The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Alternate Ancient Shrouded Armor
Category: Armor, Clothing
File Size
16.561 MB
Jun 19, 2012 @ 10:22pm
Jul 1, 2012 @ 5:29pm
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Alternate Ancient Shrouded Armor


---If anything in this mod is not working, place it LAST in the load order.---

This mod replaces the vanilla Ancient Shrouded Armor with a new, completely original asset with custom models and textures and slightly improved enchantments so you have a more compelling reason to wear it. It is currently very much a WIP but is functional enough for play with most characters.

I didn't like that the Ancient Shrouded Armor looked exactly like the other DB armors so I set about making this, modeling it after the Nightingale armor's awesome cloak-and-hood motif.

I also thought the armor could use a slight upgrade in the assassining category so I spent a weekend figuring out how to make its custom enchantment: The 'Shroud of Sithis.' The 'Shroud of Sithis' effect is activated only if you are wearing all four pieces of the armor. With it, every time you enter sneak-mode, you are given the equivalent of one extra rank in stealth for 10 seconds. An accompanying visual effect lets you know it is active.

Because it works on your detection sphere, it will have a postitive effect even if your sneak skill is at 100. It is most effective when you are standing in a shadow, even outside. When you sneak while in combat, preference is given to the Shadow Warrior perk, if you have it.

This only changes the ANCIENT Shrouded armor, NOT the regular Shrouded Armor worn by members of the Dark Brotherhood. The armor is unique and given as a reward during the Dark Brotherhood questline.

Again, this is a WORK IN PROGRESS. Its should work fine as-is but a few things are not yet supported. They are listed below.

-The armor itself functions fine.
-Support for both male and female characters.
-The “Shroud of Sithis” effect.
-Support for Khajiit and Argonians
-Size scaling for males and females

-'Trickle-down' economics.
-The feet clip through the cloak when running. Not really noticeable after a while and I really don't want to shorten the cloak. I'll figure something out.

1.00 - initial release
1.01 - texture changes/additions and slightly improved Shroud of Sithis effect
1.02 - world models now work, so you can see the armor as it should be in your inventory and when you drop it. HUGE thanks to ttl269 from the NifSkope forums for schooling me in Nif. Also added condition to keep the Shroud of Sithis from interfering with the Nightingale Shadow power.
1.03 - khajiit and argonians now supported.
1.04 - size-scaling supported, Shroud of Sithis effect on sneak slightly increased
1.05 - Leveling up no longer removes Shroud of Sithis effect. If you find it isn't working after you level, remove the armor set and put it back on again, that should refresh the active effects.

This mod will conflict with any mod that changes specifically the Ancient Shrouded Armor. It does not change any of the other Shrouded armors, or anything else, except adding a perk to the player at-start. If any mod affects hoods, or makes any changes to an entire clothing type, this mod must be placed AFTER that mod in the load order.

---If anything in this mod is not working, place it LAST in the load order.---

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Broskey Jun 10 @ 12:01pm 
the mod dosnt work for me at all no armor was changed from its original. ive tried downloading it manually, nmm and steam workshop non of them work. pls help
nekitamomejal Sep 1, 2017 @ 12:09pm 
and idk how to place it in the last of my load order
nekitamomejal Sep 1, 2017 @ 12:06pm 
it didn't work for me i had no other mods
conductor of the poop train Aug 28, 2017 @ 7:04am 
i really, really like this mod. only, theres something that irks the shit out of me. Its the cape. So many mods try and add capes, yet there always just.... annoying to me. They just sit there, they dont move with the wind and most of the time there clipping throught your playermodel. it really meses with the emersion.
Squid Aug 5, 2017 @ 8:03pm 
This mod is great!
FireflyKnight85 Jul 30, 2017 @ 3:24pm 
hail socialism, we all live and die for the state. you are so brave to be a sheep.
notyannik Jul 24, 2017 @ 11:50am 
how do i get the armor ?
SS-Obersturmbannführer Tom Jun 28, 2017 @ 6:07pm 
YES!! I just got the ancient shrouded armor yesterday for the first time (I know, it's pathetic. I never got around to doing it in my other saves.) and I was so mad that it looks exactly the same. So happy I found this mod. Thanks dude!
tallin.shelley Jun 23, 2017 @ 9:59pm 
This is the armor I always wear in skyrim. You cant really top this or the Dracula armor
Elizabethᵁʷᵁ Jun 13, 2017 @ 8:48pm 
Could you do a Standalone version? the armor looks very awesome but it conflicts with some of my mods