Skyrim Special Edition

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Erik the Slayer has been a mercenary for a few years now. He has grown wiser, more experienced, and improved his skill. While he still has his boyish enthusiasm he now looks older and has a few battle scars. He has his own custom equipment and has studied the techniques of the Nord Barbarians. Find him in Rorikstead eager for adventure!

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Erik is the son of Rorikstead's innkeeper, Mralki, and use to work as a farmer around the small community. After meeting up with an adventurer, who helped him learn the trade, he has had some time to learn being a mercenary ... at least in the local area. Mainly fighting off bandits, vampires, and a few Forsworn while he protects the people of Rorikstead and the surrounding area.

He has grown wiser, more experienced, and improved his skill. While he still has his boyish enthusiasm he now looks older, has gained some muscle, and has a few battle scars. During an adventure at a nearby crypt he found a long lost ancient Nord amulet that he proudly wears at all times, saying it helps protect him from physical attacks. From a fight with an adept vampire he claimed the Ring of the Wolf which grants him protection against magical attacks. Wanting greater mobility he retired his iron armor and replaced it with superior leather armor that he looted from a bandit chieftain. He now feels he is better outfitted for some serious fighting.

But he grows bored with Rorikstead and more then anything is hoping his friend the Dragonborn will return one day and take him on many exciting adventures. What say you?

Description and Details

This mod is a make-over of the default Erik the Slayer character for SE. It is stand alone in that it requires no other mods to run. It is the same Erik just with a new look, some new abilities, new custom equipment, and more appropriate skills. It was converted with the new CK properly, the BSA rebuilt, and the meshes run through the NIF optimizer. Here is a quick summary of the basic changes:

- Barbarian custom armor thanks to hothtrooper44. Includes cuirass and boots. Bracers are hide. Armor has had a small increase in AC to make it "superior" in rank. Amulet adds 20 to AC. Ring of the Wolf adds 17% magic resistance. He also has a nice steel great sword.
- Custom class. The original Erik was set for barbarian yet had shield, one handed, and heavy armor. I have redone his class to match his barbarian combat mode. Weights (higher the value the faster those items will go up): Health 4, Stamina 2; 1H=1, 2H=3, Archery=2, LA=3, Sneak=2
- Essential and does not affect stealth detection
- Small boost to starting health and stamina
- Level changed to be 10 to 80
- Can be married (but you need to own your own house to do so; also need to talk to Marmal and buy an amulet from him - do both)
- Added some perks to help with combat and stealth (light foot, deepwound60, stealth80, agiledefender60, barbarian40).


It is compatible with any mod that is able to work with the vanilla version of Erik. No scripts have been altered. He should work just fine with UFO and AFT or any other follower mod that works with baseline followers and NPC's.

The outfit that Erik has as a default is based on the barbarian armor made by hothtrooper44. He granted permission for me to extract just the armor pieces I needed and include them with Erik.

Mods Used for Character Textures and Lighting

Most of the images for this SE version I took with just a few mods in stalled as I was testing so wanted it clean. For image taken, however, I was using Tempered Males mod with elder -> smooth -> nude -> SOS light -> clean and hairy options. Also the Genox beard stubble, witcher 3 eyes, HD beards, realistic eyebrows, and super lore friendly hair.


You are not allowed to upload this file to other sites under any circumstances. None of the contents may be reused without permission. It is not to be loaded up to any console versions because of this.


First and foremost to hothtrooper44 for letting me use their barbarian armor mesh and textures.
Second to Prometheus for the walk through on how to package up a BSA in SE.
Lastly thanks to Bethseda for creating this amazing game and all the wonderful modders who have made this game so much more amazing.