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A SKSE plugin that shows petty souls who's boss.

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Smart Souls
Teaching petty souls the meaning of the word 'Hog'
version 9.0

Requires Skyrim Script Extender


This mod knocks some sense into the souls of the various denizens of Skyrim, keeping them from entering soul gems that aren't of the same level/quality as they are. Also displays the quality of the soul being captured. And prevents black soul gems from providing refuge to white souls.

PS: Dragon souls aren't covered by this mod as they are too far gone to be rehabilitated.

Fine Print

Just pop it in and run the game through the SKSE launcher. The INI file will be created on first-run, in the same folder as the plugin.

Specific soul gems can be allowed to store lower quality souls by adding their formIDs to the INI, like so:


Compatible only with TES Skyrim v1.9.32.0. May not be compatible with the Russian build of the game.


Special thanks to :
  • Ian Patterson, Stephen Abel and Paul Connelly (The SKSE Team) – Words fail me when I attempt to extol these guys for th-heir c-contributio... to ..he TES modd..n. com.i..t...
  • LHammonds – For his Readme generator.
  • AndalayBay - Am yet to think of a good reason.

The Rest of the Modding Community – For the inspiration I needed to start modding and all the wonderful mods which I use.
Bethesda – For providing a rather malleable game.

Change Log

9.0 - Updated for v1.9.32.0, added INI toggles for features.
8.0 – Updated for v1.8.151.0, extended the Azura’s Star exception to custom soul gems.
7.0 – Updated for v1.7.7.0.
6.0 - Transmogrified into a build that supports v1.6.89.0.
5.0 - Updated for v1.5.26.0 after receiving 2 metric tonnes of unprocessed vanilla from an unknown benefactor.
4.0 - Updated for v1.4.21.0, added exception to allow the Azura's Star to hold sub-grand souls.
3.0 - Updated for v1.3.10.0, escape notification message displays the quality of the soul, made notification enhancements toggle-able through an INI file.
2.1 - Fixed a bug with black soul gems.
2.0 - Updated for v1.3.7.0, capture notification message now mentions the quality of the soul.
1.0 - Initial Release.