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Unlike the player and other NPCs, Aaron's animations are stored in a separate folder which makes him incompatible with pose packs. This patch changes Aaron's skeleton back to vanilla so he can use custom poses for screenshooting purposes.
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Aaron is my first attempt at making a companion based on the GGC script. I started working on this project countless months ago and it was initially meant to be something rather small, a quick conversion of one of my characters to a simple follower. But while I was trying to figure out how to effectively import his face from my game save, I got intrigued by the awesomeness of the GGC script and its potential, so I started to fiddle around until the project became bigger and bigger.
A first concept of Aaron dates back to the late 2010. As you can see he has undergone major changes throughout the years. He is now a handsome Nord and an efficient fighter. The head model he uses is a complete rework of the lop-ear elves'. I have made my own head using it as a base and I have also replaced the eye morph in the tri file. The great thing about this head is that it shares the same UV template with the default one, but the poly count is higher. I have added the tear caruncles to the eyes. They're a separate piece from the head and are attached to the ears. Aaron uses Robert's heavy muscular body.
Aaron is the same level as the player but I'm afraid he's a little overpowered. You can find him camping right outside Bruma; his exact location is shown on the map and there's a quest to track him down in case he gets lost. The first time you talk to him you can recruit him and have him fight alongside with you. You are asked to choose is class among 5 major categories: melee, ranged, range/melee combo, spellcaster, assassin. Each one comprises up to 4 subclasses. However, you can change his fighting style anytime during the game. Aaron mount is a black armored horse named Orion.
Aaron comes with his own skeleton and animations, stored in a different folders than the player's and other NPCs'. I compiled animations from several authors but I made the basic idle - when he stands still - by myself.
Unlike Vilja or Fergus, Aaron doesn't have many lines of dialogue but he's fully voiced. His voice is the result of a long and tedious work of mashup of the stock Redguard voice. Of course I had to slightly modify the pitch to make it sound more appropriate. No wonder it took so long to release this mod, next time I'd better buy a good audio card and a microphone and do the voice-over myself.
To access Aaron's inventory and change his equipment open his private bag. The public bag, instead, is for storing items you want him to carry for you. Depending on his class Aaron's gear will vary. So you cannot get all of his items in one play unless you use the console.
All of his weapons are enchanted and most have a nice particle effect. Since I had the feeling Aaron was too powerful, I decided not to add any enchantment to the Ves armor he wears in battle. The color of the armor also depends on the class. His casual clothes are instead a mashup of Vaas' clothes from Far Cry and Bethany's armor from Dragon Age plus a few other pieces.
Here's a full list of his equipment with the corresponding console codes. Replace XX with the proper modindex. A modindex is a two-digit number which reflects the position of a mod's esp/esm in your load order. OBMM can help you identify the correct modindex.
XX002352 - Torso
XX002353 - Legs
XX002354 - Hands
XX002355 - Feet
Vaas and Bethany’s clothes
Ves Blue Stripes Elite
XX003EC0 - Blue
XX003EC1 - Black
XX003EC2 - Black/Blue
XX003EC3 - Black/Red
XX003EC4 - Redanian
XX003EC5 - White
XX003EC6 - White/Gold
XX003EC7 - Lavander/Green
Heaven's Gate Shield
Faleria Heart Claymore
Cold Blooded Sta ff
Kano's Butter y Dagger
Crystal Dragon Gold Bow
Crystal Dragon Silver Bow
Installation couldn't be easier: just grab Aaron.esp and Aaron.bsa and drop them in your Oblivion\Data folder. Delete the files to uninstall the mod.
The archive also contains a pdf document, a little bonus I made for fun.
I didn't have much time for testing the mod thoroughly but I really hope it's bug free. If he can't use the bow please move to another cell and the problem should be fixed. And remember: if you take screenshots of Aaron, I'd love to see them.
This mod wouldn't exist without the contribution of the following authors. You can use my assets
freely - just mention me in the credits please - but remember to get permission from them fi rst, if you
want to use their content.
Room207 - undersunandsky.blogspot.it
Deepfreeze, vlv, Miyaoka
Night Springs Hair
Max - maxheartflan.com
Lapiz Lazuli - lapizrazuli.blogspot.com
Originally based on the Lop-ears Elf II mesh by
KKK kumakumakokuma (Tennoji Yukisuke) - kumakumakokuma.blog38.fc2.com
LAPF Skeleton and Combat Motions
Gregathit, Beni, tbsk, Resona, ElAlquimista - thealchemistlab.jimdo.com
Mondstein, Shayaryn, Darigaz - requiemchronicles.jimdo.com
Black Tera Horse
Chakaru - welcometohawkhaven.jimdo.com
Severinka - sims3s.ru
Lemonleafs - blog.sina.com.cn/lemonleafs