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Rings of Old - Morrowind Artifacts for Skyrim (Dawnguard)
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This version of the mod requires Dawnguard! Don't have Dawnguard? Don't worry, you can get a version that does not require DLC HERE

Both version are also available on the Skyrim Nexus[skyrim.nexusmods.com]


Description

This mod adds 5 legendary rings to Skyrim that previously appeared in Morrowind. I thought Skyrim severely lacked in powerful magic jewelry and this mod goes some length to remedy that problem;)

In Morrowind all the “unique” rings just used the same model with some texture variations, making them not so unique at all. That’s why I tried my hand at some brand new models, fitting to the lore behind each artifact! Only one of the rings is modeled after the Morrowind original, so there’s a lot more visual difference between them. Also the model for the Ring of Khajiit was actually made by bethesda. The model and textures were present in the games .BSA files, but were never put in game. I just added it to this mod because it seemed like a fitting addition.

There’s a vanilla and Dawnguard version available for this mod! Obviously, you should only get the Dawnguard version if you have Dawnguard. There’s actually not much difference between the two. The Danwguard version adds another function to the Vampiric Ring (read more below).



















How to get it?

All rings can be acquired throughout a small undocumented quest. In Morrowind, legendary items were usually scattered throughout the world. They could be obtained by the player at any time (if you knew where to look), though they were usually heavily guarded. I want to return a bit of that feeling to Skyrim.

A wealthy collector has set his eyes on these special rings. He has hired a mercenary to find and collect them. This enthusiastic (but maybe not too bright) adventurer has started his mission in Whiterun but forgotten his personal journal at the Bannered Mare. Look for it there and read the journal for clues on what to do next.

The rings are scattered through Skyrim so you’ll have to go on a little treasure hunt. You’ll find further clues here and there so keep an eye out for notes.

I did include some hints below for people who get stuck. Try figuring it out yourself first though!:)




Usage permission

Usually I don’t have a problem with people using my meshes/textures, etc. as resource for their own mods. I do have 2 conditions:

- You only use these assets for your own mod in Skyrim. I don’t want my work used in other games or programs!

- You notify me by mail that you want to use the mod. You don’t really need to ask for my permission, I just want to know when and where my work gets use. I see it as simple common courtesy.

- You credit me as author of my assets in your mod.




Compatibility

This mod might conflict with mods that change the same locations or characters. I mostly used obscure locations but I also added objects to a few popular places. Biggest chance for conflicts will be with mods that greatly change the Bannered Mare and/or the Prison Dungeons in Whiterun. Also mods that change the Vampire Movarth Piquine might conflict.




Hints

So you’re stuck and think my clues are too vague? Maybe one or two hints will help you!
Note that this section can spoil the entire hunt for you! Just check the first hint to start with, then another only if you’re still stuck! Keep it fun for yourself:)

Read the journal and unsure where to go next?
- The first ring and clues are in a tunnel underneath the Whiterun dungeon.
- The tunnel can be accessed from a cell in the dungeon and through the guards barrack.
- Look for a bucket! You’ll find both the first ring and locations for the others!

Where do I find the character with the Vampiric Ring? It says he’s dead!
- You may recognise the name of this character if you played through Skyrim before. He’s not dead, but a boss character in one of the side quests.
- The quest is called Laid to Rest. You can start it in Morthal. The character respawns, so you’ll even find him in his lair after you already completed the quest.

I read the Thief’s note and know the locations of the ring but can’t find them there!
- The rings are always in a Jewelry chest or strongbox. Some of these are in open locations, other more hidden (never behind a rock or something, but put away on a shelf for example). Look around carefully, they shouldn’t be too hard to find.

There’s still one ring whose location is noted as unknown. How do I find it?
- You’ll find a note in the same place where you find Phynasters Ring. It will tell you where to go.

Where are all the locations where the rings are hidden!? I’ve not discovered these yet!
Use this one as a last resort only! It spoils the entire treasure hunt (though you could just as well google all the locations).
These are all the hiding places of the rings (besides the Ring of Khajiit):
-Cragwallow Slop map[i.imgur.com]
-Movarth’s Lair map[i.imgur.com]
-Northwatch Keep map[i.imgur.com]
-Driftshade Refuge map[i.imgur.com]


119 Comments
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1337_w0n Jul 20 @ 2:44pm 
@The61Slayer In Morrowind, it could be used to give you 30-second invisibility.
1337_w0n Jul 20 @ 12:55pm 
Would it be possible for the vampiric ring to grant non-vampires the vampire lord ability?
The61Slayer Jul 13 @ 6:37pm 
other than that good mod
The61Slayer Jul 13 @ 6:31pm 
If u played Oblivion then you would know that the ring of Khajiit gives you invisibility for as long as you wear the ring not for 30 seconds after equipting
EXdevil Jul 10 @ 5:06am 
Hi, I've seen alot of quality artifacts work by you, and I think that you could do the artifacts that should be with keening (Sunder and Wraithguard) I hope you'll reply and think about it! (yes they are morrowind artifacts)

<<Keening is a unique ancient Dwemer dagger found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It was crafted by Lord Kagrenac, Chief Tonal Architect of the Dwemer, during the First Era. He developed two additional tools, Sunder and Wraithguard, which were integral to accessing and harvesting the power from the Heart of Lorkhan buried under Red Mountain.>>
Source: The Elder Scrolls wiki
Conimor Jul 5 @ 10:12am 
The quality of this mod is amazing. The rings are crafted to perfection, and the actual quest was a pleasant surprise, it was actually interesting, lore friendly and challenging. Also, the rings themselves hold simple yet powerful enchantments, without game-breaking effects.
One of the best mods out there, people. 10/10.
Bearacudda98 Jun 17 @ 11:22am 
@spencer. Just type in the console "help (name of ring)" and it should give you the ID
Druid Apr 21 @ 3:18pm 
Dutchrock, go over and loot Movarth himself...
spencer Apr 4 @ 2:57pm 
what are the ID's of the rings
Infamous_Garr Feb 5 @ 7:55am 
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