The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Black Horse Courier Reborn
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Feb 4, 2015 @ 9:15am
Feb 15, 2015 @ 8:49am
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Black Horse Courier Reborn

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This mod reintroduces Oblivion's Black Horse Courier in Skyrim. 200 years after the event of the Oblivion Crisis, the company is back to bring news to the inhabitants of Tamriel. The Black Horse Courier is now unsupported by the Empire, and therefore is sadly not free anymore.

So, how does it work?

You will find reporters in some cities (particularly in taverns) in Skyrim. These reporters will sell you two types of papers:

Special Editions are quest-related. As you finish main quests, they will get reported in the Black Horse.
Normal Editions are procedurally-generated papers. Random sentences will be created. For example: "A [dragon type] has been [action] by [actor] near the city of [city name]. People of [city name] are [feelings] about this." This creates the opportunity for sometimes dramatic reports, or more humorous ones. The news related there are purely for roleplay purpose, but the last section, named "Jo'vassa's rumours and gossips", will give you some real tips, for example where to find word walls. Jo'vassa will also report the death of some important NPC's and people who may or may not be involved in the death. For example, Jo'vassa reported the disappearance of Katria... Sorry Katria, you will be remembered.

If you don't want to buy the newspapers, you can choose to subscribe for 500 Septims. Just talk to a reporter and tell him you wish to subscribe. A courier will deliver them from time to time. Your subscription will expire after a month or so; you will get a warning via the vanilla courier system when that happens.

Also, when you read a newspaper, there is a small chance that it will increase your "Speechcraft" skill, just like skill books.


Thank you to the following people who helped me with this mod

Loopy_Cecil, Brrrofski, Prizrak232, FortifyShouts and Jaberkaty for writing these amazing special editions. These gals and guys really made this mod stand out, as I could not write them myself. Thank you so much.
Matthiaswagg, Khrada and Raduchi for alpha/beta testing. They pointed out some the mod's flaws and helped me improving it.
Tan the Merry, amazing voice actor. This is this guy that you will hear talking, in his role of the Black Horse Reporters.

Recommended Mods (not required):

Provincial Courier Service by Arthmoor

"This mod is a simple immersion/realism mod that provides a small shack outside of Whiterun along the main road, next to Honningbrew Meadery. When the courier is not tasked with delivering a message to you, he will be found in this shack living his daily life on a simple schedule. If a delivery is needed, no longer will be be pulled from the ether like magic. Instead, he will simply begin his journey to find you from the shack."

Varied Couriers by Madcat221

"This mod tweeks the setup for the Courier a bit, using not a single face, but a selection of four faces; the original Nord, an Imperial, a Dark Elf, and a Wood Elf. Unfortunately, only once voice type ("MaleYoungEager" AKA Boone from FONV) has voice work for the Courier, so they still all sound the same
Courier and Fugitive Combat Check by EgoAltar (not necessary if USKP is used)"
Popular Discussions View All (1)
Feb 13, 2015 @ 3:43pm
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Carrot Stix Bro! Jul 2, 2017 @ 8:46am 
Cool Mod Dude...
Sagittarius  [author] Apr 8, 2017 @ 11:31pm 
Farewell, my one-day hero! :ghlol:
Odin Apr 8, 2017 @ 1:27pm 
I always leave good words for good mods. That tiny speck of joy in a field of venom.... Lots of people find the small things to complain about, and complain where as I enjoy the good things. Now I must be off to support other modders, farewell!
Sagittarius  [author] Apr 8, 2017 @ 11:12am 
Thank you very much man, I really appreciate your words!
Odin Apr 8, 2017 @ 8:31am 
Replying to people within acceptable time... that adds to your score. I've played with over 200 or so mods, and this is litterally one of the more well dones out of that number. And the chronicles from oblivion... I was fan boying in my chair last night. Keep up the good work! :steamhappy:
Sagittarius  [author] Apr 8, 2017 @ 12:16am 
YAYYYY :tgrin:
Odin Apr 7, 2017 @ 1:57pm 
Good mod +2, Possibility for immerision +1, Immersive Paper +2, MAJOR Nostalgia (I played the shit outa oblivion on xbox) +3 final rating a 8/10 with a cherry on top. you sir, you have done good.
Sagittarius  [author] Dec 27, 2016 @ 11:25am 
Welcome guys :)
archeocortex Dec 27, 2016 @ 11:18am 
thank you so much for this. What can i say about it? great immersive addition!
gobelcasey Jul 30, 2016 @ 10:51am 
Thank you for bring this back, the nine know this is needed to know what goes on, other then just talking to people.