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Stealing in Skyrim by Sia-chan Stealing in Skyrim by Sia-chan
Thief evolution in Skyrim.
Love this game :heart: And epic Nightingale armor.

Skyrim -> Bethesda

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iBiankah Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I just got the game, and I cannot even describe how right this is. I feel like an idiot now, though. Lol.
Onisatsu18 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol So true.
Pyanpo Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member
OMG. YAAaaasssSSSBison (Yes) [V2] 
obilukev Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  New member
lvl 9000: kill everything
starywilk Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  New member
that's a good one :D
Epicdreamworldz Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  New member
Me on the right
and my cousin on the left
LittleRunningMouse Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  New member Student General Artist
so true!
Skilodracus Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is literally me. Nightingale Armor included. (best armor ever)
risingstar1011 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
First playthrough, paragon Nord.
Level 6.

Gold ~600.
---Steal everything edible for me and my mercenary follower whenever I defeat bandits or other baddies.

Why? because all our money goes toward arms and armor and healing potions.

**Much later***

Level 72.
Gold ~200,000
---I note that I am still stealing everything edible to provide for myself and the same mercenary follower who is still with me...AND an human adopted daughter...AND an adopted orphaned Khajit cub (thank you, mod makers!)...AND my housecarl...AND my steward...AND my bard...oh yes, AND my Argonian wife.

Why? Because the cost high-level arms and armor followed my income, Grand soul gems for top-level enchanting make my wallet cry, my household has quadrupled and supermarkets haven't been invented yet!
theweirdwonderz Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
For me, I steal everything, including shooting everyone in the shop in the back of the head. :3 -Holly
Cinnamonpuncher Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
you are a fucking legend!
zxczxczbfg Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Not just applicable to Skyrim. Lots of games with theft mechanics follow this. I for one am fond of playing Spelunky and absolutely cleaning out the first few merchant shops I come across and ignoring the rest.
loganaz Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
You just have no space for so much so yeah you have to pick wisely.
webkilla Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so true...
poison-ivy-prince Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
IlluminatedStory Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Grab all the things!
Norieen Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist
so true ;D
WillowtheNerd Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I still steal only stuff I want. Or just stuff to sell. And I just restarted the game because my stepdad sold my PS3 >;'(

But that's pretty much how I started. Stealing everything I could get my paws on. Since Oblivion
Awesomely-Happy-Hero Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I gotta say, I love the art in this. Not that I can relate... I accidentally stole something once and went all the way back to my last save just to undo it. XD Curse my conscience...
Inakamon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you have no idea how accurate that was with me when i first playing several months ago. Now i have nearly 200000G, nearly lvl 50 and only steal anything with the value over 400+G.
rostiaper Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...Is it weird that I still tried to steal all the things at level 43 and beyond?
Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, thieves ARE a sticky-fingered bunch~

... On that subject, I have a dumb little theory about why the hell the Dovahkiin is such a klepto. The character is the Dragonborn, right? And dragons are known to hoard treasure. Well, what do general goods traders call the random nick-nacks you pawn to them? That's right, treasures~
rostiaper Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:0 That's actually brilliant. I've never thought of it that way, but... Holy shit. That makes perfect sense.

I guess that explains the chest of 200+ skooma bottles I've got. Though that might be more of a drug habit.
Kombayn Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
And I just hurl vials on the floor in the corner and see how big the pile's getting. On the minus side, I don't have much of an idea how many portions are there.
rostiaper Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Tbh, whenever I see one of my huge "collections", I feel a sense of pride. Like I've accomplished something.

I probably have some useful things that are stashed away in the cesspool that is Breezehome, but I'm never going to find them.
Kombayn Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Sometimes I think it's harder *not* to find yourself in Breezehome at some point of the game. Most advanced of my characters had four homes, Breezehome one of them. Stashed there Cicero's motley, Savos Aren's amulet and countless of other things. From time to time he has to tour all around Skyrim, visiting his abodes and looking for some piece, most desired at the moment. Wabbajack, however, is still nowhere to be found.
Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ehe... In-character explanations like that are the reason I made my own an Argonian~ XD I figured it would be an appropriate race for one said to be descended from dragons~

... *snrk* Well, I suppose hording is an addiction of it's own~
rostiaper Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
xD The only reason I decided not to be an Argonian in Skyrim (though I was one for a very short time) was because I figured he/she'd be freezing their tail off. Otherwise, you basically get to be a tiny, bi-pedaled, wingless-dragon that can breathe underwater. What's there not to love?

On my first playthrough, I was an Orc. Now, I'm a Bosmer.
Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, poor thing... <X3 That's why mine is always bundled up in furs when she's not in armor. XDc I also gave her the sign of the Serpent, to complete the whole lizard person theme~
rostiaper Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol Awesome. I always tend to make my characters dress according to the weather. I don't have Frostfall or any mod like that, but it just seems fitting. :D It kinda increases immersion.
Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe~ ... Just makes Forsworn armor seem a little, well, out of place. XD I mean, I get the whole 'half-naked savage' thing, but still. XD Even nudists wear clothes in winter... =u=;
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hypnox77 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
At some point I stop taking garnets and amythists flawless or not. I guess when you're fabulously wealthy you can afford to be particular about what you steal. 
msmurrder Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like a boss XD
ZeldaVoorhees Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I laugh so hard now, because I went through that very stage of theifing. :XD:
theron15 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Heeheehee... Yes indeed. :3
Persona22 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
I'm level 50 and I only have like 30,000.... am I doing something wrong?
greed8700 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
hi sia-chan, i need formula stat for your character face 
suicidalart1st Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What art style is this? It looks like an anime:realism mix
TimeLady-Abigail Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly how I am!!
britton1999 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
will im no Thief in skyrim but this says it all prettymuch.
1-2-3-Jump Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
So true lol
Kioko-the-Pirate Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Oddly enough, stealing was something I very rarely ever did in Skyrim unless a quest called for it. Assault and murder on the other hand...
dragonbaron Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Every time i play skyrim i just grab the best sword and keep collecting gold untill i get a better sword..every...freaking..time
macyclarke102 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is so true for me! Clap 
willyshlecnaught Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
thaaaaaats ME!!!
JenniferO77 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe, but I still always steal the cabbage.
BorrisBlack Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
very funny image and so true
player78844 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Großartig,ein geniales Bild.Sofort zu den Favos !
ADM-Ntek Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
just 100k at level 43.
great-queen-morrigan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ehehehe, yes! You captured it just great:D
But I have to say I used to be stealing like crazy in Olivion cause it was awfuly difficult to get any money at all.It took such an affort to get 2000 septims. But in Skyrim I don't bother to steal at all...oh god how money rolls in. I'm feeling so...wealthy here:D
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