Last updated at 16:36, 17 Jul 2014 Uploaded at 22:33, 19 Jun 2014
You just escaped the executioner’s block at Helgen and the subsequent dragon attack only to find yourself in the charming hamlet of Riverwood and to be presented with your first real quest: a love triangle. But how do you choose? Which man deserves to win Camilla’s heart? And more importantly, who will be the better follower for your Dovahkiin?
On the one hand, there’s Faendal—a sweet, shy Bosmer who will give you free archery training, happily carry your burdens, and impale your foes with a storm of arrows. And then there’s the arrogant bard Sven… who plays a flute (and could easily be slain by a bunny). Such a difficult choice for our Dovahkiin.
Now, if your Dovahkiin is like mine, Faendal always wins hands down. The only thing that ever bothered me about him was that he looked so much older than Camilla, which made it hard for me to picture them together. So with a little Creation Kit alteration magic, I changed that, while still trying to retain the essence of Faendal. I removed his wrinkles, cleaned him up, lightened his eye color, made a few minor facial tweaks, and gave him a different hairstyle and hair color. He is also now wearing a basic set of hide armor (armor and boots) instead of his farm clothes. After all, he’s a hunter, and I would hate for him to get ripped apart by a wolf or a random sabre cat because he wasn’t dressed in at least mildly protective attire.
On top of the physical tweaks, I changed his mood from “disgusted” to “neutral” because having him be disgusted about everything didn’t seem to match his kind personality and comments. His morality has also been altered from “no crime” to “any crime,” as anyone who wants to hang out with my Dovahkiin on a regular basis has to be willing to get his hands dirty.
I hope you enjoy this younger, sexier Faendal, and if you do, endorsements are very much appreciated.
None. I used only vanilla resources.
(If you want Faendal to look exactly like he does in the screenshots)
1) High Quality Eyes by Xenius: http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/498/?
2) Better Males – Beautiful Nudes and Faces – New Hairstyles by Chris57 and FavoredSoul: http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/2488/?
(I used “Faces – YoungerFacesMergedWithMenByGeonox”)
Extract the file to a temporary location.
Copy/place the .esp in your Skryim Data folder.
Merge my "meshes" folder with the "meshes" folder in your Skryim Data folder.
Merge my "textures" folder with the "textures" folder in your Skyrim Data folder.
Make sure the .esp is checked in the “Data Files” section of the Skryim Launcher.
As for where it should go in your load order, it doesn’t really matter, although I would recommend putting it ABOVE any multi-follower mod (AFT, EFF, UFO) just in case.
Uncheck the .esp in the Skyrim Launcher.
Delete the .esp from your Skyrim Data folder.
Delete my meshes and textures.
As this changes Faendal, it will most likely be incompatible with any other mod that alters him.
None that I know of.
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