I am currently enjoying the Morag Tong questline in Morroblivion, but it has come to bother me that the Threads of the Webspinner quest is difficult to role play completing. When I play with a character I don't allow them to take actions based on my own knowledge of the game. For example, the current character happened across the Andrano Ancestral Tomb before the main quest brought her there so she took a nice skull there home to her place in Sandrith Mora and left it there even though I know full well it'll be a bit of a pain to hoof it all the way back home to fetch it for Sharn in Balmora. Because this is my play style, my character would never complete the Threads quest since many of the threads (11 by my count) have only very vague hints towards their locations or no hints at all in game.
Thus, I created this mod.
It adds an item for sale in Rogdul gro-Bularz inventory (he's the orc trainer/merchant in the Vivec Morag Tong Headquarters area) that makes finding those 11 other Threads easier in game. No, it doesn't add Quest Markers. Technically, Tamriel didn't have GPS technology until 3E433 and Morrowind is still set in 3E427! ;)
Instead, this little statue of Mephala (statue courtesy of Stroti of the TES Nexus) for sale will alert you to the nearby presence of one of these 11 too-well-hidden threads when you enter the same cell as the shrine/building/etc exterior exit. You will receive a message box and quest update giving your character a message saying that a Thread is nearby in such-and-such location and a vague description of who has it. This only works if you are carrying the statue because Mephala is speaking to you through it and only if you haven't already returned that item (so you don't need a fresh game to try this out). If you enable the mod after you've already visited the area and even picked up the item, but just haven't gotten around to returning it yet, well, Mephala is going to be a little confused and speak as if it's still with the former owner. Forgive that, please!
The above possible weirdness aside, this mod should make role playing the search for the threads easier and should also be helpful to those who don't want to have to constantly hitup The Unofficial Elderscrolls Pages site to find the items' locations outside of the game.
As a bonus, once you have found and returned these 11 harder-to-find Threads the Idol of Mephala quest will complete and the idol will give you 5 extra points towards Agility when carried instead. Note that you will need to drop it and pick it up again once after the quest ends for it to begin taking effect.
To pay credit where credit is due I need to thank the creators of the Kagenir's Death Quest mod because one of their quests works the same way - inventory item triggers script when object placed outside Interior entrance door is loaded. The memory of that quest popped into my mind as I was debating how to pull mine off and I shamelessly dug into their mod in the Construction Set to find out how they did it so I could modify it to fit my mod's needs
All credit for the Mephala Idol mesh goes to Stroti (strotis buyable daedric statues):
Lastly, MANY THANKS to the hardworking members of the Morroblivion community who have done wonders in the project!