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  • jiubilant
    25.06.2021 - 3 hours ago

    On average, once the numbers are tallied and the proper percentages derived, Birna’s shop sees about one and a half customers a day.

    It is, apart from Dagur’s meadhouse, the most prosperous establishment in Winterhold.

    “Enthir,” she says to the soft creak of the door, not looking up from polishing the counter—she knows her first customer of the day by the way he stamps his boots on her worn rug. Behind her, just south of the moldstain shaped like a bird, a leak in the ceiling drips snowmelt into a pail. “My supplier won’t be back until the thaw, but if you let me know what you’d like me to order in—”

    Her customer, cold-flushed and unshaven, silences her with a frantic flick of the hand. He glances left and right. Then he nods and leans so far over the counter that Birna, adopting a look of polite interest, can count the sparse hairs on his chin.

    “I need—I need a cauldron,” he murmurs, narrowing his eyes. “A silver cauldron. Now, listen, it has to be silver, because hydrofluoric acid eats through most other substances. And I need three pear flasks, and a box of twelve or so test tubes, and a hatchet—”

    * * *

    “D’you sell mice?” asks the second customer of the day.

    Birna stares at him. “Mice.”

    “Mice,” the mage-prentice agrees, giving her a pleading look. Like most of the students who come down from the College, his robes are rumpled, his eyes bloodshot, and his smile more panicked than polite. “Little skittery things. Long tails. You know. I need—as soon as possible, mind—a, a certain quantity of mice.”

    Plick, goes the water in the pail. Plick. Plick. Plick.

    “We don’t sell mice,” says Birna.

    “Dammit,” the apprentice mumbles, tugging his braid. “Knew I should have gone to Enthir.”

    * * *

    “—and a filter flask, and a pair of round-bottomed titration flasks, and a retort, and two barrels of methylamine—are you writing this down? I think you ought to be writing this down—”

    * * *

    “I don’t buy stolen goods, Malur,” says Birna to her third customer of the day, her voice flat as trodden snow. “Give it back to Nelacar, grovel a little, and he might not fry you like a bit of buttered cod.”

    “But you’d—you’d fetch a fine price for this staff, my chilly friend,” says Malur Seloth, smiling at her as a prisoner on the block might smile at the approaching headsman. “Look at the, uh, the fine carvings on the—”

    “No, Malur.”

    “Might make enough coin to fix your roof, selling this genuine—”

    “Get out of my shop, Malur.”

    * * *

    “—and three greased pigs—”

    “If I get you a tub of lard, Enthir, can you—do you think, maybe, that you could grease the pigs yourself?”

    “Yes, yes, whatever. And I’d like one of those lozenges. And I hope you won’t object if I pay for everything else upon delivery, not before—”

    * * *

    Plick, goes the water in the pail. Plick. Plick.

    Birna, who hasn’t seen a customer in four hours, slowly lifts her face from her hands.

    The tall stool in the corner, the one that her brother had promised her he’d fix, still wobbles. Of course it still wobbles. She drags it out anyway, wedges a book under the short leg, and climbs up to scowl at the leak in the ceiling.

    “Might make enough coin to fix your roof,” she mutters, twisting her face in an uncharitable, but not inaccurate, impression of the Jarl’s shiftless steward. “Ought to fix his roof. Enthir’s, too, the old—”

    The door bursts open as if kicked by the wind, whirling snow upon the shoproom rug. Birna shrieks and grabs the nearest beam. The stool clatters to the floor.

    “Good—good afternoon,” she calls with desperate cheer, dangling from the rafter. She feels for the stool with her toes, without success. “How can I—help—you?”

    “Hullo,” gasps the same apprentice as before. Wild-eyed, his hair sticking out in all directions, he clutches the counter like a seaman clinging to the last storm-tossed plank of his ship. “D’you—please, d’you sell cats?”

    * * *

    Birna has sold a grand total of one lozenge by the time Nelacar sweeps in. Grandly.

    “Birna, bright Birna,” he says with the usual pomp, put on to make her smile. “How burns thy star?”

