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Nether's Follower Framework is designed as a simple, multi-follower system that is light on game resources and allows for up to 10 companions at one time. It provides a host of additional features, including immersion and quality-of-life functions to allow you to adventure with a small team of characters.

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Nether's Follower Framework is designed as a simple, multi-follower system that is light on game resources and allows for up to 10 companions at one time.  It provides a host of additional features, including immersion and quality-of-life functions to allow you to adventure with a small team of characters.

It does not alter nor include any standard dialog, such as recruiting, dismissing, asking to wait/follow, trading and so on, making it safe to use with dialogue overhauls (RDO, etc).  It works behind the scene to translate requests into the framework.

This framework is intended for use with Followers that use the default follower system versus custom followers, which often have their own integrated system for joining the player.  However, this framework includes an import system that allows you to use some of the quality of life features on custom followers.

Core Features
- Up to 10 Followers (flexible, can be humanoids or animals).
- No starter bow or arrows.
- Integrated Interesting NPC support (requires iNPC, obviously) - Some users have had issues getting this to work properly, however I have zero problem and cannot yet replicate the problem.
- Plenty of options, below, all at your choice, set with a robust MCM menu.
- PDF Guide provided for explaining all features.

Sandboxing
- Allow Followers to Sandbox when you are doing passive tasks.
- Set Followers to only Sandbox In-Town.
- Auto-Sandbox in Town Interiors, Your Homes or Locations you determine.
- Toggle off for any specific Follower.
- Allow Followers (and other NPCs) to Sandbox multi-level interiors.

Mount/Riding Support
- Allow Followers to use spawned horses provided by this mod.
- Select breed and effects of their horse, select breed globally.
- Provide Riding Package support only if another mod provides a horse system but no packages.
- Toggle off for any specific Follower.

Combat
- Set combat and non-combat distance of Followers.*
- Place Followers in a Healer or Tank Role.
- Reduce Infighting between Followers.
- Optionally Disable bleedout recovery keeping them down during a fight.

Movement
- Catch Up teleport (and On-Demand Ability for player)
- Can Control distance and polling time.
- Enable a +25% Movement Boost for faster following.
- Reduce interpolation between walk/run state changes (faster reaction).

Actions
- Improve Follower Stealth AI when out of combat. They will not initiate combat, chatter and they move in close.
- Stop Idle Chatter on all or selected followers (or only allow it while sandboxing)
- Give a follower a nickname (follower renaming of display name)
- Prevent Followers from drawing weapons when you do.
- Followers will not set off basic traps (equivalent of LightFoot perk). Optional via installer.
- Followers get out of the way when you get very close to them.
- Followers can Auto-Recharge weapons they use or use filled soul gems (not player filled).
- Teach Followers spells by trading spell books to them.
- Set any Follower to Essential (or reverse it). While in the Framework, all Followers are Protected.

Gear
- Set up Adventuring Gear for a Follower, telling them what to wear while they are following you. This is gear enforcement NOT outfit managment.
- Storage system for re-applying Adventuring Gear when re-recruited.
- Copy their default outfit into your inventory (for custom armor, mainly).
- Set a Follower to only use headwear while in combat.
- Set a Follower to only use/equip shield while in combat.
- Blades compatibility for multiple followers plus the ability to give followers the blades gear instead of changing their base outift.

Control
- View any Follower's Stats, Skills and Resistances.
- Issue Commands to all Followers or individual ones at a distance.
- Commands for All Followers: Wait/Follow, Toggle Sandbox, Combat/Follow Distance, Summon and Dismiss.
- Commands for Single Followers (when facing follower and in your sights): Wait/Follow, Trade, Favor, Set Adventuring Gear and Dismiss.

Expendable Recruits
- Enlist the help of non-essential (inconsequential) NPCs by bribing them to join you, adding them to the framework.
- Offer them varying amounts of gold, with more gold equaling a greater chance they will join you.
- Repeatedly hiring the same NPC will eventually make them join you free of charge.
- Experimental feature but works on most non-essentials, even those provided by other mods. Use with caution. They will retain vanilla dialogues, so be wary of some options while they are with you.
- You can bring them to your level and allow them to go up in level as you do by using the optional batch file (install MANUALLY to your main Skyrim directory). Open the console, make sure they are selected and type: bat nfflevel

* - Custom Followers are usually completely outside of the Framework but can be Imported to use any feature not shown with "*" above. Importing allows them to "borrow" a Follower Slot, so they count towards the max limit. Custom Follower here specifically means any Follower with their own follower framework outside of the vanilla system (Serana, Sofia, Recorder, Arissa, and so on). This includes Custom Pets that have their own follower framework outside of the vanilla system. Users have reported Inigo will break, so use Import at your own risk with him.

- Pets (Animal Companions) under this Framework use most of the features that Followers do. However, all races in the game are governed by behavior files meaning that pets will do what they want to do at times. Example: Dogs will sit when the player stops whether you have them set to sandbox or not.

The Legacy Version for Skyrim Legendary Edition is HERE.

REQUIREMENTS
- SKSE64
- SkyUI
- Dawnguard - Must be installed and enabled.

RECOMMENDED
- Convenient Horses for follower horses.
- Simple NPC Outfit Manager for actual outfit management.
- My Home is Your Home for setting home location.

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