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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


May 11, 2015

Things to End

As most of you noticed the last time plan didn't work quite out. Like at all. So thinking about the future of Dark Investigations bought me to the following conclusions. In the next few weeks I'll finally get the update to 0.28 out which includes new voices for chapter one as well as one new bonus scene with our beloved heroine. Those are things that I already started and the voice actors already sent me, so it's time to wrap this up and release it.

Afterward, the mod will end for the time being. Chapter 2 is a huge time investment to create it in the same high quality as the current content and unfortunately it's more time than I am currently motivated to spend on this tale. Given that chapter 1 is completely finished with the next update, it seems to be a good point to make a cut there. Perwar might go unpunished this time, but at least some bandits, theater visitors, guards and guard dogs had a good time during the Dragonborn's investigation.

I guess that was a bit of a good news / bad news post. But stay tuned for 0.28 and the final opportunity for our heroine to get into trouble

248 comments:

  1. It's cool that you'll be releasing the update, I can totally understand that the mod has probably become more of a chore then something you enjoy with the little time you have to spare, I currently am in a similar situation where I work for most of my day then I have college on the side so my spare time is extremely limited as well.

    I'd have to say that for being (at least from what I understand) the only person working on the mod, other then voice actors and some small contributions (creating storyline, custom animations, and implementing it into creation kit), this is a very high quality mod that has probably taken enormous amounts of personal time and the result is awesome. I don't know where you originally planned on the mod being at this point in time when you first started it, but id say its at a pretty decent point considering all factors. I hope you have time to continue it in the future.

    From what I understand though a while back, you said that you didn't want people modding and messing with the story as long as you planned to still work on it. Does this post mean that you will be allowing people to begin doing so or is it more of a "taking a break" from modding it for a (long) while rather then completely stopping on modding it.

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  2. Glad we get to see Chapter 1 finished and can understand that will all the time and effort put into this it can be tough combining it with work/RL :)

    Can't wait for the next update!

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  3. I is sad ToT

    thanks for all the hard work you put in Asthai .

    Looking forward to the work you do in fallout 4 .

    Cheers Veta

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  4. The only think i can say, thx for all what you did and i'm sad that your awesome work didn't inspire more sex related quests (I'm tired of meet and fuck or rape mods with no story) your work has in one chpater more content (For my tastes) that 1 gigabyte mods out there and thats why this hurts so much...snif.
    Take care and drop every once in a while to say that you are alive! i enjoyed your work a lot!

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  5. The only good news here is that you're alive (and I hope, well). :) The rest is sad. Still, thank you and everyone else who was involved in working on this mod. :)

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  6. I know it sounds like it could be picked up again but what are your thoughts on outlying a general plot synopisis? Or a choose your own adventure book to be added in the game. lol

    There are so few good quest related sex mods out there and almost none of them are complete. I was following bestial essence over at lovers lab for a while but at the beginning of the month, everything had been taken down with no warning and now this. :(

    Oh well, hope you come back to it some day :)

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  7. Sad to read this but I can not say that I am surprised. It was one hell of a ride and I am glad that I could at least contribute a bit by lending my voice.
    Obviously I am looking forward to the final Update and yeah...like someone above said:
    Could you tell us what you had planned and what kind of choices there would have been to make?

    I just hate it when I don't know the End to a good Story.

    Otherwise, keep rocking
    - Valgo

    PS:
    Will you keep this Blog online for possible future Mods?
    In that case I'll drop by once in a while.

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  8. Ashtai,

    It's been an AMAZING ride. Thank you for all your hard work, and sharing your fantastic masterpiece with us.

    Best regards on your future endeavours!

    Freyja

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  9. I can't quite say how excactly the story would have ended, many of the details I make up while I'm going forward. Perwar would probably turn out to be a dragon with some kind of masterplan the Dragonborn needs to thwart. And obviously failing to do so (which would be the bad end) would lead her to not only being a Dragonborn but also a Dragontoy ;) Routes until there would have probably involved going in undercover to learn about Perwar and his slaver ring. Depending on the chosen path either staging as customer to buy slaves or as slave being put up for auction herself. Both pathes would of course contain several sex scenes of different kinds ;)

    As for the blog, it will stay online. No reason not to and I'll still be around commenting or answering questions.

    I'm fairly sure I'll start a new mod in Fallout 4 or Elder Scrolls VI, whatever comes out earlier. I don't know what it will be about. I do enjoy creating erotic quest mods, but they come with their own problems which reduces their chance to reach a broader audience (even more so if I don't want to post it on LL). Maybe I'll take the challenge to create a non-erotic tale. But again I'm not sure yet.

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    1. So just wanted to stop by and say that it saddens me that you won't continue this mod :( But I totally understand why! I at one point was modding (Like you know of course very very rookie level lol) and know how tedious it can be.

      When I read what the rest of the story would be, I felt a little like if George RR Martin would have said: "No more Game of Thrones, however, in the final book (that will never be finished) Jon Snow will ride a frost dragon and wield two 44. handguns whilst shooting Daenary's in her stupid face." Not trying to be mean... I am just very sad that this mod will be discontinued :( Seeing as the rest of the mod would continue on your theme of: "Not doing what is right... But what is necessary." Which is the reason why I love Fallout and ESO so much, as well as your mod!

      Anyway Athstai, thank you for an incredible mod, and I hope that maybe you will have time to continue it in the future! Seeing as Fallout 4 and Elder Scrolls 6 will not be out untill 2025 lol!

      Take care! :)
      //Cathy

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  10. Ashtai,

    Dark Investigations is truly a magnificent mod. Without a doubt, it is the best of the best. A BIG thank you from me in all the long hours and hard work you have invested into this mod. It really shows as Dark Investigations is truly exceptional. It is disheartening to read that for the time being you will not continue your work on this mod following the release of 0.28. However, it certainly is understandable. I hope that maybe someday your passion for Dark Investigations will be rekindled.

    If not, still, thank you for this mod. Truly, thank you. Best of luck in all of your future endeavors.

    Cheers,
    Ol' Benny (from LL)

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  11. Ashtai,

    This is my best mod. I very sad for hear it.
    How do you thinking NSAP animation. There is many Good animation included.

