Skyrim Special Edition
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The Imperial Legion is launching a major attack in Valenwood in an attempt to take the province back for the Empire. Join with the Imperial assault forces as you and your allies battle against the Thalmor, and march from city to city in a struggle for control over the nation of Valenwood.

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About:
Travel to Valenwood, but there will be no sightseeing. Emperor Titus Meade the 2nd has made his next move, and now The Empire and the Aldmeri Dominion are no longer under any treaties. The end of the 4th Era is here, and rebellions have been sprung. Armies of the Empire are on the move, and Valenwood is in their sights. The start of a new Empire is here; The Empire strikes back...

Team up with the Imperial assault forces as you and your allies travel within Valenwood, taking the province back city by city. You will also be joined by the native Bosmer and Khajiit populations to help route the Thalmor out. Long have they been oppressed by the iron boots of the Aldmeri Dominion and now that the Empire is striking back, the Bosmer and Khajiit will help you out in your struggle; not all Bosmer are friendly though...

The Thalmor have strong fortifications throughout Valenwood, and some battles will be tougher than others, however The Empire means serious business and have elite soldiers, LOTS of elite soldiers flooding down into Valenwood. Everywhere from Solitude to Anvil to the Imperial City, the Imperial Legion means to win this fight. The cities in Valenwood, however, are not the only places where you'll encounter Thalmor at though...

How to start:
Head to the Solitude docks and board the ship called "The Avenger" (see screenshot attached). Look for a trap door at the end of the ship and open it. Welcome to the Imperial Navy!

Requirements:
- Skyrim SE version 1.5.73 and up
- All DLC's (Dawnguard, Dragonborn, Hearthfires)
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Health, magicka and stamina potions... A LOT OF POTIONS (not a mod requirement, but really, you'll want to be almost over encumbered by potions)!!
- Bring a bunch of followers to help you and your allies out (again, not a mod requirement, however you'll want as much help as you can get).
- The original Valenwood mod is not required (but download it anyways so you can endorse it!)

Difficulty:
Easy battles -
Woodhearth, Silvenar, Arenthia

Challenging battles -
Greenheart, Elden Root

Hard battles (for level 40 or higher characters) -
Falinesti


Usage:
Yes, you can explore the entire province of Valenwood! None of this would be possible without Colemanallen1987 making the original Valenwood mod though, so please, go checkout his mod too and give it an endorsement! Coleman has outdone himself by creating this beautiful landscape that has some top notch-stunning design work and creativity with it, but words cannot describe how thoughtful and well made he built Valenwood, since it's hard to resist capturing screenshots of it!

There is a world map of Valenwood, but you may want to stick with where the Imperial and Skyrim soldiers go, because they have the battle plans on where to go to next in capturing the province. In other words, most of the province is still not navmeshed, and the soldiers will only be able to travel on those areas that are navmeshed. The whole province is navmeshed and you are free to go where you like. Note however you're in Thalmor territory and if you wander too far away from the Imperial and Skyrim soldiers, you may fall into a Thalmor trap...

All in all though know this, the fighting may be easy at first, but it would be wise to save as many of your allies as you can since the Thalmor are a lot more ready for you further in the province.Falinesti city is especially tough!The Thalmor queen resides here and as a result, she's ordered it to be locked down extra tight. You'll have an army of Stormcloak allies helping you out here, and they've brought a dwarven centurion to really make a dent in the Thalmor lines, but if you don't help your allies out enough here, you'll lose this battle...

Special Thanks:
- Colemanallen1987 for permissions to release this modified version of his Valenwood mod (see screenshot attached)
- All those Nexus users supplying Coleman with modders resources allowing him to create all of Valenwood (I can put your name here, just let me know and I'll add you :)  )
- Darkfox127 for the tutorial on navmeshing
- Surtshellir for the additional navmesh boundaries
- Custom soundtrack produced by Brittle Bluestem