Skyrim Special Edition

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Fixed version of Strange Runes for VR.
Cast spells in style with magic runes! Glowing glyphs will appear when casting spells or scrolls. Apocalypse, Lost Grimoire and Forgotten Magic Redone compatible.

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powerofthree's PapyrusExtender

- The position of the runic circles was changed, it is no longer in the palm of the hand, it will now appear in front of it. (see the screenshots)
- Fix all ritual animations (they don't play before).
- No more CTD when the Flame Thrall Ritual is used
- No more CTD when the Dead Thrall Ritual is used.
- No more CTD when the Frost Thrall Ritual is used.
- No more CTD when the Storm Thrall Ritual is used.
- No more CTD when the Blizzard Ritual is used.
- No more CTD when the Fire Storm Ritual is used.

Works for NON-VR too.

Don't forget to endorse :D


When casting spells or scrolls, glowing runic circles will instantly appear from your hands. They emit light. Runes will automatically dispel themselves on sheathing them or if sneaking or turning invisible (this can be toggled on and off in MCM). 

NPCs can also cast runes. This can be disabled if needed.

There are over 55 different types of runic circles which will form based on the spell that is being cast. It is also compatible with every single spell mod by default, with additional support for Apocalypse, Lost Grimoire of Skyrim, and Forgotten Magic Redone spells. No patches needed.

This has been tested with Magiska, Mystic Knight, and Finally First Person Magic Animation mods. Magiska and Mystic Knight will need a patch which can be enabled in the MCM. Finally First Person Magic Animation is compatible with or without this patch. Other animation mods will probably be fine at the risk of some clipping.


1. 75 NPCs are supported at this time.
2. This mod works by checking for vanilla magic keywords, so generic runes will be cast for spell mods which lack them. 
3. Three options for ward spells -  vanilla, with light/aqua runic circles/amber runic circles.


Place this after any spell mods you have.
Install using Vortex/Mod Organizer


powerofthree for the original mod.
ObsidianDawn for the arcane circle brushes used.
achintyagk for his snowflake texture
Anton0028 for his behaviour file creator.

If you like the mod, and you want to buy me a burger or help me to pay the rent, I will be very happy!!