Adds necromancer-themed camp gear, weapons, and spells to Skyrim Special Edition, an add-on for Chesko’s Campfire. Download on Nexusmods or Feedback welcome on Nexusmods - Necromancer’s Camp.

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  • Adds Frostfall-compatible shelters: basic bedroll, huts, a large tent, and 3 conjured abodes.
  • Tents and huts upgradeable to Necromancer or Daedric Study granting player bonuses.
  • New weapon: unenchanted Necromancer’s Staff to be enchanted with necromancy spell.
  • Create Necromancer’s chair for campsite or at home.
  • Adds undead minions: Skeleton Guard and Skeleton Mage Guard.
  • Most gear may be created from Campfire’s Resourcefulness - Craft Item under Misc.
  • Summoned minions gain bonus from Campfire’s uplifted bonus.


Necromancer’s Bedroll

Your basic bedroll includes lantern on totem. No shelter, obviously. Craft with Campfire’s Resourcefulness - Craft Item, or at a tanning rack.


Necromancer’s Hut

Three styles available: basic, with Study Table, and two-bedroll. The hut design is based on the witch’s hut and Forsworn’s tent, and is assumed some resources for construction are found locally and left behind. This helps reduce travel weight, but due to large size and fur reinforcements, the huts are a bit heavier than the standard canvas and fur tents. The basic hut allows room for portable crafting gear or camp furniture. Upgrade the hut with Necromancer’s Study Table. If your group needs more bedrolls, carry extra tents.


Take the hut everywhere, or build several leaving them at key locations to act as bases for regional operations.

  • Compatible with Frostfall to stay dry and warm.
  • Like basic Campfire tents, characters may walk through sides (clip) by design.
  • Includes pet bed.
  • Craft only with Campfire’s Craft Item.
  • Upgrade to Necromancy Book Altar, Daedric Book Alter, or both (single-bed only).

Crafting huts require deadwood, fur plate, leather, and leather strips, and a skull. Study Hut requires basic hut plus two skulls and 3 rolls of paper. Obtain deadwood using Campfire’s Resourcefulness Harvest Wood, Chop Deadwood. Create paper rolls from ruined books at Campfire, or purchase from vendor.

Necromancer’s Tent

This large two-bed-roll canvas tent comes in basic or upgraded with Study Table. Craft basic at a tanning rack and upgrade using Campfire Craft Item.


  • Compatible with Frostfall to stay dry, less warm than fur tents.
  • Like basic Campfire tents, characters may walk through sides (clip) by design.
  • Includes pet bed.
  • Upgrade to Necromancy Book Altar, Daedric Book Alter, or both.



Craft using Campfire’s Resourcefulness, Craft Item.

Necromancer Staff

This unenchanted staff may be crafted at a forge found under Misc. Enchant it with a necromancy spell using Neloth’s staff enchanter in Tel Mithryn, Solstheim. Use any unenchanted staff in off-hand like a shield and bash foes with it. This is a 1k re-texture and mesh-mashup of existing staff.


Available enchantments:

  • Summon (potent) Skeleton Guard
  • Summon (potent) Skeleton Mage Guard
  • Reanimated Dead
  • Revenant
  • Dread Zombie

Having Dark Souls perk enchants potent version to staff. Remember: must know spell to enchant staff.

Conjured shelters


Necromancer’s Conjured Abode is a master-level conjuration spell producing a fancy bed, Study Table, safe-storage chest, enchanter’s table, fireplace, and a bubble protecting from the cold. The Vampire Abode is similar with a coffin replacing the bed and without enchanter’s table bringing it down to expert level. The Necromancer’s Study Table is an adept-level spell and only provides a bedroll, chest, and Study Table. No protection from the cold or rain.

All conjured shelters include the same safe-storage chest. All your gear available no matter which shelter conjured, so stop lugging everything around and dump it all in the chest. Travel light, travel in style!


Face downhill when casting to create a ledge. Facing up a hill could conjure the bed beneath the ground.

Necromancer’s Study Table

Working at the Necromancer’s Study Book grants Necromancer’s Concentration, Fortify Necromancy effect, resulting in a temporary increase in duration for reanimated dead or the Skeleton Guard. Additionally, grants 7% cost reduction to all conjuration spells. Stacks with the Necromancy perk for greater duration. Similar to the other book altar, studying the Daedric Book grants Daedric Focus, Fortify Atronomancy effect. Using the Study Table will break any blessing your character may have, and adding a blessing from an alter will end Necromancer’s Concentration. You may choose to think of it as an academic advantage in mental focus, or a religious ritual.



Spell books

  • Summon Skeleton Guard - Apprentice
  • Summon Skeleton Mage Guard - Expert
  • Necromancer’s Study Table with bed roll - Adept (no shelter)
  • Necromancer’s Conjured Abode - Master
  • Necromancer’s Vampire Abode - Expert

Spell books are available from vendors including Phinis at College of Winterhold and Sybille Stentor in Solitude. Ronthil in Castle Volkihar sells Vampire Abode. No vendor lists modified; script adds books to vendor at startup. The master-level abode is available at low level, but costs extra with lower skills. With adequate enchanted items, a mage may cast Conjured Abode before reaching master conjuration.

Undead Minions


Skeleton Guard and Skeleton Mage Guard are summoned like the Boneman or Elemental. Perhaps the skeleton comes from the necromancer’s stockpile, or is snatched away from somewhere within the world. It’s up to you on how you wish to tell your story. Duration for the guard is long resulting in higher casting cost making them nice guards to watch your back. May not be best to cast during heat of battle unless used with enchanted Necromancer Staff. Of course, the guards are happy to watch over camp while you sleep. The intent of the skeleton guard is to fill a gap in tactics such as the guard role.

  • Having the Necromancy perk increases duration, and Dark Souls perk upgrades to potent guards with a boost in levels and health.
  • The Campfire Uplifted or Inspired bonus improves strength (levels) of Skeleton Guard and Skeleton Mage Guard.

Potent versions of guards come with a different helm/hood. If you’d like a more colorful hood for the potent Skeleton Mage Guard, choose a texture replacer for the hooded version of the necromancer’s outfit such as “Lind’s Necromancer Robes Revamp” by Lind’s Realm as seen in the image below.


If you prefer a more ritualistic approach with reanimated skeletons, see “Corpse Preparation” by Mojo for original Skyrim. Updating to SSE for personal use involves unpacking original BSA, saving ESP in Creation Kit 64-bit and repacking BSA with new generated FaceGen meshes and tints.

Complimentary / suggested mods

Entires marked by an asterisk link to mods for original Skryim (32-bit) on Nexus. Pure texture replacers work in Skyrim Special Edition, but other mods may require minor updating for personal play if the author hasn’t updated. See my updating how-to post. Please do not repost SE-updated mods without author’s permission.



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