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The Reserve II
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May 3, 2013 @ 11:28pm
May 6, 2013 @ 2:44am
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Located a short horseride east of Whiterun, The Reserve II is a player home meticulously designed for convenience and extravagant living. Featuring three main wings all branching from the center, it eliminates the burdon of confusing corridors, and provides the Dragonborn with all the essentials and more.

*This player home does NOT require any DLC* Enjoy!

Also available on Skyrim Nexus (http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35598/?)


The Main Hall is the entrance, and also acts as the hub to get to each wing of the home. The high ceilings and windows to the outside sky were designed to feel open and refreshing. Depending on the time of day, the room is lit with warm sunshine, or soft blue moonlight. The Den is a furnished and warmly-lit bedroom with ample storage. It also has a closet, washroom, and two extra beds in the loft. The Forge is complete with all the tools an Adventurer needs, as well as a kitchen, bar, and dining area. Everything in The Forge is close at hand for quick and efficient crafting. The Atrium is a grand circular library with a small garden, study, and Alchemy/Enchanting tables.

The companion dog, Mocha, is textured and implemented after my RL dog who very recently had to be put down from bone cancer. I tried to remove the barking idle, but was unable to figure it out, so I do apologize if it gets annoying but she will not be removed from the mod. <3 See FAQ for more info.


. Spacious open floor plan
. Custom containers for your items instead of boring chests
. Working bard, bartender/vendor, and 2 optional followers (a custom textured canine or your housecarl)
. All tools needed for crafting
. All shrines available for blessing of your choice
. Enchanting and Alchemy tables with satchels
. 'Follower' room with multiple beds (only follower chests are not player owned)
. Ample storage throughout (all containers are player-owned with NO respawns)
. Fully navmeshed inside and outside; followers will follow you into and around the house
. Display cases, weapon racks, plaques, mannequins
. A bed to gain Rested bonus
. Small garden with access to some herbs, carefully tended by your own Spriggan. (His sound file is removed to keep him quiet.)
. Baby dragon in the alchemy wing
. Scenic location with quick ride to Whiterun
. And much more...


! This mod was cleaned with TES5Edit.

Q: Why are there no support pillars to the base of the house?
A: Because they looked horrible and tacky. SO MANY PEOPLE have asked this, it's rediculous. Yes it would look more realistic, but it would also look really bad. I seriously spent hours trying to get pillars to look half way decent. So now it is magically supported. Pillars will not be added.

Q: Can my spouse live here?
A: Please use this mod with The Reserve to have your spouse live with you. (http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=11370)

Q: Mannequins are moving or unequipted armor!
A: This is very common with ANY house mod, and is a game bug, not a mod bug. I believe there are separate mod fixes for this.

Q: Can my children live here?
A: Not currently, as that would require my mod to be dependent on Hearthfire. I am looking into either an addon or a "Hearthfire version", but I need to find some documentation on how to add in the child and spouse functionality.

Q: Loralyn always walks away when I tell her to sing!
A: She is on her way to go sing. She has to be standing on her "marker" to perform.

Q: The dog is annoying the *#$% out of me.
A: She is just set to "protected" not "essential" so you may ask her to follow you and take her out back 'Old Yeller' style. Just dont tell me about it. :'(

Q: I hate your mod! :<
A: Then don't subscribe. :3 I cannot please everyone, it is an impossibility. I respect your opinion but there's not much I can do about it!

It is good practice to make a real save game (not a quick save), at least every few days and back these up in case something goes wrong.


. If using Steam Workshop, simply press Subscribe
. OR Extract the files from the download and copy them into the corresponding directories in your Skyrim folder. If the directories do not exist, simply create them. "thereserve.esp" goes in your Data folder and make sure it is checked in the Data popup of your Skyrim launcher.


. Make SURE you REMOVE everything from The Reserve before you uninstall, as the house will be removed from the game. You will lose your items unless you remove them. If using Steam Workshop, simply press Unsubscribe
. OR Delete the files from your Data folder


Interested in donating? First of all, thank you SO much for even considering a donation. I put an extraordinary amount of work into my mods, and really appreciate the gesture. For donating info, please visit http://8bitdino.com

I recommend the use of HD flora and furniture mods such as "Skyrim Flora Overhaul", "HD Furniture and Barrels" with The Reserve, as they enhance the graphics of objects within the home.

If you find any bugs or graphical issues, Please bring them to my attention so they can be fixed. :)

Questions or comments about this mod or any of my projects can be sent to: lithxemods@gmail.com




Current Release 1.2
. Added a small room and beds for followers
. Fixed possible crash bug from texture path
. Made bard Protected instead of Essential so she is killable only by player

. Fixed two backwards chests
. Ficked flickering on wall next to keg
. Fixed custom container bug that sometimes caused items to dishevel

. Release The Reserve II

I try to delete them right away but cannot sit here watching for them.
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bylaw Jul 25 @ 10:07pm 
This mod has the best atmosphere of any house mod I've seen. Very detailed and beautifully constructed. Drawbacks: Inadequate weapon racks and mannequins. No trophy room. No real dining area. Still looking for that perfect house mod (it would be this one with the features I have mentioned).
jrgoddess Jul 25 @ 1:43pm 
I love this house an how beautiful it is!
LadyblazE Jul 18 @ 2:48pm 
I am totally stoked on this house i love the organization and layout. its so easy to get from room to room when i stop by to unload. and its such a nice view inside and out. very well done.
TheBurlapGuy Jul 14 @ 5:39pm 
also mocha has not returned to my house when i told her to. if you find this lost dog please contact me at 1-800-dovakiin :3 seriously though whats the dealio here?
TheBurlapGuy Jul 14 @ 5:36pm 
one thing i really liked about the first reserve was the massive basement. it was the best part of the house. could you maybe update this house to have a basement like the first?
Vampyres Apr 21 @ 3:51am 
a tip for the house. Take some shore or seek under your player home. Looks like more realisic. The Player Home fly´s, to be but seems attached only to the edge without support
♣ Sarprise Buckseckz ♣ Apr 8 @ 5:55pm 
This is probably one of the most beautiful player house mod I have ever seen. Also i'm sorry for your loss.
Alone Apr 7 @ 5:34pm 
Beautiful player home, extremely detailed! I enjoy this house very much, and sorry about your dog.
ninjabuttstab Apr 5 @ 11:30am 
this mod is beautiful
MerlinofMight Mar 16 @ 6:10pm 
I enjoy your home, few suggestions- I agree with others about pool or hot tub as it's so close to falls. Also is there some way to add support to stone base it sits on? it would help to keep on real side. Don't take it wrong, great job on mod (tons of work) we just see things from different point of view, thanks again.