The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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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] May 19 @ 2:18am 
that was planned but it never happend sorry it would be pretty easy to make yourself though, its just drag and drop them in, download Creation kit and have a go!
kleisshoeft May 18 @ 3:13pm 
You should add packs of no more then 3 snow leapords in the colder regions.
Frank the Fish  [author] May 5 @ 4:48am 
there is a weak version on nexus google "prides of skyrim" and "nexus" and you will find it :)
farcry34sullivan May 4 @ 11:51am 
try not making them op other then that this is awsome mod
Ghostface Killah Dec 18, 2015 @ 4:49pm 
I was surprised i could handle a group of 10 on Master
Frank the Fish  [author] Dec 12, 2015 @ 5:52pm 
haha thanks man! glad you enjoyed it
Metatron | Dec 12, 2015 @ 5:43pm 
The lions are OP as hell, but the male is just the worst. It literally took six people and three animal companions to take the male down (Esbern, Delphine, Vilkas, Farkas, Njada Stonearm and myself, Meeko, gg77's Black Panther summoned cat and Wyntho the talking Sabre Cat companion). It was so awesome though--I was looking for Meeko because he got lost and I saw him fighting two lionesses and when I tried to help two more popped, when they all died, I went after the male and he was OP as fuck. And that's not a bad thing at all; it's freaking awesome.
Frank the Fish  [author] Oct 31, 2015 @ 10:00pm 
no problem Mr Cage, big fan of your work btw hahaha, cheers bro
Nicolas Cage Oct 31, 2015 @ 10:37am 
I manage to solve the problem, thankyou for the suggestion. I don't think I'd have realised that on my own.
Frank the Fish  [author] Oct 30, 2015 @ 7:13pm 
its the only thing i can think off that might cause it so maybe give it a go