Skyrim:Unknown Book, Vol. III

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The journal is written in Falmer, but it transliterates directly into English.

Calcelmo's translation can be found under the title Diary of Faire Agarwen.


[Editor's Note: Because this book was written in Falmer, it is entirely in uppercase and contains no punctuation. The text listed here has been changed to standard case and punctuation has been added, for readability.]

Third Marking, Tenth Kulniir

It feels like years since we were forced into hiding. I dare not write where we stay, for fear of endangering the good people of this house, should this diary be discovered. We have been shown a kindness by this family once known to the Snow Prince. Even in death, his great influence has ensured our safety. We were separated from many of our kin along the road, when it became increasingly difficult to travel discreetly in our numbers. We were forced to go our separate ways and travel only at night. I have heard no news of where the others may have gone, and fear I never shall. Our lives are forever changed.

Seventh Marking, Tenth Kulniir

In the night, I find it difficult not to focus on times past. There are moments in my rest when I still hear the laughter of young ones at play in the valley. Other times I see the pale flicker of happy moments, which were once so common in the land of the Snow Elves. I try not to dwell on these memories too long. Often our surroundings make it impossible to dwell on any happiness. We have been locked together in such close quarters for so long. We grow tired of each others company. Even the strongest of us have faltered. With nothing to do but think on what is lost, I wake each day to forlorn faces and am reminded of where we are and all we have left behind. We are all yearning for a day when we can emerge from hiding and walk freely in the light once more, but I fear we are losing all hope that such a day will ever come.

Tenth Marking, Tenth Kulniir

I tire of the tears of women and children. My own have run dry. The men have begun to look upon us as if we are all weak, yet we have survived the same trials as they. I cannot bring myself to think on the numbers we lost in battle, yet I cannot force the images of my own losses from my mind, and now in a time when our people should be banding together it feels we are drifting apart. The Nords have truly won. Our once great pride and unity are shattered. If we lose hope now, we will never survive. Today, many (myself included) have tried to speak out in voices of reason. There can be no hope without talk of our future. We can make no difference if our spirits remain broken.

Eighteenth Marking, Tenth Kulniir

We know that we can never again be the Snow Elves and live freely in this world. We will forever be in hiding, in one form or another, but there is no reason we cannot live life with the sun and the wind against our skin. There are those here who are friends to us and plan to help us once the threat has ended. We know now to survive, we must be born anew. Outside we will appear: we belong here. Inside, we will carry our truth and our scars.

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