Skyrim Modder Brings Minions to Tamriel

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A screenshot of minions on Skyrim.
Credit: Z4K97B on Nexus Mods.

The land of Skyrim is a beautiful and iconic place, full of honest folk just trying to make a simple living as farmers without access to the kind of technology that exists in our own world.

They might have to brave only eating bland grub and occasionally catching a bad case of rockjoint, but they aren’t subjected to the horrors of Facebook on a daily basis.

Sadly, it seems that the Facebook-free bubble surrounding Skyrim’s NPCs has now burst, allowing the yellow menace afflicting the social media platform to seep into the fantasy RPG.

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The mod that delivers this cursed change is simply called ‘minions’ and is the work of modder Z4K97B, whose previous and much less cursed work includes bringing both wearable health and magicka bars and custom shout cooldown notifications to Skyrim VR.

Now, however, they’ve used their modding powers for evil, adding Gru’s annoying and despicable buddies to the game’s special edition.

The banana connoisseurs have been carefully slotted into the world in a not quite lore-friendly manner, subbing them in for the rieklings that inhabit sections of the Dragonborn DLC’s isle of Solstheim.

Thankfully, this does mean that they’re enemies rather than friends, meaning that you won’t have to feel too bad about bludgeoning their heads in with your warhammer or blasting them into oblivion with your spells.

If you aren’t willing to subject yourself to minion-based torture, but still want some fresh creatures to hunt, you can opt instead for modder Skinwalker21’s ‘Shroom Beetles (Creature Series pt.6) SE’, which adds some very funky-looking critters to the game.

As you might imagine from the name, these are colourful bugs covered in mushrooms, which you might find by exploring Blackreach, Solsthiem, or the Rift, with the video below giving you an idea of what to expect when you do:

On the other hand, if you just want a cute creature to chill with, modder Jelidity’s ‘Pocket Mammoths’ could be just the ticket, adding The Elder Scrolls Online’s tiny and docile mammoths to Skyrim’s mountainous regions.

So, try to forget that Skyrim now resembles something that would appeal to your Aunt Linda and make sure to follow us for more updates on The Elder Scrolls 6 and the wacky world of Skyrim modding.