Skyrim Romance and Forbidden Love Update

Hello Everyone!

Sorry about the inconvenience with the website going all crazy in the last few days @_@  It’s been a little hectic!  But as you can see the website is fine and dandy!  In “Meet the Team” section I’m starting to add the new voice actors for Forbidden Love!  Now that characters are being cast, it’s only a matter of time before the scenes are ready to be coded in the Creation Kit!  I’m super excited about the progress of Forbidden Love and as the scenes are steadily being written, the story becomes richer and richer.

We have only a matter of weeks before Skyrim Romance is going to be released!  YES RELEASED! Wild and free.  With River being our new voice actor for Bishop and the new dialogue options, Skyrim Romance is going to be fantastic!  Also animations are going to be implemented in another version so you can do all sorts of new things.  Like kissing, sex, hugging and more!  I’m very excited to show you guys soon!  Stay tuned!

Thank you,


By |2017-01-15T03:50:09+00:00September 30th, 2015|122 Comments


  1. Yuki December 31, 2015 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    you guys are doing a grate job! If I new anything about modding Id offer to help.. but IM only good at drawing… but I can hardly wait to see what you guys make in the future.

  2. Fiona October 30, 2015 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    @AlassinSane .. yeah im pretty excited to see how much improved CoT is gonna be, a lot of it has been completely remade over so yeah, im confident ill be using that … due out a week tomorrow unless it gets pushed back (was meant to be out on the 31st but got delayed a week)

  3. Fiona October 29, 2015 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    @ Jolanta … agreed but if it’s really close a release date would be awesome, either way, it’ll be here when it’s ready so i guess i have to learn patience!

    Just noticed that a new version of Climates Of Tamriel is due out November 7th … i’ve been using purity since its release but if V5 of CoT is vastly improved (which it sounds like it is) i’ll be testing that out … really beautiful sunsets and weathers makes such a difference to the game .. i know i’m rambling but i love Skyrim regardless of its quirks and this is a rare site, where people can chat about it without being asshats.

    So regardless of mods and updates, this is a cool little community and i hope that it grows and maybe a forum is added for questions and FAQS and general chit chat about mara and alassinsane’s amazing creations. (i know there’s a faq and bug section but to have a forum with that in it would be cool, although i guess you guys have enough to do without modifying this site!)

    • AlassinSane October 30, 2015 at 4:37 am - Reply

      Great idea on the forum by the way. It’s something I’ve been pondering for a long time. I don’t think additional work for me and Mara would be much as we’d set up Moderators among the most trusted of our audience, but setting it up and actually seeing if there’s enough of an audience who’d use it… It’s definitely an idea for the future.

  4. Leeloo October 29, 2015 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    @ anonymous No release date has been given but @AlassinSane guessed that perhaps a Halloween release. We can hope it’s that’s close.

  5. Jolanta October 29, 2015 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    folks we should be patient, our demand will not make it sooner 😉

    • Anonymous October 29, 2015 at 8:20 pm - Reply

      @ Jolanta I’m agree with you.
      Just a little more patience. I hope.

  6. Anonymous October 29, 2015 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Any ideas Mara when the release date may be? ><

  7. Anonymous October 29, 2015 at 10:47 am - Reply

    @ Leeoo Seriously! My Dragonborn is ready for some love! 😉 But I think she’s a little too eager… she’s had an eye on the wolf twins a little too much lately. I keep telling her to wait for Bishop, but she’s getting impatient. :/ lol

  8. Leeoo October 28, 2015 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    I really hope it come out around Halloween. I don’t know if can handle another month of waiting lol.?

  9. Fiona October 28, 2015 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Yeah, im British too but been living in the USA for 9 years so i’ve got used to my family being 5 hours ahead of me lol … having someone stream sounds awesome, my laptop is what i use to skype but i dont know if it could run skyrim (probably not, its not a gaming laptop)

    Also it has built in webcam and microphone, where unfortunately my regular pc which i game on has none of that … i’ve also enjoyed the conversations here and everyones company so a hang-out would be great where we could chat and watch someone play through this

    • Xevnglee October 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm - Reply

      A simple headset that includes a mic works just fine.
      Do you miss living in the UK? I usually spend three months out of the year in the US (as long as they let me stay in one go on a tourist visa) and while there are a lot of things I enjoy about “my other life” I don’t really want to live there full-time. So many conveniences and available services and amazon prime shipping and whatnot, but then here at home in my very rural part of Norway, I have so many gorgeous places I can go and be alone.

  10. Iris October 28, 2015 at 7:15 am - Reply

    And the waiting is becoming more and more unbearable since we know it cannot possibly be much longer now..right?..right?! XP

  11. Fiona October 28, 2015 at 5:11 am - Reply

    @ AlassinSane … i feel your pain, i actually wanted to ask if you would play that mod, considering how different Cael and Bishop are … you would probably shout Bishops face off lol

    • AlassinSane October 28, 2015 at 6:20 am - Reply

      Of course! I know I’ve complained about Bishop’s presumptuous arrogant tosser personality a lot but I can’t wait to see what Mara and River have done with him! It’ll be a very strange experience though because I’m friends with River, and the demands of bedrolls has never been a topic of discussion… Apparently it’s going to stay really strange, too, because that guy is in most of the Skyrim quest mods I need to play. -_-
      But I did indeed shout the original Bishop’s face off. ^^

  12. Fiona October 28, 2015 at 2:29 am - Reply

    @ cnevans3 … me too, i know it’s been a LOT of work to get this update finished but i absolutely love the new voice actor for Bishop and i’m sure it will be completely worth the wait!!

    When i first discovered this mod, the new voice actor (River Kanoff) had just been chosen so you can imagine the wait i’ve had … it’s torture!!!!

    • AlassinSane October 28, 2015 at 4:35 am - Reply

      I’ve had the same wait, haven’t played the mod at all since I joined in March xD

    • Xevnglee October 28, 2015 at 9:59 am - Reply

      I can’t even imagine how terrible the wait has been for you.. I only discovered the Romance Mod back in late July.
      I hope the release date will be announced a little bit in advance. It’d be stressful to me to wake up one afternoon, check here as I always do, and find out it’d already been out for five hours. I want to plan this, I want to be among the first to play. If I was working I’d be taking out vacation time for the release. So it’s a bit frustrating to not know when it’s going to be. I’m sure I can deal..
      Any of you going to livestream or record a Let’s Play? It’d be cool to hang out all together in a chatroom and experience it together – I’ve really enjoyed the conversations we’ve had in this thread. I don’t have the bandwidth to host, but I’d love to watch any of you play.

