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Dungeon Quest Awareness
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Feb 14, 2012 @ 4:05pm
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When discovering a new location, this mod will display if there are any major quest for that dungeon and where you can find those quest. This change is added to the map marker and area name for major quest dungeons.


Skyrim's best feature is exploration. Unfortunately, exploring some dungeons before you get the related quest can potentially break that quest line; which can be discouraging for a would be adventurer.

So that you can more freely explore, this mod will change the map markers and area location of dungeons that contain major quest. That way, you will see at a glance whether you can dive into a new location you have just discovered, or whether you might want to wait until receiving the related quest first.

This is accomplished by updating the location marker for these areas with (Quest - 'Quest chain location'). This will be visible on the map, and when you first discover or enter an area. The 'Quest chain location' will be either the town where you can start the quest, or the faction that quest belongs to (ex: Thieves guild, College of Winterhold, ect). A few locations are also marked with 'Locked' as you can not complete the dungeon until you have the specific quest.

This mod only includes the information for major quest that rely on one specific dungeon location. Radiant quest, bounties, misc quest, are not marked. Also, in the spirit of having as few spoilers as possible, major quest that can be found locally at a dungeon entrance are also not marked, so you can discover them naturally.

This was an issue I found annoying in my own play through, so I hope this mod can make the process of exploring Skyrim more enjoyable for you all in the future.

You can also find this mod on the Skyrim Nexus: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=9720
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sgtflumper Nov 16, 2014 @ 8:38am 
Really good idea for a mod. I'm always half-discouraged going into random dungeons.
aroundthefur79 Nov 9, 2014 @ 12:45am 
Ok im a little confused... let me try and understand this...lets say im NOT doing a quest and I compleltly go through a dungeon or location before a quest is assigned to it... will I not get the quest and/or specific items that should be there?. Sorry if that is confusing. Anyhow this is jjust another reason why this game takes up so much time you don't wanna miss anything in a dungeon and have to go back to previously cleared dungeon in the game,so i resort to the guide and internet so much it gets frustrating. For instance I had no idea about the ring of hircine quest the place you go into for the objjective "Begin the Hunt". I didn't know that location is altered to suite another quest and story where you get really good loot.
Blacksteel Oct 21, 2014 @ 2:34pm 
this is the best map mod ever!!!!!!!
Llariarith Oct 11, 2014 @ 8:42am 
so useful ! Thanks
Tikriti Sep 17, 2014 @ 1:52pm 
Great idea! In my first playthrough I've been very annoyed by the very same thing. Thanks!
Morris Jun 30, 2014 @ 7:15am 
I love this mod. I hate having to return to an area I just emptied because I didn't go talk to someone first. Or worse, just flat can't get in for no apparent reason.
Soulreaperneko May 13, 2014 @ 2:10am 
i love the idea of this and i have subscribed and all that but i will admit i have never cared if a cave was linked to a quest i went in killed (assassinated) things with my bow grabbed the loot took it home and put it in my sell chest unless it was a item you'd never find again,etc etc. but this will be good cause then i'll be less greedy with my looting and do the quests tied to these dungeons :3
orenshmerling May 10, 2014 @ 7:29pm 
can you make a mod that does the same for minor mods?
blckruc47 Apr 21, 2014 @ 10:58am 
Thanks. This is a must have mod.
michelle.bourgoyne Feb 21, 2014 @ 2:08pm 
I wish I had known about this mod before I started the Forbidden Legend quest line (the one about the archmage Gauldur). I got to the third of the three tombs & I couldn't open it. Frustrated, I used the caqs cheat (complete all quest stages). I didn't know it would do all the stages for every single quest! I got stuck with the achievements related to the Thieves Guild quest line. (I hate the Thieves Guild, by the way.) Now I can't load the mod that lets you take down the Thieves Guild. I would have loved to use that mod!