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Prides of Skyrim
Category: Creatures
File Size
17.215 MB
Mar 13, 2012 @ 9:59pm
Apr 9, 2012 @ 3:22am
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Prides of Skyrim


this is a old vertion on my mod, if you think:
1. the lions are to powerful
2. there are too many lions
3. you are encountering a Nav mesh error
there are fixes and new vertions on the 'Skyrim Nexus' website the link is below:

please do not comment on any of the above issues as they have been resolved
thanks for your support and i hope you enjoy my mod

-----PRIDES OF SKYRIM v1.2-----

This mod adds some variation to Skyrim's wildlife: Three new creatures, Lions, Lionesses and Panthers, with new textures. Prides of Lions inhabit Skyrim's Whiterun Hold, Reach, and Eastmarch. They live in their dens and lairs complete with bones, blood, and dead stuff. Panthers are rare and solitary animals and inhabit the swamps of Hjaalmarch. Their lairs are often used to hide in and decorate them with prey that they store in the trees.

There are 73 Lions, 220 Lionesses and 17 of the rare Panthers, all custom-placed with patrols and idle markers.

Lions, Lionesses and Panthers are all assigned the ENC (encounter) value, which means that you can encounter them at any time, regardless of your level. Lions are level 50, Lionesses are level 40 and Panthers are level 45, so they are very powerful for anyone under level 40, and they are almost never alone. It's best you sneak around them!

Skyrim's Lions use classic hunting techniques to hunt and take down prey. They will strike quick and fast, and then circle and repeat. This makes it very hard for you to focus your fire on just one. It also means they occasionally smack into each other...

Skyrim’s Panthers are one of Skyrim’s rarest big cats. They are ambush predators and hide in the bushes around their lairs waiting for something unfortunate to walk by. Even though panthers are solitary they are still a force to be reckoned with, they are faster then a lion and are know not to tire easily.

Good luck navigating the outdoors, and I hope you enjoy this mod!

-----New in v1.2-----
* Lions have a new mesh (they now have a Mane, short teeth and a lion tail)
* Lionesses have a new mesh (they now have short teeth and a lion tail)
* Lions have some new sound effects
* Lionesses have some new sound effects
* 5 new lion dens have been added to the tundra areas of Hjaalmarch and the Reach
* Added 7 lions and 20 lionesses

-----New in v1.1-----
* New creature: Panthers
* Moved the pride outside Rorikstead to fix collision with the ‘reserve’ mod
* Slight balancing tweaks lowered male Lion health

* New creature Lions with new textures, new meshes and new sounds
* New creature Lionesses with new textures, new meshes and new sounds
* New creature Panther with new textures and an altered Mesh
* 73 custom-placed Lions
* 220 custom-placed Lionesses
* 17 custom-placed Panthers
* 64 custom-built lairs/dens

*Frank The Fish (me) - placement of Creatures, creation of dens, creation of Panther texture and Panther mesh edit

*Bellyache - for the amazing Lion textures, which I am extremely grateful for; you can check out her other textures here:

*New Lion and Lioness models from the team that brought you the Sabre Gear Backpacks and Sabre Cat Gear Mod Pack:
Targaryen - (for the Mane of the lion)
tumbajamba - (for the Tail)
TreasureChest - (for the Teeth)
DVAted - (for the effort of making the new model possible)

*john129pats – for supplying the lion sounds

*Bean Bag – for implementing the lion sounds into the mod

If I get enough subscriptions, I will be adding more prides, including Snow Lions for northern Skyrim. Or possibly a Horker mod with large numbers of Horkers and Horker species, like you see with Walruses.

Thanks - Frank the Fish

This mod is also available at Skyrim Nexus
a weak version of this mod is also available here:

More Big Cats to come!
Thanks everyone for subscribing - Frank the Fish


Prides of skyrim is now compatible with "Tame The Beasts of Skyrim by TheSkoomaKing" if you want to tame my lions head over to his page and download his mod! (link bellow)
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Frank the Fish  [author] Jul 4 @ 2:17am 
i almost did once, but never ended up teaming up with the guys to do it, i don't mod skyrim or play it anymore but i am sure you could find a colection of them online and just put them all together yourself :)
springtrapfazbear Jul 3 @ 9:44am 
Could you make a mod adding all the african animals in skyrim?
Th3 Whit3 W01f Jun 27 @ 8:27am 
i will have to try considering im waiting for f4 so i wanted to get back into skyrim but ill try somethings i suppose thanks
Frank the Fish  [author] Jun 26 @ 6:22pm 
might have to do a skyrim reinstall, i recomend using a program like BOSS or Skyrim mod manager, probly has somthing to do with your mods loading order. try and youtube some totorials and i highly recomend you use the skyrim nexus to get mods rather then steam workshop gives you more control imo and you can sort problems out easyer the automatic system they have here is pretty bad, hope this helps its been a loing time since i have done anything skyrim
Th3 Whit3 W01f Jun 26 @ 1:18pm 
can someone help me? so i sub'd to alot of mods by alot i mean 155 of them and for some reason the launcher mess's up and acts like i never did it goes to it least three mods and says "a few mods are no longer subscribed to and will be disabled" then disables almost every mod besides ones that arent steam workshop mods can someone help? i think it has something to do with the whole paid mod debockle ill post this in other sites and places for help the reason being is because my game crashs more often now for some reason. thanks in advance
magic1193 May 3 @ 10:29am 
i love lions
spiket31 Apr 16 @ 3:14pm 
so why dont you just put the newest version on here? i hate the nexus
TheMajorN Mar 28 @ 9:01pm 
- Rep: Lore Breaker!!! jk great mod
Frank the Fish  [author] Feb 26 @ 11:25pm 
because skyrim is to easy... and you weponds and lvl are probs not good enuff... there is a easy vertion available on the skyrim nexus if you are interested.
Distracted Distraction Feb 26 @ 12:36pm 
These things are nice and all......But why do they take more hits than an ancient dragon?