Religion Mod – Tweaked and Enhanced

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I adore IronDusk33’s Religion Mod and for me, it is essential for a realistic playthrough. However, I became so interested in this idea that I decided to dig deeper into the mod files to get a better understanding of the mechanics. I also started coming up with my own ideas of sins and virtues as I learned more about each Divine. So, I decided to make some changes myself!

This mod requires IronDusk33’s original mod (version 2.06 only), this mod will simply overwrite some of its scripts. The optional .esp added by this mod adds two new books to guide you through pleasing the divines with my changes. These books will be explained more below.

I believe my script changes make the Divines easier to follow in a logical way since the sins and virtues directly relate to their specific teachings and common knowledge of the lore. Furthermore, with these changes you can now still please some Divines whilst displeasing others since their values are so different.

I decided to leave the Daedra worship side of the mod alone since I don’t feel like I know enough about them to make such changes.

I have added two books:

The first book is called ‘The Book of the Divines’ which is basically a lore book which will explain what I know about each divine and immersively hint at the sins and virtues related to each without being blatantly obvious. This book is rather wordy and may require some thinking to figure out what the sins and virtues might be. You can find several copies of this book free to take in baskets inside the Temples of Dibella, Kynareth, Mara, and Talos.

The second book is called ‘A Worshiper’s Guide to the Nine’ and is almost a little ‘cheaty’. It will basically provide you with a clear list of the sins and virtues for each divine. However, I have still tried to keep the wording immersive and not too obvious. For example, rather than writing ‘killing Paarthurnax’ under the sins for Akatosh, I wrote ‘killing harmless dragons’ instead. If any of these clues are still too difficult to figure out, you can find the exact sins and virtues in a spoiler below, or if you don’t want to look at that, feel free to message me and I’ll tell you exactly what they mean. I urge you to read the first book before this one to gain an understanding of the reasoning behind my choices for the sins and virtues as well as having a go at guessing them for yourself. This book is only available to be purchased for a rather high price from Freir in the Temple of the Divines. She will now also sell you some other religion-related books including ‘The Book of the Divines’ and will buy books and spell tomes from you.

This is all the information you need to understand and enjoy this mod, and I urge you to only use my guide books in-game as reference. However, if you want to know the changes I have made in the form of a complete list of the sins and virtues for each divine, you can click the ‘spoiler’ button below.

[font=Tahoma]Click to see information regarding specific Sins & Virtues for each Divine:



The Nine


    [*]Praying, especially at a shrine

    [*]Wearing their amulet



    [*]Stealing – items, horses, or pickpocketing

    [*]Completing Daedric Quests

Other than these, the sins and virtues of each Divine differs greatly. Note that if a virtue or sin listed above is mentioned again for a specific Divine, it means that they will react more strongly to the act than the rest.



    [*]Collecting Dragon Souls

    [*]Unlocking and mastering Shouts

    [*]Completing Quests part of the main questline and Dragonborn

    [*]Days Passed

    [*]Fighting for the Imperial Legion

    [*]Pleasing the other Eight Divines


    [*]Assassinating the Emperor

    [*]Killing Paarthurnax

    [*]Fighting for the Stormcloak Rebellion

    [*]Displeasing the other Eight Divines



    [*]Killing Undead

    [*]Joining the Dawnguard and completing their quests

    [*]Learning Restoration spells which inflict extra damage to undead and vampires (Sun Fire, Stendarr’s Aura, Vampire’s Bane, Bane of the Undead)



    [*]Killing non-hostile animals

    [*]Trapping Souls

    [*]Being a Vampire, the longer the worse

    [*]Learning Necromantic Conjuration Spells which can zombify a corpse (Raise Zombie, Reanimate Corpse, Revenant, Dread Zombie, Dread Thrall)

    [*]Learning Conjuration Spells that summon or heal undead (Necromantic Healing, Heal Undead, Conjure Boneman, Conjure Mistman, Conjure Dragon Priest, Conjure Wrathman)

    [*]Completing Quests for the Vampires against the Dawnguard




    [*]Completing Miscellaneous Quests

    [*]Rescuing the Temple’s new Sybil in ‘The Heart of Dibella’ Quest

    [*]Cleaning up the Temple after trashing it during the ‘A Night to Remember’ Quest (not as much gained as lost from the sin of trashing it)

