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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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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] Aug 11 @ 12:07am 
here you go pal have fun!
Black Osprey Aug 10 @ 12:45pm 
someone should already have a panda mod
Frank the Fish  [author] Aug 9 @ 10:20pm 
there are weaker and less prides vertions on the skyrim nexus. sorry that you felt this way
Pondering Panda Aug 9 @ 10:10pm 
Cool mod, just a couple bones to pick.

1) These levels are ridiculously high, as others have said. Which by itself isn't a huge deal, but add to that the fact that there are a ridiculous number of these prides all across a large section of the map and it becomes frustrating. I've run into mega packs of two or three packs together before and it's really annoying to deal with.

2) The lions are so strong, they keep killing everything around them. They continually murder giants and mammoths no problem. Considering the giants don't respawn, I find this very frustrating to deal with.

Please either make less prides or make the creatures a bit weaker.
speedy1215 Aug 9 @ 3:32am 
i think u should also make a mod with big game cats like the snow leopard aznd other big game mamals
speedy1215 Aug 9 @ 3:31am 
great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
speedy1215 Aug 9 @ 3:30am 
can u aquired items from all 3 ps sorry for mine speling
cptclango Aug 4 @ 7:26pm 
Thought it was just rtxtr of sabrecats but this is amazing! :D
47mnktschu88 Aug 3 @ 10:31pm 
I used the patch. When I run BOSS. It says there is a NavMesh that can not be Automatically fixed.

Could someone take a look at it ?

Anyone with good knowledge. I am new to working with Mods. I would screw it up. LOL

Thank You for a great mod.
Frank the Fish  [author] Aug 3 @ 9:53pm 
there is a patch on hte skyrim nexus page that will fix this error. i do not update this vertion anymore