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Dylan James

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Pale Hold Refine is a standalone, rustic, and faithful NPC appearance package of nearly every character in Dawnstar and the Greater Pale Hold (45+), staying true to the vanilla game and lore while incorporating some of my personal preferences. Additional modules provided for Beyond Skyrim: Wares of Tamriel and a unique companion perk for Erandur.

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Yo! This has been sitting on my hard drive for almost two years.
Hopefully going to start uploading again and updating my old files soon...
Happy modding, bros!!


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Beyond Skyrim: Wares of TamrielDynamic Lowered HoodsHallgarth's Additional Vanilla Hair

COMPATIBLE WITH
Vanilla Follower System, Nether Follower Framework, probably everything else.

SERIES

Housecarl Companions Refine
Markarth Side Refine
Nexus Companions Refine
Pale Hold Refine
Stormcloak Rebellion Refine
Wares of Tamriel Refine
Whiterun Hold Refine

DESCRIPTION

Pale Hold Refine is a rustic and faithful NPC appearance package of nearly every character in Dawnstar and the Greater Pale Hold area, staying true to the vanilla game and lore while incorporating some of my personal preferences. This is an on-going project that will hopefully encompass every NPC in Skyrim by the end. Pale Hold covers Dawnstar, Anga's Mill, Hall of the Vigilant, Loreius Farm, and Nightgate Inn. It does not cover The White Hall, Civil War NPCs, or Leveled List NPCs, as they are in their own package. In the meantime, consider checking out Windsong Immersive Character Overhaul, whose overall visual design helped inspire the direction of this mod and years of Skyrim modding.

Some changes from Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch (AI packages and additional bug fixes) have been forwarded for convenience. However, and in most cases, any mod that edits an Actor record with require a compatibility patch.

CHANGES

Dawnstar: Beitild, Brina Merilis, Horik Halfhand, Fruiki, Irgnir, Bodil, Gjak, Karl, Leigelf, Rstleif, Seren, Silus Vesuius, Captain Wayfinder, Guthrum, Ravam Verethi, Abelone, Erandur, Gjuk, Alding, Irlof, Karita, Stig Salt-Plank, Thoring, Borgny, Edith, Lond

Anga's Mill: Aeri, Ennodius Papius, Kodrir, Leifur

Hall of the Vigilant: Keeper Carcette

Heljarchen HallMarkus, Oriella

Loreius Farm: Curwe, Vantus Loreius

Nightgate Inn: Hadring, Fultheim, Balagog gro-Nolob

Alftand Cathedral: Umana, Sulla Trebatius

LORE

Changes have been made in an effort to better reflect a character's lore and backstory. Due to the nightmare involving Vermina, many of the citizens of Dawnstar appear more tired and lacking sleep. Miners, the sick, and the lame have been given appearances to better suit them. They have untrimmed eyebrows, more dirt on their face, dark tint-masks. Characters have been made to look younger or older based on the age of their children and community-consensus. Many NPCs with otherwise default faces have been given completely new appearances. Blacksmiths have been given darker faces to reflect their line of work.

An additional extension has been made available to further integrate more mods into the game such as Creation Club Content or Beyond Skyrim. Track the mod and my profile on Nexus to stay up to date with this project.



Erandur is a powerful follower when in the right party.

PERKS

Erandur

Name: Mara's Torment
Description: The path to forgiveness is a long process, Mara will assist through providing increased damage to all Daedra.
Effect: <15%> increased damage to Daedra.

Name: Vaermina's Nightmare
Description: The Weaver of Dreams' influence persists; your Illusion skill is fortified greatly during the night.
Effect: Fortify Illusion by <20> points under the cover of night.

HARD REQUIREMENTS

None.

MEDIUM REQUIREMENTS

Expressive Facial Animation

SOFT REQUIREMENTS

Tempered Skins for Males
Tempered Skins for Females
Superior Lore-Friendly Hair
Natural Eyes
Improved Eye Reflections and Cube Map
Natural Teeth
True Faces

OTHER MODS USED

Hallgarth's Additional Vanilla Hair
Macxhiin's High Poly Vanilla Hair

VISUAL

Veydosebrom Grass and Groundcover
Obsidian Weathers and Seasons
ENB Refine


(This actually goes towards coffee funds for modding nights.)


RECOGNITION

Thank you to Hallgarth for allowing me to distribute their vanilla hair mesh edits as a standalone hair package.
Thank you to Macxhiin for allowing me to distribute their vanilla hair mesh edits as a standalone hair package.
Thank you to Windsong, creating such iconic renditions of characters that have made such a lasting impression on my taste.
Thank you to the Ashen for being the homie, frfr.
Thank you to the r/skyrimmods Discord for providing feedback on this project.