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Adds new, unique Redguard follower/spouse to Skyrim or replaces vanilla follower Ahtar.

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Kashim Blackheart, a stalwart Redguard male, has come to Skyrim to provide you, the Dragonborn, with his sturdy shield and sharp sword.

This mod adds Kashim, an able-bodied sword and shield user that comes equipped with a leveled weapon and shield and powerful 1-handed perks, ready to fight beside you or become your enamored spouse. There are two versions of this unique follower.


In version 1, Kashim will come set with a default steel plate outfit, meaning he will never be naked. You can give him any armor you choose and he should switch to that armor, but if you remove all the armor from his inventory, he will default back to his steel plate outfit.

In version 2, Kashim will NOT have a default outfit and will thus probably be undressed the first time you see him. He comes with steel plate armor in his inventory, but you will need to access his inventory and remove/add from it to force him to equip something. This way, he will wear whatever you give him, but it is also possible to completely undress him for whatever reason. Unless you have body replacers installed, Kashim will just be in his underwear when you first meet. :)

Kashim New Follower Features:
Available as a follower AND can be married.
Increased speed, set as essential, 1-handed shield user with extra health and stamina.
Powerful 1-handed perks.
Find him at The Winking Skeever in Solitude.
Starting level 10, max level possible 99.
NOTE: This new follower is scripted to return to the inn if you dismiss him. I find this a convenient option that helps make it less likely to lose your follower. He does not have his own home (that's the inn!), so it is recommended to tell him to move in with you when you marry!


This option will change the vanilla follower Ahtar's physical features to match Kashim and also adds a few improvements without changing too much of how he works in vanilla. If you already use Ahtar or would rather have an executioner for a follower instead of a 1-handed shield user, this option is for you!

Changes made to Ahtar:
Speed increased to 125.
Disposition increased to 75.
Set to be essential.
Mood raised to Neutral.
Added Player's Ally Status.
CANNOT BE MARRIED! Ahtar has a girlfriend and likes her a lot, apparently.
Added Perks: Barbarian, Champion's Stance, Devastating Blow, Great Critical Charge, Sweep, Deep Wounds, Limbsplitter, Skullcrusher
Entire appearance changed to resemble Kashim.
Find Ahtar in Solitude.
To find him:
If you have never visited Solitude before, you will see him in a cutscene; he is the executioner. After your initial visit, he follows a schedule: works as a jailor starting at 8 a.m. for 12 hours, then eats at the inn for 4 hours, and then goes home to Jala's house to sleep for 8 hours. I find it's easiest to catch him right as he returns home but before he heads to sleep, usually between 8 p.m. and 12 a.m.

For ease of use, download and install using Nexus Mod Manager.
For manual install, simply extract the contents of the archive into your Data folder.
BOSS is recommended for proper mod sorting!
This mod is FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH UFO! Simply load my plugin AFTER UFO.

Kashim's Look
If you want Kashim to look like the screenshots, please take a look at these wonderful mods!
Also keep in mind that Kashim should work with ANY texture replacers, these are just recommendations.

Better Males - Younger Geonox Faces Without Beard + FavoredSoul Meshes
High Res Face Maps for Men by Geonox - Original version of the amazing facial textures by Geonox, minus the other stuff from Better Males. I prefer the Younger Without Beard version from Better Males, but this is also fantastic and, of course, is the original!
Natural Eyes - I personally use the human eyes only from this mod.
AOF Believable Hair - Retexture of the vanilla Skyrim hairs.
83Willow's Whiter Teeth
Dall's Skyrim Hair - I use the beards only.
Weathered Warpaint and Improved Dirt
The Mountain Outfit - From the amazing Omegared99 - Armor Compilation.

Please also take a look at Fimbulvinter ENB, which is the ENB setting used for the screenshots. Great balance of beauty and performance and doesn't even slow down my low-medium machine!

Kataous for the original Kashim and for the request to create an attractive Redguard. This was on my list, but he requested it next, and here it is! :)

This mod is brought to you thanks to NPC Editor!

Your downloads, comments, endorsements, and screenshots mean so much! I welcome any constructive feedback you have as well.
Let me know what I can improve or fix! Enjoy!


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