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Less Eternal Nocturnal Oath [SPOILER]
Category: Miscellaneous, Quests
File Size:
0.038 MB
Mar 27, 2012 @ 5:01pm
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Changes the "Trinity Restored" quest so that you no longer need to sign your eternal soul over to a Daedra in order to progress.

We've all been there. One moment you're stealing a ring in a marketplace, the next you're garbed in mythical armour and swearing your eternal soul over to a Daedra. What happened? Where did it all go wrong? Will you at least be able to ogle Karliah when you're wandering the dusty halls of the Twilight Sepulchre forever with nothing else to do?

To put it simply, I thought it was stupid that you need to pledge eternal ghostly servitude to Nocturnal in order to progress in the Thieves' Guild questline. So stupid that I threw this little plugin together.

What this plugin does:
* Changes the dialogue that takes place within the Nightingales' Cave to remove references to posthumous/spiritual servitude. (This was achieved solely by truncating existing dialogue and, in one case, changing a player's available response in a conversation.)

What this plugin DOES NOT do:
* Allow you to skip the "Trinity Restored" quest.
* Allow you to get through the Thieves' Guild questline without making an oath of any kind to Nocturnal. (You still have to pledge to defend the Sepulchre when it's attacked, just not after your death.)
* Make any changes to the game other than altering dialogue strings and replacing one audio file with a truncated version.

Ultimately, this plugin is pretty pointless. I made it to alter something that irked me personally. That's literally all. It just changes the fluff of the quest, that's it. You will get absolutely nothing out of this unless you too are annoyed by the assumption that your character is prepared to spend the rest of time as some ghost in a temple just because you're a thief.

MOD CONFLICTS: Anything else that alters the quest "Trinity Restored", presumably.

***From what I could tell, there are no other references to you having signed your soul over to Thief Jesus in the rest of the game. I'm pretty sure it's only referenced in this one quest. If anyone finds otherwise, point me to the offending dialogue and I'll release a new version.***
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lazlo.arcadia Nov 19 @ 9:37pm 
Thank you for the mod. I personally bought pretty solid into the Dark Brotherhood quest line, and was perfectly fine with its implications, and then this after thought questline with the Nightingales / Nocturnal really screwed with it. Hell even the Companions you could opt to go your own direction and refuse the eternal servitude. That just left Father Sithis....the way it should be!
[►] Djerůn Oct 8 @ 1:42am 
I like when my characters pledge their soul to every single daedric prince just so in case of death none can claim it before dealing with the others And then making them wait an eternity by becoming a vampire
Maybe at some point I need to make a mod for the battle over your soul where the daedric lords who claim your soul go on a free-for-all battle for it
Brother_Hank Aug 13 @ 3:02pm 
@ExcitableQuagsire khajit dont go to sovengarde,only nords
mydragontiamat Aug 5 @ 7:00pm 
spoopy goat Jul 28 @ 9:21pm 
now i won't have to worry about them stealing my hands. becuz den i wudnt b abul 2 maik jokz were ppl myte get dum pl0x (The "pl0x" part should tip you off on the fact that this whole entire "No grammar" joke was on purpose. Anyways, AMAZING job. I r boogarst fain.)
The Almighty Double Helix Jul 24 @ 9:27pm 
I don't really think the Dragonborn can be held to any of thier many eternal contracts they make throughout the game. They're just too powerful for any of the Daedra, or even the divines, to enforce their contracts.
majesticmanatees Jul 24 @ 12:38pm 
@malcomy: get rekted.
Good mod for it being so simple, I was less than enthused at the prospect so I'm glad there's a simple fix. ^_^ thanks!
ExcitableQuagsire Jul 15 @ 9:08am 
I'm a khajit and eternal mead-drinking doesn't sound too good to me. But then again, neither does speulcher-guarding. But neither does eternal hunting! (Werewolf) And my khajit even worships Hircine! I'd say he'd sneak off to the non-alcoholic section of Sovngarde, if there is one. "Milk drinker!" "Yes. Yes I am."
Sunnyko Jul 12 @ 12:08pm 
Hahahaha, and I would just like to say for the record I do care about this, there is a long enough list of people waiting for your soul at the end of the game, one less is nice.
Kotommi Jul 12 @ 11:46am