About this mod

Have you ever wanted to own land in Skyrim, with resources to manage and room for friends and family? To live like a true Lord, and not a mere wandering adventurer?
If the answer is ‘Yes’, then welcome to Hjertesten Hall

Permissions and credits
  • Russian
  • German

Embark on a grand adventure as the ruling Lord of a vast estate in the Rift. Form a guild with your trusted allies and lead them into battles. Invite your closest NPC friends to work or reside in your hall, where even their families can join in. Host joyous feasts, celebrate weddings in the chapel, and create a thriving community within the walls of your property. Ensure the safety of your domain by hiring guards and craft a life of prosperity for you and your family.

Hjertesten Hall is a property located inThe Rift, just West of the City of Riften and Heartwood Mill. Once owned by the
elderly Lord Asgeld and managed by his faithful Steward, Torben, Hjertesten
Hall has recently fallen into troubles. With a little effort, you can resolve
these issues, and even assume ownership and control of this extensive holding.

To start the purchase quest you can either travel to the place heading to Torben's boat or speaking to guards in the Rift Hold. You can choose if you want to discover more about the property or just purchase the place and become the new Lord of Hjertesten.

To uninstall the mod, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you to sell the property to the Jarl of Riften. That will ensure all NPC's will go back to their daily routines.

Getting Married at Hjertesten:
To prevent issues with the marrige quest. leave Hjertesten at the bottom of your load order.

The wedding quest allows the player to get married in the chapel located on the property. It functions separately from the original game quest but requires the initial steps to be done together with the original quest.
  • Equip the Amulet of Mara and speak to the NPC you want to marry. Use the vanilla dialogue option, "interested in me, are you?" to have the NPC recognized as the groom/bride. Keep the Amulet of Mara equipped for steps 2 and 3.
  • After the NPC asks you to speak to Maramal, talk to the NPC again and say, "about the wedding... - I want to have our wedding at the chapel." This will initiate the wedding quest at the chapel.
  • Speak to the priest you hired for the property or directly to Maramal and say, "about the wedding > priest I'd like to perform..."
  • Save the game and load that save (VERY IMPORTANT). This will ensure that the script recognizes the chapel as the wedding location.
  • Let enough in-game time pass for the wedding quest to start. Ignore the first notification to attend the wedding ceremony. The quest will begin the next day, just like the initial quest.
  • Go to the chapel. The wedding scene will start when you get close enough to the priest.
  • After the ceremony, talk to your spouse and let them know they will be living in Hjertesten. This will activate scripts to add custom packages to the property and the wedding banquet inside the hall.
  • The wedding banquet will begin at 1 pm and last until 12 am.
  • Enjoy your married life! :D

To move out from Hjertesten:

  • Talk to your spouse and go to "about Hjertesten..." > "my love, time to leave." This will make them stop using the mod's packages.
  • Use the standard dialogue in the game to express your desire to move out.

Here's a video with showing how to get married in game :) It's recorded on my native language, but I believe Youtube will be able to translate :)

·       Hire a Steward to manage the property and decorate the Main Hall.
·       Hire a Blacksmith and Farmer/Stablemaster to maintain the grounds. Depending on the NPC you hire, you can tll them to bring their family.
·       Hire a Bard to bring music to your Main Hall. To be able to hire vanilla bards, you need to download my other mod Thay's Bards for Skyrim which keep the bard from leaving the house when you request a song.
·       Assign your own Followers as Warriors to guard and protect the property (up to 8).
·       Assign friend npcs as guards to gard the property at the stockade wall - if you build one (up to 12).
·       Launch your private boat to travel to Riften or Ivarstead. (Can also be launched via the Steward or
·       Collect resources from your groundsstaff, including foods, hides, and crafting materials.
·       Change the Shrine behind theMain Hall via the Blacksmith.
·       Invite everyone to a Grand Feast in the Main Hall!
· Invite NPCs to visit your holding for a fewdays!
· Take your enemies as prisoners at your property.
· Have you wedding in the Chapel located at the property (READ INSTRUCTIONS)

