Furb’s Vision of Clavicus Vile (and Rei takes his clothes off again NWS)

My mind tends to run off with open world games. I’m of the mind that I’m the one building the story, not every character is going to experience it the same way, and there’s no harm in bending the given story to tailor it to whatever your character experiences. And so I have images in my head of metaphysical beings and whatnot that may or may not mesh with whatever.

So I tend to hide things like my version of Clavicus Vile, because my version of Clavicus Vile isn’t like a lot of people’s that I’ve seen. And I know there’s a tendency in certain fandumbs for people to get super duper mad when a depiction of a beloved character is not up to spec with their own individual imaginings.

In my mind, he’s a bit of a mythologically incorrect faun; all the goat stuff is in the face, and he’s less about keeping shepherds safe and fucking everything that moves and more about being a capricious asshole who’s like that one kid who’s really smart but whose brain needs all the stimulation so they do things like play semantics games until you want to throttle them. He probably likes to fuck, too, but I imagine sheep are off the table.

Here have a goat-lookin’ dude!

And if you hated him, have some bonus Rei Ginsei pics. I painted him some abs and baked him a new normal map because he needed abs, and Vitruvia doesn’t have them. I am the change I want to see!



  • Elven H

    Ohhhh I indeed like your Vile very much Furb! I never understood why people get seething mad over peoples own depiction on certain characters, I mean it all about the persons heart and feeling. My characters for example are built on my own feelings and general personality. Any whooooo your Vile is super sexy, really like the idea of the goat esk appearance, it's bad ass and Rei is looking ~whistle~ wow~. Great set Furb, and thank you for sharing your awesome depiction of Vile!

  • syl


    That's the first thing I thought when I saw those-that's no normal map I know– where'd she get it? Lol. Shoulda known.

    Kinda in between what you get with Vit standard and Urshi, huh? I like it.

    So they've gotta be baked, huh? Someday, Blender, someday.

    Vile sure is sexy. Still an asshat tho.

  • RefurbMadness

    I kind of squashed together bits of urshi and whoever did CMO that I can't find out because it's hidden for some reason. Did some eyeballin', added some highlights. Et voila!

    I can send you the diffuse and normal if you like. πŸ™‚

    And glad you like master Vile…he's in chapter 7, and he's certainly an asshat, but he's sooooo much fun to write!

  • RefurbMadness

    Thanks, Elvin πŸ™‚ I think people tend to invest an unwise amount of their identity into things they like, whether it be fictional characters or their favorite console or any number of things, and then it's a bit difficult to separate and remember that they're not actually whatever it is.

    But I am super glad you like my Vile πŸ™‚ I'm hoping to be able to get a set of him with Rei and Sabrael to go along with chapter 7 (and 8 cuz it's a two-parter!). πŸ˜‰

  • jumarbye 1

    Wow, I never imagined Vile looking like that – sadly, all I could envision was that stupid statue of him in the vampire cave, whatever it's called…. So thanks! for banishing the unwanted face of Clavicus Vile in my head and replacing it with something much better looking. Though there's definitely no love or compassion in THOSE eyes LOLOL.

    And thanks for adding the Rei pics – he does like to undress, doesn't he? And we are all mighty glad. πŸ™‚

  • RefurbMadness

    I honestly kind of like his statue πŸ˜› He is also the prince of serenity, so the pastoral vibe it gave off was nice and also a bit misleading as to his nature.

    But I am super glad I could zhoosh it up for you πŸ˜‰

  • syl

    Ooo I would love the normal. I just put together a diffuse which is the Real Women of Skyrim plus Fair/Real Skin for Men which isn't the best but looks pretty good. Think I left shots on the TM Thalmor mod page…

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