Another Aether Suite update so soon? Why yes, yes it is. This update incorporates a project I worked on for a very long time but never ended up completing. Something that was quite important to me. I’d been working on and off making up Ayleid assets and recreating some of the tileset from Oblivion from scratch. The important part about it was that I was using the Ayleid textures created by Qarl.
I imagine a lot of you out there in the TES modding community only joined with Skyrim. For those of you who don’t know who Qarl was, he was incredibly well known in both the Morrowind and Oblivion modding communities for his mods, especially his texture overhauls. He created the biggest, and still in my opinion the best texture overhaul for Oblivion, and anyone getting into Oblivion today would likely be using his Qarl’s Texture Pack 3 mod. Qarl died in 2013, and when I found out I began work on a mod incorporating some of his textures. Originally it was to be a follower and quest mod which would have a long forgotten Ayleid ruin found on the Skyrim border as the final dungeon. As you can all tell, it was never released, but I still wanted to make use of the assets, and bring Qarl’s name into the Skyrim modding community, and this is how I decided to do it. I’d been planning to add a Knox undercity for some time, and when I thought about it, it just seemed to fit.
So what do you need to know about this update? Well, the important part is that anyone who might have mastered their own esp to the Aether Suite in the past will find it broken. Because I merged 2 mods into 1 here, the reference IDs were renumbered, and this will break any mods based on the Aether Suite. It will also send any saved games in the Aether Suite back to the Riverwood Inn. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND ANYONE WHO HAS ANY FOLLOWERS SITUATED IN THE AETHER SUITE CLEAN THEIR SAVE GAMES OF THE OLD VERSION BEFORE UPDATING.
Other changes include the fact that the warrens doors are ALL locked now, and the keycard is now found inside Arbelle Ephienne’s desk, in her office. The undercity can be accessed via the newly created warrens block 3.
Here’s the download: http://mod.dysintropi.me/mods/Skyrim/Aether%20SuiteC.7z
Most importantly this release is dedicated to Qarl. I hope his name will carry on with the TES modding community, in one way or another, for years to come.
Enjoy the update.