Last updated at 16:33, 17 Jul 2014 Uploaded at 18:59, 22 Jun 2014
The first time you encounter Aela the Huntress she and her fellow Companions have just slain a giant (or are still attempting to slay it, depending on your Dovahkiin’s timing). My Dovahkiin was impressed by her skill in battle, and when this formidable woman mentioned the Companions, my Dovahkiin immediately wanted to join up and prove her mettle.
Aela is tough, smart, and capable of making people twice her size back down in fear of her wrath. Even Farkas and Vilkas know better than to cross her. My Dovahkiin felt an instant kinship with her, and after a shared encounter with the Silver Hand, considered Aela a true Shield-Sister for life.
However, even though Aela is attractive as she is, I felt that a few changes could make her truly beautiful, which I think suits her. I smoothed out her complexion, lightened her warpaint a bit, made a few facial tweaks, and gave her a different, sexier hairstyle.
I have also uploaded two alternate versions of Aela with different hairstyles. The face changes are identical to my original Enchanting Aela, only the hairstyle options are different. Please look at the "Required Mods" section of the description page to see what Apachii hairstyle packs are required.
I hope you enjoy Aela, and if you do, endorsements are very much appreciated.
For Enchanting Aela Original, you will need the Full Hair Pack "ApachiiSkyHair_v_1_5_Full."
For Enchanting Aela Alternate 1, you will need the Female Standalone Pack "ApachiiSkyHairFemale_v_1_4."
For Enchanting Aela Alternate 2, you will need the Female Standalone Pack "ApachiiSkyHairFemale_v_1_4."
(If you want Aela to look exactly like she does in the screenshots)
1) High Quality Eyes by Xenius: http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/498/?
2) Better Females by Bella: http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/2812/?
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 Aela, it will most likely be incompatible with any other mod that changes her.
None that I know of.
Please leave a comment or send me a PM, and I'll respond as soon as possible.
Please ask my permission before using my mod in your work, and please give me credit for my mod.
Bethesda for creating Skyrim.
The Nexus for giving gamers/modders a place to find and showcase mods.
Apachii for creating such wonderful hairs and for giving me permission to use them.
Check out my other mods.
Studly Aicantar -- Follower and Marriage Options
Hunky Farkas with Companion Wolf Armor
Sultry Mjoll the Lioness