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Roballa

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Hey lads and ladies,

 

I wanted some time ago start a new game with Alternate Live and stumbled upon the redguard option. As I am really interested in the arabic like culture I was fast disappointed of the less content regarding this race / culture. Sure it is the North and especially from the houses and gods etc, the Nords have the priority. But at least some proper armor and some more weapons would be cool.

 

My idea/request would be, to create some fitting armor and weapons, like it has been done for the elves etc. and I would deliver the ideas and all I need is someone who can transform them into a mod.

 

I made some studies about islamic warfare in the middleages some time ago and they had some extremely beautiful armors and weapons and it would be great to be able to play as redguard and stick to your cultural clothing, weaponry and armors. 

 

Maybe we could add then a trader who sells only redguard stuff or make them simply just craftable. Later maybe even a guild, who knows?

 

EDIT: The Weapons are kind of covered for the start by this nice Mod here: http://www.nexusmods...im/mods/13804/?

 

To sum it up:

 

- create some fitting redguard armors (first priority) and weapons (kind of done) with inspiration of historical near east examples

- make a big enough variety so you can get content also for higher levels

- make light and heavy armor

- everything craftable

 

bonus / later: 

- maybe some trader who sells the stuff

- a race guild with own base etc.

 

It is my first post here and I could understand, if this race is unpopular, but maybe some of you wants to help me realizing this. If not no problem. Then I must start to learn modding myself hehe. I attached a pic, so you can see how great they could look.

 

Cheers

Roballa

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Edited by Roballa, 02 December 2014 - 12:06 PM.


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Aurielius

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May I suggest using the search function at least once before posting. Your wish already exists.

 

http://www.nexusmods...im/mods/13500/?



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Nope, I know this mod, and I dont mean one armore or weapon, I want to create a set, you know. As I hopefully stated clearly enough in the description above. :)



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Immersive Armors and Immersive Weapons have quite a few options to choose from in that style... Might be something to work with until you find an artist to work with you.



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Nope, I know this mod, and I dont mean one armore or weapon, I want to create a set, you know. As I hopefully stated clearly enough in the description above. :smile:

 

You mean like the old culture packs from Oblivion?  I definitely agree.  I really miss those weapon packs that brought Argonian, Nord, and Elvish specific weapons into the game.  The work was amazing.  Those only had weapons and not culture based armors, but it was a start.

 

It's not Redguard, but if you're interested in more unique culturally based weapons in your game try this one: http://www.nexusmods...im/mods/12506/?

Fairly sure this is a port from the old Oblivion Realswords mod, as I remember several of these weapons.  The creator planed to release more but doesn't seem to be happening.

 

Immersive Armors and Immersive Weapons have quite a few options to choose from in that style... Might be something to work with until you find an artist to work with you.

 

This doesn't help this specific request a LOT, but it certainly doesn't hurt.  Immersive Armors and Weapons are a must in my game, and although there isn't a lot in it that's culturally specific, there is defiantly some.  The above linked Redguard Knight armor is in Immersive Armors, and there are several swords that would be of use to you. 



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Thanks for the answers guys. And I got Immersive Weapons and Armor too. hehe

 

It is just not enough indeed.

 

I want that the Redguard culture is in its whole more represented in the game. Starting with armor and weapons.

 

So that I can play with a redguard and use redguard stuff for the playthrough.



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Well, I wouldn't say it's an unpopular race. Just not as pretty as the Nords or custom races, plus, given the game theme and setup, everyone wants to play a Nord and join the Stormcloaks at least once, so other races might be somewhat underrepresented in uploaded screenshots. I know I played a redguard vampire hunter before, for example -- that's when I made the Daywalker's Blade from Blade movies for him -- but I tend to pose my mods on pretty Ashen or Moonshadow Elf girls for obvious marketing reasons.

 

That said, it's not entirely Redguard oriented, but rather a mash-up of everything from Oakeshott swords to elven blades, but I have a couple of oriental swords in my Secret Of The Silver Blades collection. There's the Kilij, for a start, which was a very popular weapon all over the middle east. (And similar weapons were used everywhere from Poland and Hungary to Afghanistan and India, so it fits more than just Redguards IMHO.) Then there's the Greek Kopis, which could sorta pass for a Yatagan (it's actually an ancestor of it.) And finally there's the Chinese Dao, which, ok, technically it's not middle eastern, but it's another relative of the Turco-Mongolian sabre and it's the closest to the "scimitar" that Bethesda gave the Alik'r Redguards.

 

Well, have a look. Maybe you'll find something that works well on your Redguard. The kilij works well enough on mine.

 

I should also add that I've seen a kilij pack on the Nexus. I prefer mine, of course, and I have a principle of eating my own dog food in any case, but the pack has more variants of it, so it might have one that works better for you. You might want to search for it on the Nexus.



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That said, it's not entirely Redguard oriented, but rather a mash-up of everything from Oakeshott swords to elven blades, but I have a couple of oriental swords in my Secret Of The Silver Blades collection. There's the Kilij, for a start, which was a very popular weapon all over the middle east. (And similar weapons were used everywhere from Poland and Hungary to Afghanistan and India, so it fits more than just Redguards IMHO.) Then there's the Greek Kopis, which could sorta pass for a Yatagan (it's actually an ancestor of it.) And finally there's the Chinese Dao, which, ok, technically it's not middle eastern, but it's another relative of the Turco-Mongolian sabre and it's the closest to the "scimitar" that Bethesda gave the Alik'r Redguards.

 

 

Many thanks for the tip! I will def. check it out. 

Would you, Moraelin, be interested in maybe doing  this pack with me, maybe combing it with your works. I am kinda open for everything haha.

 

EDIT: Great mod! The covers indeed the most of the weapons. Well, so it is about the armor then.


Edited by Roballa, 02 December 2014 - 12:05 PM.


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Well, I'm no use at making armour, so I can't help with that one.

 

But in any case, I'm not opposed to using parts of it for your pack, if you find more contributors. Just take whatever you need from it.







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