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Welcome to Dread Prison, the improved Prison of Despair. Send anyone in Skyrim (including Nazeem) to your own personal prison, where you can watch them rot behind bars forever. You can send your prisoners to the mines to gather resources for you, or have them fight in the arena. Become the new Warden and discover all the prison has to offer.

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Welcome to Dread Prison, the new and improved Prison of Despair (old version of this mod). Send anyone in Skyrim (including Nazeem) to your own personal prisoner, where you can watch them rot behind bars forever. You can send your prisoners to the mines to gather resources for you, or have them fight in the arena. Become the new Warden and discover all the prison has to offer for yourself. Also on Skyrim.

-Cell Block
-Torture Chamber
-Dread Tower
-Prison Ship
-Maximum Security Cell Block
-Control Room
-Warden's Quarters
-Everything Else

Cell Block:
The cell block is the most important part of your prison. It has 20 cells where you can imprison anyone that you want. To imprison someone, simply use the "Dread Prison - Arrest" spell and use the on screen menu to pick which cell they will be sent to. There is also an available second Cell Block (toggled in control room) if you wish to expand your imprisoning capabilities. This will grant you 12 more cells in the prison.

The arena is where you can force your prisoners to fight each other or you can go in and challenge yourself. You are able to send whichever prisoners you want into 3 different "groups". These groups will then fight each other when you open the gates. You can also spawn many different enemies or set off traps to make the fight more interesting and the arena more deadly. Sometimes you may need to give the prisoners a little "kick" by spawning in a couple enemies to get them going. To send prisoners to the arena, simply use the "Dread Prison - Arena" spell.

Torture Chamber:
The torture chamber has a holding cell, as well as two torture chambers for you to satisfy all your torturing desires. Send any prisoner to the torture chamber by using the "Dread Prison - Torture" spell. You also have the ability to enter the torture chambers to clean out any of the bodies that may pile up, simply use the lever next to the activation button. Be warned - don't forget to turn off the chamber before entering, or you may suffer the same fate as your prisoners.

Dread Tower / Prison Ship:
The Dread Tower and Prison Ship are two small satellite prisons of the prison. They have a few cells and can act as good outposts if you need to keep certain prisoners in isolation from the others. Dread Tower can be located on the road between Rorikstead and Whiterun, and the Prison Ship is in the Sea of Ghosts. People can be arrested to these cells using the "Dread Prison - Arrest" spell that you use for the cell block. The Tower can be disabled from the control room; in the event you do not wish to have it, or it conflicts with other mods.

Maximum Security Cell Block:
Beyond the torture chamber is the maximum security cell block. Here you will find 5 cells; 2 high priority cells and 3 average cells. This cell block has its own elite guards to contain the most dangerous of prisoners. To arrest people to this part of the prison, simply use the same arrest spell as for the cell block.

Control Room:
The control room gives you the ability to customize certain parts of your prison, and as features are added, the control room will grow. Head on over here if you want to change things like guard and banner options.

The mine is just past the torture chamber next to the maximum security cell block. The mine has a daily production that is determined by the number of prisoner you have in the mine. The daily production can be collected from the chest in the mine (just after you enter, to the right).

Warden's Quarters:
This is your own private living space in the prison. As the warden, you are the only one living comfortably in this stronghold. Explore it for yourself, but a notable feature is the chest in the back right of your quarters. All items confiscated from prisoners (using the Disarm spell) will go into this chest, allowing you to take all the loot without a fuss.

Everything Else:
Above are the main features, there is more for you to discover (most of which is also self-explanatory). Hop in and check everything out in Dread Prison for yourself, as the new warden.

Update Log:
-1.0-3.8: Happened on original Skyrim mod.

-3.9: Added Cell Block 2 as part of the main file (togglable), added control options for dead de-spawning, added ship access next to prison.
-4.0: Added guard variation, added cell relocation capability, added information messages, added immersion options (see control room), added/updated guard controls, updated navmesh, improved patch support, lots of script updates.
-4.0.1: Fixed arena script errors.
-4.1: Updated control options, updated guards, fixed/improved stuff, support for add-ons/patches in SE.
-4.2: Added head remover, added immersion options, updated control room, other stuff as usual.

Oaristys and Tony67 - Modders Resource Pack

ARYANtheAG - Beast Masks of Skyrim
747823 - Weapons of the Third Era
Gamer 3DRyona - Ryona Execution
ousnius - SSE NIF Optimizer
ElminsterAU - TES5Edit

Special Thanks:
Donkeywho, LordTrinen, and SecretzRUs for the great feedback they have provided throughout the creation of this mod.