What did Potema the Wolf Queen of Solitude look like?

Post » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:42 pm

I was thinking about making a replica in Skyrim and maybe even ESO, and I was just wondering... what did she look like exactly?

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Fiori Pra
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Post » Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:15 pm

Hot. ;)

EDIT: on a more serious note, there are no pictures on UESP or Imperial Library, so my bet is there were no concept arts of her. Next best bet is if some lore buff knows details about her appearance that might have been mentioned in those few books about her.

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Nany Smith
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Post » Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:19 pm

That is what I am hoping actually. But thanks for the reply none the less.

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yessenia hermosillo
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Post » Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:54 pm

Well, we have some kind of her appearance as a spirit in Skyrim, but that won't help I guess....

You can read The War of the Red Diamond and The Wolf Queen series, perhaps one of those offers an answer.

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Zach Hunter
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Post » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:04 pm

There is a statue of http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Uriel_Septim_III in Oblivion, which could be used to infer possible facial features.

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Danial Zachery
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Post » Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:21 pm

What about hair, skin and eye color?

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Taylah Haines
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Post » Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:02 pm

Well, she's part of the Septim line, so presumably she had an Imperial or Nordic look. Hard to say what this means for hair or eyes, but she would likely have a pale skin tone.

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Aman Bhattal
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Post » Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:30 pm

The closest relative we know the appearance of is http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Pelagius_Septim_III, her nephew, who has blue eyes and blond hair.

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Jani Eayon
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Post » Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:05 pm

Isn't that technically just a "ghost shader" attached to her? I think one could remove that and inspect how the NPC was made inside the CK.

EDIT: it isn't, unfortunately, looks like they just used a model of the wispmother.

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Sarah Edmunds
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Post » Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:01 am

Her mother was a princess from Camlorn. So she might have been more or less Breton.

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Marie Maillos
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Post » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:42 pm

Elder Scrolls wiki lists her as being an imperial I think. So that aside, if I wanted to use Skyrim/Dawnguard/Dragonborn vanilla armor and clothes to replicate her armor,/outfit, what would I use? I've heard savior hide with forsworn gauntlets and boots, would this be correct?

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Post » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:46 pm

?Her http://www.uesp.net/wiki/File:SR-creature-Potema%27s_Remains.jpg has clothes on. They are listed as a fine raiment, and a copper and moonstone circlet.

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Eibe Novy
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Post » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:26 pm

TES Wiki is stuffed full of conjecture and supposition. UESP takes as much as possible from the in-game data and documents, and UESP does not list a race for Potema. She was probably Imperial, but Breton and Nord are almost as likely. It all depends on who her mother was, and we don't know that.

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Tom Flanagan
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Post » Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:53 pm

She was a princess, a queen and a necromancer, not a warrior. If she wore armour, I should imagine that it was ceremonial and whatever would befit a Septim or a Jarl of Solitude (whether or not she ever held the latter title in name).

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Izzy Coleman
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Post » Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:44 pm

Necromantic wolf queen does not sound 'hot' to me

More like scalding

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Cat Haines
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Post » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:59 pm

If you saw me saying Draugar are hot in another thread, you'd actually believe me? :D

Those grey, skinny arses tho... nothing like slapping dat behind, and then having your palm sink into the rotten flesh.

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Vincent Joe
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Post » Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:01 pm

Say what you will guys, but it is irrefutable that in her day, Potema was hot. Not like the old hag that she was before she croaked.

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Rhysa Hughes
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Post » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:18 pm

If I saw you say the draugr were hot I might say you are either insane or worse!

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Jose ordaz
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Post » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:06 am

There is also a picture of the wolf queen in Potema's sanctum in the Solitude catacombs. However I can not post links yet, but it is on the UESPwiki "The Wolf Queen Awakend" quest page.

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Bek Rideout
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Post » Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:35 pm

We know that she was the same race as her mother Quintilla, brother Cephorus I, and her son Uriel III. Any evidence on those would tie down that aspect.

Edit: Add another brother, Magnus, to that list.
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Deon Knight
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Post » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:44 am

From the Wolf Queen volume 5 "She dressed in black, not her usual colorful ensembles. It was important to look the part of the grieving sister. Regarding herself in the mirror, she felt that she looked all of her fifty-three years. A shock of silver wound its way through her auburn hair.'

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Justin Bywater
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Post » Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:37 pm

So I'm thinking the most accurate recreation, as depicted in the carving, would be a Nord, Imperial, or Breton with reddish hair, dressed in the Savior's Hide with Forsworn gloves and boots.

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Post » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:15 pm

What do you think for headwear? A circlet of some kind?

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Skrapp Stephens
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Post » Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:32 am

That or a modded in wolf skin helm, like http://www.nexusmods.com/morrowind/mods/29281/?.

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