Oblivion

About this mod

There is a certain Seven Roads Tavern near a lively crossroad in the east of Cyrodiil. Every visitor there is greeted by some fresh rumours and unusual and fun company, as well as by long and really exciting adventures. 'They say some thieves stole a very expensive unique ring from a mage called Ortharzel,' the Tavern's owner tells you.

Permissions and credits
Uncle Ju and the master team from www.tamriel.ru present the global addon for the TES 4: Oblivion

The Living And The Dead



There is a certain Seven Roads Tavern near a lively crossroad in the east of Cyrodiil. Every visitor there is greeted by some fresh rumours and unusual and fun company, as well as by long and really exciting adventures. 'They say some thieves stole a very expensive unique ring from a mage called Ortharzel,' the Tavern's owner tells you. And who might have thought this would take our hero to places where his former achievements mean absolutely nothing at all. Everything is not what it seems. The Tavern's Brotherhood, which the hero joins, turns out to be not just a society of booze lovers. Ortharzel is not merely an insane mage, his ring is not just an enchanted piece of junk. The Living And The Dead is not merely another quest expansion. Its uniqueness is second to nothing, its dialogues are written with amazing humour and spirit, its voice acting (done only by two people) sometimes far exceeds the professional one. And you won't find such a huge amount of Easter Eggs both hidden and obvious anywhere else.

Walking through the expansion, you’ll get a chance to take part in treasure hunting, fight in a deadly tournament with only one survivor, join the Imperial Legion and climb its career ladder through blood and gore (both of your enemies and your own), become a double agent inside the sacred Necromancer’s Worm Lair and more! The authors’ imagination knows no limits! Many quests will make you use your brain cells to the full and some of them will seem rather easy but beware, for the slightest mistake may mean failure in the end. Despite being linear, the plot is so gripping that you’ll want to experience it again and again. Soon enough, you won’t be able to imagine Cyrodiil without the Seven Roads Tavern at all.

But the story’s not always what it seems, right? Either at the beginning of your adventure or after the credits of the first part, you’ll be offered to plunge into a different reality, where the Tavern looks completely different and where your friends and foes are shown to you in a completely different light. The world of the game expands even further beyond, opening new unknown places and territories. However, for better understanding of the drastic changes and the atmosphere, it’s highly recommended to play through the first part before starting the next episode. Despite still being in development, the second part is totally playable, so don’t you worry, the developers’ team won’t leave you in the middle of nowhere to wait for continuation and you’ll be able to come back to good old Cyrodiil to go on with your adventures.

Important notice! After enabling the expansion, you’ll be allowed to choose the part right at the start of the game. So in case you want to start afresh, it’s recommended to enable the addon after finishing the first dungeon or any other alternative starting quests. Also keep in mind you won’t be able to switch to either part before finishing the one you’ve chosen, unless you create a new character.

Overall information:
- total gameplay time: more than 40 hours;
- number of quests: more than 50;
- voiced dialogues: more than 12 hours;
- new NPCs: more than 1000;
- crazy amount of armour, weapons and clothes;
- insane amount of texts, including those from previous TES games and from the expansion’s developers;
- absolute compliance with the lore (one can actually study TES with this expansion);
- new magic, new monsters, new technologies of the Necromancers;
- ‘Hollywood-style’ visual and sound effects;
- a wide range of puzzles and riddles;
- new countries and islands;
- two fully operational factions: the Imperial Legion and the Worm Order.

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 Installation
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1. Download and unpack all the following files to your \Oblivion\Data folder:
meshes, LOD and trees
Music, Sound and Video
Textures
2. Download, unpack into your Data folder and activate the 7roads.esp, using any mod loader.
(it is recommended to place the mod at the bottom of the plug-ins loading order)

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Gameplay requirements
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Part One
The first quest is based on the existing hidden quest to find the ring ‘Circle of Omnipotence’, which becomes available within the quest called Lifting the Vale. However, it doesn’t affect the expansion, because the end reward, the mage’s ring, is unique, even though it has the same effects as the Circlet of Omnipotence from the hidden quest. The same applies to the thief’s note, which can be found in a barrel near the lake at Pale Pass.
Character requirements:
- Fame no less than 20 pt;
- membership of the Thieves Guild (the entry quest is enough);
- access to the Arcane University;
- Lifting the Vale quest completed (only during the 15th stage of the quest the hero gets access to Pale Pass, which means you can’t get the expansion’s first quest done before that);
- rank of Archmage in the Mages Guild while getting through the third episode (or you can just enter ‘player.setfactionrank MagesGuild 9’ in your console).

Part Two
To start the first episode, you either need to complete all the quests of the first part of The Living And The Dead (including the titles) and enter the Seven Roads Tavern, or load another fresh save before the start of the expansion.
To complete Gibriona Turval’s side quest, you need access to the Arcane University.

Recommendations:
No less than 5000 gold at the beginning of the first part. The plot requires sacrifices.
Character level 20+. Some rascals are just too stubborn to die.
Save into different slots regularly! The more often, the better!

Quests

Part One
The expansion can be divided into three big, storywise complete episodes. The first includes the following quests: ‘The Treasure of Serpent’s Trail’, ‘Ancestral Help’, ‘Loser Captain’, ‘All Hands On Deck!’, ‘The Mystery of the Black Thrushes’, ‘Ogre Hunting Season’, ‘Horns and Hooves’ and ‘Your Number is Sixteen’. The second episode includes: ‘The Law Is The Law’, ‘You’re In The Army Now’, ‘Serving the Law’ and ‘Crime and Punishment’. The last episode includes: ‘Arkay’s Fall’, ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, ‘Joker In The King’s Deck’ and all the quests of the Worm Order.

