Some of these efforts have focused on making the game more immersive, by adding things like lore-friendly lightsabers and chatty carriage drivers to it. However, many have been less serious, instead endeavouring to turn the game into some kind of surrealist nightmare by turning giants into Mr T, bears into Winnie the Pooh or people into tiny versions of themselves.
Now, one modder has provided another zany addition to the latter list, having taught the province’s most infamous plant to swear.
Sick of only being roasted by the fire breath of dragons in Skyrim?
The mod that does so is called ‘Insulting Nirnroot’, and is the work of modder surgeoverkill.
They’ve decided to pollute Skyrim’s airwaves, which might already be populated by a number of other rather discordant sounds from creatures like mudcrabs depending on the contents of your existing load order, by letting the game’s infamous nirnroots tell you how they really feel, as you can see in the video below.
As you can tell, these surly shrubs don’t exactly hold back with their outbursts, emitting the kind of language you’d find in an old-school Call of Duty lobby, so you might be best off steering clear of them and this mod if you aren’t comfortable with that kind of vibe.
Thankfully, because of how easy it is to swap out Skyrim sound files if you know what you’re doing, there are plenty of other choices when it comes to re-jigging the nirnroot’s noise.
For example, ByteLasagna’s ‘Nirnroot Rick Roll’ will have them play Never Gonna Give You Up, reyvynnightveil’s ‘Ethereal Nirnroot - A Sound Replacer’ will make them emit otherworldly tones, and Stalinwolf’s ‘Silent Nirnroot (no .esp)’ will shut them up permanently.
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