Skyrim Special Edition

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Corvalho - ported to SSE by Hilli1

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This Mod adds the Sword of Ancient Tongues to the game, originally made by Corvalho. The sword comes in 12 different variants. English, German and Spanish version available.

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Sword of the Ancient Tongues


This is a port to Skyrim Special Edition based on the work of Corvalho with permission from the original author.

Original Mod: Sword of Ancient Tongues

Version 2.0:
Added golden variants of the Swords. They are taken from Sword of the Ancient Tongues golden and no scabbard and were originally made by Joedpa.
He gave me his permission to use his stuff.

Version 3.0:
Added variants with glowing runes. They are originally made by BBDLQEK1. Original Mod: Thinner Blade and Glowing Runes for Sword of Ancient Tongues
The mod is used with permission from the original author.

Note: I don't accept any kind of donations. Furthermore I will not take part on the mod authors donation system in any way. Any earned donation points for all
my ported mods go to the original mod authors to 100 percent. When you feel you should donate, please give some money to the animal shelter next to you.
Of course you can donate the original author when you find a donate-button on the original page. Let modding be free. Forever.


This mods adds two new swords fitting into TES' lore: The Sword of Ancient Tongues. The sword has the Seal of Akatosh symbol engraved in the handle and letters in dovahzul also engraved in the blade, which says "- Dragonborn, by his honor is sworn, to keep evil forever at bay..."

This mod is completely standalone. No other items of the original game will be overwritten. The meshes are optimized with Nif-Optimizer. Textures are in 2K.  The sword can be crafted and tempered. English, German and Spanish versions are available. The ESP is cleaned, hand-polished and checked for errors in TES5Edit.
As of version 4.0 the mod comes with a FOMOD installer in two versions:

All weapons can only be crafted and tempered. The weapons are NOT added to levelled lists and NOT distributed in the world. Choose this option for maximum compatibility.

All weapons can be crafted and tempered. In addition the weapons are added to levelled lists and are distributed to the world. The weapons have a chance to appear in the world and it is possible to buy them from blacksmiths after reaching a certain level. The needed levels are different for every weapon, depending on the weapon stats.
IMPORTANT: Don't forget to make a Bashed Patch if you use the levelled-lists version.
If you need help making a Bashed Patch look here: Wrye Bash Installation and Bash Patch Tutorial or S.T.E.P. Project Wiki - Bashed Patch.

Note: The Sword of Ancient Tongues (1-H version only) is included in the mod The Gifts of Akatosh which you can find here: The Gifts of Akatosh.
The name of the sword in those mod is Sword of Akatosh. It has slightly different stats but uses the same models and textures. It can be used without problems together with this mod. They don't overwrite each other.



How to craft ?

A forge can be used to create a weapon. To craft a weapon you need to know the correct crafting perk and you need to have the needed materials in your inventory (details see spoiler below). In addition there is a crafting book for the weapon. Keep the correct book in your inventory when you want to craft the weapon. Otherwise the item will not show up at the forge. A sharpening wheel can be used to improve the weapon twice as much. Crafting books are not needed for tempering.

Crafting books:


Item ID's:

You can use the mod AddItemMenu - Ultimate Mod Explorer to obtain the weapons. In case you want to add the items via console use the following item ID's:

How to install ?

Use a mod manager of your choice (recommended):

Mod Organizer 2, Nexus Mod Manager, Vortex:

Install as usual. Run the FOMOD-installer and choose your options.

Wrye Bash:
WB does not support FOMOD-installers. As a WB user you probably know how to handle FOMOD's. One possibility is to use MO2 or NMM to pick your poison and repack the result as 7zip-file. After that you can install the new created archive in WB.

Manual installation (not recommended):

Unpack the archive somewhere and choose one of the 2 core folders and one of the 12 ESP's / ESL's. Then put the content of the choosen folders in your data-folder.

Note about ESPFE: You can choose if you want to install a classic ESP or an ESPFE. Read carefully when you plan to install the ESPFE version of the mod:


Skyrim Special Edition. USSEP technically not needed but highly recommended.



Known Issues:

None so far

Mods used in pictures:





Credits and special thanks to
Corvalho for Sword of Ancient Tongues
Joedpa for Sword of the Ancient Tongues golden and no scabbard
BBDLQEK1 for Thinner Blade and Glowing Runes for Sword of Ancient Tongues

Celiand for the spanish translation

and (of course):
Bethesda for one of the best games ever
ousnius for SSE Nif Optimizer

Other tools used: CreationKit 2.0, SSEEdit 3.2.1, NifSkope 2.0.0, Gimp 2.10, MergePlugins 2.3.1, ESP-ESM Translator 3.50, 7-zip

Thank You

Thank you for checking out the mod. I did my best to provide a good mod for YOU.

Please come back and endorse when you like the mod. Thank you.

You have read until here? Really? I am impressed. Congratulations. You are probably the only one in a hundred. But now it's time to play ... Have fun !