      • AlassinSane October 28, 2015 at 2:03 pm - Reply

        I can’t even give myself an estimate (beyond my guesses) yet but it’ll be up when it’s up.
        I’m British and the rest of the team is American and/or at work so I doubt we’ll livestream but who knows what could happen? One of the other writers has had me looking at recording it and Skype though so a short LP might come of that, just to see how far we get before the hysterics begin.

        • Xevnglee October 28, 2015 at 3:14 pm - Reply

          I’m only one time zone off of you, but I have a tendency to lean more towards american time zones for my activity cycle. Getting up in the morning just seems so pointless when I know there won’t be anyone around. Or if I’m up really early, I might catch a few minutes of one of my friends staying up late. How do you deal with being that distant from the rest of the team?

          • AlassinSane October 28, 2015 at 3:46 pm - Reply

            The same really! If I’m up early I might catch them before they call it a night but otherwise I don’t see them until my late-afternoon/evening, which is their morning. It’s not the most ideal circumstance but I’ve gotten used to it. Being a big presence on the project really helps too, even though I sadly miss most of the late night Skype conventions, I’m still totally involved as I call a lot of the shots and regularly speak to them in their other waking hours.

            • Xevnglee October 28, 2015 at 7:49 pm - Reply

              I’m very curious about /how/ the work is done, how everything is structured. If it’s a framework I can function within. I’ve wanted to inquire about the possibility of joining the team since the start, but I sometimes have extreme difficulties communicating, especially with people I don’t know at all. Kind of why I started commenting here in the first place.
              This year in particular has been rough, I’ve had way too much to deal with, and I came to the conclusion that at this point it could be a terrible idea to add to my ‘workload’, but it could also be a good thing to have something I am actually passionate about to do since I’m not really dealing with the unpleasant stuff anyway. There are circumstances under which I could be a great asset, and ones where I’d be more trouble than I’m worth, and at this point I can’t tell what it’s going to be.

              • AlassinSane October 29, 2015 at 10:30 am - Reply

                I work by the structure I built for myself and as it effects all of the mod, everything has to reflect that. Rewriting is common as this isn’t the place for each writer having a unique style or voice, in a script it all has to flow. Any writer who joined would mainly be working with me, and I’m not hard to get along with! 😉 Everyone is very friendly but you wouldn’t be speaking to anyone you didn’t need to.
                Well, if you’d applied earlier there wouldn’t really be a position open for you. Now, though, the FL team isn’t as big as it was and we may be hiring after the release of SRM.2, so if I were you I’d wait to see if that comes to pass. I wouldn’t leave any details out in the terms of an application post but I’d be happy to answer any questions.

                • Xevnglee October 30, 2015 at 4:14 pm - Reply

                  I’d probably be best utilized as a proofreader/editor. While I get the occasional brilliant line or half a scene of inspiration, I’ve never been able to string the pieces together into a story and can’t really consider myself a writer. I was a bit intimidated by the size of the writing team; it’s good to know that I won’t have to deal with so many people – I function much better when I have a very limited number of people I need to interact with directly.
                  I don’t know how FL or the almost-released SRM is doing, but the old SRM certainly needed correcting. So many homonym errors, and sometimes even tense changes within the same sentence. And the passive voice! I really wanted to get my hands on the script and fix it.
                  I have several email drafts where I attempt to offer my assistance, dating back weeks before I started posting in this thread. But emailing people I don’t know out of the blue is another one of those things I somehow can’t bring myself to do, and I wasn’t even sure if I could work with the team back then.

  13. cnevans3 October 27, 2015 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one doing this lol. It’s driving me crazy since the original post was back in September but then they had some issues and pushed it back to happy they keep us informed tho. The forbidden mod I thought wasn’t coming out till next years sometime so I haven’t been worried about it,but the update date romance mod is suppose to be out very soon! I hope there not having to many issues with it.

  14. Fiona October 27, 2015 at 2:34 am - Reply

    @ Rubi … yes, yes i can!!

    Forbidden love is a way off to be fair as it sounds like its gonna be huge (which is a good thing)

    But yeah, romance mod update is due any time and every day i’m thinking … is today the day?

    Hoping it will be this month, about 4 weeks ago it was said to be only weeks away so yeah, shouldnt be long! 😀

  15. Rubi October 26, 2015 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    I’ve been coming back to this page for weeks, Just waiting on pins and needles for forbidden love and the completion of romance mod! Can anybody relate?

  16. Fiona October 24, 2015 at 7:13 am - Reply

    I’m wondering if Bishop will be ready for me this month? My dragonborn is quite frankly sick of ugly boring “meh” guys and she … wait . he’s a what? what is he? a breton?? really are you freaking kidding me?

    Well he must be half breton or some such because (and no offense to bretons) bretons are generally pig ugly!!!

    I’m hoping for a halloween release because i’ve noticed my girly hanging around that Farkas a lot lately … nice guy but thick as two short planks (bless him)

    Please save my dragonborn from a life of stupidity <3

    • Xevnglee October 24, 2015 at 11:04 am - Reply

      Who said that? Huh? Bishop is so obviously a Nord.
      Cael is technically a Breton since his mother was one (According to Racial Phylogeny, a child is considered his mother’s race, but may display some features of his father’s race, and, well, I can’t tell Bretons and Reachmen apart anyway.) For the longest time I couldn’t tell Nords, Bretons and Imperials apart (makes sense, they are all descended from the same distant ancestors) but I’m getting better at it. In my eyes, Imperials are the least physically attractive human race.

      • AlassinSane October 24, 2015 at 11:48 am - Reply

        He’s a Breton, his creator and the CK say so xD Mara did give him a custom body though, so obviously he isn’t the height of a Breton. When I get ahold of the mod I’ll see what he looks like as Nord and Imperial. Bishop being a Breton was my last guess too!

        Nords are giants with the broader and paler features. Bretons are tiny and have round faces and features. Imperials are mid-height, very squared and angular features, the males get matured lines on their face early and they have darker colourings.

        Imperial men are damn hard to make good-looking because of those racially-dependent features. Especially the permanent wrinkles. I’ve been working with the character creation for months on end. If you put the exact same slider settings through the different humanoid races, you notice the difference.

        As for Bretons being generally ugly, they have 80% humongous noses but the characters of FL are mainly Breton and I’ve managed to wrangle some good bone structures out of it 😉

        • Xevnglee October 24, 2015 at 12:01 pm - Reply

          But I looked at his stats in the console! He has 50% frost resistance like Nords do and he doesn’t have the 25% magic resistance that Bretons do. I don’t mean to call you a liar, but.. how do you explain that?
          Also he has the Nord prejudice against magic users. But that’s a cultural thing.
          Well, now my world is shattered. I.. guess it doesn’t change anything much. Except Bretons don’t go to Sovngarde when they die so now we can’t be together for all eternity. Not that I would want to. Sovngarde is nice to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there. Eternity with a bunch of drunken Nords doesn’t sound like paradise to this introvert.

