The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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"The Umbra Sword was enchanted by the ancient witch Naenra Waerr, and its sole purpose was the entrapment of souls. Used in conjunction with a soul gem, the Sword allows the wielder the opportunity to imprison an enemy's soul in the gem. Naenra was executed for her evil creation, but not before she was able to hide the Sword. The Umbra Sword is very choosy when it comes to owners and therefore remains hidden until a worthy one is found." —Yagrum Bagarn, Tamrielic Lore

Adds the legendary artifact Umbra to the ruins of Valthume, enchanted with the following effect:

"If target dies within [6] seconds, fills a soul gem. Umbra blackens soul gems when placed in hot coals."

Umbra is a sword famous for driving its owners batshit crazy, thanks in no small part to the homicdial, soul-devouring enchantment living within the blade.

This sword has been through hell and back (literally), and all of Umbra's previous bearers have either slain gods or devolved into bloodthirsty lunatics. Some did both! Now you can, too.

Revision 1.1

Umbra can now be reforged into a one-handed version of itself, as well as either a one or two-handed unenchanted version. Equip Umbra and bring it to the Skyforge.
This cannot be undone, so choose wisely. Removing Umbra's enchantment also removes all special effects.

Unenchanted versions are called "Ebony Claymore" and "Ebony Longsword"

Pre-emptive Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: how strong is it? what are the stats?
A: it's two-handed and the stats are equivalent to a daedric greatsword. but seriously, this is skyrim. my iron dagger makes dragons explode. stop worrying about stats.
1.1 - the one-handed umbra has slightly higher damage than a daedric longsword with a slightly lower attack speed.

Q: can I upgrade it?
A: yes, with arcane blacksmith and an ebony ingot.

Q: what is this thing it says it does?
A: when umbra is equipped, it allows you to convert empty grand soul gems into black soul gems at any forge.

Q: wasn't umbra one-handed in oblivion?
A: I sometimes like to pretend oblivion never happened (this model is based on the original, two-handed design of the sword seen in morrowind). Also the two-handed weapons in skryim really need some love. All they got was an underpowered Ebony Blade (which ironically isn't supposed to be two-handed).

Q: where can I find umbra?
A: I'm impressed you found this question without reading anything else. Umbra is in the main chamber of Valthume, probably sitting on a throne.

Q: I'm in Valthume and all I found is this bloodthirsty cat.
A: yes. yes you did.

Q: is this sword talking to me or am I just going insane?
A: yes.

Q: wasn't Umbra destroyed during the events of Gregory Keyes' novels "The Infernal City" and "Lord of Souls," about 160 years prior to Skyrim?
A: yes.

Q: why doesn't it look like the umbra I remember?
A: it never will again. the textures in morrowind were actually on the cheap side. I don't blame bethesda, it was a big game and took a lot of work to develop. the textures in oblivion on the other hand were all on the shiny and fancy side. I don't blame them here either, texture technology had improved a lot in a short time and the imperial province had a pretty regal feel about it, so everything in the game matched up. skyrim is a gritty, dirty, bloody place, and I wanted to make sure umbra would fit in just fine.

Q: are you working on any more mods?
A: fang of haynekhtnamet.


"Umbra is one-handed!"
"Umbra was one-handed in oblivion!"
"This isn't one-handed!"

Please read the FAQ (and other comments) if you're about to make one or more of the above statements. As of 1.1, Umbra can be reforged into a one-handed version at the Skyforge.
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b.hamel222 May 21 @ 7:44am 
can i have the console command for this?
Dok Apr 21 @ 9:27am 
Hello, i didnt find the sword in valthume...can i have Umbra ID please <3
Cadaver Mar 14 @ 8:19pm 
@Slayer 1... TES novels are considered canon.
Reduk[GER] Nov 17, 2015 @ 11:06am 
Great mod pls add the other Legendary bethesda weapons forgoten in Skyrim like Bluebrand, Shadow bow, Anarerens Devil Tanto, Chrysamere .... you know :)
Slayer 1 Oct 9, 2015 @ 1:49pm 
Seriously, to the people that are saying this is one-handed, it originally wasn't anyways concerning the fact that Umbra (both the artifact and its wielder) first appeared in Morrowind (just behind the mountain ridge of Suran where there is a lone Orc warrior named "Umbra" whom is waiting for a warrior's death). In Oblivion (the sequel to Morrowind), that is when Umbra was a one-handed sword......which just like the OP and author said in the FAQs...........(we) like to pretend that never happened.......

And the novelty book "The Infernal City" (where Umbra gets destroyed) is not part of the actual lore, it's fanfiction and of the C0da. (Unless someone wants to reiterate and correct me that the Infernal City is actual lore, which I believe it isn't at all)
Solaire of Astora Oct 7, 2015 @ 7:49pm 
GoldenSeducer Sep 20, 2015 @ 10:11am 
Just wanted to say how much I love everything about this mod, from the soul gem forging to the voice in the sword. I actually turned off the music to try to make out the mad gibbering of the sword. Don't tell me if it's just gibberish, I wanna find out on my own. :)

Also, something I noticed, and maybe it's just a coincidence, but I think the sword actually gets slightly quiter after killing a bunch of dudes. If that's actually the case, good on you! That's right in line with how I imagine Umbra working. If it's not, well... still good on you because you tricked me! ;)

Keep up the good work!
(^-.-)>  [author] Sep 3, 2015 @ 9:33pm 
I think you are the only one who has ever made a comment about the soul gem conversion ability. You just made my day.
GreyBeard Sep 3, 2015 @ 10:13am 
Can't say how disappointed I was that "Oblivion Umbra" was one-handed. Thanks for restoring Umbra to his rightful status, while still allowing the "latecomers" to have their one-handedness. But adding the ability to convert soul gems ... SWEET!
it returns.. <3 the legend .. best sword in Oblivion