The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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The Reserve
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0.757 MB
Feb 12, 2012 @ 2:45am
Apr 15, 2012 @ 2:33am
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The Reserve

Reserve II
THE LINK TO THE NEW VERSION IS BELOW. Some still prefer this version so I will leave both up. The new version is a bit more streamlined and detailed, new location, etc.

Located right outside the lovely Rorikstead, The Reserve is a new player home built from scratch and meticulously designed for convenience and extravagant living. Featuring three main wings all branching from the center, it could not be more simple to navigate, and still provides all the essentials and more. Each wing uses different textures chosen carefully to compliment the rooms purpose.

If the new apple spawner is not working, you may be missing the script file, which can be downloaded on the Nexus mod page (, and placed in your Data > Scripts folder.

!!! IMPORTANT: Scroll down and read Updates and Known Bugs for important information.

SPOUSES: Please use this mod with The Reserve to have your spouse live with you.

Too many mannequins: If you do NOT want them, console-disable them. Walk up to the mannequin you want to remove, press ~ then click on the mannequin, type 'disable' (no quotes), hit enter, and press ~ again to close console. Its super easy, and will get rid of the ones you do not want. :>

It is good practice to make a real save game (not a quick save), at least every few days and back these up in case something goes wrong.

The Main Hall is the entrance, and also acts as the hub to get to each wing of the home. The high ceilings and windows to the outside sky were designed to feel open and refreshing. Depending on the time of day, the room is lit with warm sunshine, or soft blue moonlight. The Den is a furnished and warmly-lit bedroom with ample storage. The Forge is complete with all the tools an Adventurer needs. Everything is close at hand for quick and efficient crafting. The Atrium is a grand circular library with a small garden and Alchemy/Enchanting tables. The basement has displays and storage for all your collections. Also a kitchen/bar, dining room, and small personal archery range.

. All tools needed for crafting in one convenient room
. All shrines available for blessing of your choice
. Enchanting and Alchemy tables with satchels and storage
. Ample storage throughout
. Companions and followers will follow you into the house
. Display cases, weapon racks, plaques, mannequins
. Dragon Priest Mask head busts
. A bed to gain Rested bonus
. Small garden with access to some herbs
. Personal Archery Range
. River, your own vendor NPC
. Stables
. And more...

. If using Steam Workshop, simply press Subscribe
. OR Extract the file (thereserve.esp) to your Data folder and make sure it is checked in the Data popup of your Skyrim launcher.

. Make SURE you REMOVE everything from The Reserve before you uninstall, as the house will be removed from the game. You will lose your items unless you remove them. If using Steam Workshop, simply press Unsubscribe
. OR Delete the file (thereserve.esp) from your Data folder, and (AppleSpawner2.pex) from Data > Scripts.

. New navmesh
. Adding more items to River's vendor list
. Interactivity with Takhisis, the dragon (?)
. Household Companions

Watch some amazing videos about The Reserve:

Interested in donating? First, thank you so much for even considering a donation. They really help me make time to continue work on my current mods and future projects. :> Since my website is currently down for maintenance, any donations can be sent to my Paypal address If you have any questions or comments about the mod, feel free to comment or send them to:

. The pond outside sometimes looks like it is floating, this is caused by a land model piece not loading. Restarting the game loads the piece, though I still do not know why this happens yet.
. Using the weapon racks in the basement sometimes cuases parts of the basement to look invisible upon re-entry. Restarting the game fixes this every time.
. May not work with other mods that change the landscape in or around Rorikstead
. Animating or moved mannequins: Try exiting the house and re-entering. This has fixed it for me every time. (CK issue, NOT A MOD ISSUE.)
. Weapon racks sometimes get stuck. More often the activator just gets bumped to the left or right, try hovering your mouse off to the sides to get the dialog. (Working on this, for now console-respawn your weapon.)

Current Release 1.0
. Lowered gold in Rivers inventory to fix bug
. The Reserve is getting an overhaul. One room at a time is being released, with this update focusing only on The Den. The following notes refer to The Den only.
. No chests, storage, or other important items were removed. Some wardrobes, etc, were moved to another wall/location, but your items will remain intact. Clutter that was not removed previous to updated may have spilled onto the floor.
. Some textures and minor architecture changed
. Washroom added
. Details throughout and other minor fixes, replacing clutter and adding new clutter
. New lighting
. Updated books
. Added a room bound and portal to The Den for optimization

*To view the rest of the change log, please visit the Nexus profile, as Steam has a limited character count.
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Lostlake Sep 14, 2017 @ 6:38am 
Both this and Reserve II are just great. Looks loike you put a lot of thought and work into both mods. Thank you so much! Well Done!
buttercat2222 Feb 23, 2017 @ 11:38am 
Umm.... Where are the children going to sleep?
☢Miraculous☢ Jul 15, 2016 @ 12:10pm 
No doubt my favorite house mod :)
Myrydyan Apr 13, 2016 @ 6:59pm 
Yeah, so while I absolutely love this place, it's too bad it can't be set for "home." Also, yeah, my mannequins are all partying it up when I walk in. Kind of hilarious really. Anyway, they do have this annoying flaw of liking to take thier clothes off!? If I don't make it back to the Reserve within 10 days...gah! So FRUSTRATING! I've decide at this point, they just get to live out thier lives nakey! I have spent too much time redressing them. :-/

Otherwise, all else is good! ;-)
Lysma Nov 15, 2015 @ 4:59pm 
Absolutely beautiful <3 Feels like home. Thank you! I spent hours putting my favorite gears, clothes and other items there. The little dragon is so cute! And the horse so cool. I am definitely happy :)
Jambone Oct 25, 2015 @ 1:21pm 
i am trying this home out i have tried others but my followers bug out, i cant wait:)
Lord Seymors Aug 31, 2015 @ 4:45pm 
There will be no more updates ?
Soulsupernova Jul 4, 2015 @ 12:02pm 
Amazing house but why were the manequins walking around when I entered the house it was kind of terrifying.
GreatGeak May 11, 2015 @ 4:21pm 
The reserve is wonderfully simple, and yet provides everything you could ask for.

I purposely looked for a player house mod that wouldn't add to much to the game (not over the top), and yet have everything I wanted. This not only did all of that, it did it elegantly.
hell_agent_I Mar 26, 2015 @ 2:55pm 
The mod works wonderful. Thers only one thing I stubble upon: I can't store things on the mannequins or chests. I walk up to them and press "E" as you sould, but insteed of putting thing in them I equip them (if its armor). No clue what to fix it. Help? XD