About this mod

Explore the ever expanding new world of Shumer and discover it's mysteries and secrets.

Permissions and credits
****This mod is under development see Sticky Post for current state and plans ****

There is now an SSE version of Shumer

Join my Discord Server: here


Update 3.9.1 - 25 Oct 22: This update corrects a bug in the Introduction to Shumer quest, the priest should now
reliably appear. There are also a number of other bug and terrain glitches fixed.

Addition:I have had a few requests to give a sneak preview of the Island of Dilmun as it won't appear for a while. It's still WIP and in the optional section, you will find no people yet. Put it in your load order and COW Dilmun 5,0 will put you somewhere sensible.

Important Compatibility Patch : I have uploaded a patch which is primarily for those with Lighting and landscape/grass Mods that tend to revert exterior cell names back to vanilla (this also includes mods that make multiple changes to Skyrim eg TPOS, Holds and ETAC), this means that all my quests including dialogue may not run because they depend on the location names I have given cells. This patch just reestablishes these names and is otherwise harmless.

How to get to Shumer:

Either use the Alternative start (its the 'looking for a monk' option near the bottom of the list) or make you own way to the Village of Mitt east of Rorikstead; talk to the monk there and this starts a short "Introduction to Shumer" quest which completes when you speak to a priest at Dagana Landing in Shumer. The latter recommends you visit Kholinor and speak to the Guard commander in his house, you don't have to do this immediately; but, after you have done the quest he gives you; 'Introduction to the Gods', a lot more people in Shumer will speak to you and give you tasks.

Mod Features so far


1. Shumer is the size of about 3 Skyrim holds with over 130  map marked locations (and 40 unmarked ones) and 80 underground locations. Also there are two small islands called Barbella and Althira. It is home to over 1000 npc.

2. A Story and 49  new books covering the Sumerian themed history and the religion plus some fiction/non-fiction stories and 32 journals and letters, which add to the story of the past and things yet to come.

3. A Shumer version of the "Great Jar Hunt" with 27 Ingredient Jars to collect and  4 treasure maps.

4. 100 or so Miscellaneous Quests and 17 side quests in Shumer, the islands and in Skyrim (approx 30hrs of content). Currently 629 NPCs have voiced dialogue to support the quests and narrative of Shumer and add local colour.

5. In Skyrim 4.5 villages, 2 Inns, a boathouse, an Estate, a ruined castle and a pirate base on the northern coast (Pirates of the North).


Visit the Wiki here: Shumer specifically the quest guide here the maps section now has maps of Shumer, Barbella and Althira (drawn by Bowmorelover)

This is a developing mod translating a large D&D campaign of mine into Skyrim. It requires a new world with a  new lore and  I am utilising Breti's New World (Which I call Shumer); It contains new worldspaces  a continent (Shumer) and two islands (Althira and Barbella) . 

What is needed

This mod requires all three DLCs (Dawnguard, Hearthfires and Dragonborn)

There is a  mainfile ShumerWorld containing the Baseline world master and the resources file:

  • ShumerWorld.bsa
  • ShumerWorld.esm (Ver 4)

There is one Update file containing:

  • PiratesNorth.esp  (Ver 4.0)
  • ShumerNWa.esp  (Ver 3.8)
  • Various loose files (LOD, voices, scripts etc)  

Updating - When an update is issued (and the ShumerWorld baseline has not changed) how you apply the update depends on what Manager you are using, either merge the update into a single zip file or select both the new update zipfile and the ShumerWorld zipfile you previously downloaded in your Manager. 

The ShumerWorld.esm file and the Piratesnorth.esp  should be before ShumerNWa.esp in your load order.

There is a monster optional file containing facegen data
(Ver 3.7)

Note Shumer contains my Pirates of the North mod in its entirety so if you have Pirates already you can remove it from your mod manager and just add the Shumer files and resources.


The Skyrim part of this mod specifically does not conflict with Northern Encounters and The Watchtowers Reborn or any of the Mods I know of around the Winstad Area.

The following patches are available in the patch file, just dl and pick out the ones that you want:

Salem - Arena Tournament
TPOS Ultimate mod
Sailable Ships
More Bandits
Forts of Skyrim

Great Forest of Whiterun
The Unfinished Business - Dungeon Pack
Holds the City Overhaul
Cults of Skyrim
Amber Guard by 13Oranges
Brotherhood of Old
Great City of Skyrim

Forgotten Dungeons
(for this patch Forgotten Dungeons should be higher in you load order than PiratesNorth.esp)
Elder Scrolls Online Imports - Moves Giant Camp out  if Ashcombe

If you have More Bandits - EtR Patch you don't need mine as it moves those bandits elsewhere.

