Skyrim Special Edition

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Aetherius is a complete overhaul of Skyrim’s human, elf, and beast races designed to balance the game’s races and add powerful new gameplay options.

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Aetherius - A Race Overhaul

Aetherius is a complete overhaul of Skyrim’s human, elf, and beast races designed to balance the game’s races and add powerful new gameplay options. Greater powers have been removed in favor of stronger, more desirable passives. Although each race has been designed to fill a specific role, the nature of these bonuses allow for a broad range of builds to benefit from them. In addition, all starting skills have been reduced by ten, to place more emphasis on the player’s choice of race. 

Aetherius is designed to complement my mod Mundus - A Standing Stone Overhaul, but it does not require it. 

Races

Argonian

Major Skill: Alchemy
Minor Skills: Alteration, Illusion, Lockpicking, Restoration, Sneak
Histskin: Your Poison Resistance and Disease Resistance are increased by 50%, and your potions last 50% longer. You can also breathe underwater.


Breton 

Major Skill: Conjuration
Minor Skills: Alchemy, Alteration, Illusion, Restoration, Speech
Spell Warding: Your Magic Resistance is increased by 25%, and you have a 15% chance to absorb the Magicka from incoming spells.

Dark Elf

Major Skill: Destruction
Minor Skill: Conjuration, Illusion, Light Armor, One-handed, Sneak
Red Mountain’s Wisdom: Your Fire Resistance is increased by 50%, and your spells and enchantments cost 10% less.

High Elf

Major Skill: Enchanting
Minor Skills: Alteration, Conjuration, Destruction, Illusion, Restoration
Highborn: Your Magicka is increased by 50 and your Magicka Regeneration is increased by 50%. 

Imperial

Major Skill: Speech
Minor Skills: Block, Heavy Armor, One-handed, Restoration, Smithing
Red Diamond: Your Health, Magicka, and Stamina are increased by 25. Buying and selling prices are 10% better, and you find extra gold in your travels. 


Khajiit 

Major Skill: Lockpicking,
Minor Skill: Alchemy, Archery, Light Armor, Pickpocketing, Stealth
Lunar Blessing: You move 10% faster and take 50% less damage from falling. You also spend 25% less Stamina when power attacking or drawing a bow. 
Night Eye: Improves the caster’s night vision for 60 seconds.


Nord

Major Skill: Two-handed
Minor Skills: Block, Heavy Armor, Light Armor, Smithing, Speech
Nordic Heritage: Your Frost Resistance is increased by 50%, and you take 25% less damage while power attacking, drawing a bow, or casting a spell.

Orc

Major Skill: Heavy Armor 
Minor Skills: Block, Enchanting, One-handed, Smithing, Two-handed 
Orsinium's Heir: Your Health is increased by 50 and your Health Regeneration is increased by 50%. 


Redguard 

Major Skill: One-handed 
Minor Skill: Archery, Block, Light Armor, Smithing, Two-handed
Martial Training: Your Stamina is increased by 50 and your Stamina Regeneration is increased by 50%. 


Wood Elf

Major Skill: Archery 
Minor Skills: Light Armor, Lockpicking, One-handed, Pickpocket, Sneak
Green Pact: You are 25% harder to detect while sneaking, and you deal 25% more damage with sneak attacks and spells. 

Unarmed Damage

Human and elven races deal 5 unarmed damage per hit. Beast races (Argonians and Khajiit) deal 10 unarmed damage per hit. If you are using Hand to Hand, races with a major or minor skill in Lockpicking will have a major or minor skill in Hand to Hand. (Additionally, races with a major or minor skill in Pickpocketing will have a major or minor skill in Security.) 

Compatibility 

Aetherius is lightweight and compatible, and will not interfere with any mod (except for other mods that change race records). It does not use scripts and will not cause issues in your game. If you have Spell Perk Item Distributor installed, Aetherius will automatically distribute perks to NPCs that need them.

My Other Mods

Aetherius - A Race Overhaul
Mundus - A Standing Stone Overhaul
Mysticism - A Magic Overhaul
Adamant - A Perk Overhaul
Arena - An Encounter Zone Overhaul
Blade and Blunt - A Combat Overhaul
Scion - A Vampire Overhaul
Manbeast - A Werewolf Overhaul
Apothecary - An Alchemy Overhaul
Pilgrim - A Religion Overhaul 
Thaumaturgy - An Enchanting Overhaul
Hand to Hand - An Adamant Addon