Oblivion:Books

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As with previous Elder Scrolls games, Oblivion is filled with books. Most books just fill in back story or provide lore material, but a few books will add markers to your map or give you training in a skill. It isn't necessary that you (the player) read the full text of these special books. You will receive the benefit of them as soon as you open them.

There are two other types of reading material in the game: The Black Horse Courier, and random notes and letters. A list of books broken down by subject can be found here.

Contents

Skill Books

The first time you read a given Skill Book, your level in the associated Skill will be permanently increased by one point. If a major skill is increased, it will count towards leveling up; the skill increase will also contribute to the skill bonuses you receive next time you level up. Unlike Trainers, there is no limit to how many Skill Books you can read at one level (other than how many you are able to find).

You can open a Skill Book, read it, and acquire the skill bonus without it being considered theft. Theft occurs only if while reading it you choose to "Take" the book. If you just close the book (putting it back where you found it) no crime is committed.

If you find a second copy of a Skill Book that you have already read, you will not receive any skill bonus for reading the second copy.

When you have reached Mastery in a skill (100 points), reading an unread skill book will not produce any effect: it will not increase your skill above 100 points; it will not increase the Skill Books Read counter in your character statistics either, and you will not even be alerted of the skill book discovery. This also holds true if the skill in question is fortified past 100; you will not gain the relevant skill increase or be notified of the fact that you have found a skill book. Unlike with trainers, using a Drain Skill spell to decrease a skill level under 100 will not allow you to use the skill book to increase your skill level over 100.

A potential way to maximize skill books bonuses is to delay reading books located

  • in containers -- since you can transfer them in your inventory without reading them
  • outside containers, in a permanent, non-hostile, easily accessible location (such as a Mages Guild bookshelf or the Arcane University)

until you have reached Expert status (75 to 99 points) in the relevant skill, since one extra skill point is much harder to gain when you're an Expert than when you're still a Novice. However, this advice does not work for skill books found outside containers during quests, as it is not possible to take them without opening, thus reading them first.

There are 109 skill books in total: 5 for most skills; 6 for Conjuration, Destruction, Illusion, Mysticism, and Heavy Armor; and 4 for Speechcraft. (The four "extra" Magic books are the four Mythic Dawn Commentaries the player is supposed to read as part of The Path of Dawn, leaving the standard 5-per-skill to be discovered outside of the quest).

Twenty of the skill books (one in each skill, except for Speechcraft) can be found in random loot. This means that there is a small chance that one of these twenty books will appear in boss-level chests in dungeons with certain types of enemies. See this page for more specifics. There are also two quests from which you will receive a random skill book as your reward:

  • Bear Season: one of six Combat skill books (all the Combat books found in normal random loot, except for Armorer).
  • Two Sides of the Coin: one random Combat or Magic skill book, including those not normally found in random loot; plus one of the following 6 books: Purloined Shadows (Sneak), Mystery of Talara v1 (Acrobatics), Rislav The Righteous (Light Armor), The Black Arrow v2 (Marksman), A Dance in Fire v7 (Mercantile), or Surfeit of Thieves (Security).

Outside of Two Sides of the Coin, the remaining 89 books exist only in specific locations.

If you have Shivering Isles installed, there is an additional quest from which you will receive a random skill book as your reward:

Remember that floors are given using the American style; thus "first floor" in the list means "ground floor" if you're British.

