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Summary:
This is a dark themed story driven quest mod for Skyrim. Like a real story, it is split into chapters which will be added one by one as the development moves on.


Warnings (read this before downloading):
Content Warning:
The story of this mod features dark adult themes like slavery, reluctance, blackmail, non-consentual sex, humilation and so on. Its not over the top (at least not yet) stuff, but if this direction is not your cup of tea, don't bother to download it.

Full Story Code Warnings:
Prolog: Non-Consentual, Masturbation
Chapter 1: Rape, Blackmail, Humil, D/s, Beastiality (optional)

Length Warning:
Every minute you play takes several hours to create in a story driven mod. Don't expect this to be another Dawnguard. Right now the very first chapter is finished. Its more like a preview (which also means - don't expect any orgies just yet)

Bug Warning:
There are probably quite a few bugs in the mod, which I hope to find and fix of course. However many bugs are just caused by Skyrim/The Creation Kit itself. When I tested the mod, sometimes some action in a scene just failed for no reason at all and it got stuck. Most times I could compelte the mod without any problems tho - however if you get stuck in a scene or dialog, just reloading and doing it again fixes it most of the times.


FAQ:
Will this mod be continued?
Possibly.


Requirements:
You need to have these mods installed:
Also:
  • You need to TURN ON SUBTITLES in your settings
  • You need to have a FEMALE PLAYER CHARACTER

Incompabilities:
Custom Skeletons are very likely not going to work / fit with the mods animation. For the XP32 Maximum Skeleton there is a compatibilty mode: Select the Dark Investigation Settings Spell in your Magic Menu and turn on this mode if you are using this skeleton. The vanilla will provide better results however.
- While I tried to avoid messing up any vanilla quests, due to bugs and pathing issues I can't promise that I succeeded in it. Therefore I do recommend to only keep this mod loaded while you play it - it won't do anything after you have the quest done anyway. No edits on your character or anything are done.

Conflicting / Incompatible mods:
  • "See you Sleep" Mod
  • Ultimate Follower Overhaul

Installation:
1. Download and install all required mods listed above
2. Download this mod and unzip it into your data directory
3. Run the GenerateFNISforUsers.exe which was provided with FNIS and is in your /data/tools directory
4. Play smile.png


Quest:
- The quest is started by the courier. Just go into any city after the mod is loaded.


Trouble Shooting:
My custom PC looks strange / manly / bulky / is missing custom features
Move dip.esp up in the load order

Anray keeps being a follower even when he should have left already / The door guard won't let me in telling me companions are not allowed / Anray won't follow me, telling me to get rid of compainions
Disable any custom follower mods, like UFO, and restart Dark Investigations.

In scenes my PC or other Actors just stand arround like ragdolls when they should be doing something
Makes sure you have FNIS installed properly and ran the user tool as described in the installation notes

A scene stops and doesn't moves on / Strange things happens / Actors are attacking each other
Load the last save outside the cell where the cell where the trouble began (in most cases the last autosave) and try again.

I still can't get it to work / something won't happen / someone won't speak to me / some script won't start
Make sure you use the most current Skyrim Version (>= 1.8).
Remove / disable all not required mods (you can backup your data folder before to easily restore everything back once your are finished). Make sure the /data/scripts folder is empty as scripts from other mods with the same name could break the mod. Then reinstall DI, use a clean save (or create a new character by starting a new game - in no case use a save which you created while DI was already active before) and try again. If that still does not work, feel free to post here in this thread asking for support

Contribute:
Voice Actors
I'm looking for volunteers to make this mod fully voiced. Please check out this post if you want to help.

Graphic Artists
You know your way arround creating or editing items / textures / effects in Skyrim and want to help out? There is always some item or outfit I need for this mod, so if you want to help me out go ahead and PM me. All I can offer is the timeless fame if a place in mod credits however tongue.png

Animation Artists
I have to use existing animations for the sex scenes in the mod. While many of them are very well done, most are not perfect for the actual scenes I have in mind. For example, some are "one-piece" animations which don't allow me to set the proper timing, others don't quite fit the action (like looking to consentual when it is not in the scene) and several do not exist at all (groping, undressing, etc). On the off chance that someone with skill in this area comes along and wants to provide an animation tailored for this story, please contact me.


