The Importance of Libraries and Bibliofactual* items
* Please note that Bibliofactual is not a real word, I just made it up to make it sound more awesome.
AS a book lover myself, I see to it that every mod that I make has at least one library or decently sized bookshelf. My reasoning? Since the game is based on a sort of Medieval era of sorts, where education wasn’t really a big thing (have you noticed any schools in Oblivion? I think not (and no, the mages guild does not count)), I’d like to think that my characters are smarter than everyone else (which they are) and they deserve a comfy library to come home to after a hard dungeon trawl, removing stupidity from existence.
Plus Libraries look awesome and you must be rich if you can afford a house with a room dedicated to books :D
Now back to business:
The interior of The Tower (depicted in a previous blog post) was somewhat of a dilemma for me. Since I constructed it from Ayleid pieces I wanted the interior to match, but in the infinite wisdom of the Ayleids, they liked square things underground, with nary a circular room to show for it! This really made no sense to me since all of their above ground structures are based on a circular pattern. >:C
So I had to find a suitable tower interior to retexture in an acceptable fashion. good news was that the Imperial City had some fabulous sections that I could use and it’s all turned out wonderfully. Although my goal of keeping a bare minimum of custom materials is being fizzled out by a lack of suitable items, I think that the overall effect will far outweigh that goal (plus they’re modded vanilla objects, same shape, different textures). Not that it matters, only about 5% of the actual stuff used will be modded goods, I’m still weaving some Vanilla Magic here. >:3
Also, here’s a picture of what’s on those banners, I designed it myself by cobbling together pieces of Vanilla designs and adding some of my own flair, see if you can spot where I got some of the features from!
Anyways, I’ve got a plane to catch. For real, I’m going to see Muse. :D