Skyrim

About this mod

Make way through the tunnels and if you are successfull, you will enter a new beautiful world made of water, wind, salt, sand, rock and ice. Four main isles surrounded a central one, several small isles and headlands, two caves and a dungeon. No quests but a task: Destroy the great Welkyndstone inside a perfect hideout. WIP but fully playable.

Requirements
Permissions and credits
Changelogs
Mod is cleaned with xEdit, xEdit shows no errors or dirty edits, Nifscan shows no errors and no errors were found by NifOptimizer texture scan.
Load before any landscape or grass mods you use.


Teia is the name of a goddess, she was honored as a titan of gems, the bright blue sky and precious metals. She was born in the void as an offspring of Padomay. All what's left of her is the name of the isles, but, maybe some Wild Elves remember her cult, who knows.
Teia lies well hidden between the Sea of Ghosts and the Eltheric Ocean in nobody's land. Make your way through the Wayward Tunnels and find this unexplored waterworld. Destroy the great Welkyndstone inside a perfect hideout. I never believed the Ayleids have vanished. You will find out.

Teia contains over 7000 exterior cells, mostly covered by water. The look is completely different from Skyrim. You will find new ingredients, some weapons, potions and recipes. Maybe you will find nothing if you are just rushing through, so better take your time to look around. I'm sure you are familiar with some of the wildlife.
You should be a skilled fighter and being too curious could bring you in trouble. Maybe better not go alone to every place... ?
It's also worth to look under the water level and dive around.

What else is to say? You could bring a camping kit with you, this is not included here, but will be very useful. I als recommend mods like Campfire, Aurelia Weathers and Realistic Water 2. Or Hoamaii Sleeping Bags and if you use the fantastic Clearsky Hideout, you maybe have a diving kit?
Anyway, I wish you a good journey. Maybe we meet somewhere at the Isles of Teia. Sincerely yours, Olioll the Explorer.

SE Version available: Tasheni's The Isles Of Teia SE


Screenshots and video made with Aurelia Weathers and Realistic Water 2


Music from Sunspire: www.sunspire.audio


The video is an older one.

This mod is a WIP. I created it for my followers mod Tasheni Followers and decided to release it separately. If my followers mod will ever get ready, it will use this file as a master to bring their stories to life. But this will take more time...
This mod will spoil the locations, a small bit of story and enemies of the planned questline for Tasheni Followers. Maybe you want to wait until the followers mod is complete. But due to real life issues, that will maybe never happen. I don't know right now.

Install main file and overwrite with update fix. Use light version, if you find it too hard.  Loose files, install with a mod manager.


This mod includes no inhabitants on the isles but wildlife and creatures. Some enemies may be overpowered. I'm not very experienced with fighting, I mostly focus on other things. But be warned: You could be surprised (and hopefully not frustrated).
The caves are really, really dark. I highly recommend to use torches or spells.

The isles world is shaped similar to a cross. Rocks and small islands are placed at the borders to make it visible. Outside the water is very shallow and there is no vegetation below the surface. I wanted water as wide as the horizon for the ambience, but the world is inside this shape you will notice on the map. Bre in the south is open backwards, but marks the border in the south.

There are three boats you can use: A rowboat and two sailboats. I merged DeviantKhaleds ships with a modified script of Sailable Ships.

How to use the boats (you need SKSE):
Like in Sailable Ships, look for a button in the rowboat, the small sailboat has a button at the pole and the bigger sailboat has a shipswheel. Click on it and a menu will appear. Drive with the arrow keys. If you want to exit, click e key.
Attention:
- Stop the boat with driving backwards until it comes to halt before pressing e. Otherwise it could happen that the activator is not moved correctly at the same point of the ship and you will have trouble to activate the boat again.
- Boats may stutter, depends on your hardware. Player is translated together with the boat. If player lacks behind ( clips through a pole), drive backwards for a moment until position is new adjusted.
- If you crash at something you can't see in the water, there maybe a Seacow or Whale under your boat. If it's not movable anymore, click the button or wheel, stop sailing. Click again and drop the anchor. Click again and lift anchor. Click again and start sailing.
- Take care you don't rush on land with your boat, it maybe get stuck and will not move anymore.
I advise you to stay within the borders with a boat. Look at the map to understand them. You can move outside, but water is very shallow there and you may get stuck with a boat. No way to get it back from there right now.
By foot you can run out of the borders as far as you like. But these areas are not navmeshed, so no followers will follow you there.

