The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Banditry: Forsworn Gear
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Jul 29, 2012 @ 1:46pm
Oct 2, 2012 @ 5:36pm
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Banditry: Forsworn Gear

In 1 collection by Brandybuck
Cosmetic Armor and Weapons
12 items
"This was our land. We were here first. Then the Nords came and put chains on us." -- The King in Rags

Eschewing the craftsmanship of other factions, the Madmen of the Reach resort to primitve yet effective gear in their insurgency against Nord rule. Now you can craft Forsworn armor and weapons, in multiple smithing tiers. Crafting will require appropriate perks and materials. The armor set counts as matched for the Matching Set perk.

Multiple tiers means you can keep the same gear appearance from leather quality all the way to dragon quality.

Light Armor

Forsworn Armor (Leather)
Forsworn Pillager Armor (Scaled)
Forsworn Ravager Armor (Glass)
Forsworn Warlord Armor (Dragonscale)
Forsworn Cloth Armor (Cloth)


Forsworn Axe/Bow/Sword (Elven)
Improved Forsworn Axe/Bow/Sword (Glass)
Superior Forsworn Axe/Bow/Sword (Dragon)


Forsworn Arrow (Iron)
Forsworn Flint Arrow (Elven)
Forsworn Obsidian Arrow (Glass)


Note that the base Forsworn gear is the same the existing gear in the game, but is now made craftable. The base Forsworn Arrow is very weak (less than iron arrows), but kept here for completeness. It does not require a perk to craft.

The tempering of the default Forsworn weapons was changed from Steel to Refined Moonstone. They are still considered Steel weapons however. I did not want to change that aspect of them to avoid potential problems.

Forsworn weapon crafting will require Large Antlers as components. These have been added to apothecary vendor lists since they were left out.

Superior Forsworn weapons are slightly stronger than Ebony in quality, but require the Dragon Armor perk to craft, so that smithing can focus on the light armor side of the perk tree. They require Dragon Bones for crafting.

Arrows will require Firewood and Leather Strips, plus Refined Moonstone for flint strength or Refined Malachite for obsidian strength.


Also see my Banditry: Fur Armor mod for another outlaw look.


Please let me know of any problems you find with this mod so that I can fix them. Also please rate this mod up if you like it. Thank you.


Version 1.1
- Added cloth versions of armor

This mod released under the Creative Common CC BY license. Users may share, copy, and redistribute the mod in any medium or format, for any purpose, even commercially. You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.
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Brandybuck  [author] Aug 6, 2015 @ 6:20pm 
I can't say. The game crashes because your save has an item that something else is dependent on. A missing item by itself is mostly innocuous, but if a script is referencing it then you get a crash.

If you haven't done anything at all with the mod, there shouldn't be a problem at all. But the fact that there is sounds very odd. The only non-item things in the mod are the recipes. Nothing in it touches the vanilla forsworn gear, there's just new recipes to craft them. So if you haven't crafted any new items, then my only guess is that you have a mod related to crafting, and the missing recipes are now confusing it. Sorry I can't help you more.
Yatzy3D Aug 6, 2015 @ 1:00pm 
I haven't actually used the mod yet. By that I mean I haven't crafted anything in the mod. However, I did have a set of forsworn armor which I obtained by looting. I put the armor in a chest which I don't own. The game still crashes when I uninstall it.
Brandybuck  [author] Aug 6, 2015 @ 12:27pm 
Since this mod only adds items, and does not touch any scripts, it should not crash when uninstalled. Maybe it's another mod that's expecting your inventory not to change? Make sure you remove any mod items from your and your followers' inventories, your house chests, etc. Then uninstall it. If it still crashes then I'm not sure what to do. Just don't remove it, and dump all your unwanted items in a respawning barrel.
Yatzy3D Aug 6, 2015 @ 12:19pm 
When I uninstall your mod, my game crashes when I start it. I'm using nexus mod manager.
XIII Jun 17, 2014 @ 7:51pm 
Because I'm too lazy to go to the TES wiki, if on of you would be kind enough to answer, are Forsworn based off of Druid/Pagan stereotypes/common representations?
ToolPackinMama May 18, 2014 @ 8:43pm 
Hey thank you! I am playing "Live another life" as a Forsworn native, and I really needed this.
snapdragonslair Nov 7, 2012 @ 5:53pm 
Im still using, and still LOVING this mod... It's freaking AWESOME!
Brandybuck  [author] Nov 2, 2012 @ 2:55pm 
The smithing in Skyrim makes no sense to begin with, both in terms of weight and cost. To make an arrow you need a wooden shaft, a tiny arrowhead, and leather strip to tie it on. (I could have also required feathers, but they are exceedingly rare). One ingot of moonstone or malachite for 60 arrows seems reasonable. Unlike armor or weapons, ammo gets used up. The materials to fletch arrows should be significantly less then to craft the bow the fires them.

Perhaps I'll lower the price, but I won't lower the count or increase the materials.
th3pr0ph3t Nov 2, 2012 @ 1:07pm 
I have a recipe of forsworn arrows that requires a leather strip and firewood and produces 60 arrows.
I think this is the mod that adds that recipe. If so, the recipe should be removed.
A leather strip is too cheap, and with speechcraft higher than 60 or something you can sell them for 1gold each, turning them into an unlimited source of income. They also skyrocket your blacksmithing skill.

If not removed, the recipe should produce 24 arrows and require at least a leather, not a leather strip.
Brandybuck  [author] Sep 29, 2012 @ 7:12pm 
I just started a female Forsworn Shaman character. Now I get to use my own mod for it's intended purpose!