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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


March 1, 2014

Still alive

Well, this was the good news Now obviously far more interesting for my beloved readers is the answer to the question: „When the fuck are you updating Dark Investigations“. So here we come to the bad news: In the recent months I didn't have time to work on it, so there was no progress. I like tinkering on this mod, but it is a hobby I work on when there is nothing else to do, which wasn't the case lately.

But as I stated before: The mod will go on. The remaining story and scenes for the last branch are already planed out in my head and they will see the light of... well whatever time it is when it's being released.

Given that The Elder Scrolls VI was not yet announced, I think there is a fair chance that the Perwar will be brought to justice (ot the Dragonborn to her knees instead – who knows) before Skyrim is obsolete

56 comments:

  1. Always good to have some news from you!
    We will wait for your great future work! :D

    SkatingJesus.

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  2. Looking forward to the update :D whenever it happens.

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  3. It's good to hear from you :D I don't mind how long it takes for updates to happen. I'm just relieved to know you still care about this.

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  4. Good to hear/read from you again ;)

    You know what would be cool? A little hint what we can expect from the last branch of the chapter/ next update.
    Just a little tease.

    Other than that: Take your time. It isn't like we would pay you for what you do. :D

    - Cheers, Valgo

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    1. [MrBurke]Excellent. EXCELLENT![/MrBurke]

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    2. That's what I wanted to hear xD

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  5. TES Online in on going. It was not single play and As who knows how to make MOD.
    I can wait TESVI. But I can't wait Dark Investigations.

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  6. Glad to hear its still rollin. Cant wait to see what you give us next this is definitely my favorite mod. Thanks

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  7. Good to hear from you Athsai

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  8. Spectacular mod bro, keep up the good work!!

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  9. I just discovered this mod this week and it has sucked me back into Skyrim. Now other vanilla quests pale in comparison. Thank you for doing this!!

    Did anyone else see the Black Briar Theater? Is there a place for discussion with spoilers??
    I MUST know if I'm missing things!! :)

    LTK

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    1. You can discuss such things in the general comment and feedback thread (well and they have been discussed there already, so you will probably find your answer there :) )

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  10. Looks like a awesome mod found this today through loverslab. Would really like to see it completed.
    Will be following this :)

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  11. Hello
    it's really a great mod. Thanks for your work.^^
    ps: do you still have the file of dark lessons for oblivion? (just restart a new game, but can't find my old file :p)

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    1. http://www.mediafire.com/download/6r5df8ddg476yk6/LoversDarkLessons0_3a.zip

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    2. Thanks a lot. :p

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  12. I had a crazy idea so I thought I share.The dragonborn did mange to handle everything so far so why not make a giant have its way with her that will be tough for even our dragonborn to take on.

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    1. Umm.. because it would be completely unrelated to the story of the mod at this point.

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    2. Dat request. xD

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  13. really looking foward to see the new version :) even tough i barely understand english...

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  14. Can't wait for the new version. It's amazing the work you put into this mod. I'm having trouble getting single models into the game let alone completely custom animations. Keep up the good work!

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  15. "...before Skyrim is obsolete"

    Let's see. Daggerfall came out in 1996, Morrowind in 2002, Oblivion in 2006, Skyrim in 2011. I'm going to predict that this will be finished by middle to later half of 2016 :P

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  16. it would be cool if the dragonborn wins that she has the option of destroy the slavers clan or take the chief role.
    and if she is defeated, she could be soul tapped or something to be forced to make jobs for the clan.(search and slave new victims, kill investigators, whore around...) to cover a fixed amount of gold every week, after the proper training.

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    1. Or what the dragonborn could really do is come to terms with Perwar and become an important slaver like Warmos or Shydra and help them catch new victims.That sounds better but it also means she has to betray the whiterun guard and so on.So it may be an option for the player in the mod.

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    2. that would be epic

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  17. Hi Asthai,
    how is your other work progressing? Any chance that it will be finished in the near future, so you can work on DI again?

    On a Sidenote: Inthe Prologue 2 missing girls were mentioned. We know Daniys story... will we get to rescue the second too?

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    1. Well, actually I kinda feel like finishing the chapter at this point, but everytime I consider doing it, Hearthstone is sucking away my freetime. I kinda hate it, but it is addicting at some level :) Still I do think I might start and finish the work this month.
      As for the other girls, I imagine you might meet them in the slavers base. Rescueing them... not sure, I think the Dragonborn will be pretty busy trying to rescue herself. But we will see.

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    2. Good to hear - imho that is good news ;)

      Da6mn Blizzard games - for you it is Hearthstone, for me Diablo 3 - addictive as hell ;)

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  18. @Trinar : Diablo 3 is indeed addicting ! having my barb at inf fury + 1mill damage unbuffed ^^ still grinding to find that thunderfury! xd

    As for Athstai: Please you're making me so curieus with that "busy trying to rescue herself thingy" hurry and finish it xD

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    1. Same here man. But even more so I really wanna see her fail at rescuing herself ;)

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    2. Did I miss something big my last playthrough? I dont remember anything about the dragonborn being busy trying to rescue herself.

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    3. it's something the creator athstai say'd : in the next chapter she will be ...