There is also a separate patch which is primarily for those with Lighting mods and/or mods that make large scale changes to Skyrim that tend to revert exterior cell names back to vanilla, this means that all my quests in Skyrim, including dialogue may not run because they depend on the names I have given cells. This patch just reestablishes these names and is otherwise harmless.

For Immersive Horses users a poster has mentioned the following:
You'll need to add Shumer (+ island) worldspaces ( 3426:ShumerWorld.esm, 833775 P iratesNorth.esp, 1104455 PiratesNorth.esp ) to the .ini or IHO will despawn all horses in Shumer.


JPCorwyn - Many voices and for acting as master of
ceremonies for a gaggle of voice actors and applying his writing
Tasheni - Writing the common people dialogue and small quests.
BowmoreLover - Testing and debugging and drawing the maps
Dreifels -
Testing and debugging



Tyler Will "Shumer-Open Area Music", "Shumer-Woodland Theme", "Shumer Ocean Theme" and "Shumer God of the Sky" written for
JPCorwyn - "The Price of Victory", "The Red Storm", "The Road to Westsong" and "After the Stand Off"
TRG Banks under Licence
Philip Weigl under Licence

Voice Credits



JPCorwyn (Kuyujirik, Kemesh, Kinishe, Guards and many others)
kikiapplus (Sisbara, Heamanna, Arbasina,Eshua, Nuubirda and Beira) - twitter
roarbee (Khasijesu, Sasigu, Nuskuarran and many others)
OnlyHalfThetime (Shedural, Amarsin, Urnaush, Fallanu and many others)
Ty Harper (Umma, Dabubal)
IDTalks (Shurrapak and others)
Paul Warren (Napharah)
Darkrogue21 (Summer and others)
DesertFox(Nebocan, POarubal Septenah and others)
MeekVoice (Enemessar, Vahenga and others) SoundCloud
ruykcro (Shalmun, Khanim and minor priests)
JCummets (Isham, Manish and many others)

WinterWolf(Alizzara, Pudita and others)
Anduniel (Elua, Ramena, Duga and others) - Patreon
Vincent Gutauskas (Ishbemah)
CyberlionZ(Tiglath, Usiwater and others)
Gilthielm81 (Abban,Unamman and many others)
RobP (Berac)
DrinkGameRepeat (Ziusaada, Dilini, Buvala and others)
Ropesander (Saradan and Kholinor Gds)
Dawn Hart (Rabana)
FullMetal (Hadanish and many others)
Martimius (Padil)
Jacxter (Shuam)
Wamuel (Belungah, Kannuah, Adini, Berezan,Gabri)
CrabCakes (Baraam,Tarzihu,Kukura,Laaza,Tuge,Ukubi)
Rymandude (Aran,Arwin,Saki,Urna)
FrostVA (Ashban,Kannual,Veregan,Nabaden)
CountryHat (Anba, Musihi, Kalum,Hamatan)
LadyTheta (Tubahu, Dagana,Jushua,Veena, Gista,Gisda)
LilPwy (Ziusadra,Puzure,Adina,Guzuru,Nimiliti)
NightVision (Tani,Istara,Eberana,Mitara)
Yossi (Kamashala, Bisira,Engura,Heama,Unza, Suruhu)
Hawke64 (Heambu,Nebuam,Pagbil,Mesilim,Inki)
Reduxist (Musuir, Susadaran,Kibabu,Buitu, Ekimal)
Dave Scheidecker(Ziznam and Nabuedir)
Rammblin' Rob O'Dwyer (Temple and Arat Guards)
Jameesh (Itishu, Ammassin and others)
Jaywady (Hingis, Duran and others)
SkinnyTecBoy (Rimsini, Burak and others)
Kaze (Singal and others)
MD07 (Eliana)
Tasheni (Dinlil, Hisalana and others)
Jef Leeson (Numshuda, Lapique, Tirigan and others)
Casual Apocalypse (Lugalure)
Darkblade (Itebu, Kibabuh and many others)
Cheri (Kibaban)
JTalent(Inkisish and others)
Rocky (Nadan, Inaba and others)
zinxscar (Mita, Nirba and others)
Taoxue (Ksuda and others)
RoryTCH (Isini and others)
Sir Stalwart (Mundi and others)
Naoree (Ashurba and others)
SockMeatSandwich (Agadan and others)
Fataloror(Iva, Luenna and others)
Ishy(Briana, Saki and others)
Huggleton(Nirisamus, Lugalburra, Nebodure and others)
Impressionist (Manas, Urlugal and others)
Grungehog (Feram, Gallu and others)
Sami (Duzi, Mebusam and many others)
Severage (Parusta and Naramsin)
DubbaD(Basin, Eshtan and many others)
CCell(Enshag and others)
Guyst (Narburpal, Erishu and many others)
Bloodmage (Siriah, Melemah and others)
Screampunk (Kamush, Mitabas, Finnel, Lagigir and Anu Guards)

