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Ravens are the larger cousins of Crows, and share with them the keen intelligence, curiosity and mischievous behavior. However, unlike common Crows, Ravens prefer rural, less urbanized regions, being more often seen in villages and farms, rather than densely populated cities. Therefore, they are a more common sighting in southern Skyrim.

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"Ravens are the larger cousins of Crows, and share with them the keen intelligence, curiosity and mischievous behavior. Opportunists, they tend to live in regions inhabited by humans, feeding on their leftovers. They also do not spare small animals, or the crops, thus being considered pests by some farmers. However, unlike common Crows, Ravens prefer rural, less urbanized regions, being more often seen in villages and farms, rather than densely populated cities. Therefore, they are a more common sighting in southern Skyrim, where rural areas are more common and productive, and where Ravens don't spare anything, from the farmer's corn cob to the eventual carcass of a dead calf.

They are very curious about shiny objects, enjoying stealing gold and jewelry from houses. Like other corvids, they are also associated by many with witches, being seen with some prejudice by part of the population. Raven Rock, and Solstheim in general, has a sizeable population, with some scholars attributing to this fact the name of the city now inhabited by the Dunmer, although the most accepted version is that the name was given to the city due to the ebony minerals present in the region."

 
by Beastmaster Mihail *
(*Who is Beastmaster Mihail? He is my avatar/persona within the universe composed of all my mods. He is the ingame author who writes the texts that are usually presented as descriptions for my mods. A former monster hunter, now a dedicated scholar, he is planned to be released as an NPC in late 2022/early 2023, doing the same job in-game as my descriptions do on Nexus.)



Technical info: This mod adds Ravens in two separated ways: 1- The npc Ravens that walk on the ground and roofs. They can be killed and have their feathers looted and used for alchemy. These only occur within the city of Riften.  2- The other Ravens are animated objects, which move part of the bodies (heads and necks), and are positioned on top of buildings, poles and rocks, and occur in the South and Central areas of Skyrim, and Solstheim.

Since it is impossible (except rare cases) to place npcs on top of trees, roofs, on top of ruins or on statues, the "animated object ravens" were absolutely necessary. Also for several reasons of applicability, "animated object ravens" cannot be killed or interacted.





- 1 new creature: Raven (in 1 "actor" and 2 "animated object" variants);

- 1 new ingredient: Raven Feathers.





So far no incompatibilities have been found between this mod and other mods.
(OBS- If by chance when installing several of Mihail's mods at the same time you are asked about files overwriting those of other Mihail mods or other authors mods, don't worry because they are just the same files shared between mods. I recommend that on these occasions always give preference to the files contained in my mods, and among mine always give preference to the mod you are installing last.)



The Mihail Monsters and Animals series aims to create and make available to the community the most complete set of creatures for TES 5: Skyrim, implemented in an immersive and unique way, with respect to the pillars of lore. Instead of pathetically just throwing models and textures in the game reusing 100% vanilla mechanics, the creatures made by Mihail have uniqueness and extreme zeal in their idealization and implementation, which will provide you with an experience that you have never had before in this area.



- The last Skyrim Update
- DLC Dragonborn
- DLC Dawnguard
- DLC Hearthfire






Author: Mihail- model, textures, animations, sounds, loot, game implementation;





Update on Deadlands development: unfortunately I will be postponing the release of the Project Deadlands first open alpha test to late February 2023. It was initially planned for late September 2022, and later postponed to mid-October of the same year, but circumstances have been delaying me, so instead of delaying it again by another month when October ends, and then by one more at the end of November, I prefer to put a more realistic date already. Unfortunately I have been facing personal, financial and mainly family problems (which end up becoming financial too) that prevent me from being able to dedicate full time to the project at this moment, so I will focus on these remaining 3 months of the year on faster and smaller jobs, so I will continue to be active, and I will not stop producing content, and then on January 1st, with everything more stabilized in my life, I will be able to dedicate myself fully to the project. As I've shared it several times, mainly on my server, I'm not only investing time and effort, but the project also costs money, and right now I can't afford it, nor can I dedicate full time to it. I work practically alone, I do almost everything myself, and it's not feasible for me to continue developing the project this year. Thank you for understanding, and unfortunately unforeseen events arise, and a sequence of them occurred to me in the second half of the year, so I need this end of year to balance things out first. You can check more info about the mod bellow.

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New quest mod coming soon: The mod's first open alpha test release was initially planned for late September/2022 but was pushed back to end of February/2023 for better polish. The several hours long adventure takes place mostly in Oblivion, specially on the Deadlands, and is intended for the Champion of Mehrunes Dagon, however, several of the objectives include interaction with other realms and daedra, even in places outside of Oblivion itself: you will travel between dungeons, open areas, underground caves, towns, gigantic daedric towers, and much more.
In February/23 I will relese the first open alpha for community testing and bug finding, also as a show of respect to the users, since the project will take a full year yet to be completed, and i want people to know that the project is being developed, and also providing them a place to have fun while waiting, and at same time this will help me with bug finding, and with ideas for improvment. Quest has 30 acts, each new alpha will feature 3 new acts. Open Alpha Test 1 will feature only the first 3 acts, but already with several hours of content. I plan to release a total of 9 to 10 alphas before the finished release.


Oblivion Gate test


(First test made on testing cell with vanilla interior dungeon lightning, second test made on vanilla
dagon shrine with natural exterior world lightning. I was not happy with my first try (showcased on
the video of the first gate test I published time ago), so i came back and redone the oblivion gate
effects and sounds, and now i like them much more.)


Oblivion Gate test 2

(Final test just to see how daedra exiting the gate would look like. No daedra will come from this gate, but
later on the mod they will come from others, while already in oblivion, specially when travelling between
realms and/or pocket realms. Check the previous testing to see the full working mechanics of the
Oblivion Gates on the mod.)

Mythic Dawn Archvicar lines

(He is the second main NPC of the mod, with Agent Ragna being the first and the central npc of the introdutory
quest "The Sigils of Oblivion". After finishing it, you start the main one, "The Herald of the Second Coming",
and is the Archivar who introduces you to the adventure. (he is using right now my 4k re-texture of Mythic
Dawn Robes, but in the finished version he will receive unique "Mythic Dawn Priest Robes", although
they will not be featured yet on the first open alpha testing release))



Interaction with Dagon at Azrak'ath Ruins

(First communication with Dagon in the end of the introdutory quest "The Sigils of Oblivion". After you
collect the sigil stone you travel to his shrine to enter the gate to the Deadlands. (video is a bit outdated,
on current state the eyes of dagon glow in fire when you approach and he starts talking))



Azrak'ath Ruins boss fight (end of act 1 of 30)

(Final boss of the Azrak'ath Ruins. These ruins are underground Daedric ruins on Nirn, more specifically on the Reach. Here
you complete Act 1 of the mod, and most of the remaining 29 acts take place in Oblivion, about 80% of them in the Deadlands.
In act 1 the introductory quest The Sigils of Oblivion occurs, where you collect the Sigil Stone that will be used to open the Oblivion
Gate that I showed in previous videos. When you enter the gate the main quest The Herald of the Second Coming will then begin.)


Azrak'ath Ruins Mythic Dawn ghosts in the end of act 1

(At the end of Act 1, still on Nirn, in an underground daedric ruin, after you finish the dungeon and acquire the
ritualistic Sigil Stone, several Mythic Dawn ghosts who were killed in this ruin during the Oblivion Crisis,
during an attack by Vigilants of Stendarr, appear to motivate you to go ahead and carry out Dagon's plans,
which start with the Dragonborn opening a portal to Oblivion.)