Modder adds “more nuances and freedom of action” to one of the best quests in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.

A mod improving one of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind’s most intricate quests has been released by an enthusiast using the pseudonym GlitterGear. The text includes plot spoilers.

The secondary quest Larrius Varro Tells a Little Story represents The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind’s storytelling approach and world-developing aspect at their best.

In Balmora, gossip circulates that Imperial Knight Larrius Varro, from the Lunar Moth Legion Fort, seeks assistance against corruption. In a private conversation, the legionnaire narrates a tale about villains from the ‘Camonna Tong’ and offers the player to eliminate them for a generous reward. Varro reveals his love for the law, Empire, and people but admits that occasionally, bloodshed is necessary for order.

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The quest’s intrigue lies in its lack of clear-cut morality. The player finds themselves in a grey area: a law defender asking them to commit a crime for collective welfare while avoiding trouble with the law enforcement agencies. Without adequate respect, Balmora’s residents refuse to help locate the bandits—the easiest way to access information is by joining the thieves’ guild.

However, the mission has a slight problem; the completion methods are limited. Varro wishes the act to be committed stealthily, avoiding guard’s attention, but the quest ends in a bloodbath at the Council Club. GlitterGear modified this “somewhat silly” aspect, opening up new execution methods.

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The mod, Larrius Varro’s Little Story — A Different Version, allows target neutralizations in order one by one using fresh methods without drawing unnecessary attention. The NPCs indicated by Varro have been moved to distinct locations, and neither the bartender nor Madrala Tyrith report crimes anymore. The author states that the latest features bring “greater subtleties and freedom of action” to the quest, assisting the original idea behind the quest’s creation according to a PCGamesN representative. Easing the mission’s completion is one of the steps taken by the modder, as a new modification needing the task’s completion is planned to be released.

Mod downloads are available on Nexus Mods.

Previously, the TESRenewal team reported on the development progress on Skywind, a remake of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s engine.

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