          • AlassinSane October 24, 2015 at 12:15 pm - Reply

            Alright I cracked open the CK, in the currently released mod he is a Nord. Unless Mara changed him around for the next update, unlikely, we probably got confused between Bishop and Cael while chatting xD
            You can go be together forever for eternity, if the Dragonborn goes to Sovngarde after death at all… *eyebrow wiggle*

            • Xevnglee October 24, 2015 at 3:47 pm - Reply

              Ah, I see what happened over at the other thread now. I haven’t commented there yet, so no reply notifications for me. I think you were thinking of Casavir. He appears to be Breton from asking the console about his stats, yet he’s tall and broad-shouldered like a Nord.
              I really wish these guys would talk more about themselves. I don’t even know where any of them are from. You’re really going to spoil us with Forbidden Love, you know.. Someone with a fully fleshed out backstory, parents who have names and stories of their own despite being dead before this story starts. Someone connected with the world he lives in. I’m so excited.

  17. Cria The Llama October 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    ” Like kissing, sex, hugging and more!”
    oh nO

  18. Fiona October 20, 2015 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    @ CJ sounds like you have a lot of mods that i use, although i dont use mods for vampires as i never seem to play them!

    enhanced blood is awesome as is IHud and predator vision. Also use book covers and have recently started playing around with “campfire complete camping system” .. used to use the one you mentioned but this one is much simpler but i love how you can choose how big to make your fire etc … worth a look 🙂 (although with so many mods installed, sometimes a stable load is better than playing around too much)

    Skyui is necessity lol and actually so is realistic ragdoll … so many great mods

    @Kazia0002 lol @ potato heads, yeah the kids didnt get much love when it came to design, although i dont use mods for them … yet anyway!

  19. Fiona October 20, 2015 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Well, my new character is getting started tonight (was meant to be the other day but added some new mods thanks to my new graphics card)

    She is a Lunari (best mod race ever in my opinion) and i always used to use Apachii sky hair but recently found a better hair mod ” KS Hairdos – Renewal”

    As i mentioned before, i generally don’t have Bishop join me until i’m between level 40 – 50 as i find with him being a higher level he’s much more competent as a follower.

    Anyway, what i’m curious about is what mods do you guys use and in particular what mods could you not play without?

    I currently have around 100 mods installed and quite frankly wouldn’t want to get rid of any of them!!

    I have everything from purity (a mod that changes weather, lighting, water and waterfalls) to better horse sound steps … my couldnt live without mod currently would be noble skyrim .. a complete texture overhaul and its amazing … (houses look incredible as well as windmills, roads and everything in between)

    • Kazia0002 October 20, 2015 at 3:28 pm - Reply

      personally I like enhanced character edit with their race – young nord. I use dread huntress armour mod, cause I like the feel of the armour, and toying around with rogues has been my fav playstyle. and of course, children overhaul – cause I hate the potato heads.

    • CJ October 20, 2015 at 4:02 pm - Reply

      I have ALOT of mods. lol. But the most important to me? SkyUI (obviously), A Matter of Time (because I HATE going into my menu to look at the time), Book Covers of Skyrim (I love to read and I currently have a goal to read every book in the game), Bounty Gold (Vanilla bounties are crap), DovahBling (I like my jewelry to look girly), Immersive Armors and Immersive Weapons (both awesome mods), IHUD (Like Gopher, when my screen is all junked up, it ruins the game for me. So glad he came up with his mod), I use SGHairs (you can’t get it on Nexus, though), Moonlight Tales and Werewolf Perks Expanded for my werewolf characters, Better Vampires and Vampire Royal for my vampire characters, Predator vision for Werewolf/Vampire/Khajit characters (another Gopher mod), Realistic Ragdoll (because it’s very immersion breaking when I send someone flying 10 feet in the are with a single arrow), Skyrim Immersive Creatures (adds diversity), Eyes of Beauty, Enhanced Blood Textures (I guess I’m a bit violent?), Unique Weapons Redone (makes unique weapons actually unique), Apocalypse Spell Pack, Deadly Spell Impacts, Immersive Spells, I recently discovered Ordinator Perk Overhaul and love it, Camping Kit of the Northern Ranger, Complete Alchemy, and I do Pumping Iron for my male characters (another Gopher). Also, if you’re looking for an awesome quest mod, check out Forgotten City on the Nexus, absolutely AMAZING mod!

  20. Anonymous October 18, 2015 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Just wondering if we’re still looking at a oct release for the new va of bishop or if it’s looking like sometime in November? Thanks

    • AlassinSane October 19, 2015 at 1:16 am - Reply

      If you guys really want an estimate then I’d say look for a Halloween release, but that’s just a guess on my part, not an official launch date.

  21. Anonymous October 16, 2015 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    For Forbidden Love, will we have to have an understanding of Forsworn lore in order to understand some context?

    • AlassinSane October 17, 2015 at 1:37 am - Reply


      Good question. It may be of interest to some of you but no, the lore the mod revolves around has been written by us and built on the few elaborations Bethesda left behind. All of that is explained through the quests and characters (probably some books too). All players need to know is the Forsworn ranks, which you can figure out in-game from going in one of their camps ;D Briarhearts, Hagravens and Chieftains.

  22. Hitgirl19 October 16, 2015 at 2:55 am - Reply

    I can’t wait for Forbidden Love and the new update of skyrim romance mod, by the way will there be new characters in Skyrim Romance Mod?
    And I’ll be patient for both Forbidden Love and Skyrim Romance Mod, but when will it come out?

  23. Fiona October 14, 2015 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    @ AlassinSane

    I’ll be brutally honest, i originally wasn’t too excited about forbidden love as i had just discovered the romance mod and Cael wasn’t my favorite character … but after seeing and reading all the info about it i stand corrected.

    I think this is the evolution of the romance mod and it’s going to be exceptional.

    Your writing style is really on point, a real talent, and i am truly excited about this mod. However long it takes, i know it will be absolutely worth it.

    I will toy with Bishop until Cael is ready, so thank you for all the work you have done and continue to do, i’m sure its a labor of love, but the results will be amazing <3

    • AlassinSane October 15, 2015 at 10:21 am - Reply


      Really, thank you. And it will! Once the Bishop #2 buzz has died down and FL is closer to release there’ll be more content about it other than stories, which really just helps me figure out the characters and their backgrounds. There’ll be some other fun stuff when the time comes.

