Skyline of Markarth

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With Roerich's permission, I'm going to start posting screenshots of Markarth from Skyrim - Home of the Nords (SHOTN), a modding project that seeks to add the province of Skyrim to the gameworld of Morrowind.

One of the biggest cities in the Reach, Markarth is a traditional Nordic town with lots of strong Nordic architecture, but the skyline is dominated by Elfstone Keep, an ancient Direnni ruin that's now used as a palace by King Barda, the ruler of Markarth. The city is also home to the College of the Voice, originally founded by Tiber Septim, and it also has a docks district that provides river-transport to Karthwasten and Haafingar.

Now we recently did an interview with Roerich and Worsas where we talked a lot about the lore of the Reach and their version of Skyrim, and as a bonus, that interview also includes some of the only video-footage available for the current version of Markarth, as well as over 90 minutes of the various regions of the Reach.

If you're interested in learning more about the project, or perhaps joining up and helping build up this amazing mod, I'd recommend checking out Project Tamriel and their forums. You can also find a couple of trailers for Skyrim - Home of the Nords, including one for Vorndgad Forest, and one for the Druadach Highlands here. There's also an early alpha version of the Vorndgad Forest that you can download here.

But seriously, if you're at all interested in Skyrim - Home of the Nords, please consider joining up and helping out the project. Modding is easy, and they need developers in every field, especially interiors and questing. If you need tutorials, we do have a few video tutorials that can be of help, including this one on interior design, this one on quest design, and this one on dungeon design. Now these tutorials aren't for SHOTN exactly, but if you want to learn how to mod, they'll help a lot, and I'm going to tentatively announce that we do plan on making some SHOTN-specific tutorial videos using the newly released Tamriel Data Files that includes all of the resources found in SHOTN. If you're interested in becoming a SHOTN modder, you can find a set of guidelines here for submitting a showcase.


  1. GreyHorizon
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    Holy jesus. This is outstanding!
  2. tygirwulf
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    I've seen various screens for SHOTN on reddit, and I have to say, I think this vision of Skyrim is better than Bethsoft's.
    1. vojteek
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      I absolutely agree.