The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Ever wished you could immolate fools while flying your Stormcloak gang colours? Secede in style with these spankin' new sky blue Stormcloak-themed robes - with some leather and fur thrown in for good measure.

This is my second mod and a follow-up to my Imperial Legion Robes mod.
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--FEATURES--

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

- The Stormcloak Volunteer Robes and Stormcloak Volunteer Hood, which are based on the Novice Robes and hood from the main game and have identical stats to those, plus a 30% bonus to stamina regen on the robes, which will help with both the hitting and the running.

- The Stormcloak Sage Robes, which come in five exciting flavours; one for each school of magic. Their stats are the same as 'Expert Robes of [Magic School]', with the above discussed 30% Stamina regen bonus. There is also an unenchanted version called Rebel Robes.

- The Stormcloak Ivory Boots and Stormcloak Ivory Bracers, which are merely cloth versions of the Stormcloak Officer Boots and Bracers for those who use the 'Mage Armor' perk.

- The Stormcloak Seeker Shawl, which is the equivalent of the 'Imperial Battlemage Hood' from my Imperial Legion Robes mod. It is intended to be worn with armor and gives a 40% bonus to magicka regeneration. There is also an unenchanted version called 'Rebel Shawl.'

The items can all be bought from Oengul War-Anvil, Caste Blacksmith of Windhelm, and from the Quartermasters in the various Stormcloak camps around Skyrim. Note however that the SAGE ROBES AND THE SEEKER SHAWL CANNOT BE OBTAINED UNTIL YOUR CHARACTER REACHES LEVEL 24, exactly like the Expert Robes in the main game.

The Robes are retextures of the Novice and Expert Robes from the vanilla game. There are no meshes included in this mod, so it should work with any body- or clothing replacer.

Unlike my Imperial Legion Robes, these textures are mostly "hand-drawn", only some details like the belt pouches are purely recoloured. The look of the Volunteer Robes was (obviously) inspired by the Stormcloak Armor and the look of the Sage Robes was inspired by the Stormcloak Officer Armor. They use custom normal maps that look pretty good, at least on high settings. I feel very content with the results, especially with the female Sage Robes, but obviously I still have a lot to learn.

--TREASURE HUNT--

Starting with version 1.1 of the mod, there is a version of of the Volunteer Robes with unique stats and a unique texture. I hid it in a lore-appropriate place. Here are the clues:

- They belonged to a Stormcloak who was killed sometime before the beginning of the game.
- They are hidden in an end table in her room in her family home.

If you know your Skyrim characters, you'll know who the Stormcloak in question is. If not, do some detective work!

--CHANGE LOG--

Bugfix 1.11 - December 23, 2012
- Fixed a bug where I had accidentally moved a floor section in the house that is the target of the treasure hunt.

Version 1.1 - December 2, 2012
- Added the treasure hunt (see above.)
- Added an unenchanted version of the Seeker Shawl, called 'Rebel Shawl' for sale from Oengul (I forgot to add it to the Quartermasters, sorry.)
- Updated the normal maps on the Sage Robes. The fur should look a bit more 3D now. As an unfortuante side effect, the female ground model looks a bit funky, but it looks great when worn.


--FAQ (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)--

Q: Will you make an Imperial Legion version of this?
A: I already did: Imperial Legion Robes

Q: Will any Stormcloaks spawn wearing the robes?
A: No. There are no Stormcloak mage NPCs in the game, and I did not want to risk making the mod incompatible with something else. However, there has been great demand for a feature like this, so I will have a thinker about whether there might be a good way I can integrate these robes into the game.

Q: Why does this exist even though the Stormcloaks hate magic?
A: That is not true. There is a general spirit of distrust towards magic in across the Imperial provinces after the Oblivion Crisis and the Great War. Even so, The Stormcloaks, and especially Ulfric do recognize the usefulness of magic. If the fact that a mage player will be accepted as a Stormcloak officer is not enough evidence for you, consider the fact that Ulfric keeps a court wizard in the Palace of Kings. I hope we don't need to take this discussion further since it is tangentially related at best to the mod itself.

