The Beautiful Barbarian - A Standalone Companion-CBBE-UNP by rhowington
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Added: 09/05/2013 - 12:24PM
Updated: 26/02/2016 - 11:47AM

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Uploaded by rhowington


Last updated at 11:47, 26 Feb 2016 Uploaded at 12:24, 9 May 2013

UNP version now available.

Special Information & Description

One of the assination targets of the Dark Brotherhood is the Beautiful Barbarian. She appears, gets killed, and is gone. Now the Beautiful Barbarian is waiting for the DB and not so easy to kill. In fact if you are playing the Dark Brotherhood quest line, and get the assignment to kill her, she will instead kill you!

She is very overpowered and, as a barbarian, has the perks that go with being one. Ari can be recruited as a follower and can be married but, only if you destroy the Dark Brotherhood. If you recruit her and do the Dark Brotherhood quest line, you will break your game.


You have been warned.

She comes with her own heavy armor, enchanted battle axe, and enchanted bow, with the perks to make her deadly. She is over powered for the beginning of the game but had to be placed in Ivarstead because of the DB quest line. So I would request that you be, at least, level 10 before activating.

Where to find her:

Just like the the DB quest, she resides in Ivarstead, standing guard outside the Inn or inside relaxing.


NMM strongly recommended.

There are two versions regular and Nevernude, please choose just one.

This mod contains a number of loose files that need to be added to the meshes and texture folders. Missing one during manual installation will cause face and body problems.

Manual Installation

Extract this archive to any folder and then copy the contents to the Skyrim data
folder exactly as the archive shows. Be sure to enable the Ari the Beautiful Barbarian.esp

How to Uninstall

If installed with NMM use NMM and simply uninstall.

If manually installed delete:
meshesAri the Beautiful Barbarian and
meshesactorscharacterfacegendatafacegeomAri the Beautiful Barbarian.esp
texturesAri the Beautiful Barbarian and
texturescharacterfacegendatafacetintAri the Beautiful Barbarian.esp
Then delete the Ari the Beautiful Barbarian.esp in the data folder.
meshesAri the Beautiful Barbarian UNP and
meshesactorscharacterfacegendatafacegeomAri the Beautiful Barbarian UNP.esp
texturesAri the Beautiful Barbarian UNP and
texturescharacterfacegendatafacetintAri the Beautiful Barbarian UNP.esp
Then delete the Ari the Beautiful Barbarian UNP.esp in the data folder.


None, if using a legal copy of Skyrim and updated to the latest version.

Known Issues

If you are limited in vram and running a lot of 2K texture mods, this mod may cause black face in some circumstances.

Recommended for Immersion

Destroy Dark Brotherhood Adventure RolePlay Major Revision by Sirropoo

Used in screenshots:

RealVision ENB by SkyrimTuner

Realistic Lighting Overhaul by The Realistic Lighting Team

Project Reality - Climates Of Tamriel - Weather - Lighting - Audio by JJC71

Immersive Armors by hothtrooper44

TERA Armor Collection - CBBE - standalone by Frigus


Feel free to post your images but remember no nudity or coarse language. Keep it clean.

Those who kindly gave me permission to use their work:

Thanks to Appachii for permission to use AppachiiSkyHair.

Thanks to Caliente for permission to use
Calientes Female Body Mod BBE v3.2, Texture Blender and Bodyslide
(Credit also goes to Thepal, Raiar, Exnem, Danariel, AluminumFoil, Phygit & tktk1)

Thanks to dimon99 for permission to use
DIMONIZED UNP female body by dimon99

Thanks to Maevan2 for for permission to use
Mature skin texture and body for UNP and CBBE
(Credit also: DIMONIZED UNP female body by dimon99
Temptress Race by Psychos1s and Brokefoot
CBBE skin texture V2 V3 plus Thepal and UNP compatible by navetsea
Sporty Sexy Map by Xs2reality
High Resolution Scars by Xenius)

Thanks to LogRaam for permission to use
The Eyes Of Beauty by Gabriel Mailhot

Thanks to EcthelionOtW for permission to use
Realistic Female Face Skin HD

Thanks to SvarogNL for permission to use assets from
Body Options by Svarog
(Credit again to Caliente for Texture Blender)

Thanks to zzjay for permission to use
Women of Skyrim-Enhanced female normalmaps

Thanks to Hello Santa for permission to use
SG Female Textures Renewal

Thanks to tktk for permission to use assets from
Pretty Face

Thanks to LithiumFlower for permission to use assets from
LiFE - Lith Face Enhancement -CBBE-UNP-UNPB

And a special thanks to Bethesda for creating Skyrim

Tools Used

Special Thanks To

Ambersixsixsix for her invaluable help in testing this mod and
givvvver for rooting out a bug and spending time testing, they are good friends.


Please do not upload this mod anywhere else without my permission.

My other mods:

Boudica the Warrior Queen

Karita the Pilgrim

Norine the Thalmor prisoner

Eisa Blackthorn the Frostmere Crypt Bandit