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Story Synopsis

The drums of war are beating inside the Druadach Valley. After two hundred years of isolation the valley has restored its severed connections to the provinces of Skyrim and High Rock, exposing its withered remains to the rest of Tamriel. Chief Gorek of Garshakur refuses to surrender his mountain fortress to the Imperial Legion, denying them control of the highly-valued trade route between the cities of Jehanna and Solitude.

As the war wages on, the people of Druadach are forced to seek protection within the walls of Highreach, home of the young Lord Haelan - but even the last bastion of Druadach is threatening to fall at the hands of a mysterious knight of unknown origin, leaving only death in its wake. Whatever the choices are in the end, the fate of the valley rests in the hands of champions; both new and old.



  • A dense new region roughly 3 km² in size, filled with quests, dungeons, events and activities, for you to enjoy.
  • About 30+ hours worth of content through main questlines and side content.
  • Three non-linear faction storylines, providing the player with choices and consequences that resonate between the three storylines and alter the state of the valley as you progress.
    • Join Lord Haelan on a quest to uncover the truth behind his family’s past.
    • Assist the Imperial Legion in reclaiming the trade route to Jehanna.
    • Support the Orcs of Garshakur, as they defend their new home against the Legion.
  • Loot that you’ll want to carry over to your future adventures. New weapons, armor, spells, and surprising consumables.
  • Fully-voiced NPCs!
  • An original soundtrack!

About the Team

We are a passionate and dedicated team of game dev students, industry professionals, and modders who worked on video game and other modding projects such as Undeath. We’re looking for the people that share the same passion for modding and the Elder Scrolls, for this project. We’ve already invested a considerable amount of time in Lordbound, and are aiming for a 2016 release. Think you can help out?

Our goals are:
- To deliver a level of quality and polish consistent with Skyrim.
- To provide non-linear gameplay and story experiences where the player’s choice matters.
- To hone and expand our skills in our respective fields of game development.

We’re looking for people with Creation Kit experience who’d like work on an awesome project with awesome people! What are we looking for? Well, all kinds of people, really.

Send a private message through ModDB or lordboundmod@gmail.com to apply for the following roles:


Book/Dialogue Writers
Got a passion for narrative in games? Capable of writing character dialogue, interactions, journal entries and short quests? Then we're looking for you! Applying with a sample of your work is a must.


Level Designers
We’re looking for people who are experienced in using the Creation Kit and its tools to design, build, populate and optimise additional content for our world. If you have a passion for creating interesting interior dungeon spaces and locations with the know-how to make the technology work in your favour, get in touch!

Quest Designers
Are you experienced in quest design and able to write and build compelling quests using the Creation Kit? Then we could use your help! We're looking for people to fill our world with sidequests, random encounters, and interesting activities for the player to enjoy.


We’re looking for people who can assist in the creation of new assets for our mod! Think you can make an area more interesting with custom architecture? Kit-bash existing assets into unique-looking pieces of gear, or create new models from scratch

Environment Dressers
Environment dressers to help us improve on our mountains, swamps and rivers, as level designers are limited to the amount of time they can devote to visually improving an area. The job involves researching rivers and mountains, matching our requirements to Skyrim with inspiration from real world geography and settings to craft (in)credible vistas and make the world more convincing for the player as they move through it.


We're looking for talented composers to bring beauty and music to our world! Think you can compose some ambient tracks that will fit our setting? Contact us and we'll talk :)

Voice Actors
Lordbound features a large cast of characters comprised of all races will need their own unique voice. Think your voice is silky-smooth enough? Or can you do a gruff Orc or Dunmer? Then we could use your talent! If interested, please PM me a voice reel, so that we may find a role suitable to your voice.

What we require from you:

  • Be able to work independently and cooperate with others.
  • Keep the team involved and informed of your progress.
  • Work with constructive feedback given by other members of the team
  • Be awesome (this is the hardest part)


Q. When is the mod's release?
A. We'll release the mod when it's ready.

Q. Will this be released on SSE?
A. Lordbound was initially built for the original Skyrim. We'll be focusing on a normal release before focusing on a potential SSE (console) port.

Q. Will the mod be released on Xbox One?
A. We'll announce more at a later date.

Q. Do I need other mods in order to play Lordbound?
A. You only need the base edition of Skyrim. No additional mods are required.

Q. How long have you been working on this?
A. It started in the summer of 2014, but we had a bit of a hiatus while our core team members were off on their internships. We resumed progress in April 2015, and have been going hard ever since.

