About This File
Aurlyn Dawnstone, the Reclusive Philosopher
"I am Aurlyn. I have walked Tamriel for years uncounted, seeing nothing but violence and blood."
"Perhaps it is time I take a more active role in shaping the world. If our destiny is to keep evil forever at bay, then so be it."
Aurlyn is an Aldmer Dawn Sorceress from times long past, seeking peace and redemption in a world gone mad.
Custom voiced with well over a thousand lines of dialogue, Aurlyn is designed as a game-long companion, as well as a tragic hero, on her own quest to seek a lost ideal, and unravel the mysteries of her ancient past. She combines my dramatic writing style with a deluge of interesting topics and conversations, making her a truly memorable character that will walk beside you as you fulfill the prophecies of the Elder Scrolls, and reshape Tamriel.
Aurlyn possesses a rich and unique backstory, advanced commentary on most notable locations, a fully-fledged array of relationship dialogue that reflects your actions, and dynamic reactions to the choices you make throughout the game, from completing grand questlines to helping paupers. Many of her conversations are unlocked as you travel through Tamriel, so talk to her in as many places as possible.
A true philosopher at heart, Aurlyn will often make deep and insightful observations of the natural world, and enjoys playing a game of riddles almost as much as reading and quiet contemplation. She will be more than happy to share her knowledge with you, providing unique books and spell tomes once a day.
Her past is more varied and tenuous than you might think. Aurlyn's first memory was waking up in an Aldmeri ship, sailing through seas of bitter cold. All the other passengers were grievously wounded, and the navigator refused to speak. Through stores of books under the ship's deck, she learned she was in the Early Merethic Era. Pursued by House Direnni as soon as her ship reached port, Aurlyn has been trying to learn why she was on that ill-fated voyage ever since.
To that effect, she has spent centuries sequestered in the Crystal Tower, operated an infernal machine far below the forests of Valenwood, dueled a Telvanni Wizard for an Elder Scroll, and finally sought refuge with the Greybeards, high upon the slopes of the Throat of the World.
There she remains, seeking inner peace through meditation, contemplation and worship of the gods. Yet when the thundering call heralded the arrival of a new Dragonborn, Aurlyn is eager to once again take an active role in shaping the world, and patiently awaits your arrival at High Hrothgar.
Oh, and no, she is not a vampire. She's lived that long for a reason, which is hinted at when asking about her past, and becomes apparent during her upcoming personal quest.
Combat, Stats and Perks
Aurlyn is devastating in ranged combat, using a variant of Sun Fire and Vampire's Bane that is capable of harming any opponent. She has a wide variety of perks appropriate for an ancient Dawn Sorceress, including Atronach, Stability and Ward Absorb. Aurlyn will switch to a melee weapon at close range, and is quite adept with one-handed weapons.
She grants two perks while actively following you:
First Light, which increases magicka by 100 points.
Fires of Dawn, which increases Frost Resistance by 50%.
Aurlyn starts off at level 15, and will level with the Player all the way up to level 80. She's a master at Destruction, Restoration, One-Handed and Heavy Armor, and is also quite adept at Alteration. Aurlyn also provides master-level Destruction training, and sells a wide variety of spells and tomes.
Aurlyn runs on her own custom follower system, making her fully compatible with all follower management mods and other custom-voiced companions. She comes with a new summoning spell, Clarion Call, which will call her to your side while she's actively following you.
Installation & Uninstallation
NMM, Mod Organizer & Other installers
Download with the installer of your choice and activate it, the file paths should all be configured correctly. To uninstall, simply deactivate and/or delete.
Copy the files across to your Skyrim Data folder, the default file path will be:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\skyrim\Data
To uninstall, simply delete the following files from your Data folder:
There were way too many files to list, so please check the Articles section for a nice big list of everything.
Requirements and Compatibility
You can find Aurlyn at High Hrothgar. She also spends 8 hours a day meditating on the tower behind High Hrothgar.
Of course, she is a follower, as well as marriageable.
Requires Dawnguard and Dragonborn OR Skyrim Legendary Edition.
Please read regarding Hearthfire!
"I regret to announce that Hearthfires support will likely never come because that particular version failed three stability tests in a row, and after all, that is paramount over any new feature." - Mlee3141
Aurlyn will still work with Hearthfire on a dialogue front, but she will not move to a home. Sorry guys, we really are! If anyone figures out a workaround, please let us know!
Fully compatible with all popular follower management mods, and other custom-voiced companion mods.
Special thanks to Anordil87 for his fine work on creating Requiem patches for Aurlyn! Remember to download the newest one for V2.0!
Special thanks to Darkrogue21 for voicing Aurlyn and the Mythic Dragon Conduit, writing out most of Aurlyn's romance lines, as well as providing insightful feedback and her unwavering support. Couldn't have done this without her.
