As the leader of the Blades, an old group that helps people with Dragon blood, Delphine is an important part of Skyrim’s main quest.
After fighting Thalmor for thousands of years, The Blades are now just a few fighters hiding out in Skyrim, waiting for the day when they will be needed again.
In Delphine’s case, this means she has to act like an innkeeper while secretly collecting information.
Even though she seems to care about the cause, Delphine is hard to like. She’s old and grumpy, and it seems like she doesn’t care about the Dragon blood as much as she hates the Thalmor.
There are a lot of mods that try to make Delphine more likable, and I’ll show you some of my favorites, from expanding her quests to making her look different.
- 14. Delphine's Map Reveals Dragon Mounds-ITA
- 13. Delphine Redefined
- 12. Delphine's Feed Bag
- 11. The Belle Delphine Preset You've Been Wanting
- 10. Better Delphine Innkeeper Dialogue
- 9. Female Blades Light Armor
- 8. Practical Female Blades Armor
- 7. Delphine – Starring Christie
- 6. Delphine Makeover
- 5. Veselified Delphine
- 4. Killable Delphine
- 3. Bijin Warmaidens
- 2. Eeekie’s High-Poly Real Delphine
- 1. Paarthurnax Quest Expansion
14. Delphine’s Map Reveals Dragon Mounds-ITA
Questa mod aggiunge la traduzione in italiano della mod “Delphine’s Map Reveals Dragon Mounds” creata da AndrealphusVIII.
La mod originale permette di visualizzare sulla mappa le posizioni dei tumuli dei draghi segnati sulla Mappa di Delphine ottenibile durante la Main Quest di Skyrim.
La mod tradotta richiede l’installazione della mod originale e, se non funziona dopo l’ordinamento con LOOT, deve essere inser
13. Delphine Redefined
This mod is designed to alter the appearance of a character named Delphine in the game, potentially to better reflect her personality.
The specific changes made by the mod are not clear from the description provided.
12. Delphine’s Feed Bag
This mod adds more items to various containers in the game world of Skyrim, such as mushrooms in sacks and more coins, jewelry, and gems in Dwarven, Vampire, and Noble containers.
The mod also ensures that filled soul gems, lockpicks, scrolls, and torches are placed in appropriate locations.
The mod author did not change the contents of Urns, caskets, and most Draugr containers, and left containers with 30 or fewer items unchanged, so some containers may still be empty. The mod is in ESL format.
11. The Belle Delphine Preset You’ve Been Wanting
This mod is a preset for the Racemenu editor in the game, which is based on the appearance of Belle Delphine, a popular internet personality.
By installing and loading the preset, players can make their character in the game resemble Belle Delphine.
The mod includes a sculpt preset, which can be loaded along with the main preset for further customization of the character’s facial features.
10. Better Delphine Innkeeper Dialogue
Delphine has seen her fair share of bugs for a main quest character.
The most obvious is that she doesn’t know basic innkeeping procedures. When you rent a room from her, she’ll often just stare at you instead of leading you to the room like a typical innkeeper. What gives?
This mod by DayDreamer provides a quick fix so you can stay at the Sleeping Giant Inn normally.
It also fixes her repetition of outdated lines after advancing the Blades storyline.
9. Female Blades Light Armor
A fine way to improve Delphine is overhauling her equipment.
As you know, Delphine is part of the Blades, and she starts wearing their distinctive armor after a certain point in the main quest – so anything improving that set automatically improves Delphine.
Creator Esmm40 brings us a lighter-looking version of the Blades armor. It has a sleek design and looks easier to move in.
It’s also a little bit sexy.
While the mod was originally meant as a crafting option, the modder provides instructions on how to use this to replace the vanilla set.
8. Practical Female Blades Armor
Delphine might be too much of a grizzled warrior to run around in sexy garb.
She’s a practical woman, so she needs functional armor.
You won’t find anything more practical than Kadraeus’ female Blades armor remodel.
