The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Castle Volkihar Redux - A Player Home
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Castle Volkihar Redux - A Player Home

Castle Volkihar Redux Skyrim Special Edition IS NOW LIVE on Bethesda's new Mod site!

Now the size of a city, Castle Volkihar Redux is the ultimate vampire kingdom for the true overlord of Skyrim. All blocked portals now go to new places. New towers, quests, buffs, armors, weapons, followers, amenities, crafting and more. Dawnguard DLC required.

* Must have the Dawnguard DLC purchased and installed
* Install anytime but castle won't upgrade until "Touching the Sky" (get Auriels bow) is completed
* Works fine with the Dragonborn DLC (not required)
* Does not matter if you choose vampire or Dawnguard side
* No 3rd party tools or mods needed

Prior to Harkon's rule his older brother Brunar was the head of the Volkihar family. After becoming vampires a power struggle began. Harkon created a powerful vampire army, stormed the castle and magically sealed Brunar and his small band of loyal coven members away in the family tombs.
If you are able to acquire Auriels Bow you must find the coven and set them free.Thus begins your own journey not only to restore the castle beyond it's former glory but to reign as the supreme overlord of Skyrim. You can now build your own army of Draugrs, Gargoyles and Vampires.

*Did you finish Dawnguard and wonder why Castle Volkihar didnt upgrade?
*Did you think the blocked portals would open up into a real homestead?
*Then look no further, this mod does exactly that and more, read on!

Once the castle is yours Draugr guards and a new vampire coven members loyal to you will begin to patrol the castle inside and out. Some new followers are gained through quests. Additional Draugr sentries can also be added through a quest.

Castle Volkihar Redux not only offers access to every kind of crafting station in the game, you will be provided with a special 25% bonus when using them! There are new primary crafting stations such as a Forge, Alchemy Tables and Enchanting stations. A Wood Chopping Block can be found on the upper tier of the shipyard and Cooking Pots. 4 unique Blood Cauldron/Buckets to brew blood potions are spread throughout the castle.

You will find mannequins, weapon/racks, chests, display cases, and much more throughout the Castle. You will want to visit the North Tower Vault which is specifically designed for the safe storage of your items & display's for your Dragon Priest Masks and Dragon Claws. A bust of change your face can also be found in the North Tower's bathing area. One will also unlock the Daedric South Tower through a quest (The Forgotten Tower). It provides uniquel display's for most all Daedric items found within Skyrim including Dragon Scrolls.

Knowledge of teleportation magic has been added from the soul cairn. This teleportation wing is known as 'Teleport Tower West'. It is located in Valerica's Tower. It can be found by using any of the teleporter pads found in each wing of the castle. It includes two teleportation networks, one for the castle internally and one to six major cities throughout Tamriel. A spell tome that teaches the spell 'return to castle Volkihar' can be found in this very wing.

*The Castle's Shipyard and it's boats have been restored. You can use them to travel to the shores of Tamriel.
*There is a portal to the Forgotten Vale in the castle tombs found during the quest 'Fortify Volkihar'.
*Two fast travel markers are also added. One in the Shipyard and one on the East Tower balcony.

A 5,000 gold monthly income has been added when the quest 'Port of Call' is completed. Visit Captain Wheeler each month to collect it.

Daedric South Tower (daedric artifact displays), Valerica's Tower (Formerly the ruins), North Tower (vault), East Tower (alchemy, armory, training and guest rooms), *Teleport Tower West.

*Several dungeons have been added. A Gargoyle Lair, secret cave and a few vampire lairs which must be cleared out to inhabit.

Two Molag Bal shrines are added to the castle. But let it be known that the blessing from Molag Bal trumps all those other lesser daedric blessings combined. When Molag Bal bestows his chosen with a blessing, he wants them stronger than any foe in the known planes of existence. These shrines are found in Harkon's Cathedral off of the Keep & inside the Temple of Molag Bal in Valerica's Tower.

*The Undercroft will be upgraded into a flea market with added merchants. The castle now hosts every type of vendor found in the game. You will find a Blacksmith at the Shipyard, an alchemist trainer in the East Tower Alchemy Bazaar (foyer) and many more inside the Undercroft.

It's good to be king
Fortify Volkihar
Releasing the Coven
Port of Call
The Forgotten Tower
Keep em Coming
The Smell of Death (Starts in Solitude - hideout for starter vampires)

Robes of the minions of Molag Bal. These highly enchanted robes help his minions carry out his desires throughout the plane of Tamriel and beyond. The robes (crafted in Coldharbour the realm of Molag Bal) are 2nd to none for mages, warriors and thieves. The robes are also craftable at the shipyard smith under misc should you want to create un-enchanted versions or to cloth new initiates you bring into the fold. A custom vampiric horse can be found in a small stable near the shipyard docks, two ethereal swords are found during the quest 'It's Good To Be King'.