TheBawb and ScannerLegend for creating awe-inspiring dungeons and worldspaces.
delightfullyshadyballoon for voicing Serenity
skinnytechboy for voicing the Moth Priest from Glacial Epoch.
CompletetheCircuit for voicing the Thalmor Commander and the Nerevarine.
JayCrane for designing Aurlyn's website and giving me permission to use Frost Ivy Glade as Serenity's House.
mystikhybrid for making Vicious Dawnbreaker/ Aurlyn's Sword.
Gizmodian for making the original Vicious Heart sword.
Kearsage for making Aurlyn's Staves
newermind43 for giving me permission to use his ESO Altmer Armor as Aurlyn's combat outfit
Nimezis for giving me permission to use his Noble Dress as Aurlyn's default outfit
KettleWitch for giving me permission to use all of his mods as a resource
Stealthic and Kalilies for making Aurlyn's Jewelry
howiego08 for making Aurlyn's Bows
ghosu for making Aurlyn's Assorted Weaponry
Corvalho1 for making Sword of the Ancient Tongues
Sader325 for making the Mystic Elven Armor
maty743, Arynn and enpremi for making the Noldor Armor and Weapons
Gimora for making the Berserk Judeau Armor
RefurbMadness for making the Journeyman Healer Robes
Nikinoodles for making the Maelstrom Shroud/ Aurlyn's Cloak
RGMage2 for making the Alchemist Compendium
Elianora for making the Sun Rune spell
numberland for making the Stoneflower Gift
Merilia for making the Savory Pie Gift
maty743, Arynn and Isilmeriels for making the Bosmer Armor Pack/ Serenity's Combat Outfit
zzjay for making the Witcher 3 Yennefer and Triss Armors/ Serenity's Default Outfit
CD Project Red for making the original Yennefer and Triss armors
DecimusMaximus for making the Adamant Heart/ Serenity's Bow
Old Book for his debate topic suggestions
Anordil87 for letting me post some of his screenshots
SG Female Textures and More by HelloSanta
SG Female Textures Renewal by Hello Santa
Real Girls Realistic Body Texture for UNP UNPB and SeveNBase by Zonzai and Seren4XX
Real Girls Realistic Body Texture for CBBE (Beta) by drunkenmojo
Mature skin texture and body for UNP(B) 7BASE CBBE Vanilla by Maevan2
Enhanced Character Edit by tktk
DIMONIZED UNP female body by dimon99
Calientes Female Body Mod Big Bottom Edition -CBBE- by Caliente
The Eyes Of Beauty by Gabriel Mailhot
HN66s Long Eye Lashes by humannature66
XCE - Warpaint and Dirt by Xenius
Better Makeup for SKSE by Diethardt
Ethereal Elven Overhaul by nuska
Brows by Hvergelmir
Seductive Lips HD by EcthelionOtW
High Poly Hands and Feet for UNP bodies by Halofarm v1.0
Face design and skin texture edit by rxkx22
Many thanks to those who did review videos and submitted pictures! You guys rock and we wish you fun adventures in Skyrim! ~ Mlee3141 & Darkrogue21
Q: "I can't find Aurlyn, where is she?"
A: Aurlyn is found in High Hrothgar, if not inside, she can be found meditating outside for 8 hours a day on top of the tower.
Q: "Aurlyn isn't following me!"
A: If you are using EFF or AFT or any follower mod, make sure Aurlyn's .esp file is below your chosen follower mod in the load order. This will then allow her to follow you.
Q: "Can you make her more pretty?"
A: Beauty is subjective, and everyone has their own interpretation. If you're not a fan of Aurlyn's vanilla appearance, then there is an optional file which changes her features. She will also look different if you are using any beautification mods such as XCE Character Enhancement or Ethereal Elven Overhaul.
Mlee3141 has recently given his permission for anyone to change Aurlyn's appearance and upload the files, as long as proper credit is given (and ideally, has a link back to the original page!)
"Consider this a formal and irrevocable declaration that from this moment on, everyone is free to use, modify, upload and change Aurlyn's appearance as they see fit, as long as proper credits are given." - mlee3141
Q: "Her teeth are purple!"
A: This is due to messed up filepaths when the mod was being made. This has been fixed in the newest update, please re-download if you haven't already.
Q: "Can I marry her?"
A: Yes you can! Just complete "The Bonds of Matrimony" by talking to Maramal in Riften, and Aurlyn will recognise the Amulet of Mara.
What's New in Version 7.0
- Balanced out all of her weapons, spells, damage values and stash at long last.
- Added a rotating system of spells and enchantments to Aurlyn that dynamically change depending on the time of day or night.
- Fixed a few bugs.