A Gothic horror total
conversion for Skyrim
Whoever battles monsters should take care not to become a monster. If you stare long enough into the Abyss, the Abyss stares back into you.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Balzu is a total conversion for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Balzu has it's own geography, races, cultures, history and lore.

The emphasis in Balzu is on atmosphere and narrative. Dense fog hanging over stagnant marshes, wind and rain lashing creaking pines, a gibbous moon rolling ponderously through the night sky, these are the sights and sounds you can expect to experience in the world of Balzu.

In Balzu, you may notice that the peasants are hesitant to speak and cast fearful glances over their shoulders. Kings and princes surround themselves with heavily armed guards and sleep with one eye open. In the flickering shadows of abandoned keeps and crypts, cultists exchange secret messages in forgotten tongues while nameless horrors shamble through the dark. At night, the dead rise from their graves and roam freely across the fields and moors. Travelling nomads in brightly-colored wagons bring exotic goods from distant lands and old crones offer to peer into your future...for a price.

Farm at dawn


These are proposed features. Time, resources and editor limitations will determine the final product.

Lush natural environments


truant - team lead, writing, quest design, character design, landscape, interiors


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Grigori's Keep
Wooded coast
Farm in the evening
Grigori's Keep at midnight