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  19. No matter when the update is coming, I still cannot figure out how the fertiliser received back in the prologue will play out? Will the dragonborn use it to stink the slavers to death or what, we will just have to wait and see.

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    1. Actually you have to use the fertilizer in the prologue already (there is no new scene, but you get a different item). So back to your investigation, or you won't be able to enjoy the last part once it is finished :)

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    2. I've been following this mod since the beginning and I still haven;t figured out what to do with teh fertilizer, I feel so stupid.:p Thrilled you will be working on this again soon.

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    3. If you saved the girl at the inn and found the book and note from the slavers in the basement, you can return to her home where her parents live.
      If you show the mother the proof that the girl was kidnapped while that little scene plays, you get a fertilizer who can be used to create a potion thet prevents people from lying....I think. I got the fortilizer but I never created that potion.

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    4. When you get the fertilizer step outside the house and go to the tilled ground there, from that point on it should be obvious what you need to do.

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  20. Just wanted to say, this mod is amazing both as a sex mod and a gameplay and story mod and I really appreciate the work you have put into it and hopefully will put into it. The development may be at a glacial pace, but at least it's quality! There's lots of us waiting for any small update as you give it and so interest hasn't been lost even if the fanbase isn't as big as it once was when this was on LL. Please do not give up and I hope to see DI finished some day in its full glory! <3

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  21. Well done mod so far. Very well done. I'm very impressed with what you've managed with the animations - little things like the PC hawking gobs of semen up on the floor and then wiping her mouth with the back of her hand really adds to the immersion and feel of this thing, and I absolutely love the cut scenes in and of itself. This is light years from any other quest related mod, and I can't wait for the continuation.

    I know its probably been asked tons of times already, but is there a reason you don't do something like this on Loverslab (I found this mod because someone mentioned this place there)? I'd imagine the extra interest garnered on such a site might help get you the missing voice actors. I'd also hope that others might look at what can be done with animations and take a few lessons in that regards (said the critic with no skills at modding whatsoever).

    Taking a cue from some of your earlier work (Dark Lessons), can I assume we'll see more humiliation in the future? Dark Lessons and LoversBlackmail really set the bar as to what to expect in that regard, even if neither is done (yet), and personally I favor the humiliation and blackmail "storyline" (where the heroine is forced to act in order to save innocent lives) over that of slavery - it just fits in better with the overall theme and feel of the game in my book.

    In other news, although I'm somewhat reluctant to make promises on the internet (because I know that my resolve and commitment might vanish the moment something shiny catches my eye), I might not be adverse to trying out a bit of voice acting. Somewhat stymied by the paper-thin walls of my apartment, I don't really feel up for the more perverse ones, but perhaps I could play out the role of the madman in prison. The one who kills his family at the behest of a daedric prince. I think that might be fun. Then, if you find my voice adequate, and there's other rolls need filling later, maybe we can work something out? Got a fairly nasal voice, so while I might not be the best Nord or Orc, I might do a passable haughty elf.

    Also, kudos to whoever did the voice of Shydra. That took a lot of balls (or whatever it is that girls have in that regard) and it sounds fantastic. Really adds to the atmosphere. In general the voices in this mod are awesome. As is the script.

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    1. The only way to get a role in this mod is my sending your voice sample to the author and well your voice needs to get approved as well. So better start recording fast if u really wanna get your name in the credits before all roles are taken.

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    2. This was originally hosted on LoversLab but was moved here. There's still a thread (sans title) for it on LL which is mainly used to let people know when updates are posted.

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  22. Oyus!!! I`m glad that you are still working on this beautiful mod.

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  23. i hope he does like he say'd, finish it this month, :s hopefully not the last day.. hopefully this month ... please

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    1. Well, that's why I shouldn't say anything about release dates. You never know before if it works out or not. So back to the "release when its done" - date :)
      The one thing I promise is that I will let you know if I ever stop working on the mod.

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    2. nononoooo :P don't stop xD you have alot off fans ! Senpai! xD

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    3. In case if u do ever decide to quit on this mod then instead of simply saying its over u could give us a cheap ending. Say something like Perwar will walk to dragonreach and say "Hey dragonborn I give up and u r too strong so take me to prison." Just sayin, hope it never comes to that and also do finish the remaining voice acting for 1st 2 chapters .

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  24. may i just say your mod is fantastic ..... so plz bro don't let it die!!!!! im groviling

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  25. Yeah, that's the problem with game/mod designer's. The release date is always it will be done when it's done. :P That's why I try not to bug them about it too much. Glad to hear your still working on it though. Try to give us the occasional progress report though about whether things are going smoothly or if things slow down a bit. What characters still need a voice. That sort of thing. No real dates or anything but just something to let us know how things are going. Who knows? I might even try to voice one myself.

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    1. I don't really mind so much author's taking their time finishing their mod, even if they have to delay the release date. But what really bugs me is how often they just disappear for months with absolutely no comments or signs of being alive. Sometimes I feel a single "Yo I'm still alive" every one or two weeks would suffice. Thankfully it doesn't seem to be necessary with Athstai since he responds to comments on the blog.

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  26. Great mod! Please keep up the great work.

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