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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.

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Features

  • A dense new region roughly 3 km² in size, filled with quests, dungeons, events and activities, for you to enjoy.
  • About 15+ hours worth of new content for low and high level players.
  • 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.



Designers

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.

Artists

Modelers/Kitbashers
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.

Audio

Composers
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)

FAQ

Q. When is the mod's release?
A. We’re planning to release sometime in late 2017.

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. Do I need any of the DLCs?
A. Nope. You only need the base game.

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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March has been a busy month as always; the main questlines are nearing completion and we're slowly starting to roll out our first material, ready to be recorded. We've had the joy of accepting new members into our team this month, which'll allow us to release Lordbound even better than we might've envisioned.

One of our quest designers, Nick Witsel, wrote an interesting and detailed post on his quest design process for Lordbound, containing a detailed breakdown of one of our sidequests. Definitely worth reading if you're interested in how we tackle our quest designs.

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We've finished a hefty numbers of quests in March, and will continue to do so as the months advance. We determined our sidequest quota to make the world fill full and alive when you journey into Druadach, and will delve deeply into those once the main quests have been finalized.

To continue with the good news, we've finished our audio pipeline last month, proving that our team is able to

  • Cast a voice actor and have them record lines.
  • Clean up the lines and make them on-par and blend with Bethesda's voice acting.
  • Have the recorded lines be integrated fully.

We've started assigning both major and minor character roles, and will continue our casting over the coming weeks as dialogue gets finalized and characters get closer to recording. More roles have been added to the audition sheet and you can also apply through Casting Call Club! As always, we'll be releasing more roles over time as the project nears completion, so be sure to follow us to remain up to date!

And as always, here is some of the sites we've been working on. Enjoy!

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Lordbound - Voice Actor Auditions are live!

Lordbound - Voice Actor Auditions are live!

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This update is about our progress, voice actors additions, as well as our newly-opened Discord channel.

Lordbound - State of the Mod - February 2017

Lordbound - State of the Mod - February 2017

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The February update on Lordbound, detailing our production in the past month. From our new audio pipeline, to main storyline progress and a sneak peek...

Lordbound - State of the Mod - January 2017

Lordbound - State of the Mod - January 2017

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The big 2017 update on Lordbound, featuring our quest progress, our world, screenshots, music, and graphs.

Lordbound - Teaser Trailer #3

Lordbound - Teaser Trailer #3

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The latest development update for Lordbound, including a new trailer and our progress in the past few months.

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Kmy859
Kmy859

Are you all working on this mod anymore

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Arcky Creator
Arcky

Yes, we'll give a good update when it's time to give a good update. Maybe we'll even release a trailer?

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Guest
Guest

It's been sometime since the last update.I have to say this is the project I am waiting for (and Beyond Skyrim of course)...The soundtracks are also quite good!Will it finish before July?

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Arcky Creator
Arcky

We're working on it the best we can, but we're aiming to release it within the next 6 months, but not any time soon. We're always trying to expand our team - and could definitely use the help to release the mod at the best state possible :D

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Kmy859
Kmy859

is there no new update for this mod this month

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Kmy859
Kmy859

So there not going to be a update this month

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Guest
Guest

keep strong my friend, i admire you and support you! please dont give up on us dragonborns!

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Kmy859
Kmy859

Will this mod need any of the dlcs? And will there be any building in this.mod

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Guest
Guest

Hi Kmy859! Lordbound requires no DLC to run!

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Kmy859
Kmy859

is there a Release date yet for this mod like what month is it going to Release

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Arcky Creator
Arcky

Still Q3-Q4. We have an internal date, but we won't announce anything until we absolutely know we'll hit that date. Big mods take long to make :)

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