This custom set takes a step away from the stylized toward the realistic by removing the armor’s “boob-plate” and corset-level tightness.
It still retains a visible female figure, but it looks more natural and warrior-like.
7. Delphine – Starring Christie
Alternatively, you can replace Delphine herself with a slightly younger blonde bombshell who’ll look great in whatever risqué outfit you choose.
This mod changes Delphine’s face to look like Christie – a custom character by creator Somollig that looks like your average sitcom suburban housewife.
Christie looks like an actress playing Delphine in Hollywood’s adaptation of Skyrim, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Just model your character after The Rock and you’ll have an all-star cast.
6. Delphine Makeover
You’ll find a more realistic improvement of the Grandmaster’s appearance in Delphine Makeover by Rocl.
This mod respects Delphine’s identity as a warrior woman dedicated to her cause.
Her gaze looks stern and fearless, and she has a new face scar – courtesy of the High Elves.
Gamers have different feelings about changing the apparent age of characters in Skyrim, so Delphine Makeover includes two versions of its improved face: young and beautiful or old and immersive.
You also get to choose whether you keep her vanilla hairstyle, or replace it with Geralt of Rivia’s from The Witcher 3.
Either way, she looks terrific.
5. Veselified Delphine
Speaking of The Witcher…
I’m a big fan of the fierce and powerful women that Geralt attracts. This includes Ves, an elite soldier in the Temerian military with whom Geralt can share a moment of passion in TW2.
Veselified Delphine by Maniman303 makes Delphine look a lot like Ves.
It makes her hair shorter, gives her more delicate features, and turns back the clock around 25 years, by my rough estimate.
Both Ves and Delphine are soldiers and agents who’ve given their life to duty, so this feels 100% appropriate.
4. Killable Delphine
Delphine doesn’t know how to make a good first impression. Or a second. Or a third…
All I’m saying is that she can be annoying, especially if you’re not 100% convinced by the whole “Blades” thing.
They’re supposed to be servants and protectors of the Dragonborn, but Delphine treats you like an errand boy.
Hell, if you refuse to slay the lovable dragon Paarthurnax, she’ll go so far as to banish you from Sky Haven Temple!
Killable Delphine by Yodamui offers a simple solution to Delphine’s constant disrespect: the pointy end of your blade. Time to see if she can back up her barking with combat prowess!
Alternatively, you can get The Blades Can Die for Esbern to be a potential murder victim too.
3. Bijin Warmaidens
Rxkx22’s Bijin series is one of the easiest and most glorious ways to beautify Skyrim’s female population.
Bijin Warmaidens focuses on the warrior ladies of the land – including Delphine.
It completely overhauls her appearance to make her younger and much more attractive. She still retains some scars from years of fighting the Thalmor, but time hasn’t left its mark yet.
Plus the mod also transforms:
- And many others
2. Eeekie’s High-Poly Real Delphine
Call me the Thanos of NPC overhauls, but I like it when there’s a fair balance between beauty and respecting a character’s general concept.
Eekie’s High-Poly Real Delphine does this by basing Delphine off Kate Winslet in the Mare of Easttown.
Instead of looking downright decrepit like vanilla Delphine, this face model looks like a hardened middle-aged woman who’s carried the weight of an ancient order on her shoulders for a long time.
This is one of the most nuanced and detailed faces I’ve seen in Skyrim modding, and I love it.
1. Paarthurnax Quest Expansion
We already covered a way to resolve our differences with Delphine by the sword – but what if you could take a more diplomatic approach?
Paarthurnax Quest Expansion by JaySerpa opens up new possibilities by letting you remind Delphine that the Blades are supposed to follow the Dragonborn, not the other way around.
Once you’ve talked some sense into her, you may choose to spare Paarthurnax without being expelled from Sky Haven Temple.
The mod also gives the Blades much better arguments for trying to kill Paarthurnax that they’ll use to try and convince you.
This way, choosing the boss fight is a lot more immersive too.
Either way, you’ll like Delphine a lot better by the end of the quest – guaranteed.