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About this mod

Wider variety of guard NPCs, including more females.

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Translations
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German
UPDATE 2017-11-04: Version 5.2. Carry through USSEP changes.

First, a necessary bit of boilerplate. The Nexus and Bethesda.net are the only legitimate locations where you should find this mod. If you find it in any other location, particularly if that location has required you to pay to be able to download the mod, be aware that someone who isn't me is providing unauthorised (that is, pirated) and unsupported goods and you should avoid them. It might be nice to tell me about it too :)

This is the Special Edition version of this mod. It is also available for original Skyrim

As with Oblivion, it seems that the job of being a City Guard or Soldier is mostly only available to males (the curious exceptions being Windhelm and Riften). Furthermore, if you use a mod that opens the faces of guard helmets, you probably could not help but notice that many of the guards are the same. If you like a bit more diversity amongst those charged with keeping the peace, this mod may be for you.

What this mod does is almost double the stock of basic NPCs that the game uses when it wants to spawn a new guard or soldier. Furthermore, it makes sure that the stock of guards used for Solitude, Markarth and Whiterun (and other guards and soldiers in holds aligned with the Imperial faction) actually contain some female NPCs.

There is currently little racial diversity, and actually I don't think there ever will be more - the Oblivion version of this mod did have optional racial diversity because Cyrodiil felt a much more cosmopolitan place, whereas Skyrim definitely feels as if non-Nordic guards would be out of place (the possible exception being an Imperial or two in Solitude, perhaps).

Italian translation now available, thanks to MaximilianPs
Spanish translation also available, thanks to SephMiguel

Credits
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Bethesda Softworks, for the game and Creation Kit.

Release History
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2016-11-02: Initial Special Edition release.
2016-11-07: Update facegen textures to have mip-maps.
2017-11-04: Correct for USSEP drift.
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