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A more handsome version of Ondolemar, the Thalmor Justiciar Commander in Markarth. Ondolemar is now available as a follower with accompanying stat and AI data adjustments. Also included are an appearance only option and an Extra Perks follower option.

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Handsome Ondolemar has been ported to Skyrim Special Edition: Handsome Ondolemar SSE


The first time my Dovahkiin met Ondolemar in Markarth she wasn't too fond of him. He seemed incredibly arrogant and condescending, yet as time passed, she could not deny her growing curiosity and odd attraction for him. After she stole Ogmund’s Amulet of Talos for the Justiciar, his friendlier attitude and comments about her fine company effectively charmed her. But just like all of the other Altmer males, Bethesda had chosen not to include him as a follower. This needed to be rectified.

When I brought Ondolemar up in the Creation Kit, I was… disappointed, to say the least. The guy needed some serious help in the appearance department. I changed his hair color, gave him more attractive facial hair, made a few facial tweaks, and changed his hairstyle to something more handsome. I also changed his default outfit from the Hooded Thalmor Robes to the no-hood version. The no-hood version of the Thalmor robes has the same "Destruction spells cost 12% less to cast" enchantment as the Hooded Thalmor robes.

All you need to do for him to be your follower is to complete his short quest to steal Ogmund’s Amulet of Talos. Also, Ondolemar’s voice type (MaleElfHaughty) does not have follower dialogue options by default. You need to install MFVM - More Follower Voices Mod Plus Khajiit Marriage by Mysticentity in order for him to have follower options and dialogue. Also, when Ondolemar agrees to be your follower, he may revert back to his Hooded Thalmor Robes. Just open his inventory and take the robes; he will change back to the no-hood version, and you will have a Hooded Thalmor Robe of your very own.

I have added Ondolemar to the marriage faction as well; however, there are no dialogue mods that I know of which give his voice type marriage dialogue. But there is always the chance that some lovely modder will create one in the future, so I decided to put Ondolemar into the marriage faction just in case.

There are three versions of Handsome Ondolemar available: (1) an appearance only version, (2) an appearance version with follower options, and (3) an appearance version with follower options and extra perks. I will not make a vanilla version of Ondolemar with follower options, as there is another mod on the Nexus that already does this.

Stat/AI Changes:

Calculated minimum level changed from 6 to 10.

Calculated maximum level changed from 25 to 81.

Morality changed from "no crime" to "any crime."

He has been given the "Light Foot" perk, so he will not trigger any traps.

"Extra Perks" Version:

Mage Armor (Rank 1)
Magic Resistance (Rank 1)
Recovery (Rank 2)
Ward Absorb
Light Foot
Augmented Flames (Rank 1)
Augmented Frost (Rank 1)
Augmented Shock (Rank 1)

Existing Save Info:

If you are starting a new game with Handsome Ondolemar installed, the changes to his stats will automatically take effect. However, if you are installing Handsome Ondolemar on an existing save, and you have already been inside Understone Keep, there is a chance the stat changes may not take effect because Ondolemar’s level has already been calculated by the game. There is an easy way to fix this using the console:

1. Open the console with the ~ key with Ondolemar in front of you.

2. Click on his face so his Reference ID (0001990D) is selected.

3. Type "getlevel" (without the quotation marks) and hit "enter." If Ondolemar’s level is not equal to your character’s current level (particularly if your level is 26 or higher), the stat changes did not take effect.

4. Type "setlevel 1000,0,1,81" (without the quotation marks) and hit "enter."

5. Type "getlevel" again and hit "enter." Ondolemar’s level should now be the same as your character’s.

6. Close the console with the ~ key.

"Diplomatic Immunity" Quest:

During the "Diplomatic Immunity" main quest, I would strongly suggest that you dismiss Ondolemar as a follower, as he may show up during the quest. Also, I would strongly suggest that you do not ask him to help you create a distraction, as that will lower his opinion of you, and he may not be willing to be your follower afterward. If you do have him create a distraction, resulting in him disliking you, you will have to use the console to raise his approval back to the point where he will be your follower again.

Civil War Questline:

If you side with the Stormcloaks, Ondolemar will most likely end up dead after you take Markarth (he will be in a coffin in the Hall of the Dead.). My current character hasn’t even started the Civil War questline, so I have no way to test this. Of course, if you are a Stormcloak, why would you want a Thalmor Justiciar Commander as a follower anyway? :)

I hope you enjoy Ondolemar, and if you do, endorsements are very much appreciated. I also love seeing screenshots of the characters in game, so please upload them to the "Images" section.

Required Mods

ApachiiSkyHair (the Male Standalone Pack "ApachiiSkyHairMale_v_1_2"):
MFVM--More Follower Voices Mod Plus Khajiit Marriage:

Recommended Mods

(If you want Ondolemar to look exactly like he does in the screenshots)
1) High Quality Eyes by Xenius:
2) Better Males – Beautiful Nudes and Faces – New Hairstyles by Chris57 and FavoredSoul:
(I used “Faces – YoungerFacesMergedWithMenByGeonox”)


Extract the file to a temporary location.
Copy/place the .esp in your Skryim Data folder.
Merge my "meshes" folder with the "meshes" folder in your Skryim Data folder.
Merge my "textures" folder with the "textures" folder in your Skyrim Data folder.
Make sure the .esp is checked in the “Data Files” section of the Skryim Launcher.

As for where it should go in your load order, it doesn’t really matter, although I would recommend putting it ABOVE any multi-follower mod (AFT, EFF, UFO) just in case.


Uncheck the .esp in the Skyrim Launcher.
Delete the .esp from your Skyrim Data folder.
Delete my meshes and textures.


As this changes Ondolemar, it will most likely be incompatible with any other mod that changes him.


None that I know of.


Please leave a comment or send me a PM, and I'll respond as soon as possible.


Please ask my permission before using my mod in your work, and please give me credit for my mod.


Bethesda for creating Skyrim.
The Nexus for giving gamers/modders a place to find and showcase mods.
Apachii for creating such wonderful hairs and for giving me permission to use them.
Mysticentity for creating MFVM - More Follower Voices Mod Plus Khajiit Marriage and for allowing modders to use it.

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