outstanding collection on books...... how about i can go back to nirn and back without becoming insane and become your book acquireing servant....does that sound fair?????
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Dream-Dragoness Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
HOLY CRAP! WATCH OUT, TWILIGHT!!!!!!
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Gamerpen Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That is a awesome crossover :D (Big Grin) 
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TW6464 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
I feel like twilight would be right at home in Apocrypha
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jonnyboom Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
I feel stupid for not noticing this earlier.
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Oliver--Fey Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
It makes me a little sad that they turned old Mora into a dick in skyrim. He was chill in all of the other games, and very logical.
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Mr-Nimble-Bolt Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
May I use this a cover art for a fic? I'll give all credit to you.
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jonnyboom Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Can you give the link to it? I can't seem to find it.
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Santafer Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist
eh sure

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aruon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013

old herma mora is the strangest thing to come out of Bethesda softworks. freaky ass bundle of eyeballs.

 

this is why twilight should've just stuck to reading elder scrolls!

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Chaos51268 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'd love it if someone made a fanfiction of this on fimfiction with this picture as the cover art.  For any authors that will do this, here's the link to fimfiction:  www.fimfiction.net/
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UnlinkedCoyote Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Dragonborn next to lydia:Twilight should never read mah books ):(
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toadking07 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Some books were never meant to be read..
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:iconindyjman:
indyjman Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I knew it... she couldn't resist
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Joshmoe93 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Yggy-B in chains  :says: All seekers of knowledge come to me, sooner, or later.

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GBscientist Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Very, very good.  This is one of the most likely things to happen, were Skyrim and MLP to intersect.  After all, what self-respecting Daedric Prince wouldn't want an Alicorn Princess as his servant?  Heck, I could see old Herma-Mora and Twilight falling in love over their shared passion for knowledge.

That's it, HMxTS is now my OTP.
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Graybard Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And ancient book never hurt anyone... right?
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ross33334 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013   Writer
There has never been a crossover I wanted more than this.
I love this picture.
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TenyoSciurus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is incredible. ^_^

Twilight and Hermaeus Mora. It adds up too well!

So well I had the same thought at that part of the game, but could not depict it in such a wonderfully well-done picture.
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OscarNDRAW Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Artist
So More EVIL 
MORE
MORE
MORE POWER (►U◄)
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:iconoscarndraw:
OscarNDRAW Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Artist
Black Magic ►◄
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zoey-pie Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
COOL
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prokillerxd Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
also it looks awesome!
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prokillerxd Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
reminds me of Miraak go i hated him... he was unbeatable for me!
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
"It is bad to know that there are terrors lurking beyond the stars, darkness outside time and space which a mere glimpse could drive ponies to madness, with goals and purposes which defies all understanding and have forms which defies all comprehension. They are out there, in the great unknown, far beyond warmth and comfort of our world.

It is worse to know that Equestria is little more than a dust-mote adrift in a terrifying cosmos that is cold and unsympathetic to its occupants, to which the ideals of friendship and harmony are but meaningless trite that does not apply to greater reality, and all which lives upon its surface are doomed to be wiped out at any moment..."
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Sucked into a magical realm of books and knowledge? Sounds like a dream vacation for Twilight. Why does she look so concerned?
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yjyzman Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
If you play the game you will realize that Hermaeus Mora's realm isn't very friendly and to get the best of the forbidden knowledge you must make a trade with Hermaeus Mora. The deals usually will cost you something big in the long run. 
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
But what could Twilight possibly consider too high a price for all that delicious, delicious forbidden knowledge?

:iconfsmplz::iconsaysplz:Your friends.

Ok, that is clearly way too extreme a...

:icontwichallengeconsider:

You can't honestly be considering...

:icontwilight-rapefaceplz:
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daedric-darling Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my Sheogorath! This combines two of my favourite things!!! :hug: HUGS FOR YOU! :hug:
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rickyiricky Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Watch out your anal tw
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OpalPastal Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Me: Twilights reading bad fan fics again!
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ASkinnyWhiteGuy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Not sure how I feel about Herma-Mora having eyelashes, but still...good job. I myself am not a brony, but I've been around them enough to know what the "Mane 6" are like. And I can say: "Welp...she's fucked."
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Santafer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Not eyelashes, they are the ridges in his eyelids.
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ASkinnyWhiteGuy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Oops, lolol.
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Calamity33 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Hermaeus Mora: "What is this creature that touches one of my books?..."

Twilight: *gasp* W-what are you?!

Hermaeus Mora: "A pony?....hmmm...I haven't seen one in a while...no doubt seeking knowledge...you know much already little pony....and you will know more than you bargained for after this..."
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Floor476 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
The title reminds me of Don't Starve :l
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JosephWriter Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
I wish they would actually add in one of Black Books so that Twilight could become the most powerful creature in the universe.

I might be going overboard, but still, something like that would be awesome.
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ShadowSilverwolf Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student General Artist
How common are these Black Books?
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ASkinnyWhiteGuy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
I have like 7 or 8 of them. Just explore Nord barrows and Dwemer ruins on Solstheim, and most of the time you'll find one. Just be ready to fight a Dragon Priest first if you're gonna explore barrows. I'd suggest Kolbjorn Barrow, it has a fun (but somewhat dragged-out and expensive) quest. My only beef with the Black Books is that you can't store them in bookshelves.
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ShadowSilverwolf Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Phht lol, yeah, what good are they if you can't display them. :XD:
Hey, I know, dagger racks! :D
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ASkinnyWhiteGuy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
No, I mean...they can't be removed from your inventory at all. Which sucks.
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ShadowSilverwolf Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Aww. :P
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