The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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House of Horrors Alternate Ending
 
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Aug 4, 2012 @ 5:25pm
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The The House of Horrors quest is terrible for good players. You get suckered into the quest as a mission of good, then forced to kill a guy. Then you're told another guy is imprisoned. A good player would still want to save him, but if you do that and follow him, Molag Bal forces you to beat him to death. There is no option to refuse and free the guy - the nicest thing you can do is leave him there to rot.

That's just horrible, so I've made a new option. Now when Molag Bal gives you the Rusty Mace to beat Logrolf with, the front door will lock at this point, forcing you to make a decision. If you want to have the mace, complete the quest as normal by killing Logrolf (repeatedly). If you don't want to murder an old man, just throw it on the ground right away. The mace will immediately disappear, Logrolf will be released (he runs away and you'll never see him again), and you'll be cursed. Curse of Molag Bal is a 50% weakness to fire, and it prevents you from maintaining divine blessings. To finish the quest, simply visit any Shrine of Stendarr. This will remove the curse, allowing you to select any divine blessing once again. You'll also be awarded a new ability called Stendarr's Mercy, which grants you a small bonus to all weapon attacks against daedra.

And yes, this totally works in existing games, even when you're in the middle of this quest. As long as you have not yet started to beat Logrolf to death, you can still choose this alternate ending. Completing the quest using this new option still counts as finishing a Daedric Quest, but of course won't count toward Oblivion Walker because you aren't getting the artifact.

The best part? I only edited three game files (the quest, the quest's script, and the Rusty Mace), so this should be compatible with anything. Every other file included in this is new.
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92 Comments
edhvidston Jan 9 @ 8:43am 
You should do something like this for other deadric quests
ladysedim Oct 31, 2016 @ 3:17pm 
I used to feel guilty about that quest, until I actually did the cult of boethiah questline. The miserable old priest doesn't get a tenth of the abuse he deserves!
mattydred2 Sep 19, 2016 @ 4:43pm 
Can somebody please help me? I have no idea how to download this mod.
Defiant Sep 13, 2016 @ 7:47am 
Loreknight, lol its just like Religion in real life c: kill however worships another/False god lol i kinda like it, adds that religious hate to the game its been lacking, (althought skyrim is packed with the racial hate)
Loreknight Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:46pm 
you do realize the old man was a daedra worshipper... just worshipped a different prince....
IrishStronghold Jun 19, 2016 @ 1:04pm 
The father of understanding guides me as a templar I allways wanted to save him thank you. Also can you make a mod where you kill evil gods :3
Spirit May 12, 2016 @ 11:42pm 
but..but..i want to see him again! XD like..a friend or follower :) and THANK YOU FOR THIS MOD we should always have a choice !
ladysedim May 1, 2016 @ 12:17am 
I used to feel awful about doing this quest, then I checked out the Boethian cult....and that old dude is a priest of them *shudders* His death is definitely Community Service. That being said, it sucks being ordered around like a dog by a disembodied voice, ugh! >.<
James Liu Aug 11, 2015 @ 2:31am 
@ScottMathews2580
It's about honor, I guess. The man had done me no wrong, and the quest left me no choice. I hate to be manipulated by anyone, especially daedras. I never attack people unless they disrespect me. Why do bad? It's just a game, play it your way.
Totally not a brony Aug 6, 2015 @ 4:27pm 
@scott Some people do multiple playthroughs, so people be both good and bad.