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OK I'll kick this off by telling you all about the Mods used to make this small project of mine. A couple of years ago I found a world space mod by aaronbrown9898 called "The Island" and it impressed the hell out of me. It can be found on the Nexus here The Island at Skyrim Special Edition Nexus - Mods and Community (nexusmods.com) 

It is a beautifully crafted island which can be played as a normal world space mod or as a survival start mod for a new game. It has an add on patch for Arthmore's "live another life" mod where you the player are shipwrecked on an seemingly uninhabited island in nothing but your smalls. You must survive and find a way off the island. It is a mod designed with a hunter stealth archer type character in mind but is also playable with other builds. The more you explore the more there is to discover, there is a quest involving the Dwenmer and a animal follower of sorts. It is not without its faults but nothing game breaking, the odd floating tree and occasional clipping through terrain stuff normal to a Beth game. Go look at the mod page on the Nexus for more info on the mod itself aaron has done some sterling work in my opinion. As I played the mod the saga of Uncus began to be born in my mind, I hope we can make the journey of discovery with Uncus together as he survives and eventually returns to Skyrim to complete his quest to find new lands for his tribe.

 

 

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Lovely!  Well described and the screenies help hugely.

This amounts to a lot of work sweetie, so much appreciated hmmm.  I know when I had my journal written up years ago….it was a hour in-game and two hours writing it up with dialogue and drama. 
 

It's an enjoyable tale to follow.

A.:cool:

 

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Could not agree more, been a bit hectic here but not have a couple of days off and a fortnight Thursday II retire then things should be more relaxed. Will be getting some new stuff out soon ASAP. No the whip will not be nessercery it will only distract me.

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Chapter the third…Lol.  A fun form of diction.

Now, one of the things I enjoy with Uncus is the detailed descriptions of how he manages his survival techniques.  Like bow making…which exactly matches YT vids I have seen where craftsmen or a practicing Bowyer had made a real bow from scratch, balanced the limbs for bend and tuned its operation….fascinating stuff…and Uncus did it too👍
 

Now he needs salt…yes….vital for life, yet often overlooked in tales of survival. Can’t wait to see how he is going to become sea faring….and most importantly…navigate.

Still enjoying this well written tale 🤗

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Got that covered too there are two possibilities of obtaining a vessel to leave the island, one provided by the mod author which you will have seen on the Beth net version. I have a problem with that "vanilla" version as I think the ship provided is much to large for one person to sail any great distance. There is how ever another smaller craft on the island I intend to use as my escape pod, if you have been reading the Beth Net version you have already seen it. Can you guess which craft it is, the winner gets bragging rights.

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this time of day always

8 minutes ago, Helgatheangel said:

Caught up with your story today, Uncus! Interesting! I enjoy reading it. :clap:

You are a great story-teller! Keep up the good work and have lots of fun with the story!

Do you have time for a beer :beer: 

Good luck, my Friend :innocent:

 

this time of day always the sun is well over the yard arm now.

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5 minutes ago, Helgatheangel said:

Let's have some more then....:beer: :beer: :rofl: .... and I'm out of reactions :facepalm:

since I got promoted in my rep standing I seem to have more reaction points, I might be wrong but HMM don't really know

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Just finished reading your latest entry of 1st Aug.:clap:

The iron smelting and steel production matches the natural yesteryear crafting videos I have seen on YT.  Of course even a medieval Smith had better smelting and metal working equipment than poor old Uncus can cobble together from odds and ends.  Plus the luxury of limitless experimentation with the recipe and proportions to get it right.  However, any of us could in theory make useable steel in the manner Uncus has trialled.  Anyway, just wanted to say very well imagined and nicely written:woot:

 

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1 minute ago, Adella said:

Just finished reading your latest entry of 1st Aug.:clap:

The iron smelting and steel production matches the natural yesteryear crafting videos I have seen on YT.  Of course even a medieval Smith had better smelting and metal working equipment than poor old Uncus can cobble together from odds and ends.  Plus the luxury of limitless experimentation with the recipe and proportions to get it right.  However, any of us could in theory make useable steel in the manner Uncus has trialled.  Anyway, just wanted to say very well imagined and nicely written:woot:

 

Why thank you for your kind words my lady, I am pleased that this simple bard can entertain you.

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Read journal of 4th Aug.

Yes! I know full well that sweaty palmed fear as Falmer pass too close by for comfort.  The account realises this well.  Ah…The White Wolf…more tribal style spiritualism, let us hope the guardians are well meaning and not self serving or mean.  The dream seems to indicate this sprit is innocuous, perhaps it will lead Uncus to more discoveries about himself as much as the world.

Again I enjoyed the descriptive art and imaginative locations, of which I understand the Island mod provides only the scene setting.

Well done Uncus:cool:

A.

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The mod is of its self great experience for those who like nature survival, it can be played as an alternate start from Arts dungeon, or a new world space mod by taking ship from Dawnstar. when you buy your ticket on the Skyrim Cyridel shipping line you can choose just to be transported to the island arriving at the docks or take the ship wreck route if you do not like LAL for some reason. The Falmer will continue to be a problem for Uncus but he will try hard not to kill any without good cause. The introduction of the white wolf in his dreams is laying the foundations for future plot lines. Watch this space more will be reviled at a later date.

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30 Aug 21

Gosh, what a nice big story advancement…new places discovered, but getting rather too close to those awful Falmer things I think.  Uncus was lucky to defeat a Troll and yet stay safe from it. Thankfully they are slow of course, but a single hit from those rending claws is often fatal.

Again, nicely written sweetie 👍😃

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Thanks Adella, your support i appreciated. Had a bit of a rest from writing playing around with making videos but hd a bit of a bing writing new content this week.

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