File information

Last updated

Original upload

Created by


Uploaded by


Virus scan

Safe to use

About this mod

Adds a new armour set for male and female and 2 swords.

Permissions and credits
  • Spanish
  • German

Nordic Wanderer
By Billyro


This mod adds two new swords and a new armour set for male and females. There is full weight-slider support and the armour should be compatible with all body mods. 

The equipment is similar to ebony in stats. You can temper and enchant all items. 

To obtain the crafting manual, go south of Nightgate Inn (which is west of Windhelm) until you reach the Wanderer's Monument. The small quest should be fairly straight forward. (If you need help, go down to the bottom of this page.)

Video Reviews in Spoiler Tab!

Thanks to CosmicWonder, Hodilton and Brodual for the videos!
Optional Files

Sharp Normals: normal maps regenerated with more detail, making the edges of the metal much more prominent. The scratches and small dents will pop out a lot more. The bolts and such also have more shape. Get this if you like grittiness over smoothness. 

Vanilla Textures: textures painted on top of vanilla assets instead of aMidianBorn assets. You may be wondering why you would want to download these instead of the original ones; well, for starters, the normal maps were made by Gamwich, so it'll look extra good. Furthermore, the vanilla textures blend together better - so the upper and lower body have less differences. There is also more suitable contrast for environmental mapping. Swayed yet? 

Alternate Cubemaps: drastically changes the way the metal appears in-game. Simply overwrite the main files with your chosen cubemap and it will appear that way in-game. 

Nordic Wanderer Helm Addon: a mod by Destero which adds a new helmet based on the Dawnguard full helmet in the style of this mod. You can download it here.


Should be compatible with all mods. If a mod drastically alters the area south of the Nightgate Inn, then there might be some overlapping objects and such, but it shouldn't be too bad.

I have cleaned the mod with TES5EDIT. 


Copy the contents of the archive folder to your Skyrim\Data folder. Activate the .esp file in the Skyrim Launcher. That's it! Alternatively, you can download with NMM and activate it through that.

Known Issues

The high-weight body meshes have slightly different smoothing parameters to the low-weight meshes. This doesn't become apparent until you go all the way to a 1.00 weight. If it bothers you, simply set your character's weight to 0.99 (which looks identical to 1.00 but it uses the correct smoothing). 

The female version has a little bit of a deformity around the groin area, like someone kicked the metal really hard. It doesn't have any adverse effect in-game and can be ignored. 

There is minor clipping at the wrists. Just wear the gauntlets and you'll never notice. 


Please don't redistribute this mod. If you wish to use any of this in a custom mod, please let me know beforehand (and you must give credit to the texture artists that I've given credit to). 


Russian translation by KoVaLR

Russian translation by dstg

Chinese translation by NightWind1789

German translation by Astra2000

French translation by ScoobiVendetta

Spanish translation by caiser42nos


v1.1: Added new diffuse textures with increased contrast

v1: Initial release


(NOTE: I couldn't get into contact with some of the users - if you are one of the following people and wish me to remove your stuff from the mod, please send me a message.)

Humus, for his cubemap bases (from which I edited and generated the cubemaps). 

Nobiax, for his chainmail and iron texture overlays. 

CaBaL120, for his aMidianBorn textures that I used as a base.

XRC (Exray Catt), for his Imperial heavy boots texture which I used as a base. 

Gamwich, for generating the normal maps for the vanilla version. 

Destero, for creating a full-helmet addon based on the Dawnguard helmet. 

Jaykin1, Liemertha, and Zjamz for atmospheric screenshots. 

3DS Max 2012, NifSkope, Paint.NET and CrazyBump - the tools I used to make this mod. 

Spoilers and Hints

Don't know how to proceed at the Wanderer's Monument? 
Follow the direction the Eagle statue is pointing. You'll find other statues - keep following them until you reach the end.

Okay, then what?
The final statue has a small pedestal with a key on it. Take this key back to the Wanderer's Monument and open the strongbox.

What materials do I need to craft the armour/weapons? 
The crafting manual has a list of all the materials you need for each piece.

I just want the stuff. Give me it. 
Use the console command...

help "nordic wanderer" 0

...then find the ID of the Nordic Wanderer Chest. Use... 

player.placeatme [insert ID here] 1 spawn a chest with all the pieces in it. After grabbing all the stuff, you can open the console again, click on the chest, and type...


...and the chest will be removed from the game. You can now continue on your adventures!