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The Men of Winter by Sette
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Added: 23/03/2016 - 01:26AM
Updated: 10/02/2017 - 10:20AM

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Last updated at 10:20, 10 Feb 2017 Uploaded at 1:26, 23 Mar 2016





17.1.27 Updated!




*What this mod offers:

Improved appearance for some memorable male NPCs.
Works as a standalone mod, which means it does not require you to have any other mods for the male characters to have the changed NPCs  look like the ones in my screenshots.






*About The Men of Winter:



I have always looked for a fine enhancement mod for some of my favorite NPCs in Skyrim, but even with this great community of love for the series and dedication, I could not find exactly what I was looking for. So...here is what I made. The Men of Winter aims to improve some of the memorable NPCs in Skyrim by giving them nicer look. But it just doesn't end there...there are 2 things that make this one special, or different from the ones in this line of mods.

First, although you may have guessed this, this mod only focuses on male characters...no females, just dudes.
And the second thing is, it's not made so they'd look as "cool-looking" as you might expect.

The male NPCs in Skyrim are very intriguing...they're more than once the ones who drive your favorite story-lines. They're often driven by faith, love, greed, or madness, and thus their characteristics are extremely varied; sometimes they're the most reliable allies in your travels or the most-hated enemies who attempt to kill you.

In the process of making this mod I reminded myself countless times to enhance these "memorable dudes" by giving them more "authentic" appearance that may seem to reflect their interesting characteristics and backgrounds.

I plan to continue working on this mod to improve the currently-changed NPCs and to include some more others who could use more love.






*At the moment of V3 release, the following NPCs have been reworked (from A-Z):

Belrand (Solitude, fighter)

Brynjolf (Riften, your senpai in Thieves Guild)

Cicero (He's transporting his mother but that damndest wagon wheel!)

Cosnach (Markarth, transporter for Lisbet)


Derkeethus (Darkwater Crossing, waiting for you to come and save him)

Eltrys (Markarth, the lad who asks for your help in investigating the Forsworn conspiracy.)


Enthir (College of Winterhold, the wood-elf broker who sells you stuff)

Erandur (Prist of Mara but there's more to this guy)

Erik/Erik the Slayer (Rorikstead, farmer boy)

Erikur (Solitude, a Thane at Blue Palace)

Esbern (You need to find this old man)

Ghorbash the Iron Hand (Orsimer veteran in Dushnikh Yal)


Hadvar (Riverwood, Legionnaire lad)

Idolaf Battle-Born (Whiterun, the elder brother)

Jon Battle-Born (Whiterun, the younger brother)

Lokir (He might be from Rorikstead)

Madanach (Markarth, the King in the Rags)

Miraak (From Dragonborn DLC, your fated enemy)

Mercer Fray (Your sensei in Thieves Guild)


Neloth (From Dragonborn DLC, House Telvanni master wizard)

Ralof (Riverwood, Stormcloak lad)

Runil (Falkreath, priest of Arkay)

Scouts-Many-Marshes (Windhelm Docks, a man with a pure heart, marriageable)


Sheogorath (Mad God)

Storn Crag-Strider (From Dragonborn DLC, the elder in Skaal Village)

General Tullius (A military governer)

Ulfric Stormcloak (You know who he is)

Veezara (The baddest ass in Dark Brotherhood and maybe in all of Black marsh )


Ysgramor (Hero of men)



Many of them have never been covered by other make-up mods out there, but these are the people I have always had in mind upon releasing this mod.


Ulfric has 3 variations for his face; he will paint his face blue when fighting the Imperials!







*Further Information About the Mod

All NPCs are standalone; You don't need to have any mods to have them look like the ones in the screenshots.

Specifically, the following assets are already included in this mod:


Body Meshes (Undies are put on!), Body Textures, Hands Meshes and Textures, Feet Meshes and Textures, Head Textures
from SkySight by fadingsignal, and The Veteran Skin by ZwabberdieBo.

and

Various Hair, Beards, Eyes, Warpaints, and Eyebrows Meshes/Textures.




These assets do not affect any other characters in game, including your own character. Only the changed NPCs will use these new assets.




No NPCs have been changed their body weights in this mod. Therefore you do not need to "setnpcweight" in order to avoid the neck gap issue.
 


In addition to improve their appearance, many of the affected NPCs have been changed to have slightly higher skills,
corresponding abilities, perks and inventory items.

For instance, Ysgramor was classified to be "citizen" in Vanilla and had very low skills with everything regarding fighting,
but now his class has been set "combatwarrior2H" and he is a highly-skilled warrior who knows many perks from two-handed, one-handed, and block skill trees.

Some of them such as Brynjolf and Mercer now have "Light Foot" perk so they will not activate any booby traps in ruins.












