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Quest: The Bigger They Are
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4.744 MB
Feb 18, 2012 @ 11:13am
Sep 13, 2012 @ 8:54am
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In 2 collections by ThirteenOranges
The Elder Scrolls Quests Series
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An Elder Scrolls Collection
11 items
A great hero of the Companions lies dead before he could defeat his greatest quest, the slaying of the great giant, Barlok'Gosh. Take up the arms of Holfir Giant Slayer and travel dangerous roads and caves to find Barlok'Gosh and finish what he started.


- A brand new quest to follow in the footsteps of a legendary slayer of giants.

- New dungeons and outdoor areas to travel and fight through.

- Lore friendly and consistent with the style and themes of the rest of the game.

- Supporting lore delivered through in-game books.

- Wield the unique weapons and armor of Holfir Giant-Slayer.

- Fight the largest Giant skyrim has ever seen, Barlok'Gosh.

- Compatible with all Bethesda DLC. No Prerequisites.

Patch 1.4 Notes

- Fixed the facegen issue on NPCs.

- New title image.

Patch 1.3 Notes

- Fixed a Navmesh issue preventing followers leaving the giant's location by normal means.

Patch 1.2 Notes

- Improved the NavMesh to allow the Giant to attack the player on the bridge and to stop him attempting to run into areas too small for him.

- Followers should now follow you into Bodean's Path and to the giant's location.

- Slightly reduced the incoming giant damage modifier of Holfir's Plate armor, making the fight a little harder.

- Added a chest to the crashed cart by the pond, adding to the overall reward value of the quest.

Patch 1.1 Notes

- Fixed the issues with quest markers and log entries not showing, however, this will likely reset the quest's progress (but shouldn't get rid of quest items already obtained).

***If you have issues with this quest reset, you can use the console to 'SetStage' followed by the quest ID 'tos_TheBiggerTheyAreQST' followed by the stage numbers 10, 40 or 200. 200 is for quest completion)***


- The quest does not have to be started to be completed, if you stumble upon the locations/enemies on your own, you're free to complete it as you see fit (just like back in the days of TES III: Morrowind).

- The quest can be started normally by reading Of Holfir Giant Slayer, a book that can be found in Whiterun's general store, the Bard's College, and as random loot in dungeons.


"Conflicts", CTDs or missing objects
- If crashes or failure to load assets/areas repeatedly occur, it is usually caused by one of two things:

a) Skyrim's limited memory allocation for the use of .esp (mod) files means using a lot of mods (especially large ones) will eventually cause the game to run out of memory and cause issues during gameplay. The solution is simply to use less mods.

b) The .bsa is conflicting with another archive from a mod using the same scripts/assets or otherwise failing to access it's data will cause the game to CTD in the front end menus. Try changing the load order first as the issue can sometimes cause "incompatibilities" between mods that would otherwise work together. If it still won't work, then disable other mods one at a time until it does.

- Sometimes Steam Error 2 (A Network Timeout) occurs when downloading this mod. Something to do with the Steam servers hosting the mod.If this happens to you, manually instally this version from Skyrim Nexus: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=12026 (extract then copy/paste the files to Skyrim/Data)

- All my mods are fully compatible with Dawnguard.


- Now available in Russian - http://modgames.net/load/250-1-0-11445

If you enjoy this quest, please rate it and try out my other Quest mods

- Quest: Sorcery

- Quest: Sea Of Ghosts

- Quest: And the Realms of Daedra

- Quest: No Mercy

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Liquid-T Dec 20 @ 4:53pm 
Hi mr. Oranges, very cool quest, handsomely done..!! Unfortunately a strange bug has occured ..ever since finishing the quest my hero has grown in size permanently...she's now like 6 ft.8 (or like over 2 meters) and stands way taller than the NPC's! First person view is still normal height but it looks kind of odd with the rotating camera...everyone literally looking up to the gigantic nord girl with the mega bow! Is this a known issue??
erikthegreat Dec 19 @ 12:32pm 
Is there a console ID for the items? I only have the armor and bow; I believe there was a sword at one point but I can't seem to find it...
[OG] Gameguykiler Dec 6 @ 11:33am 
My game also crashes when I reach Holfir's monument :/
Rick Decker Spiegel Sep 5 @ 4:51pm 
love it. thx for creating
Muir Aug 17 @ 8:25am 
Mod crashes when I get to the bottom of the steps. Have tried removing other mods to no avail. Thumbs down from me, sorry.
emilss1995 Aug 3 @ 7:43am 
garret2kool Jul 19 @ 12:59pm 
Nice mod. But how much health does the giant have?!? My plasma ray (which does 50 damage per sec) didn't even faze him!
D2FL<3 Lewbish Jul 17 @ 9:25am 
my game crashes on the steps to the monument any fix?
Tactical Katt Jul 16 @ 11:22pm 
Can somebody help me with this one? I love The Bigger They Are, and I'm sure many others do. But, I want to know what would happen if I download the whole Quest series in one go. Will it stuff up the quests? Or not? Someone pls help me on this one, I'm really worried!

Now I will talk about the Quest itself as to where it stands on the leaderboard.
This Quest is such an excellent Quest, it towers over many of the Vanilla quests and that's a great achievment. Great job on that one, ThirteenOranges. The one moment that really shines in this quest mod is the boss battle with Barlok'Gosh, he's so tough! (of course that's just me talking, all you other pros out there must have flown through this battle.) I nearly ran out of all my health and magicka potions! I won't spoil anything for anyone who is anxious to play. (Thank god there is something to spoil...)

FireBlaze69 Jul 11 @ 10:02pm 
May I help Out...... Um if the video is private see if u could find a different video about it? Im just saying... you know.