About this mod

10 highly interactive Followers with enhanced AI: quest aware, fully voiced, new songs, party banter, several quests, sandbox, set home, set wardrobe, horse riding, romance & unique weddings! Several potential Player homes. New plants, recipes, Armors and weapons. By Anduniel (Anna Castiglioni)

Permissions and credits
  • Portuguese
  • German
  • French


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Check out the Videos tab for great footage by Sloth (dptheslothking, slothability), Hodilton, myself and others!
NOTE! These videos show original appearances of Darion, Nadina, Valyen, and Zorya, which have changed.

French (by Ruonikenshin)
Traditional Chinese (by aj3y93/gtxism689)
Traditional Chinese (prior to 3.0, also by aj3y93)
German (by Gahlar, in progress)

Highlights: 10 highly interactive Followers with enhanced AI:
 - Quest aware
 - Fully voiced: ~ 9,000 lines of custom dialogue, commentary, songs, and banter!
 - New original songs & tunes
 - Party banter -- 100+ banter scenes both among themselves, with vanilla NPCs, and Interesting NPCs!
 - 13 quests to enjoy
 - Sandbox while following -- they do their own thing rather than stay glued to your side!
 - Set home, set off-duty activities like sleep & eat locations
 - Dismiss and "Meet at (Place)"
 - Set wardrobe -- highly customizable if you have SKSE!
 - Horse riding -- each Follower had own horse & custom riding AI!
 - Unique romances & marriage for EACH Follower
 - Approval & Affection, Unique Romance & Marriage, for EACH Follower!

 - Several Player Homes
 - 4 New Inns
 - Several New Ingredients, foods, and harvestable plants

If you like please remember to ENDORSE :)

Character profiles, quest details, party banter, character trivia, open roles and more


Versions 2.0.9 & below:  Skyrim latest version, Update -- that's it!
3.0 & above:  REQUIRES ALL 3 DLCs!!
OptionalSKSE & SkyUI (extra configuration available)

New Game or never used AnnaNPCs, Anduniel, or Nadina before:
Simply download the 7z manually and extract to your Skyrim\Data directory, or use NMM to install.
If you DID previously use AnnaNPCs (prior to 2.0), Anduniel, and/or Nadina:
Uninstall them by doing the following:
Refer to Shrike's procedure for cleaning your save in the Articles tab before installing new!
Then DELETE ALL associated BSA's and/or loose files you may have extracted from my previous files.
If you don't follow these steps you WILL have problems!
If used AnnaNPCs 2.0+ Simply install new version over the old one.
Whaaat???  Fine.  Delete AnnaNPCs.bsa and AnnaNPC.esp, or click the X on NMM to remove it.

Follower AI and Special Features:

MCM configuration available if you have SKSE and SkyUI.  If you don't have them, you're just missing out!
Track Followers; Wardrobe Management; Warp to Player; and more!
Standalone faces - contains all face & hair resources, NO mods required.
Vanilla body - Inherits body meshes/textures from your game, so uses whatever (if any) mods you have installed.
     Except Anduniel, Mareen, and Nadina, who have unique body tattoos, Meshes, and Textures (see Credits) (3.0+)
Following - Each follower runs on separate scripts, factions and packages from vanilla, so true conflict should be nonexistent.
NO FOLLOWER COUNT!!  Have any many of them together as you want!
Riding - All followers come with their own horse and will ride when asked or automatically when the Player rides.
Sandboxing - Followers will sandbox while following, just like Serana, as long as they are not in a hostile area.
Followers go anywhere with you -- even into the DB Sanctuaries, and Sovnguarde!
Set Home - while in any Player home, as long as it has the keyword "LocTypePlayerHouse", you can set the follower to live there.
Dismiss and Meet at (Place) - You can send them to meet you at any of the five main inns.
Special Favors - Nadina and Valyen have unique special favors on request.
Special Carry Bag - Followers can store items safely, in addition to regular trade.
Singing! - Followers sing little ditties and songs, including some duets!
No Helmets - Followers un-equip helmets when not in combat.
Party Camp - Inspired by Dragon Age Origins, where you can hang out, craft, sleep, cook, talk, CHILL.
Marriage - All 10 Followers have a unique Romance path and wedding.  Some are more extensive than others.
Romances include choices for straight, bi, and gay PC.

