The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Better Vanilla Bards
Category: Characters, Followers
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Jun 29, 2012 @ 3:21am
Jul 3, 2012 @ 6:38pm
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Better Vanilla Bards

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If you're like me, you like the vanilla game mostly just how it is. However I wasn't satisfied with the way bards looked ingame. To me bards are supposed to look handsome or pretty, just overall attractive in some sense. So I enhanced the appearance of all the bards in Skyrim.

The changes I made are:

1. Changed the appearance of ALL bards, some more drastic than others.
2. Changed the outfits on a few of the bards, to something more suiting of a bard.

No DLC or other mods required for use.

Characters edited by this mod:


*Note: Talsgar the Wandering Bard, has a surprising new look that looks much better for a wandering bard. Now he actually looks like he's out seeking adventures to sing about. Talsgar also level scales with the player, making him a much better survivor if he survives that long. Although I gave him armor, he's not very good at using it. He is just a bard afterall, It's mostly just for show to impress all the ladies.

If there's any issues please let me know, this is my third mod.

The samples I have displayed above are: Illdi, Karita, Lisette, Ogmund, and Pantea.

***Update: I have found a bard (Luaffyn) that wasn't on the list of bards I used for reference. Luaffyn's appearance has been edited slightly. If you happen to find any bards that are not on my list please inform me with the name and where you found said NPC.

****Recommended Mods: "Final Younger Characters" from the Nexus site is NOT required, however it does improve the appearance of characters in general and I recommend using it as it does not make the game un~vanilla friendly. For example, it removes the square shadows on the tip of the nose on nords and the excessive wrinkles on everyone in general. (Recommended for Vanilla Body users)

*!!!* =>Known Conflicts & Compatibilities: This mod will conflict with any mod that changes the behavior, stats, or appearance of edited NPCs listed above. This mod should be compatible with texture mods as long as they don't edit the listed NPCs directly. Your results may vary with various mods that alter the general shape of facial features away from vanilla, like "Calientes Female Body Mod CBBE" for example. This mod was created with the vanilla body users in mind.

~This mod is part of an ongoing project of making a line of vanilla body friendly mods for the vanilla body users. Although my mods may work with other unique body mods, I specifically designed my mods to be used with the vanilla bodies. If you're interested in seeing my other works please check out my collection that this mod is a part of. These mods include changes to Housecarls, Spouses, Bards, Jarls and now the Jarl's personal Bodyguards.

`Please read each mod's description before use.
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Nark0baron_1337 Jun 21, 2016 @ 3:48pm 
eeee рокккккккк
Kalona The Ravenant Jun 2, 2015 @ 7:51pm 
unfortunately, there is no making karita sound any better, lol.
chance Apr 25, 2015 @ 7:12pm 
brutal legend thumbnail <3
ChronicAxis Aug 14, 2014 @ 1:57pm 
or a heavy metal guitar replacement for lutes
Toughmule Jul 23, 2014 @ 5:18pm 
could you make a brutal legend mod
The Motherland Bear Jan 14, 2014 @ 9:02am 
domohkiin there might just be a better beards mod, you never know
Domohkiin Dec 27, 2013 @ 10:51pm 
Thought this said better beards, slightly disappointed ._.
Bearacudda98 Jul 20, 2013 @ 8:32pm 
ok thanks.
RadGoddess  [author] Jul 20, 2013 @ 8:30pm 
@Bearacudda98~ I'm not advanced enough to personally do that kind of scripting. There are already some mods out there already that add morrowind music though, if you know where to look.
Bearacudda98 Jul 20, 2013 @ 8:23pm 
all right then what about the morrowind theme?