Book Name (ID) Skill Author Description Where this book can be found
OB-icon-book-Book2.png The Black Arrow, v 1
000243cd
Acrobatics Gorgic Guine Volume one of a story of revenge, and a true master archer
OB-icon-book-Book12.png A Dance in Fire, v1
000243cb
Acrobatics Waughin Jarth Chapter 1 of a clerk's adventures in Valenwood
OB-icon-book-Book12.png A Dance in Fire, v4
000243cc
Acrobatics Waughin Jarth Chapter 4 of a clerk's adventures in Valenwood
OB-icon-book-Book7.png Mystery of Talara, v 1
000243ce
Acrobatics Mera Llykith Part one of the story of Princess Talara
  • In the original game, this book is only found in random loot.
  • The Laughing Coast SI, located on a chest on top of a mountain. (map)
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Thief
000243ca
Acrobatics Reven The second chapter of the adventures of Eslaf Erol
OB-icon-book-Book8.png Calcinator Treatise
00073a5f
Alchemy Argonian secrets of proper Calcinator positioning
OB-icon-book-Book8.png De Rerum Dirennis
000243d2
Alchemy Vorian Direnni Tales about a creator of Alchemy Science
OB-icon-book-Book1.png A Game at Dinner
000243cf
Alchemy An Anonymous Spy A spy's observations upon poison making and a dinner party
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Mannimarco, King of Worms
000243d0
Alchemy Horicles Biography of Mannimarco, the leader of Necromancers, in verse
OB-icon-book-Book8.png Song of the Alchemists
000243d1
Alchemy Marobar Sul Book 5 of an incomplete series of fictional stories about the Dwemer.
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Daughter of the Niben
000243d4
Alteration Sathyr Longleat The history of Bravil town and its famous statue of the Lucky Old Lady
OB-icon-book-Book11.png The Dragon Break
000243d5
Alteration Fal Droon Explanation of a historical error of timing
OB-icon-book-Book8.png The Lunar Lorkhan
000243d8
Alteration Fal Droon A theory about the moons Masser and Secunda
OB-icon-book-Book6.png Reality & Other Falsehoods
00073a69
Alteration Summary of the basic principles of Alteration magic
OB-icon-book-Book6.png Sithis
000243d6
Alteration Text detailing an apparent connection between Sithis and Lorkhan
OB-icon-book-Book7.png The Armorer's Challenge
000243d9
Armorer Mymophonus A competition between two skilled armorsmiths
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Cherim's Heart of Anequina
000243dc
Armorer Livillus Perus, Professor at the Imperial University Interview with Cherim, a master tapestry weaver
OB-icon-book-Book6.png Heavy Armor Repair
00073a68
Armorer Information on the best ways to repair various types of heavy armor
OB-icon-book-Book6.png Last Scabbard of Akrash
000243da
Armorer Tabar Vunqidh Story of a slaver's daughter and her Khajiit lover
OB-icon-book-Book6.png Light Armor Repair
00073a67
Armorer A guide to refurbishing light armor
OB-icon-book-Book9.png The Argonian Account, Book 1
000243e2
Athletics Waughin Jarth Decumus Scotti's continued adventures in Black Marsh, Volume 1
  • Found in random loot
  • Possible reward from the quest, Bear Season.
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Beggar
000243e1
Athletics Reven The first chapter in the adventures of Eslaf Erol
OB-icon-book-Book12.png A Dance in Fire, v3
000243df
Athletics Waughin Jarth Chapter 3 of a clerk's adventures in Valenwood
OB-icon-book-Book6.png The Ransom of Zarek
000243de
Athletics Marobar Sul How a boy escapes his kidnappers
OB-icon-book-Book9.png The Red Kitchen Reader
000243e0
Athletics Simocles Quo Autobiographical musings of how the Master of Cuisine came to adore viands
OB-icon-book-Book1.png 2920, Morning Star (v1)
000243e4
Blade Carlovac Townway Volume 1 of a historical series about Vivec and the Empire
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Battle of Sancre Tor
00073a61
Blade The story of how General Talos defeated the stronghold of Sancre Tor
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Fire and Darkness
000243e5
Blade Ynir Gorming The history of the Morag Tong assassin guild
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Song Of Hrormir
000243e6
Blade The epic narrative of Hrormir, one-time champion of Nocturnal
OB-icon-book-Book6.png Words and Philosophy
000243e3
Blade An interview with a Bosmer master swordsman about her life
OB-icon-book-Book12.png A Dance in Fire, v2
000243ea
Block Waughin Jarth Chapter 2 of a clerk's adventures in Valenwood
OB-icon-book-Book8.png Death Blow of Abernanit
000243e8
Block Anonymous (with notes by Geocrates Varnus) The death of Dagoth Thras
OB-icon-book-Book6.png The Mirror
000243e9
Block Berdier Wreans About a skilled fighter's showdown with his greatest enemy
  • Leyawiin City Watch Barracks, on a shelf in a downstairs storage room
OB-icon-book-Book9.png The Warp in the West
000243ec
