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Imperial Robes
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Oct 20, 2012 @ 12:30pm
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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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d0nuts Mar 20 @ 6:52pm 
Until now, it never hit me that you never saw any imperial battlemages, even though they're talked about so much in the lore books. Great mod, it would be even better if you could implement some NPC's into the game with that armor on! :D
Manus812 Mar 3 @ 8:11pm 
great mod, my character isn't a mage, but an imperial legate, and thane most holds. so an upper class dovahkiin imperial legate. the legion robes fit very nicely
Ogel Feb 24 @ 10:43am 
This mod is great, this is not overcheat and great for mage. It's a big plus for the design of your heroe.
TDxLiekWhaMate Feb 8 @ 3:51pm 
Does this not work with Killerkeo's Skimpy Clothes Pack?
mkan Jan 17 @ 8:20am 
Where it is?!
Subscribing_Hamster Jan 9 @ 5:34pm 
Day 2 of this Mod.

I have still been looking inside out of Skyrim but I can still not find the Imperial Soldier's robes.
[o.W.n]Th4tGuy Jan 7 @ 1:58am 
What's the item ID for the robes? Beirand is glitched for me.
Captain Barbossa Dec 20, 2013 @ 5:50pm 
i cant find the robes in either of your modpacks
freelancer_jeremy Dec 9, 2013 @ 1:51pm 
so im at him and he doesnt have any robes for sale
Projangam Oct 28, 2013 @ 1:08pm 
i like how it looks like but i want it to have armor stat sorry for asking but only saying