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  12. Hi,

    Thanks for the great work you put to this day. Dark Investigations is my favorite mod. It has great pace and build up, with original content. Its immersive story and curiosity of what’ll happen next distinguishes it from other mods. It’s sad that it won’t go on and we won’t get to see a climax.

    I’m also a modder and author of a mod called “get stripped”. I also like to add additional choices and different paths. So, I understand how tedious it can be. You might need to work many hours even to include a moment that lasts only a few seconds.

    I was hoping for something like that auction scene and sneaking into the slaver base, which I’m sure could go very bad if you’re not careful.

    I know you said, you won’t go on, but, I can really see some stuff you mentioned above happening. So, if you want to turn back to the mod again after the new bonus scene, I would like to help you. Especially with the animations, since you said you’re having problems before. I’m sure many other people may want to help out too to finish what you have in your mind. Either way, it was a very good mod, I enjoyed quite a bit. Thanks again :)

    bahow

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  13. "Perwar would probably turn out to be a dragon with some kind of masterplan the Dragonborn needs to thwart." - Athstai

    After the ancient nords purged the dragons from Skyrim during the dragon wars, Perwar or PaarWahlRel (Ambition Create Dominate) went into hiding. At the beginning of the 4th era the dragon resurfaced after encountering one of the mythical Elder Scrolls. The scroll revealed to Paarwahlrel the means to slip through the bars of the Prison of Mundus and elevate himself to a higher subgradient of the Aurbis, much like the Dwemer of old attempted to achieve. But in order to accomplish this he needed a powerful soul.

    In the beginning, Auriel tore out the heart of the Trickster Lorkhan and cast it across Tamriel landing at its far shore and creating the volcano Red Mountain. This act was called "Convention" and it stabalized the realm of Mundus. Through its stabalization the greater and lesser spirits discovered mortality and the possibilities of death. In order to preserve their beings into the future they mimiced the gods by recreating the act of the Convention. The "penetration" of Lorkhan's body, and then the "divine spark" of one's being "impregnating" the body of Nirn giving "birth" to the new realm of Mundus. This ritual among the now mortal spirits became known as "Procreation".

    In time, Paarwhalrel convinced a great number of immoral mortals to create a slave network that spanned the breadth of Tamriel, enticing them with the luxuries that it provided while, in truth, he sought out this powerful soul. When found Paarwahlrel would procreate with this mortal, finalizing the first step of his plan to escape Mundus and ascend to godhood. Of course, just when the dragon's slave network reaches every corner of Tamriel, Alduin and the Dragonborn come on the scene.

    "Of course, it is a sign from the Father, Borhmahu (Akatosh), that he approves of my endeavors."

    "The Nords think that the Dragonborn is sent for them, to preserve their Kalpa, ppffah. Even if true it only determines which Kalpa my ascension will reign over."

    "The Dragonborn, with the Oversoul of my bretheren, the souls she has stolen, it is perfect... It is no coincidence that with my Suleyksejun Se Zaamhus (Dominion of Slavery) at its height that she would be sent to me... It is the TRUE purpose of the Dragonborn..."

    Then the Dragonborn defeats Paarwahlrel and sucks out his soul. THE END.

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    1. I wrote the above post. I'm just going to write down the rest of whats in my head because this is my way of coping with the fact that we won't be seeing Chp 2. :( :( :( (Some of it is a from a short story i am slowing writing for hentai-foundry)

      The next message you get from Irileth says that a Penitus Oculatus Investigator has showed up looking to speak with the Dragonborn. When you get to Dragonsreach you find Anray and the Investigator speaking. The Investigator is looking into the disappearance of soldiers from both sides of the civil war. The soldiers seem to be disappearing at chaotic times like during battles and sieges. After some dialogue two competing plans are put forward.

      Anray wants to go to Labyrinthian posing as a married couple looking to purchase a slave. The Investigator opposes this idea thinking that showing up to an auction will not get them anywhere near Perwar and instead proposes that she take the Dragonborn there as a bandit/soldier/mercenary that she has captured and sells her as a slave. Anray doesn't like this plan because it puts the Dragonborn in a position of having to do some things she may not like to do. Both paths have consensual and non-con options to them, these choices will dictate whether your character becomes mind broken or not. This will in turn affect the ending.

      Investigator's Path:

      This path has to do with the Dragonborn being drugged to help with "breaking" them. If the Dragonborn resists your character will be drugged even more. Through the path your character will come to befriend a young and very horny Khajiit virgin who is tasked with giving the slaves their drugs and cleaning them off after "training" while they slept (Hes not allowed to have any fun though, poor guy, must be frustrating XD). Your character will befriend him, even allowing him to lose that virginity of his, which will result in him not administering the drug to you anymore.

      Anray's Path:

      Dragonborn and Anray show up to the auction. There are dozens of men and women there. Through dialogue choices either you or Anray end up giving yourselves away. The platform that the slaves were on is vacated and the slavers force the Dragonborn and Anray up there. They order the two to have sex in front of everyone, its either consensual or non-con but it happens anyway. Afterward the head slaver lets the crowd have their way with the Dragonborn and evens some go after Anray as well (poor Anray lol). When the crowd is finished, the Dragonborn has another con/non-con option. Either offer to become the head slaver's plaything or not which will result in her being punished by being chained up in the waiting area to be used by slavers and buyers in between auctions.

      Somewhere in the middle of both of these paths will have a character show up and get captured by the slavers. If you choose to go the Investigator's path it will be Anray who shows up to purchase the Dragonborn from the auction in order to prevent her from being purchased by some stranger and taken away. If you choose Anray's path, the Investigator goes through with her plan without you anyways (probably with another willing girl/guy) but is found out. The Dragonborn will see these characters get thrown into what is called "The Conjurer's Pit" which is a pit where a bunch of mage slavers summon A LOT of horny daedra in. The point of the pit is to quickly break in the slaves.

