Skyrim Special Edition

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Overhaul of the Blue Palace in Solitude. Unique appearance and enhanced interior.

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The building was rebuilt and significantly expanded, new facade architecture was created with views of the world. To the top of the cliff behind the palace was added a terrace with a small garden and the sanctuary of Dibella. From there, you can enjoys superb views of Skyrim.
The interiors have gained a lore-friendly decoration.
Also features:
  • The front yard is a little redone and better suited to its purpose.
  • A new dome was made; roof detail was improved.
  • A large dining hall was added, the kitchen and the servants' premises were moved to another place;
  • The royal bedchamber and court rooms have become cozy and better convey the profession and character of their inhabitants;
  • Added new basement, where the chancery, guard rooms, storage are located;
  • Added a secret passageway leading from the basement to the riverbank. Only Thane of Solitude will be able to take advantage of the passage (using the key to the Proudspire Manor);
  • The lighting is made in the style of EnhancedLightsandFX by anamorfus (there is a patch).
  • Ugly simplified models of the Bards College and the Bryling's House in the open world were replaced with full ones.
  • Was made a detailed LOD.

  • This mod is not compatible with any mod that significantly changes the interior of the Blue Palace and its area.
  • The new architecture and Rock-Arch models use Vanilla textures and are fully compatible with your favorite retexture.
  • Mod does not replace any Vanilla models, but adds its own new ones.
  • Compatible with mods that add NPCs that improve the appearance or behavior of NPCs, such as Interesting NPCs, Inconsequential NPCs, Immersive Citizens (load before BPT), Toccata Follower, etc.
  • The mod comes with compatibility patches for: CLARALUX SSE, Dawn of Skyrim, Dev Aveza, EnhancedLightsandFX, Imperial Mail, JK's Skyrim, Majestic Mountains, Open Cities, Skyrim Sewers.

Skyrim Special Edition with all DLC.

Installation and load order:
Install with your preferred mod manager or manually.
  • The BluePalaceTerrace.esp should be placed low in your load order, anyway below other plugins that edit the interior and exterior of the Blue Palace and nearby cells.
    Stick to the recommended load order so that the mod works correctly.
  • It is highly recommended to create LODs for objects and trees using SSELODGen or DynDOLOD.

Performance and known Issues: 
  • If you have performance issues while on the terrace, you can switch the vegetation to light mode. The number of plants and miscellaneous is reduced by about half in the exterior. Switching between full and light mode is done through dialogue with the gardener.
  • A rather rare problem with the position of Elisif's throne has been fixed (at least I hope so). However, during the player's first visit to the palace, Jarl Elisif can sometimes float into the air, in a seated pose, in the place where the throne was in vanilla. To eliminate this, it is enough to leave the interior and come back.


KhrysINXS for support, testing, good advice, help in making patches. 

Blary for OpenBooks Resource, Alchemy Clutter Resource, FoodContainer Resource
ApepiofDuat for Apepi's Art Assets
Artisanix for Paintings and Frames
stoverjm for Open Books Library
Elianora for Elianora's Extra Resources
lolikyonyu for Lolicept Resources
Oaristys and Tony67 for Modder's Resource Pack, Modder's Resource Pack - The Witcher Extension
Monk_ide and Icecreamassassin for Upper Class Furniture Pack V2.0
BetterBecause for HQ Frames and Canvas
Prometheus for Beast Skeletons
Elinen for Hoddminir Plants and Trees, Hoddminir Flowers
Tamira for New Plants 1_3New Flowers Resource, Antique statue
Tlaffoon for Tlaffoon's Rugs and Tapestries
Runspect for Resources for modders
morganmarz for HQ Real Paintings Modders Resource
Thanks to the authors NifSkope 2, SSEEditSSE NIF OptimizerSniffSSELODGenDynDOLOD

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