Deadliest warriors of all history
Dovahkiin vs Corvo Attano
Height: 6 foot 5 (as a Nord)
Weight: 280lbs (as a Nord)
Weapons: Daedric Sword and Shield, Daedric Bow
Armour: Full Dragon bone Armour
Powers: Dragon Shouts (for this battle Unrelenting Force, Fire Breath and Dragon Aspect only)
Strengths: The Dragonborn of legend the Dovahkiin possesses greater strength and durability compared to others of his race as well as the other races in Tamriel. Upon that as well the Dovahkiin can absorb the souls of slain Dragons to become even more powerful and learn new Dragon Shouts.
Weakness: Whilst possessing his many strengths and the soul of a Dragon the Dovahkiin is not immortal and can fall in combat if damaged enough. Since I am using the default Dovahkiin he has very little talent in Magic preferring to rely on his Bow for ranged attacks as well as Healing Potions for dealing with wounds.
Corvo Attano info:
Height: 5 foot 11
Weight: Roughly 160lbs
Weapons: Collapsible Sword, Flintlock Pistol, Crossbow, Trap Mines
Powers: Outsiders Powers (for this battle Blink, Devouring Swarm and Windblast only)
Strengths: Master of stealth and assassination Corvo can wipe out an entire building of armed guards lethally and nonlethally without any of them knowing he was there. If he somehow messes up or decides to go loud Corvo is also highly skilled in Sword combat and is a good shot with his Pistol and Crossbow.
Weaknesses: Being mainly a stealth based fighter Corvo is fairly brittle durability wise only able to take two or three major hits before succumbing to his wounds so he either has to rely on his Outsiders Powers to keep out of harm’s way or on his Healing Poultice’s to deal with his wounds.
Raising his Sword the Dovahkiin let out a loud final battle cry as he drove his Weapon into the final Thalmor Soldiers chest, impaling the Altmer Warrior to the cold ground ending his life instantly. Drawing his Sword out of the corpse with a low grunt the Nord let out heavy pants as he got his breath back, he had not anticipated the Thalmor ambush but like so many before them the Altmer fell to his Sword, Bow and Shouts without much trouble.
Lowering his Sword to sheath it the Dovahkiin suddenly stopped when he heard a rustling in the tree behind him followed by the sound of a Blade being drawn. With another battle cry the Nord quickly spun around raising his Shield just in time to block his attacker’s strike, the lithe Assassin moving with the block rolling along the huge Shield before using it to jump high in the air landing deftly in a crouch.
Turning to face who had attacked him the Nord stopped puzzled at the image of the Assassin, he was wearing Armour that he had never seen before and his mask was almost mechanical but not in the manner of the Dwemer. Deciding that his attacker was most likely just another Dark Brotherhood Assassin who had taken the contract on his life he would just deal with him like the many others “YOL TUUR SHUL!!!” he bellowed blasting a wall of searing flames from his mouth at the Assassin only for him to suddenly disappear and reappear in a nearby tree making the Dovahkiin growl with annoyance.
Using his mask to zoom in on his target Corvo analysed any weak points he could find as the Nord started to pace around in frustration obviously not wanting to make a brash move that could have left him open to attack. Grinning slyly under his mask Corvo conjured his Devouring Swarm power before summoning a large plague of Rats at the Dovhakiin’s feet making him jump startled at the sudden appearance of the Rats.
The Nord’s shock quickly turned to mirth though as he watched the Rats feebly try to bite through his armour only breaking their teeth in his greaves “is that the best you can do? Sending mere Skeevers after me?” the Nord mocked before raising one of his feet only to bring it back down crushing several of the Rats heads sending the rest scattering to which they quickly dissipated.
Scowling at how his first attack was so easily deflect despite the fact that the Rat Swarm was capable of reducing full grown men to puddles of blood Corvo jumped down from the tree and began to circle the Dovahkiin to which the Nord did the same back keeping in constant tandem with the Assassin. Unsheathing his Sword Corvo again started to analyse any weak spots he could find on his target soon finding slight weaknesses in the joints of the Nord’s Armour as well as noticing that his neck was greatly exposed between his Cuirass and his Helmet.
Quickly planning a means of attack Corvo cast his hand at the Nord sending a powerful Windblast in his direction momentarily knocking the Dragonborn off balance before using Blink to shoot towards him with his sword poised. Staggering back the Dovahkiin anticipated the attack having suffered many a sneak attack in the past and was more than ready for it “FUS!!!” he shouted sending a small but strong enough blast of energy from his mouth to send Corvo flying back making him it the ground hard before he began rolling until he hit a tree.
Grunting with pain as his back slammed against the tree Corvo slowly forced himself to his feet before freezing as an Arrow narrowly missed his head by inches Blinking away just in time to dodge another Arrow as it collided with the tree next to the first one. Notching another Arrow the Dovahkiin took aim as Corvo suddenly stopped and drew his Crossbow taking aim himself firing the same moment the Dragonborn did causing the Arrow and Bolt to collide mid-air cancelling each other out.
