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Alternate Ancient Shrouded Armor
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Category: Armor, Clothing
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Jun 19, 2012 @ 10:22pm
Jul 1, 2012 @ 5:29pm
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KTACREATIONS' ALTERNATE ANCIENT SHROUDED ARMOR

---If anything in this mod is not working, place it LAST in the load order.---

This mod replaces the vanilla Ancient Shrouded Armor with a new, completely original asset with custom models and textures and slightly improved enchantments so you have a more compelling reason to wear it. It is currently very much a WIP but is functional enough for play with most characters.

I didn't like that the Ancient Shrouded Armor looked exactly like the other DB armors so I set about making this, modeling it after the Nightingale armor's awesome cloak-and-hood motif.

I also thought the armor could use a slight upgrade in the assassining category so I spent a weekend figuring out how to make its custom enchantment: The 'Shroud of Sithis.' The 'Shroud of Sithis' effect is activated only if you are wearing all four pieces of the armor. With it, every time you enter sneak-mode, you are given the equivalent of one extra rank in stealth for 10 seconds. An accompanying visual effect lets you know it is active.

Because it works on your detection sphere, it will have a postitive effect even if your sneak skill is at 100. It is most effective when you are standing in a shadow, even outside. When you sneak while in combat, preference is given to the Shadow Warrior perk, if you have it.

This only changes the ANCIENT Shrouded armor, NOT the regular Shrouded Armor worn by members of the Dark Brotherhood. The armor is unique and given as a reward during the Dark Brotherhood questline.

Again, this is a WORK IN PROGRESS. Its should work fine as-is but a few things are not yet supported. They are listed below.

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THINGS THAT WORK NOW:
-The armor itself functions fine.
-Support for both male and female characters.
-The “Shroud of Sithis” effect.
-Support for Khajiit and Argonians
-Size scaling for males and females

THINGS THAT DO NOT WORK NOW:
-'Trickle-down' economics.
-The feet clip through the cloak when running. Not really noticeable after a while and I really don't want to shorten the cloak. I'll figure something out.

Versions:
1.00 - initial release
1.01 - texture changes/additions and slightly improved Shroud of Sithis effect
1.02 - world models now work, so you can see the armor as it should be in your inventory and when you drop it. HUGE thanks to ttl269 from the NifSkope forums for schooling me in Nif. Also added condition to keep the Shroud of Sithis from interfering with the Nightingale Shadow power.
1.03 - khajiit and argonians now supported.
1.04 - size-scaling supported, Shroud of Sithis effect on sneak slightly increased
1.05 - Leveling up no longer removes Shroud of Sithis effect. If you find it isn't working after you level, remove the armor set and put it back on again, that should refresh the active effects.

This mod will conflict with any mod that changes specifically the Ancient Shrouded Armor. It does not change any of the other Shrouded armors, or anything else, except adding a perk to the player at-start. If any mod affects hoods, or makes any changes to an entire clothing type, this mod must be placed AFTER that mod in the load order.

---If anything in this mod is not working, place it LAST in the load order.---


CHECK MY WORKSHOP PAGE FOR THE UNENCHANTED VERSION
473 Comments
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Umbra Cornicem Dec 18 @ 10:01am 
It only changed the meshes of the armor and gauntlets, cowl and boots are still vanilla for me
Zeren Dec 13 @ 1:37pm 
My only issue with this is that it makes my Khajiit's tail disappear!
Horrace, The Duck Emperor Dec 2 @ 12:57pm 
I would've stuck with the Nightingale armor over this becasue the origional armor models are soooo lame. You my friend took lame looking armor, and made it look fantastic.
Angel/Ghost Nov 19 @ 9:00pm 
um ya about this mod its awsome but any chance u can make it to where it can be forged cause i cant get it since the dark brotherhood quest line is glitched for me and i dont know if its because of this and the unhanced mod for the glitch or not but if it was forgeable that would help. No one get mad at me for saying what i typed the glitch for me is lagit i cant complete the brother hood quest line because of it. What the glitch is doing is that when i go to poison the food to kill the emperor i speak to the the cook that i help as a gorema when she says i was just it leaves the conversation and i cant finish talking to her because of it so there u have it.
So please if its possable make it forgeable.
SO FUСKIN AWESOME!
ThatOneBossThief Oct 23 @ 1:55pm 
sounds good, requires any DLC?
Balthias Oct 20 @ 12:39pm 
This was by far way better than I expected. Since it reskinned the ancient shrouded armor all the npc's from my other mods look awesome as all heck. Rated up and will def urge my friends and family to do the same!
J.T. Oct 20 @ 11:37am 
is the hood separate from the mask/
Silthwix Oct 18 @ 2:49am 
where this armor is ? please !!
MadLaxMatt Oct 14 @ 4:15pm 
are there enchants on the armor set? Either way, great work