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      At the end of either of the paths a mage will show up recognizing your character as the Dragonborn and having a powerful soul (above post) and take the Dragonborn to Perwar. Depending on whether you character's mind is broken or not will determine the ending. If you character's mind is not broken, she'll bang him and when she gets the opportunity she will slay him. If you character's mind is broken he'll bang you a few times over the course of a few days and eventually ascend into godhood, having completed his plan. Once he ascends or is slain your character will regain their composure and be tasked with slaughtering EVERYONE, wiping out the slavers and the buyers then free the other slaves. You'll also have the option of saving your companions that are there with you.
      Anray's path: the Investigator (Is mindbroken because of the pit), Anray (becomes permanent essential follower, option to have sex with in dialogue whenever you want)
      Investigator's path: Anray (Is mindbroken because of the pit), Young Khajiit (becomes permanent essential follower, option to have sex with in dialogue whenever you want)
      Deliver news to Irilith. Quest Complete :)

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  14. Thank you for a great mod, going to miss it (and miss the weekly routine of checking here for updates). I always pictured the next step going to the slavers base with Anry, being offered the choice to give him weapons, then give him armor, then agree to be bound. Answers to each affecting the outcome but with the final choice him selling you as the Dragonborn then remaining slavery chapter. Think that was one of the strengths of the mod, there was a genuine unpredictability of what would come next.

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  15. Really sad to hear, it was a very well made mod, with a very high level of skill and time put into it.
    I am not too surprised to hear this news if I am honest given the
    amount of time between updates. It would be great if you could pass the mod over to some of the capable
    people at LL (SexLab SexSlaves for example is a very well made mod). But I guess whether u pass it over or not
    depends on how positive you are that this is the end! Based on Lovers Dark Lessons though, when you say its over, its over =(
    Good luck with your future endevours either way and thanks for a great mod!

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  16. My favourite mod and I'm sad to hear it will be ending, but it's still great for what was there, and I'll be looking forward to playing 0.28.

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  17. A lesson in setting realistic goals, I guess. It's still probably the best mod for Skyrim. Hope to see it continued sometime by somebody. Thanks for sharing it.

    Working in a group might have helped so that the burden didn't fall quite so heavily on one person. Those are the mods that tend to get completed (and there are a number of examples out there, especially some of the great ones for Oblivion). The majority of modders are good at things like animations and scripting, but not much for story. It'd be great to put those people to work on something a little more worthwhile. There needs to be some kind of collaborative effort, I think :)

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    1. Working in a team comes with it's own problems. And there were some good examples of planed skyrim mods how such things can go wrong.

      In general obviously I would be happy if I have others who do animations, textures and maybe even new locations while I do the writing and scripting. And well DarkAngel1265 helped out quite a lot in the beginning with the superb animation he made for one scene. However keeping motivated as a teammember is often even more difficult than for a single author, as it isn't entirely "your" work you invest time into and much of the credit will go to someone else. Plus you can't be as creative as you would like to be if you task is set by the ideas of others. So it's no surprise and understandable that there aren't many willing slaves I can task with working on the mod things I'd need ;)

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    2. I honestly would be one of those "willing slaves" if I had the skills to do animation or textures, but I don't Lol.

      I have to say though that I disagree on the part where working as a team can be hard to motivate a person. For example, and this could be going a bit far in comparison to a smaller mod but, in larger companies, such as Bungie, the people working on different segments (animation, graphic designing, level designing etc.) seem to feel the same sort of accomplishment when working on the game even though their work gets mostly credited to the company name in the end (and most of us don't pay too much attention to the credits of all the people that made it). Still I have watched some of the behind the scenes and they seem generally enthusiastic about the challenges creative ways they could recreate a storyline that they generally worked off of and most likely didn't create themselves.

      The major advantage of working in a team is also that multiple peoples ideas how a story can be told get put out there and sometimes it can lead a story to an unexpected point that would of never happened with just one person. An example of that would be when Toastman voice acted Anray's voice you stated in the comments:

      "Indeed. It wasn't what I had in mind when I created the character, but it turns out it fits well and Toastman did a great job there :)"

      other things like that can happen in a team and create interesting alterations that you would never expect. Not saying that this IS the case with this mod or that you should of done it, just saying that maybe things would of ended differently had this been the case.

      Also still curious about if you plan on allowing others to build on the storyline if you plan on retiring or is this more of a "taking a long break" instead?

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    3. > in larger companies

      That really doesn't fit too well. All of the team mebers there work primarily for the money. Yes they may have fun doing their work (and that's how it should be) and yes they will be proud on what they accomplish (again that's how it should be :) ), but very few would do so in their freetime. I don't say it doesn't happens, there is the whole OSS ecosystem (and of course there are Skyrim mods from teams) and I do work on other, larger free projects too. But it's still much harder to build such a team and then you have to take in account that this is a (fairly kinky ;) ) sex based mod after all, something with which you can't show off to friends or use as testimonial.

      > The major advantage of working in a team is also that multiple peoples ideas

      Quite honestly, that's rather a disadvantage in my eyes for this mod. I don't really want to spend time discussing and convincing someone else how the story should go or how a scene should look, rather than decide myself and do it. And it's the biggest risk for a team, that the overhead of managing and discussing eats up the gains. Not so much in professional environments were there is one boss, but you can't really order around a team of volunteers like slaves (unfortuantly ;) ).

      > Also still curious about if you plan on allowing others to build on the storyline if you plan on retiring or is this more of a
      > "taking a long break" instead?

      Not quite sure yet. In general I don't mind if someone else continues with chapter 2, but I'd like it to be seperate enough to highlight that it's a different work from someone else.

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  18. Yeah, I forgot to account for the fact that they still get paid in larger companies, but I would think that if you could form such a team for the mod because money wasn't a factor to begin with that you would be able to find people motivated to help you create the story rather then create it for you. As far as showing it off goes, at least from a personal poind of view my achievements have meaning wether or not I could show them off, but I guess that doesn't apply to everyone so I see where your comming from there. Either way it doesn't matter at this point, you did what you felt was good for the mod and it worked so no need to speculate on what could of happened (it shall be a mystery :D).

    It would be cool though to see someone take over chapter 2 and feed everyones want for a continuation, If I personally were to do this (again, I have ZERO skill in doing anything like this anyway, so hypothetically) I would be inquiring with you about how you would continue the story and look for some guidance as to where the story would have gone had you continued it yourself. You seemed to have lead the story in an interesting direction so far so I am curious as to where you would of lead it in chapter 2.

