ARKTWEND, the prequel to "Nehrim - At Fate's Edge" TC translated into English by Golden Thief and
enhanced by john.moonsugar.

About Arktwend

Arktwend is a total conversion to The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind.

Arktwend is the name of the country in which the game is played. The size of the continent is around 30 square kilometers, making it larger than Morrowind. The player traverses idyllic forests, birds are flying through the air, animals such as sheep, deer, hares, wild boars and wolves cavort on the ground and fish swim in the underwater. Leaves fall from trees, grass and grain sway in the wind.

In between, there are always settlements, the largest city in the game is about the size of Vivec. A large part of the game takes place in Stormwend, the intellectual and cultural center of Arktwend, here are many guilds where you can join the city guards, the cleric, the gladiators, the Brotherhood or the Thieves Guild. One rumor, however, is that somewhere in the woods of Arktwend there still is a guild of hunters that has kept hidden, a group of rough boys.

The player can join each of these guilds and receive quests from them. In Stormwend itself resides Kanzler Brutus, a power-crazed tyrant, he has withdrawn into the big tower on the outskirts of the city front, from here the fate of the whole Arktwend will be decided. Furthermore, there are many small villages and castles throughout the country in which the player can fulfill side quests. The player begins his adventure in a monastery where he grew up, outside the monastery the whole wide world awaits him. But strange things have happen in Arktwend - Shadows roam the land and long-forgotten, old forces pushing back the power. The age of heroes has begun!


  • Six-Guilds
  • 1000 NPC's
  • CA. 30km ² land mass
  • Almost a thousand-interior
  • Mushrooms and plants are not "excluded" but disappear after they are picked, then grow after a certain amount of time again.
  • Other Features: tree cutting, grain harvesting, cooking, wood processing, wool processing, ore mining, smithing and forging.
  • Several "runes" when used impact various attributes of the player.
  • Dimension doors through out the world which one can use to enter other dimensions and explore.
  • New weapons, armor and items
  • New, independent action
  • New Soundtrack
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0 comments by SureAI on Mar 18th, 2009

You need download only Arktwend Final 1.0.0 form SureAi. The other patches are included in the English translation. Included with the translation download one needed missing texture we found, a Music folder that has 4 extra music files from one of the patches and an English ini. The oringal Morrowind ini will not work correctly so you will need to use the in the English download because it is a TC.

EMaster vXXX Translated Master is on their download page or if an update has taken place the latest might be found at the link below.

Arktwend English:

Burrowind has made an excellent install guide because the installer is in German it might be confusing, also he show how to set it up as a multi-install so you can play Morrowind and then switch back to Aktwend. Here is his link to the web page. There are some excellent in game screenshots there.

Here's a tip: Try installing Vvardenfell Visages Volume I as a face replacer. It works, since it's pluginless.

To Install Arktwend files
Run its installer.

To Play
Only activate Arktwend EMaster vXXX.esm after installing nothing else.

This esm has everything in it but MWE. I halted it in order to track down errors and thought it might be causing some, it was just the MWE Combat system.

You do not need to use Morrowind Enhanced with the English version.

They recommend using mw_fps_opt, because it makes an enormous increase in sight received, making the landscapes of Arktwends even more enjoyable. It is provided in their download package. Abot has been running Arktwend with MGE and it seems to be working out ok. So if you want to try that you can.

Remember to use their Morrowind.ini or mine. I did include the ini I have been using just in case; I altered where it said language, yes to all and show fps. I changed it from German to English that way I could use the console with the English keyboard otherwise it is in German, even when you save. I more point concerning the ini – If you use my English ini and then switch to their German ini none of the save games will show up in the game. This is because of the language setting they were saved in. To get them back either switch ini or go into the ini and change the language line to English or German. Then your saves will show up again.

NOTICE - Must Do
Don't use levitate or jump walls in Stormwend or in spots where it tells you to come back later because you will break some quests. Most of the time you can levitate in Stormwend but when a quest is give or an event happens, you should walk through. Otherwise go where you want. Also if
you have to escort someone don't lose them or you won't be able to finish the quest.

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Mar 2, 2013 Full Version 1 comment

Arktwend is a German TC (Total Conversion) for the Morrowind engine by SureAI. This is installed first before any of the patches.

