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Dragonborn Hold

Discussion in 'Skyrim Mods' started by SryServiceDown, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. SryServiceDown

    SryServiceDown New Member

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    This is my idea for a DLC or Mod. I am not a modder, this is simply my idea.

    Dragonborn Hold

    OVERVIEW: The Dragonborn is given a small(ish) castle and a small section of the Skyrim map for their own Hold. Adds many internally focused

    Requirements: Must have completed all Jarl quests.

    Section 1:The start The Dragonborn receives a letter from a courier. It reads as follows:

    "Due to your timely assistance with various deeds of goodwill and battle prowess, we the Jarls have collectively decided to bequeath you a small plot of land to which you may do what you will. We also decree that you may be made a Jarl and thus are imbued with all the power and responsibilities therein.

    Sincerely-

    The Jarls (or Jarl council maybe)"

    -Then a quest marker is added and a quest is given "Build your castle"

    -The Dragonborn (herein shortened to DB) must travel to the specified place and meet with a Nord building expert named Raxellon Artoria. He has traveled from Cyrodil due to some.....unfortunate circumstances. He has traveled with his building companion and wife a Khajiit named Dahlee.

    - After speaking to Raxellon (herein shortened to Rax) the DB learns that Rax can help him build a caste for the low price of 100,000 gold. (This may need to be adjusted. It need to be alot though. Im not sure if the Skyrim economy can support 200,000+ gold needed to fully upgrade the caste and grounds.) Rax will also need the DB's help gathering a crew to help him build the castle.

    -After speaking with Rax the DB will receive the following sub-quests (will fill in their individual quests later.)
    - Gather 100,000 gold.
    - Speak with Mashag Mar (orc male) about helping build your castle.
    - Speak with Orbugob Uftham (orc male) about helping build your castle.
    - Speak with Bugdub Bogadb (orc male) about helping build your castle.
    - Speak with Dralin Sarayn (dark elf female) about helping build your castle.

    - Once all these are completed the construction begins. The construction should take 30 days IN GAME. The reason an entire castle can be completed in thirty days is the following:

    Dralin and Dahlee are both Mages with high conjuration skills and they will help with the building.

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    So thats the start. Theres a ton more stuff I would like to expand on. Heres a short list.

    - Castle add-on exterior forge (upgradable)
    - Castle add-on exterior tanning rack (upgradable)
    - Castle add-on exterior stables (upgradable)
    - Castle add-on exterior practice area (upgradable)

    -Castle add-on Mini alchemy/ enchanting tower. (upgradable) (satchels, bookshelves, storage)

    -Castle add-on: Ability to recruit followers into living/guarding castle.

    -Castle add-on: Dragon emblem for your soldiers. DB picks the colors.

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    So if there is some people who want to hear more, i will share more. Also if you are a modder and want to start making this DO IT MAN.

    Most of the names were created using TR name generator.

    -SryServiceDown
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  2. NeoRoman

    NeoRoman This is for custom titles?

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    Sounds legit. I still like my idea where you can claim certain places of the map like Volunruud and, in addition to your other holdings, create your own hold from the ground up, paying for all of the upgrades.
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  3. SryServiceDown

    SryServiceDown New Member

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    Thats cool. Im sorry I didnt look to see if anyone had posted something similar. Slap a link to your thread in here man.
  4. Genos

    Genos New Member

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    sounds awesome, i would totally get this
  5. Gandalf The Boss

    Gandalf The Boss Pupil of Nienna. Defender of Middle Earth

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    This sounds great! Now we just need one heck of a modder who can do it..
  6. Jeff31

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    sounds like a good dlc
  7. Gandalf The Boss

    Gandalf The Boss Pupil of Nienna. Defender of Middle Earth

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    I think it also need a jail and a torture chamber :cool:
    And if it supposed to be a HOLD and not just a simple castle we need a little village around the castle.
    Tavern, Shops and so on. Gardens etc for more a personal design.
    And we need a temple. And let the DB choose which God he want to worship. And if you chose Talos....
    Well maybe the Aldmeri tries to invade the hold and so on.
    And also when you upgrade more of your castle the hold grows and you can decide if you want to open up farms outside in the countryside for people to work. And when the hold grows, more people comes to live there. Also we need some sort of Taxes. If they are very low the people love you and if they are to high they.. Dont like you :eek:.
    Then you need a Guard force and a Guard Captain who can take charge if someone attacks when your not around..