*Compatibility & Requirements

The Men of Winter requires Dragonborn DLC in addition to the updated Skyrim.

All changes and fixes made to these NPCs from Unofficial Skyrim Legendary Edition Patch have been implemented, therefore there is no need to make a patch with USLEEP. The Men of Winter does not require USLEEP as a master file.

Obviously conflicts with any mods that edit the same NPC(s).


The patch for following mods are available and can be installed together with the main file. Just hit the download button, and follow the instructions given by the installer.

Miraak - Dragonborn Follower (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/43529)
The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/64651)





I also recommend you to set up your SKSE.ini so the war paints can be displayed in 2048x2048pxls size.






*Recommended Mods

The following is the list of mods to make the NPCs look more superb.

Superior Lore-Friendly Hair - HD textures by skyrimaguas (www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/36510/)

:For some hair styles are Vanilla assets and this retexture makes them look absolutely beautiful and realistic.

FAR - Forgotten Argonian Roots by redtox (www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/42043)
:For 3 Argonian NPCs. Install 4k/2k skin&body textures from this amazing mod and all Argonians in your game look stunning.






*To Users

Some armor mods, weapon mods, and re-texture mods for armors are certainly used in many of my screenshots but they're not included in my work!

If you find any issues please go post it in the comments section but please beware one thing:

I will not take requests about which NPCs to be included in this project.

You're free to talk about it there but please acknowledge that you're likely ignored.






*Credits*


I thank everyone who supported me with their wonderful creations that are essential for my mod to be made. Some people have even given me exceptional permission and shared their wonderful creations with me with open heart. I'm so grateful for their generosity, I certify that all assets provided for this mod are used under the rightful conditions.


Thank you Eltya, for the eyes textures from H.U.E - Handmade Unique Eyes (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/73622).

Thank you fadingsignal for the body, feet, hands meshes and textures and face textures from SkySight Skins - Ultra HD 4K and 2K - Male Textures and Real Feet Meshes (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/58443).

Thank you ZwabberdieBo, for amazing textures in The Veteran Skin - 4K Nude Male Skin with SoS Support (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/81004).

Thank you Diethardt and netherwalk, for your amazing warpaints textures from your masterwork Battle Hardened Warpaints (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/34539).

Thank you Empyrean42, for your stunning collection of warpaints from Empyrean Warpaints in HD (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/61332).

Thank you blackwolf24, for your great Argonian enhancement mods including HD argonian mouth (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/70206), HD Argonian Hairstyles (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/73394), and HD Argonian Scars (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/73215).

Thank you KrittaKitty (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/users/4930906) for allowing me to use the beautiful feathers textures included in HD Argonian Hairstyles by blackwolf24.

Thank you Chilean Wolf, for your amazing Argonian Fins (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/55707).

Thank you redtox, for your wonderful Photo-real like eyes from FAR - Forgotten Argonian Roots (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/42043).

Thank you Fearil, for your BAT - Bigger Argonian Tails (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/17339).

Thank you Derok and Didact240 for your Better Claws and Gauntlets (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/52918).

Thank you apachii, for your ApachiiSkyHair (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/10168) and the original author callum91
from sims 2 for the superb hair model.

Thank you Kalilies Stealthic Khaos and Shocky, for your KS Hairdos - Renewal (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/68311).

Thank you Nostromo79, for your Pierced Ears - Earrings (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/60901).

Thank you Gabriel Mailhot, for your The Eyes Of Beauty (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/13722).

Thank you Hvergelmir, for your Beards (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/28363) and
Brows  (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/30411).

Thank you nevenbridge, for your Natural Eyes (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/3589).

Thank you Hello Santa, for your SG Female Eyebrows (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/35327).

Thank you Xenius, for your High Resolution Scars (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/4784).

Thank you Maevan2, for your Maevan2's eye brows (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/72825).

Thank you zzjay, for your Smile in HD (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/34346).

Thank you nuska, for the face mesh for the elves from your Ethereal Elven Overhaul (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/24273).

Thank you pikkatze, for your Smooth Faces for Ladies and Gents (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/1971).

Thank you JazzJR, for your JazzJR Argonian retexture (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/7712).

Thank you Chilean Wolf, for your Argonian Decapitation Fix (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/22624).

Thank you Hein84, for your ApachiiSkyHair natural Retexture (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/35092).

Thank you Jasper, for your Salt and Wind - Rough Hair for KS Hairdos (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/79735).

Thank you ECE Team, for Enhanced Character Edit (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/12951).

Thank you Expired, for RaceMenu (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/29624).

Thank you Unofficial Skyrim Patch Team, for Unofficial Skyrim Legendary Patch (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/71214)