    “Dimly,” mumbles Birna, unsmiling. She rubs her temples—she can feel the coming headache in her teeth—and sinks down upon the stool. “Plummeting earthward. Nelacar,” she adds, staring strangely at the town’s sole wizard, “what, uh—goes on—up at the College?”

    “These days it’s moneylaundering, I imagine,” murmurs Nelacar, thoughtfully scanning the shelves. “Though I wouldn’t rule out piracy. Or ritual sacrifice. I don’t suppose you’ve got any staves?”

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  • nerevar-quote-and-star
    24.06.2021 - 14 hours ago

    Onmund, in some bar after graduating from the College: Anybody would be lucky to date me. I was a 'pleasure to have in class.'

    #onmund #college of winterhold #nerevar queue and star #incorrect quotes #incorrect elder scrolls #incorrect skyrim quotes #the elder scrolls #tes #the elder scrolls v: skyrim #skyrim#source: tumblr
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  • memaidraws
    24.06.2021 - 16 hours ago

    A little something for a friend @tallmatcha uwu Onmund and the gremlin he loves, Eris!

    (Clearing out my backlog, more art happening soon!)

    #onmund #the elder scrolls #skyrim#memaidraws#tallmatcha#eris #eris of falkreath #the book of ysmir #memai draws a thing #fanart #memai draws the elder scrolls again
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  • astraldemise
    18.06.2021 - 6 days ago

    replaying skyrim again that means that i have to draw the wizards.

    #also ive been obsessed with owls recently #sketch#skyrim #college of winterhold #the elder scrolls #savos aren#mirabelle ervine#ancano#onmund
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  • nerevar-quote-and-star
    13.06.2021 - 1 week ago

    J'Zargo: *goes missing for two hours*

    Phoebus, crying: Someone has taken our fluffy boy!

    Nirya: . . . okay, well, I will help you find him, we—

    Onmund: Nothing is more important than finding our fluffy boy.

    Brelyna Maryon: Well, I dunno. we're all pretty close and I—

    Onmund: Nothing.

    #oh boy #way to go guys #j'zargo #oc: phoebus apollus #brelyna maryon#onmund#nirya #college of winterhold #nerevar queue and star #incorrect quotes #incorrect elder scrolls #incorrect skyrim quotes #the elder scrolls #tes #the elder scrolls v: skyrim #skyrim #source: brooklyn nine nine
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  • daedric-prince-of-pasta
    13.06.2021 - 1 week ago
    #onmund#tes #the elder scrolls #skyrim#tes v #tes v skyrim #college of winterhold #bethesda #pasta draws stuff #pasta speaks
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  • nerevar-quote-and-star
    11.06.2021 - 1 week ago

    Phoebus, waking up after agreeing to help Brelyna with an experimental spell: It’s okay, cause just as I blacked out I experienced something incredible!

    Onmund: What, not dying?

    #oc: phoebus apollus #brelyna maryon#onmund #college of winterhold #nerevar queue and star #incorrect quotes #incorrect elder scrolls #incorrect skyrim quotes #the elder scrolls #tes #the elder scrolls v: skyrim #skyrim#source: icarly
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  • curiousartemis
    10.06.2021 - 2 weeks ago
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  • merethicera
    07.06.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    sitting here trying to figure out which elder scrolls characters would have an extremely intricate knowledge of warrior cats. like if they existed in the same universe

    #for some reason i feel like martin septim has read warrior cats. probably sotha sil too but like. pre-eso sotha sil. #maybe onmund. #this is a joke btw i am not providing genuine character analysis here im just throwing out names that feel right
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  • petitpotato
    07.06.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    It’s my first playthrough where I’m seriously focusing on magic and I’ve grown very fond of the mage apprentices in the College of Winterhold!

    And of course there’s my own dark elf character :D

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  • fallout-and-dragon-age-writes
    07.06.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    College of Winterhold Headcanons

    The events of the questline are completely normal for the college and that's why attendance is always so low. It takes a special kind of crazy dedication to magic to deal with that.