    Maybe even the hold have there own laws and some NPC commit crimes like Murder and Stealing
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  8. Zrrg The Argonian

    Zrrg The Argonian The King Of Lizards

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    my god that sounds amazing but ............i dont know how to get mods for 360 i dont have internet privelages on 360 soooooooo yea I NEED THIS TO BECOME A REALITY NOT A MOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. Gandalf The Boss

    Gandalf The Boss Pupil of Nienna. Defender of Middle Earth

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    Well if we all pray! (to Talos..) Maybe the Bethesda staff reads this forum and make this idea a DLC :D
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    That would be awesome if the would conside it it's a great dlc idea well done SryServiceDown
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    HEY! Get out of my head! Those are my ideas!

    Anyway, bit of update.

    All the upgradeable stuff will have a simple fetch quest. And a small graphical difference.


    -Forge Upgrade "Jaden's Forge" Weapons and Armor created at this forge will be 10% stronger.

    -Tanning Rack "Gledlock's Tanning Rack" One bonus leather hide strip per Leather Hide created.

    - Alchemy Table "Celios's Alchemy Table" Potions and Poisons created at this forge are 10% stronger.


    Last couple things today.....

    -Spies. For 10,000 gold you can hire and train spies to look for threats to your hold. Their actual job will be to report to you, just like a courier, 3 days before you caste and/or hold will be attacked.

    -Promoting/Demoting Followers. Ability to bestow titles on Followers. Such as
    - Steward
    - Captain of the Guard
    - Bodyguard
    - Corporeal
    - You get the idea.....

    Finally,the ability to gather ALL available followers to your hold/castle via the same route as joining the blades.

    And i would like to see the castle have more families. It would be neat i think to watch gaggles of kids playing in the courtyard, their fathers guarding the caste. It would be an emotional investment into this mod i think.
  12. Gemini Sierra

    Gemini Sierra Pre-emptive Salvage Specialist

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    something very similar to this, although not an entire hold, but a castle/home of sorts has been created:
    Overlook Tower on Nexus. It sounds really cool. I'm thinking of getting it and trying it.
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    Drazker Son of Sithis

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    Sithis had best be an option, or the modder will pay dearly-...
  14. Gemini Sierra

    Gemini Sierra Pre-emptive Salvage Specialist

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    why not have a temple dedicated to all the gods and have the statues in different noooks so you can pray to which ever you want or need at the time
  15. Gandalf The Boss

    Gandalf The Boss Pupil of Nienna. Defender of Middle Earth

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    Because that no fun :p
  16. Shoor

    Shoor Clan Thu'um Guard

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    I'm guessing there can only be one place like that. (Solitude is the only place, right?) and yeah:

  17. Gemini Sierra

    Gemini Sierra Pre-emptive Salvage Specialist

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    LOL.
    Well it'll be a player modded home and you might have to wait until the CK comes out but I'd imagine you could put all the shrines in the same place like the one in solitude.
  18. Gandalf The Boss

    Gandalf The Boss Pupil of Nienna. Defender of Middle Earth

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    I think that you could have just one god because that makes it more PERSONAL. And more personal makes it more fun!
  19. ๖ђэıı яąίيзR Ņέ™

    ๖ђэıı яąίيзR Ņέ™ New Member

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    simply put this sounds fluffing amazing. As i played through this game that was one thing i thought it really lacked.. actual rewards. your supposedly some big badass dragon slayer, you survive imperial execution and a dragon attack then master 'the way of the voice", kill 50 some odd dragons, conquer dozens of ancient ruins, bring peace to a civil war, defeat this doomsday dragon, end the civil war and likely become the guild master of multiple groups along the way and despite all this you dont get sh** for it. the idea of making this castle a reward is awesome, i also like the price, it puts some use to the mountain of useless gold that piles up as you play.

    maybe its just me but if there were to be a castle like this itd have to decked out, not like the sh** houses available already (soltitude manor included..) display cases wall mounts and manaquins would be nice. Every part of your idea seems awesome, if this idea becomes a real, well done and functioning mod ide be on it like white on rice
  20. Gandalf The Boss

    Gandalf The Boss Pupil of Nienna. Defender of Middle Earth

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    I also think that its a great idea to start from scratch like. You get a piece of land with nothing on it.
    There is just a little house on a hill. Inside the house is the Architect and the Master Builder.
    The Architect tell you that he has many different types of planes for the castle to be built. You can then chose which kind of castle you want. Like of you are a evil guy you can get a little darker castle and if your Good you can chose light stuff. Towers style, Wall style and the Castle itself. like how many rooms and what kind of rooms (bedroom,hall,kitchen,dungeon,armory,servant room and so on)
    And then you ask the Master builder how much its going to cost. If you don't pick so many rooms it get cheaper and if you take many it costs more.

    And then they start to build (when you decide) and if you come back to your hold like after 2 days the building has begun. There is construction work on the site and you see people working.


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