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Bella Moretta (0.87) - File Description  

Octavia Lucia paced her cabin restlessly. She'd served with honor throughout the entire Morrowind Campaign, having earned a Letter of
Distinguished Action for bravery at the Battle of Sadrith Mora. Three years of war had elevated her to the rank of Praefectus as well as a something of a legend among her Marines.

Burning questions lingered across her mind. Why was the Emperor disbanding her unit? Why was she being asked to turn in her blades and retire? Like some simpering land worm milk sop?! Pretty pink dresses and formal dances?

Humiliated by the loss of her brigade, Ovtavia commandeered the Bella Moretta, a small merchant yacht, and gathered to her those Marines with loyalties stronger to herself than to the Emperor. The remainder of her troops, making their way home on the flotilla of various warships destined for Imperial City, were given order to inform the Magistrate of her intentions. By now, the entire Palace would be burning with rumors of her betrayal.

Retirement was never an option. She would die with blood on her blades as her mother had and her father before her. Bravil was ripe. Ill defended and brimming with gold. With her armor blackened in defiance, no guard would mistake her, or her Marines, as one of their own. Not that it mattered. Born from the womb of war, they would face little opposition from the infamous Bravil ale fattened militia. Marines? No longer. The word was almost an epithet as it rolled across her tongue. Octavia's Raiders would taste blood, today. A prophecy painted in harsh crimson strokes, leaving the young former Praefectus laughing at the irony.

= Description =

This mod was very much my re-introduction to modding. After an almost two year hiatus from modding for Morrowind, I decided to get my feet wet in the same way that I had in Seyda Neen. I'd build my ship home and learn from there. This little project has ended up much larger than I had originally intended and now encompasses some 55-60MB of material.

Furnishings - Brand new bed and wardrobe. Everything else was reskinned, including the flatware. New tapestries, rugs and paintings, both reskinned and remodeled, are included. Much of the art may not be to your individual tastes, but it fit the theme that I was looking for. More than likely, I will be releasing art packs, based on user feedback, to replace those paintings with versions more suitable to individual tastes.

Armor - 2 new suits. One based off of the Imperial Watch and the other off of the Town Guard armor. One heavy, one light. Also, the caligae, or sandals, from the Arena set have been declawed and made independent.

Weapons - 2 gladius with off hand versions, 1 spatha and a reskinned and rescaled bow.

Shields - A new roman style scutum and an larger version of the Imperial Watch shield that matches the heavy armor.

Ship - The entire ship has been remodeled, piece by piece. Most of the changes and corrections will likely not be noticeable to most people. However, there were some glaring issues with the original meshes and these have, for the most part, all been corrected.

= Location =

The ship is moored at 18,0. This is a small dock, south of Imperial City and north of Bravil.

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Total comments: 25 | Last comment: 09-22-2008 at 14:45

 #1 - 06-03-2006 at 18:32
From: (WA)
Joined: February 20th, 2006
Posts: 501
Great re-introduction. Keep it up

 #2 - 06-05-2006 at 00:58
Joined: January 5th, 2006
Posts: 23
Whoah, that is very impressive. Two Thumbs Up!

 #3 - 06-05-2006 at 08:33
Joined: May 20th, 2006
Posts: 63
this mod rocks

 #4 - 06-05-2006 at 08:35
Joined: May 20th, 2006
Posts: 63
(sry double post) this mod is sweet its awsm that u can drive the boat all around one problem i cant get to lawin thats where all my awsm port houses are o and the jolly boat has a tendency to row off on its own through land

 #5 - Great Idea - 06-06-2006 at 10:47
From: (Pretoria)
Joined: June 3rd, 2006
Posts: 41
Hey.Thats a freaking goooooooooood!!!!I Idea.Driving a bout around.Do you get to attack any other ships.Or raid other ships.And when you raided that ship you could own it.Youl get more money and by your ship some armor and upgrade it to a bigger ship and by your ship more powerful cannons.And better crewmen.And when you attack another ship you get to use ladders and ropes to board.And on the ship you have to get the atmosphere right.You and your crewmen board the ship with ladders and ropes and you kill the enemy with you cutlases.Now that would be a even greater idea

 #6 - Re:#5 - 06-07-2006 at 05:14
Joined: November 1st, 2002
Posts: 201
Um, reality check. While that sounds cool and all, if it is even possible, it would be amasingly hard. Great mod though, glad you are back to the modding community(Even though I just got into the Elder Scrolls comunity myself)

 #7 - Of course!#6 - 06-10-2006 at 05:44
From: (Pretoria)
Joined: June 3rd, 2006
Posts: 41
Yes, I know it wont be possible but it was just an freakin idea.Do you think I dont know that you cant clime on ropes.Or that a ship doesn't have cannons.Man!

 #8 - 06-24-2006 at 10:59
Joined: May 12th, 2006
Posts: 11
Great mod. Only problem is that you cant move around when you maintain course. And if the "full sails" was faster, it'd be alot less boring waiting to go up a river.

and Camper Joe, your idea started as a question. And Kevinofborg was just saying that your "idea" would be incredibly hard. No need to spazz out. And smeone is actually working on a mod like your idea, so it IS possible. I won't post the link here though.

