Shirley Curry, known as “Skyrim Grandma,” is a phenomenon in the Elder Scrolls community. She has with their quiet youtube videos, in which she mainly plays Skyrim, garnered almost a million subscribers. Her fans, whom she lovingly refers to as her grandchildren, even petitioned Shirley immortalized in Elder Scrolls 6 as an NPC becomes.
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But the release will probably be a few years away. But you don’t have to wait that long before you meet the Skyrim grandma in the game: thanks to a new mod, she becomes a powerful companion a la Lydia. And it can do more than just swing a two-handed sword and drag your luggage.
That’s in the Shirley mod for Skyrim
You can get a little insight right here in the release trailer for the mod, which should actually appear in 2020:
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Companion: Shirley is a fully-fledged AI companion that you can recruit through a small quest. Then she will accompany you through Skyrim, preferably armed with her unique great sword and bow. By the way, you can’t marry her, the mod developers have deliberately removed this option.
Shirley’s Stories: She’ll keep telling you little stories from her past or commenting on specific places – in Shirley’s real voice. The Skyrim grandma set herself to music for the (English-language) mod. These stories are taken from the videos on your Youtube channel, so to speak “official Shirley-Lore”.
Homely home: Shirley also has a cozy cabin between Whiterun and Morthal that you can choose as your players’ home. There you will find some unique items, small Easter eggs for Shirley fans and a horn with which you can call Skyrim grandma by your side at any time.
How do I install the mod? PC players load the mod here at Nexusmods and follow the instructions. Attention, you need the Skyrim Special Edition! A version for the classic Skyrim will follow shortly. Xbox gamers can also install the mod, which works via Bethesda.net
The best thing to do is to read the mod developer’s hints, he recommends, for example, a few more small mods that prevent Shirley from blocking doors. In the future, more content will be added to the mod, for example more stories Shirley tells you.
What does Shirley think of the mod? According to the developers, not only did she lend her voice, but she was also involved in many design decisions and was very happy with her character. She will probably try out the mod herself soon and record videos for it.
By the way, in the real world, the Skyrim grandma recently celebrated her 85th birthday. She publishes new videos almost every day on her YouTube channel.