Followers react to how you treat them, and their approval will increase or decrease based on how you reply.
Giving them gifts will also raise approval.  To give a gift, you must first have it in your inventory, or the Dialogue will not come up.
A high approval opens the path to friendship and possible romance and marriage. Approval is outlined in the Articles Tab.
Each Follower has their own unique romance and wedding!  These are constantly being developed and expanded upon.

!! 10 Unique Romances !!
Anduniel: Two Souls, One Heart (for males)
Darion: A Pirate's Lass (for females)
Elyndra: Courting A Knight (for males)
Garrett: A Ranger's Bride (for females)
Lyra: The Nightingale's Song (for anyone)
Mareen: A Blades Ceremony (for anyone)
Nadina: Bonded in Blood (for anyone)
Teryn: Ashes of Indoril (for Elves)
Valyen: A Druid Handfasting (for anyone)
Zorya: A Gypsy Wedding (for anyone)

For quick details on all marriage, visit the Blog: Marriage page.

Banter with each other:
If the followers are near each other, they can have random conversations, more than 100 total!
Banter scenes were largely inspired by Dragon Age games, so if you're also a huge fan like me, I'm sure you'll notice where that influence is.
You can find a list of all Banter scenes on the Blog: Party Banter.
Banter with Vanilla NPCs
Anduniel with Erik the Slayer, Ungrien, Valindor, Mjoll, Marcurio
Darion with Faralda
Elyndra with Adrianne Avvinici
Nadina with Mikael
Valyen with Fihada (future)
Banter with Interesting NPCs:
If you have Kris Takahashi's Interesting NPCs, this mod INCLUDES banter with some of those followers!
A script will detect if INPCs is installed, and if so, will fire the banter.
Currently included banter:  Amalee, Isobel, Skjarn, Rumarin, Valgus

Original Songs
Anduniel Songs: written, composed, and performed by Anna Castiglioni
Also performed by Azzadal's Tears band in Whiterun.
  - A Glass of Golden Mead
  - The Fall of the Snow Elves
  - The Virtuous Thief
  - Skies of Skyrim
  - Under the Mountain Shadow
Darion Songs:
  - Fleetfoot the Sailor Man - Michael's Popeye knock-off
  - Port Telvannish Chanty - words by Michael Butchin, parody of Irish traditional "Riding on a Donkey"
  - Sailor on the Dock - Michael Butchin
  - The Sea Hawk - words by Anna, parody of Irish traditional "The Irish Rover"
  - The Pirate King (3.0.4+ by Gilbert & Sullivan) 
Nadina Songs:
  - Ragnar the Red
  - The Young Redguard (by Anna)
  - Nevid the Sword Singer (words from TES lore, music by Anna)
Zorya Songs:
  - Starlight Chant
  - Blacksmith Wauking Song (tune from Pocahontis, words by Anna)
  - My Favorite Things (tune from Sound of Music, words by Anna)
  - The Gypsy Rover (traditional Irish)
Future Songs:
  - Shadows (for Ruby of Azzadal's Tears, by Anna)
Future Lyra Songs:
  - The Harp that Once Through Windhelm's Halls (words by Thomas Moore, music by Anna)
  - The North Sea Shanty (tune by Heather Alexander, lyrics by Anna)
  - Come, Weary Soldier (by Anna)

