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An-Nasir Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub (1137-1193), more commonly known as Saladin, was the first Sultan of Egypt and Syria and the first ruler of the Ayyubid Dynasty. Just and generous at heart, he was a worthy nemesis to King Richard the Lionheart during the Third Crusade, and now hopes to find another equal in the Dragonborn.
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Saladin uses the vanilla follower system and thus should be seamlessly compatible with any follower framework mod. He is able to be married, and favors swords, shields and bows in combat. Like all my custom followers, he is marked as essential; he uses the MaleEvenToned voice and the vanilla Redguard race.
By default, he wears his custom-made robed cuirass with a turban from Bobs Armory and a pair of vanilla Leather Boots, and wields a Lapis Scimitar, Ebony Redguard Shield and the Redguard Bow. His equipment can be obtained via console commands through "help "Sultan"", and can be regularly tempered at Workbenches and Grindstones.
Saladin can be found in Riften near Mistveil Keep, in the courtyard where Harrald and Riften Guards train. He can be recruited immediately and levels with the player up to level 500.
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Saladin's outfit is based on his design in the mobile game Rise of Kingdoms. The game's overall art style is quite goofy and cartoonish, which I usually don't particularly like, but I find Saladin's design highly aesthetically appealing.
I created Saladin's cuirass by combining the vanilla monk robes and a piece of the Expert robes with Tullius's Scalemail from Byzantine Imperials. It took a long time until I got Blender to play nice and the entire process was an enormous pain in the butt, so I am especially proud of it.
The cuirass does not support weight sliders due to my limited modeling skills. (I'm starting a modeling course very soon, and once I get myself some l33t sk1llz, you can bet I'll be churning out new mods like no tomorrow.)
The optional .esp can be safely merged with Saladin.esp to save a load order spot.
If you prefer not to clutter your meshes and textures folders with absolute butt-tons of unused assets, the specific files required by this are as follows:
Illustrious HDT Cloaks of Skyrim:
Weapons of the Third Era
While writing this bit, I noticed that WotTE's assets are free to modify and redistribute with credit. Whoops.
Creating this mod has sparked my curiosity and led me to learn more about Islam and the medieval Islamic world. Being raised Catholic, very little on these topics was taught in my school, unfortunately. :c
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Visual - On male characters, the back of the head clips through the turban. Since the author of Bobs Armory does not allow users to distribute modifications of their assets, there is nothing I can do about this.
Visual - For the same reason, the turban's coloration will not be the same as in the screenshots.
Visual - When using the HDT cloak, Saladin will occasionally turn invisible due to a native HDT Physics Extensions bug. To fix this temporarily, remove the cloak from his inventory, allow his model to load in and then return it, or otherwise get him to unequip and re-quip it. There is no known permanent fix for the underlying bug, though HDT Invisibility Fix may cause it to happen less frequently.
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Meshes and textures from Hammerfell Armory by Oaristys, ImsumDave, JZBai, 747823 and Farinelli
Meshes and textures from Bobs Armory by Mr. Dave
Meshes and textures from Engraved Bow by Farinelli
Textures from Byzantine Imperials by ArchdukeofLandsee
- - - Optional HDT Cloak - Requirements - - -
HDT Physics Extensions by HydrogensaysHDT
Meshes from Illustrious HDT Cloaks of Skyrim by euphoricknave
- - - Optional Eastern Dwemer Sword - Requirements - - -
Meshes and textures from Weapons of the Third Era by 747823
- - - Highly Recommended - - -
Better Males (NSFW)
Superior Lore-Friendly Hair
Xenius Character Enhancement
- - - Credits - - -
Redguard Shields by Farinelli
Engraved Bow by Farinelli
The Witcher 3 Weaponry by Oaristys
Bobs Armory by Mr. Dave
Byzantine Imperials by ArchdukeofLandsee
Cloaks of Skyrim by Nikinoodles
Illustrious HDT Cloaks of Skyrim by euphoricknave
Weapons of the Third Era by 747823