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  19. love this mod and hate to see you go but i understand its sometimes gets ti the point i was a moder for a long time and for this mod i would be willing to help in anyway i can if you come back at anytime plus all i have is free time since im disabled and cant work so i can be a great back bone "just a idea"

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  20. so when release? i cant waitttttt

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  21. im still saying if you open a patreon especially now to motivated you finnancially so you have more time im sure you would success

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    1. Financial motivation isn't the same as having-fun-creating motivation. I'm not saying that won't work, but the result may be different than what we already experienced.

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    2. I completely agree. In fact, that is more or less the reason I quit my job today. Well that and a total dick of a friend for a boss. The point is their are more important things than making money.

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  22. I hope to get used non sexlab animation
    http://www.loverslab.com/topic/39465-animations-by-leito-52415-new-animations/

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  23. It's a shame that you don't have enough motivation to continue with the mod, because it is by far the best adult mod for skyrim out there. I'd like to ask, what are the chances are that you will pick it back up again and continue with chapter 2? Regarding the new bonus scene, I assume it's another one-off bonus? Not some sort of recurring bonus that will happen every so often with the character. Anyways, great work, and thank you for the time you have already put into the mod.

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  24. Probably just wishful thinking here, but wouldnt mind if you threw a bone to the good guy before quitting, i cant really remember his name, something with A... the companion you get for the quest, he was loyal and never took advantage of that bootey...maybe they could end up doing something H in one way or another. Always lovin a good tease, like when he was wondering if he chose the wiser path (one of tursam's endings) this all could have gone on for a while, but knowing you are going to quit after CH1 bonus scene i really wish you would give him some happy times with the dragonborn.

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    1. +1. Anray deserves to get his hands on Dragonborn or at least get a good tease for all his hard work. Please, Athstai, make it happen, as a farewell gift for us.

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    2. Plottwist: Anray is Perwar. Or at least a Doubleagent.

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    3. Nah, these kind of plottwists are responsible for utterly killing an otherwise perfect movie.

      You know, im straight, but Anray's voice is kind of...sexy? And hes playing the saint so well. Also he's the only voiced NPC who hasnt starred in any good scene ...yet

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    4. He turns on the Dragonborn and becomes a slaver. I think he even said in the Tursam branch that "he should have chosen another profession" when they let Tursam go. I always that that was a hint of what was supposed to come.

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    5. There are actually a few things that make me believe that Anray could be one of the Slavers:

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      - During the negotiatons with Tursam he comments that he'd call Anray to fetch him a whip.
      - When you choose to execute Tursam he willingly goes along with Anray thinking it's all a show.
      - Either Tursam or Shydra is off screen killed. In most Movies that means that such a person isn't dead.
      I could easily see Shydra or Tursam reappear in Chapter 2.
      - There is also the List in the basement of the Inn that confirms the Dragonborn as a target. What better way to capture her than making her come to the slavers/walk into a trap?

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    6. And we will never find out ;) But:

      > - Either Tursam or Shydra is off screen killed. In most Movies that means
      > that such a person isn't dead. I could easily see Shydra or Tursam reappear
      > in Chapter 2.

      This isn't quite true. If you acutally follow Anray, you will see how he kills Shydra or Tursam and even if not you can find their corpses.

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    7. Well I know what I have to check out as soon as I reinstall Skyrim :D

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    8. Find Tursam's corpse and /raise dead on him. You can have have a Tursam companion. Or a Shydra companion. There's a follower mod that should get made.

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    9. With that 'Dominant Follower Mod' it's even somewhat immersive :D

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  25. M.Night Shyamalan twist: The Dragonborn is Perwar and you've been dead the whole time.

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    1. Then after this you wake up in some inn with the realization that it was all a dream and that the entire questline was a metaphor for your poor relationship with your parents.

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  26. Almost 1years... wow... Just... wow...

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  27. so, we are waiting almost month, when wa may see v 0.28?

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  28. i mean, that we waiting a month afetr this post

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    1. It said weeks. That's more than one week and less than two moths. But that's just the time plan. There isn't really much reason to hurry, it will be out before Fallout 4, so there is going to be enough time to enjoy all the content for sure and it ends after that anyway :)

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    2. there is a reason, and that reason is the same like people waiting for Fallout 4

      Your work is awesome and everyone here can't wait for you to finish it ! but don't hurry , it's still worth the wait

      but still.... i'm kinda excited for it

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  29. Any chance you might make a mod for Fallout 4 or are you taking a break from modding?

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    1. Already wrote this above: Possibly, but I don't know if it will be a sex mod or vanilla story mod.

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  30. will there be more than one bonus scene in 0.28?

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  31. It's like a century

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  32. so 0.28 ver is end? no chapter 2?

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  33. I think I read that you would allow someone to finish the mod? There are some great modders around, the Darkwind Isle modder, Captured Dreams modder (although I think he's having some health problems), There's also the sexslaves modder and the get stripped guy who I think has commented on here; all worthy hands who would treat the mod well.

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    1. Yeah, those are modders that come to mind as well when I think of who should attempt to pick up this mod. Esp the Darkwind Isle modder or the Get Stripped modder. Both of them are short mods atm but LOVED how the story went so far. May not beat this mod in terms of quality but its close enough. The modder for Get Stripped impressed me with how many custom animations he has in such a short mod and created within a short time frame.

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    2. yeah he also mixes light and dark with some good humour which fits the tone of this mod very well

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    3. Bahow (the Get Stripped guy) said this when I asked him about it:

      - "I think the opposite, I must be the last person who should take over the mod :) I think most people enjoyed it would want darker scenes in it which rules me out." -
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  34. Hey Asthai, since this will be the final update for this mod, I'd like to ask wether you would consider adding a few unvoiced lines to Irileth or maybe a note from the Courier after completing Chapter 1 that states how the Whiterun Guards took down the slavers operation. I really don't want to irritate you with any ungrateful demands, but allowing Perwar to continue enslaving farmer girls leaves a really sour taste in my mouth and I think a few lines or a small letter would give us all a bit closure and satisfaction, knowing that this piece of shit got what he deserved - take it as compliment to your writing, that I actually got a bit emotionally invested in your characters! :-)

    I would also like to thank you for this great mod, having the opportunity to chose between several branches in the quest makes it in my opinion superior to most vanilla quests and as I already mentioned, your writing was really well done and creates a motivation to take down Perwar. The sexual part of the quest was also handled well, I don't see why this mod wouldn't be tolerated on the nexus - unlike mods such as Animated Prostitution, Dark Investigations gives the sex a believable context and remains mostly tasteful about it - I guess the dog part would be controversial on the nexus ;)

    Thank you again for giving us such an enjoyable mod, I hope you will consider giving us some closure about the fate of Perwars others victims, and that you will continue this blog after Dark Investigations - it would be great to see you and any potential projects in the future on the nexus - your mods deserve to be in the Top 100!

