vcriven1 Apr 8, 2013 @ 12:14pm
Why would game kill off my steward?
I had Uthgerd as a follower for practically the whole game thus far and made her steward of Lakeview Manor. i came back and a courier was waiting with an inheritance letter saying she had died?? I lost a crap load of weapons and armor!
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markdb92 Apr 8, 2013 @ 1:02pm 
I think random mob killed her when you were close enough to her cell location. If you have dawnguard maybe the vampires paid her a visit. There are few followeres that can be stewards that are unable to die. You can put a follower into god mod by console also. If you have dawnguard I would suggest to get the no vampire attacks mod if you want to keep quest givers and store keepers.
vcriven1 Apr 8, 2013 @ 1:14pm 
Random mob? Cell locations? Do you mean bandits? because i have a housecarl. Isnt she supposed to keep my home safe while im away? She stinks at it anyway...lol as when i come home i'll be attacked by bandits and she just watches.
The inheritence letter said she died with friends? i got her as a follower after a brawl. I dont have dawnguard. How do you put a follower in god mode? Dont know the console for that...thanks

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stabbykitteh Apr 8, 2013 @ 2:01pm 
There's at least one scripted attack on Lakeview that has a pretty tough named bandit involved (who's name I can't remember...). Maybe it was him/her?

To answer your other question, the console command is:

setessential <NPC's base ID> 1

You can find the base ID's here:

http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Followers
vcriven1 Apr 8, 2013 @ 2:12pm 
Originally posted by stabbykitteh:
There's at least one scripted attack on Lakeview that has a pretty tough named bandit involved (who's name I can't remember...). Maybe it was him/her?

To answer your other question, the console command is:

setessential <NPC's base ID> 1

You can find the base ID's here:

http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Followers

Thanks stabbykitten! You may be right as everytime she left my service after a quest when i returned to Lakeview she was in her bra and underwear...I think that may be a bug because I recently purchased the home in Markarth and when Argis my housecarl returns home he doesnt disrobe...unfortunately!
Would i use the same console command for him and im thinking of marrying him, how will things change with him? Will he still be a follower?
Uncle Cookie Apr 8, 2013 @ 2:12pm 
If you like, I would be more than happy to make you a mod that sets your followers, stewards, and housecarls to essential, or even invulnerable if you prefer. It would just be a small .esp and only take a few minutes to create.
vcriven1 Apr 8, 2013 @ 2:22pm 
Originally posted by Uncle Cookie:
If you like, I would be more than happy to make you a mod that sets your followers, stewards, and housecarls to essential, or even invulnerable if you prefer. It would just be a small .esp and only take a few minutes to create.

Don't really know much about the mods. Have looked a little at them and just recently installed my first...to keep followers from stepping on pressure plates. how would that work? and how does it effect my game files? Thanks a lot
Uncle Cookie Apr 8, 2013 @ 2:56pm 
Well this type of mod, as well as the one you have, are just a single file called an .esp. Simple mods like these are used to make changes to the game that do not require Scripts, Meshes, Textures or any other type of additional files. For example:

- If you want The Bulwark to dress in dragon armor when he is with you, wear nice robes when he is hanging around the manor, and sleep in the buff, these are all just settings that can be changed in the Creation Kit and saved into an .esp, which is then placed in your Data folder and activated in the menu.

- But if you want him to wear a special robe that says "I ♥ My Baby" (I can do that too btw) then that requires a new texture (image file) rather than just an .esp

For manually-installed mods, it literally does not get any easier than simple .esp's. And when you don't need them anymore, just deactivate them and delete them. There's no hunting down various folders and loose files.
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vcriven1 Apr 8, 2013 @ 3:16pm 
Well, it sounds simple enough...I can skip the special robe...lol...(to be honest thats why Ive not paid much attention to mods as most ive seen is just "how hot can you make this chick")
That being said i wouldnt mind the other suggestions for the Bulwark!

So, you say manually installed? Pretty new to gaming or rather just started up again after years off. Absolutely love Skyrim! How would I get the file from you and i wouldnt have to hunt down folders as you said, right?
Uncle Cookie Apr 8, 2013 @ 3:46pm 
Manually installing a mod is what it's called when you copy/paste the mod's file(s) into the appropriate folders inside your game's install directory.

The other option for installing a mod is using a Manager. There are currently 2 trusted Managers for Skyrim: Nexus Mod Manager and Steam Skyrim Workshop.
A Manager requires the mod's files to be archived or packaged in a special format, so that it can download and install everything without you worrying about putting things in the correct place.
Beginners usually prefer this method rather than manual installation.

When I make a mod, I usually post a screenshot on my Steam with a download link. I like doing it that way because they auto-delete when people stop downloading the file. But for something specific for somebody, I just give them the link and the delete key directly.
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vcriven1 Apr 8, 2013 @ 5:50pm 
Ok, do i have to download the steam workshop manager? Because i had to subscribe to get the only other mod I have and steam automatically installed it. Wouldnt i just have to use the command, setessential <NPC's base ID> 1?

If you were going to do a specific file for The Bulwark, how would you give me the link directly?
I use quite a bit of stealth in my game play and enchantments. Right now he wears a ebony suite of armor and other pieces with sneak enchantments. Would i be able to enchant his arnor if it was dragon as i cannot forge that yet. I also gave him a really nice ebony bow with enchantments and he still uses a wooden bow that i cant take from him?

If i marry him he will still be able to follow me right? Do they really set up a shop outside?

I appreciate your help, are helping people with mods a hobby?
wowszer Apr 8, 2013 @ 5:59pm 
That comment about Dawnguard caused me lots of grief with midnight raids by vampires. Wound up with half of shop owners dead in the street or left only as ash piles for a while. Subscribed to a mod making all NPCs essential. That problem solved. One thing to watch out for is some enemies will kneel down gain strenght again and still want to fight. In that case exit out, unclick your mod, load last save, fight him/her again, kill save and reclick your mod so it is active again.
vcriven1 Apr 8, 2013 @ 6:16pm 
ainneeds....thanks, i'll keep that in mind when i get Dawnguard
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