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The 418th Step - Snow
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Jun 24, 2012 @ 10:29am
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Description
Upon the slopes of High Hrothgar sit the well-known and daunting 7,000 Steps, each of them weathered and truly ancient. One step in particular, however, is of special significance.

(For a version without snow on the step, click here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=77815877)

The second of The Five Songs of King Wulfharth ( http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Five_Songs_of_King_Wulfharth ) tells us that High King Wulfharth (Ysmir) rebuilt the 418th step of High Hrothgar some time in the sixth century of the 1st Era when it had been damaged by a dragon attack. There is no evidence of this in-game, however, which I thought was strange given Wulfharth's direct connection to Talos. Such a step should be honored as a treasured artifact of a place where Talos himself once walked amongst men.

This mod makes the 418th step (yes, I counted) of High Hrothgar unique in appearance and bears an inscription carved upon its surface. It can be read clearly when clicked upon:

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Here lies the step once more made whole

By King Wulfharth, Shor bless his name

Once cracked 'neath talon, scale, and flame

In sight of all the Gods of Old

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///////////////KNOWN ISSUES

None.

///////////////REQUIREMENTS

None.

///////////////COMPATIBILITY

Incompatible with mods that edit the landscape of the path leading up High Hrothgar.

Incompatible with mods that edit the particular set of steps upon which the 418th step is situated.

///////////////FORMS ADDED BY THIS MOD

Message: _418_Inscription
Static: _418_Step418
Static: _418_OtherSteps
Activator: _418_ACT

///////////////FORMS EDITED BY THIS MOD

Moved the set of steps that are part of the steps that include Step 418 down under the ground, and set them to "initially disabled".

///////////////NOTES

The texture for Step 418 is based on Bethesda's 1024x1024 texture from the official HD Texture Pack DLC. It has been scaled up (2048x2048) to ensure text clarity. Since this only edits one very specific location in the world, this shouldn't impact your performance.

///////////////FINAL WORDS

There's not much of anything to go wrong, so if clicking on the inscription doesn't work for you, there is something wrong with your installation, or a script extender is causing a problem for you. The script that brings up the inscription text contains only one event, with a single call to a message object. If that doesn't work, something is tragically wrong with your game.

I hope this tiny lore mod adds a little more immersion to your game. Thanks, and enjoy.

///////////////MY OTHER WORKS

Here are some other mods I've created that you might enjoy.

Frostfall - Hypothermia, Camping, Survival: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=13685

Wearable Lanterns: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=72925849

SwiftPotion: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=74672650
22 Comments
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ParkourSquirtle Jul 6 @ 5:04pm 
this mod is amazing

AKeithY Jul 1 @ 8:45pm 
You think we could use both of the mods if we were using Season of Skyrim?
Summer - No Snow
Winter - Snow
TehAmazingTac0 Jun 26 @ 8:37pm 
I was just looking at frostfall! I Just heard of it like 10 seconds ago. Lel. No wonder i couldnt find it :p
FlexxMOB[gldn1]Ag4ever Jun 16 @ 7:25pm 
please bring back frostfall on steamworkshop
SHRoronoaZoro Mar 16 @ 2:34am 
@Sprockmanzzzz I'm guessing 418 seconds.
Wicked Risk Jan 5 @ 12:29pm 
Yay! Lore!
Sprockmanzzzz Nov 5, 2013 @ 9:44pm 
how long did it take to count?
Sprockmanzzzz Nov 5, 2013 @ 9:43pm 
things like this make skyrim a better place. small things that don't do anything but amaze people
MasterDragon Feb 18, 2013 @ 2:16pm 
Cool :)
mysteryman3 Feb 11, 2013 @ 2:30am 
I thought, "What the hell". This is fun little mod, something small and significant. Love it.