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Imperial Robes
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Oct 20, 2012 @ 12:30pm
Feb 23, 2013 @ 9:01am
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Do you like the College-style mage robes, but feel self-conscious about wearing blue in front of your crimson-clad comrades in the Imperial Legion? Here is the solution. Or, you know, a solution. Of sorts.



This mod adds six garments to the game (all of them new items that do not replace anything):

- The IMPERIAL RECRUIT ROBES and IMPERIAL RECRUIT HOOD, which are based on the Novice Robes and Novice Hood and have the same stats as those, with an added 20% health regen bonus to help you hold the line.

- The IMPERIAL SPECIALIST ROBES, which are based on the Expert Robes and come in five varieties, one for each school of magic. Similarly to the Recruit Robes their stats are the same as 'Expert Robes of [Magic School]' but with a 20% bonus to health regen.They also come in an unenchanted version called Legion Robes.

- The IMPERIAL FOXSKIN BOOTS and the IMPERIAL FOXSKIN BRACERS, which are simply cloth versions of Imperial Light Boots and Imperial Light Bracers for players who use the Mage Armor perk.

- The IMPERIAL BATTLEMAGE HOOD, which is a retextured version of the unequippable 'Torturer's Hood' from the main game. Unlike the Recruit Hood, the Battlemage hood can be worn with most armor without immersion-breaking clipping issues (for reference, it uses the same mesh as the Thieves' Guild Hood.) It fortifies magicka regeneration by 40 percent.

They can be bought from Beirand, the Solitude Blacksmith and Imperial Outfitter. Note however that the SPECIALIST ROBES AND BATTLEMAGE HOOD ARE ONLY AVAILABLE AFTER YOUR CHARACTER REACHES LEVEL 24, much like the Expert Robes in the vanilla game. Everything except the Specialist Robes can also be purchased from the Quartermasters in the Imperial camps around Skyrim.

The robes are retextured versions of the Novice and Expert Robes. The textures were made by combining elements from those robes with elements from the Imperial Light Armor, with handpainted details. The mod includes no meshes, so it should work with any body- and/or armor replacer.

I welcome all kinds of feedback and suggestions and will try to respond to all comments. This is my first mod for Skyrim, let me know if it works for you. And also if it doesn't.


In version 1.1 of the mod I introduced a unique version of the Recruit Robes, with a unique texture and better stats than the regular Recruit Robes. It's a mostly atmospheric piece for players who like immersion; power players might be disappointed. I hid it in a lore-appropriate place. Here's the clue:

- It is in the bedchamber of a mage who was in the Legion during the Great War with the Aldmeri Dominion.

It is in a chest. Happy hunting.

If this works out I'll do more of these.


Q: Will you make similar robes for the Stormcloaks?
A: YES. In fact I just finished it.

Q: Will there be an unenchanted version of the Recruit Robes?
A: No. The choice to have an unechanted version only of the Specialist Robes (the Legion Robes) and not of the Recruit Robes was a very deliberate one on my part. The basis was that there are unenchanted Expert Robes in the main game, but no such thing for the Novice Robes. I aim for this mod to integrate as smoothly as possible with the vanilla experience. I hope nobody minds too much.

Q: Will you make the Robes craftable?
A: No, seeing as robes are not craftable in the main game. Once again sorry to everyone who does not share my philosophy on preserving the sanctity of the game. Please don't be mad.


Russian[modgames.net] - A Russian language version is now available from http://modgames.net/load/249-1-0-14476

French[www.confrerie-des-traducteurs.fr] - A French translation is available from La confrérie des traducteurs[www.confrerie-des-traducteurs.fr]


Version 2.0 - February 23rd 2013
- All new textures!
- All new normal maps!
- Beast race support for the hoods.
- The Battlemage Hood is now leveled to 24.
- Fixed first person textures for the female robes.

Version 1.2 - November 17th 2012
- Added the Battlemage Hood, see above.
- Equipped the two battlemages in the intro and the Helgen Keep Torurer with Battlemage Hoods.
- Made the robes available from the Quartermasters at the various Imperial camps.
- Lowered the price of the Recruit Robes to a more reasonable level.
- Made the treasure hunt chest player-owned.

Version 1.1 - October 24th 2012
- Fixed the Imperial Foxskin Boots and Bracers being classified as light armor.
- Fixed the first person texture of the Recruit Robes being that of the Expert Robes.
- Added a unique version with a special texture of the Recruit Robes to a secret location.


- Heron on the Steam Workshop, for pointing out an error with the foxskin gear (that I promtly fixed in 1.1)
- Lumenbeing on the Skyrim Nexus, for inspiring the secret bonus version of the recruit robes.
- antisupastar on the Nexus, for organizing the Russian version, and Aspard at modgames.net for translation (the two may be the same person.)
- Valkyr47 for translating the mod into French.

Help me make this mod better by giving your suggestions and opinions. If they are especially helpful I'll put you here.


If you prefer, you can also find this mod on the Skyrim Nexus[skyrim.nexusmods.com]

Obviously, I would love it if you rated and and added this mod to your favorites.

Praise be Akatosh and all the Divines.
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Yellow Bear Jan 18 @ 3:31am 
Man, some really coo- aw sh-
ancient.samurai Jan 14 @ 5:22pm 
This "looked" like a good mod, but no matter how hard I search I find no items The pictures look nice, but I suspect the mod maker forgot to actually place this mystery chest in the actual world where he/she claims it is. I looked in every bedchamber of every mage and found nothing anywhere.
Soulgriffon Nov 30, 2014 @ 5:49am 
Does this change imperials armor?
A Thyme Paradox Nov 3, 2014 @ 2:44pm 
How is compatibility with the guard armor overhauls, mainly the stormcloack and imperial ones?
Sld.2me.Classe Oct 22, 2014 @ 6:28pm 
It is not said if this is the legion wear the outfit or they are just magicians
akwakwak Oct 13, 2014 @ 3:52pm 
Hi, can I use it in my little mod ?
Weeman_gaming Sep 15, 2014 @ 2:55pm 
Where the hell is the uniqe robe!!!! I can't find it anywhere!!
Mochacho Sep 13, 2014 @ 1:36pm 
there is only one MAGE in the game that tells the dragonborn about serving in the great war but when i looked in the beedchambers+the room the mage spent most of its time in it wasnt there
Molag Bal Aug 31, 2014 @ 1:11pm 
I've really enjoyed this mod. Coupled with The Imperial Cloaks, you will have a unique and custom look that you will enjoy wearing. There are 3 or 4 Cloak mods that are really BAD-A$$.
All factions except for The Dark Brotherhood, (I haven't located one) will have their own Cloak with their Coat of Arms. Even town guards will be wearing them, and the Holds Coat of Arms will be embroidered on the back. So, if you ain't got it, you need to go ahead and get it.
Molag Bal Aug 31, 2014 @ 1:00pm 
You can find them in Solitude. Just go talk to the Blacksmith, check out his inventory, find the one like, pay the man, and then put it on.