Skyrim Book Club

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

Category: Travel

The City of Stone

The City of Stone: A Sellsword’s Guide to Markarth
by Amanda Alleia
A mercenary’s guide to Markarth

If you find yourself in Markarth, mercenary or not, you’d be wise to heed old Alleia’s advice.

Reading by Robyn (@JewelledRabbit)

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Hanging Gardens

Hanging Gardens
A travel guide to the Hanging Gardens of Wasten Coridale, written in both Dwemeris and Aldmeris

This travel guide to an unknown location is most notable for its use to linguists studying Dwemeris.

Reading by Steve (@thedicenerd)

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The Holds of Skyrim

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The Holds of Skyrim
The official guide of the Imperial Legion to Skyrim and its holds

This travel guide was originally issued to Imperial soldiers stationed in Skyrim. However, it will serve any traveler well. While not as nuanced as some of the other travel guides circulating about the land, it offers a fine overview of the main cities of the region. If nothing else, it’s more reliable than asking a passing Khajiit caravan for advice. You know how those people are…

Reading by Steve (@thedicenerd)

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Ancestors and the Dunmer

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Ancestors and the Dunmer
An outdated guide for foreign visitors to Morrowind

The significance of their ancestors to the Dunmeri can not be understated. This fine, if slightly outdated work, describes many of the interesting practices and views the Dunmer have around their dead.

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Glories and Laments

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Glories and Laments
by Alexandre Hetrard
The “glories” of the Ayleid city Ceyatatar and “laments” over the collapse of the Ayleid civilization

Join us today as we learn of the beauty of ancient Ayleid architecture. Alexandre takes us on a tour of one of their ruins, and offers a rather scathing opinion on the cause of their downfall as a civilization.

Reading by Steve (@thedicenerd)

 

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Walking the World, Vol XI: Solitude

Walking the World

Walking the World, Vol XI: Solitude
by Spatior Munius
A comprehensive description of the city of Solitude

Spatior is an enthusiastic world traveler and tour guide. Today he is just tickled to find himself in the great city of Solitude.  He gladly provides you with a location by location summary of the must see regions of this great city. It’s almost as good as being there yourself!

Reading by Steve (@thedicenerd)

 

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On Stepping Lightly

On Stepping Lightly

On Stepping Lightly
by Sigilis Justus
A warning on what to expect in the ruins of Skyrim

I know, I know. It’s sacrilegious to stomp around the tombs of the dead, looking to see if anyone left behind some gold teeth. That’s probably why the places are lousy with traps. Well my Dragonborn friend, if you intend to brave the depths of these sacred places, as I have, take a few minutes and learn from my experiences.

Reading by Steve (@thedicenerd)

 

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Children of the Sky

Children of the Sky

Children of the Sky
A description of the Nords and the Thu’um

As if the image of a legion of Nords descending upon your village, regaled in shining steal armor and wielding Skyforged weapons wasn’t enough, apparently these people can also kill you with their voices! Joy.

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Mysterious Akavir

mysterious akavir

Information about the continent Akavir

This book is short discussion of the beasts and creatures that can be found in Akavir. It seems a most terrifying and wartorn land to find oneself in. Upon reading it, the hardships of Skyrim may seem less burdensome to the Dragonborn.

Found in the following locations:
Ansilvund Burial Chambers, on a shelf next to the door
The Arcanaeum (College of Winterhold), on a ledge
Broken Oar Grotto, on a shelf in Captain Hargar’s room
Chillfurrow Farm, on a shelf
Dragonsreach, on a shelf in Farengar Secret-Fire’s study
Drelas’ Cottage, upstairs on a shelf
Eastmarch Imperial Camp, before the Battle for Windhelm, on an end table [verification needed — guaranteed?]
The Frozen Hearth, on a shelf in Nelacar’s room
Honningbrew Meadery, on a shelf in the bedroom upstairs
House Gray-Mane, on a bookshelf upstairs
Jorrvaskr, on a shelf in Vignar Gray-Mane and Brill’s room
The Katariah, on a table near an apothecary’s satchel
Lund’s Hut, on a shelf
Niranye’s House, on a shelf in the bedroom
Pelagia Farm, on the bookshelf to the right in the first room
Pinewatch, on a shelf near the door
Pinewatch Bandit’s Sanctuary, one on a barrel and one on a shelf
The Ratway Warrens, on a shelf in Esbern’s room

Reading by Galev (@galev_ph)

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Whiterun

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A bard’s description of life in the city of Whiterun

Written by Mikael the Bard, a clearly lusty fellow, this tome is ostensibly a guide to prominent locations in Whiterun. Mikael takes some pleasure in discussing the notable women in the city, and offers the potential lover some keen advice on how to proceed with each lady. It is no doubt a popular tome, judging by the numerous copies scattered about Skyrim.

Found in the following locations:
Abandoned Lodge, sitting on the table to the right as you enter
Alvor and Sigrid’s House, on a small square table near the beds
Arcanaeum (College of Winterhold), one in a stack on the floor, and one on a round table
Bards College, on a shelf in an upstairs lecture area
Blue Palace, on a shelf in Falk Firebeard’s room
Braidwood Inn, on the table in Dravynea the Stoneweaver’s room
Carlotta Valentia’s House, on a bench near the stairs
Hlaalu Farm, on a shelf of the cupboard next to the fireplace
House of Clan Battle-Born, on a sideboard near the main dining table
Klimmek’s House, on the bottom of a set of shelves between the wardrobe and dining table
Loreius Farm, on the bottom of a set of shelves next to the door
Merryfair Farm, on a dresser near the double bed downstairs
Nightgate Inn, one atop a wardrobe in Hadring’s room, another atop a dresser in another bedroom
Ratway Warrens, on a small shelf in Esbern’s room
Riften Stables, on a wall shelf in the bedroom
Understone Keep, on the dresser near Anton Virane’s bed
Ysolda’s House, on a small round table in the bedroom
Unmarked location east-northeast of Broken Tower Redoubt, scattered amongst other books near a broken cart (map)
Bryling’s House
Vittoria Vici’s House

Reading by Steve (@thedicenerd)

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