The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Rk's Better Factions (Npcs)
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Jan 14, 2013 @ 9:37pm
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Rk's Better Factions (Npcs)

The Purpose of this mod is to add Npcs to all of the guilds/factions in game that I thought were kind of empty. This mod also provides alternate armors for players (like me) that don't like the way the provided armors look.

I added new characters to each of the guilds because I thought they were kind of empty. (Especially the College of Winterhold)
The companions get some new npc's that are called "new bloods", and some that are called "whelps", as that is what they call you upon first joining them. This also adds to the exclusivness of the circle members, as there are now more lower ranking companions than higher.
The college of winterhold gets some new apprentices and novice students, as well as some Adept Students and a college master.
I did not add any new people to the thieves guild because I thought that they already had enough members. The thieves guild quarters never felt empty to me.
Ulfric looked kind of fat and furry to me, so I gave him different armor. He now looks like a Nord Baddass.

Dogs/Wolves/Sabre Cat:
I added two friendly wolves to the companions, *Spoiler Warning* being werewolves it makes sense that they would easily be able to tame some. I also added Thor, the friendly sabre cat. He hangs out around the SkyForge, Next to Jorvaskr. (Companion’s Headquarters)
I added two friendly ice wolves to the college. They hang out around the entrance.
I added two perfectly ordinary dogs to the thieves’ guild.
NOTE: These animals are not currently followers, but will be soon. Hopefully in the next update. I was inspired by the Dawnguard dlc, where there are two follower huskies if you join the Dawnguard and two follower Death hounds if you joined the vampires.

Alternate equipment:
This mod provides alternate equipment for the college and the thieves’ guild. Basically, I don't like the way the dark brotherhood armor or the thieves’ guild armor looks. So, inside the thieves’ guild HQ you will find some armor with the same stats, but different models. For the college there are "battle mage robes" enchanted robes that also provide some armor. There are also some unenchanted robes for you to enchant if you are in to that kind of thing.

NPC armor/weapon changes:
I changed the type of weapon of almost every thieves’ guild member. Being a thief is a profitable business, so they now all have orcish or better for weapons. Kept all their armor the same, as it is special. Except Dirge, he was using leather; I thought it looked stupid on him, so I gave him scaled. As I update this I will be changing more random npc's armor that I think is appropriate. You never see higher level gear on anybody unless the gear is leveled and you are a higher level, so I added some cool looking high level stuff to certain people. Most are Essential, so you will not be able to kill them and take it from them anyway. So it's not imbalanced.
I have also added an enchanted set of armor that looks like the armor the dragonborn wears in the Skyrim commercials. You will have to slay your first dragon, buy Breezehome, and find the chest containing the armor to obtain it. When you buy Breezehome, look at the note and the key on top of the chest upstairs.

>Added Dark Brotherhood Alternate armor. Can be found in chest just inside the santuary, next to Astrid's table.
Same stats and enchantments, looks different.

>Fixed Ulfric bug (finally)
>Changed the look and stats of apprentice mage armor, now called war mage armor.
>New screenshots up.
>Changed mod name. Makes more sense.

>Added a couple more mage college members.
>Added a dog (normal) to mage's college. His name is Scruffy.
>Fixed Amulet of protection's description *note* in active effects it's enchantment is still screwed up, but I've tested it several times and all of the enchanments work.
>Replaced fur helmets in new skyhaven temple chest with blades helmets.
>Re-did some of the new college members ai packages. They should act less stupid now.
>Finished adding new equipment to ALL Thieves' guild members.
Note on version1.2: Sorry for small update, still have a couple more things to fix and then I will start on grander things. (such as wolf and sabre cat followers)

version 1.3 (smallest update yet)
>The note found on the apprentice gear chest in the college of Winterhold no longer increases sneak skill.
>Fixed alternate DB armor hood, it now has a armor rating.
>Added another companion

Q: I don't like the enchantment on the dragonslayer's armor. Unenchanted version plzz?
A: Nope. Sorry.

Q: Where is the chest with the armor in it???
A: Find it. Not that hard.

Q: Why is Irileth wearing Elven armor?
A: Because I hate leather armor.

Q: Why are the screenshots so crappy?
A: My computer can only run Skyrim on the lowest settings right now. BEHOLD! THE ♥♥♥♥♥IEST SKYRIM CAN POSSIBLY LOOK!

Not many (so far, hope it stays that way)
Thor sometimes bobs up and down, and it looks weird, but I think that was just Bethesda being cheap with Sabre cat breathing animations.
Amulet of protection's enchantment in active effects is.....not accurate. The enchantments work, they just don't look like they do. :p
If you find any bugs please report them to me so I can put them here or fix them.

How to Download: For those new to the Steam workshop, you dowload a mod by pressing the green "subcribe" button up above. Load up skyrim, check in data files that "rkequipcheat" is checked, and then play the game! Weird file name I know, but I didn't originally think I was gonna upload this to the workshop.

My other mod: Stronger wolves version2

Thank you for taking the time to look at this mod. If you subscribed and enjoyed it, or it just looks interesting to you, don't forget to rate and/or comment. Thanks!
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HEY VSAUCE, TEMPLAR HERE! Dec 19, 2015 @ 2:48pm 
ok i hadn't got the dark brother hood on the pc on the xbox 360 i had completed the dbh (dark brotherhood) questline 2 times
RobotKey  [author] Dec 17, 2015 @ 7:37pm 
This doesn't replace the vanilla armor. It merely provides an alternative in a chest.
HEY VSAUCE, TEMPLAR HERE! Dec 17, 2015 @ 2:10pm 
lol i like this mod i just wish we can toggle the new brotherhood armour. i thought yuo were playing on medium settings like me low settings dont look that bad
The Grumpy Goobler Dec 24, 2014 @ 8:06am 
The Grumpy Goobler Dec 24, 2014 @ 8:06am 
cab u add a 2nd vigilant of stendarr outpost
cescalr Jul 10, 2013 @ 10:37am 
I think this mod will be great when its finished, your welcome :-)
RobotKey  [author] Jul 7, 2013 @ 3:27pm 
Thank you. Still a lot of work to be done and i have been lazy this past year, I think i will resume working on it sometime this week.
cescalr Jul 7, 2013 @ 3:09pm 
cool mod
RobotKey  [author] Feb 5, 2013 @ 6:38pm 
Whoops, thanks. I missed that mistake.
cmzpowrrangr Feb 5, 2013 @ 6:34am 
jarl not yarl.