The Heart of the Dead by BFreyermuth
Oblivion » Quests And Adventures
Added: 02/12/2008 - 06:12AM
Updated: 10/06/2011 - 05:41PM

1,763 Endorsements

6.5 Latest version

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Last updated at 17:41, 10 Jun 2011 Uploaded at 6:12, 2 Dec 2008

"Beware what treasure ye seek...
When finding it, one sees the truth of what ye are truly searching for..."
Summersky, High Priestess of the Mnymer

Middark Press (www.middark.com) Presents

"The Heart of the Dead"

*********IMPORTANT NOTES!! ************************
1) There is an NPC in the mod named Wintermoon that is a Mystic Elf. (Ren's Beauty pack). During the mod she uses unique textures, but when she becomes a companion she defaults to UFF textures. What does mean for other body users? It means you must find the appropriate Mystic Elf textures for your body type and make sure they are installed if you want to have her as a companion.

2) If you are using CM Companions or any Mystic Elf esp, make sure these are set AFTER HOD in the load order.


HOD: www.heartofthedead.com


10,000 downloads. 3 years in the making, But you've never heard it like this...

1,000 lines of fully spoken dialog. Fully speaking companions at the end. Come experience the way HOD was
meant to be played...


- 15 Characters, all fully voiced and lip synced.

- 15+ hours of in-depth storytelling and dozens of new dungeons, along with many different puzzles and riddles, to create a grand adventure in the vein of Indiana Jones or National Treasure.

- Dozens of new NPCs with over a thousand lines of dialog in a character-based quest

- Three fully realized NPCs, with their own personalities, who might become your companions, depending on your actions and interactions with them. Share their joys and tears, and maybe even fall in love…

- New weapons and armor

- Dozens of unique artwork, used with permission by dozens of the best modders in the community. Some you’ll recognize, and some will surprise you…

- A new unique home, with plenty of storage and surprises.

BONUS: Also included is an extra music pack, for those who want to listen to pieces that are appropriate to this quest.


Not all minor characters have voice. I decided to leave the characters of Oblivion alone with no voice so that it wouldn't be a jarring difference. Therefore the countess of Chorrol, her adviser, and a couple of others will still need subtitles to read their dialog.

It's still better to have the subtitles on while playing, as some of the detail text and a couple of minor characters do not have VO. See note above.

The actress who played Kat had some serious things happen in her life, which left Kat with no companion dialog. However, I did manage to scrounge together pieces of VO from her other dialog. It's obviously more generic, but it worked.

If you wish to switch her old unique text companion dialog back on, simply open the console [~] and type:

set cmPartnersQuest2.HODKatDialogSwitch to 1

The Heart of the Dead requires that Shivering Isles must be installed

Also recommended is a character 15th level or higher. A character lower than 15 can still play, but the quest can get quite tough for beginning levels.

Also make sure to turn on subtitles. There are still a couple of very minor Oblivion NPCs that have no VO.

NOTE: Not compatible with any HOD bsa version less than 6.0

Ver 6.5
- Took out unused meshes and textures finally out of BSA.
- Adjusted Kat's romance threshold.
- Looked through esp and pulled out items with bad models.
- Fixed NO Greeting Bug with Kat and Dublin after dragon riddles.
- Merged with a fix by Arthmoor that fixed Inar with Better Cities.

Ver 6.4
- Optimized BSA
- Fixed health goo problems
- Put in path nodes for mountain top.
- Other small fixes.

Ver 6.3
- Made the mod compatable with Saphiria's Romance.
- Took out auto heals in the buttons in the Dream of the Dead level.

Ver 6.1
- Another small fix to get the summoning of companions working.

Ver 6.01
- Small fix to Inar when using OC.

Ver 6.0
Besides the voices, there were a few minor bug fixes this time around:

- Fixed a double polygon bug on Wintermoon's formal dress.
- Fixed the dark hunter armor having no icons.
- Fixed the dragon breath missing a texture