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It’s easy to fall in love with the traditional Skyrim wife options like Ysolda or even Lydia.
But after a couple playthroughs, you start wanting to meet new people.
Among the most fascinating gals in Skyrim is Sapphire – a Nord member of the Thieves Guild with a defensive personality and grim outlook on life thanks to her horrible childhood.
Everyone struggles in Skyrim, but Sapphire really got the short end of the stick. She was born into poverty, kidnapped by bandits at a young age, and suffered torments under their “care” until she slit their throats and joined the Dark Brotherhood.
She doesn’t roll with the DB anymore. But Sapphire is the only character in Skyrim who’ll understand your experience as a member of both the Dark Brotherhood and the Thieves Guild.
Let’s look at some mods to make your budding friendship (or romance) with Sapphire flow smoothly.
5. Sapphire Revamped (LE)
Sapphire is an attractive lady for sure. It’s one of the things that makes her stand out in the Thieves Guild! But that’s only in vanilla Skyrim terms.
If you want Sapphire to be legitimately attractive and not just “the best of the bunch,” a remodel like Choco2114’s Sapphire Revamped is a must-have.
This mod gives the Nord thief a sculptural SevenBase body and a refined facial structure.
Her lips are full and inviting, and her bright blue eyes will hypnotize you as she discreetly removes your wallet from your pocket.
4. Marriageable Sapphire (LE)
After spending some time with Sapphire, maybe going on a few missions, and listening to her tragic backstory, it’s easy to fall in love with this jaded gal.
I mean, it’s not like your relationship with the vanilla marriage partners is all that deep, right?
Sapphire prefers to remain single in vanilla Skyrim, but Marriageable Sapphire by Killumati will help you change her mind.
Once installed, Sapphire will be happy to join her life to yours – and she’ll fight to the death to protect you.
3. Nether’s Follower Framework
Marriageable Sapphire is quite useful, but it only works in Legendary Edition.
If you’re playing Skyrim Special Edition like most people, you’ll need something like Nether’s Follower Framework.
This mod greatly expands follower functionality, allowing you to have up to 10 companions at a time and giving them a lot more autonomy.
They’ll walk around places, use crafting stations, and order drinks at bars.
It also makes Thieves Guild members recruitable as followers and lets you marry them – effectively making Sapphire an eligible partner for the Dragonborn.
2. Diversity – A Character Overhaul
Skyrim has many character overhauls, but Pat Mahoney’s Diversity remains one of my favorites, thanks to its natural-looking faces.
Instead of making everyone into a supermodel, this mod respects the Skyrim way of life. NPCs have scars, dirt, and wrinkles, but they look more like real human beings, with more believable proportions and less unnecessary ugliness.
One of the most significant changes for Sapphire is how this mod brings some color to her face.
She looks healthier, her lips don’t look sickly white, and she now wears dark warpaint around her eyes, which helps keep her identity hidden while wearing a mask.
1. Bijin NPCs
If you don’t care that much about characters looking realistic and just want a beautiful lady thief, Bijin NPCs is the way to go.
While most characters look like movie stars in Rxkx2’s Bijin series, Sapphire keeps a down-to-earth look – that of a hard-working woman who’s just a little bit tired of the fight for survival.
Still, business has been good. And she now finds the time to do her makeup before showing up at the Ragged Flagon. The Skeleton Key must be doing its work!
This mod also embellishes Vex, Karliah, and 11 other NPCs not exclusive to the Thieves Guild.