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IrishRon's Snow Elf Playable Race ver 0.9
 
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This mod requires Dawngaurd.

This mod is still under construction
- vampirism works 23/8/2013 10:00 EDT.

There should not be incompatibilities with any mods, unless the other mod is race dependant. This mod should even work with other snow elf mods.

I could have made this playable race using vanilla Skyrim, but I didn't, because I wanted to add some armor and weapons, along with some perks. I made this mod because I could not find a good Playable Snow Elf race on Steam. I don't want to replace a race in game with the Snow Elf race because that would break lore (ok, so playing one is somewhat lore friendly, as lore suggests SOME escaped), and seeing a Snow Elf around every corner just is not believable.

First, skill additions are as follows:
+10 Archery
+ 5 Illusion, Alteration, Conjuration, Destruction, Restoration

Race bonus: ******* NEW *********
Auri-El's Favor - 75% Disease Resistance (for those wishing to become a vampire)
Snowborn - Fortify Magicka +50
Resist Frost - 50%
Weakness to Fire - 25%
Lesser Power - Invisibility and Muffle 10 seconds, cost 30 magicka

****** previous race bonus:
Auri-El's Favor - 100% Disease Resistance
Snowborn - Fortify Magicka +50
Resist Frost - 100%
Weakness to Fire - 75%
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I tried to balance out the good with the bad, when I test vampirism, I may remove Auri-El's Favor.

New craftables!
You will be able to craft Light and Heavy Snow Elf armors using Ancient Falmer armor meshes, heavy and light shields using Auri-El's shield as a template, and weapons! Although the weapons look like standard elven, except the bow which looks like Auri-El's bow, everything is stronger, but not too strong.

The perks needed to craft the new armors and weapons are Advanced for light and Orcish for heavy, and the armor stats are just a little higher than the other armors you can craft with these perks, but not higher/better than the armors from the next perks.

The weapons you need EITHER Advanced or Orcish perks, you do not need both, however, both will work just fine. The stats are just under Glass or Ebony, but a little better than Elven. It should average out to Glass.

To craft any of the armors or weapons, you will need Ivory! What Ivory is not in the game? It is now. There are two ways to get Ivory, both require Smelting. The first uses 1 Mammoth Tusk and 1 Refined Moonstone to make 2 Ivory, the other way is 3 Horker Tusks and 1 Refined Moonstone to make 1 Ivory. I know you are wondering why there seems to be an imbalance, but Mammoth Tusks weight is 5 and value is 150, while Horker Tusks are 1 and 15, so it seems the Mammoth Tusks are of better quality, so produce more/better Ivory. Ivory is valued at 125.

This mod will also work is just want the new armors and/or weapons, but if you start over and are a Snow Elf, you can smith these items at level 1 and no smithing perks!!

NOTE - The armor and weapons may seem too strong to be able to craft at the beginning of the game, but Refined Moonstone or Moonstone Ore is not easy to get at the start anyway, unless you mine the moonstone yourself, so consider it a reward for immersion :)


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As of 21 August 2013, this mod is still being TESTED, and will be updating.

If any bugs are found, report them PLEASE!

Constructive criticism is always welcomed, but if you don't like the idea of this mod, I don't care what your opinion is.

I will be testing both plain vampires and vampire lords with this mod soon (today, tomorrow, just soon).
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UPDATE! 10:00 EDT 23 August 2013

1. Can contract Sanguinare Vampiris, but is difficult with 75% disease resistance. Can contract Lycanthropy of become a vampire lord. Can cure same without problems.

2. Fixed 23/08: Problem with Female Snow Elf not keeping Snow Elf skin color, but reverting back to High Elf skin color.
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Additions/Subtractions:

1. May change the initial spell list from Flames to Sparks or Frost, since Snow Elves are weak against fire, just seems wierd to see fire coming from his hands.

2. Possible Disguise spell to make the Snow Elf appear to be an Altmer. Makes sense, since the Dawnguard DLC / vanilla Skyrim uses the High Elf as a Template for the Snow Elf.

3. Dialog additions/changes to go along with being a Snow Elf.

4. Possible quest to find more Snow Elves (more like a few months away....)
132 Comments
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TimeSageX13 Jul 14 @ 2:43am 
console command 'showracemenu' conflicts with this mod, it crashes the game when this mod is installed.
gaming074ku Jul 6 @ 4:46pm 
I've got a problem with being a vampire. Everyone excepts Harkon seems to think that I'm not a vampire. Also, while I'm commenting, I personally don't like how the snow elf weapons look exactly like the elven weapons. It just seems repetitive to me. It also bothers me that there is a heavy version and light version of the snow elf armor set but they both look the same. It would be better if it was one or the other like how there is no heavy glass armor or light orcish armor. It would be nice if you could make the lesser power only usable once a day like the other races. Lastly, putting the snow elven crafting be available only when you get the elven crafting skill would make more sense, since you can't automatically make orcish armor if you're an Orc or elven if you're a High Elf. That's all I have to say about this mod other than it being the best Snow Elf mod I've seen. The others are lacking this much detail.
bigdave7 Jun 25 @ 6:08am 
Not working for me :/
Schwartzgeist Jun 15 @ 5:18pm 
Okay, got my hands on SKSE, and this mod makes my game crash in conflic with SKSE.
Schwartzgeist Jun 12 @ 1:08pm 
Hey There, I love this mod so far. It's absolutly stunning and the race is well built. FINALLY! Someone bullt the snow elves properly.

I have an artistic request really. Any chance you could add the nordic war paint tattoos? Honestly, it would fit their lore, they were fighting the nords for years, it would make sense that they could have them. I also happen to like them best personally ^.^ so it's possible it's just me.

Even without my request though, would suggest this mod to everyone (I already have)
Capt Nemo May 28 @ 8:39am 
Samael, you r absolutely tight, ALL snow elves should look like Gelebor (specially eyes like).
blackburnp92 May 11 @ 8:10pm 
I Like it,,, but you do need to work on some lore frindly, if not slightly confused diologe for the npc's
NyanRose May 7 @ 10:36am 
Um...I cant complete the dark brotherhood questline. WhenI get to the part where I am posing as the gourmet, Giana just stops at 'it's just...' then it boots me out of the discussion and won't let me proceed. Meaning I can't continue unless I force change my race, but if I do that and go back to it, then suddenly I cant wear clothing(just shows me naked) which...is a problem.
Samael May 5 @ 6:56pm 
Also, you should make the eyes like Gelebor's, and maybe the Snow Elf racial power be something like ancestors wrath, but with ice/frost
Samael May 4 @ 8:03pm 
You should make the Snow Elf weapons a similar color scheme to Auri-El's Bow, it would make them look awesome, and maybe give them a similar effect to stalhrim
other than that the mod is very good