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Mercenaries (Unlimited Followers)
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Mar 6, 2012 @ 12:39am
Feb 20, 2013 @ 1:52am
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(FIXED !!!) Hire as many Mercenaries and Mercenary archers you can afford. They act like followers, guard trade, individual or group commands!

Talk to "Saad" near the Guard Shack in Whiterun (south entrance). He will contract mercenaries to you. These Mercs will follow you to the depths of hell and back (so long as you continue to pay them). He is in the Bannered Mare at night.

Talk to "Kenturo" in the Bannered Mare to hire Mages

Upon your first contract, you will be given a "Power" that acts like a quick-menu for group commands. Or if you prefer, you can give them individual commands.

Dismiss them when you want to go solo, then just select follow from the troop menu and they will find you wherever you are.

BATTLE-VISION: This does nothing except highlight your troops on the battlefield. I used it during development to observe AI changes, and behavior. I left it because I thought players may enjoy having it at first, for the same reason. I prefer to play with it off... but sometimes it's handy.

They turn blue when activated. Red is added when they enter combat, making them a more violet color.

Actually fixed the random face/gender options. No longer keep getting the same guy. Different looking Mercs, and different genders as well.


1. New Class : Destruction Mage
2. Added Females
3. Compatibility Issues (open cities)
4. Hiring and Cost Adjustments
Player Matched Mercs
Hire multiple Mercs at once
5. User Modifiable Globals (see forum)
7. Names for your Mercs
8. Trade System
9. Troop Formations
10. More Random Faces
11. Lightfoot Perk

For more details on these updates, please check the forum:

!! Thanks everyone for your valuable input

!! !! Special thanks to my forum friends who have contributed greatly to keeping this mod updated with new ideas. There tons of great ideas planned for the enhancement of this mod as a result of thier efforts.

-= Daggerfallftw =- -= Thiago_Toste =- -= wiz0floyd =- -= DreamKing =- -= Draeka =-

and all the folks in this forum:

Before posting here, please try the following:

Make a clean save (by unsubscribing, load your game, save the game again without mercs, and then resubsscribe.

Save games with old versions of Merc scripts can cause problems with the new features. This is a Bethesda bug that sometimes leaves leftover data, even in your "clean" saves from mods that are completely uninstalled.

Works great on truly clean saves or new characters.

If a clean save doesn't work for you, then you may need to wait until your next character roll to use the upgraded features. Or, you can get the older version on nexus if you would like to keep using mercs on your current save game.
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shaboomdude1 Sep 16 @ 5:42am 
I cant recruit from anybody, is there something I need to do first?
Stealthy Panda Sep 6 @ 8:05pm 
kyrrisayo Aug 13 @ 8:13am 
And Kirito, as it seems you haven't yet recieved an answer, yes it is compatible with Multiple Followers Lite on most levels.. It doesn't cause any severe crashes or conflicts at least.
kyrrisayo Aug 13 @ 8:11am 
Yes, but it's really difficult for them too, even the lower level ones have nearly as much vitality as a small dragon. This mod is very over-powered right now, but I hope it gets fixed so I can start using it again.
evilsamar Aug 13 @ 4:03am 
can these mercs die?
kyrrisayo Aug 12 @ 5:37am 
Hey, I really do enjoy your mod, but I've found that i've avoided using it because it isn't balanced for legendary difficulty.. It's far too easy for me to aquire enough money to hire high-level mercenaries at level 2 or 3 and they tank anything I come across, including giants, dragons, and werewolves. So, if there's any kind of fix for this, or if you could modify this one and release a mod with maybe more balanced costs vs combat ability I'd be extremely grateful.
jeffreybaum2000 Aug 10 @ 7:05am 
cant talk to him, but i will try reinstalling it. also it would be great if the creator of this mod would post any incompatibilities.
Kirito Aug 3 @ 7:25pm 
Hi, is this mod compatible with "Multifollower Lite" mod?
stultus^3 Aug 2 @ 9:11am 
If Saad doesn't talk to you reinstalling the mod might work. It did for me, at least.
AcridCascade Aug 1 @ 3:44pm 
Do these work as followers? So that if I have "My Home is Your Home" from Nexus, I can tell them to stay at a certain location? It'd be awesome on my bandit character to fill up my home with Mercenaries.