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This mod is a 100% standalone replacer for Aela the Huntress, using resources from some of the best beauty mods on Nexus. UNP and CBBE.

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This is the 3rd, in my ongoing series of makeovers for Skyrim NPCs, Enjoy!

Aela the Huntress is one of the elite members of the legendary Companions which reside in Jorrvaskr.

"My mother was a Companion. And her mother. And all the women in my family, back to Hrotti Blackblade. I stayed with my father in the woods until I was old enough for my Trial. We hunted everything there was to hunt. Good training. Ma didn't live long enough to see me join, but I fight to honor her and all my Shield-Sisters through time." - Aela

Follow Aela's Story here


1. She is 100% standalone, therefore no other mods are required.

2. She is a vanilla follower and is involved in quite a few quests including the Companions questline.

3. My iteration of her is aimed at presenting a younger, tougher looking Nordic huntress, with battle scars, dirt and weathered warpaint.

4. There are 4 versions to choose from that should cater to everyone's tastes. Features include - facial scars, body scars and dirt evenly spread out on the diffuse map. UNP & CBBE!

5. Beauty, as well as Toughness is subjective, my Aela may not look beautiful/tough to many/most of you at all. This is just my interpretation of how someone like her may look with selected HD resources that I've been using for over 6 months and have come to love.

****6. A WIP full bodypaint/tattoo version is in the works, If anyone is interested in helping me out with it, recommending designs, tattoo work or general ideas, please PM me with how you'd like to contribute with this project.****

>Installation Instructions<

Install manually or use NMM. NMM is the right way to do it, though.

Latest Skyrim update ( is favoured, but isn't necessary. Some of you might be able to get this to work with older updates.

****IMP - I have changed her weight from 20 to 50 so theoretically you may get a highly visible neck seam.

- To permanently fix this :
- Go up to Aela and stand in front of her. Open console(`)
- Left-click her face, this will cause an ID to show up (1a697); type "setnpcweight 50"
- After that, with her ID selected, type "disable"
- Then type "enable". Done!

>Screenshot Credits & Kudos<

-A bundle of thanks goes to Caelrya, the Queen of Screenarchery!.., for helping me with the conceptual initial builds, suggestions and round-the-clock support. - My sword is yours, my Queen!
-Many, many thanks to Kamikazekossori, the Bard of the Imageshare!.., for being so amazingly supportive and genuinely interested throughout the whole development for this mod. - A mug of ale and a sweet tune from the finest Rosewood lute, to you!
-Kaldaar aka 'Big Bear', the masterful screenarcher extraordinaire! - a hundred barrels of Honningbrew Mead Special Reserve at your doorstep!
-Rencux, the next big thing in Screenarchery! Her woodsy, druidic images are captivating!.., for extensive testing and helping me make some tough decisions and being suportive and critical throughout! - May the sylvan spirits of the forest be with you forever!
-GTAhammer, thanks a ton for making the showcase in such short notice! - May Masser and Secunda shine, in the brightest hues for you!

Take a look at their fantastic image galleries. Please leave a like, endorsement and comment on their work!
(sorry for the nerdy speech! ;p)

Special thanks goes out to the following people -


>Mods & Resources Used<

-Dimonized UNP body by dimon99
-Caliente's CBBE Body by Caliente
-The Eyes of Beauty by LogRaam
-Nuska's Real Skin and Face Morphs by Nuska
-SG Female Textures Renewal by Hellosanta
-XCE Warpaint & Dirt by Xenius
-Gizmodian Scars by Xenius
-FemFeet Redesigned by Leito86

>Tools Used<

Photoshop CS6
DDS Viewer
Image Converter
MS Paint
UNP Texture Blender
Caliente's Texture Blender

*Disclaimer : If you want to use any resources included in Aela's Sylvan Makeover, please ask for permissions from their respective authors, and me.. (if you want to do something with my plugin)