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Alternate Ancient Shrouded Armor
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Jun 19, 2012 @ 10:22pm
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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
428 Comments
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TH3_BURNING_MAN Apr 13 @ 11:01pm 
Is there a console-command for the armor? it appears i mayyy have dropped it somewhere during the main DB questline =/
ashanai Apr 12 @ 4:40am 
I love the design :)
Vanilla Fox Apr 7 @ 1:40am 
Mess with the loading order, Incarnido. Not sure if its ment to be loaded first or last but it is def a touchy mod with load order.
Incarnido Apr 3 @ 3:45pm 
For whatever reason, this only replaces the hood now. Before, on another character that I had, it worked just fine (looked badass with the scythe I had given him btw. Excellent work) but with a new character, it makes my gloves, tunic and boot look normal. Anything that I could change to make it work?
Death's Mask Mar 25 @ 5:31pm 
Works great! I love it. It's not OP, and it looks definitely "intimidating." Thanks for this.
Spastic Ferret Mar 23 @ 7:22am 
Great mod! Counters the fact that skyrim as too little original armors (special artifacts always based on non-special armors, so boring)
Just a bit buggy when I try to put this armor on the stand (arms disapear for some reason) but that's just detail.
Master of Shadows Mar 20 @ 11:04am 
I thing it looks a little bite the robe of the sith inquisitor in Star Wars the old republic
[Mz] NINJA HUNTER GHOST Mar 19 @ 6:41pm 
when i wear the armor just looks exactly like the normal DB outfits why don't i get the retexture?
Keithlor Mar 16 @ 2:20pm 
sry for the long explanation.
Keithlor Mar 16 @ 2:19pm 
oh and nysascha, you can get the armor if you finish the "stirring up disasster" quest 100% than you should get a gem that you can use to have your fortune revealed by the seer in whiterun. she will tell you to go to a dungeon. at the end of the dungeon behing a throne there is a hidden area in witch ther is a body with the armor on it. carefull though you may need to fight 2 frost trolls.