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Harsh Nature v3.1
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Oct 23, 2012 @ 1:35pm
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Harsh Nature v3.1

Do you think cooking food is futile in the game ? You didn't even notice you had a disease, until someone commented the way you look ? Nothing to worry about in the nature (bears, sabrecats etc), they aren't even near match for you ?

This mod fixes the situation. And this also

- makes diseases dangerous and makes many creatures even more dangerous
- adds 9 new diseases + medicine potions for every disease (cure disease -potion to cure all)
- cure poison -potion cures frostbite spider's poison and chaurus poison
- cure disease -potions can be bought from merchants, found from loots etc. (they are quite rare)
- when having multiple diseases curing even one of them will remove blurry vision
- displays diseases and poisons clearly in active effects
- shrines doesn't cure diseases anymore, except shrine of Mara
- blessings from shrines last longer (was 8 hours, is 10 days now)
- adds inflict disease -ability to many creatures
- poison damages (from creatures, traps) last longer
- animals no longer have valuable items (why should animals have gold or gems) to loot
- races have reduced resistances for cold, magic, poison
- races have reduced healing rate
- makes bears, sabrecats, trolls, giants and wolfs act like enemies to each other
- foxes hate chickens (Riverwood has its own fox problem)
- diseases may make blurry vision to character and poisoning shows as a green glow
- 2 new spells to cure diseases and 3 new spells to cure poison/venom
- baked/cooked foods give bigger boosts (it's no more useless to cook foods)
- added more wispmothers to the Skyrim
- spiders have poison bite and venom spit (both can be cured)
- chauruses have poison bite and spit, which can be cured with cure poison -potion or with a spell

=== New spells

- Cure Chaurus Poison
- Cure Frostbite Poison
- Cure Frostbite Venom
- Cure And Heal
- Cure Other

=== Diseases, old modified and new ones:

Allergy : damages alchemy 100 points
- mudcrabs, foxes, wolves, mammoths, falmers

Ataxia : damages lockpicking & pickpocket skills 50 points
- skeevers, draugrs

Bone Break Fever : damages stamina 80 points
- bears, draugrs

Brain Rot : damages magicka 1000 points
- skeevers, hagravens, black bears

Cough : damages sneak & speech skills 50 points
- large & giant frost spiders, draugrs, wisps, frost trolls

Finger Rot: damages archery and smithing skills 90 points
- horkers, slaughterfishes, mudcrabs, mammoths

Flu : lowers disease resistance
- frost spiders, snow bears, snow sabrecats, icewraiths, frost trolls, wisps

Itch : damages heavy & light armor skills 100 points
- skeevers, small frostbite spiders, foxes, wolves, falmers

Lycanthropy : Ability to transform into a Werewolf, "hidden" disease (no blurry vision)
- from the quest

Mux : damages alteration and illusion 100 points
- falmers, dwarven spiders, dragons

Rattles : stamina regenerates slower
- chauruses, draugrs

Rockjoint : damages melee weapon skills 60 points
- foxes, wolf spirits, wolves

Sangunaire Vampiris : damages health, progress to vampirism, "hidden" disease (no blurry vision)
- vampires

Traxia : damages restoration and enchanting 100 points
- draugrs, chaurus reapers, wisp shades, skeleton necrorace

Witbane : damages magicka and healing regeneration
- skeevers, sabrecats, draugrs

Wolm : damages destruction and conjuration skills 100 points
- draugrs (magic race only), spriggans

Xanaria : damages strength 300 points
- trolls, spriggan matrons, skeevers, magical draugrs, chauruses

Traps inflict diseases regardless of your resistance for diseases. Animals inflict diseases occationally. Poisons you buy/make yourself work as they worked before, this mod doesn't boost poisons generally.

Trying to keep balance in the game.

=== About the mod

Tuned Skyrim a little bit harder for those, who have leveled enough to notice nature isn't so tough anymore... Starting game (from level 1) with this mod enabled may turn wild nature into place you least wanna go wandering.

=== Main reasons for this mod

I didn't like the fact that items (such as gold or gems) can be found when looting dead animals corpses. Also, poisons didn't affect me much in the vanilla game, nor the diseases. They were all too weak, so had to improve them. Made poison effects last longer (just to make them annoying) and diseases really show now in stats.

