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Bluecreek Estate
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Sep 3, 2012 @ 8:26am
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Description
Welcome to the remote grounds of Bluecreek Estate, a secluded player home situated on the north-eastern shore of lake Ilinalta. The estate includes a woodmill, goldmine, hot tub, treasure vault, hunter’s shack, servant quarters and the main residence. All of this can be yours if you’ve got the gold – the mine even provides a source of income to gain some of your expenses back!

I’ll let the screenshots do most of the talking for me, but some necessary information is listed below. Please note that this is a highly detailed, complete and lore-friendly modification. Both exterior and interior cells are fully navmeshed (and thus follower-friendly) and I’ve tried my very best to make the whole thing fit seamlessly into the game world.


Includes (shortlist, more details below):

- A long entranceway
- Woodmill
- Goldmine (source of income)
- Hot tub
- Treasure vault
- Hunter’s shack
- Servant quarters
- Main residence (entrance hall, living room, reading room, alchemy- and enchanting chamber, dining room, bar, housecarl / follower room, armory / weapon display, balcony, master bedroom, attic)
- 5 servants; a hunter, gardener, lumberjack and 2 miners
- 3 guards
- All crafting, alchemy and enchanting necessities
- Overall high attention to detail
- Interior optimization


Location:

As stated, the estate sits on the north-eastern banks of Lake Ilinalta, Falkreath hold. There are two map markers, one near the entrance and one directly in front of the main residence, but initially they are not visible. In order to get there, it is easiest to travel to the Guardian Stones, take the road up the hill, take the first road on the right and follow it downhill until you see two similar statues on your right hand side. Here starts the entranceway to the estate.


How to acquire:

Make your way to the main residence atop the hill; there you will find a clue as to how to acquire the building. When you get to the salesman, be sure to bring enough gold (there’s quite a price tag, depending on your speech skill) and ask him what he’s got for sale. You ‘buy’ a purchase contract.


Storage:

All containers are safe for storage, including those outside, except for the containers in the servant quarters.


Special Features:

Goldmine: the goldmine consists of an entrance hallway, two smaller rooms and a central chamber, connected through short narrow passages. In this central chamber, you’ll find a treasure chest which stores the daily output of the mine; this may include gold ores, gems, or even mushrooms or moss the miners collected.

Treasure Vault: this is a cave connected to a small ancient Nordic hallway, half collapsed, providing the player an opportunity to store and display his most valued treasures in safety.

Hot tub: behind the main house; you and any actor entering the hot tub will instantly unequip all items – give your follower some clothing to make them automatically switch back to their best gear upon leaving the tub. There’s a small drawer nearby useful in case you’re out of spare t-shirts ;-)


NPCs:
- Aldo, Nord, Hunter. He can sell you hunting game and poisons.
- Layla, Breton, Gardener / Lumberjack. Will bring firewood uphill every day.
- Hides-Her-Ore, Argonian, Miner.
- Maleethus, Argonian, Miner.
- Magronak, Orc, Lumberjack. Works the mill, but will guard the vault during the night.
- Aelius, Nord, Sentry. He is an ex-legionnaire.
- Gromm, Nord, Sentry. Quite the brute without brains, but truehearted nonetheless.
- Nethwen, Wood elf, Sentry. Face-painted former treasure hunter who prefers to sleep in a tent underneath the stars.
All sentries can be asked to follow the player.


Followers / spouses:

The estate is follower-friendly (in the sense that it is fully navmeshed) but you cannot move your spouse here. I recommend using another popular mod to be able to make your spouse live anywhere (see recommended mods).


Installation:

Hit the green Subscribe button on this page. The next time you fire up Skyrim, give the launcher some time to actually download the mod. When this mod pops up under ´Data files´ you´re good to go.


Recommended mods:

- Spouses can live anywhere (http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/11370), to be able to move your spouse in.
- Vanilla Mannequin Script Fix (http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/10652), to prevent problems with default mannequins


Downloadable content:

No DLC Required!


Compatibility:

The mod should be compatible with any other mod except those who edit the same exterior cells (those around DragonLair03 and east up to the Guardian Stones). Those mods may actually be compatible (you will have to see for yourself, I cannot test them all) as long as you place this mod lower in your load order.


Known issues:

- Floating grass and rocks may appear in the area. This is a Skyrim bug, for which you can find the fix over here: http://www.creationkit.com/Floating_Grass_Fix
- Vanilla mannequins sometimes tend to take on awkward poses and might wander off and what not. Use the Vanilla Mannequin Script Fix to prevent this if you experience any problems.
- The estate is located rather close to a dragon lair. Chances are you may have killed the dragon there, and there is a small chance you might find its carcass lying somewhere on the estate grounds. Open the console, click the carcass and type ‘disable’ to remove it.
- If you are using a realistic lighting mod or an ENB, chances are you might find the lighting inside simply too dark. In that case, you will want to download the Vanilla Lighting version from the Nexus.
- BOSS might give you an 'error' about deleted Navmeshes. Ignore this, as it is no problem. I have deleted the Bethesda navmeshes in the area and redid them from scratch, because redoing them from scratch would take me less time than editing existing navmeshes.

History:

Rev 2: changed the preview picture.
Rev 3: changed the preview picture again to reflect more of the actual content, and changed the location / radius of the two map markers.
853 Comments
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Kricsus May 21 @ 10:25am 
Very nicely done, thank you
JC17 May 10 @ 6:22am 
Searched through all the bandits and didn't find a key?
Darroch Apr 29 @ 10:59am 
Great mod man,good job!
Tom  [author] Apr 4 @ 10:14am 
Bleached, thanks for pointing this out. Should be fixed now.

cglaiven, the basement area is accessible via the mine or the main residence. Immediatly go left when you enter the living room and activate the wardrobe.

JohnnieRebel, one cannot simply ´move´ the house. On the Nexus page of the Helgen Reborn mod you can find a compatability patch made by Mike, the author.

Killbroke, thanks for the compliment. That is, indeed, kinda odd haha.

|60BL| Bleached Apr 3 @ 9:34pm 
There is an issue with the door to the outside in the attic, the only way i could get to the door itself was by no-cliping, do you think you could fix it?
cglaiven Apr 2 @ 1:13pm 
WHERE IS THE TORTURE ROOM ?!?!?!
JohnnieRebel Mar 13 @ 10:21pm 
Love this mod. Just a heads up Tom you may want to relocate the house it's unfortunately clashing with Helgen Reborn mod. Still a great player home.
Killbroke Mar 8 @ 12:35am 
This is an amazing mod- though, oddly enough, the salesman was visiting the Temple of Kynareth in Whiterun when I found him. That is not Falkreath. That will never be Falkreath.
piles0216 Mar 3 @ 11:45am 
estate.... I Expected you owning a business. but anyway looks cool! and i also expected you being like EEC (East Empire Company) with ships that you can ship items with and a warehouse.
lorellaleachll Feb 18 @ 4:54pm 
I just downloaded it for the first time and as gorgeous as it is, I'm having a bandit problem too. All the NPC's for the location have been butchered and bandits have moved into the estate.