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Aug 1, 2012 @ 12:59am
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"Black Marsh was once known to be inhabited with what the Argonians called the Wamasus. Northern men considered them to be intelligent dragons with lightning for blood. One such mighty beast, Haynekhtnamet, was slain by the Northern men, though it took 7 days and nights, and a score of men. One of the surviving men took a fang home as a trophy. The fang was carved down into a blade and fashioned into a small dagger. The Dagger mysteriously houses some of the beast's magical properties and grants the user the ability to do shock damage on an opponent. This unique Dagger is seen occasionally by traveling heroes." — Yagrum Bagarn, Tamrielic Lore

The legendary artifact called the "Fang of Haynekhtnamet" hasn't been seen in Tamriel for hundreds of years, and the Wamassi have been extinct for hundreds more... but not anymore!

There are dragons dead and buried far outside the borders of Skyrim, and Alduin has taken a visit to Black Marsh to visit his lightning-blooded brethren. It seems one of them awoke with a grudge against the Nords who slew him, and now he's returned to Skyrim to join the apocalypse!

Venture to the Arcanaeum in the College of Winterhold and read the notes of Tiberius Milo, Wayrest's foremost loremaster and treasure hunter, and then slap on your lightningproof britches and challenge Haynekhtnamet to a mortal duel! Then get ready to pull some dragon-teeth, because you aren't going to simply find the Fang. It's time to make a new one.

The Fang of Haynekhtnamet has stats equivalent to a Dragonbone Dagger (as seen in Dawnguard) with the following enchantment:

Deals [40] points of shock damage, and half as much Magicka damage. Disintigrates targets below 15% health.

Featured on Gamespot's Top Five Skyrim Games of the Week on 8/11/2012
http://www.gamespot.com/features/top-five-skyrim-mods-of-the-week-august-11-6391162/
(Saw this on my facebook feed. No one was more surprised than me.)
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Pre-Emptive Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I start the quest?
A: Read the note "On Wamassi," tucked inside Tiberis Milo's annotated copy of Yagrum Bagarn's Tamrielic Lore. It's sitting on the librarian's table in the College of Winterhold's Arcanaeum.

Q: Can the Fang be upgraded?
A: Yes, at a grindstone with a dragon bone and Arcane Blacksmith.

Q: Do I need the "Dragon Armor" perk to craft the Fang?
A: No, that would be mean.

Q: What are the stats?
A: The stats are equivalent to Dawnguard's "Dragonbone Dagger."
And yes, it is possible this did not answer your question.

Q: When should I attempt this quest?
A: Level 20 minimum, but below 40 will probably have a hard time.
This varies greatly depending on your playstyle. Haynekhtnamet will be tougher than most dragon fights.

Q: How do you pronounce Haynekhtnamet?
A: Very carefully.

Q: Why is haynekwahtever called a "wamasus" in the quest description?
A: "Wamasus" is an Argonian word given to a race of formerly-extinct dragon-like creatures with "lightning for blood" which once populated Black Marsh. I decided to take this description literally.

Q: If the dragon's blood is blue, why is the blood on my weapon red?
A: the blood is red due to the blade's high iron content.

Q: Why do I take damage when I stab haynekwatever?
A: "lightning blood" isn't a metaphor.

Q: Dragons are supposed to have three-word names! Why is haynekwahtever different?
A: Haynekhtnamet is a name most likely given by the Argonians. Otherwise I would be able to pronounce it.

Q: Why doesn't this look like the dagger from Morrowind?
A: The original Fang had a 16x16 tiled texture and about 18 polygons. I claim artistic license.

Q: Can I have an unenchanted version?
A: Just because you asked, I added an unenchanted version called "Dragontooth Dagger." It is craftable with the Dragon Armor perk after finishing the quest.

