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Sutvaka Fortified Estate
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In the mountains between dragons, bandits, giants and the icy cold weather there is safety to be found. On a ridge defiantly stands the Sutvaka Fortified Estate between these dangers of the wilds. So drop the drawbridge and enter.

To get the key to the Estate you must travel to Fort Dunstad. In the Fort Dunstad prison, go to the top floor and look underneath the table. There is a strongbox on the floor which holds the key and an additional note. You could also try to find Sparrow. He is a high level character who you have to kill to get the key. Sparrow is optional because some players reported that he would not appear.

Sutvaka is a Windhelm styled player home located near shearpoint between Whiterun and Windhelm. It has a Player home, a tower with a view, barracks for your staff, a prison, secret chambers and an escape route through a tunnel system. In these tunnels lives a smuggler who buys stolen goods. To enter Sutvaka, just drop the drawbridge and open the portculis. The buttons for both are behind a pillar to your right. One in front of the drawbridge and one after the drawbridge.

This medium/large sized player home is equiped with all the things you might need. But for a lot is hidden away in the secret chambers below Sutvaka.To get to these hidden chambers, go to the basement armory where a button is hidden. This button will open the secret door leading to the chambers. However the basics for sharpening and improving can also be found in the barracks.

Here's a list of what you'll find:

Outside.
- Gatehouse with guards.
- Guards patrolling the grounds.
- a couple of chickens
- a Chopping block.
- a tower with a view.
- Dog follower
- Stable with horses

Main house.
- a living room with a steward/merchant with decent amount of gold.
- a maid/Assasin follower who is so poor that she cant even afford her own equipment. however, she is very stealthy.
- a dining room
- a kitchen
- a basement armory
- Master bedroom
- a guest bedroom.
- Shrines for the Divines.
- And the secret door which leads to the secret chambers.

Barracks
- The basics for smithing.
- Beds for your staff.
- Beds for free followers in the attic.
- a bard
- a door which leads to the prison.

Tunnels
- a portculis. On the basement side it can be opened with a lever. But on the tunnel side you have to use a pressure stone mounted on the wall near a candle (not perk sensitive, just walk up against it). Dont use the lever in the tunnels (ask Admiral Ackbar why).
- a room with a smuggler with a lot of gold. Door is also hidden and can be opened with a pressure stone on a wall.
- a secret exit.
- Ebony Ore veins.

Secret chambers.
- Plenty of weaponracks and mannequins
- a fully equiped smithy.
- Alchemy stattion
- Enchantment station
- 3 vaults. One with general storage and racks, one with busts and clawmounts, the third with mannequins.
- a library.

Everything is fully navmeshed so you can bring in your own followers.
The chests are safe to store your items.

There are no other mods required but i recommend: Amazing Follower Tweaks.

And the spouse to custom house mod if you want your spouse to live here. It can be dowloaded from nexus.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/11370

If you want to have the entire family living here i recommend the Custom Family Home mod.
Custom family home mod made by VitchRazor.

If you want your followers to stay here you could use this mod: My Home Is Your Home - a mod for followers by Volek
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/18045

If you want to make full use of the prison i recommend
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/29886

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Credits
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Made with the Modders resource pack from Oaristys & Tony67 which can be downloaded from nexus: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/16525 (not necessary for play)

Made with the Openbook and Bookset resource packs from Blary which can be downloaded from nexus:
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/14135/
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/14134/


Thanks to hodilton for creating a vid.
Thanks to insane0hflex for creating a vid.
Thanks to Brodual for creating a vid.

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Recent updatelog.
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1.10
- Added a gatehouse + 2 guards
- Added a Vault in the secret chambers with 9 more mannequins
- Added 3 more weaponcases in the main room of the Secret chambers.
- Added a Library inside the secret chambers.
- Fixed the well rested bonus perk for the player bed. It wont show a message but you will get the perk.
- Changed the tunnels to include some new dangerous inhabbitants.
- Removed allmost all the lighting from the tunnels because lights inside a secret tunnel dont make sense.
- Added a questless character from which you must get the master key from. He is waiting for you at shearpoint.
I tried making a quest for it but couldn't get it to work.

FAQ.
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Q - How do i download?
A - Just click the subscribe button and wait at startup until all your mods are properly loaded and updated.

Q - I cant get into sutvaka.
A - To drop the drawbridge activate the top pullbar at the gatehouse. You should see 2 pullbars when you open the gate of the gatehouse. The top one is for both bridges. The bottom one is a backup in case the back bridge is behaving out of sync. To open the portcullis, walk across the bridge and look behind the first collum to your right. There is a button mounted on the pillar which opens the gate.

Q - I cant find Sutvaka
A - This one is actualy tricky and can be caused due to various reasons. A common reason is that you haven't let the mod manager properly load. Another reason can be a load order problem. So far i haven't found any mods that conflict with Sutvaka.

Q - I cant find the secret chamber.
A - In the basement armory of the main house (the room with the 2 mannequins and weaponracks) stands a chest. Behind that chest is a button mounted on the wooden pillar. This will open a secret door which leads to the chambers. Use a torch iff you cant see the button.

Q - The vault is locked and i cant find the lever.
A - The pullbar is located up on a wall to your left. Use a torch because it is hidden in darkness.

Q - NPC's have grayface.
A - This is a Creationkit - Steamupload issue. The creationkit wont upload facemeshes to steam.
If it realy bugs you then you best switch over to the Nexus version. Nexus does allow Face Mesh and Texture upload.

Q - Can i move my family here?
A - Only if you use the Custom family home mod made by VitchRazor.

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Also available on nexus: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/33473
If you like the mod please rate and comment.
926 Comments
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Metalwraith031  [author] Sep 14 @ 4:12am 
@[KDS]Sonitule. A couple of doors can only be opened by a lever. Those are hidden very close by the door. I think the door you mean is the vault door. If it is that door then go stand in front of the door and look to your left. There should be a lever somewhere on the wall. Use a torch iff its too dark to see.
[KDS]Sonitule Sep 13 @ 11:40pm 
Amazing mod, 10/10. But there is locked door in secret chambers. I can't open it.
NEAN_DER_TALER Sep 11 @ 2:31pm 
I love to walk arround in it! Well done. Let us see more like this
TRIGUND Sep 8 @ 1:57am 
This is my favorite house mod I dont think I would play skyrim anymore without it hope I can keep it forever =) good job
Metalwraith031  [author] Sep 7 @ 2:54pm 
@FootballStar94. Not without using another mod. You can use the Move Spouse to Custom mod http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/11370
Or the Custom family home mod (link located at the bottom of the FAQ section).
If you have an entire family then your best bet is the Custom family home mod so that kids can live here too.
Assassin Sep 7 @ 9:39am 
Love your House Make More. And can your wife move in?
Metalwraith031  [author] Aug 26 @ 10:46am 
@st0815. That's an infamous Skyrim bug. Can't do anything about that unfortunately.
st0815 Aug 26 @ 3:42am 
The weapon holders doesn't work very well. The weapons are upside down or above the holder.
Metalwraith031  [author] Aug 23 @ 3:55am 
@-ᴍs-BladeManGaming. No problem. Small buttons are easy to miss.
-ᴍs-BladeManGaming Aug 22 @ 3:53pm 
thank you 0.0