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No more opening every book or checking its value to see if it increases a skill or gives you a quest. This mod renames skill books and quest books so that you can identify them quickly by just hovering over them with your crosshair. ESL plugin.

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(if you are looking for the classic Skyrim edition of this mod grab it here)

Yet another rename books mod. I know there are a couple of mods that do the same around the nexus, but I made this for myself and thought I should share. I got annoyed at having to check every book to see if it was a Skill Book, a Quest Book, or a book that adds Map Markers to the game, so I have renamed them to be able to quickly tell if they are important books just by hovering over them with the crosshair.

Supports all the Creation Club content added with the Anniversary Edition. For a list of exactly which CC mods are required see the 'Installation' section.

Plugin is ESPFE (ESP flagged as ESL) so it doesn't take up one of your ESP slots.

Some examples of Skill books:

  • (Alchemy) A Game at Dinner
  • (Alteration) Daughter of the Niben
  • (Archery) The Gold Ribbon of Merit
  • (Block) Death Blow of Abernanit
  • (Conjuration) The Doors of Oblivion
  • (Destruction) Horror of Castle Xyr
  • (Enchanting) Enchanter's Primer
  • (Heavy Armor) Hallgerd's Tale
  • (Illusion) Incident at Necrom
  • (Light Armor) The Rear Guard
  • (Lockpicking) The Locked Room
  • (One-Handed) The Importance of Where
  • (Pickpocket) Purloined Shadows
  • (Restoration) Withershins
  • (Smithing) The Armorer's Challenge
  • (Sneak) Three Thieves
  • (Speech) A Dance in Fire, Vol. 6
  • (Two-Handed) Words and Philosophy

Some examples of Map Marker books/notes/journals:

  • (Map Markers) An Explorer's Guide to Skyrim
  • (Map Markers) Daynas Valen's Notes
  • (Map Marker) Deathbrand
  • (Map Marker) Letter from a Friend
  • (Map Marker) Note to the Authorities
  • (Map Marker) Note from Jaree-Ra
  • (Map Marker) Small Note

Some examples of Quest books:

  • (Quest) The Legend of Red Eagle
  • (Quest) Lost Legends
  • (Quest) Boethiah's Proving
  • (Quest) Sinderion's Field Journal
  • (Quest) The Aetherium Wars
  • (Quest) Ahzidal's Descent
  • (Quest) Lusty Argonian Maid Folio

Also renames the four basic bounty notes you get when asking for work, in vanilla they are all simply called 'Bounty' but now they have the type of bounty as part of their names (which also makes them more consistent with bounty notes added by the AE in the Fishing mod):

  • Bounty: Bandits
  • Bounty: Forsworn
  • Bounty: Giant
  • Bounty: Dragon

Mod comes with a FOMOD installer, you can choose the AE version that has support for all the Creation Club content, the AE version meant for those who only got the free AE upgrade, or the Legacy version which is provided for users who are still playing with Skyrim SE v1.5.97.0.

Two installation alternatives, choose one:

1st. Click the MOD MANAGER DOWNLOAD button. Activate with your mod manager and you're good to go.

2nd. Manual installation: just open the file and copy the .esp file you choose to your Skyrim Special Edition\Data directory. Then activate the file using your mod manager.

These are the exact Creation Club mods that are required for the 'AE with all CC' version for the mod to work properly:

  • Ghost of the Tribunal (ccasvsse001-almsivi.esm)
  • Arcane Archer Pack (ccbgssse002-exoticarrows.esl)
  • Plague of the Dead (ccbgssse003-zombies.esl)
  • Staff of Sheogorath (ccbgssse019-staffofsheogorath.esl)
  • The Gray Cowl Returns! (ccbgssse020-graycowl.esl)
  • Forgotten Seasons (cctwbsse001-puzzledungeon.esm)
  • Sunder & Wraithguard (ccbgssse008-wraithguard.esl)
  • Bone Wolf (ccbgssse036-petbwolf.esl)
  • Vigil Enforcer Armor Set (CCMTYSSE002-ve.esl)
  • Dead Man's Dread (ccbgssse031-advcyrus.esm)
  • Bow of Shadows (ccbgssse038-bowofshadows.esl)
  • Alternative Armors - Daedric Plate (ccbgssse050-ba_daedric.esl)
  • Alternative Armors - Iron (ccbgssse052-ba_iron.esl)
  • Alternative Armors - Orcish Plate (ccbgssse054-ba_orcish.esl)
  • Alternative Armors - Steel Soldier (ccbgssse058-ba_steel.esl)
  • Alternative Armors - Dragon Plate (ccbgssse059-ba_dragonplate.esl)
  • Alternative Armors - Dwarven Plate (ccbgssse061-ba_dwarven.esl)
  • Alternative Armors - Elven Hunter (ccbgssse064-ba_elven.esl)
  • Alternative Armors - Ebony Plate (ccbgssse063-ba_ebony.esl)
  • Alternative Armors - Dwarven Mail (ccbgssse062-ba_dwarvenmail.esl)
  • Alternative Armors - Dragonscale (ccbgssse060-ba_dragonscale.esl)
  • Alternative Armors - Silver (ccbgssse056-ba_silver.esl)
  • Alternative Armors - Orcish Scaled (ccbgssse055-ba_orcishscaled.esl)
  • Alternative Armors - Leather (ccbgssse053-ba_leather.esl)
  • Alternative Armors - Daedric Mail (ccbgssse051-ba_daedricmail.esl)
  • Alternative Armors - Stalhrim Fur (ccbgssse057-ba_stalhrim.esl)
  • Netch Leather Armor (ccbgssse041-netchleather.esl)
  • Headman's Cleaver (ccbgssse068-bloodfall.esl)
  • Saints & Seducers (ccBGSSSE025-AdvDSGS.esm)
  • Dawnfang & Duskfang (ccbgssse013-dawnfang.esl)
  • Gallows Hall (ccrmssse001-necrohouse.esl)
  • Hendraheim (cceejsse004-hall.esl)
  • Bloodchill Manor (cceejsse005-cave.esm)
  • Bittercup (cckrtsse001_altar.esl)
  • Nchuanthumz: Dwarven Home (ccafdsse001-dwesanctuary.esm)

As a general rule, any mod that changes or modifies skill/quest/map marker books names won't be compatible.

  • Grinmir (@ DeviantArt): for providing the old books image for the title.
  • Kyujiko (@ DeviantArt): for providing the image in the title's background.
  • Lunanella: for providing the image in the installer last page.