Ave, true to Caesar.
Nerva was the best emperor by the way, and his bronze statue is just sublime.
Oh right, I need to update you guys about the mod...
PS. Join the discord server for all the updates: Abandoned Temple - Discord
IT'S ALMOST TIME
We're finally here. Many of you won't believe me since it has been 2 years, but we're here.
Alpha version is so close you can almost touch it.
I'd like to thank all the people that showed me support during the development. It was a long journey where I learned a lot about 3d modelling, texturing, art, architecture, history; and your love surely helped me in keeping the motivation.
A single person making a mod this complex must have a lot of determination to keep on working for so long.
This is the mod I always wanted to make and I'm really happy to share it with everyone.
Enjoy several new screenshots before joining me in the gardens.
Fugit irreparabile tempus
I've realized that I never really told you about the story behind these particular worlds.
Many, many years ago an imperial mage found in an abandoned temple a strange dwemer device that allowed him to shape daedric pocket planes at his will. Being full of inspiration he began creating worlds never seen before: endless gardens, luxurious cities and palaces, tropical paradises and lush woodlands where many mythical creatures, poets, artists and sages lived.
Out of all these realms he only considered one to be his real masterpiece, a monument to his lover, a special place.
However, as all Tamriel knows, it's always best to avoid meddling with daedric stuff.
It didn't pass long until one daedric prince noticed this luxurious environment and, for his own entertainment, started playing tricks on the mage's mind, turning him insane and throwing him into depression.
Unable to react to the prince' schemes, he watched helplessly as the daedric lord began destroying his creations with fire, sandstorms, and volcanic eruptions, killing the people living in them...including his lover. Everything he cared and loved was annihilated, and so was his will to live.
Having lost any attachment to life, the mage created one last pocket plane, the so called "Eternal sunset", where he spent his last days in silence, mouring his lover.
Many, many years later a traveller sets foot into these lands again...
Only to find an hazardous land filled with ruins, corpses and debris, where the air is barely breathable.
Many treasures are still hidden here but won't be easy to get them.
You'll have to survive the terrible heat, avoid the toxic volcanic hair, fight horrible monsters, survive the stench of the catacombs...and jump into time-rifts to enter the memories of the dead and experience once again the glorious past.
But this mod won't be all about landscapes.
As said in the past, both in the Garden of the Faun and in the Palace of the Sun (the desert-world) you will find vendors with unique armors, weapons, ingredients, spells and summons.
Screenies for a special armor (wip) and the unique Daedroth!
LAST WORDS BEFORE RELEASE
The mod is in the very final stage of development. I need to do some fixing, reduce number of meshes, connect areas, navmesh and other minor stuff.
I will release an alpha version - meaning there might very well be bugs, "holes" and such. No quests and dialogues for now, will add later.
But it's still quite polished overall, shouldn't ruin the immersion.