Loading another Bolt faster than the Nord could notch another Arrow Corvo fired again striking the Bow right out of the Dovahkiin’s hands making him exclaim as the Bolt dug deep into his hand. Exclaiming in pain the Nord dropped his Bow and wrenched the Bolt out of his hand flexing his fingers to make sure that they still could move before another Bolt skimmed off his Armour dangerously close to the weak spot on his neck.
Redrawing his Sword the Dragonborn let out a thunderous bellow of a battle cry charging at Corvo who in turn used his Blink power to disappear from sight “FACE ME YOU COWARD!!!” the Nord roared as his charged for ground to a halt glancing around furiously in search for his opponent. “YOL! YOL! YOL!” he bellowed sending small blasts of fire at the nearby trees stripping them of their leaves to check if the Assassin was hiding there as well as limiting his places to conceal himself. As he set each tree aflame the Nord then suddenly felt a presence behind him before something being attached to his Armour.
As the Dovahkiin turned around to swing his Weapon he let out a roar of pain as the Razor Mine Corvo had stuck to his back went off sending bladed wires whipping along his body from behind. Thankfully the Dragon bone of the Armour was thick enough to take the hit whilst the bare parts of the Nords arms and legs suffered deep cuts but not deep enough to sever any major arteries. Hissing as his limbs burned with pain the Dragonborn drew a Health Potion quickly downing a large mouthful of the elixir before tossing the bottle aside as the cuts on his arms and legs healed over stemming the bleeding.
As the bottle shattered on the ground a low crack of a gunshot rang out through the air followed by the Nord exclaiming as a bullet shattered against his Helmet mere millimetres from his eye, the Dragon bone of the Helm cracking and splintering slightly as the Dragonborn recoiled from the shot. Reloading another shot Corvo took aim again firing only for the Nord to raise his Shield in time to block the blast and before the Assassin could reload again he was blasting back with another Fire Breath shout Blinking away just in time so that he wasn’t completely incinerated.
Reappearing on a cliff ledge above his target Corvo briskly patted down his jacket quelling the embers smouldering on the clothing before turning to reassess the situation. The Nord’s Armour was proving too thick for his Bullets and Mines to break through and his Shouts put him on par with his own Outsider Powers. Extending his Sword again Corvo sighed as he realized that a full on assault was going to be the only way to get past the Nords defences, Blinking back down to the ground the Assassin now stood before the Dragonborn, both combatants with their Weapons poised and ready to kill.
Being the first to move Corvo sent a Windblast towards the Nord hoping to knock him off balance and open him up for a quick life ending stab but unfortunately for the Assassin the Dragonborn had the same idea sending the first two words of the Unrelenting Force Shout at him. The Blast and Shout cancelling each other out leaving both men charging at each other unhindered, the Nord swinging his Sword hard at Corvo’s neckline to try and get a quick decapitation only for the Assassin to drop down and slide straight under his feet knocking him off balance as well as hacking at the openings in his Greaves drawing blood along his legs.
“YOL!” the Dragonborn bellowed in response searing the ground beneath them as Corvo rolled out of the way, evading the flames Corvo then sent another wave of Rats as a distraction before Blinking forward to grab hold of the Nords shoulder with his free hand raising his Sword to plunge it into the open space between the Cuirass and the shoulder Plates. “FUS ROH!” the Dovahkiin roared before Corvo had the chance to strike through sending him flying back to which he luckily managed to Blink his way to a nearby tree before he landed.
Snarling as he watched Corvo hop down from the tree and extend his Blade again the Dovahkiin decided that the combat had gone on long enough “MUL QAH DIIV!” he shouted to which his body was promptly encased in spectral Armour mirroring his Dragon Bone Armour “face me Assassin! My life or yours, one of us dies this day!” he called out to which Corvo seemed to agree as he made to motion to retreat.
Time seemed to slow down as the Nord and Assassin squared off against each other and then in perfect synchrony they made their moves. The Dragonborn charging forward with his Shield in front of him as Corvo utilized a Windblast to propel himself high in the air for an aerial attack, rushing down to bypass the Shield and carve out the Nords throat in one fluid motion. That was the plan until the Nord ducked down to slide down on his knees raising his Shield to block Corvo’s Sword whilst thrusting his own up at the Assassin.
The sound of the Blade tearing through flesh and bone echoed through the air as Corvo froze in place, his body impaled completely on the Nords Sword as blood began to pour from under his mask, the Assassin coughing it up as his internal organs were destroyed. Lowering his Sword the Dragonborn then placed his foot against Corvo’s chest using it to kick his now lifeless body to the floor before sheathing his Blade, then with a small nod of respect towards his opponent the Dragonborn turned and walked away heading towards Windhelm to tell Jarl Ulfric that the Thalmor in the area had been dealt with.
First I would like to apologize to the one who requested this fight over two years ago, I got too wrapped up in other matters and only just remembered this request. Whilst I loved the idea it was obvious that it would be a short fight, Corvo whilst being a master Assassin is far from masterful in close combat too used to fighting against Guards who are trained more in Firearms than Sword play and his Outsider Powers could only help him so far against the Dragonborn’s mighty Dragon Shouts.