Skyrim Special Edition

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About this mod

Replace the Jarl sitting animation with the ones used by Arch Curate Vyrthur during the Dawnguard questline. Using OAR, all animations are randomized.

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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.


All 3 animations are randomized thanks to Open Animation Replacer, each with a 25% chance of playing. If none of them gets chosen, vanilla animation will be played instead.

Animation 01

Animation 02

Animation 03


Optional Files

The following files do not require OAR
  • 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 or Nemesis. Remember to check and run GENDER Specific Animations in patcher.
  • Vanilla: Simple default replacer

Old Files
The following are legacy files that will not receive any support, but I keep them up for people who may want to use them.
  • Player-Only: Replaces the animation only for the player with one of the 3 selection. Not randomized.
  • MFSAO: Randomized all 3 animations with DAR, made for use with older DAR versions of Modern Female Sitting Animations Overhaul
  • NPC AR: Randomized all 3 animations with DAR, made for use with NPC Animation Remix (DAR)
  • Randomized: The original DAR version of this mod.


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.
  • 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.
  • The start up animation will show the character using the default Jarl pose, but immediately switching after they're fully sitting.