Credits:


Author
Athstai

Scene Animations
Males Solo: Arrok
Tursam/Player: DarkAngel1265
Tursam/Danica: SexiS
Shydra/Rapists: Athstai
Shydra/Dog: Panicforever
Shydra Solo: bleagh
Shydra/Guard: Arrok
Shydra/Player: Athstai

Debugger / Editor
hmgirlpopuri (retired)

Voice Actors
Wormos: conradjones
Elgrim: GrimReaperCalls
Daniy: creeposaurus
Erach: watshisface
Deav: Highohall
Anray: Toastman
Tursam: Vulon
Shydra: Aryes
Johnny: SkatingJesus
Haako: Valgo
Door Guard: Shadow

Minor Animations
Cover: Stratovarius

Textures / Graphic
Slave Collar, Gag, Cuffs: ZaZ-Animation-Pack
Horny Dog: diarawr
Bukkake Textures: scepth
Strap On: Calyps
Curtain: Insanity (tesalliance.org)


Download:
Current Version: 0.27 Download | Mirror- 74MB

Completion Status
Chapter 0: 2/2 Branches - 4/7 Voice Actors - 1/1 Follow Up "Bonus" Scenes
Chatper 1: 4/4 Branches - 6/13 Voice Actors - 2/? Follow Up "Bonus" Scenes


Old Versions:


Changelog:
0.27
- Added the last branch for Shydra - Added one "bad end" bonus scene - Removed Sexis Dependency 0.26
- Added voices for Anray and Shydra
- Added an option to skip female sex voices in the dark investigation settings spell

0.25
- Added third branch of chapter 1

0.24
There is no new content in this update.
- Added voices for Tursam (Vulon) and Haako (Valgo)
- Added an option to skip male sex voices in the dark investigation settings spell
- Added a few new minor animations to the scenes
- Removed ASX requirement to run DI
- Voice files are now xwm encoded, shrinking the size of the mod considerable

0.23
- Bugfix for missing hello lines introduced in 0.22
0.22
- Added Voices for Anray and Johnny
- Added the first bonus scene/location (for the Player/Tursam -> release branch)
You need to run the FNIS tool after updating.

0.21
- Fixed several smaller bugs based on feedback for 0.20

0.20
- Added Chapter 1 (first two branches)

0.12
- I hear voices. And so can you! Thanks to the fantastic voice acting of GrimReaperCalling, conradjones, creeposaurus and watshisface the characters of Elgrim, Wormos, Daniy and Erach are now voiced. Join the ranks of those great voices and apply for the remaining characters! (see the voice acting thread)

- Added story to provide proper closure for the first chapter. What happened to Daniy, Erach and Nodyme? Find out and head back to their farm after your freed Daniy (don't use a savegame from previous versions). Proper investigators may also find an item which will be usefull in the next chapter.

0.11
- When started with a male PC, the quest no longer fails but waits untill the PC is female (for example by using "showracemenu" or when using a skip-intro mod)
- It is now enough to have your follower wait outside the Inn instead of dismissing him. Also less prone to bugged follower stats
- You can now talk to Elgrim in Riften even if you got the note from Erach aleady
- The Bright Path Inn has now a quest marker
- The dialogue has been customized a bit to better reflect the PCs race, equipped armor and carried items

0.10
- Initial Release Chapter 1 - Prolog



Thats it for now. More information and text to come. I appreciate any feedback, bugreports, comments - thats what will keep the mod growing smile.png

Asthai

General comments, suggestions, feedback and support thread


October 19, 2013

Update to 0.25

As promised this update contains some new content, to be specific the third branch (out of four) for the first chapter. The last branch which will finally complete this chapter will follow soon*.

You should update FNIS to 4.0 (or higher) and of course run the FNIS user tool after installing or updating Dark Investigations. The new branch begins at the Inn, when the chase is about to start – you can use an old save game if you have one.

Not much more to say. Have fun. Report bugs (there are probably some left in there), post feedback and (as always) apply as voice actor

* definition of „soon“ may vary


64 comments:

  1. Fuck yeah, I can't wait to play this!

    You rock Athstai!