    Cheers and thank you again,
    Heatridge

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  35. I don't suppose you could post what you had in mind for the rest of the story (in text form)? We'd be eternally grateful!

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    1. He answered that earlier:

      - "I can't quite say how excactly the story would have ended, many of the details I make up while I'm going forward. Perwar would probably turn out to be a dragon with some kind of masterplan the Dragonborn needs to thwart. And obviously failing to do so (which would be the bad end) would lead her to not only being a Dragonborn but also a Dragontoy ;) Routes until there would have probably involved going in undercover to learn about Perwar and his slaver ring. Depending on the chosen path either staging as customer to buy slaves or as slave being put up for auction herself. Both pathes would of course contain several sex scenes of different kinds ;)" -

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  36. your work just unbeleverble and awesome! i never saw mod like this, STABLE no ctd at all, smooth , and also funny story. this mod just perfect. i want donate you 10$. but i don't know how. i'm not american, korean. just tell me how i donate you. and please make this mod until finish.

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  38. New bonus scene is long or short?

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  39. Shydra truble ending is so assume hoply same bouns scene inclouding new vision.. anyway Is that still processing?

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  40. Is really come out? also this post allmost 2month ago..

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    1. Still got 10 days. Athsai said he wasn't in any rush.

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    2. Patience, I'm sure the final product is worth the wait, thought checking this blog had been a daily habit for me now~

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    3. Just anymore 10 day.

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    4. The more you nag at him to give you completely free content faster, the less likely he'll be to release it. Have some decency mate.

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    5. seeing posts like these makes me realize why Ashai stopped working on this mod.

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    6. I think these posts tend to come off as being ruder than intended because a lot of the time the posters first language isn't English, so he or she doesn't have a good grasp of the nuances that seem rude or naggy to others.

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  41. Patiently waiting for the last of Dark Investigations. Would love to see you make a story quest for Fallout 4, adult or not. Thanks for taking your time to give us these awesome story quests!

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  42. I know it's getting later than hoped again. But in all truth, putting out the last update isn't just the most important project I'm working on right now. I do promise to finish this update, alone for the fact that others have worked on it (the voice actors). And it will be before Fallout 4. While it's a longer wait, given that it conludes the mod and the playing time stays the same, I don't think it matters all that much if there is a bit more delay. So be patient :)

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  43. I think you mentioned you might mod Fallout 4 at some point, is it a case of keeping an eye on this blog (certainly a weekly habit at the moment anyway) or will any potential mod be placed somewhere else. I realize this is a bit premature but Fallout 4 looks amazing and you're mods are brilliant

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    1. If it will be an adult mod, I will link / publish it here for sure. If it's a "vanilla" story mod, I'll most likely use another pseudonym as author. The audience will be fairly different after all and there is no point to invite the "but he wrote a rape mod!" drama in the comment section.

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    2. I they have any sense they will just say "he wrote that great, in depth story mod"

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    3. That's the thing though if the newer audience looks up his name and finds this mod, without ever having played it, they'll say what he said rather then just saying it was another great story mod.

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  44. Everyone Listen. Next week fallout 4 will be release.

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    1. I thought it comes out on November 10th.

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    2. Hmm... Fallout 4 being released way ahead of schedule without any news, facts, or reasoning to back it... I guess ill have to take your word. The internet has always told the truth right?!?

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  45. pls give us a new part of your mod, we waiting enough time

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    1. you've waited enough time!? wtf mate, get off your damn high horse, for goodness sake!

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  46. Updating? Yah! Provider dailyer not weekling nor monthering. Gentle reminder welcome!

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  47. seriously gona to tell me you guys are that desperate to rub one out you cant wait and quietly check back every couple weeks like everybody else theirs like a billion free porn sites out there give that a try

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  48. Just 1 more Posting plz . not updating
    This posting... Almost 3month ago

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    1. Oh. my gosh. really 3 month age.

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  49. One more post plsease, just want to know everything is OK with you.

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    1. I'm flattered you are worried about my wellbeing. So yes I'm fine. Although I updated from Win7 32 to Win10 64bit which means I gotta have to reinstall most of the software needed to make the mod before going on (but then that's not whats taking so long to be honest).

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  50. Just tried out this mod for the first time, and I must say that the voice actress chosen for Shydra was amazing :) I also liked the interactions between her and that one Whiterun guard follower. Looking at these posts it appears that there are yet several branches which I haven't seen yet, and I'm looking forward to playing those. This mod is awesome!

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  51. In short, I'd like to thank all those who helped in making this mod. It is truly one of my favourite mods, like, ever!

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  52. Are there any walk throughs available?

    AFAIK I have done every option and seen every bonus cut scene but a comment from Athstai makes me thing I missed something

    "bandits, theater visitors, guards and guard dogs"

    Bandits I took to mean the Orcs, guards are involved in two outcomes and guard dog in one but theatre visitors?

    I missed something?

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    1. Bandits: Drink the potion instead of giving it to Shydra.

      Theater: After doing Tursam branch and letting him go, go to Blackbriar's meadery in Riften, go downstairs.

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    2. I did plan to make some kind of in-mod information how many bonus scenes the player found already. I do suppose most never find the theater for example and never realize it's there which is a bit of a shame.

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    3. It only said that the quest failed after drinking the potion. What do you do after drinking it?

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    4. Go to the wilderness and wait (in game) for a few hours. Some bandits will approach you

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  53. Any chance to release source files?:)

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    1. Once this is completed will you as requested release the source files and bless the possibility of someone else taking up the mod and running with it. As long as they credit your inspiration and obvious long and hard work of course.

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  54. I really like this mod, the mod story is very good, great replayability, ending a lot, at least I played no fewer than 20 times. I basically started from the beginning of the year waiting for your update. I very much look forward to your updates, hope that the author of this mod can continue to produce the sequel. More hope to the 028 version can play as soon as possible. Come on, moder. Finally, the cult author.

