Modders Create Skyrim Shrine for Fallen Gamer

Modders Create Skyrim Shrine for Fallen Gamer

Modders have created a special mod adding an NPC and an in-game shrine to honor a gamer who passed away in 2013.

Death is one of those things that's both universal but also different for everyone. When someone in your life passes there's no telling how you're going to respond. Some simply take time and grieve. Others go about their daily business, using the normalcy of a routine to help them cope and work past the pain of losing the deceased. Some, meanwhile, turn to video games. When Reddit user Lastrogu3 lost his brother Taylor, for instance, one thing he did to cope make some meaningful visits to the frosty lands of Skyrim.

Skyrim was Taylor's favorite game and, while Lastrogu3 preferred to play on PC, he started visiting his brother's saved game on Xbox 360 as a way of remembering his brother. "The only time I ever play a game on a console anymore is to use his Xbox to sign into his account, boot up Skyrim, and just sit there looking at the last thing he saw in the game," explained Lastrogu3. "I never move his character, save, or do anything since it wouldn't be his character anymore. He is frozen in time just like my young brother was." Sharing this story on Reddit, Lastrogu3 soon received requests from other gamers asking for Taylor's final location in the game so they could visit it to leave flowers with their own characters. Inspired by these requests, he got in touch with a group of modders who crafted a small mod adding a shrine near the city of Riften dedicated to Taylor and his character, the dark elf Bear. The mod apparently also adds an NPC version of Bear who will visit the shrine from time to time and be present in the game's Sovngarde section.

Taylor's death occurred in 2013 as a result of a drowning accident. He had been wake boarding on a river and was pulled underwater after a rope tying his board to his ankle got caught on some submerged tree roots. Adding further salt to the wound, Taylor had just gotten married "less than a month" before the accident. Skyrim fans interested in visiting Taylor's shrine and paying their own personal tribute can download the mod here.

Source: Reddit

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Wow, what a beautiful tribute to a Skyrim fan. :´(
Many bad things happening in the world. But sometimes people make me believe in humanity again.

That is why you don't attach yourself to sporting equipment. If you lose track of it during play, let it go. Same thing with capes and anything else that is not skin tight. It's almost enough to make one go nudist.

OT: While this is touching and all, I can't help but think that memorials in games are becoming less noteworthy considering they are popping up everywhere.

Well I've downloaded the mod! Seems like something that just belongs in my Skyrim, to be honest. Not only is it something the Nords would do, it's something that makes sense for me, too, being Catholic and believing in prayer for the dead. Now every time I go by there, I'll remember.

I am actually going to download and play Skyrim again and make sure this goes in somewhere...tranquil.

Man... a tragic story but an incredible way to remember a loved one. Thanks for this coming together to help remember one of our own gaming community!

It's a beautiful tribute and a heartbreaking story.

And, the mod is now in my world. I don't go by there much, and I don't explore much of Sovngarde, but he can at least continue to live on in my world.

Stories like this remind me that the gaming community has a lot of great people in it. There can't be anything more painful than losing a sibling.

I don't have Skyrim for PC, but I would visit the memorial if I did.

Really glad they didn't hold the memorial in an MMO or something though. We all know what happened when a group tried to do that last time in WoW. XP

snekadid:
That is why you don't attach yourself to sporting equipment. If you lose track of it during play, let it go. Same thing with capes and anything else that is not skin tight. It's almost enough to make one go nudist.

OT: While this is touching and all, I can't help but think that memorials in games are becoming less noteworthy considering they are popping up everywhere.

Really? You felt the need to post...any of this?

Wow.

Back on topic: I think the most touching bit is that he just sits there and watches the scene as his brother last saw it. Very nice. I'll definitely be checking the mod out, too. Always can use an excuse to play Skyrim. :-D

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This isn't in Steam Workshop, as yet. I'll have to look for my Nexus login, again.

Arnoxthe1:
Really glad they didn't hold the memorial in an MMO or something though. We all know what happened when a group tried to do that last time in WoW. XP

Uhhh....I...I actually don't know. I'm kind of afraid to ask, but...what happened?