TAO - The Arktwend Overhaul Version 0.15

TAO - The Arktwend Overhaul Version 0.15

Mar 2, 2013 Patch 0 comments

Compatibility with Arktwend English 3.2 (make sure to apply that one first), A new Inn outside Bregen. It has a dog and a duck in it. Dogs in some towns...

TAO - Splash pack v4

TAO - Splash pack v4

Mar 2, 2013 Wallpapers 0 comments

This mod includes some nice splash screens for TAO (The Arktwend Overhaul). Of course, they do not depend on anything, so you can use them where you like...

Arktwend English 3.2 + patch #3

Arktwend English 3.2 + patch #3

Mar 2, 2013 Patch 0 comments

This is the english patch made by Golden Thief, it was the last version of his and should be applied after installing the main mod, but before applying...

Arktwend French patch

Arktwend French patch

Mar 2, 2013 Patch 0 comments

L'installation d'Arktwend requière toute votre attention, lisez attentivement les étapes suivantes et n'en ratez pas une.

TAO - The Arktwend Overhaul Version 0.14

TAO - The Arktwend Overhaul Version 0.14

Apr 29, 2010 Patch 1 comment

Overhaul for the English version of Arktwend. Overhaul Created by JohnMoonsugar. You need the full release to play. Arktwend is a German TC (Total Conversion...

Post comment Comments  (10 - 20 of 28)
Earthbound_X Dec 24 2010, 7:55pm says:

So this is a prequel to Nehrim huh? Glad I found this, so I can start it before I start Nehrim.

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moneebagz721 Dec 3 2010, 10:08pm says:

This is such an amazing mod, the only thing I dislike is the fact that you get god items early in the game, and to make up for that the enemies sometimes have huge amounts of health.So the battles can get repetitive sometimes =\. But other than that, this is the second best mod for Morrowind (just have to go with TR for that)

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rage_killerz Aug 10 2010, 11:11am says:

for anyone that dont no how to install this I thought I would explain how

step one.

install marrowind + tribunal,Bloodmoon and then install the latest patches in this order tribunal-bloodmoon.
copy the hole contense of marrowind to a desierd location

step two:
go to the surai website and download the following
arktwend de 2.0.0 and arktwend master v3.1 translated master english
(TAo-arktwend overhaul is optional)

step three:
open the arktwend de.exe and when promp for install dir brouws to desierd dir but make sure to erase arktwend ie c:\marrowind\arktwend
when the install has completed open the new installd folder and go to data extract the english translation to that dir

final step
with everything installd correclty open the marrowind launcher and under the data files double click arktwend english esm.load up and get ready for the best marrowind mod of all time:)

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Xargoth Jun 28 2010, 3:22pm says:

Very much so

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temaire Jun 17 2010, 8:12pm says:

Are the graphics in this mod better than the original Morrowind graphics?

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Xargoth May 2 2010, 4:33pm says:

The best total conversion I have ever played. It far surpasses every other Morrowind mod ever. 10\10

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BlackEmo2010 Jul 24 2009, 10:47pm says:

There's plenty of bugs, glitches, etc. in this mod, but if you look past all of it's problems, it offers a very amazing experience. This mod presents a certain majesty that Morrowind alone could not. 10/10 for an amazing mod.

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Mr.Ryab Jul 22 2009, 2:18pm says:

Anyone know how i can activate the esm idk how to do that

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Mr.Ryab Jul 22 2009, 1:30am says:

Ok i did everything right on that guys tutorial but i can't figure out how to activate the esm and i cant play its bogus looks great please help

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Mr.Ryab Jul 22 2009, 12:09am says:

Strait up looks great i am expecting problems with DL install and getting it set up im starting DL now we will see how it goes

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Highest Rated (2 agree) 7/10

Arktwend is a very ambitious mod, but lacks polish. Clearly, SureAI wanted to make this at least as detailed as Morrowind. The game world is absolutely enormous, but is more restrictive than Morrowind's world. This can actually make it feel smaller than Morrowind at times. Also, there is only one highly inhabited part of Arktwend, which is the north west area of land surrounding the city of Stormwend. While this makes other parts of Arktwend seem mysterious, it also makes it generally harder to…

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