      @ Xevnglee
      *sniggers* I had never thought of that, now every time I see an Argonianess I will wonder where she got the implants from…
      Really? Wow, those book authors of Bethesda really went deep…heh. Heheh. I apologise.

      • Xevnglee October 15, 2015 at 11:33 am - Reply

        No need to apologize, I enjoy good double entendre every now and then. Maybe the ladies got tired of being mistaken for men all the time and the ones who live among mammals wear some sort of attachment, and the nudity mods have got it all wrong. Or maybe they really are supposed to have mammalian features because.. um.. well, with all the other weird stuff going on… Sometimes delving into the Lore gives me a headache.
        And yeah, like Fiona I wasn’t all that excited about Forbidden Love until.. well, that video. I didn’t care much for Cael in the Romance Mod, so I was surprised at the effect Chris’s voice had on me in the teaser that was posted the other day. Goes to show it’s not just the voice, but the words as well. So the little chieftain is a bit tongue-tied? Adorable.

        • AlassinSane October 15, 2015 at 12:08 pm - Reply

          @ Xevnglee
          Every now and then? Heheheh, this team makes them every single day! If you guys keep your eyes open you will find so much innuendo and in-jokes in FL, so much… O:)
          Oh good lord, amen to that. Bethesda was very self-contradictory when it came to the Old Gods. Very. Screw you, Arkay/Orkey/Malacath/Bro/Bruh/Nobody-Knows!
          Yeah, Cael wouldn’t have been my first choice either if I was in your shoes (isn’t it ironic that I always hated the Forsworn?) but his characterisation has come so far since then that he’s really real! Not just to the writers but others who get involved too. He has fears, he has a childhood, he has favourite foods, memories he calls up on, dead people only in the lore I’ve written whose choices affected him, things he remembers about you, opinions, hates, stupid moments, friendships, enemyships, awkwardness, a pet, ups and downs, moments of brilliance, humour, anger, et cetera, all of which don’t just happen once. They exist all throughout the mod. I don’t do throwaway moments, I will reference back to my own jokes and give everything a meaning you may not realise in one playthrough. This also applies to every character in it!
          I… need to get back to writing, don’t I? xD

  24. Xevnglee October 14, 2015 at 5:47 am - Reply

    Maybe not argonians, seeing as how they’re not even mammals (seriously Bethesda, stop giving the female argonians boobs. It’s more fun if the average mammal can’t tell the sexes apart)… but don’t forget the part of The Real Barenziah where the dunmer princess has sex with a khajiit, and it hurts a lot because as they are cats, that particular part of their anatomy is covered in lots of tiny barbs. The restoration skill book Racial Phylogeny goes into some detail on mixed race reproduction too. Basically, humans and elves (including orcs) can all produce offspring with each other, argonians and khajiit are so different they can only do it within their own race. Doesn’t mean they can’t have fun with other races, of course..

    I try to do the encounters in an order that makes sense; Neeshka early in the game because it makes no sense to stay at the Bannered Mare if I own Breezehome, Casavir, Cael and Thorn only after I learn I’m Dragonborn. That sort of thing. I like it when things make sense. Always wondered about that bounty Thorn spoke of. Can’t imagine it could be anyone else than the Thalmor, in which case.. Thorn, you poor deluded fool, did you really think they’d pay you and let you live? Not to mention that it’s in your best interest that the Dragonborn is alive.. it’s not exactly safe in Sovngarde these days. (It would be really cool to see Thorn again in Sovngarde)

    • CJ November 5, 2015 at 9:50 pm - Reply

      “they are cats, that particular part of their anatomy is covered in lots of tiny barbs”–
      I know for a fact the females were not consulted about that. (giggles)

  25. Fiona October 14, 2015 at 3:07 am - Reply

    @ Xevnglee

    Nope, Bishop never has anything to say about Raven .. which i always found a little odd.

    And yes, i agree 100% that its a little perplexing how only humans are swooning all over the place … maybe we’re just not that attractive to lizards and cats … too fleshy and pink? lol, but elves should absolutely have an interest …

    Thinking about it, is there a particular order in which you do this mod, as in Cael before Casavir etc?

    I always tend to do Casavir last as it seems more involved than any other character. I don’t think there’s a right or wrong order as long as you meet the 3 that advance the mod (Neeshka, Cael, Casavir) but i’m curious how others play this.

    • AlassinSane October 14, 2015 at 4:10 am - Reply

      @ Fiona & @ Xevnglee

      I’m curious about this too. I’ll be making a new character for Bishop so I’ll just do the travelling narrative of whatever I come up with. Casavir saved for the middle of the playthrough as Solitude is a far fling from Riverwood and I hear it leads to the whole marriage thingamajig.

      There are some other races in Forbidden Love but seeing as the Forsworn are their own race -Reachmen- there isn’t much room for amorous argonians in that equation ;D Sounds like an interesting concept if there are ever any Bishop expansions though. I’m imagining a Garrus-like situation… What was it Vega said? “Do they even have the right parts?” xD

  26. Xevnglee October 14, 2015 at 1:33 am - Reply

    I never had a problem with Bishop attacking Serana, and I had him with me for all the parts that the Dawnguard plotline would let me. My biggest problem was that with the Missing Animations Glitch, I couldn’t gather canticle bark and was stuck in Ancestor Glade, and that’s when I really started investigating the glitch and finding out what triggered it.. spent an hour or two on that only to find out I could only progress by using console setstage commands to prod the quest along.

    Raven seems harmless enough. A knock-off of Morrowind’s “famed highwayman” Nels Llendo maybe. (Nels did it better) Ever notice how all the guys in the romance mod are human? Shouldn’t there at least be an elf or two swooning over me? A cat-calling khajiit? An amorous argonian?
    The first time I met Raven I tried giving him the money.. “Well, I don’t want to kiss him, and I don’t want to kill him.. hmm” I’m kind of surprised there wasn’t a scene with Bishop. (Is that normal?) I had expected him to at least say something, and there’s that image in the gallery that hints at something.

  27. Fiona October 13, 2015 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    @ anonymous LOL same here, he really hates that chick

  28. Anonymous October 13, 2015 at 7:08 pm - Reply


    Same here, when I was playing the Romance Mod I didn’t let Bishop travel with me until I was a lvl 50.
    I couldn’t let him join me though during Dawnguard because he kept attacking Serana because of her being a vampire >.< He hated her lol
    I don't know if it was the Romance mod itself, or something else, but it was hilarious to watch. xD

  29. Leeloo October 13, 2015 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    I hope we get the new bishop this month!