*Custom Family Home - A Hearthfires adoption and wife moving mod! Yes you can now move your kids into Castle Volkihar with this mod!
*Axe of Disintegration (deletes corpses! A MUST HAVE!)
*Robes of Molag Bal
*Attitude Adjustment
*Ridin Dirty (one of my favorites)

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DiGiTaL CLeaNeR  [author] Aug 16 @ 1:59am 
Xboxer72, that has got to be one of theeee most wonderful subscriber posts anyone has ever dropped on me. I really appreciate that you took the time to come here. At this point I think this mod is done. I would have to make additional mods that complimented this one. Right now I am looking at Skyrim VI for future works. That if they can figure out how to allow mod authors to gain profit from their time.
Xboxer72 Aug 15 @ 3:42pm 
Wanted to say that this mod far exceeds most of the mods available on the Nexus. There's a lot more careful detail that I see in this mods vs. many others that claim to clean up Castle Volikhar as their goal. This makes the castle feel alive and beautiful! Thank you for all the hard work! If you do feel like you would eventually want to add on more content or change the mod, you have my support along with many others!
DiGiTaL CLeaNeR  [author] Aug 10 @ 1:14pm 
lestolon, the answer to the soul cairn location is here:


the entrance to Valerica's study has not changed even after installing this mod. There are two ways in.

1.) You go up to the very top of valerica's tower to the torture chamber, turn the candle sconce on the wall (next to the fireplace) to open the secret fireplace door, then go on up to a door that opens to Valerica's Study. *Inside that door is where the portal can be opened to the Soul Cairne.

2.) Alternatively you can also find Valerica's Study by "fast traveling" to the balcony (bridge) on the exterior of the castle and enter the small door.
DiGiTaL CLeaNeR  [author] Aug 10 @ 1:13pm 
Hi lestolon, cheers! I am happy to have the translation link incase someone else comes asking. I am glad they gave me credit as author. I see there are a lot of questions from subscribers there that need answering. Problems people don't realize are not problems but they have not explored enough. Namely they are looking for the "soul cairn" and think it is gone. IT IS NOT GONE! The secret passage is a fireplace in the top most room of Valerica's Tower. It must be re-opened by turning the "fire sconce".
DiGiTaL CLeaNeR  [author] Aug 10 @ 1:13pm 
Привет, Лестолон, привет! Я рад, что у меня есть переводная ссылка, которую кто-то спрашивает. Я рад, что они дали мне кредит как автора. Я вижу, что есть много вопросов от подписчиков, которые нуждаются в ответе. Проблемы, которые люди не понимают, не являются проблемами, но они недостаточно изучены. А именно они ищут «пирамиду души» и думают, что ее нет. ЭТО НЕ СМОТРЕТЬ! Секретный проход - это камин в самой верхней части башни Валерсии. Он должен быть снова открыт, поворачивая
DiGiTaL CLeaNeR  [author] Aug 10 @ 1:12pm 
Hi ~Vishy~, remember that most mods are made by amateurs and Skyrim was only designed to do so much. I had quite a few challenges getting the quests I have already to work. There were many more things I would have liked to add to this mod, but it was getting too large as it was. In any case, I hope you can like it the way it is.
lestolon Aug 9 @ 8:13am 
Спасибо, собор действительно обновился, когда выполнила все квесты!
Спасибо за шикарный мод! Извините за беспокойство!

Thank you, the cathedral really refreshed when it completed all the quests!
Thanks for the chic mod! Excuse for troubling!
lestolon Aug 9 @ 7:55am 
@ DiGiTaL CLeaNeR, я скачивала отсюда
~Vishy~ Aug 8 @ 10:09pm 
Hi! i have to say that i absolutely love this mod. My only minor issue is that there isnt much todo in the throne room, like you cant order your lower tier vampires todo daily missions for you like attacking a bandit settlement and bringing in "extra thralls" or something like that would have been kinda cool but still fantastic mod anyway :steamhappy:
DiGiTaL CLeaNeR  [author] Aug 8 @ 12:36pm 
lestolon, Собор обновляется в конце всех моих квестов. Поэтому проверьте, чтобы вы их выполнили. Имейте в виду, что я действительно покинул главный зал без изменений, соглашаясь на декорации, потому что главный квест там проходит, и я хотел остаться на безопасной стороне, чтобы не мешать ему.


The Cathedral does upgrade at the end of all my quests. So check to see that you have completed them all. Keep in mind that I really left the main hall unchanged accept for decrations because the main quest takes place there and I wanted to stay on the safe side not to impeded it