Agerweb (Allandou and others)
Dani Oregan (Rimmishu, Tukulti and others)
Ancalagon (Ikisa, Aluba and others)
JoJoRawr (Udaka,Isina and others)
LeeBeeWilly (Padilla, Girsu, Maruda and others)
Naida(Ahersa, Felana, Nimah and others)
Unseaworthy (Alva, Sierra, Kadja and others)
DoctorS (Asmar, Illuban, Lazu and others)
PokeTX (Ashkur, Bildayan and others)
PlanetABC (Kuyu, Risam and others)
TankDempsey (Binah, Danasu and others)
WalkStrong General(Summagan, Mushi and others)
DGThunderer (Ishbemaar,Kadjarti,Turgala,Ekim)
Austin (Ningah, Viga)
BladeZero (Adonib,Samah,Dadan,Samguh,Huwan)
Drey (Ravana,Sasinga,Bana)
Agerdemon, GeorgiD  and PatS (others)

Skyrim and Islands

blarghbleh (Durassa, Sheila, Pamela)
Reduxist (Bertrand)
Gwen Hernandez (Gwendolyn)
Ashleigh Aishwarya (Elspeth, Freya)
Deckard Quinones (Merya)
Angel On My Shoulder Productions(Tirana)

Darkrogue21 (Hudara)
JPCorwyn (Dragant, Dagath, Donald, Alister and many many  others)
Fullmetal (Baaran, Reinulf and others)
Fatalor (Elvira, Musuru)
SkinnyTecBoy(Thoran and others)
Hugleton (Rudgar, Guards and others)
Grunghog (Smugglers and Guards)
Ishy (Smugglers)
Sami (Haakin)
Guyst (Samgunna)
Aduniel (Fran)
OnTheOtherHand (Guards, Jonah, Holgme and many others)
JLeeson (Lapique, Tirigan)
JonathonC (Kadjar)
Giltheim81 (Rabb, Yahazi, Brynn)
MDarkbladeM (Udaki)
JTalent (Gistaru)
DubbaD (Guards, Gehart)
LeeBeeWilly (Edith, Aynse)
Agerweb, Agerdemon, GeorgiD  and PatS (others)
Christine O(Alva, Greira)
JoJoRawr (Hedda)
Doctor Sauce(Andreas, Lazu)
Drey (Alicia)
NightVision (Madelena)

CrabCakes (Tarzihu)

Use of Other Modders Resources Credited below:

Resources with an asterisk indicate I asked specific permission to use them.


Book Credits (Alternate book fonts by evercharmer):
Hunters Series of tales - A number of long forgotten 19th authors customized for my purposes.
Sayings and poetry of Kholinor - A number of long dead Sumerian/Babylonian authors also customized for my purposes.
Aurlyn conversation by mlee3141
The rest are made up and entirely my fault

Modders Structures and Worlds

Newworld from Breti (Shumer exterior)
Paradise Island from jet4571 (Barbella exterior)
Pirate's Cove by ArtParker ( also MJAB98 & Tehandyman)
Facor Island by Mathew1800 (Althira)
Cave Level from James (Free Traders HQ)
Tower Resource from IgnacyOrder
Imperial Fort Resource by whatever 515
Svindall Estate by nogzoeits (Daganas Manor Interior)
Bran Keep and Dawnleaf Castle from Alethz (Enkir's Rest exterior)
Castle Almgard by omega549 (Guardian Castle exterior)

New Textures

COP -Riften and Solitude by Foggypath*
Thatch texture by gdelforge
Windhelm textures by Osmodius*
More Colourful trees, shrubs and alchemy Ingredients by Mentha
Mage and Thalmor textures by hana
Horse and Saddle Textures by Tasheni