If you want more difficulty to the vanilla game, you might also want to try Deadlier Traps -mod http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=85799854

=== Tips

New spells can be learned from the books that are placed in the Arcanaeum, in College of Winterhold.

There's a new book called "Cooking with Balbus" which can be bought from merchants. Somebody from Rorikstead owns a copy of that book also.

There's also a new book called "Animal kingdom" which can be found from a cave located next to alchemist's shack, southwest from Ivarstead. This book reveals facts about animals and creatures, levels etc. in which they are.

Never go wandering into the (harsh) nature without cure/heal potions, or you might end up dead. Casting a cure spell consumes lots of mana.

=== Big changes

This mod edits ingredients effects so that it's not possible anymore for player to make Cure disease -potions.

Cure poison- and Cure disease -potions are quite rare and valuable, only way to get them is buy them. Or have good luck when looting chests. When you have luck to find them, better get and stock 'em.

=== Newer version v3.2 is out

If you have official DLCs Dawnguard and Dragonborn then you might want to use version 3.2
It can be download from Nexus: www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/35636/
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i73Fi  [author] Aug 15 @ 1:09pm 
I'm planning to update this Steam-version to newer. If you're using this mod without DLCs, don't use next update :)

Version 3.2 coming next.
i73Fi  [author] Aug 8 @ 9:08am 
Update: made newer version and uploaded it to Nexus. Version 3.2 covers DLCs Dawnguard and Dragonborn, it also removes cure disease -blessing from Temple of Mara.

Download: www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/35636/
i73Fi  [author] Aug 8 @ 7:57am 
RoyalGrue, you're right. When this mod was originally under work there were no DLCs. And this mod doesn't expand to DLCs at the moment, so ingridients from DLCs make it possible to make Cure Potion.

Considering to expand this mod to cover DLCs, but not sure how many use and play this mod without DLCs. So situation exists :)

Costs for potions are purposely so high. There's been talks about costs earlier, but shortly: it's too easy to make septims. And, now that potions cost alot, they are also very valuable loots. It's just who would risk health and sell them in need of septims? :)
RoyalGrue Aug 7 @ 10:28pm 
I'm still able to make potions this mod should disable (cure disease for example) while other recipes don't function anymore (resist fire) but the rest of the time the CD potion costs more than a fully built house. While I've enjoyed very much the harsher wild animals I'm pretty certain this mod isn't working correctly - for me. I know modding can get pretty complicated when your runing them all together. Still, wonderful concept and a lot of good things here, i73Fi you definitely made things interesting. Thank you.
i73Fi  [author] Aug 1 @ 1:39am 
Answer to question about gourd

info from elder scrolls wiki: "A Gourd is listed in-game as a component in the Resist Fire and Resist Frost recipes that can be purchased from alchemists, but since the Gourd is not an ingredient, it cannot be used in Alchemy. Possibly, this is a typo or perhaps the gourd was removed as an ingredient late in production without updating the recipe notes. "
i73Fi  [author] Jul 20 @ 1:14am 
Made somewhat extension to this mod, called Harsh Enemies.

Because this mod doesn't require any DLCs, made optional mod that will.

Found in http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=288486030
i73Fi  [author] Jul 19 @ 4:55am 

Checked with CK raw salmon vs cooking, and the results are:
raw salmon heals 20, cooked salmon 50.

If that applies only to loot - not selfmade, then it's strange. Could even be a bug in the game itself.
i73Fi  [author] Jul 17 @ 11:49am 
Techno2, good point. I have disnoticed raw ingridient on that one.
Techno 2 Jul 16 @ 3:02pm 
No i73Fi, I mean that if you catch a wild salmon and then cook the raw salmon meat, the cooked salmon meat heals you less than raw meat. I don't think this makes sense! It only happens if you cook the salmon meat yourself!
john94 Jun 19 @ 6:52am 
one thing thats not so realistic about this is atixa is a disease that affects the victams streaght in the real world not to much on there lockpicking and pickpocketing thats all i noticed