Part Two
The first episode is called ‘Newly Born’. It consists of the main quest line ‘Diamond Fever’ and a side quest ‘Children First!’, which is given by old Turval. The second episode is called ‘There’s No Way Back’. It consists of the main quest line with the same name, a side quest ‘Sins Of The Youth’ and the beginnings of the two additional lines ‘Following a Blood Trail’ and ‘Shadows of the Past’.

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Known bugs and mode incompatibilities
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The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine
Any expansion that modifies the GREETINGS topics results in a bug with the Nature’s Fury quest: the quest giver Avita doesn’t greet you properly and thus doesn’t give you her quest.
1. If you haven’t spoken to Avita yet, set the Knights as the last plugin to load.
2. If you have spoken to her and she gives you no further information, activate this patch (it must be put after the Knights).
3. Enter ‘setstage ND03 20’ in your console. You’ll pass the quest stage but won’t get a marker. Go straight to the west, you’ll find a grove. Wait for quest update. If the ‘forest beast’ doesn’t appear, enter ‘setstage ND03 50’ in your console. The cave entrance will appear.

Deadly Reflex
Using the techniques of this mod to kill a range of the bosses may cause critical bugs. Use it at your own risk.

Kvatch Rebuilt
Conflict of locations. Turn the mod off during the expansion’s gameplay.

Hoarfrost Castle
Conflict of locations. Turn the mod off during the expansion’s gameplay.

Mannimarco Resurrection: Light and Dark
Conflict of plot. Turn the mod off during the expansion’s gameplay.

Reneer's Corpse Mod
Conflict because of the mod’s scripts, which will create doubles of the killed NPCs or decompose their bodies. Turn the mod off during the expansion’s gameplay.

Unique Landscapes
Conflict of locations. Turn the mod off during the expansion’s gameplay.


Better Cities
Conflict of locations. Turn the mod off during the expansion’s gameplay.

Notice from a gamer: surprisingly, even Unique Landscapes, Mannimarco and other mods mentioned above are compatible. The only tiny problem was with the rocks blocking the entrance of Arkay’s Chapel on the Heroes’ Cemetery (which is easily solved with the ‘disable’ command). Everything else is alright.

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Developers’ Team:
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Part One
Ilya ‘Uncle Ju’ Fedorov - the head of the project, plot, scripts, landscapes, locations, models, textures, voice acting for old women and various males, songs.
MuxauJl - locations, landscapes, literature.
Alexander ‘Fatex’ Gavrilov - locations, landscapes.
Zey - locations, literature.
Victoria ‘Junior’ Dzikonskaya - female voice acting.
Roman ‘Romilius’ Kulakov - plot.

Various members of different time:
Investigator - plot, locations.
Dmitriy ‘[email protected]’ Chernyshev - plot, scripts, landscapes, locations.
Mara - landscapes, locations.

Special thanks to:
Vladimir ‘Volodimer’ Soloviev - founding father of the expansion, creator of the first Serpent’s Trail Treasure quest. Nothing would’ve started without him!
Oleg ‘Listener’ Odintsov - for the Cheese Epic, ushanka’s and pioneer tie’s models.
Nik - for his help in decorating Dibella’s Monastery.
Tomat - for Black Marsh landscape.
Vladislav ‘Niazan’ Demko - for the houses around the Tavern, the Imperial Legion Academy.
Vitaliy ‘Acros’ Khlopikov - for Necromancers’ pentagrams.
Greg and Silver Sun - for giving access to their Skyrim resourse.
Eugenius - for consulting on models and textures.
Mr.Light and KhamulMorg - for their help in literature.


Part Two
Ilya ‘Uncle Ju’ Fedorov - the head of the project, plot, scripts, landscapes, locations, models, textures, voice acting for old women and various males, songs.
MuxauJl - locations of the Black Thrushes’ Mine and Office.
Ronnie Magnum - models of weapons and statics, including Hasedoki’s Staff, drill bit, Arkay’s Sword, Carvelle’s door, textures.
Laryada - Lost Souls’ Cave, the Capercaillie’s Nest island landscape.
Shamanium - dice mini-game.
dkzz2 - various character animations.
Zey - the Underking’s lair, the Capercaillie’s Nest, Tharasa, Carvelle (Molag Bal’s plane), possible locations (Mantellan Crux).
Julia Fedorova - female voice acting.
Oleg ‘Listener’ Odintsov - help with static animations.
Nu-Hatta - testing, cut-scenes’ scripting, recommendations on scripts.
Ilya ‘Son6of6tredis’ Trebukhin - diamond drill’s model, the Underking’s model, various models.
Sergey Shiyanov - testing.
Vitaliy ‘Acros’ Khlopikov - Carvelle, Boethiah’s plane, the Imperial Star.
PaukSama - literature: Rat Catching For Dummies Manual, Pelagius’ Diary, The Worm Order Fell, Eberhard Fatex’s Death, Robert Vorang’s Diary, Patricius’ Diary, Patients Acceptance Journal and others.

Also special thanks to numerous masters from tesnexus.com for their resourses!

The expansion was translated by:
Evgenia 'EugenieAlva' Lavrenova, Secundus, Max 'Upsher' Svyatkin and Akatosh.

This readme file was written by:
Nu-Hatta, Linnan.

Official homepage:
www.tamriel.ru