New Resources Architecture etc

Morrowind Dwemer Resources by Enter_77
Assets from The Notice Board* by Mannygt
GKB Green Trees and he City Mod by Ga-Knomboe Boy
Resources and ideas from Skyrim Sewers 4 by Viltuska
Resources and idea from Imperial Physician by UWShocks
Nordic Dungeon suite alternative by jsnider193 and some specially created meshes for Shumer
Building Kits by jet4571
Furniture, Manor House, Viking House, Castle and Inn Resource by Tlafoon
Mostly everything from Stroti viaTamira (alist here)
Farms from BSCyrodill
Architecture from Rajti15
Lakeview Evolution - modders resource by mrpdean
Whiterun Foundations by Elinen
Skyrim Windows Resource by vaultguy
Griffon Fortress and Stormcloak Cabin by kraeten
Allstuff and Stormcloak Cabin cutups by DDproductions83 by Elianora *
Windmills by PhilSchmidheiny
Modified Farmhouse by ps46183
Tents For All by meo3000
Modders Resources and Greenhouse tileset by kelretu
Fence Emporiam by steveowashere7
DFT's Asset Pack by DankFrenchToast
Akavir Tileset by RonnieMagnum
Snow Elves Remastered by cad435
Bridges by digger23
Alternate Fonts by evercharmer

DK's Lore Friendly Ships and Boats by DeviantKaled
Resources from Nernie's City and Village Expansion, Ranger and Thief packs by nernie
Mostly everything from Insanitysorrow (alist here)
Rugs and stuff, Teddybears, Phitt's Sheogorad Resource and Statue from Tamira
Fish models from blitz54*
Alchemy resources, Ingredient Jars, openbooks and Food Containers by blary
Paintings from Artisanix
Furniture from Arion
Barrels from Yuril
Statics from FPI Research
Catering from Lilith
Resources and Improved Book Meshes by Jokerine
Stoneware and Pictures by Darkrider
Book covers by Axhoff2007
Shabby furntiture by Flintone
Cyrodill Galleon by markusliberty
Magnus Enchanter by JetSteele
WoodDeck Resource by tamu75
Stablesigns by Autan Waspeez
Planks from marthgun
Book Covers of Skyrim and Journal Mesh by DanielCoffey
Resources for Modders by runspect
ElderStatue by Angilla
Amulets of Skyrim and Guards Clothes by Uni00SL
For Sale Sign and Stairs by berticus001
LoliceptResources by lolikyonyu
Rings and Amulets by madnuttah
Ayleid Resource by skyrimlazz
Generic Signs by Andalay Bay
Signs, mage/thalmor textures and lattice fence from Hannaisse
Morrowind Style Clutter by Funktasm
Bunny Toys by Garnet18
Dark Souls Rings by xperious
Gemling Queen Resources - Amulets by Saerileth
autosort by Sjogga
Duathfel Resource Pack by UnimpressedPanda


VICNCreature Resource by Vicn
NexusCreature Resource and Witcher Zombie by Gendundrup (inc CD Projekt Red)

Armour and Weapons

Game of Thrones Armour Compilation by Donker316
Bosmer and Noldor armour by maty743 (arynn, empreni  and Isilmeriels for resources)*
Blooded Armour byguitinscarfin
Heavy and Royal armoury by privateeye 
Mega Shields by the malfazar
Ghosus Weapon Pack and Rings of Skyrim by Ghosu
Plate Armours by ActusReus (not helms)
Noble Female Clothes by merillia (textures by karmoth)
Imperial Assassin Armour by newermind43 *
Iron Stuff by ragna_rok
Mercenary Armour byrahman530
Sandstone Armour by gunchaparmy3162
Targaryen Armour by aegonIV
Armoury of Vernon Roche by towell (and CDProjekt)*
Iron dagger retext by rafalema
Gold Plated Shield by mythos214
TelvanniMage robes by Elianora (texture byThemrloc1, hood by breed13 and
mesh by exeter)
Battlemage robes by Elianora (inc tumbajamba and mr Dave)
Rough Leather Armour by atomec*
Nordic RoundShield by Fortram
Oriental Armour by singlebelong
Colourful Barkeep by TwiggySkyrim
Sycophant Robes by Merilia
Spellsword Cuirass by billyro
Longsword pack by JRC011*
Race Shields from m150 *
Ranger Armour by buirinheaven
Aindras robes by Aindras69
Silverswords by gizmodian
Weapon Variants by EliteTJB98
the Atlantean by Mr Dave
Battlemage Armour by sasquatcha
Nordic Ranger Armour by frankdema*
female pants by chinagreenelvis
Jarl Clothes and Nordic Iron Cuirass by FranklinZunge
Witcher 2 models by l0rdofwar
Fine clothes by Mikoyork
Gilded doublet by ellise
Armour and Weapons by Roadhouse699*
Willyback's Clothing (and signs) by willyback
Redguard Fashion by Tasheni