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Adds the 24 books from Open Books Library as skill books to find randomly in-game, with collision physics and titles.

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NarrativeLoot - Open Books

Adds the 24 books from Open Books Library as skill books available to find in-game! I’ve added collision physics, titles, skills, inventory meshes, and added them to vanilla loot lists.

If you’d like to see more of this sort of thing, then endorse! I’ve tested the mod for over 12 hours with adjustments to loot rate, collision, and the inventory mesh. Your endorsement fuels my motivation, and helps others like you separate the cream from the crap.

These books can be found randomly at the following rates:
  • 15% - Warlock Chests / Warlock Boss Chests / Vampire Chests / Vampire Boss Chests / Explorers Wilderness Chests
  • 8% - Regular Chests, Upper-Class End Table, Cupboard
  • 4% - Regular End Table

This means you'll typically find one per related dungeon. It would take around 156 chests or 400 end tables before you
find them all.

I’ve separated the books into Common books and Rare books. Rare books include corrupt and
sinister-type tomes, and so those are found only in warlock, vampire, and wilderness chests (and not in Belethor’s nightstand).

You can also purchase the Common books from general item merchants. The chance of a merchant stocking a painting ranges from 8% to 41% (Khajiit Caravan). I’ve integrated the books into the vendor lists such that even custom merchants may sell them.

If you want a specific book, reference the name from the images and type into console 'help "<Book name here>"'. Be sure to put the book's full name in quotations. This will give you the ID of that item. Then type 'player.additem <Book ID> 1', which will give you one of that book.

  1. Install with your preferred method
  2. Create a new [size=3]Wrye Bash patch to merge any other modded loot list

Be sure to merge your loot lists after installation.
Non-Automatic Skill Books has released a plug-in to support this mod!

NarrativeLoot - Paintings and Frames - Adds 59 paintings to loot and buy in-game!
NarrativeLoot - Forsworn Skull Helmets - Adds 4 new Forsworn skull helmets!
Jaxonz Positioner - Place any item with complete control, and lock items from movement.


Thanks to Kelsenellenelvian for supporting this in Non-Automatic Skill Books!

Molte grazie to MaximilianPs for his Italian translation!

And to the artists of Open Books!

stoverjm for the incredible artwork on the Open Books Library! I’m in awe of these books, and had a great time writing their titles and just glazing at these pages all starry-eyed!
Blary for the original Open Book model! This mod is from your foundations, nearly four years ago!

Cheers to the both of you.
And to the following artists who are responsible for the amazing brushes and stamps!

Obsidian Dawn @,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and