Q. How big is this new expansion mod?
A. The size of the main questlines surpasses that of the official DLCs. We have a lot of content waiting to be implemented, and we need to find the right people to help us do it.

Q. Where does the mod take place?
A. The mod takes place in Druadach Valley, located in the Druadach Mountains between the provinces of High Rock and Skyrim.

Q. Is this lore-friendly?
A. Short answer: Yes.
Long answer: We've taken great pains to ensure that the content of the mod makes sense; from the new factions, locations, and characters; to the valley’s ties to the rest of Tamriel and events in the lore. The mod alters nothing what is considered to be 'canon' for The Elder Scrolls, and we believe that we will offer an interesting setting for players to explore as an extension of their main adventure in Skyrim.

Q. What if I sided with the Stormcloaks and took over Skyrim? Will it still be possible to assist the Imperials?
A. Yes. Why and how? That's for you to find out.

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Hi Lordbound Supporters,

Now that spring is approaching in full mode, we’ve got some updates for you.

In March we spent a considerable amount of time expanding the world of Lordbound.

Our first World NPC pass is now finished, filling our major locations with interesting characters that reveal more about the Druadach Valley and the lives of its people. Over the next few months we'll be expanding the world even further - perhaps with a few extra tasks to enhance your player experience. ;)

As the main quests are nearing completion, the time of polish draws closer. Rewrites have begun on the earlier quests in our questlines. Internal playtesting will work out the kinks of our designs by highlighting the shifts and additions we'll need to make to deliver the best experience we could possibly provide.

Remember those mod collaborations we mentioned to you recently? Today we would like to draw your attention to… Madcat221!

To make our factions feel more unique we looked into supporting them with equipment that suits their style. Just like its members, one such faction enjoys magic with the protection of steel. Positive that certain characters and players would feel the same way, we needed some new equipment. Thanks to Madcat221 we now have the Robed Steel Armor available for those who can afford it. Robed Ebony Armor will also be at your disposal for the more powerful battlemage. These, plus some other armors, will be prepared for you. Of course, to wield magic and steel into battle as one!

Today we also have a few new screenshots for you highlighting parts of our progress!

The dangerous lands of Druadach

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Last but not least; an extra interior screenshot for you

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Enjoy the lovely weather and stay tuned!

El / Your Lordbound Team

Lordbound - State of the Mod - March 2018

Lordbound - State of the Mod - March 2018

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This time around we're taking you behind the scenes of our mod, presenting it to you in a light you've never seen before! Expect the unexpected and something...

Lordbound - Environment Showcase

Lordbound - Environment Showcase

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The January update for Lordbound, with the long-promised environmental showcase video!

Lordbound - State of the Mod - December 2017

Lordbound - State of the Mod - December 2017

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The December update on Lordbound, detailing our progress, our future and the time of our release.

Lordbound - "Of Ash and Frost" - Story Trailer

Lordbound - "Of Ash and Frost" - Story Trailer

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The first story trailer for Lordbound is here! Providing a glimpse of the world we built and giving you a hint on what's to come.

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Too much hype and no play makes me a dull boy. XD

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Gimme Gimme

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Will this be compatible with Beyond Skyrim in the future?
Seems like it'd be a damn shame to not have this in my journey across Tanriel someday.

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Arcky Creator

Yes, it will!

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First of all, Hooray! Glad to hear it.
But compatibility could mean a couple of things...
Does it merely mean that I could have this loaded at the same time as BS:Illiac Bay but we'll have your Druadach Valley and Illiac Bay's Druadach Valley, just in different worldspaces with different adventures?
Or does it mean that you have reserved part of the BS world map and it will be contiguous with the rest of BS:Illiac Bay? That there is one Druadach Valley and it's yours?

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Arcky Creator

Lordbound and Beyond Skyrim: Illiac Bay take place in seperate worldspaces, so compatibility and epic adventures are guaranteed! We even have someone dedicated to making sure we're as compatible as can be 😃

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will this mod be available for the Xbox One?

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Read the FAQ.

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is there a Release date for this mod

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comming 2018, but of course they wanna make sure it's polished before releasing it!

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This is my private opinion, but looking at the quality and attention to detail from the creators, late 2019 or early 2020 looks optimistic.

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I don't think so.. When a mod is in the state of making quests, means is in the final stage of development.. and if you see the previous updates you can see that not many quest have to be completed. I'm pretty optimistic about Lordbound for a 2018 release

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"Maybe this year"

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