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 adding unique characters, picturesque player homes, and useful mechanics to it, with a few even going as far as giving your Dragonborn the chance to have an incredibly immersive brawl or try not to be driven mad by a cursed sword.
If you’re in search of a fresh adventure to head off on while you wait for Starfield or Fallout Nuevo Mexico to arrive and don’t fancy a trip underground, a new mod might be worth adding to your load order.
Fancy heading somewhere more exotic than Windhelm next time you fire up Skyrim?
The mod in question is called ‘The Chain of Time’, and is the latest work of modder Betalille. Some of their previous projects have helped bring a bunch of extra quests to fellow modder mannyGT’s ‘The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal SE’ and given you the chance to move into a shack in the Soul Cairn.
This time, they’ve tasked the Dragonborn with heading to an exotic new land in the form of one of the tropical islands that makes up an archipelago called “The Chain,” where an array of new quests are on offer.
As you can see in the trailer above, the mod’s main quest, which is divided into three parts, revolves around helping the islanders to solve the mystery of their island’s climate, which has recently changed rather dramatically, possibly due to some meddling by The Thalmor.
There are also 11 side missions for you to dig into and discover by chatting to people, with all of these being fully-voiced and offering a little bit of choice and consequence to spice up your roleplaying.
In order to start the adventure, you’ll need to wait 24 in-game hours and then head to Winterhold’s Frozen Hearth, where you’ll find a woman called Rilia in need of a healing potion.
However, Betalille recommends that you part with your follower before doing so, in order to avoid them running into any pathfinding issues on the island, with a character from the mod’s main story being on hand to have your back for a lot of what you’ll be doing instead.
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