The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Vorpal Sword
Category: Weapons
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1.234 MB
Jun 9, 2013 @ 2:24pm
Jun 13, 2013 @ 6:47pm
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Vorpal Sword

Update coming when Steam lets me...

This was a mod I made a while ago, when I first got Skyrim. I went ahead and refined it to share with you!

The mod adds the Vorpal Sword to High Gate Ruins, as well as a copy of the poem called ''Jabberwocky.'' See spoiler at the end of the description for more information.

The sword is equal in strength to a Daedric Greatsword, damages stamina, does 42 points of damage to dragons, and has a 12% chance of knocking opponents to the ground. When it knocks an opponent to the ground, it goes snicker-snack, sounding very much like the sound of a soul being trapped (but of course no souls are harmed).


Now, as you may have noticed, this sword has nothing to do with American McGee's Alice, or the vorpal swords from Dungeons & Dragons. The sword has NO special decapitation chance. Lewis Carroll never said it did. The sword was used to kill the Jabberwock, but the poem does not say that the Jabberwock died from decapitation, only that ''He left it dead, and with its head, he went galumphing back.''

This sword is based on the sword described in Jabberwocky and illustrated by John Tenniel. I used the Iron Greatsword as a base because it looks most like the sword in the illustration, and because the iron greatsword looks awesome. It's essentially a two-handed Dragonbane, to an extent.

The Vorpal Blade is a one-handed version closely resembling the Vorpal Sword. You can craft it with two quicksilver ingots, two gold ingots and two blue mountain flowers if you have the Vorpal Sword in your inventory as well as the Arcane Blacksmith perk.
The Vorpal Blade is equal in strength to a Daedric sword, and does minors stamina damage, deals 24 damage to dragons and snicker-snacks half as often as the Vorpal Sword.

The two swords look exactly alike except for size.
The two-handed sword is NOT craftable, but you need it to craft the one-handed blade.

Also on the Nexus[]

You can find the sword next to Vokun's tomb, and the poem just outside the door to his tomb

Click here for a video explaining the location of the sword and how to forge the blade

Version History:
Coming when Steam lets me: November 4th, 2013 - fixed One-handed tempering.
June 13th, 2013 - added One-handed version, the Vorpal Blade.
June 12th, 2013 - added snicker-snack and made the knockback effect of the sword more rare.
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JKalenad  [author] Nov 9, 2016 @ 5:33pm 
The outfit in the main picture is the Vampire Royal Armor from Dawnguard worn with a dragon priest cloak from the Cloaks of Skyrim mod.
Booty-Call-Of-Cthulhu Nov 8, 2016 @ 10:53pm 
I really really really really really really like this mod and hope you feel good. That being said, do you know where can I find the outfit in the main picture?
biltart_clorn Mar 19, 2015 @ 11:25pm 
You likely are too young to know this, but there already is such a thing in Hexen 2. The Paladin carries it. This game is so old that finding it may prove difficult.
JKalenad  [author] Oct 23, 2014 @ 7:51pm 
That's actually a test version of a different weapon that Bethesda didn't finish or changed into something else later in development.
Epsilon Oct 23, 2014 @ 5:29pm 
How come a test version of the Vorpal sword is displayed in my console commands list when i dont even have the mod?
Snake Sep 7, 2014 @ 10:38pm 
A scabbard would be awesome.
☺ Will Longstaff (Wilson) Aug 27, 2014 @ 5:02am 
A very good mod indeed!
JKalenad  [author] Apr 22, 2014 @ 12:47pm 
I've been spoiled by the impeccable wit and writing in the original books that I get frustrated with the fact that because Alice is over 150 years old and has become ingrained in popular culture, it is apparently no longer read or adapted, but only referenced. I find it hard to understand why the mini-series bothered to use elements from the original books if it wasn't going to bother with the story. I'm sure it's fantastic on its own, but I ca'n't help but look at things from inside Wonderland.
Ridley Apr 22, 2014 @ 12:07pm 
I can't I know Carroll's work near as well as you must, but I have a spot in my heart for under appreciated writers. I will say this about the mini-series; It doesn't claim to actually be depicting Lewis Carroll's story. Their idea was to show something that might happen in the distant future. Kind of a twist on those "dystopian future" movies I guess. And it's cool that you approve of their Jabberwock.
JKalenad  [author] Apr 22, 2014 @ 10:05am 
Let's assume the Tim Burton film quoted the poem wrong, even if it got the words right. Considering everything else it got so very, very wrong.
The mini-series looks pretty good, I'll admit, and I like how the Jabberwock sounds and moves. I'm such an Alice purist, though, that I ca'n't see myself watching it all the way through.
And yeah, the poem pretty much says that the Jabberwock was killed and its head was brought back as a trophy, rather than killed by decapitation. "One, two! One, two! and through and through! The vorpal blade went snicker-snack! He left it dead, and with its head, he went galumphing back."
I'm always happy to discuss Lewis Carroll's work. It's not appreciated as much as it should be.