Skyrim mod provides the ideal Lovecraftian lair for those who crave creepy vibes

A dark room in a Skyrim house

A dark room in a Skyrim house

Modders have put an awful lot of effort into making sure Skyrim has continually evolved and expanded in the years since it was first released into the world.

Many have focused on changing the game by finding interesting ways to improve its combat or adding everything from new quests to fresh alchemy recipes to it, with a few even going as re-creating dungeons from other Elder Scrolls games or changing the way saves are loaded to help minimise bugs.

If you’re someone who’s more interested in finding somewhere different to chill out between dungeon delves or store all of the cool collectables you’ve picked up during your adventures and don’t fancy living on a farm, a new mod might be worth taking a look at.

Feel like checking out a very unique Skyrim player home this weekend?

The mod in question is called ‘Apocrypha Home Expanded’, and is the work of modder StereoMutt. Some of their previous projects have made some minor tweaks to the gear of the Dragonborn DLC’s Miraak and Oblivion’s Sheogorath.

This time, they’ve decided to expand KaXaK’s popular OG Skyrim mod ‘KxK Apocrypha Home’ and port it to the game’s Special Edition.

As you can see in the video below, which shows the original mod, it adds an interesting player home, accessible via reading one of Hermaeus Mora’s infamous black books, to the game, featuring plenty of storage and crafting areas, as well as some unique Daedric elements like a regenerating garden.

The improved version StereoMutt’s been working on looks to add several new areas to the home, as well as dividing it up into ‘chapters’ in a similar mould to the game’s vanilla Apocrypha levels, allowing you to fast travel more easily between the different sections.

The two of these that StereoMutt seems to have done the most to are the alchemy and enchanting chambers, which now occupy a building dubbed ‘The Scholar's Sanctum’ and the display room, titled ‘The Antiquarian's Avarice’, which should new store most of the named artefacts you’ll pick up in your travels and uses Gardemarin’s ‘General Displays SE’ to help you store them all.

Also among the improvements is a kitchen and dining area featuring all of the culinary tools added to the game by the Hearthfire DLC, though you might not want to bring your family with you for a weekend getaway in this unsettling abode.

Regardless of whether your Dragonborn is now being served a sweetroll by a seeker they’ve employed as a butler, make sure to follow us for more updates on The Elder Scrolls 6 and the interesting world of Skyrim modding.

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