Skyrim Special Edition

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Replace the Jarl sitting animation with the ones used by Arch Curate Vyrthur during the Dawnguard questline. Comes in as a full replacer, randomized (DAR) as gender-specific replacer (FNIS), or as player-only (DAR).

Permissions and credits
LEGENDARY version can be found here! Thank you Xtudo!

I always loved the animation used by Arch Curate Vyrthur as he's sitting on his throne. It's a nice balance between imposing and relaxed, and doesn't look as goofy as the default Jarl sitting animation to me. Therefore, I used Bethesda Archive Extractor to extract the animation from the BSA, and then replace it by renaming it. Very simple.

1. Choose an Animation

You have three choices of animation, each are numbered from 01 to 03. Pick only one (unless you're using Randomized - see next section)

Animation 01

Animation 02

Animation 03

2. Choose a Replacer Format (READ REQUIREMENTS)

Main Files
Vanilla : Simply replaces the animation for all NPCs in the base game.
No other requirements.

Randomized All : All 3 animations have 33% chance of playing. Affects all NPCs. This will be the Main Vortex File from now on.
REQUIRES Dynamic Animation Replacer - DAR

Randomized All (Alternate) : All 3 animations have 25% chance of playing, including the default Jarl animation (4 animations possible). Affects all NPCs. 
Dynamic Animation Replacer - DAR

Showcase of Randomized

Optional Files
Gender Specific : Choose between replacing it only for Male characters or Female characters. Affects all NPCs of the chosen gender.
REQUIRES Fores New Idles in Skyrim SE - FNIS SE. Remember to check and run GENDER Specific Animations in FNIS' patcher.

Player-Only : Replaces the animation only for the player.
REQUIRES Dynamic Animation Replacer - DAR

Randomized Player-Only : All 3 animations have 33% chance of playing, only for the player.
REQUIRES Dynamic Animation Replacer - DAR

**When in doubt, choose one of the three VANILLA main files.**

3. Compatibility

- Feminine Jarl Sitting Animation SE -- COMPATIBLE, unless you're using Gender Specific files here.
- Pretty Sit Idles -- COMPATIBLE, unless you're using Gender Specific files here.

4. Known issues

These animations aren't mine, so I won't be making any modifications to them specifically. You, however, are free to do so, as long as it follows Bethesda's own guidelines. That said, here are some obvious issues visible even in my screenshots.

- Arms may look floaty because the Jarl's chairs don't exactly have high arms. This affects even the normal Jarl animation.

- With Animation 01, some minor clipping may occur on certain chairs, such as Windhelm's Palace of the Kings throne.
Try using the "Tweaks - Windhelm Throne" mesh replacer in the Miscellaneous section to see if it helps.

- The start up animation will show the character using the default Jarl pose, but immediately switching after they're fully sitting.
Try using the "Tweaks: Enter-Exit Animations" file in the Miscellaneous section to see if it helps.

5. Credits

Bethesda for making these animations. I don't own any of it.
MistValkyrie for the amazing Sovngarde - Mist's Font Replacer, which I've used on my header image.
Smartbluecat for giving me a good laugh with INIGO while I was taking screenshots.
fore for FNIS
Felisky384 for DAR
 for the help and ideas
cryomorph and DenisWinter for Random Emotions