About this mod

Adds 36 original brigand armours to level lists.
optional files for craftable, and no leveled lists

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Brigandage v4.0
by Franklin Zunge

     This mod adds 36 new armors designed for bandits, brigands and
thieves. The visual design is meant to show they cobble together parts of all the
armor and clothes that they steal.

The default version of this mod adds the 36 armors to the world via the Bandit's
leveled lists. There are alternate versions where the items are craftable only or
craftable in addition to the leveled lists.

In all versions, the armors are Temperable.

Since the land of Skyrim is overrun with outlaws, I felt it would be immersive to
give them more variety as far as outfits. I also disliked how much skin shows in
most of the vanilla bandit armors. Skyrim is the northernmost hold of Tamriel and
it should be too cold in most areas to go barechested.

Unlike earlier versions of
this mod, the default version does NOT edit any Vanilla Armors. There is an
optional file for that that will make all fur armors the full fur armor. I don't
like to take away variety but I cannot abide seeing Bandits in the snow unclothed.
If you feel the same you can use the optional file.

In the earlier versions of Brigandage, I named the outfits things like "Bandit's Iron
Armor" or "Highwayman's Leather Armor". However, I found that in my own game,
it discouraged me from equipping any of the armors for my character and followers.
In this new version, I have changed the names to be more descriptive of the items
(Battered Steel Plate and Furs, Roughspun Tunic and Leathers, see images for all)
because it isn't a uniform, and Now they are just well-worn, used armors.
That being the case, their prevalence in the game world means that in the default
version the armors are NOT craftable. They are all Temperable however.

There are optional esps that will allow you to craft them if you want that option.

I also added some reactions from Guards if you wear the armors. Similar to the
vanilla game, if you are wearing and Iron Armor variant, guard may comment upon it.
The may also say, "You wear the armor of a Brigand, best not cause any trouble on
my watch." I have tried to ensure this is compatible with other mods. However,
If you do not want this feature, there are optional esps provided without it.

uses nbfurhoods textures by northborn
chainmail texture by hothtrooper
chainmail texture by defunkt
witcher 2 meshes ported by lordofwar
amidianborn textures
bethesda vanilla meshes and textures

2 First Seed 4E 202
We dropped anchor at Raven Rock nearly a moon ago, but I have not yet ventured very far outside the city. I was taken ill during the last leg of the voyage, a consquence of the constant damp and bitter cold. Erandur thought it was just chills, but I think it was something more, maybe collywobbles or wither. There were definitely rats on board the Northern Maiden, I had woken up one night with one nibbling on my toe. I am only now starting to regain strength.
It is a gloomy place indeed, covered in ash and haze. There is an unsettling feeling and many strange whispers in the air as local dunmer work on restoring an ancient monument nearby. Their chanting drones in an unitelligibable hum behind the wind and city sounds. I am still too weak to investigate anything but I mean to head to the Skaal village as soon as I am well enough.
I've been staying downstairs at the Retching Netch cornerclub whilst Erandur has gone ahead to confer with the mages of the House Telvanni. House Redoran holds authority here. At first no one would talk much to me except the nordic smith, Mallory, who has a brother and daughter in Riften. Our friendship has grown and he has confided in me that they are ranking members in Tamriel's Thieves Guild. I told him that I wasn't greatly impressed by that, seeing as how you can't go from one town to another in Skyrim without being attacked by brigands and bandits. Mallory says the thieves guild isnt like that and they don't kill people, they sneak and bribe and are involved even with politics.
Slowly, over mugs of dark brown ale I have befriended a few of the dunmer and guards in town. Many ask me if the Civil War still raging in Skyrim. I have to tell them that it isnt raging, there are skirmishes and things, but no real battles. They each hold their territories and have their camps and seem content to plot and scheme. I have to tell them that in Skyrim the population of marauders and bandits living in camps and ruins is almost equal to that of the towns and citys. The Stormcloak Rebellion is just another excuse to pillage and sate their appettite for reddrink. It is well to dream of glorious war in a snug armchair by the hearth, but a very different thing to see it firsthand. I told them of my days in the legion. After the death of many friends, my thoughts turned from those of military glory to those of finding a way to escape the service that I was now tied to for another six years. Noblemen may talk of the age of chivalry, but remember the rapers, poachers, and pickpockets whom they lead. It is with these sad instruments that your great jarls and high kings have been doing their murderous work in the world.