Nic-Vs Better Beggars NBB by Nic-V
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Added: 26/10/2007 - 08:47PM
Updated: 27/03/2010 - 11:19AM

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Last updated at 11:19, 27 Mar 2010 Uploaded at 20:47, 26 Oct 2007


You can find a French version translated by ankou under mirrors.

Nic-V's Better Beggars is an attempt to make the beggars more realistic, add new beggars and places and give the player a few more topics to say to them and others.

*If you get too close to a beggar there is a very little chance that one of the following things will happen:
A. You will be pickpocketed and will lose gold. The chance is very little however as the players security skill is automatically compared to the beggars security skill. If the beggars have a higher security than the player it will be easier for them to pickpocket you. This will not happen if you are in the Thieves Guild.
B. You will get the disease "Influenza" which will damage your fatigue. It is fifty-fifty which of these that will happen.

*If you are wearing lower class clothes and have 100 gold or less you can be a beggar yourself. Simply select the topic "A coin for the poor?" when you talk to anybody (not beggars or Lucien Lachance though). Based on their gold and disposition it will then be decided if they will give you money. BEWARE: NO MATTER WHAT THE OUTCOME IS THEIR DISPOSITION TOWARDS YOU GO DOWN BY 5 POINTS. THIS WAS DONE TO KEEP THE PLAYER FROM BEGGING ALL THE GOLD THEY COULD FROM AN NPC.

*You can select the topic "Have some food, beggar" to give the beggars food. You can give them every food item in the entire game including Shivering Isles if you have it in your inventory (Yay!). The only food items i didn't include were the quest ones and the ones with scripts on them. You can give them some quest food that isn't necessarily needed though (like the poisoned apple from the Dark Brotherhood quest).

*You can now select how much gold you want to give the beggars. Don't worry, they'll will gladly accept it.

*Seven new beggars who are also jugglers! All the juggling NPCs are all new too! There's one in Imperial City who dance, one in Bravil who mimes, two in Bruma who roleplay with each other, one in Leyawiin who shoots after target, and two in Cheydinhal who turns each other into stone and back again. What they have in common is that in front of all of them is a bucket. You can activate this bottle to put one coin in it that will be added to the respective beggars inventory.

*10 new beggars who are not jugglers! This mod adds 1 new beggar (who is on Skooma with drug animations) in Skingrad, 5 new beggars in Bravil, 2 new beggars in the Imperial City Arena District (one of them is in the arena) and 1 new beggar at the Imperial City Waterfront!

*If you have less than 100 gold you will be able to tell the beggars that "Some of us have less than you idiot!". This will decrease their disposition towards you with a few points.

*4 evil topics to say to the beggars based on your infamy (it will be more and more cruel the higher infamy you have). This will decrease their disposition towards you with a few points.

*A hostel named "The Poor Hostel" just outside Bravil where all the new beggars in Bravil sleep. A priest owns this place and hosts it in favor of Stendarr. The priest's voice has been removed in this buil. If you have less than 100 gold he will let you sleep at the hostel for free! There is also a donation chest (where you can donate from 10-50 gold) right when you come in. All the money you donate is added to a container hidden in the hostel so you can always steal them back. Once you have donated 1000 gold the place will be upgraded in one or two days if you go away from the hostel.

*A second hostel named The Screaming Hostel outside Anvil. Only 1 beggar lives here and that's quite understandable when you think about the man who owns it...

*An option menu so you can disable/enable all the features that this mod offers. By default they're all turned on.

1. Extract the files to the Oblivion\Data directory.
2. Start Oblivion Launcher, click 'Data Files', place a checkmark beside the .esp file(s).

1. Start Oblivion Launcher, click Data Files, uncheck the .esp file(s).
2. Delete the files/folders associated with the mod.


See "Install" section

Known Issues or Bugs
The voice actor for the priest wanted me to remove his voice in this build and so I did it. Sorry.

First and final release.

Second release. Infamy based evilness.

New name (NBB). Disease/Pickpocket feature. Beg feature.

Give food feature. 4 new beggar jugglers. Improved pickpocket system.

2 new beggar jugglers. 6 new normal beggars. "The Poor Hostel". Lots of bug fixes.

Fixed donation chest problem.

Added a sign outside "The Poor Hostel". Added better AI for the NPCs at "The Poor Hostel". Added the upgrade system allowing you to upgrade "The Poor Hostel". Added 4 new beggars. Added the ability to select how much gold to donate to "The Poor Hostel" and to the jugglers.

Sign mesh and textures now included.

Sign bump map updated. Now choose how much gold you wish to give the beggars. Added The Screaming Hostel. Bugfixes. Voice files for all dialogue choices for beggars.

Added options menu. All meshes, textures and sounds are now compressed to a BSA files. Minor bugfixes.

Fixed the infamous arena door problem.

Added the ability to enable/disable topics in the options menu. Also the options menu is no longer a quest item. Minor bugfixes.

Added clothes requirement when begging

You can find me on the official Elder Scrolls forums as 'Nic-V'
You can find me on TESNexus as 'Nic-V'
You can send me an email here: [email protected]

Thanks to Bethesda for creating Oblivion.
Thanks to the people on the Bethesda forums for their quite unlimited support.
Thanks to ankou for the translation into French.
Thanks to Haulik for his many ideas.

You must contact me and obtain my permission before re-packaging any part of
this mod. If I do not respond within a month, you may not change the mod.