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The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal
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2.0DC (Classic)
1.3 (SE)
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The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal is a DLC sized mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition that adds new lands to explore and about eight to ten hours of gameplay which revolves around puzzles and stealth.

Even though the mod never forces the player to use stealth, it certainly rewards the player for adapting a stealthy play through.

Background Story[]

The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal was passed on by Corvus Umbranox to The Champion of Cyrodiil at the ending days of the Third Era, making them the Gray Fox. But in their final days the Champion does not find anyone in the Thieves Guild to be worthy of being the next Gray Fox, and hence expresses their wish to hide the Gray Cowl in a place where only a worthy thief or the Dragonborn could find it.

Upon the Champions's request, Corvus Umbranox (with the help of Chancellor Ocato) secretly devises a path to test the ability of the person willing to take the Gray Cowl.

Since then, the decedents of Umbranox have been waiting to guide the Dragonborn towards the Gray Cowl of Nocturnal. After stealing, the Dragonborn has a vision (referred to as 'The call of Gray Cowl') which shows the Dragonborn the  location of the decedent of Umbranox, Seviana Umbranox. Seviana debriefs the Dragonborn and the quest to retrieve The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal begins.


  • A fully voiced quest mod with roughly eight to ten hours of gameplay.
  • Get your hands on unique lore items from the previous Elder Scroll games.
  • A Main quest line, along with Side quests and Misc. quests, majorly focused on stealth.
  • Travel to different locations of Cyrodiil & Hammerfell.
  • A new land in Hammerfell with more than a dozen locations to explore.
  • New custom soundtrack.
  • Learn three new Spells.


List of Quests
Main quests Side quests Miscellaneous quests



The mod adds a new land, Alik'r Desert, which is a part of Hammerfell. This new land is accessible after a few hours of gameplay. Alik'r Desert has a few dozen new locations. Some of the important ones are mentioned in the table below.

List of Locations
Skyrim Alik'r Desert Miscellaneous

Complementing Mods[]

See Also[]

The Gray Cowl of Nocturnal Easter Eggs