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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 Skyrim?
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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A happy new year to all! As we promised last month, here is another Lordbound video for you to enjoy, showcasing some of the environments you'll be exploring during your stay in Druadach!

Expect a more detailed progress report next month, as we'll be explaining the road ahead for Lordbound and the obstacles we'll tackle in the coming months!

As always, you can contact us for questions or show your support by following us through one of our following social media channels. Thank you all for your support! :)

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Lordbound - State of the Mod - December

Lordbound - State of the Mod - December

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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.

Lordbound - State of the Mod - July 2017

Lordbound - State of the Mod - July 2017

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The July update for Lordbound, breaking the silence and showing our work from the past few months through new screenshots and detailing the road that...

Lordbound - State of the Mod - April 2017

Lordbound - State of the Mod - April 2017

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The April update on Lordbound, detailing our progress made in March. Quest progress, a detailed blog on how we tackle our quests, as well as voice acting...

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Wow guys, what an incredible mod!! It is astonishing the amount of time you guys put into making this mod for free! If you guys need another voice actor, just let me know!! I admire the team so much!! In the meantime, good luck with making this the best Moddb has to offer!

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is it just me, or does anyone else think this might get more traction if it ends up on Nexus mods because of the convenience of the Nexus mod manager.isn't that the most commonly used mod site for Skyrim?

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Yeah, for mods that are already developed or half assed beta projects.

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Hyped for the mod! If you'd need any v/o work done for spare characters (though I doubt you do), I'll be happy to help if you'll have me! :) Good luck with the rest of the development process you lot

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I've just discovered the mod! I wish you good luck and I really can't wait to see this mod. What I really like about it is the fact that it has more of the dark fantasy vibe to it :> It feels like the much more mature world

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Honestly the story doesn't make much sense.The whole point of the civil war in skyrim is that it forces the empire to fight in skyrim instead of preparing for the second great war.Tulius even tells us that the empire sees skyrims civil war as a side show and that most legions are stationed on the AD border.

Why would the empire which does notwant to fight another unceccary war do just that and send troops to open up a road through the moutains that they didn't need for the last 200 years?If anyone wants to trade between Jehanna and Solitude they woudld do it by sea which is faster and more lucrative.And why are the Thalmor helping the Empire?They are not allied,they don't like each other and both sides are preapring for the next war.The only reason they are in allowed Skyrim is because Ulfric broke the treaty by openly worshiping talos.Even if the empire is stupid enough to fight another war why would the AD which profits from it help them?

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well if you look its on the border of 3 provinces which is ahuge trade advantage for weapons and armour and supplies

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Actually, I don't mind if it's not too lore-friendly as long as it's fun.

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Arcky Creator

Good questions! The story detailed in the synopsis barely scratches the surface. You'll have to play the mod to find if your points get addressed or not :)

(Or watch a YouTube playthrough if that's your thing)

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Is this mod going to released on the special edition of skyrim.

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Arcky Creator

Sometime after release, most likely :)

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