  30. Fiona October 13, 2015 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    @ Xevnglee

    Darren is definitely shady in my opinion, i think if you go to Solitude before meeting Darren, it seems that Casivir is somewhat disturbed about Bishop being around the dragonborn and escorting her, so maybe thats why he acts with more aggression towards characters like Darren (trying to be a charmer with the women) or it could in fact be that Casivir doesn’t like like that kind of disrespect around women.

    I honestly didnt feel a connection with any female character, i almost wish they had been fleshed out a bit more but i guess they do their job 🙂 (although being there as a prop to say how much i should want Bishop was kinda … yeah) Rose would have to be my favorite out the few though.

    I don’t know about you but i felt that Raven in Riften was kind of a slimy character, too nice and too creepy, or maybe just not the right voice actor? not sure about that one as a few people here really liked him, i absolutely didnt!

  31. SicklilMonkey:3 October 13, 2015 at 11:03 am - Reply

    <3<3<3 I keep checking this site for any news or new comments:)……
    trying not to spam my refresh button lol 🙂
    so excited can't wait <3<3<3

  32. Xevnglee October 13, 2015 at 6:45 am - Reply

    However long it ends up being, it’ll be a long time to wait and a short time to live, so make sure you live your life in the mean time. Who’s up for more conversation and character analysis?
    -Who is your favorite female character from the Romance Mod? Mine is Rose, no competition. She acts as the voice of reason to her friend, unlike nearly all the others, who seem to mostly be there to tell you what a catch Bishop is. I’d have liked to have gotten to know her more. Any guy who has the friendship of such an elegant lady must have some redeeming quality.. or maybe they’re childhood friends?
    -And what’s the deal with Darren anyway? That story about getting arrested in Solitude makes no sense. Is he a compulsive liar? Or is he omitting important details such as what sort of magic he used (necromancy? I could see someone getting arrested for that). And, uh, Casavir isn’t part of the city guard? Did something go down between them and Darren is trying to slander his rival? He is right about one thing, though.. The “Lovely Rose” is the kind of flower who will stab you if you approach her carelessly. I get a sort of “pick-up artist” kind of vibe from him. Maybe THAT’S the type of magic he was arrested for using in Solitude: He tried to Charm someone to go to bed with him, and everyone’s favorite White Knight wouldn’t stand for that sort of thing. Anyone have any other theories?

  33. SicklilMonkey:3 October 13, 2015 at 5:15 am - Reply

    @ Solora I was having the same issue with Bishop teleporting to me I had a mod the was causing the issue the Beeing Female mod form Loverslab 🙁 so if you have that mod that’s mostly likely whats causing it…….

  34. Solora October 13, 2015 at 2:55 am - Reply

    Can’t wait! Used the original until it was updated and then Bishop kept teleporting to me everywhere even when he wasn’t a follower, but I’m sure it’ll be fixed with this update. My question is, will this new Bishop comment on quests or locations at all, like know where you are in the main quest or anything like that? Or is he mainly there to swoon you :)?

  35. Anonymous October 12, 2015 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    Yeah this waiting is killing me!

  36. Fiona October 12, 2015 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    @ Iris and xShinku Yes 100% this!!

    I think the best we’re gonna get is weeks away but i’m hoping not months!

    It’s hard for them to give us an actual day of release as unforseen stuff can pop up but an estimate would be awesome .. either way i am starting my new character tonight as i don’t really like to have Bishop join me until i’m around level 40 – ish.

    I have not reinstalled the original mod with the original voice actor so my question is .. can i just install the updated version without having to have the original installed?

  37. Iris October 12, 2015 at 8:14 am - Reply

    Wish they could give us a release date..or something. So we can have something to look forward to..

  38. xShinku October 12, 2015 at 5:50 am - Reply

    Will there be a release date once updated Skyrim Romance is close to being done? :3

  39. Lyndsey October 11, 2015 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    I had a quick question. I have the original version of the mod, once the new version comes out, would I have to uninstall the old one? or will it be like an update that I can override the old one?

  40. Cheri October 11, 2015 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    Raven is absolutely adorable. He seems mischievous and sweet at the same time, and a refreshing fun little encounter after Bishop and his brooding. I think Raven would not be a strong enough character for his own romance unless we managed to break him down, get past the sweet demeanor and see what he is really about. Honestly, the man is fully kitted out in ebony armor, which means either he is a badass worth the trouble of dealing with or he is a noble running away from responsibility (because he can afford it). That trope plucks at the heart strings, because then when you finally admit you love him, bam! Something happens in his old life and now he has to return to it. I for one am completely five thousand percent behind a Casavir romance. Which is odd because at first I did not like him at all, but then came the fateful day that I read the fanfic posted on here about him. A man with that much angst hidden behind solid composure is like freaking catnip. When the quiet ones go, it is almost always explosive.

  41. Jolanta October 11, 2015 at 2:02 am - Reply

    Yes,yes a romance with Raven would be great!!!! I am visiting Riften only to kiss such a handsome and gently thief who has stolen my heart 🙂

  42. Anonymous October 10, 2015 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    I feel like I’m the only one who wants a real romance with Raven lol, I liked him he was fun. So looking forward to this! Keep up the amazing work!

  43. Jess October 10, 2015 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Is there any further plans to add more characters in mod from other games? For example Dragon Age 2, like Fenris or Anders? Just curious lol ^^

    • AlassinSane October 10, 2015 at 1:07 pm - Reply

      Nope, original content is the way forward right now. Plus what fun is an impersonation you make do with when you can spin your own story everyone is experiencing for the first time and has complete voice acting freedom?

  44. Jolanta October 9, 2015 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    @ Anonymous you are not alone ………… of ‘all good things are worth waiting for!

  45. Jolanta October 9, 2015 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    @ Anonymous you are not alone ><

  46. Anonymous October 9, 2015 at 8:34 am - Reply

    When will the skyrim update be coming out? The waiting is killing me ><

  47. Hitgirl19 October 8, 2015 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    I have a question, will Skyrim Romance Mod will be bigger then the last one for the download? As well as Forbidden Love? Will there be big changes in Skyrim Romance Mod?
    I was wandering there scenes I was hoping to see but it didn’t do, like the one were…well when Bishop and the Dragonborn are doing the thing. (Sorry I didn’t want to say the *sex* word, because I am a little embarrass V_V)

    • AlassinSane October 9, 2015 at 1:14 am - Reply


      I’m guessing the file size will be bigger because of all the animations, fixes and extra dialogue Mara has put in. Well that scene will certainly be kept. I know some dialogue has been rewritten to be better but that’s as far as my knowledge of it goes!