    [*]Talking to the Face Sculptor



    [*]Trashing the Temple during ‘A Night to Remember’

    [*]Stealing a statue from the temple and selling it during ‘The Heart of Dibella’



    [*]Skill increases

    [*]Reading Books, especially Skill Books

    [*]Receiving Training

    [*]Learning Spells

    [*]Learning Words of Power

    [*]Completing Quests for the College of Winterhold

    [*]Increasing one’s Magicka

    [*]Skills in the Arcane Arts – Destruction, Restoration, Conjuration, Illusion, Alteration, and Enchanting

    [*]Completing ‘The Way of the Voice’ Quest


    [*]Escaping Jail

    [*]Total Lifetime Bounty







    [*]Discovering Locations

    [*]Mixing Potions

    [*]Unlocking Words of Power

    [*]Alchemy Skill

    [*]Bringing a sapling back to Whiterun to complete ‘The Blessing of Nature’ Quest (bring Maurice and take his advice)

    [*]Completing Kyne’s Sacred Trials

    [*]Completing ‘The Gift of Kynareth’ Quest

    [*]Mastering Elemental Destruction and Enchantments (Perks: Augmented Flames, Intense Flames, Fire Enchanter, Augmented Frost, Deep Freeze, Frost Enchanter, Augmented Shock, Disintegrate, Storm Enchanter)


    [*]Killing animals and creatures

    [*]Harvesting Ingredients

    [*]Taking Eldergleam Sap with the Nettlebane in ‘The Blessing of Nature’ Quest



    [*]Being Married

    [*]Adopting a Child

    [*]Owning houses

    [*]Completing ‘The Book of Love’ Quest








    [*]Killing Daedra

    [*]Completing Miscellaneous Quests

    [*]Finding Gold

    [*]Learning Conjuration spells which banish or expel Daedra (Banish Daedra, Expel Daedra)

    [*]Giving to the poor (Gift of Charity)

    [*]Learning Restoration spells which heal others (Healing Hands, Heal Other, Grand Healing)


    [*]Completing Daedric Quests

    [*]Escaping Jail

    [*]Accumulating Bounty

    [*]Learning Conjuration spells which summon Daedra (Conjure Flame Atronach, Conjure Frost Atronach, Conjure Seeker, Conjure Ash Guardian, Conjure Dremora Lord, Conjure Storm Atronach)

    [*]Learning Conjuration spells which summon Daedra permanently (Flame Thrall, Frost Thrall, Storm Thrall)



    [*]Investing in Stores

    [*]Owning houses and horses


    [*]Carrying large sums of Gold

    [*]Crafting and upgrading Weapons and Armor

    [*]Blacksmith skill

    [*]Speechcraft skill




    [*]Completing Quests for the Thieves Guild



    [*]Clearing Dungeons

    [*]Winning Brawls

    [*]Learning and using Shouts

    [*]Completing Quests in the main questline

    [*]Fighting for the Stormcloak Rebellion

    [*]Being a skilled Warrior – skill in Block, One-Handed, Two-Handed, and Heavy Armor

    [*]Completing Quests for the Blades

    [*]Rescuing Thorald from the Thalmor in ‘Missing in Action’


    [*]Escaping Jail

    [*]Total Lifetime Bounty




    [*]Fighting for the Imperial Legion

    [*]Bringing Ogmund’s Amulet of Talos to Ondolemar in ‘Search and Seizure’


Additional Info:

I am looking for an artist who could retexture the book covers to make them fit in with the retextures in Book Covers Skyrim. Please send me a message if you could do this for me.

Feel free to post in the comments if you disagree with any of the sins or virtues and tell me why.

IronDusk33 gave me his permission to upload these scripts. However, this mod is only intended to work for version 2.06. He may be releasing an update of his mod soon and although that is very exciting, I may not be updating this mod, at least not immediately.

Please remember to endorse my mod as well as IronDusk33’s original mod if you enjoy.

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Item Weights Redone

ClefJ’s Dragon Bridge – Fixed & Enhanced

Scarlet – Standalone Fire Mage Follower

Diego – Standalone Archer Follower


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