Skyrim Special Edition

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Less is more. A lightweight overhaul of the exterior or Markarth. This mod add a third main tower on the city wall, a little inhabited farmhouse and a tower guard close to Salvius Farm.

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Sadly, Markarth have not many exterior overhaul, so I decided to work on it. This mod doesn't add tons of clutter and dozens NPCs, I wanted this addon to be relatively small. This work is mainly a way for me to learn Skyrim modding.

/What's in this little expansion ?

◦ A main tower and its access.
◦ A farmhouse with two NPCs, Vusa and his adult son : Bedar who work in the Salvius Farm. Sadly they are not very chatty, Reachmens can be suspicious.
◦ I added a third tower guard to watch on the valley, the Salvius Farm and the Left Hand Mine.
◦ I decorated the place with some wood pikes inspired by the ESO Markarth. We are in the reach !
◦ I placed 2 city guards on patrol for the two towers.
◦ Fully navmeshed exteriors and interiors.
◦ For consistency, you will be able to see the top of the tower in the Markarth World space if you play without Open Cities.

This file is cleaned with SSEEdit.

Don't forget to endorse the mod if you like it.


- Patch ESL provided for Open Cities in optional files.
- Compatible with any Markarth interior overhaul. (If I'm right)
- Should be compatible with any Civil War mods (Open Civil War or Civil War Overhaul) because I did not change the AI markers or the CW layout in the Creation Kit.
- My 2 city guards are same as the vanilla guards, so they will be replaced by Stormcloaks if you win the war with Ulfric.
- Any armor replacer for guards should be compatible.


- Obviously not compatible with any Markarth Exterior mods, depend how heavy is the mod.

/Load Order :

Markarth Exterior - A Basic Expansion > Open Cities > Markarth Exterior - Open Cities Patch


Skyrim Special Edition - Latest version
(!) Before installing any mods, backup your saves. I have no responsibilities if you lost something, have corrupted save or anything else...


If I have some time or if somebody bring me some ideas in the comment section, this mod can evolve.
I patch my mod only for my own load order, however feel free to send me your patches !
If you don't like the wood pikes, maybe I can create a version without.
I don't think my main file can be "ESLified", but I will probably try in future.

/Seen in my screenshots

- Cathedral Landscape
- Majestic Mountains
- Guard Armor Replacer
- Rudy ENB for Cathedral Weather


◦ Lumik - You're free to modify, take some ideas in my file or port on LE but you must credit me as original author
◦ Bethesda for this amazing game, and the incredible modding community for its creative power
◦ Fonts used : "IM Fell DW Pica" designed by Igino Marini

English is not my first language, I'm french, so I can do some mistakes