      As for Forbidden Love, Mara has said it will be 3x the size of Skyrim Romance. I’m going to take that one step further and say 5x because even she doesn’t know all of my plans for it yet. It’ll be a long time coming yet but there’ll be plenty of content in the meantime to keep you occupied. Such as Bishop #2 😉

  48. Xevnglee October 8, 2015 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    @CJ yeah, a romance with Casavir would be an interesting, and completely different relationship dynamic. I like how he admits that he *has* desires (that he must never indulge in because.. paladins aren’t allowed to have fun?). Might be fun to be the “aggressive” one. And then screw it up forever if we are *too* pushy. 😀
    Plus he seems very protective and I’m weak to that sort of thing.
    And it’s so fun to tease him when he’s blushing.

  49. CJ October 8, 2015 at 11:06 am - Reply

    @Xevnglee Agree completely! I really do hope that a mod is made for Casivir! Of course, I understand the need for a long break after a big project such as “Forbidden Love”, but I don’t mind waiting… I just REALLY want it to happen… eventually! I think there is a lot of potential in his character!

  50. Xevnglee October 8, 2015 at 9:17 am - Reply

    I think we like Casavir because he’s not trying to get into our pants. He seems more like the type to talk about his feelings without acting on them – at least not without thoroughly considering the consequences. I like his voice too. Can’t help but feel he is hiding something. I really want to know what went down between him and Bishop in the past. Bishop refuses to talk about it and Casavir is too much of a gentleman to spill another man’s secrets. If only we could get him drunk…
    I do believe Bishop is just projecting (as usual) when he says Casavir is looking at us as some prize to be won. It might be that Casavir’s motives aren’t the most pure; he’s heard about the dragons and the dragonborn, and wants to join us to attach himself to our glorious destiny (hah) because he’s not strong enough to make a name for himself alone. But, the fact that he did travel to Skyrim to battle dragons indicates he wishes to do the right thing.
    What I really hate about the Solitude encounter is that you can’t turn down the invitation to the ball. When I play, my character is largely based on myself, because let’s face it, this is a wish fulfilment fantasy. What would I do if I was someone who ate dragon souls and knew magic and could swing a greatsword around effortlessly? Not put myself in the most awkward, uncomfortable position imaginable. The idea of having to wear a dress, in a place full of people I don’t know.. well, that’s pretty much my idea of hell. I felt so vulnerable and exposed – not a single one of the available dresses cover the shoulders. When Bishop crashed the party I felt like I was being rescued.
    and I really hated the lack of dialogue options following that. “no apology needed” my ass! You just threatened to decapitate my boyfriend, damn right you should apologize. Not to mention how insulting it is that he acts as if the Dragonborn couldn’t just do that herself.
    ..the part where he says he would protect us with his dying breath is kind of sweet, though.. even if I really don’t like it when people die for me. I wanted to take a break from Bishop and go adventuring with Casavir for a while. And it sure would be nice to have a follower who can heal.

  51. Bai October 8, 2015 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Lots of love to the team for making this mod! Keep up the amazing work you guys!! <3

  52. Anonymous October 8, 2015 at 6:42 am - Reply

    @AlassinSane I think we like Casavir so much is because he is a white knight in shining armor. Also, chivalry is not dead with Casavir. I could just be speaking for myself but at times he does remind me a little bit of Cullen and Alistair from the Dragon Age series. That voice doesn’t hurt his appeal either, lol!

  53. Anonymous October 7, 2015 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    @AlassinSane l like your profile picture! And, I hope this does not sound rude, but I agree with what’s been said. I sometimes thought Bishop had a split personality: “I’m my own man, got it?” *clicks ‘follow me Bishop’* “as my lady commands!”. I look forward to seeing what River brings to the table. Many times with old Bishop I wanted to forcibly recruit Casavir. I still adore the mod!

    • AlassinSane October 8, 2015 at 5:56 am - Reply


      Thank you! You all have no idea who he is yet but he’s a big part of Forbidden Love hehehe. I’m working on incorporating accounts and profile pictures for the team so it’s more clear when one of us or a voice actor has responded to you guys.

      Indeed, that’s an unfortunate case of not being able to determine which generic dialogue triggers at which point of the character’s development.

      What makes you all like Casavir so much? I’ve never really interacted with him other than to be freaked out by him stalking me silently because I don’t have Bishop with me…

  54. Anonymous October 7, 2015 at 11:33 am - Reply

    So with the delayed release of the updated skyrim romance mod, are we talking like a few weeks as of now, 1-2 months or longer? ^^

    • AlassinSane October 7, 2015 at 2:28 pm - Reply


      I never made it past Riverwood with the original but I know what you’re getting at. I also know what River is capable of and don’t doubt for a second it will be a superb new angle the lovers will love. This is why I never played the mod properly, I didn’t want to get attached to the first voice.

      Oh goodness that happened with Cael during modding. Think Bishop was a shock? Try a naked disembodied floating head shining brighter than the sun’s bosom smirking in your face!

      The intel from up top says only weeks now, but don’t hold your breath yet. You’ll die. In all seriousness it is happening as fast as possible and it will not be in multiple months.

  55. Xevnglee October 7, 2015 at 9:51 am - Reply

    The original voice has such emotional depth I couldn’t help but fall for him. He just sounds so *hurt* sometimes. Guess that’s one of my weaknesses; I can’t help but love broken people.
    I’m worried that River’s voice won’t have the same impact on me. From just the samples I’ve heard so far (the Solitude video + another clip or two), I don’t think he’s going to be able to worm his way into my heart as easily. But I’m sure that in other ways, he’ll be better. Definitely sounds more mature, yes.

    -Another glitch I’ve noticed: Bishop’s hair turns invisible if I’m underwater and he’s above, and vice versa. Probably an issue with viewing non-vanilla hairstyles through the surface of water. Let me just say that bald is not a good look for him. To investigate further, I just ditched Bishop to pick up another mod-haired follower, and his hair displayed just fine. (And this time I remembered to take away Bishop’s armor before dismissing him, and he seems to have lost his original outfit this time. Oh well.)

    – another glitch I forgot to mention that I meant to put in my first post here.. so back a while ago, my character was prospering and I had over 30k gold, so I figured I shouldn’t hoard it all to myself and so I gave some 10k to Bishop and then the next time I looked at his inventory he only had 800 gold on him. And I was all “What in Oblivion did you spend OVER NINE THOUSAND gold on?!?!” and I found out that whenever he has over 800 gold he loses the excess. Seems to happen every time we move to a new cell. What’s up with that?

    – as for the Rigid Unlootable Corpse glitch, the solution is even simpler than I previously stated; there is no need to quit the game, just save and load (quicksave/quickload is enough) and it’s good to go.

  56. Fiona October 7, 2015 at 8:31 am - Reply

    @ Xevnglee

    that was an incredibly insightful post and i totally get what you’re saying. The thing i really like about River (new voice actor) is the fact that it feels like a totally different attitude with certain lines.

