The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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My Skin Is Not My Own
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Aug 13, 2012 @ 12:23am
Aug 18, 2012 @ 1:25am
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My Skin Is Not My Own

During the height of the Merethic Era, the dragon priests that brutally subjectated the populas sought of ways to elevate themselves to a higher being. Something more dragon than human. To become demi-gods just a step below their dragon-god leaders. For decades their efforts failed, the vital piece of the equation missing.

Years later, during the Dragon Wars, the accumulated knowledge of the Dragon Metamorphosis were stored in glowing dragonstones, and scattered across Skyrim.

One such stone was transported to High Hrothgar, waiting for a powerful Dragonborn to unlock its secrets...

As you touch the stone, the familiar throbbing in your head is accompanied by the soft whisper in your ear as the word of power etch its way into your mind.

You try to shout out the words, but are overcome by sudden wracking pain. A loud ominous roar escapes your throat, your blood boils, eyes blur. When you recover you feel...different. You look down to see the toughened hide of a dragon, growing over your skin.

That is when you realise..."My skin is not my own."

Click the subscribe button and enjoy. This mod works best on a new game. If you are loading it up into a saved game, you may have to console re-learn some words of power you have already learned. The four final forms and ultimate form are learned through existing words of power that are progressed in normal story line play.

HD Texture Pack (both original and alternate mask/skin) & CBBE & Skimpy female model pack.

Adds 5 new shouts to the game, each word on each shout makes the dragonborn grow his own armor. This armor is dragon skin, so it cannot be sold, traded, removed (you can unequip, but it disappears like a bound weapon) or upgraded. Don't worry, the armors stats are tweaked to be competitive with gear that you can craft. The first two Thu'ums are progressive, six forms total ending in the ultimate form. The three additional Thu'ums are resistance sets (flame, frost, and poison). The base forms are a little more general purposed with stats abilities, while the affinity (resistance) sets are more defensive in their respective trees.

First word stone is in High Hrothgar (read backstory) in the main hall. If you go from the front door directly to the back courtyard you cannot miss it.
Second word stone is found outside of Kynesgrove, around the dragon mound where Sahloknir is revived during the main quest line.
Third word stone (this completes the first Thu'm and unlocks the first word of the three resistance sets) can be found in the front courtyard of the Thalmor Embassy, should be accessed when finding out that Esbern is still alive.

Fourth word stone hint: You must learn more of the dragon language.

All other unlocks are in easy spots to be found through normal questing, or storyline progression and need to be discovered on their own. For those who are loading into a already progressed game, you may need to enter the following console commands to re-learn words that you have already learned to get the final unlocks:
player.teachword 20E19 - Shul, final word for fire breath shout. Flame Dragon Shout.
player.teachword 5D16E - Diin, final word for frost breath shout. Frost Dragon Shout.
player.teachword 2F7BD - Kest, final word for whirlwind sprint. Storm Dragon Shout.
player.teachword 60299 - Aus, final word for marked for death shout. Forest Dragon Shout.
player.teachword 3CD31 - Lok, part of the clear skies shout. Elder Dragon.
player.teachword 46B8A - Ah, part of the call dragon shout. Ancient Dragon.

Known issues:
On the female sets, in first person view, I cannot seem to get the glove textures to load up properly. They keep defaulting to the default texture vs keeping the custom one. I can change it in CK, and save it. But if I load up the mod, or boot it up in Skyrim, it defaults back to the default texture. As soon as I can fix this. An update will be updated.

Update 1.1:
-Moved third word stone to front courtyard of Embassy for future access after questline.
-New mask texture, less "creepy", if the creepy version is preferred. The HD textures on Nexus still feature the creepy mask with the new mask as an alternate download.
-HD version of mask revision added to the Nexus download.

Update 1.2:
-Stormdragon (shock resistance) added.
-Re-textured all "skin" parts of every set.
-Slight re-color of every set.
-Armor for Silver Dragon and Shadow Dragon (secret quest sets), coded into game, only available via console.
-->Silver Dragon - More straight forward type of set, not quite tank type, but more of direct combat light armor.
-->Shadow Dragon - For you sneaky sneaky types. Built to be bit of a glass cannon.

Future Updates:
-Two secret final forms will be added with their own quest lines to obtain. This may take a bit, I want the questing scripts to be perfect.

Heavy armor version will be its own mod, will be completely compatiable and will include a tank type and caster type final forms.

Special thanks:
Its hard to put a value on who to thank first, so please don't be offended...
Frank Herbert, for the perfect quote, and the motivation to make this mod right.
leazer425, without their help with the scripting this mod would not be possible.
(^-.-)>, otherwise known as Kirby, for walking a blockhead like myself on how to make custom textures.
AmethystDeceiver, on, for the use of their mask .nif files. Without these, my life was a nightmare. Couldn't figure out how to export the files correctly when I made my own masks.
and lastly
KainAsylum, for the inspiration for this mod. If I had not seen his mod, originally titled something like "Dragonscale Symbiosis" a week or two before I watched the Sci-fy channel's Children of Dune. I would not have thought of this mod.
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rnunl Jul 13 @ 3:24pm 
This is an absolutely great mod and I love the armor! but every time i open the magic menu, the game crashes...
fedoralord Jul 12 @ 6:20pm 
Am i the only one who thought this was a dune reference?
Lyall  [author] Apr 27 @ 3:40pm 
Honestly I can't remember. I believe that I did female textures as well. Actually, yes...known bugs section. I was having a problem with the gloves in 1st person mode keeping unmodified textures. So yes. Works on females.

Truth be told, I need to update this to say it's an abandoned project. Unfortunately life caught up with me and I had to start working a. Full time (50+ hours a week) job. So projects like this had to take a side line. I am flattered that players are still trying my mod out 3 years after I stopped working on it.

I hope one day I can complete this properly.
2 dangerous4U Apr 27 @ 1:14pm 
does it work upon females?
the freak 90000000000000 Apr 18 @ 2:42pm 
lol i found them
isiarca Apr 12 @ 3:39pm 
@Evan, cshazlett just search: help "sliver dragonskin" or help "shadow dragonskin".
Lyall  [author] Feb 28 @ 1:40pm 
The command words for silver and shadow are in the mod, but i was not able to finish the mod to get the 2nd and 3rd parts put in the game to get normally. You would have to use the console commands to unlock, unfortunately the exact code changes depending on your mod load order, so I could not tell you what they are. You would have to search for them using the console.
Evan, cshazlett Feb 23 @ 12:47pm 
Yo, can you put in a comment the methods to spawn in the shadow and silver dragon sets so we can use em?
tjgtx Feb 14 @ 3:20pm 
there are two stones in high Hrothgar one in the room where ulfric and general tullius meet
Evan, cshazlett Nov 22, 2014 @ 6:27pm 
How the HELL do I get the silver/shadow dragon skin armor?
Seirously, just give us a hint or two (not like its somewhere in riften but maybe "A life of crime will show you the way"). I have ONE idea on where the shadow might be, ONE. And sits a bad one