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  2. С огромным нетерпением ждал этого обновления. Большое спасибо Athstai!

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  3. Wow this was an awesome branch great work yet again! Only problem I had was the mouth wouldn't line up with the one orc but besides that great job with the animations keep it coming man!!

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    1. The animations are made for the vanilla skeleton (or better for the CBBE body which keeps the default skeleton). All new animations do support BBP, but bodies like UNP (or any based on the XP32 Maximum Skeleton) have a different size and proportion than the vanilla one, so animations won't align.
      As described in the notes, you there is a compatibility option in the settings spell which reduces the problem a bit, but doesn't completely fixes it (or might look strange otherwise when the body has to be resized too much). To completely solve this, every different skeleton would needs its own animation which is just way too much work for it.

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  4. Oh,my god. The end of the world

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  5. Спасибо! You are AWESOME!

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  6. excelent story and update =D you are the best, i really like the new update of this mod.

    i find this in loverslab forums http://www.loverslab.com/topic/19513-cbbeunp-nude-female-cover-animations-updated-8-10-13/ if you need some female cover animation for future works =D thanks for your great job, you are the best (sorry my bad english)

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  7. Awesome update!
    but when i run the FNIS Consistence Check the compilator drop this...
    Missing AnimFile Chap2_Female_FemaleUndressmale_Part1.HKX for character, mod dip
    Missing AnimFile Chap2_Female_FemaleUndressmale_Part1_Cycle.hkx for character, mod dip
    Missing AnimFile Chap2_Female_FemaleUndressmale_Part2.HKX for character, mod dip
    ...
    ..
    Missing AnimFile zDi2_ripoff_clothes_after_m.hkx for character, mod dip
    Missing AnimFile zDi2_shove_main_m.hkx for character, mod dip

    im using the last FNIS (4.0.2)

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    1. That's ok, it's because they are in the BSA file. There is a command to surpress those warnings, but I wasn't sure if it was compatible with older versions of FNIS so I didn't use it for now.

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  8. Thanks a bunch for the update Asthai!!!
    I can't wait to play it <3

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  9. I can't wait one more branches.

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  10. For some reason the animation aren't working. Once she get's into the orcs cell and the guy stands behind her from then on they just stand still and do nothing. I've got the latest version of FNIS (4.0.2) and even tried playing the animation on myself, but the same thing happens, my char just stands around. How do I fix it?

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    1. This pretty much sounds like you didn't run the FNIS user tool.

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    2. I did though, it must be FNIS 4.0+, I think they're cursed not to work or something

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    3. I ran it with the latest released version of FNIS and it worked just fine. Perhaps you missed an error message in FNIS or something.

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    4. The only error was for a different mod, does that matter? I didn't think it would cause different mods shouldn't affect it

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    5. So even though it's for a different mod, it matters. I just removed the mods behavious files, ran FNIS, places the file back. And now it works WOO HOO now I can play the mod.

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  11. thanks athstai da for the great mod on the day its my b-day u made my day great^^

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  12. **** Skyrim, seriously. I've been waiting for this update for months it finally comes and Skyrim decides to break necessitating a clean install. ****ing unstable *****. NOT THIS MODS FAULT, before anyone jumps to the wrong conclusion. I'm just venting.

    Thanks so much Athstai for creating this, can't wait to play it whenever that will be.:(

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  13. Just played the new content. What can I say? It is so f***ing GREAT!
    Especially the new animations - hard to believe that you started animating only recently.

    Felt almost sorry for Shydra in the end.

    Don't want to spoiler here, but since there are a couple of different "unfriendly" outcomes for Shydra: Will you do more than one Bonus scene for her?

    And a little Question: What is the "Unlying Fungus" for?

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    1. The other branch will use the fungus I presume.

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    2. How do you get the fungus? Is it part of Shydras chapter that I've missed?

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    3. You can get it in the Prologue Bonus Scene. (Return to farm after freeing Daniy)

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  14. I had a small problem when you are releasing the girl from the mess she gets herself into: she couldn't get out because the PC was bloking the way. Then the door merilly closed and the scene froze. Not a biggie, reloaded from the autosave and it worked fine the second time but I figured it's better to report it. It must have been Sanguine or some other god that didn't want her to leave that cell ;)

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  15. Alright Athstai! You da Man ^_-

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  16. Thank you Athstai Da for creating this mod.

