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Gives NPCs items to hold/carry based on their class and gender.

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**With Wrye Mash:
Select 00 Core
Select relevant addons in 01 Addons
OpenMW users: alternative esp that remove the torch items in folder 02
Click install
**Manual install
Open 00 Core and copy its content in Data Files
Open 01 Addons and copy the ones you want in Data Files
OpenMW users: alternative esp that remove the torch items in folder 02

- remember to merge level lists (using TESTool, wrye mash, or tes3cmd for example)
- If you have hold it addons and Weapon Sheathing, remember to blacklist the addons in Weapon Sheathing in-game menu. (the main Hold it replacer is already there by default)

- Hold it – SF npc addon : randomly gives items to the npc added by Starfire’s mod Starfire’s NPC addition.
Do not use if you don’t have Starfire’s mod activated.
- Hold it – MCA8 addon : randomly give items to npcs added by Morrowind comes Alive (v8.1) by Neoptolemus. 
Adds new MCA related items (baskets, backpacks, lutes) to the Hold it level lists.
Requires MCA.esm to run.
- Hold it – NOM addon : randomly gives items to NOM npcs.
Requires Necessities of Morrowind v3.0 .
- Hold it – COM addon : randomly gives items to COM children. When a kid is offered a gift, they will hold it 
unless they already holding something else. Adds new CoM related items to the Hold it level lists. Also adds 5 abandoned babies in front of temples in Balmora, Suran, Gnisis, Ald-ruhn and on front of the Skyrim Mission in Ebonheart.
Requires MWChildren_1_0.esm
- Hold it - TR addon: randomely give items to TR npcs. Adds new TR related items to the Hold it level lists. 
Requires Tamriel_Data.esm and TR_Mainland (version 19.12)
- Hold it - Resources: only adds a barrel in Pelagiad's tavern with all the Hold it items with the exception or those
 made from TR, CoM, NoM or MCA meshes.
- H.E.L.L.U.V.A. Handy Holdables: Randomely adds the Hold it items to traders.
Requires HE.L.L.U.V.A. Merchant containers.esm
- Hold it - Dreamers: Gives Hold it items to dreamers
Requires Aoimevelho's Dreamer Expension.
- Hold it – replacerWS :added compatibility with weapon sheathing where off-hand staves have been removed.

Important note:
- if you choose to give the lantern items to an npc or companion, they will display the said lantern only  in some dark surroundings or outside during nighttime. The shields items will always be displayed unless the npc has a  better defense without shield or with one he already possesses.
- NPCs are given their inventory at the begining of the game, therefore, installing Hold It mid-game will have no effect (MCA and SF will work because the NPCs are continuously respawned)
- Items added with specific addons will be randomly given to vanilla npcs as long as the addon and the esp/esm it relies on is enabled.

Lantern items:
Basket, Daedric banner, ash statue, fish, bucket, small chest, piece of folded cloth, drum, flower, shiny globe, gold coins, hourglass, incense burner, iron pan, kettle, loot bag, piece of scrap metal, mortar, parchment, pie, pitcher, platter, quill, skull, wooden staff, Daedric staff, glass staff, tankard, bath towel, Nails (TR), scales (TR), hackle-lo pipe (TR), Apple pie (NoM), food platter (NoM), red teapot (NoM), string of sausages (NoM).

Shields items:
fish, bone, bottle, loaf of bread, broom, Bath salts, folded cloth, coda flower, fishing rod, flask, blue flower, yellow flower, book, hammer, coat hanger, hourglass, iron pan, kettle, lute, piece of scrap metal, parchment, itcher, potion, quill, rolling pin, sack, scroll, muck shovel, Soap, soul gem, wooden staff, Daedric staff, glass staff, A candy (CoM), A cookie(CoM), An Azura doll(CoM), 4 fairy tales books(CoM), A nix hound toy, A black rose(TR), a brush(TR), a cookie(TR), a guar toy(TR), a hackle-lo pipe(TR), a rope(TR), a bottle of wine(TR), a lute (TR), Cookie (NoM), onion(NoM), kagouti skewer(NoM).
Hand baskets (set as shields): empty, alchemy supplies, bread, clothing, golden kanet, kitchenwares, sewing material, logs, writing supplies, toys and candies (CoM),  bottles of juice (NoM), oranges(NoM), muffins (NoM), bread (NoM), clothing (TR), flasks (TR), bathroom supplies (TR).

Back Basket  (set as pauldrons) items filled with: cloth, corkbulbs, Kwama Eggs, Fish, flowers, hay, logs, pillows, bottles, ebony, glass, diamond, saltrice, wickwheat, marshmerrow, apples(NoM), grapes(NoM), hay(NoM), beetle parts (TR), dry fish (TR) or nothing.

Head baskets (set as helmets) : tubers, saltrice, wickwheat, eggs, raw ebony, raw glass.


Original release

Added spiked club, miner’s pick, spyglass, lock pick, crossbow and ebony
Completed the read me (credits section)

Tweaked some meshes for a better fit
Couple of typos corrected
Created a shield replacer
Added the Daedric banner and the ash statue
Tweaked the replacer
Completely reworked the replacer making use of leveled list for greater randomness and avoided giving the items to hostile npcs.
Created optional addons for MCA 5.2 and Starfire’s NPC addition (1.11) and NOM (2.13)
Tweaked the value of all items (now 1g), gave the lantern items a black light, reduced the health of shields items to 1 (they’re not meant to fight with after all)
Added an addon for Children of Morrowind as well as the following items: an apple, a candy, an azura doll, an nix hound toy, 4 fairy tales books and a cookie.
Added an addon for Tamriel Rebuilt, maps 1 and 2 as well as the following items: a black rose, a brush, a cookie, a guar toy, a hackle-lo pipe, a rope, a bottle of wine, a pot of nails.
Added new icons for a number of items, tweaked the level lists.
Updated the NoM and MCA addons to reflect changes in the latest versions of these 2 mods.
Added new items (food platter, red teapot, sausages, onion braid, kagouti skewer, wooden bowl, shopping baskets.
Redid icons to give them transparency,
New items: the back basket, carried on the back and the hand baskets
New TR items: broom, lute and shovel
Optimised meshes
1 new optional esp, courtesy of Fliggerty: a H.E.L.L.U.V.A.patch.
New unique icons for all the baskets
5 holdable babies added.
Updated Hold it-MCA.esp to Hold it-MCA8.esp to be compatible with the lastest Morrowind Comes Alive
Hold it - TR updated (to include map 3 npcs)
Hold it - Nom updated
Hold it - MCA updated (remove Hold it items from hostile npcs, increased chances of seeing Hold it items on MCA npcs.
NEW! Hold it - Dreamers, gived hold it items to Aoimevelho's Dreamer Expension
Hold- it - hotfix for TR (file path and  2 npc fix)
Hold it - TR update (2018)

Removed some holdit TR items based on older TR models
Gave items to new TR npcs
Remove items from 3 npcs for compatibility with Anthology Tombs
Placed holdable babies close to temple in Hold it – COM addon
Made alternative Hold it – replacerWS to added compatibility with weapon sheathing
Updated Hold it - TR addon (Tamriel Rebuilt 19.12)
Re-organised the zip for easy Wrye Mash installation
Re-built and merged Farmers and Miners into Hold it.
Tidied folders for cleaner install
UPDATE 2.01d
- optional esp for Hold it replacer, replacerWS and NoM that removed light items (seem to be problematic with OpenMW)

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