You will encounter some dialogue that points to events that are not implemented, yet. This will be finished when Tasheni Followers are ready.

This mod needs SKSE, Dawnguard and Dragonborn. Your graphics adapter should have at least 2GB VRAM.  Use ENBoost, if possible.
Mod is cleaned with TESVEdit and the textures are optimized with Ordenador. Should not conflict with anything.


Known issues are listed in the articles section. Please read.

To find the Wayward Tunnels, look at the map in the images section. CK killed my mapmarker, hmmmpfff!

Please look at the credits list. Without the work of many, many other modders I could not have done this wonderful piece. Thanks for all given permissions and resources.

Credits and permissions for the mod Tasheni Followers - The Isles Of Teia created by Tasheni:

Assets I used from other modders and resources are listed here. I'm very thankful for kindly given permission, either through a statement from authors of their resource website or personally by contact. Without those great work of other modders my world would not have come to life.

RoboBirdie:
Landscaping resource
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/94819

Interior Decorations
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/94821

Some new foods
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/94818

Bones
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/94817

Fossils for Skyrim
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/94811

Liam and LWatson95:
Liam's furniture dragon bone resource
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/93686

Imperial Society,
 - Beyond Skyrim
 - Province Cyrodiil
 - Varlaisaran
 - Tarius
 - Markus Liberty
 - 1shoedpunk
 - Simsim
 - Hart
 - Suran
 - Matth:
Ayleid Ruins Building Kit
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/90667

Varlaisaran:
Adabala Building System - Ayleid Transfusion
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/23828

TheBlackNight3000:
Black Knight's Custom Assets and Resources
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/82960?tab=description

LorSakyamuni:
Lor Modder's Resources
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/84433

The Witcher 3 Mega Resource Pack
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/77097

Kelretu:
Kelretu's Modder's Resource
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/82985

DeviantKhaled:
DK's Lore-Friendly Ships and Boats Resources Vol. 1 - Nords
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/75965

DK's Lore-Friendly Ships and Boats Resources Vol. 2 - Bretons
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/77174

SuLpHidE:
Sailable Ships of Skyrim
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/37902

Oaristys:
Modder's Resource Pack - The Witcher Extension
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/68755

Modder's Resource Pack
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/16525

Baronf:
Bosmer City Kit Resource
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/66036

ps46183 and Galadreal:
Goblets Cups With Wine And Orange Juice Resources

Vicn:
Vicn Creature Pack
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/65134

Tamira, Stroti, Phitt and Mr Siika:
New Plants 1_3 by Tamira
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/22018

Assorted Resources by Tamira
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/57394

Static dishes and food resource by Tamira
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/63446

Mr. Siika Ravens and Vultures by Mr Siika and Tamira
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/59602

Stroti's Treehouse Resource by Stroti and Tamira
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/62787

Stroti's Stilt House Resource by Stroti and Tamira
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/61824

Strotis Cactus Resource by Stroti and Tamira
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/53275

Strotis Kitchen Tools by Stroti and Tamira
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/42690

Strotis Manor Resource by Stroti and Tamira
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/36386

Strotis Small House Resource by Stroti and Tamira
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/24827

Strotis Rustic Furniture Resource 1_2 by Stroti and Tamira
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/24450

Phitt's Fishtank by Phitt and Tamira
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/60492

Phitt's Sheogorad Resource - Part One by Phitt and Tamira
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/59632

Phitt's Sheogorad Resource - Part Two by Phitt and Tamira
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/60125

lolikionyu:
Lolicept Resources
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/62733

Elinen:
Hoddminir Flowers
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/55158

Hoddminir Plants and Trees
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/38651

Ztrees new rocks by ZTree and Elinen
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/29490

HoddminirGroundTextures by Elinen
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/19066

Jokerine:
Jokerine's Misc Resources
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/53022

Wild Penguins
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/79108

Seashells
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/58164

Markus Liberty:
Cyrodiil Farmhouse Tileset
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/48582

Angilla:
Elder Statue - Level Asset
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/45342

dailyplanet pretty animated potions small bottles
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/78748

RGMage2: Alchemist Compendium
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/51077

jackmorris21:
Animated clutter
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/48287

Blary:
FoodContainer Resource
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/14133

Blary and Pheo3309, Darkfox127, AlassinSane:
Harvestable Ingredient Jars
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/84199/?