Several Followers have a personal quest which counts toward their relationship.
- A Father's Gift (Anduniel)
- The Docks of Solitude (Anduniel)
- Of Cures and Demons (Anduniel)
- The Wolf's Curse (Anduniel)
- Sugar and Scurvy (Anduniel)
- Anduniel's Meadery (Anduniel)
- The Lost Blade (Mareen)
- Reckoning (Valyen)
- Twin Suns Rise (Elyndra)
- Shades of Ansei (Nadina)
- Snow and Deceit (Teryn)
- Facets of Riches (Zorya, Darion)
- A Game at Court (Any 4, coming soon)

Vanilla Quest Conversations:
Bleak Falls Barrow (Darion, Nadina)
Dragon Rising (several)
World-Eater's Eyrie (Garrett, Lyra, different conversations if Romanced or Friendship)
Full main questline (Anduniel)
Season Unending (Anduniel)
Main questline through Diplomatic Immunity (Teryn)
Full Companions questline (Anduniel)
Full Thieves Guild questline (Anduniel)
Rise in the East (Darion)
Blood on the Ice (Nadina)

Azzadal's Tears Band:
Azura - Bosmer rogue
Crystal - Imperial, werewolf warrior
Jade - Altmer mage
Ruby - Dunmer, vampire, fire mage
Location:  a new shack outside Whiterun, behind Khajiit camp

White Water Inn:
Across from Battle-Born farm MAP (Alternate location available in Optional Files, moves it north 1 cell)
Thingol, Gizelle, Giulio

Black Swan Inn:
The Reach, due east of Bthardamz
Isabela, Cerise Buonorecchi, Bria, Bard

Chuckling Chaurus Inn:
Off the road between Rorikstead and Dragonbridge MAP
Chadra, Cid, Clementius, Cayden

Grey Gull Tavern:
Solitude Docks, next to East Empire Trading Co.
Innkeep, The Captain, Flokki, Ginevra
Dockworkers, Fishermen, Farmers, Miners, Merchants

Several Followers have a Home the Player can use. Some are tied to their relationships, while others are also available as friends.
Anduniel's Meadery (Anduniel)
The Sea Hawk (Darion's Ship)
Druid Grove (contains a Honeymoon Cabin)
Halahm Villa (Nadina's Home)
Elyndra's Chambers (Elyndra's Home)
Tel Ouafe Ruhn (Teryn's mushroom house)
Garrett's Cabin (The Rift)

Bug Reporting and Troubleshooting:

When reporting bugs, give as much detail as possible, including but not limited to:
1) If relevant, whether you use follower enhancement mods (or I will automatically assume you are and that is the problem.
-- I can't count how many times someone reported a "bug" with one of my mods only to find on further questioning it was caused by
conflict with or misuse of AFT/UFO).
2) What you have ALREADY tried to resolve it, including but not limited to Waiting, Fast-Travel, reloading, and testing on a new game
(coc directly from load screen).
3) If relevant, any house or inn mods you use which might alter static markers, which could disrupt follower AI if they have been moved,
or worse, deleted.
4) If you can include a screenshot submission that is very helpful.
Note: Vague comments like "It doesn't work" will simply be ignored and removed.
These are very annoying and only tell me you didn't bother to read.  I HATE that!  I promise it DOES work.

Load Order
Generally speaking, Load Order should not matter. The mod edits almost NO vanilla game data.
Exception: Leveled List ChaurusDeathItem, an intentional edit. You'll probably never have a conflict with that.
That said, some people have reported better success placing AnnaNPCs later in the order.
Personally, I place it pretty near the top, out of ~130 mods.

Follower Enhancement Mods
- Designed to work seamlessly alongside follower enhancement mods (AFT, UFO, EFF).
This only means followers will NOT be affected by just running these mods, but nor will they conflict.  They just ignore each other.
Attempting to use spells/powers that come with these mods on my followers is NOT ADVISED, as it could disrupt followers' AI.
However, since my Followers comes with so many of their own similar features, you really don't need to use those mods on them!!
Further details, see ReadMe.
For users of Requiem: Anordil87 has created a Patch for AnnaNPCs here.