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  55. Shydra bonus scene ...Bad ending... whatever that's the most great!
    But Seems like no more update... that's too bad..

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    1. this is only my opinion, but i think that will be great if you publish new information about your mod(some picture, video,and some information about how you make this mod, and other). Sorry for my english

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  57. call me crazy but the longer the wait the better. I have a feeling something awesome is on its way. Every update so far has been amazing and i know the next one is going to be great. Thanks for this awesome mod. Cant wait so see you in fallout 4.

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    1. Which is faster release fallout or DI

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  58. Hi Athstai, no mean to offend you at all what so ever, your mod is the best out there, but can you please make a comment so we all know you're still there..

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  59. Are you still alive?

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  60. It's been way too long. I guess he really might be dead this time. RIP Athstai. Man he was such a great modder.

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    1. FFS, my last answer in this thread is 3 weeks ago and I have been around for 5 years. Annoying me with those "he's dead" posts isn't going to speed up anything.

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    2. You haven't posted in three days. Athstai confirmed dead. RIP IN PEACE ATHSTA, WE KNOW YE WELL.

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    3. Sounds like something a dead person would say.

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    4. He said 3 weeks not 3 days.

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  61. I'm playing the mod right now. I think it stands out among all other quest mods I've played (and I've played MANY). The way you use scenes to drive the narrative is both totally original and compelling.

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  62. If you give up this mod, How about uploadiing souse file to Loverslab?

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    1. Source file is no matter. Just need to permission.

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  63. Oh my GOD, Still not update yet, Are you sure You keep making this mode? Is this really update?

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    1. fuck off mate.
      //Cathy

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    2. be patient certainly think will come out before the Fallout 1-2 days

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  64. Oh man, reading all this comments I feel bad for the guy and I feel even worse for finding it amusing.
    Sorry Aths! x)

    - Valgo

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  65. "I can't quite say how excactly the story would have ended, many of the details I make up while I'm going forward. Perwar would probably turn out to be a dragon with some kind of masterplan the Dragonborn needs to thwart. And obviously failing to do so (which would be the bad end) would lead her to not only being a Dragonborn but also a Dragontoy" How can you say that and not finish it, it sounds so great..... Anyways feel like not enough people say this, but thanks for all the FREE content you've given us, no rush for your update; looking forward to any sexual or non-sexual mods you have coming up in fallout 4.

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    1. Not finishing it because frankly it takes a lot of work and Athstai is a bit of a perfectionist. Kind of a shame in many ways since there are so many interesting mods that have been done since this was started that could make the job easier but Athstai is standing by his commitment to not have any other mods required and that's good too.

      The true disappointment though is in wondering how many bits of pure genius like the theater scene we'll never get to see but maybe they'll come out in some other mods for other games so I'll be watching this space as always, even after this mod gets it's premature finale.

      As always, thanks Athstai for the work you have done. I'll always want more but I'll also be happy with what you decided is enough.

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  66. My condolences to his family. R.I.P.

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  67. Just a general request: will people stop trying to piss the guy off with death comments. If you really want him to finish the mod and more to the point, share it, then putting not remotely funny rip comments up is not going to help matters just risk ruining it for the more patient of us.

    Thank you for a great mod, hope you are not put off sharing it when it is ready.

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    1. Hear, hear!
      Someone gets it.

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  68. Athstai, can you post some information about progress your mod(maybe some photo or video), it willl be great

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    1. There isn't much point in this. I already described what it will contain: 1 new bonus scene and more voices. If I post a video of the finished parts of the bonus scene, it will be quite a spoiler for the "only" new content in it. It's not taking that long because it's that much new stuff but because I'm lazy atm ;)

      Although I slowly get in the mood for some binge-modding again. Which is a good timing given that Fallout 4 will be out somewhat soon.

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    2. maybe in future you will make interesting mod for Fallout4?

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  69. Hi Athstai. Don't know if you know me... but I've made a TOP 10 best quest mods... and guess who's at numeber 8?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbMFjCVulSU

    Fell free to add it to the descriptiton if you want. I'm going to do a gameplay about the investigation. Given its peculiar style, DA would make a very unique let's play experience. An Interactive let's play.

    I want to do it before Fallout 4. Hopefully the latest (and final version will be out). If not... What we have is enough.
    Enjoy
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    1. Looks nice. Although I guess for the gameplay vid you would have to censor quite some parts if you want to post it on youtube ;) As for the last update, content wise it "only" adds one more semi-hidden bonus scene, so that shouldn't alter the gameplay too much.

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  70. I don't know... I'm currently right after the interrogation part. I got to sleep and then the game crashed (Not your mod. I had a problem with my videocard). So I stopped there. So far, nothing too outrageous. I guess my Pc will got abducted and raped... I've become pretty apt at showcasing LL or adult mods without crossing red lines and (I think) always being humorous and tasteful.
    Non consensual sex is delicate... but in this case It looks like something which really fits in the story. Given the way you use scenes, I plan to make something very cinematic. So I hope it will become like watching a horror movie. The most troubled scene would be implied... happening out of camera... maybe I can put a very soft music to play on contrasts... We will see.
    So cinematic and interactive. Every time there will be a pop up or a question, I'll stop and let the viewers decide. A pretty unique Cinematic interactive gameplay. We'll make History! :D

    Since I'm full of ideas but quite lazy too... I think I'll start in about two weeks. Regarding the updates... I can live without the bonus scene... but if you have some new voice lines, that would be important. For example, that scene when you peek through the prisoner door and the girl suddenly appears, yelling "Boooh"... If you had that voiced, please send me even just the audio files. I will insert it during editing.

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  71. So Is this going to final complete state?
    3/? Follow Up "Bonus" Scenes

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  72. "only" adds one more ? Oh my god... we still waiting 1years more...

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    1. HaHa.. Just 1 year? We are already waiting 3 years ago.

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    2. Still totally worth it

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  73. Athstai, how are you? what you think about Fallout 4?

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    1. I think 60 EUR is a pretty steep price to ask for a (any) game. But aside from this I'm looking forward to it - I enjoyed all titles of fallout quite a lot and I don't think (hope) this will be different. From a modder perspective I really, really hope the animations are going to be compatible with Skyrims. If "we" have to start with from the scratch again that would be quite annoying and delay mods quite a bit.

