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Transforms and overhauls Riften into a city worthy of the presence of the Thieves Guild!

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[size=7]Riften - Thief Edition[/size]
Transforms Riften into a city worthy of the presence of the Thieves Guild!


Beware! "Riften - Thief Edition" transforms Riften into a much denser and much more thiefy place. Gone is the beauty of the surrounding aspen forest. It has been replaced by mud, barrels, crates, wagons, rats, thiefs, ladders and other rather murky and unpleasant things.

I found Riften to be too nice. It was supposed to be corrupted and run by the Thieves Guild and the greedy Black-Briars. This city did not reflect this in the vanilla game. In this mod, however, it does.

Most changes are only visual. However, there are some changes which may affect gameplay, such as: Access to the roof-tops by use of ladders and climbing. There are also valuable items spread out across several locations in the city. If you spend enough time searching and stealing, you might sell them and earn a small fortune.

There are also several new NPCs that now roam the city.

Since I have added many more objects to the city, performance is bound to get worse for some people. But if you are lucky, it won't!

The new version also adds a new "Slums" district outside the walls just north of Planktown.

Please endorse and leave a comment if you liked it :)

  • A grittier Riften.
  • More NPCs and more small animals in the city (such as rats)
  • A new district outside the city walls
  • New houses
  • Several interesting notes lying around
  • Gameplay on the roof-tops is now possible

Help Request

For futures versions, I might need voice acting-help. I'll let you know if and when that times comes.


Other mods that touch Riften will probably cause issues with this one.


2013-09-01 Contains numerous bug-fixes and a new city district
2013-07-29 More details and areas have been added
2013-07-27 Initial release


You can find me on the official Elder Scrolls forums and on SkyrimNexus as 'GrandDukeAdense'
You can send me an email here: [email protected]

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Thanks to Bethesda for creating Skyrim.


You must contact me and obtain my permission before re-packaging any part of
this mod.

Cheers, GrandDukeAdense