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LOTRO: Morroval Variants by Gorrem LOTRO: Morroval Variants by Gorrem
Sometimes I need to make new versions of characters that are already in the game. These two are variants of the Morroval, which is a succubus. Instead of a screenshot paintover- Which usually turns out hideous- I decided to just paint them from scratch.

I believe the original concept was by Jeff Murchie.
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Langoril Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015
They may look beautiful....until you hear what they sound like, shortly before getting ripped to shreds. These lesser-vampires are a sore scourge to the free-peoples of middle earth. Wipe them out! 
grisador Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
o_O + <3

Wow ! Vampire descendant succubus race...

They aren't seem So Bad XD

except they probably reap humans to pieces !
DragonTurtle2 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
Oh, you knew these may have been based on the The Silmarillion's take on vampires?  I only heard about that by looking on the LOTRO wiki.
grisador Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015
I heard that too !

Now I think they totally are :nod:

Although even the silmarillion doesn't explained the tolienverse vampires...

Except Sauroniops has a vampire servant and Sauroniops himself turned to a vampire for a decade
Myrethy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Primus, I love these beauties!
Dreamscape195 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
:iconiwantitplz: I wish I was this :iconsobnoplz:
TheColdZephyr Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Damn these girls are beautiful. It's that fine balance between seductive and monstrous that I love.
The one on the left has pieces of her clothing going through her wing membrane: a detail most would never notice. And veins, veins in the wings are too often ignored.
Everything about them is just awesome: the wings, hands, feet, and of course their more human bits.
I really want them to be playable in Monster Play. So many possibilities for different appearances and unique abilities.

I kind of questioned you calling them succubi though: they never really make any attempts to seduce anyone, as far as I know.
Saronai Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Writer
I agree completely, except for the part about calling the succubi.  Considering the game's label, I don't think we'd see them actively doing it.  As for a mesmerizing spell or some such (I haven't encountered their in-game equivalent yet)...well, the original tales they only visited sleeping people at night and held them paralyzed, not mesmerized/seduced, while they fed off of them.  Succubi as seductive monster-women is probably just as recent a creation as vampires with sexual magnetism.  Before they were just night rapist demons that held their victims paralyzed and in fear (at least victims reported fear).  I read something that posited the succubi/incubi myths were likely started by a time that believed more in evil spirits and used them to explain moments when they woke from sleep just enough to be aware, but not enough to shake the chemical responsible for holding you still (paralyzed) while dreaming.  Combine that with the natural occurence of erotic dreams humans occasionally have and you get evil, invisible demons that hold you paralyzed (the scary part) while they rape you.

I return to...none of which is appropriate to show happening in a game that's not strictly for adults XD

I have 0 problem with them being called succubi, though to me they look like a more bat-like form of harpies (which is still really cool).
Hellysion Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hallowen13boy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
es muy bueno tu trabajo
hallowen13boy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
me encanta wow .... muy bueno
hallowen13boy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
wow me en encanta....
Hokoto95 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
I saw the right one fighting in Angmar once. Mocherin (the green/purple boss in one of the quests) was sooo pretty. <3 The left one is gorgeous! :)

Great work as always, gorrem.
Elenluin Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
The most beautiful monsters in the game. I guess you didn't draw the males? They are pretty ugly by comparison. I think there is a bat monster called Thuringwethil in the Silmarillion who worked for Morgoth. Turbine probably based it on that.
paintinggael Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Where the bleepity-bleep are these found in Tolkien lore? O.o Nicely drawn, though. Those lower legs are a nice, frightening touch.
totalalien Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
excellent work but why the difference?
Gorrem Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist

variants are cheap ways to get more game assets out of a single model. It can be more time consuming/expensive to redo the entire model, so these are simply repaints of the same model. A quick way for game artists to get cheap variation(especially important for MMOs).
totalalien Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
true true ^_^ and where i can see those models :}
Gorrem Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
play the game!
Ines92 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Student General Artist
beautiful! How long takes You to do smth like that?
Amaniwolf Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Gorgeous work, love the detail!
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Student General Artist
where these in the books?
EllaDee1983 Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd like the design of the right one with the colours of the left one :D
Either way they're both amazing!
HIMAM27 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
xBORNx Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
great character design
Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
This is a amazing work! :wow:
Sileas Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Those are both pretty hot, I really like the one on the left. 8D
captainKaylee Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
Beautiful! These are my favorit monsters in the game! I love their wings and the outfit on the left one! :love: FAVE!
Skull-Island-Master Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
are there male Morrovals too ?? And they live in Moria right ?? I like the first one, (the blusih ).
lostmyid123 Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
The males are called Morvul. They're worse than the females because they suck the power out of you!
j3concepts Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
love this character
AdmiraWijaya Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Silvre Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
Whooaaa, I LOVE their feet!! So awesome, great job!!
Mir-Black-Magic Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
I dig the hands-wings articulations.
Enzo21 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
I just spent my night butchering these beautiful creations in game :). The kept threatening to kill me and suck out my bone marrow. Still very nice work, as usual.
Ka-Chan91 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
Amazing! :)
princessofpessimism Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
This reminds me of the Harpies from World of Warcraft, but done a lot nicer : )
HardcoreHorrorChick Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
Simply beautiful.
DazeWolf Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
Oh, those are both so gorgeous! I like that you change the clothes too, instead of just testing color schemes. (: My favorite is the one on the left - both her colors (I love cool grays and blues) and clothing (her wrist thing going through the hole in her wings? Awesome!). Great job!
kaledaystarr Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008   Photographer
Very cool! I love the colors and expression, seductive in an alien way.
Unage00 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
Bad Ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..............What more can I say
undeadmenace Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
This is stunning. You should complie a book collection of work.
VincentGordon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
nice work. Lord of the Rings Online?
phrostie Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
very cool
Tanathiel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Nicely done :3
I love the differences between the two succubus :aww: Especially the chlots look really nice + the expression is really seductive :3 Nice work!
theincredibleandy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Morroval? More like lessoval!

Did you ever know that you're my hero?

And everything I would like to be?
Liquid-D Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
You have a great piece here. Nice job on the rendering. She looks very life like. I was wondering though, concept wise, is she supposed to be able to fly? I thought to my self wile looking at her "those wings look a bit skimpy to keep her in the air."

Wonderful job though,
Gorrem Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist

suspension of disbelief is my only reasoning. :P
GoodDevil1989 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
I love the legs!!!!!
koike Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
wow!!!totally awesome!:thumbsup:
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