Skyrim Special Edition
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Playable race with custom skin, eyes and hair textures. Comes with its own abilities as well. Previously known as "Obscuuri - the Shadow Folk".

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Lady Shadow - Mother of Corruption

by Xenius


Lady Shadow reigns over a world that is covered in eternal darkness, a world that exists within the dimension of dreams and nightmares. She is the embodiment of everything that is wrong in this world.

In her world things are different from the real world. It often rains, but the rain drops consist of a black thicker than water substance. Sometimes the sky clears and big eyes appear in it. Using these, Lady Shadow is able to look for trespassers in her realm, so called Dream Wanderers. If she finds a suitable subject, she may use them as a vessel to travel into the real world.

It is said that this woman of darkness is a representation of everything that is wrong in the real world, that she is a corrupted form of Mother Nature. Even though she sounds like a monstrosity she does look quite human in shape. The difference is that she does not have any hair. Instead she has bony ridges as brows and cable-like strands sticking out of her head. She has black eyes that take in as much light as possible. Her back looks like it was torn open and burned into a big blackened scar. Even her spine is visible. Additionally, she likes to wear clothing made out of blackened bones. The origin of these bones is unknonwn.

Finally, Lady Shadow has various obscure abilities; such as enveloping herself in a black aura, inflicting dark damage and changing into a shadow.


Playable race with custom skin, eyes and hair textures. Comes with its own abilities as well. 


  • The male version is a leftover from the original mod "Obscuuri - The Shadow Folk".
  • Clothing will be added later.

Images are from the original Skyrim mod. Here's a screenshot of the mod working in the Special Edition:


Main features

  • Fully working custom race
  • 4 eye textures
  • 5 complexions
  • 7 unique "hair" styles (5 female, 2 male)
  • Race-specific body (UNP)
  • Custom spells

Skill Bonuses

  • Conjuration: 5
  • Destruction: 10
  • Alteration: 5
  • Illusion: 10
  • Alchemy: 5


  • Starting Health: 40
  • Starting Magicka: 70
  • Starting Stamina: 40

Abilities and powers

Dark Vigour
The Darkness within prevents you from contracting any diseases.

Black Aura
Envelops yourself in a dark aura, increasing both your magicka and destruction skill.

Inflicts Dark damage on your opponents.

Blind Fear
Shroud your target in a black aura, making it run away in fear.

Ethereal Tenebrosity
Turn into a shadow that is invisible for anyone except yourself.


  1. Use 7zip or WinRar to extract the files
  2. Find the Skyrim folder here: Steam\steamapps\common\skyrim special edition
  3. Move the Data folder into your Skyrim folder
  4. Merge the folder when asked, it will not get replaced
  5. Activate Lady_Shadow-MoC.esp
  6. Activate RaceCompatibility.esm


  1. Deactivate the Lady_Shadow-EoD.esp file
  2. Remove the following files and folders:


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

Change Log

[13-11-2012] 0.9 - Initial Release
[15-11-2012] 0.91 - Update: added missing Race Controller script
[16-11-2012] 0.95 - Update
[18-11-2012] 0.98 - Update
[07-11-2018] 0.99 Re-release
[04-01-2020] 1.0 - Final Release (added origin story, clothing piece)
[07-06-2020] Converted to Skyrim Special Edition
[08-06-2020] Fixed issue with meshes that were not converted correctly. Thanks to Aragorn89 for the help.


Bethesda - The game
Phygit - FemFeet
dimon99 - Dimonized UNP Body
Nouk - The original hairstyles
zzjay - Converting the hairstyles
Chris57 and FavoredSoul - Better Males
expired6978 - race compatibility and race creation tutorial
TMPhoenix - updated race compatibility
Gka 1 - Cathedral Assets Optimizer

Distribution Permission

You may use the contents of this modification for your own projects. All I ask is that you credit me as the original author.