Hanaisse:
Oblivion Gates in Skyrim - a Modders Resource
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/18957

Pulsing Daedra Heart
https://www.afkmods.com/index.php?/files/file/1914-pulsing-daedra-heart/

Hanaisse and many other: TESA resource
http://tesalliance.org/forums/index.php?/files/file/1330-the-tesa-skyrim-resource-kit-project/

Elianora:
Extra Resources
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/53192/?

Canlocu:
Snow Penguins
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/79209/?

SpikeDragonLord:
Beasts of Tamriel
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/76203

Skinwalker21:
Blue Whales (Animal Series Pt.3)
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/99959

Mihail Romanov:
Centaurs- Mihail Monsters and Animals
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/85364

Deer Expansion - Mihail Monsters and Animals
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/88032

Squirrels- Mihail Monsters and Animals
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/88992

Water Hags- Mihail Monsters and Animals
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/87210

Pheasants Ducks and Chickens- Mihail Monsters and Animals
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/89772

Cliff Racers- Mihail Monsters and Animals
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/87105

Fellrunners
No link, yet, mod is hidden because reworking

Hummingbirds- Mihail Monsters and Animals
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/86335

Seagulls -Mihail Monsters and Animals
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/89528

Seals and Sea Lions- Mihail Monsters and Animals
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/90261

Daedroths- Mihail Monsters and Animals
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/93372

Lynxes Cheetahs and Smilodon- Mihail Monsters and Animals
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/90358

Xivilai- Mihail Monsters and Animals
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/93174

Musk Ox- Mihail Monsters and Animals
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/92834

Dugongs and Manatees - Mihail Monsters and Animals
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/88908

Giant Cephalopods- Mihail Monsters and Animals
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/94489

Civets and Mongooses -Mihail Monsters and Animals
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/89530

Geese and Hammerfell Fowls- Mihail Monsters and Animals
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/91998

Orcas- Mihail Monsters and Animals
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/96575

Demon Fishes- Mihail Monsters and Animals
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/92836

Sea Giants - Mihail Monsters and Animals
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/102754

Golden Saints - Mihail Monsters and Animals
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/100548

Guardian Spectres- Mihail Monsters and Animals
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/100444

Will-o-the-Wisp Sprites and Voriplasms- Mihail Monsters and Animals
https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/100281

Images for the retexturing I used as a base are mainly from pixabay, pxhere, pexels.

Sounds:
thanks to freesounds.org. These used sounds were under creative common or attribution license.

Sounds:

YleArkisto
https://freesound.org/people/YleArkisto/

BurghRecords
https://freesound.org/people/BurghRecords/
 
juanlopz08
https://freesound.org/people/juanlopz08/sounds/389504/

coneybeare
https://freesound.org/people/coneybeare/

haldigital97
https://freesound.org/people/haldigital97/

klankbeeld
https://freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/

Music:
Very warm and special thanks to Sunspire, who allowed me to use his earliest music I really love, for my isles world.
Sunspire Records:
https://sunspire.audio/

Sunspire on Bandcamp:
https://sunspire.bandcamp.com/

Sunspire on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZMTV2OMT3xUwHgPzQjA6ZA

Sunspire on DemoZoo:
https://demozoo.org/groups/18185/

Very special thanks:
 - CD Project Red
 - the nexus comunity for help and feedback
 - nexus sites for providing the platform for modder's and gamers
 - Nifskope team: Nothing works without you!
 - TESVEdit team: Nothing works without you!
 - Arthmoor
 - Bethesda for an awesome game - even if they let fix their broken stuff by the comunity

Very, very special thanks and a big warm embrace and kiss:
To my friend and lover since 20 years (exactly this year). For providing me with money and food - without his cooking I would have starved many times ;) He is the best bear in the world!

Tasheni:
For investing a whole year in fulltime day and night with few sleep and much fun and frust - but mostly fun - to create an awesome new worldspace.

Permissions:
This mod is in testing phase. As long this state doesn't change, you are not allowed to use anything of it for your own projects. Thanks for understanding that.
Do not upload anywhere. This mod will stay nexus exclusive.