Skyrim Special Edition

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A Nord stand-alone follower and his Race Menu preset for your character.

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Arik may look like a tough warrior, and he is, but Arik is a good-natured, all around pleasant person to keep you company on your long travels, and always ready with a smile.  He will never leave your side unless you ask him.  Nothing brings this guy down!  His friends call him Ark the Light-Hearted due to his pleasant disposition.  He may have struggled growing up in the mean-streets of Riften, but he chose his own path to become a mercenary instead of falling prey to the Thieve's Guild.  Though, he's been known to commit a bit of thievery from time to time.  Now he hangs out with his long-time pal Ulfberth War-Bear at Warmaiden's in Whiterun.

** All screenshots were taken using Silent Horizons ENB and Cathedral Weathers (links below). 
Your game appearance and images may vary.


If you would rather have his preset, I have made that available as well for download.  It will require you to have RaceMenu

About Arik

Can be found in Whiterun Warmaidan's talking about old times with his pal Ulfberth War-Bear

Companion Armor, no helmet

**Note:  Honestly, Companion armor is hideous, BUT with NordWarUA's Vanilla Armor Replacer, it is now one of my favorites. 
If you have Amazing Follower Tweaks, you can change out his armor.

Ebony Greatsword
Two-handed Warrior
Levels 10-90
Weight 60 (sorry, not into meatheads)
All Crime OK
Mood:  Happy
Helps Friends and Allies
Speed 125
Voice:  Male Even Toned Accented 

(Choices for voices is very limited to use for a marriageable follower.  This one was the least annoying to me.)


Other Mods I Used for Arik

Amazing Follower Tweaks - Highly recommended
Immersive Armors
Immersive Weapons
Vitruvia Skin Texture
Male Face Textures DEFAULT
NordWarUA's Vanilla Armor Replacers
Silent Horizons ENB
Cathedral Weathers and Seasons
KS Hairdos SSE for Men

For Arik's Preset Face: (to make him look like mine)

Vanilla Warpaints Absolution
Skin Feature Overlays SE - Freckles
Kala's Eyes
Male Face Textures DEFAULT
KS Hairdos SSE for Men

Skin notes:  You should be able to use any skin texture you want.  BUT, I tried using Tempered skins with SOS and he has a neck seam.  I tried several things, but it wouldn't go away.  I seem to have better luck with Vitruvia skin.  I use that and placed it after Male Face Texture which seemed to get rid of the neck seam.  I'm sure other people have more experience with this sort of thing, this being my first stand-alone follower.  For now, it is what it is.


I have tested him out all last night and he seems to be working just fine.  If you have problems, I will always do my best to help.

Thank you and I hope you share your images!

"Hey, babe!"