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Mona Alta by ArchimageKhan
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Last updated at 7:27, 27 Jun 2017 Uploaded at 17:50, 12 May 2017



Version 1.8 :
The mighty TARSHANA has optimized and cleaned textures and meshes to ensure more stability and performance. The 1k and 512 optional Bsa's have been updated. The unwanted french edits have been removed as well.

IF YOU LIKE THE MOD, DON'T FORGET TO ENDORSE!

FAMILY EDITION HAS ARRIVED!

SSE VERSION HERE

MONA ALTA



Centuries ago, a small and unknown order of monks came to Skyrim, seeking for the secrets of the north.

They built a monastery in the mountains surrounding Lake Ilinalta, where they could gather books, stories and artifacts to study, as knowledge was for them the only path to wisdom. Protected by the « path of faith », the building sheltered their research for years. But they never made it through the harsh heart of the northmen. The down-to-earth inhabitants of the land stayed mistrustful, afraid of those strange « priests » who « walked on the surface of the air » : from the top of the stone stairs that goes through the rocks to the building hanging on the cliff, the « path of faith », indeed, stays invisible to those who don't take it. Rejected by the villagers, unable to communicate, the monks finally left, and never came back. For hundreds of years, the buildingstayed empty, and the « Monastery of Ilinalta » slowly became the « Mona Ilinalta », then Mona Alta.

During the year 127 of the Fourth Era,Inel Tubin, an imperial mearchant that made considerable wealth by trading rare products from all over Tamriel, saw the building from the bank of the lake on his way to Whiterun. He found in this calm and pure environment of the mountain and the lake the perfect place to be for his sick and beloved wife. He dealed with the Jarl of Falkreath and finally acquired Mona Alta. Keeping some of the old decorations, floors and walls, making new ones, he furnished the house with some of his wife's favorite furnitures, paintings and ornaments, taken from all the different places he possessed in Cyrodiil, High Rock, Hammerfell, Morrowind and Valenwood. A very small part of their amazing collection of items, but still sufficient
to remind his dear Mira some of their most precious moments. Mona Alta became a blend of cultures, ages and styles. When everything was finally done,Inel had the scaffoldings removed, and to everyone's surprise, walked the « Path of faith »... the workers and craftmen, incredulous, witnessed the man marching on the air as if it was solid ground, a confident smile on his face (and an old book, found in the house, in his hand). « For the path is revealed only to those faithfull enough to take it ! » he shouted.

On the first day of Sun's Height, year 128 of the Fourth Era, Mira Tubin arrived in the Falkreath Hold in Skyrim along with his husband and their four devoted servants. At the top of the stone stairs, she took a minute to take her breath and admire the wonderful view, the quiet lake to the south, and the
plains of the Whiterun Hold to the north. « You were right, my love, she said to Inel, already waiting on the other side, this is the perfect place to be ». Trustful to her husband, she took a step forward... and fell from the cliff.

A desperate cry tore the sky apart,echoing on the cold rocks of the mountains, covering the quiet waters of the lake : on the edge of his house, Inel was looking at the lifeless body of his wife, dozens of meters down. The servants entreated him, but it was useless... he jumped into the void, and rejoigned Mira.

50 years passed before the new Jarl ofFalkreath claimed back the property of Mona Alta. 50 years of silence
and oblivion. Since then it is a domain to acquire, for those who are
wealthy... and faithfull enough.



Very special thanks to Jindo Skyrim and HODILTON


Very special thanks to Fled Gaming and RoarinZero

Another one here (at 8.53) and another one there (at 6.09)
Big thanks to Vatiwah and DonProtein

FEATURES

- MASTER BEDROOM
A cosy and small bedroom located at the top of Mona Alta
(For a "well rested" bonus main bed, see optional file)

- STUDY
With a large library

- LOUNGE
The monks had their own way to study from the Daedras. They used trance, instead of submission or any kind of deal with the demons. The lounge is were they collected artifacts and let themselves fall into second state, in order to "feel", and "understand" the secret path to superior knowledge and powers. The lounge features display for every deadra artifacts, Staff of Magnus, Auriel's Bow and Shield... as well as 4 matresses than can be used as followers beds.

-LIVING ROOM
A large room designed for friendliness. It features 4 mannequins and 3 daggers display, as well as 10 weapons racks, and 10 shield racks, located on the wood columns.

-POOL
A place for the monks to wash their body and their soul.

-FOLLOWER'S ROOM 
It used to be one of the domitories of the monks that Inel Tubin wanted to keep as the servant quarter. It features 5 beds.
In the family edition, this room is for your 1 to 6 kids. You can still use the 4 matresses of the lounge and the couch in the living room as follower's beds.

-KITCHEN

-MAGE STUDY
The arcanic heart of the house. The monks used to collect and display books, artifacts, and any objects related to magic and knowledge in general. It includes an alchemy lab, an enchanting table, as well as display for the black books, snow elves artifacts, dragon priest masks, paragon gems, amongst other various items.

-WORKSHOP
The other dormitory of the monks that Inel Tubin transformed into a complete workshop.


DISPLAY
The house features numerous diplays for all types of item. 

LOUNGE : The Artifacts display in the lounge is conceived for all daedrics items, Staff of magnus, Auriel's Bow and Auriel's Shield.

MAGE STUDY : The Forgotten display in the mage study is conceived for the falmer books (translated or not) and the inititate ewer.
The walls of the Mage Study are conceived to display the 7 black books, as well as the 4 volumes of the mythic dawn commentaries.
The Mage study tables and shelves feature places for the Pelagius hip bone, attunment sphere, lexicon, draw knife, blood extractor and Paragon gems.
A special corner shelf is conceived to display the dragon priest masks (including DB ones)
The east wall features display for the claws, and the bugs in jar.
The west wall features display for the elder scrolls.


MODULARITY
Some elements, decorations, rugs, furnitures, paintings, can be changed. Check the image section to see the different modular decorations, and how to switch them.

IF YOU ENCOUNTER THE DISABLED WINDOWS ISSUE :
Some mods that retextures Whiterun may lead to some of the exterior windows not visible (you see rocks through them.) There is a little button on the second step of the exterior stone stair : just activate it, and the windows should appear.

SMIM USERS :
See the optional files

My other mod : THE NORTHERN STAR RETREAT - REVISITED


REQUIREMENTS
Skyrim and all the dlc
For the family edition, you need Hearthfire Multiple Adoption by TMPhoenix

CREDITS
Oaristys
Blary
Tamira
Strotis
Phitt
Runspect
Yourenotsupposedtobeinhere
The_Funktasm
Stoverjm
Refurbmadness
DarkRider
Berticus0001
Monk_ide
Icecreamassassin
Garnet
Tlaffoon
Morganmarz
lazygecko
Bettercause
jet4571
SrRamrod
Darkfox127
Insanity
LorSakyamuni
SpinaDeMul
Tarshana for Winterbrook furnishings
Jim Farris
Kelretu
Elinen
Ztree
Breti
Special thanks to Antistar for the amazing mod "Clockwork Castle" from which chandelier, spiral stairs, alternative beds and specimen cabinet are taken. http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/77809/?
CD Projekt Red for every ressources related to "the Witcher"
If I forgot anyone, or if any of the above want me to add a link or anything, just let me know.