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    2. It's only 60 now. But the steep price was expected after Bethesda's executives failed to cash in on all the paid mods on Steam.

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  75. I have multiple problems with this mod. I am at the part when I am supposed to find crying mushroom and I already wanted to give up because there isn't even a slightest hint as where to find it and there is nothing around the house (I even tried travelling towards Cyrodill border, perfectly aware that Valenwood is on the other side of Cyrodil). But that's not the problem, I might have missed something. The problem is that this mod still has many bugs and now I can't progress because of them. I've tried going back and do all the alternatives (to finding the mushroom) in all possible ways and order but something went wrong in my every attempt: the follower whose name I can't remember either disappear or doesn't react even when 24 hours have passed. Others times I couldn't open the door to the cell ...and every time, there is a bug. hence, I am forced to search for mushroom, but now I have a feeling that even the mushroom part might be bugged.
    Can you please explain what I am supposed to do and where the mushroom is supposed to be located? I already restarted the game once because the guard-follower refused to behave normally and continued to leave my service or refused to react (bug). I got past that point after I restarted the game, but now it's happening again.

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    1. Surprised to hear about bugs, I've found this one of the most bug free mods I've played. There are hints (can't remember where) about the mushroom. But... SPOILER alert in the first quest tracking down the kidnapped girl you get fertilizer, put that on the farm of the kidnapped girl. This gives you the mushroom.

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    3. it strange how something that seemed complicated is actually so simple....I figured it out a few minutes after I posted this comment. And it puzzled me for two days. And that was my last result before abandoning this mod. I keep trying to plant the mushroom right next to the old lady's hut and that was very silly of me. I mean, why would you grow a mushroom in the middle of nowhere where you could have just planted it right after you left the farm.
      Well, thank you for your comment, it would have helped me if I haven't figured it out. And I almost didn't. As I said, my visit to the farm was a final cry of desperation. Plus, you are the first who actually wrote where to put the fertilizer, others kept talking about the fertilizer but not where to put it. Thanks again.

      (bunch of errors and deleted comments, sorry about that).

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    4. It is one of the more tricky puzzles to resolve if you didn't complete the prologue "properly" and received the mushroom. But then, it's not necessary to go on - you can always go back to Anray and choose another path instead which will allow you to finish the story too. Just as there are many hidden bonus scenes, this path takes a bit more "work" to unlock - which you don't have to if you don't want.

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    5. ah but Athstai we have to see them all, really missing out otherwise (thank you again for the mod)

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  77. Just found out and got a chance to play this mod. Great job, I really enjoyed the content.

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  78. So this is a bit of an offtopic post. I just played through Life is Strange, and I keep thinking: "That's what I want to do with my next mod". Telling a (somewhat smaller) story that is so immersive, depressing and loaded that players will pause for a while and start thinking about it, that will make them sad (and happy) while forgetting it's a videogame. "To the Moon" was just in this style too.
    It would be quite the complete opposite of this mod, which is mostly light-hearted, ironical and of course sexual. And it would be quite a challenge. It such a fine line between cheesy cliché which lets you roll your eyes and well done drama which lets you wipe your eyes. Even though Fallout itself has more of a cynical, mocking theme I'm sure such a mod could be realized within. And just like with this one it won't be so much about the gameplay (like fighting) but about choices and consequences. So the question is more if I could do it and want to try or stick with theme like my "Dark-" lines.
    So maybe that's what you will see from me in Fallout 4 (albeit probably under another pseudonym). I kinda feel tempted to try it just to see if I can and the temptation builds the closer Fallout 4 comes. But nothing is decided yet, maybe I'll stick with sex themed mods like this one.

    Alright, that's it for this bit of info. And yes I still plan to deliver the promised last update.

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    1. It seems like what you really want to do is design games, not just mods for other people's games. Have you looked into using an engine like Unity to accomplish the things you want? You may find that it's easier to take the assets from a game like skyrim or fallout and re-purpose them in a completely different engine, rather than try to work within the confines of an existing game and its limited set of build tools. As much animation work as you already do, you may find it to be simpler than you would suspect.

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    2. > You may find that it's easier to take the assets from a game like skyrim or fallout and re-purpose them in a
      > completely different engine

      I'm sure Bethesda's lawyers will be thrilled about this idea. But asides from this, creating your own game is a magnitude more work than using a finished framework to actually create some content. And it's focus shifts from the actual content to the technical work. Not that I wouldn't find it interesting but it's nothing which one guy can do alone in a few months. Plus there isn't really any reason to, the Creation Kit usually offers exactly what I want: A (somewhat) easy way to tell a story. There are some confinements and of course the lore which must be abided, but that works well enough - as it did for this mod.

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    3. > I'm sure Bethesda's lawyers will be thrilled about this idea

      Technically speaking, since you're not monetizing your work in any way, what they or their lawyers think of you using their assets is irrelevant. They can't stop you from using their art to make something that falls within fair use any more than Rembrandt or Beethoven could. Either way, it comes down to this: if you like telling your story within the lore of an existing work, more power to you. If the story you want to tell falls outside of that lore, I'm certain that you have the ability to do that as well. There is obviously an audience for the things you make, there have got to be hundreds of us checking this site a couple times a week for updates. I'm merely suggesting that there are more avenues open to you than telling your story within someone else's story.

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    4. It doesn't work that way. Stealing assets from, say, Skyrim to create you own separate game, would be considered illegal by Bethesda lawyers, no matter if you are making money from it or not. Bethesda allows and support modding but you have to own a copy of the original game. The case of the modders who are trying to recreate morrowind within the Skyrim engine, was solved when they agreed that owning a copy of morrowind would be required.
      On the other hand, you could actually make a mod out of Skyrim which has nothing to do with the Elder Scroll. And example of that is Enderal. A Skyrim mod totally located in a new world and which will require starting a new game.

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    5. > Technically speaking, since you're not monetizing your work in any way, what they or their lawyers think of you using their assets is irrelevant.

      Guess you didn't hear about the Skyrim Lord of the Rings Mod. It got shut down by Warner Bros. for that exact reason as well lol. It was as far as I understand a completely free mod so they weren't monetizing from it but it still was considered stealing their content for another game, which is the same thing that stealing Skyrims content would be doing.

