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The files contained within will add either a RaceMenu or ECE preset character slot file for your character creation experience. Or you can have her around as a follower!

Soling is an brutally beautiful Nord and is one of my most cherished character creations. I hope that your upcoming adventures with her will be an enjoyable one.

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A RaceMenu or ECE Preset and Standalone Follower


The files contained within this page will add either a RaceMenu preset or an Enhanced Character Edit (ECE) slot file named "Soling" for your character creation experience. Her name may be Soling, but since it's your character you can name her whatever you'd like. Just select the appropriate file for your preferred character generation program:

Enhanced Character Edit


Mods Needed to Recreate the Look

NOTE: You do not need to have these mods installed to make the preset function. The hair, brows and eye color will more than likely default to some vanilla settings when you load the preset without having them installed. But if you desire to have your character to look exactly like the one from my screenshots, you will need to download and install the following files:

CITRUS Heads (HD Meshes) - optional download for the head meshes and .tri files only (this does not apply for ECE users)
SG Texture Renewal -  for the facial and body textures
KS Hairdo's Renewal
Better Makeup for SKSE
The Eyes Of Beauty
Teeth Plus - Redone - (highly recommended)

If you're an ECE user, you do not have to install any additional mesh files. You're all set.

If you're a RaceMenu user, you can install the head mesh from CITRUS Heads to help the preset conform to the verticies. Or you can import the Soling_v100.nif head mesh that was included within the preset download without having CITRUS Heads installed. Use the Sculpt tab to import it. The exact look may (or may not) work without having the suggested head mesh installed. Most users have reported that they've had great results without it.

Both RaceMenu and ECE users will need SG Texture Renewal for the facial and body textures. The type or options doesn't really matter, but I used the "Wet Body" option for my personal character in the screenshots.  Any body and facial texture of your choice will work, but I cannot guarantee that it will replicate the exact look as advertised in the pictures.

The overall look will also depend on which lighting and/or ENB preset that you use, so results can and will vary on your end. I personally use UNBLEAK ENB, which is showcased in all the uploaded screenshots.

Recommended mods to use during your play through:
ShowRaceMenu Alternative
Facelight Plus
PC Head Tracking and Voice Type with PC Head Tracking Voice Sets


RaceMenu Installation

1. Use Nexus Mod Manager (NMM) to install everything for you.

2. Unzip the contents of the into your Skyrim directory:

...\ Steam \ Steamapps \ Common \ Skyrim 

Start Skyrim with RaceMenu installed and load the Soling_v100.jslot in the Preset tab.  For convince, a Soling_v100.nif is provided with this download for the Sculpt tab. Use it to import the head file, if the need arises.


Enhanced Character Edit Installation

NOTE: all my preset characters will use the _17_commonTriRaces.slot file name.  If you do not want to override your current preset file, just rename this file with a number anywhere between 1-40 (example: _12_commonTriRaces.slot)

1. Unzip the contents of the into your CME directory:

\ MyGames \ Skyrim \ CME_Save

Start Skyrim with Enhanced Character Edit installed, slide the Slot Load slider and click "Next" then find the #17 slot (or whatever number you renamed it) and select it.

My Other Preset / Follower Characters and Projects

Standalone Follower Information

Combat and Stats

Class - Custom Barbarian
Leveling - Uncapped (levels with you up to infinity)
Combat Skills - For your convenience, I've setup Soling's combat AI to use either a two handed weapon or dual-wield. She can use either/or, but she cannot switch between them... so you'll have to set the weapon type. She's a pure DPS character and not really a sword and shield follower, but she can use them in a pinch. Soling is also proficient with light armor, so all you true Barbarian fans out there can slap some fur armors (or any light armor) on her and be content with the results.

I strongly suggest that you consider downloading this mod:

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find her?
A: Candlehearth Hall in Windhelm

Q: Can I marry her?
A: Yes.

Q: What is her race and voice-type?
Nord, with FemaleCommander as the voice-type (same as Aela the Huntress, Adrianne Avenicci, Legate Rikke)

Q: Can she die?
A: No, I marked her as essential.

Q: What about her stealth skills and trap avoidance?
A: I've setup her class with stealth as an attribute. Her AI also has the stealth-based perks Light Foot, Muffled Movement, Silence, Silent Roll and Stealth80.

Q: Why did you make her a Barbarian?
A: She fits the part.

Q: I don't like her hair / makeup / eyes / combat class (whatever), can you change it?
A: Sorry, but no. Unless it's an unintended bug, I'm not planning on making any changes to anything. If you don't like her hairstyle, then may I suggest that you try out The Hairstyler by Lycanthrops. To change something else, open up the Creation Kit and make all the changes you'd like. Just don't upload your results.

Q: What are her available body-types?
There are three versions with two variations of each:

WARNING: Some follower options comes in either a HDT/BBP/TBBP format. To use these files, you must have a skeleton capable of handling them, such as XPMSE. Failure to do so will result in your game crashing. If you are unsure on which to choose, then select any body-type of your choice that has the keyword "Standard" on it.

You have been warned!

SevenBase - 7B Original-Standard or 7B Original-BBP
CBBE - CBBE Standard or CBBE HDT 
(since I'm partial to CBBE, the body mesh was made with a special custom slider of mine using BodySlide and Outfit Studio. I may upload a copy of my slider file if the demand is there.)

Since the original idea was to create and release RaceMenu and ECE presets, these will be the only body-type variations that I will release. So please don't ask me to create you a gigantor "Touched by a Certain Goddess" bewbs version... it's not going to happen.

Change Log

 - Initial release


I do not, and will not, allow any of these files to be uploaded to any website without my expressed consent. If you desire to use any of these file besides personal use, I would politely ask that you contact me first prior to doing so.



Mods / tools used for the screenshots and standalone files

Enhanced Character Edit
 by ECE team
The Eyes Of Beauty by Gabriel Mailhot as LogRaam
RaceMenu by Expired
KS Hairdos - Renewal by Kalilies Stealthic Khaos and Shocky
Brows by Hvergelmir
Dragonbone Barbarian Armors - 7B - UNPB - UUNP - CBBE - Bodyslide by Shocky
I Love Cleavage CBBE and 7B Oppai HDDT - Ancient Nord v1.9 by Bartolo71
Immersive Armors by Hothtrooper44
Ancient Nord Chainmail CBBE HDT by TheGreenLion and ChronoTrigger77
JaySuS Swords by JaySuS (be sure to get the compatibility patch here)
The Witcher 2 - Eilhart Dress by Nimezis
Expanded Jewelry Crafting by lautasantenni
Ghorzas Armor- BBE v3_UNP by atomec
HD Armored Circlets by johnskyrim
HN66s Earrings by humannature66
Immersive Weapons by Hothtrooper44 - Ironman5000 - Eckss
Jewels of the Nord - HD rings and necklaces by Pfaffendrill
KDCirclets Redone by zzjay by zzjay and harokyang
Lingerie Set for CBBE Body w HDT w BodySlide by Kurese and Nausicaa
Teeth Plus - Redone by urgarulga

If I forgot one, let me know and I'll add it.

ENB Used in the screenshots


Wow! This file hit the 100+ endorsement milestone on 24 MAR 16. Thanks to all who've come back to click that little button. I really appreciate it!