Nooners:

Arnoxthe1:
Really glad they didn't hold the memorial in an MMO or something though. We all know what happened when a group tried to do that last time in WoW. XP

Uhhh....I...I actually don't know. I'm kind of afraid to ask, but...what happened?

Basically, a bunch of PvPers crashed the funeral and massacred everyone.

thebobmaster:

Nooners:

Arnoxthe1:
Really glad they didn't hold the memorial in an MMO or something though. We all know what happened when a group tried to do that last time in WoW. XP

Uhhh....I...I actually don't know. I'm kind of afraid to ask, but...what happened?

Basically, a bunch of PvPers crashed the funeral and massacred everyone.

That was ... 10 years ago, almost, if I recall the incident aright?

XenoScifi:
I am actually going to download and play Skyrim again and make sure this goes in somewhere...tranquil.

It is already placed at the aforementioned spot, so, please, don't move it or the spirit won't be able to visit.

Nooners:

Arnoxthe1:
Really glad they didn't hold the memorial in an MMO or something though. We all know what happened when a group tried to do that last time in WoW. XP

Uhhh....I...I actually don't know. I'm kind of afraid to ask, but...what happened?

Well a Horde player guild passed away in real life. His guild decided to hold an in-game funeral for him. One of their members would log into his account and bring his character to the funeral location. But then they made two crucial mistakes. First they decided to hold in a contested area (where PVP is allowed) so that people from the Alliance side could come as well. Secondly they went and announced it on their realm forums, thus ensuring that every douche on their server knew about it.

They made a video about it.

Oh hey, that's quite the sweet little gesture.

Why is less than a month in quotations?

Didnt Borderlands 2 do something similar as well with a fan who passed away?

Sorry about the loss, what a terrible tragedy :( RIP in pepperonis

thebobmaster:

Nooners:

Arnoxthe1:
Really glad they didn't hold the memorial in an MMO or something though. We all know what happened when a group tried to do that last time in WoW. XP

Uhhh....I...I actually don't know. I'm kind of afraid to ask, but...what happened?

Basically, a bunch of PvPers crashed the funeral and massacred everyone.

To be fair, they did it on a PVP server... which was asking for it to be crashed by gankers.

OT: Good communities exist, despite the toxicity we only seem to see bitched about on forums. This is something one should remember, that the majority of the crap we hear about gamers being soulless assholes is not the standard but the vocal minority since good news is not as reported on as is the bad. Its sad that this is how the world has turned in the past 20 years, not just in gaming but in all walks of life. We hardly ever hear about the good police who outnumber the shitty ones, we hardly hear about all the real facts of life just the negative and thats a cultural problem that should be dealt with.
Kudos to those who did this and to those who thought it was worth making a post about.

Nooners:

Arnoxthe1:
Really glad they didn't hold the memorial in an MMO or something though. We all know what happened when a group tried to do that last time in WoW. XP

Uhhh....I...I actually don't know. I'm kind of afraid to ask, but...what happened?

PvP servers happend. To be fair that video was so popular many people will remember that person passed away, in some ways a nice tribute.

This Skyrim mod however , its a nice gesture, something to point to when people say games have no value.

Not a first time mod is made in memory of dead.
Few years ago I downloaded fishing mod (quite good mod)
It had certain khajiit that traveled across Skyrim and could have been encountered.
Said khajiit was character of creator's girlfriend who died several months prior.

blackrave:
Not a first time mod is made in memory of dead.
Few years ago I downloaded fishing mod (quite good mod)
It had certain khajiit that traveled across Skyrim and could have been encountered.
Said khajiit was character of creator's girlfriend who died several months prior.

What mod was this, and is it available on the Nexus?

JohnZ117:

blackrave:
Not a first time mod is made in memory of dead.
Few years ago I downloaded fishing mod (quite good mod)
It had certain khajiit that traveled across Skyrim and could have been encountered.
Said khajiit was character of creator's girlfriend who died several months prior.

What mod was this, and is it available on the Nexus?

http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/16139/?

Although I personally used Steam workshop

Mod is quite nice (especially for alchemists since it adds several new ingredients)

I'll be stopping by this memorial and say a prayer for Bear and Taylor.

 

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