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Neutral Hjerim
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Mar 9, 2012 @ 10:00pm
May 21, 2012 @ 3:16pm
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After Blood on the Ice, Hjerim is purchasable, regardless of Civil War involvement or lack therof.

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I have a bit of a problem. I like saving the main quest for last, and I don't much like the Civil War quest line in general. This would leave me with a grand total of ten seconds to use this house. And hey, I solved a serial killing for Windhelm, and the house is empty. You'd think they'd be a little grateful! So... I decided to fix my problem.

You can now buy Hjerim without having taken a side in the war at all. The only requirement is completing the quest Blood on the Ice. It does not matter who you choose as the murderer. Once someone is chosen and you are thanked, the house is buyable. The quest and the house are untouched otherwise.

With 1.03, you can also become Thane of Eastmarch after Blood on the Ice. You still need to do the Favor quests, as usual. It just changes the trigger to offer this to you.


COMPATIBILITY/PERFORMANCE:

This does not touch Hjerim itself, only the one exact topic to sell the house, so it should be compatible with almost anything. It does not touch the quest Blood on the Ice, I merely used it as a convenient "favor" to unlock the option to purchase the house.


NEXUS AND TEST VERSION:

Also available on the Nexus, as that is what I primarily use myself.

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=12558

For those of you who cannot do the quest Blood on the Ice for whatever reason, there is a test version on the Nexus that changes the trigger from Blood on the Ice to Rise in the East. This works for both becoming Thane of Eastmarch and for buying Hjerim. Hopefully someone will find this helpful. There is also an old version there for those who do not want the Thane changes for the Test or Normal versions.


CREDITS:

AceBox for the character save "Thane Skyher" on the Nexus. It's a pretty random credit, but having a save that had not even chosen sides and hadn't even started Blood on the Ice was helpful for testing.
Niire for helping figure out how to implement the Thane change.


VERSION HISTORY:
1.00 - Release
1.01 - Somehow Blood on the Ice got marked as Modified when it was not. Not a huge problem, just a potential incompatibility. Fixed it.
1.02 - Remade in the updated CS. Hopefully removes the weird, nebulous problems with 1.5.
1.03 - Allows you to become Thane after Blood on the Ice
70 Comments
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ying_ko13 May 10 @ 8:47am 
It caused my game to quit working.
ying_ko13 May 9 @ 7:05am 
Thank you for the fix.
nywolfspirit05 Apr 26 @ 12:35pm 
Thank you, this is great, like you I wasn't ready to get into the civil war but wanted the house, lots of things to do first.
IHOP's LSD Pancake Special~ Feb 22 @ 12:54pm 
@redneck1st After buying the house, it will allow you to purchase a clean up upgrade or something. Ever heard of something called google?
DragonMaster Jan 28 @ 2:17pm 
Was curious on something that bugged me and I got the house once before. After you were allowed to purchase the house it still had all the mess from the murder all over the place. So I didn't bother with wasting myh money on the house again.Has that finally been fixed?
rreeves1216 Dec 21, 2013 @ 6:20pm 
Worked like a charm, thank you.
Zephyrmeister Nov 27, 2013 @ 2:38am 
If you hate Ulfric so much, Bally, why would you want to become his Thane? Don't you just want Hjerim? (Or maybe you're just trolling?)
Gol Zin Sep 6, 2013 @ 3:05pm 
Sorry for Triple posting but just an update I'm reasonably sure ive completed all the nessesary quests from NPC. to earn the Rank of Thane but when I go to talk to FATBOY the only option I get is to join the Stormcloaks which I never do....as before I can live without being made a thane and "sucking up" to FATBOYand his BUTT BUDDY Galmar.
Gol Zin Sep 3, 2013 @ 6:45pm 
Mod seems to work fine my PC now owns Hjerim tho I doubt he's ever bring his Family here...far to cold appearing even for this Drachis DB ( he's warm blooded......he Breathes FIRE after all!)but all I get from FATBOY (Ulfric)is a serious atitude problem which I'd LOVE to just TAIL SLAP his fat Nord ASS clear across the throne room followed by that Bigot TWIT Galmar...I have completed Blood on the Ice in it's entirerety and Killed Callixto and had Wuunferth released....he ( I ) can live without being a thane...it's not that big a deal.
Gol Zin Aug 18, 2013 @ 1:44pm 
My pc is Drachis Argonian ( another mod) and as such he isnt interested in any war between Nord humans...hates Thalmor... and as Dragonborn he has done what he was sent to Tamriel for and slain Alduin...he has not and will not take a side in the war (ran like a thief away from Hadvar after escaping Helgen so didnt get that " join imperial legion" in misc)...If the humans want to fight they can do it without this Drachis. TY for this mod.