 - All the dialogues have been fully voiced, so you can interact with npcs in an immersive way :) - 

·       Hiring dialogues will only appear if you have the key to Hjertesten Hall in your inventory.
·       Interior décor changes can be made by speaking with your hired Steward.
·       Shrine changes are made by speaking to your hired Blacksmith.
·       Any potential follower can be hired, so long as they are at least friends with you.
·       IMPORTANT: If you ask your Steward to remove the mannequins, there is currently NO WAY to return them if
you change your mind. Once they’re gone, they’re gone for good. Choose

Northern Roads by PSteel2 - Download Hjertesten Hall - Northern Roads Patch
·       Dragonfall Castle by Skyrimlazz– Compatible, but must load AFTER Hjertesten Hall to avoid major geometry loss.
Until a compatibility patch can be made, there will still be two small world
tears along the Southern pathway, but nothing damaging.
·       Blackthorn – A Buildable Townin The Rift by Ld50365 – Incompatible, as they both occupy the same worldspace.
Unfortunately, there’s only so much ‘open’ space in Skyrim, so such conflicts
are sadly inevitable. No patch will be possible to solve this incompatibility.
·       Kaidan 2 by livtempleton –Incompatible with the Priestess Camp. Current workaround is to complete any
quests involving the Priestess Camp, then deactivate the camp through the
Kaidan settings, and install Hjertesten Hall. Make sure Hjertesten Hall loads
AFTER Kaidan 2. Still not -guaranteed- to work. Not sure a compatibility patch
will be possible.
·       In general, any mod that adjusts or occupies the worldspace shown in the image below will conflict with
Hjertesten Hall. As stated previously, there’s only so much ‘open’ space to
create in, so such conflicts are unavoidable.



This video from Skyrim Plus is a complete guide to the newest version of the mod! Go check it out for more information :D

Older versions:


Sea Dragon - Player home ship - .3.0

Enhanced Skaal Greathall
Springwood Estate - Player Home
Blue Palace Overhaul 5.0
Vandfald Cottage - A Player Home


First of all the modding community who supports my mods and inspire me to do them.

I want to give a special thank you to my dear friend serkethetyt for giving new faces to Hemme and Kjartan and also for writing the story behind it. She's been helping me with this mod since it's birth and she deserves all credits <3

 ChromeTiger for all the help polishing the dialogues and the overral mod
All my friends from Skyrim UnlimitedSkyrim Mods & ModdersAdventurer's GuildThe Elder Scrolls & Fallout Brasil. These are awesome Facebook groups if you fancy having good Skyrim content and mods :D Also check the discord servers.
And thanks to Kriemen from Tales of Tamriel server. Your help was essential for me :D Check his awesome mods on his profile :D

xVASynth v3 - SKVA Synth by  DanRuta
for all the voice lined added to the mod

Underground Bathhouse and Paradise Valley by Andragon
thanks to this mod I learned how to set all the hiring system <3

Willybach's Generic Signs Resource by willybach

MM - REAL ELKS by rickard
Smoca's texture:
Bellyaches Animal and Creature Pack by wrig675

Morrowind Nord Houses Pack (Remodeled) by Tesak1243

Tapestries by RoboBirdie

Thrones of Skyrim by kelretu 

Modder's Resource Pack - The Witcher Extension by Oaristys

Liam's Clutter Resource by LWatson95

Lolicept Resources by lolikyonyu

Jokerine's Misc Resources by Jokerine

Modder's Resource Pack by Oaristys

Displays - Dragon Claw and others by skyrimlazz

Modders Resource - Potion Racks by Ghaunadaur

Resources for modders by Runspect

Ingredients Wall Art Resource by Blary

Alchemy Clutter Resource by Blary

Modders Resource-Weapon Racks-Bookshelves-Plaques-Mannequins by eldiabs

Elegant Beauty Stunning Eyes Remastered by Dark1Nova

Kalilies and Stealthic - KS Hairdos 

Hvergelmir - Brows by Hvergelmir