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Signal Boosting: Rochebere

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Situated on the borders of Skyrim, Hammerfell and Cyrodiil the city of Rochebere is a melting pot of different cultures and will thusly prove to be a “must go” destination for any person who considers himself a true adventurer. With a rich history chronicling the founding of the city after the Oblivion crisis, it has gone through many seasons of peace and prosperity. But a dark past has also left its mark on the town, shunned by the Imperial Legion after a bloody war of separation the city’s residents have formed their own way of life, separating themselves completely from Cyrodiil and it’s values. This way of life has lasted for near two centuries, but now a threat only you can help prevent is seeking to reduce Rochebere to ash.

Developer Sam Vincent, aka “samv96UK”, has put in a considerable amount of work to give the city that impression. Its size, easily comparable to even the biggest cities of Skyrim, its own landmark in “Eagle Tower” and an arena that attracts all manner of men and beasts along with a unique new questline makes Rochebere look simply extraordinary.

Whilst Vincent was looking at a summer release for Rochebere, its release has been pushed up to sometime in 2014 due to samv96UK being preoccupied with the complexities of real life commitments.

For any questions, and more importantly the best way to follow Rochebere’s development, please head over to the official Rochebere-wiki or visit the official Nexus thread.

Images below courtesy of the Rochebere Wiki and official Nexus thread.

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Daily Skyrim Mod: Enchanting Awakened by egocarib

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A complete overhaul of the Enchanting system, making it more interesting, varied, difficult and rewarding. Now more similar to an oldschool RPG system, where you have to pick and choose, instead of just picking… everything.

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Daily Skyrim Mod: Vie Hair - Male Collection by Vie

Adds several new hairstyles for men.

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Signal Boosting: Ethas: Embrace of Destiny

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Widely recognized in the Fallout 3 modding community, Elijah Houck is finally back with his first mod for TES V:Skyrim and in lieu with his FO3 magnum opus “Alton Il”, which is still one of the largest FO3 mod in existence. This work has not been achieved alone however, co-creator Justin Hardin and a flurry of different contributors in the form of voice actors, 3D modellers and even linguists are part of this truly unique, ambitious and extremely massive mod.

How massive, you may ask? About the size of a continent. The area of Ethas is so gigantic that you will have to chose whether or not you wish to play in either Skyrim or Ethas, which in and of itself opens up an almost endless world of possibility in terms of gameplay and exploration.

Additional to this, entirely new cultures and races have been implemented in the form of Eydali (elves with their own unique language), dwarves and the yet-to-be revealed kyolin will be present in this truly massive landscape mod that aims to be something completely different from anything we’ve seen so far in the Skyrim modding community.

Updates have been scarce throughout the latter half of 2013, but mere days ago a video by the two main developers was posted on the mod’s official moddb.com page, where a preliminary schedule has been made in terms of displaying the mod in it’s current state. So be sure to follow the moddb.com page intently to get the latest updates surrounding “Ethas” as soon as they come out!

Images below courtesy of the Ethas project’s moddb.

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[REL] Elisif the Fair - Emphasis on Fair
Facial overhaul for Elisif the Fair, Jarl of Solitude, widow of Torygg, High King of Skyrim. I aimed for a more realistic, natural look, but also kept in mind that she’s in mourning, hence the slight redness around eyes and nose, and hinting sad eyes.

[REL] Elisif the Fair - Emphasis on Fair

Facial overhaul for Elisif the Fair, Jarl of Solitude, widow of Torygg, High King of Skyrim. I aimed for a more realistic, natural look, but also kept in mind that she’s in mourning, hence the slight redness around eyes and nose, and hinting sad eyes.

Daily Skyrim Mod: Places by ThirteenOranges

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Integrates four lore-friendly locations from TESI: Arena, including Granitehall, Laintar Dale, Oakwood and  Amber Guard. Unfortunately not much more than well made decoration, however a very neat way to make the world feel more alive. Optional Hearthfire editions available.

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Daily Skyrim Mod: Horker Weapon Pack by Ghosu

Lore friendly weapon pack by talented Ghosu. Items are fully integrated through smithing, and comes in a two-in-one .esp, which contains 2 different versions of each item; one for early gameplay, and one for high end. Crossbow also available as an optional.

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Daily Skyrim Mod: Training Dummies and Targets by B1gBadDaddy

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Ever wondered why the training dummies actually existed in Skyrim? I mean, practicing on them is useless, they aren’t awfully chatty and they dress horrible. With this mod, however, you’ll be able to at least utilize them for point #1, training! Whether it’s destruction, archery or combat by hand, these fellas will from now on take the blows for you! Like real champs!

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Daily Skyrim Mod: Special Events of Tamriel by EoDeXistence

Ever wanted to experience some sort of festivities in Skyrim? This one here does exactly that. Complete with a guide in the shape of a book, you’ll now be able to experience Tamriel Events!

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Daily Skyrim Mod: Enhanced Character Edit by ECE team

Completely revamps the ingame character creation with a heap of useful features, like additional sliders, race sliders, advanced colour selection, change history and even an ingame vertex editor!

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Daily Skyrim Mod: New Dragon Species by Bellyache

Adds much needed variation to the dragon population in Skyrim. Each and every dragon also features unique and useful loot, making every kill truly rewarding (and fun).

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Daily Skyrim Mod: NPC Clothes Changer and Maintainer by Dudestia

Ever get annoyed with how follwers tend to ignore your pleas for fashion improvements? Ever wanted all guards to wear TERA g-string like sexy beasts (like yourself)? All this is now possible through this, easy to use mod that simply adds a ring (to rule them all) that prompts an options window each time you talk to an NPC whilst having it equipped. Nifty!

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Daily Skyrim Mod: Helgen Reborn by Mike Hancho

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Quite possibly one of the most qualitative and varied mod ever implemented into the Skyrim world. Features a complete rebuild of the town of Helgen through an intriguing and unique questline involving Thalmor, guard recruitment and arena fighting! Custom voice acting and exclusive NPCs fully integrated to your game, a must for any mod lover!

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Daily Skyrim Mod: Weathered Road Signs by Nimbli Bimbli

High Quality retexture of the road signs scattered around the world. Also includes options for a handful of mods, allowing for a consistent theme.

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