HEY! YOU THERE! CHECK OUT THE NAKED MAGE!
Have you ever wanted to run around Skyrim in the buff melting peoples faces into mush, and still have the benefits of the enchanted college robes active?
Well now you can. YOU CAN!!! Whaaaaaaaaaat? Our homeboy Kendo2 made this mod specifically to work with Devious Devices mods and Dangerously Nude. And it works like a charm.
Wait... Kendo2 you say? Yeah... And credit where it is due. I own it now, don't ask, but think of it as payback for that gender changing slave-slut mod I helped him avoid. So don't ask him any question if the mod does weird things. Which from my tests there was nothing wrong, worked smooth as a Sims3 cheerleaders bum bum... mmm silky!
OK! The ultra-cool important stuff, for playing in the buff!
HOW IT WORKS:
For every enchanted college robe in the game there is a craftable nude version. All schools of magic are supported as well as all of the perk levels for each school. From Naked Novice of Alteration to Naked Master of Restoration, they are all available.
Each naked mage ‘outfit’, (You’re actually naked) is tracked by the game for NPC comments and any reactions added by SexLab mods. This mod’s spell effects and enchantments have key words attached to them, so you can be the naked mage but the moment you equip clothes or armor on your body the enchantments stop working. Get naked again and you’re back in business, sinful naked rarrgh face melty business. The naked mage outfit does not use any body slots. That means the enchantments will still work if you’re wearing it under Devious Devices items; and those items will not disappear...because you’re naked.
This mod uses whatever body mod (male or female) and skeleton you have installed...again because you’re naked.
(Game Goblin recommends the latest HDT skeleton, best to stay current. Tested with different body mods (CBBE/UNP), no issues!)
Zed S. Curio was working on another project before he came to Skyrim to torment unsuspecting girls from the Mage’s College. Somehow his notes made it to Skyrim and they detail a lengthy process of alchemy and forging. The end results are various enchanted ointments that when applied to the bare skin give the benefit of the standard college robes.
The base note book and Novice level Naked Mage recipes can be bought from Lucan Valerius in Riverwood, but like Lucan says, “If you want anything more you’ll have to go to the College at Winterhold.” Our old friend Urag gro-Shub at the College also sells the base note book along with all of the recipes for each school of magic and each perk level. He and Zed are buddies, after all.
All of the base components for the naked mages are crafted at the cook pot and the smelter. Why the cook pot and smelter? Because using those two crafting stations does not provide skill increases and things like the smithing forge and the alchemy lab are over used and choked by other mods. This might sound like a dumb idea but once you read the base note book it will all make sense. For you Role-players it, uses a combination of Earth magical folklore and Skyrim game lore to enhance the role play experience. Once you start reading and looking at the recipes you’ll understand.
You cannot craft the naked mages unless you have both the base note book and the desired recipe in your inventory. Trust me, this way is better and allows you to focus on what you're trying to craft. The other option, would be very messy.
Though Urag gro-Shub sells the book and recipes, he will not sell them to unqualified spell casters. A Novice cannot buy Adept or above recipes, and even if he did sell them, the way the mod is set up would prevent you from making them. To make a naked mage Novice outfit you must have that perk in the school of magic. This is true for every perk level and corresponding outfit. A Novice cannot make a Master level naked mage outfit. You lack the skill and understanding. This also prevents the mod from being used as a cheat.
The naked mage outfits cannot be sold. No one is interested in a magical ointment that doesn’t work. (Except for the most awesome Dovakiin! right!) Role play it in your head if you need to.
For those of you who use mods that apply penalties for being under dressed in cold weather, a a weak Resist Frost effect has been added to the enchantments. For those of you familiar with Skyrim alchemy you might recognize ingredients that don't seem to fit the profile of naked mage enchantments. Zed Curio keeping you naked and warm is the reason.
And a special Thank You to Min for allowing me to invoke Zed S. Curio’s name for my little mod.
Q: Does this work with Devious Devices items?
A: Yes. DD was one of the reasons I made this. The naked mage uses no body slots whatsoever. You can wear it under DD items without issue.
Q: Why didn’t you just make spells or regular potions? Why are they outfits?
A: The concept started as a base magical effect and I applied it to both a potion and a spell with a 999 day duration (the longest available in the game). They both worked as intended and that posed a problem. There was no way to prevent the player from stacking one spell or potion on top of another one without having to script for HasMagicEffect for 30 different spell effects. That would be 30 scripts with over 1200 different checks in Papyrus just to stop the player from having two of the added spells running at once. I don’t want Papyrus spinning its wheels when it sifts through 30 scripts with 1200 variables. Do you? Yeah, outfits were the way to go.
Q: The way you have the crafting is a pain in the ass. Can you make it simpler or just add the outfits to a vendor?
A: No. The mod was set up this way intentionally. It is meant for role play. And the naked mage outfits are useless to NPCs. They only work when naked and cannot work if worn under clothing. They have no value so why would anyone sell them or buy them?
Kendo2 put a lot of thought and work into this foolishly fun little mod. While he normally would only use Destruction and Conjuration spells, he added support for all of the schools of magic. That being said, if someone want’s to take this to the next level and add SexLab functions to it, the little green runtling... Game Goblin... me need to know first o-tay! Just drop me a PM and let me know what awesomeness you have up your sleeve.
The update adds three new types of Naked Mage:
Naked Arch Mage
Urag gro-Shub will sell you the recipe once you have the Master Perk in any school of magic. You will not be able to make the Naked Arch Mage until you actually are Arch Mage.
Fortifies Destruction Magic and adds Mage Armor. The governing school is Destruction.
Naked Mage Armor
Adds Mage Armor like Naked Battlemage but at a higher value, as it does not fortify any schools of magic. The governing school is Alteration.
Naked Battlemage and Naked Mage Armor have perk levels (Novice to Master) and the Naked Arch Mage does not. Lucan Valerius sells the new Novice versions and Urag gro-Shub sells all of them.
NOW STRIP DOWN AND MAKE ALL KNEEL BEFORE YOUR SPLENDOR!!