The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Lyran's Hold
Category: Dungeons, Quests
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Jul 12, 2012 @ 6:50pm
Jul 31, 2012 @ 8:36pm
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Lyran's Hold

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WARNING: Make a back-up save or two before installing this mod. I don't want to be blamed for what might happen because of some stupid technical problem. By itself, this mod functions flawlessly. It may have conflictions with other mods that I have not tested. Please be wary of this with not just this mod, but with all.

This mod adds an incredibly difficult dungeon into the game called Lyran's Hold. I recommend that you only enter the dungeon with a very powerful character. I tested this dungeon as a fully equipped level 81 warrior and still found it quite challenging. It can be reached by casting the spell that you learn once you read the letter you receive from Urag after downloading the mod. The inspiration for this mod actually came from a dungeon in a game called Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2. I used the idea of a solitary lich dwelling in an eerily immaculate castle and added some Skyrim-style excitement and challenge to it. In the original dungeon there is pretty much only one type of enemy, excluding Lyran himself. In this version, I added in some of my own theme-appropriate villains into the keep, some with a moderately unique appearance. In addition, I've given Lyran a few valuable items for the adventurers that manage to slay him. I hope you enjoy this mod!

ENTRANCE: I've had a couple of questions asked about this so far, so for those who are wondering you must read Urag's letter in order to learn a spell that will teleport you inside Lyran's Hold. There is no entrance into the dungeon from the outside world. You must use the spell that Urag's letter gives you in order to enter.

BUGS: So far, the only bug that I know of is that throughout the dungeon enemies may take a few moments to realize that you're there and attack you. I have no idea how to fix this problem, so if you have any answers for that, please let me know. Also, if you find any other bugs, post something about it below and I will try to find a way to fix it and help you out. In regard to mod conflictions, this mod shouldn't conflict with any other mod. If you do discover that it does, let me know and I will try to work out a way to solve the confliction. Personally, I use a vast and wide variety of mods and have not yet suffered any issues.

LOOT: Lyran's Hold is a very profitable dungeon for mage characters, seeing as Lyran himself is a master sorceror. When slain, Lyran drops his unique staff and three spell tomes all containing new spells. Their effects mostly concern the use of elemental ice and the reanimation of the dead. Also, Lyran's grimoire teaches you how to control up ten minions at once. This is very useful for conjurers. When you are finally able to defeat Lyran, I hope you enjoy the rewards!
In addition to the arcane items available in Lyran's Hold, there are also numerous locked chests spread throughout the dungeon containing valuable treasures. Other characters that follow the path of a warrior or a thief may even find the equipment they seek within these containers, rather than on the corpse of Lyran. If not, one can always haul all of that loot out of the dungeon to sell to one's favorite merchant. You can never have enough gold!

Lyran's Hold is a mysterious castle home to a variety of arcane foes whose master is one of the last of the undying liches in Skyrim. For centuries, Lyran has honed his mystical knowledge and as a result has become an unbelievably powerful sorceror. Recently, there have been rumors saying that this occult tyrant has discovered an Elder Scroll. One can only imagine the defenses that Lyran has prepared to guard this invaluable treasure. You, the Dragonborn, are tasked by Urag gro-Shub, the orc librarian of the College of Winterhold with retrieving the artifact from Lyran's Hold. Ready yourself for the most challenging battles of your entire adventuring career.

"I, Archmage Lyran, have finally achieved what Mannimarco, King of Worms, was able to just a century ago. As my flesh slowly rots away and my bones become brittle with age, I sit comfortably within my immaculate keep with the knowledge that I have become the world's second of the undying liches.
Through decades of research and study, I have developed a process that has allowed me to throw off the chains of mortality and don the mantle of a deity. My life now knows no limit.
My only weakness lies within my ossuary, which is so heavily guarded by my legion of animate armor that no man could ever possibly exploit it. Soon, the elixir will manifest within me completely, making my body utterly untouchable by weapons of this plane of existence.
Living in seclusion atop the mountains of Skyrim, I will have millennia to study and develop all kinds of new arcane techniques uninterupted by the roaches of mankind. Humanity will come to bow before me, but I must be patient. Only time will temper my power. But when I am ready, the Worm King will be eclipsed by Lyran, lord of all liches!"
- Lyran

Title image made by pancakewagon! Thanks!
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Ulrich Aug 6, 2017 @ 12:23pm 
I remember Lyran: "Leave this castle or die mortal... like all those before you!"
Bossenatorman Nov 11, 2016 @ 9:59am 
if you cant get out of the dungean use the coc console command and put in the city you want to teleport to
Pastrana Jun 25, 2015 @ 2:05pm 
Lyran can't be killed by melee or magic. the urns have to break to kill him. or at least, thats how the game Baldur's gate worked.
Pastrana Jun 22, 2015 @ 10:51am 
I remember that place in Baldur's Gate DA 2!! You needed to be so OP to survive that place!! I hope he uses his quotes from when he chases you through the basement! "You will die here, mortal, as have all those before you!!" "Your life will come to an end in this chamber, mortal, as did mine." "RUN, FOOL, RUN!!!" Those quotes are the only ones i remember, possibly because i spent a few months before i crushed that first vase.
Hugo Dec 22, 2014 @ 8:33am 
Impossible to destroy the urns, en Lyran himself .
I am level 230 yes 230 and i cant even get a scratch on him?
Anles you explain i am thanking you very match but i HATE impossible mods................................................................................................
kev85g Aug 31, 2014 @ 5:03pm 
Scoobz Nov 20, 2013 @ 10:08am 
Why is he not getting hurt i am throwing 750 damage spells on him!???
gtalol Nov 7, 2013 @ 1:02am 
hi i would like to know if you get the ability to turn into a lich once you defeat lyran didnt have time to read all of the writing thanks
eyeZ Nov 1, 2013 @ 7:43pm 
wpogowee88 Sep 29, 2013 @ 3:57pm 
Quite fortuitous for my nercomancy based character. Hail Mannimarco.