Virelda - The Heretical Soothsayer 1.0

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Virelda, the Heretical Soothsayer

"I am Virelda. I am truth, pure and simple, yet nothing is more destructive than facing your inner self."

"Then I shall defy myself once again, and put my faith in you, for it only takes one last paragon in a world gone mad to avert the gaze of endless death, and redeem what was once thought lost"

 

Description

Virelda is an Dunmer Soothsayer from times long past, seeking truth and clarity in a world of lost ideals.

Custom voiced with well over five hundred lines of dialogue, Virelda is designed as a game-long companion, as well as a tragic hero, on her own quest to fulfill her visions, and overthrow the gods. She combines my dramatic writing style with a deluge of interesting topics and conversations, making her a truly memorable character that will walk beside you as you fulfill the prophecies of the Elder Scrolls, and reshape Tamriel.

Virelda possesses a rich and unique backstory, advanced commentary on most notable locations, a fully-fledged array of relationship dialogue that reflects your actions, and dynamic reactions to the choices you make throughout the game, from completing grand questlines to helping paupers. Many of her conversations are unlocked as you travel through Tamriel, so talk to her in as many places as possible.

A true seer at heart, Virelda will often make deep and insightful observations of the natural world, and enjoys quiet conversation almost as much as tarot cards and tea leaves. She will be more than happy to share her knowledge with you, providing unique books and spell tomes once a day.

Backstory

Virelda was once formless and without awareness; the primal force of truth that separated lies and fantasy from hard reality. Yet, after countless eons, when sentience first arose and began a quest for ultimate truth, so did she. She has stood by the side of countless mortals, and opened their eyes in the pivotal moments of history, where one choice must change the world.

Yet, with all things, truth must change. She began to see visions, of fire and blood, and the heavens aflame. Mighty gods being cast down, and flaws appearing in the once-perfect weave of the world. When she told tale of this, none listened, and she was shunned and hated as a false prophet, when her words once rang true to all ears. Thus, she fled Cyrodiil, and began a self-imposed exile on Solstheim, in a temple where naught but lies dwell, for she wished to mock her very nature, and undo her own words.

There she remains, to this very day, yet when the Dragonborn first approached, she could sense a subtle shift in the world, and knew that everything was shifting again, and there might still be hope and redemption left in this world. Thus, she wills you to walk with her, as a companion and a friend, and she shall bring ultimate truth upon all those who defy the day, and show the world that truth yet endures, no matter how dark the hour.

Combat, Stats and Perks

Virelda is devastating in ranged combat, using her unique throwing cards spell that is capable of harming any opponent. She has a wide variety of perks appropriate for an embodiment of Truth, including Atronach, Stability and Ward Absorb. AVirelda will switch to a melee weapon at close range, and is quite adept with one-handed weapons.

She grants two perks while actively following you:

Endless Vortex, which increases health by 100 points.

Burning Fate, which increases Fire Resistance by 50%.

Virelda starts off at level 15, and will always level with the Player, with no limit. She's a master at Destruction, Restoration, One-Handed and Heavy Armor, and is also quite adept at Alteration. Virelda also provides master-level Illusion training, and sells a wide variety of spells and tomes.

Virelda runs on her own custom follower system, making her fully compatible with all follower management mods and other custom-voiced companions. She comes with a new summoning spell, Call of the Abyss, which will call her to your side while she's actively following you.

Installation & Uninstallation

NMM, Mod Organizer & Other installers

Download with the installer of your choice and activate it, the file paths should all be configured correctly. To uninstall, simply deactivate and/or delete.

Manual Users

Copy the files across to your Skyrim Data folder, the default file path will be:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\skyrim\Data

To uninstall, simply delete the following files from your Data folder:

There were way too many files to list, so please check the Articles section for a nice big list of everything.

Requirements and Compatibility

You can find Virelda at the Underground Temple of Miraak, near Raven Rock.

Of course, she is always available as a follower.

Requires Dawnguard and Dragonborn OR Skyrim Legendary Edition.

Please read regarding Hearthfire!

"I regret to announce that Hearthfires support will likely never come because that particular version failed three stability tests in a row, and after all, that is paramount over any new feature." - Mlee3141

Virelda will still work with Hearthfire on a dialogue front, but she will not move to a home. Sorry guys, we really are! If anyone figures out a workaround, please let us know!

Fully compatible with all popular follower management mods, and other custom-voiced companion mods.

Special thanks to Anordil87 for his fine work on creating Requiem patches for Virelda! Remember to download the newest one for V1.0!

Credits

Special thanks to Druundev for voicing Virelda. Couldn't have done this without her.

PyroToaster for making Virelda's Throwing Card Spells

JayCrane for making Virelda's Website and giving me permission to use her Underground Temple of Miraak as Virelda's House

ImsumDave for making the Destiny Shard/ Virelda's Sword

Wasbunny for giving me permission to use his Ritual Armor of Boethiah as Virelda's Combat Outfit

Natterform for making the Tribunal Robes/ Virelda's Default Outfit

AlexScorpion for giving me permission to use Snake Bite as Virelda's Bow

billyro for giving me permission to use his Outlandish Cultist Robes

InsanitySorrow for making the Skyrim Collectible Cards

Many thanks to those who did review videos and submitted pictures! You guys rock and we wish you fun adventures in Skyrim! ~ Mlee3141 & Darkrogue21

FAQ

Q: "I can't find Virelda, where is she?"

A: Virelda is found in the Underground Temple of Miraak, near Raven Rock.

Q: "Virelda isn't following me!"

A: If you are using EFF or AFT or any follower mod, make sure Virelda's .esp file is below your chosen follower mod in the load order. This will then allow her to follow you.

Q: "Can you make her more pretty?"

A: Beauty is subjective, and everyone has their own interpretation. If you're not a fan of Virelda's vanilla appearance, then there is an optional file which changes her features. She will also look different if you are using any beautification mods such as XCE Character Enhancement or Ethereal Elven Overhaul.

Mlee3141 has recently given his permission for anyone to change Virelda's appearance and upload the files, as long as proper credit is given (and ideally, has a link back to the original page!)

"Consider this a formal and irrevocable declaration that from this moment on, everyone is free to use, modify, upload and change Virelda's appearance as they see fit, as long as proper credits are given." - mlee3141

Q: "Her teeth are purple!"

A: This is due to messed up filepaths when the mod was being made. This has been fixed in the newest update, please re-download if you haven't already.

Q: "Can I marry her?" 

A: Not at the moment. Maybe in a future update.




What's New in Version 1.0

Released

Initial release.




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