A Fond Farewell:
A Funeral Mod

This mod adds the ability to arrange funerals for fallen comrades, spouses, and more.
It also adds a cemetery to Markarth.

This mod was made for SkyrimGuild's ModJam August 2023 - Theme: Death

  Skyrim Special Edition or Anniversary Edition

{Permissions & Credits}
If you must use this for something, please just credit me and link it back to my stuff.  

I used Elevenlabs to generate the voice.

Special thanks to Kriemen, BeC0fi, LauraMoon, Rosehla and DavisionByZero for encouraging me and testing and problem solving.

Thank you to all the other mod authors that have helped me online in forums and through sharing their knowledge via YouTube videos. If it weren't for all of you, I would have given up long ago.

Thanks to BeC0fi for the video!


{Get The Mod}

PC Bethesda: https://mods.bethesda.net/en/skyrim/mod-detail/4343887

Xbox: https://mods.bethesda.net/en/skyrim/mod-detail/4343888

PS4: Sorry, Sony says no outside assets.

{Future Plans For This Mod}

-Add things for the funeral goers to say.

-Add more options for relatives/kin, and other relationships.

-I'm looking into the possibility of place-able urns and gravestones.

-I'm also looking into the possibility of adding a way to bring "remains" with you to give to the priest so that they can "prepare" them for the funeral.

-I'm still contemplating whether or not I want to include the delete bodies option because there's already so many mods that already do.

Have you ever had a follower or spouse die, and been distraught that there's no way to really honor them? I remember in my first play through, Lydia threw herself between me and a Draugr Deathlord, while I was healing up, and she died. I was devastated.  I tried to talk to the various Priests of Arkay but it was as if she never existed.

What this mod does:

-Adds dialogue to all 6 of the Priests of Arkay (Runil in Falkreath, Brother Verulus in Markarth, Andurs in Whiterun, Alessandra in Riften, Styrr in Solitude, and Helgird in Windhelm) that allows the player to organize a funeral. The funerals can be arranged for: A spouse, a child, a parent, a sibling, a friend, a stranger, or an adversary. Yes, I even included child, because even though you can't technically harm a child in Skyrim without mods, lots of people roleplay, and some people roleplay that their whole family is slaughtered and that's why they start adventuring. Also, in my own experience, sometimes, when dealing with real life grief, one might look to video games to seek comfort and empathy if they did not receive it from those in their real life. I wanted a way to offer such kindness and empathy to strangers, even if for a brief moment in a game, spoken from the lips of some pixels. 

-Adds a lesser power that allows the player to pick a specific NPC so that up to 6 NPCs that were friends or family with them can show up to that funeral.

-Adds a cemetery to Markarth. It just adds a door in between the door from the Hall of the Dead and Cidna Mine. Don't worry if you can't find it. The quest objectives will point you there when the funeral is going to start.

What this mod does not do:

-Delete dead bodies. There are several mods that already do this, so I didn't feel the need to include it in this mod. That might change in the future.

-The NPCs that attend the funeral won't actually know why they're there. If you talk to them, they don't have anything to say to you about the deceased. I'm hoping to update this in the future, even if it's one line.

-Allow children to be harmed or killed.