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The 418th Step by Chesko
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Added: 20/06/2012 - 06:04PM
Updated: 24/09/2012 - 09:07PM

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Last updated at 21:07, 24 Sep 2012 Uploaded at 18:04, 20 Jun 2012

The 418th Step


Author: Chesko

Contact: Forums - Chesko
E-mail - chesko.tesmod@gmail.com

DESCRIPTION


Upon the slopes of High Hrothgar sit the well-known and daunting 7,000 Steps, each of them weathered and truly ancient. One step in particular, however, is of special significance.

The second of The Five Songs of King Wulfharth tells us that High King Wulfharth (Ysmir) rebuilt the 418th step of High Hrothgar some time in the sixth century of the 1st Era when it had been damaged by a dragon attack. There is no evidence of this in-game, however, which I thought was strange given Wulfharth's direct connection to Talos. Such a step should be honored as a treasured artifact of a place where Talos himself once walked amongst men.

This mod makes the 418th step (yes, I counted) of High Hrothgar unique in appearance and bears an inscription carved upon its surface. It can be read clearly when clicked upon:





----====----


Here lies the step once more made whole

By King Wulfharth, Shor bless his name

Once cracked 'neath talon, scale, and flame

In sight of all the Gods of Old


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KNOWN ISSUES


None.

REQUIREMENTS


None.

COMPATIBILITY


Incompatible with mods that edit the landscape of the path leading up High Hrothgar.

Incompatible with mods that edit the particular set of steps upon which the 418th step is situated.

FILES ADDED BY THIS MOD



Chesko_Step418.esp

meshes/
-----chesko/
----------_418_OtherSteps.nif
----------_418_Step418.nif

textures/
-----chesko/
----------_418_hhsteps02.dds

scripts/
-----_418_ACT_Script.pex
-----Source/
----------_418_ACT_Script.psc

readmes/
-----Chesko_Step418_Readme.txt


FORMS ADDED BY THIS MOD




Message: _418_Inscription
Static: _418_Step418
Static: _418_OtherSteps
Activator: _418_ACT


FORMS EDITED BY THIS MOD


Moved the set of steps that are part of the steps that include Step 418 down under the ground, and set them to "initially disabled".

NOTES


The texture for Step 418 is based on Bethesda's 1024x1024 texture from the official HD Texture Pack DLC.

There is some minor room for improvement by adding a proper normal map for the added text, or even a displacement map. If you are a texture artist that can do something like this, I'd love to hear from you.

FINAL WORDS


Since this is such a simple mod, I will probably not be spending much time in the comments section here as I do with some of my more active mods. There's not much of anything to go wrong, so if clicking on the inscription doesn't work for you, there is something wrong with your installation, or a script extender is causing a problem for you. The script that brings up the inscription text contains only one event, with a single call to a message object. If that doesn't work, something is tragically wrong with your game.

I hope this tiny lore mod adds a little more immersion to your game. Thanks, and enjoy.