Summary
Complete "Enderal: Forgotten Stories" for Skyrim SE.
Enderal: Forgotten Stories is a total conversion for TES V: Skyrim: a game modification that is set in its own world with its own landscape, lore and story. It offers an immersive open world, all for the player to explore, overhauled skill systems and gameplay mechanics and a dark, psychological storyline with believable characters.

Enderal is free and can be played by anyone owning a legal copy of TES V: Skyrim Special Edition. It was developed non-commercially by SureAI, the team behind the renowned Oblivion mod Nehrim: At Fate’s Edge (and various other projects), and later independently converted and maintained on the Skyrim SE engine by Eddoursul with help from other community members, most notably gavrant and overdev. See Credits for the full list of contributors.

SureAI does NOT provide any support for this version. Please, report your issues with Enderal SE only here or on our Discord. This page contains the core of the game, installable as a Skyrim SE mod, its requirements must be installed manually like with any other mod. This mod is also a base for Enderal VR, maintained by sasa2727, and for the SureAI published releases on Steam and GOG (discontinued as of 2.0.12.4).

Features
  • An open world with its own lore and hand-crafted, detailed and diverse landscapes – explore deserts, heathlands, forests, jungles, mountains, and more.
  • An unconventional story with believable characters and psychological undercurrents.
  • German and English voice acting by professional voice over artists.
  • Multi-faceted, believable characters with own ambitions and motivations.
  • Overhauled gameplay with classes, experience points, survival mechanics and challenging combat.
  • An overhauled skill system with classes and new special abilities.
  • A housing system allowing the player to design their own homes.
  • 30 to 125 hours of expected playtime.

Added in Forgotten Stories:
  • Two “crafting classes” that utilize alchemy and enchanting for combat – use potions to shapeshift into a werewolf as the Lycantrope, use enchanting to craft spirit companions as the Phasmalist.
  • Improved performance and stability for a smooth experience.
  • Twelve new sidequests and two non-linear guild questlines: Work your way up the Golden Sickle, Enderal’s merchants guild and infiltrate the ranks of the Rhalâta, the enigmatic cult ruling the Undercity.
  • Reworked and improved crafting, spells, and much more.
Requirements
  • Clean installation of Skyrim Special Edition, supported versions: 1.6.659 (GOG), 1.6.640, 1.5.97 (Steam). (1.6.1170 seems compatible with updated Address Library and quest_journal.swf, but is untested yet.)
  • Remove all Creation Club plugins (or move them to a separate mod and disable).
  • SKSE64
  • SkyUI (optional, allows to change settings)

The way of Steam integration, working since Skyrim LE up to 1.6.1130, stopped working in 1.6.1170+. Downgrade to a pre-1.6.1170 version if you need achievements, or contribute a workaround.
How to install
  • Create a new Skyrim SE instance in your Mod Organizer 2 (even if you already have one). Your Skyrim installation must be clean, you should not have any mods installed/deployed to the game directory.
  • Download Enderal SE and install using the "Install Mod..." button on the toolbar.
  • Remove Creation Club plugins (or move them to a separate mod and disable).
  • Configure the game as usual with Skyrim Launcher.
  • Run Enderal SE through MO2 with skse64_loader.exe.

If you still have normal Skyrim SE starting, your Windows Defender or some other antivirus must have prevented MO2 from running properly. Whitelist MO2’s directory.

To update Enderal SE, delete previous version from your MO2 completely and install a new version.
Recommended optionals
Modding
Always assume a Skyrim mod is incompatible until proven otherwise.
Enderal LE mods must be converted before using. At this point, all scripted mods for Enderal LE are considered out of date (incompatible).

LOOT does not work with Enderal due to unmaintained masterlist. Effectively, it randomizes your modlist.
Remember to never use old Enderal mode in modding tools. Always choose Enderal SE (if available) or Skyrim SE mode.

Enderal SE works by overriding Skyrim.esm and other core Skyrim files. Vortex replaces and renames them directly in game files, rendering Skyrim unplayable until Enderal is disabled. Use Vortex if you understand consequences, but we cannot provide support to users who don't. We strongly recommend using Mod Organizer 2 to run Enderal SE.

Mod Organizer 2 supports Enderal SE as of version 2.4.1.
Use the Skyrim Special Edition mode and enable Enderal downloads in settings:


Credits
Created by SureAI
Based on Bethesda Game Studios´ "The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim"
Enderal Special Edition Port by Eddoursul

PROJECT LEADS & CREATIVE DIRECTION
Johannes Scheer
Nicolas Lietzau

PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Nicolas Lietzau
Johannes Scheer
Till Thrun

LEVEL DESIGN
Max Ischreyt
Johannes Scheer
Julian Weyer
Dennis Weich

BALANCING & GAME DESIGN
Johannes Scheer
Nicolas Lietzau

WRITING AND NARRATIVE DESIGN
Nicolas Lietzau
Johannes Scheer

MUSIC
Marvin Kopp
Frank Bartholomai
Nicolas Lietzau
Andreas Makusev

See all credits