Block Ulvius Tero Reports from Imperial Blades concerning the effects of the Dragon Break on the Iliac Bay region
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Warrior
000243eb
Block Reven The third chapter of the adventures of Eslaf Erol
OB-icon-book-Book7.png The Importance of Where
000243ee
Blunt Marobar Sul Book 3 of an incomplete series of fictional stories about the Dwemer
OB-icon-book-Book9.png King
000243f0
Blunt Reven The final chapter in the adventures of Eslaf Erol
  • Anvil Castle Royal Quarters, on a shelf
  • Battlehorn Castle after buying the bedroom area upgrade (mod-specific)
OB-icon-book-Book7.png The Legendary Sancre Tor
00073a62
Blunt Matera Chapel An attempt to chronicle the rise and fall of Sancre Tor
OB-icon-book-Book6.png Mace Etiquette
00073a66
Blunt A warrior's instruction pamphlet on proper mace tactics
  • Found in random loot
  • Possible reward from Bear Season
OB-icon-book-Book8.png Night Falls on Sentinel
000243ef
Blunt Boali How a knight weeds out an enemy of the king
OB-icon-book-Book1.png 2920, Frostfall (v10)
000243f5
Conjuration Carlovac Townway Volume 10 of a historical series about Vivec and the Empire
  • Anvil Chapel Hall, on a desk
OB-icon-book-Book1.png 2920, Hearth Fire (v9)
000243f4
Conjuration Carlovac Townway Volume 9 of a historical series about Vivec and the Empire
  • Bruma Chapel Hall, on a shelf
OB-icon-book-Book9.png The Doors of Oblivion
000243f2
Conjuration Seif-ij Hidja The chronicles of Morian Zenas' journey through the realms of Oblivion, penned by his apprentice
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Liminal Bridges
00073a60
Conjuration Camilonwe of Alinor A Discourse On The Theory and Praxis of Traveling Between Mundus and Oblivion
  • Arcane University Mystic Archive, in a second-floor display case against the west wall (look for a brown book)
OB-icon-book-Book1.png Mythic Dawn Commentaries 1
00022b04
Conjuration Mankar Camoran The first book read by initiates to the Mythic Dawn cult
OB-icon-book-Book7.png The Warrior's Charge
000243f6
Conjuration An old poem of the Redguards that deals with the constellations
  • Only found in random loot
OB-icon-book-Book6.png The Art of War Magic
000243fa
Destruction Zurin Arctus, with Commentary By Other Learned Masters Mastering the art of winning
OB-icon-book-Book5.png The Horrors of Castle Xyr
000243f7
Destruction Baloth-Kul A One Act Play
OB-icon-book-Book8.png A Hypothetical Treachery
000243f9
Destruction Anthil Morvir A One Act Play
  • Skingrad Castle Lords Manor, on a shelf in the northwest corner of Hassildor's room.
OB-icon-book-Book10.png Mystery of Talara, v 3
000243fb
Destruction Mera Llykith Part three of the story of Princess Talara
  • Only found in random loot
OB-icon-book-Book1.png Mythic Dawn Commentaries 2
00022b05
Destruction Mankar Camoran The second book read by initiates to the Mythic Dawn cult
OB-icon-book-Book7.png Response to Bero's Speech
000243f8
Destruction Malviser, Battlemage Commentaries of "Bero's Speech to the Battlemages" book
  • Arcane University Mystic Archives, on a ground-floor bookshelf against the east wall (look for a small blue book on the middle shelf)
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Ahzirr Traajijazeri
000243fe
Hand to Hand Anonymous The public manifesto of the Khajiit organization Renrijra Krin
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Immortal Blood
000243fc
Hand to Hand Anonymous Dialogues about fighting with vampires
OB-icon-book-Book7.png Master Zoaraym's Tale
00024400
Hand to Hand Gi'Nanth About the Temple of the Two Moons in Elsweyr and its students
  • Found in random loot
  • Possible reward from Bear Season
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Way of the Exposed Palm
00073a6a
Hand to Hand Explanation of the key towards mastery of open-handed combat
  • Black Balconies of Fieldhouse in Fieldhouse Cave, on the ground (hiding under a Cairn Bolete)
OB-icon-book-Book9.png The Wolf Queen, v 2
000243fd
Hand to Hand Waughin Jarth Life of Queen Potema, Book Two
OB-icon-book-Book1.png 2920, MidYear (v6)
00024402
Heavy Armor Carlovac Townway Volume 6 of a historical series about Vivec and the Empire
OB-icon-book-Book8.png Chimarvamidium
00024403
Heavy Armor Marobar Sul Book 6 of a series of fictional stories about the Dwemer.
OB-icon-book-Book5.png Fighters Guild History, 1st Ed.
000a915c
Heavy Armor Detailing the events leading up to the foundation of the Syffim, now known as the Fighters Guild
OB-icon-book-Book7.png Hallgerd's Tale
00024401
Heavy Armor Tavi Dromio Squabbling over the greatest warrior ever leads to a tale of heavy-armor-master Hlaalu Pasoroth
OB-icon-book-Book9.png History of the Fighters Guild
00024405
Heavy Armor Detailing the events leading up to the foundation of the Syffim, now known as the Fighters Guild