 #9 - 06-25-2006 at 08:24
From: (Pretoria)
Joined: June 3rd, 2006
Posts: 41
Jippy!Now im very glad.

 #10 - 07-11-2006 at 10:07
From: (Lenart)
Joined: July 4th, 2006
Posts: 3
where is this ship ?

 #11 - 07-11-2006 at 18:26
Joined: June 7th, 2006
Posts: 288
hey, awesome mod! Rock well, the jolly boat, is ther anyway to get it back on the Bella Moretta? well, i gues dat doesnt matter. and i 2 hav dock houses in leyawin, figure out a way to b able 2 sail ther. mod rocks, continue good work!Two Thumbs Up!

 #12 - 07-30-2006 at 17:26
Joined: September 7th, 2005
Posts: 121
I'm going to assume you install this like any other mod? I haven't finished d'loading so it might say somewhere in the file. Looks good though.

 #13 - Navigable - 08-15-2006 at 14:30
From: (Oregon)
Joined: July 31st, 2006
Posts: 248
i would like to sail from the imperial city to the Topal Bay (strait down the nibben). Can you PLEEEAAAAASSSSSSEEEE make a mod that removes all the bridges adn landbridges so that i can? (i have kumiko manor mod which gives a kickass house in the middle of the topal bay) plus there is no way into the waterfront district. can you get rid of the rocks near the lake rumare-nibben entrance?

sorry to be so demanding....Rock

 #14 - 08-16-2006 at 11:30
From: (Oregon)
Joined: July 31st, 2006
Posts: 248

 #15 - 10-29-2006 at 08:57
From: (Oberhausen)
Joined: October 3rd, 2006
Posts: 78
it is a good mod but ive got a problem when i enter the inner part of the ship and want to return on the deck a loading screen appears and my oblivion stucks and must be shut down..please change that..the rest of the mod is good 7/10

 #16 - A Masterpiece - 05-06-2007 at 01:29
Joined: April 16th, 2007
Posts: 1
A true work of Art!

 #17 - Wow - 09-18-2007 at 19:37
Joined: August 24th, 2007
Posts: 55
This mod is a masterpiece. truly a great achievement. i don't normally say thanks for mods but i had to in this case. although (with every mod collectively) there are some bugs (such as I'm told i can collect the ships deck with a sell price of 5G and i sometimes get stuck inside the wheel. this is a brilliant mod. and with a little more work should be something not even oblivions designers can contend with.

finally i have a base of operations worthy of a thief pirate.
finally i can store my armor and weapons in a place that looks cool and sounds cool.
finally a mod that didn't take 5minuets to build.
finally a mod that plain and simply kicks A$$
Thanks! .Mallues.

 #18 - 10-11-2007 at 16:27
Joined: October 11th, 2007
Posts: 18
heya! your frienly neighborhood nerd here, love the mod! now we can all live the pirate fantasy! stick out tongue

 #19 - Yay I got 19th Post! - 12-15-2007 at 21:41
From: (N. S.W)
Joined: October 31st, 2005
Posts: 130
Yay I got 19th Post!

 #20 - #19... - 12-28-2007 at 16:30
From: (Longueuil)
Joined: March 3rd, 2007
Posts: 185
Lol #19! Just lol!

 #21 - 01-02-2008 at 07:56
From: (Zagreb)
Joined: November 2nd, 2007
Posts: 18
Keep up with ship modssmile

Just I don't get it, one day i can drive it, and other i can'tfrown

Is there any fix for that??? 8/10

 #22 - ? - 01-03-2008 at 18:48
From: (boise, idaho)
Joined: December 20th, 2007
Posts: 5
hey i try to drive the boat but it wont let me it told me how to i tried that and it didn't work. its awsome and all but im going to have to give this a 2/10 for it keep rebooting my game and not letting me drive the *****ing boat.

 #23 - YES!!!!!!! - 03-05-2008 at 09:59
Joined: March 3rd, 2008
Posts: 1
For a long time I wished that Oblivion included more interaction with ships. I wished that ships could be used to go from Anvil to the Waterfront District of the Imperial City and back. This was all a wish, a hope. I never thought that it would come true! Your mod is better than my wish, not only does it take me from the Waterfront District to Anvil and back but I can actually SAIL IT MYSELF!!!!!! That completely rocks! Very nice job! Two Thumbs Up! I only have one question to ask, after deploying the rowboat, how do I get it back on the ship? Is that possible? Once again, thank you for an awesome mod!

 #24 - 04-16-2008 at 09:52
Joined: April 16th, 2008
Posts: 7
this is awesome. Niiice mod. I can use it with the basic version of oblivion, luckilly. Very NiceeTwo Thumbs Up!cool

 #25 - yep - 09-22-2008 at 14:45
Joined: September 22nd, 2008
Posts: 1
everywhere i go now its in the bella moretta with all my armour stored inside of it, but all of a sudden now i get stuck on the load screen when i try to load it into the imperial city waters from anvil waters.

This is quite a sad moment in my oblivion days.

and to post #11, to get the jolly boat in back on the moretta what i did is i went up close to the moretta and did the stop rowing command and activate the moretta while still on the jollyboat

cheers to all

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