Skyrim Book Club

An audio archive of the literature and lore in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Category: Poetry, Plays & Riddles (Page 1 of 2)

A Hypothetical Treachery

A Hypothetical Treachery
by Anthil Morvir
A One Act Play

This is why you always kill the mage first. Hypothetically speaking.

Reading by Retro Gamer Dad (@R_GamerDad)

 

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Lord Jornibret’s Last Dance

Lord Jornibret’s Last Dance
(Traditional)
Song involving men and women’s parts

The predatory Jornibret finally gets what he deserves.

Reading by Steve (@thedicenerd)

 

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Old Tome

Old Tome
A poetic hint on how to open a hidden door

Your guide to unlocking the treasures of Lost Echo Cave.

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The Death Blow of Abernanit

The Death Blow of Abernanit
by Anonymous (with notes by Geocrates Varnus)
The death of Dagoth Thras

An epic poem, detailing the battle for Abernanit and the heroics of Rangidil Thrice Blessed.

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Song of the Alchemists

Ancient Tales of the Dwemer, Part V: The Song of the Alchemists
by Marobar Sul
Book 5 of an incomplete series of fictional stories about the Dwemer

An old tavern favorite by the infamous author Marobar Sul.

Reading by Steve (@thedicenerd)

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The Secrets of Ragnvald

The Secrets of Ragnvald
A poem about Otar’s corruption and the fate of two warriors sent to stop him

Otar the Mad remains contained to this day. Dare you disturb his slumber, Dragonborn?

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Yellow Book of Riddles

Yellow Book of Riddles
A series of riddles

A short collection of riddles, to pass the time around the campfire during your long journey Dragonborn.

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Power of the Elements

Power of the Elements

Power of the Elements

by Shalidor

A poetic rendition of what seems to be a combat between Shalidor and an unworthy apprentice. Or perhaps Shalidor employed trickery to gain possession of a tome previously lost to the ages. A careful reading should lead the Dragonborn to other tomes of great power.

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Once the Destruction skill reaches level 90 and Faralda is spoken to, the Destruction Ritual Spell quest begins.

The Altmeri professor of Destruction at the College of Winterhold gives the book, which offers instructions on how to locate the other master-level spell tomes. Upon first reading the book, only a single page of text is revealed. Additional text is revealed when the quest advances.

The Four Totems of Volskygge

Four Totems

The Four Totems of Volskygge
A logic puzzle holding the secret to opening a barred gate

Volskygge is an ancient Nordic tomb located in Haafingar, in the northwestern part of Skyrim. Should you come to this place and find yourself faced with the puzzle of the four totems, heed well the words of this anonymous scribe.

Reading by Steve (@thedicenerd)

 

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Ode To The Tundrastriders

Ode To The Tundrastriders

Ode To The Tundrastriders
by Unknown
A poem dedicated to giants

The wise citizen of Skyrim steers clear of the giants of the province. Or approaches with ready steel and strong companions. One imagines this unknown admirer has never had the pleasure of being up close and personal with one.

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