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This expansion for Dibella\'s Watch adds a Nord/Skyrim/Viking inspired kingdom in the north of the continent.

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Västhelm Expansion

August-October 2011

The expansion of Dibella's Watch adds new quests and new lands to explore, including the northern kingdom of Västhelm. To start the main Västhelm questline, you need to sign up for the Crusader Army at Castle St Graecius in the Deadlands. As soon as you've earned your Crusader Rank and Sword, you can get an alternative mission when speaking to Lord Marraldor. This sends you off to Västhelm. The Crusader quests have also been updated as well as what happens in the town of Al Raj.


REQUIRED: Dibella's Watch Version 1 is required (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=37120). Oblivion and the Shivering Isles expansion as well as the latest official patches. Dibella's Watch also requires OBSE to be run (http://obse.silverlock.org/). OBMM is required to set the load order of the files (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=2097). Refer to the documentation of those utilities for issues regarding them.

Tips: OBSE ELYS (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=16622) is required for the silent voice, but comes with only an eight second file for silent voices. Since this mod involves a lot of written dialogue, you might want to use the longer silent voice file which is also supplied with this mod in the "DWOptional" folder. Copy the file to your Oblivion/Data/OBSE/Plugins folder. This will replace the eight second file with a twenty second. Backup the original file in the folder by renaming it.

RECOMMENDED: HGEC Body format for female characters (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=15802), Robert's Male Body for male characters (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=40532) and Coronerra's Skeleton (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=27945) are all highly recommended, though not strictly required. Some clothing and armour items will work best with these mods installed.


Unzip the folder to your Oblivion/Data folder. Overwrite where asked. Activate the DibellasWatchAdditions.esp in OBMM. In case of problems, refer to the FAQ text file included with this download. It gives detailed installation instructions and how to get it running properly.

NOTE: If you're using only Dibella's Watch basic version without the patch, Please DEACTIVATE the previous DWAnvilTransport.esp as well as DWInGameMap.esp. these files are not required anymore since this patch incorporates them. Those files can be removed. If you're installing over the patched version of Dibella's Watch, running the game on a clean save will produce the best results. You can safely overwrite the previous patch. This expansion includes all previous updates.

If updating the mod from a previous version and wanting to play with the same character, a Clean Save will be required.


Thanks to all who have commented, voted and endorsed! Dibella's Watch was voted Second in the File of the Month voting on TesNexus for September 2011, which is a great honour. Thank you all! Special thanks to Tamira for beta testing, valuable suggestions and encouragement!

the resources used for the Västhelm expansion are listed below:

Momo's Skyrim Ruins: http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=37434
Black Wisteria by n8k: http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=22232
Mr Siika's Highrock resources: http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=38734
Mr Siika's Griffon Fortress: http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=14830
Meo's Settlement resources: http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=20641
Meo's Modular Fireplaces: http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=27171
Nord Real Swords by Waalx: http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=23150#
Clothing Resource for HGEC by Xiamara: http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=17924
Cobblestone by InsanitySorrow: http://tesalliance.org/forums/index.php?/files/file/1009-bruma-cobblestone-texture-replacer/ The new snow textures on Västhelm Island were also created by InsanitySorrow, as well as new road stones used in Al Raj, for an example.
A Nord With Beard credited to Celticdog, Madmole, Tnilc, Trigger190, Scanti, Throttlekitty and Capucine: http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=21089
The new painting was converted by Grond after a screenshot by DarkStone.

In-Game map Credits. Let me mention the Cartographers' Guild Forum where I learned a lot about graphics creation and was able to pull off a very beautiful in-game map for Västhelm. I followed Giddy's tutorial and used her resources (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?10655-Hand-Drawn-Mapping-%28for-the-Artistically-Challenged%29&highlight=gidde). The Compass needle on the map was made by tilt: (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?10462-Compass-elements-for-your-enjoyment-%29).


Please do not upload Dibella's Watch without my permission to any other website or service than the ones I've provided (TesNexus, TesAlliance and ModDB). Please referr to the Credits and Thanks part of this ReadMe if you want to use any of the resources. Contact the appropriate author in that case. You MAY freely edit, change and add to Dibella's Watch however much you want. This also includes translations into other languages. Go right ahead. Credit me, and shoot me a message if you do so.

This software is provided as is without warranty of any kind. You use this Oblivion mod on your own risk and on your own responsibility, and installing it on your computer means you understand that. I as author cannot be held responsible for any damage it does to your computer, saved games or game or otherwise.

Contact me on my E-Mail, [email protected] or on TesAlliance (http://tesalliance.org/forums/index.php?/topic/3958-wipzdibellas-watch/), TesNexus (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=37120) or ModDB (http://www.moddb.com/mods/dibellas-watch) as Antiscamp. This mod will be patched and work on it is ever continuing, so please give comments, suggestions votes and other feedback to let me know what you think is good and what's not.

Göran Frilund, aka Antiscamp, Aug-Oct 2011