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  New Official Mod - The Vile Lair - Official
  Posted by: bloodreaver9 on 07-12-2006 @ 07:51 - Source: Bethesda
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The Vile Lair - DLC5

This underwater hideout provides your infamous character with safe haven. Those willingly inflicted (or shall we say graced?) with vampirism will find a means to feed, and if necessary, a means to cure their infliction. Hire evil minions, pray to the dark god Sithis, and a host of other functions await.


A multilevel lair for murderous players to find refuge

The Font of Renewal, where a player may purge himself of Vampirism

The Shrine of Sithis where the infamous player may heal and be cured of disease

A Dark Minion, who the player may employ to find gold in a most unseemly manner

A 'cattle pen' for vampires to dine

An indoor garden of venomous plants, including the notorious Chokeberry to feed to your enemy

Various furnishing upgrades, including a study room and storage area


One of the most notorious vampires of times long past, Greywyn Blenwyth, had joined the Dark Brotherhood with the intention of one day converting all of his fellow brethren into his kind. He realized that although vampires are accepted within the ranks of the Dark Brotherhood, the notion that it could be a future requirement could anger existing members or possibly dissuade others from joining its ranks. By carefully forging an alliance with several key members of the Dark Brotherhood at the time, Greywyn was confident he could either sway the rest of the members into adopting his ways, or dispatching those that didn't. He spent the better part of a year "turning" opponents to his side, and using his allies to rid the Dark Brotherhood of the others.

He dubbed his splinter faction The Crimson Scars; a name derived from the unusually vicious neck lacerations left by his assassins and their jagged blades. The final turning point in Greywyn's dark plan called for the swift execution of the current upper echelon of the Dark Brotherhood in one massive, cautiously executed strike. Unbeknownst to Greywyn, one of the members he had turned, a Dunmer named Silarian, was not enamored by the thought of his newfound vampiric power, as it came with too high a price. By informing the Black Hand of the Dark Brotherhood of Greywyn's upcoming betrayal, Silarian was able to quell the rebellion before it started. The second purification in the history of the Brotherhood was executed that night, and the entire sanctuary died in a sea of blood.

Greywyn somehow escaped the carnage and retreated to a cave he had discovered earlier in his travels, which he aptly named Deepscorn Hollow. From this lair, Greywyn, now alone, devised a way to bring his plan back to fruition. He sent messages across Cyrodiil, seeking those who would join his cause, but to no avail. Within the Hollow, he constructed a Shrine to Sithis and prayed for absolution and a way to bring his quashed dreams back to reality. Many a mortal died at the hands of Greywyn in the following days, all in an attempt to appease his Dark Master. Finally, his prayers were answered, but Sithis demanded a price. Sithis would approve of the Crimson Scars, only if Greywyn would renounce his vampiric ways and become mortal once again as a punishment for the betrayal of his brothers.

With a heavy heart, Greywyn labored to create a cure for the disease in his veins. Finally, a musty tome recovered from a ruined fort bore the answer: Purgeblood Salts. Greywyn spent months roaming the land gathering the ingredients he needed to complete the salts and to refine them properly. When all his preparations were complete, Greywyn approached the Shrine of Sithis for one last prayer. As he intoned the first verse of his dark prayer, he felt a piercing pain explode across his back. The Dark Brotherhood had finally tracked him down.

July 13th, 2006


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Total comments: 11 | Last comment: 08-07-2006 at 15:31

 #1 - 07-12-2006 at 09:09
Joined: May 3rd, 2005
Posts: 551

 #2 - 07-12-2006 at 13:27
From: (Ontario!)
Joined: October 11th, 2005
Posts: 879
awesome cant wait! why does it say $1.89 at the bottom?

 #3 - 07-12-2006 at 14:23
From: (Bredene)
Joined: April 11th, 2005
Posts: 85
#2, I hope its not the price of the mod

awesome, hope to play it soon :d

 #4 - Yes its the cost - 07-12-2006 at 16:31
Joined: June 13th, 2004
Posts: 231
Official Mods cost money, and this one will be 1.89 which is dirt cheap IMO.

 #5 - 07-14-2006 at 23:27
Joined: January 23rd, 2004
Posts: 277
yes this mod was made by bethesda, they charge 2$ per mod for some reason that they make, quite odd considering they sold millions of copies of this game, youd think atleast the mods would be free

 #6 - 07-15-2006 at 17:58
From: (Alex/polis)
Joined: November 12th, 2004
Posts: 440
yeah, i don't like the mod charging too...
50 euros for an epic game like this and 10-12 euros till now for some short additions like two horse armors and a bunch of small quests? sad but true... frown

 #7 - 07-19-2006 at 20:46
Joined: July 19th, 2006
Posts: 120
mod chargeing is for noobs like meCry

 #8 - 07-22-2006 at 09:34
Joined: March 6th, 2005
Posts: 250
MY. *****ING. GOD. this bears a scary resemblance to the mod i was working on. And i mean scary. good god thats frightening

 #9 - 07-23-2006 at 21:25
From: (Ontario!)
Joined: October 11th, 2005
Posts: 879
kind of dumb since people made alot better mods than this, free

 #10 - this plug-in not compatible with the Construction Kit - 07-24-2006 at 14:04
Joined: July 24th, 2006
Posts: 1
I wanted to tweek the appearances of the NPCs in the Vile Lair, but the only version of the Oblivion Construction Kit I've ever seen (dated 5/30/06) is too low for this plug-in. Apparently, Bethesda is using a newer version of the Kit than has yet been released. If anyone sees a newer version, please post a link.

 #11 - Hmmm... - 08-07-2006 at 15:31
Joined: August 2nd, 2006
Posts: 83
I think they're not going to release the new construction Kit cause then our rocking Mods will even more rock ! Interesting point I think...they're jealous smile !

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