The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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B3 - Brilliant Breezehome and Burrows
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Jul 13, 2013 @ 10:38pm
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B3 - Brilliant Breezehome and Burrows

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 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 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
Popular Discussions View All (1)
Sep 6 @ 7:45am
The key
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Hayley 10 hours ago 
I cant find the burrows?
stoogies76 18 hours ago 
GREAT mod!!!...The PERFECT Breezehome....only followers don't want to leave Breezehome and follow
RobinSage  [author] Oct 1 @ 7:31am 

This mod will be re-released on Nexus and Steam with version 1.0, here is a partial list of changes:
- Reduce clutter
- Add fireplace activator
- Scroll and claw holder adds and fixes
- Improved weapon racks
- Enlarged and redesigned vampire quarters area
- Allow drinking from all sinks
- Declutter/remove understair braziers (this will reduce light flickering issues)
- Removing outside front bench (to increase compatibility with WR design mods)
- Replace 2nd alchemy room (non-childs room option) with trophy room (mannequins and racks)
- Cosmetic changes to upper burrows
- Redesign and reinstate burrows questline for Whisperblade
- Silence small rats & spiders

Any thoughts? Thanks for your support.

Cricket it does not sound like the mod is activated. Read the mod info again in case something was missed.
Thor the vault has a lot of loose gold and gems in the display cases. More may be added with 1.0.
Cricket Sep 23 @ 10:27am 
i have an issue: so i have installed this mod before i bought breezehome ingame when i bought it it just looks like the normal unupgraded one and then when i followed the instruction steps to reinstall it, it still has the same issue PS. im using SKSE
stoogies76 Sep 16 @ 5:45pm 
OMG...its..its..beautiful....everything Breezehome should be.Plenty of room,storage...and how many 'player houses' will you find that has beds for your followers??...NONE!..Thank you for making the home of everyone's dreams..;-)
[59th] Thor Sep 9 @ 10:23pm 
Does any one know a house mod which looks reaky nise and has a room in it full of guld , emeralds basicaly a room full of valurbals
RobinSage  [author] Sep 6 @ 7:42am 
I don't think I've heard that one before :p, and I bet it's a conflict with another mod. If you are in the correct Breezehome cell and have the alchy lab and open the portal there should be stairs. There is no dirt and grass in the cell. Do you have any other breezehome related mods? What rooms have you purchased from the steward?
Jimmy Sep 4 @ 2:47pm 
Hey Man, Great mod! one problem: when opening the hidden floor panel there is nothing there but grass and rock. any Ideas?
Peaceus Aug 12 @ 9:10am 
thank you
RobinSage  [author] Aug 11 @ 11:38pm 
that opens the chimney above the fireplace to show the weather outside, and let in some natural light.