(Note that this the standard edition of this book; there is also a more expensive first edition, see above)

OB-icon-book-Book6.png How Orsinium Passed to Orcs
00024404
Heavy Armor Menyna Gsost The story of how Gortwog won the land to the north of Wayrest
  • Bruma Castle Lords Manor, on a desk
OB-icon-book-Book9.png The Argonian Account, Book 3
00024407
Illusion Waughin Jarth Decumus Scotti's continued adventures in Black Marsh, Volume 3
  • Arcane University Mystic Archives, upstairs, south wall, right bookshelf, above the Novice Alembic
OB-icon-book-Book6.png Incident in Necrom
00024408
Illusion Jonquilla Bothe A story about an illusionist
OB-icon-book-Book10.png Mystery of Talara, v 4
0002440a
Illusion Mera Llykith Part four of the story of Princess Talara
OB-icon-book-Book1.png Mythic Dawn Commentaries 3
00022b06
Illusion Mankar Camoran The third book read by initiates to the Mythic Dawn cult
OB-icon-book-Book7.png Palla, volume 1
00024409
Illusion Vojne Mierstyyd A conjurer's tragic infatuation with a dead woman (volume 1 of 2)
  • Arkved's Tower, on a table next to Vaermina's Orb in the final room (available during Vaermina's Daedric quest)
OB-icon-book-Book9.png The Wolf Queen, v 3
00024406
Illusion Waughin Jarth Life of Queen Potema, Book Three
  • Bruma Mages Guild, on a desk in the southeast basement room (look for an orange book)
OB-icon-book-Book7.png Ice and Chitin
0002440C
Light Armor Pletius Spatec A tale of the manipulation of chitin armor
OB-icon-book-Book6.png Lord Jornibret's Last Dance
0002440d
Light Armor Song involving men and women's parts
OB-icon-book-Book8.png The Rear Guard
0002440b
Light Armor Tenace Mourl How a lone man guards a besieged castle and how he obtains his food
OB-icon-book-Book9.png The Refugees
0002440e
Light Armor Geros Albreigh History of refugees fleeing the Camoran Usurper
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Rislav The Righteous
0002440f
Light Armor Heroic tales of Rislav Larich, ancient King of Skingrad
  • Deepscorn Hollow after buying the study area upgrade (mod-specific)
  • May also be found in random loot
OB-icon-book-Book9.png The Black Arrow, v 2
00024531
Marksman Gorgic Guine Volume two of a story of revenge, and a true master archer
OB-icon-book-Book12.png A Dance in Fire, v5
00024411
Marksman Waughin Jarth Chapter 5 of a clerk's adventures in Valenwood
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Father Of The Niben
00024530
Marksman Florin Jaliil Translation of the fragmented journal of Topal the Pilot
OB-icon-book-Book6.png The Gold Ribbon of Merit
00024410
Marksman Ampyrian Brum A man tutors his old friend in marksmanship
OB-icon-book-Book7.png Vernaccus and Bourlor
0002452f
Marksman Tavi Dromio How a short-tempered Daedra tries to make something of himself
OB-icon-book-Book1.png 2920, Sun's Height (v7)
00024534
Mercantile Carlovac Townway Volume 7 of a historical series about Vivec and the Empire
OB-icon-book-Book8.png The Buying Game
00024532
Mercantile Adabael Timsar-Dadisun Tips on buying and selling
OB-icon-book-Book12.png A Dance in Fire, v6
00024535
Mercantile Waughin Jarth Chapter 6 of a clerk's adventures in Valenwood
OB-icon-book-Book12.png A Dance in Fire, v 7
00024536
Mercantile Waughin Jarth Chapter 7 of a clerk's adventures in Valenwood
  • Only found in random loot
OB-icon-book-Book9.png The Wolf Queen, v 4
00024533
Mercantile Waughin Jarth Life of Queen Potema, Book Four
OB-icon-book-Book1.png 2920, Sun's Dawn (v2)
00024538
Mysticism Carlovac Townway Volume 2 of a historical series about Vivec and the Empire
  • Skingrad Chapel Hall, on a desk in a side room (look for a purple book)
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Before the Ages of Man
00073a63
Mysticism Aicantar of Shimerene Chronicles the major events of the Dawn and Merethic Eras
  • Arcane University's Chironasium, on a first floor Altar of Enchanting, against the southwest wall
OB-icon-book-Book9.png The Black Arts On Trial
00024539
Mysticism Hannibal Traven, Archmagister of the Mages Guild A summary of the salient points of the debate which led to the resolution of the Mages Guild on the subject of Necromancy
OB-icon-book-Book6.png The Firsthold Revolt
00024537
Mysticism Maveus Cie The story of how Hlaalu Helseth's sister kept the Summerset Isle city of Firsthold
OB-icon-book-Book1.png Mythic Dawn Commentaries 4
00022b07
Mysticism Mankar Camoran The fourth and final book read by initiates to the Mythic Dawn cult
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Souls, Black and White
00073a6b
Mysticism A scholar's look at the souls of man and beast
  • Fort Cuptor Battlemains, on the stone slab next to a bed, slightly under a coffin leaning against the slab
  • May also be found in random loot
OB-icon-book-Book1.png 2920, Rain's Hand (v4)
0002453f
Restoration Carlovac Townway Volume 4 of a historical series about Vivec and the Empire
  • Bravil Chapel Hall, on a shelf
OB-icon-book-Book9.png The Exodus
0002453e
Restoration Waughin Jarth The tale of a parent's desperate bid to save their only child
  • Skingrad Chapel Hall, on a bookshelf in the southwest room (look for a brown book)
OB-icon-book-Book10.png Mystery of Talara, v 2
00024540
Restoration Mera Llykith Part two of the story of Princess Talara
  • Only found in random loot
OB-icon-book-Book8.png Notes on Racial Phylogeny
0002453d
Restoration Council of Healers, Imperial University
OB-icon-book-Book4.png Withershins
0002453c
Restoration Yaqut Tawashi A humorous tale of a man's ailment and cure
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Advances in Lock Picking
00073a65
Security A Skill Book in Security, providing tips on how to pick locks
OB-icon-book-Book7.png The Locked Room
00024541
Security Porbert Lyttumly How a pupil outlocks her cruel picklock instructor
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Proper Lock Design
00073a64
Security Written as a manual for lock designers, unintentionally helpful to thieves
OB-icon-book-Book6.png Surfeit of Thieves
00024545
Security Aniis Noru How a busted robbery gets even worse
  • Only found in random loot
OB-icon-book-Book9.png The Wolf Queen, v 1
00024542
Security Waughin Jarth Life of Queen Potema, Book One
OB-icon-book-Book1.png 2920, Last Seed (v8)
00024547
Sneak Carlovac Townway Volume 8 of a historical series about Vivec and the Empire
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Legend of Krately House
00024549
Sneak Baloth-Kul A play about the ghostly Krately family and how they died
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Purloined Shadows
0002454a
Sneak Waughin Jarth A chill tale recounting the theft of Nocturnal's cowl
  • Only found in random loot
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Sacred Witness
00024548
Sneak Enric Milnes
OB-icon-book-Book9.png The Wolf Queen, v 6
00024546
Sneak Waughin Jarth Life of Queen Potema, Book Six
OB-icon-book-Book1.png 2920, Second Seed (v5)
0002454d
Speechcraft Carlovac Townway Volume 5 of a historical series about Vivec and the Empire
  • Imperial Palace, on a bookshelf in the Imperial Battlemage's Chambers, top shelf (only available during The Ultimate Heist)
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Biography of the Wolf Queen
0002454b
Speechcraft Katar Eriphanes A history of the unambiguously evil Queen Potema, the so-called Wolf Queen of Solitude
OB-icon-book-Book9.png The Wolf Queen, v 5
0002454c
Speechcraft Waughin Jarth Life of Queen Potema, Book Five
OB-icon-book-Book9.png The Wolf Queen, v 7
0002454e
Speechcraft Waughin Jarth Life of Queen Potema, Book Seven

1 You need to complete the Mages Guild Recommendation Quests to reach this location.
2 If someone sees you here you are Trespassing.
3 Taking this book is theft.

[edit] Marker Books

If you open such a book, a sign will appear on your map, marking a place.

