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B3 - Brilliant Breezehome and Burrows
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Jul 13, 2013 @ 10:38pm
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This is a unique quality home full of surprises with access to an underground network that stretches throughout Whiterun and beyond. Hearthfire required.

What people are saying:
'..jaw dropping good ..my favourite breezehome. This mod has so many secrets, and it feels so cozy, and has a certain feeling no other breezehome offers.' - Physyx

'..I want to say how an amazing job you have done with Breezehome! It looks absolutely stunning!!' - StrangelyRandom

'I absolutely love this mod and where it is going. I walked up to the now charming Breezhome and stumbled through the dimly lit darkness ..into these warm, inviting rooms and through these halls and the odd hole to discover this room of beds...it is just brilliant and charming..' - Leinadx

- Hearthfire version available on the TES Alliance website.

Let's face it - Whiterun is a great place to live. It's strategically located in Skyrim, has great amenities, interesting people, and lots of rich history. Not to mention it's central location for adventuring and carousing! So why was Breezehome, sitting on such a great lot in the city, vacant and seemingly abandoned?

Well one things for sure - these people love their yarns and legends. You know, creepy milk-drinker tales in the night. One such story is that Breezehome is beset by an ancient evil that left it's previous owners dead or missing. Some crazed survivors even fled the city in their undergarments! Supposedly it has secret access to the long-abandoned Whiterun Burrows, and in the darkest depths is the key to it all. Few dare go there, Breezehome or the burrows, and none return from the lower reaches of the caves.

When Balgruuf the Greater learned the dragonborn had come and was aiding them, he saw potential to fortify his position in this gods-awful war. With his men and Farengar's magick they quickly restored the dusty old shack into an amazing home worthy of a hero of legend. The Jarl then instructed Proventus to make the new home only available to the dragonborn. By offering him thaneship and the alluring Breezehome, Balgruuf could secure his primary residence right here in the city - and gain a tremendous advantage over his rival Jarls. In addition, this deal would go a long way towards protecting the city against the dragons and invaders. And on top of it all he could finally clear out the tunnels under the city from bandits and creature infestations, without having to spare a single soldier. A venture clearly worth the effort.

* No mod conflicts aside from other breezehomes
* Fully meshed, bounded and occluded for best performance
* Room by room switched lighting, working showers and sinks to drink from
* Plenty of unique items like couches, lute racks and music boxes
* Dragon mask and claw holders, dragonstone and elder scroll holders
* Lore friendly and balanced
* A tavern with followers and extensive subterranean exploring
* TES5Edit cleaned

With tons of unique features, this reimagines Breezehome into an amazing dwelling. The general layout of the house is the same but everything has been remodeled and small touches lend to a more homely feel (like leather couches to nap on). B3 offers up a balcony herb garden on the roof with a vegetable garden on the side. The back yard has a nice bench and a well for wishing. Inside, a false floor grants secret access to the home's underbelly which houses extended living quarters for the Dragonborn and company.

From here is a hidden passage leading to an undercity network - the Whiterun Burrows. Hours can be spent exploring them. Your dovahkiin has the means - do you have the nerve and cunning to survive?

Finally, just inside the burrows from the front gate passage is the Minstrel's Rest - a charming underground tavern that's a favorite watering hole for many local bards (some available as followers). Sadie the barkeep has decent coin and will buy just about anything you want to sell.

B3 is safe, but always make copies of your saves before installing any mod or update. Game saves are found in the "\\My Documents\MyGames\Skyrim\Saves" folder for copying and pasting somewhere else.

Current Breezehome Owners - This mod works best when used for a character that has not purchased Breezehome (see known issues - HAVOK). If you want to use this for a character that already has Breezehome, either vanilla or modded, then follow these simple steps:
1) Cleaning day! Enter the home and start packing - Gear, books, flowers, etc. Anything left behind will be lost.
2) Go to Warmaidens and enter the following console commands: pcb whiterunbreezehome (press enter, then type) resetinterior whiterunbreezehome (press enter then close the console).
3) Wait an in-game hour, save to a new slot and exit the game.
4) Enter the game and load your new save, wait an in-game hour, then save over your new save and exit the game.
5) Install B3, load your new save. Enjoy your new home.
Note: Instead of Warmaiden's go to another city in step 2 if interior problems persist.

Uninstallation - IMPORTANT
1) Retrieve your gear and companions before uninstalling! Uninstalling will remove all items from the home and send them hurtling through cyberspace.
2) Save your game from another interior cell, like Warmaiden's.
3) Exit the game and remove B3, or remove the B3HF.esp from the "\\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\skyrim\data".

