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Blacksmith Storage Chests - Automatic Smithing Storage
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Sep 2, 2012 @ 8:35am
Nov 19, 2012 @ 2:53pm
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Description
This mod adds non-respawning storage chests to the blacksmiths in the five major cities, plus Riverwood, and the Skyforge.

Talk to the blacksmith in the respective city to purchase the chest. The chests feature optional auto-sorting to make storing your smithing supplies quick and easy. You can also choose to have the chests share the same inventory so that what you store in one chest will be available in another. Both the auto-sorting and the shared inventory are optional features that can be turned on or off at any time.

I know that I'm in the minority here, but personally, I just don't like the idea of having a forge, smelter, and all the other smithing stations in the basement of my home. I feel that it breaks immersion and takes up space that could be used for other things. However, all those smithing supplies can get rather heavy and lugging stuff back and forth from my house to the nearest blacksmith's was getting tiresome. This mod is my compromise, and for me it's a decent alternative to the convenience of having all the crafting stations located in my house.

I created this mod to be compatible with other mods that might alter these cities. The locations I selected for the chests were all spots that required minimum changes to the cells. I also did not make any changes to the navmesh in any of the cities. So unless another mod alters the exact location where I placed one of the chests, it should be fully compatible with this mod.


OPTIONAL SETTINGS
To access the Settings menu, activate the chest while sneaking.

Each chest is individually configurable with the following settings:
- Auto-sorting menu for smithing supplies (default = On)
- Shared Inventory (default = Off)

These features work independently of one another, so you can have auto-sorting along with shared inventory, or shared inventory without auto-sorting, etc. Each chest is set independently of the others. This means that you can choose to share the inventory between all or just some of the chests or set them so that the auto-sorting menu appears for one chest but not another. If you want to connect a new chest to the shared inventory, you simply change the setting for that chest, close and reopen the chest. If you have things already stored in the chest before connecting it, those items will simply get added to the shared inventory. You can change the settings at any time, as often as you want, and you will never lose any items. If items disappear from one chest after toggling the shared inventory, simply turn the shared inventory back on to regain access to the items and remove them from the shared inventory.


NOTES
Chests are located in Whiterun, Solitude, Riften, Windhelm, Markarth, Riverwood, and at the Skyforge.

While the auto-sorting menu is designed for crafting supplies, you can obviously choose to store anything you want in the chests.

Each chest costs 1000 gold to rent.

The dialogue indicates that you are renting the chest from the blacksmith. Given that the chests are located on their property I felt it made more sense that you would be renting storage from them rather than purchasing a private chest. However, this is just the way I decided to write the dialogue. In reality, you are making a one-time purchase, and the chest is then owned by the player.

**You cannot rent the Skyforge chest; this chest can only be opened with the key located on the map table in the Harbinger's bedroom (you can either steal the key or wait until it becomes lawfully yours).

If you escape from Helgen with Hadvar and side with the Imperials, then Alvor will allow you to use the chest in Riverwood for free.

If you complete the fire salts quest for Balimund in Riften, he will allow you to use the chest for free.

The rental dialogue with each blacksmith is silent and not voiced.

When a chest is connected to the shared inventory, it will say "Empty" when you hover over it with the cursor. This is simply an artifact of the way in which the shared inventory works. Your supplies are still safe and will immediately appear as soon as you open the chest.

If you have auto-sorting turned on, but have no smithing supplies in your inventory, then the auto-sort menu will not appear.

You cannot access the shared inventory while sneaking. If you add things to the chest while sneaking (and with shared inventory turned on), the items will be added to the shared inventory once you close the chest. To access the items, open the chest when not sneaking.


CREDITS:
I used Manilla Turtle's Automatic Item Storage script as the model for my script.


DAWNGUARD and HEARTHFIRE:
This mod is compatible with Dawnguard and Hearthfire; however, tere are versions of this mod specifically for use with the DLCs. You can find them on Nexus:
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/18021

Also check out CARPENTER CHESTS for Hearthfire for even more convenient storage options:
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/26727


Also Check Out:
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Solitude Smelter: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=74641292
Riften Smelter: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=74640961

Shadowmarks for Player Homes: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=50767299
Upgrade Leveled Items: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=41412166
Thieves Guild - No Auto Quest Start: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=570636
Sell Stones of Barenziah: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=93602518
24 Comments
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Phoenix Jul 18 @ 7:47pm 
Does this still work? Shared inventory seems to be eating all items put into it.
Shamo Ying Mar 26 @ 3:45pm 
good idea well implemented! I always missed some kind of Bank Account, this mod allows for it! Thank you!
MaDooGun Jan 1 @ 8:46am 
can you post the chest ID so we could add the chest to player custom house plz?
spockrates278 Jun 11, 2013 @ 1:52pm 
Restarted Steam again. Got the dialog option to rent the chest.
spockrates278 Jun 10, 2013 @ 10:00am 
Great mod idea! Is anyone else having trouble getting the blacksmith at Whiterun to provide the dialog to rent the chest? Chest indicates that it cannot be unlocked without a key, but she does not offer to rent it to me.
Wesker May 10, 2013 @ 1:16am 
can you add it so gems also get put into the chests please.
Gunlock59 Feb 28, 2013 @ 1:46pm 
i dont like to read but can ncp or blacksmiths get in the chest i store most of my stuff in riverwood in the inn just asking.
kryptopyr  [author] Jan 8, 2013 @ 8:42pm 
I'm not familiar with that mod, but I wouldn't really expect another mod to interfere with this mod unless it alters the blacksmiths or the location where the chests were placed.
Evil Emperor Jan 7, 2013 @ 4:38pm 
Does Codifreds Enhanced Smithing interfere with this? I've unsubscribed and resubscribed multiple times and still had to use the unlock cheat and the shared inventory steals my items.
a.harburn Nov 25, 2012 @ 5:18pm 
Happy to say that worked :) Great mod, really happy you made this - thank you so much!!