Q: Don't you think the stats are a little overpowered?
A: Yes. Well, first off I think the new dragonbone weapons are overpowered already, but that's another argument. I'm aware that a 40 point shock effect is higher than any base enchantment in the vanilla game (and this goes against my balance/design philosophy) but the original Fang of Haynekhtnamet had the highest DPS out of any weapon in the vanilla game too, and I want to respect that. Any rank 100 enchanter can still blow it out of the water.
As for the disintegration? yes. definitely.
but isn't it rad?

Q: Why did you include a copy of Tamrielic Lore? It has nothing to do with the quest.
A: Welcome to my new plot delivery system. I'm attempting to set a precedent for my future mods, where the player will receive quest hooks based on pages torn from Tiberius Milo's notebook, which is in fact an annotated copy of Yagrum Bagarn's Tamrielic Lore. This was a book written for Morrowind which describes items you may come across during your game, and attempts to place them in the greater context of Elder Scrolls lore. It just so happens that all of my future mods will add items that come from the pages of this very book (which I've heavily abridged). The clues are in the notations.

Q: Alright, who is Tiberius Milo?
A: He is a nightblade and retainer of the royal court of Wayrest (which is in High Rock... picture the Reach, except the locals wear clothes). Basically he's an adventurer/treasure hunter on the court payroll to do odd jobs (like fetching marginally important items from cookiecutter barrows - we all know what it's like). He has contacts all over Tamriel; some are friends and some are rivals, but his goals are his own.

Q: Next mod?
A: Daedric Crescent Blade and/or Ice Blade of the Monarch. You can also expect a new dungeon this time.

tl:dr

Q: Do I really have to read all that? I like killing!
A: Then get killing! The note "On Wamassi" will provide a little backstory and maybe some hints on how to handle the fight.

*Special thanks to Karita at Dawnstar's Windpeak Inn for allowing me to slit her throat fourteen times to get one screenshot!
196 Comments
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Redstone_Masters Aug 12 @ 12:19am 
reminds me of harry potter
Balor Evil Eye Aug 8 @ 3:23pm 
Too bad we have to kill it though. Wish we can be buddies and release havoc upon bandits or other dragons. Or I can ride it around and slaugther guards/bandits. Or I can just play fetch with it. Oh thats what you should do. Make a cave thing put a call on it. Kill this dragon and call your new best dragon friend!
(^-.-)>  [author] Aug 7 @ 5:44am 
my favorite skyrim screenshot remains the one in the images above where she's tossing one of those imperials out of her jaws.
Balor Evil Eye Aug 6 @ 10:26pm 
Luckily it was near an imperial camp and some bandits. Also I brought some argonian followers, We crushed it, but we only lost a few people like, all the bandits and imperials. But my buddies and I destroyed it!
Balor Evil Eye Aug 6 @ 10:23pm 
Amazing mod, now I can go kill alduin, miraak, and the one vampire dude.
tony9arreola Jul 22 @ 2:49pm 
i love your work and your awesome way of thinking. Thank you for all your hard work.
The Unsung Hero Jul 2 @ 4:43am 
oh wow man that looks gorgeous! like i said man whenever you get the chance please finish the mod i love your work and its always very nostalgic when i get to draw the fang of Haynekhtnamet in skyrim. thank you for the wonderful mods and dont stop them please!
(^-.-)>  [author] Jul 2 @ 4:30am 
thanks, I appreciate it. I took a lot of screenshots of the mod I was developing in case you're interested in seeing where I left off.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=89071145
The Unsung Hero Jul 2 @ 4:23am 
awww no i didnt mean to make you feel bad i just thought you'de dissappeared from steam entirely. busy i can definetly understand but please dont abandon these mods. the crescent or monarch blade idea would be wicked and whenever you're no longer busy you should continue!
(^-.-)>  [author] Jul 2 @ 4:17am 
sorry :( I don't get a lot of time off to work on projects like this anymore. The next mod I was developing was nearly finished but I pretty much ran out of time to work on it.