    This. Mod. Is. Awesome!

    I've made a small review of the mod, so you can have a more detailed feedback from me too :)

    Tried to avoid direct spoilers and grammar errors, but may contain some.

    You have been warned.

    Twice.

    The review:

    In Dark Investigations, I enjoy how detailed every small aspect of the mod is. Even if I know how a chaper will end, it is aways fun to replay. When playing for the first time you actually have no idea how the story will turn out. Even in replays it feels like only the beginning and ending is fixed in a chapter, and how to get there is entirely up to the Dragonborn.

    The bonus scenes are nice additions to the story and it actually feels like: Yes, this story is happening in Skyrim, and the decisions the Dragonborn makes actually have inpact on other parts of Skyrim. And none of them are lore-breaking. Like the theatre bonus scene. I can believe that someone in Riften wouldn't miss a buisness opurtunity like that.

    I also love that the mod doesn't force you through the storyline. The best example is in the newest brach. The morning after the cutscene,after you talk to the unfortunate person, you can take your time to think over the situation a bit. I just loved that. It was unnecessary for the story advancement, but an award-winning addition. It gave the Dragonborn an oppurtunity act outside the all-good hero idol. I hope to see more of these moments in the future. In my opinion they really add a lot to the value of the mod, even if it is just a few extra sentences.

    The idea of cutscenes was a clever one. And since they have been done very well, it is another strong positive side of the mod. It makes the quest less centralized around the Dragonborn, so you feel like events are still happening, even if the Dragonborn is away.

    The storyline is well written, and not as easy to predict as most of the other story based quests.

    This would be the place of the mods negatives, but so far I can't really complain. I haven't ran into any bugs during playthrough, or felt unentertained. There are no mindless sex acts, so it feels like an actual story mod, and not a randomly-fuck-everything-and-throw-in-some-explanation type mod.

    Keep up the good work Athstai, and thank you again, for making the mod.

    This uneartly long comment was commited by: Voun

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  17. What should i do after the good cop, bad cop scene? Wait or rest in a bed. Every time i rest in a bed for a several hours i get a black screen and i have to quit skyrim.

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  18. You should rest in a bed. Then there will be a cutscene. Then go back to the prison after you slept.

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  19. Finally got Skyrim to work and played through the new content, absolutely brilliant and completely worth the wait!

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  20. Great update, there are some typos in the subtitles though like "al lot" for "a lot", but I guess that's ok.
    By the way, this might be a dumb question to ask but can someone tell me what the 2nd branch of the prologue is? Is it just the drink/not drink part or did I miss something?

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    1. Unfortunatly my debugger/editor didn't found time to go over the dialogue to correct errors, so a few are probably still waiting to be found.

      As for the Prolog, when you tell Wormos that you are a guard, things play out a bit differently. But the difference between the branches isn't as big as in chapter 1.

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    2. Got it, thanks a lot for the answer.

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  21. I'm not sure why, but every time I go into the Old prison I get attacked by the non-named guards. I don't have a bounty or anything, they just try to murder me on sight. Now I can't get the door open to the cell block...

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    1. You could try to reload an older save (try one before you started playing the mod the first time and check if it still happens). If so then some other mods must be interfering - if you have some AI or combat or reputation related game mod he might make them attack.

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  22. Am I correct to assume that one of the bonus scenes for Shydra's branch will be when she was taken to riften by the executioner?

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    1. Maybe. Most endings leave room for a bonus scene, although the one you mentioned is the most obvious one. But I haven't decided yet. And maybe I will finish the last branch before working on the bonus scenes.

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  23. Yeah!

    I can't wait to try this update.

    It's not the first or the last time I will say this, but again: Thanks a lot for your incredible work, Ashtai.

    SkatingJesus.

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  24. Soo..played it. And it was fantastic :) Shayda wasn't so spirited after one night ;) And I liked the new dialogs with Anray too!

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  25. Is there any bonus scene in shydra's branch?

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  26. You and everyone else involved did a great job for 0.25.