Book Name (ID) Marker Where to find
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Agnar's Journal
(000C55DF)
Fanacas
Kingscrest Cavern
Quickwater Cave
Dive Rock. Note: This does not work in the same way as the other marker books. Merely approaching the lookout point is enough to get the markers. You don't need to read the book or even look at it. (However, the script that adds the marker points IS on the book, though it's not obvious that this is the case.)
OB-icon-book-Book1.png Cleansing of the Fane
(0002C8DD)
Malada Mach-Na's bookstore in Cheydinhal, the First Edition bookshop in the Imperial City, or a purple book found in the bookshelf on the east wall of the 1st floor of the Mystic Archives and in the Chironasium upper level on the third shelf of the bookcase in the northeastern corner.
OB-icon-book-Book4.png Knightfall
(00022E65)
Frostfire Glade The First Edition in the Imperial City during the quest Tears of the Savior.
OB-icon-book-Book1.png Modern Heretics
(00026B1D)
Azura's Shrine Cloud Ruler Temple, or the Mystic Archives in the Arcane University.

Normal Books

These are the normal books found while playing the game: ones that do not teach you anything, but may be a good read nonetheless.

Book Title (ID) Value Author Description
OB-icon-book-Book9.png 2920, First Seed (v3)
000243d7
10 Carlovac Townway Volume 3 of a historical series about Vivec and the Empire
OB-icon-book-Book8.png 2920, Sun's Dusk (v11)
000243d3
10 Carlovac Townway Volume 11 of a historical series about Vivec and the Empire
OB-icon-book-Book9.png 2920, Evening Star (v12)
000243db
10 Carlovac Townway Volume 12 of a historical series about Vivec and the Empire
OB-icon-book-Book3.png The Adabal-a
xx000ed3
30 Morihaus The memoirs of Morihaus, consort to Alessia and Taker of the Citadel
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Aevar Stone-Singer
00024543
10 Traditional Skaal myth about a young Skaal's journey to recover the Gifts of the All-Maker
OB-icon-book-Book5.png Amantius Allectus' Diary
000355ed
100 Amantius Allectus Notes on an experiment to hybridize Drinkers, and a mysterious recipe
OB-icon-book-Book12.png The Amulet of Kings
00024578
1 Wenegrus Monhana Chronicles the creation of the Amulet of Kings
OB-icon-book-Book5.png Ancotar's Journal
00185934
0 Ancotar The journal of a mage, Ancotar, and his experiments with conjuration and invisibility spells
OB-icon-book-Book4.png Arcana Restored
00024584
50 Wapna Neustra, Praceptor Emeritus Cryptic instructions for the restoration of Arcana
OB-icon-book-Book6.png The Argonian Account, Book 2
00024559
25 Waughin Jarth Decumus Scotti's continued adventures in Black Marsh, Volume 2
OB-icon-book-Book9.png The Argonian Account, Book 4
0002455a
25 Waughin Jarth Decumus Scotti's continued adventures in Black Marsh, Volume 4
OB-icon-book-Book8.png Ayleid Reference Text
0003353b
10 Raelys Anine A series of Ayleid phrases and their translations
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Azura and the Box
0002453b
10 Marobar Sul Book 11 of a series of fictional stories about the Dwemer.
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Beggar Prince
0001fb53
4 The story of Wheedle and his gifts from the Daedric Lord Namira
OB-icon-book-Book4.png Bible of the Deep Ones
000C7B33
90 Irlav Moslin Purportedly the ancient lore of the Deep Ones, given to the author by their Chief
OB-icon-book-Book6.png Biography of Barenziah, v 1
00024550
1 Stern Gamboge, Imperial Scribe A factual biography of Queen Barenziah, Volume 1
OB-icon-book-Book6.png Biography of Barenziah, v 2
00024551
1 Stern Gamboge, Imperial Scribe A factual biography of Queen Barenziah, Volume 2
OB-icon-book-Book6.png Biography of Barenziah, v 3
00024552
1 Stern Gamboge, Imperial Scribe A factual biography of Queen Barenziah, Volume 3
OB-icon-book-Book4.png A Bloody Journal
0002ff32
0 Viranus Donton The journal of Vilena Donton's son, found alongside his body
OB-icon-book-Book9.png The Book of Daedra
00024563
4 Excerpts from a lengthy tome describing the nature of each of the Daedra
OB-icon-book-Book4.png Brenus Astis' Journal
0002a577
0 Brenus Astis Fragments of a scholar's notes on the fauna of Cyrodiil
OB-icon-book-Book7.png Brief History of the Empire, v 1
00024554
1 Stronach k'Thojj III, Imperial Historian Part 1 of a description of events in the history of the Empire
OB-icon-book-Book7.png Brief History of the Empire, v 2
00024555
1 Stronach k'Thojj III, Imperial Historian Part 2 of a description of events in the history of the Empire
OB-icon-book-Book7.png Brief History of the Empire, v 3
00024556
1 Stronach k'Thojj III, Imperial Historian Part 3 of a description of events in the history of the Empire
OB-icon-book-Book7.png Brief History of the Empire, v 4
00024557
1 Stronach k'Thojj III, Imperial Historian Part 4 of a description of events in the history of the Empire
OB-icon-book-Book5.png The Brothers of Darkness
00024586
35 Pellarne Assi A brief history of the Dark Brotherhood
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Cap'n Dugal's Journal, Part 1
xx013dc3
4 Captain Torradan ap Dugal The last words of a great pirate, part 1
