The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Alternate Ancient Shrouded Armor
Category: Armor, Clothing
File Size
16.561 MB
Jun 19, 2012 @ 10:22pm
Jul 1, 2012 @ 5:29pm
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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.

-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

-'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.

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.---

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Thug_Vimli Jan 20 @ 5:47am 
any id,s
or where do i find it
tmurtland99 Dec 20, 2015 @ 6:46am 
i love this! i finally have some awesome looking assassin armor! not the stupid looking one that is very poor like the original DB armor. what awesome assassin shouldn't have a cape and epic mask?
Heimdall Nov 7, 2015 @ 9:21pm 
This mod killed 2 birds with one stone...

I've searched for a custom Ancient Shrouded because the original hood its bugged on Khajiit...
The mod not only look amazing, but it still hide the feline long tail!! 10/10
(MRP) Poombayz Oct 10, 2015 @ 2:18pm 
"trickle down economics"
<STD> KittenCrusader Sep 8, 2015 @ 12:05pm 
"trickle down economics"
Ninja Puppy246 Aug 29, 2015 @ 1:02pm 
Absolutely brilliant mod! This is what the vanilla Dark Brotherhood armor should have looked like. Great job! :)
WHY YOU DO DAT?! Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:04am 
My god it looks amazing thankyou so much
Valkyr Aug 22, 2015 @ 5:26pm 
how well does it play with digitigrade beastfolk mods? will it use the mods provided version on them or attempt to force vanilla boots on them, or your plantigrade mesh?
LizZard Aug 19, 2015 @ 12:56pm 
does this possibly change what the dark brotherhood wears including astrid and babette and shet
Пифа Aug 6, 2015 @ 7:01am 
where and how do I get this armor?
Где и как я могу получить эту броню?