Skyrim Special Edition

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An alternate start mod with a wide range of options, including the ability to play as a non-Dragonborn character. Updated and significantly reworked.

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DESCRIPTION

Customize plenty of options such as starting location, items and spells. Skip the opening sequence and bypass the first few chapters of the main questline. Optionally, play as a non-dragonborn, completely avoiding the main quest.

Skyrim Unbound Reborn is an updated and significantly reworked version of Skyrim Unbound (i continue to improve it). In addition to fixes and updates, most of the starting options are reworked according to my vision, the quest part and the start procedure are changed too. Main changes:
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GAME START

1. Open Skyrim Unbound MCM (may need some time to appear on heavy modlists) and customize options.
All options have descriptions, which are displayed at the bottom when you highlight an option. Pay attention to the Dragon Souls option on the first page, which defines if you're the Dragonborn or not (random by default).

2. Click the Begin Your Adventure option (the first option on the first MCM page) or press the hotkey when you're not in a menu (set on the last MCM page, Enter by default).

3. You get to the starting room, the character creation menu is opened. After you close it, you will be given a choice:
Continue - Start the game;
Swap Gear - Re-add all the items (which can give you a different result) and open the character creation menu again;
Stay Here - Stay in the starting room. Press the hotkey to choose an action: Continue, Swap Gear or Open RaceMenu. Choose Continue or use the first MCM option again to start the game.


4. Your adventure begins with no quests in your journal.


DRAGONS AND MAIN QUEST

The game begins with no dragons, Skyrim Unbound delays them depending on the MCM settings. By default, dragons at word walls appear after a week or two of in-game time. After another week or so, dragons start to appear randomly. In the MCM you can customize the delay and choose between timed and leveled modes.

Skyrim Unbound allows you to play as a non-dragonborn, without shouts, soul absorbtion and playing the main quest (including Dragonborn DLC). The Civil War can be finished without encountering dragons or being Dragonborn.

The first few chapters of the main questline are bypassed, meaning you no longer have to obtain the Dragonstone for Farengar or defeat Mirmulnir for the Jarl of Whiterun. When you absorb a dragon soul for the first time, you'll be summoned to High Hrothgar by the Greybeards after a while. The first word of the Unrelenting Force will be learned automatically after this, or you can find it earlier in Bleak Falls Barrow.



WHITERUN THANESHIP


The way you can become a thane of Whiterun is different. Complete The Blessings of Nature quest and talk to Jarl Balgruuf when the Gildergreen tree is repaired/the sappling blooms. He'll thank you and allow you to buy the Breezehome, and the standard thaneship quest (help people of the hold and buy a house to become a thane) will be avialable.



INSTALLATION

Requires SKSE (any modern version), SkyUI, and USSEP.
PapyrusUtil
is a soft requirement for addons, presets, general settings, SkyrimUnbound.json and StandingStones.json.


Install with your mod-manager.
I'm still working on this, so click "Track" at the top of the page.
Check CompatibilityFAQ and Common Issues and Troubleshooting articles. Here's my Discord server.

You also can use one of the xEdit scripts from the optional files to enable standing stone descriptions:
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Some recommended mods:
Fixed Dragon Stalking Fix - the original fix was included in the original mod.

Misc Dialogue Edits - adjusts more dragons-related dialogues for proper immersion, other changes are also great.
RaceMenu - more character creation options, character presets.

Canis Hysteria - The Werewolf Disease - among other things, adds appropriate dialogues to companions in case you're already a werewolf.


EXTENSION FRAMEWORK

Skyrim Unbound Reborn allows you to create spell, staff, armor and location addons. See
Creating Addons for Skyrim Unbound Reborn.