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Cap'n Dugal's Journal, Part 2
xx013dc4
4 Captain Torradan ap Dugal The last words of a great pirate, part 2
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Cap'n Dugal's Journal, Part 3
xx013dc5
4 Captain Torradan ap Dugal The last words of a great pirate, part 3
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Cap'n Dugal's Journal, Part 4
xx013dc6
4 Captain Torradan ap Dugal The last words of a great pirate, part 4
OB-icon-book-Book5.png Children of the Sky
00024587
65 A description of the Nords and the Thu'um
OB-icon-book-Book11.png A Children's Anuad
00024576
2 Early religious book providing a simplified version of The Anuad creation myth from the Mythic Era
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Dar-Ma's Diary
000280a9
0 Dar-Ma The last entries in the diary of Dar-Ma
OB-icon-book-Book10.png Darkest Darkness
00024564
10 A description of various Daedra
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Diary of Springheel Jak
000152fc
0 Jakben, Earl of Imbel, a.k.a. Springheel Jak Rarely used diary of the vampiric Earl of Imbel
OB-icon-book-Book3.png Drothan's Field Journal
xx001a76
25 Frathen Drothan The final stages of the search for Mehrunes' Razor
OB-icon-book-Book8.png Drothan's Journal
xx00148a
1 Frathen Drothan A mage's search for Mehrunes' Razor
OB-icon-book-Book2.png Dwemer History and Culture
00022b17
25 Hasphat Antabolis A scholar's review of the Dwemer essays written by Marobar Sul
OB-icon-book-Book11.png The Eastern Provinces
00024565
5 Discussion of the benefits and liabilities of the ongoing management of Morrowind and Black Marsh
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Fall of the Snow Prince
00024544
10 Lokheim An account of the Battle of the Moesring as transcribed by Lokheim, chronicler to the chieftain Ingjaldr White-Eye
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Feyfolken I
000243e7
10 Waughin Jarth The Great Sage tells Volume 1 of a story of Artaeum, Psijics, and Robotic Enchanters
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Feyfolken II
000243ed
10 Waughin Jarth The Great Sage tells Volume 2 of a story of Artaeum, Psijics, and Robotic Enchanters
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Feyfolken III
000243f1
10 Waughin Jarth The Great Sage tells Volume 3 of a story of Artaeum, Psijics, and Robotic Enchanters
OB-icon-book-Book1.png The Firmament
0002457b
25 Ffoulke A book of constellations and their meanings
OB-icon-book-Book1.png Five Songs of King Wulfharth
00024588
100 A summary of five epic songs of King Wulfharth, plus an apocryphal song of the Tribunal, Dagoth-Ur, and Indoril Nerevar
OB-icon-book-Book7.png The Five Tenets
00024596
50 The honorable code of the Dark Brotherhood
OB-icon-book-Book2.png Followers of the Gray Fox
00024595
3 Detailing the principles and guidelines of membership in the Thieves Guild
OB-icon-book-Book2.png Fragment: On Artaeum
00024589
45 Taurce il-Anselma A work explaining some of the history of the Psijic island of Artaeum
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Frontier, Conquest
00024566
7 University of Gwylim Press, 3E 344 Details the presence of humans in Tamriel prior to the original Nordic conquests thought to bring humans to Tamriel
OB-icon-book-Book8.png Frostcrag Spire Memoirs
xx000d56
25 Taris Rendil, Arch-Mage Excerpt from the Memoirs of the former owner of Frostcrag Spire
OB-icon-book-Book11.png Fundaments of Alchemy
00024567
5 Alyandon Mathierry A fundamental primer on Alchemy
OB-icon-book-Book12.png Galerion The Mystic
00024568
8 Asgrim Kolsgreg A biography of Galerion, a Psijic who founded the Mages Guild
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Gelebourne's Journal
00038447
0 Gelebourne The journal of an enterprising Brotherhood tomb robber
OB-icon-book-Book1.png Glories and Laments
0000a2b3
45 Alexandre Hetrard The "glories" of the Ayleid city Ceyatatar and "laments" over the collapse of the Ayleid civilization
OB-icon-book-Book12.png Gods and Worship
0002456f
6 Brother Hetchfield Speculation concerning the worship of gods and their benefit from such
OB-icon-book-Book1.png Greywyn's Journal
xx0046ac
10 Greywyn The history of the Crimson Scars
OB-icon-book-Book8.png Guide to Anvil
0002455b
1 Alessia Ottus An overview of Anvil's people and notable places
OB-icon-book-Book8.png Guide to Bravil
0002455f
1 Alessia Ottus An overview of Bravil's people and notable places
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Guide to Bruma
0002455e
1 Alessia Ottus An overview of Bruma's people and notable places
OB-icon-book-Book8.png Guide to Cheydinhal
00024561
1 Alessia Ottus An overview of Cheydinhal's people and notable places
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Guide to Chorrol
0002455d
1 Alessia Ottus An overview of Chorrol's people and notable places
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Guide to the Imperial City
00024562
1 Alessia Ottus An overview of the Imperial City's people and notable places
OB-icon-book-Book8.png Guide to Leyawiin
00024560
