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Adds painted frescoes and stained glass to the Temple of Divines in Solitude and all other temples, shrines, halls of the dead, and sacred sites.

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12/7/16 - Updated for SSE! Download it here!

This mod adds painted frescoes from the Witcher games and new stained glass lanterns and shrine bases to the Temple of the Divines in Solitude and a few other sacred locations as well. I always thought it needed more color in it, and when I saw those frescoes, realized immediately where they would look best. Each Divine's alcove is now decorated with a fresco that I thought best illustrates that Divine's particular domain or personality. The frescoes have a nice 3-D effect that is easier to see in-game than in screenshots, so I recommend downloading and seeing how you like it in person, or checking out the videos below.


(Thank you to fickji and DonProtein for the videos! There are from the 1.0 and 1.1 versions of the mod.)

Installation & Options

To install, just download one of the following files:

Temple Frescoes - Complete


This file covers every single temple, shrine, hall of the dead, and place of worship in Skyrim and Solstheim -- including wilderness shrines. It adds new painted frescoes to the temples and places of worship, new stained glass shrine bases where they appear under shrines, and new stained glass lanterns replacing lanterns inside shrines or holy places. A few new lanterns and shrine bases were added where appropriate. Two shrine bases were left untouched because it seemed unlikely their worshipers would be able to buy Imperial Cult votives. Finally, all shrine bases should react appropriately to Civil War changeovers.

Temple Frescoes - Solitude Only

This is similar to the main file, but only touches the Temple of the Divines in Solitude. Each Divine's alcove is decorated with a painted fresco depicted some aspect of that Divine, a stained glass shrine base depicting that Divine, and a stained glass lantern doing the same. No other cells were touched.

Optional File - Temple Mosaics

This optional file will work with either of the two main files, as long as you load it after them in your MO mod list or Vortex sorting rules. It replaces the painted fresco textures with glass mosaic versions of them instead. You can see this in action in the Images Tab above.

Compatibility

This should be compatible with most mods, excluding ones doing the exact same thing (editing temples/shrines). If you are concerned about the extra world and cell edits, feel free to use the "Solitude Only" version of the file. New shrine bases and lanterns use your installed shrine and lantern textures.

Should be perfectly compatible with Jaxonz Positioner if you want to duplicate and grab the frescoes to put them wherever you want. They have bare plaster around the edges, though, so you might want to choose your locations to frame them nicely. This can also be used to resize and move around the default frescoes if the slight clipping bothers you at all.

Permissions, Credits, Recommendations


Use this however you want in a free mod, as long as you link to this page, give credit to me and all contributors below.
You cannot use this in a paid mod, ever.

Credits:

201 Stained Glass Lanterns by SrRamrod and Mikeynexus for the stained glass textures and lantern mesh.
Shrine Base by SrRamrod for the shrine base mesh.
Modders Resource Pack - Witcher Extension by Oaristys for the conversions.
CD Projekt for the originals.
The Witcher meshes and textures are owned and copyrighted by CD Projekt and used with permission.
The Witcher is a trademark of CD Projekt. All rights reserved. http://www.cdprojekt.com

Mods Used in Screenshots:
Rens HD Shrines
Fire and Storm ENB
Personal retexture mods I've been working on.

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