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 everything from completely overhauled quests, cosy player homes and massive new dungeons to it, with a few even going as far as making all of its NPCs peaceful or providing Starfield fans with some flashy cosmic spells.
If you’re someone who loves to inject Tamriel with terrifying creations that can help turn your adventures into survival horror-style hair-raising encounters, a new mod might be worth taking a look at.
Fancy filling one of Skyrim’s most picturesque areas with some truly horrific hordes?
The mod in question is called ‘Undead Snow Elves- Mihail Monsters and Animals (SE-AE version) (''falmer'')’, and is the work of prolific modder MihailMods. Some of their previous projects have brought a bunch of ghostly spectres and vampiric beasts from The Witcher 3 to Skyrim.
This time, they’ve decided to add an array of undead snow elves to the Dawnguard DLC’s Forgotten Vale, turning the idyllic valley beyond Darkfall Cave into a slightly less pleasant place to trek through during the quest ‘Touching the Sky’.
As you can see in the showcase video above, the zombified elves, which come in four different variants, will groan and grunt as they try to hack you to pieces with an array of elven weapons.
Mihailmods has also added a unique undead Snow Elf boss, dubbed Knight-Paladin Mithribor, to the Vale, whom you’ll now have to kill in order to acquire Auriel's Shield, spicing up the trails faced by those seeking the rare Aedric relic.
They’ve also written a lengthy bestiary entry that helps to rationalise how these creatures could fit into Skyrim’s world, ensuring that those who like to keep things lore-friendly don’t have their immersion affected quite as badly by their fresh foes.
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