Skyrim Special Edition

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Adds a quest to let the player become High King of Skyrim. As High King, you are able to drastically change the lives of all NPCs through new dialogue. This mod is my attempt at integrating (most of) the features of aysigago's Become High King of Skyrim mod into the existing world of Skyrim, without using a new worldspace.

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This is my attempt at integrating (most of) the features of aysigago's "Become High King of Skyrim" into the existing world of Skyrim. He/she
created this mod. All I've done is make a few changes.

This mod adds a quest to let the player become High King of Skyrim. As High King,
you are able to drastically change the lives of any NPC through
dialogue that unlocks after completing the newly added quest.

Starting the quest

After completing Dragonslayer, speak with any NPC who likes you (not Surgus).


Completing the quest

To get the Jagged Crown: play through the Civil War questline (either side) until you've handed the Jagged Crown over to your commander. Once that mission is complete, the Crown should appear on the table with the map. If it doesn't, leave for 10 days and come back when the cell has respawned. 

If you don't want to get involved in the Civil War, find Surgus in the Solitude prison. He has an extra crown in his inventory.

To get 60 supporters: you can ask any NPC to support your claim. If they like you, they will accept. To make NPCs like you, you can do quests for them, hire them if they're mercenaries, give them money if they're beggars etc.

Once you've got the supporters and the crown, talk to Ulfric or Elisif to complete quest.


- There is no voiced dialogue. Turn on your subtitles. If dialogue moves too fast to be readable, use Fuz Ro D-oh
- If the quest can't be completed, open the console and type "set AAIsHighKing to 1". This will give you the High King dialogue instantly
- The "Do you fear death?" dialogue is used to make NPCs essential/unessential. Use the "Set AAKingExtra to 0" console command to
turn off the dialogue
- The notifications when you promote or punish someone show the old names/titles. I can't fix this
- Starting a new game with this mod active can cause infinite loading screens. Activate it later
- To stop the Thalmor War through the console, enter "setstage AAKingSkyrim 10"
- Surgus has a tendency to disappear. However, he is not important for the quest
- NPCs may get stuck in a greeting loop. No known cause 


No issues as far as I know


Q: What armor is the guard wearing?
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Q: How do I start the quest without going through the main questline?
A: Use the following console command: setstage MQ305 200. This will break the main quest and possibly other things, use at your own risk.

Q: How do I become High King without all the work and without console commands?
A: There's a shortcut. Talk to Arngeir while having 1 broom and 420 gold in your inventory.

Q: If I play as a woman, will I still be addressed as High King?
A: No, NPCs will call you Queen.

Q: What is Highreach/how do I get there?
A: Highreach is a custom city that was a major part of the original version of this mod. In this version, Highreach is accessible only by console command (coc highreach), but there isn't much to see. Several notifications still refer to it, this is unfortunately unfixable.


I apologize for everything that isn't working properly. This is my first modding attempt.
Feedback and bug reports are always appreciated.
Current status of the mod: as good as finished.
Before updating, you may want to read the change log.