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  27. Many thanks for this mod.
    This is the best quest-mod for Skyrim.
    Now I sit at night and translated into Russian (I do it better than writing in English)
    Thank you again
    Maybe it's a sassy question, you have done a lot of work and tired, but when to expect a continuation of the story?

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    1. Best guess: Somewhere in 2014.

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    2. Oh. no..
      you are liar. I believe.

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  28. I'm a fan of the first moments after each change of the mod.
    I have here a problem I can not solve, I uninstalled almost all my other mods: anray disappears down the stairs JAILS for the night. My character must ensure the night. The next morning, he did not reappear ... :( I am out of solutions An idea can be.?

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    1. try console command like a player.placeatme XX019128.
      XX is your load order.
      best solution is start new game.

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    2. Anray should be in the small room on the right side when coming down the stairs

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  29. Small bug I ran into. When reporting back to Anray there are two possible places he can be at that table. Most of the time he's in the one closest to the path from the door and everything works ok but occasionally he manages to seat himself at the other seat for that table and then there's no place you can position yourself to talk to him. I had to select him and perform a "moveto player" command in the console to get him where I could speak to him in the runs where that happened.

    Probably the best way to solve this would be for him to just get up and stand when the DB comes into the room instead of trying to make sure he only sits in the spot where you can talk to him.

    As always looking forward to the next update while having fun exploring the various choices in the last one.

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    1. Mhm, I don't know, I can "activate" (talk to) actors from several meters away, so there is really no place where I cannot talk to him when testing. Making him stand up is much more riskier, as pathing for NPCs in small areas (and esp in the small path between table and bench) is flaky.

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  30. You're the man! Thank you for this great quest, I'm really looking forward for it to continue. I'd also like to thank the voice actors, they're awesome.
    I couldn't help but wait until the full version is out :)

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  31. A wonderful mod - a mod that i waiting for! A mod that runed without any error, i love it! Can't wait until expansion.

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  32. Thanks a lot for the new version. Mod is gorgeous as always.
    Is it possible in the future to add voiceovers sex scenes? It is very lacks.

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    1. Not sure what you mean with voiceover, but if you are talking about generic moans and grunts like Sexlab, then probably not. I'm not a big fan of those and they always remind me of cheesy porn flics. Ideally the atmosphere of the scene should be delivered by the voice actors for the charaters involved - which has the obvious difficulty that it's hard to find voice actors esp. for female charaters which are part of such scenes.

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  33. Great job with the mod so far.

    Just curious if you already have the 2nd Shydra branch planned out?

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    1. Yes, but it's no secrect that this part is - while being quite important for the story - the least time consuming one :)

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  34. Can someone do a walkthrough of this, please. Im dying to see it and so far i only found 10 minutes on naughtymachinima.com

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  35. Man if only Shydra was voice acted, this mod would instantly jump 1000% cooler and (awesomer?) not to say it is not now fucking cool and awesome. :)

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    1. Last Update to 0.25 was only 2 weeks ago - so I think it will take some time.

      My expectation:
      We will get a "Progress Report" somewhere in November. If Althstai decided to do a Bonus scene without custom animations before Branch 4, this could (hopefully) be released before Xmas (love Gifts ;) )

      Otherwise: 2014

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  37. Can you add some debuff effect after rape??

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    1. Since there is no rapescene for the dragonborn yet...are you sure you are on the wrong blog?
      If you are talking about combat/random rape in skyrim you should ask that question somewhere on loverslab.
      Dark Investigations is a story mod, you know?

      @Topic:
      Just played through the update and I really liked it...again :D
      Especially the dialogues between the two orc inmates. They were hilarious.

      Now I really can't wait for the fourth branch since it will include negotiation with Shydra.
      Of course I wouldn't mind some lesbianaction however I don't think Shydras ia as simple minded as Tursam.
      Anyway. I know you will come up with something interesting. You always do Athstai ;)

      - Valgo

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    2. I know Dark Investigations is a story mod. But I just want to suggest if the mod will have some events happen which will loss the skills of PC. I suppose it will more fun in this mod :)

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    3. I am not sure about that. I could imagine temporary drugging effects and stuff though. ;)

      - Valgo

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  38. umm can someone send me a save right after you choose to follow Shydra? cause i have a bad script and i cant continue at the second time in the inn

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