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Followers can Relax
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1.153 MB
Feb 18, 2012 @ 12:53pm
Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:11am
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UPDATE: If you'd like to be able to tell Serana to relax as well, use this patch file in addition to this mod:

As always, if you do not see the conversation option "We'll stay here for a while..." appear, save and load and it should appear.


The biggest feature of this mod is to be able to just tell your follower to stay in an area and just interact with the environment. They will wander around, sit, eat, even sleep if it is night and there is an unowned bed around. There is no time limit on this, unlike the default wait function. There are two other features at this time.

One is an ingredient collection AI package. The follower will look around an area (must be in the overworld) and collect ingredients for you. They will do this for 150 seconds before returning to you. When they return to you, they will still be using one of my AI packages. Tell them 'let's go' and they will resume standard follower AI.

The other feature is similar to the first, except they move with you instead of just staying in a single area. This one is almost identical to Serena’s in the Dawnguard expansion and works just like it.They will follow you, but still walk around and do other things if you remain in the same area for a few moments. If you walk away, they will stop what they are doing and follow you again. Choose the 'Stay close' option for this behavior.

There is also now a 'debug spell' should you need it. It stops and starts the controlling quest and removes the follower from the utility factions I use to control dialog. If there are multiple followers set to relax, you will have to use the spell on them as well, because they will retain the utility factions; causing their dialog to be screwed up as well.

This is not a multiple followers mod. You will have to use another mod for that. If you do use a multiple followers mod, this one will support them all.

This mod is compatible with AFT, UFO, and just about any other mod.


Steam: Subscribe. Next time you log into your Steam account in online mode, use the default Skyrim launcher. It will then automatically download and install the mod.

Nexus: Extract contents of compressed folder to a temporary location (ex, your desktop). Place the .esp file and .bsa into your Data folder in Skyrim folder (C: ... \Steam\SteamApps\common\skyrim). Run the Skyrim launcher and go to data files. Make sure there is a check in the box next to the plugin file.

Recommended step: After installing, I recommend you use BOSS load order utility to set your load order. Google it if you don't know what it is.

Uninstall versions 4, 5, & 6:
Go to your Skyrim Data folder (C: ... \Steam\SteamApps\common\skyrim) and remove the .esp file and the .bsa file.

Uninstall version 3:
Go to your Skyrim Data folder (C: ... \Steam\SteamApps\common\skyrim) and remove the .esp file.
Go to the Scripts folder and find 'FollowerWandererScript.pex' , 'WandererAliasScript.pex' , 'TIF__010012C9.pex' , and 'TIF__01002DBE.pex' and remove those files.

Uninstall version 2:
Go to your Skyrim Data folder (C: ... \Steam\SteamApps\common\skyrim) and remove the .esp file.
Go to the Scripts folder and find 'FollowerWanderScript.pex' , 'WandererAliasScript.pex' , 'TIF__01000D66.pex' , and 'TIF__01000D69.pex' and remove those files.

Uninstall version 1:
Go to your Skyrim Data folder (C: ... \Steam\SteamApps\common\skyrim) and remove the .esp file.
Go to the Scripts folder and find 'dialoguefollowerscript.pex' , 'TIF_01000D65.pex' , and 'TIF_010048A2.pex' and remove those files.

Deutsche: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=11774
Italiana: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=11723
한국인: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=14446
русский: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=14563
Polski: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=21843

AFT Update
1. Changes quest priority to 83

Version 6.35
1. Changed the ‘stay close’ behavior

Version 6.3 change log:
1. Fixed a major bug that made characters not respond when clicked.
2. Added a 'debug spell'
3. Added a new AI package
4. Tweaked the ingredient collection package so that it ends after 150 seconds and follower returns to the player
5. Added new dialog conditions to the ingredient collection package

Version 6.2 change log:
1. Fixed a dialog condition to prevent someone from ordering a follower to relax or collect ingredients twice.

Version 6.1 change log:
1. Made some scripts to provide a smoother transition from other versions

Version 6 change log:
1. Added an ingredient collecting AI package
2. Restructured dialog tree

Version 5.2 change log:
1. Renamed and recompiled scripts

Version 5.1 change log:
1. Bug fixes

Version 5 change log:
1. Remade the scripts and added more aliases to support an outrageous 100 followers.
2. Changed quest priority to 70
3. The Dark Brotherhood followers can be told to relax now, though they have dialog whether or not they are a follower. I suggest you do not put them into wander mode unless they are following you because I do not know the consequences of doing otherwise.
4. The correct Cicero is referenced

Version 4 change log:
1. Added voiced responses for vanilla followers, kept unvoiced response in there as a safety net for any custom followers.
2. First attempt at Dark Brotherhood followers.
3. Adjusted priority on dialog topics from 50 to 95.

Version 3 change log:
1. Supports up to 10 followers.
2. Animals supported.
3. Quest priority set to 55 from 50 so that the sandbox AI package will take precedence over the spouse AI package. (Thanks Lederberg!)

Version 2 change log:
1. Remade be more compatible with other mods.

Version 1 change log:
1. Initial release. Directly modified a quest and existing scripts.
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wmisztela Nov 30 @ 8:54am 
Just what I needed,thank you
alextex14 Nov 11 @ 3:09am 
This mod is nice and realistic,what else?
Skyrim_Newbie Nov 5 @ 8:36am 
Very nice mod, I love it... wish there was something similar for the dogs of Skyrim. I have 2, and Meeko in particular just lays on the floor exactly where I told him "It's time for us to part ways." Can you do something nicer for the dogs based on this?
Mickey Nov 4 @ 9:39pm 
This mod didn't work for me :/
Mickey Nov 4 @ 9:05pm 
If i was to use this mod, where should i place it in my load order?
I have no other follower mods, only thing close is Convinent Horses :)
Please someone reply ASAP, keen to use this mod :)
amjones2000 Oct 9 @ 7:39pm 
i remember i would be at inns and tarvens and i would have to tell each individual follower (I have 7) to sit in a chair or at a cooking pot so the game would feel more real and immersive. Now, thanks to this mod, I save alot of trouble. Thanks for the awesome mod!
Lord_Camster Sep 30 @ 2:23pm 
Nice mod ive allways hated it how when im just sitting down my follower just stands there right in front of me thx
[Y.A.] [US] Reign Sep 29 @ 12:41pm 
Can??? CAAAANNN RELAX? if they are within like a 50 mile radius of anything, even things you yourself cannot sit on, they will damn sure sit on it. then you're like come on we need to move they like NAW I WILL EAT SOME MORE CHEESE. i swear like in my modded estate fortified home i was going to sit on a chair and read a book i found and my follower like OKAY *sit*
sw2asherian Sep 25 @ 6:45pm 
Like Arissia the follower because thus far custom followers do not work.
sw2asherian Sep 25 @ 6:25pm 
Does this work with custom followers?