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Ice Golems created eras ago by the Dragon Cult and kept under the control of their creators using the tonal power of their Dragon masters' Thu'um, these Ice Golems did not transform into the uncontrollable feral giant ice beasts that most Ice Golems did, although they naturally have less destructive power.

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It is well documented how difficult it is to generate powerful Ice Golems in the snowy lands of Skyrim, due to the powerful and stormy magical nature that this element possesses in the region. Most are created unbound, or break free after some time, destroying their creators and everything in their path, and becoming monstrous feral creatures that haunt the snowhills of the province. For this reason, most people interested in using ice elementals resort to summoning the equally strong but more docile Frost Atronachs, directly from Oblivion.

However, if the method of creating the Ice Golem of Nirn is lost to time, and if even then it was difficult to tame such constructs, with the help of arcane knowledge and the tonal power of the Thu'um of the Dragons, some ancient Nord mages of the Dragon Cult managed to create bound Ice Golems, controllable and that persist under their control to this day.

In golem and atronach cataloguing, we define them as Lesser Ice Golems, in comparison to the terrible and legendary Ancient Ice Golems, which were born feral or became feral, although most Lesser Ice Golems come from the same era. They also naturally have less destructive power, in addition to smaller size, so the adjective "Lesser" also encompasses such factors.

It is difficult, however, to find these constructs nowadays, they are generally restricted to being under the magical control of some Draugr within remote, long-abandoned Nordic tombs."

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 information: they are summoned by some Draugrs, and it is possible to obtain the spelltome to summon them by looting the same Draugrs that summon the golems.

One last detail: this design was inspired by the Ice Golem from TES 1, Arena, I hope you liked my reinterpretation of it.
(check the comparison bellow)

- 1 new creature: Lesser Ice Golem;

- 1 new spell: Conjure Lesser Ice Golem.

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.

Author: Mihail- model, textures, animations, sounds, spells, effects, game implementation