1 Alessia Ottus An overview of Leyawiin's people and notable places
OB-icon-book-Book8.png Guide to Skingrad
0002455c
1 Alessia Ottus An overview of Skingrad's people and notable places
OB-icon-book-Book1.png Hanging Gardens
0002458a
30 A travel guide to the Hanging Gardens of Wasten Coridale, written in both Dwemeris and Aldmeris
OB-icon-book-Book8.png Hiding with the Shadow
0001fb52
0 Concerning the nature of thieves and their relationship with Nocturnal
OB-icon-book-Book1.png History of Lock Picking
0001fb51
20 Chronicles the development of modern locks and lockpicking
OB-icon-book-Book7.png Imbel Genealogy
000152fd
5 A look at the descent of the Imbel name through the male offspring
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Journal of the Lord Lovidicus
00038b2f
35 Lord Lovidicus The tragic journal of a vampire in search of love
OB-icon-book-Book2.png The Knights of the Nine
xx000ed2
25 Karoline of Solitude The founding and breakup of the original Knights of the Nine
OB-icon-book-Book3.png The Last King of the Ayleids
00058EEE
25 Herminia Cinna Chronicles the downfall of the Ayleid Empire in the First Era
OB-icon-book-Book1.png The Legendary Scourge
00024583
60 A short story and poem about Scourge, the mace of Malacath
OB-icon-book-Book10.png A Less Rude Song
00024569
6 Anonymous A standard bawdy ballad
OB-icon-book-Book9.png A Life of Uriel Septim VII
000aa07d
8 Rufus Hayn A short biography of Uriel Septim VII's accomplishments
OB-icon-book-Book12.png Lithnilian's Research Notes
00185377
0 Lithnilian A scholar's notes on Welkynd Stones
OB-icon-book-Book7.png Log of the Emma May
000366b1
5 Journal of a mutinous crew member aboard the Emma May
OB-icon-book-Book4.png Lord Jaren's Journal
xx0142ef
0 Lord Jaren A description of the tragic end of a brave Knight of Lainlyn
OB-icon-book-Book1.png Lost Histories of Tamriel
0000BF8C
50 Excerpt concerning the Aedric Prophecies, otherwise known as the Elder Scrolls
OB-icon-book-Book9.png The Lusty Argonian Maid
00078562
10 Crassius Curio A short excerpt from Crassius Curio's bawdy play
OB-icon-book-Book5.png Macabre Manifest
0001D046
0 List of recently deceased persons in Cyrodiil
OB-icon-book-Book2.png The Madness of Pelagius
0002457d
12 Tsathenes Profiling the renowned Mad Emperor
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Mages Guild Charter
00026D8B
1 Rules for membership of the Mages Guild
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Magic from the Sky
00078563
10 Irlav Jarol Treatise concerning Ayleid Wells, Welkynd Stones, and Varla Stones
OB-icon-book-Book8.png Manifesto Cyrodiil Vampyrum
xx005093
1 Tenets of the Cyrodilic vampires
OB-icon-book-Book10.png Manual of Armor
000aa288
6 Guide to the various types of armor available for Imperial use
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Manual of Arms
0002456a
3 Guides to the various types of weaponry available for Imperial use
OB-icon-book-Book11.png Manual of Spellcraft
0002456b
3 An introduction to magic and the Mages Guild
OB-icon-book-Book13.png Messenger's Diary
0001C16C
750 The notes of a messenger showing the way to an ancient Akaviri fort
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Mixed Unit Tactics
0002456c
5 Codus Callonus A book about the strategies of the Khajiit during the Five Years War
OB-icon-book-Book9.png More Than Mortal
0002453a
10 Marobar Sul Book 10 of a series of fictional stories about the Dwemer.
OB-icon-book-Book10.png Mysterious Akavir
0002456e
10 Information about the continent Akavir
OB-icon-book-MysteriumXarxes.png Mysterium Xarxes
0008B60A
0
OB-icon-book-Book2.png Mystery of Talara, v 5
00024580
25 Mera Llykith Part five of the story of Princess Talara
OB-icon-book-Book4.png Mysticism
0002458b
40 Tetronius Lor A description of the school of Mysticism
OB-icon-book-Book2.png Myth or Menace?
0001f113
10 Conjecture as to the existence of a modern Thieves Guild
OB-icon-book-Book7.png Necromancer's Moon
00002DD1
5 A note of forewarning to the Order of the Black Worm
OB-icon-book-Book1.png Nerevar Moon and Star
0002458C
75 An Imperial scholarly work on the legend of Indoril Nerevar
OB-icon-book-Book4.png N'Gasta! Kvata! Kvakis!
0002458D
90 N'Gasta An obscure text written in the language of the Sload by a necromancer
OB-icon-book-Book4.png The Old Ways
0002458e
45 Celarus the Loremaster A guide to the Psijic Order and their beliefs
OB-icon-book-Book9.png On Morrowind
0002456d
8 Erramanwe of Sunhold A historical synopsis of the Imperial conquest of Morrowind
OB-icon-book-Book4.png On Oblivion
0002457e
15 Morian Zenas A guide to Oblivion and the Daedra
OB-icon-book-Book10.png Opusculus Lamae Bal ta Mezzamortie
xx005095
25 Mabei Aywenil, Scribe A brief account of Lamae Bal and the Restless Death
OB-icon-book-Book5.png Origin of the Mages Guild
0002458f
70 The Archmage Salarth Where and how the Mages Guild started
OB-icon-book-Book9.png Palla, volume 2
000243dd
10 Vojne Mierstyyd A conjurer's tragic infatuation with a dead woman (volume 2 of 2)
OB-icon-book-Book4.png The Path of Transcendence
0003647E
0 Celedaen A necromancer's diary of efforts at becoming a lich