    I got this from watching mara’s playthrough (the one when they’re in Solitude with the new voice actor) and it felt much less sarcastic and moody teenager and more defensive guarded male … just my opinion though!!

    I completely agree with you also on the good looks and treating people however and getting away with it … my first husband is a prime example (ex now) and i hate that attitude, and lets face it Bishop is definitely stand out compared to every other male in Skyrim …. here’s why the mod works so well in my humble opinion …

    We see flashes of humanity and concern, and

    1) We want to show that you can be yourself and not get hurt so quit hiding behind that damn wall!!

    2) Unfortunately girls love a bad boy

  57. Xevnglee October 7, 2015 at 3:41 am - Reply

    @Scynda I’m with you there 100%. There are so many red flags around Bishop he could hold his own parade. That he gets *angry* when you won’t sleep with him is a big one. And the Moving Goalposts, from “you’re not my type” to wanting to sleep with you with no thought of tomorrow, to wanting to get married. All to keep you off balance so you won’t think about what a horrible person he actually is. I wouldn’t have let him get away with half of that if he wasn’t so gods damned ridiculously handsome – and the fact that conventionally attractive people get away with stuff like that is something I hate. I kept expecting him to spout some generalized resentment towards women in general and that “you’re not like other women” crap because he hit on *so* many other traits found in abusive men. I mean yeah, I get it, he’s a graduate of the School of Hard Knocks, but I guess no one told him that the Assholism 101 class is an elective. His victim blaming complex is just abhorrent. He’s pretty much devoid of the one quality that is essential in a partner. It’s clear that he has suffered much in his past, but here’s the thing about suffering: It changes you. How it changes you is mostly your choice. Some develop empathy and wants to make sure *no one* suffers like that again, others are only concerned about themselves. (And I suppose some people are just naturally empathetic – not me. I didn’t have a shred of empathy in me until my mid teens when I started to recognize pain similar to my own in others. Gods, I was so self-centered.)
    Now, I don’t much like the “but my love can change him!” trope. You can’t change someone who doesn’t want to change. But I’ve been thinking a lot about the things Casavir said – about his worry that Bishop is “corrupting” the Dragonborn. I wanted so much to tell him that influence flows both ways. Hanging around her might make him a better person. But again, only if he wants to grow out of his narrow, sad little world.

    • AlassinSane October 7, 2015 at 9:13 am - Reply


      Round of applause for that one. I am naturally biased towards the character I’m writing but I’ve felt that way about Bishop from the start, despite only playing fifteen minutes worth of him. The original VA did a fantastic job but it did really bring that whole characteristic through that you’ve mentioned.

      I also agree with Fiona about the new voice, however. I’ve only heard a smattering of lines but they definitely sound that much more, ah, mature? As in not a smug horny daddy-issues pretty snoot that I want to shout into the next… *cough* You know what I mean! Bishop #1 never appealed to me personally. He still is the same character of course, but it’s the magic of voice acting that tweaks the delivery to something less… Punchable. For me. Personally. I don’t gel with bad boys but I have been promised sass which I love so I withhold judgement. #NotBadmouthingTheMod #VivaLaRiverlution

      You’ll certainly be getting a different personality and angle with the next mod though. Dammit, you’re all making me want to give the characters more deep personalities for you than I already have… Let’s see if I can do the same with the bad guy. *eyebrow wriggling*

  58. Scynda October 6, 2015 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Theres a few things i would like in this mod, animations like mining and woodcutting to work again, more dialogue options like “No”, and the ability to pick other followers like Casavir because i feel like he wont force himself on me and then get mad when i decline.

  59. iris October 6, 2015 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    i haven’t played skyrim for almost 1.5 years now.. Told myself that the moment this mod will come out, i will play it again 😛 I’m very excited about it, can’t wait!

  60. cakesicles October 6, 2015 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    I have a question about the update. Is there added dialogue w/ Bishop? Anything different to look forward to?

  61. April October 6, 2015 at 7:11 am - Reply

    “I definitely didn’t download a pregnancy mod in anticipation of this update. That’s something only a crazy fangirl would do”

    LOL Just like I totally DID NOT spend a week or two getting sexlab up and running on mine.. nope not me, why would you think that? ;P

  62. Helena October 6, 2015 at 7:08 am - Reply

    Thanks for your reply Alassin! Now that you said that I realized how much work you guys still have to do! Hope you keep the spirits up and if you ever need anything please dont hesitate to ask!

  63. Anonymous October 5, 2015 at 7:42 pm - Reply


    was wondering if you you were working on a mod for a male character as well this stuff is great.
    some of the most well written and spoken dialog i have ever seen in a mod and it seems to suit skyrim really really well
    I would only hope for a gay version it would be nice I would poo my pantalooneess lol anyway yeah I shared this mod on my facebook and also just such a great mod i hope i am not asking too much for a gay version lol anyway keep up the amazing work

    • AlassinSane October 6, 2015 at 1:35 am - Reply

      Thank you!
      xD I’m afraid there are no plans for it. These mods take over a year to create and even though I love the idea, Forbidden Love is my focus for now. Most companion mods are male-oriented and Mara wishes to focus on the lacking female side.

  64. Fiona October 5, 2015 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Thanks for the explanation, im more than happy to wait longer for an improved mod!!!

    Funny how so many of us are creating new characters for this mod, shows how awesome it is i guess

  65. AlassinSane October 5, 2015 at 1:57 am - Reply

    @Xevnglee and @Fiona
    At the time of that update it was going to be released in a few days. Since then we’ve had offers to improve the mod further and so we acted on them, even though it delayed the release.

    Forbidden Love finished by the end of this year? Ooooh… It was a goal of mine but considering just how much modding it requires as well as the voicing of well over 2000 lines, I’m doubting it.

  66. Fiona October 4, 2015 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    @ Xevnglee, couldn’t agree more with this statement!

    “Thanks for the update. It can be hard to keep morale up when something has been “coming soon” for so long… I do of course understand that it’s not easy to estimate how much work is left.”

    The last update it was mentioned that it would be “any day” and while i completely understand that it’s hard to put a time on these things, maybe it’s better to say less than have a comment be misinterpreted?

    Please don’t take this wrong, i’m not trying to sound ungrateful or an ass, and i am still very much looking forward to the update.

    Your work is most definitely appreciated and my new character is being made as we speak!!!
    Keep up the great work guys and gals <3

  67. Anonymous October 4, 2015 at 12:04 am - Reply

    I’m only here to subscribe

  68. Anonymous October 4, 2015 at 12:04 am - Reply

    I’m here only to subscribe.