      Google "Lord of the Rings Skyrim Mod Shutdown"

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    6. Neither of you guys seem to understand fair use. Recreating Morrowind in the Skyrim engine infringes upon Bethesda's copyright on the Morrowind property, and thus is only fair use as an artistic recreation of an existing work in the context of the pre-existing ownership of the original work. Recreating all or part of Middle Earth, which falls within the copyright space of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, is also not exempted via the fair use law because it's not an original artistic work based on an existing work, it's at best an original artistic work within the intellectual property of an existing work. This is why you can write a story involving elves and dwarves that are based on the tropes invented by Tolkien, but you can't have the elves speak quenya or use the dwarven runes that Tolkien invented. You can use the same key progression and lyrics to make a cover of a song in a different genre, but if you directly copy a melody and write new lyrics on it you get sued (see Vanilla Ice and Ice, Ice, Baby). You can use the Oblivion engine and make an entirely new game, like Nehrim, and Bethesda can't stop you or even object because it is a unique and independent original artistic work, which is released for free and does not compete against the work from which it derives assets. Purchasing a copy of Skyrim constitutes a license to use the artistic assets (models, textures, sounds, etc) from that artwork and apply them to a new context so long as the new context constitutes a new, unique, independent and original work of art, and so long as the new artwork is in no way monetized by the creator, and so long as the license agreement for the new work stipulates that viewing of the work in question is a criminal act except in the case that the viewing party have legal license to fair use of the assets which are the sole intellectual property of Bethesda (you need a legal copy of Skyrim to legally run the software or view the pictures/video). Making a run-on sentence that long pains me, but sadly that it the state of legal terminology in English; the takeaway here is that copyright law actually makes very broad concessions for the use of established intellectual property as a thematic or artistic basis for new work, so long as the new work meets a baseline level of distinction from the original.

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  79. Could you make a serious, thought provoking mod that is still sexual in nature?

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    1. I don't think so. I mean it's possible that a "deep" mod includes sexual elements as it's message, but they wouldn't be meant to arouse anyone - and I doubt its possible any other way. How many "hot" porn clips have you watched and asked yourself "Wow, now let me think about the deeper meaning of this" afterward ;)
      Plus I don't really want to. For sex mods the slightly ironical, light and humorous point of view is much more fun to create.

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    2. yeah, good points :D

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  80. New Fall Out is Coming!

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  81. Fallout 4 is on the horizon and closing in fast. DI 0.28 is absconding.

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  82. fallout 4 countdown started.

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  83. Somehow I doubt we will see the last update in the next two years, now when Fallout 4 is almost out ;)

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    1. Once Fallout 4 is out we will forget about DI for the next few months. Early next year the official modding tools will come out. So goodbye DI. Its been fun waiting for the last update. :)

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  84. Maybe someone might do something similar to this mod once FO4 GECK is released :D

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  85. The update is coming in less than 11 hours! Can't wait!

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    1. Because the author said it will come out before Fallout 4! But... FO4 is coming out in one hour! :D

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    2. "I do promise to finish this update, alone for the fact that others have worked on it (the voice actors). And it will be before Fallout 4."
      "It's not taking that long because it's that much new stuff but because I'm lazy atm ;)"

      - Athstai Da

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    3. Good thing I'm accountable to none in that issue :) Plus the second sentence isn't part of the promise, so it will still happen at some point.

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    4. The first sentence was a response to the above three posts. The second one is the reason why the mod has not been released yet. My comment was not ment to hold you accountable or anything.

      I know I have no right to judge, since I don't know anything about modding. You're making this mod for free and I think a lot of people are thankfull for that since the mod is one of the better ones out there. I do respect that.

      But the fact that it's a great mod is also making people more dissapointed because it's taking so long. I don't know if you're going to release the mod on LL, but if not.. there might not be a lot people who will witness it since they might have given up on the mod because of your credibility. This is just my opinion and of course you're not entitled to it.

      But I do think it's a great mod. :)

      Sorry if my english is bad, it's not my first language.

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  86. I think that was the end no more update the mod was abandoned...

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  87. So, if you got Fallout 4 already, what's your thoughts on the game, or at least the parts you already played?

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    1. If you ask me: I haven't played it yet and I'm currently playing Legends of Heroes. Although Fallout 4 is on the list for the next. Is there any word already when the GECK will be out?

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    2. It's hinted the release is "early 2016", so i guess January-February

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    1. Well, if that actually is the case, it sets the bar for story mods to be better than the vanilla quests lower.

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    2. Athstai, I thought you said the next update would come before FO4 :( Why hath thou forsaken us?

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    3. fallout doesnt suck it just feel entirely different but the game is the same as other fallouts just with way too many thing to do once you get use to this new feeling it gets good

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    4. I'm actually glad they stopped trying to merge the original mechanics with their own interpretation of it, since that worked out horrendously. In F4 it feels as if they went with what they actually wanted to do, not what hardcore fallout 1 & 2 would want. And it's good.

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  89. Just finish this mod

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  90. where is the V0.28? i didnt find it..

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  91. Who cares about 0.28? Fallout 4 is here. GOODBYE DI and Hello FALLOUT. Hopefully Athstai wont make any similar mods for Fallout 4.

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    1. Dont know if it has been asked before, but is the Dragonborn involved in the new bonus scene?
      Are you still working on it or have you given up?
      I'm just patiently waiting but it's killing me :/

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  92. guys remember Athstai will finish this mod BEFORE 2017 just saying have patience...

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    1. I guess Athstai hurt your feelings when he wasn't able to finish the completely free mod you feel entitled to as soon as he said he would.

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    2. looks like half life 3

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  93. Hello, Athstai, I just recently found this, and it's probably the best adult mod I've used for Skyrim. I was wondering if you plan to ever complete this. The last update said you have lost the motivation, but you didn't say you would never come back to it. I guess I just want to know if there's any hope of completion.

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  94. He clearly stated that he's too lazy to finish it.

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    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnLap49gSgw#t=00m10s

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    2. "It's not taking that long because it's that much new stuff but because I'm lazy atm ;)"

      Confirmed :p

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    3. He said "at the moment" though, meaning he did not abandoned it. But it's true that it's not out yet because of laziness.

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  95. Was not a rant, just a comment on the above post lol.

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