OB-icon-book-Book11.png Pension of the Ancestor Moth
000982f0
40 A Temple novice's initiatory pamphlet on the Cult of the Ancestor Moth
OB-icon-book-Book5.png The Pig Children
00024590
40 Tyston Bane Discusses the history of the Orcish threat in the Iliac Bay
OB-icon-book-Book5.png The Posting of the Hunt
00024585
85 A document announcing a ritualistic hunting of a mortal by Daedra
OB-icon-book-Book5.png Provinces of Tamriel
0002457f
25 A brief analysis of the Imperial provinces of Tamriel
OB-icon-book-Book12.png The Real Barenziah, v 1
00024570
5 Anonymous Unauthorized biography of the famous Queen Mother of Morrowind, Volume 1
OB-icon-book-Book12.png The Real Barenziah, v 2
00024571
5 Anonymous Unauthorized biography of the famous Queen Mother of Morrowind, Volume 2
OB-icon-book-Book12.png The Real Barenziah, v 3
00024572
5 Anonymous Unauthorized biography of the famous Queen Mother of Morrowind, Volume 3
OB-icon-book-Book12.png The Real Barenziah, v 4
00024573
5 Anonymous Unauthorized biography of the famous Queen Mother of Morrowind, Volume 4
OB-icon-book-Book12.png The Real Barenziah, v 5
00024574
5 Anonymous Unauthorized biography of the famous Queen Mother of Morrowind, Volume 5
OB-icon-book-Book2.png The Red Book of Riddles
00024591
35 Small collection of riddles
OB-icon-book-Book2.png Remanada
000BF1CF
80 Fragmented, mythical recounting of the conception of Reman and the return of the Chim-el Adabal - also known as the Amulet of Kings - with the people of Tamriel
OB-icon-book-Book8.png Report: Disaster at Ionith
00024558
1 Lord Pottreid, Chairman An Imperial-scripted dispatch concerning Uriel V's invasion of Akavir
OB-icon-book-Book11.png Ruins of Kemel-Ze
00024575
10 Rolard Nordssen An archaeologist's adventure through ancient Dwemer ruins
OB-icon-book-Book9.png The Seed
000243FF
10 Marobar Sul Book 2 of an incomplete series of fictional stories about the Dwemer.
OB-icon-book-Book11.png Shezarr and the Divines
xx000ed4
25 Faustillus Junius The relationship between the god Shezarr and the other Cyrodilic deities
OB-icon-book-Book1.png Sir Amiel's Journal
xx000ede
0 Sir Amiel Dying confessions of the founder of the Knights of the Nine
OB-icon-book-Book12.png The Song of Pelinal, v 1
xx000edc
80 A description of the origins of Pelinal's name
OB-icon-book-Book12.png The Song of Pelinal, v 2
xx000edb
80 A history of Pelinal's origins
OB-icon-book-Book12.png The Song of Pelinal, v 3
xx000eda
80 A description of Pelinal's mortal enemy, Umaril the Unfeathered
OB-icon-book-Book12.png The Song of Pelinal, v 4
xx000ed9
150 A brief list of Pelinal's great deeds
OB-icon-book-Book12.png The Song of Pelinal, v 5
xx000ed8
150 Notes about Pelinal's friendship with Morihaus
OB-icon-book-Book12.png The Song of Pelinal, v 6
xx000ed7
150 Thoughts on Pelinal's madness
OB-icon-book-Book12.png The Song of Pelinal, v 7
xx000ed6
150 On Pelinal's battle with Umaril, and his dismemberment
OB-icon-book-Book12.png The Song of Pelinal, v 8
xx000ed5
150 Pelinal's words at the deathbed of Alessia
OB-icon-book-Book2.png Spirit of the Daedra
00024582
35 A look into the Daedric mindset
OB-icon-book-Book5.png Tamrielic Lore
0002457A
15 Yagrum Bagarn A list, compiled by the last living Dwemer, of ancient artifacts
OB-icon-book-Book11.png Ten Commands: Nine Divines
00024577
1 The Ten Commands of the Nine Divines
OB-icon-book-Book1.png Thief of Virtue
0001F112
10 A bawdy tale of one thief's quest for coin, and capture of a lady's virtue
OB-icon-book-Book9.png The Third Door
000243F3
10 Annanar Orme Tale of a heart-broken, vengeful, axe-wielding woman
OB-icon-book-Book3.png Tome of Unlife
00003AA3
350 A mysterious, blood-stained lexicon belonging to Lorgren Benirus
OB-icon-book-Book4.png Traitor's Diary
00003968
0 Mathieu Bellamont The insane ramblings of a traitorous member of the Dark Brotherhood
OB-icon-book-Book12.png Treatise on Ayleidic Cities
xx0014a2
5 The history of Varsa Baalim and Mehrunes' Razor
OB-icon-book-Book12.png Trials of St. Alessia
00024579
1 Excerpt from a greater work detailing the creation of the Amulet of Kings
OB-icon-book-Book4.png The True Nature of Orcs
00024592
45 Book detailing the Orsimer race and their origin
OB-icon-book-Book1.png Varieties of Daedra
0002457C
10 Aranea Drethan, Healer and Dissident Priest An analysis of Daedra forms, focusing primarily on the Dremora
OB-icon-book-Book1.png The Waters of Oblivion
00024593
75 A work on the dangers of Daedra and Oblivion
OB-icon-book-Book2.png The Wild Elves
00024594
80 Kier-Jo Chorvak Brief description of the Ayleids, or Wild Elves
OB-icon-book-Book5.png The Wolf Queen, v 8
00024581
25 Waughin Jarth Life of Queen Potema, Book Eight

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The Lorem ipsum text found on books being read by NPCs
  • When NPCs carry out their "book reading" animation, the text written in the book they read is a commonly used placeholder text known as "Lorem ipsum", which is often used to demonstrate the graphic elements of a document. Note that the text is the same no matter what book the NPC is actually reading.

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