The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Blacksmith Storage Chests - Automatic Smithing Storage
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Sep 2, 2012 @ 8:35am
Nov 19, 2012 @ 2:53pm
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Blacksmith Storage Chests - Automatic Smithing Storage

This mod adds non-respawning storage chests to the blacksmiths in the five major cities, plus Riverwood, and the Skyforge.

For the latest version of this mod, go here:

I'm no longer active in supporting or maintaining my files on Steam Workshop. The latest versions of my mods, as well as my more recent mods, can be found on Nexus:

Talk to the blacksmith in the respective city to purchase the chest. The chests feature optional auto-sorting to make storing your smithing supplies quick and easy. You can also choose to have the chests share the same inventory so that what you store in one chest will be available in another. Both the auto-sorting and the shared inventory are optional features that can be turned on or off at any time.

I created this mod to be compatible with other mods that might alter these cities. The locations I selected for the chests were all spots that required minimum changes to the cells. I also did not make any changes to the navmesh in any of the cities. So unless another mod alters the exact location where I placed one of the chests, it should be fully compatible with this mod.

To access the Settings menu, activate the chest while sneaking.

Each chest is individually configurable with the following settings:
- Auto-sorting menu for smithing supplies (default = On)
- Shared Inventory (default = Off)

These features work independently of one another, so you can have auto-sorting along with shared inventory, or shared inventory without auto-sorting, etc. Each chest is set independently of the others. This means that you can choose to share the inventory between all or just some of the chests or set them so that the auto-sorting menu appears for one chest but not another. If you want to connect a new chest to the shared inventory, you simply change the setting for that chest, close and reopen the chest. If you have things already stored in the chest before connecting it, those items will simply get added to the shared inventory. You can change the settings at any time, as often as you want, and you will never lose any items. If items disappear from one chest after toggling the shared inventory, simply turn the shared inventory back on to regain access to the items and remove them from the shared inventory.

Chests are located in Whiterun, Solitude, Riften, Windhelm, Markarth, Riverwood, and at the Skyforge.

While the auto-sorting menu is designed for crafting supplies, you can obviously choose to store anything you want in the chests.

Each chest costs 1000 gold to rent.

The dialogue indicates that you are renting the chest from the blacksmith. Given that the chests are located on their property I felt it made more sense that you would be renting storage from them rather than purchasing a private chest. However, this is just the way I decided to write the dialogue. In reality, you are making a one-time purchase, and the chest is then owned by the player.

**You cannot rent the Skyforge chest; this chest can only be opened with the key located on the map table in the Harbinger's bedroom (you can either steal the key or wait until it becomes lawfully yours).

If you escape from Helgen with Hadvar and side with the Imperials, then Alvor will allow you to use the chest in Riverwood for free.

If you complete the fire salts quest for Balimund in Riften, he will allow you to use the chest for free.

The rental dialogue with each blacksmith is silent and not voiced.

When a chest is connected to the shared inventory, it will say "Empty" when you hover over it with the cursor. This is simply an artifact of the way in which the shared inventory works. Your supplies are still safe and will immediately appear as soon as you open the chest.

If you have auto-sorting turned on, but have no smithing supplies in your inventory, then the auto-sort menu will not appear.

You cannot access the shared inventory while sneaking. If you add things to the chest while sneaking (and with shared inventory turned on), the items will be added to the shared inventory once you close the chest. To access the items, open the chest when not sneaking.

I used Manilla Turtle's Automatic Item Storage script as the model for my script.
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fallenangelsora Dec 16, 2016 @ 7:44pm 
locked and empty why?
Sasha Pines Oct 21, 2016 @ 7:29am 
even tho i unsuse this mod i still apper in my game
lianas world Jun 22, 2015 @ 9:52am 
love this, !!!! and I finally worked out the shared menu [my problem], so it's even more useful, don't think I could survive without it now !! many thanks for such great work
War Horseman Jan 26, 2015 @ 8:11pm 
I haven't been able to use this mod, there is no dialogue options shown, however, this could just be a problem with the smiths of Whiterun and Rorikstead.
Phoenix Jul 18, 2014 @ 7:47pm 
Does this still work? Shared inventory seems to be eating all items put into it.
Shamo Ying Mar 26, 2014 @ 3:45pm 
good idea well implemented! I always missed some kind of Bank Account, this mod allows for it! Thank you!
MaDooGun Jan 1, 2014 @ 8:46am 
can you post the chest ID so we could add the chest to player custom house plz?
spockrates278 Jun 11, 2013 @ 1:52pm 
Restarted Steam again. Got the dialog option to rent the chest.
spockrates278 Jun 10, 2013 @ 10:00am 
Great mod idea! Is anyone else having trouble getting the blacksmith at Whiterun to provide the dialog to rent the chest? Chest indicates that it cannot be unlocked without a key, but she does not offer to rent it to me.
Wesker May 10, 2013 @ 1:16am 
can you add it so gems also get put into the chests please.