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Once you are dead, this is the end. The Game Over sceen comes in and your sole option is to start over.
Also exports a list of all your Fallen Heroes!

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Requires: Skyrim Script Extender, PapyrusUtil - Modders Scripting Utility Functions
Also available on Steam Workshop: Located Here

Our time comes too soon at any age, from birth we feel our flesh-temples begin to decay
It was the serpent who fed us the ultimate lie, it was his deceit that slowly taught us how to die.


                                                                        Video Review by Brodual                  Member of Forever Free Movement
                                                                        Video Review by Shinji72


     This mod is inspired by a very popular thread at Bethsoft's Official Forums: Dead is Dead

Just one rule...Dead is Dead.
When your character falls in battle or falls from a cliff, that's it. They are dead. Game over. No reloads. Feel free to restart, ( at the cave exit ) with the ole "I or II", after their names. If you so choose.

(Don't be a douche, read this part.)

     As of 9/14/15, Dead is Dead will be included in the Sands of Time family line of mods. This exciting merger means that you will have access to the dark and foreboding, yet beautifully enticing Catacombs--a wonderful page hosted on the Sands of Time Team's website. There, you will be able to share the details of your characters down-fall, as well as read of other not so fortunate adventurers and their departures--a very atmospheric experience that we hope everyone enjoys and partakes in.

NOTE from the Sands of Time Team:  "We're so very delighted to have been able to join forces with the incredibly bright and talented Sagittarius22 and hopefully help to create an even more unique and fun experience for users of Dead is Dead.  Please let it be known that the SoT team has in NO way altered his mod.  We have only offered the site as an extension and 4th barrier /role-play enhancer.  Sagittarius22 deserves full credit for creating this most magnificent work of art.  We applaud his genius."


     When you first load the mod, your character is assigned a unique ID which will be stored externally. Whenever you die, this character will be tagged as "Dead" and you won't be able to load a save-game with this character.  Harsh? Yeah, it sure is. This is for people who want to know how far they can go before dying in-game.

     This mod works better with a new game; if you install it mid-game, you will still be able to load a save when the mod was not installed. You can still install it mid-game though, but this won't be as harsh.

     Also, an extra feature: all of your dead heroes will be exported in an external text file, with information on when they died, where, and who killed them.


  • Rah Azhera Birth: unknown, death: 4E201 Race: Argonian. Died in Riverwood. Was level 1 when installed Dead is Dead, and died at level 15

  • Sha Zhir Birth: unknown, death: 4E201 Race: Khajiit. Died in Riverwood. Was level 1 when installed Dead is Dead, and died at level 67
               This .txt file can be found in your Skyrim directory (not in "Data") and is named "FallenHeroes.txt".

We want to hear your screams of agony!

We request that you please offer up your deceased loved one to be buried in our Catacombs. A special website dedicated just to the Dead is Dead mod and its many victims. Join the underground, traveler; get lost in its multitude of tunnels.



     First of all, you MUST download and install the following: Skyrim Script Extender AND PapyrusUtil - Modders Scripting Utility Functions
After the above are properly installed, follow these instructions:

     Step 1) Backup your save game in case you wish to uninstall the mod at a later time.
     Step 2) Download and install with your preferred mod manager.
     Step 3) Ensure the ESP is active (ticked)
     Step 4) Enjoy!


     Step 1) Deactivate (untick) the ESP
     Step 2) Remove with your preferred mod manager
     Step 3) Use Savegrame Script Scalpel by flexcreator to remove any orphaned scripts in your game


     Step 3 - Alternate)  Reload and restart game using the previously saved backup from Step 1 during installation
     Step 4) Continue on in Skyrim without the fear of permanent death--you wuss


     The mod is compatible with everything.  That's primarily due to the fact that no other mod (as far as we know) does anything close to this.

 {The SoT Family}

   Our Primary Mod:   The Sands of Time - Ultimate Deadly Encounters

   Standalone Mods:   Sands of Time: Sleeping Encounters
                                Sands of Time: Fast Travel Consequences
                                Genesis - Dynamically Increased Enemy Spawns and Loot
                                Dead is Dead - Death Lasts Forever
                                Eternal Darkness
                                Nocturnal (an ENB preset)

   SoTimized Mods:    SOT Hardcore Encumbrance
                                WatchTowers Reborn (fueled by Genesis)

                           Populated - Forts Towers Places - Legendary Edition
                           Populated - Lands Roads Paths - Legendary Edition


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