    Being a scholar of a school of magic doesn't mean that you actually know any spells from it.

    Honestly, the faculty is just barely hanging on.

    The reason they take so many trips to abandoned places is to get money for the school. No one in their right mind would actually invest in the college and there are no tuition fees (other than paying a teacher to teach you a spell or buying books in the library).

    There's a betting ring among the students about what teacher is going to dematerialize themselves this semester. So far Brelyna's been able to guess most of them. J'zargo is in second place. Onmund is horrified that this even exists but is part of this mess anyway.

    #the elder scrolls #skyrim #college of winterhold #brelyna maryon#j'zargo#onmund
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  • winter-of-collegehold
    05.06.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Onmund: As it says in the bible: “shit do, in fact, happen”

    Brelyna: What's a "bible"

    #incorrect skyrim quotes #onmund#brelyna maryon #college of winterhold
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  • winter-of-collegehold
    05.06.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Onmund: Not to flex or anything but I meowed at a cat and it meowed back

    J'zargo: racist

    Onmund: I said cats, not Khajiit. You fuckin' idiot.

    #incorrect skyrim quotes #onmund#j'zargo #college of winterhold
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  • winter-of-collegehold
    05.06.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Onmund, waking up J'zargo at 4 am: Hey, I love you

    J'zargo: It's fucking f—

    Onmund: and you can't fuckin' stop me

    #incorrect skyrim quotes #onmund#j'zargo #college of winterhold
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  • memaidraws
    03.06.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    Hey gang! Gentle reminder that I’m also working on a wonderful fic with my co-author @strosmkai-rum ♥ It tells the story of how Onmund finds himself at the College of Winterhold, and the family he leaves behind. But his destiny isn’t the only one being met on the icy roads to Winterhold. With the dragon threat looming and political tension rising, can he hold onto that slice of happiness?

    READ IT NOW ON AO3

    #onmund #the elder scrolls #skyrim#skyrim fanfic#fanfic#memaidraws #memai writes a thing
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  • nerevar-quote-and-star
    12.05.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Mirabelle Ervine: I assume you realize that this kind of idiocy will not be tolerated.

    Onmund: Is there another kind of idiocy that you would be more comfortable with?

    #🤦🏻‍♀️#mirabelle ervine#onmund #college of winterhold #nerevar queue and star #incorrect quotes #incorrect elder scrolls #incorrect skyrim quotes #the elder scrolls #tes #the elder scrolls v: skyrim #skyrim#source: psych
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  • saturniandragon
    03.05.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Dragonborn: Brelyna, am I stupid?

    Brelyna: No, you're doing just fine I think.

    J'zargo: Onmund, am I stupid?

    Onmund: I know 5 stupid people and 4 of them are you.

    #skyrim#tes #the elder scrolls #dragonborn#brelyna#j'zargo#onmund #college of winterhold #incorrect quotes #incorrect skyrim quotes #source: unknown
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  • ciceroandthelistener
    22.04.2021 - 2 monts ago

    Sometimes when I’m sad, I think about Khajiit making those chirping-cat noises :,)

    #onmund: hey what's wrong with j'zargo? #brelyna: i think he sees a bird or something #[camera pans to j'zargo. who's staring at a seagull]
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  • otvlanga
    21.04.2021 - 2 monts ago

    I’m sorry but the arch-mage robes are.. so ugly

    like its just this GIANT triangle for WHAT

    I looks like youre wearing a damn rug

    #i had to say it #college of winterhold #arch-mage#onmund#j'zargo#tolfdir#savos aren#brelyna maryon #whoever the fuck else is there i forget #ancano#skyrim#tes#elder scrolls
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  • spriteyagami
    19.04.2021 - 2 monts ago

    Animal house but it’s the college of winterhold

    #brelyna: well what are we gonna do now?? #j’zargo and onmund: TOGA TOGA TOGA!!! #Skyrim#elder scrolls #tes 5 skyrim #tes5#tes v
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