A new mod for The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim continues where the Thieves Guild left off and features voice acting and even a romantic subplot.
There’s a new mod for Skyrim that will be appealing to those who want more from their thievery, as it expands the Thieves Guild questline, even adding a romantic subplot for one of the guild’s most well-known figures. While The Elder Scrolls 6 is already in development, most people have no clue when it will actually release, so the modding community, is keeping itself busy by continuing to create a plethora of custom content to ensure the ongoing shelf life of Bethesda’s 2011 epic RPG.
Of course, even without mods, The Elder Scrolls series has a slew of side quests that allow players to completely go off-piste from the main story, getting lost in an enormous world of characters, dungeons, towns, and lore. It’s largely these optional missions, some of which can last for hours, that keep players engaged. However, all good things come to an end, and one modder has decided that one aspect of TES5 needed to go that extra bit further.
As spotted by DSO Gaming, Nexus Mods user Elizabeth Jackson Hall has created “Brynjolf and the Riften Guild – Birthright,” a rather ambitious mod for Skyrim that provides more Thieves Guild goodness. The project is described as an immersive continuation of the guild, with the vanilla version pretty much ending as soon as the player becomes a Nightingale. With adventures that will take the player through Forsworn crypts and Dwemer ruins, this mod features thousands of new dialogue lines, and it’s even possible to marry Brynjolf, the guild’s second-in-command. Players can begin additional quests in this mod by speaking to the other guild members, such as Delvin.
Skyrim‘s Thieves Guild is not without its flaws, but it’s certainly an interesting questline, especially for fans who take a more stealthy approach to their playthrough. One of the great things about The Elder Scrolls as a role-playing franchise is there are so many different ways to engage with the world of Tamriel. For many, this means becoming a strong warrior or learning powerful spells to become an unstoppable wizard. But there are those who love the idea of sneaking around in the shadows, and Hall’s “Brynjolf” mod sounds like an effective way to keep thievery interesting.
Pretty much anyone who’s played, and continues to do so to this day, knows there are so many mods for Skyrim that it feels as though the game could go on forever. While much of the gaming world is now eagerly awaiting news about The Elder Scrolls 6, at least the 2011 release is still being kept in good shape, largely by the fans themselves.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is available now on PC, PS3, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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Source: DSO Gaming, Nexus Mods