Compatibility and Bugs:
B3 is compatible with any mod that does not alter Breezehome. Here are some notable effects with other mods:

UFO USERS - If you have fLokii's 'Ultimate Follower Overhaul' mod installed and hear a banging near the front of the home, it's due to the placement of the UFO Book "Field Command" within the subfloor, and the games havok engine is going nuts. Look around, the top cover is sticking out from the wood floor so you can pick it up and keep it to make the banging go away. Since this mod works with both the decorated and undecorated versions of Breezehome, you can also pick up the book before decorating the house to remedy this.

ENHANCED LIGHTS and FX - Be sure to use the "NoBreezehome version" to prevent strange objects and lights in the home (thanks Anamorfus!). Also Skyrim Project Optimization and Realistic Lighting Overhaul have similar versions available.

The WhiterunBreezehome, WhiterunBurrows and MinstrelsRest are large cells. B3 is developed on pure Skyrim with no mods. This is being released as version .9x beta for public testing (see known issues) and will be updated periodically. Updates will not replace or remove any player chests. Always keep your games saved before upgrading. Please provide feedback during this testing phase.

HAVOK - Items within the home have been havoked. Any clutter, messes or oddities are likely due to leftover items from a previous Breezehome version (see installation Read Me).

LIGHTING - Lighting results are unique to every rig, so adjusting your ENB, lighting mods and in game brightness may give better results. The burrows are intentionally dark as they should be. Breezehome lights are initially off - use the light amps to turn them on.

MANNEQUINS - All mannequins are default vanilla for mannequin mod compatibility.

KNOWN BUGS - This version (.99c) may have the following bugs that are being worked on: Some weapon rack weapon placements may be misaligned; Some mannequins may move around (workaround: dress them at activator to reset); the Diamond Dragon Claw holder may not work properly; the privy room door may get stuck closed (workaround: highlight door in 1st person and type 'disable' in the console for room access); 1st floor stairway and front door may be misaligned (possible CK bug). Please report any other confirmed bugs with my thanks.

Enjoy B3
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jantz_j Dec 5 @ 8:36pm 
Might be my favorite Breezehome mod. Really done well. My followers act like they should by accepting this place as home. Some mod homes don't cause the followers to change into their home clothes. Thanks.
jaderive Dec 2 @ 5:17pm 
Hi, I'm thinking of using this again but on a completely fresh play thru, and want to ask about kids room, so we install this first before buying and after becoming thane and buying the home, we just buy the usual upgrades from proventus Before entering the first time, ? was a long while back I used this, cant remember which ..
new.grandad Nov 24 @ 6:45pm 
Hi RobinSage, I am happy to say Sofia is responding as she was meant to again after resetting her to respawn at the stables.There is one thing that would be nice with her and that is the command to sleep,Sofia goes to sleep ok but i can't leave her sleeping and sleep myself.If in future updates could another dialogue be included where Sofia can sleep with the Boss.i will take a screen shot and see if you can understand what i would like. kind regards Wills.I must tell you that you are awesome to be able to create a character like Sofia. well done
RobinSage  [author] Nov 23 @ 6:53pm 
Hi again grandad I know exactly what is going on. In short the game is trying to place all the items that was in a prior Breezehome you had along with the items in the current Breezehome. If you follow the instructions for Current Breezehome Owners that will take care of it.
new.grandad Nov 10 @ 3:41am 
Hi Robinsage. I have taken some Screen shots of breezeHome hoping that they may help but I don't know how to send or post them to you.I can upload to Skyrim in my Screenshots but i cannot guaretee whether you will find them
RobinSage  [author] Oct 26 @ 9:19pm 
Russell - That sounds like a lot of prior Breezehome junk in your game memory or save. I would clean it out and following the instructions for 'Current Breezehome owners' to give it a good scrubbing.
russellmcwhirter126 Oct 26 @ 8:46pm 
B3 is still unworkable The clutter includes ladders that go nowhere in pairs and double sets of doors to the bedrooms the main bed has a chair thrown on it and is a real shefmossel
RobinSage  [author] Oct 22 @ 11:17am 
I don't see why it wouldn't work gavin, try it and let us know.
SideManager I have seen where sometimes the stones can fall under the structure. You can find the FormID in console help to put in it your inventory.
SideManager90 Oct 20 @ 10:31am 
Where is the doomstone fragment for the lady stone? I can't find it anywhere around the base of the standing stone :(
Dovahkiin5671 Oct 11 @ 11:53am 
I have a mod that puts an Assassin's Creed 3 tommahawk replica inside breezehome. Will this conflict with your mod