The Witcher 3

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This mod is meant to be installed after finishing the main storyline. It changes elements of world to reflect the fact that Emhyr conquered the North, due to players decisions in Reason of State quest. It changes (among other things) Redanian soldiers, flags and decorations to Nilfgaardian and removes witch hunters and pyres from Novigrad.

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The idea

This is a mod I prepared, as I didn't like that my decisions didn't seem to have any impact on the state of the world. Geralt had just effectively changed the course of war and shaped the future of the Continent, yet everything was back to the state from the beginning of the game. This mod makes the world reflect the fact that Nilfgaardians won.


List of changes

Wyzima:
  • most of the nilfgaardian soldiers and courtiers were replaced by northeners
  • Roche and Talar are there, as well as Duke - the temerian nobleman we see in White Orchard in the epilogue
  • new flags that reflect Temeria's status as vassal kingdom
  • map of the continent has now unified parchment color in stead of showing the terrain controlled by each side
  • the painting of young Ciri is now replaced for Foltest, from his gwent card

Velen and White Orchard:
  • as in Wyzima, new temerian flags
  • mostly temeria soldiers, except for the military camp in the south (this is by design and will not be 'fixed' - I don't think war ravaged temeria can even muster that many soldiers, and they need all the men to start rebuilding the country, not sit pointlessly in a military camp)
  • Barons men are replaced with regular temerian soldiers
  • some of temerian officers wear full plate armor
  • removed chats and scenes that didn't match anymore
  • removed most gallows and hangmans, (but not all of them)

Novigrad and Oxenfurt:
  • removed all Withhunters and scenes with them
  • removed the pyres from the main square, and replaced them with a bunch of soldiers - I have not figured out changing dialogue yet, so the officer looks like he is anouncing something, but he is silent
  • removed the smaller pyres and stocks form other places
  • Roche's hideout was taken over by a Scoia'teal commando
  • piles of books were cleared from Oxenfurt university courtyard and some students returned there
  • nilfgaardian soldiers and nobles in the cities
  • redanian soldiers in new, nilfgaardain-ish colors
  • flags are nilfgaardian, or with redanian sigil on black field
  • removed chats and scenes that didn't match anymore

Installation

This is important: This mod has no way of detecting whether or not you finished the game or what ending did you get! Whenever you put it in your mods folder, it just immediately changes stuff. You can do it at any point in the game, and it will happen. Of course the changes only make sense after you've finish the main story, so I recommend bookmarking this page and only downloading the mod when you need it.

So, yeah, it's completely 'manual' in that regard. I was thinking about automating that in some way, so that it only activates when the correct ending is reached, but I have no idea how to do it. And honestly, I don't really care enough to try to learn.


Issues

There are a few minor quests that get broken by the changes this mod makes:
  • there are two quests called Novigrad, Closed City that get activated after Triss escapes with mages, involving witchhunters - those hunters got deleted, so you won't be able to finish those quests with my mod installed
  • Roche completly replaces the nilfgaardian player, so you won't be able to win the nilfgaardian's card either

You should keep in mind, that this mod changes models and textures for all purposes. So, for example, if you use a mod to give Geralt a shield, there will be nilfgaardian shield named 'redanian shield', etc. And if you use a console command to spawn redanian soldier, it will probably turn out to be a Nilfgaardian.


My related mods:

If you supported another side in war,  this one is for Radovid, and that one for Dijkstra.


My unrelated mods:

Concerned Citizen Sermons Removed
Static outfits for Triss
Dynamic outfits for Triss
Dynamic outfits for sorceresses
New look for Philippa Eilhart
Corrine Tilly - tweaked outfit