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|Last Updated:||5th february 2010|
You've heard people whispering about it on the streets. When they speak about it, you can hear the sadness in their voices. They say that a small town in Southeastern Cyrodiil, just getting on its feet, is being preyed upon by dark, unknown forces. People are disappearing and their loved ones are desperate to find them. It serves as a painful reminder of the troubled times we live in and though it may seem insignificant in the wake of the Oblivion crisis, you feel compelled to offer your assistance. As you gather your equipment and ready yourself to depart, your mind wanders about the possibilities of the situation. What will you encounter? Is it a simple case of disappearance by way of misadventure? Or indeed, are there truly dark and evil forces at work?
Travelling through the forests on your way to the village, you swear you can feel an aura of darkness closing around you. The faint scent of undeath mixed with an aroma of blood lingers in the air, becoming more pronounced as you draw nearer to your destination. You feel as if a pair of evil, powerful eyes has transfixed a gaze upon you from afar and is burning a hole into the back of your neck, yet when you turn around nothing is there. Something definately isn't right. But the question is, what?
Only YOU have the power to discover the truth...
Tantrivaylia is a modification for Oblivion that features a fun and engaging storyline leading up to ownership of a rather unique castle as well as the clan which inhabits it. There are a number of quests involved and they will take you across the eastern reaches of Cyrodiil. This mod combines some elements from a number of fun sources in the fantasy genre and introduces a bit of new lore, yet stays true to Elder Scrolls canon along the way.
ONE IMPORTANT NOTE -- Tantrivaylia incorporates some adult and sexual themes, as well as nudity if you have a nude body mesh installed, and is intended for audiences 18 years of age and older. These themes read and play out more like a steamy romance novel, but there are some very sexual concepts introduced and discussed during the course of the adventure, so if you are under 18 or are offended by this type of thing, please do not play.
No explicit sexual content is included, however.
Engaging storyline - I've done my best to make you actually care about each and every character involved. Well... except for the evil ones maybe!
- Become the savior of a town in need. Discover what happened to those missing and make new friends and companions along the way. - Discover remnants of a race thought "lost" to Tamriel and learn the dark secret clouding their existence. - Multiple quests and some nice rewards along the way. - Dialogue includes empty 8 second MP3 files as well as stock lip files to add realism and immersion to each and every conversation.
Ownership of a unique and nicely equipped castle in a truly beautiful location
- Located in the southern reaches of the Valus mountains - Unbelievable views, able to see into 4 different provinces of Tamriel. - Unique and scripted items and devices as well as a few fun secrets to discover! - Unique and varied areas with lots of storage, display cases, and stands for mannequins scattered throughout.
Become the leader of a fully functional clan with over a dozen unique members
- Fully scripted AI with full and busy 24 hour schedules including work and play. - Each clanmate has their own horse and can mount/dismount by your command when accompanying you. - All of them will accompany you at will with no limits. Take the whole clan out for a stroll if your PC can handle it! - Many interactions with each clanmate from dancing to riding horses. - Each clanmate can train up to Expert in a specific skill, some trade items.
Become the savior of a town in need and best friends with some of them
- Friends can accompany you the same way clanmates can, and have most of the same features. - Townsfolk also all have full 24 hour schedules including duties and downtime. - Fun little secrets to discover if you spend time with your friends or do some snooping after dark.
Tantrivaylia does conflict with locations added by a couple of other mods. The castle location conflicts with a legion fort added by "Myths and Legends", and also with the Griffon Fortress modders' resource that mr_siika and centurion put together, so if you have either of those installed there WILL be issues as it puts the fortress/fort right on top of Castle Tantrivaylia.
The only other mod I've found that puts something closeby the castle is Ogramirads Unmarked Places. That mod seems to be compatible as his small change to the area is still intact with Tantrivaylia active.
The affected areas for this mod are the southern reaches of the Valus Mountains and the southern shore of Lake Canulus.
 version history
Ver. 0.99a - Fixed some quest and companion dialogue which was not functioning properly for male player characters. Also made a small adjustment to one bit of dialogue as well as fixed a decoration in the Pub that blocked the PC and NPCs from walking behind the bar. Ver. 0.99 - Initial Release.
I'd like to thank the following people for making their resources available for modders like me to use:
Elys for the excellent stock .LIP file! Chigga for the amazing Thermae meshes and textures! Mmmpld for the very intelligent anywhere sittable concept! Pale_Rider for the awesome Indiana Jones hat! Antistar for the wonderful copper bathtub! Phaedra for the beautiful golden eye textures!
And last but certainly not least -- Bethesda Softworks for the amazing worlds they bring to life, as well as help US bring to life!