Skyrim Special Edition

About this mod

This is a high poly face replacer/redesign for all 102 named male and female NPCs in Whiterun Hold (except children and beast races). Comes in two versions, Full version and a Males Only version.

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This mod covers all 102 named  adults in Whiterun Hold, which includes NPCs from the city of Whiterun, Riverwood, Honningbrew Meadery, the Grey Beards, Rorikstead, and several small farms.

I included all unique named characters I could find. If a character in the Whiterun Hold area isn't included it's because they didn't have a unique facegen to replace. (such as the crazy guy under Honningbrew Meadery).

I want to give a big shout-out to zxamonxz for creating the designs of Commander Caius, Nazeem, Farengar, Proventus, and Jon.
Also a shout-out to Aeruni for providing the preset Olfina is based off

The NPCs the Whiterun release covers: (Note that I have purposely left some characters to use their vanilla appearance because I liked how they looked already (Mallus for example), these characters have been edited to have the high poly head mesh though)

  • AcolyteJenssen
  • AdrianneAvenicci
  • Aela theHuntress
  • Ahlam
  • AlfhildBattle-Born
  • Alik'rWarrior (3 of them)
  • Alvor
  • Amren
  • Andurs
  • Anoriath
  • Arcadia
  • Arngeir
  • Athis
  • Avulstein
  • Balgruufthe Greater
  • Belethor
  • Bergritte
  • Bjorlam
  • Borri
  • Brenuin
  • Brill
  • CamillaValerius
  • CarlottaValentia
  • CommanderCaius
  • DanicaPure-Spring
  • Delphine
  • Drelas
  • Eimar
  • Einarth
  • Elrindir
  • Embry
  • Ennis
  • EorlundGrey-Mane
  • Erik
  • Faendal
  • Farengar
  • Farkas
  • Fianna
  • Fralia
  • Gerda
  • Gerdur
  • Gloth
  • Gwendolyn
  • Heimskr
  • Hilde
  • HjornskarHead-Smasher
  • Hod
  • Hrongar
  • Hulda
  • Idolaf
  • Irileth
  • Jenassa
  • Jervar
  • Jon
  • JouaneManette
  • Kematu
  • Kodlak
  • LegateQuentin Cipius
  • Lemkil
  • LillithMaiden-Loom
  • LucanValerius
  • Lund
  • Lydia
  • MallusMaccius
  • MauriceJondrelle
  • Mikael
  • Mralki
  • Nazeem
  • Nimriel
  • Njada
  • Olava
  • Olfina
  • Olfrid
  • Orgnar
  • Orthorn
  • ProventusAvenicci
  • Reldith
  • Ria
  • Rorik
  • Saadia
  • Sabjorn
  • Saffir
  • SeverioPelagia
  • SicklyFarmer
  • Sigrid
  • Sigurd
  • Sinmir
  • Skjor
  • SkulvarSable-Hilt
  • Sven
  • Thorald
  • Tilma theHaggard
  • Torvar
  • UlfberthWar-Bear
  • Uthgerd theUnbroken
  • Vignar
  • Vilkas
  • Wilmuth
  • Wulfgar
  • Ysolda


USSEP (Unofficial Skyrim SE Patch)
Expressive Facial Animation Female
Expressive Facial Animation Male

The mod was designed with the version of the High Poly Head that was made to work with Expressive Facial Animation. Using this mod without Expressive Facial Animations installed can cause issues such as mouth clipping or eyes looking odd. It's not a hard requirement but to avoid any issues you should have it installed.

A Few Things to Note

There is an optional version of the mod in the download section that removes female npcs already covered by other mods.

There are 4 NPCs that I removed head gear from, they are Danica, Bergritte ,Fralia, and Olava. If your using this on a new game there are no issues. However, these characters will be naked if you install this on a game where you have already met these characters. To fix, walk up to the npc, open the console, click on the npc, type resetinventory then hit enter.

I've also changed any female characters that used male animations to use the female ones.

Mod Suggestions (to make it look like screenshots, they're not requirements)

I have left the faces, bodies, and eyes to use whatever textures you have (if any) installed because everyone's preference is different. That being said, for best results these are the mods the replacer was designed with and I highly recommend them.

Biijin Skin (realistic face textures option in fomod)
Skysight Skins (just the normal face textures, not younger option, and less veins body)
Superior Lore-friendly Hair (rough version)
Beards (retextures)
Brows (just for retextures)
Mild Complexions (overwrite this mod with Bijin Skin and Skysight Skin)
The Eyes of Beauty ( just for vanilla eye texture replacer)

Install with a Mod Manager (Recommended)

Uninstall with a Mod Manager
This mod would be a pain in the ass to uninstall without one

Load Order
Below anything that overwrites the same NPCs until a patch can be made

Credits for those that made this mod possible (The assets in this mod were all included with either direct or open permissions)

KS Hairdos by Kalilies, Stealthic, and Shockero
Dint999 for his hairpack
Hallgarth's Additional Vanilla Hair by Hallgarth
ApachiiSkyHair by Apachii
The Eyes of Beauty by LogRaam and ported to SSE by docteure
Salt & Wind Rough Hair by jasperthenome and ported by Shiva182
KS Hairdos 1.7 Salt and Wind by mashanen
High Poly Head by KouLeifoh (mod is posted on VectorPlexus)
Female Makeup Suite and Skin Feature Overlays and HD Vanilla Tints by DomainWolf
RaceMenu by Expired
USSEP by Arthmoor
Beards of Power by Mharlek1
Bethesda for Skyrim SE