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This mod adds a new housecarl follower: Celia the Kettle-Maiden, to Dragonsreach. She comes with a few armors tailored to her, a backstory and lore + a short partially voiced introductory quest of sorts. She also has AI set-up to patrol Dragonsreach when not following you. She even follows the real Jarl Balgruuf.

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Working on an update, hopefully done in july :)

 Celia the Kettle-Maiden 

This mod adds a second, standalone housecarl to Whiterun; Celia the Kettle-Maiden. She is my only female character and she is a spellsword housecarl. Her combat style is really neat, she mixes spell and sword for a combined ranged and close-up combat style that works very well in my opinion. Her backstory and some lore can be found below.

My goal with Celia is a housecarl that actually looks like she can protect a Jarl or Thane.

Celia the Kettle-Maiden is a top level housecarl in the service of Balgruuf the Greater, Jarl of Whiterun. She trained Lydia and protects the Jarl on a regular basis. She has saved him from skeletons, possible furniture accidents, drunkedness etc.

-Her Mindset-
You are not dying today. You die when I say you can... My thane.
//Celia the Kettle-Maiden.

-Where To Find Her-
Celia is in Dragonsreach, Whiterun. She has her fine clothes as default outfit and has her Whiterun cuirass, leather bracers and steel cuffed boots in her inventory.

-Included In The Mod-

My very first quest: The Boots Maketh The Man. The quest giver is custom voiced :D
You can find him in the kitchen of Dragonsreach(opposite where Farengar's office is). He does not respawn if he were to die during the quest. 
If you are too lazy to do the quest you can just do this.

"The Jarl of Whiterun!" - Celia's custom battlecry. It summons a decoy of Jarl Balgruuf to aid her in combat. He does not moan as of 3.5. She originally created it to help the Jarl escape potential ambushes but it works offensively as well. She can only use it once a day(I think). The Balgruuf decoy wears Balgruuf's civil war outfit.

Standalone textures and meshes, so no matter what you use she will always look like on my images. Her armors and weapons(excluding the kettle on the pommel) will use the textures you have in your game.

A few armors fitted for Celia and Celia only; Steel Plate, Nordic Steel, Whiterun Cuirass and her Roughspun body. All the cuirasses are enchanted with increased magicka regen 150%. The roughspun tunic is what shows up when she unequips everything. It's her naked body. She comes with her Whiterun cuirass, leather bracers and steel boots in her inventory by default. The rest of her armors can be found in her chest in the children's room.

Her unique kettle pommeled sword.

Helmet hair - Courtesy of apachii, Celia comes with her own helmet hair which she has equipped at all times, unless when in her roughspun tunic I suppose. Made to match her haircolor complete with white hairs.

Celia has a bed and chest in the children's room in the Dragonsreach Jarl Quarters.

Race: Breton.
Voice type: Female Commander.
Marital Status: Celia is not marriable at the moment, haven't decided if I want her to be able to or not.
Combat style: Spellsword. As a spellsword she alternates between ranged and melee at will. It's all she does really, but it works really well. She does not use shields, it interferes with her spells because they are restricted to her left hand.
Spells: Flames, Firebolt, Close Wounds, Healing Hands, Greater Ward, Frostbite, Ice Spike, Balgruuf Decoy Battle Shout. Weapon Enchancement lesser powers: fire and ice.
Perks: Augmented Flames 0-60, Augmented Frost 0-60, Magic Resistance 30, Armsman 0-40, Juggernaut 0-60, Agile Defender 0-60, Bladesman 30-60, Light Foot, Muffled Movement, Destruction Apprentice and Adept, Alteration Apprentice and Adept.
Stats: 1.5 level multiplier. Levels with you from 0 to 300.
Factions: I have put Celia in the following factions:
  • TownWhiterunFaction
  • HousecarlWhiterunCrimeFaction
  • DragonsreachOccupants
  • PlayerHousecarlFaction
  • The 2 vanilla follower factions; potential and current.

-Compatibility With Other Mods-
To get Celia to do what I wanted her to do and to have a place of her own I edited the following cells:

Edited Cells

Since she uses the vanilla follower system and the voice type Female Commander she is compatible with mods like Follower Dialogue Overhaul and Relationship Dialogue Overhaul.

Use NMM or for manual install pull everything inside your data folder.

-Related Mods-
Real Warrior Woman(Danika)

Male Followers Compendium

-Recommended Mods-

Advanced Follower Tweaks - AFT
. Makes it possible for you to bring several followers with you. Like for example both Celia and Lydia.



Treacleman for invaluable help with scripting, advice and general assistance.

45tg67se for testing, feedback and helping me find bugs, but also for being patient with "Chocolate Faced" Celia.

Mature Skin by Maevan2 for skin textures.

Maevan2's Eyebrows for eyebrows.

Bodyslide and Outfit Studio, Caliente's Beautiful Bodies Enhancer -CBBE- by Osnius, Caliente and Jeir for Celia's armor and body.

High Resolution Scars by Xenius for Celia's scar texture.

Improved Eyes Skyrim by Nazenn for Celia's eyes.

Eye Normal Map Fix SSE by Mr. Dave for the eye normal map.

Apachii Skyhair SSE by apachii for the helmet hair.

KS Hairdos SSE by Kalilies Stealthic and Shockero for Celia's hair

scipher99 for telling me how to center the kettle on the pommel.