Q: Will you make an unenchanted version of Recruit Robes and Hood?
A: No. The main reson for this is that there are no unenchanted versions of the Novice Robe and Hood in the main game. It is very important to me to make my mods feel like part of the original experience rather than some kind of side experience. To put it even more diffusely, my aim is to add depth to the game - not breadth. The second reason is I really want to encourage people to switch to the Sage Robes once they unlock them at level 24. Also for those of you who missed it above: There is an unenchanted version of the Stormcloak Sage Robes called 'Rebel Robes.'

Q: Will you make the robes craftable?
A: No, for similar reasons as above. Robes are not craftable in the main game, so robes are not craftable here. It seems Bethesda balanced the game so that "pure" mages should not have to focus on crafting, thus allowing them to lean more heavily into enchanting. I think that is reasonable.

--TRANSLATIONS--

Russian[modgames.net] - A Russian language translation can now be acquired from Russian site http://modgames.net/load/249-1-0-14710

--THANKS--

- Brodual and JayFriezah for their videos, which you can see above (among the screenshots.)
- Aspard for his Russian translation of the mod.

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I welcome all suggestions/criticisms/grateful grunts. I am still learning the ins and outs of modding so I would love to hear what you guys think. I will try to reply to all comments.

If you like it I'd also be very happy if you rated the mod, especially if you are to shy to comment.

Talos guide you,
Gustav
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436 Comments
Ognehod Nov 21 @ 12:18pm 
Convert this mod fo SSE pls
SirJTaylor Jul 5 @ 2:33pm 
May I use this in a new mod im making that will add these on stormcloaks?
fictionary88 Apr 24 @ 4:09pm 
This mod has glitched out on me twice! I sometimes when I load the game I find out my character is naked, and the blacksmith in Windhelm has the robes despite me buying them from him already. What's going on?
IronHellaKitty Apr 16 @ 10:34pm 
About the Mod: I think it's an awesome mod. To many players forget that things are not so black and white in Tamriel. I personally like developing complex misfit characters who find themselves in complex situations. I think it's great that life in Skyrim has this struggle. It really can make an interesting story as you go along.

Maybe a character could be a nord who is a black sheep because they are gifted in magic. But have a down to earth personality. Someone they know or love joins the Stormcloaks. When they learn they are the Dragonborn, they feel more confident to join the Stormcloaks. Either to search for their loved one or to support them in their fight.

Not everyone joins because of Ulfric. Many pick their sides because of something personal, such as family or maybe a Stormcloak victory might work in your characters personal favor.
IronHellaKitty Apr 16 @ 9:59pm 
So much hate from people who claim to be the good guys. It's funny how Empire supporters are the biggest bullies. You have to harrass anything related to Stormcloak. I never see this much back lash from Stormcloak supporters. How about getting that Redwood Forest giant size log out of your eye? Maybe you're not the self rightious good guys you think you are.

It's fun to debate the topic. But, it's really going to far. When you can't go anywhere Stormcloak related, with out reading these kinds of comments and harrassments. It's a role playing game for goodness sakes. Show a little respect. We're all here because we love games and we enjoy playing Skyrim. This game is ment to be enjoyed personally.
Trimix Apr 12 @ 2:16pm 
Noooo, no death to the Stormcloaks... I'm a Stormcloak.
The_Mask Mar 23 @ 12:10pm 
death to the stormcloaks!!!!!!
SirJTaylor Feb 13 @ 6:50am 
Can I Make a mod with this that adds the items in the game? just asking to use it?
Pizzyjewcd Feb 3 @ 4:06pm 
i cant even talk to the blacksmith in windhelm to buy the armor but with the emperial armor the smithy works?
Rootin Tootin Sp.Ed Jan 17 @ 9:20pm 
@daedricstorm45 The video says that it can be bought from some of the blacksmiths and vendors in Windhelm