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Gravelords are enigmatic entities formed by hundreds of darkened bones covered in a cloak of dense shadows. They're the spawn of Sithis, the representation of the primordial state of emptiness and the Void. They roam the darkest places of Nirn and Oblivion, surrounded by their dread armies of scary Gravelord Servants.

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"Gravelords are enigmatic entities formed by hundreds of blackened bones covered in a cloak of dense darkness. They are the spawn of Sithis, the representation of the primordial emptiness and the Void, a state outside the concepts of Aedric or Daedric. However, they also roam the darkest places of Nirn and Oblivion, surrounded by their terrifying armies of fearsome Gravelord Servants. People who have been unlucky enough to find one of them and have survived have said that they continually proclaim the Black Sacrament in sadistic and frightening tone, and while this obsessive proclamation does not necessarily associate them with the Dark Brotherhood itself, it undoubtedly draws a link between them and the Night Mother, bride of Sithis.

A Gravelord's body is that of an immensely sized skeleton, covered by many darkned human skeletons joined together as some sort of armor. The upper body leans forwards, giving him a hunchback appearance, his apparent head is tucked into the dead matter and bones on top of the osseous pile, his entire torso is covered in ribcages and skulls, with limbs dangling all around him. His legs are extemely heavy, due to the ammount of bones attached to them, what makes them slow. His left hand is a giant natural skeletal hand, while his right upper limb is equipped with a triple bone forearm, which terminates in a sharpened giant bone blade. Some of the skeletons that adorn him as body armor, are raised in combat as minions by the Gravelord. A Gravelord's body is covered in an all concealing cloak made of dark miasma, with the consistency of oil, formed by the own essence of death, in constant movement around the terrifying bone figure, and that causes in those who see it up close an intense feeling of despair and emptiness.

In the past, the Dark Brotherhood was known to be able to summon lesser versions of these entities to punish traitorous members. When summoned for this purpose, these Gravelords were then known as Wraiths of Sithis."

by Beastmaster Mihail *
(*Who is Beastmaster Mihail? He is my avatar/persona within the universe composed of all my mods. He is the ingame author who writes the texts that are usually presented as descriptions for my mods. A former monster hunter, now a dedicated scholar, he is planned to be released as an NPC in late 2022/early 2023, doing the same job in-game as my descriptions do on Nexus.)

Gravelords in the world (SPOILER ALERT): A named Gravelord guards Serana on Dimhollow Crypt. 2 Gravelords and a Grand Gravelord are at the service of Malkoran too. The lesser version known as Wraith of Sithis can be summoned using an ebony staff called Sithis Finger, which can be acquired in 3 ways: Cicero has one next to him, leaning against the wall in the Dawnstar Sanctuary, and depending on the course of the battle he may make use of it during combat, which will make you have to get it from his loot, the second is carried by the Grand Gravelord inside Kilkreath Ruins, and the third is available at a chest in Soul Cairn.

- 2 new creatures- Gravelords (in 3 variants) and Gravelord Servants (in 2 variants)

- 2 new weapons: Gravelord Sword and Sithis Finger

- 1 new spell: Summon Wraith of Sithis (using the staff Sithis Finger)

So far no incompatibilities have been found between this mod and other mods.
(OBS- If by chance when installing several of Mihail's mods at the same time you are asked about files overwriting those of other Mihail mods or other authors mods, don't worry because they are just the same files shared between mods. I recommend that on these occasions always give preference to the files contained in my mods, and among mine always give preference to the mod you are installing last.)

The Mihail Monsters and Animals series aims to create and make available to the community the most complete set of creatures for TES 5: Skyrim, implemented in an immersive and unique way, with respect to the pillars of lore. Instead of pathetically just throwing models and textures in the game reusing 100% vanilla mechanics, the creatures made by Mihail have uniqueness and extreme zeal in their idealization and implementation, which will provide you with an experience that you have never had before in this area.

- The last Skyrim Update
- DLC Dragonborn
- DLC Dawnguard
- DLC Hearthfire


Mihail- Gravelord and Gravelord servant models, textures, sounds, animations, gravelord
sword, 4k retexture of the ebony staff, effects, spells and game implementation

Voice actor:

DungeonMasterEli (Twitch - check out "What Happens in the Dungeon"/ Nexus/
Discord user: DungeonMasterEli)-  voice of the Gravelords

Some assets used on this mod belong to:

74_mos- for the model and original texture of the ebony staff
AeonVita- for the purple flame used on the left hand of the Gravelord