Morrowind modder whose kids hate mudcrabs added the family cat to protect them

“I made this for my kids when they were little,” modder NoUsernamesNotTaken writes in the description. “They liked to play, but they were terrified of crabs, so I made them a companion protector based on the family cat.”

stripes the cat adds a cat to Morrowind that can run and cast a shocking touch, a spell choice based on the real cat’s ability to collect static electricity “because he’s a little ball of fur”.

The mod’s description tells the story of Stripes: “He was a stray cat who showed up one day and felt right at home. He would accompany us whenever we went for a walk with the kids or when we walked the dog. The dog had to be on a leash, but not Stripes, he faithfully walked by our side everywhere we went. So this mod is really realistic in that regard.”

Wonderful. To use Stripes the Cat in Morrowind, you will first need the companion cats mod created by Emma (a prolific modder who also has dog companions if you prefer). Then, download stripes the cat. After activating both mods, you’ll find Stripes waiting in the Caldera. He can be instructed to follow or stay through dialogue, or using the spells this mod adds when you approach the cat.

Stripes the Cat is part of the annual event Morrowind May Modathon, which this year is also celebrating the 20th anniversary of Morrowind. There are 69 mods participating in the competition right now, including mods that make enemies fight more like the playeradd Gray Cowl of Nocturnal and a quest to find the identity of the Gray Foxadd one quest to become Azura’s Championand put a smiling face on a stone. It takes all types.

Thanks, RPS.

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