Vilja is a vision that should brighten any Skyrim playthrough.
Apologies to many for my recent lack of updates both here and on the Channel- I've found myself quite lost once again in the vast expanses and labyrinthine underreaches of the virtual fantasy world known as Skyrim. This is in no small part to my recent upgrading to yet another new and slightly more capable laptop- still not a powerhouse of gaming, but enough to give the world of Tamriel that much more glitz and polish to make it fresh and wonderful to play within again. As many of you should know, Skyrim with the right mods is a veritable foot-lover's paradise, a whole continent of lovely femme fatales' soles to ogle or even (literally) hunt down. There are even quite a few lovely NPCs that have captured our fancies.
Vilja is indeed... enchanting. Heheh.
Recently one of our longtime readers/friends and fellow foot-fans, OlgerthHeidern666 brought a cool mod to our attention. Olgerth is a fellow Skyrim fan and has quite a few awesome mods revealed, such as the 'barefoot' leggings for female characters in the game (sadly something I can't always use due to my choice of body replacement mods). His latest update to us is a Companion mod called Vilja in Skyrim. For those not well-versed in Elder Scroll modding (me included, actually), the character Vilja was also a companion mod, a customizable NPC ally, from the previous ES game, Oblivion. Well, modders have brought this fan favorite sidekick into the world of Skyrim, and she's apparently more interactive than ever.
Some of Vilja's ramblings are quite interesting for footfans in particular...
Vilja comes with thousands of lines of spoken dialogue, her own quests and questline, the ability to interact with the player more intimately (games and more in-depth actions... what were you thinking?) and in all respects seems to be a fully-realized A.I. character compared to all the other NPCs in the game. Best part is, you can outfit her pretty much as you want, and as you see in these pics (provided by Olgerth from his game), barefoot Vilja is a lovely sight.
A girl and her horse.
Of course, it should go without saying that this lovely lass is far more than just a lovely pair of legs to admire. Her character, personality and storyline should add greatly to the enjoyment and immersion in your Skyrim playthroughs. Whether you're a footfan or not, if you play Skyrim on PC and like companions riding along with you, having this talkative, headstrong young lady may be a wonderfully refreshing experience. Thanks to Olgerth for introducing us to this beauty from Solstheim!