Some of these efforts have focused on revolutionising the game by adding massive new quests, huge building projects, or surreal door-based trickery, while others enact changes simply designed to make the game as difficult as possible.
Currently, though, a lot of the mods pouring into the game are focusing on adding Christmas-themed goodies. However, if your Dragonborn is looking for someone new to share these festive treats with, or you’re a big Lord of the Rings fan, a new mod might be worth adding to your load order.
Fancy having a companion from The Rings of Power during your next Skyrim playthrough?
The mod in question is called ‘Arondir LOTR The Rings of Power Follower’, and is the work of modder MichaelDovah. A lot of their previous work has also focused on adding new followers to Skyrim, including John Wick and Éowyn, another Lord of the Rings character.
This time, they’ve transported Arondir, whom you might remember from the Amazon Prime Video series The Rings of Power, to Nirn as a possible accomplice to take on your adventures.
Located in The Bannered Mare, you’ll find this elf to be skilled in archery and the use of two-handed weapons. In addition to having a number of restoration spells at his disposal, he’s pretty handy and versatile in combat.
Plus, his essential tag will mean that you won’t have to worry about him suddenly dying at the hands of a deftly skilled bandit or a particularly powerful draugr.
Also, if you end up finding that you want to spend more time with Arondir off of the battlefield, you’ll be glad to learn that he’s available for marriage.
While the mod doesn’t have any hard requirements, MichaelDovah does recommend using traa108’s ‘Tempered Skins for Males - Vanilla and SOS versions’ if you want to achieve the same look for Arondir that they have in their promo images.
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