  69. Helena October 3, 2015 at 8:35 am - Reply

    Hi Mara,
    Thank you for keeping us posted! I’ve stopped playing Skyrim for a while, just waiting for the release of both mods so I can enjoy it to the fullest! Just out of curiosity, do you think we should expect Forbidden Love to be released until the end of this year? I’m no trying to rush you guys, I’m just curious since things seems to be developing so smoohly! I wish the best of luck to you guys!

  70. Ammie October 2, 2015 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    hope Romance is out soon, I’ve re-modded my Skyrim and have made a brand new character and she’s waiting for Bishop,

  71. Jolanta October 2, 2015 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Xevnglee has written: “My character becomes unable to perform several animations – mining ore, chopping wood, floating up or down the levitation shaft in Tel Mithryn, etc. Nothing I couldn’t bypass by using the console, hitting the ore vein with my pickaxe manually, and so on, but it’s quite immersion-breaking.”
    I have the same problem.

    • Mommam October 20, 2015 at 9:51 pm - Reply

      I have the same problem right after talking to Darren, the guy at the tavern in Winterhold, and start a dating quest. Luckily I save just before talking to him. So I guess I’ll try to avoid him as best as I can until this bug is fix. 🙁

  72. katerinafm October 2, 2015 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Hello! I’ve been playing with the mod and just went back to Cael’s village after freeing him, and I’ve seen a video of how Bishop is supposed to talk with Cael and for Cael to offer to accept both the Dragonborn and Bishop. But Bishop never says anything for me after I compliment Cael’s village and they don’t talk to each other. I don’t really mind missing the line, but will the romance progress properly without it? Is there a conflicting mod list I should check out? Also am I supposed to be getting quests as things happen in the mod like Cael because I haven’t gotten any, just the first ‘meet bishop’ one that is for his wolf. Thank you!

  73. Anonymous October 2, 2015 at 12:49 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for the update! Soooo excited for Skyrim Romance! <3

  74. cakesicles October 1, 2015 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    I feel like I’ve been waiting FOREVER x_x

  75. Momo October 1, 2015 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    I definitely didn’t download a pregnancy mod in anticipation of this update. That’s something only a crazy fangirl would do

  76. xShinku October 1, 2015 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Ugh I can’t wait!! I’ve been stalking this page everyday just to see if Skyrim Romance released yet! Lol I love Bishop, he’s the best! My birthday is in two more weeks so if it comes out then I’ll probably die…of happiness xD

    Would be a great gift lolol jkjk

    Anyways, I am excited!

  77. kulabiye October 1, 2015 at 4:25 am - Reply

    Exactly the same bugs i have (Animation problem, unresponsive bishop, armor lose). Thank you so much for the solitions.

    İ think bishops fur armor when he dismissed is not a bug.guess its his casual outfit. But when dismissed he loses the armor he weared like you said. (i think its not a big problem i just take the armor before dismissed)

    When bishop stuck in fight dialogue and become unresponsive i was loading the last game or kill-resurrect with console. Shouting is very easy solition.

    And i was didnt know where the animation problem starts.So it was hard to trying to play with broken animations. im going to restart mod and stay away from Darren.
    They are unimportnant bugs for me thanks to you.

    This solitions can be added BUGS&FAQ on site it will be help

    Sorry for my poor english.

  78. Anonymous September 30, 2015 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    YAAAAAAAY!!!!! I can’t wait for the release! I’m so exited, even more so with the animations ?

  79. waiyan September 30, 2015 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    Is there by any chance Cael’s hair is replaced with Gerralt’s hdt hair ? Thank you and your team for all your hard work. I feel like you are the first modder who focus on female character for romancing with npc.

  80. Anonymous September 30, 2015 at 8:09 pm - Reply


  81. Elyssia September 30, 2015 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the update Mara and to the team for their handwork! Love the way this mod changes my sky rim experience <3

  82. moonlight1993 September 30, 2015 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Cant wait for skyrim romance release!, Thank you Mara! <3

  83. Xevnglee September 30, 2015 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the update. It can be hard to keep morale up when something has been “coming soon” for so long… I do of course understand that it’s not easy to estimate how much work is left.

    Have you fixed many of the more interesting bugs? I’m experiencing a few…

    The scene with Darren in The Frozen Hearth messes something up royally. My character becomes unable to perform several animations – mining ore, chopping wood, floating up or down the levitation shaft in Tel Mithryn, etc. Nothing I couldn’t bypass by using the console, hitting the ore vein with my pickaxe manually, and so on, but it’s quite immersion-breaking. It could make it impossible to complete certain quests for someone not as familiar with console commands, and having to look up quest IDs and stages is boring. It seems to trigger on speaking the first line to him inside, so I just leave that scene unfinished for now. I have no idea how to fix this, other than disabling the romance mod, making a clean save without it, and starting all over again.

    After marrying Bishop, if I dismiss him as a follower he’ll sometimes lose his armor. It’s simply gone and he dresses up in Forsworn Boots and the skimpiest version of Fur Armor. (O_o) (He still has his original clothing in his inventory) I mean if he wants to dress up like Chief Larak of Mor Khazgur that’s his business, but damn it I spent some good soul gems enchanting that armor, don’t go losing it you ungrateful wretch! (I am still laughing about this – oh, and it never seems to happen when he’s forced to unfollow due to Companion quests)

    Sometimes when an enemy is killed while being downed by Karnwyr their body will go rigid and can’t be looted. This is a glitch I’ve encountered maybe three or four times in over 2000 hours of playing Skyrim prior to installing the Romance Mod, and several dozens of times during the.. maybe 500 or so hours after. (I’ve had a very busy two and a half months since I started) However this is not a serious problem as I’ve found entering a different cell and returning, or saving, quitting and relaunching the game unfreezes the body.

    From time to time Bishop will become unresponsive and I can’t select any of the dialogue options with him, and the subtitles will stay stuck on the last line he uttered. Just shout “Fus” at him and he’ll clear right up. (If only all debugging was as easy as Shouting at it!)

  84. cinna September 30, 2015 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    Mr. Kanoff is a great choice for Bishop by the way!

  85. cinna September 30, 2015 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    So excited for the update! Prepping a new character just for it! <3

  86. Rylee September 30, 2015 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    Yay! This is really exciting:) You guys do amazing work, good luck!

  87. kulabiye September 30, 2015 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    First comment. 😛 im so curious about forbidden love mods story and quest line also exided to play with animations. Thank you for the hard work.
    Good luck

  88. ShetanMD September 30, 2015 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for dedicating your time to give us this absolutely priceless** mod. 🙂

  89. ShetanMD September 30, 2015 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for dedicating your time to give us this absolutely princess mod. 🙂

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