Location Conflicts:
- Might conflict with any mod that adds structures to the exterior of Whiterun city, south shore of Lake Ilinalta, or Solitude Docks.
- CHECK OPTIONAL FILES!!!  There might already be a suitable patch for your conflict.
- Also see my World Edits page on Blog

Body Mods
3.0+: Some people have claimed conflicts between armor and the body mesh of Anduniel, Mareen, and Nadina.
Prior to 3.0 they use Default body from your game. It is NOT a problem with the mod itself.
I have tested on a fresh install with NO body or armor mods at all, and Anduniel, Mareen, and Nadina looked just fine in their outfits:
casual, armor, and fancy; no clipping, no seams, no problems.
In 3.0+ They use CBBE Slim mesh, which is included in the bsa and pathed in the esp.
This was done to give them body tattoos.
There are no problems if you have CBBE Slim, UNP, or NO body mods installed, as I just described.
Shrike uses UNP and has NO problems viewing Anduniel, Mareen, or Nadina.
Users of 7Base body mod reported some issues during the outfit change, but only when Outfits is On in the MCM.
Issues with other body mods are unknown, but doubtful to cause problems.

Incompatibilities DO NOT cause crashing, though probably a neck seam.

AnnaNPCs Requiem Patch
, by Anordil87

Interesting NPCs by Kris Takahashi
Become A Bard (direct download link) & Become A Bard Anduniel Expansion
Elaborate Textiles (texture replacer)
Jewels of the Nord - Amulets & Rings (texture replacer)
Aeterna Circlets - (texture replacer)
Celtic & Braided Rugs (texture replacer)
Shrike's Slaughterfish Nemesis Spell

Permissions & Legality:
- Nexus and Steam exclusive.  Do not use any assets, or upload to any other site, without my permission.  Please, just ask.
If you see this mod ANYWHERE else (other than links I specifically say), it is STOLEN!!
I would appreciate if you'd report it, to me and to the stealing site.
You are NOT allowed to make money from my mods.  We don't.  Why should you?
- Contains assets from other modders, so you need their permission for specific assets.
- You may create patches for follower enhancement mods (UFO, AFT, EFF, etc.), as long as you credit me and Shrike and link to this mod.
- Characters created herein are copyright Anna Castiglioni and may not be re-used for ANY reason without my express permission.
Again, just ask :)
No permission needed of NON-PROFIT FanFiction. Please give me a link so I can read it, and I'll also link it on the Blog. I LOVE FanFic! :)

There are so many credits that I have to make a whole CREDITS ARTICLE to list them all!  But one in particular deserves special mention:
He has modded with me for the past few years and has been a great teammate and friend!
He's made cool scripts and meshes, tested, been a patient recipient of ranting and a source of encouragement.
Thanks for all you do, Shrike!
Some of my other mods:
Silver Falls Lodge | Riverwood Cabin
New Cooking Recipes
Simple Divorce
Tutorial on Adding Voiced Files.

These and many more are also on my Steam Workshop!

My other Voice Work:

AnnaVoz - my voice acting site with audio, video, links, and photos  |  Demo Reel  |  My INPC Actor Page
Voice Actor Project Archive
Evangeline - Breton Companion by Sein Schatten
Aurora and Twilight Followers - voice & dialogue advice
Arweden - Altmer Companion by ScannerLegend
Kitiara - Standalone Follower - Voicing, scripting, dialogue, testing (#1 Hot File first week October, #2 Top File! 10-8-2013)
Maids II - Deception - Kalisa
Inconsequential NPCs - Altmer student at College of Winterhold
Interesting NPCs - Joselyn (adult), Amalee, Gwyvane, Isobel, Tikrid, Anja, Henna & Frenna, Aldi & Camaron, Lagdu, Morndas, (Info),
Bette & Renni (Birds of a Feather video, at 6:30), Erwen
Legacy of the Tyrants - Andrea, the quest-giver 

A Recording with Sloth! :)

If you enjoy my mods and voice acting, please consider supporting me on Patreon!